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Kirkwood through the years

Look into campus history reveals little-known facts

By Facts Compiled Kevin Squires
On April 30, 2013


1. In 1966 only six degrees were offered. Students can now choose from more than 130 degree programs at Kirkwood.

2. In 1968 the first computer arrived on campus, an IBM 360 model 40, along with the first off-campus classes.

3. In 1969 the name Kirkwood was chosen over runners-up Kiowa and Cornstalk U. 

4. In the early 1970s the Carpenters and John Denver both performed on campus.

5. KCCK, now the only all-jazz radio station in Iowa, started as a class project in 1972.

6. Kirkwood has won state and national championships in golf, baseball, wrestling and basketball.

7. In 1985 LuAnn Campbell won All-American in two sports, the only Kirkwood student to do so.

8. The Highpoint Café, now known as The Café, opened in 1988.

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