SBU HISTORY NEWSLETTER
YEAR 17, NO. 3 26 oCTOBER 2011
BY DR. THOMAS J. SCHAEPER
The Campus Floods of 1942 and 1972
Several readers were curious about the photo of the pig rescue that appeared in the previous newsletter, and so I thought I might publish another view of that event. Students and staff created a makeshift barge to rescue the campus pigs and take them to higher ground. For the first two-thirds of our institution's history, much of the meat, milk, and other foods that St. Bonaventure students consumed was grown right on campus. The old corn fields and pastures are now sports fields. The photo on the right shows flood waters nearly reaching Hopkins Hall in 1972. Several buildings on campus received serious damage in that flood.
One of the most important things students can do to prepare for careers is to have internship experiences. Serving as an intern gives one an intimate look at what life in various careers might actually be like, and it also can provide valuable networking contacts with professionals in "the real world." Our Career and Professional Readiness Center will host an Internship Summit in the Quick Center for the Arts on Thursday, 3 November, from 4:00 to 6:30. This event is for students in all majors. There will be a variety of guest speakers, refreshments, and even a short fashion show on how to dress for success. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a prize drawing for all students who pre-register by 28 October.
While on the topic of internships, let me remind students that the History Department offers internships every semester. Contact Dr. Phillip G. Payne for details.