Mid-century A&M: What has changed and what endures

A tiny spiral-bound booklet, 1946-47 Colorado A&M Frosh Bible, recently came into our possession. Its purpose was to introduce “the class of ’50 to Aggie life, policies, ideals, and spirit.” Flipping through the pages of this booklet reminds us of how much has changed in the last two-thirds of a century as well as those things that have endured.

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Drug Store Owner was D-Day Hero

CSU Alumni and Fort Collins residents may remember Batson's Drug Store on College Avenue near campus, but they probably didn't realize that its owner, John Perry Batson (B.A., ’43), was a decorated World War II veteran who stormed Utah Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

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For Love of the Rams

Fans at CSU men’s basketball games watch the team, band, cheerleaders, and dancers. An integral part of these basketball games, however, is largely invisible—the individuals who sit at a table along the north side of the court behind the possession arrow.

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Ramily affair: Oglesby/Hutton clan defines CSU pride

Some things are so definitively green and gold that they perfectly illustrate CSU and everything it stands for. Think CAM the Ram. The Oval. The Aggie “A” painted on the hill west of Fort Collins. And you would also have to include families – multiple generations of students who brought their dreams to Fort Collins. And there’s no better example of that – on the athletics side, than the Oglesby/Hutton clan.

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And in Sports... Joe Mazur (B.S., ’94) realizes childhood dream

Fort Collins native Joe Mazur (B.S., ’94) knew he wanted to be a sports broadcaster since he was a young child. His version of “must-see TV” was a Channel 9 sportscast. He would read the sports section of the Coloradoan newspaper aloud to his mother, honing his on-air delivery style. While at CSU, Mazur focused his studies on psychology and journalism, the content of which became relevant for his career in more ways than he foresaw.

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