Join us to learn more about this 100 year old building at OSU, and cupcakes!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Visit the main lobby, located just off Campus Way, as we celebrate the occasion with informational displays and refreshments.
For more information contact Renie Ashbaugh by calling 541-737-3101.
Special thanks to OSU Psychology student Meagan Gray and the OSU Archives for research and development of this celebration!
This spot in history:
- Construction of the School of Mines began in 1912 and finished in time for the new school year in 1913.
- What is now Batcheller Hall originally housed the School of Mines which was comprised of four departments: Mining & Metallurgical Engineering,
- Ceramics, Chemical Engineering, and Economic & Mining Geology.
- The School of Mines formerly housed the radio tower for KFDJ (which later became known as KOAC) circa 1930.
- During World War I, the School of Mines provided courses for the Student Army Training Corps in handling and use of explosives in mining engineering.
- In the budget squeeze of the early 1930s, the State Board of Higher Education closed the School of Mines on June 30, 1932. Mining engineering classes went to Engineering.
- In 1965, The School of Mines building was renamed Batcheller Hall after beloved former Mines professor and school head James H. Batcheller.