A-Z Index

Dates in Northwest History


Day Year Event
Aug. 1 1984: Dr. Dean L. Hubbard becomes Northwest president.
Aug. 1 2010: Northwest becomes a smoke-free campus.
Aug. 2 1920: A degree group within the Northwest Alumni Association is formed. The dues are 25 cents in addition to alumni dues.
Aug. 2 1991: University buildings become smoke-free.
Aug. 3 1999: Northwest Online is launched, and 57 students enroll in nine courses.
Aug. 4 1905: Maryville is notified it will be the site for the Fifth District Normal School in northwest Missouri.
Aug. 4 1915: Small diplomas replace larger ones, which had signatures of all the students' instructors. Some students refuse to have the ones without signatures.
Aug. 4 1948: The Bell of '48, a gift of the class of 1948, is rung for the first time at 7:45 a.m.
Aug. 6 1906: The first commencement occurs and Golda Airy of Maryville receives the first certificate from the Normal School.
Aug. 7 1942: A work program is set up for about 50 high school graduates at 25 cents an hour to help them attend college.
Aug. 9 1910: A window shade committee is appointed by the Board of Regents to select shades for the new Administration Building.
Aug. 17 1987: Missouri Gov. John Ashcroft switches on the Electronic Campus. Northwest's first comprehensive freshman orientation program begins.
Aug. 18 2011: A powerful evening storm, carrying heavy rain, hail and 80 mph straight-line winds, causes widespread damage to the campus. The storm causes a power outage, numerous broken windows, water damage and downed tree limbs as well as damage to roofs and siding.
Aug. 20 1909: Homer Martien Cook is elected acting president to serve with President H.K. Taylor for four months, and therefore the school had two presidents.
Aug. 23 2012: The Registrar's Office announces a new resource, Degree Audit, to assist students in their degree-planning process and provide students with the ability to create their own four-year plan.
Aug. 26 2001: The College of Professional and Applied Studies becomes the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies in honor of 1967 alumnus Mel Booth.
Aug. 28 2000: The Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing begins with 41 students.
Aug. 28 2009: The H1N1 influenza outbreak hits Northwest as two students are diagnosed with the flu strain.
Aug. 29 1991: University President Dr. Dean L. Hubbard decides to stay at Northwest instead of accepting a position at the University of Northern Colorado.