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Encyclopedia > Jamestown College
Jamestown College

Motto Your Success. Our Tradition.
Established 1883
Type Private Liberal Arts College
President Robert S. Badal
Dean Gary Watts
Students 1,100
Undergraduates 1,100
Location Jamestown, ND, USA
Campus Suburban (110 acres)
Colors Orange and Black
Nickname Jimmies
Mascot Knight
Affiliations DAC-10; NAIA
Website www.jc.edu

Jamestown College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church located in Jamestown, North Dakota. It has about 1,100 students enrolled today and was co-educational from its founding. Image File history File links Jamestowncollege-seal. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota in the United States. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Mascots at the Mascot Olympics in Orlando, Florida. ... The Dakota Athletic Conference (also known as the DAC-10), formed in 2000, is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Member institutions are located in North Dakota and South Dakota. ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ...

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History

Jamestown College was founded in 1883 - and closed fairly quickly, during the depression of 1893. The school reopened in 1909 and has remained open ever since. 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Panic of 1893 was a serious decline in the economy of the United States that began in 1893 and was precipitated in part by a run on the gold supply. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Jamestown College has been notable for three things; its athletics, its science and nursing programs, and its choir. In 1979, Jamestown's football team went to the NAIA Division 3 National Championships. Its pre-medical students have long-standing tradition of higher than average medical school acceptance rates. In 1972 the college's choir - for decades one of the top small-college choirs in the United States - became the first American choir to sing at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France - an honor they repeated four more times during the 1970s and 1980s. The choir continues to tour Europe every four years, with their most recent tour in May 2006 to Italy where the choir received the honor of singing at the main altar of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. NAIA is an acronym (or an initialism) that can refer to the following: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States. ... This article is about the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the mid-1980s, a difficult farm economy and mismanagement led the college into difficult times; in 1986, the school graduated 92 students, had a full-time enrollment of only 500 students, and reportedly came within 24 hours of closing its doors. A few 11th-hour donations and some radical restructuring brought the college back from the brink - and today, the school has nearly triple the students, and has been able to embark on a large building program to replace some of the buildings (which in many cases dated from the college's original heyday in the 1920s. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ...


Current Happenings

Jamestown College has recently added many new building to the campus, including upper classmen residence halls, renovations to the nursing program building, and the magnificent Unruh and Sheldon Center, home to the college's Business, Accounting and Economics, and Computer Science and Technology. This building is one of the most wired and high-tech buildings in the midwest, construction of the $4.5 million building was completed in the summer of 2006 through generous gifts from Jim Unruh and Agnes (Sheldon) Griffin. Other building improvements included a complete renovation of the nursing department lab classrooms, featuring a state of the art simulated Intensive Care Unit.


Another addition to the JC campus at the beginning of the 2006 school year was the "Character in Leadership" program, giving entering freshmen the ability to receive a minor in leadership.


Notable alumni

Richard Armey, former U.S. Senator from Texas (R), is a 1962 graduate of Jamestown College. Other graduates or attendees of note include: Barbara McClintock (1976), award-winning illustrator of children's books; Carol Jolin (1975), musician, recording artist, and former arranger and conductor for Bobby Vinton and Barry Manilow; and Mick Wagner (1975), renowned choral arranger and Nationally-known jazz DJ. Incidentally, all three of the latter were simultaneous members of the award-winning Jamestown College Concert Choir. Former faculty members of renown include: Richard Harrison Smith (director of the Concert Choir from 1969 to 1989, during which time it was the first American choir to sing at Paris' Cathedral of Notre Dame), an acclaimed writer and arranger of modern choral music; and Robert Scriba, one of the country's leading authorities on Asian theatre and music. Dick Armey on NBCs Meet the Press. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992) was a pioneering American scientist and one of the worlds most distinguished cytogeneticists. ... Bobby Vinton Bobby Vinton (born April 16, 1935) is an American pop music singer. ... Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus in Brooklyn, New York on June 17, 1943) is an American singer and songwriter best known for his hit recordings I Write The Songs, Mandy and Copacabana (At The Copa). Manilow dominated the charts for much of the 1970s with a string of major... Mick Wagner (real name: Michel Leonard Wagner, b. ... This article is about the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. ...


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