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The Black Studies Program was established.

The University launched its first comprehensive major gifts campaign, Prospectus III.

The men's soccer team won its first NCAA Division III national championship with Mike Berticelli at the helm.

The Home Economics cafeteria closed.

October - The first Homecoming was held, and Elizabeth "Skoal" Ford was elected the first homecoming queen.

The Campus Escort Service began providing a walking escort for female students until midnight when the campus police took over the service.

The Learning Resources Center was established when the Franklin H. McNutt Center for Instructional Media and the Instructional Resources Center merged.