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Commencement Traditions Change

High school and college seniors today are often graduated with a minimum of ceremony. But for our parents and grandparents commencement was an elaborate affair, with most graduates actively participating. Sometimes each senior prepared a special essay and delivered it … Continue reading

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C. L. Brainard at the Nebraska State Normal School

Peru State College, originally incorporated as Mount Vernon Seminary, became Nebraska’s first state-supported college on June 20, 1867. Called the Nebraska State Normal School, Peru was one of the first of its kind west of the Missouri River. Its first … Continue reading

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