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March 11, 2010 Volume 31, No. 23

Black and gold goes green

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you if things look a little different after dark on the Quad starting tomorrow. The lights on Jesse Hall’s dome really will be green next week in honor of Engineers Week.

The event traces its roots all the way back to March 1903, when Mizzou students dubbed St. Patrick the patron saint of engineers and celebrated his namesake day. Today, the campus celebration in honor of St. Patrick extends a full week, March 12 to 20, and continues to grow.

Some of the week’s event which have become Mizzou traditions include the egg catapult on Francis Quadrangle at 4 p.m. March 15, lab exhibits and an open house all day March 18, and the knighting ceremony at 5 p.m. March 19 on the west side of the Quad when old St. Pat himself makes his annual visit to campus.