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Sesquicentennial celebration

History of Iowa State: Student Life

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Copyright 2006

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Katinas, Bomb 1904

 

Class Names and Mottos

 

In the early days of Iowa State, classes had names and mottos.

 

1874

Choctaw

 

1878

Feejees

 

1879

Pianks

"Ne Teutes, ant Perfice"

1881

Cheyennes

"Ad Astra per Aspera" "Through our Endeavors, the Stars," or "To the Stars through Difficulties."  This is also the motto of the State of Kansas, and appears on their state seal.

1882

 

"Proponimus Altissima" "High Promise"

1883

Kickapoos

"Finis Coronat Opus" "End to a Crowning Achievement"

1884

Nipmucks

"Vertute et Labore Vincemus" "Virtue and Labor Conquer"

1885

 

"Peraget Angusta ad Augusta" "Through Narrow Straits to Victory"

1886

Diggers

"A Posse ad Esse" "From Possibilty to Reality"

1887

Pahucha?

"Attempt and Accomplish"

1888

Owl Eyes?

"Occupate Potestatum" "Seize the Opportunity"

1889

 

"We'll Find a Way or Make One"

1890

Driftwood

 

1891

Green Turtles or Verde Tortugas

"Thoughtful of the Future"

1892

Tadpoles

"Esse Quam Videri" "To be Rather than to Seem"

1893

Toad Stools

"Peg Away"

1894

Gourds

Always Climbing"

1895

Suckers

"Seeking a Momentum That Nothing Will Destroy"

1896

Ishkoodahs

"To Stars Through Clouds"

1897

No Eyes

Videmus Sine Oculis"Vision Without Eyes" (No one in the class had a name starting with I).

1898

Pygmies

"With Faith and Courage"

1899

Chinooks

"Launched But Not Drifting"

1900

To-Whoos

"The Moments Perish and are Laid to Our Charge"

1902

Xanho

"Push Back Your Horizon"

1903

Erehas

"Possunt, qui Posse Videntur" "They Can because They Think They Can"

1904

Katinas

 

1905

Sicemakas

 

1906

Mewasem

"Class of the Brave Heart"

1907

Wussuckwhouks

"The Painters"?

1908

Witaxaquoias

 

1909

Honnatgades

"Numerous Ones"

1910

Mennuksuonks

 

1911

Kabbibanskas

 

1912

Wendigoes

 

1913

Nootimus

 

1914

Quissex

 

1915

Kabbibanokas

 

1916

Waukonda

 

1917

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