Flashback: One Year in UB History
The year was 1965.
The first U.S. troops arrived in Vietnam. Martin Luther King Jr. marched on Selma, Alabama. The Dodgers beat the Twins 4-3 to clinch the World Series. And a first-class postage stamp cost 5 cents.
- the Bees soccer team topped Lynchburg College 4 goals to 1 in the north-south playoffs, winning the Mason-Dixon Conference Championship
(Bonus points if you can tell us the exact date this championship took place; see our contact information in the sidebar.)
- workers broke ground April 7 for the brand-new Langsdale Library (pictured), a $1.5 million project with the capacity to house 125,000 volumes (and with air conditioning!)
- at the second-annual bull roast, May 1, $3 bought all-you-can-eat-and-drink beef and beer
- having outgrown the Lyric Theatre, the annual commencement ceremony was held for the first time at the Baltimore Civic Center, drawing a crowd of about 5,000 to cheer on 585 graduates
- 1,153 freshmen enrolled during the fall semester, up 44 percent from 1964’s entering freshman class
- the Shirelles (of “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “Mama Said” fame) played the Homecoming dance, Nov. 26 at the Pikesville Armory, for a crowd of 1,500.
And the Story Behind the Last Photos Is ...
The old photos of the 1975 UB Block Party featured in our last issue generated several responses; our thanks to everyone who weighed in. We hope you’ll share more stories about your time at UB.
From Richard Bands, B.S. ’77:
The person on the left in this photo is Brian Chetlet from Dundalk Community College. The person in the center is Joe Rutkowski from Johns Hopkins University, class of 76. The person on the right is Michele J. Gregory [B.A. ’76] from the University of Baltimore, class of 76.
From Fred Guy, associate professor and director of UB’s Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics:
On page 28 of the spring edition of UB Magazine are photos of people from the original UB Block Party, 1975. I can identify the girl in the photo at the bottom right as Michele Gregory, a former student in my classes and a jurisprudence major, who went on to law school here at UB. The guy with his arm around her is her boyfriend at the time, Joey. But he was not a UB student. That’s all I know!
From Bonnie (Buchanan) Little, B.S. ’85:
Attached is a photo from a Block party in June 1984. My co-student (Incredible Hulk) and I (Batwoman) won best costume, male and female. The booth Hall of Just Us was my American Marketing Association club booth (I was president), selling sausage and pepper sandwiches. Block parties were the best part of attending U of B, though no complaints about the education I got there either.