1. On October 9, 1957, as part of the semi-centennial celebration, the cornerstone for this well known building was laid.  One year later on October 9, 1958 this building was dedicated on Founder's Day.

Answer: Briggs Auditorium

2.  Selected from a field of more than 70 candidates this person became the seventh president of PU on October 10, 1979.

Answer: Dr. Joe R. Jones

3. On October 3, 1914, Oklahoma Christian University (later named Phillips University) officially launched it intercollegiate football program by losing to this team, 134 - 0.  (Ouch)

Answer: Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University

4. Under the coaching leadership of John F. Maulbetsch, 1919 became the greatest season in PU football history capped by a 10-0 victory over this team on October 11.

Answer: University of Texas

5. President McCash launched a program to raise $1 million in endowment money.  This campaign began in September of 1924 and by October of 1926 had cash and pledges of more than $1.2 million.  What was the name of this fundraising campaign?

Answer: Phillips University Endowment Crusade

All of the these answers can be found in the book In Reverence We Stand - Memories of Phillips University.

And the Winners are...

Rev. Dr. Alan Mace, 1968 Phillips University Alumnus of Athens, GA,


Nancy DeArman, 1969 Phillips University Alumna of Tucson, AZ.

A special prize is on the way!  



Thanks to everyone that participated.

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