100 years ago



Construction begins on the Administration Building, the fourth of five buildings to go up on the Oval in the 1920s, all still in use and currently known as: Occupational Therapy; Ammons Hall; Louis Weber Building; and the TILT Building. Except for Admin, which still houses the President’s Office, all have had many uses over the century. 

75 years ago



Horsetooth Reservoir is nearing completion as part of the Colorado-Big Thompson water distribution project. When it begins to fill with water from the Western Slope three years later, it inundates most of the abandoned quarry town of Stout.

25 years ago



Compiling the most wins by a women’s basketball team in CSU history – 33-3 – the Rams go to the NCAA Sweet 16 before losing to UCLA. The Rams’ No. 7 national finish is the highest of any CSU women’s basketball team, and Becky Hammon is named a first-team All-American.

5 years ago



Fifty years after students staged a protest to allow beer in the Lory Student Center, a teaching brewery opens in the Ramskeller. The student-run pub serves the suds crafted by classes in the Fermentation Science and Technology program alongside other local and national brews.

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Above: Construction of the Administration Building in October 1923

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