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Ten Facts About LIU Post, Part Two

By Rebecca Martelotti
Assistant Features Editor

  1. Throughout the late 70s and 80s, the campus was referred to as the C.W. Post “Center.” As the campus grew from just a Liberal Arts school to include Management, Education, Visual and Per-forming Arts, and Health Professions, the name was changed to C.W. Post Campus.
  2. The university decided to rebrand itself as LIU effective Jan. 1, 2012. The Brooklyn location has always been called LIU Brooklyn, but our campus was known as Long Island University at C.W. Post. The univer- sity felt that by renaming the campus LIU Post, it would look cleaner and help to connect the Brooklyn and Brookville campuses. The campus was called C.W. Post for nearly 60 years before the change.
  3. Back in the 80s, the campus offered an Engineering program. This is the reason why the Pell Hall of Science was built. The classes and courses took place in Pell, but eventually the program was closed due to low enrollment.
  4. The College of Management was originally called the Arthur T. Roth College of Business. Mr. Roth was a banker on Long Island who invented the credit card.
  5. Roth Hall is named for Arthur Roth’s wife, Genevieve.
  6. During the 1980s and early 1990s, hot air balloon rides took place on the Great Lawn. It was a university activity.
  7. In 1970, the roads that encircle the campus were built, and were called North, South, East, and West Peripheral.
  8. The streets on campus were named in 1997. In order to improve the campus roads, the Prov-ost at the time, Joseph Shenker, felt that the roads needed names, which the employees voted on. Approximately 350 members of the campus community cast their ballots, and the winners were the names of the roads we have today: Post Lane, University Boule- vard, Gold Coast Road, Pioneer Boulevard, and Scholar Court. The new road names began appearing on Mapquest around 2002. The new names for the roads made the campus easier to navigate for emergency vehicles, delivery drivers, and visitors.
  9. The LIU Post mascot is an ocelot, which is a medium-sized American wildcat that is grayish in color, and has dotted and striped black fur. His official name is Sir Lancelot the Ocelot.
  10. The university’s official song was written by German composer and campus Music professor, Stefan Wolpe. Dr. Julian Mates, who at the time was a professor of English, and the founding Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, wrote the lyrics to the song.

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