Crusaders No More: Go Valpo Dunehawks!

My undergraduate alma mater, Valparaiso University, has been in the news lately for its decision to retire the “Crusaders” as the name of its athletic teams, as well as the Crusader as a mascot. I see that there’s also been some effort to document past objections to the name “Crusaders,” with one blog post¬†tracing the…

The Valparaiso University March (1896)

Today I’d like to share a rare piece of sheet music related to my undergraduate alma mater, Valparaiso University: the “Northern Indiana Normal School March,” composed by faculty member August Wolf and published in 1896.¬† The Northern Indiana Normal School (“N. I. N. S.”) was renamed Valparaiso College in 1900 and then became Valparaiso University…