Veterans Day trivia contest winners announced
In observance of Veterans Day, UofL Today last week asked readers four questions related to military and/or University of Louisville history.
Here are the questions, answers and winners for each day's contest.
Tuesday, Nov. 9:
Q: Why was Nov. 11 selected as the date for Armistice (now Veterans) Day?
A: The armistice between Germany and the Allies that ended World War I took effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
Winners: Maggie McGatha, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Development; Jim Watters, Department of Chemical Engineering, Speed School of Engineering
Wednesday, Nov. 10:
Q: Which UofL law school alumnus and Union general during the Civil War is considered the founder of Memorial Day?
A: John A. Logan. Logan had a long and illustrious career that also included serving in the Mexican-American war, helping conduct the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson, and serving as a longtime U.S. representative and senator from Illinois. Logan is also one of only three people (along with President Abraham Lincoln and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant) named in Illinois’ state song.
Winners: Jim Travelstead, Information Technology; Kayla Starrett, Business Affairs
Thursday, Nov. 11:
Q: During WWI, which UofL dean’s plan calling for colleges and universities to aid in the war effort led to the War Department’s adoption of a similar plan for a national Student Army Training Corps?
A: John Letcher Patterson. He served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1908 to 1922, as chancellor from 1922 to 1926 and as director of the Graduate School from 1926 to1937. The Patterson Rare Book Room and Patterson Hall are named in his honor.
Winners: Alan Golding, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences; John Burke, Human Studies Program, Office of the Vice President for Research (John answered every question correctly).
Friday, Nov. 12:
Q: At the height of WWII, UofL's 1943-44 basketball team had just one civilian in its starting lineup due to the influx of Navy cadets studying on campus as part of the V-12 program. This earned the team what nickname?
A: The Sea Cardinals. V-12 was a national program to train Navy officers. It is credited with keeping UofL going during the war by replenishing its male student population and was behind the university building its first dormitories — four barracks-style structures built to accommodate the cadets.
Winners: Connie Stein, University Child Health Specialist, Inc.; Peter Rowell, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine (Peter answered every question correctly).
UofL canvas bag prizes went to the first two correct answers for each question.
These people also answered every question correctly, but their answers were not the first or second correct answers received:
Joe Gahlinger, controller's office; Rita Hackmiller, molecular, cellular and craniofacial biology, School of Dentistry; Herman Leep, retiree, industrial engineering.