Re: Off Topic - SIU girl makes good!

Larry Hamm <LDHAMM@...>

"Alma mater is Latin for "nourishing mother". It was used in ancient Rome as a title for the mother goddess, and in Medieval Christianity for the Virgin Mary.

It is now a term mainly used in academia as a sobriquet for the university or college a person has attended. This usage is taken from the full name ("Alma Mater Studiorum Universit di Bologna") of the oldest European university, the University of Bologna." (Wikipedia)

Now, if she just builds and flies a Quickie, she'll really have it made!

Larry Hamm

Allan Farr wrote:

Yes it is definitely cool, but what's an "alma mater"?
Allan F
----- Original Message -----
From: Sam Hoskins To: Quickie List Sent: Monday, 11 December 2006 01:29
Subject: [Q-LIST] Off Topic - SIU girl makes good!
I know this is off topic, but I just had to brag a little about my alma
mater, Southern Illinois University.
Joan Higginbotham, a 1987 SIU electrical engineering grad, is currently
circling the earth, repairing the Space station. Pretty darn cool. I have
never met her but we're pretty proud of her.
Sam Hoskins - Q-200
Currently limited to the troposphere

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