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While wooden carved statues called Jang-seung traditionally stood on the Korean mainland, stone-carved statues called Dolhareubang stood on the volcanic island of Jeju.
Historically, Dolhareubang were erected at the entrances of the areas most …
Mark of Commendation
is awarded to
For effective co-operation
in training naval personnel
during World War II
U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School
Secretary of the Navy
"It is highly proper that our group of noble edifices should begin with the College of History. This science takes the first place...in the development of a great educational scheme—a modern, a complete, and an American University."
"I prefer to put the money into brains rather than stone and mortar."
Mary Eliza Graydon (d. 1926) was The American University's most generous early benefactor. A devout Methodist, she was inspired by Bishop Hurst's plan for a Methodist univers…
"We dedicate this building to the students of American University who here will discover an increasing fountain of knowledge and to that great body of students who in future days will here assemble."
(From a "Ritual of Dedication" spoken at the…
In memory of the graduates of American University who lost their lives in the tragic events of September 11, 2001
Peter C. Alderman B.S.B.A., 1999
World Trade Center, New York
Linda K. Gronhind J.D., 1983
United Airlines Flight 93, PA.
Given by the Classes of
1942 - 1945
to honor members of
The American University community
who made the supreme sacrifice in
World War II
Killed in Action — World War II
The American University
These trees uniquely named recognize their origins. Originally planted at this site April 8, 1943 by Sungman Rhee, independence leader and first Korean President and American University President Dr. Paul P. Douglass, as a living symbol to the con…
The residents of Jeju Island did not require gates, but instead utilized long, horizontally placed wooden poles placed outside the entrances of their homes. These wooden poles are called Jeong-nang and they are supported by two large vertical ston…
The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church building occupied this site from 1871 until 1975.
The first Baptist congregation in the city met here in 1802, with both white and black attending services. The "First Baptist Church" moved in 1833 and this …