100 Years of Higher Education

2012 marks the centennial of higher education at Principia, In 1912, the first group of students graduated from Principia's new "six year program." Later this program became known as the junior college. In the video above, Dr. Palmer introduces the "100 Year" wall, and each month, Principia is celebrating its program of educational excellence. Read the articles below to learn more about Principia's rich history.

January – focus on Art and Art History

February – focus on English and Mass Communication

March – focus on the Speaker Series

April – focus on the Public Affairs Conference

May – focus on the Abroads program

June – focus on the Principia idea

July – focus on Principia's emeriti faculty and staff

August – focus on the solar car

“The Principia takes the position that education in its fullest sense cannot be confined to academic subjects but includes the building of character.”