C.O.W.s and Scotty Dogs  LbNA # 44674 (ARCHIVED)

OwnerGingko Leaves    
Placed DateOct 21 2008
LocationWooster, OH
Found By TigerLuv
Last Found Sep 16 2012
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The College of Wooster, an independent liberal arts college, was founded in 1866. Approximately 1,800 students are in attendance. The Wooster Scot Pipe Band (bagpipes and drums) and the MacLeod plaid tartan kilts worn by Scot band members are probably the most recognized symbols of Wooster. http://www.wooster.edu/

While a map of the campus can be found outside Lowry Center, the Student Union, which is on Beall Avenue, park on Bever Street, Henrietta Street, or University Street near the sign for Galpin Hall. Walk up the drive for Galpin Hall.

Memorial Walkway, a wide, smooth brick path bisects the campus. Most dormitories and athletic fields lie to the north, and most academic buildings lie to the south. Starting at the westernmost end of the smooth brick path, write the name of the administration building on your left with a double staircase leading to its entrance.
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Hall. Circle the first, third, and fifth letters.

Looking northeast, a graceful bronze statue, Girl With Doves, dances in front of this next building. Walk clockwise around this building, and after proceeding through the covered walkway, look back and up to find the building’s name. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Art Center. Circle the second and fourth letters.

Across from the Girl With Doves lies the largest building on campus, home to the humanities. Walk south through its iconic Arch. Students are introduced to the Arch when they first arrive on campus. First-year students are led by the Scot Pipers through the Arch into McGaw Chapel, where they are welcomed by the President. Graduating seniors march through the Arch before being seated in the Oak Grove for the start of Commencement ceremonies. The name of this building is: ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Hall. Circle the first, second, and third letters.

Once through the Arch, you are on the south mall. Find the Wooster rock, given by the class of 1874. In 1873, the graduating class planted a memorial tree, unfortunately a passing cow disapproved of the tree and “made short work of it.” The class of 1874 wanted something that would stand the test of time and wandering cows. The 20-ton rock, excavated nearby, was the answer.

Across from the rock is a flight of stairs leading downward. To the left of the stairs, a droopy hemlock stands. When no one is watching, look carefully among its branches at knee height for the hanging box, where you’ll find Wooster’s “c.o.w.”

Walk west on University Street, past McGaw Chapel, to
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Hall. This is where mathematicians and physicists make merry with numbers. Circle the first, third, fourth, and fifth letters.

Just across the street Theatre and Dance students have two performing spaces in:
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Theatre. Circle the first, sixth, seventh, and eleventh letters.

Walk back to the benches in the middle of the south mall and have a seat facing south. The four buildings on either side of the brick path are home to the Sciences and Social Sciences.

Collect all the circled letters from the building names above to unscramble the building near where you’ll find your prize. Don’t worry if the letters don’t make sense yet. If you follow the rest of the clues, they’ll come clear soon enough.

___ ___ ___ (space) ___. (space) ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ (space)
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

Walk east on University Street. Wooster’s president’s home is on the right. Somewhere to your left look for and walk over to our nation’s sixteenth president.

You’re getting quite warm, and a walk around this home of books will be helpful at this point.

Once you spot the name of the building you’re looking for, face the large glass clock tower. Turn right. Walk down the steps towards President Lincoln. On your left will be twin droopy giants. Look carefully among the branches of the right one. Wooster’s Scotty dog awaits.

Return to the smooth brick path and walk west to return to where you parked.