Campus Trivia with Russ Schumacher

Carol Dewbre in the Department of Biomedical Sciences is this month’s winner for correctly identifying the Parshall Flume, installed outside the Engineering Building near the Oval, and its inventor, Ralph Parshall. Parshall was a member of the Colorado Agricultural College engineering faculty in 1913 when his simple device revolutionized irrigation and water management the world over.

Carol said she doesn’t usually play trivia, but knew she could find the correct answer by searching the CSU website, She has been with CSU and the department for 14 years, but the Fort Collins native is well connected to the University – her mother worked in Athletics with the legendary Christine Susemihl, who retired last year after 45 years of service, and Athletic Director Fum McGaw in the 1970s. Carol helped with her department’s move into the Anatomy-Zoology Building in February, and now keeps an eye on building functions as well as assisting the department head. 

For having hers chosen at random from all the correct answers submitted, Carol received a bag full of special 150th anniversary swag, including a bandana autographed by State Climatologist Russ Schumacher, and a $20 gift certificate to the CSU Bookstore.

This month’s question also concerns buildings.

The Glover Building is also known as Engineering South, and houses offices, labs and classrooms for the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering as well as ACNS/Telecommunications. What was its original purpose, and who was its namesake Glover?

Email your answer to with November Trivia in the subject line by Nov. 22.

Good luck and happy Thanksgiving!