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A gift of the class of 1996 the chessboard on the west side of Walb Student Union was originally supposed to be bricks placed around the flagpole in front of Kettler Hall. When construction changed the front of Kettler Hall, the class committee returned to decide what to do, and it was decided to place the bricks in a large chessboard pattern in front of the Walb Student Union. Giant chess pieces were purchased and can be checked out at the Walb information desk for a human-size chess game.

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