Bugg Lake at UMSL

(Photo from University Archives)

Students and ducks have long flocked to Bugg Lake at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. In fact, its banks were not only a springtime haven, but also a speaking ground for the earliest student body. They often met to discuss the emerging university’s development and fought to preserve Bugg Lake and its ducks in the wake of an evolving campus. Located behind Benton and Stadler halls, the lake’s name may seem inspired by insects but is actually named after James Bugg, the university’s first chancellor.

Tell us your UMSL story

What was spring like on campus for you? Have any memories of Bugg Lake to share? Did you ever feed the ducks or hangout lakeside? If not, no worries. Tell us about your UMSL niche. Your response could be in the next issue of UMSL Magazine! Send your comments and photos to donna_carothers@umsl.edu or by mail to:

Donna Carothers
UMSL Alumni Engagement & Community Relations
414 Woods Hall
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121 | 314-516-6453

This clip was originally published in the spring 2014 issue of UMSL Magazine.

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