Ram Victory Bell. Material: wood, metal. Size: 32" x 36" Description: red painted wooden base; brass bell attached to wooden base; linked chain connecting bell to stand; four wheels on base.
UMW Technical College. Southern School of Agriculture. Waseca County News, September 1980: "Ram Victory Bell will be a new addition to athletics at the University of Minnesota Technical College, Waseca when the UMW Ram football team faces Willmar Community College Saturday. A victory bell, presented to the athletic department by Harold Matson, associate professor of mechanized agriculture at the college, will be utilized as the Rams score a touchdown or field goal and at the end of the game, when the Rams are victorious. Athletic Director Don Collins indicated the victory bell would be utilized at all home athletic events, whenever possible. "We are very pleased with Harold Matson's special gift and see it becoming an important part of the athletic tradition at the college," Collins said." In August 1912, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents purchased 246 acres of land half a mile to the south and west of Waseca on the edge of the city limits. The Southeast Demonstration Farm and Experiment Station began operations in 1913. In 1925, the Southeast Demonstration and Experiment Station became the Southeast Experiment Station. In 1941, with an additional land purchase, the station totaled 598 acres. Land was set aside for the Southern School of Agriculture (SSA) which admitted its first students in 1953. In 1969, the Southern School of Agriculture evolved into the University of Minnesota Technical College-Waseca then it was renamed as the University of Minnesota-Waseca (UMW), sharing land with the newly named Southern Experiment Station (SES). In 1992, UMW graduated its final class and then the UMW campus buildings were sold to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In 1999, the Southern Experiment Station became the Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC).