Did You Know? 1891.

H.F. Wickham – SUI’s Bug Man.

In 1871, the George & Sarah Wickham family made their way from England to Iowa City.

And twenty years later – in 1891 – their oldest son – Henry Fredrick Wickham – had graduated from SUI with an offer to join Professor C.C. Nutting in the Zoology Department. Over the next 40 years, H.F. Wickman – a professor in entomology specializing in fossilized beetles – made a national name for himself, and was known by his appreciative SUI students as Bugs. Come read his bug-infested story!


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