University of Okoboji

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The University of Okoboji is a fictitious university in the state of Iowa in the United States. The university was the creation of three brothers (The Three Sons) in the early 1970s, who printed t-shirts with an "official" school crest. The word "Okoboji" refers to several lakes, and to the town of Okoboji, in the Iowa Great Lakes region that are popular recreational destinations.[1]

It is common among those claiming to be alumni to display university decor, such as car decals and t-shirts without informing unsuspecting out-of-staters that the university is fictitious. The name is now used in connection with several annual fund-raising events for charity, including bike rides, a marathon, and a winter games competition. A local radio station, KUOO, has joined in the joke and refers to itself as the "campus radio".[2]

References Cited[edit]

  1. ^ Bahney, Anna (Aug 28, 2014). "In Iowa, an Oasis of Family Vacations Past". New York Times. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "FM 104 KUOO Campus Radio".