Mozart's Collar

Mozart's collar.

He was a lover of music, a joy to have around, and loved a good belly rub. Mozart, Eastern’s only dog mascot, practically ran the campus for most of his 17 years of life. The beloved mutt was known to sit in on classes, attend concerts at the James E. Van Peursem Music Pavilion in the Ravine, and was an overall permanent fixture on campus. He was cared for by not just one owner, but the student body. Mozart died in 1964, at the age of 17, but his spirit remains in his portrait hanging in Special Collections and Archives, his grave in the Ravine, his collar on display here in this case, and his influence on Eastern’s history.