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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 17, Number 10 (Aug. 1916)

Sixty-third commencement,   pp. [391]-393


Page [391]


               Baccalaureate Exercises Sunday, June 18.
The Benedictus-Mackenzie.              Prayer.
-By, the Universty-Orehestr-,.-- B        h--    .eed- Mr-MacLaurin     
              -
June-Schnecker.                        The University Hymn-Light for All.
By the A Capella Choir.                By the Assemblage, led by-the Choir.
Invocation.                            Address-The Service of the University
By the Reverend Mr. Hunt.                to the Nation.
Hymn of the Moravian Monks-(1468).     By Doctor Stephen S. Wise of New York
By the A Capella Choir.                  City.
Scripture Lesson.                      The National Hymn-America.,
By the Reverend Father Knox.           By the Assemblage, led by the Choir.
                                       Benediction.
    In order to meet the increased demand for seats, Commencement was
held in the pavilion of the College of Agriculture. The procession formed
on
the Hill in the usual manner, but the line of march was down the hill back
of
University HalI and then out Linden        Avenue past Agricultural Hall.
Thanks to the efforts of the senior committee who worked for several months
to get the graduates of every college -to wear the cap and gown, the procession
was decidedly more dignified than those of former years. It is hoped that
the senior class of next year will remain true to the new tradition.
     The senior orations were given by Edward R. Narr who .spoke on "The
 Call of the University," Walter B. Krueck who spoke on "The Soil
as an
 Asset" and Edmond G. Toomey who spoke on "The Living Law."
          Presi-
 dent Van   -ise addressed the graduates on their responsibilities in relation
 to the work of reconstruction after the War.
   The two honorary degrees were conferred upon an alumnus and upon a
 former student of the University, Burr W. Jones, B. A. '70, LL. B. '71,
M. A.
 '74, professor of law- in the .... "siy fron. 1885 to 1915, and Ludvig
Hekton
 who attended the University in 1883-1884, and who is now the head of the
 department of pathology and bacteriology in the University of Chicago and
 the director of the Chicago Memorial Institute for Infectious Diseases.
     In conferring the first honor President Van Hise said:
     Burr W. Jones, alumnus of the University in its younger days, you have
for more
 than forty-five years reflected in your life the ideals of culture, refinement,
and char-
 acter which should ever stamp the educated man. As an author, you have helped
to
 clarify the law; as a legislator, to create it; as a practitioner, to dignify
and ennoble
 it, and as teacher for thirty years in this University, to fire others with
your own
 lofty conceptions of its majesty. Amid all the vicissitudes of an active
life, your
 loyalty% to your intellectual mother has never faltered. In her name, then,
upon the
 nomination of her faculty and by the authority of the Regents, I confer
upon you her
 highest honor, the degree of Doctor-of Laws.
     To Ludvig Hektoen he said:
     Investigator and teacher in pathology, leader in the study of the methods
of. in-
 vasion of. the body by microorganisms and of methods of defence against
their :at-
 tack-to you and to your pupils are due many of the recent advances in our
knowl-
 edge of the causes and control of disease. In this work you have brought
honor, to
 the State of Wisconsin, where you were born, and to this University, where
you re-
 ceived a part-of your early training. In recognition of your services, the
University
 bestows upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Science.
      Eight hundred and twenty degrees were granted as follows: College of
 Letters and Science, 370; College of Engineering, 99; College of Agriculture,


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