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Schoenfeld, Clay (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 49, Number 9 (June 1948)

Campus headlines,   p. 45

Page 45

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Reunion Weekend
Will Lure Many
Alumni to Campus
  MADISON, June 1-With
Commencement-Reunion Week-
end just around the corner, the
campus bustles today with un-
paralled activity in preparation
for the annual get-together on
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
June 18, 19, and 20.
   Workers in the Memorial Union
are hurrying along renovation in
the hopes of presenting as new
a face as possible to reuning
Badgers. Local railroad officials
are ordering extra cars to be
readied to handle the gxeat stu-
dent exodus and alumni return.
Meanwhile administrative heads are go-
ing in and out of numerous huddles
to solve weighty problems pertaining
to reservations, food prices, programs,
recreation arrangements, and enter-
tainment features.
  Overall schedule for the Weekend
looks to be as follows:
Friday, June 18:
   9:00 a. m.-Registration of alumni,
              Memorial Union.
   1:00 p. m.-Half-C e n t u r y  Club
              Luncheon, Tripp Com-
              mons, Memorial Union.
   6:30 p. m.-Various class dinners.
   8:00 p. m.-President's reception
              for seniors and alumni,
              Memorial Union.
Saturday, June 19:
   8:30 a. m.-Commencement, Field
  10:00 a. m.-Meeting of the Wis-
              consin Alumni Associa-
              tion, Top Flight Room,
              Memorial Union.
  11:00 a. m.-Meeting of the Board
              of Directors of t h e
              Wisconsin Alumni As-
              sociation, Top  Flight
              Room, Memorial Union.
   1:00 p. m.-Class Luncheons.
   6:30 p. m.-Alumni Dinner, Memo-
              rial Union. (Because
              Great Hall will no
              longer hold alumni
              crowds, t h e banquet
              will be held in two sec-
              tions, with Tripp Com-
              mons and the Union
              Cafeteria p r o vi d-
              ing walk-in s e r v i c e.
              Tickets will be avail-
              able at the Alumni
   8:00 p. m.-Alumni Program, Me-
              morial Union Theater.
Sunday, June 20:
   8:00 a. m.-Alumni Breakfast, Me-
              morial Union Terrace.
   1:00 p. m.-Open House at campus
  Thus is illustrated the theme of this
year's Commencement-Reunion gather-
inz, "June is bustin' out all over:"
all over the Union, all over the campus,
all over the town. Pressed into service
for class gatherings will be the Maple
Bluff Golf Club, the Nakoma Country
Club, the Wooden Bowl, the Cuba Club,
and the Heidelberg Hoffbrau (to say
nothing of the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Stroud, site of the Class of 1908's
picnic lunch).
  Outstanding in the general Madison-
bound alumni trek are these keynoting
classes: 1898, 1903, 1908, 1913, 1918,
1923, 1923, 1933, 1938, and 1943. Golden
and silver anniversaries of graduation
are to be observed in special celebra-
tions by the classes of 1898 and 1923,
with the former joining en masse the
ranks of the Half-Century Club.
  Headline event of the Weekend will
be the commencement ceremonies in the
Fied House fo r the largest graduating
class in the University's history-some
400 more than last year's all-time high
of 2100.
  At the Alumni Program in the Union
Theater Saturday night the Wisconsin
Alumni Association again breaks all
precedents by honoring, not the tradi-
tional three outstanding students of the
year, but 10 (four seniors and six jun-
iors) and awarding them $1000 worth
of prizes.
  On May 25 the Student Relations and
Awards Committee of the Association
announced the winners of these coveted
awards, based on scholarship, activities,
and self-support.
  The seniors, who will each receive a
life membership in the Association, or-
dinarily costing $100, a r e Barbara
Berge, Madison; Joan P. Zeldes, Gales-
burg, Ill.; Richard J. Lewis,, Eau Claire;
and Glenn Miller, Wauwatosa. Junior
winners, each receiving a check for
$100, are Elizabeth M. Adams, Solon,
Iowa; Karna M. Cichowski, La Crosse;
Margaret Jean Kanable, Richland Cen-
ter;_ Richard K. Ausbourne, Badger;
P aul Iloland, IAft n~do b~; and  t~ a, .
Kielisch, Milwaukee.
  All the winners had earned grade
points well above average, were largely
or wholly self-supporting, and were ac-
tive in outside student groups connected
with their fields of interest. Union and
dorm activities led the list of extra-
curricular doings; social and profes-
sional fraternity and sorority work ran
a close second. Several had worked on
the staffs of WHA, the Daily Cardinal,
the Badger, and the Octopus; had ap-
peared with Wisconsin Players and
Haresfoot; had been on Student Board,
Hoofers, and Prom committees.
  Another precedent will topple with
the presentation by the 50-year Class
of 1898 of a substantial cash gift to
the UW Foundation's Centennial Cam-
paign. As the first 50-year class to
make such a gesture, the old-time Badg-
ers behind the move are hoping to es-
tablish a custom for future golden an-
niversary classes.
  Independently of the 10 headline re-
uning classes, many special reunions
of alumni are planned for this year.
  The Wisconsin H o m e Economics
Alumnae Association will hold its an-
nual reunion and dinner Friday eve-
ning, June 18, in the Memorial Union.
It will be preceded by an informal get-
together at 6:30 in the Council Room.
Dr. Hazel K. Stiebeling, Chief of the
US Bureau of Human Nutrition and
Home Economics will be the featured
speaker. Miss Frances Zuill, Director
of Home Economics, will bring news
of the department and its graduates.
Reservations are to be made by June
15 with Mrs. Raymond Herb, Route 3,
  The School of Journalism has just
mailed out its 1948 alumni directory,
which is the school's fifth edition. Over
2,000 journalism graduates are listed.
A Madison committee has made ar-
rangements for a series of festivities
on Saturday, June 19, including an
open house at South Hall from 10 to
12 o'clock Saturday morning and a
journalism picnic on the campus from
noon to 4 p. m. For the latter, a pack-
age lunch will be provided those alumni
who notify the journalism office in ad-
vance. Members of the planning com-
mittee are Ralph D. Timmons, '26,
chairman, William   L. Doudna, '26,
George R. Stephenson, '28, Earl R.
Thayer, '47, Helen M. Matheson, '42,
Mrs. Mary Brandel Hopkins, '27, Mrs.
Josephine Pearson Radder, '35, and sev-
eral of the school faculty, as well as
four graduating seniors.
  The newly-organized Friends of the
University of Wisconsin Library-pat-
terned after groups at Harvard, Yale,
Johns Hopkins, and Washington State
College-will meet on campus during
the Commencement-Reunion Weekend.
Membership is open to all interested
alumni who contribute one dollar or
more; purpose of the group is to aid
the University library in acquiring un-
usual material, special collections, and
individual books, as well as to stimu-
late interest in the library and its cul-
tural value to the state.
  The hotel-reservation and general-
accommodation p r o b 1 e m that has
plagued late-arriving alumni for too
-- .. . .  1_ - 1- .O .. - .1 _.. 1 - X .
of the spanking-new and palatially-
constructed Edgewater Hotel, at the
head of Langdon St.
  Opened less than two months ago,
the Edgewater has 66 suites-most of
which are intended for transient, rather
than resident occupants. And as a
boon to reuning alumni, it was built,
appropriately enough, by alumni. Dr.
A. A. Quisling, '28, is president of the
firm that. owns the Edgewater. Th6
decorator of the building, which fea-
tures bold coloring and lake views from
all rooms, was Lowell Frautschi, '27.
THE CLASS OF '42 was the "baby"
class among reuning Badgers last year.
Duplicating its festive five-year anni-
versary gathering, the class of '43 will
convene this year along with the classes
of '98, '03, '08. '13, '18. '23, '28, '33. and '38.

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