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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 64, Number 8 (May 1963)

UW-Milwaukee's predecessor institutions have built a tradition of excellence,   pp. 15-[16]


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UW-Milwaukee.1ps Prdece
A Tradiftik
utilizing the resources of the Mil-
waukee Public Library which is not
basically a research library. Both the
Regents and a local group are con-
cerned about the UW-M library and
it is at the top of the list of im-
mediate improvements.
  Besides its on-campus problems,
the UW-M has the task of establish-
ing an identity within the Milwau-
kee community, as well as through-
out the state and nation. But the
UW-M's presence is becoming an in-
creasingly noticeable part of the Mil-
waukee cultural and intellectual
scene. For example, the Summer
Arts Festival and the Institute for
World Affairs Education's extensive
programming all contribute to a free
exchange between the University
and the people of Milwaukee as well
as the rest of the state.
  The essential problem is, of course,
building and maintaining a faculty
of excellence. If this can be done,
then the other problems will fall into
line. At present, the important thing
to recognize is that the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, like any
other growing institution, is beset by
challenges and problems. The repu-
tation that it gains for itself will be
measured in the imaginative way it
meets these problems.
    SUW-Miwauke          'sredece
A Tradition of Excellence
T  RADITIONALLY, the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and
its predecessor institutions have been
noted for their excellence in the fine
arts-especially music and art. That
tradition is being carried forward.
One sign of the continuing concen-
tration on the artistic program has
been the establishment of a School
of Fine Arts which is under the di-
rection of Dr. Adolph A. Suppan.
  Each summer, the UW-M sponsors
the Summer Arts Festival which
brings outstanding artists-in-resi-
dence to the Milwaukee campus
where, they participate in local pro-
grams and give public lectures on
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some aspect of the creative process.
in addition, the Fine Arts Quartet
is serving as artists-in-residence at
the UW-M and a number of out-
standing full-time faculty members,
who are also performing artists of
note, add strength to the music pro-
gram. Harry John Brown, director
of the Milwaukee symphony, has
helped in the development of the
UW-Milwaukee student symphony.
  The art faculty, housed in limited
quarters in the Main Building, can
also claim exceptional teachers who
are also exhibiting artists whose work
has gained national recognition.
  As a complement to its fine arts
program, the.UW-M also has a well
grounded teacher education pro-
gram which is a carryover from the
days of the Milwaukee      Normal
School, and Wisconsin State College,
Milwaukee. Each year, the UW-M
graduates a great many elementary
and secondary school teachers.
  Because the UW-M is an urban
university, it has some special re-
sponsibilities. To help determine the
role of a university in meeting urban
needs, the University has received
a million dollar grant from the Ford
Foundation. Instruction, research,
and public service aspects of this
study are going ahead, and one out-
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it a focal point of
ersity, and a local
  The cramped quarters and limited resources of the UW-M Library make
  tho problems faced by the growing University. The Regents, the Univw
  Milwaukee, group are all working to expand the Library facilities.
essor Instiztutions [Lave BRilt


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