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Crawford, Robert S. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 27, Number 4 (Feb. 1926)

Bush, C. R.
Campus notes. Faculty news,   pp. 98-99


Page 98


98                                       THE WISCONSIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE
  The committee having the work in charge is selecting   A national publicity
campaign willinform~alumni of
hotels which evince a cordial spirit of cooperation with  the cooperation
which will be extended by the desig-
the movement. In most cities the leading hotels are    nated hotels and an
effort made to have all alumni
taking very kindly to the plan and will in the course of
the next six months begin to display the official insignia   activities center
in them.
adopted by the Committee.                                      Anyone wishing
to secure information concerning the
  All college men and women who travel regularly will
soon be able to chart their course so that they can move  plan, which involves
many additional interesting de-
from  one alumni home to another, meeting friends      tails, may write to
Levering Tyson, 311 East Hall, Co-
wherever they go and r'esuming old friendships.        lumbia University,
New York, N. Y.
CAMPUS NOTES
   COLLECTION of documents which deal
with the history of the labor movement
in America has been resumed at the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin as a result of ad-
ditional appropriations for the work.
The documents will be added to the
University's labor library which has al-
ready cost nearly $5o,ooo and which has
the most complete collection of labor
documents published prior to 188o and
has the second largest collectiorf of
-documents published after that date.
   WISCONSIN students favored the ad-
 herence of the United States to the
 statute of the Permanent Court for
 International Justice by a vote of 496
 to 287, a recent ballot on the campus
 reveals.
   THE SIGMA KAPPA sorority will hold
 its 43rd national convention at Wiscon-
 sin, June 28-July 3. Chapters at the
 Universities of Minnesota and Indiana
 and at Iowa State College will assist the
 local chapter in entertaining the 5o0
 delegates. The convention will cele-
 brate the 52nd anniversary .of the so-
 rority.
   TWENTY-NINE sisters in holy orders
 who are teachers in Catholic parochial
 schools attended the last summer session,
 Dean Scott Goodnight has just an-
 nounced.
   THE STUDY of the German and French
 languages is growing more popular at
 Wisconsin, but the study of Spanish has
 decreased in popularity since 1923. En-
 rollment in German .classes increased
 from I,O31 in 1923 to 1,174in 1925; enroll-
 ment in French classes increased from
 !2,502 in 1923 to 2,506 in 1925; enroll-
 ment in Spanish classes decreased from
 1,496 in 1923 to 1,322 in 1925. The en-
 rollment in beginning Spanish classes,
 however, exceeds the enrollment in
 beginning German classes and is only
 six less than the enrollment in beginning
 French classes.
   FoUR out of every five students who
 attend the summer session at Wisconsin
 enroll in the College of Letters and Sci-
 ence, Dean Goodnight has just an-
 nounced. A total of 4,309 students en-
 rolled in the College of Letters and
          By C. R. BUSH, '25
Science last summer out of a total of
5,015 students.
  THE $2,000 EVANS MEMORIAL scholar-
ship, recently established by Federal
Judge Evan Evans, '97, in memory of
his father, will be of assistance to agri.
cultural collge students who come from
eight townships in Iowa and Sauk
counties. Judge Evans' father formerly
lived at Spring Green. He died in 1917.
  GYMNASTICS is making Wisconsin
women students more nearly physically
perfect, the department of physical
education declares. The average woman
student this year completed the agility
test in I 1-5 seconds less than last year's
record; she cut one-fifth of a second
from  the somersault test time, and
covered three inches more ground in the
leap test.
  FORTY-ONE   newspapers are being
studied this year by seniors in the
course in journalism. The work 'repre-
sents a year'of study and will be recorded
in theses. Results of the analysis in
previous years were of such wide scope
that certain concrete principles have
been discovered that are applicable to
American newspapers generally.
  WINTER    sports at Wisconsin   are
gaining in popularity this year with the
construction of additional facilities. The
new varsity hockey rink is said to be the
largest in the country. Rinks have also
been constructed on the lower campus
for a freshman squad and for women.
A new ski jump has been constructed
near the old jump in order to encourage
beginners.  Coach Kay Iverson now
leads a large squad of skiers cross-
country on 25 pairs of skis recently
purchased by the department.
  Wisconsin skaters and skiers repeated
their former triumphs at Lake Placid,
N.Y., when they tied the University of
New Hampshire during the Christmas
holidays for the President Harding
trophy. They also won the Marshall
Foch ski jumping trophy.
  THE SOCIETY of American Foresters
held its annual convention at the Uni-
versity during the third week in Decem-
ber.
              FACULTY NEWS
  More than io0 Wisconsin professors
and instructors attended meetings of the
various learned and scientific societies
held in different cities during the holi-
days. More than 5o read papers and a
large number were elected to offices and
given important committee appoint-
ments. Prof. J. L. GiLLIN,'of the soci-
ology department, was elected president
of the American Sociological society at,
its.annual meeting in New York. Prof.
E. A. Ross was appointed a member of
the executive committee of the American
Sociological society.
  Prof. W. B. CAIRNS, '90, of the En'g-
lish department, was elected'vice presi-"
dent of the Modern Language associa-
tion at its meeting in Chicag6. Prof.
V. C. FINCH, '16, of the geography de-
partment, was elected vice president of
the Association of American Geogra-
phers which held its annual meeting in
Madison. Prof. R. H. WHITBECK, of
the geography department, retired as
president of the Association of American
Geographers.'
  The University was host to the 27th
annual meeting of the Society of Ameri-
can Bacteriologists as well as the Associ-
ation of American Geographers and the
National Council of Geographers.
  Prof. J. H. MATHEWS, '03, director of
the course in chemistry, was recently
promoted to lieutenant-colonel in the
Chemical Warfare service. Prof. Ma-
thews was the first American chemist to
be called into service during the World
War. -He spent a great deal of time at
the front as an observer for the ord-
nance" department and was afterward
liaison officer between the ordnance de-
partment and the Chemical Warfare
service.
  The late Professor-Emeritus Fletcher
PARKER, founder of the University
School of Music, is called, in a faculty
resolution, "the beloved elder brother
of the music teacher's of the entire
state."
  Prof. R. E. N. DODGE, of the English
department, and his family will travel
in Italy, France, and Switzerland during
the second semester.


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