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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 58, Number 8 (Dec. 15, 1956)

Compendium,   p. 18

Page 18

   The University of Wisconsin received a special citation-
the first ever offered-for its many contributions to the train-
ing program of the armed forces. It was presented during
Homecoming football game ceremonies at Camp Randall
Stadium to President Fred by Brig. Gen. Gilbert Embury of
the Army Reserve; Maj. Gen. Ralph Olson, 32nd Division
and Air National Guard, and Rear Adm. Robert Blue of
the Navy. About 3,500 student officers are enrolled in the
Army, Air Force and Navy and Marines ROTC units on
the campus.
   The University was awarded the 1956 Distinguished Serv-
ice Citation of the Wisconsin Council on Alcoholism, par-
ticularly for the Summer Session school of Alcohol Studies,
directed by Prof. John L. Miller of the Extension Division.
Some 500 Wisconsin residents have attended the the session
since its establishment in 1946.
                      Two educators have been added to
                    the staff of the Coordinating Commit-
  Coordinating      tee for Higher Education. They are
                    Clifford Liddle, former associate dean
   Committee        of the UW   School of Education before
       Staff        he took a two- year assignment in India,
                    and a former State College staff mem-
    Enlarged        ber, Donald Hill. They are working
                    full-time with Drs. Ira Baldwin and
                    Eugene H. Kleinpell, with headquarters
                    in the State Office Building.
   The Coordinating Committee itself has formed two com-
mittees out of its own membership. The subcommittee on
finance includes Lee C. Rasey, chairman; A. E. Wegner,
co-chairman; H. G. Andersen, Eugene W. Murphy, Wilbur
N. Renk and A. Matt. Werner. The subcommittee on edu-
cational policy includes N. E. Masterson and Robert E.
Tracy, co-chairmen; Barney B. Barstow, Ellis E. Jensen,
Lewis C. Magnusen, Carl E. Steiger and George E. Watson.
Ex-officio members of both subcommittees are CCHE chair-
man and vice-chairman Charles Gelatt and W. D. McIntyre.
  There is also a so-called "Joint Staff Committee of 12"
attached to the Coordinating Committee. It is composed of
administrators and faculty members of state colleges and the
University, with Pres. Fred as chairman. In turn this com-
mittee has broken down into three sub-committees on educa-
tion, buildings and finance. And-because of the complexi-
ties of these problems-further subcommittees of these sub-
committees have been gathering material and opinions
which will eventually work their way to the coordinating
. As the deadly Dutch elm disease marches northward after
its trespass over the Wisconsin-Illinois border this year, the
University is taking steps to control any attack by the fatal
fungus Qo the campus' stately elms. Buildings and grounds
workers are destroying all dead elm wood and scientists are
continuing research aimed at halting the disease.
   A  sculptured head of a great American bacteriologist,
Theobald Smith, was presented to the UW Medical School
by the artist, Howard Weinman of Long Island.
   Walter S. Dunn, former curator of industrial history at
the Detroit Historical Museum, is chief curator of the State
Historical Society museum.
   Wisconsin rekearchers Ralph 0. Nafziger, journalism
director, and W. Donald Knight, Bureau of Business Re-
search director, reported a study which concluded that news-
print supply and demand in the Midwest will probably be
equal by the end of this year, and there may be an excess
of supply for the next several years.
   The University of Wisconsin Foundation has announced
acceptance of a gift of $10,000 from the Friday Foundation,
New Richmond, for scholarships to students in the depart-
ment of dairy and food industries. The Wisconsin Canners
Association is cooperating.
   The State Historical Society's 1957 Wisconsin Picture
.Calendar-a worthwhile addition to the desk of any Badger
-is out and. selling for $1 a copy. It has 120 pages in desk
memo format, six full color and 53 outstanding black-and-
white photographs. It's available at 816 State Street, Mad-
ison 6.
   The U.S. Civil Service Commission announces its general
Federal Service'Entrance Examination schedule, which covers
a wide variety of occupational fields: January 12, February
9, April 13, May 11, July 13, and August 10, 1957.
                      The faculty has reaffirmed the Uni-
                    versity's policy of recommending candi-
                    dates for honorary degrees and has re-
                    constituted the committee following the
                    suggestion of the Honorary Degrees
    Honorary        Committee which has been studying the
    ,Degrees        tradition since last December. The new
                    committee will consist of the president
      Will          and vice-president of academic affairs,
      Stay          10 members appointed by the president
                    from the academic or administrative
                    staff, and 16 elected by the four faculty
                    divisions of the University. The action
                    continued the policy of giving prefer-
                    ence in nominations to persons con-
                    nected "in some vital way with the
                    state or the University of Wisconsin".
                    Wisconsin Alumnus, December, 1956

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