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Lochner, Louis P. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 12, Number 2 (Nov. 1910)

Progress of the University,   pp. [82]-88

Page 88

  The institute has been started in re-
sponse to the solicitations of many citi-
zens of the state. The object of the
courses of study offered is to train men
and women for expert service in social
reform, social welfare, and municipal
efficiency. The prevention of crime, the
lessening of poverty and the raising of
the standards of life among      certain
classes, it is hoped will be accomplished.
  The institute will have two general
courses, given by experts in city planning
and city government, and experienced di-
rectors  of  charitable  institutes. The
work will consist of lectures, conferences,
observation visits to homes, and field
work under the personal supervision of
Mrs. Anna Garlin Spencer of the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin and the New York
School of Phi'anthropy.
  Three lectures on municipal govern-
ment by the mayors of three cities will
form the program of the first week of the
institute. On October 21. Mayor Seidel
of Milwaukee will speak on "The Crea-
tion and Execution of Municipal Poli-
cies." Later in the year Mayor Gaynor
of New York will address the members.
  Classes in the training    of visiting
nurses are arranged. Recognizing the
importance of improving home conditions
among the poor, the institute will also
give a thorough course in home training
methods for those who expect to go into
social settlement work. In addition to
the regular lectures, special lectures will
be given by prominent educational lead-
ers and men of affairs.
  The institute for municipal and social
service became installed in its new quar-
ters adjoining the city clerk's office in the
city hall recently.
  A specially woven silk banner, bearing
a resolution of thanks signed by all the
members of the honorary      commercial
commissioners of Japan, who visited the
United States in 1909, has just been re-
ceived by President Charles R. Van Rise.
The banner was accompanied by a letter
expressing the sincere gratitude for the
hespitality shown the party during its
visit to the university.
  The resolution of thanks is written in
Japanese, the letters are black woven on
a rich golden background. The banner
was woven at the silk mills of Nishijin,
Kyoto, at the special request of the mi-
kado. Baron E. Shibusawa, chairman of
the commission of Japan to the United
States, headed the committee that sent
the banner to the university,
   Twenty members of the faculty will be
on the program of the Wisconsin Teach-
ers' association which holds its annual
meeting in Milwaukee November 3-5.
  An illustrated lecture on modern play-
grounds will be given by Dr. J. C. Elsom,
physical director at the university. Dr.
Elsom will also speak on "Health in the
Country   Schools."  Miss Abbey    Shaw
Mayhew, of the department of physical
training for women, gives an address on
"Folk Games and Dances. " I
  H. L. Russell, dean of the college of
agriculture, is to discuss the place and
practice  of agriculture in   the rural
school, while Miss Abby L. Marlatt, su-
pervisor of home economics, will lead the
discussion in the meeting of the Wiscon-
sirn branch of the American Home Econo-
mics Association.
  That over one-fourth of the total num-
ber of students enrolled at the university
applied for medical advice during the
past semester and summer school term, is
shown by statistics just compiled by the
department of clinical medicine, installed
at the university last February. The
services of the department are free to all

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