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Crawford, Robert S. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 23, Number 9-10 Part II (July 1922)

[News and comment],   pp. [305]-306


Commencement week,   pp. 306-319


Page 306


THE WISCONSIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE
'68; Bishop Samuel Fallows, '59 (soldier, educator, clergyman); H. W.
Hoyt, '72 (shipbuilder); Attorney S. S. Gregory, '70; Howard Morris, '73;
E. P. Vilas, '72; A. H. Bright, '74 (chief counsel Sioux Railway); J. M.
Flower, '56; W. E. Brown, '74; C. F. Harding, '74; Dr. J. M. Dodson, '80
(dean of Rush Medical College); R. G. Siebecker, '78 (chief justice, Wis-
consin Supreme Court); H. C. Martin, '79; Magnus Swenson, '80; J. B.
Winslow, '71 (chief justice, Supreme Court); Carroll Montgomery, '77;
Dr. A. J. Ochsner, '84; Lynn Pease, '86; Imogene Hand Carpenter, '87;
G. A. Buckstaff, '86; Ernst von Briesen, '00; Judge C. B. Rogers, '93;
Attorney J. S. Lord, '04; F. H. Clausen, '97 (manufacturer); Israel
Shrimski, ex '88 (vice president of Bauer & Black).
   "Speed the day when every man and woman who ever attended the Uni-
 versity is enrolled as a member of the General Alumni Association. It is
 one very practical way of showing'your faith in the University and your
de-
 sire to stand behind it."
                       COMMENCEMENT 'WEEK
           Library School
       Thursday Evening, June 8
JR.. VERNON PURINTON
       SQUIRES, dean of the College of
       Liberal Arts, University of North
       Dakota, addressed the graduates
on "A Message from a Gr6at Book Lover-
Matthew Arnold." C. B. Lester presided;
President Dirge presented the diplomas.
An informal reception concluded the pro-
gram.
       Commencement Concert
         Friday Evening, June 9
  The School of Music presented one of its
best Commencement programs this year,
one feature being a group of songs by Aagot
Borge, the first graduate in the degree
course to give an entire graduation recital.
The program follows:
"Fiore che langue"-Rotoli and "Ah, Love
but a Day"-Gilberte, Erma Duncan, '23;
"Hungarian  Dance"-Haesche, Frances
Beecher, 22; "Allegro Moderato" from
Concerto in a minor-Grieg, Paul Sanders,
'22; "Elsa's Dream"-Wagner, Temperance
Johnson, '24; "Concert Etude"-Mac-
Dowell, Florence Kohn, '22; "Connais tu le
pays" (Mignon)-Thomas, and "Homing"
-del Riego, Merle Gibbs, '23; "Sparks,"-
Moszkowski, Frances Landon,'23; "Quando
a te lieta" (Faust)-Gounod and "The
Nightingale Has a Lyre of Gold"-Whelp-
ley, Martha Chandler, '22; "Fireworks"-
Debussy, Janet Breitenbach, '23; "Mot
Kveld"-Grondahl and "Kom     Kjyra"-
Thrane, Aagot Borge, '22.
       Baccalaureate Exercises
       Sunday Afternoon, June 11
  The University chorus, led by Professor
  Swinney, opened the program with "0,
  Turn Thee to the Lord" by Gounod from
  the cantata "Gallia." The Reverend J. S.
Wallace gave the invocation, a short and
appropriate prayer. Temperance Johnson,
'24, rendered the solo parts in "Unfold, Ye
Portals," by Gounod taken from the ora-
torio, "The Redemption." Father P. B.
Knox, read the scripture lesson, and the
Reverend G. E. Hunt gave ,the prayer for
the graduating class.
  "The world has been in the same state
the past few years as Job when his country
was wrecked by the Chaldeans," said Dr.
John H. Finley, '04, president of New York
State College, in his address. "Job lam-
ented the economic condition in which he
found himself just as we have, but in spite
of the similarity of the conflicts, and the
results, men have progressed at all times
and in all places.
  "When we think of man's accomplish-
ments in science, art, education, economic
reform, agriculture, and engineering, and
with Job's wistful yearning toward that
ultimate knowledge, we realize the steady
advancement of man towards the infinite
knowledge and wisdom for which we are
struggling from day to day."
  Dr. Finley spoke of the rapid advance-
ment of man especially in the sciences.
"Job wished to see the air conquered, to
see the lightning chained, the depths of the
sea plumbed, and the earth compassed,"
he said. "We have accomplished all of this;
our airplanes have conquered the air; our
homes are lighted with the controlled
electricity of the sky; we have walked on
the bottom of the sea; we have compassed
the earth with our trains and ships; and we
have sent our voices into the clouds."
   In conclusion Dr. Finley said that
 steadily the mists of the unknown were
 creeping backward revealing the hills of
 wisdom and knowledge, and that that was
 the aim of mankind.
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