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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 59, Number 11 (March 1958)

Center dedication on April 11,   p. [13]


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Center Dedication on April 11
   UW Foundation Invites Alumni
   To Attend Opening Ceremonies
N IMPRESSIVE, day-long program will mark the dedica-
    tion on April 11 of the University's newest and most
attractive building: the Wisconsin Center.
  Finishing touches are now being put upon this beautiful,
functional structure at the corner of Lake and Langdon
streets which will become a focal point for the University's
on-campus program of adult education.
  The public-particularly alumni and especially those who
have contributed to this monumental testimonial to private
support of higher education-is'cordially invited -by Univer-
sity of Wisconsin Foundation officers to participate in the
April 11 program. The latter will include:
  * A dedication ceremony which will include expressions
     from the University by Regent President Wilbur Renk
     and by President E. B. Fred, and from the University
     of Wisconsin Foundation by the fund-raising group's
     president, Frank V. Birch. This half-hour ceremony
     will begin at 9:30 a.m.
   " The First Annual Wisconsin Center Forum featuring
     twenty-minute presentations by a number of outstand-
     ing faculty members, speaking on their specialties
     in relation to the University of Wisconsin. A tentative
     list of speakers and their subjects for the program in-
     clude: Professors Merle Curti, history; Farrington
     Daniels, UW chemistry; Van Potter, cancer; Verner
     SmhwiĆ½ atelliten:y    Ahlen- agriculture;W. D.
     Knight, commerce; W. R. Marshall, engineering; and
     J. Willard Hurst, law. This section of the program
     will run from 10:.00 a.m. until noon, then continue
     from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
   * A special noon luncheon in Great Hall of the Union
     featuring Prof. Michael Petrovich speaking on "War
     and Peace: 1958". This will begin at 12:15 p.m.
   * An evening banquet at which the principal speaker
     will be Earl Dallam Johnson, a Wisconsin alumnus who
     is a former under-secretary of the Army and now is
     senior vice-president of General Dynamics-builders of
     the atomic submarine "Nautilus", jet aircraft and the
     "Atlas" missile. Gov. Vernon W. Thomson, President-
     designate C. A. Elvehjem and Fund Raising Chairman
     Herbert V. Kohler will be introduced. This banquet
     will be held in Great Hall of the Union at 7:00 p.m.
   Throughout the day, the extensive display space within
the Wisconsin Center will feature exhibits of outstanding
current work being done at the University-in fields ranging
from art to physics. The Center's roomy coffee shop will be
open all day to serve visitors.
Finishing touches are being put on the beautiful new Center which
will become a focal point for on-campus adult education at Wisconsin.


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