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Volume 49, Number 10 (Aug. 1948)

Centennial,   pp. 15-17


Page 15


CENTENNIAL
  DETAILED PLANS for a year-long University
of Wisconsin Centennial celebration have been pre-
sented to Pres. E. B. Fred by Prof. William H.
Kiekhofer, chairman of the University Centennial
Committee.
  The plans call for commemorative events running
through September, 1949.
  "There will be four main projects," Professor
Kiekhofer told President Fred. "They are:
  "1. Special celebrations.
  "2. Memorials.
  "3. Academic conferences.
  "4. Fine arts performances.
  "We hope to make the whole Centennial year one
of distinguished academic achievement at the Uni-
versity," he points out.
  The special celebrations as outlined by Chairman
Kiekhofer include a world-wide network of Foun-
ders' Day dinners on February 5, 1949, and an
Anniversary Commencement Week in June, 1949.
  Memorial projects include publication of a two-
volume University history and the Centennial Fund
Campaign of the University of Wisconsin Founda-
tion.
  Invitations to over 25 Centennial-year academic
conferences will go out to distinguished American
educational leaders.
  Fine arts- features will include the New York
Philharmonic Orchestra, at least two Broadway
stage productions, and a $1,000,000 loan exhibit of
"old masterpieces" from the New York Metropoli-
tan Museum of Art.
   Centennial events actually began to get under
 way last April, with the meeting of learned society
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  Symposium No. -1 fell on June 4 at Milwaukee.
Sec. of Interior Julius Krug, himself an alumnus
of the University, addressed the gathering, which
was dedicated to pulverized coal burning and high
pressure steam generation and utilization.
  Two more Centennial learned society meetings
came later in the month on the Madison campus-
the cornbelt section of the American Society of
Agronomy and the American Physical Society.
  Here is the calendar of University Centennial
events from August 1, 1948, to September 30, 1949:
August, 1948
7-29
Exhibit at State of Wisconsin Centennial
Exposition, Milwaukee.
29-Sept. 4   MEETING OF LEARNED SOCIETY IV,
             Chemical Engineering Division of American
             Society for Engineering Education.
September, 1948
2-4          SYMPOSIUM II, Frontiers of Housing Re-
             search; sponsored by the University Re-
             gional Planning Course Committee and
             Housing Research Committee of the Na-
             tional Social Science Research Council.
5-10         MEETING OF LEARNED SOCIETIES V,
             American  Mathematical Society, Mathe-
             matical Association of America, Institute
             of Mathematical Statistics, and Econometric
             Society.
THE CAMPUS IN 1886: They reared a temple on the
height.
Here where, 'mid stately retinue
    Of arching elms, the sacred dome
    Of learning from its sylvan home
Is mirrored in Mendota's blue,
Here our forefathers, 'mid the uncouth
    Beginnings of the infant state,
    This fairest spot did consecrate
And lighted here the torch of Truth.
They reared her temple on a height
    And bade it face the rising, sun,
    And spoke, as once God's self had done,
The solemn words: Let there be light!
Theirs was the fervent faith that bends
    The smallest things to largest scope,
    Outreaching in prophetic hope
Through narrow means to noble ends.
-From the jubilee Ode, by Wisconsin's late Professor
  of Romance Languages. WLL1AMFREDZRICGEE
September, 1948
6-8          SYMPOSIUM III, Steroid Hormones; spon-
             sored by the University of Wisconsin and
             the Committee on Growth of National Re-
             search Council acting for American Cancer
             Society.
7-11         SYMPOSIUM IV, Third National Sympo-
             sium on Combustion and Flame and Explo-
             sion Phenomena; sponsored by the Univer-
             sity of Wisconsin.
1l5-Oct. 11  Art Exhibit, "A Survey of Art Techniques;"
             Memorial Union.
25           Concert, New York Philharmonic Orchestra
             (Leopold Stokowski conducting); Pavilion.
             Broadcasts of special contennial programs
             and events over WHA and WHA-FM (con-
             tinued throughout year).
             Production of University Movie (continued
             throughout year).
October, 1948
8-10
9
NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL CONFER-
ENCE, "HIGHER EDUCATION F 0 R
AMERICAN SOCIETY," MEMORIAL UN-
ION (FORMAL OPENING OF CENTEN-
NIAL COMMEMORATION).
Centennial Ball, Memorial Union.
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