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

Reunions near,   p. 39


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  The traditional Union Terrace breakfast for all reuning
alumni will be held on Sunday morning in an atmosphere of
informality.
  On Monday, the Commencement Ceremony will be held
in the UW Fieldhouse. It will be preceded by Honors Con-
vocation, probably on Sunday afternoon. The exact times
for these two events were not set as this article was written.
  The President's reception for new graduates and their
parents-to which all alumni are also invited-will be held
on Sunday evening, following the annual Reunion concert
by the University of Wisconsin band.
  The Wisconsin Alumni Association is working closely
with reunion committees to make the 1958 Reunion-
Commencement weekend a particularly attractive one.
  In addition, WAA is publishing two special reunion aids:
a Class of 1908 directory listing names and addresses of all
class members known to the Alumni Association; and the
traditional Reunion Badger for the five-year class of 1953,
which has become a reunion-by-mail medium for these
alumni-many of them quite busy around reunion time
with weddings, babies and jobs.
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N RECENT YEARS it has been natural to refer to those
   hectic and pleasant June days on campus when "new"
alumni go forth and "old" alumni. return as Commencement-
Reunion Weekend.
   Since the early forties, Commencement has preceded offi-
cial reunion activities. In 1958, however, to be chronologi-
cally accurate, we will have to say "Reunion-Commencement
Weekend."
  Reunions this year will begin on Friday, June 13, and
continue through the entire weekend. Commencement will
be held on Monday morning, June 16.
  Right in the center of the reunion spotlight will be the
fiftieth anniversary and twenty-fifth anniversary classes.
Alumni of 1908 will be especially favored; an exclusive
luncheon on June 13, Friday, will mark their admittance
to the Half Century Club.
  In addition to the Golden Anniversary '08s and the Silver
Jubilee '33s, a number of other "eight" and "three" classes
are making plans to get together.
  Reunion-Commencement Weekend, 1958, will swing into
high gear with registration on Friday, June 13, and reunion
activities reach a climax the following evening with the All-
Alumni Dinner, which will include presentation of the
"Alumnus of the Year" award to an outstanding Badger.
  In between there will be:
  * At noon on Friday the Half-Century Club luncheon
     for all returning alumni from classes up to and includ-
     ing the Class of 1908.
  0 On Friday evening and Saturday morning and noon
     a variety of individual class activities now being
     planned by the various reunion committees.
  * On Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. the annual meeting
     of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. The WAA
     board of directors will meet immediately thereafter.


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