Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 82, Number 1 (Nov. 1980)
Mucks, Arlie M., Jr.
On Wisconsin, p. 4
On Wisconsin It almost goes without saying that the mis- sion of the Wisconsin Alumni Association is one of service; twofold service, to this University and to its alumni. A constant in- teraction between the two is always impor- tant; in the face of the many challenges to higher education in the 1980s it becomes vi- tal, as does our role as the strongest link be- tween them. With this in mind our Long- Range-Planning Committee has agreed that in this year we must expand and in- crease our services. To assist in that effort, last spring Chancellor Shain appointed a University-Alumni Relations Council to fa- cilitate closer communication between the administration of the UW-Madison and those involved in its advancement. Your WAA president for this year, Betty E. Vaughn '48; your immediate past president Fred Stender, (who is chairman of our Long-Range-Planning Committee) and I represent you on it. The council and the planning committee put forth to our Board of Directors a number of suggested pro- grams after the committee and board parti- cipated in a one-day retreat last August which featured discussion with campus ad- ministrators. These goals and objectives were approved by the board at its fall meet- ing on October 4. We think you'll be in- terested in them. Membership. Association members are informed and concerned about the affairs and needs of this University. Therefore, we form a stronger support base as we increase membership. This year, three mailings will be sent to all non-member alumni in an ef- fort to increase membership by 3,500. Each mailing will include information about one or more of our programs. Renewal infor- mation sent to current members will ex- plain how their dues are spent. Alumni Leadership. These active volun- teers must have current information about what's going on here at the University as well as the fundamentals of its operation. A summer retreat will be scheduled annually for all our directors. The regularly mailed Director's Report will continue to go to them, to committee chairmen, and to club leaders. A factbook will be prepared, filled with the basics about WAA, the UW Foun- dation and the Madison campus. In addi- tion, our advisory committee structure has been expanded to include an Editorial Ad- visory Committee to counsel with our staff on editorial policies of Wisconsin Alumnus Magazine. Programming. In several areas the staff will expand the use of alumni and students in our activities. We're reviewing and mod- ifying these programs each year, and among the expansions you'll notice are the inception of our Alumni-Student Board and an Excellence In Teaching Award, both of which are reported in detail in the University News section of this issue. In ad- dition, we are adding an annual reception, co-sponsored by us and the Chancellor's Office, for all faculty who do such a splen- did job of meeting with you each year on the Founders Day circuit. And, on a social note that involves so many of you, the Homecoming program was changed this year, introducing an all-alumni reception, after the game, in the Union South. This re- places the receptions for the tenth, fifteenth and twentieth class reunions formerly held at that time. Your staff and Board of Directors be- lieve the approved goals will be of great as- sistance in meeting the needs of this fine University and its alumni. 4 / THE WISCONSIN ALUMNUS Arlie M. Mucks, Jr. Executive Director
This material may be protected by copyright law (e.g., Title 17, US Code).| For information on re-use, see http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Copyright