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Kasum, Emil (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Volume 52, Number 1 (October 1947)

Ashenbrucker, John; Pavlat, Russ
Campus highlights,   pp. 18-19

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Campus Highlights
                       by John Ashenbrucker e'49
                          Russ Pavlat e'48
Prof. Elliott Heads M.E. Dept.
  Prof. Ben G. Elliott is the new
head of the Department of Mecha-
nical Engineering, replacing Prof.
G. L. Larson. Prof. Larson will con-
tinue his duties as professor of me-
chanical engineering, and do con-
sulting work on the side. Prof. El-
liott has also recently accepted mem-
bership in the Panel of Conciliators
and Arbitrators recently set up by
the Wisconsin Employment Rela-
tions Board under the new law con-
cerning strikes against public utili-
Prof. B. G. Elliott
  It seems that the names of the
Dzan's fair secretaries have been
placed uider suspicion concerning
a piece of furniture mislaid from the
lobby of the M.E-. building. Fortu-
nately a previous clean record con-
cerning larceny has q4egred their
  AIEE held two meetings with Dr.
S. H. Mortenson from Allis-Chal-
mers talking on "Design of Turbo-
Alternators" at a meeting July 17,
and F. D. Hurd speaking Aug. 27
on "Unit Substations of Westing-
house Electric Company." Of time-
ly interest to all engineers will be a
talk by Mr. B. W. McClenzen of
General Electric Company who will
speak on October 7 to the AIEE on
"Business Aspects of Engineering."
  Two tentative meetings of techni-
cal men in conjunction with the
University of Wisconsin Centennial
are being planned for next year. A
meeting of one day is being sched-
uled at which some of the leading
engineers of the country will be in
Madison discussing the high pres-
sure of pulverized coal process used
in heat engines. Many Wisconsin
graduates have worked on this
phase of work.
  Another meeting concerning die-
sel engines may also be held in the
latter part of 1948. Wisconsin indus-
try is one of the largest manufac-
turers of diesel engines, both in
horsepower per year, and size of en-
gines developed.
Chi Epsilon Initiation
  Chi Epsilon held its annual ini-
tiation at Kennedy Manor on Au-
gust thirteenth, with R. Rohlich of
the QepArtrment of Civil Engineer-
    ing as the toastmaster. Mr. Baedeck-
    er of the Economics Department was
    the main speaker of the evening.
    The following men were initiated:
    F. E. Schmitt, W. Scott, C. Warren,
    R. Wierdsma, and R. J. Hansen.
    Prof. Price Heads E.E. Dept.
      Prof. Price is the new head of the
    Electrical Engineering department.
    He replaces G. F. Tracy who left to
    take a position as hcad of the Elec-
    trical Engineering Department at
    the University of Toronto, his alma
    Visiting Teachers
      Professors W. H. Ball and N. B.
    Hutcheon from the M.E. Dept. of
    the University of Saskatchewan
    were in Madison on August 27 ob-
    serving the M.E. Dept. at Wiscon-
    sin and getting ideas for a possible
    revision of that department at the
    U. of Saskatchewan.
      With the greater part of the En-
    gineering School in attendance at
    the summer session, the various stu-
    dent societies remained active dur-
    ing the summer:
    Placement Office Has New Head
      Henry Goehring, present person-
   nel manager for Carnegie - Illinois
   Steel, will assume duties as head of
   the placement office beginning about
   September 15. He will also assume
   some of Prof. Rader's present du-
   ties as assistant dean in order that
   Prof. Rader may devote full time to
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