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Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Vol. 70, Number 7 (May 1969)

Alumni news,   pp. 24-29

Page 24

Alumni News
  Joseph W. Bollenbeck '15, Madison,
has been cited by the American Legion
for public patriotic addresses. He is com-
mander of the Military Order of the
World Wars for Wisconsin, Illinois and
  Mrs. Joseph R. Farrington (Elizabeth
Pruett '18) has been appointed director
of the office of territories by interior
secretary Walter Hickel.
  Mrs. Herman Block (Bernice Fitz-Gib-
bon '18) was speaker at the Ladies of
the Press breakfast recently in Madison.
  William R. Kellett '22 has been ap-
pointed by Gov. Knowles to head a task
force on education in Wisconsin.
  Mrs. Edward Lower (Katherine D.
Klueter '24) has resigned as director of
the graduate department of social work
and social research at Bryn Mawr col-
lege, where she will remain as professor
on partial leave.
  Harold G. Hewitt '23 has announced
his forthcoming retirement as dean of
the University of Connecticut school of
  Laurence Schmeckebier '27 will retire
as dean of the Syracuse university school
of art 'at the end of this academic year.
He will continue as professor of art there.
  Olga Bennett '28 was elected judge of
Vernon County. She and her father, the
late J. Henry Bennett, a former state
senator, practiced law in Viroqua, Wis.
  Cyrus Reznichek, M.D. '28 was fea-
tured recently in a Madison newspaper.
  Alfred E. Rheineck '28 has been
elected 1969 chairman of the American
Chemical Society's division of organic
coatings and plastics chemistry. He is
chairman of the department of polymers
and coatings in the college of chemistry
and physics, North Dakota State univer-
  Lester Velie '29, Great Neck, N. Y.
has authored an article on Hungary in
the April issue of Reader's Digest.
  Marshall L. Peterson '30 has been
named a vice president of the Valley
National Bank of Arizona in Phoenix.
  William C. Kahl '31 has been elected
to a four-year term as state superintend-
ent of public instruction for Wisconsin,
a post he has held on temporary appoint-
ment since 1966.
  Grant C. Bailey '32 has been elected
1969 chairman of the American Chem-
ical Society's division of petroleum chem-
istry. He lives in Bartlesville, Okla.
  Robert C. Bassett '32 has been elected
to the board of trustees of Roosevelt
university, Chicago.
  Lyle W. Hopper '33 was recently pre-
sented the Laurence G. Meads award,
for outstanding volunteer service to
youth, by the Ridgewood, New Jersey
  Jenkin Lloyd Jones '33 received an
honorary doctor of laws degree from
Clemson university, Clemson, S.C. He
is editor-publisher of the Tulsa Tribune.
  Mrs. Robert E. Billings (Jane Kelly
'38) was elected chairman of the Gover-
nor's council for library development,
in Wisconsin. She is supervisor of school
libraries in Clintonville.
  Mrs. Wade R. Plater (Aleen M. An-
derson '38) was featured recently in a
Madison newspaper for her civic work.
  Harold H. Schroeder '38 has been
made credit manager for Consolidated
Papers, Inc., Wisconsin Rapids.
  Maurice B. Pasch '39 has been re-
appointed Wisconsin state commander of
the Military Order of the World Wars.
  Don Dornbrook '39 is now feature ed-
itor of The Milwaukee Journal.
Sensitivity (continued from p. 11)
  The normal human being is a tough creature,
Prof. Bradford has found, and is usually able to
accept the frank comments which arise in a T-
Group. He doesn't advocate, however, that persons
in their daily lives be as completely frank with each
other as they are in the "protected environment"
of a T-Group. And he believes strongly that T-
Groups should be led only by trained persons who
thoroughly understand sensitivity training.
  A major source of training for persons who lead
sensitivity groups is the National Training Labora-
tory (NTL) Institute for Applied Behavioral Sci-
ence, a non-profit corporation which operates as a
division of the National Education Association.
Prof. Bradford's father, Dr. Leland P. Bradford,
former adult education director for the N.E.A. was
one of a small group of psychologists who founded
NTL in 1947 and he now serves as its national di-
rector. NTL, which has its headquarters in Wash-
ington, D. C., also is active in conducting sengitivity
training institutes throughout the nation for busi-
ness and industrial executives, educators and other
professionals and for non-specialized groups.
   In Wisconsin, University Extension is involved
with sensitivity training on several fronts. This
summer Extension will cooperate with the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the fifth annual
T-Group Training Workshop June 23 to July 3 at
the UWM's Kenwood Conference Center. Exten-
sion also is sponsoring an evening course in sensi-
tivity training during the current semester in Madi-
son and next Aug. 4-10 will hold an adult seminar
as part of the summer Alumni Seminar program,
in sensitivity training on the Madison campus.
  Prof. Bradford sees T-Groups as a potent method
for improving relations among human beings, but
he doesn't regard them as an answer to all prob-
  "Sensitivity training doesn't offer a panacea," he
says. "It won't solve the racial issue or the student-
faculty split on our campuses. But there is a fair
amount of research which indicates that T-Groups
can be pretty effective in changing behavior-
especially in the many important situations where
the goal is to break down barriers to communica-
tions." *
Wisconsin Alumnus
   For more about this seminar see page 13.
To get information on sensitivity workshops
scheduled in your community, write National
Training Laboratory, 1201 16th Street N.W.,
Washington, D. C., 20036.

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