Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Vol. 70, Number 7 (May 1969)
Alumni news, pp. 24-29
Alumni News 1911-20 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 Indiana. 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. 1921-30 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 pharmacy. 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- sity. 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. 1931-40 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 Y.M.C.A. 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. (continued) 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- 24 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- lems. "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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