The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 30, 1959, Image 1

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    Graduation To Take Place Outdoors
The largest summer gradu
ating class since 1950 at the
University of Nebraska will
receive its diplomas tomorrow
in outdoor ceremonies on the
Memorial Mall, east of Me
morial Stadium, Chancellor
Clifford M. Hardin announced.
Approximately 410 students
will receive degrees at cere
monies starting at 7 p.m.
More than 2,500 spectators
are expected to attend.
For the first time in the his
tory of University commence
ments, the exercises will not
include a commencement
speaker. Chancellor Hardin
will preside and give the
charge to the class. Dr. A. C.
Breckenridge, dean of facul
ties, will be master of cere
monies. The Rev. Gilbert M. Arm
strong, pastor of the Univer
sity Episcopal Chapel, will
serve as chaplain. Gordon
Lamb of Eldora, la., a tenor,
will sing The National Anthem
and "Then Shall the Righteous
Shine Forth," from Elijah, by
In case of rain, the com
mencement exercises will be
held in the Coliseum.
These instructions have
been announced by the Regis
trar's office to those graduat
ing: All candidates wear caps
and gowns at the Commence
ment exercises. Candidates
for the Masters and Doctors
degrees wear hoods also. Or
der caps, gowns and hoods at
the local bookstores "at your
earliest convenience. Candi
dates for Doctor of Philosophy
or of Education should take
their hoods or arrange to
have them delivered to Miss
Shirley Thomsen, 208 Admin
istration Building by July 30.
Graduating veterans, except
those enrolled under P.L. 550,
may use valid Purchase Au
thorizations for rental of
academic costume.
All candidates for degrees
are asked to assemble on the
pain floor of the University
Coliseum promptly at 6:30
p.m. on July 31. Upon arrival
at the Coliseum, call for your
name ticket, then report to
your college group. Keep your
name ticket handy; it will be
collected as you enter the
Mall area.
Specific Instructions to be
followed during the proces
sional and the program will
be given you by Faculty Mar
shals just before you start to
march. Doctoral candidates
will be given additional in
structions by a Faculty Mar
shal and will be assigned
specific places in the line of
march. Masters candidates
will be given instructions for
Call for your diploma at
the Coliseum immediately fol
lowing the Commencement
exercises. Doctoral candidates
will receive diplomas during
the hooding ceremonies on
In event of rain the Com
mencement exercises will
take place in the Coliseum.
Come to the Coliseum at 6:30
p.m., call for your name
ticket and then report to yor.r
college section on t h e main
I "r
nam Bi,.!Mat-.TCr,-K
This same scene will take place tomorrow night on the
Memorial Mall.
Regents Make Decision
In Meeting Tomorrow
On Use Of Elgin Plant
The Board of Regents will
meet ' Tiorrow to decide
what the University is going!
to do with the Elgin building.
The Regents will have the
results of a preliminary sur
vey on planned renovation of
the six-story plant made fcy
Lincoln architectural firm,
Schaumberg and Freeman, to
guide them in their decision.
If the building is not used
exclusively for freshman
classes, it will probably house
such facilities as the Univer
sity Printing Department,
physics and biology laborato
ries and classrooms.
Chancellor Clifford Hardin
has said that the depart
ments that will eventually be
moved into the Elgin building
"will probably be those that
require the least amount of
The Chancellor had previ
ously noted that the physics
and biology departments, spe
cifically, "would benefit from
the additional space."
University Business Manag
er Carl Donaldson has ack
nowledged that the Printing
Department was being consid
ered as a possible Elgin
building occupant.
If the Printing Department
is moved from its present
West Stadium quarters, it
would probably be put in the
Elgin building basement. The
West Stadium would then be
used exclusively by the Main
tenance Department.
The Chancellor explained
that remodeling will not be
completed for 4 or 5 years
"primarily because we have
to wait for the availability of
funds, from the institutional
The Board of Regents in
November last year accepted
a bid for improvement of the
University power plant in
cluding a pipe line to the El
gin building, but otherwise no ,
major remodeling has been
The Elgin building, nearly
six times as large as any of
the University's present
classroom buildings, was
purchased from the Elgin Na
tional Watch Co. by the Board
of Regents for f725,000.
The building will provide
310,000 square feet of usable
space. It is fully air condi
tioned and has 2 elevators.
The building will officially
be known as "Nebraska
Hall." The Regents last year
voted to pass on the name
of the 71-year old "Nebraska
Hall" which had housed the
Conservation and Survey Di
vision to the Elgin building.
Lincoln, Nebraska
JULY 30, 1959
Director Of Far Eastern Institute
Calls Summer Project 'Successful'
After nearly two months of
very intensive instruction to
the problems and conditions
of the Far East, Dr. Robert
Sakai has termed Nebraska's
first Far Eastern Institute as
"successful." Dr. Sakai di
rected the Intitute.
The Institute, which was fi
nanced by the University of
Nebraska, the Asia Founda
tion, the Asia Society, fnc
and the Japan Society, Inc.,
was conducted for advanced,
Kellogg Center Begun
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8 -v-qi
- n Tf: A: ri:
Grading and leveling are the first steps in the con
struction of the $2.9 million Nebraska Center of Continuing
Education. Work oa the Center, financed by Kellogg Foun
dation, Nebraskans and revenue bonds, was started only
recently after the Board of Regents accepted Chancellor
Clifford Hardin's recommeodatioa to use $350,000 in rev
enue bonds.
non-specialist students and
high school and college teach
ers. However, Dr. Sakai said
the initial response from prac
ticing teachers was cot as
large as had been hoped for
Dr. Sakai outlined two pur
poses of the Institute first
to broaden and improve the
teaching of courses on the
Far East on both the high
school and college level, and
second to emphasize the im
portance of knowledge of the
Far East.
The Institute granted 12
fellowships which went to ten
teachers or students who plan
to go into teaching and to two
persons contemplating enter
ing the foreign service.
In addition to the seminar
course, the Institute offered
courses in Far Eastern poli
tics, geography of the
Far East and a history of
modern China.
Besides the course work of
fered, the Institute brought to
the campus two outstanding
the Far East. Dr. Clyde
and Dr. Yuan-li Wu, both na
tinally recognized experts on
the Far East, Dr. Clyde
discussed the U.S. foreign pol
icy in the Far East and Dr.
Wu presented an economic
view of modern Communist
China. Films, slides and an
Engineer Elected
Prof. Ferris W. N o r r i i,
chairman of the department
of electrical engineering at
the University of Nebraska,
has been elected as one of
the national directors of Eta
Kappa Nu, honorary electri
cal engineering fraternity, for
the next sch'ol year.
art exhibit were also present
ed in conjunction with the In
stitute. Although the course was not
one in teaching methods, the
members of the seminar re
ceived handbooks for teach
ing which included materials
for teaching courses on the
Far East in high schools and
colleges, such as articles, pic
tures, t maps, bibliographys
and lis'ts of available movies
and slides.
Courses in the Institute, on
which planning began last De
cember, were taught by Dr.
Sakai. Dr. Robert G. Bowman
and Dr. Ralph Miwa, a visit
ing lecturer from the Univer
sity of Missouri.
Dr. Sakai said he felt there
was too little emphasis on the
Far East in the high schools
and that he hoped institutes
such as the one con
ducted here would help to
rtimulate a wider range of
interest. He said he also
hoped to be fable to conduct
such an insU-le again next
Senior Receives
National Title
Miss Polly Doe ring of
Franklin, Neb., a senior at
the University was named
"National Girl of Alpha Omi
cron Pi" at the sorority's re
cent convention in Victoria,
B.C., Canada.
Miss Doering is vice-president
of the Nebraska chap
ter, vice-president of Mortar
Board and a member of Al
pha Lambda Delta and PI
Lambda Theta hanoraries.