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    Wednesday, July 8, 1965
The Summer Nebraskan
Page 3
Alumni Association Members
Strive For Strong University
The University Alumni As
sociation has the responsibil
ity for maintaining complete
biographical records on all
former students of the Uni
versity as well as maintaining
the membership of the Associ
ation. The Association is also re
sponsible for publishing the
Nebraska Alumnus. The
Alumnus appears six times a
year in a magazine format
and twice a year in a news
paper format. The magazine
is sent to all members of the
Association, while the news
paper is sent to every 'good'
address for former students.
'Good' addresses include 55,
000 names.
A total of 11,000 members
wake up the Association, with
80 chapters around the coun
try. The Association services
these chapters through pro
viding them with speakers for
Founder's Day ceremonies,
which are held on or around
February 15th each year.
Graduate Founders
The Alumni Association was
Started in 1874 by the first five
graduates of the University.
James Stuart Dales, William
Snell, Frank Hurd, Uriah Ma
lick and Wallace Stevenson
met June 24, 1874 and "duly
organized themselves into an
alumni association, for pur
poses of mutual social im
provement and the advance
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ment of the interest of the
University, whose memories
and benefits they wish to per
petuate." Their stated purpose was
"to promote in every proper
way the interest of our State
University, and to foster
among its graduates a senti
ment of regard for each oth
er, and of our attachment for
our alma mater."
The five men decided that
the meetings of the group
would be annually on the day
preceding commencement.
The membership grew from
the five men in 1874 to 27 in
1879. At that time Dales
said, "We have already
n ached a point where the
Alumni Association becomes
something more than . a
name, and henceforth it is
destined to become a factor
in the history of the Univer
sity." Interest Increases
By 1897 the Regents report
ed that alumni were showing
more interest in their organi
zations. Class reunions had
been planned, and arrange
ments had been started for
having a joint meeting of
alumni of various colleges.
In 1904 the University Jour
nal was started in the "in
terests of alumni and second
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ary education in Nebraska."
At the June meeting in 1905,
more than 400 alumni met
together on the East Campus,
then known as Ag campus.
The Nebraska Alumnus
magazine came into being
in October, 1913. At that time,
the Alumnus announced that
three days would be especial
ly celebrated each year
Homecoming, Charter Day
and Alumni Day at commencement.
Roundup Held
In June of 1922, the
alumni "Roundup" was
It was announced at that time,
that the Association had un
dertaken the project of sta
dium construction.
In November of the same
year a ten-year program was
announced. It included a dor
mitory system, stadium,
gymnasium, library, muse
um, a million-dollar fund for
loans and scholarships and
"'provision for the declining
years of those who have giv
en their lives to the Univer
sity." In 1923 the Regents agreed
to pay $5,000 a year toward
upkeep of the Association in
return for the maintenance of
a complete list of graduates
and ex-students, together
with address and occupation.
J-School Head
Named To Study
With Committee
Dr. William E. Hall, direc
tor of the School of Journalism
at the University was recently
named to a committee de
signed to strengthen the co
operation between news
papers and journalism
Gene Robb, president of the
American Newspaper Publish
ers Association and Edward
Barrett, president of the Asso
ciation for Education in Jour
nalism, in a joint statement
said, "There is both need
and opportunity for joint un
dertakings by newspapers and
journalism education in the
development of outstanding
professional person nel. in
journalistic research and in
other areas."
Hall is a member of an As
sociation for Education in
Journalism committee. He
will be working on a team
with Nelson Poynter of St.
Petersburg, Florida, who is
working with an American
Newspaper Publishers Asso
ciation committee.
l'ost-War Boom
After the war years Assoc!
ation membership, Rounduj
and Homecoming luncheon
attendance and club activities
all reached new peaks.
The Association started a
Big Red athletic fund drive in
1954 to try to provide monej
for athletic scholarships, ac
cording to George Bastian.
present executive secretary of
the Association.
The next big project for the
Association was the Distin
guished Teaching Fund.
Now called the Regents'
Professorship Program, and
administered by the Univer
sity Foundation, there are 12
professors involved in this
To be a part of the pro
gram, a professor must be a
full professor and must be
teaching rather than research
ing. The outstanding profes
sors meeting such qualifica
tions are selected by the chan
cellor and the Senate, accord
ing to Bastian.
Stay At University
They then receive $3,750
stipends above their regular
state salary, he said. The
purpose of this program is to
encourage outstanding profes
sors to stay at the Universi
ty rather than leaving for
University for Homecoming.
SNCC Goal Set
For Slimmer
The summer program goal
for the Student Non-Violence
Coordinating Committee
(SNCC) has been set at $1,300,
according to John Schreckin
ger, treasurer.
SNCC, a nationwide civil
rights organization, was or
ganized at the University last
November. The organization
is concerned with the cause
of the southern Negro, and
supports community a c t i on
Three University graduates
are assisting in voter registra
tion, community center activi
ties and supplementary educa
tion of adults and children in
Gulfport, Missippi, this sum
mer. Contributions may be made
to any member of S.N'CC or at
a SNCC booth appearing per
iodically in the Student Union.
Student Teacher
Musi Apply Now
Elementary Education ma
jors who wish to student teach
during the summer session of
1906 must make application
before July 30, 1965.
Applications can be secured
in room 202 Teachers College.
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The Alumni Roundup, which was begun in 1922, is now
which many alumni return to the University for a visit.
other higher-paying jobs.
Bastian said that the Asso
ciation would like to see the
program increased to include
about 30 professors. "We want
to keep the good ones here,"
he said.
"With the rapid increase in
enrollment, we have to have
a hard-core of instructors to
build upon and attract other
outstanding professors," Bas
tian said.
The purpose of the Alumnus
magazine is to act as the offi
cial journal of the University,
according to Bastian. "There
is no other publication which
tells the story of the Univer
sity as the Alumnus does,"
he said.
"We try to keep our alum
ni informed of enrollment
trends, building and distin
guished professors." he add
ed. The present editor of the
Alumnus, Mrs. Harriet Coble,
is "retiring" in her own words
to become a homemaker. She
will be replaced September
1st by Miss Sally White.
"Nothing Greater"
According to Mrs. Coble,
one of the most exciting ; around the Homecoming foot
things about her job as editor i ball game. Next October, in
You're A Nebraskan?
Wharfs A- Nebraskan?
lowing story was written by
i Peggy Speece, a June grad-
uate of the School of Journal
ism. Miss Speece, who was
j sports editor of the Daily Ne
I braskan, was the first woman
to be allowed in the press
1 box to cover football games
i at the University. She is pre
i sently working for the Kan
sas City Star.
By Peggy Speece
You're from Where?
It's a small town about fifty
miles west of Lincoln . . .
If they are Missouri or Kan
you know, the state sas U n 1 v e r s Ity graduates,
i you've got 'em. Just casual
like I should know
It's about 50
west of Omaha .
miles south- j
Oh sure. My wife has a
cousin living in Omaha.
Well, I come from a small
town about 100 miles west of
Place called York.
York, Nebraska.
You know, I was in Nebras
ka once . . .
And for some reason, there
by always hangs a tale that
is sure to be nothing but
derogatory. Even if the guy's
dog got sick in Nebraska,
somehow he blames the fact
on the state.
Whv the name Nebraska
always brings a smile or a
disbelieving look to the face
of a non-native is mystifying.
It isn't as though Kansas or
Oklahoma were a whole lot
different except Nebraska
must have a funny sound to
Even telephone operators
act as though they never
heard of Nebraska. Just try
going to Kansas City, Al
ii u q it e r que, or Minneapolis
and placing a call to some
where, anywhere In Nebras-
is "the alumni. They're so
vonderful and gracious." She
said that returning from the
football bowl games, she got
the feeling that "There's
nothing greater than Nebras
ka alums."
The annual Alumni Round-
ups which are held in connec
tion with commencement
have had from 400 to 600 peo
ple returning to participate,
according to Bastian.
The structure of the Associ
ation today is built around
its goal: to build a strong Uni
versity. The Association's
programs are financed by an
nual dues and life member
ships. Alumni College
The Association sponsored
the first annual Alumni Col
lege four years ago. Held
prior to commencement, this
program gives alumni an op
portunity to continue their
education by returning to the
campus to hear faculty mem
bers discuss various topics of
current interest.
The major fall events for
the alumni are centered
ka. If you want to get ahold
of someone in Wahoo, Nebras
ka, you might as well give
They never believe that
And saying you were grad
uated from the University of
Nebraska is like admitting
you once tried to climb Mt.
Everest. People snicker. Thev
i are convinced you only took j
courses in Nebraska history, I
j Nebraska geography and how
to plant corn on a hillside. I
I've found only one way to
keep so-you're-from-Nebraska
hecklers from gettine nastv.
ly mention that there is a lit-
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It does wonders.
to a
Saturday afternoon, July 10, at 2:00 o'clock,
Gold's fourth floor auditorium.
Rocoption following.
an annual event during
addition to the traditional
Homecoming luncheon f o r
alumni prior to the game, the
various departments on the
Lincoln campus will hold
morning coffees for alumni.
The return to Homecoming
jhas become so popular that
California alumni return an
nually xor tne weeKena on a
special plane.
Promote Interest
The 50 chapters of the As
sociation play a major role in
promoting continuing interest
in the University and its
Alumni Association.
As the alumni have more
leisure time (and the football
team greater success), the
Association stepped in with
planes for European tours and
flights to regular and post
season football games. The
Association provides special
mailings to alumni to inform
them of bowl game activities.
The Association is open to
any graduate or person who
has attended the University
for two semesters.
"It (the Association) pro
vides the means for appreci
ative alumni to help insure
that young people following
them will have the same or bet
ter opportuniies than they
did," according to former As
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