Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on September 13, 1961 · Page 18
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 18

Fayette, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 13, 1961
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A history of Upper Iowa University Upper Iowa University, Fayette, iowa, is a co-educational, nonsectarian liberal arts college in its 105th year of service to the mid-west The University is located on the banks of the Volga River in the rich agricultural and beautifully wooded area of Northeastern Iowa on highways 150 and 93. It is 51 miles north- cast of Waterloo, 92 miles southeast of Mason City and 75 miles north of Cedar Rapids. Upper Iowa was founded in 1857 for the purpose of providing a college educational opportunity for the youth of the area. Colonel Robert Alexander and Mr. Samuel Robertson visualised such a school and in 1854 made the initial grant which made the Uni- The picture above is one of the early photographs taken of Alex- versity possible. ander ball, which now serves as the Administration building for Construction of Alexander *k* University. The picture was taken from the east, looking Hall, built of native lime stone, across Dorman field. was begun in 1854. The Fayette , , ~ : T T .. , , 77 7Z : '• 7. Seminary opened January^ 7, *? r * b ™ ad acquaintance in the tent.al by the Admissions Com- 1857. On July 15, 1858, the first b *** ° f basic learning. This en- mittee. i ~ I ables the student to understand Under certain oonditions a the structure cf the natural and beginning freshman student may annual Commencement was held per Iowa University campus outside class hours are planned to suit every taste. The Young Republicans and Young Democrats offer an introduction to local, state and national politics. The Board of Trustees and the University Administration encourages faculty participation in community activities. The following resolution was passed by the Board on October 30, 1959: "Whereas . . . the philosophy of the Board of Trustees and the Administration of Upper Iowa University concerning the rights and privileges of the University employees to participate in local, state and national activities, especially in the realm of politics, and since it is an established fact that a free political system calls for an intelligent, enlightened, active participating citizenship, be it resolved that University employees be encouraged to par- 12 College Edition Wadnaadar, September 13, 1861 Fayette Leader Faystta, Iowa ticipate in all community enterprises — acting, not as representing the University, but as individual citizens in their own right." In the expressive arts one may choose the band, chorus or the University Players. All three perform in regularly scheduled events. The Collegian, college newspaper and the Peacock, college yearbook, offer writing, reporting, advertising and photographic outlets for students with interests in journalism. The administration encourages each student to take an active (Continued on Page 23) ^h^nS /rT ^wffi.l" pTyslcXworldT the general and ^"admTttea on ''Trial" Adrnfc- edthenameto Upper Iowa Urn- ideak of ^ sion .- This * for on€ semester ™" way of life, the perspectives of in which the maximum load may Although originally affiliated man < s past , and the future in sci- be no more than 13 semester with the Methodist Church, Up- ence ^ the fine arts. hours. Failure to maintain a 2.00 per fcwa University separated Majors are available in the bko- grade average will result in herself from this support and be- logical sciences, business admin- academic probation the second came an independent inter-de- jstration, chemistry, elementary semester in which the maximum nonunatwnal institution in 1928. education, English, history, load mav be no more than 12 se- The University has grown con- mathematics, music, physical ed- mester hours. Failure to achieve Bistently since 1952. Enrollment uca tj 0 n including coachng, phys- a 2.00 grade average will result continues to increase. In the fall ics political science, speech and in dismissal at the end of that semester of 1960, the student sociology. time. body numbered 646 with an addi- Minors are available in the Students in good standing will tional 479 enrolled in off-campus major fields along with art, econ- be admitted by transfer from an extension classes. New construe- 0 mics, French, German, Spanish, accredited college or university. ^j£,£ a Z£%S££ pn^at ^iSr^ phi!oso - AraLE ™ PROGRAM the immediate future include the Pre -Drofessirnai courses are new Baker-Hebron Science Hall, ofieT ed in medicine, dentistry, the new Dorman Gymnasium and veterinary medicim , fores ^ ^g,^—^ wrestling, tennis and track. In intercollegiate athletics, qualified students may participate in varsity competition in the remodeling of two existing j aw an d engineering. buildings. Qualifications for teacher cer- Upper Iowa University is ac- tification on the secondary and compe i credited by the North Central elementary levels are available, m the Iowa Intercol- Association of Colleges and Uni- Upper Iowa University confers i e gj ate Athletic Conference have versifies and the American As- the Bachelor cf Arts and Bache- . ...;. u »..»-•— sociation of University Women. lor of Science degrees. It is fully approved by the De- ADMISSION partment of Public Instruction Students admitted to Upper of the State of Iowa and is a Iowa University are selected member of the American Asso- from the upper 50% of their high w i nter an d spring. Campus bow ciation of Colleges for Teacher school graduating class and shall Education. It is also affiliated not have less than a "C Freshmen are eligible for varsity competition. Recent Upper Iowa met with outstanding success having won championships in each of the major sports. There is a full schedule of intramural sports during the fall, ling alleys, tennis courts, gym... ... . . .. . . ,„.., . . , average nas j um anc j swimming pool, plus with the Association of Amen- (2.00). A student in the lower can Colleges, Liberal Arts College 50% of his graduating class may Workshop of the North Central apply for "Trial Admission" and Association, Iowa College Foun- may or may not be admitted dation. National Institutional pending the over-all evaluation Teacher Placement Bureau and of the applicant's record and po- the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. off-campus golfing, hunting, fishing and tobagganing offer excellent recreational opportunities. ORGANIZATIONS Student activities on the Up- It has a teaching faculty and staff of over 50 with a low faculty-student ratio. Thus each faculty members gets to know personally each student in his or her class. Through intimate classroom and committee associations, a sense of belonging develops throughout the entire University. ACADEMIC OFFERINGS The liberal arts emphasis in the program at Upper fcwa calls A HEARTY WELCOME it's great to see the familiar and the new faces back for the fall term at Upper Iowa. DR. H. L ROBINSON Optometrist WELCOME U.i.U. STUDENTS It's great to have such nice people as the Upper Iowa students and faculty in Fayette. We hope you will enjoy your stay here. WE CARRY THE BEST IN HOME IMPROVEMENTS, DOORS, WINDOWS, SIDING, ROOF- INC, AWNINGS AND FALLOUT SHELTERS United Window Co. Phone 31 Fayette, Iowa SAVE BUY YOUR GAS AT ED'S DEEP ROCK Complete Service For Your Car At Ed's Deep Rock Fayette, Iowa FAVORITE SUBJECTS SADDLES g 111 CASUALS~H oi3 i": FLATS;; BUCKS FOR SCHOOL Naw fads and aid favorites —wa hava than all In aur comaUfa asUcHan sf schaal •boat far Fall DUFFY'S BOOTERY "Put Yourself In Duffy's Shoes Oetwein, Iowa

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