Commencement, 1957-1966

Commencement, spring or summer, 1961.


1957

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Friday, June 7, 1957
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Friday, June 7 at 10:00 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 51 degrees and diplomas were awarded in December, 1956.
    • 40 degrees and diplomas were awarded in March, 1957.
    • 271 degrees and diplomas were awarded in June, 1957.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, August 8, 1957
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, August 8 at 7:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 116 students received degrees and diplomas.

 


1958

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Wednesday, June 4, 1958
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Howard Conn, minister of the Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis (Baccalaureate Address) "On the Threshold of Incredible Journeys"
  • Events:
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, June 1 at 10:30 AM in the Auditorium.
    • Commencement was held on Wednesday, June 4 at 10:00 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 85 degrees and diplomas were awarded in January, 1958.
    • 346 degrees and diplomas were awarded in June, 1958.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, August 7, 1958
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, August 7 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 169 students received degrees and diplomas.

 

1959

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Wednesday, June 3, 1959
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan, Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Chicago (Baccalaureate Address)"
  • Events:
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, May 31 at 10:30 AM in the Auditorium.
    • The faculty recognition breakfast was held on Sunday, May 31 at 8:30 AM in the Commons.
    • Commencement was held on Wednesday, June 3 at 10:00 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 90 degrees and diplomas were awarded in January, 1959.
    • 356 degrees and diplomas were awarded in June, 1959.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, August 6, 1959
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  
  • Events:
    • Commencement held on Thursday, August 6 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • No baccalaureate services were held for the summer commencement.
    • 182 students received degrees and diplomas.

 


1960

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Wednesday, June 8, 1960
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Rabbi Julius J. Nodel, Temple of Shaare Emeth in St. Louis, Missouri (Baccalaureate Address) "In Search of the Permanent"
  • Events:
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, June 5 in the Auditorium.
    • Commencement was held on Wednesday, June 8 at 10:00 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • A portion of the faculty was not seated in order to make room for more students and their families.
    • 113 degrees and diplomas were awarded in January, 1960.
    • 408 degrees and diplomas were awarded in June, 1960.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, August 4, 1960
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title: 
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 223 students were awarded degrees and diplomas.

 


1961

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Friday, June 9, 1961
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Rev. Jules L. Moreau, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (Baccalaureate Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Friday, June 9 at 10:00 AM.
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, June 4 at 10:30 AM in the Auditorium.
    • The Alumni-Faculty Reunion was held on Sunday, June 4 at 12:30 PM in the Commons.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 135 degrees and diplomas were awarded in February, 1961.
    • 256 degrees and diplomas were awarded in June, 1961.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, August 10, 1961
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, August 10 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • This was the first commencement ceremony as the State College of Iowa.
    • 208 students received degrees and diplomas.

 


1962

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Friday, June 8, 1962
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Irvin E. Lunger, President of Transylvania College (Baccalaureate Address) "The Fourth R"
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Friday, June 8 at 10:30 AM.
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, June 10 at 10:30 AM in the Auditorium.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 17 degrees and diplomas were awarded in November, 1961.
    • 116 degrees and diplomas were awarded in February, 1962.
    • 258 degrees and diplomas were awarded in June, 1962.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, August 9, 1962
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, August 9 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 249 students received degrees and diplomas.

 


1963

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, June 6, 1963
  • Site:  Latham Stadium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Joseph Sittler, University of Chicago (Baccalaureate Address) "A Word for Right Now"
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 PM.
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, June 2 at 10:30 AM in the Auditorium.
    • Reception for graduates was held at President Maucker's home on Monday, June 3 at 7:30 PM.
    • The Alumni-Faculty Reunion luncheon was held on Sunday, June 2 at 12:30 PM in the Commons.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 12 degrees and diplomas were awarded in September, 1962.
    • 19 degrees and diplomas were awarded in November, 1962.
    • 112 degrees and diplomas were awarded in February, 1963.
    • 357 degrees and diplomas were awarded in June, 1963.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Wednesday, August 7, 1963
  • Site:  Latham Stadium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 379 students received degrees and diplomas.

 


1964

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Tuesday, January 28, 1964
  • SiteCollege Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  William C. Lang, Dean of Instruction (Commencement Address) "Privileges and Responsibilities"
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Tuesday, January 28 at 7 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 21 degrees and diplomas were awarded in September 4, 1963.
    • 16 degrees and diplomas were awarded in November 18, 1963.
    • 139 degrees and diplomas were awarded in January 30, 1964.

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, June 4, 1964
  • Site:  Latham Stadium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Rev. John E. Burkhart, McCormick Theological Seminary (Baccalaureate Address) "The Location of Humanity"
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 PM.
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, May 31 at 10:30 AM in the Auditorium.
    • A reception for graduates took place at President Maucker's home on Monday, June 1 at 7:30 PM.
    • The Alumni-Faculty Reunion luncheon was held on Sunday, May 31 at 12:30 PM in the Union.
    • A faculty recognition breakfast was held on Thursday, June 4 at 8:15 AM in the Union.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • Students petitioned to change the new policy requiring seniors to take final examinations with the rest of the students, as they would not have found out whether they qualified to graduate until after commencement was held.
    • 564 students expected to graduate at spring commencement exercises.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Friday, August 7, 1964
  • Site:  Latham Stadium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Friday, August 7 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • Approximately 300 students are expected to graduate at summer commencement exercises.

 


1965

 Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, January 26, 1965
  • Site:  College Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. William C. Lang, Dean of Instruction (Commencement Comments) "Paths to Maturity"
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, January 26 at 7 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 201 students received degrees and diplomas.

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Friday, June 4, 1965
  • Site:  Latham Stadium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Charles Jacobs, First Presbyterian Church (Baccalaureate Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Friday, June 4 at 7:30 PM.
    • A reception at President Maucker's home took place on Thursday, June 3 at 7:30 PM.
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Friday, June 4 at 10:45 AM in the Auditorium.
    • The Alumni-Faculty Reunion took place on Sunday, May 30 at 12:30 PM.
    • A faculty recognition breakfast was held on Saturday, May 22 at 8:15 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 441 students received degrees and diplomas.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Friday, August 6, 1965
  • Site:  Latham Stadium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:
  • Events:
    • Commencement held Friday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 305 students received degrees and diplomas.

 


1966

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Wednesday, January 26, 1966
  • Site:  College Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Wallace Anderson, Dean of Undergraduate Study (Commencement Address) "Wheel of Destiny"
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held Wednesday, January 26 at 7 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 237 students received degrees and diplomas.

 Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Friday, June 3, 1966
  • Site:  Latham Stadium
  • Speaker and Speech Title: 
  • Events:
    • A reception for graduates was held at President Maucker's home on Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 PM.
    • Commencement was held on Friday, June 3 at 7:30 PM.
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Friday, June 3 at 10:45 AM in the Auditorium.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 557 students were awarded degrees and diplomas.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date: Friday, August 5, 1966
  • Site:  Latham Stadium
  • Speaker and Speech Title: 
  • Events:
    • Commencement held Friday, August 5 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 314 students received degrees and diplomas.

 

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