DSU Timeline: 1941-1950

1941

  • A memorial sun dial for Claude E. Tyrrell (Eastern Superintendent of Buildings from 1905-1940) was placed on campus. It was a gift from alumni, students, faculty. Mr. Tyrrell suffered a fatal accident while on duty in November. The Sun Dial is located on the south side entrance to Beadle Hall.

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Above : Student Senate | Below : Winter Prom

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  • A new service was offered to the community by the speech department at Eastern; a Speakers Bureau. It was designed to give students practical experience in appearing before audiences.

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Above : Chorus Group | Below : Forensics Squad

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  • Some requirements for the W.A.A. (Women's Athletic Association) to earn a jacket were as follows: to have 15 hours of practice in softball, volleyball, and soccer with a test to follow. They also must participate on 4 teams and play 4 games. They had to have at least a C average and must hold on office in a campus organization.

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Football Team 1941


1942

  • Changed steam system from high pressure to low pressure.
  • Bought electricity from City of Madison from then on, eliminated the D.C. generator, added a stoker on one boiler and added a new boiler.
  • There were no Homecoming festivities this year due to the war.
  • Athletics from 1942-45 were solely females as the males were off to war.

1943

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Spring Formal


1944

  • In September, a third year was added to the curriculum and there were hopes of reinstating the four-year program for the returning G.I.’s.

1945

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Women's Football Team


1946

  • Eastern State Normal School returned to four-year degree program.
  • Men's basketball re-instated and a new coach was hired.

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Above : Football Team | Below : Men's Basketball Team

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1947

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Above : Women's Athletic Association | Below : Men's Track Team

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  • A new heating system was put in the Girton House and the house was re-decorated. The lot next to the house and a garage were purchased.

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Above : Shutterbugs | Below : "Night in January" play

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Above : Kappa Sigma Iota | Below : Alpha Phi Sigma

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  • Veterans Club was reorganized, they met once a month.

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Above : Eastern Staff | Below : ACE

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1948

 

  • The Bookstore was located in the basement of East Wing

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Aerial View of Campus ca. 1948

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Above : Cheerleaders

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Above : The play "Claudia" | Below : Classroom

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1949

  • Tuition $28.00 per quarter with a total for the year at about $535.00.

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Above : Student Senate | Below : Kappa Sigma Iota

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  • The Beadle Campus School newspaper was called Eastern Breezes

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Above : Class Collage


1950

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Above : Eastern Chorus | Below : Beta Phi Chi

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