Alter, Chester M., 1906-2006
University of Denver Chancellor Emeritus Chester M. Alter passed away March 6, in Santa Fe, N. M. ... Born March 21, 1906, on a farm in Rush County, Ind.
Chester M. Alter Chancellor, 1953-1966.
Sources Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg. 155); Board of Trustees Minutes – Volume P: page 183.
Chancellor Alter retires in 1966.
Sources “Chancellor Alter to Retire,” The University of Denver Clarion, vol. 70, no. 58, June 3, 1966, 1.
In 1975,a Colloquium honors former Chancellor Alter.
Chancellor Alter welcomes US Air Academy to DU (October 1955).
Announces Tuition Hike at DU (1956).
Announces New Law School and Dorm (1956).
Crowns Elaine Petersen as Homecoming Queen (1956).
Named to the Commission on International Cooperation Through Education of the Association of American Colleges.
Issues Official Women’s Week Proclamation (1957).
Awarding Yul Brynner on February 14, 1957, for his outstanding contributions to the theater and arts.
Discusses widespread interest in education (1957).
To speak at Traditional Vespers (1957).
Welcomes Newcomers to DU (September 1957).
In the Denver Clarion February 18, 1958 issue, the Chancellor calls for scientists and lawyers to work together in solving legal problems involving space travel, atomic energy, radiation and manmade climate, in an address before the 1958 Judicial Conference in Colorado Springs.
Elected Denver Rotary President - term of office from July 1, 1958 - July 1, 1959.
"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.
Elected President of the Association of Urban Universitites (1958).
States that tuition increase is a rumor (1959).
Extending congratulations to award winners during Engineer's Day (1959).
Discusses quality fctor in student selection at 1959 Founder's Day Banquet.
To receive an Honorary Degree from Boston Universtity (1959).
Gives welcome to students at convocation (1960).
Tells of $5 Million Grant to Denver U by Ford Foundation in New York.
Announces $251,000 Given University by Denver Citizens Following Ford Foundation Grant (1960).
Will give a welcom speech to the Campus Conference on Religion (1960).
Announces Phipps Ten Acre Belcaro Park Estate Given DU by Former Senators Wife Will Ultimately be Conference Center.
Proposes Plans for Ford Grant to be Used in Academic Aim (1960).
Announces Michigan State Professor (Dr. Ralph D. Wilson) is New HRM School Director (1960).
Announces that the Board of Trustees of DU voted unanimously to terminate participation in intercollegiate football, effective immediately (January 10, 1961).
Discusses why the Nursing School was dropped from the University (1961).
Gives New Student Welcome (1961).
Announces in 1961 a three-year, $25 Million Program, for new resources for the University - the largest in the 97-year history of the University.
Announces Safety Campaign (1961).
Receives a letter from President Lyndon B Johnson (September 24, 1964), asking him to choose an outstanding student leader on campus that can be sent to the White House.
At the grounbreaking ceremonies for the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) 1965.
Announces Retirement in 1966 - held Chancellor position since 1953. Decided to begin a leave of absence August 1, 1966 and retire no later than June 15, 1967. Dr. Wilbur Miller was named to fill his post until a new Chief is selected.
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Overview Chancellor Chester M. Alter welcomes the students to a new University year. Kangaroo Court, Australia's gift to the University, reconvenes to reprimand the unfortunate Freshman students. DU Caravan Football Game planned to be in Wyoming on October 2, 1954. Welcome Week Features introduction to life at DU. Parents Night to be held on October 8, 1954.
Dates: 1954 September 20
Overview We’re The Champs – DU concludes greatest Football Season with Thanksgiving Victory. Defeats Colorado A and M (34-0), and their first undisputed Skyline Conference Championship since 1917. Housing Program reorganized, Catherine Northrup named new head. Original Opera Heralds Yuletide. MSF Yule Dinner.
Dates: 1954 December 3
Overview Martha "Marty" Garrison crowned Denver U’s May Queen by Chancellor Alter on April 28, 1955. Junior-Senior Prom “Jungle Jive” to occur at the Student Union on April 30, 1955. Sleepy Time Gal – Cathy Smith. Bill Walen – head of the 1955 May Days, annual spring fiesta on the DU campus. Football time again – kickoff time rolls around at Hilltop Stadium at 2pm on Saturday April 30, 1955.
Dates: 1955 April 29
Overview Cowbabies Protest – Wyoming Rooters say “we wuz robbed” – University of Wyoming Football team lost to the University of Denver Pioneers. Christmas at Bizad. Bizad 550 Veterans. P.J.’ers Parade on Turkey Eve. Union Ruling – The Student Union Board of Governors ruled that they would no longer loan chairs to various campus organizations. Groups Protest – DE “Not Involved” in Hotel Controversy, states Alter. Engineers to hold election.
Dates: 1955 November 29
Overview Football game on October 14, 1955 crucial as DU must win in to stay in Championship Race. Financial trends at the University upward. Homecoming Queen applications due on October 14, 1955. Dr. Margaret Mead, noted Anthropologist and author will speak at the Student Union on October 17, 1955. Chancellor Alter says DU has made much progress.
Dates: 1955 October 14
Overview DU Welcomes Freshman Today – Orientation Program Begins Academic Year. Fall Registration Plans Announced. DU to Caravan to Wyoming. Tryouts for First Theater Production to be this week. Chancellor Alter Welcomes New Students.
Dates: 1956 September 17
Overview Camera Retraces DU Homecoming Events. Various images from Homecoming Activities – Chancellor Alter crowns Homecoming Queen Elaine Petersen. Image of the BYU-Denver Game. Image of a Float. Beard Growers Extraordinary. Petticoats of Paris.
Dates: 1956 November 13
Overview Career Book Being Distributed for Student Use. Homecoming Queen Finalists Selected for Tuesday Voting. High School Meeting to be Held Here. Chancellor Alter Elected as President of Organization of Urban Universities. DU Directories to be Distributed Free to Students. Chapel Topic Order. DU Gunning for Unbeaten Air Force Falcons. Correction.
Dates: 1958 November 7
Overview Phipps Ten Acre Belcaro Park Estate Given DU by Former Senators Wife Will Ultimately be Conference Center. Football Tickets Available Now to Air Force Game. Foothills Accepts Art Contributions. Elect Neri, Rintels, Sutow for First Centennial Class Officers. Alpha Phi Omega is being organized at DU.
Dates: 1960 November 1
Overview No More Football – Chancellor Alter’s Statement. Ski Club Announces “Snow Queen” Finalists – Events Scheduled. Newman to Serve as 1961 May Days Over-all Chairman. Scholars’ Winter Program Planned. Fraternity Council to Meet Tonight.
Dates: 1961 January 10