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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 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 Phi Beta Kappa Elects Burke, Siegham. Alter Proposes Plans for Ford Grant to be Used in Academic Aim. Wieman, Senate Committee Agree to Hockey Ticket Plan. Dr. Linus Pauling Will Speak Here on Civil Liberties. New Clues Given in Stereo Contest. Nurses Present Hospital Follies. Soundproof Rooms are Available for Student Practicing.
Dates: 1960 November 18
Overview Chancellor Chester M. Alter Tells of $5 Million Grant to Denver U by Ford Foundation in New York. Kennedy Blasts Republicans for Complacent National Stand in Denver Civic Center Address. Freshman Induction to Feature Three Outstanding Educators. Need Freshmen for Homecoming.
Dates: 1960 September 27
Overview Junior Pat McLaughlin Follows Clues to Stereo Certificate Inside Drainpipe. History Society to Meet. Four Will Attend Rome Confab. Annual Christmas Vespers Service to be Thursday. Michigan State Professor is New HRM School Director Chancellor Alter Announces.
Dates: 1960 December 2
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
Overview Student Senators, Lacking Quorum, Table Amendment. “My Friend, the People’s Poet” Topic of Chancellor’s Address. Mathematics Major Chosen as Phi Beta Kappa Member. Lamont Recitals to Feature Both Students, Faculty. Library Expands Hours for Finals. Student Housing Advance Rental Fee is Subject to July 1 Payment Deadline, AAUP Chairmen, Named by Foster.
Dates: 1961 March 10
Overview Alter Clears Air on Nursing School. Peace Corps Topic of Asian Spenialis. Certification Error Delays Announcing AUSA Candidates. Debaters Attend CWC Meet. Team Bowls DU Second Championship. Quiet Coup d’Etat Returns Sanborn to Y-GOP Duties. Fund Announces Gracey Joins DU Danforth Interns.
Dates: 1961 April 14
Overview Figures Just Released Record 240 Fraternity Pledges on Campi. Absentee Vote Available for DU Students. Homecoming Preparations Underway as Big Weekend Activities Near. UPC Union Board Features Movies on Sunday Nights. Nominations for Freshman Class Set. Wandering Wit.
Dates: 1960 October 7
Overview Homecoming Finalists Chosen; Skits, House Decks Underway. Chancellor Alter Announces $251,000 Given University by Denver Citizens Following Ford Foundation Grant. Cashier Hours. First Baroque Concert Set, Will Feature Five Sonatas. Nominations Open Today. Homecoming Mum Orders to be in Tomorrow Night. Family Day Game Tickets Available.
Dates: 1960 October 11
Overview The Campus Conference on Religion to Open with a Welcome by Chancellor Chester Alter. As of 1933-Denver Debaters Tangle, Powerful Speakers Today. Freshmen Elections Slated for Oct. 28 Despite Petitioners Appeal to Senate. Campaign Rules Announced, Speeches, Voting Dates Set for Coming Frosh Elections. Elected Officers of Dorms at DU Assume Duties. Correction. DU Debate Team to Join in Series of British Debates.
Dates: 1960 October 21