Interesting, 9/44

Nov 08, 2013

Dear Tom:
This was a program I did not know about.  Incidentally, women were first enrolled at Notre Dame, in Summer Sessions, around the time of WWI.  Here’s another example of women at Notre Dame.  I have to chuckle when some folks incorrectly feel that no woman set foot in our classrooms until 1972.

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The twelfth term of tuition-free Engineering, Science and Management war training classes opens Monday night, Sept. 18, at the University. 

Registration for all courses will be held on that night beginning at 7:00. Immediately following registration students will meet with their various instructors for organizational sessions.

35 Courses Offered

The fall term includes a group of 35 courses in the fields of accounting and auditing, aeronautical engineering, chemistry, mathematics, drawing, drafting and tool design, electronics, electric motors, fundamental electric engineering, A.C. circuits, manpower utilization, personnel relations, industrial psychology, motion and time study, job evaluation, industrial organization, methods engineering, production process technique, structural engineering, industrial statistics, and engineering mechanics.

All courses are taught on, a college level and are open to men and women who have been graduated from high school and who are employed or employable in war industry, either locally or in surrounding areas. In certain instances equivalent industrial experience will suffice for the ordinarily required high school graduation. Over 7,000 Trained Since the spring of 1940, when the first series of Defense Training classes was conducted on the campus, over 7,000 students from more than 150 industries have participated in 250 courses. Special courses have likewise been conducted in individual war plants requesting them for their own employees. Each course embraces a total of at least 45 hours spread over a period of 15 weeks. The teaching staff is comprised of members of the Notre Dame faculty and competent men of industry who conduct both the lecture and laboratory periods. Various industrial problems presented by the individual students, are worked out in class whenever possible.

The program is under the direction of the Rev. James J. Leahy, C.S.C, administrative assistant. The teaching staff for the fall term will include the following instructors: D. J. Angelakos, Jay Bolt, Carson Buck, Francis Calkins, James Dincolo, Robert Egry, Harold Ellithorn, Christopher Fagan, Bernard Finnan, C. J. Kline, Stanley Luke, James A. McCarthy, J. A. Northcott, Arthur Quigley, A. W. Rowland, Raymond Schubmehl, Walter Shilts, Lawrence Stauder, Carl Stevason, and W. Turner.


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