Found 9 events matching "1949 "
Thompson Gymnasium Dedicated
Thompson Hall was dedicated as Thompson Gymnasium on this date. It was the first on-campus home dedicated to basketball. Previously, home basketball games had been played in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. The building was designed by architect Hobart Upjohn and named for alumnus Frank Martin Thompson. The NC State basketball team played there until Reynolds Coliseum opened in 1949.
J.H. Jensen becomes head of the Plant Pathology section
Jensen established the Pesticide School in 1949, bringing together representatives of agricultural chemicals industry and research and extension workers.
More than 75 trailers (forming what was known as the "City of Trailers" or "Trailwood") were constructed so that married WWII veterans and their families could attend NC State on the GI Bill. In 1949, Trailwood was relocated, and Williams Hall was built in its place.
Thompson Gymnasium condemned
The Raleigh city building inspector condemns Thompson Gymnasium just hours before a Mens Basketball game against Duke. Only a few reporters and college officials are allowed to attend the next home game, against High Point College. From then until the completion of Reynolds Coliseum in 1949, home games are played in Raleighs Memorial Auditorium.
Gerald Erdahl hired
Gerald Orlando Theodore Erdahl was hired as the first college union director in September 1949, thus starting the College Union idea at North Carolina State College.
Ralph Fadum becomes head of department
Ralph Fadum came to NC State in 1949 as a Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, holding this position until 1962.
R.F. Stoops becomes head of Engineering Research Department
Stoops earned a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering at NC State in 1949 before completing his M.S. and Ph.D. at Ohio State University. As head of the ERD, Stoops oversaw research activities for the School of Engineering and directed the Minerals Research Laboratory in Asheville.
Paul Zia becomes head of department
Paul Zia earned his B.S. in civil engineering from the National Chiao Tung University of China in 1949, his M.S. from the University of Washington in 1952, and Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1960. He joined the civil engineering faculty at NC State in 1961.