Found 11 events matching "1949 "


First extension forester

Robert Walter Graeber was hired as the extension forester. He served in this position until 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.


Trailwood founded

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 Men’s 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 Raleigh’s 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.


Dick Dickey Leading Scorer

Richard "Dick" Dickey became the first NC State men's basketball player to score 1000 career points (his all time score was 1644). He was one of 3 three-time players in program history, and he is the only four-time all-conference player in NC State history. He was the MVP in the 1949 inaugural Dixie Classic. He was a member of NC State's first Final Four team in 1950 (the team placed 3rd in the NCAA that year), and he played in 4 consecutive Southern Conference Championships. He was the first NC State player drafted into the NBA. He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005 and the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.

Included in Athletics

Solomon Hersh

Solomon "Sol" Hersh joined the faculty of the Department of Textile Technology. Previously he had received his B.S. from NC State in 1949. In 1995 he became the first faculty member from the College of Textiles to receive the Alexander Holladay Medal for Excellence.


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.