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Dwight K. Curtis
To the Members of the Faculty:
September 22, 1960
The death of Dr. Dwight K. Curtis, Head of the Department of Teaching, occurred last evening, September 21, 1960, at Sartori hospital following a heart attack.
Dr. Curtis had been home with a cold since Monday afternoon. Feeling worse about supper time Wednesday, he was taken yo the hospital about 6:00 p.m. and died soon thereafter
Dr. Curtis, who received his B. S. degree from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, Kirksville, in 1931, and his M. A. and Ph. D. degrees from the State University of Iowa in 1936 and 1942, respectively, served as Professor and Head of the Department of Teaching at Iowa State Teachers College since 1945. Prior to this he had been a teacher in the rural schools of Clark County, Missouri; supervisor of the Campus School at Teachers College, Kirksville, Missouri; and Director of the Training School and Head of the Department of Teaching, State Teachers College, Chadron, Nebraska.
Dr. Curtis was a very capable and respected member of our staff. He was a recognized leader in the field of student teaching and for three years he served as a member of the executive committee of the National Association of Supervisors of Student Teaching and was a past president of the Association for Student Teaching. He was a recognized leader in the field of student teaching and gave generously of his efforts and time to promote cooperation and understanding between the academic fields on campus and the student teaching problems.
Funeral services have been tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 26, time and place as yet undetermined. Information will be given in the papers.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Nowack, Schenectady, New York, and a son, James Dwight, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Any member of the staff who wishes to attend the service may do so by making arrangements with his administrative head.
The flag will be carried at half mast today and during the half day of the funeral. The Campanile will be played during the service in respect to the memory of Dr. Curtis.
J. W. Maucker, President.