Alumna Shirley Dow Stekel, BA ’58, MA ’61 came back to visit the Physics department on September 29. Prof. Stekel is retired from the Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and visited with her husband Frank and daughter and son-in-law. After her first year classes, she was the only woman in her math and physics classes and remembers walking into the old Men’s gym for mass exams and feeling very alone. She says “I just liked physics and math, and wanted to see how far I could go with it. But another very important part of feeling comfortable on campus were my friends at Winston House. There were 30 -35 women who lived and worked together there. Most quarters, I had a class with someone from the House. German, American Literature, Music Appreciation, etc. provided enough credits for a BA.” She notes that she had room for extra courses because she was not required to take ROTC.