McCowen House

Wallace Hall

Floor Plans

Rooms 03,04,55,56
Rooms 07-52
Rooms 59-60

House Details

Floor #: 9
Gender: Co-Ed
Capacity: 57
Room #s: 9303-9360
A/C: No
Bed Type: Lofted
Floor Type: Carpet
Room Types: Double as Singles (27) & Singles (2)
Room Size: Room ending in 03, 04, 55, 56(13' 9" x 12') 07 to 52(13' 9" x 12") 59-60 (14'6" x 9' 2")
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House History

McCOWEN, Robert M. (1918-1965) received a B.A. degree from the University of Northern Iowa (1941) and a master of music degree from Northwestern University (1951) before joining the Iowa State staff in 1952. He directed the Iowa State Singers, the Festival Chorus and the Men's Glee Club and taught voice and conducting. He served as festival director, contest judge and director of choruses in no less that twenty colleges and universities. President Hilton said at the time of his death, "We have lost one of our most distinguished and beloved staff members. He was a fine teacher, a loyal friend of the students and added tremendously to the cultural life of our community. He will be missed very much."