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Southern Missionary College
a liberal arts college of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
published and prepared by
Dean of Students
NOT TO BE TAKEN,
Second New Collegiate Handbook
a, A (a) — 1. The first letter of the English alphabet. 2. The most
desired grade on campus.
A— (a minus) Second most desired grade on campus.
Abbott, Ruth — Instructor of Nursing.
absences — 1. Chapel, four unexcused are allowed each semester.
Excuses must be to the Dean of Students' Office by the following
Friday noon for the missed Tuesday chapel and by the following
Monday noon for the missed Thursday chapel. Those who do not
choose to go to chapels will be asked to leave school. Excuse blanks
can be obtained at the Dean of Students' Office or the Residence Hall
Desks. 2. Classes, absences are counted from the first scheduled
meeting of the class and are considered as either excused or unex-
cused. Excused absences are recognized as absences incurred be-
cause of illness, authorized school trips, or emergencies beyond the
student's control. To have a class or laboratory absence excused a
completed absence excuse form must be submitted to the absence
committee no later than noon the first Monday following the ab-
sence. Absence forms "are available at the student center, library,
dormitories, and the dean's office. A box for submission of these
forms is located in the Student Center. The absence committee will
determine whether or not the absence is to be excused and notify the
teacher of their decision. An excuse due to illness may not be granted
unless the student has contacted Health Service prior to the absence.
Students having absences exceeding the number of credit hours for
the class may be subject to counsel and/or academic discipline.
Make-up Work for classes — no make-up work will be allowed for
daily quizzes and homework. A daily average will be recorded for
excused absences. Tests and major assignments missed because of
an excused absence will be made up within a week of the absence
unless other arrangements are made with the teacher. 3. Residence
Hall Worships — one unexcused absence allowed per week. (See
Residence Hall Handbook for details). 4. Church, both Sabbath
school and church attendance is required.
Academic Affairs Committee — to give study to and make policy
recommendations concerning academic matters of the college, in-
cluding the curriculum, the library, admissions and graduation re-
quirements, and teacher training; to advise the academic dean on the
application of the academic policies.
academic dean — Dr. Larry Hanson, office 2nd floor Wright Hall.
academic grievance — The college is committed to fair play in both
social and academic problems — here is the route of appeal if a
grievance of academic nature occurs: A student who believes that his
academic rights have been infringed or that he has been treated
unjustly with respect to his academic program or any portion thereof,
shall be entitled to a fair and impartial consideration of his case.
Before instituting the grievance procedure, the student shall first
present his case to the teacher or teachers and then, if necessary, to
the department involved. If the student feels that he has not obtained
justice at this level, he has the option of submitting the matter to the
Academic Dean or asking for a review of the case by the Grievance
Committee. This committee shall be chaired by the Academic Dean
or a person designated by him and shall include three other faculty
members and two students. These members will be selected by the
Academic Affairs Committee on demand. Both the student and
faculty members involved in the case are entitled to appear before the
committee or to present a written statement of the case. The decision
of the committee shall be presented to the individuals involved in
writing within three (3) days of the committee meeting unless a later
time is agreed upon by both parties. The decision of the committee is
binding and will be implemented by the teacher or administratively.
"The decision of any committee may be appealed to the college
president." (See also Right to Petition).
academic probation — When for any reason a student's scholarship
falls below a "C" (2.00) average, he will be placed on academic
probation. A student reaches the point of academic dismissal when
his cumulative grade point average fails to reach the following
Semester Hours GPA Dismissal
94- up 1.95
The above individual should seek help immediately from the Direc-
tor of Academic Counseling.
Academy, Collegedale — 1. A Seventh-day Adventist non boarding
high school serving the Collegedale area. 2. A laboratory school for
secondary education students.
accent (ak'sent) — 1. The usual manner in which non-Southerners
speak. 2. (See SOUTHERN ACCENT). Name of college news-
acceptance letter — formal written notice that you have been accepted
for admission to the college.
accounting — one of the many Bachelor of Science degrees offered
(The College Catalog lists the requirements).
accounts — records kept by the college's accounting office as to
charges and payments to student's records. See Advance Payment
accreditation — SMC is accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools and is approved by the Tennessee State Board
of Education for the preparation of secondary, elementary and early
childhood teachers. The curriculum of both the Associate of Science
degree program and the Baccalaureate degree program in nursing,
including Public Health Nursing, are accredited by the National
League of Nursing as surveyed by the Collegiate Board of Review.
The Division of Nursing is an agency member of the Department of
Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the Division of Nurs-
ing Education of the National League for Nursing. It is also accred-
ited by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, and is recognized by the
Florida State Board of Nursing. The College is accredited by the
Seventh-day Adventist Board of Regents and is a member of the
Association of American Colleges, the American Council on Educa-
tion, the Tennessee College Association, the American Association
of Colleges for Teacher Education , the National Council of Accredi-
tation for Teacher Education (NCATE), and the National Associa-
tion for Schools of Music.
Southern Missionary College
Collegedale, Tennessee 37315
administration building — named in honor of former President
Wright, houses administrative offices, accounting, and admissions.
Administrative Council — committee chaired by the president of the
college consisting of the following administrative officers: Frank
Knittel, Melvin Campbell, Larry Hanson, Ron Barrow, Kenneth
Spears, Robert Merchant, William Taylor. This committee deals
with the financial aspects and legal dealings of the college.
ad hoc (ad hok') committee — A committee formed for a specific
purpose in a specific situation.
admissions to SMC — The college welcomes applications from stu-
dents regardless of race, sex, religion, color, or national origin
whose principles and interests are in harmony with the ideals and
traditions of the college as expressed in its objectives and policies.
To qualify, applicants must give evidence of Christian character,
intelligence, health, and a will to pursue the program outlined.
Although religious affiliation is not a requirement for admission, all
students are expected to live by the policies and standards of the
college as a church-related institution. Only those who by their
conduct and attitudes respect the total program may have the
privilege of student citizenship on the SMC campus. Southern Mis-
sionary College students are not required to be members of the
Seventh-day Adventist Church or any other religious organization,
but the College administration does insist that no student detract from
or weaken the spiritual character of the College or interfere with the
benefit which might be received by those who wish to take full
advantage of the College's spiritual emphasis.
Adventist, Seventh-day — Sponsoring church of the college.
advisory board — A group of administrators that offer counsel for the
college's Board of Trustees.
a-fixin — getting ready as in I'm a-fixin to go to the library and study.
alcohol (al'ko.hol) — 1. Used only for medical purposes at the col-
lege. 2. Students who drink alcohol are no longer students.
alternating courses — Throughout the following section, courses
which are not offered during the school year 1 979-80 will be starred
to the left of the course number. This arrangement of offering courses
in alternate years makes possible the enrichment of curricula without
a proportional increase of instructional expense.
alumni — 1. Those who have gone before and have made it. 2. What
you will soon become.
Alumni Association — Over 5,500 students have entered into that
Graduate- Alma Mater situation that is satisfying and gratifying. Plan
now to become one. The Association keeps track of all alumni and
publishes quarterly the Southern Columns.
ambulance service — 1. The community has a fine ambulance in case
of an emergency — call 396-3 111. 2. Membership in — see Fire
Anderson, Doyleen — Secretary to Elder Barrow, Office of Recruit-
ment and Retention.
Andrews, Frances — Associate Professor of Journalism.
Andrews University — A sister SDA educational college that offers
announcements — Sorry, none are made at chapel time, but an-
nouncements of general interest can be put on the back of the chapel
attendance card. (Give this information to the Dean of Students'
Office a day in advance.) All announcements posted on the College
campus and all announcements or materials distributed on the cam-
pus must receive prior administrative approval.
appeal route — For academic problems see Academic Grievance. For
social problems see Discipline Appeal. Admissions Require-
ments — the College Catalog lists these.
appliances — See dormitory handbook for regulations.
application procedure — 1. When — New students are urged to
submit applications not later than the last term of the senior year of
high school. Applications submitted at the beginning of the senior
year will sometimes enable the College to suggest ways of
strengthening the student's preparation. Because of the difficulty
sometimes encountered during the summer months in obtaining
necessary transcripts, test scores, and recommendations, more time
will be necessary for processing late applications. Students in resi-
dence may submit re-applications without charge until March 3 1 .
Thereafter the regular application fee of $10 will be required until
July 15, after which the fee becomes $15. 2. How — Request
application forms from the Office of Admissions and Records.
Return the completed application, budget sheet and medical form to
the Office of Admissions and Records with the application fee of
$10. This fee is $10 if the application is received at least six weeks
before the beginning of the semester. After that the fee will be $15. It
is the student's responsibility to request his former schools (high
school and college) to forward his transcripts to the Office of Admis-
sions in support of his application. This will become the property of
the College. NO TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE ACCEPTED DI-
RECTLY FROM AN APPLICANT. To permit a more effective
program of counseling for admissions, applicants who have earned
fewer than 12 semester hours must submit scores from the American
College Testing Program (ACT). Test scores are valuable in deter-
mining ability to pursue a college program, and in discovering areas
in which the student may be deficient. Upon receipt of the applica-
tion, transcripts of credits, recommendations and test scores, the
Admissions Committee will.notify the applicant of the action taken.
art — One of the many majors that can be obtained at the college.
arrival — Before a student takes up residence on the campus, either at
the beginning of a school semester or for work prior to attending
classes, he must have a letter of acceptance from the Admissions
Committee. Before a housing or room reservation may be made, $50
of the advance payment as a deposit must be paid. Tentative reserva-
tions may be made without a deposit before July 1 , however, the
deposit must be paid by that date in order to hold the reservation.
After July 1 , requests for reservations must be accompanied by the
$50 deposit. On arrival at the campus the student should: 1 . Present
his official letter of acceptance at the college cashier's office and
make arrangements for cafeteria privileges, advance payment (If not
paid in advance of arrival) and safekeeping of personal funds. 2.
Report to the residence hall (men at Talge Hall and women at
Thatcher Hall) for room assignments. 3. Consult with the student
finance director regarding a work program and/or other financial
assistance which may be necessary.
artist adventure sub-committee — Faculty and student committee
that plans and makes arrangements for programs in the Artist Adven-
ture Series (which means many of the Saturday night programs).
Ashton, Bruce — Professor of Music. Wife of Leila.
Ashton, Leila — Instructor of Music.
attendance at — 1. Chapel — Is required of all students. Information
concerning work appointments which conflicts with chapel schedule
must be directed to the Dean of Students' Office. See absences. 2.
Residence Hall Worships — All residence hall students are re-
quired to attend the worship service that is held in the residence halls
each evening, Monday through Thursday each week. The Friday
evening vespers and Sabbath evening meditations which are held in
the church are counted for residence hall worships. Students are
allowed two unexcused absences from these meetings each week.
Failure to attend residence hall worship will place the student under
disciplinary process. Absences which are not satisfactorily cleared
with a residence hall dean will be recorded as unexcused. Residence
hall students will be notified of the record of their absences on a
weekly basis. During the fall and spring weeks of Religious Em-
phasis the evening programs are counted for residence hall worship
attendance and the morning programs are counted for chapel atten-
dance. Residence hall students who anticipate conflicts between
regular work appointments and the worship schedule are responsible
for having a written statement of explanation sent from their
employer to their residence hall dean. No excuse will be given for
worships missed because of work unless advance arrangements have
been made with the residence dean . 3. Class — see absence, class.
4. Questionable place of amusement — such as movies, drive-in
theaters, bars, etc., will not be tolerated among the students. 5.
Sabbath school and church — required of all students.
attendance at Sabbath school and church — Attendance at Sabbath
school and church services is required of resident students each
week. Students are required to individually indicate in writing as
they leave the residence hall the Sabbath school and church they will
be attending that day. Students who accumulate unexcused absences
will receive discipline letters and will be subject to further discipline.
Absences which are not satisfactorily cleared with a residence hall
dean will be recorded as unexcused. Record of Sabbath school and
church attendance is kept in the student's respective residence hall.
attire — See dress code.
attitude — A state of mind or feeling with regard to the principles and
practices of the college and Seventh-day Adventism. A good attitude
worketh like a good medicine.
audit courses — With the approval of the department, a student may
register on an audit basis in courses (other than private lessons) for
which he is qualified. Auditors are to be admitted to classes of
limited enrollment only if there are places after all students who wish
to enroll for credit have been accommodated. Class attendance is
expected but examinations and reports may be omitted. With the
approval of the instructor a student may change a course registration
from audit to credit, or from credit to audit, during the first week of
instruction only. No credit is given for courses audited, and the fee is
one-half of the regular tuition charge.
Aussner, Rudolf — Professor of Modern Languages.
Austin, Wiley — Associate Professor of Chemistry, pre-medical and
automobile — Note automobile policy in ap-
automobiles — parking:
The campus security is charged with the re-
sponsibility of enforcing campus traffic regu-
lations including giving out traffic tickets to
any hot-rodders zooming along over 20 mph.
There are a few things you need to keep in
mind. (The Vehicle Code is in the Appen-
1) Vehicle Registration — Residence hall
students parking permits run $20 per
semester. Two-wheeled motor vehicles are $ 1 5 per semester (you
will need a wet suit to ride one). Community students parking
permits run $7. 50 per semester. Bicycles and skate boards require
no registration. Place decal on the lower left of rear window
(except two- wheel vehicles). Parking permits can be obtained
during registration from the Dean of Students' Office or the
residence hall deans.
2) Parking violations are $5 each for first two tickets and $15
thereafter. A couple of choices can be pursued once a ticket is
obtained — run over to the Cashier's Office and pay, or let a few
stack up to see what disastrous thing will happen. If a ticket is not
paid as required on that ticket, the fine plus a $2 late fee is put on
the student's statement. Rest assured, the college will not give
unlimited tickets to students who may or may not have unlimited
funds. Excessive number of tickets is an easy way to get parking
and campus driving privileges revoked.
3) If you get a ticket and feel it is unjust present your case in person
or in writing to the Traffic Court. The time and place are given on
the ticket. If you decide to appeal the ticket be sure you have
4) Note carefully the signs for parking. Of all places to park, don't
try faculty parking or handicap zones. (Sidewalks and lawns are
for walking and mowing, not driving and parking.)
auxiliary and vocational services — This service has provided student
work for many years on the college campus. The auxiliary and
vocational buildings include the College Press, Laundry, Cabinet
Shop, Broom Shop, Bakery, and Central Plant.
average — Implies both sufficiency and lack of distinction, students at
the college are encouraged to rise above.
awards chapel — An annual chapel devoted to bestowing awards to
deserving students — April 8, 1980.
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B.A. — Abbreviation for Bachelor of Arts degree.
B.A. vs. B.S. — The fundamental difference between the two degrees
is that the BA requires about 'A of your college work in the major
field whereas the BS requires about Vi.
baby-sitting — Not permitted in the residence halls.
baccalaureate degrees — The degree of Bachelor conferred upon
graduates of the college. Fifteen majors for the Bachelor of Arts
degree are offered: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Eng-
lish, German, History, Language and Culture, Mathematics, Music,
Physics, Psychology, Religion, Spanish, Theology. Fourteen
majors for the Bachelor of Science degree are offered: Accounting,
Behavioral Science, Biology, Chemistry, Early Childhood Educa-
tion, Elementary Education, Health, Phys. Ed. and Recreation,
Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Management, Medical Technol-
ogy, Nursing, Office Admin., Physics. The Bachelor of Music
degree is available to students planning to major in music with
special emphasis in music education.
bag — Yankee word for poke.
Baker, Sue — Associate Professor of English.
band — The college has a 75-member full band under the direction of
Mr. Bob Anderson. The band in addition to its regular tours within
the southeastern US also makes a major tour to such places as
Canada, Mexico, etc.
bank — American National — Full banking service at this bank in the
banking and cash withdrawals — The accounting office operates a
deposit banking service for the convenience of the student. Financial
sponsors should provide students with sufficient funds through the
banking service to cover the cost of personal items of an incidental
nature and travel expenses off campus including vacation periods
Withdrawals may be made by the student in person only as long as
there is a credit balance. These deposit accounts are entirely separate
from the student's school expense account. Withdrawals from regu-
lar expense accounts are discouraged and permitted only under
special arrangements with the Director of Student Finance and with
the permission of the financial sponsor.
banquet arrangements — While every effort is made to accommodate
requests for specialized food service, it must be emphasized that due
to the advanced planning often required and to the possibility of
conflicting requests, the College Food Service cannot be expected to
provide specialized food service unless planning for the occasion has
been initiated with the Director at least two weeks in advance.
Barrow, Colleen — Instructor of Nursing,
wife of Ronald Barrow.
Barrow, Ronald — Director of Recruitment
Bata, Peggy — Secretary to the Development
Bechthold, Wayne — Instructor of Nursing.
Beckett, John — Director of computer center.
behavioral science — A combination major of
Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy.
Bennett, Douglas — Professor of Religion and
Chairman of the Religion Department. Douglas Bennett
Bennett, Peggy — Assistant Professor of Library Science, sister to
Bible — The central book around which the college is built.
Bible conference — A weekend convocation conducted by the South-
ern Union of Seventh-day Adventists in conjunction with the col-
lege, an in-depth study of the Bible is made coupled with inspiring
speakers . The usual cost is $ 1 5 for the weekend . A student is allowed
class excuses for only one such type conference per semester.
Biblical languages courses — Greek and Hebrew are taught.
bicycles — For all the use you will get from them, it is best to leave
them at home. For safety's sake, always lock when not in use and
park only in the designated areas. Operate only on the regular roads.
(No decal needed!)
billing procedure — See the College Catalog.
biology — A general major consisting of plant and animal study.
Birch, Ruby — Assistant Professor of Nursing.
birds — A study of, See ornithology.
blue denim — A fabric not to be found on the legs of college students
during class or chapels, or in the cafeteria. (See Dress Code for
board of trustees — A group of 29 church leaders and businessmen
that give the college its authority and direction.
boning up — 1. That which is done immediately before an examina-
tion. 2. A type of studying.
Bonny Oaks School — A school that exists to help young people with
disadvantaged backgrounds. Many college students participate in the
Bonny Oaks School educational help process.
book-read — Educated or well-informed, as in: The faculty aim for the
SMC students to git book- read someday.
botany — A course in the study of plants.
Brooks, Philip — Instructor of Business Administration.
B.S. — Abbreviation for Bachelor of Science degree.
budget committee — A faculty-student committee which watchdogs
the college's expenditures and budgets.
business administration — A major that includes management, ac-
counting and economics.
business manager — Richard Reiner.
BYKOTA — An acronym for a campus organization "Be Ye Kind
One To Another." Sponsor is Dr. Lorenzo Grant.
CABL — 1. An acronym for Collegiate Adventists for Better Liv-
ing. 2. An organization of the college that promotes healthful living
as a spiritual outreach.
cafeteria — College-operated eating establishment ■
ered the finest in miles.
calendar — 1. A yearly publication that gives the dates and events for
the school year. Published in May by the
Dean of Students. 2. Day by Day is a
monthly publication by the Dean of Students
dealing with the detailed activities of campus
Calkins, Alice — Assistant Professor of Home
Campbell, Melvin D. — 1. Dean of Stu-
dents. 2. Professor of Chemistry.
Campus Chatter — A weekly publication giv-
ing announcements concerning school func-
tions, published by the Student Association.
Campus Kitchen — A quick-order eating
house located in the College Plaza, run and
operated by the College Cafeteria, referred to
as the CK.
campus ministry — Name given to the organi-
zations that work on campus to promote a
deeper spiritual life and the sharing of it,
includes such organizations as Sabbath
school, CABL, off- and on-campus minis-
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tries. The college chaplain administers the Campus Ministry pro-
campus organizations — Aside from the Student Association and its
committees, more than thirty campus organizations provide oppor-
tunity for leadership training. They may be classified under four
divisions: church-related organizations, social clubs, professional
clubs, and special interest or hobby clubs. The church-related or-
ganizations are the Campus Ministry, Ministerial Seminar, Col-
legiate Adventists for Better Living, and the Colporteur Club. The
departmental clubs are organized by the instructional departments of
the College under the sponsorship of department heads. The social
clubs are organized according to place of residence. These are the
Married Couples' Forum; Upsilon Delta Phi, the men's club; and
Sigma Theta Chi, the women's club.
car — similar to automobile — see automobile.
chapel — Meetings held twice weekly usually at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday
and Thursday. Attendance is required. The President is directly
responsible for the chapels. The Dean of Students assists with the
chapel attendance — (see attendance, chapel).
chaperonage — All overnight off-campus group activities involving
mixed groups, not sponsored by a campus organization, require
chaperonage and clearance by the residence hall deans. It is the
responsibility of the students involved to make proper arrangements
for the activity which includes arrangements for chaperonage. For
the protection of the students it is urged that all daytime off-campus
activities involving mixed groups have chaperones. Parents and
faculty members may serve as chaperones and on certain occasions
the Dean of Women may grant approval for chaperonage by married
students. It is considered wise that there be one chaperone for every
chaplain — 1. College spiritual advisor. 2. Pastor Jim Herman.
cheating — 1. A totally unacceptable procedure to obtain a grade. 2.
An action that leads to failure and/or suspension from the college.
chemistry — One of the many Bachelor of Science and Arts degrees
offered. The College Catalog lists the requirements.
Childers, Malcolm — Assistant Professor of Art.
Christmas — 1. A formal ceremony surrounding the birth of Jesus. 2.
A time for vacationing — December 20 - January 7.
churches — Seventh-day Adventist. Listed are the area churches with
approximate mileage from the campus.
On Campus 10-15 Miles
Collegedale Church Ringgold Church
Collegedale, TN 37315 Ringgold, GA
Bowman Hills Church
3-5 Miles Cleveland, TN
McDonald Road Church
Standifer Gap Church
8th Street Church
church — a large edifice on the edge of the campus where chapels and
religious services are conducted.
church attendance — (See attendance, church).
Circle K Club — A campus club sponsored by the East Hamilton
Kiwanis Club — Jim Herman, sponsor.
citizenship probation — See discipline, levels of.
citizenship, standards and policies — Students are not to have the
following as a part of their lifestyle:
1 . Disseminating ideas which undermine the religious ideals of
2. Displaying a detrimental influence or spirit manifestly out of
harmony with the standards or basic philosophy of the school .
3. Using profane language.
4. Possessing or displaying obscene literature or objects; indulg-
ing in lewd conduct or suggestions.
5 . Drinking or possessing alcoholic beverages , allowing their use
in one's room, or frequenting places where such beverages are
6. Using tobacco, narcotics, or hallucinogenic drugs in any form,
having them in one's possession or allowing their use in one's
7. Gambling and possession of playing cards, dice or other
8. Stealing or possession of goods known to have been stolen.
9. Any form of cheating, willful deception or dishonesty.
10. Meeting persons of the opposite sex in a secretive manner.
1 1 . Violating college standards governing social conduct.
12. Immoral behavior.
13. Attending places of questionable amusement including movie
and drive-in theatres.
14. Entering or leaving residence halls by any means other than the
entrance designated for regular use at the time.
15. Unapproved absence from a residence hall after closing hours.
16. Illegal possession or use of keys.
17. Failing to conform to the stipulations of any disciplinary ac-
18. Disruption of either the learning experience on the campus or
the normal administrative operation of the College.
citizenship standards, general statement — Attendance at Southern
Missionary College is considered to be a privilege granted to those
who give satisfactory evidence that they can benefit from the unique
features which characterize the College and that their presence
among the student body will contribute to the accomplishment of the
College's distinctive objectives. The administration reserves the
right to require withdrawal of any student who does not give such
evidence. A student's citizenship standing is determined largely by
the following criteria: Observance of social regulations; dining
room, residence hall and library conduct; attitude toward the reli-
gious ideals of the College, attendance of vesper, Sabbath school,
church and residence hall worship services; compliance with campus
automobile regulations; dress and personal grooming; room cleanli-
ness; faithfulness in meeting appointments;
honesty and recreational standards. A stu-
dent who finds himself out of harmony with
the social policies of the College, who is
uncooperative, and whose attitudes give evi-
dence of an unresponsive nature may be ad-
vised to withdraw without specific charge.
CK — Abbreviation for Campus Kitchen (See
Clark, Ann — Assistant Professor of English.
Clark, Jerome — Professor of History. (On
leave of absence). Ann Clark
class — 1. Usually 50 minutes of time devoted
to the educational process. 2. Place where some learning occurs.
class attendance — See Absences, class.
CLEP — 1. Acronym for College Level Examination Program. 2.
Series of examinations administered by the Testing Office that can be
taken for college credit. For more information, contact K. R. Davis
in Counseling and Testing.
club activities — All social events sponsored by clubs or other organi-
zations terminate at least seven days before test week begins.
clubs — 1. A stout, heavy stick suitable for use as a weapon. 2. See
co-ed dorms — Not available on the campus.
college days — An on-campus visitation program involving interested
seniors of high schools and academies. Held April 13, 14, 1980.
college plaza — College-owned shopping area that contains a variety
of college-owned and leased businesses. The shopping center was
completed in the spring of 1963 and contains a bookstore, hardware
store, food store, bank, dry cleaners, a washateria, post office, and a
Collegedale — 1. City of population 3,669 at an elevation of 860'. It
was incorporated in 1968. 2. Mailing address of the college.
Collegedale Nursery & Crafts — 1. A campus business where stu-
dents assist in growing thousands of plants . 2. Sales outlet for plants
Collegiate Chorale — The small touring choir under the direction of
Mr. Don Runyan.
Colvin, Gerald — Professor of Behavioral Science. Chairman of the
commencement — 1. The most desired event on campus. 2. May 4,
committees — 1. Small groups of people who develop programs and
policies for large groups of people. 2. Something that we don't need
communication — 1. That which we are all a part of daily, either
verbal or non verbal. 2. One of the many Bachelor of Science
degrees offered. (The College Catalog lists the requirements).
computer center — The first floor rooms of the student center building
that houses the actual computer hardware and the administrative
computer conduct code at SMC —
1 . Users must use only those computer accounts which have been
authorized for their use.
2. Users must use their computer accounts only for the purposes for
which they were authorized, as arranged with the Computer
3. Users should minimize the impact of their work on the work of
other users. It is the responsibility of the user to learn efficient
means of utilizing the computer.
4. Users must not attempt to subvert the restrictions associated with
their computer accounts.
5. Users must not attempt to access information concerning the data
or jobs of other users except as provided by techniques arranged
for that purpose by the Computer Service Department.
6. Student users shall not exceed default parameters for priority
factors except in cases where published policy provides for dif-
computer science — A study of the computer in which a minor is
conduct — 1. High standards of behavior as characterized by the
Seventh-day Adventist Church are maintained by students at the
college. (See Citizenship, Standards and Policies.) 2. Admission
and retention is a function of a student's
conduct — Sabbath — A distinctive practice of Seventh-day Advent-
ists is the observance of the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath.
Southern Missionary College requires all students on the campus to
respect the sanctity of that day by attending Sabbath services and
refraining from all ordinary recreation and labor.
Cooper, Amos — Pastor of McDonald Road SDA church.
correspondence work — A maximum of twelve semester hours of
correspondence or extension credit may apply toward a bac-
calaureate degree program and eight hours toward a two-year termi-
nal curriculum. The Home Study Institute of Washington, D.C., is
the officially recognized correspondence school of Southern
Missionary College. The college recommends the Home Study Insti-
tute for those students needing correspondence credit and accepts all
such credits when the study program is approved by the director of
admissions and records prior to enrollment. A student will be permit-
ted to carry correspondence or extension work while in residence
only if the required course is unobtainable at the College. Corre-
spondence courses, whether taken while in residence or during the
summer, must be approved in advance by the Director of Admissions
and Records. Correspondence work may not apply on the upper
biennium requirements of the major or minor. A minimum grade of
"B" must be earned to apply on the lower biennium requirements for
a major. Correspondence credit with a "D" grade is unacceptable
and a course in which the student earned a grade of "D" or "F"
while in residence may not be repeated by correspondence. No
correspondence credit will be entered on the student's record until he
has earned a minimum of twelve hours in residence with an average
of at least "C. " Official transcripts must be in the Office of Admis-
sions and Records before a diploma will be ordered. The graduation
date will be the last of the month of the receipt of the official
Costerisan, Francis — Director of Physical Plant (Engineering).
Cotham, Joyce — Instructor of office administration.
counsel — See discipline, levels of.
counseling and testing — The Dean of Student Affairs administers a
formal program of counseling through the Testing and Counseling
Office. This program provides various aptitude and psychological
tests as well as interest and personality inventories which are availa-
ble for students who wish to gain insight into various problems which
may be associated with their college experience and planning for life.
College entrance examination results and other personal data which
may assist in counseling and guidance are kept on file in the Testing
and Counseling Office.
counseling by deans — Because the residence hall deans are coun-
selors as well as administrators and have opportunity to become
closely acquainted with students in their dormitories, they are in a
position to give particularly helpful counsel. Students are encour-
aged to take advantage of the counseling skills available to them from
the various members of the College staff.
course load — The measure of a college course is expressed in
semester hours . A semester hour usually consists of one fifty-minute
class period per week for one semester. Thus, two semester hour
classes are scheduled to convene twice a week and three semester
hour classes three times a week. A laboratory period of two or three
hours is equal to one class period. To qualify for a baccalaureate
degree in four years, a student must take an average load of sixteen
hours per semester. The summer term may be used to advantage by
students wishing to complete degree requirements in less than four
years or by students having to take reduced programs of studies
during the regular academic year. Except by permission of the
Academic Dean, a resident student may not register for more than
sixteen or less than eight semester hours. By permission, students of
superior scholastic ability may register for a maximum of eighteen
hours. Freshmen may not exceed seventeen hours. A student is
expected to pursue a program of studies equal to his ability. Study-
Work Program . It is exceedingly important that the student adjust the
course load to achieve a reasonable balance in study and work.
During registration the student should confer with his adviser or
major professor in planning the proper balance of study and work. In
determining an acceptable study-work program, the student's intel-
lectual capacity and previous scholastic record is considered. Excep-
tions to the following schedule of study and work must receive the
approval of the Academic Dean. Maximum
Course Load Work Load
16 hours 16 hours
14 hours 20 hours
12 hours 26 hours
10 hours 32 hours
8 hours 38 hours
Crist, Nancy — Instructor of Nursing, Orlando Campus.
curriculum — A course of study at the college that reflects the
educational philosophy, purposes and needs of the Seventh-day
Cushman, Thelma — Associate Professor of Home Economics.
cussing — An unacceptable form of communication at the College.
Daniells Hall — The former library building
which now houses physics, mathematics and
computer science departments.
dating — 1. To make or have a social engage-
ment with a person of the opposite sex . 2. A
favorite activity on the campus. (See appen-
dix for statement on sex.)
Davidson, Lenna Lee — Instructor of Nurs-
Davis, Charles — Professor of Library Sci-
ence, Head Librarian.
Davis, Jean — Secretary to the President.
Davis, Jefferson — President of the Confeder-
ate States of America. Citizenship finally
L. L. Davidson
restored in 1978 by the Congress, retroactive to 1868. (And you
think you have problems with SMC's red tape!).
Davis, Kenneth — Assistant Professor Religion , Director of Counsel-
ing and Testing.
Day by Day — A calendar published monthly by the Dean of Students'
dean, academic — 1. Watchdog of academic activities. 2. Lawrence
deans, residence hall — 1. Supervisors of the dormitories. 2. Men,
Everett Schlisner; Women, Millie Runyan.
dean of students — 1. Coordinator of all non-academic student social
organizations. 2. Melvin D. Campbell.
Debbie — See Little Debbie.
deferred payment — A system of compensation for students and
parents desiring to pay education expenses in 12 or 15 monthly
installments, instead of six installments. A deferred payment pro-
gram is available through Tuition Plan, Inc., and Richard C. Knight
Insurance Agency, Inc. Repayment of funds for four years of college
may be made over a period of 48 to 72 months. A typical loan of
$1,000 for a school year would require 12 months' payment.
degree requirements — That which is needed to obtain any of the 29
majors offered by the college. The College Catalog lists the
department — An administrative unit that concerns itself with a
narrow spectrum of course offering, e.g. , Department of Chemistry,
Dick, Donald — Professor of Communication, Chairman of the Com-
Die Meistersinger — A men's choral organization directed by Dr.
Dingle, Roy — Instructor in Family Sciences and a first-class baker.
dining — An oft-repeated experience of students at the cafeteria, CK,
or the room.
discipline — 1. Punishment intended to correct or train. 2. Training
that is expected to produce a specified character or pattern of be-
discipline, appeal of — A student who has been disciplined or denied
readmission for social reason has the following route of appeal: 1.
Dean of Students. 2. President of the College.
discipline, levels of — Herein are the stated levels:
All disciplinary procedures are under the direction of the Dean of
Students. A student whose negative behavior is under consideration
is subject to disciplinary action at any level.
1. Counsel — The Dean of Students or other administrative
officers of the College may give a student involved in a minor offense
or a relatively small behavioral deviation a written or verbal word or
letter of counsel.
2. Advice — The Dean of Students or other administrative offi-
cers of the College may give a letter of advice to a student involved in
a more serious offense or behavioral deviation.
3 . Warning — The Dean of Students may give a letter of warning
to a student involved in a serious offense or behavioral deviation.
4. Citizenship Probation — The Dean of Students may place a
student who is involved in a serious offense or behavioral deviation
on Citizenship Probation.
Citizenship Probation carries with it some or all the following
a. One approved weekend leave per month,
■b. No use of automobile.
c. No late leaves.
d. Clean record on all appointments such as classes, chapels,
worships, Sabbath school, church, night checks.
e. Campus Restriction — May leave once a week with permission.
f. Loss of all student leadership positions including the SA and
g. Not permitted to participate in off-campus public appearances
which represent the college except when involved in class activity.
h. Other restrictions deemed appropriate.
If student fails in living under the conditions of the citizenship
probation he or she will probably be asked to leave the college.
probationry status. Citizenship probation is normally a period of at
least six weeks duration.
5. Termination at the end of semester or summer session — The
Dean of Students may suspend a student but grant permission for the
student to complete courses in progress provided the student's con-
duct is acceptable during the interim.
6. Suspension — The Dean of Students may suspend a student
from College for a definite or an indefinite period of time. Students
under suspension will leave the campus during the entire period of
suspension unless specific arrangements to the contrary have been
made. A student who has been suspended must submit his request for
College readmission to the Dean of Students.
7. Withdrawal — A student who is involved in a single major
misbehavior or who has accumulated a series of deviations , or who is
insubordinate in his relation to the College authority may be advised
by the Dean of Students to withdraw from the College. A residence
hall student who accepts the privilege of withdrawing agrees to move
away from the College community; unwillingness to do so may result
in formal dismissal . A student who has been suspended must have his
re-application approved by the Dean of Students.
8. Dismissal or expulsion — In severe cases of discipline the
Dean of Students may expel a student from College. Such action may
result from a student's being involved in any of the three situations
above under "withdrawal." Expelled students will not be eligible
for readmission to Southern Missionary College.
dishonesty — 1. Want of integrity. 2. A practice not allowed at the
dismissal — An act or notice for one to leave the college. For causes
leading to dismissal see Citizenship Standards and Policies, see also
discos — 1. A combination bar and music establishment. 2. An
unacceptable place of entertainment for the college's students.
distribution of information — All announcements posted on the
College campus and all announcements or materials distributed on
the campus must receive prior administrative approval.
Dixie (dlk'se) — The Southern States of which the college is in the
doctor (from Latin docere, to teach) — 1. A person who holds the
highest academic degree awarded by a college or university in any
specified discipline. 2. College physician — Waldemar Kutzner.
doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) — 1. Highest earned academic degree
offered in the U.S. educational system. 2. A degree that well over
half of the college's faculty hold.
dodo (do'do) — 1. A large flightless bird. 2. One whose ideas, dress
or manner of living is hopelessly out of step with the immediate
dress code — The faculty of Southern Missionary College believe that
every student will benefit from understanding the principles and
practice of Christian dress, namely, attractive, neat, modest, simple,
appropriate, tasteful and healthful attire. We believe that the applica-
tion of these principles varies from place to place and from age to
age. Therefore, we have a responsibility to all associated with the
college to interpret these principles for the here and now.
"There should be no carelessness in dress. For Christ's sake,
whose witnesses we are, we should seek to make the best of our
appearance. ... In all things we are to be representative of Him.
Our appearance in every respect should be characterized by neatness,
modesty, and purity. . . . Even the style of the apparel will express
the truth of the gospel." Testimonies, Vol. VI, p. 96.
"A person's character is judged by his style of dress. A refined
taste, a cultivated mind, will be revealed in the choice of simple and
appropriate attire." Education, p. 248.
Sabbath Attire: For regular Sabbath meetings men must wear dress
slacks with appropriate shirt and coat or dress slacks with shirt and
tie. The women must wear dresses.
General Campus Wear: This includes classrooms, laboratories,
library, student center, chapels, joint worships, cafeteria. The excep-
tion being the recreational area and the college plaza.
Slacks must be worn with appropriate shirts or sweaters. This
dress should convey a modest and professional appearance. Blue
jeans and overalls are not acceptable. Sleeveless shirts or common
T-shirts, tank tops, sweat shirts, or sloppy attire are not appropriate
for general campus wear. Shoes must be worn at all times. For
certain academic experiences a different type of dress may be permit-
ted. Any exceptions must be cleared through the Student Affairs
General Campus Wear Exceptions: The student center, library and
cafeteria will permit jeans as a part of student clothing on Sunday and
after 7:00 p.m. on weekdays.
Jewelry: Jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces (including medal-
lions), earrings and ornamental rings, as well as professional, frater-
nal and engagement rings, are not allowed.
A person who in his dress, appearance and conduct shows unwill-
ingness to cooperate with the expectations as outlined by the college,
may be asked to withdraw and/or denied readmission for the succeed-
Students are urged to request their guests to respect the standard of
dress at all times.
drinking — The act of taking a liquid into the mouth and swallowing;
the college insists the liquid be non-alcoholic (see Citizenship Stan-
dards and Policies).
Dulan, C. Garland — Associate Professor of Behavioral Science.
Durichek, John — Associate Professor of Industrial Education, co-
sponsor of the Nicaragua Project.
eating — The practice of chewing and ultimately swallowing food, a
common practice on the campus.
economics — 1. The manner in which money and goods are obtained
and used. 2. Several courses are taught in.
egg-heads — Slang given to those individuals who are out of touch
with reality — particularly those of the teaching profession. The col-
lege hires none.
Elam, Mary — Associate director of admissions and records.
elementary education — One of the many majors offered at the
employment — 1. The act of working. 2. For on-campus: Students
who accept employment assignments on campus are expected to
meet all work appointments with punctuality, up to and through
exam week. Preference is given to residence hall students for
employment by the college or college operated industries. 3. Off-
campus: Students may not be employed off
campus at any job where any part of their
work involves the serving of alcoholic bev-
erages. Residence hall students may not
secure off-campus employment without
permission of the Dean of Students.
Evans, Earl — Food service director.
Evans, Ted — Assistant dean of men. A
friend, but no kin to Earl.
even — Sundown, the beginning of the Sabbath
examinations to obtain credit — The college
will permit a maximum of one-fourth of the
credit required for a given degree to be earned by examination. The
college recognizes three types of examinations for this purpose:
those prepared by each department which must be passed at "B"
level above, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) sub-
ject examinations which must be passed at the 65th percentile or
above, and the Advanced Placement Examinations which must be
passed with a score of three or better. A student may challenge by
examination a given course only once. No course may be challenged
after the student has enrolled in that course beyond the second week
of a semester. No course may be challenged as part of the last thirty
hours of any degree. Grades are recorded for departmental challenge
examinations and scaled scores are recorded for nationally normed
examinations. Permission to take a departmental examination, for
which there is a $25 fee, must be obtained from both the department
chairman and the academic dean. Credit for challenge and/or valida-
tion examinations will not be placed on a student's permanent record
and is, therefore, not transferable until that student has successfully
completed twelve semester hours in residence at Southern Mission-
ary College. Additional information concerning challenge exami-
nations may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or the
College Counseling and Testing Center.
expenses — (See Financial).
expulsion — The ultimate in discipline action at the college. (See
faculty — A group of scholars whose task is to impart knowledge,
wisdom and understanding.
faculty assembly — Consists of all college teachers and administrative
faculty meeting — A convocation of the faculty. Attendance is re-
quired of faculty but not students.
faculty senate — Legislative body established for the purpose of
formulating and reviewing all educational policy delegated to the
financial aid — For more information contact Student Finance Office.
Also see appendix — Loans & Scholarships.
financial information — (Consult the College Catalog).
fines — That which is levied for infraction of rules. Schedule of Fines:
1 . Campus buildings, being present on top of or in other
unauthorized places $25.00
2. Tampering with Fire Fighting Equipment 50.00
3. Firearms or pellet guns, possession of 25.00
4. Fireworks and Combustible Chemicals, possession
of or exploding 25.00
5. Pets in residence halls 10.00
6. Television, possession in residence hall room . . . 25.00
7. Property, willful destruction of (fine plus payment of
damages) ' 25.00
8. Motor Vehicle:
Failure to register a motor vehicle 25.00
Failure to properly display parking decal 5.00
Parking violations (1st and 2nd tickets) 5.00
Tickets received thereafter 15.00
Reckless Driving 10.00
Secreting unauthorized vehicle 50.00
Speeding ' 10.00
Stop Sign violation 10.00
Driving on lawns and in other unauthorized places 1 0.00
Parking in handicapped area 10.00
All fines must be paid in cash to the Cashier's office by a specified
fire department '■ — Called Tri-Community — object of the department
is to fight fires! Located at City Hall, it is
mainly a volunteer organization.
fire department volunteers — To be an active
member of a volunteer fire department or
ambulance service, a first-semester
freshman student must have a secondary
school grade-point-average of at least 2.50
on major subjects. Other students must have
a cumulative grade-point-average of 2.25 or
2.50 for the previous semester. All active
members must maintain a current minimum
GPA of 2.00 at each grading period. This
also applies to the ambulance service.
fire equipment, misuse of — The misuse of fire extinguishers, fire
alarms, or other fire protection equipment will subject a student to a
$50 fine and/or other discipline.
firearms and fireworks — Items of explosive nature. Firearms or
pellet guns are not allowed on the campus. Possession of or explod-
ing fireworks or combustible chemicals in the residence halls or on
the campus is expressly prohibited. Violators of these regulations
will be fined and will be subject to suspension or dismissal.
fire drills — Act of practicing vacating a building when the siren
fire hazards — Candles, open-flame lamps, fire hazards of any nature
are not permitted in the residence halls.
fireworks or combustible chemicals — Possession of or exploding
fireworks or combustible chemicals in the residence halls or on the
campus is expressly prohibited. See firearms and fireworks.
food service — 1. In addition to its basic func-
tion of making available attractive meals
which will provide the best possible nutri-
tion, the College Food Service is equipped
and organized to provide specialized food
service for lunches, picnics, receptions,
luncheons and banquets. While every effort
is made to accommodate requests for
specialized food service, it must be em-
phasized that due to the advanced planning
often required and to the possibility of con-
flicting requests, the College Food Service
cannot be expected to provide specialized
food service unless planning for the occasion has been initiated with
the Director at least two weeks in advance. Mealtimes provide some
of the most valuable educational and cultural experience on the
college campus. Users of the College Food Service are expected to
relate themselves in accord with the cultural standards appropriate to
a Christian College. An identification card allows the student to
charge meals on the monthly statement. A $.50 surcharge is added to
each meal charged without an identification card. 2. Available at
both cafeteria and the Campus Kitchen.
foreign students — Foreign students must remit $ 1 ,000 to the College
and submit a written statement verifying financial strength to cover
college expenses. An agreement to make payments in accordance
with the financial policies of the College is also necessary prior to
issuance of an 1-20 immigration form. In addition to the $1,000
advance payment, which is held in reserve until the student termi-
nates studies at the College, the student must make the regular
advance payment required of all students by the date of registration.
Four-Corners — The intersection of Apison Pike and Ooltewah/
Ringgold Road. The location of several businesses including the
Francia Sirpi — A small town in eastern Nicaragua where the college
operates a medical mission station.
French — A language taught on the campus.
freshman — A first year college student.
freshman standing — Requirements are as follows:
A. Regular students:
1 . Graduation from an approved secondary school with at least
2.00 GPA in major subjects*, and a minimum of 15 standard
score in English and composite on ACT.
B. Students without graduation from secondary school:
1. At least 18 units, including 12 Carnegie units.
2. At least 3.00 GPA on solids (English, foreign language,
mathematics, science, and social studies).
3 . A minimum of 20 standard score in English and composite on
4. Must have recommendation of secondary school staff.
5. Must be socially mature.
C. Students with an equivalency diploma from their state of resi-
dence or a certificate of equivalence from the Home Study
Institute if they meet the following requirements:
1 . A minimum of 1 5 standard score in English and composite on
2. The time of enrollment at Southern Missionary College is at
least four calendar years after the completion of the eighth
Applicants not meeting the requirements for regular admission
will be given individual consideration.
While the College does not recommend specific subjects for
admission, the following minimum preparation, with quality per-
formance in evidence, is recommended:
► Three units of English, excluding courses in Journalism and
► Two or more units of mathematics including algebra — algebra and
geometry preferred. For those wishing to pursue any curriculum in
science or science-related fields, the second unit should be either
algebra II or geometry.
► Two units of science — laboratory experience required in at least
one unit. Students planning to enter the Program in Nursing must
have taken high school chemistry with a grade of at least C in each
semester. Students planning to take any paramedical or science
curriculum should include either physics or chemistry.
► Two units of social studies. If World History is not included,
Survey of Civilization should be taken during the freshman or
sophomore year at SMC by all Bachelor's degree students.
Two units of one foreign language, and a course in typing are
recommended. Other deficiencies revealed by transcript and en-
trance examinations will be given individual attention. Make-up
work involving remedial non-credit courses and college level
courses intended to satisfy secondary unit deficiencies may be as-
signed as part of the academic program during the freshman year.
freshmen, restrictions — 1. Auto — Residence hall students allowed
to have a car on campus but to be used for home leaves only . Key and
plates are to be turned in to the Security Officer. See auto policy in
Appendix. 2. Social — Because of the difficulty that many
freshmen students encounter in adjusting to college life and in the
management of their time, they are strongly advised to remain on
campus each evening Sunday through Thursday in order to take
advantage of the study hours . 3. Leaves — If under 2 1 years of age ,
freshmen students with less than a 3.00 grade-point average on a
minimum of 12 graded semester hours and students who are on
scholastic probation are limited to overnight leaves which involve a
maximum of eight (8) nights of absences from the campus per
semester, excluding vacations. Students on citizenship probation are
limited to overnight leaves which involve a maximum of two (2)
nights of absence from the campus per calendar month excluding
gambling — The act of risking or betting something of value on the
outcome of an event. This is not allowed on campus.
Garner, Dorothy — Dean of women and men — Orlando Campus.
Garren, Robert — Associate Professor of Art.
Garver, Betty — Instructor of Nursing. (Phil's
Garver, Philip G. — Assistant Professor of
Gebert, Paul — Associate Professor of
Chemistry, an avid sailor.
general education requirements — The Col-
lege Catalog lists these.
Gerhart, Bruce — Associate Professor of En-
German — One of the languages taught on
Giacamozzi, Dorothy (jack-a-mozzi) — Associate Professor of Nurs-
Gilbert, Ellen — Associate Professor of Nursing.
Gilbert, Orlo — Associate Professor of Music, Director of Suzuki
program, conducts the world- traveled symphony.
Gillham, Edith L. — Associate Professor of Nursing.
Gladson, Jerry — Associate Professor of Religion.
Glass, Judith — Assistant Professor of Music, church organist.
God's Love Song — A student-conducted singing group consisting of
about 18 musicians.
golf course — The college maintains a 3-hole course on the campus.
government policy — All regulations adopted by the faculty and
announced to the students have the same force as those published in
the annual bulletin or in the STUDENT HANDBOOK. Students and
student employees Irving in the residence halls or in the community
must conduct themselves in harmony with these regulations which
guidance and counseling
are binding upon them from the time they reach Collegedale to begin
their program of study or work, and until they withdraw permanently
from the College and leave Collegedale.
Any student under official college discipline will be so informed
by letter from the Dean of Students. A copy of the official statement
of disciplinary action will be filed in the student's personal folder in
the Dean of Students' Office and additional copies will be sent to the
student' s parents and to the Dean of Men or the Dean of Women if the
student is a residence hall student.
Grace, Loranne — Assistant Professor of Library Science.
Grading System — Mid- semester and semester grade reports are
issued to the student and his parent or guardian (if authorized by the
student). Only semester grades are recorded on the student's perma-
nent record at the College. The following system of grading and
grade point values is used:
A 4.0 grade points per hour
1.0 grade points per hour
A— 3.7 grade points per hour
0.7 grade points per hour
B+ 3.3 grade points per hour
0.0 grade points per hour
B 3.0 grade points per hour
B— 2.7 grade points per hour
C+ 2.3 grade points per hour
(0.0 grade points per hour)
C 2.0 grade points per hour
C— 1.7 grade points per hour
D+ 1.3 grade points per hour
A student may receive an "inco
' because of illness or other
unavoidable delay. A student who believes he is eligible for an
incomplete must secure from the Office of Admissions and Records
the proper form on which he may file application with the Academic
Dean to receive an incomplete. In order to receive credit, the student
must make up his incomplete grade by the end of the first six weeks
of the following semester. A course in which the student received a
grade of " C , " " D" or " F" may be repeated before he takes a more
advanced course in the same field. Only the last grade will be
counted on repeated courses. No course may be repeated more than
twice. The grade point average may be calculated by dividing the
total number of grade points earned by the hours attempted.
graduation — 1. The act of receiving a diploma or degree upon
completion of course of study. 2. A ceremony all students look
graduation in absentia — Seniors who are enrolled at Southern
Missionary College during the semester in which the commencement
exercise is held are to be present for the ceremony, or an "in
absentia" fee of $25 will be levied.
graduation requirements — The College Catalog lists these.
graduation with honors — A degree candidate in good and regular
standing, having attained an overall grade point average of 3.50 or
higher, may have the degree conferred "cum laude."
Grant, Grayce (pron. grace) — Secretary Academic Dean. Close kin
Grant, Lorenzo — Associate Professor of Religion.
Greek — A foreign language of New Testament scholars, required of
all theology majors.
Greenleaf, Floyd — Professor of History, Sponsor of the Nicaragua
Grindley, Thomas — Assistant Professor of
Grindley, Murlita — Director of Purchasing.
grossed-out — Completely disgusted with.
gross — That which is ill-mannered or too big,
or obnoxious, or fat, or odd, or smart or
Grundset, Edgar O. — Associate Professor of
Biology, SMC y'ole timekeeper and Santa.
guidance and counseling — During registra-
tion each student is assigned a curriculum
adviser to assist in program planning.
Throughout the school year the curriculum adviser will be available
for advice and guidance on academic questions. Although cur-
riculum advisers may be consulted on questions and problems other
than academic ones, students are invited to seek counsel from any
member of the faculty. Personal problems will be given thoughtful
consideration. Members of the faculty deem it a privilege to discuss
with the student great principles, concepts, and ideas in an atmos-
phere of informality and friendliness. Students are urged to become
personally acquainted with as many members of the faculty as
possible. Students with personal problems who wish assistance from
a professional counselor should consult the Dean of Students or
Director of Counseling Services. Personnel trained in psychology
and counseling are available to those with serious social and personal
problems. The testing service works in close cooperation with the
counseling service in providing guidance information to both stu-
dents and counselors. Students are urged to take advantage of the
testing service as a means of obtaining information useful in choos-
ing a profession or occupation.
Gulley, Leona — Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mission Club spon-
Gulley, Norman — Professor of Religion. One-time missionary to the
Gustin, Virginia — Assistant dean of women.
Hackman Hall — The building housing the departments of Chemistry
and Biology. It is so named after Earl Hackman, one-time chairman
of the College Board.
Hanim, Minon — Professor of English.
handball — A popular game on campus. The college maintains four
handicapped students — For information concerning, contact Dean
handicapped student coordinator — Melvin Campbell, Dean of
Hansen's disease — Leprosy.
Hanson, Eleanor — Director of Health Service.
Hanson, Lawrence E. — Academic Dean, Professor of Mathematics.
(You guessed it — Eleanor and Lawrence are
health — May you prosper and be in
good. . . .
health course — An academy course dealing
with care of the body.
Health Service — Administered by a nurse in
cooperation with the college physician. Reg-
ular clinic hours are maintained by the staff.
After clinic hours a nurse is available at all
times for emergencies by calling 396-4300.
In order to provide maximum health benefits
to students the following provisions are
1 . Services are extended to all dormitory inhabitants and all village
students taking 8 or more hours during the school year and 3 or more
during the summer. 2. The college physician makes daily calls at the
Health Service Monday through Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m. He
leaves as soon as all who are waiting have been seen. 3. An insur-
ance brochure concerning information about insurance coverage and
details about how and when to file a claim are given to each student at
registration. All students registered for a minimum of 8 hours or
residing in dormitories are covered by student insurance. 4. A
fourteen bed infirmary is maintained for overnight confinement if
Health Service issues no medical excuses. It is expected that the
student will contact his or her teachers and work supervisors as soon
as possible regarding illness. See absences, class.
Hefferlin, Ray — Professor of Physics, Chairman of the Physics
Department. Just back from Russia.
Herman, James — College chaplain. Office in the Student Center.
history — One of the many majors offered by the college.
history of the college — Long and rich.
Holbrook, Frank — Professor of Religion.
holler — A small valley as in: SMC is located in a holler.
homosexual — See statement in appendix on Sex.
honors — See Graduation with Honors.
Hooper, Dorothy — Assistant Professor of Nursing.
Houck, Duane F. — Associate Professor of Biology.
housing — Off-campus residence — The college owns a number of
apartments for married students. Information concerning the availa-
bility of both school-owned and private apartments may be found in
the College Manager's Office.
housing deposit — Before a housing or room reservation may be
made, $50 of the advance payment as a deposit must be paid.
Tentative reservations may be made without a deposit before July 1 ,
however, the deposit must be paid by that
date in order to hold the reservation. After
July 1 , requests for reservation must be ac-
companied by the $50 deposit.
housing regulations — See Residence Hall
Howard, Lorella — Assistant Professor of
Howard, Shirley — Instructor of Nursing. On
humanities — A much underrated course in the
development of human thought.
Hummer, Francis — Instructor of Industrial
Hunt, Bonnie — Instructor of Nursing.
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ID Cards — Identification cards distributed to each student. This is a
credit card, good for purchases at certain places on campus. It is also
valuable for identification just about anywhere. Authorization for ID
cards is made by Student Finance, although mechanical preparation
is done by the Computer Service Department. Should you lose an ID
card, bring another form of identification to the Computer Center to
have your card replaced. Price for replacement is $2.00. Any time
you visit administrative offices to inquire about your bill or records
you should bring your ID card with you.
incompletes, a possible grade — A student may receive an "incom-
plete' ' because of illness or other unavoidable delay. A student who
believes he is eligible for an incomplete must secure from the Office
of Admissions and Records the proper form on which he may file
application with the Academic Dean to receive an incomplete. In
order to receive credit, the student must make up his incomplete
grade by the end of the first six weeks of the following semester.
industrial education or arts — A multi-facet major dealing with the
industrial superintendent — Man or woman who operates the col-
injuries — Report to Health Service.
insurance — A health policy is carried by the College. (See appendix
intramural sports — An organized series of sporting contests for both
men and women. Note the Day By Day Calendar for details. See
Jacob's Ladder — A series of ill-conceived steps connecting Lynn
Wood Hall with the men's residence hall.
Janzen, Wayne — Professor of Industrial Arts
(Chairman of the Department).
jeans — 1 . A type of covering for the lower half
of the body. 2. Pants that are made of blue
denim material (see dress code).
jewelry — Items of personal adornment such as
bracelets, necklaces (including medallions),
earrings and ornamental rings, as well as
professional, fraternal and engagement
rings. These are not allowed to be worn. A
person who in his dress, appearance and
conduct shows unwillingness to cooperate
with the expectations as outlined by the college, may be asked to
withdraw and/or denied readmission for the succeeding term. Stu-
dents are urged to request their guests to respect the standard of dress
at all times.
Jones, Barbara — Secretary to the Music Department.
Jones Hall — One of the original buildings of the caimus, built in
1917. Used through the years as a men's dormitory, women's dor-
mitory , housing of the departments of Art and English . At present it
houses some men, as well as departments of Art and Einglish.
journalism — Several courses are taught on writing which are called.
junior college credit — A maximum of seventy-two semester hours
may be accepted from a junior college.
junior standing — 1. Those students that have acquired between 55
and 93 semester hours. 2. One who is lower in rank.
Kamieneski, Carla (kam'-ienes'-ki) — Associate Professor of Physi-
Kamieneski, Robert — Associate Professor of Physical Education.
(Yes, Carla and Robert are married).
Kennedy, Howard — Principal of the Spald-
ing Elementary School, a 400 plus student
elementary school on the campus.
key, duplication of — Students are not permit-
ted to duplicate keys to campus locks.
Knarr , Catherine (narr) — Instructor of Nurs-
ing. On study leave.
Knittel, Frank (K-nittel) — President of Col-
lege, Professor of English.
Krall, Marie — Instructor of Nursing.
Kuhlman, Henry — Professor of Physics.
Kuhlman, H. H. — Professor of Biology.
Kutzner, Waldemar — College physician.
labor-class load — Exceptions to the following schedule of study and
work must receive the approval of the Academic Dean.
Course Load Work Load
16 hours 16 hours
14 hours 20 hours
12 hours 26 hours
10 hours 32 hours
8 hours 38 hours
Students of average scholastic ability are advised to plan a study-
work program involving less than the maximum hours of labor
permitted. Freshmen in particular need more time for orientation and
adjustment to the college academic program.
labor regulations — Birth Certificates and Work Permits — Whenever
a student seventeen years of age or under is registered, the College
issues a Tennessee Employment Certificate. This must be signed and
on file at the College before a student may start work. In order to
provide work opportunities to students, industries are operated by the
College. The industries must serve their customers daily, necessitat-
ing a uniform working force. To continue these industries in opera-
tion, students assigned thereto must continue their work schedules to
the end of the term. (Preparation for tests should be a day-by-day
matter.) Any student who drops his work schedule without making
proper arrangements may be suspended from class attendance until
proper arrangements are made with the Director of Student Finance.
It should be understood that once a student is assigned to work in a
given department, he is expected to remain there for the entire school
year except in cases where changes are recommended by the school
nurse or approved by the College. Should a student find it necessary
to be absent from work, he must make prior arrangements with his
work superintendent. In case of illness, he will inform the Health
Service. The Office of Student Finance for the college strives to
place students on jobs to the best of its ability. For various reasons the
college cannot guarantee work to a student even though his applica-
tion may have been accepted on a plan calling for an approximate
number of hours of work per week. Some students choose class
schedules with classes so scattered that a reasonable work program is
impossible. Some are physically or emotion-
ally unable to work, others are erratic at
meeting work assignments. It is the respon-
sibility of the student to render acceptable
service to his employer in order to maintain a
job. The department superintendent reserves
the right to dismiss the student if his service
is unsatisfactory. The student pay rate is not
less than student rates set by the government
wage-hour law. It may be higher if a student
possesses special skills or training.
Lacey, Charles — Instructor of Agriculture, in
charge of the grounds at the College.
Lamb, Edward — Associate Professor of Behavioral Science.
Lamb, Katie — Instructor of Nursing.
Lange, Paul — Assistant Professor of Nursing.
languages — 1. Several are taught on campus. 2. That which is used
daily by students.
late registration — Permission to register late must be obtained from
the Director of Admissions and Records. Students failing to register
during the scheduled registration periods will be assessed a late
registration fee of $10.00 and $2.00 for each additional day. The
course load of a late registrant will be reduced by one to two semester
hours of each expired week of instruction. No student should expect
to register after two weeks of the semester have elapsed. Changes in
Registration. To avoid changes in registration the student should
carefully consider the program of courses necessary to meet his
objectives. To avoid subsequent adjustments, a balance should be
maintained between the course load, work program, and extra-
lead (led) — That which impedes a student's progress. That which
needs to be gotten out.
Late — Residence hall students are expected to remain in their
residence halls between closing time and 6:00 a.m. if they have not
arranged an overnight leave with the residence hall dean.
Overnight and weekend — Printed forms for overnight leave
requests are available in the residence hall offices. If the period of
proposed leave from the campus includes a work or class appoint-
ment, suitable arrangements must be made with the work superin-
tendent or Academic Dean respectively. Women students wishing a
campus leave to visit a home other than their own or that of close
relatives, should present a letter of invitation from the hostess and, if
under 21 years of age, also authorization from their parents or
guardians. Overnight leaves in the surrounding community (Chat-
tanooga - Collegedale - Cleveland) are not permitted unless the
students are accompanied by parents. Overnight leaves are cancelled
at any time students are present on campus or in the surrounding
community (Chattanooga - Collegedale - Cleveland) during the time
of the leave. If under 21 years of age, freshmen students with less
than a 3 . 00 grade-point average on a minimum of 1 2 graded semester
hours and students who are on scholastic probation are limited to
overnight leaves which involve a maximum of eight (8) nights of
absence from the campus per semester, excluding vacations. Stu-
dents on citizenship probation are limited to overnight leaves which
involve a maximum of two (2) nights of absence from the campus per
calendar month excluding vacations. In case of an emergency requir-
ing a leave which is not provided for by regular policy, parents
should contact the residence hall dean. Weekend leaves terminate at
10:30 p.m. Sunday. If an emergency situation makes it impossible to
return to the residence hall by 10:30 p.m., students have the respon-
sibility of telephoning their residence hall dean to request an exten-
sion of time.
Ledford Hall — The name of the building housing the Industrial Arts
library science — A minor offered by the College dealing with care
and maintenance of a library.
Lien, Jerry — Professor of Communication.
Lien, Claire — Secretary for the Alumni As-
Lincoln Room — A special collection of mate-
rial on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War.
Open for research — McKee Library.
Linderman, Marion — Associate Professor of
Lindsey, Marvyn — Assistant Director of
Little Debbie — A nationally known snak cake
baked by McKee Bakery. Behind every Lit-
tle Debbie there is some student labor.
Liu, Ruth — Associate Professor of Nursing.
loans — The college participates in a variety of loan programs. See the
appendix for a list or consult with the Office of Student Finance for
location of the college — 20 miles east of Chattanooga, Tennessee, in
lollygag — To loaf or loiter as in: Why 's them boys always lollygaggin'
Loma Linda University — A sister educational institution that offers a
variety of graduate and professional degrees, and is located in South-
Longway, Ina — Associate Professor of Nursing, Chairman of the
lost and found — The lost and found depart-
ment is in the Service Department located at
the rear of Lynn Wood Hall.
Lynn Wood Hall — Main building for class-
room instruction. Houses the departments
of Communication, Education, History,
Secretarial Science, Behavioral Science,
Modern Languages, Religion, Audio- Visual
and the radio station. One of the original buildings on campus. Built
Lyzanchuk, Iwan — Manager, VM Bakery.
Maddock, Dean — Principal of Collegedale Academy.
mail — Dormitory mail is delivered daily whereas community students
must make their own arrangements with the post office for mail.
major requirements — A series of academic hurdles that must be
accomplished before graduation. The College Catalog lists these.
make-up work — A student may expect to make up class work only if
the absence is excused. All make-up work involving examinations
and other class assignments must be completed within one week after
the student returns to class unless an extension of time is arranged
with the instructor. A teacher may have the option, if it is agreeable
with the individual student, to give an average grade on a make-up
quiz or use it as one of the quizzes to be thrown out if that practice is
followed. However, if the student prefers to be given a make-up
quiz, it is his prerogative and the instructor shall be obliged to do so.
Marlowe, Linda — Secretary to the Nursing Department.
marriage — Sorry, no students are to marry during the school year.
See the Dean of Students for exceptions. Students who fail to follow
these instructions will be asked to withdraw from school.
mathematics — A major offered on campus.
Mazie Herin Hall — Name of the nursing building, so called in honor
of Mazie Herin, one time teacher at the college and long time church
McArthur, Ben — Assistant Professor of History.
MCAT — Acronym for Medical College Aptitude Test. An examina-
tion required of all prospective medical students, given by the col-
lege at various times. Consult K. R. Davis in the Student Center.
McClarty, Wilma — Professor of English, Chairman of the Depart-
McCurdy, Robert — Associate Professor of Computer Science. On
McKamey, Arnold — Manager, Collegedale Nursery.
McKee Bakery — A major bakery in the U.S. Home of the famed
Little Debbie. Plant is located adjacent to the college and provides
excellent work opportunities for students.
McKee Library — The name of the building housing the college's
collection of books. Name comes from the McKee family who so
generously contributed to its construction.
McKinney, William — Head of Motor Pool.
Merchant, Robert — Assistant Professor of
Business Administration , Col lege Treasurer,
Miller Hall — Name of the music building. So
named for renowned SDA hymn writer.
minor — A collection of specified college
courses totaling at least 18 semester hours.
The College Catalog gives listing and de-
Missions Field Day — An all-college effort to raise funds from the
surrounding communities for mission work. No school is held that
misteak — An error. If found in handbook, report to the Dean of
modern languages — A major offered on campus.
motel — The college has some guest rooms for rent, but it is not a full
service motel. Call Thatcher Hall for details.
motion picture policy — All feature length motion pictures must be
cleared by the Faculty Film Preview Committee for showing by a
student group either on or off campus. The Student Association is
permitted one feature film showing per year for a public benefit
program. Campus organizations may be permitted to show a feature
film in a program restricted to the membership of the sponsoring
group and invited guests. No campus organization will be allowed to
show more than one such film during an academic year. Requests for
the showing of any feature length film should be directed to the Dean
motor pool — The building immediately behind the service station in
which the college vehicles are cared for.
motor vehicle code — All vehicles must be registered. For more
details see Vehicle Code in the Appendix.
Montgomery, Marilyn — Assistant Professor of Nursing. Orlando
Moon, Donald — Associate Professor of Physical Education.
Moore, Robert — Instructor of Mathematics.
Moots, Judy — Assistant director of student finance.
Mopera, Feliza — Assistant Professor of Nursing.
Morrison, Robert — Professor of Modern Languages.
music — 1. A major offered on the campus. 2. That which supple-
ments most of our religious services.
music groups — Non-college groups must have permission of the
Student Affairs Committee to perform on campus. Contact the Dean
of Students for details.
music organizations — Groups of musicians banded together to render
sounds of beauty.
music standards — Music performed or reproduced anywhere on
campus is expected to be in harmony with standards of good taste
applicable to the occasion and in keeping with the ideals of spiritual
commitment and personal relationship with God to which the Col-
lege is dedicated. To assist with this responsibility a screening
committee is appointed by the College president each year to screen
all student programs before they are pre-
sented. Student groups should contact the
chairman of the screening committee in
ample time before their scheduled perform-
ance so that the committee can be called for
the screening. Failure to have a program
properly screened may cause cancellation of
the program. A musical group organized by
students for public performances must be
approved by the Student Affairs Committee.
Myers, Clifford — Director of campus se-
curity. Instructor of Industrial Education.
Works out of Dean of Students' Office.
Myers, Clifford O., Jr. — Manager, Village Market.
non-departmental courses — Classes that are offered outside of any
department, e.g., aviation, gardening, and humanities.
nursing — The largest department on campus.
nursing admission requirements — The College Catalog lists these.
nursing scholarships — See Loans in the appendix.
nursing students — Students desiring to enroll in the nursing program
are required to send an advance payment of
$50 along with their application to insure a
reservation in the nursing program. This ad-
vance payment will be considered a part of
the advance payment necessary for registra-
tion. This advance payment will be credited
to the last statement of the school year along
with all other advance payments as outlined.
If a student applies for the nursing program
but does not attend the College, the $50 nurs-
ing advance payment will be forfeited. All
advance payments will be refunded to the
student's account at the close of the academic
year except for the special foreign student advance payment of
$1,000, which is refunded at the termination of the student's stay at
nursing uniforms — A specified mode of dress required for nursing
students while in laboratory experiences.
objectives of the college — Purpose for which the college exists, see
appendix for codification of these.
off-campus functions (see Leaves, overnight) — All overnight off-
campus group activities involving mixed groups, not sponsored by a
campus organization, require chaperonage and clearance by the
residence hall deans. It is the responsibility of the students involved
to make proper arrangements for the activity which includes ar-
rangements for chaperonage. For the protection of the students it is
urged that all daytime off-campus activities involving mixed groups
have chaperones. Parents and faculty members may serve as
chaperones and on certain occasions the Dean of Women may grant
approval for chaperonage by married students. It is considered wise
that there be one chaperone for every 15-20 students. All student
organizations planning social or recreational activities off campus
must make proper advance arrangements through the Dean of Stu-
dents' Office. Requests, complete with the names of chaperones and
the signature of the faculty sponsor, are to be filed by 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday of the week preceding the proposed activity with a
description of proposed Sabbath activities including Sabbath school
and church services. Residence hall students expecting to take
part in any off-campus social activity must complete the regular
residence hall leave form which must be submitted to their
respective residence hall dean. No approval will be given for
overnight group activities that are to take place during the final three
weeks of each semester.
officers, student qualifications — For a student to hold an office in
any student organization including a publication staff or a committee
or in any non-academic organization which performs publicly on or
off campus, he must have a record of good citizenship and a
minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00. To run for or to
hold any elected office in a student organization, a student must have
a record of good citizenship and a cumulative grade point average of
2.25 or a 2.50 grade point average for the previous semester with a
minimum cumulative average of 2.00. Secondary school grade-point
averages will be calculated on major subjects only.
Oh, no! — One expression that is uttered after the obvious on a test is
one-year terminal curricula — The College Catalog lists the offer-
ings in Clerical and Food Services.
Ooltewah — 1. A community located some 3 miles from the college.
2. Means owl's nest in the Cherokee language.
organization chart — A diagram of flow chart showing the college's
lines of authority. Note the Organization Chart in the Appendix.
organization of new clubs — Students who wish to organize a new
club should first consult with the Dean of Students. A constitution
should subsequently be drawn up and approved by the Student
organization, records of student — Each student organization is
required to place an up-to-date copy of its constitution on file in the
Student Affairs Office.
organizations, meeting of student — Administrative policy of the
College requires that a faculty adviser be present at all meetings of
each student organization and at all meetings of major committees
serving student organizations.
orientation program — Orientation for new freshman students is held
prior to the opening week of the fall term. It includes examinations
and instruction helpful in course planning. The student is introduced
to the facilities, purposes, and functions of the college. Social
occasions are also provided when students may meet faculty mem-
bers and fellow students. All new freshman students are required to
attend the orientation program. The program is the responsibility of
the Dean of Students.
Orlando — 1. City in Florida in which is located a nursing extension
campus. 2. Home of Disney World. 3. Home of many SMC stu-
Ost, Genevieve — Associate Professor of Speech.
Ott, Helmut — Assistant Professor of Religion.
Otto, Larry — Assistant Professor of Music.
outings — See Off-campus functions.
Owens, Gerald — Instructor, Computer Science.
P. E. — Abbreviation for Physical Education.
P. E. Center — Physical Education Building.
Parker, Marilyn — Assistant Professor of
parking — 1. Placement of an automobile on
campus. 2. Allocated for students with stick-
ers. (Purchase sticker at registration or the
Dean of Students' Office.) (See automobile.)
parking fines — The first two parking fines are $5.00 each, the third
and on are $15.00 each, to be paid at the Cashier's Desk in Wright
Hall. If not paid in cash, a $2.00 late fee is put on statement, in
addition to fine.
PDA — See public display of affection.
Pearson, Carolyn — Secretary to Director of Admissions.
Pearson, William — Professor of Education.
Chairman of the Department.
Peek, Norman — Director of Audio- Visual
Department, Associate Professor of Chemis-
try. Manager, Collegedale Air Park.
Perkins, Christene — Associate Professor of
Perry, Olson — Instructor of Communication.
personal property — Residence hall students
are held responsible for all activities which
take place in the room assigned to them. The
College is not responsible for personal prop-
erty stored in the residence hall, for loss of
money or other valuables on the part of students, nor for any damage
suffered by motor vehicles on College property. For reasons of
security, students should deposit all but small amounts of money in a
student drawing account at the Business Office or in a bank.
Adequate comprehensive insurance coverage for bicycles and motor
vehicles should be maintained.
Peters, Louesa — Assistant treasurer.
pets — 1. Friendly or unfriendly animals. 2. Not allowed in the
Ph.D. — 1. Abbreviation for doctor of philosophy. 2. Abbreviation
for post hole digger.
philosophy — The pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral
self-discipline. A statement of one's objectives and guiding princi-
ples. See Appendix for a statement of the College's.
physical education — One of the many majors on campus.
placement folder — A collection of information such as a resume,
letter of recommendation that students collect and the Dean of
Students' Office maintains for prospective employers.
placement service for graduates — The Dean of Students operates a
placement service which issues announcements concerning
employment opportunities and provides potential employers with
data on graduates of the College. The placement service is effective
in assisting students to find satisfactory professional employment.
Registration with the placement service is voluntary and should be
made at the beginning of the senior year or end of the junior year.
poke — Another name for bag.
policies — Set of rules and procedures that
govern the operation of the college. For
specifics read the College Catalog and this
positive way — A non-academic volunteer
class devoted to the practice of prayer. Over
1 ,500 students have taken this class in the
post office — Is located in the College Plaza.
prayer — Communication with God, an oft-
practiced activity on campus.
prayer room — A secluded room for medita-
tion and prayer located in the Student Center.
pre-professional — The college offers a wide
variety of courses that prepare students for
pre-registration — A process of enrolling for classes early — held on
probation — 1. A conditional status. 2. A condition on which a
student may remain at the college. See Citizenship Probation and
profanity — Not allowed or tolerated.
programs committee — A group of students and faculty that plan the
activities not cared for by the Artist- Adventure Series Committee.
property rights — Only individuals who have made appropriate pre-
vious arrangements with the Administrator in charge of the building
involved are permitted access to the roofs of College property.
Anyone responsible for damage to College furnishings and other
school property will be obliged to make restitution for the damage
and may in addition be subject to discipline.
psychology — 1. A study of the mind and its functions. 2. A course of
study that can be taken.
publications — A number of communication periodicals are published
and these include the school newspaper, the yearbook, plus an
assortment of academic and public relations materials.
public display of affection — Overt physical expression of emotional
feeling toward the opposite sex. The public expression of affection is
in poor taste. Students who do not demonstrate self-respect and
self-re' Taint in this matter are subject to discipline, which may
invo) e their being asked to withdraw from the College. Students can
expect members of the College staff to correct those bringing dis-
credit to themselves or to the College through inappropriate display
of affection. Being seen in public with arms around one another is
Purple People Treater — A cut-down, open-air bus painted white
with purple polka-dots, used to conduct tours of the campus.
put out — Annoyed, not happy with, as in: I shore was put out 'bout
going to chapel.
quiz — 1. A test usually consisting of few questions answered in a short
period of time. 2. Something that must be studied for.
Rachel's Ladder — A series of steps from the
women's residence hall to the upper campus.
A classic in steps. However, the engineer is
radio — See WSMC.
rank and tenure — A faculty committee that
recommends to the president the rank and
tenure promotions for each faculty member.
reckon — To suppose, think, believe, as in "I
reckon I oughta get to class."
record player — See Stereos.
recreational facilities — Unless previously ar-
ranged for or scheduled by others , the recrea-
tional facilities of the college are reserved for use only by students,
faculty and staff. While actively participating in the campus recrea-
tional areas, attire for women may include bermuda or gym shorts.
Attire for men may include bermuda or gym shorts , but shirts must be
worn at all times.
registration — An official or formal recording of an individual as a
student at the college.
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 — "No otherwise qualified
handicapped individual . . . shall, solely by reason of his handicap,
be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be
subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving
federal financial assistance." The College is committed to end
discrimination on the basis of handicap whenever it is reasonably
Reiner, Richard — Business Manager.
religion — 1. An expression of man's belief in
the supernatural. 2. The Seventh-day Ad-
ventist religion is the prevailing influence on
campus. 3. One of the many majors on
religious activities — Southern Missionary
College exists for the purpose of promoting
symmetrical growth, mentally, socially,
physically and spiritually. For this reason, it
must have guiding principles for spiritual as
well as mental, social and physical activities.
The College recognizes that legislation can-
not create spirituality, for this results only from intelligent individual
choice. The chief function of the College is to provide an educational
environment in harmony with Biblical teachings and standards. One
does not have to live in this environment or help provide it unless he
chooses to become a part of Southern Missionary College. Since
environment depends on the people who make up an institution,
room care and inspection
legislation is necessary to insure the character of this environment.
Southern Missionary College students are not required to be mem-
bers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church or any other religious
organization, but the College administration does insist that no
student detract from or weaken the spiritual character of the College
or interfere with the benefit which might be received by those who
wish to take full advantage of the College's spiritual emphasis.
Remley, Hilda Fern — College relations field representative.
reservation of college facilities — Consult with the President's office
residence halls — Dormitories are maintained for single students.
Single students who have not completed a baccalaureate degree and
who do not live with parents, close relatives or legal guardians in the
vicinity, live in the residence halls. In order to live elsewhere they
must present written request to the Dean of Students. Such requests
will be considered if the student is not on Citizenship Probation,
demonstrates definite financial need which off-campus living will
correct, or other extenuating circumstances making non-dormitory
residence necessary. In general only students 25 and older are al-
lowed to live outside the residence halls. When a student has been
given special permission to live off campus, no change in residence
may be made without permission of the Dean of Students. Residence
hall students are held responsible for all activities which take place in
the room assigned to them. The College is not responsible for
personal property stored in the residence hall, for loss of money or
other valuables on the part of students, nor for any damage suffered
by motor vehicles on College property. For reasons of security,
students should deposit all but small amounts of money in a student
drawing account at the Business Office or in a bank. Adequate
comprehensive insurance coverage for bicycles and motor vehicles
should be maintained. Off-campus residence policies apply to all
unmarried students who are enrolled for more than three semester
hours and who do not live with parents or other close relatives.
residence hall disturbances — That which you are not to be. For more
details consult the Handbook for the Men's and Women's Resi-
residence hall hours — Residence halls will be open according to the
Sunday - Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 6:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Sabbath 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Young men may call at the women's residence halls according to
the following schedule:
Visiting hours (lounge only)
Sunday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. to Sunset
Calling hours (the above plus)
Friday Sunset to Vespers
Sabbath 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
residence hall privacy — The college residence halls are private
homes for their occupants. Community students and others may visit
in the residence halls during residence hall hours in accord with the
normal proprieties for visiting a private home.
residence hall visiting — Sorry, mixed groups not permitted in private
residence hall rooms.
residence hall worship — All residence hall students are required to
attend the worship service that is held in the residence halls each
evening, Monday through Thursday each week. The Friday evening
vespers and Sabbath evening meditations which are held in the
church are counted for residence hall worships. Students are allowed
one unexcused absence from these meetings each week. Students
who accumulate excessive unexcused absences will be subject to
residence, Orlando campus — Housing is provided only for single
students. Single students who wish to live off-campus please see
residence, off-campus — The college provides residence hall housing
for single students and a limited number of apartments for married
students. Information concerning the availability of both school-
owned and private apartments may be found in the College Man-
ager's Office. Single students who have not completed a bac-
calaureate degree and who do not live with parents, close relatives or
legal guardians in the vicinity, live in the residence halls. In order to
live elsewhere they must present written request to the Dean of
Students. Such requests will be considered if the student is not on
Citizenship Probation, demonstrates definite financial need which
off-campus living will correct, or other extenuating circumstances
making non-dormitory residence necessary. In general only students
25 and older are allowed to live outside the residence halls. When a
student has been given special permission to live off campus, no
change in residence may be made without permission of the Dean of
Students. Off-campus residence policies apply to all unmarried stu-
dents who are enrolled for more than three semester hours and who
do not live with parents or other close relatives.
residence requirement for degree — Baccalaureate Degree: Thirty
semester hours of credit must be completed in residence immediately
preceding the conferment of the Baccalaureate degree. These hours
must include 16 upper division, with eight in the major and three in
the minor fields. Associate Degree: Twenty-eight semester hours of
credit must be completed in residence immediately preceding the
conferment of the Associate degree. Sixteen of these hours must be
in the major area of study.
responsibilities of residence hall students — Residence hall students
are held responsible for all activities which take place in the room
assigned to them.
responsibility of the student — The responsibility for satisfying
degree requirements rests with the student. Each student is expected
to acquaint himself with the various requirements published in the
bulletin and to plan his course of study accordingly. The student may
choose to meet the requirements of any one bulletin in effect during
the period of residency. If he discontinues for a period of twelve
months or more, he must qualify according to a single bulletin in
force subsequent to his return.
Rice, Desmond — Assistant Professor of Education.
Rice, ila/il — Associate Professor of Nursing,
Coordinator, Orlando Campus.
Richards, Evonne — Instructor of Office Ad-
ministration, Director of Word Processing
Richards, William — Associate Professor of
Richert, Arthur — Associate Professor of
Mathematics. Chairman of the Department.
Riffel, Krista — Assistant Professor of Nurs-
right of petition — A student who believes
there is a valid reason for requesting variance
from or exception to an academic policy stated in the Bulletin, may
make a petition to the Academic Dean for consideration of his case.
The student must first obtain the advice and signature of the head of
his major department. The petition shall contain a statement of the
request and supporting reasons. The student will be notified in
writing by the Academic Dean of the action on the petition within
five (5) working days of receiving the petition. Petition forms are
available from the office of the Academic Dean.
roads — A pathway between two points, hopefully you will find the
road from the college to eternal life.
Robertson, Charlene — Instructor of Nursing. On study leave.
Robertson, Marvin L. — Professor of Music, Chairman of the Music
Department. (Jeanne is Marvin's wife's name.)
Roe, Cyril E. — Associate Professor of Education. One-time teacher
Roe, Joy — Admissions Clerk.
Rolfe, Becky — Counselor.
Rolfe, Cecil — Professor of Business Administration.
room care and inspection — Students are expected to keep their
rooms clean and orderly. The College reserves the right for the
residence dean or his representative to enter and inspect a student's
room at any time. Pictures and other objects placed on the walls must
be supported in a manner which will not mar the wall surface. The
room deposit will be refunded when a student checks out of the
residence hall after the first 30 days of residency provided all dormi-
tory obligations have been satisfactorily cared for and the floor,
walls, woodwork, and furniture of the room are clean and undam-
aged. Redecorating is to be done by the College.
Rowe, Mary Lou — Secretary to the Dean of Students
Rozell, Daniel — Assistant Professor of Business Administration.
Ruf, Barbara — Associate Professor of English.
Ruf, Holland — Associate college pastor.
Runyan, Don — Associate Professor of Music.
Runyan, Millie — Dean of women.
SA — Abbreviation for Student Association.
Sabbath school — A weekly religious service devoted to group study
of the Scriptures which all are required to attend. Meetings are held
in various places on campus each Saturday (Sabbath).
Sabbath services — A distinctive practice of Seventh-day Adventists
is the observance of the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath.
Southern Missionary College requires all
students on the campus to respect the sanctity -0 ^^^
of that day by attending Sabbath services and
refraining from all ordinary recreation and
Sage, Robert — Assistant Professor of Music.
safety regulations — Candles, open-flame
lamps, fire hazards of any nature are not
permitted in the residence halls or in any
Santa Claus — Usually E. O. Grundset.
Schlisner, Everett — Dean of Men and Assist- Robert Sage
ant Professor of Education.
Schmidt, Harold — Chairman of the colleges' governing board and
the president of the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day
Adventists. An ordained Seventh-day Adventist minister.
scholarships — (Consult the College Catalog).
scholastic probation — When for any reason a student's cumulative
SMC or overall grade point average falls below a "C" (2.00)
average, he will be placed on academic probation. A student reaches
the point of academic dismissal when his cumulative SMC or overall
grade point average fails to reach the following accumulated levels:
Semester Hours G.P.A.
Attempted Dismissal Level
Up to 48 1.50
49-64 1 .65
Beginning freshmen will be allowed to attempt 23 semester hours
over a maximum period of two semesters before being subject to
dismissal. Candidates for the Associate of Science degree must have
a grade point average of at least 1 .95 before being accepted for their
final year and at least 2.00 to graduate. A student academically
dismissed may not be readmitted until two sessions (for this purpose
the summer is counted as one session) have elapsed. Eligibility for
readmission shall include successful college-level work taken in
another institution or other evidence of maturity and motivation.
Transfer students should have a grade point average of at least 2.00 in
order to be eligible for admission to Southern Missionary College.
Any person coming to the senior year with a grade point average of
less than 2.25 in the major will be placed on academic probation.
Students with less than a 2.00 cumulative grade point average may
not hold office in any student organization and may not participate in
any non-academic organization which performs publicly on or off
campus. In addition, to hold any elected office in a student organiza-
tion a student must also have a cumulative grade point average of
2.25 or a 2.50 grade point average for the previous semester.
screening committee — A group of faculty and students appointed by
the president to screen all student programs before presentation.
special fees and miscellaneous charges
SDA Room — A room in the basement of the
library that houses only Seventh-day Advent-
ist books and periodicals.
secondary education — 1. A requirement for
college entrance. 2. A program leading to
high school teaching certification. The Col-
lege Catalog lists these.
security — Mr. Cliff Myers is the director —
available each week day morning 8-9 by
Self, Don — Director, WSMC, Instructor of Communication.
senior placement — See Placement.
senior standing — A student who has completed at least 94 semester
hours and has filed a formal request with the Office of Records. All
candidates for graduation must join the senior class organization and
meet the non-academic requirements voted by the class membership.
service department — The custodial service of the college.
setting of the college — SMC is unique in its location. The main
campus is nestled in the pleasing Collegedale valley, surrounded by
some seven hundred acres of school proper y. The quietness and
beauty of its peaceful surroundings is in keeping with the educational
philosophy of its governing organization. The community and cam-
pus post office address is Collegedale which is located eighteen miles
east of Chattanooga and three miles from Ooltewah off Interstate
Highway 75 (formerly U.S. 1 1 and 64). The Southern Railway line
passes through the north side of the campus. A bus service operated
by the CARTA Line serves the college campus. The Orlando campus
situated in Florida's "City Beautiful" at the Florida Hospital pro-
vides additional clinical facilities for the baccalaureate program of
the Division of Nursing.
Sex — See statement in appendix on Sex.
Shultz, Christine — Associate Professor of Nursing.
Shumate, Frieda — Assistant dean of women.
signing out — Residence hall students are expected to sign out for
skittish — nervous, as in: Them students shore get skittish 'bout grade
SM — Abbreviation for Student Missionary.
SMC — Abbreviation for Southern Missionary College.
social functions and outings — All student organizations planning
social or recreational activities off campus must make proper ad-
vance arrangements through the Dean of Students' Office. Requests,
complete with the names of chaperones and the signature of the
faculty sponsor, are to be filed by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday of the week
preceding the proposed activity with a description of proposed Sab-
bath activities including Sabbath school and church services. Resi-
dence hall students expecting to take part in any off-campus social
activity must complete the regular residence hall leave form which
must be submitted to their respective residence hall dean. No ap-
proval will be given for overnight group activities that are to take
place during the final three weeks of each semester.
social restrictions, Freshmen — Because of the difficulty that many
freshmen students encounter in adjusting to college life and in the
management of their time, they are strongly advised to remain on
campus each evening Sunday through Thursday in order to take
advantage of the study hours.
Somers, Dorothy — Assistant dean of women .
Sophomore — Comes from the word sophism
which means a plausible but fallacious ar-
gument. See sophomore standing.
sophomore standing — A student who has
completed between 24-54 semester hours.
Southern Columns — A quarterly publication
for the alumni of the College.
Spanish — 1. One of the foreign languages
taught. 2. The mother tongue of many stu-
Spears, Kenneth — Director of Admissions.
special fees and miscellaneous charges —
The following special fees and charges are assessed separately inas-
much as they may not apply to all students nor do they occur
Application for admission (not refundable) $10.00
Late application for admission (not refundable) 15.00
Automobile parking fee (per semester) Dormitory .... 20.00
Automobile parking fee (per semester) Village 7.00
Change of Program 5.00
Late Registration 15.00
Nursing Education fee (per semester)* 50.00
Re-registration fee (must be cash) 25.00
Credit by examination 25.00
Special examination for course waiver 5.00
Graduation in absentia 25.00
Late return of organizational uniform 10.00
(The full cost will be charged if irreparably
damaged or not returned.)
*Deciared nursing majors enrolled in a nursing class.
The following items may be charged to the student's account:
a. Books and class required school supplies (Maximum $100
each semester.) When a student reaches the $100 maximum
during the semester, all further books and supplies must be paid
for in cash.
b. Approved uniforms for physical education classes and recrea-
c. Subscriptions to professional journals as required by depart-
ments of instruction.
d. Nursing uniforms costing approximately $50 but not including
capes or other non-required garments.
e. Membership dues for professional clubs of the following de-
partments of instruction: Nursing (T.A.S.N.), Education
(S.E.A.), and Music (M.E.N.C.)
special student — Mature individuals who do not meet the above
college admission requirements and who do not wish to become
degree candidates, or otherwise-qualified students who may desire
limited credit for transfer to another institution of higher learning,
may register as special students.
speech — 1. A manner of communicating ideas and emotions. 2.
Courses that are offered on campus.
sports — The College encourages intramural athletic activities as a
means of providing necessary physical exercise and relaxation from
mental activity and also as a means of providing experience in team
relationships and developing good sportsmanship. Competitive play
between a team representing the College and a team representing
another institution or organization is considered to be out of harmony
with the principles and objectives of Southern Missionary College.
To be eligible to participate in intramural sports a person must meet
one of the following stipulations for fall and spring semesters:
1 . Reside in a college residence hall, or
2. Be currently enrolled fora minimum of six (6) semester hours.
For summer terms:
1. Reside in a college residence hall, or
2. Be currently enrolled for a minimum of three (3) semester
3. Be accepted as a student for the fall semester.
Springett, Jean — Assistant Professor of Nursing. (Yes , Jean and Ron
Springett, Ronald — Associate Professor of Religion.
spring vacation — A much-looked- forward-to mid-term vacation.
This year it's Feb. 28 - March 4.
Spurlock, Donna — Assistant Professor of Nursing.
standards of conduct — In harmony with the objectives of the Col-
lege, high standards of behavior are maintained to encourage the
development of genuine Christian character. Mature Christian stu-
dents of sound spiritual and social integrity delight in standards that
elevate and ennoble. Admission to SMC is a privilege that requires
the acceptance of and compliance with published and announced
regulations. Only those whose principles and interests are in har-
mony with the ideals of the College and who willingly subscribe to
the social program as ordered are welcomed. A student who finds
himself out of harmony with the social policies of the College, who is
uncooperative, and whose attitudes give evidence of an unresponsive
nature may be advised to withdraw without a specific charge. The
use of tobacco or alcoholic beverages, the improper use of drugs,
theatre attendance, card playing, dancing, profane or vulgar lan-
guage, hazing, and improper associations are not tolerated. Each
student is expected to acquaint himself with the standards of conduct
as they appear throughout this handbook.
Steen, David — Associate Professor of Biology. Husband of Linda.
Steen, Linda — Secretary to Health Service.
Stepanske, Bruce — Assistant business manager.
Stepanske, Jeanette — Assistant Professor of Education. Wife of
stereos — Only low volume sets allowed in the dormitory.
student affairs committee — A group of faculty and students who
recommend and study policies concerning the religious, social and
cultural life on the campus. This group sets the social standards for
the campus; a review board for non-academic and non-financial
policies of the college.
student apartments — The college maintains a number of housing
units as well as a trailer park for married students. Additional
facilities are available in the community. For information contact the
Business Manager's Office.
Student Association — Every student at SMC who is taking 8 or more
semester hours of classwork is a member of the Student Association,
with voting privileges in the election of officers. Opportunities for
leadership development and for cooperation in achieving the objec-
tives of SMC are afforded by the Association. The Association
assists the College administration and faculty in the implementation
of policies and assumes responsibility in giving direction to campus
activities entrusted to it. The Association's activities are coordinated
and communicated through the Student Senate and Cabinet and their
several committees. The activities include the publishing of the
weekly newspaper, Southern Accent; the yearbook, Southern
Memories; the announcement sheet, Campus Chatter; and the
student-faculty directory, Joker. The activities and responsibilities
of officers and the detailed organization of the Student Association
are outlined in the Student Association Constitution and By-laws.
Student Bank — The Student Bank for safe-keeping of students' funds
is in the cashier's office in the administration building.
Student Center — A building that houses teachers' offices and class-
rooms on the first floor and the cafeteria on the second floor. On the
third floor are located Student Association Offices, a formal and an
informal lounge, a snackshop, a prayer room, Chaplain's Office and
student employment — The College operates a variety of auxiliary
and vocational services and enterprises where students may obtain
part-time employment to defray a portion of their school expenses.
Opportunities to engage in productive and useful labor can help to
develop character traits of industry, dependability, initiative and
thrift. Students may also take advantage of these employment oppor-
tunities to acquire vocational skills by contacting The Director of
Student Finance. Students who accept employment assignments are
expected to meet all work appointments with punctuality. To be
absent from work appointments without cause or previous arrange-
ment, or notification of illness is sufficient reason for discharge.
Students accepting employment by the College are required to main-
tain their work schedule during the entire semester including exami-
nation week. Residence hall students may not secure off-campus
employment without permission of the Dean of Students.
student missionary — One who serves outside the United States as a
volunteer worker for the church. Last year the college sent 25. See
Dean of Students if interested.
student officers, qualification of — For a student to hold an office in
any student organization including a publication staff or a committee
or in any non-academic organization which performs publicly on or
off campus, he must have a record of good citizenship and a
minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and be a member
of the Student Association. To run for or to hold any elected office in
a student organization, a student must have a record of good citizen-
ship and a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or a 2.50 grade
point average for the previous semester with a minimum cumulative
average of 2.00. Secondary school grade
point averages will be calculated on major
Student Park — A park area behind the plaza
that contains water and a shelter. Reserva-
tions are made through the president's office.
Summerour Hall — A modern two-story
structure that was completed in the fall of
1971. The complex houses the entire Home
Economics facility and includes a foods lab,
sewing lab, interior design classroom, child
development observation room, other class-
rooms, and an auditorium seating 126.
suspension — See discipline.
swimming pool — Located in the Physical Education Building-
available for both class and leisure time.
Swinson, Elvie — Associate Professor of Nursing.
tabernacle — The Tab was used in the early years for the church,
chapels, and Saturday night programs — later it was the cafeteria. At
present the music department has partial use of it.
Talge Hall — Formerly the women's residence hall, this building has
been converted to accommodate approximately 510 men. This mod-
ern, fireproof structure was completed in 1961 to house 275 students.
In 1964 and 1976 new wings were completed to house an additional
235 students. The spacious and beautiful chapel with adjoining
prayer rooms, the parlors, and the kitchenette are but a few of the
attractive features which provide for enjoyable and comfortable
Tasba Raya — 1. Means good earth in Misquito. 2. Name of the
college's mission station in Nicaragua.
Taylor, Elsie Mae — Receptionist, Wright Hall. Wife of William.
Taylor, William — Director of Development and Alumni Affairs,
Associate Professor of Journalism.
teacher education certification — The College Catalog lists require-
TeHennepe, Sue — Assistant Professor of Home Economics, Director
of Child Care Center.
telephones — Each residence hall room is equipped with a telephone.
The telephones are restricted to local calls. Personal arrangements
for long distance service may be made with the telephone company
by paying a deposit. Pay telephones are
available in the residence halls and in the
television — Sorry, not allowed in the dormi-
tory rooms. A $25 fine is levied for having it
in the room. Set will be confiscated.
tennis courts — The college maintains eight of
textiles — 1. Fabric from which clothes are made. 2. A course offered
at the college.
Thatcher, Caroline — Instructor of Nursing.
Thatcher Hall — Thatcher Hall provides facilities for 750 women.
This three-story building is carpeted and air conditioned throughout
with a bath between each two student rooms. (Not Caroline's home).
theology — 1. A study of God and related subjects. 2. An important
major on campus.
Thompson. Myra — Instructor of Nursing.
Thompson, Lois — Secretary to Business Manager.
Thiel, Mitchell — Professor of Chemistry. Chairman of the Depart-
Thiel, Nancy — Instructor of Nursing.
Thomas, Carol — Instructor of Nursing.
tithe and church expense — SMC encourages the payment of tithe and
church expense by its student workers. In order to facilitate this
practice, arrangements may be made by the student (except for those
employed at the McKee Baking Co. and in the Federal Work-Study
Program) to have ten percent of his school earnings charged to his
account as tithe and two percent for church expense. These funds are
then transferred by the College to the treasurer of the Collegedale
Seventh-day Adventist Church. Tithe on earnings at the McKee
Baking Company and from the Federal Work-Study Program may be
withdrawn by the student at the College Student Finance Office and
paid in cash.
Title K — No person. . . shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to dis-
crimination under any education program or activity receiving Fed-
eral financial assistance.
traffic court — A faculty-student appeals court meets periodically to
hear appeals on citations given for violations of the vehicle code. See
the Activities Calendar for dates. Usually the last Wednesday of each
month, or the last Wednesday before a vacation period.
traffic penalties — See Vehicle Code in Appendix.
transcripts — Official transcripts of a student's academic record may
be obtained by the student upon a written request to the Office of
Admissions and Records. The request must include the student's
signature and payment of two dollars in cash, check, or money order
for each transcript ordered. Because of legal difficulties, telephone
requests from students or written requests from other members of the
student's family cannot be honored. A student may receive an
unofficial transcript for evaluative purposes without charge by apply-
ing in person at the Office of Admissions and Records. Official
transcripts given directly to a student will be stamped "student
transfer of credit — Students wishing to transfer to SMC from another
accredited college or university must follow the same application
procedure as other students. Transfer credits may be applied toward
the requirements for a degree when the student has satisfactorily
completed a minimum of twelve semester hours in residence. A
maximum of seventy-two semester hours may be accepted from a
junior college. Background deficiencies revealed by transcripts and
entrance examinations will be given individual attention. Students
transferring from non-accredited institutions of higher education are
given conditional status until the level of their academic performance
in residence warrants promotion to regular status. Grades of less than
"C" from such institutions will not be accepted toward meeting
graduation requirements. A student who has been dismissed from
another institution because of poor scholarship or citizenship, or who
is on probation from that institution, is not generally eligible for
admission until he can qualify forreadmission to the institution from
which he has been dismissed.
transfer students — See transfer of credit.
Trustees, Board of — A group of men that run the college.
tuition and fees — See College Catalog.
tuition refund — A student may drop all classes within one week after
registration with a tuition charge not to exceed $75. After the first
week a student dropping all classes will have the tuition refunded on
a 16-week prorated basis. Refunds will be calculated according to the
official date of completed drop voucher and the return of the stu-
dent's ID card to the Student Finance Office. During the first week
following registration, students may make necessary changes in their
class programs without charge. A fee of $5 will be assessed for each
change in the course program after the first week following registra-
tion. No reduction in tuition charges will be made for program
changes made after three weeks following registration.
Turlington, Drew — Associate Professor of Industrial Arts.
two-year terminal course — See the College Catalog.
Turner, David — Assistant Professor of Industrial Arts.
UAP — 1. Abbreviation for Undergraduate Assessment Program. 2.
A new name for the Undergraduate Record Examinations. 3. An
examination required of all graduating seniors.
VandeVere, Wayne — Professor of Business Administration. Chair-
man of the Department.
vehicle code — Note Appendix under Automobile.
veteran — 1. One who has been in the military. 2. Veterans or other
eligible persons are required to attend classes in order to be eligible
for educational benefits. Southern Missionary College is required to
report promptly to the V.A. the last day of attendance when an
eligible person withdraws or quits attending classes regularly. A
veteran or eligible person may not be certified for any course or
subject that does not fulfill requirements for his stated degree and
major. Audited courses, non-credit courses (except for a required
remedial course), and correspondence work cannot be certified.
Educational benefits will be discontinued when the veteran or eligi-
ble person ceases to make satisfactory progress. According to V.A.
regulations, a student will be considered to
be making unsatisfactory progress when he
accumulates twelve semester hours of un-
satisfactory grades or when he is subject to
academic dismissal. Failing grades and D
grades in the major, minor, and courses re-
quired for educational certification are con-
sidered unsatisfactory. Benefits may be re-
sumed only after the individual has obtained
V.A. counseling and approval. 3. Ques-
tions or problems dealing with Veterans' Af-
fairs should refer to the Office of Admis-
village residence — See Residence.
Vining, Noble — Manager, College Press.
warning — See discipline.
Warren, Karen — Instructor of Nursing.
weather — A daily occurrence in Collegedale — includes sunshine,
rain, fog and a little snow.
Webb, Krma — Assistant Professor of Nursing. Orlando Campus.
Webb, Jere — College pastor.
Weeks, Martha — Assistant Professor of
Week of Spiritual Emphasis — Five days of
special chapels and joint worships presenting
talks of inspirational nature.
Wells, Harley — Custodian.
Wells, Laurel — Director of student finance.
White, Margret — Assistant Professor of
White, Randall — Manager of Southern Mer-
whom to consult — Note Whom to Consult in Randall White
Winters, Judy — Assistant Professor of Nursing.
withdrawal — A student who contemplates withdrawing from college
is encouraged to obtain counsel from one or more of the following
Residence Hall Dean Faculty Counselor
Dean of Students Guidance and
Academic Dean Counseling Office
If, after obtaining counsel, it still seems advisable to withdraw, the
following procedure should be carried out:
1 . Secure and complete a drop voucher at the Registrar's Office.
2. Obtain signatures as designated on the voucher.
3 . Check out with the residence hall dean within 24 hours after steps
one and two have been completed.
Until the above steps have been completed, students who have
discontinued participation in classroom activities will continue to be
charged for tuition and room rent. See also Academic Probation,
Wohlers, William — Associate Professor of History.
Wooley, Marianne — Assistant Professor of Library Science.
work-study — It is exceedingly important that the student adjust the
course load to achieve a reasonable balance in study and work.
During registration the student should confer with his adviser or
major professor in planning the proper balance of study and work. In
determining an acceptable study-work program, the student's intel-
lectual capacity and previous scholastic record are considered. Ex-
ceptions to the following schedule of study and work must receive
the approval of the Academic Dean.
Course Load Work Load
16 hours 16 hours
1 4 hours 20 hours
1 2 hours 26 hours
10 hours 32 hours
8 hours 38 hours
Students of average scholastic ability are
advised to plan a study-work program in- b^^»»
volving less than the maximum hours of
labor permitted. Freshmen in particular need
more time for orientation and adjustment to
the college academic program.
worship — 1. Act of honoring and giving rev-
erence to God. 2. A dormitory convocation.
See residence hall worships.
Wright Hall — Administration building, .
named after one-time president, Kenneth *
WSMC — The call letters for the college's
100,000 watt FM radio station.
y'all come! — An invitation to a place or event.
Y'ole Time Keeper — E. O. Grundset.
you — The reason SMC exists.
Zackrison, Edwin — Associate Professor of
Zackrison, Jolene — Instructor in Office Ad-
Zimmerman, Ernestine — Instructor of Nurs-
Zimmerman, Steven — Assistant Professor of
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Zuill, Charles — Associate Professor of Art.
Seventh-day Adventists recognize that God is not only
the Creator and Sustainer of the earth and the entire uni-
verse, but also the source of knowledge and wisdom.
Although many values common to classical and modern
humanism are accepted at Southern Missionary College, it
is held that these secular values are reflections of the mind
of the Creator, the Author of all truth, transcending both
space and time.
In His image God created man perfect — sufficient to
have stood, though free to fall. Because of sin, this man
who bore a likeness to his Creator in his physical, mental,
and spiritual nature has become separated from God, los-
ing most of his similarity to his Maker.
To restore in man the image of his Creator — to promote
the development of body, mind, and soul that the divine
purpose in his creation might be realized — is the object of
Christian education, the great object of life.
Believing man to be God's crowning act of creation,
Seventh-day Adventists accept as reality the Biblical con-
cept of man's body as the temple of God. Consequently,
principles of health are emphasized that the student may
more effectively carry out God's purpose, that he may
respect the paramount work of the Creator, and that he
may live the rewarding and abundant life promised in the
Scriptures to those who do His will.
Another aspect of having been created in the image of
God is that every human being is endowed with a power
akin to that of the Creator — individuality, the power to
think and to do. It is the work of true education to develop
this power, to train youth to be thinkers and not mere
reflectors of other men's thoughts; it is the purpose of this
college to send forth men and women who possess breadth
of mind, clearness of thought, and courage of conviction.
Seventh-day Adventists believe that knowledge of a
personal God can never be derived by human reason
alone, but that God has communicated His nature, pur-
poses, and plans through divine revelation. They further
believe that the Bible — both Old and New Testaments —
was given by inspiration of God, contains a revelation of
His will to men, and constitutes the only unerring rule of
faith and practice. The purpose of Christian education is to
assist the students in knowing and doing, with Christ's
help, the will of God more perfectly. Only through Christ
can man be restored fully as he was created in the image of
Our educational philosophy is, then, that true education
means more than the pursual of a certain course of study or
a preparation for the life that is now. It encompasses the
whole being and the whole period of existence possible to
man. It is the harmonious development of the physical,
mental, social and spiritual powers, preparing the student
for the joy of service in this world and in the world to
GENERAL PHILOSOPHY OF BEHAVIOR
Southern Missionary College subscribes to the
philosophy that education and redemption are one and the
same. To this end the resources of the college are dedi-
cated. From time to time there are students who are
struggling to overcome serious problems such as those
relating to alcohol, narcotics, drugs, and sex (homo and
hetero). The college is eager to help these students in their
fight for victory over sin. Personnel are available for
counseling either on campus or on a referral basis off
If, however, a student by choice does not approach
these problems with a determination to overcome them or
if the student is defensive of his own persistence to partici-
pate in actions relating to moral difficulties, the resources
of the college are of no benefit to the student, who then
will be asked to leave the college until such a time as there
is evidence on the part of the student of distinct Christian
desires and growth.
PROBLEMS RELATING TO SEX
Southern Missionary College and the Seventh-day Ad-
ventist Church which sponsors it do not subscribe to the
current, growing philosophy that all matters relating to
sexual conduct are totally private and should not bear the
scrutiny of the Church or society. The college insists upon
its right to make decisions regarding admission and reten-
tion of students based upon matters relating to the stu-
dent's sexual conduct along with conduct in other matters.
Sexual immorality cannot be condoned and places a stu-
dent subject to dismissal. Conduct leading to dismissal
includes homosexuality and illicit heterosexual activities,
on or off campus. It also includes the possession of pru-
rient materials which are made available for scrutiny of
others. Suggestive language and a coarse public attitude
relating to sex will not be tolerated.
Occasionally a person makes the decision to change sex
and embarks upon an emotional and sometimes medical
course of action relating to sexual transformation. Since
people in these circumstances have an uncertain sexual
role, it will not be possible for students claiming to un-
dergo sexual changes to remain in school. People engaged
in sexual changes need an environment more suitable for
them to work out their unique problems than a crowded
A student who undergoes sexual transformation will
normally be ill at ease on a campus as a student and usually
should not return even after the person involved believes
the transformation has been completed.
STUDENT VEHICLE CODE
The use of motor vehicles on campus is considered to be
a privilege. Motor vehicle privileges may be suspended at
the discretion of the Judiciary Committee, the residence
hall deans, or the Dean of Students.
All Southern Missionary College students are held re-
sponsible for acquainting themselves with and conducting
themselves according to the following motor vehicle code:
Section I — Motor Vehicle Privileges
1 . Definition of motor vehicle privileges: Motor
vehicle privileges as understood in this code
means the possession or use of a motor
vehicle — motor scooters, motor bikes, motorcy-
2. Due to the limited parking facilities, individuals
who have satisfactory citizenship and meet any
one of the following stipulations qualify for motor
a. Completion of a minimum of 24 semester
b. Twenty-one years of age or older.
c. Off-campus resident.
d. Freshmen may bring an automobile. How-
ever, it is to be used for home leaves only. The
plate(s) and keys are to be turned in to the
3. Lending or borrowing of motor vehicles is dis-
4. Disqualified Vehicles:
Unless previous arrangements have been made
with a dean of men or a dean of women , residence
hall students who do not qualify for motor vehicle
privileges are not permitted to bring a motor vehi-
cle to the College or to the greater Chattanooga-
Cleveland area. Students who violate this regula-
tion will be disciplined and may be required to
return their vehicle to their home immediately.
Section II — Motor Vehicle Registration
1 . Any motor vehicle that is subject to the use of a
student must be registered with the College in the
student's name at registration time or within 48
hours of its arrival in the vicinity.
2. Temporary registration for motor vehicles
brought to the campus for a short period of time
must be made with the residence hall dean.
3. Secreting a motor vehicle, undeclared and unreg-
istered with the College, or failure to register
one's motor vehicle is considered a serious infrac-
tion of College rules. (Fines for unauthorized
vehicles is $50.00).
4. A student may not register a motor vehicle which
is owned or operated by another student.
5. Registration stickers (decals) are available for
dormitory students at the residence halls and for
community students at the Dean of Students' Of-
fice during the school year. Please place in lower
left of rear window.
6. Registration sticker or decal is to be attached to
the rear bumper on the driver's side.
Section III — Parking
1. For each semester residence hall students are
charged a parking fee of $20.00 for automobiles
and $15.00 for two-wheeled motor vehicles. Stu-
dents who bring cars during the course of a semes-
ter will be charged on a pro-rated basis. No refund
on parking fees will be made.
2. Residence hall student vehicle parking is re-
stricted to assigned parking in the respective resi-
dence hall parking lots and to non-restricted park-
ing areas on campus.
3 . Students who live off campus are charged a park-
ing fee of $7.50 per semester for either an au-
tomobile or motorcycle.
4. Students who live off campus may park vehicles
in areas approved for community student use dur-
ing the school day.
Section IV — Driving
1. A residence hall student must have permission
from his residence hall dean for use of a motor
vehicle after residence hall closing time, and be-
tween Friday evening sunset and 1:00 p.m. Sab-
2. Motor vehicles are not permitted to be driven on
lawns, sidewalks or other places not intended for
Section V — Penalties for Violations:
1. Parking violations are subject to a fine of $5.00
for the first and second tickets and $ 15 .00 thereaf-
ter. Failure to pay a fine within the time pre-
scribed on the ticket will result in a $2.00 sur-
charge along with fine on the statement.
2. Violations of the campus traffic code such as
speeding and failure to observe stop signs will
result in a fine of $10.00.
3. Secreting or failure to register a motor vehicle
with the College will result in a $50.00 fine and
possible disciplinary action.
4 . In the event of continued violations of the campus
traffic code, disciplinary action may be neces-
5. All fines must be paid in cash to the Cashier's
office by the date specified on the ticket. Failure
to pay by this time automatically cancels the stu-
Section VI — Out-of-State Vehicles:
A student from a state other than Tennessee should
check with the State Highway Patrol in Chattanooga
to determine whether the vehicle license issued by his
home state is valid in the state of Tennessee. Pur-
chase of a Tennessee State vehicle license is neces-
sary where reciprocity agreements do not exist which
validate the home state license during residence in the
State of Tennessee.
Section VII — Damage, Loss or Theft:
Southern Missionary College assumes no responsi-
bility for loss resulting from theft or accident, van-
dalism, fire and other causes for damage of any
vehicle or its accessories on College property. Au-
tomobile parts or tools left outside of automobiles
may be hauled away without notice.
Section VIII — Bicycles:
1. All bicycles should be locked when not in use.
2. Bicycles are not to be ridden on campus sidewalks
or on grassed areas of the campus.
3 . Bicycles are to be stored only in designated areas.
Section IX — Inoperable Vehicles:
1 . Except by permission of a residence hall dean or
the Dean of Students , inoperable vehicles may not
be parked on the campus. Such vehicles parked
without permission will be towed away at the
Section X — Traffic Court:
1. A faculty-student appeals court meets periodi-
cally to hear appeals on citations given for viola-
tions of the vehicle code. See the Activities
Calendar for dates.
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