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THE M B00K 

ABCS OF SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE LIVING 
1961 — 1962 

MARYVILLE COLLEGE 
Maryville, Tennessee 

VOLUME 56 



This M Book is published as a part of the 
YWCA-YMCA program. 



STAFF 

Linda Roberts, Bill Roberts, Co-Editors 

Ann Nakamura, Peggy Williams 

Phyllis Tepper, Blair Moffett 



Because we have enjoyed the experiences 
which accompany college life, 

Because we have faced the problems 
which are ahead of you, 

Because we too needed guidance, 

Because we respect and deeply cherish 
the ideals of Maryville, 

We the students who have come before you 
to this campus dedicate our guide 
THE M BOOK 

to you, 

The new students of Maryville College, 

In behalf of YM and YWCA. 

Bill Roberts Linda Roberts 

Editors 



TABLE OF CONTENT 

President's Message . — — 5 

Who's Who 6 

Calendar . 7 

College Songs (Alma Mater) 8 

Traditions — — 9 

Academic Regulations 

Class Attendance l 4 

Chapel and Church Attendance 14 

Penalties and Appeal 14 

Authorized College Activities 1 5 

Dean's List 15 

Make-Up Tests 16 

Rules of Conduct 

Automobiles 16 

Alcohol 17 

Smoking 1 7 

Dress 17 

General Rules 1 7 

Penalties 18 

Demerits 1 8 

Probation 18 

Dismissal 1 8 

General Dormitory Regulations 

Care of Rooms 1 8 

Electric Current 1 9 

Illness . 19 

Ironing 20 

Laundering 20 

Fire Drills 20 

Telephone 20 

Men's Dormitory Regulations 

Study 21 

Absence from Dormitory 21 

Lobby 21 

Disciplinary Measures 21 

Women's Dormitory Regulations 

Closing Hours 21 

Men's Calling Hours 22 

Light Rules 22 

Quiet Hours 22 



Special Permissions 23 

Guests 24 

Signing In-Out 25 

Definitions of Penalries 26 

Honor Dormitory Code 2C 

Town Night Operating Pian 23 

Campus Social Life 

Dating 32 

Dancing , 33 

Planning All-Campus Entertainment 33 

Planning Small-Group Entertainment 33 

Planning Evening Activities 33 

Initiations 34 

Chaperons _, 34 

College Services 

Dining Hall 35 

Infirmary 35 

Book Store and Mail Delivery 36 

Summer Storage 36 

Student Body Organization 

President's Letter 37 

Student Council Officers 33 

Student Body Constitution 39 

Student- Faculty Committees 58 

Women's Student Government Association 

President's Letter 60 

Constitution 61 

Men's Cooperative Constitution 72 

YWCA — YMCA 

Presidents' Letter 77 

YWCA Cabinet 78 

YMCA Committee Chairmen 79 

Clubs and Honorary Fraternities 30 

Other Organizations 83 

Campus Publications 89 

Athletics 

Intramurals 90 

Intercollegiate Athletics 90 

Football Schedule 92 

Football Captains 92 

Index 93 




WELCOME TO MARYVILLE COLLEGE! 

The eminent educator Dr. William Lyon Phelps once 
said that it is more important to have a knowledge of 
the Bible without a college education than it is to have 
a college education without a knowledge of the Bible. 

At Maryville College neither is sacrificed. Here the 
student is offered both a college education and a know- 
ledge of the Bible. 

It_is my privilege to extend to you students this my 
first welcome. It is a privilege to have you in the student 
body, and Mrs. Copeland and I are looking forward to 
knowing you personally. 

May the years ahead be rewarding to you, to your 
family, to Maryville College, and to higher education 
under church leadership. 

Sincerely yours, 

Joseph J. Copeland 
President 



? ? WHO'S WHO ? ? 

Student Body President Connie Bondurant 

Student Body Vice-President Bill Schanefelt 

YWCA President Elsie Harris 

YMCA President Mike Garrett 

WSCA President Rebeccah Kinnamon 

New Dorm House Chairman Nona Roll 



Pearsons House Chairman 
Baldwin House Chairman 



Men's Cooperative President 
Chilhowean Editor 



Senior Class President 
Junior Class President 



Sophomore Class Preesident 

Kappi Phi President 

Chi Beta President 



Alpha Sigma President 
Theta Epsilon President 



Student Volunteers President 
Highland Echo Editor 



Peggy Williams 
_ Nancy Wells 



David Meneely 
_ Grace Rosser 
Lou Pelkey 



Bruce Semple 
_ Phil Brown 
Bill Ward 



Glorianna Hutcheson 
Jim Coup 



Lois Lockett 



Steve Henderson 



Elizabeth Reichardt 



CALENDAR FOR 1961-1962 
First Semester 

Sept. 8-9 Faculty Retreat. 

12-18 Opening program: 

12 Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. New students report; 
orientation begins. 

13 Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. Semester opens; 
orientation continues; registration of re- 
turning students. 

15 Friday, 8:00 p.m. First chapel; classes 
begin. 

16 Saturday, 8:00 p.m. YMCA and YWCA 
parties. 

18 Monday, 9:00 p.m. Faculty reception. 
26 Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. Annual Convocation. 
Oct. 28 Saturday, Founders and Homecoming Day. 

Nov. 23 Thursday, Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Dec. 10 Sunday, 3:00 p.m. "Messiah." 

20 Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. Christmas Holi- 
days begin. 
Jan. 3 Wednesday, 1 :30 p.m. Christmas Holi- 

days end. 
17-23 First semester final examinations. 
23 Tuesday, First semester ends. 
Second Semester 
Jan. 26 Friday, 9:00 a.m. Second semester begins; 

Chapel and first classes. 
Feb. 14-22 February Meetings. 
March 28 Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. Spring Vacation 

begins. 
April 4 Wednesday, 1 :30 p.m. Spring Vacation 

ends. 
22 Sunday, Easter. 
May 8-9 Comprehensive Examinations for Seniors, 

and National Co-operative Test for 
Sophomores. 
22-29 Second semester final examinations. 

25 Friday, 8:30 p.m. Commencement play 

26 Saturday, Alumni Day. 

27 Sunday, Baccalaureate Day. 

28 Monday, 8:30 p.m. Commencement play, 
30 Wednesday, Commencement Day. 



ALMA MATER 

Where Chilhowee's lofty mountains 
Pierce the southern blue, 

Proudly stands our Alma Mater, 
Noble, grand, and true. 



Chorus 



Orange, Garnet, float forever, 

Ensign of our hill! 
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater, 

Hail to Maryville! 

As thy hilltop crowned with cedars 

Ever green appears, 
So thy memory fresh shall linger 

Through life's smiles and tears. 

Lift the chorus, wake the echoes, 

Make the welkin ring! 
Hail the queen of all the highlands, 

Loud her praises sing! 



FICHT SONC 

"On Highlanders" 
(Words and Music by Charles Huffman, '49) 

On, Highlanders, down the field, 

Rolling up a high score! 
Tear into the end zone, 

Smash on through that line, 
Highlanders! 

Send a rousing cheer on high, 
And our boys will shine, 

Come on and fight, fight, fight! 
Come on and fight, fight, fight! 

For dear old Maryville! 

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TRADITIONS 



The BELL atop Anderson Hall is a symbol of tradition 
at Maryville. All colleges have traditions, and we here 
are not lacking in ours. As you become a part of Mary- 
ville, these traditions will become a part of you which 
you will cherish. Our traditions at Maryville are tradi- 
tions of Activities, Meetings, and Fellowship. 

Your first memories will be those of LINES — reg- 
istration, Treasurer's Office, Bookstore, but the nicest 
line is the FACULTY RECEPTION LINE. This is the 
official greeting of all the faculty for all the students 
and is a must for freshmen. Don your best formal, your 
firmest handshake, your most sincere smile, and enjoy 
yourself. 

The first few weeks of school are very busy, but also 
very exciting and happy. We try to settle down to the 
business of studying amidst the excitement of RUSH 
WEEK. This is the time when the four societies on 
campus, Theta Epsilon and Chi Beta for the women 
and Alpha Sigma and Kappa Phi for the men, carry on 
competition to try to win prospective members to their 
societies. The brother-sister societies have a week in 
which to do this. Such social events as fashion shows, 
teas, talent shows, band concerts, and square dances are 
held during RUSH WEEK. The brother-sister societies 
climax their RUSH period with an original production. 
The attire for the occasion is usually formal, and the 
girls are escorted by the men. After the RUSH WEEK is 
over, the students then decide which societies they wish 
to join. This is a hard decision, but whichever one is 
chosen deserves your wholehearted support. 

THE STUDENT CENTER, with the Y-STORE, is the 
place to stop for a quick coke, sandwich, or ice cream 
cone. Also, a game of ping-pong or bridge is sure to 



be in progress most anytime during the day. Stop in 
and enjoy the friendly atmosphere with other students. 

Soon FOUNDERS AND HOMECOMING DAY comes 
in all its dignity. The morning chapel service, gay 
dorm decorations, and HOMECOMING PARADE make 
this a day to remember. The lovely senior girl who 
reigns as Homecoming Queen over the football game 
will have this as one of the happiest memories of her 
college career. 

Your guess is as good as ours as to what the theme 
of this year's BARNWARMING will be. This is THE 
show of the fall semester and is held each Thanks- 
giving eve in the Alumni Gym. Sponsored by the Y's, 
every effort is made to present the best talent in this 
musical production. The court of the King and Queen 
is made up of attendants from each of the four classes. 
elected by the student body. This, too, is kept top 
secret until BARNWARMING night. 

The coming of the Christmas Season brings with it 
anticipation of the coming vacation. However, there are 
many activities which are a part of the season that are 
long remembered. The presentation of Handel's MES- 
SIAH by the Vesper Choir, the combined glee clubs, 
and all others who are interested in singing, with the 
accompaniment by the College orchestra, is very in- 
spiring, and usually starts the Christmas season officially 
at Maryville. CHRISTMAS READINGS are given by 
various members of the faculty and the student body on 
the Sunday night of MESSIAH. The last Sunday night 
before vacation CHRISTMAS VESPERS are held in the 
chapel, with all the choirs participating. 

WARMTH and FRIENDLINESS are two of the most 
important traditions at Maryville. The friendly "hi" 
and sincere smiles of all you meet are a vital part of 



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the whole atmosphere. Be a part of this spirit — you 
will find friends are easily made. 

Spring is officially here when college students, town 
people, and children make their way to the Amphi- 
theater in the College Woods for the annual MAY DAY 
PAGEANT. Produced by the Women's Physical Edu- 
cation Department, this colorful occasion is reigned 
over by the May Day Court. The Queen is chosen from 
the Senior Class and her attendants from the other 
four classes. 

We began our traditions telling you about the first 
days on the Hill. As a climax comes COMMENCE- 
MENT with its dignified services and many mixed 
emotions. One of the lovely traditions is the DAISY 
CHAIN composed of fourteen girls from the Junior 
Class, who form the chain through which the gradua- 
tion procession passes. As seniors leave the campus 
many find that the strength, knowledge, and insight 
they have developed here is good preparation for worth- 
while service in their chosen field. 

Maryville emphasizes the building of the mind, body, 
and spirit. In her organizations she develops personality 
and friendship, as students work and play together. 
In her classes and studies she emphasizes the im- 
portance of intellectual curiosity and the acquiring of 
knowledge. And in her RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS 
and services spiritual growth is nurtured and one is 
inspired to loftier goals. Through each of these areas 
there is a common purpose which is a strong unifying 
factor in the campus life. It is the spiritual emphasis 
on our campus that is the impetus to the friendliness 
and desire to help that are so prevalent among our 
students. This is an introduction to the religious pro- 
gram that Maryville offers. These are some of the high- 
lights of the opportunities and vital programs that are 
planned for the students to participate in, to share, 
and to enjoy. 



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TIME OUT, is the all-campus prayer meeting held 
each Thursday night at 9:30 in the Little Chapel. These 
meetings, which are led by the students, provide an 
opportunity to share in fellowship and spiritual growth. 

The LITTLE CHAPEL located in the Samuel Tyndale 
Wilson Chapel is open at all times for private and 
small-group devotions. 

Sunday is a quiet, peaceful day for the students as 
they return from Sunday School and Church. In the 
afternoon the Y's give an inspiring program and in the 
evening VESPERS, presided over by our college Chaplain, 
provides an opportunity for worship and praise as we 
hear a message and listen to our own Vesper Choir. Sun- 
day is the day that starts our week off with freshness 
and vigor. 

Sometime during the year, a chapel service is set 
aside for the FRED HOPE FUND. This fund was es- 
tablished as a tribute to the memory of one of Mary- 
ville's outstanding graduates, Fred Hope, who spent his 
life as a missionary in Africa. Today this fund enables 
Maryville students to have a share in some outstanding 
foreign missionary service. This past year the fund was 
given over to the Momjepom Mission Center in Africa. 

Early in our second semester we have an inspiring 
week of religious emphasis, FEBRUARY MEETINGS. 
The team of leaders, a speaker, a pianist, and a song 
leader, conduct the services morning and evening for 
a period of ten days. The strong student interest in these 
messages usually results in further group discussion after 
the regular services and in many private conferences with 
the leaders. Over the years students and faculty have 
found renewed strength and spiritual re-awakening in 
these February Meetings, which are one of the oldest 
and strongest of our Maryville traditions. 



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Nothing is more beautiful than seeing the sun's 
first rays burst over the Smokies as the Vesper Choir 
sings, "Alleluia, Christ is Risen." EASTER SUNRISE 
SERVICE on Easter morning is an inspiring and enrich- 
ing experience. 

In addition to the many groups on campus which 
give opportunity for spiritual growth there is MORN- 
ING WATCH for your own private devotions. These 
quiet moments mean much to the students who take 
advantage of them. We hope you may feel the true 
spirit of Maryville College and take part in the many 
opportunities offered for friendship and personal de- 
velopment. 

ARTISTS SERIES brings to the campus each year 
?cD S | t cc dlng muslcal and dramatic artists. LECTURE 
SERIES gives the opportunity to hear noted scholars 
and authorities ir, many fields. 

Dcln C cA5 )r,n9, near the end of the scho °l V ear . the Y's 
RETREAT to a beautiful lake in the mountains for the 
week-end. This is a time not only of spiritual fellow- 
ship, but of spiritual evaluation of the programs and 
individual growth of the year. The Retreat also gives 
an opportunity to plan a more pertinent and vital pro- 
gram for the following year. A new theme or purpose 
for the following year is selected by the cabinet. The 
Y s are important organizations on the campus, and their 
spiritual influence is shown by the active membership 
and wide interest that is shown as the students partici - 
pate in the programs together. 



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ACADEMIC REGULATIONS 

I. Class Attendance 

The system for regulating attendance at Maryville 
College is based on the principle that consistent atten 
dance is essential to the best class achievement and that 
excessive absence, regardless of the reason, represents 
real academic loss. Absence beyond the equivalent of 
a week's absence in a semester in any class is considered 
excessive. Each student is expected to keep an accurate 
record of his absences with the dormitory Housemother 
or at home, as the case may be. 

II. Chapel, Church, and Church School Attendance 

Spiritual growth at Maryville College is believed to be 
as important as scholastic achievement. For this reason, 
each student is required to attend Sunday school, church, 
and chapel regularly. It is hoped that services will serve 
as a foundation for private, individual prayer, and 
meditation. To cover necessary absences due to illness 
or other emergency, the student is allowed the equivalent 
of a week's absence in each class and chapel, and of 3 
week's absence in church school and church combined. 
each semester. 

III. Penalties and Appeal 

There is no provision for "free cuts." Should a student 
exceed the allowance for any class, chapel, or church 
school and church, he is penalized by additional credit 
required for graduation, at the rate of 1 12 semester 
hour for each absence.* 

Should a student be absent from classes on the two 
days preceding or the two days following a scheduled 
holiday, vacation, or recess, he is penalized by additional 
credit required for graduation, at the rate of 1 |2 semester 
hour for each absence on those days. This applies to all 
students, including those on the Honor Roll.* 

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Should a student exceed the allowance in any class or 
in chapel or church school and church, by an additional 
week s absence, or should he accumulate altogether 8 
excess absences, he is warned by the Personnel Office 
in writmg, and a copy is sent to the parents. 

Should a student accumulate as many as 16 excess 
absences in a semester without valid reason, he is sus- 
pended from college immediately. 

Absences for any cause totaling one fourth of the class 
meetings prevent a grade above "D" in the course- if 
absences total half of the class meetings, "F" is given. 

If for some unusual reason, such as a serious accident 
or prolonged illness, a student is compelled to exceed the 
absence allowances in any semester, he may present at 
the Personnel Office before the end of the semester 
a written appeal, which will be considered by a faculty 
committee after the close of the semester. To the extent 
that such an appeal presents clear evidence that 
ail absences were for valid reasons, the committee may 
at ,ts discretion modify the application of absence penal- 
ties. Holiday penalties may also be appealed for valid 

* Academic standing, as officially computed by the 
Personnel Office, is based on total hours attempted, 
betore application of absence penalties. 

IV. Authorized College Activities 

Since authorized college activities (athletic, forensic 
musical, etc.) within reasonable limits represent educa- 
tional values in terms of individual development and 
disciplines, class absences due to such activities count 
only halt. 

V. Dean's List 

Students on the Honor Roll (standing of 3.25 the 
previous semester) are not bound by the class allow- 

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ances, but a record of their absences is kept as for other 
students, and they must take all announced tests. Such 
students have the same requirements as others for 
chapel, church school and church, and are subject to the 
same penalties for days preceding and following holidays, 
as well as the aforementioned penalties for absences in 
excess of 1 14 and 1 12 the scheduled class meetings. 

VI. Make-up Tests 

An announced test may be made up only by permis- 
sion of the Personnel Office to the teacher concerned 
upon presentation by the student of evidence that the 
absence was unavoidable. In case of doubt, the Per- 
sonnel Office should be consulted before the absence. It 
is understood that in view of the delay and irregularity 
involved, a make-up test is to be more extensive and 
thorough than the one missed. 

1. General College Standards 

A. Automobiles 

1 . No out-of-town student may have an automo- 
bile or other motor vehicle while at Maryville 
College except by special permission given only 
in unusual cases. This permission is required 
whether or not parking space on the campus is 
desired; request must be made in writing through 
the Personnel Office before the car is brought. 

2. Students living in Maryville who. regularly use 
cars at the College must secure permit tags each 
year from the Treasurer's Office. Parking spaces 
will then be assigned to those who park regulariy 
on the campus. (Faculty members also secure 
permits and parking assignments) . 

3. Women students are not permitted to ride in 
automobiles with young men without permission 
from the Dean of Women. Permission should also 
be secured from the Housemother for other 
automobile riding (townspeople, visitors, day 
students, etc.) . 

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B. Alcohol 



1. The use of intoxicants by students is forbidden. 

2. Pool-rooms and places selling beer or other alco- 
holic beverages are off-iimits to students. 

€. Smoking 

Smoking is permitted only in the smoking rooms of 
the dormitories — not elsewhere, either in the 
buildings or on campus. 

D. Dress 

I. Girls wear jeans, slacks, or Bermuda shorts for 
active sports, hiking, and the like, but never ro 
the dining hall*, classes, library, chapel, ad- 
ministrative offices, or off campus to the Grill or 
town. The same applies to the wearing of ath- 
letic or Bermuda shorts by men. 
* Girls are permitted to wear slacks in the dining 
hall for the Saturday evening meal only. 

2. Men always wear shirts or jerseys, even when 
playing tennis. 

3. Careless or sloppy dress is not acceptable in the 
dining hall at any time. Students are expected to 
give special attention to dress for Sunday dinner 
and other dress-up occasions; that is, girls will 
wear "heels and hose" and men "suits and ties" 
at such times. 

E. General 

1 . Business agents — Students must have permits 
from the Students-Help Office in order to solicit 
business in the dormitories. 

2. Ball throwing or snowballing is not permitted 
near buildings. 

3. Athletic facilities are not to be used on Sundays. 

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4. Each student organization must be approved by 
the faculty. No secret organization is permitted. 

5. Possession of liquor bottles, public or private 
signs, or road markers is considered, for obvious 
reason, a disciplinable offense. 

6. Possession of firearms, pass-key, or key to any 
dormitory room other than one's own is forbid- 
den. 

7. Regulations imposed by civil law are in effect 
College regulations. For example, the possession 
or use of fireworks is violation of Tennessee law 
and therefore a disciplinable offense. 

F. Penalties for Violation of College Standards 

1 . Demerits 

These are given by the Executive Council of the 
Faculty for violation of College Regulations. 

2. Disciplinary or social probation may be imposed 
by the Executive Council of the Faculty, the 
Dean of Women, or the Dean of Men; it means 
that unless the student's behavior is corrected 
he will be subject to dismissal. 

3. Dismissal from College 

This decision is made by the Executive Council 
of the Facuity when a student 

a. accumulates sixteen excess absences within 
one semester, 

b. accumulates ten demerits, 

c. is guilty of a serious infraction or persistently 
fails to cooperate with the general program 
of the College. 

II. Ceneral Dormitory Regulations 

A. Care of rooms 

1 . Any plans for alterations or improvements in your 
room must be approved in advance by the Head of 
your Dormitory, after consultation with the Maintenance 
Office. 

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2. Students are held responsible for the condition of 
their rooms and furniture; charges will be made for any 
damage. 

3. No furniture should be altered or moved from 
rooms or lobbies without the permission of the Head 
of the Dormitory. 

4. Each student must furnish and use a mattress 
pad. 

6. Electric Current 

1 . Since the overloading of electrical circuits is a 
dangerous fire hazard, lamps, clocks, radios, electric 
shavers, and hair dryers are the only electrical equip- 
ment which may be used in dormitory rooms. 

2. Provision is made in each dormitory for the use 
of ironing and cooking equipment at specified places. 
Such equipment must under no circumstances be used 
in any student's room. 

3. There must be no tampering with the electric 
wiring. 

4. The maximum current allowed to be used in a 
dormitory room under any circumstances is 1 50 watts 
per students. In computing wattage, radios, clocks, 
electric shavers, and hair dryers are not counted. 

5. Only one electric cord may be attached to a sin- 
gle outlet. 

6. Dormitory supervisors are required to report im- 
mediately to the Dean of Women or Dean of Men any 
violation of the fire safety requirements stated above. 

7. Students are asked to turn out lights when leav- 
ing their rooms. 

8. Any electrical equipment used in dormitory con- 
trary to regulations will be confiscated. 

C. illness 

In case of illness, notify the Housemother at once. 
Sick cuts should be recorded with the Housemother. 



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D. Ironing 

1 . All ironing must be done in the laundry rooms 
or other specified places. The ironing boards on each 
floor of the women's dormitories are for pressing only. 

2. No ironing is to be done on Sunday except 
emergency pressing between 7:00 and 9:15 a.m. and 
6:00 and 6:30 p.m. 



E. Laundering 

1 . All laundry must be done in the laundry rooms 
except in emergency cases when small amounts of 
light laundry may be done in the bathrooms. 

2. No laundering is to be done on Sunday. 

3. Each dormitory has its own regulations concern- 
ing the use of the washing machines. 

F. Emergency Drills 

Each dormitory will participate in emergency drills, 
having its own organization and regulations. 



C. Telephone 

1. Local or long distrance calls may be made and 
received any time between 6:00 a.m. and 1 1 :00 p.m. 

2. Outgoing calls, except to faculty and staff, must 
be made on the pay phones. 

3. Incoming calls will be received on the office 
phone and transferred to the pay phone. 

4. Everyone should limit calls to five minutes. 



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Study 

Dormitories are expected to be quiet for study after 
7:30 each evening. 

Absence from the Dormitory 

Overnight absence should be arranged with the Head 
of the Men's Dormitory or the Housemother. It is im- 
portant that the whereabouts of students be known at 
all times, in case they should be needed for any reason. 

Lobby 

Men living in the dormitory may entertain their 
families in the lobby. 

Disciplinary Measures 

Disciplinary measures will be taken by the Exec- 
utive Council of the Faculty or the Proctor of the dor- 
mitory for infraction of these rules: 

1. Abusing radio privilege by habitual loud playing 
after 1 1 :00 p.m. 

2. Creating a disturbance in dormitory. 

3. Wilful destruction of property. 

4. Violation of other dormitory regulations. 

IV. Women's Dormitory Regulations 

A. All regulations listed under General Dormitory 
Regulations will apply to women. 

B. Closing Hours 

Sunday-Friday 10:30 p.m. 

Saturday 1 1 :00 p.m. 

1. Evenings when activities on-campus run past 10:00 
p.m. and the Student Center is open until 10:45 p.m., 
the closing hour will be 1 1 :00 p.m. 



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2. Scheduled or individual activities that necessitate 
later return than the closing hour must be arranged by 
special permission with the Housemother or the Dean 
of Women. 

3. Failure to return on time arranged by special per- 
mission will be subject to the same penalties as those 
for failure to return by the usual closing hour. 

C. Men's Calling Hours 

Weekdays 1 :00 to 1 :20 

3:30 to 5:30 

6:30 to 7:15 

6:30 to 10:30 (parlor dates only) 

Town Nights 9:30 to closing hour 

Sunday afternoon — 1 :00 to 1 :30 (fresh, and soph.) 
1 :00 to 5:30 (juniors and seniors) 

Saturday afternoon 1 :00 to 5:30 

Men may stay in the dorms after Vespers on Sunday 
until 8:15 and after Student Vols until 9:15. 

D. Light Rules for Freshmen 

1 . Lights are to be out at 1 1 :00 p.m. Sunday through 
Friday nights and 12:00 midnight on Saturday. 

2. Light cuts for study only may be had in each 
room twice per week. 

3. Special permission for necessary additional light 
cuts may be obtained from the Floor Chairman. 

E. Quiet Hours 

1 . General quiet should be observed in the dormi- 
tories for the purpose of study and rest at the following 
times: 

a. Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

7:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. 

b. Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

12 midnight to 7:30 a.m. 

c. Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

7:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. 

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2. "Closed" study hours are maintained in the Fresh- 
men-Sophomore dormitories from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
Monday through Friday. 

3. Students are expected to be quiet and in their own 
rooms at 1 1 :00 p.m. each night. 

4. Each girl will be required to serve in turn as floor 
monitor during "closed" study hours. As monitor you 
must see that the floor is kept quiet and that students 
are in their own rooms during these hours. The monitor 
is also responsible for answering the buzzer and seeing 
that rules in general are obeyed. Monitors will not need 
to be on duty on nights of large all-campus activities, 
such as Artist's Series. 

5. No typing after 1 1 :00 p.m. except by special per- 
mission of the Floor Chairman. 

F. Special Permissions 

1. If you wish to visit over the weekend or be away 
from the campus over any night, you must either have 
written permission from home or have a Standing Per- 
mission blank which has been previously signed by your 
parents. This permission provides for a limited number 
of weekends (usually not more than five a semester other 
than to your own home). Standing permission from 
parents also covers permission for visits to your own 
home. Plans for visits covered by the permissions should 
be discussed in advance with the Housemother. 

2. A girl spending the weekend at the home of 
a young man must have a note of invitation from his 
parents and a note of permission from her parents. 
These notes should be sent to the Housemother. 

3. A girl planning other weekend visits should have 
a note of invitation from the hostess sent to the House- 
mother. 

4. Freshman and sophomore women may get permis- 
sion from the Dean of Women for an occasional town- 
night in Knoxville. 

5. Other unexpected emergency permissions that may 
be necessary should be cleared with the Housemother or 
the Dean of Women. 

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6. These same regulations apply for the days between 
first and second semester. 

7. Women students are not permitted to ride in 
automobiles with young men without permission from 
the Dean of Women. Permission should also be secured 
from the Housemother for other automobile riding 

(townspeople, visitors,, day students, etc). 

C. Guests 

1 . Out of Town Guests 

a. Advance arrangements for guests should be made 
with the Housemother. 

b. Guests may stay in student rooms free of charge 
provided there is bed space per person and bed linens 
are furnished by the student hostess; otherwise, guests 
may stay in the dormitory guest room at a charge of 
$2-2.50 per night, payable to the Housemother. 

c. All guests should be introduced to the Housemother 
upon arrival and registered in the dormitory guest book. 

d. Guests are subject to house and campus regulations. 
Any infraction of these regulations shall be assumed by 
the hostess. 

2. Guests From Other Dormitories 

a. Students may visit in other dormitories provided 
there is bed space on Saturday night. Mid-week visits 
may be granted for special reasons only by the House- 
mother. 

b. Before a student leaves her dormitory to visit, she 
should secure permission from her Housemother and 
then sign out on her regular card. 

c. The hostess must register her guest in the dormi- 
tory guest book. 

d. The visiting student will sign in and out on her 
hostess' card. 



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H. Sign-out Plan 

1. When to sign out: 

Women students are required to sign out for: 

a. All absences from the dormitory after dinner hours 
(6:00 Monday-Friday and 5:30 Saturday and Sunday), 

b. All day-time absences outside the town-night 
boundaries, 

c. All absences during the day when not expecting to 
return until after 7 -J 5. 

2. Hew to sign out: 

a. For sign-out procedure for taking a town-night,, 
see the Town Night Operating Plan on page 29. 

b. When signing out, the woman must fill in properly 
the necessary information on her card and place the card 
in the "out" box. 

c. Upon returning to the dormitory, the woman must 
sign herself in on her card and leave the card in the 
"cut" box. The signout checkers will refile the cards 
in their original box. 

3. Vioiations of signing-out: 

a. Violations of town-night rules will be handled by 
the Town-Night Committee of Student Council. 

b. Failure to sign out or sign in for off-campus events 
other than town-night (such as church picnics, baby- 
sitting, visits in private homes, community church acti- 
vities, etc.) and to any place on-campus will result in 
the following penalties: 

on-campus off-campus 

failure to sign-out 3 points 5 points 

failure to sign-in 2 points 3 points 

late-1 to 5 minutes* 3 points 5 points 

*Each additional minute late will add one point to the 

penalty. 

Over five points for one late penalty will constitute 

a call^before the House Committee. 

c. An accumulation of five points will constitute- 
a "Campus." (See definition of "Campus" in Section l.V 

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I. Definitions of Penalties 

1 . "Campus" — When a girl accumulates five points 
either from sign-out violations or from dormitory rules 
violations, a "Campus" is given. It means that you must 
be in your room after 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. and 
may not receive phone calls or visitors during this time. 

2. "Weekend Campus" — Is the same as a regular 
"Campus" and is for Friday and Saturday nights. 

3. "Strict Campus" — Is given in extreme disciplinary 
cases. It consists of the regular "Campus" plus the 
penalty of having to remain on campus throughout the 
duration of the penalty. 



Honor Dormitory Plan 

The honor dormitory has been organized by women 
who desire the opportunity of living under self-govern- 
ment. As members of such an honor system, we realize 
keenly the responsibility and believe this to be a mature 
and growning process for each individual. 

A. The following Honor Code is signed by each resident 
of the honor dorm: 

"I, , do promise and am on 

my honor to abide by all the rules and procedures 
pertaining to the Dormitory Honor Code. I do also 
promise to take the extra responsibility that this 
code places upon me." 

B. Honor Dormitory Procedures and Policies 

1 . Curfew Rules 

a. Signing in and out will be according to the 
regular system. 

b. If a girl is late, the number of minutes must 
be recorded on her late minute card when she 
comes in. Ten late minutes per semester are 
allowed for each resident. The exact time of 
return should be entered on the sign- in card 



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2. Girls will maintain reasonable quiet so as not to 
disturb others at all times, especially in 

a. halls, 

b. rooms, 

c. laundry, 

d. bathrooms, 

e. smoking room. 

3. Study lounges should be completely quiet. 

4. On Sundays light emergency pressing for im- 

mediate use may be done. Washing on Sunday is 
limited to hose and emergency underwear items. 

5. At all times the halls must be kept clear of 

a. clothes racks, 

b. sweaters on floors, 

c. trash boxes, 

d. coke bottles. 

6. The smoking room will be open after 1 1 :00 as 

long as there are at least two persons using it. 
This is for safety purposes. 

7. Each girl is responsible for her conduct and that 

of her guest or guests while in the parlors or 
lobby. 

8. Each girl is on her honor (1) to follow all rules 
and procedures as established by the Honor 
Dormitory Council and to report herself if the 
preceding code is violated. This is done by each 
resident by recording her penalty points on the 
late minute card. When a quota of five is ac- 
cumulated she is requested to report to the 
house chairman; (2) to report any other resident 
who does not report herself one day after warn- 
ing. 

9. All violations of this code will be handled by 

the HOC and may be brought to WSCA if neces- 
sary. 
10. The HDC reserves the right to refuse or with- 
draw dormitory residency to any girl who 

a. habitually fails to sign in and out, 

b. smokes in her room, 

c. habitually fails to cooperate with the Honor 
Code in any way. 

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Honor Dorm Council 

This Council will have authority and responsibility 
under WSCA to carry out the policies and procedures 
of this agreement. 

The Council is composed this year of the follow- 
ing members of the New Dorm: (1) House Chair- 
man, (2) Vice House Chairman, (3) Secretary- 
Treasurer, (4) two representatives from each floor,. 
(5) Honor Council Committee, (6) President of 
WSCA. 



TOWN NIGHT OPERATING PLAN 

I. The Town Night Operating Plan shall be in ac- 
cordance with the Town Night Agreement between 
the Executive Council of the Faculty and the Student 
Council. The plan shall be for the college year speci- 
fied and shall be subject to question andjor revision 
in May or whenever necessary. Any such revisions in 
the plan shall be reported promptly to the Student- 
Faculty Senate and the Executive Council of the Facul- 
ty, thereafter to be submitted to the Student Body for 
ratification. Regardless of revisions this plan must be 
ratified by the Student Body not later than the second 
week of the fall semester of each college year. 

II. Provisions. 

Couples and groups of two or more girls are eligible 
for town night. 

Frequency and time of town nights: 

1. Town night shall last ffom 7:15 P.M. till 10:30 
P.M., Monday through Friday; Saturday, 7:15 till 
1 1 :00 P.M. 

2. Town night couples shall be allowed in the parlors 
of the women's residence halls from 9:30 to 10:30 
p.m., Monday through Friday; Saturday till 1 1 :00 p.m 

3. Freshmen girls shall be allowed one town night per 
week, Monday through Saturday; Sophomore girls 
shall be allowed two town nights per week, Monday 



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through Saturday; Junior girls shall be allowed three 
town nights per week, Monday through Saturday; 
Senior girls may take town nights as desired, Monday 
through Saturday. 
A. Junior and Senior girls may take one town night each 
week in Knoxville in accordance with rules of the 
WSCA. Freshmen and Sophomore girls may take 
a town night in Knoxville with permission from the 
Dean of Women. 

Signing out: 

1 . Each girl shall personally sign out in the dormitory 
on her sign-out card found in the House File box 
and place it in the OUT box. 

2. In the space labeled Destination each girl shall 
write Town Night and the name of the person 
accompanying her. 

3. Each girl must sign in by 10:30, or 11:00 on 
Saturday, and leave her card in the OUT box. 

4. Names of the girls who have not signed in by 10:30, 
or 1 1 :00 on Saturday, shall be given to the House- 
mother. The WSCA representative in charge of the 
box will also keep the late names, note the time of 
return, and turn these in to the Town Night Chairman 
from Student Council. 

5. Late girls must report immediately to the House- 
mother and the WSGA representative in charge. 

Care of File and Out-Box 

1 . There shall be two girls elected from each women's 
dormitory to be in charge of the file and out-box. 
These elections shall be held in accordance with 
semester WSCA elections. 

2. These six girls shall work under the direction of the 
Student Council Town Night Committee. 

3. These girls shall attend to the box on alternate 
weeks. Their duties shall include: 

a. Checking the cards at 10:30, or 1 1 :00 on Satur- 
day. 

b. Reporting all late names to the Housemother. 

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c. Keeping a list of the late names, noting the time 
each girl reports to them personally, turning late 
names and amount of tardiness in to the Student 
Council Town Night Chairman. 

Area: 

The area visited shall include only the business section 
of Maryville bounded by the College Campus, Washing- 
ton Street, Harper Street, and Cates Street, but ex- 
tending to include Leonard's Steak House. Students shall 
go directly to and from the campus and shali see to 
it that their behavior at all times is such as to reflect 
the good taste and high standards of the College and 
its student body. 

Note: Stanley and Miller Avenues are direct routes 
to College Hill Grill and Jones Avenue to Washing- 
ton Street. 

III. Responsibility. 

The Student Council is responsible for carrying out 
the agreement. The plan will be effective only as long 
as the Student Body is willing to cooperate. The Stu- 
dent Body is to signify its willingness to recognize the 
authority of the Student Council by a vole of approval 
of the plan. The Student Council will recognize and 
be prepared to deal with instances of behavior which 
may bring adverse criticism from students, faculty, or 
townspeople, and with other infractions as to area and 
number of times allowed. 

IV. Penalties 

Tr\g Student Council is responsible for the enforce- 
ment of all college rules and regulations for persons 
taking a town night and for administering this re- 
sponsibility. It is empowered to impose penalties as 
stated below or to recommend other penalties. In 
general, maximum penalties imposed shall be as fol- 
lows: 
1 . Suspension of town night for up to eight weeks for 

a. Failure to sign out on the town night cards. 

b. Overstaying the hour by more than five minutes. 

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c. Taking more town nights than the stated number 
allowed. 

2. Suspension of town night for up to six weeks for 

a. Failure to be in groups of two or with a date at 
all times. 

b. Conduct that occasions unfavorable criticism. 

3. Suspension of town night for up to four weeks for 

a. Being late up to and including five minutes. 

b. Being out of bounds. 

4. Suspension of town night for up to two weeks for 

a. Failure to sign in and return sign-out card to the 
out-box. 

b. Signing in or out for another person unless the 
person being signed out is near at hand. This 
penalty applies to both parties involved. 

5. Up to 3 demerits for going to town during the time 
in which town night has been suspended. 

Additional Explanations: 

1 . Girls are to remain at all times in groups of two or 
more. 

2. Penalty for overstaying the time wili be imposed after 
10:30 p.m. or 1 1 :00 on Saturday. 

3. Students shall go directly to and from the dormitory. 

4. In connection with note 3, the lobby at Pearsons is 
on the second floor, not in the dining hall entrance. 

5. Town Night rules concerning conduct apply to all 
students regardless of whether they have been to town 
or not. 

6. Penalties are carried over the Christmas holidays, 
spring vacation, and other holidays and are not in- 
cluded in that period of time. 

7. In the event that more than one penalty is inflicted, 
the Student Council may stipulate that the penalies 
run concurrently. 

8. Should a girl fail to sign out and realize this while 
she is on her town night, she may call the house- 
mother and be signed out only by the housemother 
or the housemother's assistant. 



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CAMPUS SOCIAL LIFE 
Dating 

1. Parlor dates may be had in the women's dormi- 
tory parlor from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. any weekday 
evening and until 1 1 :00 p.m. Saturday evening by ar- 
ranging with the Head of the Dormitory. Freshman and 
Sophomore women may have four each month and 
Junior and Senior women may have an unlimited numbei. 

2. Sunday dating for Freshmen and Sophomores is 
for the services only, with the exception of Easter and 
Baccalaureate Sundays, when afternoon dating is also 
permitted. 

3. Women students may go to town from 5:00 to 
6:30 p.m. Sunday evening. 

4. Calling hours for men in the women's dormitories 
are as follows: 

Weekdays 1 :00 to 1 :20 p.m. 

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

6:30 to 7:15 p.m. 
Town Night 5:00 to 7:15 p.m. 

9:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

Sunday Afternoon 1 :00 to 1 :30 p.m. 

Saturday Afternoon 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. 

(Men may stay in the dorms after Vespers on Sun- 
day until 8:15 and after Student Vols until 9:15.) 
Additional calling hours may be found in women's 
dormitory regulations. 

5. Couples may be together within the Circle Drive 
(the driveway circling the central campus) each week- 
day evening until 7:15 (7:00 on Sunday) and until 1 :20 
on Sunday afternoons. 

6. Couples who date at announced College activ- 
ities will return to the women's dormitories within 
fifteen minutes after the close of the activity, and men 
do not stay after that time. 

7. Dating in Knoxville for women other than jun- 
iors and Seniors may be arranged occasionally by per- 
mission from the Dean of Women. Only bus transpor- 
tation is approved. 

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8. Classooms and classroom buildings are not to be 
used for dating. 

9. For the town night pocedure see the information 
about the town night operating plan. 

10. It is expected that students will use discretion 
in dating behavior, so that they will not embarrass them- 
selves or others. 

Dancing 

1 . Social dancing each weekday (except Saturday) 
evening following supper till 7:15 is informal and is held 
in the Intramural Gymnasium. 

2. Two formal, all-college dances are held each 
year, one in the winter and one in the spring. For girls 
dress is formal: for fellows tuxedos are nice but not 
necessary — business suits are just as acceptable. Ad- 
mission tickets are regulated by the Social Committee. 
Your request for a non-student guest must be handled 
through the office of the Dean of Women. 

3. Occasional infomal all-college dances have rules 
which say "No" to corsages, tuxes, and admission 
charge. AvAusic is recorded, and the informal note is set. 

4. Dancing is permitted for small groups scheduling 
parties in the Y-rooms or other small social rooms, by 
arrangement with the Dean of Women and those re- 
sponsible for the premises involved. 

Planning All-Campus Entertainment 

1 . Program must be officially authorized and sched- 
uled through the Faculty Committee on Scheduling of 
Activities (Office of Dean of Women) . 

2. Student programs are subject to preview by the 
Student-Faculty Committee on Student Programs. 

Planning Parties, Picnics, and Other Social Activities 

1 . You must secure approval from the Dean of Wo- 
men's Office at least five days in advance. 

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2. If the function involves transportation, it must 
be by conveyance on which personal insurance is carried 
on the passengers — this means buses, trains, or private 
cars. 

3. All social activities must be held on the campus 
or at some other appoved place and must be properly 
chaperoned. 

4. The "Y" Rooms are available if arrangements 
are made in advance through the "Y" Rooms Com- 
mittee of the YWCA. There is a charge of 25c for use 
of the kitchen. Each social activity there must also be 
scheduled through the Dean of Women's Office. 

Evening Activities 

Evening activities must be scheduled in advance with 
the Faculty Committee on Scheduling of Activities (Of- 
fice of Dean of Women) . 

Initiations 

1. Initations are not to interfere .with the general 
program of the College; for example, they must not 
be such as to create disturbance in Chapel, classes 
dining hall, or dormitory. They must not involve phys- 
ical force or hazard. 

2. Plans and procedures for initiations must be ap- 
proved in advance by the Student Oganizations Com- 
mittee, in accordance with the principles stated above. 

Chaperons 

1. Small groups activities (twenty people or fewer in- 
cluding chaperon) may use a senior chaperon. These 
chaperons are selected by the Student Council from the 
senior class and approved by a faculty committee. A list 
of senior chaperons is posted on the Student Council 
bulletin board in Anderson Hall. 

2. All-Campus and other large functions are chaperon- 
ed by one or more faculty members depending on the 
size and nature of the event. Details of chaperoning are 
worked out with the Dean of Women at the time the 
event is scheduled. 

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DINING HALL 

Meals are served in the Dining Hall on the first floor 
of Pearsons Hall according to the following schedule: 
Weekdays: 7:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. 
Saturdays: 7:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. 
Sundays: 8:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. 

Your guests may eat in the dining room by arrang- 
ing with the Dietitian. Meal prices are: 

Weekdays: 

Breakfast, 40c; Lunch, 85c; Dinner, 85c 

Saturdays : 

Breakfast, 40c; Lunch, 85c; Supper, 40c 

Sundays: 

Breakfast, 40c; Dinner, $1.25; Supper, 40c 

All seven of your tablemates will appreciate your 
appearing well-goomed at meals, especially dinner. 
For Sunday dinner, both men and women are expected 
to wear their "Sunday best." 

Try to make conversation table-wide, but remember 
there are tables all around you, and it is annoying to 
them to have to listen to your conversation. After ali, 
loud and boisterous talking is bad manners anywhere. 
And speaking of manners, be sure to take them along 
when you go to the Dining Hall. A polite "please" or 
"thank you" isn't too heavy a burden for anyone to 
carry. 

Your waitress will appreciate your thoughtfulness 
in getting to and from meals on time, since she has 
classes and obligations too. 

It is customary that grace be said before every meal. 

Again our advice is to be friendly and courteous! 

Infirmary 

1 . If you go to the College infirmary as a patient, 
arrangements should be made through your housemother. 
You should take your own pajamas, towel, washcloth, 
etc. 

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2. The infirmary clinic is open each week day as 
follows: 

10:00 — 11 :00 a.m. 
4:00 — 5:00 p.m. 
1 :00 — 1 :30 p.m. 

(The doctor is there on Monday, Wednesday, and 
Friday nights.) 

Emergency cases, of course, are received at any time. 

3. If you visit patients in the infirmary, please ob- 
serve the following visiting hours: 

4:00 — 5:30 p.m. 
6:30 — 7:15 p.m. 

Permission should be obtained from the nurse before 
visiting hours. 

Bookstore And Mai! Delivery 

The Bookstore makes available to the students al 1 
necessary school supplies. 

The Bookstore hours are as follows: 
Monday through Friday 
After Chapel until 8:35 
12:55 — 1:25 p.m. 
3:25 — 5:15 p.m. 
Saturday 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. 
Mail is delivered to each dormitory twice each week 
day and once on Saturday. 

Summer Storage 

Trunks and boxes properly fastened and labeled may 
be stored over the summer in the dormitory storage 
rooms. Each piece must be securely fastened and labeled 
with your name and address. There is a storage charge 
of 50 cents per piece. All storage in the College store 
rooms is left at your own risk. 

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PRESIDENT OF STUDENT BODY 



Fellow Students, 

Greetings to all of you, and a very special welcome 
to new students and freshmen. 

Student Government is a vital and enthusiastic part 
of campus life. Our Student Government is striving year 
after year to serve you. This year we hope you will feel 
a real part of it and take as yours the responsibilities 
which accompany such a concern — whether it be as 
a Council representative or as one who elects. Student 
Government can play a big part in our striving for edu- 
cation and maturity. 

All of us on Council are looking forward to serving 
with and for you. 

Sincerely, 



Connie Bondurant 

President of the Student Body 



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STUDCNT COUNCIL 
OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN 



President 



Vice-President 



Secretary-Treasurer — 
Social Committee 



Town Night Committee 



Athletics Committee 



Projects Committee 



Connie Bondurant 



Bill Schanefelt 



Beth Reichardt 



Bill Weissenburger 

Rosalind Brown 

Student Organization Committee Biair Moffett 

Student Programs Committee Tim Hanks 

Publicity Committee Carol Brown 



USNSA Co-ordinating Committee 
Pep Committee 



Don McFerren 

Bill Ward 

Sue Quigg 

Dan Davis 



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CONSTITUTION OF THE STUDENT BODY 
OF MARYVILLE COLLECE 

Preamble 

We, the students of Maryville College, in order tc 
provide a responsible student government to represent, 
lead, and unify the student body and in order to pro- 
mote maximum cooperation among the students, fac- 
ulty, and administration, do establish this constitution. 

Article I — Name 

The name of the organization shall be the Student 
Body of Maryville College. 

Article II — Purpose 

The purpose of this organization shall be to unify 
the student body in the common motive of self-govern- 
ment in order to assume responsibilities in the man- 
agement of our affairs, strengthen the cooperation 
among students, faculty, and administration, and in- 
crease loyalty to the best interests of the College. 

Article III — Membership 

All students of Maryville College shall be members of 
the Student Body. 

Article IV — Meetings 

Meetings of the Student Body shall be held at the call 
of the President of the Student Body. 

Article V — General Organization 

Sec. I. The general administrative and legislative 
organ of the Student Body of Maryville College shall be 
the Student Council, which shall share authority with 
the Executive Council of the Faculty. 

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Sec. 2. The Student Council and the Executive 
Council of the Faculty shall cooperate through a Stu- 
dent-Faculty Senate, which shall consider and recom- 
mend legislation. 

Sec. 3. Women's Student Government Association 
and Men's Student Cooperative shall constitute indepen- 
dent administrative departments of the government and 
shall govern only on matters pertaining to women's and 
men's residences. 

Article VI — Officers 

Sec. 1. The officers of the Student Body shall be a 
President and a Vice-President. 

Sec. 2. The President shall be a member of the 
senior class and the Vice-President shall be a member 
of either the junior or the senior class. 

Sec. 3. The President and the Vice-President shall 
be elected for a term of one year by the Student Body 
by a majority of the votes cast. 

Sec. 4. The duties of the officers shall be as fol- 
lows: 

a. The President shall 

{ 1 ) Preside at meetings of the Student Body and of 
the Student Council. 

(2) Call special meetings of the Student Council 
when necessary. 

(3) Nominate the chairmen of the standing com- 
mittees of the Student Council and submit them 
for approval to the Student Council. 

(4) Nominate the members of the standing commit- 
tees of the Student Council, after consultation 
with the standing committee chairmen con- 
cerned, and submit them for approval to the Stu- 
dent Council. 

(5) Set up such temporary special committees as 
shall be necessary from time to time, subject to 
the approval of the Student Council. 



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(6) Serve as ex officio member of all standing and 
special committees. 

(7) Serve as co-chairman of the Student-Faculty 
Senate. 

b. The Vice-President shall take over the duties of the 
President in his absence. 

Article VII — Student Council 

Sec. 1. The objectives of the Student Council shall 
be to 

a. Cooperate with faculty, administration, and stu- 
dents in maintaining Maryville's distinctive major 
polices, such as those of ( 1 ) high scholarship, (2) 
low expense rates, (3) positive Christian emphasis 
and program. 

b. Represent accurately the points of view of the 
Student Body with respect to the following three 
phases of campus life: spiritual, academic, and 
social. 

c. Consider, develop, and seek to promote matters of 
student interest in cooperation with the faculty 
and administration. 

d. Supervise and coordinate certain student activities 
as provided for in this Constitution and its By- 
Laws. 

e. Promote a good relationship with other colleges. 
Sec. 2. The Student Council shall be organized as 

follows: 

a. The membership shall consist of the following 

students. 
( 1 ) The Student Body President and Vice-President. 

(2) The Women's Student Government Association 
President and the Men's Student Cooperative 
President. 

(3) The four class presidents. 

(4) The following class representatives: 



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a. Four Freshmen. 

b. Four Sophomores. 

c. Five Juniors. 

d. Five Seniors. 

b. To become and remain elegible for membership in 
the Student Council a class representative shall 
meet the necessary academic requirements for 
membership in the class which he represents. 

c. Class representatives shall be elected for a term 
of one year by a majority of votes cast by their 
respective classes. 

d. A member may be dropped from the Student 
Council for the following reasons: 

( 1 ) Four unexcused absences per semester. 

(2) Inability to carry on Student Council duties 
because of illness or other reasons. 

(3) Conduct unbecoming to a Student Council 
member. 

e. The class concerned shall have the power to fill 
any vacancy arising between regular elections. 

f. The officers of the Student Council shall be a 

President, a Vice-President, and a Secretary-Trea- 
surer. 

( 1 ) The President and the Vice-President of the 
Student Body shall be the President and the 
Vice-President of the Student Council. 

(2) The Secretary-Treasurer shall be elected by 
the Student Council at the first meeting of 
the year from its own membership and shall 

a. Keep minutes of all Student Council and 
Student Body meetings. 

b. Handle all correspondence for the Stu- 
dent Council. 

c. Keep a record of the collection of all funds 
for Student Council purposes and of all 
expenditures. 



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Sec. 3. The duties of the Student Council as a whole 
shall include the following: 

a. The Student Council shall meet at regular inter- 
vals as it may decide, but at least twice a month 
from September to May. 

b. The Student Council shall be responsible for the 
conducting of all campus-wide elections, and other 
elections on request. 

c. The Student Council shall assume responsibiliy for 
regulating and enforcing such agreements as may 
be entered into with the Executive Council of the 
Faculty. 

d. In carrying out its objectives the Student Coun- 
cil shall refer questions to the Student-Faculty Sen- 
ate for consideration and recommendation and 
shall present to the Student-Faculty Senate pro- 
posals for enactment of legislation which may be 
considered desirable. The Student Council shall 
also receive, consider, and pass upon recommen- 
dations of the Student- Faculty Senate for such 
legislation. 

Article VIII — Student- Faculty Senate 

Sec. 1. It shall be the purpose of the Senate to: 

a. Consider all questions and proposals referred to it 
by the Student Council or the Executive Council 
of the Faculty. 

b. Recommend for consideration and ratification by 
the Executive Council of the Faculty and the Stu- 
dent Council such legislation as may be deemed 
wise and necessary. 

Sec. 2. The Student-Faculty Senate shall be com- 
poed of 

a. Nine students, who shall include 

( 1 ) The Student Body President. 

(2) Eight members of the Student Council. 



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b. Eight faculty members. 

c. The President of the College. 

Sec. 3. The members of the Student-Faculty Senate 
shall be selected as follows: 

a. The Student Council members shall be elected by 
the Student Council from its members at the first 
regular meeting of the fall semester. 

b. The faculty members shall be appointed from the 
Executive Council of the Faculty by the President 
of the College at the opening of the fall semester 
each year. 

Sec. 4. The President of the College and the Presi- 
dent of the Student Body shall be Co-chairmen of the 
Student-Faculty Senate, being jointly responsible for the 
agenda, and each serving as Chairman in alternate meet- 
ings; the Senate shall elect a Secretary. 

Sec. 5. The Senate shall meet at regular times as 
it may decide but at least twice a month from September 
to May. 

Sec. 6. A quorum for the transaction of all busi- 
ness shall consist of at least five students and five fac- 
ulty members. 

Article IX — Legislation 

Sec. 1. By-Laws shall be recommended by the Stu- 
dent-Faculty Senate and shall become effective after 
approval by the Student Council and the Executive 
Council of the Faculty. All By-Laws shall conform with 
the Constitution. 

Sec. 2. Rules of Procedure for the various com- 
mittees set up by the By-Laws shall be formulated by 
the committees concerned and shall be filed for record 
with the Student Council and the Student Faculty Sen- 
ate. The Rules of Procedure for a particular committee 
shall conform with the By-Law establishing the Com- 
mittee. 



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Article X — Amendment and Revision 

Sec. 1 . Each amendment or revision shall be ap- 
proved by a two-thirds vote of the membership of the 
Student Council. 

Sec. 2. The amendment or revision shall be pre- 
sented to the Executive Council of the Faculty for ap- 
proval. 

Sec. 3. If approved by the Executive Council of the 
Faculty, the amendment or revision shall be published 
in the issue of the Highland Echo immediatly preced- 
ing the date set for presenting it to the Student Body, 
together with a notice of the time and place of meet- 
ing. 

Sec. 4. The amendment or revision shall become 
effective when ratified by the Student Body by two- 
thirds of the votes cast. 

Article XI — Ratification 

This Constitution shall become effective upon com- 
pletion of the procedure laid down in Article X. 

(The Constitution was approved by the Faculty and 
the Student Council, was ratified by the Student Body, 
and become effective March 3, 1955.) 



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By Law 1 — Elections Committee 

Sec. 1 . The Elections Committee shall be a stand- 
ing committee composed of the Vice-President of the 
Student Body as chairman, the four class presidents, and 
such other members as may be designated. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Elections Com- 
mittee to supervise and enforce the nomination proce- 
dure for the President and Vice-President of the Stu- 
dent Body. It shall 

a. Furnish petition blanks for candidates and act as 
custodian of the completed blanks. 

b. Ascertain that the signatures of seventy-five stu- 
dents and the signature of the candidate are on 
the petition before the candidate is declared a 
nominee, insuring that there is no duplication of 
signatures on petitions of candidates for the same 
office and that no candidate is running for both 
offices. 

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Elections Com- 
mittee to enforce all campaign rules of procedure. 

Sec. 4. The Elections Committee shall conduct all 
student government elections; and shall conduct other 
elections, such as those for queens, kings, attendants, and 
sponsors, by request. 

a. Have a list of all nominees posted on the Student 

Council bulletin boaid before the election. 

b. Have announced in chapel before the election the 
date, hours, and places of the election. 

c. Make provision for absentee balloting for those 
students absent from the College participating in 
school functions. 

d. Have authorized lists of all members of the vot- 
ing classes. 

e. Insure that no votes are cast other than by reg- 
istered students upon the proper ballots. 

f. Keep an accurate record of those voting. 

g. Insure that at all times during the voting hours 

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there is at least one member of the Student 
Council on duty at the voting place. 

h. Maintain proper conditions for secret balloting. 

i. Count all votes and certify the results to the Stu- 
dent Council and the Student Body. 

Sec. 5. The Elections Committee shall conduct other 
elections, when directed by the Student Council, and 
run-off elections as necessary. 

By-Law 2 — Athletics Committee 

Sec. 1 . The Athletics Committee shall be a student - 
faculty committee composed of the Chairman and equal 
numbers of faculty and students. It shall include the 
Director of Athletics and such members of the Faculty 
Committee on Athletics as the President of the College 
shall designate. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the function of the Athletics 
Committee to represent student and faculty points-of- 
view in athletic matters, to cooperate with the Direc- 
tor of Athletics and his staff in promoting intramural 
and intercollegiate athletics, and to carry out the other 
duties specified in this By-Law. 

Sec. 3. The Athletics Committee shall elect athletic 
team managers from the student body to fill such 
placas as the Director of Athletics shail designate. 

a. The Director of Athletics shall make to the Com- 
mittee such nominations for managerships as he 
may desire, and other nominations may be made 
by members of the Committee. 

b. The Committee shall elect such persons for man- 
agers as shall be acceptable to the Director of 
Athletics. 

c. Managers for the various teams shall be elected 
not later than the following dates preceding the 
playing season: Football, by June 1; Basketball, by 
December 1 ; Baseball, by March 1 ; Track, by 
March 1 ; other teams by the dates designated by 
the Director of Athletics. 

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Sec. 4. Letters and monograms shall be awarded by 
the Committee upon the recommendation of the Director 
of Athletics. 

a. A student shall be eligible to receive the Mary- 
ville College Varsity "M" when he has completed 
the semester in which the season ends, is in good 
standing in the College, and in a given season 
meets one of the following requirements. 
1 1 ) Has played in at least half of the total quar- 
ters of the regularly scheduled intercollegiate 
football games. 

(2) Has played in at least half of the total 
halves of the regularly scheduled intercol- 
legiate basketball games. 

(3) Has played at least five innings a game in 
each of one-half of the regularly scheduled 
intercollegiate baseball games, or pitched at 
least thirty-six innings. 

(4) Has scored at least a total of ten points in 
all track meets, or has placed first in the 
State meet. 

(5) Has scored at least ten points in varsity 
wrestling competition on the following basis: 
five points for a fall, three points for a de- 
cision, and two points for a draw. 

(6) Has played in at least one-half of the inter- 
collegiate tennis matches and has won at 
least *our singles and|Or doubles matches. 

(7) Has won at least one first or second place 
in an intercollegiate swimming meet and has 
won at least ten points in intercollegiate 
meets. 

(8) Has scored at least ten points in an inter- 
collegiate cross-country meet on the follow- 
ing basis: 1st place, ten points; 2nd place, 
nine points; etc. — 10th place, one point. 

(9) Has participated four years in the same sport 
but has not met the requirements for a letter 

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in any one year of that sport. 

(10) Has met the women's athletic point system 
requirements as specified in Section 5. 

(11) Has been an active cheerleader for two 
years and has been recommended by the 
Pep Committee. 

(12) Has served one year as apprentice manager 
and one year as regular manager in the same 
sport. 

b. The Director of Athletics shall have the right to 
recommend for athletic letters players who for 
justifiable reasons have not met all of the min- 
imum requirements; and he may, upon state- 
ment of his reasons, decline to recommend play- 
ers who have met the minimum requirement 
listed above. 

c. The types and sizes of the Maryville College "M" 
awarded for ail men's varsity athletics shall be as 
follows: 

(1) A seven-and-one-half-inch block "M" for 
pullover sweaters. 

(2) A six- inch block "M" for coat sweaters and 
jackets. 

(3) A nine-and-one-half-inch block "M" for 
blankets. 

(4) Each sport to be properly identified by the ap- 
propriate emblem on the letter. 

Sec. 5. Women students may be awarded letters 
and monograms for achievement in the women's ath- 
letic point system by the Committee upon the recom- 
mendation of those in charge of physical training for 
women and the Director of Athletics. 

a. The content of the point system and the require- 
ments for awards shall be determined by the staff 
of Health and Physical Education and Athletics. 

b. The required number of points and the awards 
shall be as follows: 



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( 1 ) For earning 400 points, a six-and-one-half 
by six-and-one-haif inch "MC" monogram. 

(2) For earning 500 points, a six-and-one-half 
by five-and-one-half inch "M." 

(3) For the three women earning the highest 
number of points over 600, a special award 
for superior achievement. 

(4) For earning over 600 points the second and 
each succeeding time, a chevron. 

c. The design of the above letters and monograms 
shall be determined from time to time by the 
Committee upon recommendation of the Director 
of Athletics. 

By-Law 3 — Social Committee 

Sec. 1 . The Social Committee shall be a student- 
faculty committee composed of the Chairman and equal 
numbers of faculty and students. It shall include the 
Dean of Women, the Dean of Men, the Director of 
the Student Center, the Chairman of the Faculty Com- 
mittee on Scheduling Activities, and the Chairman of 
the Organizations Committee. 

Sec. 2. The purpose of the Social Committee shall 
be to provide an adequate and varied social program 
for the student body of Maryville College. 

Sec. 3. The Social Committee shall 

a. Establish and maintain general policies govern- 

ing the Student Center. 

b. Select the Director and such students as may 
be employed in the Student Center. 

c. Establish and maintain general policies govern- 

ing the total student social program. 

d. Plan a program which will give balance to the 
yearly social activities. 

e. Supervise the expenditure of such funds as may 
be available for the operation of the Student 
Center and for the support of the social program. 

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f. Maintain a social activities calendar on which all 
student activities must be recorded. 

g. Clear dates for all student activities through the 
Faculty Committee on Scheduling Activities. 

h. Regulate the general social program between 6:30 
and 7:15 each evening except Saturday and Sun- 
day evenings, 
i. Establish and maintain rules and regulations for 

ail dancing. 
Sec. 4. All action of the Social Committee shall be 
subject to the approval of the Executive Council of the 
Faculty as well as the Student Council. 

By-Law 4— Class Organization 

Sec. 1 . The officers of each class shall be a Presi- 
dent, a Vice-President, and a Secretary-Treasurer. 

a. The President shall 

( 1 ) Serve as ex-officio member of the Student 
Council and the Elections Committee. 

(2) Appoint class committees. 

(3) Serve as ex-officio member of ail class com- 
mittees. 

(4) Call and preside at class meetings. 

b. The Vice-President shall perform all the duties 
of the President in the case of his absence or in- 
ability to serve. 

c. The Secretary-Treasurer shall 

( 1 ) Keep all minutes of class meetings. 

(2) Conduct class correspondence. 

(3) Collect class dues. 

(4) Deposit all money received on behalf of the 
class in a bank account which shall be 
maintained in the name of the class. 

(5) Expend class funds only upon authorization 
of the President. 

(6) Keep a careful record of all the receipts and 

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expenditures in a book provided for that 
purpose at the expense of the class. 

(7) Make a report of all money collected and 
disbursed, whenever called upon for such a 
report by the class President or by the Fac- 
ulty Committee on Student Business Man- 
agement. 

(8) Present all records as a final report to the 
Faculty Committee on Student Business 
Management at the close of the academic 
year in the spring and to transfer the Secre- 
tary's minutes, the account and records when 
audited, to his elected successor, except that 
in the Senior Class the records shall be turned 
over to the Committee on Student Business 
Management. 

Sec. 2. Nominations for all positions shall be in 
class meetings called for the purpose of selecting can- 
didates. A motion to close nominations may be passed 
by a simple majority vote. The number of nominees 
shall be reduced to the required number of candidates 
by shpw of hands. 

Sec. 3. Class officers, Student Council representa- 
tives, sponsors for Barnwarming, and May Day Court 
members shall be elected annualiy by a majority of the 
votes cast by their respective class members. The num- 
ber of candidates shall not exceed two for each posi- 
tion, except that in the case of Student Council rep- 
resentatives the number of candidates shall not ex- 
ceed twice the number of positions to be filled. 

Sec. 4. Class dues shall be due and payable at the 
opening of the fall and spring semesters, the amount 
to be determined by the vote of each class, but shall 
not exceed one dollar per semester. 

By-Law 5 — Student Organizations Committee 

Sec. 1 . The Student Organizations Committee shall 
be a standing committee, including a Chairman and a 

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representative from each type of student organization 
on the Maryville Coiiege campus. For the purpose of 
this By-Law these types shall be (1) religious, (2) 
social, (3) special interest, and (4) honorary. The 
presidents of the organizations embraced by each type 
will jointly select the representative for that type of 
organization. 

Sec. 2. The purpose of the Student Organizations 
Committee shall be to provide an organizational struc- 
ture through which the activities of all organizations 
of Maryville College may be coordinated by the Stu- 
dent Council. 

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Student Organ- 
izations Committee to 

a. Consider all recommendations of the various 
organizations on the campus for improving and 
unifying the many social activities. 

b. Give these organizations proper coordination with 
the Student Council. 

c. Act as the agent through which all applications 
from groups for the formation of new organiza- 
tions shall be channeled. 

d. Examine and keep a file of the financial reports 
of all organizations. 

By-Law 6 — Pep Committee 

Sec. 1. The Pep Committee shall be a student- 
faculty committee, including the Director of Athletics, 
Captain of the Cheerleaders, Director of the Band, and 
the Director of Public Relations. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the purpose of the Pep Commit- 
tee to stimulate enthusiasm and support for all ath- 
letic activities. 

Sec. 3. The duties of the Pep Committee shall in- 
clude 

a. Decorating the athletic fields. 

b. Conducting the election of the cheerleaders. 

c. Conducting pep rallies. 

d. Managing the Homecoming Parade. 

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Sec. 4. All cheerleaders shall be elected by the Stu- 
dent Body at the beginning of each fall semester after 
try-outs before the Student Body. 

By-Law 7 — Publicity Committee 

Sec. 1. The Publicity Committee shall be a standing 
committee, including the Editor of the Highland Echo. 

Sec. 2. The purpose of the Publicity Committee 
shall be to publicize the activities of the Student 
Council including 

a. Time and place of Student Body and Student 
Council meetings. 

b. Newly adopted By-Laws. 

c. Business transacted at Student Council meetings. 
Sec. 3. The Publicity Committee members shall act 

as the representatives of Student Council on the High- 
land Echo Committee. 

By-Law 8 — Town Night 

Sec. 1 . The Student Council shall be responsible for 
the satisfactory working of town night and shall carry 
out the Operating Plan. 

Sec. 2. Town Night Committee shall be a standing 
committee composed of 

a. a chairman from the Student Council, 

b. two representatives from each women's dormitory, 

c. two representatives from the Men's Student Co- 
operative Council, 

d. one representative from each of the men's dormi- 
tories. 

Sec. 3. The Town Night Operating Plan shall be 

for the college year specified and shall be subject to 

question and|or revision in May or whenever necessary. 

a. Any such revisions in the plan shall be reported 

promptly to the Student-Faculty Senate and the 

Executive Council of the Faculty and thereafter 

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submited to the Student Body for ratification, 
b. Regardless of revisions this plan must be ratified 
by the Student Body not later than the second 
week of the fall semester of each college year. 

Sec. 4. The Student Council shall be responsible for 
the enforcement of the Town Night Operating Plan. 
It shall be responsible for 

a. The number of times town night may be taken. 
( 1 ) Freshman women may have one town night 

each week, Monday through Saturday; Soph- 
omore women may have two; Junior women 
may have three; Senior women may have 
Town Night any week night. 
(2) Junior and Senior women may take one night 
in Knoxville, in accordance with WSCA re- 
gulations. Freshman and Sophomore girls may 
take a town night in Knoxville with permis- 
sion from the Dean of Women. 

b. The time regulations are 5:00 to 10:30 p.m., 
1 1 :00 p.m. on Saturday. 

c. Maintaining area limits, which include the sec- 
tion of Maryville bounded by the College Cam- 
pus, Cates Street, Washington Street, and Har- 
per Street, and including Leonard's Steak House 
and Dwarf's Restaurant. 

d. The provision that girls must be with a date or 
in groups of two or more girls at all times, and 
signed out and in according to the WSCA sign 
out procedure. 

e. Maintaining proper conduct and dealing with in- 
tances of behavior that bring adverse criticism 
from students, faculty, or townspeople. 

Sec. 5. This By-Law shall be for the college year 
specified, but shall be subject to question or recall by 
the Student Council or Executive Council of the Fac- 
ulty at any time and must be reviewed and approved 
each May before it is effective for the coming year. 



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By-Law 9 — Curriculum Committee 

Sec. 1 . The Curriculum Committee shall be a stu- 
dent-faculty committee, composed of the Dean of the 
College as chairman, and a student and a teaching 
faculty member from each of the six curricular divi- 
sions of the College. 

a. Faculty members shall be appointed by the Presi- 
dent of the College. 

b. The student member from each curricular div- 
ision shall be chosen by the major students in 
that division. 

c. The Committee shall elect one of the student 
members as Vice-Chairman. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the function of the Curriculum 
Committee to study matters of curriculum and in- 
struction and report the results of such study to the 
Student-Faculty Senate. 

By-Law 10 — Student Programs Committee 

Sec. 1 . The Student Programs Committee shall be 
a student-faculty committee, composed of the Chair- 
man of the Faculty Committee on Student Programs, 
who shall serve as chairman; a Vice-Chairman from 
Student Council; and two additional faculty members, 
appointed by the President of the College; and two 
additional students, appointed by the President of the 
Student Body. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the function of the Student Pro- 
grams Committee to approve plans and scripts for all- 
campus student programs, such as Rush Week, Barn- 
warming, Skit Night, Freshman Talent Show, Senior 
Send-off, and Senior Day. 

By-Law 11 — Highland Echo Committee 

Sec. 1. The Highland Echo Committee shall be a 
student-faculty committee composed of the Faculty Com- 
mittee on Student Publications; and the Editor-in-Chief, 

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the Managing Editor, and Business Manager of the 
Highland Echo. The Committee shall elect its Chairman. 

Sec. 2. The purpose of the Highland Echo Commit- 
tee shall be to exercise supervision over the Highland 
Echo. 

Sec. 3. The duties of the Highland Echo Committee 
shall include 

a. Choosing the editional staff and reporters upon 
recommendation of the Editor-in-Chief. 

b. Choosing the Business Manager and the business 
staff. 

c. Supervising the election of the Editor-in-Chief. 

d. Accepting responsibility for the policies, content, 
and financial management of the Highland Echo. 

By-Law 12 — Projects Committee 

Sec. 1 . The Projects Committee shall be composed 
of a chairman and such members as the President of 
the Student Council shall designate. 

Sec. 2. The purpose of the Projects Committee shall 
be to initiate and carry out projects duly approved by 
the Student Council, such as Campus Beautiful Week. 

By-Law 13 — United States National Student 
Association Co-ordinating Committee 

Sec. 1. The USNSA Co-ordinating Committee shall 
be composed of the USNSA Coordinator and other 
members designated by the President of the Student 
Council. 

Sec. 2. The purpose of the USNSA Coordinating 
Committee shall be to stimulate the interchange of 
material and ideas between the student body of Mary- 
ville College and the national and international organ- 
zation. 

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By-Law 14 — Rules of Order 

All procedures not specified in this constitution shall 
be in accord with Robert's Rules of Order. 



STUDENT-FACULTY COMMITTEES 

The Student Body organizations of Maryville College 
are fortunate to have a number of areas where students 
and faculty members meet regularly to consider problems 
of mutual concern. These student-faculty groups include 
Student Council committees such as Senate, Social Com- 
mittee, and Student Programs Committee which were 
described in the Student Body Constitution. 

Others of these committees have faculty members ap- 
pointed by the President of the College with student 
representatives chosen jointly by the Student Council 
and the Administrative Committee of the Faculty. These 
committees are: 

I. Discipline Committee 

This committee has five faculty representatives 
and two student representatives. It meets at the 
call of the committee chairman to consider serious 
discipline cases. 
II. Religious Life and Activities Committee 

This committee is composed of faculty re- 
presentatives from various areas including the 
College Chaplain, representatives of several 
academic departments, and several administra- 
tive personnel. This committee meets regularly to 
consider problems and to make recommendations 
regarding the various religious organizations and 
the religious program of the College. 
III. Artists Series Committee 

This committee is composed of college faculty, 
student representatives, usually from the Fine Arts 
Division, and townspeople. It meets three or four 
times each year to make plans for the coming 
year's program of visiting artists and to arrange 

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for ticket sales and publicity. 

IV. Lecture Series Committee 

Each year outstanding persons are brought to 
our campus to lecture on topics within their fields 
of specialization. Many times these lecturers are 
world famous as, for example, William L. Shirer, 
who spoke this year on the subject "The World 
Today." 

The five student members of this committee 
have a share in selecting these lecturers and in 
helping with the receptions that are given for some 
of them. 



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w. 
s. 
c. 

A. 



PRESIDENT 

Hello Maryvillians! 

Welcome on behalf of the Women's Student Govern- 
ment Association, especially to those of you who are in- 
coming freshmen and transfer students. We on the 
W. S. G. A. council greet the 1961-62 body of women 
students as we look forward to the plans and projects 
for the coming year. It is our desire to have a coordinat- 
ed, constructive governmental program which will ex- 
tend to benefit every member of the organization. We 
hope also to serve the campus by contributing to the 
program of planned social activities. In order to ac- 
complish our goals we need your confidence and co- 
operation in the administration of dorm and campus re- 
gulations. Through an acceptance of responsibility on the 
part of every woman on campus, we can realize together 
a year of successful community living. 

Sincerely, 

Becky Kinnamon 

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Constitution 

of the 
WSCA of Maryville College 

PREAMBLE 

With the approval of the Executive Council of the 
Faculty and the President of the College and upon the 
vote of the women students residing in the dorm- 
itories of the College, WSGA has been formed and the 
following Constitution has been adopted for its guid- 
ance. This grant of authority by the Executive Council 
is conditional to its acceptance and enforcement by 
the students. 

Article 1 — Name 

Section I. General: The name of this organization 
shall be the Women's Student Government Association 
of Maryville College. 

Section II. In the individual dormitories: The bran- 
ches of the organization in the dormitories shall be 
known by the name of the dormitory. 

Article II — Purpose 

The purpose of the organization shall be to provide 
a medium for self-government for the women of the 
College in the various dormitories, within the limits of 
this constitution and the regulations of this College, 
with a view to stimulating and maintaining standards 
of Christian living at the College, and by encouraging 
student participation in the administration of dormitory 
life. 

Article III — Membership 

All women students of Maryville College living in 
the dormitories shall be members of the Women's 
Student Government Association of Maryville College 
and are eligible to vote. 

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Article IV — General Organization 

Section I. Officers 

A. The officers of WSGA shall be a President, Vice- 
President, and a Secretary-Treasurer. 

B. Qualifications 

1 . The President shall be a member of the 
Senior class. 

2. The Vice-President shall be a member of the 
Senior class. 

3. The Secretary-Treasurer shall be a member 
of the Junior class. 

C. Method of Election 

1 . The President, Vice-President, Secretary- 
Treasurer shall be elected by majority vote 
of all the resident women of the college at 
an election near the end of the spring semes- 
ter. 

2. Two nominations for each office shall be sub- 
mitted by a nominating committee composed 
of one resident of each underclass dormitory 
and two residents of the upperclass dormitory 
appointed by their respective House Chair 
men. The outgoing President of WSGA shall 
serve as chairman of the nominating com- 
mittee. These nominations shall be posted 
one week prior to the general meeting of 
WSGA. 

3. Additional nominations for the offices may be 
made during the week prior to the general 
meeting of WSGA by submitting in writing 
the name of the person to the President of 
WSGA. The nominations shall be reduced to 
two at the general meeting. 

4. The final list of nominations shall be posted 
in each dormitory immediately following the 
general meeting. The election of officers shall 
take place within a week of the date of the 
general meeting. 

5. The President of WSGA shall request that 

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the Elections Committee of Student Council 
conduct the election. 

D. Vacancies 

1 . If a vacancy occurs in the office of President, 
it shall be filled by the Vice-President. 

2. If a vacancy occurs in the office of Vice- 
President, or if she should move into the 
office of President, a special election shall be 
conducted to fill the office according to the 
method of election specified in Section I, C. 

3. If a vacancy occurs in the office of Secretary- 
Treasurer, it shall be filled by a special 
election conducted as specified in Section I, 
C. 

Section II. WSCA Council 

A. The membership of the WSCA Council shall be: 

1 . President 

2. Vice-President 

3. Secretary-Treasurer 

4. House Chairmen 

5. Two Junior Representatives 

6. Two Freshmen Representatives 

B. Method of Election 

1 . The President, Vice-President, and Secretary- 
Treasurer shall be eiected according to pro- 
cedure specified in Section I, C. 

2. The House Chairmen shall be elected ac- 
cording to procedure specified in Section III, 
C. 

3. The two Junior Representatives shall be elect- 
ed at the same time as the WSCA officers 
by the women members of the incoming 
Junior Class. A nominating committee com- 
posed of two incoming juniors from Baldwin 
and two incoming juniors from Pearsons ap- 
pointed by the respective House Chairmen 
shall submit four names for the two positions. 
Additional nominations may be made during 
the week prior to the general meeting of 

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WSGA by submitting the name of the person 
to the President of WSGA. Nominations will 
be reduced to two at the time of the general 
meeting. 
4. The two freshmen representatives shall be 
elected by the freshmen women residing in 
the respective dormitories near the begin- 
ning of the fail semester. There shall be one 
representative from Baldwin and one from 
Pearsons. A meeting for the purpose of nomi- 
nating two girls for each position shall be 
held and the names of the nominees then 
posted for one week. A second meeting shall 
be held for the purpose of election. Both 
meetings shall be presided over by the Presi- 
dent of WSGA. 
C. Vacancies 

1. If a vacancy occurs in the office of President, 
Vice-President, or Secretary-Treasure it shall 
be filled according to the method specified 
in Section I, C. 

2. If a vacancy occurs in the office of House 
Chairman, it shall be filled according to tha 
method specified in Section III, C. 

3. If a vacancy occurs in the office of Freshman 
or Junior Representative, it shall be filled by 

_ special election. 

Section III. House Committees 

A. In each dormitory there shall be a House Commit- 
tee composed of a House Chairman, Vice-House 
Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Fire Captain, As- 
sistant Fire Captain, a Floor Chairman from each 
floor, and any other members that the House 
Chairman deems necessary. 

B. Terms of office 

I. The House Chairman shall serve for one year 
and shall be a member of the class of highest 
classification regularly residing in the dormi- 
tory. 

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2. All other officers shall serve one semester. 

(Exception — Honor Dormitory, where all 
officers shall serve for one year.) 

3. The Fire Captain each semester shall be the 
person who was Assistant Fire Captain the 
previous semester. 

C. Method of Election 

1 . Nominations and election of officers for the 
fall semester shall be made in the spring as 
soon as possible after room selection. 

2. Nominations and election of officers for the 
spring semester shall be made near the end 
of the fall semester. 

3. In each dormitory two nominations for each 
office shall be posted at least one week be- 
fore the date of the general meeting of the 
dormitory by the nominating committee ap- 
pointed by the House Chairman. 

4. At a general meeting of the dormitory, ad- 
ditional nominations for all offices may be 
made from the floor. The nominations shall 
then be reduced to two by vote. The final 
nominations shall be posted for one week 
before the election. 

5. Vacancies in any of the House offices shall 
be filled by a special election. 

D. House Meetings 

1 . There shall be a regular House Meeting at 
least once a month. 

2. There shall be meetings of the House Com- 
mittee at the discretion of the House Chair- 
man. 

E. House Dues 

1 . House dues in the amount to be agreed upon 
by residents of the house at the beginning 
of each semester shall be collected by the 
House Treasurer for operating expenses. 

2. Ten cents per woman resident shall be paid 
once a year from the house dues of each 
dormitory to the WSCA Council for operating 
expenses. 

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3. No Woman resident will receive her check- 
out slip at the end of the semester until her 
house dues are paid. 

Article V — Duties of Officers, WSCA Council, and 
House Committees 

Section I. Duties of Officers 

A. The duties of the President of WSGA shall be: 

1 . To preside over all general meetings of WSCA 

and all meetings of the WSCA Council; 

2. To coordinate the policies of WSCA with the 
College; 

3. To serve ex-officio as a member of Student 
Council, Honor Dorm Council, and Town- 
Night Committee; 

4. To appoint all standing and temporary com- 
mittees; 

5. To meet with the Dean of Women for co- 
operative planning under such arrangements 
as seem feasible to both. 

B. The duties of the Vice-President of WSCA shai! 
' be: 

1 . To assume the duties of the President in the 
absence of, or at the request of, the Presi- 
dent; 

2. To act as Social Chairman of WSCA. 

C. The duties of the Secretary-Treasurer of WSCA 

shall be: 

1 . To keep minutes of all WSGA Council meet- 
ings; 

2. To handle all correspondence for WSCA; 

3. To keep an accurate record of all receipts 
and expenditures of WSCA; 

4. To present a detailed financial report at the 
end of each semester. 

Section II. Duties of WSCA Council 

A. The duties of the WSCA Council shall be: 

1 . To advise the House Chairmen and House 
Committees in any dormitory problem; 

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2. To exercise general jurisdiction over matters 
of discipline; 

3. To coordinate the activities and policies in 

the women's dormitories; 

4. To review dormitory rules and the WSCA 

Constitution and recommend any necessary 
changes; 

5. To have charge of the general social func- 
tions of WSCA; 

6. To withdraw any or all privileges of a student 
who does not live up to general standards or 
principles or whose conduct is unseemly. 

B. The new WSCA Council members shall immedi- 
ately upon their eiection in the spring associate 
themselves with the old officers and share their 
responsibilities until the end of the year. 

Section III. Duties of House Committees 

A. The duties of the House Committee shall be: 

1 . To assume general responsibility for the 
proper management of the dormitory at all 
times; 

2. To enforce dormitory regulations as to study 
hours, light cuts, and other matters; 

3. To recommend or decide penalties for the 
infraction of dormitory rules; 

4. To arrange the schedule of monitors and 
other appointees; 

5. To cooperate with the Housemothers and 
other faculty representatives; 

6. To participate in establishing rules as herein- 
after provided; 

7. To perform such other duties as may appear 
to be its responsibility. 

B. The duties of the House Chairman shall be: 

1 . To preside at House Meetings and House 
Committee meetings; 



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2. To discuss with the Housemother matters 
under consideration at the House Committee 
meetings; 

3. To appoint such committees as she may deem 
necessary for the organization of the dormi- 
tory; 

4. To serve as a member of the V/SCA Council. 

C. The duties of the Vice-House Chairman shall be: 

1 . To preside at all meetings in the absence of 

the House Chairman; 

2. To act as Social Chairman of the dormitory, 
with special responsilities at Homecoming and 
Christmas. 

D. The Duties of the Secretary shall be: 

1 . To take minutes of each general House Meet- 
ing and each House Committee meeting; 

2. To handle all correspondence for the dormi- 
tory. 

E. The duties of the Treasurer shall be: 

1. To keep an accurate record of all receipts 
and expenditures of the dormitory; 

2. To present a detailed financial report at the 
end of each semester. 

F. The duties of the Fire Captain shall be: 

1. To organize her dormitory for fire drills; 

2. To conduct a fire drill at least twice each 
semester in which all members of the dormi- 
tory shall participate; 

3. To train the Assistant Fire Captain. 

Article VI — Establishing Rules 

Section I. The making of the rules of the College 
and of the dormitories is delegated by the Directors 
of the College to the Executive Council of the Facuity. 
However, through approval of this Constitution and 
other action the Executive Council at present grants to 

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student organizations certain participation in deter- 
mining what rules shall be. 

Section II. The rules governing women's dormitory 
life shall be reviewed at least once a year, preferably 
near the close of the fall semester, by the House Com- 
mittee in each women's dormitory and by the Coordi- 
nating Committee, and the recommendations submitted 
to the Executive Council through the Dean of Women. 
One or more of the House Committee Chairmen may 
go to the Executive Council meeting with the Dean of 
Women to assist in the presentation. Other House rules 
not in conflict with the rules established by the fac- 
ulty may be made from time to time by each House 
Committee. 

Section III. Arrangements for permissions not covered 
by these regulations may be requested of the Dean of 
Women and granted in special instances at her dis- 
cretion. 

Article VII — junior and Senior Privileges 

Section I. The plan is that Junior and Senior women 
shall have several privileges not possessed by under- 
classwomen. The purpose is to give students, upon at- 
taining the classification of Junior or Senior, open re- 
cognition of rank. 

Section II. The provisions are as follows: 

A. Each Senior woman may have town nights on 
any week night, Monday through Saturday, with the 
same rules in effect as stated in the Student Council 
Town Night Agreement. 

B. Each Junior woman may have two town nights 
on any week night, Monday through Saturday, with the 
same rules in effect as stated in the Student Council 
Town Night Agreement. 

C. Junior and Senior women may date in Knoxville 
on one town night each week and return to the dor- 
mitory not later than 1 1 :00 p.m. Croups of two or 



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more women may have the same privilege. Only bus 
transportation is approved. 

D. Junior and Senior women shall have the privilege 
of dating on Sunday afternoon after dinner until the 
supper hour. They shall be allowed to date on campus, 
walk in residential sections of the city, and sign up 
for parlor dates. Croups of couples may walk in the 
College Woods or around the seven-mile loop. 

Section III. It shall be the duty of the Coordinating 
Council of WSCA to impose penalties for infraction 
of the Sunday afternoon dating privileges. 

Section IV. It shall be the duty of the Town Night 
Committee of Students Council to impose penalties for 
infraction of Junior-Senior Town Night privileges. 

Section V. The Dean of Women will take respon- 
sibility for violations of special permission which she 
has granted. 

Section VI. Responsibilities 
It shall be the duty of 

A. Junior and Senior women to report to the Co- 
ordinating Council of WSCA all Freshman and Sopho- 
more women taking Junior and Senior Sunday afternoon 
dating privileges. 

B. Junior and Senior women to report to the Town 
Night Committee of Student Council all Freshman 
women taking more than one town night a week and 
all Sophomore women taking more than two town 
nights a week. 

C. Junior and Senior women to report to the Town 
Night Committee of Student Council any Freshman or 
Sophomore women who date in Knoxville. 

Article VIII — Penalties 

Section I. In ordinary cases penalties for infraction 
of dormitory regulations shall be decided and admin- 
istered by the House Committee; but the Committee 

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may at its discretion refer cases to the Coordinating 
Council for advice or recommendation; the Coordinat- 
ing Council may refer the case back to the House 
Committee or to the Dean of Women for faculty con- 
sideration. 

Section II. Penalties imposed by the House Com- 
mittee shall be in the form of withdrawal of privi- 
leges, but other penalties may be recommended by the 
House Committee to the Dean of Women for faculty 
consideration. 

Article IX — Amendments 

Amendments to this Constitution may be made when 
approved by two-thirds vote of the women in each 
dormitory and by the Executive Council of the Faculty 
and President of the College. Proposed amendments 
shall be posted in each women's dormitory at least one 
week before a vote is taken. 

Approved by the Executive Council of Faculty, Octo- 
ber 1 8, 1 956. Adopted by dormitory women, March 
7, 1957. Amended March, 1961. 



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MEN'S COOPERATIVE CONSTITUTION 
PREAMBLE 

We, the resident men of Maryville College, aware 
of the need for a form of organization to unify, to reg- 
ulate, and to improve the situation in the men's dor- 
mitories, do hereby establish this Constitution. 

Article I — Name 

The name of the organization shall be Men's Stu- 
dent Cooperative. 

Article II — Purpose 

The purpose of this organization shall be to unify 
the men living in the dormitories and to promote good- 
will and responsibility within the group. The organ- 
ization shall align itseif with the general policies of 
the College, and shall attempt to make dormitory life 
more conducive to the welfare of each of its members. 
This organization shall seek to cooperate with the 
Proctor and Housemother and shall endeavor to keep 
both well-informed of its activities. 

Article III — Membership 

All men students living on the campus of Maryville 
College shall be members of the Men's Student Co- 
operative. 

Article IV — General Organization 

Section I. Administrative and legislative authority 
shall be vested in a Cooperative Council which shall 
consist of fifteen (15) representatives. This repre- 
sentative Council shall assume authority to govern in 
matters concerning the interests of men dormitory stu- 
dents within the limits established by this Constitution, 
the laws and regulations of the College, and the Execu- 
tive Council of the Faculty. 

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Section 2. Object 

a. To furnish a responsible group which shall re- 
present accurately the best interests of all men living 
on campus. 

b. To serve as a body by which proposals arising 
from the men shall be considered, developed, and, if 
deemed necessary, presented to the Student Council 
or to the proper authorities of the College. 

c. To cooperate with the College in the general 
oversight of dormitory life and to encourage the type 
of dormitory life desired by a large majority of the men. 

Section 3. Membership and Organization: 

a. The Cooperative Council shall consist of fifteen 
(15) members, who shall be elected as follows: 

1 . Election of men to serve on the Cooperative 
Council shall be conducted during the second week of 
the Fall Semester. 

2. Representatives shail be chosen in this man- 
ner: twelve (12) men shall represent Carnegie Hall; 
there shall be two (2) representatives from the ground 
floor of Carnegie Hall; one (1) representative from the 
first floor; the second, third, and fourth floors shall each 
elect three (3) representatives; Memorial Hall shall 
have three (3) men on Cooperative Council, one per 
floor. 

3. On the floors where the majority of resi- 
dents are Freshmen, at least one ( 1 ) Freshman shall 
be included among the specified number of floor re- 
presentatives. Each floor representative shall be chosen 
by the residents of that floor of which he is a permanent 
member. 

4. The fifteen (15) representatives shall choose, 
not later than the third week of the Fall Semester, 
a Chairman and a Secretary-Treasurer from their own 
membership. 

5. The Chairman shall convene the Cooperative 
Council when necessary, but at least once a month. 

a. Committees shall be appointed by the Chair- 

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man, subject, however, to the approval of the Co- 
operative Council. 

b. The Chairman shall be responsible, as 
shall be the Cooperative Council, for coordinating the 
activities and programs of the Men's Student Coopera- 
tive with other organizations on campus and also with 
the administration of Maryville College. 

6. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep a record of 
all meetings and shall be responsible for the handling 
of the finances of this organization. 

7. By-Laws shall be proposed by the Cooperative 
Council and then referred to the Dean of the College 
for familiarization. Before becoming effective, By-Laws 
must be approved by a three-fifths (3|5) vote of men 
of the Student Cooperative. All By-Laws shall be in 
conformity with the Constitution and with the spirit 
and regulations of the College. Each year the By-Laws 
shall be put before the men for a vote of approval nor 
later than the fourth week of the Fall Semester. Three- 
fifths (3|5) vote of all dormitory men is necessary 
for approval. 

Section 4. Duties: 

a. The Men's Student Cooperative Council shall 
meet at regular intervals as it may decide, but at least 
once a month from September to May. Special meet- 
ings may be held at the call of the Chairman. A quorum 
shall consist of nine (9) members of the Cooperative 
Council. 

b. The Cooperative Council shall report concern- 
ing its programs and activities to the resident men at 
each regular meeting (twice a semester) of the Men's 
Student Cooperative. 

c. The Cooperative Council shall seek to maintain 
a close contact with those whom they represent and 
shall strive to make the purpose of Men's Student Co- 
ODerative identical with the stated purpose as found in 
Article I!. 



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Article V — Amendments 

Section 1 . This Constitution shall be amended as 
follows: 

a. Each proposed amendment shall be approved 
by a two-thirds (2|3) vote of the Cooperative Council. 
Then the proposed amendment shall be presented to 
the Student Council and to the Executive Council of 
the Faculty for approval. 

b. The amendment, if approved by the Student 
Council and the Executive Council, shall be published 
in The Highland Echo one week prior to the date set 
for presenting it to the Men's Student Cooperative, to- 
gether with a notice of the time and place of the met- 
ing. 

c. If passed by a three-fifths (3|5) vote of the 
Men's Student Cooperative, the amendment shall be- 
come effective. 

d. Amendments to this constitution shall be, 
wherever practical, made by means of revising affected 
portions of the existing constitution. 

Article VI — Ratification 

Section 1. This Constitution shall become effective 
when approved by the Student Council, by the Execu- 
tive Council of the Faculty, and by the resident men of 
Maryville College. Approval by the resident men shall 
be by a three-fifths (3|5) vote of all men residents. 

Article VII — Initiative 

Section 1 . The members of the Men's Student Co- 
operative reserve to themselves power by petition to 
propose amendments and by-laws to this Constitution 
and directly to enact or reject such amendments and 
By-Laws at the polls. This reserved power shall be 
known as the initiative. Any amendments and By-Laws 
proposed in this manner shall be subject to the ap- 
proval of the Executive Council of the Faculty. 

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BY-LAWS 



By-Law 1 

The Men's Student Cooperative by a three-fifths 
(3|5) vote of the members may rescind any action of 
the Cooperative Council. 

By-Law 2 

The manner of voting in Men's Student Cooperative 
meetings shall be 

a. By a majority vote in elections 

b. By a three-fifths C3|5) vote in decisions not 
otherwise stated 

c. By secret ballot. 

By-Law 3 

A quorum shall consist of no fewer than fifty (50) 
members (other than members of the Cooperative 
Council) provided the time, place, and purpose of the 
meeting shall have been previously announced as stated 
in Article V, Section c. 

By-Law 4 

The term of the Cooperative Council shall be from 
the third week of the Fall Semester until such time 
as a new Council has been elected and installed. 

By-Law 5 

All officers of Cooperative Council shall be residents 
of Carnegie and|or Memorial Halls. 



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YM-YW Presidents say, 

Hi Y'all — and welcome to Maryville. You have 
chosen an exciting time to attend Maryville College, 
a time of enthusiasm and change. We look forward to 
your coming with anticipation and invite your active 
participation in the programs of YMCA and YWCA. 

Some of the plans for next year have already started. 
We hope you will enjoy the hurried fun of Y — Welcome, 
and the inspiration and study of Y hikes and retreats; 
the last-minute rehearsals of Barnwarming and the 
satisfying rewards of Y's community projects; and, basic 
to all this, the opportunity for Christian fellowship and 
service. 

What will be new? Well, much of this depends on 
you. To carry out this year's plans, we need your help. 
It will mean work, but the dividends are high. Can we 
count you in? 

Sincerely, 

Elsie Harris 
President YWCA 

Mike Garrett 
President YMCA 



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YWCA CABINET 



President 



Elsie Harris 



Vice President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 



Nu Gamma Chairman 
Community Service _ 

Artists Series 

Barnwarming 



Devotions 



Ecumenical Encounter 
Christian Education _ 

Inter-racial 

M Book 

Program 



Publicity 
Social _ 



Y Radio _ 

Y Rooms 
Pi Gamma 



Barbara Nielson 
Lois Jones 



Ann Kuykendall 

Janet Lyeriy 

Jeanne Price 



Marguerite Giily 



Lynn Waddington 
Pat Baker 



Donna Jensen 
Ann Harrison 

Ellen Dozier 



Wendy Compton 
_ Ann Nakamura 
_ Connie Beagle 



Glorianna Hutc'neson 

Sandra Malone 

Pat Williams 

Anitra Bard 

Carol Cox 



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YMCA COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN 



President 



Vice President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 



Inter-racial 
M Book 



Maintenance 

Program 

Publicity __. 

Scouting 

Y-Radio 



Barnwarming 



Children's Home 
Devotions 



Mike Garrett 
Webb Spraerz 
Tim 'Hanks 



Don McFerren 
_ Gary Smith 
_ Blair Moffett 



Charles Feast 



Norman Marschner 

Reese Wills 

Bob Beard 



Bruce Jenkins 
Ron Eliy 



Larry Mease 



Ecumenical Encounter 



Ray Donaldson 



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HOW WE SPEND OUR FREE TIME 

While Maryville College puts its major emphasis 
naturally enough, on scholastic standing, you'll want 
to be active in a few extra-curricular fields too. We 
warn you — you'll be tempted to join all the fascinat- 
ing clubs and organizations the campus boasts. But 
book learning comes first; better still, find a happy 
balance between grades and activities. You'll find 
enough of both to satisfy you; and whiie our hospital 
is cool and comfortable, it isn't run as a rest home for 
exhausted activity hounds. 

We hope you'll find activities that will make the 
most of your time and interests. Efforts and enthusiasm 
wear better and are more appreciated when they are 
concentrated. If you budget your time wisely, you'll 
have not only good grades but also an important piace 
in campus life. 



HONORARY FRATERNITIES 
Alpha Gamma Sigma 

Alpha Gamma Sigma was organized in the spring 
of 1 934, for the purpose of motivating high scholar- 
ship among students. Its requirements are similar to 
those of Phi Beta Kappa. Ten percent of the gradu- 
ating class may be admitted provided the members 
have a grade point ratio of 3.33, better than a B 
average. 

Alpha Gamma Sigma awards a scholarship at the be- 
ginning of the junior year to the student who achieved 
the highest scholastic average over the first two years. 

Pi Camma Mu 

The Epsilon Chapter of Tennessee of the National 
Social Science Honor Fraternity, Pi Gamma Mu, re- 
ceived its charter in April, 1957, with five faculty 
and eleven student members. Its purpose is to re- 



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cognize the distinctive attainments in the field of social 
science of outstanding juniors and seniors. Further, the 
organization seeks to encourage interest in and discussion 
of important issues in social science. 

Pi Kappa Delta 

Maryville has the distinction of having the Ten- 
nessee Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, national 
honorary forensic fraternity. Debators of sophomore 
classification or above who have fulfilled certain quali- 
fications are eligible to be elected into its membership. 
Members of this organization are awarded orders and 
degrees according to rank and achievement. Maryville 
participates in the Pi Kappa Delta National and Pro- 
vincial Conventions. 

Theta Alpha Phi 

Talented dramatic students may upon meeting cer- 
tain requirements for membership, be initiated into 
the Tennessee Delta Chapter of the national dramatic 
fraternity, Theta Alpha Phi. Members of this organi- 
zation take a leading part in dramatic activities on the 
campus, however, opportunity is given to all students 
to try out for the various plays given throughout the 
year. 

Sigma Delta Psi 

Maryville's chapter of Sigma Delta Psi was estab- 
lished in 1930. Membership is earned by meeting the 
requirements of various athletic tests in the presence 
of a responsible committee. 

Tau Kappa Chi 

This is an honorary musical organization for students 
who are studying applied music or are members of 
musical organizations. Its purpose is to promote stu- 
dent and community interest in music. The aims are 
to raise the general academic standing of those en- 



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rolled in music; to provide a goal for students in- 
terested in music; to promote thoroughly trained musi- 
cianship; and to further the understanding of all types 
of music. A general average of "B" for two successive 
semesters and nomination by the music faculty for 
excellence in musical performance are required for 
membership. 



SOCIETIES 

Chi Beta 

Varied activities and friendships highlight the pro- 
gram of Chi Beta Society. Soon after school starts this 
year, Chi Beta will join her brother society, Kappa Phi, 
to present a Rush Week program. Weekly meetings 
through the year are held in Chi Beta Hall. 

Theta Epsilon 

Organized in 1 894, Theta Epsilon Society has play- 
ed an active part in campus life. The beginning weeks 
of school this year will find Theta and her brother 
society, Alpha Sigma, presenting their Rush Week. 
Meetings are held each week in Theta Hall. 

Alpha Sigma 

Alpha Sigma, founded in 1 884, offers men of the 
College an opportunity to participate in activities that 
will build true friendships. It enters teams in all in- 
tramural sports and holds an annual weekend trip to 
the mountains, barbecue, banquet, and similar activi- 
ties. It joins with its sister society, Theta Epsilon, in 
producing a dance and a Rush Week program. 

Kappa Phi 

Kappa Phi, the society of friendship, is the oldest 
society on campus and holds meetings each week in its 

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society house. Its men enter various teams in intra- 
murals, and hold an annual spaghetti dinner. Kappa 
Phi joins Chi Beta, its sister society, in joint meetings, 
Rush Week programs, and sponsors one formal dance 
each year. 



OTHER ORGANIZATIONS 



Student Volunteers 

"Student Vols" has a national and world-wide af- 
filiation with the World Student Christian Federation. 
The main emphasis of the group is the missionary enter- 
prise of each Christian, in whatever circumstance he 
finds himself. This organization holds regular meetings 
on Sunday evenings after Vespers in Bartlett Hall. When 
Christ said, "Co ye into all the world" he meant every 
Christian, in every generation. True, Vols has furnished 
hundreds of missionaries and fraternal workers to the 
church, but now her main task in these challenging 
times is to make a missionary out of everyone who 
knows Christ. Through study, involvement, community- 
service projects, prayer groups, Student Vols is ful- 
filling this purpose. 



Parish Project 

Maryville College students render valuable service in 
the Faith Cooperative Parish, made up of small churches, 
schools, and mission points in the area surrounding 
Maryville. College students are needed in the program 
to serve as Sunday School teachers and as youth workers. 
More are needed to preach on Sundays and to teach 
during the week. Students are given a half-hour credit 
for this work, and they attend weekly conferences for 
guidance in their program. 



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CLUBS 
International Relations Club 

Maryville's I.R.C. is affiliated with the Association 
of International Relations Clubs. Its purpose is to stimu- 
late an awareness of current international affairs. Stu- 
dent-led programs include movies, speakers, and discus- 
sions on such pertinent topics as Indo-China, Israel, 
and South Africa. 

Pre-Medical Club 

To anyone who is planning to go into, or who is in- 
terested in medicine and all related fields such as den- 
tistry, nursing, technology, and psychiatry, the Pre-Med 
Club offers excellent opportunity for trips and for lec- 
tures from various prominent members of those profes- 
sions. The club meets twice a month throughout the 
year, and interest is the only prerequisite to member- 
ship. 

French Club 

The French Club is composed of thirty members who 
are taking French and who qualify for membership by 
scholarship and interest. This club features semi-monthly 
programs of French songs, games, movies, and plays, 
and holds occasional socials. 

German Club 

All college students who are interested in German 
culture, regardless of whether or not they are Cerman 
students, are elegible for membership in the Cerman 
Club. Regular meetings are held twice a month to 
stimulate interest and participation in different phases 
of Cerman culture. 

Spanish Club 

The limited active membership of thirty, plus all 
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native Spanish-speaking students on the campus are 
elected from applicants who are interested in the 
activities of the Spanish Club. Besides the semi-monthly 
evening meetings, at which are presented programs of 
Language, customs, culture, music, dance, and use of 
audio-visual equipment in the language laboratory, there 
are an outdoor picnic and a Christmas party featuring 
the Spanish pinata. All freshmen are invited to visit 
the club when they arrive on the campus. 



Women's 44 M" Club 

This is the girl's Athletic Club of Maryville College. 
Membership is attained by making a total of 400 or 
more points through participation in what is known as 
Women's Athletic Association. In addition to activities 
two hours a week the members meet monthly for 
business discussions and enjoy an athletic activity to- 
gether. The high spot of the club's activities is the 
weekend hike in the Smoky Mountains once each 
semester. 



Men's "M" Ciub 

The Men's "M" Club is open to all varsity letter- 
men and male members of the coaching faculty. The 
purpose of the organization is to further the bonds of 
athletic brotherhood on the Maryville campus, to be 
of service to the school and the athletic program, and 
to increase loyalty to the best interests of the College. 



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Student National Education Association 

Jasper Converse Barnes Chapter of the Student 
National Education Association was organized in the 
spring of 1949. All students planning to teach are 
eligible for membership in this club, which is affiliated 
with the National Education Association. 

B. C. 

This is a small club of eight campus girls who keep 
the meaning of their initials a secret. At the end of 
each year two freshman and one sophomore are elect- 
ed members. Originally organized for hiking, the club 
today is purely social. 

Music Education Club 

Tha Music Education Club is affiliated with the 
Music Educators National Conference as Student Mem- 
bers Chapter 383. Membership is open to all students 
interested in teaching music. Meetings are held the 
first and third Thursdays of each month. 

MUSIC 

If you have any musical ability whatsoever, be it 
singing, blowing a tuba, or playing a violin, there's 
ample opportunity at Maryville to develop those tal- 
ents. The musical program gets in full swing with the 
performance of the marching band at the football games 
and ends with choir's final anthem on graduation day. 
Recitals which anyone may attend are given from time 
to time by music students and faculty. 

College Choir 

The College Choir provides good training and gen- 
uine pleasure for those who are interested in singing. 
It is composed of about sixty members who must pass 
rigid tryouts before they are accepted. The group par- 

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ticipates in the weekly vesper services and the daily 
chape' programs and presents special programs in Mary- 
ville and surrounding cities. The Choir has sung in 
many cities of the East, Midwest, and South. 

Ali-Girl Choir 

The sixty girls who compose this group are select- 
ed by tryouts each semester. They replace the Vesper 
Choir at the Sunday evening service a number of times 
a year. In the fall the Girl's Choir combines with the 
Men's Glee Club to present a sacred concert, and in 
the spring the combined groups present a program of 
secular music. 

Men's Glee Club 

This group consists of about forty men, but ad- 
ditional members may be admitted by tryouts each 
semester. The sacred concert in the fall and a secular 
program in the spring are the highlights of the year's 
activities for the c Glee Club. 

Band 

The students who enjoy playing a musical instru- 
ment are urged to try out for the College marching 
band. The band, numbering about fifty pieces, plays 
for all the heme football games and takes occasional 
out-of-town trips with the team. For freshmen and 
sophomores the marching practice takes the place of 
the physical education requirement. When football sea- 
son is over, the marching band reorganizes as a con- 
cert band, which gives an outdoor concert during the 
last few days before Commencement. Don't take the 
chance of not having an instrument for tryouts; bring 
it along with you this fall. 

As befits true "Highlanders," the band is uniformed 
in authentically styled kilts of imported Scotch wool. 
They make a striking appearance on parade and are 
the pride of the campus. 

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Orchestra 

Orchestra members are admitted and placed by try- 
outs each fall. They gain valuable experience in pre- 
senting two concerts of classical numbers annually and 
accompanying "Messiah." Their spring concert features 
an outstanding music student playing a well-known 
concerto. 

String Ensemble 

The String Ensemble is open to all string players in 
the orchestra. Various programs are given thoughout 
the year, both on and off campus. 



DRAMA AND DEBATE 

Playhouse 

The Maryville College Playhouse has at its disposal 
one of the finest and best equipped theaters in this part 
of the country. Playhouse presents three major pro- 
ductions each year. Last year the plays were Noel 
Coward's Blythe Spirit, Shakespeare's Merry Wives of 
Windsor, and The Romancers by Edmund Rostand. 

Playhouse originated in the fall of 1949 and is open 
to all those who are interested in acting or in any of 
the technical aspects of production. Under a point 
system, apprentices work for the positions of Journey- 
men, Player, and Master Player. 

Debate 

Of all our teams, we are probably most proud of 
our Debate Team. They are consistent winners through 
the years. Debating is an excellent extracurricular ac- 
tivity and is a great aid to the development of poise 
and self-confidence. It is especially valuable for those 
planning to enter the ministry or law professions. Debate 
is open to anyone who is interested and is operated on 



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a class basis, college credit being given at the end of 
the second semester. Debaters compete in local, regional, 
and national tournaments. Those who reach the top 
ranks may be elected into the national honor society 
for debaters, Pi Kappa Delta. 



CAMPUS PUBLICATIONS 

For those who are interested in writing or in working 
on the staff of publications there are many varied op- 
portunities here at Maryvifle. Through serving on these 
staffs valuable experience is gained. 



Highland Echo 

The Highland Echo is the college newspaper, usually 
published bi-weekly. Freshmen and other new students 
are wekomed and are urged to try out for the staff 
positions if they are interested. At the end of each 
college year staff promotions are made on the basis of 
writing, interest, and dependability. The Echo constitu- 
tion limits the number of staff members from each 
college class. The editor is elected by the staff and 
is usually a senior. Chief purpose and policy of the 
Echo is to present campus news as interestingly and as 
thoroughly as possible. The Echo also seeks to acquaint 
students with national and international problems of 
particular interest to them, thus helping our student 
body to identify with the total student generation. 



Chiihowean 

The Chiihowean is the annual yearbook, published 
under the supervision of the junior class. All organiza- 
tions, events, and activities of the year are viewed in 
picture and word. There are also individual pictures 
of the student body. 



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Alumni Bulletin 

The Alumni Bulletin sends news of the College and 
alumni to former students of the College. It is published 
monthly by the Alumni Office. 

M Book 

As you have already discovered, the M Book is the 

little volume you are now reading. It is published every 
year by the YMCA and YWCA and is the official 
College handbook. College rules, customs, and activi- 
ties are described within for the student's benefit. 

INTRAMURALS 

All men are encouraged to participate in the in- 
tramural program. The program consists of the major 
sports — touch football, basketball, softball, as well as all 
phases of minor sport activity, such as swimming, wrest- 
ling, tennis, golf, ping-pong, badminton, and volleyball. 

The men participating are striving also for individual 
honors in the monogram "M" given for point ac- 
cumulation for actual participation, officiating, or mang- 
ing a team in competition. Team honors are also dis- 
tributed in each sport. 

In the spring semester, the YMCA awards the 
sportsmanship trophy to the senior showing the best 
character in competition during that year. 

All classes actively engage in this program and com- 
petition is keen. This program offers a wholesome op- 
portunity for the student in the recreational phase of 
his college life. 

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS 

Maryville College has a well-rounded sports program 
suited to all men interested in playing intercollegiate 



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athletics. The SCOTS participate in baseball, football, 
and basketball, as well as track, tennis, and wrestling. 

They take on colleges of similar size in football and 
basketball and universities and larger colleges in baseball 
and other sports. 

There are opportunities for all men to compete in 
these sports, as M.C. does not buy her athletes. Sup- 
port or try out for the team of your choice. 



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FOOTBALL SCHEDULE — 1961 

Sept. 30 Centre 

Oct. 7 Georgetown (Ky. ) 

Oct. 14 Emory & Henry 

Oct. 21 Bridgewater (Va.) 

Oct. 28 Southwestern at Memphis 

Nov. 4 Millsaps, Jackson, Miss. 

Nov. 1 1 Frederick College, Portsmouth, Va. There 

Nov. 18 Carson-Newman (afternoon) Here 

1961 FOOTBALL CAPTAINS 
Bill Owenby — Pete Stafford 



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INDEX 

Alma Mater 8 

Alpha Sigma — — 82 

Athletics Committee 47 

Attendance 1 4 

Automobiles 16 

Barnwarming — 10 

Care of Rooms 1 8 

Chi Beta 82 

Clubs 84 

Dancing 33 

Dating — — 32 

Debate 88 

Demerits — . 1 8 

Dining Hall — 35 

Dormitory Life — 18 

Dramatics 88 

Elections Committee 46 

Electric Current 19 

February Meetings 12 

Football Schedule 92 

Fred Hope Fund 1 2 

Homecoming 1 

Honor Dormitory 26 

Honorary Fraternities 80 

Infirmary 35 

Initiations 34 

Intramurals 90 

Ironing 20 

junior Privileges 69 

Kappa Phi 82 

Knoxville, Trips to 69 

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Laundering 20 

Lights 22 

Men's Dormitories 21 

Men's Student Cooperative 72 

Monitors 23 

Music Croups 86 

Parish Project S3 

Penalties 4 & 70 

Pep Committee 53 

Publications 89 

Scheduling Activities 7 

Senior Privileges 69 

Smoking 1 7 

Social Committee 50 

Social Life 32 

Student Body Constitution 39 

Student Council 41 

Student-Faculty Senate 43 

Student Organizations Committee 52 

Student Program Committee 56 

Student Volunteers 83 

£tudy Hours 22 

Sunday Dating 22, 32 

Theta Epsilon 82 

Town Night 28. 54 

Traditions 9 

Who's Who 6 

Women's Student Government Association 61 

Women's Residence Halls 21 

W. S. C. A. Sign-Out Plan 25 

Y. M. C. A. 79 

Y. W. C. A. 78