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University of Maryland 
1969 M'Book 






It is a pleasure for me to extend a cordial welcome to 
the members of the Class of 1973 and others who are newcomers 
to the University. The educational experience you are beginning 
and your welfare as a student are of great importance to us. 
Every effort will be made to help you along the way. 

This University provides excellent facilities, activities 
and programs, as well as concerned individuals who are 
menabers of the faculty, administration and staff. All of these 
contribute to make available educational opportunity of high 

The major responsibility for your individual achievement 
rests with you. Now is the time for you to show seriousness 
of purpose, the desire to excel and to develop self-discipline to 
carry out your goals. 

We welcome you and wish you success. 
Sincerply yours. 

Wilson H. Elkins 

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Your University 1 

Something to Strive For 11 

Student Services 19 

Student Government 33 

Activities 45 

Athletics 69 

Did You Know? 79 

Appendix 85 





Historical Background 

As indicated by the history, growth, and achievements of the University 
of Maryland, it has become an environment as varied as life itself. Maryland's 
history reflects the impressive establishment of one of the oldest and largest edu- 
cational institutions in the United States. In every stage of its growth, it has 
achieved outstanding new goals which distinguish it from other institutions. Today, 
the University of Maryland continually aims to improve every aspect of its 
educational structure in order to make the thousands of men and women who 
have dedicated a part of their lives to the school justly proud. 

In 1807 the School of Medicine in Baltimore was given a charter. This 
college, the fifth oldest medical school in the country, was the first to make dis- 
secting a compulsory part of its curriculum and to create an independent chair 
of feminine diseases. The Maryland School of Law, established in 1882, is the 
fourth such school to be established in the United States. At the same time the 
School of Dentistry was founded, the first dental college in the world. The School 
of Nursing was organized in 1889 by Louisa Parsons with the aid of Florence 
Nightingale. The second major phase in the growth of the University came in 
1856 with the establishment of the Agricultural School of College Park. In 1920 
the schools in Baltimore and College Park merged to form the University of 

Both the Baltimore campus and the College Park campus have grown immensely 
in the past few years. Last year 32,320 students were enrolled in the formal 
academic program at College Park. This campus has experienced many recent 
additions with the opening of the Adult Education Center, Fine Arts Building, 
Graduate School and Administrative Services Building, Education Building, Com- 
puter Science Center, Space Science Building, and a new wing to the Physics- 
Astronomy Building. Maryland is fortunate to have its own cyclotron, one of the 
few in use on college campuses today. 

The College Park campus has recently been expanded not only physically 
but academically as well, with the accession of two new colleges — the School of 
Architecture and the School of Library and Information Services. 

The University of Maryland conducts vigorous research programs in all 
schools and colleges, which promise broad implications in the nation's future. At 
present, Dr. Joseph Weber, with others in the Department of Physics and Astron- 
omy, is designing an instrument which will be part of the payload of a NASA 
moon shot, designed to measure lunar tides and gravity. Dr. R. Adams Cowley of 
the Department of Surgery is engaged in pioneering research in the treatment of 
severely injured individuals and has developed shock trauma therapy which 
promises to extend the lives of many. 

The University of Maryland continues to grow in all areas of educational 
achievement. Fall statistics indicated that the University ranked thirteenth in the 
nation in enrollment growth and that the College Park campus is fourth largest 

in the country. The school is also ranked nationally among the top ten in the 
awarding of graduate degrees. The University of Maryland plays an important 
role in heightening education in the United States. 

History of the Colleges 

College of Agriculture 

The College of Agriculture, chartered in 1856, is the oldest College Park 
division of the University of Maryland. Headed by Dean Gordon M. Cairns, this 
college prepares students for careers in all aspects of agricultural sciences, tech- 
nology, and business. Supplementing the general curriculum are the Agricultural 
Experiment Station and the Extension Service. The headquarters of this college 
is in Symons Hall. 

School of Architecture 

On March 12. 196.1. llir Board of Rt-nftils ajiproved a proposal to Ijuild an 
architectural school at the liiiversit\ of Mar\ land, the first sucli school in the 
state. The Colleire of Architeclnre o|)cncd last fall with the ajipoirifment of Dean 
John \V. Hill and the faciilu. 'I his vear iiflN-loiii students enlcreil the (i\c vear 
architectural progratn which leads to a Hat licjor of Architecture de<iree. At the 
j)resent time only an undergraduate deizree nia\ he ohtained. hut the college hopes 
to eventually offer one or two options at the i:raduate level leadiriii to a Masters 
dearee in Architecture. The Ccdieiie of Architerture is teni])oraiil\ located in 
huilding DD in the Gulch. 

College of Arts and Sciences 

The College of Arts and Sciences, lieaded l)\ Dr. Charles Manning, tlirough 
its seventeen departments offers majors in most of the hasic academic helds in 
the humanities, social sciences. I)iological and physical sciences, mathematics, and 
the line arts. The College was founded in 1^21 when tlie School of fJheral Arts 
and the School of Chemist r^ were merged. 

College of Business and Public Administration 

The l^niversit) 's first curriculum in husiness administration was initiated 
in 1921 as a part of the School (jf Commerce (Baltimore). In 1912 the College 
of Business and Puhlic Administration came into existence under its present name. 
Its six instructional departments, which offer a hroad range of curricula in pro- 
fessional fields and in social science disciplines, are the departments of Business 
Administration, Economics. Geographv- Govermnent and Politics. Information 
Systems Management, and Journalism. Dr. Donald W. O'Connell is the dean. 

College of Education 

The first professional teacher training at the University of Maryland hegan 
in the sununer of 1912 with a course designed to prepare students to teach Agri- 
culture. I'he College of I'^ducation was organized in 1920 for the purpose of 
])reparing men and women to teach in colleges, seccuidarv schools, elementary 
schools, kindergarten, and mirser\ schools. Other students enrolletl in the college 
include those interested in such \ocations as administrati\e positions or lihrarians. 
This college is headed 1)\ Dean Vernon Anderson. 

College of Engineering 

The Universil\'s first engineering courses were offered hv the ^Taryland 
y\gricultural College in 1I).')9. A curriculum in engineering was formallv inaugurated 
in lo9l, graduating its first class in lo9j;. The College currently offers hac- 
calaureale degree programs in aerospace, chemistrv. civil, electrical, and mechanical 
engineering, whh a sixth program in fire protection. Masters and doctorate degree 
work are offered in all these fields I except (ire |)i()tecli(Ui j . in engineering materials, 
and in nuclear enjiineerin";. 

College of Home Economics 

In 1918, one of the romilry's (iist separately orp;anizecl schools of home 
economics was initiated at College Park. This college has ]»rop;rams for men and 
women interested in the social, economic, scientific, and aesthetic aspects of family 
living in relation to the c<»inmiiiiit\ . Four departments offer a range of courses 
giving j)rofessional prejiaration in human nutrition, food, dietetics, institution 
management, family studies, community studies, consumer studies, housing, crafts, 
costume design, interior design, advertising, textiles, and clothing. Dean Marjory 
Brooks heads the College of Home Economics, located in Marie Mount Hall. 

School of Nursing 

The School of Nursing was organized in 1889. Today, under the leadership of 
Dean Marion I. Murphy, the School prepares men and women to give professional 
nursing care in a varietv of settings and encourages leadership development and 
personal growth through a liheral education. After studying basic sciences and 
liberal arts for two vears at College Park, nursing students spend the Junior and 
Senior years on the Baltimore City Campus completing the nursing major and 
related subjects. The College Park oflice of the School of Nursing is temporarily 
located in the basement of Denton Hall. 

College of Physical Education, Recreation, and Health 

Dr. Lester M. Fraley, the present dean, founded the College of Physical Edu- 
cation, Recreation, and Health nineteen years ago. The College has three depart- 
ments, after which it is named. Headquarters of the College are located in Cole 
Activities Building. The departmental offices of Physical Education and Recreation 
are also located in the Cole Activities Building, while the Department of Health 
Education is located in Preinkert Field House. Bachelor of Science, Master of 
Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are awarded in each of these professional 

Office of Intermediate Registration 

The Office of Intermediate Registration was instituted in 1957 to serve students 
who have made a basic error in their choice of college, who are not progressing 
satisfactorily in their chosen program, and who have decided on a change of goal. 

By registering in Intermediate Registration, a student who does not meet the 
academic requirement for changing colleges is able to begin immediate study in 
his new program after his record has been evaluated by the Dean of the college 
to which he hopes to transfer. The program works through the use of intensive 
and broadly gauged advisement facilities. It provides advisors who have an interest 
in the individual and a reliable knowledge of the inner workings of every college 
within the University. 


A great university's ability to provide a l)roa(] education for over 30.000 
students must, perforce, dejiend on the successful liandlinu of complex administra- 
tive problems. Although few students come in close contact with those responsible 
for this work, no one is unaffected by their man) decisions. 

President of the University 

Dr. Wilson H. Elkins, a man of outstanding ability and leadership, has served 
in this position since Se])tember, 1954. Dr. Elkins has a background of superior 
achievement in scholarship, leadership, and athletics. 

Born in Medina, Texas, in 1908, he attended the public schools of San Antonio 
and was graduated from the University of Texas in 1932, with both his B.A. and 
M.A. degrees. While at the University he earned eight varsity letters in football, 
basketball, and track. He was elected to Phi Beta Ka])pa. and in his senior year 
was elected president of the Student Association and captain of the basketball 
team. He was also a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi 
Alpha Theta, Tau Kappa Alpha, and Alpha Phi Omega. 

After graduation from college. Dr. Elkins was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship 
to Oxford University in England, where he received his Bachelor of Letters and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees. 

In 1936, Dr. Elkins returned to the University of Texas, where he began his 
professional career in education as a history instructor. Two years later Dr. Elkins 
was named President of San Angelo Junior College. In 1949 he was appointed 
President of Texas Western College, a branch of the University of Texas. He 
remained there until 1954, when he was named the twenty-first President of the 
University of Maryland. His administration at Maryland has been marked by 
consistent strengthening of academic standards, despite tremendous increases in 
student enrollment. Under Dr. Elkins' direction, extensive academic, research, and 
service programs at the University are conducted on the College Park campus, 
the Baltimore Campus, the new University of Maryland in Baltimore County, and 
Maryland State College, a division at Princess Anne, Maryland. 

Administrative Officers 

Dr. Albin 0. Kuhn Chancellor of Baltimore Campuses 

Dr. Frank L. Bentz, Jr. Vice President for Af^ricultural Affairs 

Dr. R. Lee Hornbake Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Dr. J. Winston Martin Vice President for Student Affairs 

Dr. Michael J. Pelczar, Jr. Vice President for Graduate Studies and 

Dr. Walter B. Waetjen Vice President for Administrative Affairs 

Mr. Robert A. Beach, Jr. Assistant to the President for University 


Board of Regents 

Meml^ers of the Board of Rejients are a])poiiitP(l by the Governor of Maryland 
for a term of seven years. This board is instrumental in establishinji jiolicies and 
guidelines within which framework the I niversitv operates. In addition, the Board 
makes all appointments and names all new l)uildings on campus. 

Standinp; committees have been created to handle such matters as University 
expansion, buildings, a<;ricuhure, athletics, and endowments. 

At present the board is headed by Charles P. McCormick, while President 
Elkins acts as the chief execuli\e officer. Other meml)ers are: 

George B. Newman, Vice Cfiaimian Harry A. Boswell 

B. Herbert Brown, Secretary Dr. Louis L. Kaplan 

Harry H. Nuttle, Treasurer William B. Long, M.D. 

Mrs. Gerald D. Morgan, Assistonl Secretary F. Grove Miller, Jr. 

Richard W. Case, Assistant Treasurer Dr. Thomas B. S\ mons 

University Traditions 

In any institution so deeply rooted in the past, there will naturally be a 
number of long established customs and events that have become a traditional 
part of college life. The University of Marvland is no exception. 

The most renowned of these customs is the terrapin mascot. '"Testudo," who 
watches over all L niversit\ students from his pedestal in front of McKeldin Library. 
It is to this bronze statue that students come when thev have a secret to whisper, 
and it is said that bv rubbing Testudo's nose, wishes will come true. In 1965 
Testudo II, a mechanical counterpart to Testudo I, was created and can be seen 
at Lhiiversity sports events. 

Another of these long established traditions is that of the cha])el bells, which 
ring out "Maryland, My Mar^ land" each hour. The bells begin at o a.m. and do 
not ring after 5 p.m. On special occasions the chapel bells display a greater variety 
of songs. Each Christmas they begin to play traditional Christmas carols, and in 
1968, before President Elkins' Convocation, the bells chimed out a niedlev of 
marches and other bright and lively tunes. 

By now, registration has become an infamous tradition. The frustrating effort 
to prepare a schedule, the mad rush from Cole Activities Building, to advisor, to 
armory, are all a part of this unicjue week. Freshmen are warned well in advance 
of this hectic struggle, only to lind that the w orst result — a case of shattered 
nerves — is unavoidable. 

Sunbathinfj on the mall is another of the venerated trarlitions at the University. 
Whenever the weather is warm and the grass is dry, students can be seen spread 
out on the ground, studying, reading, or just lounging — perhaps in preparation 
for a trip to Ocean City after finals. 

No account of the University's traditions would be complete without men- 
tioning the Kissing Tunnel. This secluded spot may be found under Chapel Drive 
in front of the Chapel and is especially popular in early fall and in late spring. 

Orientation Week 

Scheduled for the week before the beginning of classes, Orientation Week is 
designed to give new students an overall picture of campus life. The week's activities 
include a dance on the library parking lot; a big-little sister dinner held in the 
dining hall; religious open houses, with a free dinner on Sunday; and an Organiza- 
tion day, which gives new students an opportunity to get acquainted with the teams 
and to learn the alma mater. An evening is devoted to Univereity performing 
groups, known as All University night. This is also the time in which Residence 
Halls sponsor activities to allow new residents to meet upperclassmen. The Refer- 
ence Group program begins during Orientation Week. 

Band Day 

Sponsored by the SGA, Maryland high school bands attend an October football 
game as guests of the University and provide the half-time entertainment. 


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Homecoming weekend is the highlight of the football season. In the past it 
has been the custom for residence halls and organizations to construct elaborate 
floats which were viewed and judged in the pre-game parade. Last year, however, 

Orientation Week gives students an overall picture of campus life. 

the tradition was replaced by house decorations. At this time a homecoming queen 
is elected, the girls being escorted onto the field by ROTC men, and the winner 
being crowned by President Elkins. Concluding the festivities are buffet dinners 
and parties, and a dance held in Reckord Armory, which usually features a 
well-known band. 

Aw^ay Weekend 

Sponsored by the SGA, this weekend gives students of Maryland an opportunity 
to spend a few days at another school. Last year the Maryland football team lost 
a close game to the University of Virginia. Arrangements for transportation and 
tickets are planned in advance. 

Class Proms 

Each spring, the Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Proms are held at Indian 
Springs Country Club. Well-known bands provide the entertainment, and the 
highlight of the evening is the crowning of the class prom queen. The social events 
of the year are culminated by the Senior Prom, a formal dinner-dance held in 

Campus Chest Week 

During; the Spring semester. Campus Chest sponsors a week of fund-raising 
projects for charity. Two contests highlight this week, the "Ugly Man," and "Miss 
Campus Chest" contests, both of which are sponsored by APO. Nominations 
in the men's event are made by women's residence halls and sorority houses; 
men's residence halls and fraternities nominate in the women's contest. Each vote 
for a candidate costs a penny, and victors are determined by the amount of money 
collected. Winners are announced at College Casino Night, another fund-raising 
project in which legalized gambling comes to the campus for the benefit of charity. 

Various other money making activities are held this week, with several other 
campus organizations participating. Road blocks, "sub" sales, and other events are 
held to raise money for the candidates. 

Spring Weekend 

Each year the Residence Halls Association brings top entertainment to students 
on campus. In the past, such names as Harry Belefonte and Bob Hope have pro- 
vided entertainment. Last year Aretha Franklin topped the bill with a show at 
Cole Activities House. The weekend also provides a dance featuring well-known 
personalities at the Reckord Armory. 

University Convocation 

Each spring President Elkins addresses the student body in Cole Field House 
on current and future directions of the University. Students are excused from class 
so that the entire student body can attend. 

Fall Orientation Board 

FOB is an organizational body designed to acquaint the freshman and transfer 
student with various aspects of life on the Maryland campus. This Board provides 
the new student with a better understanding of the opportunities available at the 
University. The new Reference Group program of continued orientation involves 
trained upperclassmen and faculty in a series of small group discussions. 


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Something To Strive For 

As was once said by Euclid, "There is no royal road to learning." As every 
student knows, this statement holds much truth. Learning comes with hard work, 
initiative, and ambition. At the University of Maryland the royal road is traveled 
upon after the learning process has been completed. In order to separate the 
academic kings from the commoners there are over fifty honoraries on our campus 
to praise those who have made above average achievement in leadership, scholar- 
ship, and other varied fields. These honoraries give each student "something to 
strive for." 

To reward high scholastic achievement to freshman women, ALPHA LAMBDA 
DELTA was organized in 1932. This is open to women who have obtained a 3.5 
average in their first or second semesters. 

Freshman men who have obtained a 3.5 average in their first or second 
semesters may join PHI ETA SIGMA. These men, along with the women of 
Alpha Lambda Delta, tutor freshmen students, and hold two banquets each year 
to induct new members. 

Junior men who have obtained a 2.5 overall and have shown leadership and 
scholarship are eligible to join OMICRON DELTA KAPPA, one of the highest 
honors an undergraduate man can receive at the University. 

A 2.5 average and performance of service to the University, qualifies a junior 
woman to join DIADEM. Members are chosen at the end of their sophomore year 
and must show evidence of leadership, scholarship, and service. They lead tours 
for visitors to the campus, usher, and sponsor philanthropic projects. 

Senior women who have shown outstanding leadership in activities and services 
and who have obtained a 3.0 overall are eligible for membership for MORTAR 
BOARD. Mortar Board annually awards scholarships to deserving junior women. 

Twice each year three outstanding junior or senior sorority women are chosen 
from their respective chapters for membership in DIAMOND. Tapping is based 
on contributions to campus and to their individual house. 

Founded in 1957, KALEGETHOS is the Greek men's honorary. To be eligible 
for tapping, a fraternity man must have junior standing, an overall average above 
the all men's average, and have excelled in three areas of emphasis: the individual 
fraternity chapter, the IFC system, and the campus. 

Membership into PHI BETA KAPPA is available to any junior with a 
cumulative average of 3.75, or senior with an average of 3.5 in the College of Arts 
and Sciences. This is a National Honor Society. 

The senior academic honorary, PHI KAPPA PHI, elects its members from 
all schools. These students must rank in the upper 10% of their graduating class. 
Undergraduates must have at least sixty semester hours of Maryland course work 
and have at least a 3.3 average; Masters must have a 3.7 average and Doctors 
must have a 3.5 average. 




After four and sometimes five years, graduation is certainly "Something to Strive For." 

Other University Honoraries are as follow^s: 

Alpha Delta Sipna National professional advertising and marketing fraternity open 
to students \\ith an interest in advertising and good academic standing. 

Alpha Kappa Delta National honor society in sociology open to undergraduates 
with a major in sociology, 18 hours in sociology, 3.0 overall, and 3.0 in 
sociology; and graduate students with a major in sociology, 12 hours in 
sociology, a 3.5 overall, and a 3.5 in sociology. 

Alpha Sigma Mu Metallurgy honorary whose members are selected on the basis 
of high scholastic, scientific and professional attainment in the study, experi- 
mental investigation, treatment, design, selection and use of metals, and 
engineering materials. 

Alpha Zeta Honorary agricultural fraternity whose members must be enrolled in 
the College of Agriculture and have completed at least three semesters with 
at least a 2.5 overall grade point average. 

Beta Alpha Psi Accounting honorary whose members must be accounting majors, 
a junior or above, presently enrolled in at least ten hours of work at the 
University of Maryland — three of which must be in accounting, have a 4.0 
in accounting and a 3.25 overall (this average is after completing six hours 
in accounting), and after completing nine or more hours of accounting have 
a 3.0 in accounting and a 2.75 overall. 


Beta Comma Sipma Business administration honorary fraternity open to selected 
juniors and seniors, graduates and faculty. Election to Beta Gamma Sigma 
is the highest scholastic honor that a student in business administration can re- 
ceive. Candidates for undergraduate degrees in business administration who 
rank in the upper tenth of their graduating class may be selected. 

Calvert Forensic Union Students interested or actively competing in intercollegiate 
forensics. A 2.0 average is needed. 

Chi Epsilon Civil engineering student honorary fraternity, for Civil Engineering 
students (2 semester minimum) who rank in the upper third of the class, with 
a 2.8 minimum for juniors, a 2.6 minimum for seniors. 

Delta Nu Sigma Transportation honorary whose members must have an interest in 
transportation as a career. The advisor is Dr. Stanley J. Hille. 

Delta Sigma Pi Men's Business honorary fraternity whose membership is open to 
male BPA students who have completed at least 15 credits with a 2.2 average. 

Delta Sigma Rho Tau Kappa Alpha Forensic honorary recognizing excellence in 
intercollegiate speech competition, including debate and individual events. 
Members must have a minimum of two years of forensic competition, be in 
the upper 1/3 of their class, and have obtained a favorable review of forensic 
achievements by faculty and active membership. 

Eta Beta Rho National honorary for Hebrew language and culture, whose members 
must have completed 12 credits in Hebrew with a 3.0 average or better. 

Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering honorary. Juniors must have a 3.4 average 
and seniors must have a 3.5 average. Requirements are more lenient for 

Gamma Alpha Chi Advertising honorary whose members must have an interest in 
advertising or closely related fields. GAC taps members who have achieved 
an academic overall average of at least 2.2. 

Gamma Theta Upsilon National Professional Geography Fraternity. Members must 
be geography majors or minors with nine credits in geography and a 3.0 

Gorgas Odontological Society Honorary student dental society with scholarship 
as a basis of admission — students must be in the top 30% of their class. 

Iota Lambda Sigma Industrial education fraternity whose goal is to promote the 
causes of Industrial Education. Members must have completed 6 semester 
hours of approved courses in Industrial Education with an average of B. 

Kappa Alpha Mu Honorary in photo-journalism and the student affiliate of the 
National Press Photographers Association. Members having outstanding 
achievement in photo-journalism. 

Kappa Delta Pi Education honorary for students with a 3.0 overall average. Mem- 
bers receive an invitation to join the National Education Honorary. 

Kappa Kappa Psi Music honorary for men whose aim is to develop an appreciation 
of music and stimulate interest in the University Band. Requirements for 
membership stress proficiency in musical ability, outstanding service to the 
band, 2.3 academic average, and 2 semesters in band. 


Maryland Law Revieiv Publication honorary. Members must be in approximately 
the top l()/^> of their class. 

Order of the Coif National law school honor society founded to encourage scholar- 
ship and to advance ethical standards of the legal profession. Members must 
be in the top tenth of their class. 

Omicron Delta Epsilon Honorary for Economics majors. Undergraduates must 
have junior or senior standing, minimum of 12 hours in Economics with a 
3.0 average, and 3.0 overall average. 

Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dentistry honorary. Honor is conferred upon students 
whose conduct, earnestness, good character, and high school recommendation 
merit them to election. They must be in the top 12/r of their graduating class. 

Omicron Nil Promotes scholarship, leadership, and research in home economics. 
Members must be majoring in home economics, be a second semester junior 
or senior with a cumulative grade average of 3.0 or above. 

Phi Alpha Epsilon Honorary for members of the College of Physical Education. 
Recognizes academic achievement and promotes professional growth by spon- 
soring activities in the fields of Physical Education, Recreation, Health, and 
related areas. Members must have a 2.7 overall average and a 3.1 professional 
average. Undergraduates are eligible in their junior or senior year. 

Phi Alpha Theta History honorary whose objective is to stimulate interest in 
history and to honor academic achievement. Open to graduate and under- 
graduate students. Members must have four advance courses in history (41 
and 42 included), 3.0 or better in all history courses, and an overall of at 
least 2.8. 

Phi Chi Theta National business professional fraternity for women, organized to 
promote the cause of higher business education and training for all women 
in business careers, to encourage fraternity and cooperation among women 
preparing for such careers, and stimulate the spirit of sacrifice and unselfish 
devotion to the attainment of such ends. The chapter has developed a variety 
of activities for its members including professional meetings, featuring speakers 
from the business world, and joint meetings and social functions with other 
business groups and other chapters of Phi Chi Theta. Membership is open to 
upperclassmen women majoring in the field of business, business education, 
or economics and who demonstrate sufficient scholastic ability and a sincere 
interest in promoting the goals of the fraternity. 

Phi Delta Kappa Education honorary for practicing teachers, graduate students, 
and people in education who have started a masters degree in education, or 
have served in the education field for three years. 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National honorary music fraternity for men whose mem- 
bers must have a degree of achievement in some area of music and a 2.3 
cumulative point average. 

Phi Sipna Society Biological Research Society. Students need 1/4 of their credits 
to be in biological courses. They need a 3.0 in biology courses and be in the 
top 35% of their class, and demonstrate a genuine interest in biological 

Pi Alpha Xi Honor society for those majoring in Floriculture and Ornamental 
Horticulture. Members must have junior standing, minimum of 2.5 overall 
average, and completion of at least 3 courses in Floriculture and Ornamental 
Horticulture with a B or better average. 

Phi Delta Epsilon National undergraduate journalism and communications hon- 
orary. Students must have served at least one year on either the Diamondback, 
WMUC Radio and T.V. workshops, Argus, Calvert Review, Greek; must be 
a second semester sophomore; must have at least a 2.0 overall; must not 
already be a member of any undergraduate journalism fraternity; and must 
be in upper 35% of their class (optional). 

Pi Mu Epsilon National honorary mathematics organization. Membership is open 
to undergraduates with at least 2 years of math (including calculus) and a 
B average; sophomores who intend to be math majors and have completed 3 
semesters of A work; graduate students and faculty also sponsor informal 

Pi Rho Social service organization which promotes scholarship, brotherhood, and 
service to the University and to the community. 

Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science honorary which is open to undergraduate and 
graduate students. Undergraduates must complete a minimum of 12 hours in 
Government and Politics (3 at "100" level) with a 3.0 average, and have a 
2.7 or better overall average. In G & P courses, students may have no more than 
6 hours of C if more than 30 hours are completed, no more than 3 hours of C 
if less than 30 and more than 21 hours are completed and no hours of C if 
21 hours or less are completed. No grade of less than C may have been re- 
ceived in a G & P course. Graduate students must have completed a minimum 


of 12 semester hours in G & P (6 at "200" level) with a 3.5 average, and 
have received no less than a B in a G & P course. 

Pi Tail Sigma National mechanical engineering honorary. Must be a mechanical 
engineering student, and meet the A.C.H.S. requirements. Seniors must be in 
upper 33% of class and juniors in upper 25% of class. 

Psi Chi National honorary psychology to advance the science of psychology and 
to encourage, stimulate, and maintain scholarship. Members must have com- 
pleted 9 hours in psychology (including introductory statistics), have a 3.0 
average in all psychology courses completed, and have a 2.7 overall average. 

RHA Honorary. Open to those students who have shown outstanding residence hall 
leadership by either serving on committees, activities, or as officers. A 2.2 
average is required. Tapping is done each May, and one percent of the total 
residence hall population is chosen. 

Rho Chi National honorarv i)harmaceutical society. Students must attain at least 
a 3.0 average for first three semesters of professional program and member- 
ship shall not exceed the u])per 10% of class. 

Solamander Fire protection engineering. A 2.75 average is required. 

Sigma Alpha Eta Honorary for students majoring in speech therapy and audiology. 
To extend pre-professional experiences and knowledge of field and profes- 
sional opportunities. Key membership — 2.5 overall average, 3.0 in speech; 
Honor membership — 3.0 overall average, 3.5 in speech. 

Sigma Alpha Omicron Microbiology honorary. Members must major in micro- 
biology, have junior standing, 2.5 overall, and a 3.0 cumulative point aver- 
age in microbiology (minimum of 8 credits in microbiology). 

Sigma Delta Chi National journalism society. Members must sign a pledge indi- 
cating intention to follow journalism as a career. 

Sigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honor Society. A 3.0 overall and 3.5 in Spanish 
is needed. Completion of third year course in literature or the equivalent is 
also required. 

Sigma Gamma Tau National Aerospace engineering honorary. Seniors need be in 
the upper 1/3 of class, while juniors need be in upper 1/4. 

Sigma Pi Sigma Physics honorary society. Juniors must have 15 credits of physics 
with 3.2 grade point average or better. Seniors must have 20 credits of physics 
with 3.0 grade point average or better. 

Sigma Tau Epsilon Recognizes and honors women of outstanding leadership in 
Women's Recreation Association. Taps women who have achieved sophomore 
standing with at least a 2.5 academic average. 

Sigma Theta Tau National honor society of nursing. Membership is based on 
scholarship, leadership, achievement, and desirable personal qualifications. 

Tau Beta Sigma Music honorary for women whose aim is to develop an appreci- 
ation of music and stimulate interest in the University Band. Requirements 
for membership stress proficiency in musical ability and outstanding service 
to the band. 

Tau Kappa Alpha Forensic honorary encouraging excellence in speech. 

Tau Mu Epsilon Public relations honorary fraternity. Members must have a 3.0 
average in Public Relations courses and junior standing. 




Books and Supplies: 

The Sludcnfs' Supply Store is lorated in tlie ])asement of the Student Union 
Building (it will he moved into the new addition to the Union when construction 
is completed) antl is open \ear-touiid. five da\s a week, from 8:35 a.m. to 1:15 
p.m. with extended hours during the heginning of eacii semester. Besides a com- 
plete stock of school sujjpiies. the store carries novelties, class rings, art supplies, 
sweatshirts and jackets, stationery, paperback books, greeting cards, posters, 
records, cosmetics, and toiletries. New and used textbooks are also available here 
and, provided they will be required the following semester, can be resold for half 
of the current price at the end of each semester. All refunds and exchanges must 
be made w ithin seven days of purchase and must be accompanied by cash receii)ts. 
Refunds are ])icked up at the Cashier's Office in the North Administration Building. 

Alpha PJii Ornriid (APO), a service fraternity, sells used texts in the Student 
Union during the first two weeks of each semester at greatly reduced prices. 
Students can also sell their books to APO for their own prices, which usually 
amount to 75% of the original value of the books. All APO profits go to charities. 

The Maryland Book Exchanc^e, located on the corner of College Avenue and 
U.S. Route 1, sells new and used books, gift items, and clothing; it also carries 
art, engineering, school, and office supplies. Its paperback book department is 
the largest in the area, presently carrying over 26.000 titles. 

Students may sell their texts to the Maryland Book Exchange at any time 
during the year, but the best prices (50%) are offered iinmediately preceding 
the beginning of each semester and in June. 

Regular hours for the Maryland Book Exchange are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Monday thru Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. A small annex may 
be opened to serve night students and others between the hours of 5:00 p.m. 
and 8:00 p.m. 

The Smoke Shop is located on the main level of the Student Union just off 
the main lobby. Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other smoking supplies are sold 
here, as well as candy, newspapers, magazines, paperback books, hosiery, pens, 
and coughdrops. The shop is open Monday thru Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. 

Bulletin Boards: 

Bulletin Boards may be found in every building on campus. These boards 
may be used by students to post notices and advertisements of all kinds. Approval 
of the Dean's office in the building is required. 

Check Cashing: 

Students may cash checks in the Student Ihiion Main Desk. Rm. 132. The 
hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday. A limit of $10.00 is placed on 
personal checks and a $30.00 limit on any pay checks along with a 10('' service 
charge. A student's social securit\ nund^er is required for identification and only 
one check may be cashed per day. 


Students find a variety of hooks in the Maryland Book Exchange located on College Avenue. 

Counseling Center: 

The Counseling Center in Shoemaker Building helps students who 1) are 
attempting to decide upon a major and a college of the University; 2) are attempt- 
ing to formulate long-range vocational plans; 3) need information about occupa- 
tion or educational-vocational training opportunities; 4) have personal or social 
problems that they want to discuss with professional counselors. Both individual 
and group methods of counseling are used. Where psychological testing is ap- 
propriate in the counseling of students, tests of ability, interest, and personality 
are employed. Appointments can be made at the main desk in Shoemaker Building. 
Students are entitled to the services of the Center without charge since they pay 
an annual advisory and testing fee at registration time. 

The Center also sponsors a Reading and Study Skills Laboratory, which 
provides an extensive program for motivated students to improve their reading 
and listening skills, study methods, vocabulary or spelling. 


The Universitv-operated dairy is located on U.S. Route 1 across from Ritchie 
Coliseum. Here the University's own dairy products, such as milk and ice cream, 
as well as light lunches, snacks, and soft drinks are sold. The hours are: 

Monday — Friday 9:30 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday — Sunday 12:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m. 


Duplicating and Copying Machines: 

The Student Union offers mimeograph, ditto and offset printing services to 
all campus departments, organizations, and individuals. In order to have mimeo 
and ditto stencils processed, they must be brought, typed, to the Student Union 
Main Desk, Rm. 132, at least twenty-four hours in advance. The cost of these two 
services is fifty cents for the first hundred pages and thirty cents for each addi- 
tional hundred. Offset printing from already prepared stencils costs one dollar per 
one hundred pages. The rate for the photo-copy duplication is ten cents per copy. 

The McKeldin Library, the Engineering and Physical Science Library, and 
the Chemistry Library offer self-service, coin operated duplicating machines. The 
cost is five cents per copy. McKeldin Library and the Engineering and Physical 
Science Library will, on request, copy sheets for patrons at the charge of ten cents 
per page. Also available in McKeldin are coin-operated typewriters and adding 

Escort Service: 

For the past three years, Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity, has provided 
an escort service for women students who must walk across campus alone at night. 
Women students wishing to take advantage of this service can call extension 3029. 

Financial Aid and Employment: 

For assistance through scholarships and grants, loans or part-time employment, 
students who have demonstrated academic ability and have financial need may 
apply to the Office of Student Aid. Students already on scholarships normally are 
not considered for additional scholarship awards. Applications for aid must be 
filed by May 1st to receive consideration for scholarships and by August 1st for 
loans; requests for employment may be filed at any time. Additional information 
may be obtained in the Office of Student Aid, Rm. 222, North Administration 

Identification Cards: 

During registration a new student receives a color photo identification card 
which serves as a general identification card, admission ticket to athletic and 
S.G.A. events, and as a dining hall admittance card. It is also required for obtaining 
the yearbook, to vote in student elections, to check out athletic equipment at Cole 
Field House and the Armory, and to use the golf course and tennis courts. 

Loss of an ID card must be reported IMMEDIATELY to the office of the 
Vice President for Student Affairs in the North Administration Building. A dupli- 
cate is issued for $3.00. 

Each student is also issued a transaction plate at registration which is used 
to withdraw books from the McKeldin Library. The transaction plate bears the 
student's name and identification number (Social Security Number) and can be 
replaced if lost for S3.00. 



The University Health Service, or the infirmary as it is commonly called, is 
situated on Campus Drive across from the Student Union. It provides services, 
including x-rays and some laboratory procedures, by doctor's order, to all students 
who pay registration fees. Registered nurses are on call for emergencies during 
school sessions. The infirmary is open during the following hours for routine care: 
Monday — Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11 :45 a.m. 
1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 

Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 11 :00 a.m. 

Intersessions 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

In emergencies, when the infirmary is not open, call Campus Police at 
454-3555, or the chief telephone operator at 454-3311. 


Booklets containing information on summer school, tutoring services, registra- 
tion, college catalogs, and honoraries may be obtained at the Information Desk 
on the second floor of the North Administration Building. SGA calendars. Student 
Union movie guides and brochures of upcoming events on campus may be found 
on the Main Desk of the Student Union Building, Rm. 132. 


The McKeldin Library contains information on a variety of subjects. The 
library contains four floors, three mezzanines, several reading rooms, and many 
special subject rooms. Books and records may be withdrawn upon presentation 
of Student Transaction card. Books must be returned to the loan desk and a 50^ 

The McKeldin Library provides facilities to study and to socialize. 


per day fine is charged for an overdue book. All hooks must be charged out one 
hour before closing. The McKeldin Library hours during the regular school year 

Monday — Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight 

Saturday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 

Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 12:00 midnight 

The Maryland and Rare Book Room closes at 12:00. 

The Engineering and Physical Science Library is in the Math Building. The 
hours are: 

Monday — Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 a.m. 

Friday — Saturday 8 

Sunday 1 

:00 a.m. -12:00 midnight 
:00 p.m.- 12:00 midnight 

The Chemistry Library, found in the Chemistry Building, is open: 
Monday — Thursday 8 :00 a.m. - 10 :00 p.m. 
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

The Education Curriculum Laboratory is located in the Education Building. 
Its hours are: 

Monday — Friday 9 :00 a.m. - 10 :00 p.m. 

Lost and Found: 

The University lost and found is operated by the Campus Police and is located 
in the General Services Building. Most articles are kept in the radio room which 
is always open. Valuables and money, however, are held in the safe and can be 
claimed only during the day. After 30 days, unclaimed articles are returned to the 
finder or to appropriate charities. Unclaimed text books are given to APO. 

The Student Union operates a lost and found at the Main Desk, Rm. 132. 
Items are held for 24 hours and then turned over to the Campus Police lost and 

Office of Intermediate Registration: 

The purpose of the Office of Intermediate Registration is to serve students 
who have made a basic error in their choice of college, who are not progressing 
satisfactorily in their chosen program, and who have decided on a change of goal. 
For more information see the History of Colleges section. 

Placement and Credentials Services: 

The primary objective of the Placement Services is to assist students in their 
career explorations — whether they seek information concerning careers in gov- 
ernment, education, business, industry, or intend to pursue graduate study or 
military service. Especially helpful to underclassmen is the Placement Library, 
which contains more than 500 graduate and professional school bulletins, informa- 


tion on financial aid for p;ra(luate study, several thousand job listings in various 
fields (including some summer employment and non-degree job information), 
general career information, and reference materials on nearly 1000 employers 
from government, industry, education, military services, selective service regula- 
tions, and legal alternatives to the draft. 

Placement Services collaborates with SGA Placement Committee and other 
students organizations to present the annual CAREER WEEK programs in October 
and the February CAREER CONVOCATION. All of these programs are helpful 
to underclassmen in gathering good career information. Watch the Diamondback 
for announcements. 

Each year more than 500 employers visit the campus to interview graduating 
students who have registered in advance for the on-campus interviewing program. 
Some of the employers who visit during the second semester also are interested 
in interviewing candidates for summer employment. 

If you are looking for a guest speaker for a club or other group, contact the 
director of placement and let him know the general topic in which you are 
interested. He may be able to assist you. 

If you would like to talk individually with someone about the relationship 
between your education and your career, the Placement Services will try to assist 
you. See the placement office's secretary in the Placement Library. 

The Placement Service, located in Cumberland Hall basement, is normally 
open from 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Extended hours during the 
months of February and March are announced through the Diamondback and 
other campus media. 

Post Offices: 

Located in the General Services Building on U.S. Route 1, the University 
Post Office receives and dispatches U.S. mail, including parcel post items and 
inter-office communications. Postal orders are not available here. The hours are: 

Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday 8 :00 a.m. - 12 :00 p.m. 

All registered mail and insured packages must be picked up at the U.S. Post 
Office in College Park which is open from 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Monday thru 
Friday, and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays. 

Recreational Facilities: 

Many recreational facilities and activities are offered by the University. The 
Student Union has such conveniences as bowling alleys, televisions, a billiard 
room, and a hi-fi and stereo room. The Union provides a weekend film series on 
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Also popular with many Maryland students 
are the dances held in the Student Union Ballroom featuring local bands. 


The Fine Arts Room, located on the fourth floor of McKeldin Lihrary, offers 
listening booths and a record room with records and record players. Such records, 
as concerts by Mozart or plays by Shakespeare, may helj) many students through 
their courses. 

Numerous athletic facilities are also available. Swimming is available for 
women only in Preinkert Field House. Both men and women are permitted to use 
the swimming pool in Cole Field House. Archery targets and tennis courts are 
available at no charge. The swimming hours are: 
Preinkert Field House (women only) : 

Monday — Friday 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Wednesday 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Cole Field House: 

Wednesday — Thursday 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (men only ) 

Friday 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (coed) 

Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (coed) 

7:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. (coed) 

Student Activities Department 

The Student Activities Department is dedicated to the recognition that students 
have many individualized talents and capabilities beyond those typically stimulated 
in the classroom. The Student Activities staff is dedicated to making significant 
contributions to the education of students through co-curricula activity programs. 
This effort is made by a trained professional staff committed to these ideals. 

The department consists of six professional staff members who specialize in 
activities counseling, advising, and coordinating organizations, providing leader- 
ship training and personal development programs. The staff works closely with 
students, giving students an opportunity to work directly with University 

The Student Activities Department is concerned with facilitating learning and 
personal growth in the widest sense. Through the staff's commitment to and 
awareness of student needs, they arrange a broad spectrum of experiences relevant 
to the current lives, goals, and needs of students. 

The staff includes the following: 


Mr. Ralph Swinford advises the Student Government Association (Cabinet 
and Legislature) ; coordinates and advises student activities publications (M-Book, 
Diamondback, Argus, etc.) ; provides departmental and policy development 
coordination; is a liaison to the Vice-President for Student Affairs; supervises 
student activities fee expenditures and advises SGA Finance Committee; advises 
students in establishing new student organizations, and is the coordinator for the 
University Faculty Senate Committee on Student Activities; and is the adminis- 
trative advisor for campus student organizations. 



Mr. James Tschechtelin directs student development programming; directs 
the orientation programs (summer, fall, and spring, for freshmen and transfer 
students), is the consultant for leadership training, leadership seminars, issue 
symposiums, etc.; co-advisor to the Residence Halls Association; advises Home- 
coming and Spring Weekend; and assists in departmental coordination. 


Miss Leslie Moore advises the Associated Women Students, interprets and 
formulates policy affecting women students; advises PACE (People Active in 
Community Effort); advises the Campus Chest Council and is responsible for all 
campus fund-raising events; is a liaison for the University with the community 
on the Red Cross College Relations Board, the Intercollegiate Action Council, and 
the Blood Bank Programs; advises Diadem (junior women's honorary), Gamma 
Sigma Sigma, and the freshmen and junior classes. 


Advises the Panhellenic, and Junior Panhellenic Councils and Diamond, the 
sorority women's honorary, as well as the various all-sorority committees such as 
scholarship, philanthropic, judicial, social, etc.; co-advises the IFC Ball, Panhel- 
lenic Pledge Dance, Greek Weeks, IFC-Panhel Leadership Conferences, and the 
Panhellenic Speaker Series; staffs and trains sorority house directors; works with 
sorority alumnae; coordinates planning, registration and evaluation of all student 
activity programs; formulates, interprets and implements University social poli- 
cies; promotes social skills education; serves on various University committees; 
coordinates College Receptions; and works with campus wide leadership con- 
ferences and seminars. 

VISOR — Rm. 142a 

Mr. Neil Sanders, advises the Interfraternity and Junior Interfraternity 
Councils; staffs and trains fraternity house directors; advises fraternity alumni; 
co-advises the IFC Ball, Panhellenic Pledge Dance and Greek Week; advises 
Men's League. 

CIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR — Rm. 103 Student Union 

Miss Judy Berenson advises SGA Cultural Committee; advises SGA Speakers' 
Series; serves as University contractual representative for all outside campus 
talent; coordinates special events; and advises "Presents' programs. 


Student Union: 

l)c.>^iiiiie(l ami maintained solt-K for llir cnjoNmcnt of the members of the 
University, the Student I nion proN ides the campus connnunilN uith the programs 
and facilities to satisfy main out-of-classrooin tastes and needs. The Union is the 
focal point of cultural, social, and recreational activity for the University and 
ser\es the students as the gatlierinu ])lace loi- meetings, lectures, dances and re- 
ceptions, and movies, or simply relaxation o\t'r a cup of coffee or in casual 
conversation with friends. 

Build in i^ Hours 

Monday — Thursday 
Friday — Saturday 

Special holiday hours are announced during the year 

7:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m. 
7:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 
2:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. 


The sub-basement is the amusement center of the Student Union and is com- 
pletely air-conditioned, attractively decorated, and is furnished with all the con- 
veniences of modern commercial establishments. 

Sixteen tenpin bowling lanes are open from oiOO a.m. to midnight Monday 
thru Saturday, and from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday and holidays for a charge 
of 15 cents per game. Shoes and lockers may be rented and bowling e(|uipment is 
sold. The Games Area Manager and a fully trained staff are always available for 
instruction at all skill levels. 

There are also twelve l)illiard tables and two shufffeboard tables in the sub- 
basement. These tables may l)e rented for one dollar per hour and sixty cents per 
hour, respectively. 

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Ten-pin bowling is one of several recreational actiinties provided in the Student Union. 


Duplicating Services 

]\limeo<ira])li, ditto, and dflVct print iiiji, processes are a\ailal)le at the Student 
Union for all campus departments, oruanizatioiis. and iiidi\ iduals. These services 
are handled through the Student Union Main Ollice. Rm. l.'')2. Sec /lie section on 
duplicating and copyinii macliincs for cost and requirements. 

Notary Public Services 

The services of a notary public may be obtained by all University students in 
Rm. 1.14 of the Student Union. 

Food Services 

The University of ]\Iar\land Food Service is responsible for the operation 
of a cafeteria, snack liar, and a catering; service for private functions. There are 
three dining rooms in the Union, each offering its individual atmos})here. Vending 
machines are located throughout the building. 

Cafeteria and Snack Bar 

Monday — Friday 7:00 a.m. - 9:^,0 p.m. 

Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 9:P,0 p.m. 

Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 


Banquet services may be arranged for groups as large as 350 people. Requests 
for private catering and food service reservations should be made at least one 
week in advance, and more time should be allowed for groups over 100. Reserva- 
tions must 1)6 made through the University Food Service Office, ext. 2806. 

Information Desk 

The Information Desk is located in the Main Office, Rm. 132, and is open 
during regular Student Union hours. The desk jirovides information on all Student 
Union programs, services, and facilities, and maintains listings of available off- 
campus housing. It also handles the distribution of brochures, maps, bus schedules, 
and travel information. Chess, checkers. pla-\ ing cards, and other table games may 
he checked out here. 

Student Union Box Office 

The Box Offiice is located in the Main Lobby of the building and is responsible 
for issuing all tickets for dances or special functions for the campus. 

Lounges and Study Halls 

The Student Union houses two comfortable lounges which are ideal for 
studying between classes. One is located in Rm. 112. directlv across from the main 
entrance and is furnished with chairs and sofas. The second is located on the second 
floor adjacent to the Ballroom and is equipped with desks. 

The University Commuters Association sponsors the Commuters' Den, a lounge 
in the basement of the Union designed primarih for conversation and relaxation. 


Photo by Bill Spiesnian 

Between classes there are numerous study lounges available in the Student Union. 

Room Reservations 

The Student Union has facilities and services to meet the needs of individual 
students and campus groups. AH reservations for rooms are made at the Main 
Desk in the Student Union, Rm. 132. Any on-campus events must also be registered 
with the Social Coordinator in Rm. 142B. Reservations for other areas on campus 
are done through the Physical Plant Office, South Administration Building. 


This room located on the first floor, is also a multi-purpose room, and has 
the same functions as the Ballroom. The main difference is in size; the seating 
capacity is 250 and that of dining is 100. 


The air-conditioned ballroom, located on the second floor, accommodates 
dances, movies, dinners, speakers, concerts, small stage productions, wedding re- 
ceptions, etc. The maximum capacity of the Ballroom is 650; the dining capacity 
is 350. 

Fine Arts Room 

Located in the northwest corner of the second floor, Rm. 235, the Fine Arts 
Room is open when art exhibits are housed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 
to 9:00 p.m. 


^Meeting Rooms 

Accommoflatiiifi: groups ranging in size from a feu to 700, the meeting rooms 
are available to all student organizations for the payment of a maintenance charge. 

Piano Rooms 

Four piano practice rooms are available for student use. A key may be obtained 
by a student by depositing his student I.D. card at the Main Desk, Rm. 132. 

Sign and Poster Service 

Signs and posters may be made for a small charge at the Student Union Main 
Desk, Rm. 132. Plastic engraving, embosograf, and hand-letter press are offered 
by the Union. All signs and posters placed in the Student Union must be smaller 
than 14x22 and dated at the Main Desk. 

Students' Supply Store 

Located in the basement of the Student Union Building, the Students' Supply 
Store carries merchandise including textbooks, class rings, art supplies, greeting 
cards and cosmetics. The hours are 8:35 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information 
see books and supply section. 

Telegraph Service: 

Telegrams may be sent from the telephone and telegraph office located in the 
basement of the Skinner Building. The hours are: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. 
to 4:30 p.m. 

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Telephone Centers: 

Students have access to campus and pay phones in the Student Union on the 
basement and first floor levels. They can be found near the Commuters' Den, the 
bowling area, and the Smoke Shop. Phones are also located in the McKeldin 

Ticket Booths: 

The Student Union ticket booth is located in the main lobby of the Student 
Union Building. Tickets for SUB dances, movies, and the Spotlight Series may 
be obtained here. 

The ticket booth in the Fine Arts Building distributes tickets for campus plays. 

Transportation : 

Greyhound's Baltimore-Washington buses pass through College Park and 
connect to all points in the country. Tickets are sold at the College Park Watch 
Shop on U.S. Route 1. Both Greyhound and Trailvvays have terminals on New 
York Avenue in Washington, D.C. and in Baltimore. 

The D.C. Transit buses operate within Washington and reach all shopping 
centers in the area. These buses stop regularly in front of the Student Union and 
in the off-campus area east of Route 1. 

Trains come into Union Station in Washington, the B&O terminal in Silver 
Spring, and Penn Station in Baltimore. Airports in the College Park area include 
Washington National, Dulles International, and Friendship. A limousine service 
operates from the Adult Education Building to these airports. Local cab service is 
available and is listed in the phone book. 

Tutoring Services: 

Tutoring Services can be obtained through Alpha Lambda Delta or Phi Eta 
Sigma, the Freshmen women's and men's honoraries respectively. Help may also 
be obtained from the Honors Halls, Hagerstown fifth floor and Cambridge A. For 
occasional free help for 2 or 3 sessions of tutoring in a freshman course, contact 
Phi Eta Sigma or Alpha Lambda Delta members on the second floor of the North 
Administration Building. The Honors Halls may be contacted by calling Hagers- 
town (women) x4291, 4298 or Cambridge A (men) at x2570, 2574. 






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Student Government Association 

The Student Government Association (SGA) is a governing body concerned 
with the interests and activities of the students at Maryland. It aids students in 
obtaining a clear understanding of life at the University. SGA is an important 
link between the student body, the faculty, and the administration. Without SGA, 
communication between these three entities w;ould be impossible. 

The Student Government Association is made up of three parts: Executive, 
Legislative, and Judicial. The Executive branch acts as a coordinator of student 
activities and services at Maryland. The Legislative branch is responsible for in- 
vestigating and providing solutions for problems at the University, The Judicial 
branch of SGA protects the rights of students, and punishes those who defy 
University rules. 

The Student Government gives the student a more active role in University 
life; therefore, it is very important that students participate in it. 

Executive Branch 

The functions of the Executive Branch of the Student Government Associ- 
ation are to enact and enforce all student policies and to serve as the liaison 
between the student body, the faculty, and the administration. 

The Cabinet which includes the SGA President, Vice President, Secretary and 
Treasurer and numerous appointees who direct student affairs comprise the Execu- 
tive Branch. The following people will serve in the Cabinet for the academic year 
1969 to 1970: 

President Michael Gold 

Vice-President Denny Hatfield 

Secretary Gerrie Weinstein 

Treasurer Stuart Robinson 

NSA Coordinator Paula Katz 

State Affairs Director Debbie Rosen 

Human Relations Director Greg Kelly 

Student Services Director Gary Frankel 

Social-Cultural Affairs Director Av Saunders 

Public Relations Director Richie Greenhouse 

Academic Affairs Director Steve Lutsky 

Commuter Affairs Representative To be appointed 

Greek Affairs Representative To be appointed 

Residence Hall Representative Linda Coleman 

Athletic Affairs Director Tom Milroy 

Student Defender Ron Collier 

Community Relations Director Gordon Glaser 

Women's Affairs Director Gayle Capozzalo 


PIiolo by Paul Levin 

Mike Gold, President of the SGA, confronts Administrator Vice-President J. Jf inston Martin 

in a heated issue. 

Legislative Branch 

The Legislature acts as the policy-making branch of the Student Government 
Association. Representatives of the Senior, Junior and Sophomore Classes, the 
Greeks, the Commuters and the various residence hall areas propose, investigate 
and pass legislation pertaining to all phases of campus life. Serving as a major 
component of the SGA, the Legislature is the basic means through which the 
individual student can voice his opinions concerning legislation. Legislature mem- 
bers for the academic year 1969 to 1970 are: 


Gail Sherman 
Mike Tauben 
Teddie Howard 
Jana Herman 

Marc Elrich 
Erica Berry 
Jeff Raden 
Scott Wenner 

Bruce Posner 
Mike Blank 
Bill Hoyle 
Vernetta Young 


Sandy Blackman 
Mark Engel 
Ilene Solomon 
Roy Kupersmith 
Tenny Owens 
Pete Williamson 


Anne Gold 

Richard Fox 

Dennis Reina 

Mark Woodard 

Wally Szumny 

John Wilcox 

Karen Harmening 

Marlene Peake 

Bev Merchant 

Shirley Marcus 

Gail Harris 

Karen Pomerantz 

John Prebula 

Steve Sorata 

Tony Juliano 


Student Government Committees 

Under the Student Government Association are numerous committees which 
organize the affairs and activities of the student body. Students are given the 
opportunity to become involved with the various activities on campus, according 
to their individual interests. Membership is open to all interested students and 
applications may be secured from the SGA Office, Rm. 104, in the Student Union. 
SGA Committees include: 

CULTURAL COMMITTEE: Many outstanding artists have performed at the 
University through the work of the Cultural Committee and numerous cultural events 
have been coordinated. The Committee plans for entertainment which is repre- 
sentative of many fields of the arts, such as drama and voice. The Flying Follies 
and Gymkana, two of the most widely enjoyed events on campus, are planned 
by the Cultural Committee. 

ELECTION BOARD: Campus nominations and elections are supervised by the 
Elections Board. The Board selects election dates and voting procedures for general 
elections in the Spring, special elections, and all student body referendas. In 
addition, the Board also handles campaigning actions and violations. 

FALL ORIENTATION BOARD: An organization designed to acquaint the 
freshman and the transfer student with various aspects of life on campus, the Fall 
Orientation Board provides the new student with an understanding of all available 
opportunities. Fall Orientation Week, highlighted by dances, lectures, tours, and the 
Reference Groups are organized by this Committee. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE: The Finance Committee allocates funds to student 
organizations, investigates each organization's expenditures and makes recommenda- 
tions to the Legislature regarding any discrepancies. Members for the Finance 
Committee are selected by the SGA Treasurer. 

FREE-UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE: Free-University, which offers courses dur- 
ing weeknights free-of-charge to University students, is organized by the Free-Uni- 
versity Committee. The Committee seeks to acquire the most exciting and enlight- 
ening curriculum for interested students. 

annual events planned by these three committees respectively. Each committee is 
primarily concerned with the enjoyment of all University students and the weekends 
are planned accordingly. 

INTERNATIONAL CLUB: The International Club serves to help orient foreign 
students to University life in the United States. Numerous social and cultural events, 
including the "Fiesta" in the Spring, are designed to bring foreign students and 
University students into meaningful relationships. 

NATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION: The NSA organizes numerous pro- 
grams for the benefit of the student body. Insurance programs, travel abroad for 
students, film series and the SGA Information Service are some of the programs 
coordinated by the Association. In addition, NSA handles the public relations mat- 
ters of the Student Government Association, including the reporting of activities to 
the press, and the production and distribution of fliers. 


PACE Day, which included a barbeque and other planned activities, brought underprivileged 

children to the University. 

PACE: Short-term volunteer community action programs are coordinated by 
People Active in Community Effort. Recruitment, orientation programs, leadership 
training programs, educational materials, supplies, community contacts, and re- 
sources are handled by PACE. Through their work with such programs as "Upward 
Bound" and "Volunteers for Mental Health," members of PACE become involved 
with community problems. 

PEP COMMITTEE: The SGA Pep Committee functions to promote school spirit 
and arouse spectator interest in athletic events. The committee is responsible for 
posters and and banners for all events, and it makes use of Testudo, the University's 
motorized mascot. 

PLACEMENT COMMITTEE: Career Convocations Week, an annual presenta- 
tion by employers of job opportunities, is organized by the Placement Committee. 
This event and other such programs allow the Committee to perform its main func- 
tion, that of helping the student make the transition from student life to the life of 
an employee. 

STUDENT UNION BOARD: The Student Union Board (SUB) is an or- 
ganization under the Student Government Association. It is the policy making 
organization for the Student Union. Using student activity funds, SUB is in charge 
of presenting a varied series of programs for the students. 

Some of the programs SUB has presented to the students at the University 
include dances in Ritchie Coliseum, the Spotlight series which brought the Vanilla 
Fudge and the Association, Coffee Houses for student - faculty meetings, and the 
International and Classical film series. 


Every semester SUB accepts new members. Applications for membership are 
available in Rm. 105 of the Student Union. SUB has an executive board consisting 
of president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. Each executive board is 
elected by the previous council, and each officer must have had at least one semester 
as a member of SUB. There are also five committee chairmen on SUB who assist 
the executive council in handling all major events. 

Photo by Tom Beck 

SUB brought Senator Muskie to the Maryland campus this past spring semester. 

Judicial Branch 

Adjustment and prevention of unacceptable student conduct is a main concern 
in student discipline at the University of Maryland. The individual becomes the 
primary concern of the judiciary and every effort is extended to resolve each case 
within the college community through the proper courts. 

Feeling that individual treatment and rehabilitation are most important, the 
courts strive to be constructive in their decisions so that the student may relate 
and interpret their decisions for what they mean to him as an individual. 

Six campus judicial boards are under the jurisdiction of the Faculty Senate 
Committee on Student Discipline. These courts are then divided into jurisdictional 
areas and students are referred to the proper court in their area by the Judiciary 
Office. Recommendations by the courts are then given to the Judiciary Office for 
their approval and disciplinary action, if any, is taken. 

CENTRAL STUDENT COURT commands power over other student judicial 
groups. It is an appellate board comprised of nine members having at least sopho- 
more standing and a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average. These justices preside 
over appeals from other boards or cases involving violations of University regula- 
tions by students or student organizations. 

STUDENT TRAFFIC COURT is comprised of nine judges attaining at least 
a 2.5 cumulative average and not holding an SGA elected office during his 
duration as a judge. Campus traffic violations are the court's main concern, referred 
to them by the Judiciary Office. 


who have violated campus regulations and appellate cases from residence hall 
judicial hoards. Eip;ht women comprise the hoard representing sororities, residence 
halls, and commuter women. Requirements for this office are a 2.6 cumulative 
average and one semester's experience on a residence judicial hoard, with the 
exception of the commuter women. 

MEN'S LEAGUE JUDICIAL BOARD again requires sophomore standing 
and a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. This board is designed to hear cases 
concerning violations of campus regulations involving repeated incidents of socially 
unacceptable conduct and also serves as a board of appeals for men's residence 
hall judicial boards. 

PANHELLENIC JUDICIAL BOARD is responsible for sorority cases involving 
violations of Panhellenic rules. It is comprised of executive officers of Panhellenic 

bility of cases dealing with violations of Interfraternity Council rules. It can also 
investigate and rule on violations of University regulations by a fraternity. This 
board is comprised of five fraternity men. 

Residence Hall Association 

Working together on various campus activities such as improving living con- 
ditions in residence halls, improving the food service in the dining areas, and 
improving fire safety, creates a united and influential campus organization. 

The Residence Hall Association has divided the campus into five geographical 
areas from which its representatives are elected. This union has proven beneficial 
for their problem solving and dealings with the University administration. 

The Residence Hall Association is composed of representatives from these 
geographical areas working together with the faculty, administration, and the SGA. 
Chairmanships are opened to interested residence hall members, although they 
are not voting members of the Association. 

Associated Women Students 

The Associated Women Students (AWS) was established to unify all women 
students including women commuters, residence hall women, and sorority residents. 
It functions to promote self-government in Women's residence halls and sorority 
houses. The AWS fosters academic excellence and community service programs, 
as well as sponsoring special projects, such as Big Sister and Commuter Affiliation 
Programs, a State Day Convention, a Head Residents Tea, a Christmas Choral 
Program, the Glamour Best-Dressed Coed Contest, a Sex Symposium, the Bridal 
Fair, a May Day Art Show, and Women's Week. 

The first activity sponsored by AWS in the fall is the Big Sister Program. 
Each freshman woman and transfer student receives her own Big Sister who is 
a specially chosen upperclassman. During Fall Orientation Week, the Big Sister 


introduces and explains the problems, 
privileges, and opportunities that are asso- 
ciated with the University. Another activity 
in which AWS is involved is Women's 
Week. It is concerned with the role of 
women in contemporary society. 

In the early Spring, AWS sponsors the 
Sex Symposium. The symposium is a series 
of informative lectures, discussions, and 
films dealing with the contemporary issues 
involving sex and morality. Well-known 
speakers are invited to convey their various 
views on controversial topics. 

AWS also presents the Bridal Fair in 
the Spring, in conjunction with Modern 
Bride Magazine. Engaged coeds and bridal 
hopefuls have the opportunity to view dis- 
plays of household and personal items, such 
as trousseau fashions, engagement and 
wedding rings, china, crystal, silver, appli- 
ances, and everything else newlyweds could 
need. Two fashion shows highlight the fair, 
featuring clothing for the mother of the 
bride, attendants, and that all-important 
gown and trousseau for the bride herself. 

All participating companies contribute numerous door prizes, raffle prizes, and free 

samples for the women students. 

Aside from the various programs that AWS initiates, this organization is con- 
cerned with forming and modifying women's regulations. During the past years, 
AWS has liberalized and eliminated many of the rules for women students, espe- 
cially those dealing with curfews. The self-imposed curfew has now been extended 
to include sophomores, as well as juniors and seniors. 

The organization of AWS is based upon election and appointment. The officers 
and class representatives are elected in the spring by a vote of all women students. 
Later in the spring, the officers appoint the chairmen of the individual committees. 
These students make up the AWS Executive Council — the actual representative 
government of AWS. A representative from Presidents' Council, a council of all 
the presidents of residence halls, and a representative from Panhel are also mem- 
bers of the AWS Executive Council. 

Photo by Steven Carver 

Anyone can hope at AWS Bridal Fair. 


University Commuters' Association 

The University Commuters' Association offers the commuter many oppor- 
tunities to become involved in cam|)us life, and provides unity to the large group 
of students who commute from ncai hy apartments and homes. 

The Commuters' Den and the UCA Office are located in the basement of the 
Student Union. The Den serves as a convenient place for commuters to eat, chat 
with friends, or just relax between classes, away from the bustle of a large campus. 

The UCA sponsors manv social and cultural events throughout the year. At 
the annual Playboy Ball, students, especially males, enjoy the attention of authen- 
tically attired, adorable "bunnies." 

Other activties include casual dances, Friday afternoon Coke Dates, the 
annual Homecoming float-building party, and the Banquet for installation of 

Another important function of UCA is the representation of the commuters in 
campus government. Thus, commuters elect three representatives to SGA Legis- 
lature, and the UCA President sits on the SGA Cabinet. Carpools for commuters 
are arranged at the beginning of each semester in the Den. The UCA also sponsors 
a Weekend Trip Service for students wishing to share expenses or driving with 

The UCA is involved in all facets of University life. Not only does the UCA 
offer social events, intramural teams, tutoring services, and exam files; it also 
offers the many friendships formed with other commuters in the Den. 

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Suroi i/} Fill iiml Rush is held in the fall during registration week. 

Panhellenic Council 

The Panhellenic Council operates as the governing body for the entire sorority 
system. The Council is composed of two delegates from each sorority who meet 
twice monthly to discuss mutual problems concerning sorority standards, scholar- 
ships, campus activties. and inter-sorority functions. 

Sorority Rush is a highly organized function and is unified for all nineteen 
sororities on campus in order to facilitate the smoothest and fairest Rush possible. 
Panhel reviews, organizes, and makes the rules for sorority formal and informal 
rush. Formal Rush begins in the fall during registration week with the first of the 
four parties being the Open House. Each rushee must attend all nineteen sorority 
Open Houses; this is her very brief introduction to sorority life. She then picks up 
her bids for the set of eight at the Student Union at times designated; at this party 
each rushee will be shown around the entire house and here she will become more 
familiar with the girls. After these parties, she picks up her bids for the set of four 
which are built aiound themes with entertainment, costumes, and refreshments. 
Following the set of four parties she must limit herself to two houses for the pref- 
erence teas. These are the last parties which end with the picking up of bids and 
"pledging in." Every party will bring new and more permanent friendships. Each 
is limited to a certain number of girls it can pledge. This "quota" is set each year 
and is according to the number of girls rushing that year. Junior transfer students 
are not counted in the quota. 


Interfraternity Council 

IFC, the coordinating body of the fraternity system, consists of the President's 
Council and the House of Delegates with representatives from each fraternity 
participating in these administrative bodies. The function of the council is to 
perpetuate and promote the fraternity system and coordinate the activities of the 
twenty-five houses. An important role of internal discipline is maintained by the 
IFC Judicial Board. 

Fraternity rush is conducted each semester, coordinated by the IFC. Formal 
dinners, smokers, and parties highlight rush activities. Students in good academic 
standing with the University are eligible for pledging. However, a 2.0 semester 
average during pledgeship is required for initiation. 

A varied program is carried out by the IFC annually, often to the benefit of 
the entire student body as well as fraternity members. The IFC Presents, held each 
Fall, brings talent such as Bob Hope and Bill Cosby to capacity crowds. The IFC 
Ball, one of the few remaining formal events of the year, is held during semester 
break and features well-known entertainers and bands. Retreats are held each 
semester and are designed to study, in depth, problems facing the system and the 
University or to provide leadership training. 

Pholo by Mike Sitr 

IFC Presents, held each fall, brought comedian Bill Cosby to an audience of 14.000. 


Additional projects include Fall Greek Week, Spring Greek Week, and various 
smokers for President Elkins. deans, and faculty. 

Greeks are \vell-kno\\n for the multitude of community service programs con- 
ducted in the community hy the IFC and individual chapters. National charity 
administrators rely heavily on Greek participation. Cooperation and service to 
College Park resulted in Mayor Williams Gullet proclaiming a special day to 
recognize fraternities and sororities. 

Academically, the IFC encourages good scholarship on the part of its member 
chapters. Each chapter is required to maintain a minimum 2.0 average. Scholarship 
awards are also provided by the IFC. The All-Fraternity average has been above 
the All-Men's average every semester but one in the last ten years. 




A Word To The Wise . . . 

Now you're in. Your classes are scheduled and your books are bought. But 
to feel a true part of the University community, there is one subject yet to be 
considered — extracurricular activties. 

To the new Maryland students who will be quick to take advantage of the 
diversified program of activities, assimilation into campus life will be easy. 

In the fall semester, all organizations make a campus-wide search for enthusi- 
astic newcomers. Publications, professional groups, special interest clubs, and 
student government committees extend a hearty welcome to all freshman and 
transfer students seeking activities. Activities must be approached from the begin- 
ning of the college career and should be geared to the student's own particular 

You're here, of course, to concentrate on the books, but delaying your partici- 
pation in activities will only hinder any chances for advancement later on in your 
college career. Statistics have proven "that the students who find college the most 
difficult are not those with too many activities, but those with too much inactivity." 


For The Politically Aware . . , 

Campus Political Parties 

Student elections at the University of Mar) land are modeled after national 
election procedures. There are presenlh two acti\(' political paities: (lampus Action 
and Third Fart\. Each part\ holds annual noniinatinji conxentions to determine 
their candidates for oflices in the Student (government Association. Associated 
Women Students, and Sophomore. Junior, and Senior Class. Residents. Greeks, and 
commuters ha\e voting representatives in each [jartx. 

Any student max' hecome an active, non-votina mendier of either party. Meet- 
ings announced in the Diamotulhack are open to all interested students. Party 
committees may be joined bv signing uj) during meetings. Further information may 
be obtained from the SGA office, rm. 114 of the Student L nion. 

Student chapters of the major national jiolitical parties are also on campus: 
Young Democrats and Young Republicans. All meetings of these groups are 
open to interested students: formal membership mav be obtained through a $2.00 
membership fee. 

Young Democrats 

The University of Mar\land Young Democrats was formed in order to involve 
students in the activities of the Democratic Party on local, state, and national levels. 
Membership is open to those interested in the Party's goals and candidates. The 
campus organization was active in the recent presidential election, working with 
the Democratic National Committee. Present plans include a membership drive, 
continued activity in the area of electoral reform, and a speaker program featuring 
prominent Democratic personalities. 

Young Republicans 

The University of Maryland Young Republicans is a student group organized 
to promote the Republican Party on campus and in the nearby communities. The 
group campaigned last fall in Presidential, Senatorial, and Congressional races in 
Maryland. The Young Republicans have recently formed their own jug band, for 
the entertainment of the entire student body. 

Black Student Union 

The Black Student Union is a group formed to bring Black students together 
for social activities, personal counseling, and academic assistance. BSU has been 
instrumental in the addition of Black students to the University community through 
its own high school recruitment program. 

Campus Coalition Against Racism 

The Campus Coalition Against Racism is a new organization at the University. 


By acting as a pressure group, CCAR hopes to end segregation and racist attitudes 
on campus. 

Society for Rational Individualism 

The Society for Rational Individualism (SRI) is a national educational 
foundation for the promotion of objectivity and individual freedom. Its philosophy 
is based on objectivism, the philosophy created by Ayn Rand. Its activities include 
weekly discussion meetings, social functions, and the presentation of controversial 
speakers and films. 

Students for a Democratic Society 

The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is a radical political organi- 
zation working for fundamental social change. The group works for democracy and 
student rights on the University campus, striving to end the military draft, the 
Vietnam war, and the University's involvement with the war effort. 

Photo by Paul Levin 

BSU rallies for their rights in an effort to promote integration on Mil's campus. 


For The Creative , . , 


The University's daily newspaper, tlie DiamondhacJc, is designed to be more 
than an extracurricular activity. It is considered to be an extremely educational 
experience, giving^ students from the entire University the ojiportunity to learn 
and practice newspaper journalism in a professional atmosphere. 

Extremely long hours and a demanding tradition are but two of the qualities 
faced daily by some ten top staff members. A SloOjOOO yearly enterprise, the 
Diamondback has a daily circulation of 20,000 which not only provides coverage 
of University events, but also state and national events which affect students. The 
history of award-winning articles and acknowledged excellence of the Diamond- 
back demand the highest standards of collegiate journalism be maintained. Asso- 
ciated Collegiate Press, a national organization of journalism professors, awarded 
the paper an All-American rating for both semesters of the 1967-68 academic year. 
Individual staff members have won numerous writing awards from diverse national 
and college organizations. 

The bulk of the organization consists of 60 or 70 additional staff members, 
who gather, edit, and write the news for each edition. Their tasks are not quite so 
complicated, but are absolutely essential. No journalism experience is necessary 
to fill these positions. A typical DBK staff will have engineering students working 
beside journalism majors, and physical education buffs toiling with math majors. 
No academic credit is given for Diamondback work, but a certain amount of 
money is available from Student Government Association funds each year for 

For students who are interested in what goes on at the University and who 
are interested in Avorking to bring this knowledge to the rest of the community, 
the DBK offers the ultimate challenge. 


The Terrapin yearbook presents an overall view of the past school year. 
Featuring the interests of residents, commuters, and Greeks, it ties together all 
organizations, administrators, queens, headliners and sports through one basic 
feature story. The 1969 Terrapin contains over 500 pages. It has the largest 
circulation of any collegiate yearbook in the country — 18,000 were distributed in 
May. There is more color than ever in the '69 book, with hopes for still more in 

The yearbook office is located in Rm. 207 of the Journalism Building. Anyone 
who wishes to work on the Terrapin should apply in person or phone ext. 2230. 

Calvert Review 

The Calvert Review is a literary publication featuring prose, poetry, literary 
criticism, and student art work. Published twice a year, it provides a means of 


expression for the creative students. Students ulio are interested in either submitting 
original work or working on the staff should go to the Calvert Review olTice in 
Taliaferro Hall. 


Ar{fus is the student feature magazine of the University. Rated the nation's 
best college feature magazine by Sigma DeUa Chi, the National Societv of Journal- 
ists, Argus is published at least twice each semester. The articles in the magazine 
cover topics which affect the campus community. These include critical analyses 
of campus problems, interviews with leading campus figures, and in-depth news 
analyses, as well as culturally-oriented features. With each issue. Argus covers new 
ground. The magazine needs writers, photographers, and artists who have experi- 
mental ideas. The office is located under the steps of Taliaferro Hall in Rm. 16. 
Persons interested in working for Argus can stop by any time. 

The Greek 

The Greek is a bi-weekly newspaper dealing with the life and affairs of the 
members of the Greek system. All major journalism topics are included in the 
paper. All persons are welcome to write for the Greek. 

The Diamondback, the University's daily newspaper, needs hundreds of students for their staff. 



The M-Book, tlie ii]i-ln-(]at(* liaii(1I)()()k > ou are now readinp:. is iiiven to all 
incoming students. It includes brief descriptions of activities, organizations, serv- 
ices, and events of the University of Maryland. This 1969 edition includes a section 
of common questions and answers asked by new students. Applications for the 
M-Book staff are accepted at the end of fall semester. Work on the handbook is 
done in the spring. 


The campus radio station, WMUC, is located at 650 AM and broadcasts 
twenty-four hours each day to all permanent residence halls on campus. A staff of 
over sixty students run the music program with continuous news broadcasts. 
Current popular music is the primary feature, with jazz, Broad wav, folk, and pro- 
gressive rock specials each week. During last Fall semester exams. WMUC had a 
nightly eight-until-midnight study break show featuring current hits and helpful 
guides for relaxation during the exam period. 

Any students interested in learning broadcasting techniques in the three 
professionally-equipped studios are welcome to come to Building FF for further 

Course Guide 

The Course Guide is published annually by students in an effort to provide 
effective evaluation of faculty and courses. By including the various hang-ups, 
pitfalls, and gripes concerning courses and instructors, the Course Guide aids the 
student in selecting his class schedule. Only in its fourth year of operation, the 
publication is still rapidly expanding. There are numerous staff positions open for 
editors, interviewers, salesmen, artists, and "work horses." For more information, 
interested students should visit the Course Guide office in the basement of Taliaferro 


For The Musically Inclined . . , 

Maryland Bands 

The Maryland Band system offers students many opportunities for fellowship, 
educational experience, and service to the University. Membership into the Band 
program, which consists of the Marching Band and three concert performing Bands, 
is determined by the Director after individual auditions early in the year. All 
students of the University are eligible. 

The Bands perform at football and basketball games and at concerts. The 
Symphony Band goes on tour. The Marching Band adds color and spirit to all of 
the University's home football games by exhibiting their intricate marching rou- 
tines during half-time. Each year it performs at two away games. 


All University students are invited to audition for the University Orchestra. 
This group performs numerous concerts on campus throughout the year and may 
volunteer to perform in operas. A diverse repertoire ranging from light to classical 
music is marked by the annual Pops Concert. Members meet twice weekly for 
practice and receive one music credit. 

Men's and Women's Glee Clubs 

The Glee Clubs offer a varied program of musical entertainment from Sacred 
to Popular styles. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Traver, their exceptional voices 
are heard annually at the Honor's Convocation, University Convocation, and Com- 
mencement. Recent performances included appearances at Constitution Hall, Lincoln 
Center, and Expo '67. Auditions for interested students are held during registration 
week each semester in the Tawes Fine Arts Center. 

Chapel Choir 

Founded in 1951, Chapel Choir, under the direction of Fague Springmann, 
performs the oratorios and other large works of the great masters. It gives numer- 
ous religious programs during the year, on campus and in the community. These 
include Mendelssohn's Elijah at Thanksgiving and Handel's Messiah at Christmas. 
In the past it has sung at three Maryland gubernatorial inaugurations, and has 
been commended by the State Senate. Chapel Choir members receive one music 
credit and meet during regular class periods. Tryouts for new members are held 
in the beginning of the academic year. 

University Chorus 

Although the University Chorus has only been in existence for little more 
than two years, it is already quite firmly established as one of the major choral 
organizations on campus. It has performed with the Washington National Sym- 


phony Orchestra at Constitution Hall, at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, and at 
Lincoln Center. The Chorus also jiives rej!;ular concerts on campus. Directed by 
Dr. Paul Travcr, the one hundred member Chorus meets one night weekly. Admis- 
sion is based on auditions arranged by the Music Dejnirtment. 

Chamber Chorus 

The University of Maryland Cliand)er Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Paul 
Traver, has established a reputation for outstanding work over the past years. 
The Chorus is small and composed largely of music majors, although all University 
students are welcome. The varied repertoire is chosen from all periods, regularly 
including contemporary music. The Chamber Chorus has been acclaimed for its 
concerts last year in Philadelphia, New Haven, and Washington. Regular concerts 
are given on campus each year. Interested students should come for an audition 
in the Tavves Fine Arts Center during registration week. 

Madrigal Singers 

Outstanding singers comprise this group which recreates music of the Renais- 
sance. The Madrigal Singers display their talents in the music of this period both 
on and off campus. In recent years, the group has toured the Mediterranean 
countries, performed on television, and appeared in a White House Christmas 
program before then-Chancellor Erhart of West Germany. All interested students 
are invited to audition for the group. 


For The Performing Artists . . . 

Flying Follies 

Flying Follies is a Jiioup of sludeiil musical and variety entertainers ^vl^o 
present an annual Sprini; show at the University in addition to their Freshmen 
Orientation Week performance. During the rest of the year they perform regularly 
at the charitable ventures of civic organizations and at army bases and hospitals 
in the area. 

Membershii) in the Follies is based on auditions held in the fall and spring 
for any student or group of students interested in })erforming or being a member 
of the technical staff. Those selected ma\ then audition for parts in the spring 
production on campus. This show is written, produced, directed, and performed 
by the students. Numbers from it, as well as individually composed acts, comprise 
the shows given on the road. Last spring the Follies performed with the Vanilla 
Fudge in addition to their spring production entitled "The Man and the Myth," 
a campus satire show. 

Drama Wing 

Drama Wing is a small group of students that presents plavs at PTA meetings 
in the community. Directed by Mr. Starcher, their productions re-enact family 
problems and are shown for any civic organization interested in the behavioral 
problems of childien. A discussion usually follows the presentation. Membership 
is based on approval of the director, following an individual reading by the pros- 
pective candidate. 

Modern Dance Club 

The Modern Dance Club consists of beginning, intermediate, and advanced 
dance groups, each working independently. It provides students with an oppor- 
tunity to improve their skills and to appear in student-choreographed dance demon- 
strations. Students may join the beginners' group which meets once a week to 
practice basic dance skills and exercises. Beginners progress through intermediate 
and eventually reach advanced status. An invitation is issued to qualified dancers 
by the advanced group, which stages "An Evening in Modern Dance." The numer- 
ous dance demonstrations of the club provide the students taking dance with the 
opportunity to view the depth of this art form. 


A synchronized swimming group, Aqualiners produces an annual show which 
allows the University conmiunitv to view swimming coordinated into routines. The 
Aqualiners seeks new members in October, and no experience is necessary to 
join. The fall semester is de\ oted to teaching new members basic swimming skills. 
In the spring, emphasis is placed on j)erfecting specific routines to be presented 
in the April show, 



Photo by Harold Lalos 


Gymkana is a non-competitive exhibition troupe of men and women gym- 
nasts. In the general public, it strives to stimulate a greater interest in gymnastics 
through its performances. On an individual level, it strives to contribute to the 
total development of each member. It hopes to maintain and enhance good will 
between the Universtiy and surrounding communities and states. Any student with 
a willingness to learn and stamina to continue may join the troupe by completing 
a six-month pledgeship and regularly attending the Monday through Friday daily 
work-out sessions. Interested students should contact the director, Mr. George 

University Theater 

Students whose talents lie in singing, dancing, acting, choreography, directing, 
and staging comprise the membership of University Theater. Each year the group 
presents four major productions, an opera in the spring, and a children's pro- 
duction each semester. Last year these productions included "Oklahoma!" "The 
Madwoman of Chaillot," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "The Hairy 
Ape," as well as "The Beggar's Opera." Open auditions are held for all University 
Theater presentations, which are performed in the Tavves Auditorium of the Fine 
Arts Center. 

Membership is acquired through work on the shows. During an apprenticeship 
period, students earn credits, under the guidance of an advisor, by participating 
in the various crews connected with each show. Work on three major productions 
or two major productions and one minor production is required. A 2.0 cumulative 
average is mandatory. Recognition keys are presented to outstanding members and 
it is also possible to obtain membership in the National Collegiate Players, a 
dramatics honorary. 


Students whose talents lie in singing, dancing, acting, choreography, directing and staging 
comprise the membership of the University Theater. 

Experimental Theater 

Experimental Theater provides drama students an opportunity for experi- 
mentation. Although both undergraduate and graduate students participate in this 
group, its productions are often used for thesis work. Last year its productions 
included "The Ghost Sonata" by Strindberg, an original production of "The 
World of Sholem Aleichem," and "The Respectful Prostitute." Through its imagi- 
native nature, students gain unique experience in all phases of the theater. 

Laboratory Theater 

Students in the acting and directing classes work together to improve their 
skills in their craft. They create scenes which help them to concentrate on specific 
aspects of theater during their learning process, and welcome anyone interested 
in working; with them. 


If You'd Like To Serve , . . 

Campus Chest 

The Campus Chest is an organization composed of representatives of many 
University groups. These groups collect money through numerous activities and 
contribute it to the Campus Chest, which in turn disperses these funds to various 
charitable causes. 

Gamma Sigma Sigma 

Gamma Sigma Sigma is a National Service Sorority, assembled in the spirit 
of service to humanity. The sisters of Gamma Sigma Sigma serve the community 
as ushers at cultural events, entertainers at Andrews Air Force Base, and aides at 
children's hospitals and orphanages. In coordination with this year's National 
Project and Mental Health, members have tested and taught mentally retarded 

To pledge Gamma Sigma Sigma, a 
woman student must be at least a second 
semester Freshman with a 2.2 average. 
Most important, she must be willing to 
dedicate a minimum of 18 hours of service 
each semester. 

Alpha Phi Omega 

Alpha Phi Omega is the National Service 
Fraternity, and Epsilon Mu Chapter is one 
of the most active of over 500 chapters of 
APO at colleges and universities through- 
out the nation. Operating from the base- 
ment of Calvert E Residence Hall, APO 
projects include a coed escort service, coke 
sales and coat checks at all major campus 
events, building of the Homecoming 
Queen's float, and charity roadblocks. Also 
included in their services is a Santa service 
for orphans and campus groups at Christ- 
mas time, the sponsoring of Peace Corps 
and Vista, the distribution of yearbooks, 
and the sponsoring of a foster child. 

The largest projects of the year include 
a used bookstore open at the beginning 
of each semester. The money raised in the 
bookstore either finances other projects, or 
goes to charity. In the Spring, Alpha Phi 

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To start off APOs Annual Campus Chest 

Drive, the fraternity sponsors its Beauty 

and the Beast Dance. What a beauty! 


Omega sponsors the traditional Ugly Man on Campus and Miss Campus Chest Queen 
contests, which raise over $30,000 for charity each year. 

The Brothers of Alpha Phi Omega realize the importance of a full social life, 
and therefore have frequent parties, desserts, and mixers with sororities and 
women's residence halls, highlighted by APO Spring Weekend with a formal, 
picnic, and banquet. 

Alpha Phi Omega seeks college men who wish to serve in the unique context 
of a brotherhood. APO has its rush early in each semester for those men interested 
in pledging. For any information on APO, call ext. 3029 or 779-6857. 


People Active in Community Effort is the Student Government Association's 
community service coordinating group. For more information, see the Student 
Government section of this handbook. 

Volunteers for Mental Health 

Volunteers for Mental Health is a group of 200 students who participate in 
community projects for the improvement of individuals. They work not only in 
homes for delinquents, but also in institutions for the retarded and at St. Eliza- 
beth's Hospital for the mentally ill. The Volunteers also serve in social work 
services in cooperation with the Prince George's and Montgomery County Mental 
Health Associations. In addition, last spring. Volunteers for Mental Health spon- 
sored the controversial but educational film, Titticutt Follies. 


For Those In Maryland ROTC . . . 

Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps 

The AFROTC objective is to place on active duty lieutenants who demon- 
strate dedication to their assignments, willing acceptance of responsibility, critical 
and creative thinking, and the ability to speak and write effectively. All men have 
an opportunity to participate in the Air Force ROTC program and become mem- 
bers of the aerospace team. A two-year program is planned for the junior and 
senior years; freshmen may enter the four-year program. Both programs are 
preceded by a summer Field Training Course in which cadets get their first 
exposure to Air Force life and activities. They come in contact with cadets from 
all over the United States. 

Men who enter the four-year program have the opportunity of aiding them- 
selves financially. They may enter into competition for a full financial assistance 
grant. Qualified cadets from either the two-year or four-year program may take 
the Flight Instruction Program which enables them to earn their private pilot 
license. All cadets are entitled to many of the benefits offered to regular Air 
Force personnel. 

Arnold Air Society 

The Arnold Air Society, professional organization of AFROTC cadets, pro- 
motes the interests and ideals of the United States Air Force. Its members receive 
the opportunity to develop their leadership qualities. They are prepared for the 
positions of command which they will assume in the Air Force. Each semester, 
second semester freshmen through seniors rush the society and are welcomed into 
a six-week pledge program. The members of Arnold Air Society, in addition to 
University and civic activities, sponsor the ROTC Military Ball and the Angel 
Flight-Arnold Air Force football game. 

Maryland Honor Guard 

A recent addition to the University's community of military organizations is 
the Maryland Honor Guard. A special organization of ROTC, the Guard aims to 
build officers for the Air Force, to publicize ROTC, and to train men for drill 
competition. An achievement program is set up for any ROTC member desiring 
to become part of the Guard. As the member learns more of the required infor- 
mation he advances in rank within the Guard. Toward the end of each semester 
a banquet is held at a nearby Air Force base, and members are recognized for 
their individual achievement. 

The goal of the many practices, in which each of the members participate, is 
the formation of a sixteen-man drill team. This trick drill team consists of both 
rifles and sabres. It will represent the University in drill meets at many of the 
large eastern universities. The team also participates in such local events as the 
Cherry Blossom and Dogwood Festivals. 


Angel Flight 

The Frank P. Lahm Squadron of Angel Flight here at the University is only 
part of a national honorary service organization with three main purposes. These 
are to strengthen and promote interest in the Air Force, to provide college women 
across the United States with knowledge and information concerning the military 
service, and to aid the progress of the Arnold Air Society and the Honor Guard. 

Angel Flight members serve as official hostesses for the University and for 
the Honor Guard at such University functions as the University Convocation, 
the President's Speech to the Freshmen and their Parents, and ROTC Day func- 
tions. Last year they helped Coach Ward recruit new football players, and visited 
returnees from Vietnam at Walter Reed and at Andrew's Air Force Base. Each 
fall they serve as hostesses for the Air Force Association Convention. They work 
jointly with the Arnold Air Society in rush programs, charity projects, receptions, 
picnics, and desserts, and with the Maryland Honor Guard in functions such as 
desserts and parades. 

The selection of new Angels is based on poise, personality, interest in the 
Angel Flight, and intelligence. The girls who are selected each semester as 
pledges must have a 2.2 overall and previous semester average. The pledges 
must complete the eight week program before receiving their "Silver Wings," the 
Angel Flight symbol of membership. 


To Be A Greek , . . 

Greek oraanizations have long been a part of the University of Maryland 
campus life lliroiiiili tlicir dedicalion to liuildinp; responsible students socially, 
academically, and culturally. Integrated with the University program, fraternities 
and sororities offer men and women a unique view of social living and communi- 
cation through the ''house" environnient. Manv students who have lived in both 
residence halls and '"houses" have found that the Greek svstem has su])erior living 
accommodations, better food, and a more congenial atmosphere. 

Social functions rej)resent one of the biggest contributions Greek organiza- 
tions make to campus life. Each fraternit\ and sorority holds dances, desserts, 
parties, formals, and open houses throughout the year, providing members with 
virtually every type of social situation. 

In addition to social functions. Greek houses are responsible for many Uni- 
versity traditions. Phi Kappa Tau fraternity gives Greeks a chance to display 
their vocal talents in the annual Barbershop Quartet Competition. Also on a 
musical note is Delta Delta Delta sorority's annual Interfraternity Sing, a choral 
singing event in which the fraternities and sororities compete for trophies. In the 
fall, Sigma Chi fraternity sponsors Derby Day, another annual Greek competition. 
Trophies are awarded for Spirit, House Decorations, Derby Day Queen, and 
Over-All Awards. 

The Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council, the fraternitv and 
sorority governmental associations, sponsor the Fall and Spring Greek Weeks. 
During Fall Greek Week, the Greeks have workshop programs and a re-dedication 
of the University Chapel. This week is climaxed by Kappa Kappa Gamma 
sorority's Pledge Skit Night and by Pledge Formal, dedicated to the new 
initiates of each house. The Spring Greek Week is of a less serious tone, and is 
marked by phone-booth stuffing and pie-eating contests, bike races, chariot races, 
greased pole climbing, and Sorority Olympics, sponsored by Lambda Chi Alpha 

More important than social life, however, is academic success. The Greek 
emphasis on scholarship is evident in the consistently higher academic averages 
of the Greeks as compared with the all-University average. Maryland fraternities 
require a 2.0 overall average for initiation, while sororities require a 2.2 or higher 
average. Greek upperclassmen often hold study halls and help-sessions for their 
pledges in order to ensure the best possible grades. At the end of each semester, a 
cup is presented to the sorority and fraternity with the highest academic average. 
Recognition is given to outstanding Greek men and women as they are tapped into 
Kalegethos and Diamond, the Greek honoraries. 

Philanthropic projects also play an important role in Greek life. Alpha 
Omicron Pi sorority and Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity co-sponsor two campus-wide 
blood drives to aid the Red Cross. Every house contributes to Campus Chest, 
especially during the Aveeks of the Ugly Man on Campus and Miss Cainpus Chest 
Queen contests. To collect money, fraternities and sororities hold roadblocks, bake 


sales, car washes, and raffles, with all proceeds going to charity. Sigma Delta Tau 
sorority retired the Ugly Man on Campus trophy, their total collections repre- 
senting one-sixth of the total amount collected by all the organizations partici- 
pating in the contest. In addition, many houses also sponsor orphans' i)arties. and 
work with mentally retarded children in the area. 

Athletics are an important part of the Maryland Greek system. Each fraternity 
enters sports contests ranging from football, basketball, and softball to horseshoes, 
bowling, and ping-pong. Points are awarded for victories in all competitions and 
are compiled each year to determine the winner of the highly coveted All-Sports 

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) promotes closer unity and cooperation 
among the fraternities. This is done through regularly-scheduled meetings in 
which each house has equal voice and representation. The IFC also sponsors many 
activities which involve the Greeks, but are also for the enjoyment of all Uni- 
versity students. "IFC Presents" has in the past brought well-known artists, such 
as Sammy Davis, Jr., Bob Hope, and Bill Cosbv. to the campus. To close the 
fall semester, IFC also sponsors the IFC Ball just for Greeks. 

The Panhellenic Council is the sorority counterpart of the IFC, and is com- 
posed of representatives from all nineteen sororitv houses on campus. One of the 
main functions of Panhel is, in conjunction with the faculty and administration, 
the formulation of rules concerning sorority formal and informal rush, sorority 
membership, pledging, and initiation. Both the Panhellenic Council and IFC 
publish freshman handbooks to help answer further questions you might have 
about the Greek system at Maryland. 

In short, Greeks are active in all phases of University life. 


Fourteen of the Greek Houses are situated on the picturesque ''Fraternity Row. 


For The Professional Future . . . 

Your life at the University will include dixerse aspects — many of which you 
may not have previously considered. One important facet is preparation for your 
future profession. You w ill be facing many decisions in this area in these next 
four years, decisions which may determine your way of life. 

The University community has not overlooked your needs in this direction. 
In making your career choice you mav wish to explore the ])ossil)ilities in various 
fields, or you may have already determined your profession and desire further 
information in planning your career development. In either case, professional 
organizations may be helpful to you. 

Most of the organizations listed below- are member groups of the Council 
of Professional Organizations. The Council was formed to strive for a unified body 
of professional groups, to act as a channel of communication between them, and 
to improve the academic and professional climate of the University. While each 
group presents its own format of activities and requirements, all offer the oppor- 
tunity to learn about professional areas of interest and career preparation. If 
you are interested in further information about any of these groups, contact the 
SGA office at ext. 2801. 

AGRICULTURAL STUDENT COUNCIL includes the presidents of all agriculture 
clubs, honoraries, and Home Economics clubs. It acts as a coordinating body 
for these various organizations of the College of Agriculture. 
AGRONOMY CLUB was formed to promote professional interest in the field of 

agronomy, primarily for the agronomy major. 
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY is an organization of students interested in 

careers in the field of chemistry. 
AMERICAN HOME ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION student chapter at the Univer- 
sity cooperates with state and national home economics groups to provide 
social, business, and professional experience for students in Home Economics. 
opportunity to exchange and discuss information in the aerospace field. Mem- 
bership is open to all interested students. 
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS student chapter, based in the Col- 
lege of Architecture, was founded to promote student understanding of the 
ideas and objectives of the Institute. 
ization open to students in engineering and the sciences. Through a series of 
speakers, tours, and films, it aims to promote the field of chemical engineering. 
AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION is an organization for business 
students, helping them to acquire knowledge and skills in marketing through 
student-faculty discussions, lectures, and a speaker program presenting prom- 
inent area businessmen. 
AMERICAN METALS SOCIETY is a professional organization for engineering 
and science students which features speakers, tours, and films for the under- 
standing of career opportunities. 


AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY promotes the field of nuclear science for 
engineering; and science students through its diverse activities. 

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS encourages the enrichment of 
the civil engineering curriculum and the estahlishment of future j)rofessional 
contacts and associates in the field for Civil Engineering students. 

Engineering students, promotes a better understanding of the field of mechan- 
ical engineering through films, discussions, speakers, and forums. 

professional engineering society to help increase knowledge of tool and manu- 
facturing techniques through plant tours, speakers, and publications. 

ANTHROPOLOGY SOCIETY is an organization of students interested in anthro- 
pology and archaeology. Its activities include films, guest lecturers, and 
archaeological digs. 

ECONOMICS DISCUSSION CLUB, open to all students interested in economics 
and related fields, sponsors lectures and discussions on various aspects of 

FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA is a club for college students with interests 
in the field of agriculture. The major purpose of the organization is the 
development of leadership, citizenship, and a spirit of cooperation. Member- 
ship is open to all students interested in agriculture and rural education. 

branch of the professional engineering society, and is open to all engineering 
and science students. Its activities include field trips and speakers. 

MUSIC EDUCATORS' NATIONAL CONFERENCE student chapter is sponsored 
by the National Education Association to acquaint music education majors 
with the activities of the organization before entering their profession. 

NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION is open to all fine arts and 
education students. The NAEA sponsors films, speakers, demonstrations, and 
discussions on art and art education. Membership enables students to obtain 
lower-priced membership in the National Art Education Association. Head- 
quarters are in Washington, D. C. 

PHARMACY CLUB was founded to enlighten the pharmacy student on the many 
career opportunities in the field of pharmacy. 

PHILOSOPHY CLUB is a professional organization geared towards the philosophy 
major, introducing him to career opportunities. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION MAJORS CLUB serves to stimulate a wider and more 
professional interest in physical education, recreation, health education, and 
dance. Membership is open to all students enrolled in the College of Physical 
Education, Recreation, and Health. 

PHYSICAL THERAPY CLUB is a professional organization which aids students 
of physical therapy in their careers as therapists. Membership is limited to 
physical therapy majors. 

PRE-DENT SOCIETY assists pre-dental students in learning about the field of 
dentistry and in applying to dental school. 


PRE-LAW SOCIETY provides students with an opportunity to p;ain knowledge 
of lawyers, legal studies, law schools, and admission standards. The Society 
usually meets to hear representatives from area law schools speak ahout 
admissions and career planning. 

PRE-MED SOCIETY furthers the knowledge and interest of pre-medical students 
in the study of medicine and provides a congenial atmosphere for the dis- 
cussion of common problems and interests, often through lectures from guest 
speakers. Annual events include a spring banquet with the Dean of the 
University of Maryland Medical School and a Career Day with a visit to the 
Maryland Medical School. 

RECREATION AND PARKS SOCIETY advances the profession of recreation 
and aids the recreation majors or minors. 

organization which presents frequent lectures by outstanding speakers in the 
field of management and conducts tours to nearby industrial plants. 

SOCIETY OF FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERS is an undergraduate professional 
society which aims to promote the fire protection curriculum. 

interest in military engineering among students enrolled in ROTC or engineer- 
ing. It secures professional men to discuss military and/or engineering topics. 

SOCIETY OF PHYSICS STUDENTS is a professional organization which en- 
courages interest in physics both as a curriculum and as a career. 

ganization geared toward students in the Department of Special Education. 

SERVICE is an elected representative body of the school, and serves to keep 
its students informed in the field. 

STUDENTS MATERIAL SOCIETY is an organization of students interested in 
the field of Material Engineering. 

ganization for education majors. It is the college branch of the teachers' 
professional organization, and provides monthly meetings with speakers and 
subscriptions to professional magazines. 

enrolled in an art course at the University. Its members organize art ex- 
hibitions, obtain reduced rates for art supplies, publish news letters, and 
organize trips to New York art galleries for a $3.00 annual membership fee. 


Something For Everyone . . . 

Interest iiioups at tlie Lniversity <:ive the student a chance to ])articipate in 
extra-cunicuhir activities while vvorkina; towards his profession. The difTerent clubs 
focus on a variety of pastimes, and are open to any interested student. For those 
uho find extra time on their hands, the clubs can be a diversion IKnn the day-to- 
day academic world. Their diversity shous that there really is "Something for 
Everyone" at the University of Maryland. 

AGRICULTURE ECONOMICS CLUB promotes interest in the study of agricuhural 
economics and supplements class studies on the subject. Membership is open 
to all interested students. 
AGRONOMY CLLIB furthers the interest and activities of students in science. It 
fosters the interest and activities of any undergraduate desiring information 
in this branch of learning. 
AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION is composed of University students interested 

in building and operating amateur radios. 
ARCHERY CLUB provides students an opportunity to safely practice archery 
and provides facilities for learning the fundamentals of archery and improving 
their skills. It gives instructions in the fundamentals of the game. Membership 
is open to all interested members. 
BAHAT CLUB is founded upon the principles of the Baha'i faith, an independent 
world religion. The central tenets of the faith are the oneness of mankind and 
the unity of all religions. The club tries to increase communication between 
members of the University community and promote involvement in humani- 
tarian activities. All students are cordially invited to participate in the club's 
BLOCK AND BRIDLE is a club for students interested in animal production, 
management, and the dairy -animal science. To further activities in the field, 
it co-sponsored the horse and grooming show this past spring. 
BRIDGE CLLiB furthers the participation of contract and duplicate bridge play- 
ing, and offers contract bridge instruction to any member of this organization. 
CHESS CLUB promotes chess as a sport among the student body and faculty of 
the University. The club sponsors a chess team that participates in area and 
regional tournaments. All interested students and faculty members are invited. 
CHINESE CLUB fosters closer relationships among Chinese students at Mary- 
land. It promotes their cultural, educational, and social welfare. The club is 
open to all interested students. 
COLLEGIATE FOUR-H CUR furthers leadership training of college students 
through communit\ service programs, campus activities, and working with 
nearby Four-H Clubs. .Mend)ers receive experience in guiding and working 
with others. All interested students are welcome to participate. 
EQUESTRIAN CLUB offers something of interest to everyone interested in any 
part of the horse world, enabling jx'ople with different backgrounds to ex- 
change methods for training and showing. The club sponsors trail rides, films, 



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The Terrapin Ski Club sponsors several weekend and vacation ski trips. 

guest speakers, and field trips. They hope to sponsor a horse and grooming 
show in the spring. 

FENCING CLUB promotes the educational, athletic, and social aspects of fencing. 
Members can enjoy its many benefits through meets and sports days. Mem- 
bership is open to all interested beginners or advanced fencers. 

INDIAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION organizes activities which are typically 
Indian. The purpose is to promote understanding between Indian students and 
other members of the University community. Membership is open to all. 

INTERNATIONAL CLUB sponsors social and cultural gatherings for foreign and 
American students to meet on a social basis for the purpose of intellectual 
exchange. Such exchange is accomplished through a wide variety of activities 
including dances, coffee hours, films, speakers, and dinners. The main event 
of the year is an International Fiesta held usually in late April or early May. 
This event is a miniature world's fair and features exhibits and talent from 
many countries of the Avorld. The International Club seeks to promote better 
understanding and friendship among the students from all sections of the 

OLYMPIC BARBELL CLUB is an organization which enables students to lift 
weights for exercise. It sponsors a team competition in the collegiate and 
AAU weightlifting meets. 

POLITICAL SCIENCE CLUB acquaints interested students with the different 
aspects of political science. It is a medium through which they can com- 
municate political attitudes. 

RUSSIAN CLUB provides students of Russian at the University with an opportunity 
to speak Russian. It encourages their learning about Russian and Soviet art, 
literature, music, and offers all the possibility to participate in social activities 
related to Russian and Soviet culture. Members listen to lectures conducted 
in Russian, poetry readings, and learn folk songs, and dances. 



SKYDIVERS is a club open to all students and faculty members wishing to par- 
ticipate in the sport of skvdi\inii. It aims t(» improxe the imaire of skydiving 
and to train anyone wishirii: to enizaiic in this sport. 

SOCIOLOGY CLUB conducts s])ccial discussions or ])rol)lems in sociology. Its 
members serve the area mental health organizations. 

TERRAPIN SKI CLUB offers the student an excellent opportunity to increase his 
skill as a skier or to begin to learn the s|)ort. Members in the clul) see fdms, 
lectures, and demonstrations t)n the techni([ues and ecjuipment of skiing. This- 
past year trips were taken during (Christmas. Semester Break, and Easter to 
Canada, Vermont, and Maine. Short weekend trips were also taken to nearby 
ski areas. To ht the budget of stuilents. all trips are at the lowest prices for 
members of the club. Just this jiast year the ski club trained their own ski 
patrol and also sponsored a ski team which })articipated in a New England 
Ski League. 

TERRAPIN TRAIL CLUB offers to University of Maryland students the oppor- 
tunities to see the great outdoors. Members phm and initiate trips and weekend 
outings to various outdoor interest points in Mar\land. Pennsylvania, Virginia, 
and West Virginia. Extended trips are often planned for the Christmas holi- 
days, semester break, and the summer. Activities include such sports as 
camping, canoeing and skiing, and even such things as storm-draining (under 
College Park) and bridge-jumj^ing. 

UNIVERSITY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, a member of the Astronomical 
League, is opened to everyone with a deep interest in astronomy. Among its 
many varied activities are regular observing programs in the University's 

UNIVERSITY FAIR HOUSING COMMITTEE is concerned Asith the problem of 
the very little housing available to Negro and foreign students near campus. 
The committee works both on and off campus. Although the primary concern 
of the University Fair Housing Committee has been with housing discrimina- 
tion, the committee is also concerned with all rights of minority groups. UFHC 
activities have included such things as helping individual minority group 
students find liousing and testifying in favor of county and state open occu- 
pancy legislation. 

VETERANS CLUB is a social and service group for veterans. It stresses friendship 
and service. 


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Maryland Athletics 


Maryland football still has much room for improvement from the poor records 
of the past few years. However, with a change in the positions of both athletic 
director and coach, there should be a chance for long-range improvement. 

The coming season will feature these lettermen who were the outstanding 
players on the squad last year: Bill Myster, offensive lineman; Ken Button, de- 
fensive back; Hank Garris, defensive end; and tailback John King. The recruitment 
of several junior college transfer players will add further strength and experience 
to the team. 

Maryland's team is still in the process of rebuilding, and with the resignation 
of Coach Bob Ward last March, much of the team's strategy this year will be new. 


"Number One" is the only way to explain the performance of the 1968 Mary- 
land soccer team. The Terrapins had the best record in the country with 14 wins, 
one tie, and no losses. To go with this tremendous season record, the Terps won 
the Atlantic Coast Conference for the fifteenth time in fifteen years as a varsity 

At the end of the regular season play, the Terps were 11-0 with victories 
over arch rivals Navy (2-1), and North Carolina (3-1). The Terps were chosen 
as the number one team in the South and were invited to play in the National 
Collegiate Athletic Association tournament. The team took full advantage of the 
situation and beat powerhouse St. Louis (3-1), Hartwick (2-1), and big favorite 
San Jose State (4-3), and tied Michigan State in the final game with a score of 2-2. 


During this season there was tremendous play by all of the players on the 
MU squad although only two were named first team Ail-American. These excep- 
tional hooters were Mario Jelencovich, the goalie, and John Brandoni, center full- 
back. During the NCAA tournament, Mario won the most valuable defensive 
player tournament award, and Rocco Morelli set a new NCAA tournament record 
by scoring four goals in one game. Other players honored after the season were 
AU-American Alvaro Bitencourt, Melih Sensoy, Rocco Morelli, Larry Ruhs, with 
Jelencovich and Brandoni on the All-ACC first team. 

The great success of the '68 team has drawn great players to the University, 
so another championship team seems to be in the offing. 


The University of Maryland Rugby Football Club had its beginning in the 
Spring of 1967 when interested students from Baltimore and Washington began 
practice on campus. That first season they played two games, winning one and 
losing one. 

In the fall of 1967, a large turnout made it possible to play a full 'B' schedule 
in the Eastern Rugby Union. A large number of people who had played overseas 
gave the team the necessary experience to compile a 6-4 won-lost record against 
teams from George Washington, Georgetown, Virginia, Wheeling, Washington, 
and George Mason. 

The following spring marked the return of a number of veterans augmented 
by many former football players. Natural ability coupled with rapidly gained 
experience qualified the team for 'A' level status at the end of the season. This 
status was justified in the fall of 1968 when the club compiled a 6-4 record against 
all 'A' competition. 


Since the Fall of 1068 the cluh lias continually strived to produce even better 
teams. Memhership is open to any student or faculty member who desires to play. 
Experience and size are not as itn])()rlant as enthusiasm. 

The team consists not onix of undergraduates, but also of graduate students 
and faculty members. There are currently four teams representing the University. 
Since there are no suiislitutions allowed once the game has commenced, a premium 
is placed on fitness. 

Practice is held from ?):'.]{) p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday after- 
noons on Denton field. All interested persons are urged to attend. No equipment 
is necessary except football or soccer boots. Experienced members of the team 
provide the coaching. 

Some of the outstanding players of the past season include Pete Griffiths, 
Jimmie Saint de Omer Roy. Jim Ross, Phil Hanlon, LaAvrence Babits, Jim Buckley, 
and Maynard Curry. 


Maryland's varsitv swim team once again established itself as an East Coast 
swimming power in 1068. With the midseason clouting of Navy it was evident that 
Coach Bill Campbell had once again molded his team into a powerhouse. 

Outstanding among the tankers were senior Dave Heini in the 1000-yard 
and 500-yard freest\le. Mike Golul) in the short sj)rints. and Ron Brillhart, a spe- 
cialist in the medley. After transferring from Arizona State, Ron Hoffman set many 
records in diving. 

An important asset in all ]\bir\]and tanker meets was the element of "psych" 
which often proved as important to the team's success as weeks of practice. Surely 
it caused the losses suffered by many opponents. 

The majority of the Terj) swimmers are returning this year, so another suc- 
cessful team appears likely. 


I^acrosse is popularly known as "the fastest game on two feet," and the Mary- 
land team fully lives up to this tradition. Combining the ruggedness of football, 
the stamina of cross-country, and the fmesse of tennis, lacrosse stands among the 
most demanding of games. But it is certainly a satisfying sport. All-Americans 
like Steve Lavaute and Steve Pfeiffer. both of whom played for Maryland last 
year, will tell of how the thrills of competition and the cheers of the crowd are in 
themselves reward enough for playing. 

Sporting a championship record (tied for national collegiate first place in '67 
and gaining a second place in '6«)) the team consistently proves its mastery of 
the game. The guiding spirit of the team. Coach John "Hezzie" Howard, is one 
of the most successful and well-liked coaches at Maryland. 

The excitement tliat fills the air before a crucial match never fails to draw 
large enthusiastic crowds. 


Plioto by Steve Garver 

Cross Country and Track 

Throughout its years at the University, the Maryland track team has acquired 
a reputation for uniform excellence. Last year the team won its fourteenth straight 
ACC title. 

Commanded by former Coach Jim Kehoe, the Harriers have set many con- 
ference and individual records. Part of this amazing record can be attributed to 
Kehoe himself, a taskmaster who expects nothing less than 100 percent from each 
man on the team. He has personally looked over every phase of the track program 
from coaching and recruiting to administrative details. The result of this hard 
work and dedication is startlingly evident in the teams' unblemished record. 

However, much of the credit for this success must be attributed to the athletes 
themselves, for no coach can go far without the necessary material. It is small 
wonder that Kehoe's teams are the best with men like John Baker, Russ Taintor, 
Charlie Shrader (the fastest cross-country man in the ACC), Roland Merritt (MU's 
top sprinter), Joe David in the high jump, Elliott Garrett in the long jump, and 
Buddy Williamson in the pole vault. If Maryland can continue to draw men like 
these, then track and cross country need never worry the University. 


Basketball proved to be quite a paradox last year at Maryland. Although 
sporting a poor season record, the team had two standouts in Maryland University 
basketball history. Will Hetzel and Pete "Jackrabbit" Johnson zoomed up to be 
two of the five highest scorers in the school's history. Both have been important 
in keeping the Terps in competition. Hetzel stands a good chance to become the 
all-time high scorer in MU history. 

Mickey Wiles, in his first year on the varsity squad, proved to be a spark to 
the team with his playmaking and ball handling ability. 


Although Maryland had a los- 
ing record, several of the games 
were three, two, or one point 
decisions lost in the last few 
seconds. Notable was the Feb- 
ruary loss to the University 
of North Carolina (nationally 
ranked third at the time) in the 
last two seconds of the game — 
by a score of 88-86. Another 
February match proved to be 
crucial, when a win over Clem- 
son pulled the team out of the 
ACC cellar. 


Last year, Maryland's wres- 
tling team won its 16th straight 
ACC championship, losing only 
two matches. Both were extra- 

The team this year will 
be losing All-American Gobel 
Kline, but the return of such 
lettermen as Ralph Sonntag 
and Tom Talbert should assure 
Coach "Sully" Krouse of a 
strong nucleus for another suc- 
cessful team. 

Photo by Wilson 

Basketball games shoot a close score with 
Maryland losing within the last few 
seconds of the game. 

If precedent is any indication, we can expect another spectacular season. 
In Coach Krouse's 21 years as a Varsity coach, the Terps have posted 120 wins, 
58 losses, and five ties. 

Especially tense in '69 will be the Lehigh and Navy meets. Maryland beat 
Lehigh last year when they were considered one of the top ten wrestling teams 
in the nation and surely the powerhouse of the East Coast. The Navy team tied the 
Terps in '68, and both teams will be out for revenge this year. 

The life of a Maryland wrestler could never be considered easy. Dieting is 
not the least of their worries; sometimes as much as 40 lbs. must be lost to reach 
match weight, and this loss must occasionally come about in a matter of weeks 
or even days. Three hours of wrestling, an hour of weightlifting, and an hour of 
running is not an uncommon daily practice session. 



The Maryland Hockey Club will begin its sixth season this year. Because it 
receives no financial support from the University, the club has become famous 
for its "shoestring" operations and individualistic methods. Consisting of under- 
graduates, graduates, and faculty members, the team provides its own coaching, 
as well as organizing practices and games. The team is entirely self-supporting. 

Although the Hockey Club sported a losing season last year, several players 
became noted for their ability. Pete Brown was among the top scorers in the 
league. Other able players were Paul Buckley, Ted Bowser, and Jonas Rosenthal. 
Player-Coach Brent Tully and Captain Mike Hugan provided the leadership for 
the 68-69 season. 

The team relies heavily on out-of-state players because of the de-emphasis on 
Maryland hockey. However, those who have taken the trouble to witness a game 
(usually held in D.C. Coliseum) agree that it is one of the fastest and most 
exciting sports around. 

Currently the club is on the lookout for experienced hockey players. Tryout 
dates are announced in the Diamondback in late fall. 


In the past two years the Maryland baseball team has produced more profes- 
sional athletes than any other University team. Although little publicity is given to 
varsity baseball, thousands of dollars have been invested over the past two years 
by pro ball organizations to gain the contract rights for these exceptional college 

Such players as John Hetrick, George Kaymarek, Mike Herson, Tom Bradley, 
and George Manz have signed professionally and currently play on various league 
teams. The total bonus money alone paid to these ball players was probably over 
one hundred thousand dollars. 

This year coach Jack Jackson has another good crop of potential major 
leaguers, and hopes to improve the 19 and 6 record of 1968. Returning this year 
are All-ACC Jim Norris, the ACC's leading batter; All-ACC outfielder Gene Hiser; 
sophomore shortstop Mike Baier; team runs-batted-in leader and All-ACC catcher 
Bob Simpson. Phil Coradry returns from last years top four pitchers to be number 
one in the pitching rotation for '69. 

The key to the coming season will lie in the pitching department. Coach Jack- 
son lost three of the starting four Avhich helped to produce a team earned run 
average of .99. This mark was one of the best in college baseball and will be tough 
to duplicate due to an inexperienced pitching staff. Hopefully, a more experienced 
and better balanced offensive lineup will compensate for what is lacking in pitching 
depth to produce another tight race in the ACC. 



The Maryland Golf team is one of the top p;olf teams on the east coast, and 
shows signs of remaining so. Never having sufTered a losing season, the Terrapin 
Golfers have become used to winning. 

The Terps are fortunate enough to play on probably the best golfing facilities 
in the ACC. 

According to coach Barry Rodenhauer, the team stands to do as well this 
year as it did last spring. The Y)9 team was highlighted by such players as Brian 
Williams (Maryland's number one golfer) and Tom Medlin (captain), along 
with equally fine players Billy Ziobro, Paul Young, Todd VandeHey, and Bill 


The excitement of individual competition reaches a peak in tennis, and the 
competition will be keen this spring when the Maryland tennis team returns to 
action. For the past few seasons the Terps have been among the top in the league. 

Coach Doyle Royal has proven his worth through his enviable coaching record, 
and he expects that there will be good attendance at home matches this year. The 
intense drive to win and the finesse of the game combine to make it one of the more 
interesting spectator sports. 

Intramurals are a very integral part of the sports program at the University. 



The intramurals program at the University of Maryland is one of the most 
extensive in the entire country. Every year thousands of students participate in 
this program — a program which gives every male student at the University a 
chance to participate in athletics. Almost every conceivahle sport is included from 
horseshoes in the fall to track in the sj)ring. Of course, there are team sports like 
foothall, baskethall, and softball, hut for those not particularly disposed to these 
traditional sports, there is a wealth of opportunity for individual competition in 
sports like wrestling, badminton, and ping pong. 

There are three intramural leagues in which Greeks and independents may 
participate; the fraternity, the open, and the "dorm" leagues. In some of the 
sports, most noticeably football and basketball, there are playoffs between the 
champions in each league. Adding to the general enjoyment of athletics themselves 
is this inter-team and inter-league rivalry. 


The Varsity M-Club is Maryland's letterman organization. It provides an op- 
portunity for athletes of all sports to meet together and pursue common interests. 
The M-Club sponsors various events each year, notably the annual basketball triple- 
header held at Richie Coliseum. The tournament decides the championship between 
the three intramural leagues. A small admission fee is donated to Campus Chest. 
The club also sponsors a Spring Awards banquet for unusual athletes at Maryland. 
Each year the M-Club provides escorts for the Homecoming Queen, and last year 
the club held a "Banner Day" — a day in which students decorated Cole Field 
House with spirited signs prior to a basketball game. 

Women's Recreational Association 

The Women's Recreational Association is composed of all undergraduate 
women who automatically become members when they matriculate. This student 
organization is governed by elected officers and representatives from the residence 
halls, sororities, and commuters. Although organized for the purpose of sports 
activities, the WRA provides an opportunity for leadership through committee 
chairmanships, for companionship, and for group participation. 

The primary concern of the Women's Recreational Association is the pro- 
motion of women's athletics. The WRA sponsors official teams in hockey, basketball, 
tennis, lacrosse, volleyball, and swimming. These teams compete in games with 
various colleges and universities such as American University, George Washington, 
Trinity, Marymount, and Gallaudet. 

The WRA also plays an important part in organizing the intramural sports 
among the residence halls, the sororities, and the "Daydodgers" (commuters). 
These intramurals are designed primarily for students who love sports but have 
little spare time. Intramural activities include basketball, swimming, pingpong, 
volleyball, and badminton tournaments. The winners of these tournaments are 
awarded trophies at the WRA Spring Banquet. 


Interest groups sponsored by WRA provide instruction in tennis, ice skating, 
self-defense, and horseback riding. Several coeducational clubs are also affiliated 
with WRA, including Aqualiners, Modern Dance, and Fencing. In addition, WRA 
sponsors events such as the Freshman Picnic held during Freshman Orientation 
Week, an attempt to interest freshman women in the WRA program; the Hockey, 
Tennis, and Golf Sports Day held in the fall; and the Spring Banquet during 
which trophies are awarded and new members are inducted into Sigma Tau Epsilon, 
the WRA honorary. 

The WRA office is located in Preinkert Field House. Interested women students 
should apply there to participate in WRA activities. 

Color Guard 

Waving in the breeze at all home football games are the eight ACC flags 
carried by the University of Maryland Color Guard. These high stepping co-eds 
lead the marching Terrapin Band onto the field during their pre-game and half 
time routines. The Color Guard is comprised of girls ranging from sophomore to 
senior, carrying the school flags of Duke, South Carolina, North Carolina, North 
Carolina State, Clemson, Virginia, Wake Forest, and our own of Maryland. 

Spring tryouts result in the selection of eight spirited and co-ordinated 
marchers. Four alternates are chosen to participate at Homecoming events. These 
girls are under the direction of the band leader, Mr. Wakefield, and the Color 
Guard captain and co-captain. 

Each fall the girls work and practice their routines during regular marching 
band practices held twice a week. The Color Guard and band perform at all 
home football games. One away game each season finds the Color Guard and band 
traveling to an ACC or non-conference school. Last year the band traveled to 
Syracuse to spend a football weekend. 


The University of Maryland cheerleading squad, composed of ten girls and 
three boys, lends its enthusiastic support to the Maryland athletes at all football, 
basketball, and lacrosse games. Besides cheering for the teams, the members of 
the squad also send "good luck" letters to all Maryland teams before a scheduled 
competition. This year the girls also hope to take part in the athletic recruiting 

Girls' cheerleading tryouts are held before the last home football game 
in November, while the boys' tryouts are then and in the spring. All interested 
students are urged to try out. 




Did You Know ? ? ? 

Although the M-Book has abeady answered some of the questions you may 
have concerning University life, there are some that remain unanswered. For 
this reason we instituted this section for this year's M-Book. We hope that this 
section w ill aid you in becoming better acquainted w ith all facets of the University. 

How can I i^ain meanin infill relalionships uith people on such a large campus? 

Long-lasting friendships can be established during Orientation Week by 
participating in a Reference Group. The Outdoor Dance and IFC Mixer 
also provide a great opportunity to meet people. Friendships can also be 
started by joining some of the many clubs and committees which are open to 
all students. 

Is every residence hall on campus alike? 

No. Many halls, such as La Plata and Ellicott, are very modern, high-rise 
buildings located on the outer fringe of the campus. The other residence halls 
are built in colonial style and are located closer to the main campus. 

. . . and then there are the trailers located to the left of Fraternity Row. 

May I ever have a member of the opposite sex in my room? 

Yes. An open house program was extended on our campus in the Fall semester 
of 1968. The hours that boys may be in girls' rooms (and vice versa) vary 
with each residence hall. 


What are desserts? 

Desserts are mixers which are held various times during the semester on week 
nights by the residence halls and between fraternities and sororities. Many 
desserts are held off-campus where a band and alcoholic beverages are 

Is there any tvay I can be active in sports tvithoiit joining a freshman or varsity 


The Intramural Department has an extensive program in all fall and spring 
sports, in which dorms and fraternities compete for coveted trophies. For 
girls there are the WRA-sponsored intramurals and interest groups. 

Do residence halls provide facilities other than rooms in which to sleep? 

Every dorm has study and recreation rooms. The recreation rooms contain 
Macke machines for your appetite, televisions, and ample room for just 
lounging around. The high-rise halls have kitchens on every floor where 
light snacks may be refrigerated or cooked. 

As a girl, when ivill I have to be in my residence hall each night? 

Freshman girls have a 1:30 a.m. curfew on Friday and Saturday nights and 
a midnight curfew on week nights. 

When does fraternity and sorority rush open? 

Rush opens during registration week, with a sign-up in the Student Union. 
Fraternities also hold rush during the beginning of the spring semester. 

Where may I purchase guest tickets for football and basketball games? 

Tickets may be obtained at the box office in the lobby of Cole Field House. 

Are any of the concerts sponsored by different associations on campus expensive? 
No. Tickets for many of the Cultural Committee and Student Union Board 
events may be obtained with the presentation of your student I.D. 

Since many of my classes will be very large, will it be possible for me to meet 

people and get to know them well? 

Yes. Although many of the classes are large, they are frequently divided into 
discussion sections or labs which meet once a week. These smaller groups 
provide you with a chance to meet many students that are in your larger 
lecture class. 

I'm afraid I'll have a difficult time finding all of my classes on the first day of 

You should "walk out" your schedule the day before classes begin, to avoid 
confusion. Small maps of the campus are available in this M-Book. Don't be 
discouraged if you get lost. There are always students around who will be 
willing to help you. 

How many libraries does this campus have? 

In addition to the main library, there are libraries located in the mathematics, 
chemistry, and education buildings. 


Where are the girls, boys? Intervisitation now allows co-ed visiting. 

Will there be a limit placed on the number of cuts I can take for each class? 

The number of cuts permitted during the semester will be determined by the 
individual professor, but students are usually encouraged not to cut because 
missing a class can make you fall behind in a subject. 

Is it difficult to catch up with school work if I fall behind? 

Yes, it is very difficult to catch up since many of the assignments given in 
classes are long and require many hours of studying. Proper study habits 
should be developed early in the semester. 

Is there anywhere I can go for help in my studying? 

There is a Counseling Center and a Reading and Study Skills Laboratory in 
the Shoemaker Building. Students have found these to be helpful resources. 

Will I have rapport ivith my professors? 

Most professors are willing to help interested students, and encourage those 
with questions or problems to come in and visit them during their office hours. 

Where will I be able to find the course and credit requirements I will need for 
the next four years? 

Course and credit requirements are listed in catalogs issued by your college; 

they are available in your Dean's office. 


Are deficiency slips sent to my home if I am doin^ poorly in any of my courses? 

Deficiency slips are sent to your parents after the first six weeks of classes, 
if your grades warrant it. 

Is there any ivay I can receive my final examination and course grades before 
the University sends me my grade slip? 

After final examinations most instructors will accept postcards to mail you 

your grades. 

Whom can I go to to discuss problems I may have with my courses? 

Appointed advisors or your instructors will be willing to discuss any problems 
or questions you may have. 

Where can I buy and sell my books? 

Books may be bought or sold at the Maryland Book Exchange (on Route 1), 
the Student Union Supply Store, or at APO in the basement of the Student 

Where can I get information concerning fnancial assistance? 

Information concerning financial assistance (loans, scholarships, and Avork- 
study) is available in the North Administration Building, second floor. 

Is it possible for me to find a listing of jobs for part-time employment? 

By visiting Mr. Bruce Ritter in the Placement Office (Cumberland Hall), you 
can obtain a listing of employers for summer and part-time job placement. 

How do I learn of upcoming events? 

The Student Activities Department publishes a Calendar of Events every 
semester which lists upcoming events. These are available at the main desk in 
the Student Union. Further information may be obtained by reading the 
Diamondback and listening to the campus radio station, WMUC. 

The "Vous," the "Grill," and the local doniit shop all provide adequate night-time socializing 

and eating. 

3^' • M« 

Are there any stores near school? 

Yes. There is a shopping center outside the main gate in College Park, \vhere 
you can find your every need at the drug, food, and clothes stores located there. 

Where can I find clothing stores? 

For extensive shopping. Prince George's Plaza can be reached by a bus leaving 
from the Student Union. In College Park such stores as Karen Ames and 
Powers & Goode provide students with an excellent selection of the latest 

Are there any restaurants near school? 

Hungry stomachs can be fdled at the numerous restaurants on Route 1. 
Howie's, Hot Shoppes, and Arby's are favorites of the University students. 

A piece of friendly advice . . . 

... if you want to be happy at this large University, you should involve yourself 

wholeheartedly in your studies and meaningful activities. 




• IFv-- -%" 





Meetings — Meetings of the Baptist Student Union in Cliapel, Km. 252, and in 

Student Union. Evening Dialogues at advisor's home Tuesday evenings. 
Services — 11:00 a.m.; Sunday evening worship at 7:30 p.m. 
Church — Second Baptist Church, 3515 Campus Drive. 
Advisor — Mr. John Jamison, 3617 Campus Drive, 422-6178. 


Meetings ■ — Youth Group — 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. 
Services — 10:45 a.m. 

Church — University Park Churcli of the Brethren. 
Pastor — Rev. J. Bentley Peters, 345-8825 — UN 4-4328. 

Christian Science 

Meetings — Christian Science Organization — Tuesday, 5:15-6:00 p.m., West 

Chapel of Memorial Chapel. 
Church — First Church of Christ Scientist, 8300 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville, Md. 
Services — 11:00 a.m. Sunday, 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Wednesday. 
Advisor — Dr. James Shanks, 935-0577 or ext. 3609. Office is Rm. 23 in the Chapel. 

Church of Christ 

Mee//;7i(5 — Church of Christ Fellowship, Rm. 32 of Chapel, 3:00-5:00 p.m. 

Church — University Park Chuich of Christ, 6420 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville, Md. 
Advisor — Rev. Paul CofTman, WA 7-7277. 

Eastern Orthodox 

Meetings — Ethos, organization for Russian, Greek, and Syrian Orthodox faiths. 

Meetings as announced. 
Services — Divine Liturgy celehrated Sundays in St. Sophia Cathedral, 36th & 

Massachusetts Ave., Washington, D.C., 10:10-11:30 a.m. 
Advisor — Rev. John Tavarides, Cathedral FE 3-4730. 


Meetings — Discussion and Forum at 6:00 p.m. Sundays in chapel. 

Services — Celehration of Holy Communion daily at noon and 9:00 a.m. on 

Sundays in West Chapel. 
Chaplains — Rev. Wofford K. Smith, 277-6685; Rev. Ben Botengan, ext. 2347. 



Meetings — Luncheon on third Thursday of each month at the Adult Education 

Church — Adelphi Friends Meeting, 2302 Metzerott Road. 

Services — Meet for workshop — 10:00 and 11 :00 a.m. for aduk Sunday school. 
Advisor — Dr. Alan DeSilvo, 272-4258, ext. 3316 or 3538. 


Meetings — B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, Wednesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. Hillel 
House open daily until 10:00 p.m., with lihrary, Kosher dining club, providing 
3 meals a day, six days a week. Game room, lounge, and study rooms. 7505 
Yale Ave. 

Services — Sabbath services, Friday evenings, 6:30 p.m., followed by Oneg 
Shabbat; at 7:30, and Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Daily Minyan at 
7:00 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Special Services for Jewish religious holidays. 

Director — Rahhi Meyer Greenberg, 277-8961 or 779-7370; Rabbi Burt Siegel, 
AP 7-8961. 


Meetings — Student Discussion Group and Coffee Hours, 9:45 a.m. Sundays and 

Supper Program, 5:oO p.m. 
Services — 8:45 and 11:00 a.m.; Communion on first Sundays (11:00 a.m.) and 

third Sundays (o:[5 a.m.). 
Church — Ho])e Evangelical Lutheran Church. Guilford Dr. and Knox Rd. 
Pastor — Rev. Ted Casper, Rni. 251, Chapel, Ext. 3317; Beth Platz, associate. 


Meetings — Wesley Foundation, Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at the University Methodist 

Services — 11:00 a.m., East Chapel; 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. at the University 

Methodist Church. 
Church — University Methodist Church, 3621 Campus Drive. 
Chaphiin — Rev. James Harrell, 935-6439. 

Roman Catholic 

Meetings — Newman Foundation as announced. 

Services — Daily Mass at noon and 5:00 p.m. in East Chapel; Sunday Masses at 

8:00, 9:30, 12:30 p.m. in East Chapel. 11:45 in Catholic Student Center. 

Confessions Saturdays 4:00 to 5:30; 7:00 to 8:00, daily 11:00 to 11:45 in 

Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Church of the Blessed Sacrament always open for 

Chaplain — Father William J. Kane, 864-6223. 


Services — 900 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays. 

Church — Paint Branch Unitarian Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd., Adelphi, Md. 

Chaplain — Dr. Gordon Atkinson, 434-4860 or Ext. 2715. 

United Campus Christian FelloTvship 

United Campus Christian Feilouship includes Church of the Brethren, Disciples, 

EUB, Presbyterian and United Church of Christ. 
Services — Sunday: 11:00 a.m. East Chapel. 
Chaplains — (UCCF) : Rev. David Loomis; Assoc. J. Bentley Peters; Assoc. 

Wendell Turner, 454-2346. 



"AFROTC" — Rotcy — An Air Science militai) proiiiani which is conducted by 

the United States Air Force Department. 
"ALL-NIGHTER" — A study session that lasts all night. 
"ANGELS AND CHERUBS" — A service organization of active and pledging 

members of Angel Flight. This group of women, afliliated with the Arnold Air 

Society, promotes the AFROTC among college men. 
"A & S" — College of Arts and Sciences. 

Behind A&S building is the local "lean." 

"ASSISTANT PROFESSOR" — Instructor progressing in teaching status. 
"ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR" — Instructor that has proven achievement beyond 

assistant professorship. 
"AWS" — Associated Women Students is an elected body which represents all 

women on campus. This organization sponsors manv activities and events as 

Avell as working to further the interests of women students. 
"BABY TERP" — A nickname given to freshmen athletes in competition. 
"BPA" — College of Business and Public Administration. 
"BSU" — Black Student Lhiion is a grou|) that aims to meet the needs of black 

students on campus. 
"CALL CLASS" — Term used when a teacher does not hold a class. 
"CENTRAL STUDENT COURT"- — ^The judicial organization which tries cases 

of major violation of university standards. 


"COMMUTER'S DEN" — A lounge used by commuters, located in the Student 

"COMPLEX" — A grouj)ing of interrelated residence lialls containing a dining 

room for the use of all persons living in that area. 
"CRAM" — Intensive studying immediately preceding an exam. 
"CUM" — Overall cumulative average computed for }our duration in school. 
"CUT" — Term used for skipping class. 
"DAIRY" — Term for Turner Laboratory on Route 1 which sells food and ice 

"DBK" — The abbreviation for the Diamondback, the University's newspaper. 
"DEAN" — Senior academic officer for a college. 
"DESSERT" — A mixer usually held after the supper hour when residence halls 

or Greek houses meet for a social hour. 
"DROP AND/OR ADD" — Term used to describe the elimination and/or addition 

of a course to the student's schedule of classes. 
"DUCK POND" — A geographical area located on L^niversity Boulevard — thickly 

populated after sunset. 
"FIRESIDE CHAT" — A group meeting or discussion on a specified topic, usually 

featuring a knowledgeable speaker. 
"OR" — A graduate staff member living in a residence hall. 

"GA" - — (Grad Assistant) A graduate student who teaches or assists a professor. 
"GIGIF" — ("Gee I'm Glad it's Friday") Off campus social functions which are 

usually attended by many University students. 
"GRAHAM CRACKER" — The block of Greek houses between College and Knox 

"GREEK" — Those students who are affiliated with a fiaternitv or a sorority. 
"GRILL" — The Varsity Grill '"restaurant"' located on Route L 

"GULCH' — The geographical area surrounding the lemj)orar\ classroom build- 
ings and parking lot 4^3. 
"HALL" — The Town Hall, "restaurant" located on Route L 

"HEAD RESIDENT" — A graduate student who supervises a girls residence hall. 
"THE HILL" — The area in the center of camjjus: either the residence hall area 

or the administrative area. 
"HOURLY" — Major test in a course during the semester. 
"Ill" — Stands for Third Party, a political partv on campus. 
"IFC" — (Interfraternity Council) The Greek organization which coordinates the 

men's fraternities. 
"INDEPENDENT" — Any person who is not adiliated with the Greek s\stem. 
"JUD BOARD" — (Judicial Board) A board of residence nicmbcrs who handle 

infractions of residence regulations. 
"KISSING TUNNEL" — A secluded spot f-umd under Chapel Drive, which is 

especially popular in earl\ ball and late Spring. 
"MACKE ROOM" — Areas in buildings where \ending machines have been 



"THE MALL" — Area which extends from AhKeldiii Lihraiy to the North Ad- 
ministration huikling. 

"PAN HEL" — (Paiihellenic Council) Tlie oriianization whicli serves to coordin- 
ate women's sororities. 

rii..t„ l,v Mark n. Jacnlis 

Hungry student ran purchase food and beverages from their local Marke room, found in almost 

every building. 

"PASS-FAIL" — A s\stem under A\hich a course taken may he graded hy passing 

or failing only. 
"PGP" — (Prince George's Plaza) A nearhv shopping center. 
"PLEDGE" — A person in the process of receiving training in an organization 

hefore heing initiated as an active memher. 
"PROFESSOR-FULL" — An instructor who holds rank with distinction in his 

"RA" — (Resident Assistant) A graduate student supervising a floor of a residence 

hall and who assists the head resident. 
"RHA" — (Residence Hall Association) Organization representing the residence 

halls; works with the administration to create an educational environment. 
"THE ROW" — The area, in the shape of a horseshoe, in which fourteen Greek 

houses are situated. 


Photo by John Stewart 

Frisbee in the mall comes with the spring iveather. 

"RUSH" — The period of time in which many social functions are held with the 
aim of attracting new members into the Greek organizations. 

"SDS" — (Students for a Democratic Society) A left wing political organization 
on campus. 

"SGA" — Student Government Association. 

"STACKS" — Cubicles in the library for studying and other activities. . . . 

"SU" — The Student Union Building, the center of student activities. 

"SYLLABUS" - — A class plan schedule for students. 

"TEACHING ASSISTANT" — An instructor who serves part time in the classroom 
while w orking toward an advanced degree. 

"TESTUDO" — The school mascot whose statue is in front of the library. 

"THIRD PARTY" — A political party on campus. 

"TRAILERS" — The mobile units, used as residence halls, and located behind 
Ritchie Coliseum. 

"UCA" — (University Commuters Association) Organization representing com- 
muting students. 

"UMBC" — The University of Maryland Baltimore Campus. 

"UT" — (University Theater) A campus theatrical organization. 

"VOUS" — The Rendevous "restaurant" located on Route ^1. 


Telephone Numbers 

The University's telephone number is 


Service Calls 

APO Escort Service 454-3029 

Book Exchange 927-2510 

lUiildi.i- Repair 454-3453 

Campus Police 454-3555 

Center of Adult Education 454-2325 
Cole Field House 454-2121 

Counseling Center 454-2931 

College Park Police 336-1700 

Diamondback Ofiice 454-2351 

Emergency 454-3333 

Fine Arts Theater 

Box Office 454-2201 

Fire Department UN4-1122 

Gordon-Daxis Linen Supply 454-3277 
Health Service (Inlirmary) 


Housing Office 454-2711 

Information 454-3311 

Placement Center 454-2813 

Lost and Found — Call 

Police (Campus) 454-3555 

McKeldin Library 454-2853 

Preinkert Fieldhouse 454-2625 

Registrar's Office 454-2331 

Student Activities 454-2827 

SGA Office 454-2811 

Student Supply Store 454-3222 

Student Union 454-2801 

Student Union Box Office 454-2801 
Telegraph Offiice. Room 16, 

Skinner Building (8:00 a.m. 

— 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday) 



College of Agriculture 454-3702 

School of Architecture 454-3427 
College of Arts and Sciences 454-2737 
College of Business and Public 

Administration 454-2301 

College of Education 454-2011 

College of Engineering 454-2421 
College of Home Economics 154-2133 
School of Nursing 454-2725 

School of Pharmacy 154-2540 

College of Physical Education, 

Recreation & Health 454-2755 


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Alpha Delta Pi 
Alpha Epsilon Phi 
Alpha Gamma Delta 
Alpha Omicron Pi 
Alpha Phi 
Alpha Xi Delta 
Delta Delta Delta 
Delta Gamma 


Delta Phi Epsilon 



Gamma Phi Beta 



Iota Alpha Pi 



Kappa Alpha Theta 



Kappa Delta 



Kappa Kappa Gamma 



Phi Sigma Sigma 



Pi Beta Phi 



Sigma Delta Tau 


Sigma Kappa 




Alpha Epsilon Pi 277-9819 

Alpha Gamma Rho 927-9831 

Alpha Tau Omega 927-9769 

Delta Sigma Phi 927-9770 

Delta Tau Delta 864-9780 

Kappa Alpha Order 864-9846 

Lambda Chi Alpha 927-9778 

Phi Delta Theta 927-9884 

Phi Epsilon Pi 779-9649 

Phi Kappa Sigma 864-9828 

Phi Kappa Tau 864-9886 

Phi Sigma Delta 927-9557 

Phi Sigma Kappa 864-9851 

Pi Kappa Alpha 779-9801 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon 927-9707 

Sigma Alpha Mu 927-9845 

Sigma Chi 864-9807 

Sigma Nu 927-9563 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 779-9294 

Sigma Pi 864-9583 

Tau Epsilon Phi 864-9513 

Tau Kappa Epsilon 864-9765 

Theta Chi 927-9525 

Zeta Beta Tau 864-9786 

Women's Residence Halls 

Anne Arundel 



Centerville North 

Centerville South 





454-2745 LaPlata 454-4349 

454-2040 Montgomery Center 454-2309 

454-2112 Montgomery East 454-2308 

454-2748 Montgomery West 454-2006 

454-3049 Queen Anne's 454-3826 

454-3216 St. Mary's 454-3628 

454-3558 Somerset 454-3768 

454-3231 Wicomico 454-3318 

454-4050 Worcester 454-3666 

Men's Residence Halls 

Allegany A 


Belvedere A 


Allegany B 


Belvedere B 


Allegany C 


Calvert A 


Allegany D 


Calvert B 


Allegany E 


Calvert C 




Calvert D 


Antietam A 


Calvert E 


Antietam B 


Cambridge A 


Baltimore North 


Cambridge B 


Baltimore Center 


Cambridge C 


Baltimore South 


Cambridge D 


Bel Air A 


Catoctin A 


Bel Air B 


Catoctin B 




Charles South 
Charles West 
Charles Center 
Chestertown A 
Chestertown B 
Cumberland A 
Cumberland B 
Cumberland C 
Cumberland D 
Cumberland E 
Cumberland F 
Cumberland G 
Cumberland H 
Easton A 
Easton B 
Easton C 
Easton D 
Easton E 
Easton F 
Easton G 
Easton H 


Photo by Tony Anthony 

EUicott A 454-3939 

Ellicott B 454-3942 

Ellicott C 454-3956 

Ellicott D 454-3811 

Ellicott E 454-2107 

Ellicott F 454-2129 

Ellicott G 454-3919 

Ellicott H 454-3922 

Frederick 454-2042 

Garrett 454-2043 

Harford 454-2171 

Howard 454-2415 

International Houses 454-2649 

Kent 454-2538 

Prince George's 454-2539 

Talbot 454-2551 

Washington G 454-3279 

Washington H 454-2552 

Washington I 454-2650 

Washington J 454-3286 

Washington K 454-2651 



College Park Campus 



A Taliafirro Hall 

AA Temporary Claui-ooiiis 

AR AfTnory 

B Ai^icukural Publiralions 

BB J>nr<-r of Adult Edurarion 

IB Administration 

C Chemistry 

CA Canibndgr Hall 

CC Zoology 

CU Cumberland Hall 

Col Coliaum 

D Dairy— Turner Laboratory 

DD School of Architecture 

E Agronomy— Botany— H J Paltr 

son Hall 

EE Psychology 

EL Ellirott Hall 

F Horticulture— Holzapfi 1 Hall 

Ff Temporary Classroom 

FSE Fire Service Extension 

Ci Journalism 

GG Cole Student Activities lluildmg 

H Home Economics 

HH Music Annex 

I Agricultural Engineering— Shrive 


II Poultry-Jull Hall 

J Engineering Classroom Building 

JJ Engines Research Laboratory l\ 

K Zoology— Silvester Hall 

KK North Administration Building 

L Library- McKcldin Hall 

LL Foreign languages Building 

M Psychology— Moi nil Hall 

MM Computer Science Center 

N Shoemaker Building 

NN J Millard Tawes Fine Arts Build 

O AgncultutT— Symons Hall 

OO College of Education and C'lassroo 

m Building 

P Industrial Arts and Education 

—J M Patterson Building 

Q Business and Public Admimstratio 

and Classrtxim Building 

R Classroom Building— Woods Hall 

RR Francis Scott Key Hall 

S Engineering Laboratories 

SS Space Sciences 

SU Student Union 

T Skinner Building 

V Chemical Engineering 

V Wind Tunnel 

W Preinkerl Field House 

X Judging Pavilion 

Y Mathematics 

Z Physics 


Alplia Xi Delta Tju Eprilon 


Phi Epwlon 


Tau Kipp> 




11 1969 

September 8-12 

Monday - Friday 

Fall Semester. Registration. 

September 15 


Classes begin. 

November 26 


After classes — Thanksgiving recess 

December 1 


8:00 a.m. Thanksgiving recess ends. 

December 19 


After classes — Christmas recess 


January 5 Monday 8:00 a.m. Christmas recess ends. 

January 14 Wednesday Fre-exam study day. 

January 15-22 Thursday - Thursday Fall semester exams. 


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