The Columns, 2:4, 1965-1966
Cover Story, "A Special Report, To Keep Pace with America"
What on earth is going on at Memphis State University? Dr. C. C. Humphreys, in an article written for The Columns a year ago, pointed to the "Challenge of Change." He mentioned the struggle for funds, the rugged competition for highly qualified faculty members and he told of the changing type of students on our campus and on other campuses of the nation. Memphis State students collected plane-loads of gifts for soldiers in Viet Nam this year; others took part in an anti-war march. Some teachers, with more and more students, had less time for the individuals; some became deeply concerned with student movements. The University began the greatest expansion program in its history, a step that will demand much more expansion. Memphis State University is typical of the nation's campuses in many ways. Students act, others react, the majority conduct themselves with dignity and maturity. As a faculty, our teachers remember that huge enrollments are tabulated in units of one. What on earth is going on at Memphis State? Many are the same things that are taking place across the nation. This special report dealing with changes on the college campuses in our country has been prepared by The Editorial Projects for Education, a non-profit organization associated with the American Alumni Council.
Also featured, "MSU Joins MVC"
Memphis State University became a member of the Missouri Valley Conference on May 19. The Tigers have joined the oldest athletic conference west of the Mississippi River. Memphis State is the 24th school to enter the Missouri Valley family and makes the conference a nine-team league.