The Columns, 1965 Spring
IN THIS ISSUE:
"2nd Annual Alumni Day -- May 8"; "Legislative Review"; "Alumni Board Meets"; "New Concept in Speech and Drama"; "Deans Honored"; "Alumni Ticket Priority."
The Columns, 1965 Summer
Cover Story, "The Challenge of Change!" by Dr. C.C. Humphreys
A frank discussion by Dr. C.C. Humphreys of our growing university and the challenges that it must face.
Also featured, "Tigers New Home"
Memphis' new 50,160-seat Memorial Stadium, called the finest in the South by many leading sports figures.
The Columns, 1966 Summer
Cover Story, "To Keep Pace with America"
What on earth is going on, there? Across the land, alumni and alumnae are asking that question about their alma maters. Most of America's colleges and universities are changing rapidly, and some of them drastically. Alumni and alumnae, taught for years to be loyal to good OLD Siwash and to be sentimental about its history and traditions, are puzzled or outraged. 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, "The Complete Engineer"
A bridge symbolizing engineering as a link between science and society, and between the acquisition of new knowledge and its transformation into useful products is the official insignia of the National Academy of Engineering. Perhaps no other description better states the concept of the new School of Engineering at Memphis State.
The Columns, 1966 Winter
Cover Story, "Research: A Growing Commitment"
Established in 1965 to coordinate the efforts of the faculty and administration in getting new research projects underway, the Office of Research Administration has had one primary responsibility: to obtain research contracts and grants from both private and governmental agencies. Since July of 1965, more than $1 million in grants and contracts for a variety of research projects has been obtained for the University. And University officials expect the total to reach $5 million by 1970.
Also featured, "Kennedy Property Vitally Needed by University" and "Tigers Finish in High Gear."
The Columns, 1967 Summer
In this issue, "A Decade of Development"
"Ten years ago we sought, and obtained permission, to change our name from college to university. After a decade of development, we are, I am proud to say, a university in every respect." The speaker was Dr. C. C. Humphreys, MSU President. The occasion was the tenth anniversary of the achievement of university status for Memphis State. More than a hundred alumni, faculty members, legislators, former legislators, members of Greater Memphis State and friends of the University met for the luncheon in the University cafeteria June 30 as Dr. Humphreys outlined the decade of progress and announced a number of new programs for future growth.
Also featured, "New Campus Newspaper"
The Memphis Statesman went to press on May 15 with one eye on the future and the other on the past. The issue, No. 10, was the final one of the first volume, and the last three of its 12 tabloid pages were given to a report on the probable effects of cybernetics in higher education by the year 1977. The Statesman itself, a laboratory newspaper of the Department of Journalism at Memphis State University, has tried to develop a futuristic character. The idea is to relate the events of the world and their significance to the students and the problems that they face as students. This approach is a departure from campus journalism as practiced by student newspapers.
The Columns, 1968 July-August
Special Issue: A Report on the Second Annual Fund
The MSU Annual Fund, which was established in 1966-67 to seek private financial support for the University's academic programs, helps make available the "extras" which tax support cannot hope to furnish— programs which make the difference between an average University and an outstanding one.
The Columns, 1968 March-April
In this issue:
"Town Hall Lectures"
The M. L. Seidman Memorial Town Hall Lectures, established by MSU alumnus P. K. Seidman in memory of his brother, will bring to the University three outstanding men who will discuss "The World Today and the USSR." Harrison Salisbury, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for the New York Times and specialist on the Soviet Union; former Hungarian Premier Ferenc Nagy, and Dr. G. Warren Nutter, a renowned economist, will be the guest speakers.
"Cast Set for Greek Classic"
An ancient Greek classic and an original study in the movement are the two remaining plays to be presented by the Memphis State Theatre this spring. "Oresteia" The "Oresteia", a Greek trilogy which traces the destruction of the house of Atreus, will be staged April 8-13 in the Fine Arts Theatre on Central. Curtain time is 8:30 p.m.
The Columns, 1968 May-June
In this issue:
"New University Center Opened on May 6"
MSU's gleaming new University Center opened in early May and promises to be a center of activity for alumni and community groups as well as for student activities. Plans are already being made for several Alumni Association activities to be held in the University Center.
"'Emmy' Winner to Return for Homecoming"
Television star Barbara Anderson, who played a variety of stage roles while a student at MSU, then went on to Hollywood to win an Emmy this year for her role in NBC-TV's "Ironside", will return to the Memphis State campus Oct. 25-26 to serve as honorary chairman for this year's Homecoming.
The Columns, 1968 November-December
In this issue:
"Future Status of Memphis State Is Uncertain"
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission will vote on Feb. 14, on proposals they will recommend to the Tennessee General Assembly on the future operations of the state colleges and universities, according to Walter P. Armstrong, Jr., vice chairman of the commission.
"Spring 'Feast' Is Offered"
"Regardless of the area of interest, the spring 'Feast of Learning' should offer something for everyone," said Dr. William Brotherton, director of MSU's division of continuing studies. The series of non-credit courses, which begins in February, offers a variety of subjects ranging from how to serve your community through volunteer work to how to prepare for a trip abroad — and even a special series for women, "Milady, Meet the Professor," which covers a broad range of topics of interest to the modern woman.
The Columns, 1968 September-October
In this issue:
"Welcome Mat Is Out For Game, Dance"
A full day of activities awaits MSU alumni who return to the campus Saturday, Oct. 26, for what should be the biggest Homecoming in Memphis State history. The Homecoming events include a student parade at 10 a.m., a Dedication Luncheon at 12 noon, the Homecoming football game against Southern Mississippi at 7:30 p.m. and an Alumni Homecoming Dance from 10:30 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.
"Theater Season Includes Comedy, Modern Classics, One-Acts"
An 18th-century comedy, two modern-day classics and a series of original one-act plays will be presented in the MSU Studio Theater season for 1968-69. The season will open with Richard Sheridan's "The School for Scandal," Nov. 11-15. The second production will be Archibald MacLeish's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "J. B.", Dec. 9-14.
The Columns, 1969 January-February
In this issue:
"Third Annual Fund to Open In March"
With the help of a system of volunteer class chairmen and class agents the Memphis State University Third Annual Fund begins its general campaign in mid-March. When the recommitment of the class agents organization is completed, it is expected that more than 1,000 volunteers will be working on the fund, which will close in June.
"Morris Carnovsky, who is regarded by many as being the greatest living actor in America today, will play the part of Galileo in "Lamp at Midnight," a Barrie Stavisdrama which comes to MSU under the direction of Sir Tyrone Guthrie. The play which dramatizes three critical periods in the life of Galileo, will be presented as a part of the Convocation Series March 4 at 8:15 p.m. in the MSU auditorium."
The Columns, 1969 July-August
In this issue:
"'Night Riders' Is First Major Work Published By Memphis State Press"
Night Riders of Reelfoot Lake, by Paul J. Vanderwood, is the first major work to be published by the Memphis State Press since its renovation in 1968. Released Oct. 15, the book reconstructs a historical account of West Tennessee's Night Riders, a band of rugged Lake settlers who forcefully resisted a profit-motivated land company from intruding into their idyllic life of hunting and fishing at the lake.
"Richard Tucker Headlines MSU Opera Season"
The Memphis State University Opera Theatre opens its 21st season on October 21 with a presentation of "Tosca", a three-act opera by Giacomo Puccini. The performance, featuring the famous Metropolitan Opera star Richard Tucker, will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Harding Academy Auditorium at Harding College in Memphis. Mr. Tucker will play the role of Cavaradossi. Acclaimed by many critics as 'The world's greatest tenor, Mr. Tucker has appeared with practically every major opera company in the world.
The Columns, 1969 March-April
In this issue:
"Memphis State Receives National Publicity"
Memphis State has been featured in four nationally circulated magazines and one regional magazine since December, 1968.
"University's New Student Code Defines Rights, Responsibilities"
For the first time, Memphis State University has set down a code on conduct and disciplinary proceedings relating to student activities. The 13- page document includes all rules governing students and the categories of punishment that their violation carries. The code covers student organizations, traffic and parking violations, literature distribution, disciplinary offenses, disciplinary procedures and student demonstrations.
The Columns, 1969 May-June
In this issue:
"Student Protests Bring Suspensions, 'New Dialogue'"
One hundred and five Memphis State University students have been given deferred suspensions and currently face state charges of trespassing as a result of a sit-in staged in the office of Dr. C.C. Humphreys April 28. It was the second such sit-in within a week, and—as was the case with the first sit-in the previous Wednesday-most of the students involved were members of the Black Student Association. The students arrested were protesting the presence of city police on campus.
"Project Will 'Record' TVA Story"
Memphis State University will soon begin the largest oral history research effort ever undertaken by a southern college or university. The purpose of the project is to explore in detail "the most significant event of the twentieth-century development of the Southeast area"— namely, the establishment and growth of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Through interviews with those responsible for its development, the TVA story will be recorded on magnetic tape for authors, historians and researchers of future generations.
The Columns, 1970 August
Special Issue featuring "Fourth Annual Fund Report" and "Honor Roll of Participants."
The Columns, 1970 December
On the cover: The Psychology Building comprises four stories and is located northeast of the Panhellenic Building. It features a large auditorium, animal experimentation laboratories and a research and training clinic for child activity research complete with one-way observation windows.
Also featured, "Memphis State's first lady, Florence Humphreys" by Susan Crawford, "University appoints first horticulturist"; "Nation-wide membership campaign begins with Tennessee meeting."
The Columns, 1970 January-February
About the cover,
"Sophomore Mike Coscia photographed this dimly-lit xylophone backstage at Memphis State's acclaimed production of "Something Wicked This Way Comes," presented Dec. 8-13. An original adaptation of Ray Bradbury's novel, the play relied heavily upon unusual visual and audio effects in an experiment in "Total Theatre." The original adaptation was written by Mrs. Gloria D. Baxter, assistant professor of speech and drama who also directed the play, and was the regional winner in The American College Theatre Festival.
Also featured, "Health Center Dedicated"; "MSU Homecoming, Nov. 1, 1969"; "Accountancy Chair is Newest MSUF Goal."
The Columns, 1970 June
On the cover, "Retiring MSU Dean of Women, Flora H. Rawls, receives an affectionate hug from one of 400 guests at a dinner in the University Center on May 1 honoring her for 40 years of service to the school. (Photo by Fred J. Griffith of The Commercial Appeal)
Also featured, "Ground Broken for Fraternity Park"; "Leontyne Price Heads 22nd Opera Season"; "Tigers Second in Tennis, Gold; Eight Track Records Set."
The Columns, 1970 October
Cover Story, "Homecoming '70"
A weekend of festivities and gala events await alumni who return to the Memphis State University campus Saturday, Oct. 17, for Homecoming 1970.
Also featured, "Our Polluted Earth"
Memphis State University ecology expert Neil Miller may literally terrify you to action in this arresting article.
The Columns, 1971 August
Special Issue: College of Business
On the cover: Concrete columns with a sandblasted finish extend the height of the foyer of Building "B" of the College of Business Administration's new complex. With the sun's rays filtering through the boldness of the architecture, Gil Michael, director of MSU Photo Services, captured this intriguing photograph.
The Columns, 1971 December
In this issue:
"The Business of Educating Our Teachers"
During the 1970-71 school year, 842 students graduated from MSU with preparation for teaching and because the College is accredited nationally, met the requirements for certification in Tennessee and 28 other states. Memphis State continues to turn out more graduates in teacher education than any state institution.
"College of Engineering gets accreditations from ECPD"
Several areas within the Herff College of Engineering have received accreditation from the Engineers' Council for Professional Development. Receiving accreditation were the undergraduate programs in civil engineering and electrical engineering and in architectural technology, drafting and design technology, electronics technology and manufacturing technology.
The Columns, 1971 January
In this issue, "How student leaders look at life"
What are student leaders at Memphis State University really like? What are they thinking today? Where and how does God and religion affect their lifestyle? Who do they consider a hero? To find answers to these questions, The Columns went directly to three students for their opinions.
Also featured, "MSU opens Jackson extension office"
After more than a year of study and discussions with Jackson secondary and college educators, Memphis State University has recently announced the opening of a full-time, staffed extension office there.
"Alumni meetings on the move..."
Outstanding response has followed efforts of the Alumni Office to encourage former MSU students to get together and form chapters.
The Columns, 1971 March
In this issue:
"MSU's new engineering complex"
Named in honor of the late Mr. Herbert Herff of Memphis, the new engineering complex consists of three separate buildings. Unit A contains administrative offices, faculty and student lounges, the engineering library, which contains approximately 15,000 volumes, and a large auditorium. Unit B houses the Departments of Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Geology. The third permanent building will contain the Division of Technology.
"Nancy Tatum to sing 'Macbeth' role"
Soprano Nancy Tatum, a native Memphian and graduate of Memphis State University, will return home to sing the leading role of Lady Macbeth on April 24 and 27 at Harding Academy Auditorium. Verdi's masterpiece, "Macbeth," is being staged by the Memphis State University Opera Theater.
The Columns, 1971 May
Cover Story, "MSU's Classic Dean"
MSU's classic dean of students will retire on July 1, 1971, ending a 46-year career in education, and on June 18 his friends and associates will honor him with a banquet at the MSU University Center Ballroom. As executive dean of students, Robert Melville Robison was in charge of the University's retention program.
Also featured, "Distinguished Teaching Awards presented"
Dr. Walter R. Smith, acting vice president of academic affairs, converses with the recipients of the 1970-71 Distinguished Teaching Awards. The winners are Dr. Robert E. Magowan, Technology; Dr. James F. Payne, Biology; Dr. Arthur L. Yehle, Psychology; and Dr. Blanche D. Schwartz, Art.
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