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Sororities Offer Varied
Programs for Pledges

Union Presents Many Services



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them currently have international
Throughout the year Panhel,
along with the League and Assem-
bly, put out the newspaper "Wo-
mens' Roles."
In the fall a forum prior to the
SGC elections was provided for
affiliated women, so they might
learn the views of candidates.
New Program
This year for the first time
freshman women will visit soror-
ity houses during their fall orien-
tation program.
"The project was initiated in or-
der to allow incoming students to
see the physical structure of sor-

ority houses, and to ask objective
questions about the opportunities
sorority life offers," Miss McMil-
lan said.
Four houses are being used for
this purpose. Six affiliated women
will be at each house to answer
questions, along with the orienta-
tion leaders. No pins will be worn,
so it will be on a strictlyreduca
tional level and will not resemble
"We are doing this so the fresh-
man student will not think of the
sorority as a separate and un-
friendly world. Too often a gap
is built between first-semester
freshmen and sororities. We hope
that this project will bridge the
gap," Miss McMillan said.

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booklet describing the extra-cur-
ricular organizations will be dis-
tributed to all entering freshmen.
Along the same line, a cultural
affairs pamphlet will list events
that are occurring in Ann Arbor.
Theatre groups, bands and other
organizations will be indexed in
this booklet.
Varied Resources
The building that houses the
Union provides in itself a wide va-
riety of activities. On the one
hand the Michigan Union is a ho-
tel with guest rooms, meeting
rooms, bulletin boards and lounges.
On the other hand there is the
pool, the billiards room, the bowl-
ing alley, the MUG, the Pendleton
library and even the barbershop.
In the early days of the Union,
no women were allowed to walk
through the hallowed portals of
its entrance. Although today wom-
en are cordially invited to enter
the Union, there are still a few
remnants of this old policy.
Talent Hunt
Since the Union is controlled by
students, it is always on the look
out for students who are interest-
ed in joining the staff. According-
ly, notices are being sent out to
all entering male students. Those
men that are interested will at-
tend a recruitment meeting on
Sept. 20, 1962.
The opportunities to entering
male students on the Union staff
are numerous. In his freshman
year he will be able to work along
with sophomores on special proj-
ects of the committee that he is
He will also be able to become
office manager for one day a week.
In this position, the freshman will
learn the complete workings of
this business enterprise.
As a sophomore he might be-
come chairman of one of his com-
mittee's programs. In March of
the student's sophomore year, he
can petition to become chairman
of one of the standing committees
of the Union.
In March of their junior years,
chairmen petition for the senior
offices of president an&vice-presi-
dent. Ever if students do not have
the time to become chairmen,
president, or vice-president they
can still work on the committees
and help plan the programs that
the Union sponsors.
And even when one of the high-
er posts is denied him, an appli-
cant finds his experience useful
both in general and when trying
for other posts in student ac-
tivities or in student government
where experience is asked for.
Union staff members are admit-
ted free to all events that the Un-
ion sponsors.


MICHIGAN UNION-The Union offers a library, pool and bil-
liard hall, bowling alley, and dining room and cafeteria to its
members. It also hosts many of the conferences and summer insti-
tutes that come to the University as well as occasional dances afid
film shows.
Language Clubs Present
Many Cultural Insights

ALL SMILES-Women's rush at the University involves a set of
mixers in which women are introduced into the world of affiliated
living. In a set of four mixers, ranging from casual to formal dress,
the rushees are able to talk to the sorority women and develop
their own opinions about the houses. After the. mixers are over
the women "preference" the sororities of their choice.
Watch for the new MUG

France, Germany, Russia, Spain
-perhaps when you hear these
names you picture Market Street,
bull fighters, castles, and cossacks
as seen on the travel posters that
paper the walls of student rooms;
perhaps you remember your lan-,
guage classes, or perhaps particu-
lar people and places you have vis-
In any case, if you are interest-
ed in the culture and customs of
these countries and would like to
develop or maintain skill in speak-
ing their language, there are clubs
on campus for just such purposes.
Each club plans movies, lec-
tures, and special programs con-
cerning the language, customs, lit-
erature and art of the respective
countries. There are weekly coffee
hours offering students a chance
to both practice speaking the lan-
guages and to meet faculty and
other students informally.
Gasthof Image
For example, you may picture a
group of Germans as jovial people
who gather in gasthofs to sing and
swing their steins of beer. You can
test this out by attending the
Kaffee Stunde, or coffee hour,
where students, faculty, and Ger-

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man-speaking people from Ann
Arbor gather to talk in German
every week.
Any student at all interested in
Germany and the German lan-
guage is invited to attend the Kaf-
fee Stunde and any or all of the
other club activities. Beginners
are common, 'and even those hav-
ing only a vocabulary limited to
a few lessons of basic sentences
are welcome to attend.
An annual event is the Christ-
mas party, planned this year for
Tuesday, December 11, in the Un-
ion ballroom. Carol singing and
other Christmas customs of Ger-
many have been planned.
Panel Talks
At regular meetings the club of-
fers panel discussions on aspects
of German politics, art, music and'
education. This year it cooperated
with the Creative Arts festival. It
offers long films at least once a
year, and in the past has shown
Thomas Mann's "Felix Krull," and
the "Three Penny Opera." Other
programs have included a German
puppet group, a Madrigal choir,
and a folk dance company from
Many aspects of French culture
are subjects of the various pro-
grams of Le Cercle Francais..
Twice a month on Wednesday
night the club holds meetings of-
fering slides, panels and other pro-
grams on French culture. Special
last year was a panel of students
from Switzerland, Belgium and
Africa who commented on French
politics. Similar programs are
planned for the coming year.
Barratin, as the coffee hour is
called, is held every Wednesday at
three for French conversation over
coffee and cookies.
French Actors
In the past the club has offered
a company of French actors from
Paris who chose their materia
from authors such as Sartre and
Ionesco, Morot-Cire, the French
cultural ambassador to Detroit as
a special speaker, and Jean Bard
and his wife reading excerpts, par-
ticularly comedy, from French lit-
erature. The Club also offers two
full-length films per year, which
in the past have starred Brigitte
Bardot and Fernandel. Dr. Guy R.
Mermier is faculty advisor and
may be consulted for questions.
The Russian language and cul.
ture, calling to mind Tolstoy and
Dostoevsky, music, and ballet, is
the subject of the Russian circle's
activities and plans for the com-
ing year. Previously the club has
offered films such as "Three
Friends" and the first part of a
trilogy on Gorky, concerning his
Mrs.Edith E. Ignatieff of the
Slavic language department, the
faculty advisor, will answer ques-
tions about activities for the com-
ing year.
Sociedad Hispanica
Both Spanish and Latin Ameri-
can culture, reminiscent of hot,
spicy food, fast, intricate dances,
and tempestuous politics, are con-
cerns of La Sociedad Hispanica.
Besides their weekly coffee hour,
held on Monday afternoon, they
hold programs every Thursday
night with speakers from the Uni-
versity's and other Spanish de-
Special activities include their
Christmas party, complete with pi-
nata, where Spanish and Latin
American students are invited to
share their countries' customs and
Christmas carols with the group,
perhaps accompanied by guitars.
In late May the club holds its an-
nual picnic at the Fresh Air Camp
where it usually hires someone to
cook paella (Spanish rice with
shrimp and bits of meat). Once a
year they too sponsor a full length
film. This year they gave "Calle



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