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Extensive Orientation


Planned For

All Freshmen J[omen


Completed For
Coming Year
Plans To Commence With
Opening Of Orientation
Week Schedule
The gay whirl of Ann Arbor's social
life will commence promptly with
the opening of the orientation week
for new students. The complete pro-
gram for the year is filled with con-
certs, plays, teas, dances, and recep-
With the closing of orientation
week comes the usual round of soror-
ity and fraternity rushing with the
initial sorority teas starting on the
Saturday of the first week. These
will be followed with several days of
dinners, and then the formals.
The football week-ends are always
crammed with tea-dances, homecom-
ing celebrations, and formal parties.
The first all-campus formal of the
season is the Union Dance, held in
the ballroom of the Michigan Union.
With the first days of December is
the annual Panhellenic Ball given
by the sorority wonen on the campus.
This is the only big affair of the first
semester where the women invite the
men. The Ball has always been held
in the ballroom of the Michigan
League with several breakfast parties
given afterwards by each sorority.
The Sophomore Prom is held short-
ly after the vacation period, and is
the last all-campus party until after
examinations. The semester is
brought to a grand climax with the
J-Hop which always includes a num-
ber of house parties in the celebra-
The Hop is the only party given
during the year held in the Intra-
mural Building, and usually is at-
tended by approximately 800 couples.
Nationally famous orchestras are al-
ways obtained for this party..
The Freshmen give their first'class
party when they open the second
semester with the Frosh Frolic, also
held in the Michigan Union Ball-
room. This is followed by a number
of smaller parties in the various dor-
mitories, sororities and fraternities.
The last all-campus party of the
year is the Senior Ball. In addition
to the above named entertainments,
each school gives a party during the
semester. These include the Slide
Rule dance by the Engineers, the
Caprice Dance by the Lawyers, the
Architects Ball which is a costume
affair, and the parties given by the
Medical and Dental Schools.

Members of University Women's Undergraduate Council

Lecture Series
Will Be Given
For Students

Dean Of Women


Treasure Hunts

New Library To Be
Opened For Women
A new library will be opened in the
Michigan League for the use of
women students next year, it was an-
nounced by Jean Seeley, president of2
the League, yesterday.
Tht library is to be located on the
third floor of the Michigan League,
and will be run by undergraduates
entirely. Funds for a complete stock
of reference books have been raised
by the various class projects.
A tentative scheduled of hours when'
the room will be open is 9 a.m. to 12
a.m., 1 p.m., to 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. to1
10 p.m. every day of the week. This
new project was. voted on at the last
meeting of the Undergraduate Coun-
cil. Women working in the library
will receive activity points.
The Mississippi State College for,
Women (Columbia) is the oldest1
state-supported women's college in
America, and it is now in its 50th1

* * * * , *

Campus Honor Societies Offer
More Valuable College Career

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The unanimous verdict of
the hundreds of girls who
answered our college ques-
tionnaires selected the fol-
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for Daytime and Tea Dancing
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cludes college women to

It is the ambition of every woman
who comes to Michigan to attain
membership in one of the several
campus honor societies for women,
since in this way she attains a fuller
and more valuable college career.
The most important group of this
kind is the Michigan chapter of
Mortarboard, national senior honor
society, in which membership is based
on scholarship, leadership, and ac-
tivities. To be chosen for member-
ship by this group is the highest
honor which a woman student can
attain, since only the most outstand-
ing members of each class are elected.
The ceremony at which the Mortar-
board members of the outgoing senior
class chooses new members from the
woien of the junior class is one of
the most-colorful traditions at Mich-
igan. It takes place at the Installa-
tion Banquet, which is held in the
League ballroom, and is attended by
every campus woman. After the new
League heads have been installed
the old members gather outside the
room in their caps and gowns. At a
signal from the president of the
group, they march through the room
singing, and each senior member goes
to a -junior woman who has been
elected, and taps her on the shoulder,
placing her own mortarboard on the
new member's head.
The number of women chosen to
Mortarboard varies each year. To
be eligible a junior woman must have
a scholastic average above the gen-
eral average for all women on the
campus, and must have taken an
outstanding part in college life.
Although membership in Mortar-
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board is not limited to sorority wom-
en, independent women have their
own senior honorary group, known as
Senior Society. This group chooses
about 12 outstanding junior women to
membership in the spring. Senior
Society was founded by Mrs. Myra
Jordan, who was dean of women in
905, and although the national society
has extended the campus society sev-
eral invitations to join, Senior So-
ciety women have preferred to re-
main a local group.
The only other general honor group
which bases its requirements on ac-
tivities, and scholarship, is Wyvern,
honor society for junior women.
Wyvern chooses its members from
the sophomore class early in the
spring semester, when the whole
group marches around to the homes
of the new members, routing them
out, and then taking them to the
home of Mrs. Byr Fox Bacher, as-
sistant dean of women, who is spon-
sor of the organization, for refresh-
ment. In the fall the new members
also choose several more women from
their own class to membership.
During the school year members of
Wyvern form special groups for fresh-
men women to acquaint them with
different phases of college life, in-
cluding dramatics, athletics, music,
and publications.
There are also several honor so-
cieties in which the only basis for
choosing members is scholarship.
Foremost among these groups is Phi
Beta Kappa, which is open to men
and women in the literary college. A
few juniors whose scholastic rank-
ing is the highest in their class are
chosen, while seniorswhosehaverage
is in the highest fifth of their class
are chosen. About 50 seniors are
chosen to membership in this na-
tional society.
The only honor society open to
freshmen women is Alpha Lambda
Delta, freshman scholastic sorority.
The standard for- membership is that
a woman has maintained a half' B,
half A avera" during the first semes-
ter of her freshman year.
There are several honor groups
for women in special departments.
Among these are Athena, literary so-
ciety, Zeta Phi Eta, speech group,
Theta Sigma Phi, national journal-
ism sorority, and Pi Lambda Theta,
national education sorority.
Senior Women
Are Honored
At Breakf ast
One of the most important tradi-
tions for women at the University is
the Senior Breakfast, when the wom-
en of the senior class assemble as a
group for the last time in their col-
lege careers. It is held' annually in
the garden of the League on the last
Sunday morning before examinations
for the second semester begin.
Seniors attend in their caps and
gowns, and during the- breakfast
slices of lemon are passed around
the table, and candles are lit at each
woman's place. According to the tra-
dition, each senior who has become
engaged during her college course
must take a slice of lemon and eat it.
Ech snion whn has hben marrid

To Feature Program For
First-Year Groups
An extensive orientation program
for freshmen women has been plan-
ned by the Orientation committee of
the League, headed by Margaret His-
cock, '36. Activities will open during
the first week of the school year, and
will be continued throughout the first
The opening function to be held
in honor of first-year women will be
a dinner to be held at 6 p.m. Mon-
day, Sept. 23 at the League. The
guests will include President Alex-
ander G. Ruthven, the central com-
mittee in charge of orientation, fac-
ulty advisors, and social directors of
all the dormitories. Speakers for the
occasion will be President Ruthven,
Jean Seeley, '36, president of the
League, Prof. Philip E. Bursley,
counselor to new students, and Miss
Hiscock. Plans for the year will be
announced then.
Lectures of interest to new wom-
en students will be given at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday at the League. Miss
Seeley will discuss the activities of
the League, and will explain oppor-
tunities open for work there. Miss
Hiscock will discuss orientation, and
will introduce Jane Arnold, '36, presi-
dent of the Panhellenic Association,
and Maureen Kavanaugh, '36, presi-
dent of the Assembly, organization
for independent women.
To Hold Treasure Hunt
The highlight of the week will be
a dinner and treasure hunt to be held
Friday at the League, .to be followed
by a dance. Special guests will be
Mrs. Alexander G. Ruthven, Dean
Alice Lloyd, Regent Ester Cram, Miss
Jeannette Perry, Mrs. Byrl Fox Bach-
er, Mrs. Phillip E. Bursley, and Mrs.
Joseph Bursley.
Dean Lloyd will open the series of
special orientation lectures the fol-
lowing week. She will speak on "Col-
lege Conduct," at 5 p.m. Wednesday
in the Lydia Mendelssohn theatre.
The second lecture on this series
will be given by Prof. Francis Curtis
of the School of Education, who will
lecture on "How to Study" Wednes-
day, October 9. In connection with
this lecture a clinic study hour will
be conducted for freshmen women
Tuesday, October 15. This will be
continuedas long as students desire.
Humphreys To Speak
Dean Wilbur Humphreys will de-
liver the third lecture of the series,
speaking on "Your University High-
lights," Wednesday, October 16.
A group of lectures on the arts will
be another feature of the orientation
program. Prof. Glenn McGeoch of
the School of Music will open the
series with a talk on "Music," to be
given Wednesday, October 23. Other
speakers will be Prof. John ,G. Win-
ter of the Latin department, who will
lecture on "Art," and a lecture on
Dean Lloyd will again address first-
year women, speaking Wednesday,
Nov. 13 on "Personality and Values."
The closing lecture for freshmen
will be given by Prof. Bennett Weav-
er of the English department, who
will discuss "the integration of In-
tellectual, Social and Cultural Val-
Varied Sports
Activities Are
Offered Women
An innovation last year of divid-
ing the independent women on cam-
pus into zones resulted in an increase
of independent women in organized
and individual sports offered by the
Women's Athletic Association.
The women's sport season is divided
into four seasons, at least one team
and two individual sports being of-
fered during each season. In tour-

nament play alone, 485 women par-
ticipated and every sorority on cam-
pus entered at least one team and two
individual sports being offered during
each season. In tournament play
alone, 485 women participated and
every sorority on campus entered in
at least one team sport.
Organized team sports winning fa-
vor last year were hockey, basket-
ball, baseball, badminton and volley
ball Among the individual sports of-
fered were tennis, archery, swimming,
golf, ping pong, riflery, fencing, bowl-
ing, riding, hiking and dancing.
Aside from the regular curricular
sports offered, the Women's Athletic
Association has sponsored athletic
clubs for women interested in par-
ticular sports. Outstanding among
these are Crop and Saddle, Dance
Club, Swimming Club and Rifle Club.
Of great interest in the spring last
sason was the horse shnw snnnred

Large Fields
Covered By

League Council
Will Continue
Every Student Given Equal
Opportunity Of Entering
Into Activities
The new plan of government based
on the merit system will continue to
operate again this year in the Michi-
gan League, the organization which
has for its purpose the binding to-
gether of the activities and social life

Women's activities on the Michigan
campus play a large part in the Uni-
versity schedule of each student. They
include every field of interest from
sports, dancing, acting, and singing
to newspaper work and actual man-;
agerial experience.
It has been a custom at Michigan
for the women in every class to spon-
sor some one activity each year. For
the past two years, the freshman
women have given a dance in the1
spring for their project. This last
season they held a Mardi Gras cele-
bration at which time the campus,
queen was chosen. Previously, they
gave a May Day program before
Lantern Night at Palmer Field.
It has become a tradition for the
sophomore women to hold a sopho-
more Cabaret during the winter sea-
son which runs for two days. The
floor show includes a featured cast
of dancers and singers. The women
compose the songs and the dances to
be given in the entertainment as well
as managing the entire project.
Junior Girls' Play
The largest enterprise sponsored
by the women of any class is the
Junior Girls' Play which has been in
the form of a musical comedy written
as a satire on some feature of cam-
pus life for the last several years.
This is written and produced by the
juniors, and even the staging, cos-
tuming, and every angle of the pro-
duction is handled by the women.
As their last project on the camp-
us, the senior women give Lantern
Night. This is always held shortly
after sun-set in the spring of the
year at Palmer Field. The senior
women, dressed in their caps and
gowns, start the line of march, walk-
ing two by two down the hill with the
Varsity Band playing popular Mich-
igan tunes.
The field is lighted by the lantern
each senior carries. Leading each
class are honor guards wearing a
jacket of their class colors. The
underclassmen march behind the
seniors. At the bottom of the hill the
classes form an' illuminated block
"M," and the seniors formally pass
on their positions to the juniors. Each
class then goes through this cere-
mony in turn.
Stanley Chorus
Two years ago the Girl's Glee Club
became the Stanley Chorus, and as
such was incorporated into the Mich-
igan League. The Stanley Chorus
presents several local as well as out-
of-town concerts during the year,
and is the only organization of its
type to have participated in the May
Festival program.
Throughout the year the Women's
Athletic Association sponsors tourna-
ments and games in every sport be-
tween individuals, domitories, and
sororities. At the end of the year a
field-day for all women is held. At
this time the year's awards are given.
Another project of the Women's
Athletic Association is the annual
Penny Carnival, held in Barbour
Gymnasium. Each sorority and dor-
mitory takes charge of one booth
which they decorate for the con-
test. During the evening a board
chooses the prize winning booth.
Other entertainments, including a
dance and an old-fashioned melo-
drama, are in the evening's program.
One of the newest projects on the
campus is the Children's Theater or-
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Of Interest

Class Projects
Sponsored By
Campus Women

of independent women.
The merit system of government
has as its foundation scholarship,
leadership, and character, and was
adopted in the Michigan League after
a concensus of campus opinion had
been recorded in favor of the new
This method tends to give every
woman from her freshman year until
she graduates an equal opportunity
to enter into activities, Jean Seeley,
president of the League, stated.
At the end of the freshman year,
each woman is given the opportunity
tc name and file a petition for a posi-
tion in any field in which she may be
interested. All applicants for minor
committee jobs are accepted, thus
giving each person a chance to work
up into a higher position. For every-
thing done, one point is given to the
person and recorded in the perma-
nent files.
Undergraduate Council
At the head of the League govern-
ment is the Undergraduate Council
composed of the president, vice-presi-
dents representing the different
schools, secretary, treasurer, xtle
Woman's Editor of The Daily as ri
ex-officio member, the president 'of
W.A.A., and the chairmen of the
various League committees.
The function of the various eom-
mittees is to be responsible for' all
the activities sponsored by the League,
They include: the merit system, so-
cial, house-reception, theater and arts,
and orientation cohimittees. Any
woman may designate a choice to
work with one or more of these
The work of the merit system com-
mittee is mainly clerical, keeping rec-
ords of individual women, dormitor-
ies, and sororities' activitiy points in
files and on the large merit system
chart. The publicity committee is re-
sponsible for all advertising in addi-
tion to filing the clippings from news-
The social committee is responsible
for all teas, style shows, and assisting
with the President's receptions. The
actual management of the League a'
well as conducting tours of'the build-
ing and campus, and receiving guests
is the work of the hourse-reception
The theater and arts group spon-
sors sculptor and art exhibits and
manages the Children's Theater while
the orientation committee arranges.
a complete program for initiating
new women into University life, and
acquainting them with the campus.
All applications for positions are
turned into the Judiciary Council, a
secret legislative groupin charge of
disciplinary matters as well as taking
care of all positions for offices. This
council interviews each applicant
considering her on the basis of activ-
ities, scholarship and leadership.
Minor Committee Jobs
The council accepts all applicants
for minor committee jobs, and turns
the person over to the chairman of
the group in which she has designated
her choice. For the major jobs, the
council suggests one person to the
League Undergradute Council which
in turn considers her on the same
basis. The League Council then ap-
points all the committee chairmen.
The three major offices of the
League, the president, secretary, and
treasurer, are filled after the Judi-
ciary Council has interviewed all ap-
plicants, and turned its recommenda-
tions into the League Council who in
turn recommends one person for each
of the three jobs to a board composed
of three students and three faculty
members with the chairman of the
Judiciary Council acting as ex-officio
head. This board then appoints the
president, secretary, and treasurer.
The vice-presidents are elected in
the schools they represent. The other
members of the Michigan League
Council, the president of W.A.A., pres-

ident of Panhellenic, and the Wom-
en's Editor of The Daily are elected
within their own group.
The women of every class sponsor
some project during the year starting
with the Freshman Project, the Soph-
omore Cabaret, to the Junior Girls'
Play and the various senior activities.
The positions for these projects are
filled in the same manner as the
positions in the League itself.

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