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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1951
Incoming Women To Start Orientation Program;
Coed Government, Activities
Center in League Building
'Week-Long Program To Introduce Freshmen,
Transfer Students to Social, Academic Life
Newcomers Will Go to Receptions, Teas, Assemblies, Coke Dates;
Many Buildings To Be Visited on Extended Tours Around Campus
Carge Building Offers
Every woman student upon en-
rollment at the University becomes
a member of the League, which
means that all the League facili-
ties are open to her.
Besides housing the alumnae
and student offices, which form
the coordinating center for wo-
men's activities on campus, the
League building is important to
coeds for a number of other rea-
THE CAFETERIA on the first
floor is a favorite place not only
for regular meals but also for
after-class snacks. The Round-Up
Room in the basement is also a
favorite snack center.
The Rumpus Room, also in
the basement, is equipped with
ping-pong tables, a juke-box and
a television set.
A quiet place to study or to
browse through a variety of books
and magazines is provided by the
library on the third floor. The li-
brary is well stocked with reading
material and is entirely student-
THE CHAPEL, located on the
first floor, frequently provides an
impressive setting for student mar-
riages, initiations, religious meet-
ings and pledging ceremonies.
Less formal meetings may be
held in any one of the League's
several meeting rooms, while a
special room is reserved on the
third floor for committees pre-
paring publicity and decorations
for coed activities.
Sleeping rooms for League mem-
bers and their guests are available
on the fourth floor. Reservations
for these are made at the main'
desk in the lobby.
* * *
IT IS THE main desk also that
gives out general information on
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To Give Aid
One of the first friends a new
coed makes at the University is
her "friend in need," her Big Sis-
The Big Sister will orient her
little sister to college life and later
help solve any scholastic worries
or social problems that she may
These "old timers" are able to
explain to bewildered freshmen
how classes are conducted and the
grade point system and can also
give hints on how to study.
* * *
IT WILL BE the duty of the Big
Sister to make certain that her
little sister understands the cam-
pus and dormitory rules of conduct.
This includes explaining such
things as the system of quiet hours
in the dormitories and the ques-
tion of keeping hours.
Besides being available for ad-
vice, Big Sisters are always ready
for "gab" sessions in the dormi-
tories and coke hours in campus
Many of the dormitories plan
special big and little sister parties.
Big Sisters also escort their little
sisters to special events such as
* * *
THUS, THEY ARE available at
all times to help new coeds in
v every possible way.
The Big Sister plan has been
in operation for two years. It
was first inaugurated by Assem-
bly, the Association of Indepen-
dent Women, to insure that all
incoming coeds would have some-
one to confide in, someone to
make them feel more at home.
Each dormitory has a big sister
chairman who has charge of mat-
ching old residents with newcom-
ers. All big sisters form a commit-
tee working under her. A big sis-
ter will have no more than three
little sisters and, in most of the
dormitories, she usually has only
Catherine Sotir, as president of
the Women's League, is also chair-
man of the League Council.
The Council, which meets once
a week, is the governing body and
the supervising and co-ordinating
board of the League.
Every woman student on cam-
pus is a member of the League.
THE COUNCIL is composed of
the executive board, the adminis-
trative committees' chairmen, and
the chairmen of associated organi-
zations of the League.
In order to aid all students,
men as well as women, the
Council developed and put into
practice many new ideas last
One of the first projects to be
carried out was the revising of
the League Lowdown, an infor-
mative booklet about the League
and its function, in order to make
it larger, more attractive and easy
ANOTHER original idea of the
Council's was to have faculty par-
ticipation in Gulantics, annual
campus variety show.
Two summers ago the Council
developed the League Travel
Bureau to aid students with
their travel plans for tours both
in this country and abroad.
Another recent project was the
Defense Council. This Council will
operate in conjunction with the
Red Cross in providing an enter-
tainment committee which will
send volunteer student entertain-
ment to nearby veteran hospitals.
* * *
ALSO,, as a means to aid the
Red Cross, under the Defense
Council will be home nursing class-
es, motor services, first aid classes
and a committee for blood dona-
tions for military use overseas.
The new idea for opening
League dance classes to couples
was another project of the
In striving for more co-opera-
tion with the Men's Union, the
Union-League mid-week enter-
tainment program was originated
and continued throughout last
s * "
FOR THE first time the Council
sent junior, instead of senior,
women as representatives to con-
ventions. This was done so that
the women who attended the var-
ious conventions could contribute
their ideas and experiences to the
League during their senior year.
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Freshmen and transfer women
will begin one of the most active
weeks of their college careers at
8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17.
In the process of becoming
oriented to the campus, they will
go through everything from phy-
sical examinations to coke dates
and style shows.
A PREVIEW of University life
will be presented to the new wo-
men by means of a carefully
planned orientation program car-
ried out by undergraduate women
in cooperation with the Univer-
Barbara Johnson, orientation
chairman of the League, will be
assisted by Janice Gerholtz, so-
cial chairman for orientation
week, and Ann Gilbert, secre-
Miss Johnson will help super-
vise the work of the group lead-
ers, coeds who will be the first
and most personal direct contact
of newcomers to campus life.
* * *
GROUP LEADERS will not be
connected directly with the aca-
demic aspect of the University.
They will be responsible for ac-
quainting new women with the
geography of the campus setup,
and for introducing them to cus-
toms and activities at Michigan.
They will also guide fresh-
men and transfers through the
necessary preliminaries toi the
coming term. This will include
the physical examinations, ap-
titude tests, registration for
classes, and many other events,
A mass meeting for freshmen
women is scheduled for 8 a.m.
Sept. 17 in Waterman Gymna-
sium. Freshmen will meet their
group leaders, obtain all necessary
registration materials and sched-
ules for the week, and receive
MISS JOHNSON will conduct
the meetings. Ivan W. Parker,
director of orientation for the
University, and Miss Ethel A. Mc-
Cormick, social director of the
Women's League, will be among
A style show to introduce
new women to the activities of
the Women's Athletic Associa-
tion and its sport clubs, will
take place at 4 p.m. Monday in
Rackham Lecture Hall.
Freshmen men and women will
congregate at 7:15 p.m. that same
evening in Hill Auditorium for a
general assembly. Transfer stu-
dents will assemble at 8:15 in
Rackham Lecture Hall.
AN INFORMAL presentation of
new students to Harlan H. Hatch-
er, new president of the Univer-
sity, will take place from 3 to 5:30
p.m. Tuesday in the League.
All-Campus Events Sponsored
By Assembly, Panhellenic
Independents ... Affiliates
House meetings for all wo-
men living in dormitories and
league houses have been
planned for 6:45 Tuesday, Sept.
The Ann Arbor Girls Club has
scheduled a meeting for all wo-
men living in private homes at
7:30 p.m. in the League.
SQUARE DANCING out in the
open in the parking lot between
the Chemistry and Natural Sci-
ence Buildings at 8 p.m. Tuesday
will entertain transfer students
especially, but anyone else inter-
ested in joining the festivities is
welcome. The dancing will be
sponsored by the square dancing
club of the Women's Athletic As-
Wednesday evening will be
taken up with welcoming pro-
grams by the individual schools
and colleges. Literary, educa-
tion, music, public health, bus-
iness administration, architee-
ture and design and pharmacy
schools are planning programs
for their respective incoming
Assembly Association for inde-
pendent coeds and Panhellenic
for sorority women will hold a
joint informal rleeting Thursday
Sept. 21 in the League library.
The meeting is optional. Incom.
ing women will be given an in-
troduction to the functions of
LEAGUE COUNCIL, one of the
governing bodies of the Women's
League, will present a series, of
skits at 7:30 p.m. Thursday ' for
freshmen women. Beside provid-
ing entertainment, the program
will give information a bout
Skits will include acts from
last year's Junior Girl's- play,
Sophomore Cabaret and Frosh
Weekend. Freshmen women will
draw to determine which of the
Frosh Weekend teams they will
be supporting; the Maize or the
Friday evening will be reserved
for programs by individual church
groups. New students will be en-
tertained with suppers, dancing
and other activities.
THE STUDENT Religious As-
sociation will hold a party at 8
p.m. Saturday in Lane Hall. All
new students are invited.
Individual orientation groups
will plan events during free time
depending on their preferences.
These may include general2 i s
of the campus or University build-
ings and coke dates' with the
Visits may also be made to view
the student loan print collection.
The International Center, too, has
issued an invitation to new stu-
dents to go over and become ac-
quainted with the facilities of the
'WHERE GOOD FRIENDS GATHER'-The front entrance of the Women's League swings open
continuously as men and women pass in and out. Cbeds are attending committee meetings or other
League doings, or maybe dropping in for a quick coke to talk over the last hour's lecture with class-
sC I'a S1 iLoans Available Man Coeds;
pp I- sc Mae at Dean of Women's Office
Every incoming freshman wo-
man, transfer student and woman
living in a League house, private
home and dormitory is a member
of Assembly- Association for in-
At weekly meetings of presidents
and representatives from every or-
ganized independent house on
Undergraduate and graduate fered by Regents of the Univer-
women in need of fiancial assis- city, alumni, the various schools
tance.will find a score of available and colleges, sororities and fra-
scholarships and loans on hand ternities, and industries, or are
for application. taken from bequests and memor-
All scholarship applications can ial fur;.
be made at the Office of the Dean
of Women or at the Scholarship Academic ability, character
Division, Office of Student Affairs and need serve as bases for
in the Administration Building. A awarding most of the stipends,
booklet, "University Scholarships, which range from $50 a semes-
Fellowships and Prizes," is also ter to as much as $2,000 or $3,000
available to those who are inter- a year on research fellowships.
ested. Many students, who are resi-
dents of Michigan, are eligible for
SHIPS are of- H e g e n t s - Alumni scholarships,
MAIZE AND BLUE BATTLE:
Trosh Weekenl' Becoles Tr aitiona I eT
"Go blue"-"Go maize"-fresh-
men women will carry these foot-
ball yells through into the spring
semester as they support their re-
spective teams in the presentation
of Frosh Weekend.
Frosh Weekend originated in '48
and has since become an establish-
d campus vnt ranking with the
annual Senior Night festivities, the
junior production of JGP and the
sophomore presentation, Soph Cab.
ALL FRESHMEN women are
divided into two teams, the Maize
and the Blue. Each team plans and
presents a dance in the allotted
Skits and publicity stunts are
presented by the coeds for weeks
in advance of the dances.
"Maize" and "Blue" days are us-
ed to prove to the campus that
their dance will be the best.
The dances are judged on the
basis of decorations, floorshow,
publicity, program designs, ticket
sales, scholarship and dues collect-
FOLLOWING THE dances, the
name of the winning team, along
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with their class, is announced and
engraved upon a plaque which re-
mains in the League Undergrad-
Last year the Maize Team re-
ceived the honors for the first
time since the rivalry began.
Blue teams had proved to be
winners the previous two sea-
"Deuces Wild" was the theme of
the victorious Blue Team of '52.
Cards and card games were de-
picted by the decorations and pro-
grams while the floorshow was a
take-off on the annual male pre-
sentation of Union Opera.
DAVY JONES' locker provided
the focal point for decorations and
floorshow in the Maize Team pre-
sentation of "Commotion in the
The Blue Team of the class of
'53 took . top honors the next
season with their theme, "Watch
the Birdie." The photography
motif was carried through into
the floorshow which consisted of
three still-life scenes that be-
came animated to depict life in
Ann Arbor-the last scene was
appropriately entitled "Rain."
The "good old days" when Ru-
dolph Valentino was the rage was
which pay tuition for one year and
are renewable for three addition-
al years. Other alumni clubs of-
fer aid to persons from their
towns and areas.
SPECIAL scholarships are avail-
able in the various schools and
colleges of the University to stu-
dents in specified fields.
Women students are eligible
for numerous general scholar-
ships. Alumnae Council Educa-
tional awards of $200 each are
granted to undergraduate wo-
men in residence halls.
Helen Newberry offers scholar-
ships to women living in or eli-
gible to live in the residence if
awarded the scholarship. A 2.5
average must have been made by
the applicant the semester before
application is made. Contribution
to the house in citizenship is also
SCHOLARSHIPS are offered in
Betsy Barbour House similar to
those in Newberry.
Junior and senior womenex-
celling in scholarship and acti-
vities are eligible to obtain one
of the Ethel A. McCormick scho-
larships. Character and need are
also judged. Three awards of
$100 each are made annually.
Thirteen stipends, awarding
$200 each, are available to women
living in Stockwell, Mosher, Jor-
dan, Henderson, Alice Lloyd Hall
and Couzens Hall.
Delta Delta Delta sorority last
year awarded two scholarships,
one to an affiliated woman and
one to an independent woman.
Notice as to 'when application
can be made for many of these
awards will be found in the Daily
IN ADDITION to this function,
Assembly also sponsors several ac-
tivities and projects that keep its
officers and independent women
A recently inaugurated pro-
gram that is designed to aid the
incoming freshmen and transfer
students is the Big Sister pro-
gram. Through a scheme of as-
signing a, big sister to each in-
coming woman, Assembly hoped
to make her orientation into col-
lege life easier and quicker.
Another of Assembly's biggest
projects is the annual A-Hop that
is sponsored by independent wo-
men in conjunction with AIM, the
association for independent men.
Proceeds from the dance are con-
tributed to a charity by the two
LAST YEAR'S dance was en-
titled "Moon Midst" where couples
were transported to the "moon"
for the evening. Among decora-
tions including a rocket ship and
a setting of the mountains on the
moon, couples danced to the mu-
sic of two bands in the League
The informal dance that was
held in the fall during a foot-
ball weekend, was sponsored by
AIM and Assembly for the third
Also held during the fall is the
Assembly Fortnight, which now
combines three celebrations that
were formerly held during a two-
week period. Included in the one
evening's programs is the installa-
tion of house presidents, recogni-
tion of outstanding women and
houses on campus and the fort-
THE THEME for last fall's fort-
night was "The Eyes Have It."
Placed about the auditorium for
the evenings entertainment were
huge eyes which were focused up-
on independent women. A major
house problems are dis-
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FRIEND AND ADVISOR:
Dean Bacon To Begin Second
Year as U' Women's Guide
Although Miss Deborah Bacon,
Dean of Women, has been on
campus for only a year, she has
become a welcome advisor and
friend to all her students.
Dean Bacon began her admin-
istrative duties last fall, following
doctoral dissertation at Columbia
University last summer before
commng to the University.
Dean Bacon has also had many
years of professional experience
in nursing and public health, in-
cluding three years in the Army
Nurse Corps with an evacuation
hospital attached to General Pat-
ton's Third Army.
She attended St. Timothy's
School in Baltimore, Md., and en-
tered nurses' training at Bellevue
Hospital, in New York, in 1930.
In 1936-37, she went to Fort Yu-
kon, Alaska, with an Episcopal
Returning to the United States
the following year, she enrolled
as a student at New York Univer-
sity and in 1941 received the de-
gree of bachelor of science in edu-
cation (public health). She spent
1941-42 in Oneida, Ky., as super-
One of the most active organiza-
tions on campus is the Panhellenic
Association which serves as the
representative body for the 20 so-
rorities at the University.
Approximately 1,000 campus
women are members of sororities.
* * *
PANHELLENIC Association acts
as a coordinating and integrating
unit between sororities, University
officials and other student organ-
izations such as the Women's Lea-
gue and Assembly Association.
Among the many functions on
campus sponsored by Panhel-
lenic are the Panhellenic Work-
shop, the Panhellenic Variety
Show and Panhellenic Ball.
For the freshmen women Pan-
hellenic and Assembly combine to
put on Frosh Week-End in the
Spring so that the freshmen on
campus can become acquainted
with one another and the Women's
League activities in general.
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THE MAIN BODY of Panhel-
lenic is the Panhellenic Board
which consists of eight members.
These girls help to promote a
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