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"640 Students to Enroll at Hanover," Madison (Indiana) Courier, 12 Sept. 1950, p. 1, 3.


Registrar Says Classes Will Begin At Hilltop College Thursday

Over 600 students are expected to register at Hanover college today and tomorrow as the Presbyterian institution begins its l24th year of acedemic instruction, Robert Calvert, registrar, said today.

Freshmen began their college lives yesterday with an orientation period. They continue this familiarization course, thru this evening. A play entitled "Riders To The Sea," will be held in the college chapel this evening.

A total 211 new students were welcomed by president Dr. Albert G. Parker. They include 87 women and 124 men from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Kentucky, Connecticut, New York, the Hawaiian Islands, India, Germany and Siam.

Freshmen registered today and upperclassmen registration will be conducted this afternoon and all day tomorrow. Classes will start on a regular schedule Wednesday.

Almost 200 students are expected to attend Hanover from Jefferson county, Calvert stated, and many of them will be commuters, who will attend classes as other students but reside at home. An official total will be released Friday.

When registration is completed tomorrow the total of students is expected to fall below the record 723 which attended Hanover last year.

Students at the hilltop college started trickling into the institution on Labor Day when football practice started for the 1949 Hoosier College Conference champions who open their season at Morgan Field against Southern Illinois University on September 234d.

Last Saturday a larger flow of students began to arrive at the college and dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, and private residences were opened to meet the needs of the big influx of students from many parts of the world.

The freshman orientation program began yesterday with a noon luncheon at Donner Hall, followed by lectures concerning college life and a tour of the buildings at Hanover. Tonight's play will mark the end of the orientation period, but freshmen will ception, held at the end of the registration period.

No fraternity rushing will be held at Hanover during the first semester. In past years pledging was conducted early but last year, for the first time, a deferred pledging schedule was adhered to and it is now necessary for a freshman to make satisfactory scholastic marks before joining a fraternity or sorority.

Green caps for freshmen will be sold to all members of the first year class by members of the Varsity H Club, athletic honorary, and they will be worn until completion of the first year.

Seven new faculty members, some graduates of Hanover, will greet students when they report for classes Thursday. The college faculty will include 44 members. Among the new members are Howard L. Binkley, formerly of the University of Pennsylvania, economics; Esther F. Black, Peru, instructor in art; Charles A. Henry, Washington, new basketball coach; John Phelan, Carleton College, Minn., instructor in sociology.

Also Margaret Davis, Bedford, English and speech; Mrs. Daily Hill, New Castle, instructor in health and physical education; Mary A. Price, formerly of Ball State Teacher's College, instructor in physical education to succeed Miss Wilma Miller. A new college nurse, Mrs. Lorene Flick, of Bloomington, has also been hired.

College maintainence crews under Robert Panzer have been working for the past few weeks readying the campus for the students and report that everything is in good condition.

Buildings have been cleaned and readied, landscaping is completed, especially around Millis Hall, new men's residence building opened last year. Athletic fields have been worked over during the summer and new steel and wood bleachers have been erected on Morgan Field, football stadium.

The Soda Bowl, college mixing place, and Campus Cabin, another popular rendezvous for students, have both been redecorated and are ready to open their doors to the students.

To further promote the school and campus improvements the college is making a drive this year to raise money by gift subscription to what will be known as a 125th anniversary fund.



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