The Rimrock Echo (Billings, Mont.) 1930-1943, October 25, 1933, Image 1
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THE RIMROCK ECHO Eailern Montana Normal School — VOL. V BILLINGS, MONT., WED., OCTOBER 25, 1933 NO. 1 E. M. N. S. REARRANGES CLASSROOMS Reports Show an Increase of 22 Students Over Registration of 1932 ENROLLMENT SETS RECORD THIS FALL The total enrollment for the pres- ent fall quarter is greater than any gross registration recorded for the same period in the seven years of the school's existence, with a total enrollment of 364 students, of which 56 are men and 308 are women. Last year, at the end of the third week of the fall quarter, there were 312, of which number 40 were men and 302 women. The increase this year is 22, making the total en- rollment three more than the total at the end of the fall quarter of 1932. The new students this year, meaning those who have never previously been enrolled in this institution, number 219, of whic:i 36 are men and 183 are women. Of the 145 former students, there are 20 men and 125 women. An- other notable fact is that the total of 56 men students enrolled now sets a new high for men. The pre- vious mark was 53 men, established in the winter of 1933. Adopt New System For Checking Books A system of \closed shelves\ has been adopted in our library this year for checking the books that are taken out. In this system all the books, except some statistical references and bound periodicals are kept behind the counter. The librarian and assistants are the only persons who have access to these \concealed books.\ In order to obtain a book, the student must find the book in the card catalog, jot down the classification number, author, , title, and his own name on a requisition slip and present it to the librarian. The librarian obtains the book from among the shelves and pre- sents it to the signer. SENIORS TO SPONSOR DANCE AT COLISEUM Senior class members have made plans for an informal dance on Fri- day, October 27, at the Coliseum. Refreshments will be served by members of the senior class during the dancing. All students are in- vited and the girls are urged to bring escorts. Activity tickets must be presented at the door. The general committee is: Marie Borberg, chairman, Margaret Col- ness and Sally Warner. Those at the door will be Miss Stevenson, Orton Sirrine, Art Guthrie and Marie Borberg. There will be no charge for check-room service. Chorus for Freshmen Ousts Music 11 With the beginning of the fall quarter, new plans in the teaching of first year music, science and psychology were instituted. Chorus work for the entire fresh- man class has been substituted for the former Music 11 course in order to give a foundation for the music work of the winter and spring quar- ters. In the science department geol- ogy and human biology courses have been shifted, geology now being taught in the fall to facilitate the collecting of rock specimens. Shifting has also taken place in Dr. Hines' first year classes, the winter and the fall work having changed places. E. M. N. S. FACULTY ATTEND MEETING P LAN ALUMNI LUNCHEONS Miles City, Havre, and Bozeman are being hosts to the M. E. A. con- ventions on October 26, 27 and 28 of this year. President Williams and Secretary Moe will deliver ad- dresses to all three groups, while the out-of-state speakers, Dr. Bish- op, Dr. Beauchamp and Dr. Dearing are each being assigned to one of the districts. Alumni Will Get Together at M. E. A. E. M. N. S. alumni luncheons are being planned at each of the cities. At Miles City Dr. McMullen will appoint a former president of the luncheon club to be a representative of the alumni. Miss Meek will be the faculty representative and Miss Irene Wengler, August, 1929, will be the student delegate at the Havre luncheon. President Vande Bogart of Northern State Teachers College will address the group. A new system is being introduced into convention work this year, namely, the trading of speakers. Dr. C. L. Kjerstad, President of State Teachers' College, Dickinson, North Dakota, is scheduled to speak at Miles City, and Dr. , MoMullen will return the favor by addressing the educational association of North Dakota next year. Mr. Dean and Mr. Foote will address the upper grade teachers of the Miles City division. Their subjects will be respectively \The Problems of an Upper Grade Teach- er\ and \Activity School and Upper Grades\; Miss Meek will have charge of the Havre luncheon and will appear on the program at the school mistress' banquet Friday night. While in that vicinity Miss Meek will visit the Havre and Great Falls branches of A. A. 1J. W. Divide Physiology Class To Facilitate Teaching Because so many students en- rolled for physiology under Mr. Shunk it was necessary to divide the class into two divisions. The classes meet on alternate days, one group on Mondays and Thursdays at 3 o'clock, and one group on Tues- days and Fridays at the same hour. Advanced composition under Miss Meek was also divided into two sections. The regular composition class meets at the first period on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Those specializing in journalism and responsible for publishing„the Rimrock Echo meet at the same time on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. A room on the third floor has been given for the exclusive use of the journalism class and the Rimrock Echo staff. TEST FRESHMEN MONDAY, TUESDAY FOR ENROLLMENT 230 GO THROUGH MILL IN TWO DAYS A modified \Freshman Week” was put into operation on Monday and Tuesday, October 2 and 3, with very decided success. Since all regular freshmen have a set pro- gram, they secured registration cards which had been made up prior to the opening day. After filling ont the personal data the students completed registration by paying fees before Monday noon. A battery of entrance tests was cared for in 7% hours on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, or an average of two questions per minute. The library instruction, physical examinations and photographs were cared for in groups on Tuesday. The entire program was completed Tuesday night. About 230 entering students having been through the mill in the two days. Any neces- sary deviations from the regular program were made later in the week by drop and add cards, but these changes were no more fre- quent than under the old plan. Second year students, whose work is largely elective, were enrolled throughout the two days by the faculty members not immediately concerned with the entrance exam- inations. When we get down to 30 hours a week we will take care of our own car, furnace and lawn, help with the dishes and laundry, thereby knocking three or four people out of the work they usually do. MOVE DEPARTMENTS TO ADM. BUILDING; DISCONTINUE DORM LIBRARY MOVES TO FIRST FLOOR The Eastern Montana Normal School has begun its seventh year under slightly different housing conditions. The six rooms formerly occupied in the Empire Building have been abandoned. With the exception of the music and art de- partments, which are still operat- ing in the Washington building, all of the school is now concentrated in the old Y. M. C. A. building, now known as the \Ad\ building. The dormitory, which has occu- pied the third floor, has been elim- inated. On this floor are the ad- ministrative offices, a journalism room, a lunch room, a rest room, a book store and several store rooms. -e Social science, education, science and speech departments are estab- lished on the second floor. Psy- chology and English are on the first floor. The physical education is still in the basement. The li- brary has been moved from the second floor to the lobby on the first floor. A new feature of the organiza- tion this year is the book store. The art kits that were formerly sold by Snook Art Company are now handled by the school. This book store distributes these kits, text books, rock boxes and other school supplies. The book store is managed by Franklin Williams, who is a part-time student in our institution. COUNCIL MEETS FRIDAY SET WEDNESDAY AS REGULAR MEETING DATE The student council had its in- itial meeting in Dr. McMullen's of- fice Friday, October 20, at 3 p. m. The appropriation for the senior party was made at that time. The business of organization was de- ferred until the next meeting. This group will meet every Wednesday at 3 p. m. in order to take care of student financial af- fairs and to help in administration of the social program. The senior representatives are Sally Warner, Jack McLean, Don Foote, and Ray Stevens, while those from the first-year class are Andrew Hofmeister, Lois Sander- son, and Clyde Carrington. 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