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10 > Image 10 of Kentucky Alumnus, vol. 7, no. 1, August 1915

Part of Kentucky alumnus

II . SI I Iz r 8 THE KENTUCKY ALUMNUS. I tion. Most students who attend state universities come from free public schools, and this is particularly true of Kentucky State. At the univer sity, the student pays no tuition and pays very small fees. The state . furnishes him free education and he soon comes to feel that it is the states duty, and not his, to see that the machinery is kept in proper condition, II and that the work of the university goes on. The psychology of the sit- uation seems simple. Being a product of the free school system, he is a I [II constant recipient of favors from the state. He constantly receives It favors and gives back nothing to the source of all these favors. His con- sequent feeling to the state and the institution is one entirely devoid of Ig a sense of responsibility. Q Such students have not sacrificed for the university or for the state. I Qt They do not appreciate how far they are indebted to the university and _I to the state, and as a result they leave the institution indifferent to its welfare and ungrateful for benefits received. Ii This lack of sense of responsibility is no less true of the faculty. The _ same spirit pervades it, but not on account of the bestowal of favors by the state, as is the case with the students, but because the faculty is will- . QI ing to accept the easiest route and it takes a small interest in preserving class organizations and awakening and conserving the interest of the ~ alumni to the institution. I In saying this we do not speak of exceptions, but of the general I EE feeling of alumni, and particularly those of our own Alma Mater. ~. =x= * * * >= fl, The Alumni Association has started a file of the names and I A New addresses of all former students of the University. There is I! Departure no record anywhere available concerning the present location of the ten or twelve thousand former students. In the Reg- istrars oflice there is a file of the names of the students, but the addresses "I are the home addresses given at the time they entered the University. if This is a tremendous task. It will take considerable time and co- operation to accomplish it, but it is worth while. The Secretary has I].; already been working on this list and has secured the correct addresses of TQ some 40 or 50 per cent of the entire list. It would be of great assistance It if the alumni would send in names and addresses of former students whom they might know. * * * * * p I Only a small number of Alumni have filled in and re- lnformstien turned to the Secretarys office the information blank I Blank sent out a short time ago for the purpose of having on ile I important data concerning the various members. This I information is earnestly desired and each and every alumnus is earnestly . requested to fill out the form as completely as possible and send it in at {I once. A number of alumni have called for the specific purpose of looking over the records to see what their old friends and classmates are doing. I i II I ~ I I I if