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K I3 O O K
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I A HANDBOOK OF INFORMATION
PUBLISHED TO AID ENTERING
  1949-50 KENTUCKY STUDENTS
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INTRODUCTION l
The University at Kentucky l949—l95O Handbook is pub-
lished in the hope that it will aid you in gaining a clearer idea
of some of the customs, ideals, purposes, and traditions at the
University of Kentucky, The handbook is dedicated to the
puropse of listing some of the phases of the lite at the Univer-
sity so that you may better understand just what "makes us
tick," You will soon be an integral part of the University arid,
if this adjustment comes about any faster because of anything
you were able to obtain from this book, then we have accom-
plished our goal.
·   , —The Editor
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EDITOR
EARL L. CONN
ASSOCIATE EDITORS
Aww MACKLIN STANLEY PORTMANN ;
BUSINESS MANAGER
KENNETH WOOD
STAFF
BETTY BRYANT MARGARET LARKIN ‘
GEORGE COICAN ROBERT GORHAV. Q
FACULTY ADVISOR
R. W. HENDERSON
COVER DESIGN BY CAROLYN CRTTCHLOW
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
University l
President's Introduction .,.......,.......,.......... 7 Ai
Dean’s Introductions ................................ 8  
UK History ..............,....................,,.r....... IO
l949-5O University Calendar ..,...,.......,...,. I2
Administration .......i.........................,........ I5
UK Deans ..........................................,..... IB
Students
Freshman Tips .......................................... l9
Student Government Association ................ 22
Extra—Curricu|ar Activities ..,.,................... 23
Publications ...... . ..............,..........i.,........... 25
The Student Union .................................. 26
Student Union House Rules ........................ 30
Women's Dormitories ......i......,.,......t......... 37
Men's Dormitories ................i.......,.........,. 4l
Y.M.C.A. .....,...,.......,.i...........,.................. 45
Map ot Campus ................i......,........i....... 48
Y.W.C.A. ..i....I...I...........................i...i...... so  
UK Social Customs .....,.............................. 52  
Book Store and Post Ottice . .,................... 54 l`

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Marking System ..,...,.,............................... 54
Credits and Standings ....,......,..,.......,......... 55
i Parking Regulations .................................. 56
l Smoking Regulations .....,.....................,.,.. 56
-’ll‘ Vocabulary ....,.....................................,... 56
l Religious Organizations .....,.............,........ 59
Churches of Lexington ....................,......... 6l
Organizations
Pan-Hellenic ............................................ 63
Sororities .................,........................,....... 63
lntertraternity Council .,....................,....... 66
Fraternities ....,..............,.,.,.........,............ 67
Student Organization ,. ..... . .......,.,...,.......... 72
Athletics
UK Sports ..t..,.....,.......,......,...............,4.... 73
lntromurols ...........,...,.........................,.,.. 83
Sul(y .................................,......,.,............. 86
Women's Athletic Association ,................. 86
Athletic Ticket Books ..............,................. 88
` Miscellaneous
il Prizes and Awards .,.......,.......................... 88
l School Songs ..............,.,..........,...,.,.......... 94
i Acknowledgments .........,... , ....,.........,.,..... 96

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President H. L. Donovan
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MY DEAR STUDENTS:
V Let us take this opportunity to welcome you to the campus
jg`2 of the University of Kentucky. We are delighted to hove y0u
l here. You ore to be congrotuloted on being oble to attend
college at o time when so many young men ond women in this
country can not do so, because of the overcrowded conditions
of our institutions of higher learning.
l am certoin that you realize how fortunate you ore and
that you will take every odvontoge of your opportunities and
endeovor to moke a fine record while in school. The University
of Kentucky is ci friendly institution but you must be prepared
to do good work if you are to enjoy its privileges to the utmost,
lt is essential that young men ond women be well educated
in this period in which we live if they are to render to society
the contribution which is expected of them. Your state uni·
versity has o deep interest in you and it will give you every
opportunity to secure a good education.
Get ocquainted with your professors and you will find thot
they are your friends. Get acquainted with as mony of your
fellow students os possible. Divide your time so as to have
periods for work and periods for ploy.
We ore very anxious that you have a good time while ot
the University but we ore olso anxious that you do good work os
o student. We wish for you pleasant work, challenging tasks,
ond great hoppiness.
Cordially yours,
  l·l. |.. DONOVAN
  President
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GREETINGS: l
l am happy as Dean ot Women ot the University ot Kentucky
to greet the new women students. This day, as you enter the
University, you become an "investment" ot the state. Four
years hence, will that "investment" pay dividends? Today,
better than anyone else, you know the answer.
We want the years ahead to be good years. To that end the
University is so organized. The members of the staff ot the
Dean at Women are ready to help you at any time. We want  
to know each and every one personally. Come to see us when- ,
ever we can be of service. l
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W TO ALL NEW MEN STUDENTS:
l You young people who are coming to the University for the
first time are beginning a new phase of your personal careers.
What you accomplish here in the ensuing months and years
will have great influence on your development as an individual
and as o citizen.
The University of Kentucky is a great institution whose pur»
pose is to serve you and to serve the state. Here you will have
an opportunity to grow and develop with far greater freedom,
perhaps, than you have ever enjoyed before. ln this new ex—
t perience you will have decisions to make, and you may have
; difficulties to face. The Office of the Dean of Men is designed
= to aid you in solving these problems, lf you are in need ot
l aid of any kind please come to us.
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  We ore glad to have you as students of the University of
i Kentucky. We will do all we can to see that your stay here is
‘ a happy and profitable one.
Cordially,
A, D. l···i:
84 years. lt began its history in l865 when it was founae;1 `
under the name of the Agriculture and Mechanical College K
The first president was John Augustus \/\/illiams. There were  -l_
four professors and a military commandant appointed to the
school. ,
Then in l866 the school was consolidated with Transylvania
University and remained so until l87B when it was separated
and became known as State College. Joseph Deshea Pickett
acted as its president from l867 to l868. James Kennedy
Patterson followed him and remained the school's president
until l908.
ln l908 the name of the school was changed again to State
University and James G. White acted as president until the
Appointment of Henry S. Barker in l9lO.
Paul P. Boyd succeeded Barker as president of the school
during the l9l6—l7 school year during which the name of the
school was changed to its present day name of the University of
Kentucky.
Frank l.eRond /\/\c\/ey became the president in l9l7 and
served in that capacity until July of l94O when Dean Thomas
Cooper became acting president. Herman Lee Donovan was
named president of the University of Kentucky in July of l94l
The period from l878 to l924 saw many new buildings
being erected on the campus of the University of Kentucky.
The Administration Building, \/\/hite l·lall then a dormitory,
e><—President Patterson's home, and the military commandantk
home were constructed between l87B and l894.
ln the year of l889 the Experiment Station was built and
the second dormitory —— Neville l·lall — was finished in l89O
The Mechanical Building and workshops were completed in
l892.
Patterson l·lall was finished in l904 and in l907 Frazee
Hall was added to the growing list of campus buildings The 1

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Carnegie Library and the Ag iulrure Building were constructed
in l908.
l l‘?O9 saw the Civil and Physics buildings erected whiie
_.i` Kastle l·lall went up in l9iO. The new workshops of the
  mechanical department of the College of Engineering were cone
I structed and equipped in l9lB.
Alumni Gym was completed in l923 and the football star
* dium was constructed on Stoll Field in l924. Memorial l-lall
l was dedicated in l929 to the Kentucky dead of World War E
' and the new library was opened in l93l.
I Bradley l·la|| had been opened in l92l and /v\c\/ey l·lall was
i opened in l928. Boyd l·lal| had been completed in l925. Com-
pleted by l93O were the Education Building, Breckinridge ana
? Kinkead l—lalls.
2 The observatory was opened in l932 while the Engineering
Quadrangle was finished in l938. Opened in l94O were l.af—
l terty l·la|| and Jewell l·lall. The l·lome Economics Building and
2 the Eunkhouser Biological Science Building were completed in
t 1942.
Bowman l·la|| and the Dairy Center were finished and openej
j in l948.
S Three new construction iobs have been under way during the
Q past year. One is the new multi—mi|lion dollar fieldhousee
auditorium which is scheduled to open sometime this winter
s The new Eine Arts building was nearing completion this sum-
a mer and certainly will be one of the most beautiful buildings
  on campus.
* The third building being erected is the new Maintenance and
Operations building.
*1 There are now eight colleges serving the major function Dt
l instruction at the University of Kentucky in addition to the
" Department of University Extension.
The colleges are the College of Arts and Sciences, the Col
`* y lege of Agriculture and Home Economics, the College ot Engir
* l weering, the College Jf Law the College nf Education the Oni

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lege at Commerce, the College at Pharmacy, and the Graduate
School. C
The University of Kentucky is on the approved list ot the
Association of American Universities, and is a member of the C
Southern Association ot Colleges and Secondary Schools and  
the Kentucky Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. l\
lt is accredited in its respective colleges or departments by D
the Association at American Law Schools, the American As-
sociation of Collegiate Schools ot Business, and the American
Association ot Schools and Departments ot Journalism. J,
Also the American Library Association, the National Associa— Ji
tion of Schools of Music, the Engineers Council for Professional
Development, the American Chemical Society, the National J,
Association of Schools ot Social Administration, the American
Association of Colleges ot Pharmacy, and the American Council
an Pharmaceutical Education .
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`I949-50 UNIVERSITY CALENDAR
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First Semester
Sept. I2-I4 Monday, 8:00 a.m. to \i\/ednesday 5100 p.m.
7 Classification tests and physical ex- R
aminations tor all new students F6
Sept I5-I7 Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to Saturday Noon——
Registration and classification ot all M
students, according to an alphabetical
schedule M
Sept I9 Monday—Class work begins A
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Sept. 24 Saturday ——— Last date one may enter an or-
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1 Oct. l4-l5 Friday and Saturday — Period for tiling ap-
) plication for degree
Q Oct. 24 Monday — Last date one may drop a course
1   without a grade
  Nov. 24-28 Thursday, 8:00 a.m., to Monday, 8:00 a.m.
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up. Calendars are then available in the Social Director's Of-
fice, Room l22, Student Union Building. Also watch bulletin
boards on campus, in Student Union, residence halls and the
Kernel publicity for specific information.
_ The cost of campus function is very nominal. Some of the
[ most important all-campus functions which you will not want to
miss are: weekly movies on Friday evenings in Memorial l·lal|
(2 showings a night); Sweater Swing every Tuesday evening in
Student Union (no charge) and girls came without dates; Lances
Carnival and Dance; Sadie Hawkins Day and Dance; College
Night (2nd week of school}; Kentuckian Queen Dance, Spring
Prom, and May Day Parade and Dance.
- There are also excellent musical programs each Sunday
‘ afternoon (sponsored by the Music Department) at 4 a'c|ack
in Memorial l·lall. The English Department brings very out-
1 standing speakers to the campus and the Guignol Theatre under
the direction of Mr. Wallace Briggs has several productions
each semester.
l The University of Kentucky has an active debate and dis»
* cussion program under the direction of Dr. Gifford Blyton, l37
i Fine Arts Building. Students may receive credit or not as they
y wish. Debates are held with nearby universities as well as many
y from out of state. No previous debate experience is necessary.
l PUBLICATIONS
l The Kentucky Kernel is issued every Friday and distributed
l through the mail boxes in the University post office. lt is edited
~ by journalism students and gives a complete coverage of all
campus activities.
ll The Kernel features campus news, columns, features, sports,
society, and editorials along with cartoons in covering the news
? ofthe University.
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The Kentuckiun is the campus yearbook which is usually
distributed to subscribers late in the spring semester. lt records
theipast year's events and highlights.
Work is begun on the book in the fall and students from
every college on the campus are invited to became members IK
of the staff.
The Kentucky Engineer is a magazine published quarterly
by a staff of students from the College of Engineering. The
magazine describes material and activities relating to the Uni-
versity and the state