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Image 1 of The Kentucky Kernel, August 2, 1956

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Mills Says Graduation Enrollment Exercises To To Rise Be For the first time since the "veteran's bulge" following World War II, 7,000 students are expected on University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 2, 195f the UK campus, Dr. Robert L. Vol. XLVII No. .16 Mills, registrar, said. Dr. Mills said that for the first time in the history of the Univer- An Editorial sity, the total enrollment might go over 8,000. He explained that the total is made up of students on the campus, those registered through the College of Adult and Extension Education for campus credit, students at the Northern Center, and those registered in the College of Pharmacy. He said the figures do not include persons in extension classes and those regisThis is the last issue of The Kernel before the them and it is largely through the lack of friction tered for correspondence courses. retirement of Dr. Herman Lee Donovan as Presitli.it much of the work has been finished. The enrollment dent of the University to be succeeded by PresA love of the students is one of the chief charfor last year was about 6,400, Dr. identelect Frank. G. Dickey. In retrospect toward acteristics of Dr. Donovan. His of lie c has alwavs Mills said. Enrollment for the 1955-5- 7 been open to students, yet he has stated he regrets school year is expected to Dr. Donovan and in confidence in the future unincrease about six per cent. der Dr. Dickey, The Kernel is filled with gratitude that he has not spent more time with the students. Dr. Mills remarked that although for the good fortune the University has, and has - and that if he could start his career anew, he would the UK enrollment was expected had, in its choice of leadership. certainly make a greater effort to have more conto reach a record high next fall, President Donovan led us to the "Threshold tact with them. no new dormitories will be opened of Greatness." We believe implicitly in the brightin September. He said that both He has seen the University through crises and Keeneland Hall for women and ness of our future under the leadership of Presitriumphs, taking a touch of the sour with the Donovan Hall for men were open dent Dickey. sweet. And through it all he has stood Meadfastlv and in full operation last year. The Material, scholarly, and cultural gains have been by the side of education in a belief that the campus Cooperstown apartments for married students and faculty members so many during the administration of President of the University is the Commonwealth of Kenare scheduled to be in full opera- Donovan that any summary must have reportorial tucky. He has done much to improve the welfare tion by September. Holmes. Hall gaps. However, The Kernel "cannot overlook its of the state through the instrumentality of the will be opened in September, 1957. new home, the Enoch Grehan Journalism Building University. Dr. Mills said the increase in enwhich houses the School of Journalism, Student rollment was caused by more high In the retirement of Dr. Herman Lee Donovan school graduates and a larger per- Publications and The Kernel Press. Nearby is the the University is losing a great leader and chamcentage of these graduates going iniKsing Fine Arts Building of which Dr. Donopion of education. to college. van is justly proud. He boiled the causes down to ac But the University is fortunate in securing the Keeneland Hall, a new dormitorv for wnmrn .., count for the increase thus: "There -rrvircs-of Drr Frank" CrDkkcy, the"T)rTlTunt and of 'emTwa5eslal)nsnetI ov n,m there is under construc genial young dean of the College of Education, as want to go to college." tion Holmes Hall, a fifth dormitory which Dr. future president. Donovan was instrumental in establishing. Dr. Dickey is a native of Oklahoma. He atUnder his administration Donovan Hall, a men's tended public schools in Texas and in Lexington. dormitory, has been built. There have been nuHe did undergraduate work at Transylvania Colmerous other improvements in buildings and lege, and he received his Master of Arts and Dx-to- r grounds. But perhaps the greatest gain of the of Education degrees from the University of University lies in the College of Medicine and the Kentucky and he has done post graduate work at proposed new medical center which Dr. Donovan Harvard. was instrumental in having started. Professors have been elevated to a higher level He has served on the staff of the College of EduDr. William R. Willard, newly cation since 1917 and in 1919 he was chosen dean named dean of the College of Med- under his watchful eye. Their pay has been inicine and vice president of the creased and there is more careful selection of new of that college. He has had vast experience in Medical Center, met with repre- faculty members, due to his efforts. teaching and in dealing with students. sentatives of Ellerbe & Co. of St. Dr. Donovan has opposed any outside forces atDr. Dickey is young and personable and it is felt Paul, Minn., consulting architects, tempting to intimidate professors, and by so doing and Meriwether, Marye & Assohe can and will do much to advance the University ciates, Lexington architects, tn dis has made teachers free to present material to to a higher level of service to the people of Kencuss plans for the new Medical classes in the most beneficial manner. They no tucky as the institution approaches its centennial Center this week. longer have to fear any forces controlling their anniversary. According to Frank D. Peterson, vice president for Business Ad- lectures. His task will not be an easy one but he has a ministration, the company repreThe students as well as the townspeople of Lexunited faculty, stalf, and student body to give him sentatives, Dr. Willard, Presidentington have benefited from the construction of the support. elect Frank Q. Dickey, President Memorial Coliseum. This building allows a large, So it is that The Kernel, with nearlv a halfHerman L. Donovan, and other UK officials reviewed new plot number of persons to attend cultural events which century of tradition and memory riding behind its plans for the school Including the would otherwise not be available to them. It also well known nameplate, dolls its journalistic tap to location of a housing unit, the serves its prime purpose, that of Dr. Donovan for a job well done, brilliantly clone, presenting athCollege of Medicine, the School of letic contests to those who are interested. In this and kindly and thoughtfully done. Dentistry, a teaching hospital and regard, largely through the efforts of Dr. Donovan, a parking area. And to Presidentelect Dickey The Kernel exScale plans for the Medical the relations of the University and the City of Lexpresses its sincere and best wishes, and here reScience Building and the over all ington have been strengthened. affirms its editorial ixilicy (and that of all of us plans for the hospital were also In dealings with the Boards of Trustees, Dr. administration, faculty, staff, alumni, and stu reviewed, Peterson said. Definitive drawings for the Cen- Donovan feels that he has been extremely fortudents) the advancement of the University in all ter will be available for architects nate. He has had the greatest cooperation from its undertakings at all times. Meriwether, Marye & Associates by Sept. 1. Percentage of Freshman Engineering Students at Each Kentucky Dr. Willard was appointed earClassification Battery Level Earning Specified lier this month to head the Grade Averages teaching and research center which will be built on a Year site on the Agricultural ExperiKCB Prcntil Seor (total) ment Station Farm. He is a Yale graduate and a forRegistrar Robert L. Mills has mer specialist in public health. He been TO$ ".. C kit invited ,', P 16,.' served for Ave years as dean of conference of to speak at a work the National Citithe Upstate Medical Center of zens Council Schools at 20 State University of New York at Lookout Mt., for Better Aug. Tenn. on Syracuse. meeting will Dr. Willard took over his post beDr. Mills said the of lay W 29 53 made up largely people, on a part-tim- e basis Wednesday. but will include some professional He will begin full-tim- e work Sept. educators. 16 .50 1 The subject of the meeting will be "Financing Schools in the 6? ' 2 South." Dr. Mills served as a consultant Library Hours 7i U to President Eisenhower's "White On Friday. Aug. 3, the library House Conference on Education" '80 at last year. He is regarded aa an auwill close at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 4, the library will close at thority on education finances. 16 29 rf 1 p.m., and will be closed all day Sunday. Thereafter the schedule Dr. Edney Honored during the vacation period will GradeS'KCB Correlation Dr. J. M. Edney, Zoology, was be 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Monday-Fridaguest of honor at a Thursday dinabove shows the relationship of the grades made by 200 The chart 8:30 a.m.-1- 2 p.m. Saturday. ner, given by the graduating class engineering freshmen to the scores made on the Kentucky CLaulflca-tio- n Closed Sunday. The regular of nurses given before the students rgistered. The schedule will be resumed at 8 copy of theof Good Samaritan. A The Battery. are KCB tests were averages. grades class annual, dedicated The chart ahows that as a.m. Sept. 16. to the professor, was presented to the KCB score decreases, the grade also go down. The chart was compiled by Dr. Ernest McDaniel, UK personnel director. him at the same time. Kernel Doffs Cap To Donovan; Welcomes President Dickey von-the-cam- Med School Architects Meet Willard - . 39-ac- re 00 Mills To Speak At School Meet End-of-Ye- (N-20- 0, 1954-195- ar 3) In Tennessee " 90-- 79 fO-- 89 70-- 79 23-2- 4. 3 v: 50-- 59 40-- 49 30-- 59 -- Nearly 4K) graduates ill receive degree! at 8 p.m.. Auk 3, In Memorial Coliseum, according to Recorder Mary Page Milton. Latest available figures show that 190 undergraduate degrees and 183 graduate degrees will be presented. Miss Milton Indicated, however, that the figures might change before Commencement. Dr. Frank O. Dickey, newly elected president of UK and dean of the College of Education, will deliver the Commencement address on "The Harvest of the Future." Dr. Frank Hose of Transylvania University will give the Invocation. The degrees will be presented by retiring President Herman L. Donovan. Doctor's decrees will be given to persons. Degrees of Master of Science and Master of Arts will be conferred upon 173 candidates. The College of Arts and Sciences will award degrees to 53 graduates and the College of Engineering will award 41. Five Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degrees will be handed out and six Bachelor of 10 Science in Home Economics degrees will be awarded. Degrees will be given to 53 persons in the College of Education and 31 in the College of Commerce. The College of Law is graduating only one person this summer. . Miss Milton expected that the figures for the graduation would . change before the faculty meeting held Wednesday. The meeting was held to approve the awarding of degrees to the candidates. 1 i $18,-000,0- Friday y; end-of-the-ye- ar KCB Indicates Engr's Grades McDaniel ' who An Engineering student scores below 39 percentile on the Kentucky Classification Battery has only one chance in eight to make a "C" standing during the year, Dr. Ernest McDaniel, director of UK's Personnel Department, said. Dr. McDaniel has recently com pleted a survey comparing the results of the classification tests to the grades earned during the first year at the University. The test scores of 200 Engineering freshmen were checked against grades. When their the results were charted, they showed that the lower the score on the Kentucky Classification Battery, the less chance the student had of passing. Of the group earning scores above 90 percentile on the KCB. 16 per cent made "D"; 45 per cent, "C"; 39 per cent, "B". Forty-fou- r students of the 200 had scores above 90 percentile. The percentile score shows that a student scored higher than a certain per cent of his class. That is. If the percentile score Is 90, the student has scored higher than 90 per cent of the end-of-the-ye- ar class. Of the 44 students scoring 80-9- 0 percentile. 20 per cent made "D"; 64 per cent. "C"; and only 16 per cent earned a grade of "B". As the percentile score went down, the percentage of students making "D's" went up In almost perfect proportion. Dr. McDaniel said that this is the first time the Personnel Department has made a study of the relationship of the end of the year grades to the KCB scores. He added that Dean Daniel V. Terrill, Engineering, has made similar studies which have produced the same results. Dr. McDaniel plans to carry out similar studies In the other colleges of the University. Charts of the results will be used to help high school students decide what they will study when they get to college, he said. . Veterans (llieckri Veterans may sign for their G.I. Bill benefits through August 4 In room 104, Administration Building.

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