COMMENTS FROM THE EDITOR
Upsilon-Upsilon has a rich history in the annals of Phi Alpha Theta. It was chartered in 1974 as the 500th chapter. Beginning with the 1977-78 academic year, the chapter has either won outright or been named co-winner of the Best Chapter Award in Division I (up to 2500 students) fourteen of the last fifteen years. What the future may bring, no one really knows. But the Department and the student members of Upsilon-Upsilon are dedicated to maintaining the tradition of the chapter.
The selection process for this year's volume was again a difficult one for the Board of Advisors. Each member of the Board read every manuscript before the final selections were made. The board and the editor wish to thank each person who submitted a paper. We realize that it required an extra effort on the part of each individual to take the time to do so in the midst of all of their other activities. You are to be commended for your effort.
As editor, I would like to express my thanks to the Board of Advisors. They had the task of making the final selections. It took a great deal of effort and time in a busy semester especially to keep the time schedule that was necessary. A special word of thanks is offered to John Broome who was the chairperson of this year's board.
As advisor to Upsilon-Upsilon, I would like to express a personal note of appreciation to the graduating members of the chapter. You were a small group but through hard work and determination, you managed to get things done. This meant giving up some of your free time, such as Christmas vacation. It may be a long time before the chapter again takes six to the national convention. In this activity, you have set the standard. Many of you are entering graduate schools, law schools, and/or seminaries. Others are going directly into professional work. You will be successful in these endeavors, and remember, you are part of the Upsilon-Upsilon heritage. You helped build our tradition. We will miss you!
Eric L. Wake, Ph.D.
Advisor of Upsilon-Upsilon
and Chairman of the History
and Political Science Department
COMMENTS FROM THE PRESIDENT
Cumberland College is in the midst of massive rejuvenation. With the construction of the Appalachian Museum virtually complete, campus-wide renovation has been renewed. Earlier this year we saw the splendid refurbishment of the T.J. Roberts Memorial Dining Hall. The addition of a media center to the Hagan Memorial Library is already well under way.
Upsilon-Upsilon has also branched out. Joining our sister English honor society chapter, Delta-Upsilon of Sigma Tau Delta, our members enjoyed an outing to historic Shakertown. We also were privileged to help Delta-Upsilon during their annual Halloween "fright night" in order to raise funds for a Sigma Tau Delta chapter banner similar to our own Phi Alpha Theta banner. A car wash was added this year so that seven members could attend Phi Alpha Theta's National Convention in Chicago.
Tradition was closely observed, however. Upsilon Upsilon continued to host seven lectures, sponsored two booksales, published monthly newsletters and collaborated with the History and Political Science Department to host the second annual Regional History Day. This fourth volume of The Upsilonian is truly our crowning achievement.
Yet, the success of our award winning chapter depends solely on a human factor. I want to personally thank the faculty and staff of both the History and English departments; all history day judges; every person that submitted papers and above all else, Dr. Eric L. Wake, our faculty sponsor, fearless leader and usually the one sane voice among many.
President of Upsilon-Upsilon