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New building as seen
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View from The north
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SUPERIOR Since it is the work of every school to try to cultivate mental
INTEI-I-EC'I'UAI- development, no single school may claim patent rights on all
TRAINING the excellencies of method. This we do not do. It is a fact,
however, that there is a wide difference between the results
sought and the methods used in ,the schools of the country. Tennessee Mili-
tary Institute excels most of the schools of its type in its insistence on high
academic standards and its provisions by which cadets are enabled to measure
up to these higher requirements. The first, and perhaps the most important,
of these provisions for the pupils' benefit is the high degree of efficiency and
capablity of the teaching staff. Every teacher in the Faculty has been thoroughly
trained for the particular line of work which he is teaching in T. M. I. This
means much in arousing the boy to his best efforts. A second provision in the
interest of better academic work is the regular study period. There is a definite
preparation period which the cadet must observe preceding the recitation periods.
Then there are our special privilege lists under which certain coveted privileges
are open only to those attaining the requisite class standing. Almost any boy
will put in his best efforts to place his name on the Privilege List, a copy of
which is mailed to all patrons monthly. In addition to these provisions and in-
centives for higher scholarship standing, there are the firm, but considerate, re-
quirements of each teacher and extra-hour special sessions to help up and spur
on those who are behind the class average or are careless in their preparations.
We believe, therefore, that Tennessee Military Institute can justly claim su-
perior results in stimulating mental growth.
CHARACTER But more important than physical growth and more significant
BUILDING than intellectual training is the character of the boy-that which
will later be the character of the man. Athletic proportions of
body and superior attainments intellectually do not, by themselves, procure
respect and confidence. From this it follows that character building is the
first and highest work of the school. Noble impulses are present in every boy's
soul. Inspiring the higher motives and inculcating correct conceptions on the
fundamentals of truth and honesty go far toward character building. We strive
earnestly and continuously to get our boys to recognize their own better selves
and fix permanently in their lives the foundations of sound and clean manhood.
The key word to our method of dealing with boys is fmnleness. We are
open and straightforward in our treatment of the boy, and in nine cases out
of ten we are able to secure a like attitude on his part. What we have to say
to our boys in a body or as individuals is expressed in simple, direct language.
We use no bluff or bluster. The average boy despises sham and hypocrisy,
and is quick to detect any symptoms of such in officer or teacher. Honesty and
truth are part of the atmosphere and spirit of the institution, and the new boy
soon catches this spirit. We believe, therefore, that T. M. I. is contributing in
a very genuine and positive way to the building of trustworthy and honorable
characters in the pupils enrolled with us.
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MAIN BUILDING The main building houses under one roof administrative
offices, classrooms, assembly hall, rooms for 200 boarding
cadets, apartments for six married teachers and dining room and kitchen reached
by a barracks porch. All cadet rooms open on concrete and steel porches, thus
eliminating fire danger and avoiding corridor problems at one time. A new kitchen,
equipped for cafeteria service was added in the summer of 1967.
AUDITORIUM The auditorium-gymnasium, built in the summer of 1954, is a great
GYMNASWM addition to our campus. This building is 107' long and 80, Wide
with bleachers on each side and with a projecting rostrum along
the South wall, so as to make it possible to use the building as an auditorium, seat-
ing a thousand people.
RECREATION This building was erected during the 1964-65 term as a memorial
BU"-DWG to Mr. William W. Walker. It houses a student lounge, sandwich
bar, student post office, and game rooms. It is attractively furn-
INFIRMARY The school infirmary, designed to have residential appearance,
is equipped with eighteen hospital beds and separate wards for
isolating any case of a contagious character that may develop.
LIBRARY The library building, erected in 1947, is most attractive in appear-
ance, both outside and inside. It is furnished with golden oak tables
and chairs with convenient shelving for books and magazines.
MILITARY The military building, erected in the summer of 1948, provides
BU"-DWG offices for the military staff, three classrooms, and storage facil-
ities for military property and weapons. In addition, the military
building has an excellent indoor rifle range, equipped for complete safety in rifle
firing. Pictures of this building will be found on Page Fifty-Nine.
CLASSROOM AND During the summer of 1959 a classroom and laboratory build-
LABORATORY was erected. This building provides most modern facilities
for our Mathematics, Modern Language, and Science in-
struction and laboratories. The building is beautifully equipped.
D. MEAD Built during 1966, D. Mead johnson Hall houses our entire grad-
JOHNSON uating class, together with two faculty families. This dormitory is
HAH' of excellent design and is well furnished.
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