History of Hendrix



College authorities liberalized residence hall visitation policies.


Couch Hall was converted to a co-educational residence hall.

A student-run radio station with the call letters KHDX began operation.

The first computer terminal for students' use was installed.


Students "streak" on campus on several occasions.

First "Goat Roast" held.


The Wilbur D. Mills Center for the Social Sciences opened to house the departments of business, economics, education, history, psychology and sociology as well as classrooms and faculty offices.

The Hendrix faculty members established a chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

October 30, 1976• Some 100 members of the Hendrix community made a "Pilgrimage to Altus" to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of Central Institute.


The Cabe Theatre Arts Center opened.

The Marshall T. Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy began sponsoring guest lecturers and conferences.


The Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language were established in to enhance instruction in literary pursuits and bring to the Hendrix campus men and women who have demonstrated distinction in their fields, including artists, scholars and literary figures.


Construction began on the pedestrian overpass.


First Arkansas Governor's School opened on campus.