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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Other - F

An Index of Historical Content and Their Sources

Fair Baldwin (Song)

Citation: "Fair Baldwin," in Baldwin University Alumni Songs, n.d.

O Baldwin! Dear Baldwin!
How fair are thy portals!
Your colors are the Brown and Gold;
Your flawless name will ne'er grow old;
O Baldwin! Dear Baldwin!
May thy name live forever.

John Baldwin! John Baldwin!
One could not aim higher!
Out in the wilds you came alone,
And there content you made your home.
John Baldwin! John Baldwin!
May thy name live forever.

B. Baldwin! U. Baldwin!
Her daughters and her sons,
O keep the fire of fame glowing,
And the fount of knowledge glowing.
B. Baldwin! U. Baldwin!
The fairest of the fair.

U-rah-rah! for Baldwin,
The first in every thing.
U-rah-rah! for dear old Baldwin,
U-rah-rah! for dear old Baldwin,
U-rah-rah! for Baldwin,·
The fairest of the fair.

Folk Festival

Citation: Baldwin-Wallace Folk Festival-1970,” The Exponent, April 3, 1970, pp. 6-7.

B-W's first folk festival - five days of American folk music in nil its forms - begins this Thursday, April 9. The festival program includes four major concerts and five informal workshops. Folk forms to be played and discussed include urban blues, delta blues, southern, rural, bluegrass, and contemporary folk and protest songs. Song-writing and styles of playing will be explored in depth at the workshops.

Program Board, through ACES and the National Endowment for the arts and Humanities, is sponsoring the festival. Bill Krauss is festival chairman.

The artists who will play and teach are Mississippi Fred McDowell and the Muddy Waters Blues Hand, Danny Cox and Jerry Jeff Walker, John Greenway and Mike Seeger plus Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. A festival schedule and information on the performers appear on the center pages of this Exponent.

Founder's Day

Citation: A. Wesley Roehm, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1928), p. 120.

The 13th of October is the day designated to commemorate the founding of our College. On this particular day we are especially reminded of the unselfish life which John Baldwin lived and the noble efforts which he put forth to give succeeding generations an institution of learning.

An all-college assembly, to which all townspeople and friends of the College are invited, is held at 11 :00 in the morning. For this occasion a speaker of outstanding merit is procured to give the address of the day. The speaker for this year, 1927-28, was Judge Florence Allen, who very ably and impressively addressed a full house, eulogizing John and Mary Baldwin and presenting a theme of current interest.

Founder's Day this year was of special interest and importance, for in the afternoon ground was broken for the new Women's Dormitory. President Wishart of Wooster College gave the address for the occasion.

In the afternoon occurs the annual Freshman-Sophomore football game and in the evening Theta Alpha Phi presents a dramatic production, the play for this year being Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband", while last year "Mr. Pim Passes By" was given.

Freshman-Sophomore Flag Rush

Citation: Harold A. Speckmann, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1914), p. 134.

The Freshman-Sophomore flag rush was recognized this year by the Faculty. A committee of the Students' Assembly formulated the rules governing the contest. The fight was comparatively orderly, speaking in "fighting terms," for no lives were lost; the only reported damages being slightly bruised bodies and shredded shirts.

The rush took place October 16th on the athletic field. The Sophs held the flag at home-plate, while the Freshmen were lined up near third base. The upper-classmen had interlocked arms about the fellows holding the flag, and at the referee's whistle the Freshmen came rushing toward them. The Sophs, who were stationed on the outside of the circle, succeeded in weakening the force of the Freshman wedge; but it didn't take the youngsters long to break through the Soph defense and get their hands on the flag. The Sophs had no intention of giving up without a good fight, and so the flag zig-zagged about. As soon as a man thought that he had a firm hold on the flag, some one on the opposing side would grab him by the legs, and he'd come off in a hurry.

A committee of five Juniors and Seniors refereed the contest, and were kept quite busy pulling out the fellows who had forgotten the rules in their excitement. The rush was clean all the way through, devoid of boorishness or unfair dealing, and at the end of the scheduled twenty minutes' scrap, after the Sophs had been declared the winners, the fellows shook hands, and together left the "battlefield."