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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Other - P

An Index of Historical Content and Their Sources

Philura Gould Baldwin Library (Song)

Citation: Miss H. A. Foster, "Philura Gould Baldwin Library," in Baldwin University Alumni Songs, n.d.

Great Builder Thou, whose power alone
Hath laid in space the corner- stone
Of countless worlds- 0 what are we
Who build and dedicate to thee?

Yet is it thine-this structure fair;
Each stone was set with faith and prayer,
Though eyes were dim and hearts were sore
For one gone forth, who comes no more.

Accept it Lord and let it prove
To souls athirst for light and love
A place where truth's illumined page
Shall glow for childhood, youth and age.

The cherished name this building bears,
Won all the wealth of love it wears;
These walls, which now that name endears,
Shall stand, above the drift of years.

Swing back, O doors! "Let there be light."
From shadowed vale to sunlit height,
It was not far!- O dear one gone-
In blessed deeds live on, live on!

Physics Department

Citation: “Science in the Liberal Arts,” Baldwin-Wallace Alumnus 40, no. 6 (1965): p. 18.

It has been predicted by the United States Government that there are three jobs available for every two physicists. Teaching, as well as research and development, offers many career opportunities. A physicist would be more than adequately prepared for public school teaching by combining a scientific curriculum with a secondary education program. For those interested in a career of research and development, a greater depth of courses is available. These additional study areas prepare physicists for graduate school or for direct employment. Supplementing the opportunities in pure physics, the physics department offers an engineering preparatory program in which a student studies basic sciences and humanities at Baldwin-Wallace for three years. Then, under a cooperative program with Columbia University, he spends two years in advanced work in the engineering field of his choice. At the end of the five -year program, both schools confer degrees upon the student. This department aims to prepare its students for the critical thinking necessary to place them in sound jobs in today's scientifically oriented society.

Project Affinity

Citation: Kimberly Hronek, “Project Affinity Finds a Home: Community Outreach to Expand Services to West Side,” The Exponent (Berea, OH), April 16, 1997, p. 1.

This year, a house in the Archwood-Dennison community was donated to Baldwin-Wallace's Community Outreach Program. This house was donated with the Wishes that Community Outreach would become actively involved in this West side neighborhood. The house is hoping to bring with it all the benefits it has; lo offer such a community, according to Gretchan Carlson, the director of Community Outreach. This project will be known as Project Affinity.

The first projects for Community Outreach and their new house will be to begin renovations. Starting next week, these will involve the cleaning and painting of the house along with building a few more walls and replacing a bath tub with a shower. According to Carlson, the renovations will probably fee taking place through the beginning of this summer.

Project Affinity participants outside Archwood House, 2017. Source: Shawn, Salamone. “BW Writing New Chapter in Community Engagement and Service.” Baldwin Wallace University News & Events, March 1, 2021.

Glenn Snow, Baldwin-Wallace board and trustee member, who is also a general contractor, will be volunteering his time and talents to the renovations of this house, along with the help of Baldwin- Wallace's own Building and Grounds crew. All students and faculty are also welcome to help out with the renovations.

The first neighborhood event Community Outreach will take part in will be a street fair on the weekend of June 7. This is a community wide event in the Archwood-Dennison area "where all the agencies around the general area show the members of the community what their intended goals will be, along with giving the community a chance to learn a little bit about each of them," said Carlson.

During the summer, Project Affinity will be having a ten week summer experience which will help Community Outreach in deciding what type of role is needed from them in the Archwood-Dennison neighborhood.

According to Carlson, this will be done through, interaction with members of the community, receiving their input and ideas on what they would like to see come out of this programs' presence in the community.

There will be an on-sight director who will be able to answer any of the community's questions dealing with the programs. Six to eight Baldwin-Wallace students will also be given the chance to live in the house during the ten weeks, working on intensive community service projects.

The Project Affinity's summer program will run from June 23 through the end of August. The student positions in this program are open to all Baldwin-Wallace sophomores and juniors.

Even though the programs Community Outreach will be running are not known as of yet, they do know that they will be working with children, women, and the elderly, said Carlson.

As for more long-term goals for Community Outreach, they are hoping to establish a youth enrichment program and computer lab which will be used to help teach and advance the members of the community, Carlson commented.

For more information on the renovations and student experience openings in community service, you can contact either Gretchan Carlson or Carmen Munoz at the Community Outreach office at x2403.