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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Other - S

An Index of Historical Content and Their Sources

School of Music

Citation: Charles G. Zierk, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1916), p. 40.

The last few years have seen greater development in the School of Music than in any other department of the College. A beautiful Conservatory has been erected, at the approximate cost of $100,000, thus giving to every student the very best advantages of a splendidly equipped and well-appointed building. It contains an auditorium with a seating capacity of 1,000 and about 50 practice rooms. The studios of the various Professors are equipped with every facility for the pursuance of modern teaching methods, and, in short, the entire building is a marvel of architectural beauty and practical utility. In the fall of 1914 a $25,000, four manual, two console, Pipe Organ was installed, which ranks high with the best of the State. The connection of the School of Music with a college gives it particular privileges and a prestige which a school of music standing alone cannot command. The courses of study offered in the various branches aim to cover the whole field in each case, and the school has provided experienced teachers and musicians who have spent years studying under the greatest masters.


(April 1 1896, Bulletin, BU, Second Year number 10 page 1)

Semi-Centennial Celebration

This is the semi-centennial year of Baldwin University's history, and arrangements are being made to hold a semi-centennial celebration in Hulet Hall, during commencement week. It is an interesting fact, and one which brings sadness to the older friends of the University, that this will be the last meeting held in old Hulet Hall, which will be moved to the North side during next Summer.

This celebration will be a notable one. Fifty years of trial and triumph! Much of their history has been written, not on the printed page, but in the hearts of those who have toiled and sacrificed to place Baldwin University where it now stands-on a successful and progressive basis.

Commencement week this year promises to be one of the most important and interesting in Baldwin University’s history.

Senior Play-Senior Memorial

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

The Senior Class takes unto itself each year the pleasurable task of presenting a play to the public, under the direction of Professor and Mrs. Dana T. Burns. Nor could the Seniors call their college life complete without leaving behind them a token of their interest in, and love for, their Alma Mater. Therefore each year they dedicate a memorial to the College.

She's My Baldwin (Song)

Citation: "She's My Baldwin," in Baldwin University Alumni Songs, n.d.

Tune - "She's my Schoolma'am."
In the town of old Berea,
Where the Rocky River flows,
There stands Baldwin University,
Which everybody knows.
Preachers, Lawyer, Doctors, Teachers,
Call her Alma Mater dear,
And their pride swells to emotion,
That they can't restrain and cheer.

Cho: She's my Baldwin, She's my Paldwin,
She's the nearest and dearest to me.
She's my Baldwin, She's my Baldwin,
She's the nearest and dearest to me.

Legislators down at Washington,
And at Columbus too,
They are loyal to her memory
For they came from old B. U.
There are Philos, there are Clios,
Phrenos and Aletheans
Laboring as missionaries
Far away in foreign lands.


There are many other colleges,
In North, South, East and West;
But her honored sons and daughters,
Think that old B. U. is best.
From the great lakes to the gulf states,
From the Golden Gate to Maine,
When you speak of dear old Baldwin
They take up the glad refrain.
Chorus :

Siren Yell (Varsity Yell)

Citation: Harold A. Speckmann, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1914), p. 136.

Z-Z-Z-Z-Z Boom! Ah! Cuckoo!
Baldwin-Wallace, Rah!

Sky Rocket

Citation: "Sky Rocket," in Songs and Yells, n.d.

Z----z ! Boom! A----h !
Baldwin! Wallace! Raaah!

Stunt Night

Citation: Harold A. Speckmann, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1914), p. 138.

Stunt night is a device to take down the superciliously wise Freshman in an agreeable manner; the new arrivals are made to perform for the entertainment of the whole student body. The Sophomore class acts as a supervising committee to see to proper initiation ceremonies.

See: The Exponent, OCtober 3, 1917, page 4, column 2.

Sustainability Studies

Citation: Adam L. Bowers , ed., “B-W Launches Major in Sustainability Studies,” The Exponent, September 30, 2008, p. 3.

Baldwin-Wallace College is the first Ohio school to offer an undergraduate major, in sustainability. Sustainability is a modern discipline that establishes effective means of meeting the needs of today’s society, without compromising the needs of future generations. This new major is the product of two different aspects, the first being student interest. Two recent graduates as well as several prior to 2008 have designed their own major concentrating on sustainability issues. The second influence upon the major's formation is a campus-wide effort towards environmental sustainability. In 2006 the Sustainability Committee was formed intending to push for an increase in "green" lifestyles at B-W.

The major will include an interdisciplinary variety of courses in natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and business administration. The major will also offer an experiential learning, a mentor component, and a capstone course. The co-directors for the program are Dr. Sabina Thomas of the geology and biology department and David Krueger of the business department.

Sweetheart Formal

Citation: Noreen Bonk Garman, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1955), p. 25.

As the snow was gently falling outside, the dreamy music floated through the rec hall to make this year's Sweetheart formal one of the most memorable. Sponsored by the Y's, the traditional formal was clad in hearts of heavenly blue and white and the theme was "Serenade in Blue." Jean McClintock, one of the Y.W.C.A. cabinet members was chosen queen for the evening.