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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Organizations - A

An Index of Historical Content and Their Sources

A Cappella Choir

Citation: Glenn F. Wickes, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1941), p. 58.

The A Cappella Choir, the largest singing organization, is a merging of liberal arts students and conservatory students.

The tour this year took forty of the sixty-six members to New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut. They left April 5 and arrived back on campus on Easter afternoon.

"Come, Jesu, Come" was the number selected for the Bach Festival.

The officers are Harlan Thomas, president; Peg Morgan, secretary; Harold Barbee, librarian; and David Plank, business manager. Mr. Cecil W. Munk is the director.

Activities Board

Citation: Doris Hauser, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1940), p. 67.

The Activities Board promotes all social functions on the campus-setting up the rules and acting as the calendar committee. It has suffered a stormy administration this year. Although at first glance the personnel would seem a conservative one, a few proposals which will take effect next fall have shaken public opinion to a new height. Perhaps the popular acts of this board have been hidden in the blanket of opposition to measures of "reform in order to preserve". The latter have included the change from Monday to Friday night for fraternity and sorority meetings in order to provide a broader basis for all college functions, to tear down the "four-and-a- half day" attitude toward B-W., and to better scholastic standards. Another proposal is reorganization of club meetings for a better day and limitation of evening meetings. Both of these are in the experimental stage this spring, and in the fall the revised Social Calendar which was presented to the student body in March will go into full effect.

Citation: Glenn F. Wickes, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1941), pp. 20-21.

The Activities Board has probably one of the biggest headaches of the campus to contend with-that of setting up the social calendar. Its administration is always a stormy one and much credit must be given to the participants.

The faculty members are appointed by President Wright and the student members, who are also Social Chairmen for their classes, are appointed by the executive committee of their classes.

Arranging the social calendar included planning campus activities and establishing the rules- and regulations for all social functions on campus-a duty always open to comment.

Citation: Noreen Bonk Garman, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1955), p. 84.

An important committee of Student Council, the Activities Board schedules all social functions at B-W and sponsors much outside entertainment. Members of the board invite anyone who feels there is not enough going on to visit Thursday meetings and suggest solutions to the over-filled calendar.

Administrative Board

Citation: A. Wesley Roehm, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1928), p. 20.

The Administrative Board is the legislative and executive body of the Student Assembly. It is composed of representatives elected by the various student organizations and constitutes that organization through which the student body acts. It controls the affairs of student life, and is the connecting link between students and faculty. The Board meets regularly once a month and at these meetings enacts the business which has been brought up for transaction. The monthly meeting of the Student Assembly usually follows the Administrative Board meeting and the President reports to the assembly the business transacted by the Board. The Student Assembly is vested with the power of referendum and recall and thus may act upon matters passed by the Board which are unsatisfactory to it.

Assembly Committee

Citation: Noreen Bonk Garman, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1955), p. 85.

There is a tradition at Baldwin-Wal lace which requires all full time students to attend an all-college assembly twice a month. This is frowned upon by a few rebels who dislike regimentation of any kind. The Assembly Committee plans and schedules all assemblies and in doing so tries to appeal to a variety of interests, a difficult job indeed.

Aufsatz Committee

Citation: Noelker, Robert E., ed., Grindstone, "The Last Aufsatz Committee," (Berea, OH: German Wallace College, 1910), p. 132.

These were the last of the "Aufsatzers." Of the nine on the picture but three are left-Bobby Noelker, Dan Matthaie and Walt Lemke. In their memories this picture will recall many happy evenings spent in enforcing the motto, "Hilf dem Bruder zur Demut," by means of thorough and nerve-tingling "Aufsatzes," administered with slippers, straps and bed slats. So diligently did the Committee ply their task that the faculty felt compelled to summon the "Aufsatzers" and inquire into their methods of procedure. As a result of the investigation by "Doc" and his colleagues, the nine heroes pictured above were given an indefinite leave of absence from all classes, and the "pater" in each case received the sad news in a faculty letter. Then was one of the time-honored traditions of old Wallace shattered, and to this day no "Aufsatz" has been administered to any unsuspecting Freshie.