The B-W Construction Company is a volunteer group in its second year of service to B-W and the surrounding community. "BWC" is bridging the gap between students and their community by sharing their time, talents, and services. The groups' main goal is to raise awareness of different lifestyles of those serving and being served while encouraging service and caring from the participants.
The largest event is their National Campaign Against Hunger. This year, over 160 students and staff participated in the work-a-thon and requested sponsorship for work that needed to be done such as, cleaning up buildings, parks, and giving food to hunger centers. 50% of the funds raised stay in the Cleveland area and are distributed to local help centers.
There are approximately forty members in B-W Players, the theatre group of Baldwin-Wallace. The purpose of the group is to support and stimulate the appreciation of drama. The players have produced three plays in the past year: The Visit, The King and I, and, The Rivals. Individuals in the department also directed Charlie's A un! and The Rainmaker. A big event of the year for the players is the speech banquet which is designed after the "Academy Awards." The officers are Bob Short, President; Barb Benica, Vice-President; Bruce Leslie, Treasurer; Chris Gormly, Secretary, and Mr. William S. Allman, Faculty Advisor.
For many years it had been the desire of the students of both schools to have a band. Several attempts were made at different times to form such an organization, but all resulted in failure.
Last fall, after the merger of the two colleges, the students of Baldwin- Wallace were able to produce enough musical ability, which, with some outside help, has made possible the formation of a band, creditable to the institution. Beginning with ten members, through the persistent work of the leader, the number has been increased to 25. The instruments that compose the "harmony apparatus" of the Band are: 7 cornets, 3 clarinets, 1 piccolo, 1 alto saxaphone, 4 altos, 3 trombones, 1 baritone, 1 B-flat bass, 1 E-flat bass, 2 snare drums, 1 bass drum.
At the basket ball and base ball games the Band furnished music during the lulls in the conflict. Its work was appreciated by every student and patron of the games, and we are absolutely sure that the Baldwin- Wallace Band is a fixture at college.
The Baldwin-Wallace Campus Fellowship, "BWCF" for short, has had a busy and exciting year. The group kicked the year off with freshmen outreach activities which included an Ice Cream Social and a Coffee House with live entertainment. In addition, the group had guest speakers at many of their weekly meetings. These gatherings often ended in songs of praise. Other activities included pizza and movie nights and an Evangelism Retreat. These activities have caused the group membership to double from approximately 15 members to 30 members.
In 1936 a group of non-fraternity men on the campus decided they wanted to have more part in campus activities - both social and intramural - so they organized a club, calling it the Barbarian Club. Since this time the organization has developed into a regular local fraternity. Last year the Barbarians acquired a home in the front wing of Kohler Hall.
This year the "Barbs" look back with pleasure on successful intramural participation, especially on that first in team rifle shooting, on the night last fall when they held swing and sway at the Fenway with Carl Crew and his Swingsters, on that time when they were surrounded by a bevy of beautiful Alpha Kaps, who played hostesses to them, on the outstanding social success of the year, the Spring Formal in May, on those return visits of prominent alumni members (wish they'd come back more frequently), and on the supreme efforts of Brother Norcross for the whole student body, on, all-in-all, a year long to be remembered, 1939-1940.
The Biology League sponsored guest lectures and worked as a support network for Biology majors during their senior seminars. Moreover, they sponsored field trips to the Metroparks and other academic programs.
Attaining club status with approval by the Faculty in May, they also secured a budget for the next school year from the Student Senate.
The Biology League fosters a congenial social atmosphere for students and faculty who share a common interest in all aspects of the biological world. The League provides fun activities which fellow classmates and their professors can participate in, while interacting with each other. It also provides ways of participating in worthwhile science related projects in the environment. In short, the Biology League at Baldwin-Wallace is simply fun.
New members and new ideas are always welcome in the Biology League. Meeting times are posted on Life & Science bulletin boards as well as in the Union. One does not have to be a Biology major to be a member of the Biology League.
B.S.A. is an organization whose intentions are to provide academic, cultural and social events that are needed and desired by black students so they can have a common avenue to identify with on the campus.
The administrative structure of B.S.A. consists of a board of four members; their function is to be mediator for the students in communicating with the administration.
The Black Student Alliance, as you probably might have guessed, is an organization operated primarily by black students. What you might not have guessed, however, is that B.S.A. is not just for Black Students'. One of the primary goals of this diversified group of people is to try to get all B-W students, black and white, involved in activities. This past year, under the leadership of Vicki Eaton, B.S.A. organized several very successful dances, and other activities. Some of these activities include a Welcome Back Party, Hawaiian Party, a spring Barbeque, a trip to see the musical "'Yes, I Sing and Dance," and the very successful yearly Talent Show. Also in the past year, B.S.A. re-dedicated the Black Cultural Center to the Baldwin-Wallace community. This facility is a place on campus where all students may come to study, socialize and relax.
This board has been given the responsibility of establishing the Union rules, regulations, and policies. It also serves an evaluatory function concerning Union programming and the Program Board's budget. Since the board is representative of the entire "college community," (faculty, administration, and students), it has been able to deal with problems concerning the whole college. The board has also considered complaints dealing with the operation of the Union or Union policies. Members of it are also members of one of two subcommittees: Union Food Committee and Policy Review Committee. These committees discuss relevant issues before they are presented to the board.
The Board of Trustees of Baldwin-Wallace College, consisting of forty-three elected members and two members ex-officio, meets twice each year. The functions of the Board in the interim between meetings are carried on by the Executive Committee, Investment Committee, standing and ad hoc committees. The members of the Board represent broad and diverse interests. In the following classifications there are one or more board members represented: attorneys, bankers, business executives, contractors, doctors, educators, housewives, judges, ministers, newspapermen, scientists. This background of varied experience brings to the Board a very intelligent approach to the many problems which come to the Trustees for consideration.
The overall function of the Board of Trustees is to see that the purposes and objectives of the College arc well defined and carried out. In this connection the Board, as a part of its duties, must assure itself that the educational standards of the College are maintained, including the securing of an excellent faculty and providing adequate facilities for the mental, physical and spiritual development of the students. Also, it must make sure that the necessary financial support of the College is obtained and that the affairs of the College are administered properly. The Board must at all times work in close cooperation with and in the interest of the Administration, Faculty, Alumni, and Students.
The Trustees are selected, not for the purpose of conferring an honor upon them, but rather on the basis of the contribution of service which they can make to the development of the College. ,We are fortunate in having a group of capable Trustees with such broad interests, devoted to making Baldwin-Wallace a highly rated Christian liberal arts college.