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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Organizations - G

An Index of Historical Content and Their Sources

Gold Quill

Citation: Alvin Norcross, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1939), p. 31.

This year marks the establishment of a new organization on the campus, the Gold Quill, an honorary, co-educational journalistic club. This honorary club displaces the Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Gamma, but sets its standards even higher than the national fraternity.

To be considered for membership, a student must have shown outstanding literary ability and have had at least two hundred inches of copy printed in a campus publication. Cleland Garber was awarded the honor of being the first president of the Gold Quill. Programs of the year have starred "Whitey" Lewis, sports commentator; newspaper exhibits; outside speakers, and a recognition dinner.

Gospel Team

Citation: A. Wesley Roehm, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1928), p. 140.

One of the outstanding organizations on B-W campus is the Baldwin-Wallace Gospel Team. The work of the Gospel Team is a co-operative effort participated in by both the Y. W. C. A. and Y. M. C. A. The Gospel Team has its own officers and if results are any criterion of efficiency, it has been well managed by Captain Daniel Stahmer and the managers.

The purpose of the Gospel Team is first of all spiritual, in promulgating God's Kingdom here on earth. The pastors of the many churches visited have enthusiastically endorsed the religious program of the Team, especially appreciating the evangelistic trend of the services. With a few exceptions the Team has taken entire charge of Sunday evening services throughout Ohio, furnishing the finest <type of music and speeches.

The Team is indebted to the loyal co-operation and assistance of Rev. Kennedy, Dr. D. C. Grover, Professor D. T. Burns, Dr. C. Stiefel, Professor F. Roehm, Dr. C. Hertzler, Dr. S. Franklin, who so ably coached and directed us.

Citation: Dean Webb, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1935), p. 62.

The Gospel Team with Leonard Dittman as captain and under the guidance of Rev. Kennedy has had a very busy year. Every week groups have gone out to lead services in churches of Cleveland and vicinity. These services are of quite a varied nature-morning worship, evening worship, young people's services, vespers, or fellowship suppers. This offers fine opportunity for development of versatile leadership among church people.

The efforts of each member of the team have been made to skillfully present and uphold the Christian interpretation of life at all times. The aim of the Gospel Team during this year has been twofold: the development of Christian character and leadership in students of the college and conservatory, and the presentation of the ideals of Christ to churches visited by these college students.