The Hideaway first began as an idea of a past Student Body President. After ten long years of organizing and having it passed by the Board of Trustees, the Hideaway became a reality. Having completed its third year in operation the Hideaway strives to maintain a coffeehouse type atmosphere with light entertainment and good food.
An organization of the Student Union, the Hideaway provides live entertainment every Friday, free of charge, to all B-W students. Local artists, such as B-W favorite Tim Lake are given the chance to perform in a small college atmosphere. Some special events provided by the Hideaway have included a Lip Sync Contest, Hula Hoop Contest, and the Annual Dating Game.
The manager for the last two years has been Student Body President Debbie Danson, who it is rumored will be taking the job on for a second year.
Some years ago, a group of girls realized that four distinct periods, each approximately one week in duration were religiously devoted to intellectual quickening. The first of these periods divides the first semester in half, the second divides the year in half, the third divides the second semester in half, and the last one ends it all.
Normally a college year covers about thirty-six miles. Out of this realization blossomed the flourishing Hikers' Club which gathered into its benevolent folds primarily those girls who were in search of something profitable but not very practical to do.
Stimulated by a promise of a hikers' letter after the first one hundred and twenty-five miles hiked, this noble aggregate of girls invested in low heeled shoes and "non-gait-limiting" apparel, and began to hike. Besides carrying on this type of work, the club has flown off at a tangent, and is now engaged in the production of marionettes, a project which will doubtless result in the revealing of many thus far hidden talents.
The Hispanic American Student Association, H.A.S.A for short, has emerged as a functioning club once again. The members attend cultural events in order to broaden their knowledge of the world. This year H.A.S.A went to see the Hispanic play Blood Wedding, which was in conjunction with the Great Lakes Theatre's Festival, Fantastico. Also, the group witnessed The Greatest Show on Earth, the circus. This was the first time many members had seen the circus. The organization also took a trip to the University of Toledo in February to attend a party given by Toledo's Hispanic organization.
The History Club, under the sponsorship of the History department, is composed of the students who have chosen History as their major field. The meetings are held monthly, and consist of panel discussions in the field of history and current affairs. Twice during the past year the club has dined at the home of Dr. Penner, and does Mrs. Penner put on a feed!! It's enough to make a guy change his major to History.
The club invites speakers in Political Science, History, Current Events, and other topics of historical importance, providing a constructive and educational program.
The third of December, 1921, on the birthday of Elen H. Richards, pioneer of the Modern Home Economics Movement, the students of the Home Economics Department of Baldwin-Wallace College met at the Home Economics Cottage and organized a club for the purpose of furthering the interest of the department on the campus and elsewhere.
The Home Economics Club includes all girls in this department of the college and has been formed for the further advancement of Home Economics. At its semi-monthly meetings, programs are presented by the members and by many guest speakers of Home Economics fame.
The big affair of the year was the Home Economics Regional Conference which was held on the campus on March 9. Over two hundred and seventy people from nearby colleges and high schools at tended this conference and all present agreed that it was a great success.
Baldwin-Wallace had a large representation at the state convention in Columbus on April 5 and 6 at which meeting Mrs. Tudor was appointed adviser of the Home Economics Clubs of Ohio for the ensuing year.
The outstanding event of the Home Economics Club was a welcoming tea for the National Home Economics Association Convention held in Cleveland last June. In November the club was hostess to the Ohio Regional Conference. Mrs. Axel Skerjne was the guest speaker.
The main object of the club is to create a greater interest in home economics on the campus and in the community. Development of poise and personality is stressed. At one meeting Miss Mercer gave an interesting talk on the hospitality of South American people. Jean Schmittgen and Peg Lansinger have served ably in capacity of president of the club.
All majors and minors in home economics are members of the Home Economics Club which endeavors to increase the interest in the practical problems of home management.
Mrs. Baur, now head of the home economics department, Miss Green, the new professor in this department, and President Dotty Zernechel have guided the club through activities such as the Christmas tea, movies on new styles and food, the senior recognition dinner, and a banquet in honor of Mrs. Ethel Sapp Tudor, former head of the department.
The Home Ec. Club hos a varied program to interest those in the home economics field, whether in the business world or in the home. This year the annual bazaar was a tremendous success. The club also sponsored guest speakers throughout the year who spoke on various positions in Home Economics.
Majors in Home Ec. have the opportunity of responsible and cooperative living in the home management house, where students plan and cook the meals and keep house.