Membership to Laurels is the highest recognition Baldwin-Wallace can give to her outstanding women. Student members are chosen from the co-eds who have gained a 2.5 average for five semesters after each of their present or former professors has submitted a rating of them academically. Leadership, scholarship, citizenship, and service are the criteria stressed, and selection on this basis is held to with puritan rigidity.
Laurels was established in 1935 with a three-fold purpose of service to campus women, an incentive to all-around college success, and a reward for those who achieve the high requirements of the organization. Leading this select circle this year has been amiable June McGue, who a long with Sylvia Roman formed the student intelligentsia of the group. Late spring e lections will bring new members into the 1939 roll-call.
The Liberal Arts Club is an honorary organization of local distinction that graces our campus. It is composed of a group of faculty and student members, divided in an equal ratio. The Liberal Arts Club has been meeting for many years in order that a more cultural outlook might be had for those people interested in the Arts. This is accomplished by having campus people deliver lectures on various subjects of interest. Student membership is awarded to those juniors and seniors who have achieved a high scholastic standing and are outstanding students on the campus.
The Liberal Arts Club is an association of students and faculty, devoted to the encouragement of sound scholarship with regard to the artistic, social, and religious life of man. The faculty members in the organization are those from departments primarily devoted to the study of the humanities. The teachers, each year, elect to membership a number of upperclassmen, basing their choices principally on scholastic achievement.
interesting monthly programs include faculty and student papers, talks by visiting speakers, and vigorous round-table discussions on pertinent subjects. This year the group sponsored several chapel programs consisting of panel discussions of national and world affairs, which were especially liked by the student body. Dr. Finlay Foster of Western Reserve University spoke at one of the regular meetings. Professor Myron F. Wicke of the English Department heads the club this year.
This organization, Liberal Arts Club, contains more brains, possibly, than any other one group on campus. Composed of faculty members in the Liberal Arts departments and of students chosen by the faculty, it aims to stimulate advanced investigation and study in the arts.
At its monthly meetings, President Ralph Sinnema, professor in the Modern Language Department, presides, and Secretary Clyde Feuchter, of the History Department, takes notes. Lectures by outstanding people from other campuses form the nucleus of each meeting. The fascinating title, "Devils in Literature" was the subject of a recent lecture by Professor Max Fisch of Western Reserve University. Another memorable occasion was Dr. Merribeth Cameron's (of Flora Stone Mather College) discussion of education in China.
Juniors and seniors of high scholastic standing in the liberal arts subjects are eligible for membership in the Liberal Arts Club. They must have had a 2.5 average during the first two years of college. They are selected by the faculty. Although student members are not permitted to become officers of the organization, they are represented on the program committee. Alys Peregrine, a senior, is the student representative this year.
The "Lizzie Cox" Club is composed of student librarians and furthers interest in library work.
The "Lizzie Cox" Club was organized this year for the purpose of bringing the girls, who are training for library work, in closer society with each other and to acquaint them with the library. Meetings are held at the Berea Public Library. Each program presents some phase of library work. This is done partly by library officials from the Cleveland Public Library. Social affairs also were included in the year's program.