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University Awards Fifty-Seven Degrees [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 3 June 1929
University Awards Fifty-Seven Degrees ( Continued from Vane 1 ) The great influence of the English , the French , and the Germans on the rise and character of the American institution of higher learning was traced by Dean Splawn in his address . He then discussed the development of a gap between the high school and the college , and the shaping of the freshman and sophomore years in college to bridge it . One result of the development , Dr . Splawn said , is that the first two years of the standard college have come to be somewhat of a reuetition of what should have been given during the last two years of preparatory school . This situation has worked out so that the American youth is kept in school about two years longer than the youth of Western Europe . The realization of this situation is urging American educators to attempt a reorganization of our curriculum . The junior college , he stated , has been developed to meet this situation . The disciplinary , the social , and the ec...
Poets of College Go to The Dogs [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 3 June 1929
Poets of College Go to The Dogs The poets of the college have gone to the dogs . They werent any golden , poetical dogs either ; they were the real things . And it was too bad , because they were such nice dogs . Nobody knows how many were fatally bitten , but it is believed that Ayers and Espey alone did away with eighteen or twenty . Which all goes to prove that poets dont always starve to death chewing on book bindings somewhere in Bohemia , wherever that is . Mr . Varrelman , sponsor of the club , had to bring the poets back . But why mention that ? They have all completely recovered from the weenie roast , marshmallow conflagration , and poetry pow-wow that featured the final meeting of Omicron Epsilon Pi on Wednesday night , May 22 . The poets held their gathering in a woodland glade surrounded by scrub pine trees , a low range of ant hills , and a telegraph pole . But there was a full moon that night , Sixbey says , and a real dash of Bohemian atmosphere : —real romantic atmo...
Student Council Outlines Plans [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 3 June 1929
Student Council Outlines Plans ( Continued from _Pajje 3 ) and the presentation of a play in the fail instead of in the spring . A motion was also passed to meet with the faculty in the fall to discuss the formation of a student athletic association . In the elections , Betty Jacoby , 31 , was elected vice-president and Blake Espey , 31 , secretary . Raymond Spaeth , 30 , the newly-elected president , appointed the following chairmen of committees for next fall : Men s athletics , Milton Christ ; womens athletics , Betty Jacoby ; social chairman , John Houston ; activities of new students , Brooke Bright . The full list of the members ot the Council includes : Milton Crist , William Hamilton , and Leon _Shloss , class of 30 ; Betty Jacoby , Blake Espey , and John Houston , class of 31 ; and Gwendolyn Folsom and Brooke Bright , class of 32 . Student— Is this the weather bureau ? Voice— Yes sir . Sudent— How about a shower ? Voice— Its all right with me . Take it , if you think you ne...
Welcome Planned for Class of ' 33 [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 3 June 1929
Welcome Planned for Class of 33 Ross and Claflin Head The Committees To Receive New Students in Fall Term A warm welcome for the class of 1933 is being planned by Orrel Belle _Cluflin and Edwin Ross , who head the Big Sister and Big Brother movements for this year . The two chairmen were recently appointed by the new student council . The duties of Big Sisters and Big Brothers are to write to students who are coming to American University for the first time next September , and acquaint them with the demands of college life . They also have charge of the little sisters and brothers for the first night on the campus . The name of a new student will be sent to each person who has signed up for a little brother or sister , and it is his responsibility to see that the new student learns about A . U ., meets members of his own class and upperclassmen , and in general gets off to a good start . Parties have been planned as Get Acquainted affairs for the new students and these will be held...
Wedding Bells Peal at Close of College Year [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 3 June 1929
Wedding Bells Peal at Close of College Year ( Continued from l _ _age 4 ) in a business capacity by the Erie Railroad . In the not far distant future the wedding of Miss Lucile Sparks and Mr . Charles Cook will take place . No definite date has as yet been set . Mr . Cook is employed in the Foreign and Domestic Service Department of this city . In view of this fact , we may some day hear of the former Miss Lucile Sparks of Washington being presented at the court of King George . Probably June 1930 will witness the last of the six weddings when Miss Renee Dezendorf and Mr . Samuel Bilbrough will say I do . Nothing definite has been decided upon as yet for this wedding , except that it will be solemnized in Austin , Texas , the home of the bride .
College Enters Fifth Year With Total <> £ _ 283 Enrolled Jl FOOTBALL SCHEDULE [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 26 September 1929
College Enters Fifth Year With Total &lt;&gt; £ _ 283 Enrolled Jl FOOTBALL SCHEDULE n . i * . . ii u i in Steady Expansion Has Marked Record of The College From The Start With 81 Students Football Captain Makes Appeal Social Activities Feature Week-End Camtus Devastated By Green Plaque The College of Liberal Arts of the American University has entered its fifth academic year with a total enrollment of 283 students . This number surpasses all previous enrollments . It represents an increase of 38 students over the number registered at this time last year In its four years of existence , the college has increased from a small family group of 81 students to its present registration of 283 . During this short period of expansion it has been found necessary to open many new rooms in Hurst Hall and the Womens Residence Hall to accommodate the increasing number of students . Expansion has been further facilitated by the erection of the Battelle Memorial which now houses the...
Dr . Kinsman ' s Bible Class Be -gins Discussions [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 26 September 1929
Dr . Kinsman s Bible Class Begins Discussions A . U . Alumnus Wins A Scholarship John Hopkins Makes Award To Donald Bittenger , 29 Based en Attainments College library To Be Open Friday Evenings Questions of vital interest to _young people will be discussed by the group at the weekly meetings of Dr . Kinsman s Bible Class this year . The class met for the first time _thia fall Sunday , September 22 . To help students get the most of life is the purpose of these meetings . The first topic to be discussed will be , What are the marks of a Christian ? DONAI . U BITTKNC _. KR , 29 Donald S . _BitU-nger , who received his degree from American University last June , has been awarded a fouryear scholarship to Johns Hopkins University offered annually by the Washington Gas Light Company . Bittenger was graduated with honors from the McKinley Technical High School of this city in 1925 and entered the College of Liberal Arts as a pioneer student . He was a member of the football squad for fou...
Convocation Opens New Year of College Work Senator S . D . hss Speaks On Op -portunities For College Students As Leaders [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 26 September 1929
Convocation Opens New Year of College Work Senator S . D . hss Speaks On Opportunities For College Students As Leaders The Convocation Chapel held on September 19 was opened by Chancellor Clark who read the Scripture and gave the opening prayer . Dean Woods gave a brief welcome to new and old students remarking that at the beginning of this second student generation American University has a larger faculty and better equipment to offer to its increased body of students . Senator S . D . Fess of Ohio was introduced as the speaker of the morning . Senator Fess has done much to make himself a * benefactor to the American public . As president of Antioch College , author of a number of books , and as a leader in Congress he has held a prominent position in his field . In his message to the students of American University in this first chapel service of the new school yen , Senator Fess pointed out that oppor ¬ tunities have never been so wide open as they are today and that those who in...
College Alumni Union Organized Union Intends Primarily to Work for Interests of the College of Liberal Arts [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 26 September 1929
College Alumni Union Organized Union Intends Primarily to Work for Interests of the College of Liberal Arts A College Alumni Union , cooperating with , but separate from the University Alumni Association , and publishing an alumni news sheet , was tentatively organized at a meeting of the graduating seniors and college alumni held on the afternoon of Convocation Day , June 3 , under the chairmanship of Roland Rice , president of the graduating class . Three former graduates and about ten or twelve members of the class of 29 , were present . Announcements of the meeting had been sent by Rice to all the former graduates oi the College of Liberal Arts , numbering about forty . Rice presented , with explanations and discussion a set of resolutions drawn up by Helen Roher , 29 , and himself for a temporary organization of the College Alumni Union to last for a year while a permanent organization could be effected . The resolutions stated that the Union was organized to cooperate with the...
Roland E . Parrish Wins Fellowship At Cincinatti University Won Distinction at A . U . for Scholorship and Activities ; Majored in Chemistry [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 26 September 1929
Roland E . Parrish Wins Fellowship At Cincinatti University Won Distinction at A . U . for Scholorship and Activities ; Majored in Chemistry Roland E . Parrish , 29 , last years editor of the Eagle , has received a teaching fellowship in the department of chemical engineering at the University of Cincinnati . This position was accepted by Parrish several weeks ago , and he will assume his duties there immediately . While at A . U . Parrish was outstanding as a student and was prominent in A . U . athletics . He was accorded class honors on five occasions and received the faculty Prize for high scholarship in 1925-26 . He was on the football squad for four years and obtained his letter in that sport last season . Parrish majored in chemistry , and completed his college course in three and a half years . The fellowship provide * for graduate work leading , to a master s degree in chemical engineering . In exchange for this graduate study Parrish will teach at the same time la the unde...
First AD College Party b Given [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 26 September 1929
First AD College Party b Given The first All-College party of the year , which was under the direction of the Student Council was held in the Gymnasium on Wednesday evening , September 18 . The feature of the evening was a play Gas , Air , ft Earl . The roles were taken by Orrel Belle Claflin , Dorothy Darby , Rosalie Dimmette , and Edwin Boas . Blake Espey was master of ceremonies . Three vocal selections were sung by Barrett Fuchs , who was accompanied by Miss Bernice Field . After the entertainment program the students played games to get acquainted , especially one entitled Byeing Your Partner . Refreshment music , and dancing featured the reat of the evening . The playing and • laging of Days that We Treasure brought back memories of last _jnasrte original , intimate 1 collegiate musical comedy , Nice &lt; Gow , of which ft * piece was Uu hit
Cufiias Dart Fell Many A . U . Students [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 26 September 1929
Cufiias Dart Fell Many A . U . Students To the list of students pursuing Graduate work after leaving American we would add those who have entered into that happy estate of matrimony . The most recent of which was the marriage of Miss Dorothy Moore , 29 , to Mr . John Courtney of Baltimore . . The marriage took place in the Cleveland Park Congregational Church , Saturday , September 14 th . This might truly be said to be an all American wedding , as Mr . Henry Statham , the Librarian , was the best man and Miss Phyllis Lamar , the Administrative Secretary was the maid-of-honor . Mr . Russell Lambert and Mr . Milton Crist were the ushers . Miss Rebecca Hathaway , Administrative secretary , sang , At Dawning and I love You Trul . Mr . and Mrs . Courtney went to Boston on their honeymoon and are now living in Baltimore where Mr . Courtney will continue business and Mrs . Courtney will continue her studies for her Ph . D . Miss Ella Pergler , 27 , Daughter of Dr . Charles Pergler who rec...
New Students Given Welcome at Parties [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 26 September 1929
New Students Given Welcome at Parties Gas , Air and Earl Is Feature Program . Game , Refreshments , Dancing , Provide Fun To welcome the new students of the college , Big Brother and Big Sister parties were held on Tuesday evening , September 17 . There was a large attendance of both new and old students at both affairs . The Big Brother party took the role of a pep meeting , held in the gym . Edwin Ross , Chairman of the Big Brother committee , was in charge . After the new students had been led in several of the college yells , Milton Crist , Captain of the football team , was introduced . He , in turn , introduced Coach Young , who made the address of the evening , a snappy talk that caught the attention of both new and old students . The meeting was concluded with a general handshaking of all brothers , big and little . The Big Sister party was in charge of Orrel Belle Claflin , Chairman of the Big Sister committee . Miss Brown made a few remarks and a recitation was . given by ...
Who ' s Who On Faculty Or Meet Your Prof . [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 26 September 1929
Who s Who On Faculty Or Meet Your Prof . Public Library Books Available At A . U . libary Lucius Charles Clark , B . A ., L . T . B ., D . D . Of all the powers that be on the campus , Dr . Clark stands supreme as Chancellor of the University . You will most often see him in the Battelle Memorial where his office is located . New students need not quake with fear before the Chancellor . You will find him always an earnest friend . George Benjamin Woods , B . A ., M . A ., Ph . D . Woe betide thee , new comer , if thou hast done ill . You are sure to get well acquainted with Dean Woods at once . Though your acquaintance may be mostly in advisory channels , the Dean is far famed among the upper classmen for his Greater Shakespeare Course . Mary Louise Brown , B . A ., M . A . The Dean of Women you will soon find out is always a champion of the best times you will have on the American University Campus . You will soon learn what delicious spreads she serves at her parties . You will be...
Frosh Must Observe Handbook Rulings [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 26 September 1929
Frosh Must Observe Handbook Rulings From the new Students Handbook CUSTOMARY CAMPUS COURTESIES ( Approved by students of A . U . ) In the Dining Hall . Sweaters or knickers are not considered appropriate apparel for dinner . A student who enters the dining hall late asks the pardon of the Dean of Women and of his hostess before assuming his seat . No one is seated until after grace has been said . A gentleman adjusts the chair of the young woman at his right . There are upper-classmen hosts and hostesses at each table . The host serves the hostess first , then any women guests , senior women , other women students , and finally the men . Food is always passed to the left . Not until the hostess begins do other persons at the table begin to eat . If anything is desired from the waiter , one speaks to the host or hostess who in turn will give the order to the waiter . Inter-table conversation shows poor taste . In the Parlor . A gentleman rises when approached by a woman who desires t...