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Page Four STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE NEWS LETTER April, 1936 WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE DAY MAKES Perhaps most of us have forgotten that Spring is here. It arrived March 20. Yes, we do not beheve that it is spring because we do not feel it in the air. Yet like the biological pattern of growth, we know that the seasons follow in orderly sequence. The flow ers seem to be holding out on their blooming, and the rains that come are not like the refreshing quick ones that are so typical of Spring. There is a great difference between the first day of Spring according to the calen dar, and the first day on which the buds and blossoms burst forth. Oh, what death and suffering await the little innocent buds and plants when they chance coming out before spring! And yet, after we, especially col lege students, are certain that spring is well on its way, are we not still tricked. It seems as if this balmy sea son casts some spell over us, and we cannot get from under it. However, we do know that Spring is really here, for she makes us, sleepy, lazy, and lack-a-daisical. —Marva Thomas DEANS OF WOMEN MEET IN CINCINNATI The National Association of Deans of Women held the 1956 Convention at the Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cin cinnati, Ohio, March 22-2.5. Mrs. Caro lyn R. Payton attended the sessions. The N.A.D.W. is a professional or ganization of women, deans and coun selors, and others engaged in guidance and student personnel work. The or ganization seeks to increase the effec tiveness of its members and the pos sibilities of their service by studying changing trends in education, and by research and study pertinent to their work. Dean Payton hstened to many cap able and distinguished educators who discussed the theme: Freedom and Responsibility — Unchanging Values in a Changing World. Among these educators were Phillip R. Adams, Di rector of the Cincinnati Art Museum, who reminded delegates of how tran sitory are the things we value and by which we set great store, such as wealth, production, avitomation as compared with lasting culture values of the Chinese, Egyptians, and other so-called uncultured and backward people. Dr. Esther Lloyd Jones, Professor of Education, Columbia University, gave a number of interesting facts re lative to women of today. Girls marry earUer than during any other period in our history. From the discussion following, it was brought out that a large percentage of girls marry before they finish college, have their children before taking their first jobs; and the majority of women today, at the age of thirty, have their youngest child in the first grade. Other than addresses and sessions, Dean Payton heard the Cincinnati Orchestra in concert. William Back- haus, reportedly one of the greatest living pianists rendered Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3 in C Minor for the Piano and Orchestra, Opus 37. —Alelia Koonce A. and T. CHOIR ENTERTAINED To heighten the enjoyment of the A. and T. College Choir during their recent visit to the campus, the S.T.C. Choir entertained at a buffet luncheon in the Homemaking Lounge which was followed by an hour of recreation in the Gymnasium. At the close of their recital, the visitors were directed to FAPE. There in the HL the members of both choirs were jjresented friendly eighth notes bearing their names. They then en joyed a tasty treat of delicious pimen to cheese and chicken salad sandwich es, pickles, and frappe. Immediately afterward, the entire student body and guests assembled in the College Gymnasium where they enjoyed a get-acquainted party. —Annie Bailey MRS. E. A. EATON ATTENDS AASCD Mrs. Estelle A. Eaton attended the 11th Annual Association for Super vision and Curriculum Development which was held in New York City March 19-23. There were 2700 members present, fifty-four of whom came from other countries, namely, Jordan, Indonesia, Thailand, Phillipines, Hawaii, Pale stine, and Canada. The theme of the meeting was “Creative Thinking, Liv ing, and Teaching”. Some of the keynote speakers were Harold Taylor, President of Sarah Lawrence College; Gardner Murphy, Director of Research Menninger Foundation; W. H. White, Jr., As sociate Editor “Fortune” and B. M. Moore, University of Texas. Laura Zirbes, Professor Emeritus, Ohio University, made the closing speech. One highlight from it was “A creative person uses his problems as a challenge instead of a block. He has an open mind to new ideas; he is not rigid or stereotyped in his relations; he is not resistant to adjustment; he looks ahead, takes steps, and he can not be a clog.” MEETING (Continued from page two) sense of direction relative to the fun ction of English courses in General Education programs, I feel. General Education seems to carry a special responsibility for helping students both in seeing relationships between areas of knowledge and in relating all know ledge to the problems of life. The majority of General Education programs discussed were tied in close ly with the English department. The prevailing sentiment was that ex periments in General Education help ed to broaden the scope of reading and discussion in composition classes, al though the aims of the composition course—Clarity and accuracy of state ment, clear and well-founded opinion were still most important. Whether the skills courses given are called communications or composition, the consensus was that, in view of the present weaknesses in writing shown by entering freshmen, English teachers have a need to stress written composition. Beyond this skill func- awaken students to a consciousness of tion of their courses they need also to all that is going on around them. If they do this, either the composition or the communications course will have fulfilled its purpose in General Ed ucation. —Edythe S. Bagley A. & T. CHOIR PRESENT CONCERT The A. & T. College Choir under the direction of Howard T. Pearsall presented a concert Saturday, March 17, at 8:30 13.m. in the College Audi torium. The program included a group of religion numbers “Agnus Dei” by Mar- ley; “God is a Spirit,” by Oncley; and “Psalm 100” by Williams. The second group was songs of understanding: “Hard Trial,” “Didn’t My Lord De liver Daniel,” “Lord,, I Want To Be A Christian,” and “Gwine up.” Of the more popular nature, songs of joy, love and contemplation were sung: “Winter and Spring,” “Any where I Wander,” “Autumn,” “Skip to my Lou,” and “The Peasant and His Oxen.” Last were the Negro Spirituals: “Great Day,” “By’n By,” “I’ve Been in the Storm to Long,” “ Lonesome Valley” and “In Dat Great Gittin Up Morning.” Soloist for the concert was William S. Dockerv, tenor. WITH THE GREEKS DELTA NEWS Delta Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sponsored an Easter story hour on March 24 with sorors Martha Coward and Marie Riddick in charge. The story hour got under way with an Easter song “Peter Gotten T a i 1”. Easter poems were read to the children and stories told, after which pictures of Easter were colored. The hour ended with an Easter egg hunt, and each child went home happy with beautifully colored eggs. Nine girls were recently p 1 e d g - ed into the Pyramid Club of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. They are: Geor- giana Barnes, Naomi Cousin, Katrina Johnson, Mary Marbley, Eleanor Mur ray, Carolyn McArthur, Alice Pope, Vivian Sharpe, and Shirley Wright. After the ceremony refreshments were served, and the Deltas sang their pep songs. The Pyramids then gave a real surprise by singing spontaneous ly. —Bernice Scott BRANCH SPEAKS FOR SPHINX VESPERS The Sphinx Club, with the College Choir assisting, sponsored Vespers on April 8. Richard Branch was speaker. Eugene Stalling gave the call to worship, which was followed by scrip ture and prayer by Ephriam Green. The Vesper message was given by Richard Branch, who in a very scholar ly manner held his audience at com plete attention as he unraveled the subject, “With What Are Ye Build ing? He gave illustration of two men who built along the side of a river two houses. One man built upon the rock, while another built on the sand. As a result of crushing competition, the house built upon the rock stood firm, but the Iiouse which was con structed on the sand foundation fell and was scattered into bits. M u s i c rendered by the College Choir contributed greatly to the suc cess of the program. HONOR LIST Winter Quarter 1955-56 According to the Honor Roll re cently released by the Registrar, forty- five students earned averages of “B" during the Winter quarter. Freshmen Chaniblee, Sonnie L. Cousin, Naomi Heckstall, Sara M. Hill, Orlando R. Kates, Helen D. Johnson, Katrina Patrick, James Sharpe, Vivian C. White, Leon Sophomores Banks, Ivola A. Harris, Odell G. Robertson, Cleo M. Spellman, John M. Robinson, Osie C. Juniors Brown, Lizzie M. Coley, Margaret Cooper, Geraldine B. Hammonds, Dorothy E. Harris, Della E. Isley, Maxine Johnson, Vonnie H. Koonce, Alelia L. Mitchell, Carolyn J. Riddick, Annie Marie Smith, Wilhelmina Thomas, Marva M. Uzzell, Shirley J. Seniors Blakey, Oscar L. Bobbit, Alton C. Brickers, Florine B. Brown, Darius E. Coward, Martha L. Exum, Irene Gregory, Robert A. Hargraves, Helen J. Hodge, Billy R. Scott, Bernice G. Sharpe, Elsie V. Spence, James R. Spruill, Rebecca Naomi Staton, Sarah B. Thompson, Iris L. Trafton, Mary V. Trotman, Gladys C. White, Anna Wise, Mary L. “EXPLORING RESOURCES” IS CONFERENCE THEME Dr. Ethna B. Winston, instructor of English, participated in discussions of the Association for Childhood Educa tion, an international study conference held in Washington, D. C. April 1-6. The general theme was Exploring Resources for Work With Children^ The exploration section in which Dr. Winston studied dealt with the theme “Exploring Resources for He p ing Children Grow Toward World Understanding”. This group had as its coordinator Dr. Bess Goodykoontz, Office of Education, Department ot Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, D. C. The various exploratory sections o the conference provided for emp la® upon listening, discussing and exp or ing as valuable aids to learning.