ST. AUGUSTINE’S RECORD
Published bi-monthly during the College year at Raleigh, N. C.,
in the interest of
St. Augustine’s College. Rev. E. H. Goold, President
Subscription, 25 cents.
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under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Acceptance for mailing at a special rate of postage provided for
in section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized April 11, 1921.
ST. AGNES HOSPITAL
There have been several changes in the graduate
staff at St. Agnes’ Hospital during the past year.
Miss Pr.ances L. Stenson, R.N. ’32, was transfer
red from the operating room to the vacant posi
tion of Day Supervisor, her place in the operating
room being filled by the appointment of Miss
Mamie Donaldson, Il.N. ’32, to the position.
iss Geneva S. Collins, Jl.N. ’29, a graduate of
the course in Hospital Administration sponsored
by the Julius Rosenwald Fund and who had been
Assistant to the Superintendent for four years, left
to become Superintendent of the L. Ilichardson
Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, Ji. C. Miss
Marjorie C. Saunders, R.N”. ’34, is now historian
and office assistant.
Miss Edith C. Steele, R.N. ’29, has accepted
the position of Instructor at Lincoln Hospital,
Miss Montie Horne, ’34, who has been school
nurse at Voorhees School, Denmark, S. C., was
recently appointed as a United Thank Offering
worker, making the second one of our graduates
to be supported by the United Thank Offering in
the Diocese of South Carolina.
Of the graduates of 1935, three are already at
work; Miss Rosa L. Brown at the Fayetteville
Normal, Miss Claudia D. Todd in charge of a
nursery in Baltimore, and Miss Rosa L. Clark as
school nurse at St. Pauls School, Lawrenceville,
Miss Marie E. Gary, R.IST. ’31, has a leave of
absence from Lincoln Hospital in Durham, and is
taking a post graduate course at Cook County
Miss Ethel M. Young, R.N., our Educational
Director, has for the fifth consecutive year taken
the summer course in Nursing Education at Co
lumbia University and is applying her additional
knowledge so gained to the betterment of our
school—a fact confirmed by Miss West, State in-
8])ector of Nurse Training School, who has re
cently visited us.—F. A. W.
BENSON LIBRARY NOTES
This year the library is particularly fortunate
in that a substantial grant for the purchase of new
books has been made to it by the General Educa
It is planned that the reading material for each
course in the curriculum be enlarged and en
riched by additional books. Especially will atten
tion be given to the needs of those departments,
such as Sociology, in which new courses have been
In addition to reference and textbooks, a con
siderable expenditure will be made for books and
other reading material of general interest. In
creased demands are being made upon the library
for material for leisure reading, and the library
is keenly interested in meeting these demands. We
realize that, more and more, the college student
has need of a wide fund of information on cur
rent affairs and present-day problems not neces
sarily touched on in the classroom; increasingly
the demand for broad general culture in the col
lege graduate has made itself felt; the increased
leisure of modern life has made necessary the
development of profitable leisure interests.
Accordingly, the college library today faces
both an educational and a social responsibility, in
fostering in the college student a knowledge of,
and love for, books, reading and study vital
enough to remain with him after graduation.
The library at St. Augustine’s is, and always
has been, keenly aware of its responsibility in this
direction. As a part of its facilities for this wide
general reading it subscribes to nine leading news
papers, white and Negro; it receives ninety-seven
periodicals, including ten weekly, sixty-eight
monthly and nineteen bi-monthly or quarterly
publications. This year, many new titles will be
added to the fiction collection, ■which now num
bers 1,380 volumes; many additions, also, will be
made to the popular biography group of 1,870
volumes; books on the drama, sports and other
hobbies and activities have been ordered.
We hope that our increased facilities will mean
increased patronage, and we look forward to a
pleasant and profitable year, with maximum use
and enjoyment of the Library and all its equip
ment by faculty, student body and community.—
D. G. W.
Arnold Joseph, ’34, is studying medicine at
Meharry. Miss Hallie Jones is on the faculty of
the Hyde County Training School, Scranton,