Agnes Scott College - Silhouette Yearbook (Decatur, GA)

 - Class of 1943

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Om LOG DICE fi. tate at • Out for a bit of sunshine are Miss Crowe, Miss Alexander, Miss Phythian, and Miss Hale, of the French Department. Assistant Professor KATHRYN CLICK has become well known for her great sense of humor and her ease in chatting with students. Her classes are Intensely interesting not only because she has much information to offer, but also because her students carry on with her absorbing controversies. Although Assistant Professor SUSAN COBBS has been at Agnes Scott only two years, she has become quite active in campus af- fairs. She is on the War Council, serving as faculty member in charge of conservation, and faculty chairman of the World Student Service Fund drive. She also " does a little knitting " in her spare time. Professor of both Spanish and German is Miss MURIEL HARN. She is popular with her students because of her sincere interest in them and her just method of teaching. From her extensive travels in Mexico and Europe she has brought back many souvenirs which she delights in showing to her students. She is a Mortar Board adviser this year. Miss MELISSA CILLEY, the Assistant Professor of Spanish, also makes her classes interesting with accounts of her travels in Spairr and Mexico. She is active in the Spanish Club and adds much to its entertaining meetings with a similar club at Emory. Mrs. FLORENCE DUNSTAN, instructor in Spanish, has often spent her summers in Mexico and Cuba. She takes an active part in planning programs for the campus " tertulias " , get-togethers given almost every month for Spanish-speaking students. The languages taught at Agnes Scott run a close second in popularity as major subjects this year. With French, Spanish, German, Latin, and Greek, students can get a good foundation for understanding the terms used in international news reports. Miss LUCILE ALEXANDER, Professor of Romance Languages and head of the French Department, will be remembered by all her stu- dents for her vast knowledge of French Literature of all ages which makes each lecture instructive as well as interesting. She is an alumna and was honored last year with honorary membership in Mortar Board. The Christmas carolers long remember the delightful refreshments she served them in her home after an evening of caroling. Miss MARGARET PHYTHIAN, Associate Professor of French, is well qualified for her position by her two years of study at the University of Grenoble in France, as well as by her fine work in the French Department here. Her well organized lectures and her delight in jokes make her classes a pleasure. Miss LOUISE HALE, Associate Professor of French, is one of the most charming teachers on campus. She always has a friendly smile and a pleasant nod for all the students. Her stimulating lectures on French Drama will long be remembered by her students. Miss MARTHA CROWE, an Assistant Professor, has a great deal of patience with any student who may be having trouble. Her enthusiasm for her subject does much toward making her lectures delightful. Miss CATHERINE TORRANCE, Professor of Latin and Greek, is fond of Virgil, the Latin poet, and helps her students become better ac- quainted with his writings. For those who do not know the Greek language, she has classes in Greek Mythology, Civilization, and Greek Thought. • Romantic Spain and Meyico come to life when Miss Cilley, Mrs. Dunstan, and Miss Harn meet together. • Miss Cobbs, Miss Glick, and Miss Torrance admire a collection of relics from ancient Greece and Rome. 20

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O.t EHLISH 3. f iHtent eY atii4ten. For the past several years, English has been the nnost popular subject taught at Agnes Scott. This year it again leads all other courses in the number of majors. The large number of interesting courses taught, and of course our English faculty, are responsible for its popularity. Mr. GEORGE P. HAYES, Professor of English, is well known to many upperclassmen for his classes in Shakespeare and the European Classics. A true scholar himself, he inspires his students to do their best work. He takes an active part in the program of Pi Alpha Phi debating society as the adviser. For advanced debaters he holds a class in Argumentation. In fair w eather he enjoys playing tennis on the campus, and is one of the most enthusiastic players in the faculty-varsity hockey game each fall. Miss EMMA MAY LANEY, Associate Professor, enjoys her Chaucer and Modern Poetry classes most of all. She is known to most students for giving them an inspiring introduction to English Literature. As faculty chairman of the Student Lecture Association she arranges with the student members the public lectures for the year. A very busy person, she finds time to be an enthusiastic adviser to the poetry club. • Miss Laney, Miss Christie, and Miss Preston discuss a new English text. • Miss Morrison, Miss Leyburn, and Miss Gellcrstcdt select a chart to use in freshman classes. • Students look to Mr. Hayes for Literature, cholarly introduction to English Eighteenth Century prose is the special interest of Miss ELLEN DOUGLASS LEYBURN, Assistant Professor. Outside of her classes, she assists in the production of the May Day pageant each year and is faculty adviser for the Aurora, student literary magazine. During her spare time she knits for the Red Cross and serves in the college First Aid Unit. Miss JANEF PRESTON, also an Assistant Professor, is par- ticularly interested in Romantic and Victorian poetry, and is a poet herself. In connection with her interest in creative writing, she is faculty adviser for B. O. Z., student writing club. This year she and Miss Morrison revived the Fotio, a creative writing society for members of the freshman class. Our own American literature is Assistant Professor ANNIE MAY CHRISTIE ' S favorite field. When she is not busy teach- ing or working with the Admissions Committee and the Lec- ture Association, she loves to dig in her garden and listen to symphonic music. Her friendly interest in the students themselves makes her one of the best-liked people on campus. Miss CLARA MORRISON has been at Agnes Scott only two years, and already she is well known to the students through her courses in Freshman English and English Litera- ture. Her special interest is linguistics, or the development of the English language. Fellowship student in the department is Miss ANN GEL- LERSTEDT, a 1942 graduate of Agnes Scott. Freshmen find her an understanding helper with their problems. 19



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an. Ji tka e tltat teaclt i l H I Ij 1 U li I This is a year o-f international crises which no student can afford to ignore. Realizing the importance of learning past history as a basis for understanding current affairs, many more students than usual hav2 taken history this year. Mr. WALTER B. POSEY, the new Professor of History, will begin his regular service with the college in the fall quarter of next year. The entire campus is looking forward to his professorship which will take the place of that of Mr. Phillip Davidson, who left Agnes Scott last fall to become Dean of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University. A very versatil SMITH. Her p all its other ph iber of the department is Miss FLORENCE ticular interest is Renaissance history, its culture and es. She is often asked to speak on government at various places in Atlanta and Decatur. Her lectures are well planned and are made interesting to the students by her outlines and sum- maries. She takes great interest in the students, which is one reason for her many activities on campus, such as being faculty chairman of the War Information Committee on War Council, a member of the Electives Committee, and president of the Beta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Agnes Scott. An accomplished violinist. Miss Smith plays in the String Ensemble and the Emory Orchestra. European History is Miss ELIZABETH JACKSON ' S special field. In her teaching she places great emphasis on the culture of the peoples studied. Most of her spare time is taken up with the American Asso- ciation of University Women, the oldest women ' s association in the world, of which she is the Southern Atlantic regional vice-president. Students remember her best for her comprehensive reviews of the periods and the countries studied. Mrs. CATHERINE STRATEMAN SIMS finds he lish History. Students and faculty alike find her main interest In Eng- Tonthly talks in chapel Have a puzzling history question? Need advice on a course? Miss Smith Is always ready to help. » Where to this time? Miss Jackson Is the department ' s most active traveler. • Mrs. Sims brought reassuring summaries of the war situation in her chapel talks during the year. on current affairs very worthwhile. Being a housekeeper does not hinder her from school activities, for she was a worker for the World Student Service Fund, and is a sponsor for the Sophomore class. Mrs. Sims is a charming and interesting conversationalist, and discussing her hobby, detective stories, is one of her chief pleasures. On our faculty this year we had as part-time professors of History Mr. HARVEY YOUNG, who taught Latin American History and a course on the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Mr. BINGHAM DUNCAN, who taught Recent American History.

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