Agnes Scott College - Silhouette Yearbook (Decatur, GA)

 - Class of 1943

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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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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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totcAMtJ- a muiStui V The study of our English Bible is a required course of the curriculum and is greatly instrumental in helping to fulfill the second ideal of the ' college — that of a " simple religious faith " . Mrs. ALMA SYDENSTRICKER, Professor of Bible, is well qualified for her position by her knowledge of ancient languages and her several trips to thel Holy Land, where she has done some archaeo- logical research. She has read the Bible in a dozen or more differ- ent languages. A gracious hostess, she often invites students to tea in her home. Off campus she teaches a Women ' s Bible Class in ' .Decatur. Associate Professor JAMES P. GILLESPIE is admired by his stu- dents for his well-planned lectures which are drawn up from a syllabus he wrote himself. As an adviser to the Bible Club he is helpful in directing its interesting program. Mr. Gillespie is a preacher as well as a teacher. During the summer months he con- ducts religious services in North Carolina, his home state. In Decatur he is a supply preacher for several churches. a« LIBRilRl St4 Our beautiful Library is one of Agnes Scott ' s best known build- ings, for it is one of the first places the girls bring their visitors to see. Credit for the skillful and efficient plan on which it is run goes to Miss EDNA RUTH HANLEY, librarian, who designed the build- ing herself. Her book, " College and University Library Buildings " was written as a hobby after she had studied dozens of school library plans. As though she didn ' t see enough books in her life, she collects books on printing and book-making. She likes to read biography. This year she took up skating as a substitute for her favorite sport, riding. Miss Hanley ' s assistants in the Library are Miss CAROLYN BLACK, Miss LUCY CLINE, and Miss EMILY PHILIPS. Miss Black comes from Greensboro, North Carolina, where she did public school library work. Both Miss Cline and Miss Philips completed their library courses at Emory last year. They all like to read, and listen to good music, taking time out for skating and picnicking, Mrs. Sydenstricker and Mr. Gillespie plan their lectun aid of maps. Miss Haniey keeps our library well stocked with good books. I Miss Carolyn Black, Miss Ennlly Philips, and Miss Lucy Cline can help you find almost anything you want in the library.

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