Aquinas College - Thomist Yearbook (Grand Rapids, MI)

 - Class of 1957

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In September, 1954, His Excellency laid the cornerstone of the new Administration Building of Aquinas College and in Octo- ber, 1955, blessed the completed addition to the college. The Bishop's concern for the welfare of Aquinas College and his sanction of the accomplishments of the school have been an encouragement and inspiration to those who strive to main- tain the reputation of Aquinas. ' To His Excellency we dedicate this record of the past aca- demic year and pledge our loyalty as students of Aquinas College and members of the Diocese of Grand Rapids. 2 QL 11' 'ww THE MOST REVEREND ALLEN I. BABCOCK, D.D., LL.D. BISHOP OF GRAND RAPIDS 3 I N P -a H,- " 1 is, . 'J'-Q f -if , M, M53 L. fi' K.'.w,a,1V .,.,,,,h6vT WKQQ AX' ,V-s '7 ' .lf V. . 4' 4 AM 7-fav R f . fg,:,5,sfa 1 " an Xml'-ww 1 4' I 'F' K 1 E 6 -risk ,L In , S' -1., ' . 5,1 44441 Q. " N 1 '- . m , - , .L - .., 1 ' . ' wr - ,TU gw"N ur? . .4 "' 1. if u. V 35 tis:-A ' fi .. 8' A Vi' A ml' 'sz--...N K-, rf' , ' -SL 2.-'N' .. . Nr Q S t . 1 xx ff Y5 X-r -1 Q ,K qymlrllx inf"-ex' lf" xx ,-Q'2."i,g .jig iw' qv X ,Q- S- 0, Q-.. 'W x ya., 'U V. V11 4 dedication cn introduction forward l-I9 student life faculty administration E Cu zo-33 3 Y seniors students E junigrg 34-77 sophomores freshmen , , , spiritual E events 73-197 dances circles SPGHS basketball E2 IBHFIIS IOS-IZ3 golf baseball organizations O'ga"'Zat'On5 123 I4 Clubs ' 5 publications Xbfw- 4 dominican convent 6 administration building Ill HK! 1 lE',lNMx 1 7 K H win fl:-?:-2: an ing "' Ill ' W2 nu ii! 11 , 1 'Wu albertus hall , . ., .....,...., ,., f ww-MW , field house jordan hall W Y-:av Flxf, v- 1,g,.k', 1 xm? 5 5 . . ,J 1557 x fr 3 .af X J .. MJF .f-fx, - I' 'A . iff 1 ' xr if' wx 'i 31 1 .f v ,I K o X YA' my--ww f 'GTI ,,,., .WZSZD-s 9"M-A ...W-pew 10 foreword The Thomist for the year 1957 is a repre- sentation of only one year enriched by the Aquinas Way. The Aquinas Way is a spirit which makes Aquinas distinctive - a way you have lived, people you have met, and things you have done - a unique situation and ex- perience not to be duplicated at any other college. The Aquinas Way stems from the in- terest in the student as a person rather than as a product of mass education, the informal atmosphere in class, around a cafeteria table or at a Circle, the congeniality between faculty and students, the unity among the students because of their opportunity of sharing in re- sponsibility, centered around the most impor- tant phase of the Aquinas Way, the spiritual life. The spirit of Aquinas will be carried far beyond this year and the college campus, for it will remain with each person, who as a stu- dent has had the opportunity of participating in it. This book presents our interpretation of the Aquinas Way - a tradition which you have helped to advance. 11 Q...-SN-ss-, dr ..,,, 'lin-f Falling leaves, books, and chatting with old set the scene for another year. Ah, student life Taking advantage of our beautiful campus. Don't bother me, I'm meditating. I If Life of the party - the morning after. sei h T ' if'- w-:V 4- .i,Mv0,, . will .f Registration is inevitable like death and taxes. Are you sure there are only 87 cords to fill out? 14 When in doubt consult the yellow pages of your directory. 'al ' G W N uname we glmilmmwmwmnmm wwfmfmliiwwmwwm any ,W aft W mwrvipz-mmm?Yffigggrlgmfgf' 'S 3 456 KUQQQQW? T i Miz: .naw-W F' ' X 'NV ' NSR l A 4 Umilgiassfggy U .gfmim mwmlfnlikgmzw Wlvllmrh lffmwblwwwmenfessqsinnmwmum YW,?a"Tf"Q'f??W assists wmiilggzifi Swan A manual. ,slam when L.,,gg,g1g -sau Qwl,,w,M. gl . 1 miss a wx-mu!! 4, 5 53,304 ismvjefah 112251 mms QIHYIIWUQ IK wal num 'W.g4w+ :filet xi C-W'f'Q9S "5Qlli2shW5Hu5a':mees Mew: ILL, Think I'll go to class this morning: I need the sleep. Gone sailing? ? ? I' ' Y l 7 'L 'r R l 4 I in 2 1 , I I I D X Dropping into the chapel between classes is one of our well established habiis 16 1 The nighi before the big test. But co-education had its drawbacks The essence of a studious atmosphere. The room that made Milwaukee famous. All right, play your silly ace. Unwinding after a series of tests Spring afternoon classes are really rough. x ,tit nm A necessary evil - parking regulations. x wr' Q, qt, 4 Q. st , 'A' 1. Men of distinction prefer Willys trucks. The spirit behind the team. A , 'Ti 11' I T35 faculty administration THE RIGHT REVEREND MONSIGNOR ARTHUR F. BUKOWSKI PRESIDENT OF AQUINAS COLLEGE 22. Y ' .is XX v, :fe K Sr. Mary Mildred Sr. Mary Blandina, O.P. Dean oi Aquinas College Registrar Sr. Agnes Marie, O.P. Sr. Mary Malachi, O.P Treasurer Librarian 23 Miss Gertrude M. Horgan Dean of Women Bev. Thomas Hennessev, O.P. Dean of Men Miss Eleanor Keating Assistant Dean of Women Mr. La Mountain Assistant Dean of Men faculty Seated left to right: The Rev. Paul I. Scanlon, Sister M. Gonzaga, The Rev. Thomas A. Hennessy. Standing left to right: The Bev. Francis C. Lehner, and The Rev. Iohn M. Donahue. theology, philosophy, and psychology Seated left to right: Sister Maris Stella, The Rev. Speer Strahan, Sister Mary Gonzaga. Standing left to right: Mary Ann Seward, Frederick V. Bernard, Gertrude M. Horgan. english foreign languages Standing left to right: Dr. Gines M. Maiques, Dr. Werner W. Prange, Oscar Schweigardt. Seated left to right: Sister M. Bertrand, Sister Agnes Marie, Eleanor Keating. Seated at piano: P. Peter Sacco: Standing: Sister M. Annette, Henri L. Gibeau, Sister M. Kevin. music arts Seated left to right: Sister Rose Carlita, Sister Eugene Marie, Sister Malachi, Mrs. Phoebe Kline: Standing: Oscar Schweigardt, Anthony I. Brink. 1. ' 1 V V ' 2 f sin Seated left to right: Rosemarie T. Sequin, Sister Mary Virgil, Donna Rydzew ski. Standing left to right: Dr. Iohn A. Poje, Eugene W. Smith, Iohn E. Bellardo natural sciences mathematics Seated: Richard Sedlecky, Sister Helen Louise: Standing: Lloyd C. Nietling, William G. Franzen. Left to right: George F. La Mountain, Sister Bernettcz. Gertrude Horgan. education history Left to right: Lewis B. Clingrnan, The Rev. Adrian T. English, Sister Mary Noellcx. business and BCODOITIICS Seated left to right: Kenneth Marin, Wencel A. Milanowski. Edward Phillips, and standing Leland Hill. s o c io I o gy Left to right: Ioseph Baker, The Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Bukowski, The Rev. Thomas H, Kaufman. facult The Right Reverend Arthur I". Bukowski. A.M. Associate Professor of Sociology Sister Agnes Marie. O.P., A.M. Associate Professor of German Sister Mary Annabel. O.P., M.S. Assistant Professor of Biology Sister Mary Annette. O.P., M.Mus. Associate Professor of Piano and Theory Ioseph G. Baker. A.B. Instructor in Physical Education Iohn E. Bellardo, M.S. Associate Professor of Mathematics and Physics Frederick V. Bernard. A.M. Assistant Professor of English Sister Mary Bernetta. O.P., A.M. Associate Professor of Education Sister Mary Bertrand. O.P., Ph.D. Professor of Romance Languages Sister Mary Blandina. O.P., A.M. Associate Professor of Economics Anthony I. Brink, M.F.A. Associate Professor of Speech Sister Mary Casimir, O.P., A.B. Instructor in Art Lewis B. Clingman. A.M., Cand. Ph.D. Associate Professor of History Ioseph D. DeMuro. A.M. Instructor in English Albert B. Doherty. LL.B.. C.P.A. Instructor in Accounting The Reverend Iohn M. Donahue. O.P., S.T.Lr. Instructor in Theology The Reverend Adrian T. English, O.P., S.T.Lr.. A.M. Associate Professor of History and Theology Sister Eugene Marie, O.P., A.M.L.S. Associate Professor of Library Science Sister Mary Evangelista. O.P., B.Mus. Instructor in Voice and Theory William G. Franzen. M.S.. Cand. Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Mathematics Sister Gertrude Marie, O.P., A.M. Instructor in English Henri L. Gibeau. M.S. Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Instrumental Supervision Sister Mary Gonzaga, O.P., Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy and English Ioseph L. Hansknecht, Ir.. A.M. Instructor in Political Science Sister Helen Louise. O.P., A.M. Instructor in Mathematics The Reverend Thomas A. Hennessy, O.P., S.T.Lr.. S.T.D. Associate Professor of Theology Leland H. Hill. M.B.A. Instructor in Accounting Gertrude M. Horgan. A.M., Ed. M. 31 Associate Professor of English and Education The Reverend Thomas H. Kaufman. O.P., A.B., S.T.Lr. Associate Professor of Sociology Eleanor T. Keating. A.M. Instructor in Latin Sister Mary Kevin, O.P., M.Mus.. M.Mus.Ed. Assistant Professor of Music Education George F. I. LaMountain. A.M. Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education The Reverend Francis C. Lehner. O.P., S.T.D. Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology Gines M. Maiques. Ph.D. Professor of Spanish Sister Mary Malachi, O.P., A.M. Associate Professor of Library Science Kenneth I. Marin. A.M. Cand. Ph. D. Assistant Professor of Economics Sister Maris Stella. O.P., A.M. Assistant Professor of English Sister Mary Mark. O.P., M.S. Associate Professor of Chemistry Wencel A. Milanowski, LL.B. Lecturer in Business Law Sister Mary Mildred. O.P., Ph.D. Professor of Classical Languages Lloyd C. Nietling. B.S. Instructor in Mathematics Sister Mary Noella. O.P., A.M. Associate Professor of History G. Edward Philips, A.M., C.P.A. Instructor in Business Administration Iohn A. Poje. Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry Werner W. Prange. Ph.D. Instructor in Geography and German Sister Mary Rose. O.P., A.M. Instructor in Latin Donna Rydzewski. B.S. Assistant in Biology P. Peter Sacco, M.M. Instructor in Chorus and Piano The Reverend Paul I. Scanlon. O.P., S.T.Lr. Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology Oscar I-I. Schweigardt Associate Professor of Art Rosemarie Seguin. M.S.. Cand. Ph.D. Instructor in Biology Richard R. Sedlecky. B.A.E. Instructor in Mechanical Drawing Mrs. Theodora H. Segar. M.Ed. Instructor in Physical Education Mary Ann Seward. A.M. Instructor in English Eugene W. Smith, M.S. Assistant Professor of Biology The Reverend Speer Strahan, A.M. Lecturer in English Sister Mary Virgil. O.P., M.S. Associate Professor of Chemistry The Right Reverend Monsignor Ioseph C. Whalen. M.S.W Instructor in Sociology The Reverend Charles P. Wilson, O.P., A.B. Instructor in Theology cafeteria Sister M. Angus, manager of the college cafeteria, serves a student while one of the student he1p,Rema Falconer, looks on. book store Sister Helen Louise manages the well stocked college book store, with Student Carolyn Donovan helping during rush periods. 32 office staff Wm. to right: Catherine I. Black, Iudiih Barber, M. Robina, Kathleen Barber. maintenance Mrs. Gladys Ebels Switchboard Operator Miss Malone Dean's Secretary pm, to right: C. Navarre, Iohn Thomas, Ben De Boer, Iohn Feutz, Ioe Russell. Mr. Ben De Boer Building Engineer Q 1 5 , Y X Q 'lx r W I I , "'. o my ' w, ,--" Mui' -X xg. if 0' 1 4' 4 r " Us it V' ar H VI Il ll ll ll 4 W qi 'nv dnb an 5 , in ar Nl ll Nl ll ill H fl! U il! H students 4 V, N ' X Up! ag, I, gun S. .W sg as 5 i il i 1 Sl 4- E 'H ., NQUQWY up xv A ' limi- 1 f, My V040 Lawrence Patrick Bayer I0SePh William Benzef B.S. in Biology A.B. in Business Administration Helen Agnes Bueche Ianice Charlene Bueche pug. in History A.B. in History 36 YE Virginia Burk Thomas Ioseph Bydcxlek B.S. in Biology B.S. in Chemistry Clara Iane Colligcrn ROY Igseph Crefe A.B. in Accounting B.S. in Biology 37 Mary Ann Debelcxck Michael Joseph Deeb B.S. in Mathematics AJ3- in HiS'0l'Y Carolyn Ann Donovan Mary Adeline Drumm A.B. in Business Administration A.B. in English 38 Rema Bernadette Falconer Nancy Lee Feliz A.B. in English A.B. in English Eugene Anthony Gallmeier Margaret Bose Geoghan A.B. in History A.B. in History 39 Ramon George Gerbert Robert Stephen Gerke B.S. in Business Administration Bs- in Bi0l0QY George Peter Gersch Geraldine Ioanne Greene B.S. in Biology A.B. in Biology 40 I Robert Dennis Greenhoe Rita Icxne Harden A.B. in History A.B. in History Gary Corbett Hoffman Mary Alice Honton A.B. in History A.B. in History 41 Mary C, Honton Natalie Diane Horger A.B. in Sociology ILB. in History Robert Iohn Iason Elizabeth Ann Keelean B.S. in Biology A.B. in Sociology 42 Robert Frank Kelly Rita Mary Kolarik A-B- in 50CiOl0gy 1-LB. in French Kathleen Anne Kolleth Barbara lean Konieczny B'S- in Biology B.M. in Music Education 43 MGIgGIel PGf1'l.ClG Kozlowski George Thgmgs Krupp A.B. in Sociology AB. in History Icxmes Gerard Lyon William Louis Mayfield I-LB. in Sociology A.B. in History 44 Patricia Mc Carthy A.B. in History Stephen Messana A.B. in Accounting Ioseph Adam Meko A.B. in History Carol lean Miller B.S. in Medical Technology Iames Matthew Morris H0beri Patrick Murphy A.B. in English B.S. in Biology Roger Charles Neper Theodore Stanley Olewinski B,S. in Business Adminisffqfion B.S. in Business Administration 46 eff" Frederick Ioseph Platte Thomas Leon Quinn A.B. in Sociology AB- in Hi5l0fY Ioan Catherine Ridley Iocob Wilson Robinson A.B. in English A.B. in History 47 Ronald Iames Russell Robert Allen Savage AB' in History B.S. in Business Administration Henry Louis Saverson Donald Raymond Schmidt AB' in Sociology B.S. in Business Administration 48 Iohn Gerard Schmidt Rose Helen Simmer B.S. in Business Administration ,fibrin Dorothy Lorraine Smazel A.B. in Sociology B.S. in Sociology Roosevelt Allen Smith A.B. in History Mary lane Stachowiak A.B. in English Louis Eli Vander Ploeg A.B. in History Mary Rita Tomaszek A.B. in English Phillip Allen Wall A.B. in Biology Carlos Percival Wee Tom Gary Robert West B.S. in Business Administration A.B. in English and Accounting Mary Margaret White Ioan Frances Wisneski A.B. in Biology A.B. in History 51 Joseph Gerard Wisz Robert Carlton Wittenstrom B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics A.B. in Sociology Edward Glenn Wright B.S. in Business Administration Not Pictured : Eduardo Garcia Camacho B.S. in Business Administration Loretta Pauline Dorr A.B. in Sociology George Iohn Durak B.S. in Business Administration lack Claud Du Rand B.M. in Music Education Thomas Alvin Hufford A.B. in History Edward Davidson Nash A.B. in Business Administration Loren Paul Bowen B.S. in Business Administration Marie Catherine Schatner B.M. in Music Education Patricia Ann Schindler A.B. in History Richard William Sweet A.B. in History Sister Gianna M.d.c. B.S. in Biology Sister Rochelia M.d.c. B.S. in English tawrence Bayer 456 Wilcox Park Dr. S.E., Grand Rapids Loseph Benzer 25 Carrier N.E., Grand Rapids elen Bueche E22 Quimby N.E., Grand Rapids anice Bueche P522 Quimby N.E., Grand Rapids Elirginia Burk 22 Washington, Muskegon 'Thomas Bydalek 520 Emerald N.E., Grand Rapids lEdwardo Camacho 321 Madison S.E.. Grand Rapids 'Clara Colligan 1421 Palmer, Muskegon lRoy Crete 1809 rum. Bay City Mary Ann Debelack 335 E. Petoskey, Gaylord Michael Deeb 321 Plymouth S.E., Grand Rapids Carolyn Donovan 308 Charlotte, Union City Loretta Dorr 1656 Havana S.W., Grand Rapids Mary Drurnm 230 Woodside S.E., Grand Rapids lack Du Rand 619 Ottillia S.E., Grand Rapids George Durak 840 First N.W., Grand Rapids Rema Falconer Brampton Bryan, Iackson Town. Iamaica, B.W.I. ancy Feltz E59 Ogden S.E.. Grand Rapids ugene Gallmeier E815 Lafayette S.E., Grand Rapids Ellargaret Geoghan 168 Iefferson, Muskegon Eamon Gerbert 1615 Plainfield N.E., Grand Rapids obert Gerke E01 Chatham N.W., Grand Rapids eorge Gersch E41 Richmond N.W., Grand Rapids eraldine Greene E56 Overbrook S.E., Grand Rapids lRobert Greenhoe 629 Laiayette N.E., Grand Rapids Rita Harden 730 Nason N.W., Grand Rapids senior director Gary Hoffman 226 S. Fifth, Saginaw Mary Honton 58 Arthur N.E., Grand Rapids Mary C. Honton 1067 Lafayette S.E.. Grand Rapids Natalie Horger 810 N. Line, Chesaning Thomas Hufford 1222 Gladstone S.E., Grand Rapids Robert Iason 1104 Short N.E., Grand Rapids Elizabeth Keelean Box 501, Evart, Michigan Robert Kelly 257 Garfield N.W., Grand Rapids Rita Kolarik Suttons Bay, Michigan Kathleen Kolleth 312 S. 25th, Saginaw Barbara Konieczny 1138 Diamond N.E., Grand Rapids Margaret Kozlowski 463 Diamond N.E., Grand Rapids George Krupp 2161 E. Fulton. Grand Rapids Iames Lyon 696 Lakeview, Lake Odessa. Mich. William Mayfield 645 Lafayette S.E., Grand Rapids Patricia Mc Carthy 1477 Burke N.E., Grand Rapids Ioseph Meko 714 Wamplens Lake, Brooklyn, Michigan Stephen Messana 1022 Iefferson S.E., Grand Rapids Carol Miller 6460 Ottillia S.E., Grand Rapids Iames Morris 118 E. Todd, Reed City, Mich. Robert Murphy 6317 W. Outer Dr., Detroit, Michigan Edward Nash 329 Richard Terrace S.E., Grand Rapids Roger Neper 915 Fulton N.W., Grand Rapids Theodore Olewinski 1125 Park S.W.. Grand Rapids Frederick Platte 737 Fifth N.W., Grand Rapids Thomas Quinn 227 Madison S.E., Grand Rapids 53 Ioan Ridley 120 Prospect N.E., Grand Rapids Iacob Robinson 110 Smith Ct. S.W., Grand Rapids Loren Rowen 1473 Burke N.E., Grand Rapids Ronald Russell 144 Garfield N.W., Grand Rapids Robert Savage 3650 Willow Drive N.E., Grand Rapids Henry Saverson 335 Wealthy S.W., Grand Rapids Marie Schatner 1131 Alpine N.W., Grand Rapids Patricia Schindler 1926 Prospect S.E., Grand Rapids Donald Schmidt 1309 Buffalo N.E., Grand Rapids Iohn Schmidt 1340 Columbia N.E., Grand Rapids Rose Simmer Weidman, Michigan Dorothy Smazel R. 1. Kaleva, Michigan Roosevelt Smith 509 Henry S.E., Grand Rapids Mary lane Stachowiak 444 Diamond N.E., Grand Rapids Richard Sweet 2421 Lake Michigan Dr. N.W., Grand Rapids Mary Tomaszek 1211 Veto N.W., Grand Rapids Louis Vander Ploeg 3286 Knapp Rd. N.E., Grand Rapids Philip Wall 324 Hollister S.E., Grand Rapids Carlos Wee Tom GIGQOIY Park, lamaica, B.W.I. Gary West 1056 Oaklawn N.W., Grand Rapids Mary White 874 Arlington N .E., Grand Rapids Ioan Wisneski 655 Innes N.E., Grand Rapids Ioseph Wisz 119 Union N.E., Grand Rapids Robert Carlton Wittenstrom 128 Conrad N.E., Grand Rapids Edward Wright 51 Union N.E., Grand Rapids Sister Rochelia M.d.c. 1150 Sheldon S.E., Grand Rapids Sister Gianna M.d.c, 1150 Sheldon S.E., Grand Rapids QQ 'Q ls.. A in gg le x ' is Zbb bb'b'V . - la ' an 'B 4' YY, f i f R -V'2 i :." - - x X 'I br fini 4 :tif - Q - , xkiip R 4 M 3 it if - 'Lge -' Qi N ' er 5 rx ju niors Ronald Adams Iudith Barber Kathleen Barber Shirley Bergeron Lloyd Bishop Robert Bonczyk Maureen Boyle Stanley Brock Ronald Brooker Charles Budnik Iohn Bums Kathleen Cashen Iuanita Chariauros Some graduate, some marry, Er 4 R r taann r gl -, - gig. Y . , 12 NB' Harry Choals Milda Cuncins Richard Doyle Patrick Ebenhoeh Beatrice Eglajs Lawrance Farhat Irene Ferguson Raymond Fergus Oh juniors lane Ford Iohn Fuller Iohn Gardella Donald Garman Ianet Gazella Elizabeth Geller Fauzy Ghareeb Nancy Guerin Eunice Gunn Mary Ellen Hands David Hanks Ralph Hauenstein ...... faq. 'E .: 5' g M- f ..,. , 'B . f A an .kin J gi -Q Y , --V . , uvuvbv E , W 1 X? CW-.i ...K .bij- 1 " Q.,,g9k. ' E at S ef' 1 , ,A - Q -1 E 92 W J " 'A , ,X and some fall under dumptrucks. Leonard Hayes Rita Henning Roy Iohnson Walter Iurek Monica Kadikis Paul Kolinski Linda Kopec Frank Kasakoski Y f ,.: it Ty ,:-: M 'Q 5 ,.1: E in W? Q ' X ni C' 9 4-limp we Y . Q s gf if 2 f f mix . a 'ap "' fi J juniors lean Kramer Peter Labinski IoAnn Lanahan Ioseph Lang Donald LeClair Arthur Lee Richard Leonard Donna Locke Susan Mankoski Patricia Mankowski Floyd McCoy Mary Meholic We're not going to force y gre gf ---- :I-,. X David Miianowski Mary Kay Mitchell Patrick Monks Richard Norman Ronald Olen Roberta Orr William Passinault Ioseph Paul OU juniors James Pelon Loretta Prein Daniel Pupel Gerald Radecki Ronald Rivers Frank Butowski Kay Sanders Iohn Schrems Ioan Shuple Sheila Smith Albert Steil Edwin Stephan X si . bf k . , S 5 J iaidie , 4, fx 4 9 'B Q . ,r ,.E: .I X .. '. :ti " A S '-'W' v Qs of-ff K? ' 1 ,f' ' 1, it . but this assembly is compulsory. Les Stroud Vitalijs Tarbunas Allen Ten Eyck David Thompson Sandra Thompson Carl Ulanowicz Robert Wisz Marlene Young A 'gig " , i '- V .1 . 1 1 'zl -r , MQ - K9 if Q Q is: , ::',:y" U : i:5A. i ",., Eb. c an Q 'MQ -CL Q 99 . gan: I 7 W ,,.,, . , NQ x z s Q. S.: I my 4' .R x J' ll , v..,ff3f K, , 1. ,SSAT l E53 K w 5 J lx A , ,x . ., k x X 'Z 'K3 Tv S F Q or 'Sw r IGI- Q. Vw Lv we A W 5 AQ rr ? KZ L X Q W' T52 Q 'wr 2 X W Q r soph O m O F6 S Theodore Ambrustmaker Lawrence Bayer Robert Benton Ioel Bemaciak Leon Boomgaard Michaela Boos Dee Brandell Bertha Brown Donald Brown Leon Byl Mary Campbell Thomas Carmody Wonder what they did in my 8 o'cIock? i 2 ,, . 'S RX - fi ' fx M ,in k .. 11,5 .zh QQ! A , 4 Br .1 4 4 we .Fw 1 Av ,, m :Q qw yn it , V 3 R H ,K ,:.,: , Q , if 1 H r ,r ,- ,rf r Z8 I . 4 H W .ee.rr r 5 n- 1. . k lf 2 N-.-..? L fa 4 J , 1 K R x Paul Carpentier Iohn Caruso Barbara Chin Roxanna Coale George Colburn Adelbert Corey Susan Cordes Richard Crampton sophomores Robert Crompton Ioseph Cronley Diane Dehn Louis Denhoi Riley Dennett Iohn Doran Loretta Drewes David Dumas Karen Earl Agnes Eick Ioan Ferris Richard Foltz .m l Iggy ,Q . . A 910' A1 Q 3 . Q sees? 1 ' .,.. ' N X , , 'nz .q., -A if i i AZ: M 1 1 -:.. I Q V 6 S X ' , . , . Y , . Www Wonder what they did in my 9 o'cIock? Femande Gard Robert Gaudet Salvatore Genovese Thomas Goeldel Yvonne Greiner Jerry Griffin Douglas Gregory Fred Haslem fy, if ,, Q 'annex--gi-'Q gli. D V. 7, ' V, Qtzg Q -,', l X. Q, 1 Q W Mi E ,G A. H l q '24 .J 1 Q , ,.. gl in My il 3 X Q Q .,-: : -wr QB. f l , '-'2': " 1 . al.. , . . .,, sophomores , - Mary Ann Hawkins M i " 4 Thomas Herdegen i Robert Howe 1' ' -if 5 45? Gary Iansen I T., ' 3 Daniel Kay 1 if Ioanne Keenan I qu I ..Q. X ' Q Edward xeibei - ' W Patricia Kirt . -,,V'. Z Sybil Klapperich M- ' Q Q Bruce Kline it David Kolenda A Bernadette Konwinski fs'-n H .gii'i.335i21- Q K ii . X ai ,N-xg, 1 At Aquinas one truth is self evident Dorothy Kunik David Lake Amelia Lalewicz Ioseph Lincoln Elizabeth Linder Iudith Margrave Ieanne Mayan Patrick Menardie sophomores Marcia Milanowski Iohn Miles Patricia Miller Iohn Morse Ioseph Murphy Rita Myszka Nancy Napieralski Carl Nowak Annette Pehr Icxnice Pointer Delphine Permcda Geraldine Radawski i QF lar W M M X 5 EE Wm ib , 'f a gzggifvgpif Ezvlz, .4 ry ' "t . f :f'5'2f+ - f H ---l "-.. I lf 4 , Zzi 3 4 6:51:2 - o o o s onne i eeei M I Lmmief f ' is Both parking lots are A eonges ted. Paul Rich , 'V., ., ' N -- David Richmond ,Ee .:- y y y Mary Lynne Robach ' 11-' A ..- - f. ' A -Q, ,,f" 55 , L., - - Iames Roberts ,Qi-5 'uzi if ' - ',.,, . Lynn Humsey my ' f v H I A g I M dl' s d k' 'I i"' 1, 'L , vs ' G e me G OWS I '1 -Y - if Bruce Sanson ',,' I 4 li j ji L : .,:' :-- ,xi 2553-55 . ., L X , ..,,4 .g Marilyn Schubert "-. "": Q ' it 2 ' :i.f,i,. ' A ', A f 5 ..,. ,. 1 2 "':.v.. A I' sophomores Gretchen Schwarz Erma Steffes William Sweetnam in eg J wr my-Q, x ,wr Allen Telmos Dorothy Trusock Sara Van Raalte Irene Vargas Charles Vogt Thaddea Wagner Mary Werk ' 'i:j" - if Lawrence Wezensky elf 5? efwi? MQ 'W ,A , of sf vi-08 2 W. l r Ms r fs- -. . Q. sm, :, , 3 AM ? fl X Michael Wisnewski Can't find my classroom Alice Wittenbach Charles Yoh Rose Yoh Paul Zornberg L freshmen Hikmat A1-Khouri Louise Ambro Dawn Argile Robert Augustyn Patricia Baczewski Thomas Barber Shirley Bartnick William Bayer Charlene Berry Mary Boggiano Patricia Boven William Bowersox They must have changed it again. G. T. Bowles Cecilia Bradley Patricia Bradley Robert Brown Theresa Burns Thomas Casaletto Christine Chester Iune Chuck R WW J eers Ma 5 " A r . t b Alzigza A .E X 1 ' a -. ' a--:1 "':'l' f K Z T1 "'i -.Q 'n- f ,E iii: In E it , , ,.,r,r,, I ,, WS ri ctw 'E A"'v' xmfffs 0 R ' Q iiii rti,y,, Z ti - r,.,., , I V in f2-:g .. 4. ,-2z--:::r 5 -1 :-. :Q- iraq : ,E-ii' . y -A e ' rf 1 i QI- wi 'ji g yi mA , r "A' sean . "2 2l ' ":'f X -5 ff:. - , ly ry M 'I 5 W or as fi W 'rr xii 4 in 59 E: Q ' 5 , Ns am 's V. ' 72 f 5' i we ,M Q JQ X W 1 Q M lx! "5 ,, 'sflkxrxlx A -gb QQ: N , , . ' A5335 We 'N -::. . J 'Q' Q Q fl W? WouIdn't it be great if Q 1 Q ev' 'wif C .: 3 . Q Q S ss EE l :swim - l , v im ,sw freshmen Ierome Conrad Patsy Coveyou Charlene Cribley Iohn Crowley Dan Cunningham Peter Cybulskis Cletus Denoyer Iacqueline Derda Thomas Deschaine Ion DeVries Guy Diekman Marguerite Dombrowski Susan Doody Margaret Doud Marilyn Dowler all the Milicent Easlick Rosemary Eddy Evelyn Ehlezt Ronald DuPont Maureen Dungey Marie Durish mud freshmen around William Fallen U I Mary lane Fein '- QQ - ' I Q A, John Fennell . 5 it M Jr Theodore F-indley , ZW .,,..,. ,. ,,.. A .1 S . ,lzl ,l H ef? S r Merlin Fritzen I in A I X Ioan Gamm 45 . 4 1 R S 'ffs x ,:: ..,- 2:5 W, ki? 7 i g' T Margaret Gazella ' EQ? - I S ? E gm, in .. .. :" ' L, Richard Geiger i V '- Ei n, 'I """' V K 1253.1 I I A x fgfeim Raymond Gerdes Kenneth Gilbo Q " , W Richard Golembiewski N gig - x j Sandy Gordon E im ., A , .,,:, . P 5 Roberta Gossett Marjorie Goulet Ronald Grzybowski the field house were Ieanne Hackett Susan Hanrahan ',,, 5 'ff 'A Margaret Hart il f . Rita Hasse Mary Heniqe , f 'gl if Stanley Haraburda ii re 1 -or rr ' r pr- e chocolate. r Qiifwsxfgs if f ' S X -H rt., 4 L 1 I, ff Q r K 4. i if +1 Nu V .f'. lg 1 .,Q E b.,. , , qizzi Z, X . r ,. iii bl nu f A Q W +9 , X we 15' H S XX S with freshmen Allen Heisler Irene Hill Patrick Hillary Richard Hoffman Kenneth Hozeski Carole Homrich Kay Ann Hyde Janet Ielens Iohn Kailunas Martha Kaminski Emest Keena Frederick Kegelmeyer Mary Ellen Kirkwood Sharon Kistler Rita Kline Ann Landers held her own Q5 -.... f ei Sandra Koprowski Patricia Kozlowski Judy Lee Robert Lodato Adelle Lopez Loren Lothschutz freshmen Gerald Luxlord William Lynch Mary Agnes McCarty Rosemary McDonough Catherine McEvoy Sharon Mackley Douglas MacDonell Frank Magnuson Thomas Mancewicz Ann Mason Ralph Mathis Philip Monierusso Ioseph Mysliwiec Sharon Nanzer Roberta Nargis E R Laws mm, 'l 'WM' :Ei W " -mm X ':" V sg lyl lv ,::- I ...I A 3, Q A '-I: ,-'-- 5 -:v-.-: .. , ,., i rw 8 -s Q 4 f r he gl? 471 , . 5 ,W 4 - -44? xl . z lqyzwqflix QA bel!-ws Q . 'Z' .,... hi E ,, Q, n MP 4 . X. .Q . . .r as I957's campus craze. Barbara Neal Elaine Nuessendorfer Henry Norder Marie Norris Charlene Ohren Joseph Orlando -M in ' I' " J' 3 , , ..- ?'N ws I ,iq W . , si: - M X wr f -3 new of ? t rtr I an lg L t .,,,Z:i::. ! .3 if Cuts .wt ,B l We Q15 fait, , W. 5 it E! wife if :avi freshmen Lorena O'Rourke Iames Pawlak Richard Petrick Virginia Picotte lohn Poposki Carolyn Radawski Eric Rikans Roberta Robinson Mary Rorabacher Terrence Schmidt Ioseph Schmitz Elizabeth Schneider Carmela Selvagqio Maximilian Sempowski Anita Seyfiert unlimited, a mad, impetuous dream We H A W- A A 3 if emi 1 ,S Y fx :-. Q .-ir . 5 , "' A"' '- ,,:a,::5:.E.:'A ':" e g ' Mary Sheridan Ierri Siebe Frank Simons Lawrence Slade Caroline Smith Gerald Smith freshmen Richard Smith Iames Soltysiak '- Iudith Spendow X Thgmqs Stqchowiok .,,.,,A q ,. X 4 w v ' ,A .3 .,.: ,. I A Dorothy Stasek Iudith Suchocki Mary Sullivan Marcia Templin Iacqueline Uzas Rosalie Van Havermaat Stanford VanHoech Lazaro Vega Roy Vincent Richard Wakulat, Ir. s anyone free Carol Weatherman Bernard Wittgens Ryner Wittgens Robert Wysocki Madelyne Zan! Francis Zawacki 'Q A Q39 H Q H' f s' .- ., ..,. . ., I Q, J YK .f x r Y X iv R l Q? 54 Q M 1? R F? R irorr si ' R"' . C - A Q for a bridge game? 1-riff :r e a X Sang rr M ' wi r 'M n V 1 .,1. , - 5. o e my I ri r 4 X X 5 t 'VQZ s 2:.,, N ' '51 A ' E E class officers SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Lett .to right: Treasurer, Iacob Robinson: Secretary, Ioan Wisneskig Vice President, Mary White: Presldent, Michael Deeb. IUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS Left to right: Treasurer. Patrick Ebenhoeh: Secretary, Kay Sanders: Vice President, William Passinaultg President, Sheila Smith. ' 3 C 4 Lf.. ,N-www 1 'Uv 1, y SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS Left to right: Vice President. Ieanne Mayan: President, Iames Vogl: Treasurer, Andrew Meholic Secretary. Yvonne Greiner. FRESHMEN CLASS OFFICERS Leit to Right: Vice President, Patricia Doyle: President, Thomas Mayan: Treasurer, Max Sem powski: Secretary. Ioan Gamm. mercy central school of nursing The capping ceremony was held Sunday, March 31, 1957, at the Ladies Literary Club. Rev. Bernard Lohmann, C.S.P. was the guest speaker. Monsignor A. F. Bukowski presided as master of ceremonies and choral selections were directed by Anthony I. Brink, 72 Martha Abel lean Andres Iudith Ballstetter Andrea Barber Sally Beadle Ioan Benford Gerda Bovey La Donna Breen Evelyn Bronikowski Lydia Brophy Deanne Brown Dorothy Cabot Two meetings Louise Carr Virginia Collins Barbara Cook Florence Cook Shirley Deuling Mary DeYoung .M ' ' - 'E5' V W 5 r ,yo .Q ....- Q. it we M Q 'faq 1 2 ie' at if Uk sw ,IIH . Q .rf vi 3 ,. r , .,.. :, , ,. - ' via Q X . 2 ' V 4 . . X. It . R ':,.- - N ,.., , Q wish I could bilocate H " 'SN -' - ' , if K Nw 'YYY . 5- y 4' X ..'r2?:.'C V : , i I o .v--- V ---:, --- ,-' i -"- : J yy yy Ati- ,V ll l T' g if A .Ann ,gy A -1 .N Z 5 Q r 43 9 A ' , :' -2 . e Q g ef E E I ,Mn-n,,. - Q f, V . 1 Q li : 1, 'S-43555, E C ! ' Ioan Dolinsek Mary Donnelly Barbara Downer Helen Dunaw Ruth Ann Easton Judith Edgar Linda Eilers Iudith Engle Barbara Fitzgerald lean Frechen im at rf-W Q W , .g f L, , f Barbara Galajdcz 3 Pauline Garrow You mean you don't teach E W5 E L 5 me Z wwf? M , ,.. , ub I 'QM Kay Hausbeck Sharon Hefieran Ioan Heilig Frances Hinkle Sally Kamischulte Sharlene Kapral Laura Lee Kempf Ioyce Kiessel Sarah King .,., F' Sylvia Kramer A 4 Qi 3 4 ' Q ' ,, if Annette Koets ' - ' Shirley Iohnson sr . rf h Marcia LaBoda A I cnet Iohnson lk ., Q t-sr av k -f 1 Carol Lee K. ' M ' Ni 2 .... 43 Glenadine Linten S I , 4 Betty Luther ef Mm B b L .W-0-4 .... - 5 ar ara ynam :IIQ ""f tt.: K wg I 1 in My Mmm if ee e 1 ff 5 Annette Mason ..,.,,. ' M' V I underwater-basket-weaving here? Roseann McDonald fe .I I -- Corinne McGuire gi I n 'A , 3' ,. f Q if e 'Q IGneIMCK11i9hi A , ,,n', 4- ,, ,'., - if ' Mary Ann McLaughlin ' fix Marcella Milanowski .- ' t H . Sister Mary Miles ' l A fi , A , ,..,:: 2 .rg : Q 2 Y Donna Nichols :g T , W 'Z 9 A . , it It Beatrice Palmer ..,- E ' "" 'A A V ,.,.. 1 ..,,, I X'-"' E-g n YK, . ..:' , - A..-fy J I L K In ., A . lm,qe.,i2g ff QFRJMQM , ,Mh.,,,,, vw gms wigs Q Q v v 4 Q as 'W 5 s 1 .3 3 y,.!"'vsx . I 'A s S FJ - 'U ,I as 'P ,as-:. lr an E M' A ,, -if 9+ 4 2 tv? Q Berniece Palmer Patricia Pauley Marcia Pearson Mary lane Peterson Kathleen Plamondon Nancy Purzecki Patricia Putnam Sister Mary Rebecca Ruth Reese Frances Rieder Patricia Rorke Bernice Schmidt Dance favors? YE. '- W W 33 ew Y 'E ,. S' e M 495 K 41 3 5: f. 4 l Sb Q +1 2 W 5' if fue.: N x 4 Q 2 f Clara Schuch Ellen Schultz Linda Selvig Iudy Shumsky Pauline Sielski Margaret Simon Bernice Snyder Alma Soderberq Barbara Sporman Nancy Shulte Linda Stacer Iudith Stapleton Margaret Stroh Ann Thomas Ann M. Thomas Helen Tierson Pauline Tronson Barbara Uzarski Icmet Vanburgen Barbara Veldrnan -N.. -r 'S wi: as 5 YJ A k W V' f-H W Q barl . v , H . V - In - Y 5 , 'WZ 'Q Z... V U A , -5 4llQ J 'QW Q Let's tr monogrammed earplugs. Ruth Verheule Karen Verhulst Iudith Walsh Margaret Waskevich Phyllis Wenk Arlene Wiltenburg Sally Winey Margaret Wisniewski ggi' sz rg 4 - 'N J. ,A wi 4 W if '35 5 at W 5 :, 331 1 .....'fE2'gggMnm0 --.. ...":.:,,g-f...-... ww-w.. Wm ,W , , M -.4-,.m.v"-Z M...."""'--M' ' " but Tvluw "hr X.. x N M..- 'E E , activities 1 1 Education has been found to be more than books. A participation in the varied campus projects offered more meaning to college life. The numerous li? it V If is activities of Aquinas have given stu- dents the opportunity to become ac- quainted with new ideas, new fields, and new personalities. There is an extra, but essential value in the lesson learned through cooper- ative efforts. By uniting their spiritual, recreational, traditional, and educa- tional needs, the students enriched their college experience. fm , 5 , l Math v new 'gli -..., 4 F A www' F '5 s Bmw, it i X ' L? -Q A a 2E,, '5 2 ::.L3..5, :q 1 ..- - Wa fill' lt' " l'6tl'E3t Our annual retreat was held October 24, 25 and 26. Reverend Iohn T. Dittoe, O.P., was retreat master for the women's retreat held in the college chapel: Reverend Francis D. Nealy, O.P., for the men's retreat at St. Thomas' Church. These days of spiritual rejuvenation gave us a chance to put aside our studies and social life and concentrate on our spiritual progress. We asked ourselves, "Where am I going? How far am I?" Attending early Mass, spiritual reading, and meditating -on the thoughts presented to us in the conferences created an atmosphere conducive to spiritual self-betterment. The retreat ended with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and the Papal Blessing. These days were a rewarding experience for all of us, according to our individual needs. Rev' Iohn T, Dmoe Rev. Francis D. Nealy 81 rosary procession On October 10 we held our annual Rosary Procession. Faculty and students clad in cap and gown marched in procession while reciting the rosary and singing hymns in honor of Our Lady. Reverend F. C. Lehner, O.P., assistant professor of theology and philosophy at Aquinas, was speaker. In his sermon, emphasizing the necessity for pray- ing the rosary daily, as stressed at Fatima by the Blessed Virgin, Father Lehner said, "It would seem that she was bringing glory to herself not merely as a woman, but as a mother. But it is as a mother that she begs us to say the rosary so that we, her children, will benefit." As a fitting close to the ceremony, we participated in the celebration of Benediction. 82 marian congress Stemming from the devotion of the Domini- can Order to the Blessed Virgin and its dedi- cation to the fullfillment of her wishes expres- sed at Fatima, the annual Marian Congress has become a distinctive feature of the college year at Aquinas. This year the tenth annual Marian Congress was held on May 12 on the Aquinas campus. The co-chairmen, Elizabeth Keelean and Floyd McCoy, worked under the direction of Rev. Paul Scanlon, O.P., student chaplain. The ceremony consisted of a pro- cession, coronation, sermon, and Benediction. All the schools in the Grand Rapids diocese participated in the formation of the living rosary. In keeping with the growth of Aquinas, the Marian Congress has drawn both citywide and statewide acclaim. Many people attend from all over the state to honor Our Blessed Lady. CO-CHAIHMEN: Elizabeth Keelean and Floy d McCo 1'-3' W Crowning ceremony from the 1956 Marian Congress. Y lambda iota tau conference l as , ,,.....0---""" f' Lei! to right: Dr. Iohn Timmerman, Dr. Warren Flieshauer, Dr. Russell Kirk, and Mr. F. V. Bernard. Lambda Iota Tau held its first national creative Writing conference at Aquinas, seat of the Beta Chapter, on November 3. This conference was or- ganized by Miss Mary Ann Seward of Aquinas. Lambda members from nineteen colleges submitted poetry, one act plays, informal essays, and short stories. Iudges for the poetry division were Dr. lohn Nist of Eastern Michigan Col- lege and Sister Mary Edwardine R. S. M. of Mercy College. For the short story division judges were Sister Robert Louise, O.P. of Siena Heights College, Miss Gertrude Horgan of Aquinas, and Dr. Iohn Timmerman of Calvin Col- lege: for informal essay, Mr. Frederick V. Bernard of Aquinas, for one-act play, Dr. Howard Langford of Adrian College. Dr. Hussell Kirk, well known scholar and friend of Lambda, and Dr. War- ren Flieshauer, Lambda's founder, talked at the general assembly. Lett to right: Miss Gertrude Horgan, Dr, Iohn Timmerman, and Dr. Robert Louise, O.P. 84 Q On November 28, the student body met at the Ladies' Literary Club to hear an enlightening and stirring talk on the Euro- pean situation leading up to current uprisings in Poland and Hungary. The talk was given by Dr. Erik von Kuehnelt- Leddihn, noted Austrian lec- turer and author on current history. In concluding his talk, Dr. Kuehnelt-Leddihn made a plea for our prayers and our financial help to alleviate the hardships of the Hungarian students whose brave revolt against Communism has been an example of courage to stu- dents of the free world. Seumas MacManus. lectures 85 Dr. Kuehnelt-Leddihn. On December 5, Aquinas played host to the well-known poet, shanachie, and dean of Irish literature, Seumas Mac- Manus. After setting the at- mosphere by giving a history of the origin of Irish legends and the tradition of passing them down from generation to generation, the speaker told us a tale entitled "The Well O' The World's End' as well as other tales he has preserved for posterity in his many books. i honors convocation In keeping with the traditional date, this year's honors convocation was held on March 7, the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, patron of schools. Stu- dents and faculty in cap and gown assembled at St. Thomas Church, and assisted at a solemn high Mass at which the celebrant was Reverend Thomas H. Kaufman, O.P., deacon, Reverend Francis C. Lehner, O.P., and sub-deacon, Reverend Iohn M. Donahue, O.P. Immediately following Mass, The Right Reverend Monsignor Arthur F. Bukowski addressed the assembly extending congratulations to the students who had attained the honor of appearing on the Dean's List, which indicates an all "A" average for two terms, and to the others who appeared on the Honor Roll having attained a "B" average for two successive semesters. Students on the Dean's List were, freshmen: Patricia Doyle, Phyllis Perry, Carolyn Radowski and sophomores: Geraldine Radowski, Louis Esch, and Elmer Theodore. 86 aquinas night On Ianuary 13, the Knights of Columbus, Martin C. Carmody Council 389 sponsored Aquinas Night to honor the members of the senior class and their parents. Speakers at'the event were Dr. Francis A. Arlinghans. director and dean of the evening college of the University of Detroit, and Iames E. Munger. graduate of the University of Detroit and Georgetown University. The night was highlighted by the presentation of certificates of merit to representatives from the senior class, Mary White and Iames Morris. These students were selected on the basis of their outstanding personal endeavors and achievements as undergraduates at Aquinas. 87 cc, f gala weekend a bug success! On November tenth and eleventh we saw the fulfillment of months of plan- ning, organizing, and publicizing. It was the first effort of its kind, a large undertaking for a small college. lts successful execution was, in fact, a proof that in years to come affairs of this type could be repeated annually. The Gala Weekend, by its title, de- notes not only the pleasure so many derived from the dance, carnival, and dinner, but also a spirit of willingness which made the tasks of the chairman lighter. We set our hopes high, and they were realized. The week-end was a financial as well as a social success. The kickoff for the Gala Week-end was the Inaugural Ball held in the Black and Silver Room of the Civic Auditorium. There, the students danced to music furnished by the M. Dee's. They were happily surprised by the appearance of Father Iohn Hart, O.P. and Father Bernard Hart, O.P., former instructors at Aquinas, who crowned Queen Iudy Margrave and King Roy Crete. Congratulations is due to the chair- men whose excellent organization and supervision of committees proved their executive ability and their loyalty to a task. INAUGURAL BALL ROYALTY: Roy Crete and Iudy Mar- grave, being crowned by Father Bemard Hart, O.P. and Michael Deeb. Court left to right. Suzanne Mankoski, Les Stroud, Iohn Morse, and Rita Kolarik. through the cooperation of many - - gi zf- .W Mft -r"""' Chairmen gathered around the Plymouth which was raftled are lett to right:'Law- rence Farhat, publicity: Mary lane Stachowiak, dinner: Ronald Olen, car raflle: Michael Deeb. dance: Iames Morris, carnival. George Krupp, Gala Weekend chairman, is not pictured. booths ln a matter of hours the ground floor at Aquinas was completely altered from ordi- nary college halls to the scene of a gay carnival. The cafeteria became a dining hall in which dinner was served to more than a thousand guests: the League and Union became enclosures for decorated booths: music and dancing attracted people to the Old Heidelberg where authentically-dressed "Ger- man" Waitresses served refresh- ments. This was the culmina- tion of our successful week-end. and more booths Q A ..,,N A LwQN',g C060 dances The actual social season at Aquinas begins the minute the students greet each other at the start of the semester. It becomes officially initiated at the opening dance of the year. The preparation is often more exciting and cer- tainly more time-consuming than the actual event. Girls especially, spend weeks planning what they will wear, debating whether or not they should change their hair styles, and deciding if they really can afford those shoes that would complement the dress so well. P. A. announcements, posters everywhere, and ticket-selling in the cafeteria are constant reminders of the coming dance. It becomes the topic of conver- sation during class breaks and the object of daydreams during class lectures. The evening arrives: the parties before and after are well attended: the dancers dread the sound of "Goodnight Sweetheart" because "They could have danced all night." Memories are made of this. the Ball. INAUGURAL BALL CHAIRMEN: Bertha Brown, decorations: Michael Deeb general chairman: Ierry Griffin, tickets: Marcia Milanowski. decorations Leon Byle, tickets. The HINAUGURAL BALL spon sored by the Student Senate as part of the Gala Weekend was held Nov. 10, in the Black and Silver Room of the Civic Audi torium. Music was provided by the M.D.'s. Fr. John Hart and Fr. Bernard Hart, former faculty members, were on hand to crown the king and queen of The HSWEETHEART SWIHL," a dance with a Valentine theme, was presented by the senior class on Feb. 19. The students danced in the ball- rooms of the Morton House to the orchestra of Henry Baar. CHAIRMEN FOR THE SENIOR DANCE: Gary West, co Chairman: Kathy Kolleth, tickets: Adeline Drumm, decora tions: and Robert Niedzielski. .--ef ,wmv ,wa pw-+4 up-we pw-Q uwfi . w-me ww vi PLANNING Fon THE RAINBOW REIGN: Amelia Lalewicz Gnd Iim Vogl. co-chairmen: and Mary Campbell, public- ity chairman. The "RAINBOW PrEIGN," the sophomore-sponsored "turn- about" dance, was held May 3 in the King Louis XV room oi the Rowe hotel. The girls had an opportunity to treat the men of their choice to an enjoyable evening. Music was furnished by Lew Allen. The "I-HOP," the final, outstand- ing social event of the school w year was celebrated at Blythe- , field Country Club, May 17. Music for the Iunior Prom was furnished by Henry Baar. I-HOP COMMITTEES: Ralph I-lauenstein, tickets: Ianet Gazella and lim Pelon, co-chairmen: Rita Henning, tickets: Bud Stephan. publicity: Sandy Thompson. decorations. 95 CO-CHAIRMEN: Ronald Olen and Mary Iane Stackowiak. circles The Circle, a tradition at Aquinas, in- cludes activities in which both students and faculty find enjoyment. This year circles were held at the Knights of Columbus Club Rooms and the Armory. The Circle combines entertainment by the various classes and organiza- tions, dancing, group singing, playing cards and pool, and simply chatting. Through these informal get-togethers we have become better acquainted and have seen the Aquinas way in action. Held on first Fridays of every month, and on special occasions during the year, the Circles have become synony- mous with fun to every Aquinas stu- dent. Law Iumpin' Jeannie and friend. . . . hummm . . . you run into the darndest people' Ich bin ein Musikante . . . E1 ml Brute? Gesundheit!! Whc:t's their line? Mr. and Mrs. Porky Pig. Pooh- pooh-pi-doo! 'eff WW "John L." Smith A new member? C'est la we, What s your bzd? ? This job tcxkes cm executlve engmeer. Dear Mother, All I do is study . . . Fine W0me1'1 Und Song- H f " " Let's go, 1et's go, 1et's really go! Nothing but G hound dog! cxh'm sure. Hello there! ' ' ' fhe drums go bang Und the CYmbCdS Clcmq- The music should be something grand? a midsummer night's dream The major project of the Dramatics Department this school year was a presentation of Shakespeare's A Mid-Summer Night's Dream, produced and directed by Anthony I. Brink, associate professor of speech. The play was presented on February 19, 20 and 21: and a portion of it was shown on WOGD-TV, College Omnibus program on February ninth. Frederick Bernard, assistant professor of English, was technical director and Richard Sedlecky of the mathematics department, headed set construction. The directors, the members of the cast and the stage crew certainly deserve credit for their delightful production, which made Shakespeare's play live for the audience. Leading roles were played by Del Corey, Marcia Milanowski, Gail Peterson, Thomas Caseletto and Mary Ellen Sloan. 100 ew 5 K 'E if Kmmogk The scorned Hermra. Marcia Mxlanowsln, entreats the lover Demetrius, Del Corey. while Helena, Gail Peterson and Lysander. Tom Casaletto look on. Curtain-call for the sprites: Oberon. Ioe Paul: Titania, Barb Grabruck: Mustardseed. Rita Kline: Cobweb. Wanda Kochanek: and Puck, Mary Ellen Sloan. The hunting party discovers the reconciled lovers in the woods. ar, I X A EgfiQTswmMW'vi1 if 2' ii During rehearsal Don Morris, Bottom. is made comfortable by Barbara Grabruck and her followers: Carmelia Sel- vaggio, Rita Kline, Amelia Lalewicz, and Ioanne Keenan. Every third Saturday, one of the three colleges has an opportunity to present a half-hour long program on the local TV channel for the entertainment and enjoyment of the viewers in the home. The "College Omnibus" program is a means of giving the public a view of life and activity in the schools and is presented with the combined efforts of the student body and faculty of the respective colleges and the WOOD-TV personnel, with the fifteen members of the TV workshop as the core of the group. I-t. v. workshop u The TV Workshop is a newly-formed organization comprising fifteen mem- bers from each of the three local col- leges-Calvin College, Grand Rapids Iunior College and Aquinas College- whose aim is to produce a nucleus of people who are well-informed about the work behind-the-scenes of a tele- vision show. Classes held every Monday night from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. at Woodland Center, are under the direction of Mr. Kenneth Welch, producer-director of TV Worksh-op, and include lectures on var- ious aspects of TV work by experts in the particular fields. A closed circuit program, pro- duced by the respective groups from the three schools, is a time of learning from the mistakes of others. While one group writes, produces, directs, acts and runs the cameras for the "closed" show, which can only be seen on the monitors in the studio, the others stand by to criticize or question the per- formance. In this way, every- one b e c om e s well-acquainted with the split-second action de- manded of television personnel. On February 18, the Aquinas mem- bers of the T.V. Workshop presented an original closed circuit program. The scene was a speak-easy owned by the bartender, Larry Farhat, whose daugh- ter, Barbara Grabuck, was in love with the piano player, Bob Augustyn. All went well until the villainouse suitor. Tom Casaletto, entered and demanded the daughter or the establishment. The ending - well, this time the villain got the girl. , -sg ,-I wi ' J Nswsffr ,5 a .Q 5 -nf, , E Msggz it tk if mi fi t 'E W Aww ,r Z writ 'M-5. :Z .-5: mtg- , 2,4 tr - Q wggnvs ii , L,.m,,id Q T 'if' Of course, on any television program there is always the usual bit of advertising. And the Aquinas students were no exception, for they praised the good qualities of their favorite beverage on the closed circuit production. .igv A ff Vi ' 2 ,E it J iw Contemporary art and artists were discussed at the February 20 meeting of the Art Students' League. Works of Edward Hop- per, Thomas Hart Benton and Aquinas art students were an- alyzed and criticized. Hopper's prints were shown on the opaque projector. A film on the making of a mural presented Benton's talents and methods. Students brought their own work and gave explanations and! or excuses. other events In the interest of furthering the students' acquaintance with current affairs, the German club this year sponsored debates on the Near East situation and the question, "Will there be another depression?" The first sub- ject was discussed on November 8 by a panel which included faculty mem- bers, Dr. Prange, Mr. LaMountain, Mr. Marin, and Mr. Clingman and stu- dents, Larry Farhat, Hikmat Alkouri, and Fauzy Ghareeb with David Hanks as moderator. The second subject was discussed on March 7 by faculty mem- bers, Mr. Phillips and Mr. Marin with Carl Nowak as moderator. The Men's Union was used as a meeting place. These discussions proved helpful in familiarizing Aquinas students with current problems. On September 26, shortly after the opening of the school year, the traditional freshman- upperclass football game was played at Wilcox Park. In friendly competition, the under- classmen proved their superior abilities by downing the frosh team by a score of 12-6. The spirit of comradeship evoked by a game of this type was. the team members admitted, well worth the stiffness and bruises which inevitably re- sulted. All was not quiet on the shores of Aquinas' pond on October 27 when an entourage of men students and faculty gathered to initiate Project Lake Lily- pad, the cleaning of the pond to pro- vide ice skating facilities for students. Attired in hip boots and armed with rakes, the men opened their attack on muck and weeds. Besides the fact that this cooperative project served a practical purpose, it served a social one as well, as was evidenced by the spirit of fun with which the task was undertaken and completed. lack Fortner, Iack Durand, Robert Conn, Bert Walch, and William Sweetnam form the Woodwind Quintet under the direction of Mr. Henri Gibeau. It is a music workshop that studies Bach Fugues, French Suites, modern composers, and student compositions. They have appeared on College Omnibus and student music recitals. Gamma Alpha Pi, Aquinas College Music Club, presented a program on March 21 at 8 P.M. in the recital hall. Carol Weatherman, G.R. freshman. was a gracious mistress of ceremonies to Aquinas students and guests who attended. The program which consisted of vo- cal and instrumental selections gave the music students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability in public per- formance after long weeks of tireless practice. The well presented program was a step toward the achievement of Gamma's motto, "Always striving for the highest." Performing were, Riley Dennett, Carol Weatherman, Karen Earl, Bar- bara Konieczny, Marlene Young, Yvonne Greiner, Marie Schatner, lack Fortner, Thomas Benedict, Robert Conn, and Thomas Deschaine. Aquinas students registered and voted on Constitutional amendments to the Student Senate Constitution on April 3. The polls were opened from 8 o'clock until l o'clock. The greatest controversy was over Proposal 1, to reduce our Stu- dent Senate from forty-one members to seventeen members. This proposal was defeated. Student interest rose with campaigns and vigorous student discus- sions between the opposing sides. The Constitutional Committee, with Iames Morris as chairman, devoted much time to drawing up and revising these amendments. A member of this committee attended several language club meetings and explained the pro- posals. To keep the Student Senate Consti- tution in accord with the college's growth in enrollment, Aquinas students did their part as future civic leaders to insure that just amendments were made by recording the votes of two- thirds of the student body. Taking advantage of the trend toward Italian Foods, the seniors on May 5 donned chefs' hats and aprons in preparation for the first senior class spa- ghetti dinner. This was the last money-making activity of the class of 1957. Its purpose was to increase the class treasury for the purchase of a gift for the college. wg J fiif , J .5 3 ' 323: ' - f 1.3 :ysg,::- - 9 sei X x if "-..':5 sports 3 S B 'C 3 Qlwmm' Iohn Blondin George Colburn Kenneth Gilbo Harry Hudson h 11 Frederic Kegelmeyer Richard Kleff Roy Io nso sk, p A ,' LLM ,, ,A- Arthur Lee Thomas Mayan Lawrence Moriarty - gn- - .W,,,,T,, .- Lawrence Slade Roosevelt Smith Eugene Sovcx V 3 I' s i t Bruce Spielmaker Iames Vogl RESERVE TLAM Front row Frederic Kegelmeyer George Colburn, Harold Hudson, Thomas Barber William Sebastian and Bruce Spielmaker Second row Pete Bishop, Thomas Mayan, Gene Sova Lawrence Slade and Donald Murphy Thlrd row Arthur Spagnuolo. Ioe Baker, Aquinas' basket- ball and baseball coach, is in his seventh year as head coach here and has been in the busi- ness for twenty years. The job of coaching the re- serve team was taken over by the very capable Lloyd "Pete" Bishop. Pete guided the fresh- men team to one of its most successful seasons. basketbaH schedule Fri. Fri. Sat. Thurs Sat. Tues. Thurs Sat. Wed. Tues. Sat. Thurs. Sat. Wed. Fri. Thurs Thurs. Thurs Sat. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Dec. Dec. Dec. Ian. Ian. Ian. Ian. Ian. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Mar. 16 23 24 29 l 4 13 5 9 15 19 31 2 6 8 14 21 28 2 Northwestern Alpena I. C. Soo Tech Muskegon Detroit Tech G.R-l.C. Assumption Assumption G.R.l.C. Cleary Northwestern Calvin Alpena Muskegon Detroit Tech Cleary Ferris Ferris Soo Tech Away Away Away Away Away Away Home Away Home Away Home Home Away Home Home Home Away Home Home cheedeaders 113 "Come On Team Fight" rang out, as six bright faces urged the team on to score. Captain, Mary Ellen Hands, called many extra practices this basketball season to insure precise co-or- dination. Barbara Grabruck and Madeline Sadowski, other veterans, helped new-comers, Mary Ellen Sloan, Marilyn Pierce, and Iudy Margrave. with their limber jumps. The subs: Ioanne Keenan, Judy Lee, Mary Boggianno and Iudy Spendow, were very ac- tive this season and kept the number constant when illness or exams prevented attendance at the games. 1' .Z ,Y .laiitx YQ 'A ku S AX r 1 M, gr K, Q, D t .351 P E is 7 uni' xx Q Au E Q sf 2 9' I9 ,V Q .l':A, A "" gp gk I gi g gi Q Q v 3 A Q"w-.f',':"'lf x i "? - JV!" -LL! ..., -A W .... nib? 'ii 1 K, x Rx r' K 1 Q 3fff1'siw95 .. ii i ,Q Xxx, IX, UQ' 1 f' ' R+ ffiffffik f' IX X , 'FQ ww' :gp W' 4 -sf Vs iw. Vi X I I 4- gm-M W.-ww v .,, fx 2 Eff Y 'MWA' R . Q' 5 - 1 5 ?1"'f Q. " ,.J-if fri 2 " 31 2- 5 2 p sl 15, 6 I1 I1 S ,.,,,?i5,,-gjijf' Coach Art Lee anticipates a definite up-swing for this season's tennis team. Iake F uller, Chuck Budnick, Bud Stephen, Dick McGough, Dave Milanowski, Carl Ulanowicz. Art Lee and Paul Rich are the returning lettermen and are expected to lead the team this season. Additional support will be provided by the new members of the team who include Iim Huff, Dave Dumas, Carlos WeeTom, and Harold Cargas. Carl Ulanowicz and Chuck Budnick 118 lim Huff and Paul Rich Dave Mzlanowskx Dave Dumas, Harold Cargas. Ed Stephen Ixm Huff and The Aquinas College tennis team will be playing all of its home matches on the Franklin Park courts and will open the season against Calvin on April 12. Thus far the tennis sched- ule includes matches with I .C., Calvin and Muskegon. Dxck McGough and Iake Fuller Ed Stephen cy' ,V gi j l f R.: x ww my ew, ir! f1.,L1'.3 4 f 43? V 5 iii q"' 3 S5 M Mm Q: ,,, F s .vm --'Q- .gl :.,-5 fx .Q ,B mf f . ' W' E X Y b is in R r 'D Eff x X' ff SQ X . ,V . l g? . .. ', 573 B W sg , 2-iijyzp -Rf? if A 52,25 ivslmf a ,Q 1-. , A ,fn 2 ,, a ,xv w QM,,y,,, e AAU , ' ,+P .P -,N 222. i 51 f' My x , ..p-Q E F .I .A Edward Kelbel Thomas Bowler Rlchurd Doyle Ed Kelbel set a torrid pace last sea- son to lead the Tommie linksmen with an excellent 73 average, including a pair of 69's. Kelbel was closely fol- lowed by Dan Pupel who had a 74 average and Paul Kolinski who aver- aged 75. Good steady shooting like this has enabled the golf team to win the city title for four consecutive years, and they intend to make it five this season. The Tommie golfers also point with pride to their complete six year domi- nation over Calvin. This season the golf team has an- other tough schedule and will be again playing its home matches on the green fairways of the Grand Rapids Country Club. 3 S 6 El Mr. Baker is looking forward to a successful baseball season this spring. Early practices have found thirty-five enthusiatic ball players fighting for a berth on this seasons Tommie ball club. A host of returning lettermen including Pete Labinski, Bob Kelly, Bruce Kline, Frank Kosakoski, Gene Ward, George Colburn, Ray Mackowiak, and Bob and Dick Crampton will form the nucleus of the squad. Mr. Baker is also pleased with the wealth of baseball talent to be found in the freshmen class. Gene Ward Frank Kosakoski, Chuck Budnick, Bob CTUH1Pf0I1 and and Pete Labinski. George Colburn' Pete Labinski This season the baseball team has a long and tough schedule ahead of it. The rugged season starts off with Albion on April Sth. Other con- tests will include Calvin, I. C., Jackson, Ferris, Ionia, Alpena, and the Central and Western Michigan frosh. Coach Baker is concerned with the pitching department but field depth and power at the plate enable him to take an optimistic View of the com- ing season. Robert and Richard Crampton D1Ck C1'ClI1'1PtO1'1, George COlblJ.1'I'1, 123 Front Row: Pete Labinski, Bob Crompton, Dick Crompton d B b C t Back Row: Chuck Budnick, Frank Kosakoski, Gene Ward an O ramp on' George Colburn, and coach Ioe Baker. f mm' J A J w .WA W- T 2'-Q ":.5z. X mg ,Y '1 , q,,. ,:,., 1, Q .EZ .v +1 .:1, 'Q' Af ,MM V iw E 2 , W , it q IEE ,iv 5 . Q.-f Q.. 91 fwilf. 5 sgkww NJQQ X X 4 F I Q 3,3 ' iivi rag Q Ai an '49 4 Q' K Vai 5? 1. 6 G 133 f 'f Q f A 'gr ..A.......a- organizations l x Student Senate officers: Thomas Quinn ,Treasurerp Floyd McCoy,Vice-Presi- dent, George Krupp,Presidentfand Mildred Reider, Secretary. student senate The body which represents students before the administration and functions as a student governing board, the Student Senate, has been one of Aquinas' most active organizations this year. ln addition to its major functions, the Student Senate undertook several additional activities including the sponsoring of the, Gala Weekend, the rejuvenation of affiliation with the National Federation of Catholic Callege Students, and the appointment of a committee on Constitutional Change for the improvement of its own organization. The Student Senate was also instru- mental in planning the purchase of a television set as a Christmas present for the Dominican fathers, and in supervising the clean up of the campus and the skating pond project. The Student Senate's achievements this year have been outstanding proof of a workable student government. 126 credit union The Aquinas College Credit Union is a Michigan corporation operating under the supervision of the State Banking Department. In its fourth annual meeting held on Ianuary 28, 1957, the officers, board members and commit- teemen were elected. Ioseph L. Hansknecht Ir. was elected president, while Mrs. Sally Cyr Orgren, vice president: Bert I. Kelley, clerk: and Kenneth I. Marin treasurer, were re-elected for another term. A report was made on the current dividend on savings which is now 42. Total assets as of December 31, 1956 amounted to Sl52,28l.27, showing phenomenal growth since the organizational meeting in the Spring of 1954 in which the initial assets were about S200.00. A proof of the utility of the Credit Union to Aquinas students is the fact that on registration days, Ianuary 28 and 29, the A.C.C.U. made loans amounting to S23,253.63. Mr. Marin, Treasurer, files details of an investment with Richard Doyle while Mrs. DeBoer writes up the recent reports. mf The Men's Union is an association of all the men students at Aquinas. The Union this year assisted in the partial financing of the ping pong tables in cooperation with the Women's League. Under the chairmanship of Iohn Schrems, the men cleaned the pond in preparation for skating this past winter. The Union also sponsored the Fishpond at the Gala Weekend. The Union has also opened its doors for the series of discussions sponsored by the German Club. men's union OFFICERS : Arthur Lee, Iohn Blondin, Iames Casper. Lloyd Bishop. women's league OFFICERS: Roberta Orr, Mary Ellen Sloan, lane Ford The League, a spacious room on the ground tloor at Aquinas furnishes a convenient place for women students to relax, study, or chat. The Women's League regulates and coordinates all activities for the entire body of women students. The Women's League chief activities for this school year were its Sadie Hawkins dance, the League Leap, in the fall, the partial financing of clearing of a pond on campus for ice skating, and the purchase of table tennis equip- ment in the Commons Room in cooperation with the Men's Union. Women's League officers chosen from the various classes were lane Ford, president: Roberta Orr, vice president: Mary Ellen Sloan, secretary: and Karen Earl, treasurer. confraternity of christian doctrine The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine has two main objectives, the religious education of children and youth outside the Catholic school system. and the offering of instruction to adults on a parish basis. At Aquinas, the eighteen members of the C.C.D. are primarily concerned with the first objec- tive. Aquinas' members are employed in giving school year religion classes to young people ranging in age from pre-communicants to seniors in high school. During the past year. several students gave religious instruction to handicapped children. 130 tertiaries of the order of st. domimc The Third Order is an association of persons living in the world under a modified form of the Dominican Order rule and in accordance with its spirit. The members of the Aquinas chapter, under the direction of Rev. Iohn Donahue, O.P., are pledged to aim at Christian perfection in a manner practicable in their secular mode of living by the observance of the rules approved for them by the Holy See. Those who enter the Third Order do not form a part merely of the Third Order but of the whole Dominican family. Thus they share in the fruits, privileges and indulgences as Tertiaries. This year Aquinas Chapter of the Third Order conducted monthly meetings, recited the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary each Wednesday in the Chapel, admitted twenty-five novices on Ianuary 30, and participated in a day of recollection held on March 24. Senior delegate,Ioan Rid1ey,makes arrangements for a Regional Conference with Co-Iunior delegates, Iohn Burns and Beth Geller. national federation of catholic college students After a three year lapse, the National Federation of Catholic College Stu- dents was again revived on our campus. The aim of this national organiza- tion is to promote the lay apostolate among Catholic Collegent students to prepare them to take the responsibilities of Catholic leadership in their parishes and communities after graduation. Aquinas is represented by senior delegate, Ioan Ridley, and junior co- delegates, Beth Geller and Iohn Burns. In November the junior delegates attended a meeting of the Fort Wayne region held at Marian College, Indianapolis. At the Spring regional congress at Notre Dame University Aquinas delegates decided that this college would conduct a work shop on Student Government next fall. 132 history club The History Club is made up of students from the history department of Aquinas. It meets to discuss historical subjects and to hear lectures by the instructors and students of the department. Officers for the club are Michael Deeb, president, and Ioan Wisneski, secretary. The faculty advisor is Lewis B. Clingman, associate professor of History. 3353 gamma alpha pi Practicing lor a program Gamma Alpha Pi, the Aquinas Music Club, has for its motto, "Gradus ad parnassum," Always striving for the highest. Its objectives are to furnish opportunities for public performances by the students of the music depart- ment specializing in the instrumental and vocal divisions, and to stimulate interest in these efforts. To accomplish these objectives the club program chairmen planned six open programs for the season. These programs featured Barbara Konieczeny, soprano: Carol Weather- man, soprano: Karen Earl, soprano: lack Fortner, clarinetist: Robert Conn, clarinetist: Riley Dennett, pianist and tenor: Marlene Young, pianist: and Yvonne Greiner, pianist, and guest, Iames Howe, pianist. Officers for the school year, 1956-1957 were Marlene Young, president: Yvonne Greiner, secretary: and Riley Dennett, treasurer. glee club Practicing for the Verdi Concert Under the inspiring directorship of P. Peter Sacco, instructor in chorus cmd piano, the college chorus this year gained a better understanding and appreci- ation of the various musical works presented to the public. As a group, the members developed an enthusiastic and ardent spirit that knows the worth and meaning of the word "teamwork". And in the final analysis, because of these factors the choir has proved that perseverance in application receives its due reward. As a fitting climax to this year's endeavors, the group presented the "Re- quiem", a masterpiece of sacred music, by G. Verdi, with orchestral accom- paniment, on May 12. Featured as soloist with Barbara Konieczny were Lillian Garabedian, Fredonia State Teachers College, New York: Ioseph Sacco, Eastman School of Music, N. Y.: and Thixton Sprenger, Grand Rapids. Pianists for this occasion were Yvonne Greiner, Ioan Wisneski, and Larry Leich. Program chairman was Riley Bennett. The chorus was an added feature of the following functions: The Grand Rapids Diocesan Rosary Procession, National Catholic Music Educators Association Convention, Christmas Concert, St. Stephen's parish program, the Honors Convocation, and the Marian Congress. A QQ In order to practice and improve in speaking the French language and to learn more about France and her people, the French Club or Cercle Francais has been organized. In keeping with its first purpose the meetings of this organization are conducted entirely in French, and the singing of French songs usually concludes the meetings. Since France is a Catholic country, the sponsoring of the religious articles booth at the Gala Weekend was appropriate to the C1ub's purpose. Moderator of the Cercle Francais is Sister Mary Bertrand, O.P., professor of romance languages at Aquinas. Officers for this school year are: Rita Kolarik, president, Diana Dehn, vice president, Donna Locke, secretary: and Donald Brown, treasurer. french club Members gather to sing French songs. Ft "Gaudeamus igitur," one of the songs you would hear when attending an Aquinas German Club meeting, has been adopted as the motto of the Ger- man Club. Still maintaining the position as one of the most active clubs, this group played a prominent part in making Aquinas' Gala Weekend a great success with the "Old Heidelberg" restaurant complete with German atmos- phere. Aquinas students responded to the two panel discussions, on mid-East and international affairs, promoted by the club. Another of the club's contributions to the school was a new south side entrance sign. The social functions, in keeping with the German Club's purpose, were the annual banquet at the Schnitzelbank, a German-style circle, Christmas party, and Thanksgiving party as well as the annual Milwaukee trip. The officers for the first semester, David Hanks, president: Bertha Brown, vice president: Cecelia Bradley, secretary: and Ioseph Schmidt, treasurer, initiated many of the activities while the officers for the second semester, Carl Nowak, president: Alice Wittenbach, vice president: Loretta Prein, secre- tary: and Richard Hoffman, treasurer, completed these plans with great success. german club 137 Another issue raised at a club meeting spanish club Enjoying a Spanish dinner. The Spanish Club has as its purpose the fostering of interest in the Spanish language and Spanish customs and traditions among the students. It makes each meeting another step toward this goal. At every meeting club members see movies or slides of Spain and Spanish-American customs, and listen to talks about Spain. One meeting featured instructions in Spanish dances. The Club celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12. with a Mass in the College Chapel and a dinner at the Fiesta Cafe in the evening. For Pan-American Day, April 14, a skit was presented in Spanish. Spanish Club Circle, on March 22 featured delightful Spanish entertainment. The Club is under the direction of Dr. Gines Maiques, Professor of Spanish. Officers for the year are Irene Vargas, president: Larry Vega, vice-president: Mary Lynn Robach, secretary: and Bill Bowersox, treasurer. lambda iota tau Making preparations tor a lecture by G B Harrison Aquinas is the seat of the Beta Chapter of Lambda Iota Tau, a national honorary society for literature and language students. The Greek letters sug- gest the official motto of Lambda, "Logos idean tellei"-the word gives form to the idea. The purposes of the society are to recognize the merit of deserving students, to stimulate interest in English and foreign language literature, to provide an opportunity for literature students to exchange ideas within the school and to acquaint Aquinas members with literary studies in other prominent institutions. Guided by the moderator, Miss Mary Ann Seward, the officers: Adeline Drumm, president: Mary Rita Tomaszek, secretary: and Gary West, treasurer, directed the arrangements for the National Creative Writing contest on November 3, and conducted initiatory activities. The Beta Chapter also sponsored a lecture by G. B. Harrison of the University of Michigan on April 10. as A -x At the beginning of the second semester. the Art Students League was formed for the purpose of representing the spirit of Aquinas college through the art department. Mr. Schweigardt, associate professor of art, serves as moderator: Bertha Brown holds the office of president, and Marilyn Dowler is secretary-treasurer. At the meetings the members discuss old masters, evaluate contemporaries, and criticize each others works. The students visit the Grand Rapids Art Gallery for exhibitions and lectures. When weather permits. they gather up their equipment and go on sketching and painting trips either around the campus, out in the country, or to the shores of Lake Michigan. The AASL has proved to be a stimulating meeting of minds with contrasting rather than conflicting ideas on the same subject. art club 140 Members gather to discuss their work' On March 22, 1957 a meeting of science students and instructors was held for the purpose of reactivating the Science Club. Plans were made for future meetings, and new officers were elected. The objectives of the Club are the furthering of interest in science, and acquainting science students with fields of science other than those which they are studying. The group planned lec- tures and discussions by instructors and students, and cr series of lectures on astronomy. The Club is under the direction of Dr. Iohn Poje, associate professor of Chemistry. Officers are Robert Niedzielski, president: and Susan Cordes, secretary-treasurer. science club 141 Conducting an experiment varsity club Members of the Varsity Club discuss plans for purchasing new equipment. The Aquinas Varsity Club endeavors to arouse school enthusiasm through the spirit the members put into their respective sports, basketball, baseball, golf, and tennis. The publicity derived from these sports interests many pros- pective athletes from high schools and other colleges. This year the club emphasized publicity through pep rallies, newspaper writeups and the sched- uling of games with larger and more prominent colleges. In addition to this purpose of stimulating interest in Aquinas, the club as- sisted in sustaining the morale of the athletes through the purchase of new equipment, the enlargement of the cheerleading section and in the arrange- ment of a spring banquet for the presentation of varsity letters. Officers for the school year, 1956-1957 were president, Ron Russell: vice president, Larry Moriarty: treasurer, Art Lee, and secretary, Mary Ellen Sloan. ski club Looking over the practice slalom course Down the slopes into the "Pines" is the new motto of one of the most ener- getic groups on our campus. Although the Aquinas College Ski Club has been formally organized for only two years, it has gone far in accomplishing its purpose of initiating and encouraging active participation in the social and athletic winter sport of skiing. President, Ralph Hauenstein, assisted by vice president, Mary Pat Miller: secretary, Gretchen Schwarz: and treasurer, Iames Haviland, have promoted active participation by arranging several weekend trips, inter-club competi- tion, and competition in the Michigan Intercollegiate Ski meet at Boyne Mountain. In the latter event Mary Pat Miller, representing Aquinas in the final women's combined slalom and downhill race, won second place. In combination with its principal activity, the ski club has also sponsored a banquet, hayride, circle, and canoe trip. An achievement the Ski Club is proud of this year is an entire season with an inactive "Broken Bone Club." ef 5 The Bowling League, a new organization at Aquinas, was organized this year for the purpose of promoting interest in the sport of bowling among Aquinas students and faculty members, and offering a competitive sport in which women students can participate. The Bowling League experienced rapid growth and included approximately one hundred members at the end of the school year. The two divisions of the League met on Mondays and Thursdays at North- field Lanes in intermural competition. Officers of the Bowling League are: president, Gary West: vice president, Robert Bonczyk: secretaries, Robera Orr and Marilyn Pierce: and treasurer, Richard Doyle. bowhngleague 14 4 Aiming straight for the pocket. EDITOR: Kathleen Cashen -ditor ...................... Kathleen Cashen ditorial Council Mary White, Marcia Milanowski. Ioel Bernaciak xchange Editor ................. Agnes Eick hotographer .................. Paul Zomberg lports Staff ..... Arthur Lee, Fred Kegelmeyer, Arthur Spagnuola Iiontributors. . .Mary Boggiano, Riley Dennett, Marilyn Dowler, Patricia Doyle, Adeline Drumm, Ioanne Keenan, Amelia Lalewicz, Donna Locke, Patricia Mankowski, Ieanne Mayan, Charlene Ohren, Kay Sanders, Patricia Schindler, Gretchen Schwarz, Ioan Wisniewski. fypists ........ Margaret Gazella, Rita Hasse, Patricia McCarthy, Ioan Ridley, Sheila Smith, Irene Vargas. irculation ..... Kathleen Kolleth, Charles Yob dvertising' ....... Michael Deeb, Richard Folz aquinas herald , . - B. as ev 'if Sealed len to fight' Agnes Eick Patricia Schindl - ' ' ef. A th S ' 1152132232-DLOTZHGP Keenan, and Patricia McCarthy. Stalh!dinFgc?gII?2:u'S:,:1jZ?: Paul zombejggl. arxcia Mankowski, Richard Leonard, Ioel Bernaciak, and , -'MQ Hail Seated left to right' Marcia Milanowski Sheila S 'th M W ' . ' ' . h , Lee. Standing: Kathleen Cashen, Gretchen Schwzlz, FrZdYKegdli1ea2? ilynhlg Hanks, Marilyn Dowler, Charles Yob. 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Bonczyk Mr. and Mrs. Iohn Debelack Mr. Ioseph DeMuro Mr. Paul Earl Miss Eunice Gunn Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Hauenstein Mr. Harry L. Mead Mr. Charles M. Norton Mr. Fred Plummer Miss Donna Rydzewski Mrs. D. T. Reilly Miss Rosemarie Seguin Dr. Monroe Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Tomaszek Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Weil, Ir. Mr. and Mrs. Iohn Wisz Mr. Eugene R. Yakes 150 sponsors The Most Rev. Allen I. Babcock Rt. Rev. Monsignor Arthur F. Bukowski Rev. I. M. Donahue. O.P. Rev. Adrian T. English, O.P. Rev. T. H. Kaufman, O.P. Rev. F. C. Lehner, O.P. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Clingman Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crete, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Feltz A Friend Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Ford Miss Gertrude M. Horgan Mr. and Mrs. Martin C. Horger Mr. Raymond F. Knape Mr. Anthony Kolleth Mr. T. Gerald McShane Mr. and Mrs. I. Elliot Murphy Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Prange Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Schweigardt Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stachowiak Mr. Iames R. Strunk Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Wege Dr. and Mrs. Iohn F. 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EM 1-6 91 SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF 1957 FROM JIM MUlVIHIll, Ir. and GEORGE WEISS Owners of IMPERIAL MOTORS PLYMOUTH CHRYSLER IMPERIAL Cg I hGcI f95 From THE ERESHMAN CLASS Class oI 1960 BEST WISHES TO THE GRADUATES OF l957 MUlVlHlll MOTOR COMPANY OLDSMOBILE o II00 S. Division CH 5-9201 P. B. OASI AND SONS COMPANY We handle a complete line of Janitor and Sanitary Supplies lndust nal Chem cals and Ac ds Laundry Equipment and Suppl es AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOU A staff of trained technic a s and Co plete Laboratory Facilities 1515 Madison Ave., S.E. Grand Rapids COMPLIMENTS OF MADISON SQUARE lAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANERS "You Can Trust Your Duds In Our Suds" O 413-419 Hall, S.E. , CH 3-0133 THE SONNEVElD1 COMPANY 312 Ellsworth Avenue, S.W. - Grand Rapids 2, Michigan O HOTEL and RESTAURANT FOODS BAKERS SUPPLIES PAPER MERCHANTS . H., ,' 1,4 ,154 -f - hu " P :WB 4 N !e.1fE"'f f f- .gu .1 v Y w f. v . I I f 4: af fm .A -f Af 1 K 4 2 o 'fl .

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