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an d s ciences The Mathematics Department offers practical as well as the- oretical courses in Mathematics. The Math team coached by members of Math faculty has won high honors in the S. I. M. A. competition. It is the aim of the science de- partments to inculcate in all stu- dents an appreciation of the place of science in modern life, and at the same time to provide their major students with a sound pre-professional and vo- cational training. Both of these objectives are served by a broadly trained faculty alert to the inter-relationships of the several sciences to industry and the professions. These relationships are brought to the attention of students by emphasis in class discussion, by inspection trips to the plants of local chemical industries, by enlisting the aid of students in the preparation of industrial ex- hibits, and by faculty-sponsor- ed clubs and discussion groups. Advanced students are also urged to aid in finding answers to the numerous questions, which are asked of the science staff by citizens of the commun- ity. These problems acquaint students with the practical prob- lems of industry, and introduce them to scientific literature and methods of research. The success of this training is attested by the 25 per cent of re- cent graduates now working to- wards advanced degrees and by the equal number in pro- fessional schools, and by the high proportion of the remain- der who are employed. Dr. Entiikin and Assistant Billy Eatman instruct the freshman chemistry students. Assistants Arthur Addison and Margaret Calhoun conduct the Biology Lab. Dr. John B. Entrikin, head of the Chemistry Depart- ment, -who holds A. B., M. A., and Ph. D. degrees from Iowa University, is a past president of the Louis- iana Academy of Science. Dr. Lewis A. Thayer, act- ing head of the Depart- ment of Biology, received his B. S., M. S. and Ph. D. degrees from Washington State and Stanford. William Gerard Banks, Dr. Lester T. Earls, act- instructor in Mathematics, received his A. B. degree from Centenary and his M. A. degree from the University of Virginia. ing head of the Physics and Geology Department, received his A. B., M. S. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Michigan. Miss Mary Warters, as- sociate Professor of Biol- ogy, received her A. B. degree at Shorter College, and her M. A. at Ohio State.
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Math John A. Hardin JJean of the Cjoueqe John A. Hardin, Dean of the College and Head of the Department of Mathematics, has for the past sixteen years served Centenary in this capacity. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and the Uni- versity of Chicago where he received his A.B. and A.M. degrees, respec- tively.
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The Social Science Robert S. See, acting head of the Department of Commerce, is a member of Pi Kappa Delta, Pi Gamma Mu, and the Southwest- ern Social Science Association and has been associated with many business organizations during his years at Centenary. His A. B. degree was received at Howard Payne College, and his M. B. A. at the University of Texas. Bryant Davidson, head ot the History Department, has done graduate work on his Ph. D. de- gree, since receiving his A. B. from Hendrix College and his M. A. from Columbia University in 1928. He is a member of Pi Kappa Delta and Pi Gamma Mu, and is also coach of the debat- ing team at Centenary. Robert R. Ewerz, head cf the Department of Education, is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan Uni- versity, and Oklahoma Univer- sity, where he obtained his A. B. and M.A. degree, and has taught at various institutions; at one time holding the position of Dean at Haynesville Junior Col- lege, before coming to Centenary. He is now on Jeave of absence at Oklahoma University studying for his Ph. D. degree. C. L. Odom, professor of Psychol- ogy and acting head of that de- partment, has published several articles on psychology in vari- ous scientific journals. He is a member of the American Psychol- ogy Association and has studied at the University of Chicago since obtaining his M. A. de- gree there in 1927. A. M. Serex, lecturer in Philos- ophy, has an imposing list of de- grees after his name. His A. B. was obtained at Athenee de St. Gilles, Brussels; his B. D. at Emory University, his M. A. at Tulane University, and his Ph. D. at the University of Brussels. He is Presiding Elder of the Louisi- ana Methodist Conference. W. Darrell Overdyke, instructor in history, is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the American Histori- cal Association and numerous other honorary societies. He ob- tained his Bachelor of Arts de- gree at Centenary, his masters degree at Louisiana State Univer- sity, and has done graduate work since then at Duke Univer- sity. V. L. Mangun, acting head of the Department ot Education, be- fore coming to Centenary was Dean and professor in an Ala- bama State College, and Presi- dent of an Alabama state normal school. In addition to numerous articles, he has published a book, " The American Normal School: Its Rise and Development in Massachusetts. " His degrees are A. B., M. A. and Ph. D. Irma F. Broadwell, instructor in Education, is principal of the Model School where cadets re- ceive their training in practice teaching. She has done special work at Louisiana State Univer- sity and at Colorado Teacher ' s College.
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