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Music, Art and Albert Martini, head oi the Violin Department, received his degree in violin liom the Rossini Conservatory in Italy. Before coming to Centenary he was head oi the Violin Department at Wesleyan, trom which University he obtained his degree in music and ■where he became a member oi Delta Omicron. John Wray Young, Jr., instructor oi Drama, is a graduate oi Iowa University where he received his A. B. degree in speech and drama. Before coming to Shreve- port he was director oi the Sioux City and Duluth Little Theatres. At present he is the director oi the Shreveport Little Theatre. Miss Ray Carpenter, instructor m Piano Theory, received her B. M. degree from Texas State College in 1923, and since that time has been occupied with graduate work at the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, France, and at the Chicago Mu- sical College. Mrs. John Wray Young, Jr., in- structor of Drama received her A. B. and M. A. degrees from the University oi Iowa. Mrs. Young has had very valuable experience in directing children ' s theatre work. Her experience in dramatics includes a season at the Pasadena Playhouse, prob- ably the most ■widely acclaimed Little Theatre in this country. B. Axel Johansson, instructor oi Woodwind Instruments, is a graduate oi the Royal Conserva- tory at Stockholm, Swede n, and has taught privately tor twenty years. He has been aitiliated with Centenary since 1927. O. Lincoln Igou, instructor in Public School Music, is a mem- ber oi Phi Delta Kappa, and has done work on his Ph. D. de- gree at the University oi Vienna since obtaining his A. B., B. M. E., and M. S. degrees. He has done graduate work at the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg and the Music Conservatory at Basel, Switzerland. He is Director oi the Shreveport Symphony Or- chestra. Miss Henrietta Mae Garnahan, instructor oi Piano, has been as- sociated with Centenary since her graduation in 1932, when she received her Bachelor ' s de- gree in Music. She has done graduate study at the St. Louis College oi Music, and has recent- ly received her B. A. from Cent- enary. Don Brown, head oi the Art De- partment, has spent ten years studying in New York and Paris, and has held one man shows in both cities. He has painted two sets oi murals under commission irom the Government, and has otherwise proved his excellence as an artist at exhibitions oi his ■work at Sophie-Newcomb, the Dallas Museum oi Fine Arts, and at the State University.
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Language Departments The purpose of the English and Modern Language Departments is to stimulate in- tellectual development through a knowl- edge of the best of the literature of the past and present. This is accomplished not only in the classroom but through the activities in which the various clubs of these departments participate. Spanish and French films have been pre- sented by El Club Espanol and Le Cercle Francais, and the latter organization has contributed some fifteen books to the li- brary. Membership in these clubs is limited in number by scholarship require- ments, thereby setting higher standards for the rest of the classes. As an incen- tive to further interest in French, Le Cercle Francais also awards a Prix Litteraire to the most outstanding French student at Byrd High. Joint meetings of the three divisions of this department, in addition to the indi- vidual monthly meetings, provide the op- portunity for the discussion of subjects of mutual interest and benefit. Every instructor in this department is a conspicious member of the faculty as well. Dr. Ford has recently gained addi- tional prestige by his lectures on Carl Sandburg, sponsored by the Shreveport Poetry Club and by his proposed publica- tion of Jean Rotrou ' s " Laure Persecute, " while the ever increasing number of Eng- lish majors attests the already established excellence of Dr. Steger, Dr. French and Mrs. Campbell in their field. Through this wide diversification of inter- ests and active participation in group pro- jects, these departments invariably send forth students whose intellectual horizons have been so extended, whose minds have been so disciplined by four years of cultural knowledge that they become dynamic personalities in their environ- ment and leaders of their fellow citizens. Bishop Dobbs and Librarian Lucile Althar inspect a rare volume irom the college library — a 208 year old commentary on the Scriptures. Under the supervision of Dr. Ford, Le Cercle Fran- caise rehearses lor a French play to be presented by the department. Dr. S. A. Steger, head of the Eng- lish Department, held this same position at Hollins College and at Concord State College, West Vir- ginia, before coming to Centenary. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has received many degrees, obtaining his A. M. at Bandolph- Macon College, his A. M. in Edu- cation at Columbia, his Masters at the University of Virginia, and his Ph. D. at the University of Virginia.
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Speech Departments The Division of Fine Arts is favored with an unusually brilliant assemblage of in- structors whose ability in their particular field qualifies them not only to teach their subject but to obtain individual honors in it. John Wray Young, Jr., instructor of dramatics, is probably even better known to those outside the college walls for his work as director of the Shreveport Little Theatre. Any student of Art is familiar with the work of Don Brown, whose ex- hibitions have won praise from leading artists and critics in the United States and Europe. The excellence of the Music De- partment is known not only through the individual honors received by instructors Martini, Squires, and Rolston but through the outstanding performances given by the choral groups and soloists they have trained. This year is the probationary period for the Music Department, which is seeking admission in the American Schools of Music Association and the staff is endeavoring to fulfill all the require- ments set by this organization, with em- inent success to date. A music library has been built up by this group, and more courses than ever before are being of- fered, including instruction in the playing of brass, reed, woodwind, string and vari- ous other instruments. Through the participation of the art stu- dents in giving exhibitions of their own work, the music students in recitals and special performances in nearby towns, and the dramatic students in Little Theatre and radio plays, the outstanding work of these departments is becoming better known and it is more and more effectively serving the cause of liberal education. A duo of duos, under the direction of Professor Squires, make a very charming arrangement, both ot the piece and ot themselves. Prospective or merely hopeful young artists watch with interest as Don Brown demonstrates the correct technique in painting a portrait. Ernest Rolston, Director of Music, received his A. B. from Pennsyl- vania State College and his B. M. from the Cadek Conservatory of Music. Since that time he has spent eight years studying voice with Oscar Steagle in New York and has done graduate work in arts at Louisiana State University.
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