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The College Chapel, situated in the center of the campus and surrounded by majestic pine trees, is the focal point from which student religious activities emanate. Religion On the Campus: Centenary is one of the outstanding colleges affiliated with the Meth- odist Church. Its teachings are non-sectarian, and many creeds are represented in both the faculty and student body. Earnest effort is made to strengthen the impulse toward Christian life and serv- ice. Church loyalty is fostered by chapel services at which ministers from the various Shreveport churches appear as guest speakers. Bible courses under the direction of Dean Emeritus R. E. Smith, (picture at lower left) are open to all students and advanced courses are offered those preparing for the ministry. At right: Dr. R. E. Pope (center) guest speaker for the annual observance of Religious Emphasis Week, and A. C. Voran, student advisor (extreme right) are shown with a group of student religious leaders.
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Centenary ' s Library: Centenary has a main li- brary of more than 23,000 volumes, selected through careful study for the needs of the students who find time for constructive study between the classes. In addition to the main library, depart- mental and special collections catalogued, swell this total by several thousand books. A collection of rare, original Audubon prints is available to the art students, and the George S. Sexton library of religious works is of great bene- fit to the ministerial students. In addition to these works the Gamble collection, founded by Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Gamble as a memorial to their son, Leon Gamble, is increased each year. Newspapers and magazines, covering practically every phase of interest, are a part of the library. A systematic expansion program is under the di- rection of the librarian, Mrs. Frank Tindol (top) who has supervision over the large reading room. Shown below is a picture of some of the historic documents which have played such an important part in the life of Centenary. These invaluable records are carefully preserved in the library where students interested in the past may trace the development of their college through the ages. -•
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Household Arts: Cen- tenary maintains a thorough and com- plete department for the study of the home and its varied prob- lems. Miss Mary Lou Ware, Head of the Household Arts De- partment, offers com- prehensive courses in home decoration, costume designing, and the culinary arts. Art Department: Don Brown, Head of the Art Depart- ment at Centenary, is a member of the Southern States Art League and the New Group of Southern Artists. He is represented in many important gal- leries in the United States and in several private col- lections in Europe. The Louisiana State Exhibits Building, the only state supported art museum in the world, is located at Shreveport, and contempo- rary artists have their work on display where it is easily accessible to the college art school. Art on the Campus: Outdoor sketch- ing classes take advantage of the mild climate and a campus scene for class work.
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