Wisconsin State Teachers College - Meletean Yearbook (River Falls, WI)

 - Class of 1937

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i 229 A. THE YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION CABINET LEONARD HERMANSON ,,,,.....,. ....... P resident HOWARD ELLIOTT ...4.. , , lVz'ce-President' RUSSELL GETTINGER. . . ..,... Secretary STANLEY MORGAN ,... Treasurer Le Roy Alexander Edwin Baker Eddie Cass John Christianson MR. JACOBSON. , . . 11641 Everett Compton Franklin Elliott Robert Johnson Rolf Ordal .Adviser

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THE STUDENT SOCIAL COMMITTEE HE Student Social Committee is unique among organizations ,on this campus in that its membership is composed of representatives of each class and organization in the college. The class presidents each appoint two representa- tives, while each organization is entitled to select one member for the c.ommittee. Working in conjunction with the student group is a faculty social committee of which Miss Hathorn is the chairman. The purpose of the Student Social Committee is to plan the all-school social program for the year. Under the leadership of Eugene Gossen, a senior who was elected chairman of the group, the committee has planned and carried out an excellent calendar of social activities. Bernice Jacobsen, also a senior, was chosen secretary and treasurer for the year. In order to divide the responsibility for arranging for social affairs, each member of the organization was appointed chairman of a committee composed .of several other members of the group to have charge of at least one event. Mr. Gossen, as general chairman, assisted each of the individual committees. Social life at the college under the direction of the committee opened with a dance which was held Friday, October 2. Arnie Kuss and his orchestra fur- nished the music for this well-attended party. The committee voted that a uniform admission of ten cents per person be charged for this and succeeding school dances. The social committee initiated what will probably become an annual custom in the college by nominating six representative senior girls for Homecoming queen. Nominations from other members of the student body were acceptable until the Thursday before Homecoming when the committee conducted the election in the college assembly. Adeline Larson was elected queen with Ardus Erlandson and Bernice Jacobsen elected to be her attendants. The Homecoming dance, which was held October 22, was the first major event for which the Student Social Committee assumed responsibility. An unusually large crowd of old grads and students danced to the music of the Minnesota Collegians in the North Hall gymnasium, which was decorated with red, white, and blue crepe paper and balloons. The Christmas party sponsored by the Student Social Committee was given after the musical organizations' Christmas program. The Yuletide spirit was carried out by a Christmas tree, the distribution of candy and apples, and group singing of Christmas songs. As has become traditional, the committee sponsored matinee dances for the afternoon .of registration day for the second and third terms. Throughout the year free dances and dime dances were held after basketball games and on other convenient occasions. Several parties at which cards and other games were played were very popular with the students. Besides planning social affairs for the college, the group decided that some of its funds should be used for subscriptions to magazines not taken in the library, since this would benefit a large number of the students. Magazines were ordered for the Social Room, the Men's Union, and the College Inlirmary. A ping-pong table for the South Hall gym and a new punch bowl were also purchased with student social activity funds. The Student S.ocial Committee has been successful in giving the student body one of the most varied social programs it has ever had. We hope the new committee which was selected this spring will plan a still more eliicient and successful program for the coming year. fl63I



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THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION THE purpose of the student Y. M. C. A. at River Falls is to foster active Christian interest among the men students of the college. During the past year the organization has had an unusually large membership, and it has carried on a varied program throughout the year. Regular meetings of the Y. M. C. A. are heldeach Monday evening in the Men's Union. These meetings usually consist of musical numbers and talks on some subject of interest. Among the out-of-town speakers wh.o addressed meet- ings this year were: Dr. O. T. Walter .of Macalester, Dean Price of Stout Institute, C. Stanley Lamb of the St. Paul Y. M. C. A., and Ben Schmoker, executive secretary of the Christian Association at the University of Minnesota. Several faculty members also addressed some of the meetings. Among them were Dr. Wyman, President J. H. Ames, Dr. Karges, and Prof. W. H. Hunt. Cabinet business sessions are held once a week, usually following the regular Monday evening meeting. The cabinet also meets twice a month for Sunday morning breakfast. At these meetings the time is spent in the discussion of some problem. As usual, several projects were sponsored jointly by the Y. M. C. A. and the Y. W. C. A. during the year. Among them were the freshman mixer, the Thanksgiving program, the Christmas program, and the Easter service. These programs were held on Sunday afternoons in the auditorium. The play given at the Christmas program, "Peace I Give Unto You," was repeated several times on later occasions. A gr.oup of discussions was also sponsored jointly. These meetings were held during the first three weeks of February. During these discussions the organizations were divided into smaller groups so that each group could choose its topic. This series of meetings was closed by an address by Ben Schmoker of Minneap.olis. The freshman mixer held this year was a new activity. It was held in the evening of the opening day of school, giving opportunity for the freshmen and the faculty to become acquainted. The mixer was well attended, and it is probable that similar mixers will be held in future years. The annual spring retreat was held at Big Lake in the latter part of May. Most of the cabinet members attended this retreat, and plans were made for the activities f.or the year. The fall retreat, held at the same place, was held during the Hrst week in September. At that time, final plans were made for most of the year's work. The student conference held at Lake Independence on May 16 and 17 is one event which is always well attended by River Falls students. At this con- ference tbe students have an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with others from colleges in northwestern Wisconsin and in Minnesota. Each year some of the members of the Y. M. C. A. attend the student conference at Lake Geneva. This year Professor Jacobson, Le Roy Alexander, and Leonard Hermanson attended that conference. ' The Y. M. C. A. also took an active part in the Homecoming activities. Instead of entering a float in the competition for prizes, the "Y" built the float on which the Homecoming queen rode in the parade. A Homecoming banquet was also held, and many former cabinet members attended. The final meeting of the year was the installation banquet which was held at the Congregational Church. Rev. Gordon Amphlett was the speaker. Six new cabinet members were installed on this occasion. ll65l

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