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

 - Class of 1940

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YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION LUMNI members of the River Falls Student Young Men's Christian Association commemorated the first quarter century of campus service of this organization in presenting a plaque to the institution. Beginning the second quarter century, the "YU has been successful this year in fulnlling its purpose to offer the men in college an opportunity to unite in the development of Christian personality through wholesome social and religious participation, to cooperate with other colleges in a world wide fellow- ship, and to influence thinking toward a Christian solution of campus, community, and world problems. Significance beyond the local campus continued to be gained. Last summer the five members that represented the organization at the Lake Geneva District Conference directed the Program Workshopg and at the spring Minnesota-Wisconsin Conference at Camp Ihduhapi, representatives led the group discussion on finance and directed the Saturday evening recreation hour. The 140 members took part in one or more of the fourteen departments, each being directed by a cabinet member. The success that was realized can be attributed largely to the weekly cabinet meetings and other conferences. Cabinet members and the adviser spent a week-end on a spring retreat at Big Lake to evaluate the year's work and just prior to the convocation of the school year, five days were spent at Fisherman's Rest, El Paso, planning a constructive program of work. Valuable ideas were received from the Lake Independence regional and the Lake Geneva district conferences. ., This organization began its campus service when, in cooperation with the Young Won1en's Christian Association, it sponsored the freshman mixer party the first evening of the school year. The following Sunday, freshmen were given breakfast at the college cafeteria and then guided and introduced to their respective church groups. Special attention was given in the early part of the year to the orientation of new students to college life. Every Monday evening the organization met for an educational or recreational program designed to fill a present need, these meetings were the core of the "Y" activities. Outstanding were the addresses by Dr. T. Z. Koo and Reverend James Flint, the February series of four lectures on various phases of marriage, the amateur program, and the open house meetings the first Monday of each term. On alternate Sunday mornings the senior cabinet and the junior cabinet met at Professor Jacobson's home for breakfast and followed this by a discussion of vital present day problems. Opportunity for group discussion on such subjects was also extended to the lay membership when, on alternate Monday evenings for a part of the year, nine groups met at the homes of college faculty members for this purpose. As in former years, this group built the float for the Homecoming Queen. Outstand- ing social events were the folk dances and the twenty-third annual bean soup stag party, in which a large proportion of the men in college participated. Members of the next year's cabinet pledged their support to the organization at the annual installation banquet. The Junior Hi-Y displayed a great deal of enthusiasm in their program of vocational guidance, character building, and leisure time activities. To keep 160 closely associated alumni members in contact with the YMCA and with each other, three volumes of the "Y Alumnus" were sent to them throughout the year. The deputations, music, and dramatics departments sponsored twenty programs in off-the-campus relations. Vesper services were held at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter seasons. This organization was also largely responsible in caring for the Men's Union.

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Ellioff, Rydberg. Sieneman, Thompson, OHS, Morley Anderson, Laurent Hermanson, Bergstrom, Sodersirom, Maiiison, Jacobson, Jesse YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OFFICERS Eugene Laurent .... ,............, ......, P r esident Walter Steneman ,,.. .... V ice-President Stanley Morley ...... ...... S ecretary Harold Mattison ..,.... ..... T reasurer Mr. J. P. Jacobson .... ......,..... . . .Adviser CABINET Franklin Elliott .... Howard Otis ..... Ulrich Bents ..... Duane Anderson .... Ross jesse ,......... Norman Soderstrom. . Edwin Bergstrom .... Reuben Hermanson. , Melvin Rydberg .... Neil Jacobson ...,... . . . ,Department of Freshman Orientation . . . . , , . . . . . , . . .Dramatics Department ,.,..,,.,..,..,.,Hi-YDepartment . . . .Department of Alumni Relations .........,.....Music Department . . , . . . . ,Advertising Department . . . . . .Department of Social Activities . . .Department of Religious Relations . , . . , . , . . Deputations Department . . . . . ,Education Department Hiram Thompson ..,...........,.....,. Department of Discussions rv, c James P. Jacobson



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Graves, Sfraub, Bendix, Raawe, Chappelle, Wrigh+ Sampson, Anneii, Boles, Andersen, Fouls, Schmiil YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION Mildred Boles .... Mary Andersen .... Verna Annett . . , Lucille Fouts. . . Mrs. Justin Williams Ruth Sampson ..,.. Florence Schmitt . . Elma Chappelle . . . Verle Straub .... Meta Wright .,.. Margaret Bendix. . . Audrey Graves .,,. Irene Raawe ...... OFFICERS ....,.President . . . .Vice-President . . , , .Secretary . . , .Treasurer ADVISORY BOARD Mrs. John Knapp Miss Mabel L. Bridges CABINET ...I:inanceChairman . . , ,Program Chairman . . . .Project Chairman . . . . . . . ,Social Chairman . . .Social Service Chairman . .....,......... Music Chairman . . . . . . . , . . . . .Bulletin Board Chairman ,..,Social Room and Worship Chairman Miss I-Iathorn ..... ..,.................... A dviser

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