1955 yearbook of Bethany-Peniel College.
• • Published by The Student Body • • of BETHANY -PENIEL COLLEGE Bethany, Oklaho1na , Mary J o vVhite Evelyn Rousselle • • • • • • • Editor • • • Associate Editor Business Manager Sponsor Buddy Farr • • • • Mrs. Carol Lundy • • • • • dhrouqh the 1Joo rwalj to COLLEGE Ll FE as presenteJ Ln ' the 1955 ARROW Life on a college campus is an intricacy of books, roommates, chapel, basketball, classes, dates, mail from home-all the experiences that, mingled together, make the average clay of the college student. The 1955 ARROW sets forth College Life as it is lived behind the portals of B-PC . As presented in this edition , college living challenges intellectual achievement, stimulates spiritual growth, advances social development, and strengthens physical fitness. Recorded here for the per足 petuation of the future is what happened m 1 9 5 5-behind th e doors of college life. 2 INTELI..ECTUAL ACHIEVEMENT Administration Faculty Curricula Classes Who's Who . . . 14 SPIRITUAL GROWTH Church Chapel Lectures Religious Organizations • • • • • • . • • • 116 SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT School Life Organizations . • • • • • • • 132 PHYSICAL FITN ESS Men's Athletics Women's Athletics • . • • • . . • • • . 196 3 I n recognition of your diligent efforts as Dean of the College, and the achievements which you have made and are making for the benefit of our school; in appreciation of the understanding with which you view our problems and the wisdom with which you guide our decisions; in acknowledgment of our be足 lief in the worth of your character, and in the way your personal life exemplifies the fundamental prin足 ciples of Christianity; for all the things that make you the person you are, we, the 1 9 5 5 ARROW staff, dedicate our yearbook to youDr. C. Harold Ripper. (\ ' \ . . ' COLLEGE CHURCH 8 LIBERAL ARTS FINE ARTS 9 SCIENCE HALL STUDENT GYM UNION ·-� :!.11 COMMERCIAL FANNING HALL 12 JERNIGAN HALL BUD ROBINSON HALL l3 eoLLe9e �ife ekaLLen9e5 I NT � L L � CT U A L A C� I � V � M � NT 14 PRESIDENT Dr. Roy H. Cantrell, as president, is the central figure around which the functi ons of the college re volve. He heads the pl anning of the m aj or activities of the sch ool, is co-ordinator am ong all the divisions of the college, and is in ch arge of the d aily ch apel services. In addition to these duties , he spends a great p orti on of his time on the educational z one, expl aining th e college to the public, helping t o attract fin anci al and spiritual support, and prom oting the inter ests of the sch ool. The principal contact of students with the president is in ch apel. One of the m ost vivid mem ories with which one leaves the sch ool is the i m age of Dr. C antrell spe ak ing in ch apel, easily, freely, as if he were ch atting with one pers onally in his office. Advancements achieved during the ye ar under Dr. Cantrell's guidance h ave been the ch anging of the name of the sch ool to Beth any N azarene C ollege, the beginnings of constructi on of a men's d ormitory, and the installation of a central heating system in all d ormi tories. Dr. Cantrell h as earned, and deserves, the respect and trust with which he is regarded by students, faculty, and constituency. Dr. Cantrell conducts the busy routine that characterizes his position. PATSY PAGAN Office Assistant ·� ... LOIS MERRIAM Secretary IRENE MEIER Office Assistant 17 BOARD OF TRUS'"rEES V. H . LEWIS, Chairman Janette Aycock Vice Chai rman 0. W. Jenkins, Lubbock Secreta ry R. T. Williams, J r. LOUISIAN A DISTRICT Elbert Dodd, Pineville G. M. Akin, Minden L. H. King, Sh reveport NEBRASKA DISTRICT Whitcomb Harding, Hastings George Ronnekamp, York Blaine Proffitt, Lincoln NORTH ARKANSAS DISTRICT J. W. Hend rickson, Conway Boyd Hancock, Jonesboro Paul Watson, Springdale NORTHE AST OKLAHOM A DISTRICT I. C. Mathis, Tulsa W. R. Donaldson, Muskogee Sam Nesmith, Cushing NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA DISTRICT J. T. Gassett, Ponca City E. S. Phillips, Bethany A. LeRoy Taylor, Bethany Paul Haag, Bethany Alumni Representative Paul Macrory S AN ANTONIO DISTRICT William Davis, San Antonio Hearne Spruce, San Antonio Gene Houghtling, San Benito SOUTH ARKANSAS DISTRICT W. L. F rench, North Little Rock \i\1. R. McClung, North Little Rock Ponder Gilliland, Little Rock SOUTH E AST OKLAHOM A DISTRICT Glenn Jon t:s ; Ada B. F. Neely, Bethany \i\1. H. Deitz, Henryetta SOUTHWEST OKLAHOM A DISTRICT \i\1. T. Johnson, Duncan C. A. Dillard, Ardmore Earl Darden, Duncan ABILENE DISTRICT Dulan Clegg, Cisco Lyman Wood, Petersbu ry DALLAS DISTRICT Paul Ga rrett, Dallas Fl etcher Spruce, Texarkana Clyde Ammons, Dallas HOUSTON DISTRICT V. H. Lewis, Houston L. P. Durham, Houston Odell Brown, Houston KANSAS DISTRICT Ray Hance, \iVichita Eu gene Verbeck, Hays E. \i\1. Snowbarger, Sylvia KANSAS CITY DISTRICT Ja nette Aycock, Kansas City A. Milton Smith, Kansas City Dean Baldwin, Springfield 18 Donald R. Danskin, Dr. Wesley G. Moon, Donald S. Metz, Dr. Anne C. Greve, Dr. Roy H; Cantrell, Carol S. Lundy, Dr. C. Harold Ripper, Dean E. Boyd Shannon, Harry l. Craddock. ADMINISTRATI VE COUNCIL DR. ROY H . CANTRELL, Chai rman President of the College DR. C. HAROLD RIPPER Dean of the College HARRY L. CRADDOCK Business Manager E. BOYD SHANNON Dean of Students DONALD R. DANSKIN Registrar DR. ANNE C. GREVE Chairman of the Division of Social Science DR. WESLEY G. MOON Head of the Department of Edďż˝cation CAROL S. LUNDY Associate Professor of English DONALD S. METZ Associate Professor of Religion 19 BUSINESS T he financial concerns of B-PC are handled by t he Business Manager, Harry L. Craddock. Mr. Craddock supervises all matters pertaining directly to expenditures and income, controls t he large group of camp us empl�yees, regulates t he allotment payments of veterans, and takes time to listen to all the reasons why a student just can 't pay his school bill right now. Mr. Craddock not only accomplis hes t his, but does so wit h ease, good humor, and no evidence of strain and ten sion. His hearty laugh and c heery gr �eting, his origination and use of nicknames, and t he long strides wit h which he covers t he campus will be remembered by students as expressive of this friendly and understanding man. He will be par ticularly " hallowed" in the memory of students t his year for supervising the purchasing of furni ture for t he Student Union parlor and t he con struction of booths in t he Drag. HARRY L. CRADDOCK Business Manager Florence Lundy is t he accountant for the Col lege, keeping records of the business transacted and managing all t he particulars of t his exacting position. S he is always on hand to answer Mr. Craddocks call of "Dorcas, bring me t hat ac count!" Much of the efficiency of the business office is due to her conscientious and diligent application to doing t he job well. RUTH NEWBERRY Secretary IRENE lAWRENCE Assistant 20 OFFICE r-- FLORENCE LUNDY Accountant / / SARAH PARKER Cashier RAMONA SYKES Office Clerk IRMA LEE ROSS Office Assistant 21 DEAN OF THE COLLEGE As Dean of the College, Dr. C. Harold Ripper is the co-ordin ating factor between the student body and the faculty in the academic realm. He is in charge of the curricula and the educational program of the. College, works with the chairmen of the various departments, handles Selective Service Deferments, represents B-PC at regional and national conferences, and in addition is head of the department of psychology. His principal contribution to the College and the student body this year has been his untiring efforts to devise an educational program that will be acceptable to the North Central Association of Colleges. When our school achieves entrance into this dis tinctive o �ganization, much of the credit will be due our hard-working Dean. This year has been a momentous one in the life of Dr. Ripper. He has improved the curricu lum of the College, assisted in the organization of the new psychology club, was honored with the dedication of the 1 9 5 5 ARROW, and became a grandfather! Above that, he has earned a place of affection and respect in the hearts of all stu dents and faculty. DR. C. HAROLD RIPPER Dean of the College NADENE RIPPER Secretary NANCY JARVIS Assistant 22 FIELD RE PRE SENTATIV E The dynamic personality who fills the strenu ous and demanding position of Field Represen tative is Rev. Curtis Smith. Students seldom see him on the campus or in his office in Breesee Hall since the responsibilities of his position keep him touring the educational zone, but the results of his work influence every student enrolled. Actually, he is the mediator between the College and the "home folk", representing the needs of the College to them, and bringing back to the a cl mini �tration the considerations of the constitu ency. He also seeks to interest high school seniors in B-PC as a perspective Alma Mater. During the past twelve months, Rev. Smith has carried on an intensive campaign for a new boys' dormitory throughout the educational zon e. His very com mendable efforts will soon find fruition in the construction of the new dormitory, and the sal vaging of the old army barracks which have stood as ugly remind�rs of the growing needs of our College. Many boys who have there lived and despaired and fervently hoped for better, will doff their caps in gratitude to Rev. Curtis Smith for what he has achieved. REV. CURTIS SMITH Field Representative NELLIE HALL Mimeograph Operator SON DRA HARRIS BYNUM Secretary 23 DEAN OF STUDENTS Probably the most vers � tile man on the cam pus is the Dean of Students, E. Boyd Shannon. In addition to his respottsibilities as Dean, he is mayor of the city, an ordained elder in the church, a professor of chemistry, the head of the Teacher Placement Bureau, and during the past year has been writing a dissertation to complete the re quirements for his Doctor's degree. During the year he has also remodeled his home, doing much of the actual construction himself. Students spending this year at B -PC will re member Dean Shannon for his amazing ability to recall names and faces, his "little black book", his sincerity in dealing with students, his guiding hand to bewildered freshmen, and the dorm con ferences in which he let us express our "gripes" and "aches." E. BOYD SHANNON Dean of Students BETTY CHERRY Office Assistant BEVERLY PARKER First Semester Secretary SUZANNE HARRIS Office Assistant 24 COUNSELOR OF WO�IEN The office of Counselor of Women was created by the administration in an effort to provide specialized counseling for the young ladies of the campus. Mrs. Roy Cantrell, wife of the president, was the natural selectee for the new position in view of her training, past experience, and status with the student body. Mrs. Cantrell's office in Breesee Hall characterizes the influence of her personality on even the dreariest of objects. A previous mimeograph room and storage space for all kinds of "odds and ends", she has reno vated it with paint, draperies, and wrought-iron fur nishings to create a homey, cheerful atmosphere that makes you want to go in and "sit a spell." Both Bud Robinson and Jernigan Halls had Mrs. Cantrell as guest speaker during the year to stimulate their residents in striving to secure for themselves the "best life." As a special feature of the fall semester she conducted an open forum on the practical application of culture, in which she answered any questions per plexing students, from how to eat shrimp to courtesy to others. In these ways, her quiet, gracious influence has penetrated the campus from Breesee Hall to dorm rooms, from the dining hall to Fine Arts, and has greatly improved the services of the College to its students. MRS. ROY CANTRELL Counselor of Women Mrs. Cantrell confers with student, Eliza beth Findlay, i n her office in Breesee Hall. JUNE NEWMAN Secretary Dean of Students Second Semester 25 REGISTRAR Donald R . Danskin accepted the position of Registrar at mid-term last year, and since that time has been busy improving and adjusting the functions of that office to better serve the students and the administration. He and his office force insure the safekeeping of official records, facts, and figures and distribute grade reports at the end of each nine week period. Mr. Danskin is also head of the business department, and his training in this field is reflected in t he efficient manner in which he runs his own office. Im足 provements since becoming registrar include t he installation of a new book case in t he office which provides room for filing the catalogues of other colleges for reference use. His spare time has been occupied with completing his thesis for his doctor's degree to be conferred in July by t he University of Oklahoma. Probably the most char足 acteristic trait of the Registrar is his patient and "easy-going" attitude. He has a policy of never refusing to see anyone who desires his help, even in the mids t of registration or during the week grade reports are issued. As any member of the Business Club will tell you, "He's a swell guy!" . . DONALD R. DANSKIN Registrar WYNONA BURKHART Secretary DELLA INGLE Office Assistant 26 RECORDE R Mrs. Leona McConnell has for twelve years been a part of the college force; first, working in the registrar's office, and now recording vital sta tistics concerning college records. The duties of this position are closely affiliated with those of the registrar's office. Her working quarters are connected with that office by a doorway, and she is as likely to be found busy in one place as in the other. She is in charge of maintaining a perman ent file on each individual student, recording the academic courses composing his college work, and the adeptness with which he completes the courses. It is also her duty to compile various re ports for the use of college administrators, such as a list of those students who are failing, or one of those who are eligible for the honor roll, and such information. To students, her official ca pacity is usually regarded solely as distributor of those fateful grade reports at the end of each nine-week period. Mrs. McConnell is perhaps better known for her services to the Church as a missionary to Africa, and as the wife of our beloved "Uncle Charlie" than for her official duties behind stu dent transcripts. That doesn't bother Mrs. Mc Connell-she takes great pride in being "Mrs. Uncle Charlie." MRS. LEONA McCONNELL Recorder Evelyn Mil burn and Ann Dodson receive grade reports from Mrs. Burkhart. Dwight Bugh checks h is transcript with Mrs. McConnell before filing application for graduation. 27 DIVISION WILLIS B. DOBSON, M.A. Division of Humanities LESTER L. DUNN, M.Mus. Division of Fine Arts ANNE C. GREVE, Ph.D. Division of Social Sciences The departments of instruction and the fac足 ulty of the College are grouped according to these five divisions for purposes of organization and integration of the curriculum. Instruction offered through these divisions is planned for the purpose of articulating the curriculum of the College to the needs of the individual student. Each division is committed to a definite set of educational objectives, and seeks to reach those objectives through general courses that cut across departmental lines, and departmental courses of足 fered by member departments. With this divi足 sional organization of instruction and faculty, the curricula of the College meets the educa足 tional needs of a student body coming from a wide geographical area, and representing widely differing backgrounds with different cultural, vocational, and professional goals. 28 I CHAIRMEN ROBERT G. LAWRENCE, M.A. Division of Natural Science L. C. PHILO, B.D., M.A., D.D. Division of Philosophy and Relig ion C. A. McCONNELL, A.B., Th.D. Dean Emeritus of Religion 29 FACULTY Dr. Cantrell congratulates Honor Society members on their achievements. JESS ANDERSON, B.S. Instructor-Business DON BEAVER, Ph.D. Associate Professor-Chemistry NAOMI BOLERJACK Assistant Professor-Spanish 30 RAY BOWMAN, M.S. Assistant Professor-Art GENE CHAMBERS, M.Mus.Ed. Instructor-Voice THURMAN COBURN, M.A. Specia !-Psychology DONALD DANSKIN, M.A. Associate Professor-Business 31 FACULTY The faculty tea at Christmas-time is wel l received b y Dr. Garner and Miss Spruce. MAURINE DICKERSON, M.A. Assistant Professor-English ROBERT M. DillON, M.Mus.Ed. Special-Band NAOMI DOBSON Instructor-Voice 32 ROBERT EMMEL, M.A. Associate Professor-Speech FRED FLOYD, Ph.D. Professor-His tory RUTH FRITCH, M.S. Assistant Professor-Home Economics JAMES GARNER, Ph.D. Professor-Political Science 33 FACULTY Miss Huh nke displays frilly bonnet of her own creation to Miss Bolerjack and Miss Fritch. EARL GREER, Ph.D. Professor-Mathematics EMMETT HAMMER, M.A. Assistant Professor-Physical Science CARROLL HARVILLE, B.Mus.Ed. Assistant Professor-Piano 34 GERALDINE HUHNKE, M.A. Assistant Professor Modern Language PRESCOTT JOHNSON, M.S. Associate Professor Philosophy W. N. KING, M.A., S.T.D. Professor-Religion NOVA LEDBETTER, B.S. Instructor-Business 35 FACULTY D r . Philo displays adeptness with the us路e of chopsticks at the Mission Band oriental din颅 ner. CAROL LUNDY, M.A. Associate Professor-Eng I ish DONALD METZ, B.D., M.A. Associate Professor-Religion 36 JAMES MIDDLETON, M.Mus.Ed. Special-Band WESLEY MOON, Ed.D. Professor-Education TRAVIS MULLINS, B.Mus.Ed. Specia l-Music Theory HOMER PASCHALL, M.A. Instructor-Mathematics KATHRYN PASCHALL, A.B., B.S. Instructor-Library 37 FACULTY Professor Robinson serves dessert to Mr. D u n n at faculty dinner. JACK RAIRDON, M.A. Assistant Professor-Social Science HAROLD RIPPER, Ph.D. Professor-Psychology 38 KENNETH ROBINSO N, B.D., M.S. Assistant Professor-Speech ROBERT SAWYER, B.D., Th.M. Assistant Professor-Greek and Religion DORIS SCHUMANN, M.A. Instructor-Speech E. BOYD SHANNON, M.A. Associate Professor-Psychology DOROTHY SHElDON, M.A. Assistant Professor-Education 39 FACULTY Mrs. Cantrell and Mrs. Phill ips laugh over tea cups in Bud Robinson parlor. VERNON SNOWBARGER, Ph.D. Professor - Sociology CONSTANCE SPRUCE, M.A. Assistant Professor Education and History 40 RUTH TAYlOR, B. Mus. Assistant Professor - Organ DORIS VAUGHN, B. Mus. Instructor - Piano ELIZABETH WILLIS, M.A. Assistant Professor - Librarian DON WILSON, M. Ed. Assistant Professor Physical Education Miss Paschall and Miss Dickerson are served by Carolyn McNabb at tea for Mrs. Harding. 41 RE SIDENCE COUN SELORS MRS. MATTIE JOBE Bud Robinson Hal l MR. AND MRS. ROBERT PARKER Men's Hall MRS. ALICE RAY Jernigan Hal l MR. AND MRS. FRED BURCH Fanning Hall • MR. AND MRS. C HARLES HELSEL Smith Apartments 42 CAMPU S PE RSONNEL MRS. KATIE DREWRY Dietitian MR. MARVIN SIMPSON Superintendent of Grounds These are the personnel who keep B-PC runn mg from behin d the scenes. The residence counselors are in charge of the respective dormitories, and are responsible for maintai f)ing a happy, wholesome atmosphere among their dormitory students. Tlie dietitian is charged with producing three meals a day with appetite appeal and nutritional value on a comparatively low budget. The success of Mrs. Drewry's efforts is attested by the weight most stuqents begin to gain after a short time in the dining hall. The superintendent of grounds oversees the maintenance of all college property. He employs a large staff of plumbers, carpenters, yard crews, janitors, and general repair men to assist him in the tremendous task. Health service is supplied B-PC students by the college physician, Dr. Paul Macrory and the college nurse, Mrs. Julia Wyatt. Each student is eligible for free medi cal services up to six dollars per semester, plus a physical examination at the time_ of enrolling. The college nurse is available at all times for any emergency illnesses, and will immediately contact the doctor if the extent of the illness indicates it necessary. DR. PAUL MACRORY, M.D. School Doctor MRS. JULIA WYATT, R.N. School Nurse 43 LI BRARY Term papers and nine-week tests motivate students to utilize library resources. Progress is the theme of the library. In the ten years since 1945 it has increased from 1 3,600 to 30, 1 00 volumes. New stacks have been added, rooms in Breesee Hall basement have been opened to accommodate our expansion, including storage space for seldom-used books, and a mending area provided. One room con tains the beginnings of an audio-visual center having a three speed RCA Victor pla yer with radio combin ation, and an opaque projector. The library contains a wide selection for all the major fields with each book catalogued according to the Dewe y Decimal classification. It has a variet y of periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, government docu ments, and, for leisure time, phonograph records, maga zines, and an excellent art exhibit of works of nationally known artists. Pat Fra nklin and B i l l Gooden avail themselves of materials supplied by periodical room. Marji Greve and Melba Neal furnish student assistance in borrowing from the library. Miss Kathryn Paschall, assistant librarian, files new additions in card catalogue. 44 CURRICULA The curriculum organization at Bet hany-Peniel Col lege revolves around t he stated objective of the college "to orientate students in t heir cultural and physical en vironment and their spiritual heritage in order to make for an integrated personality and C hristian social or der." All objectives of departmental curricula develop out of, and are related to, t his objective of t he college. In order to attain t his goal and meet the stated needs of the student, t he curriculum provides for both general education, which is a core of courses required for all degrees and furnis hes eac h student with a broad educational background, and special education in five divisions: Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, Philosophy and Religion, and Fine Arts. Through these divisions, curricula are offered lead ing to four degrees, two certificates, and pre--profes sional training in various fields. DR. C. HAROLD RIPPER Organizer of the Curricula ART The department of art is a member of the division of Fine Arts and a part of t he general eductaion core. Courses in art fundamentals offer opportunities for the individual to cultivate an understanding of, and an appre ciation for, the aesthetic values to be found in art. While no departmental major is offered by the College, advanced courses providing art exp e r i e n c e s for teachers, church workers, and ot her interested persons are avail able. Head of t he art department is Assistant Professor Ray Bow man. Ot hers assisting in the de partment are Dr. Anne Greve and Assistant P ro f e s s o r Rut h Fritch. Carl Gaede sketches front o f Breesee Hall in art project. Darleen Boldt, Beverly Clark, and Joyce Burkhart work on a sti l l life study in art funda mentals. 45 BIOLOGY The department of Biology has the general objective of providing the student with a better understanding of him self and his place in society, thus helping him to make an effective adjustment to the demands of life. It also provides training for those who wish to enter the field of education in biological sciences. Students planning a future in medi cine, medical technology, dentistry : and nursing may secure their pre-professional training by majoring in Biology. As sistant Professor Robert Lawrence is the head of the depart· ment. Professor Lawrence carefully su per vises Dale Tuttle's cutting of tissue for biology s lides. Ann Dodson examines the micro scopic structure of organs in his tology lab. Pre-med Paul Edmonds tests the reactions and properties of various compounds. CHE�IISTRY The chemistry department seeks to aiel students enrolled in t he department in und erstanding and ap preciating the part chemistry has played, and is play ing, in the development of our civilization and the extension of our understandin g of the physical world. The department provides thorough training for those who expect to enter such specialized fields as teaching, research, engineering, industrial chemistry, and medi cine. Associate Professor Don Beaver is the head o f the department and is assisted b y Associate Professor E. B. Shannon. 46 ECON O�IICS Economics and business have been combined into a single department, and training in t he field of either may be had through the economics department. The principal objective of the department is to develop t he skills and ac quire the knowledge whic h will enable students to assume the responsibility for their personal, family, social and busi ness activities. Students wis hing to secure a degree in t he field have two possible procedures open to t hem. They may secure an A.B. degree through concentration in departmental courses or they may secure a B.S. degree t hrough inter departmental concentration. Associate Professor Donald Dan skin is the head of t he department; others teaching wit h him are Dr. Vernon Snowbarger and Instructors Nova Led better and Jess Anderson. A c lass in first year typewriting. E DUCA�riON T he education department strives to develop prospective teachers who will be prepared to accept a responsible posi tion in any community, possessing t he adequate techniques for t he fulfillment of t he educational aims of t he teaching profession . At the head of t he department is Dr. Wesley Moon, and assisting him are Dr. Anne Greve and Dr. C. H . Ripper, Associate Professor E . B. S hannon, and Assistant Professors Dorothy S heldon and Constance Spruce. One of t he most interesting p hases of a student's teacher education training is his experiences as "student teacher." T11is is a program developed by t he department whereby a student enrolled in teacher education is enabled to receive first hand experience t hrough observation and participation in actual classroom situations in t he public schools of Bet h� any and surrounding areas. Nora Thane demonstrates a teaching unit in elementary methods. Mary lou Kastner, Esta C lippinger, Myrlene Pitts, Myrna Van Ostrand, and Dixie Smith present semester projects to methods class. 47 ENGLISH To meet the requirements of the general education core, every student, regardless of degree, is required to enroll in basic English courses. These are developed to insure competenc y in writing and speaking the Eng lish language, and to enrich and enhance the enjo y ment of living through an understanding and appre ciation of literature. Through these courses, the col lege hopes to develop in its students the ability to evaluate their reading in accordance with reasonable standards of taste and intelligence and thus become a more useful a nd productive citizen. The department also offers advanced work for those interested in spe cialized stud y in English. Professor W. B. Dobson is head of the department of English. Teaching with him are Associate Professor Carol Lundy and Assistant Professors Maurine Dickerson, Geraldine Huhnke, and Naomi Bolerjack. Professor Dobson discusses England in Chaucer's time with an advanced class of English majors. GERMAN One of the modern languages offered by the college for the enrichment of the culture of its students is German. A course of study in "Der Deutsch " includes a stud y of the native language to gain an acquaintance ship with the general German vocabulary, a survey of the literature and thought of the German people, and an insight into the cultural background and civiliza tion of German y. Teaching all German courses as well as heading the department is Assistant Professor Geral dine Huhnke. Miss Huhnke confers with Ruth Unruh in second-year German project. A group of first year students "play cafe" by conversing with the waiter in German about the menu. 48 GRE E K For the benefit of students majoring in religion, the col lege maintains a department of Greek. Study in this depart ment offers ministerial students the opportunity to study Biblical literature in the original Greek text. Attention is given to the vocabulary, grammar, and .exegesis of books of both the Old and the New T estam ents. Assistant Professor Robert Sawyer maintains the department of Greek. Gary Hartpence translates for class Greek sentence from text. Professor Sawyer checks transla tions of first year Greek students. Dr. Floyd illustrates dust bowl area to American h istory class. HISTORY The history department has i n recent years become increasingly important as it has accepted the responsi bility for giving to students an understanding of the factors involved in society's cultural, economic, social, and political problems. The basic concept of the history department is that of developing an informed and mature thinking citizenry through which we can evolve satisfactory solutions to the turbulent problems of the world. To meet this objective and to give the student a general view of the development of civilization and the history of the world, the College requires of every student nine hours of work in the history department. The department also provides advanced courses for students wishing to make this field a career or continue into graduate study. Dr. Fred Floyd heads the depart ment, assisted by Dr. James Garner and Assistant Pro fessors Constance Spruce and Jack Rairdon. 49 HO�I E ECONOMICS Jeanne Cypert in clothes desig ning class creates new fall outfit. The department of home economics offers a c hance for the future "Mrs. America" to prepare for a success ful and enlightened career as a homemaker, or, for those interested professionally, for successful teaching in non-vocational departments. Through its courses in color, d esign, crafts, and decorations, where art prin ciples and t heir applications are studied, an apprecia tion of aesthetic and cultural values is developed to increase the enjoyment of living. Dr. Anne Greve is head of the department, and teaching with her is As sistant Professor Ruth Fritch. Evelyn Milburn a nd Frances Wimberly learn the secret of cherry pie "as good as Mother makes." MATH E MATIC� T he principal objective of t he department of mathe matics is to prepare students for the professional oppor tunities to be found in the field of mathematics. Four teen courses are offered to assist in t he acquisition of the mental skills, techniques, and factual knowledge necessary for a thorough and complete mastery of t he field. It also emphasizes the cultural aspects of mathe matics to be found in correct logical reasoning, and t he relation of mathematics to science, philosophy, and t he liberal arts. Head of t he department is Dr. Earl Greer, and teaching with him are Assistant Professor Don Beaver and Instructor Homer Paschall. • Dr. Greer ex plains the intricacies of multi pl ication to a group of algebra students. 50 M USI C The professional aims of the music department are to train students for positions as directors and teachers of music, and to prepare students who are especially gifted for advanced study. In addition, the department offers two courses in music fund amentals to acquaint all students with its aesthetic values. Associate Professor Lester Dunn is head of the de足 partment, which also includes Assistant Professors Carroll Harville and Ruth Ta ylor, and Instructors Gene Chambers, Naomi Dobson and Doris Vaughan. Jacquetta Defoyd practices organ. Professor Dunn supervises private lessons of Dick Osborne and Bob Lewis. Madolyn Wright presents music recital . PHILOSOPHY A department of philosophy is maintained by the Col足 lege so that students may become aware of the problems involved in existing in human society, and of the personal adjustments which these problems necessitate. Included in its departmental objectives is the desire to stimulate original and creative thinking on the part of the individual. Because B-PC is a Christian college, the basic aim of the department is to aid the student in the development of a scale of values and a sense of direction, so as to give ultimate and Christian meaning to his life. Associate Professor Prescott Johnson, head of the department, and Associate Professor L. C. Philo are the faculty philosophers. Professor Johnson lectures t o his modern philosophy class. 51 PHYSICAL E DUCATION In agreement with the ancient Sp artans' educational ideas that development of t he physical should be correlated with the development of the mental, physical education is a fundamental part of the curricula at B-PC. To ascertain that no one neglects his " healthful exercise" two semester hours are required of students, and aching muscles, peculiar limps, and loud protests at climbing stairs soon become characteristic of freshmen. Other than required courses, elective physical education courses are also provided, along with an intra-mural sports program for those desiring more vigorous athletic activity. Assistant Professor bon Wilson directs the physical education department. In officiating class, Howard Manwarren, Vernon Swim, and Don Dorr practice the rules. Professor Wilson, Howard Oliver, and Joh n ny Westmorelan d demon strate new a r t if i c i a I respiration technique to first-aid class. Dr. Garner lectures to government class concerning the Democratic platform. POLITICAL SCIE NCE Courses in political science offered at B-PC have the distinct purpose of training and preparing men and women to execute the duties of responsible citizen ship such as voting intelligently, holding public office, and efficiently contributing to public service. The Col lege expects those graduating from its campus to as sume the obligations correspondent with democratic society, prepared to give leadership in public affairs with integrity, tolerance, and open-mindedness. Dr. James Garner is in charge of the political science de partment. 52 PSYCHOLOGY To help all students gain an insight into principles of behavior and the intelligent control of personal conduct, the College has provided a well-staffed department of psy chology. The department also seeks to lead students in ef fective participation and leadership in activities of the social group. Undergraduate training in psych <;>logy is provided for those interested in such spe cialized areas as teaching, ministry, counseling, and psychiatry. The faculty serving in the psychology department are Dr. Harold Ripper, head, Dr. Anne Greve, and Associate Professor Johnson. Professor Coburn directs Betty Cherry i n manip ulating the strings of an apparatus that dem onstrates average error. Bob H od g s o n is g i v e n the "house, person, tree" test in psy chological testing class. Dr. Philo simplifies lecture with "color" illustrations in Christian Doc. RELIGION The largest department of the College is the department of religion. The principal aim of this department is to pro vide ministers, missionaries, and Christian workers for the Church of the Nazarene. It also has the general aims of pro viding all students with a knowledge and understanding of the Bible and an outline of basic truths essential to Christian experience and living. As an instrument of the Church of the Nazarene, the College desires that religion become a vital part of each student's life. These studies provide a broad and foundational basis for a life of Christian service. Heading the department is Associate Professor L. C. Philo; other members are Dr. Fred Floyd and Dr. W. N. King, Associate Professors Don Metz and Robert Sawyer, and Assistant Professor Jack Rairdon. 53 SPANISH Spanish is the modern language offered along with Ger man. Objectives of the Spanish department are to develop a fluency in the skills involved in the Spanish language; to become acquainted with the important works in the liter ature of Spain from the "Poema del Cid" to the present; to understand the ideals and character of the Spanish people; and to attain some knowledge of the cultural background of Spanish civilization. Assistant Professor Geraldine Huhnke is the acting head of the Spanish department, and Assistant Professor Naomi Bolerjack instructs with her. Miss Huh nke explains her attractive bulletin board displays to her class of first year Spanish stude• n ts. SPE E CH In consideration of the prerequisite of an educated per son to speak the mother tongue effectively, the department of speech strives to cultivate purity and power in voice pro duction and to develop the ability to speak with clearness and ease in life situations. In addition to these practical aims, the department maintains a close relationship with the Divi sion of Fine Arts in presenting recitals and programs that are both cultural and entertaining. Associate Professor Em mel is head of the department, and teaching with him are Assistant Professors Kenneth Robinson and Doris Schumann. The lecture recital class presents Dale Tuttle i n program i nterpreting "Statue of Liberty." Dramatics class watches as Margi Greve, under the direction of Mrs. Schumann, transforms Mae West into a typical shrew. 54 ) -J "-a (I 0 t. 0 " (> r:r 'D ,.,. Q .... Maurice Moore Marion Snowbarger Bett y Cherry Jo Anne Petty Dwight Bugh President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Student Council Representative Professor Robinson and Gloria Willingham g ive demonstration of spaghetti rolling at Italian dinner. SENIORS CLA SS OF 1955 To be a Senior-sophisticated, svelte, possessor of all knowledge-is ever y college student's dream. The class of '5 5 had at last achieved this distinction, but, as is probably true of every Senior class, were surprised they felt none of these things. It wasn't much different from being a Junior-onl y a little more exciting, a little better. There was the satisfying knowledge they were the leaders of the campus-the guardians of B-PC tra ditions; that through hard work and perseverance the y had a t last attained the privileges and responsibilities which "senior" denotes. Realizing that this w as their last year, t