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The Normal Herald, Vol. 14

Excerpt from The Normal Herald, Vol. 14: April, 1908 Working along the same line, to secure a longer residence on the part of the student, the attempt is making to render the life of the student a life of happiness, a life of quiet, but abiding joy which the scholar knows. Cordial and sympathetic relations between teacher and taught have contributed much to the accomplishment of this aim. The teaching body is imbued with the thought that a sound development receives its impulse from within, but that the guiding hand of the experienced teacher can aid the process much. Freedom does not mean license. There is a growing feeling in the school that there is here forming a great machine, a machine that is growing to grind ion and that any one who gets his fingers in the cogwheels will get hurt before the machinery can be stopped. The feeling may be voiced in the words of the great American poet, "Though the mills of the gods grind slowly, Yet they grind exceeding fine." Chapel Talks. This feature of the chapel exercises instituted by Dr. Ament is continued from term to term. Besides Dr. Ament's inspiring addresses, those given by the various teachers are always interesting. There have been talks on "Athletics and Grecian Games," "Life Among the Negros in the Southland," "The Training School," "Emigrants," "New Mexico," "College Spirit," "Mount Holyoke," "National Holidays," "Battle of Gettysburg," "Literary Lights," by Miss Leonard of Course, "Reminiscences of German Student Life," by those who experienced it, "The German Drama," and talks on ethical subjects. The Fine Arts department has contributed subjects like the "Peer Gynt Suite," with explanatory notes Browning's "Pippa Passes," "Japanese Prints" and various forms of vocal and instrumental music. The spring term of school opened on Tuesday, April 6th, after a vacation of ten days. The teachers had all arrived by Monday night so as to welcome the students and assist them in arranging their programs. The enrollment is one of the largest in the history of the institution. Every available room in the main building is occupied by young ladies. Even the guest chamber and the teachers parlor are given over to students; and one of the teachers' has moved with twelve girls to a cottage near the campus. The boys' dormitory, too, is filled to its utmost capacity. One notable feature of the attendance is the large number of new boys to give additional bone and sinew to the school. We have deferred our commencement this year to July 1st, a week later than usual. This was done to make it possible for our alumni in the large cities, whose schools may be closing on the last Friday of June, to be with us. We extend to all our alumni a most cordial invitation to come and spend the commencement at Indiana. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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