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the lawn' for dancing, music by the Hagenow orchestra, the light of
myriads of lanlcrnfe tntido the surroundings all that could be desired.
Saturdny was a busy day with business sessions, morning1 and after
noon. At. li-e o'clock the convention nttended a reception given by
Miss Jane Macfarland in honor of Miss Dorothy Canfield of Colum
bus, 0. The formal reception was held in the evening 'at the home of
Miss Clara Hammond and many friends of the fraternity improved
the opportunity to once more meet the visiting Kappas.
On Sunday convention nttended services at Holy Trinity, where Itev.
Perc3- Silvers preached eloquently the- convention sermon. At 6
o'clock Monday morning the grand council ami a few guests enjoyed a
tnllyho ride and delightful breakfast at the Liudell with Phi Kappa
Psi. In the evening Sigma Chi entertained at a garden fete at the
beautiful home of Mr. Paul Fitzgerald. The affair was most brilliant
and thoroughly enjoyable. Tuesday morning saw convention formal
ly closed. In the everting at thcLincoln hotel occurred the farewell
banquet. It was one of the most pleasant functions of convention
At 10 o'clock Wednesday morning the Knppa Kappa Gamma special
took the girls to Omaha, where the day was spent at the Exposition.
At 7 o'clock all met for the last time at the Japanese tea garden,
' T'herc they were delightfully entertained at tea by Thi Delta Thetn.
I The convention was a complete success. The meeting of college
women from all parts of the country will furnish inspiration to
all chapters in the fraternity. The next convention will be held in
1900 at Barnard college, New York City.
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.
The Young Men's Christian Association as it exists in our higher
institutions of learing "today, embraces in. its membership more
young men than any other organization found among college stu
dents. It has had a marvelous growth in llhe last few years, tihe
man who first organized a college association not yet being an o?.l
main It is world wide in its sympathies, organizations being found
in all civilized countries of the world, ami these arc all bound togeth
er into the great federation, thus touching and binding together
those men who in time wSH influence and mold the minds of a great
mass of humanity. It ia true there have always been religious or
ganizations in our school but none has ever met the actual needs
of j-ouag me he awCMrton is doing "today. It presents the man
ly sMe ef religion. The association is demonstration, to students ev
crykere, that real religious convictions are not averse to muscle ami
the devoicfuncat oi a strong physical mam
It k proving .that a clean social life and a ripe scholarship are es
aewtiai ia a strong Christian character. The association1 in thte uni
versity of Nebraska is to move forward the coming year. All condi
tions will warrant this KtaXemertt. It Jias tlna good' will of faculty
and the sympathy of all fair minded students. The officers ore effi
cient and active. A general secretary, experienced in tlhe work, will
give one half of his time to the association. Finances are in good
condition, in fact, it seems that nothing more could be desired.
It will be the aim of the association during the year to stimulate
ami cultivate among its membership and student body tlfflft spirit of
helpfulness and sympathy so much needed among all our stuUertts.
Its ideal manhood will be that pf the real college genttle'man, that
manhood based upon a well rounded Christian character.
The asocisation will give special attention to new HtudenU, help
ing them in any way possible. Much stress will be laid upon the
needs of devotional Bible study, especially among the active mem
bership. The Sunday meeting will be a strong gcnpel service,
planned with a view of helping young men. Good inn.-ic will bo one
of the features. Mission circles will be organized, aiming to fuimiKar
ize tJie students with tine great mission fields of tihe world: As oc
casions rfliall demand;, socials, entertainments, etc., and encourage
ment will be given to a- healthy social life among students. fkfueli
can be accomplished during the present year and the association' soli
cits tihe co-operation of all members of the faculty and of the student,
CHANGES IN THE FACULTY .
Several important changes and additions .have been, mode to the
faculty for the coming jear. The recent resignation of Prof. R. B.
Owens from the chair ol electrical and steam engineering necessitat
ed a successor for his pkiec. The executive committee of tihe regents
recently separated tue dhair of steam engineering from flint of elec
trical engineering, and' added it to tihe chair of mechanical engineer
ing, making the title of Prof. Richards to be hereafter professor of
mechanical and steam engineering. To the place occupied oy Prof.
Owens in tihe department of electiricail engineering, tihe regents (have
assigned Prof. Morgan Brooks, manager of the Electrical En
gineering company of Minneapolis. Prof. Brooks Is certaimly
well qualified for the important position given him. He possesses a
broad and practical experience of several years application in the
electrical fickl, which, combined with his thorough proparationl in
theoretical knowledge, cannot but make him successful ire his line of
work in the university. Prof. Brooks is a graduate of Brown' univer
sity and of tihe Stevens' institute of Technology.
The Hesperian is glod to note the changes in the library. J. X. Wyer,
the new librarian, comes well recommended,, and from what we
know of him, and from what he has already done and intends to do,
wc feci certain he will receive the full confidence and hearty support
.of all the student! J. I. WyeJr is directly from the east, coming
from the Albany .-- .Tory School, but he is a genuine western) man.
Before going to Albany, lie lived in Kansas, and is therefore well fit
ted to suit a western, university. Since he has been appointed' to the
place of librarian here, the unpleasant and unwelcome rumor
which was a flout during the summer to the effect that the stack
room woidd be closed to the students this year, hns entirely disap
peared. Wc are glad it has proven only a rumor. The stuck room
will be open to students as heretofore, and the onward trend of the
progressive libraries of the country will not be lost sight of by the
management of the library of the university of Nebraska. The stu
dents of the university may rejoice with the good cause that they
stiH retain the rightful privilege of going direct to the stacks for
books, which is an education in itself.
The place made vacant by iihe resignation of William' n. Brown,
former instructor in electrfcoll eginering, has not yet been) tilled.,
Chancellor MncLean will fill the place temporarily after consulting
the wishes of Prof. Brooks.
Prof. Mbritz of Hustings College will fill the place in the mathe
matics department formerly held by A. W. Whitney, who recently re
signed. So far no one has been appointed to the place of cammnridttwt, for
the cadet battalion. Owing to the unsettled conditions existing in
our country, the government wll not send an instructor in military
science. There is a possibility that ihe place will be filled by are ad
vanced student in the military department C. W. Weeks andi C. H.
True have both been mentioned as possible candidates for the place.
Jackson C. Hit china n, '98, who recently returned from tlie Second
Tegiment which was stationed at Chickamauga, has been assigned; to
the place in, department of mechanical drawing and machSne; design
Mr. Hitchman is well known about the university, and all are pleased
to sec him take the place.
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