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chief aim is to stimulate interest in the rural
school, the country church, the grange, the country
life movement, and the farm home. Attention
will be given to the structure, function, and pro-
blems of the city. Lectures and prescribed read-
MWF 7:45 3 Hrs.

209 SOCIAL PATHOLOGY— This course will deal
with the ills of society. Causes, present conditions
and proposed remedies will be studied Text-
book, lectures, investigations and prescribed read-
TT 8:45 2 Hrs

301 IMMIGRATION— A study of immigration to the
United States since 1820. Attention will be given
to the causes of the various immigration problems,
the importance of protection, education and
assimilation of immigrants with special reference
to the work of the Y.M.C.A., the North American
Civic League for Immigration, and the Elizabeth
Peabody Social Settlement Hourse, Boston. Lec-
tures and prescribed reading. Prerequisite,
Sociology 201-202.
TT 10:15 2 Hrs.

307 AMERICANIZATION— A study of the local re=
lation in America ; the ideals, traditions, standards
and institutions of the immigrant; their influence
and modification in American life. Protection,
education, distribution, assimilation and amalga-
mation are studied in relation to the Americaniza-
tion movement. Text-book, lectures, and pre-


scribed reading. Prerequisite, Sociology 201-202.
TT 11:15 2 Hrs


course studies the evolution of the family, its
sociological aspect and its problems of child life
and methods of rearing the child. Text-book,
lectures, reports and prescribed reading. Prere-
quisite, Sociology 201-202. Not given 1934-35.
TT 11:15 2 Hrs.

course deals with the causes and the prevention
of poverty. It studies the dependent, defect and
delinquent classes; suggesting methods of educ-
ation and institutional care. Special attention
will be given to what West Virginia is doing in
this particular field. Lectures, investigation, re-
ports, and prescribed reading. Prerequisite, Soc-
iology 201-202.
TT 11:15 2 Hrs.

401 CRIMINOLOGY— A study of the causes of crime,
object and methods of punishment and modern
prison reform movements. West Virginia penal
and reformatory institutions will be visited and
conditions and methods observed. Students plan-
ning to take this course must keep in mind the
additional expence connected with the observation
trips, and a year's subscription to "Work and
Hope". Lectures, personal investigation, and pre-
scribed reading. Prerequisite, Sociology 201-202.
Membership limited to 20.
TT 10:15 3 Hrs.

TION — The object of this course will be to
acquaint the student with the social problems
and social legislation of West Virginia. Lectures
and prescribed reading. 1932-33 and alternate
TT 8:45 2 Hrs.


408 SOCIALISM— A historical study of socialism from
Karl Marx to the present. The ideals, programs
and methods of the evolutionary, revolutionary
and philosophical socialists will be examined.
Special emphasis will be placed on the taupian and
socialistic movements in the United States. Text-
books, reading and reports . Prerequisite,
Sociology 201-202. Not given 1934-35.
TT 10:15 2 Hrs.



It is a regulation of West Virginia Wesleyan College
to hold a summer session of nine weeks, of five days a
week in addition to the regular academic year. The
courses are usually conducted by the heads of the var-
ious departments, and when it is necessary to secure
teaching help outside our own institution care is ex-
ercised to obtain efficient and highly trained instruc-

The importance of conducting our summer school
is warranted by the following reasons: It affords an
opportunity to students to shorten the time required to
complete the work specified fcr a degree, permits a
chance to students to remove deficiencies and thus not
prolong the time required for finishing their courses,
and makes is possible for teachers to carry on their
work toward a degree and qualify for a higher certifi-

The summer school is regularly announced through
a bulletin that is published about the first of February
of each year. In this bulletin a detailed statement is
made of the plans our College has provided for meeting
the requirements for certification of teachers and for
the advancement toward qualifying for a degree. A
copy will be sent upon request. Address inquiries con-
cerning the West Virginia Wesleyan Summer School
to Director of the Summer School, Buckhannon, West


On account of having trained a great many young
men and women for positions that require highly
skilled labor Wesleyan College has often felt the need
of an organization that would promote the opportuni-



ties of its graduates to secure worthy positions. In
order to satisfy this need a Bureau of Recommendation
was organized, and it is now a definite feature of the

It is the purpose of the Bureau to extend more
valuable services to the alumni, and to cooperate with
school officials in securing competent teachers. In ad-
dition to rendering help to those who make special pre-
paration to engage in teaching, the organization may
include other interests in the the higher commercial
and professional pursuits and thus, as far as we are
able, make it possible for the graduates of Wesleyan
to avail themselves of entering various fields of em-

The enrollment of the members of the alumni who
are candidates for positions as teachers, those who de-
sire to be transferee! to other localities, and those inter-
ester in other fields of employment is invited. We also
invite the cooperation of boards of education and school
superintendents that assistance may be rendered to
them in securing capable teachers for their schools.

The Bureau is under the directon of the Dean of the
College. No fee is imposed for registration.



The total charge for Tuition, Student Activity Fees,
Matriculation, Room and Meals, for either men or
women living in the college dormitory, is per school
year, $480,000 (This does not include fees, special
courses or books).

METHODS OF PAYMENT: If one-half of the
total amount is paid at the time of enrollment and the
balance at the beginning of the second semester, a
discount of 5 per cent will be allowed. This reduces the
costs to only $456.00 for the school year.


DEFERRED PAYMENTS : Arrangement may be
made to pay the amount in eight equal payments of
$60.00 each, the first due at the time of enrollment and
the last on May 1st.

In case of students entering for the second semes-
ter, only one half of the above charge will be made.

Students who live at home or outside the college
dormitories will be charged according to the following :

TUITION : The regular tuition charge is $75.00 per
semester. This entitles the student to carry sixteen
hours exclusive of Physical Education. (There is no
charge for Physical Education for full-time students) .

Students who are allowed to take more than sixteen
recitation hours will be charged at the rate of $5.00 per
semester hour for all additional hours. Ail recitation
hours under fifteen will be charged at the rate of $5.00
for each semester hour.

MATRICULATION: A matriculation fee of $5.00
is paid upon entering the College by all students ex-
cepting those whose work is exclusively in Music, Art,
or Expression.

LATE REGISTRATION: A fee of $5.00 will be
charged for all late registrations unless special per-
mission is given by the Dean for such late registration.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES FEE : This fee pays for
tickets to all home varsity athletic games and lyceum
course; college annual, and college paper. First sem-
ester — $7.50, second semester — $7.50.

GRADUATION FEE : A Graduation fee of $5.00 is
charged any person who qualifies for the Master's or
Baccalaureate degree, any graduates of the Normal
Department. These fees are due April 1st of the year
of graduation.

REFUNDS: Tuiton and fees are not returnable
except when the withdrawal is caused by sickness or


causes which, in the judgment of the college authori-
ties, are entirely beyond the control of the student.

It is necessary for the student to submit to the Dean
notice of his withdrawal at the date of such with-
drawal. Students withdrawing under discipline forfeit
all claim to any refund. Special or laboratory fees are
not subject to refund.

All tuition and fees required from students must be
paid at the time of registration. Registration will not
be considered as completed until such payments have
been made. A "late registration" fee will be added to
the regular charges not paid on the days set apart for
registration. Students will not be eligible for class
attendance until these conditions are complied with.

Special Students and Special Fees

Instruction in Piano, Pipe Organ, Violin or Voice

Two lessons per week, per semester, $40.00

One lesson per week, per semester 25.00

Piano Rental, two hours per day, per semester 4.00

Piano Rental, one hour per day, per semester 2.00

Organ Rental, one hour per day, per semester 10.00


Private Lessons, 2 lessons per week, per sem. __$40.00
Private Lessons, 1 lesson per week, per sem. 25.00

Oil, China, Water, or Pastel Painting, 2

lessons, 4 hours per week, per semester $40.00

Designing, Modeling, etc., 2 lessons, 4

hours per week, per semester 40.00

Crayon Drawing, (any course), 2 lessons,

4 hours per week, per semester 40.00

Any of above (1 lesson, 2 hours per week),

per semester 25.00

Applied Design — 15.00


Student Aid and Scholarships


A limited number of needy Methodist students may-
secure loans from the Student Loan Fund administered
by the Board of Education of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. This fund has been built up by the annual
Children's Day offerings of the Sunday Schools and
the amounts made available by returned loans. A
student who borrows, signs an interest-bearing prom-
issory note., obligating him to full and prompt repay-
ment. Christian character, satisfactory scholarship,
promise of usefulness, financial responsibility and the
recommendation of the church to which he belongs, are
required of an applicant. Application for these loans
must be made through the College Treasurer within
two weeks after the opening of the semester.


At the June 1927 meeting of the Colloge Board,
permission was given to the West Virginia Wesleyan
Alumni Assocation to organize a student loan board to
be known as the Wesleyan Student Loan Board, Inc.

The organization was completed and in due time
incorporated under the laws of the state of West
Virginia. The directors are chosen as follows: Two
from the alumni, one from the College Board, and two
at large. The board is composer of Myron B. Hymes,
Chairman, U. G. Young, Vice-Chairman, A. A. Ayles-
worth, Secretary-Treasurer, Ronald Moist and Dr.
Jesse F. Williams.

Funds are loaned on a plan similar to the Met-
hodist Student Loan Board. AH borrowers are requir-
ed to sign an interest-bearing promissory note. Ap-
plication blanks for these loans can be secured at the
College Treasurer's office.


In recognition of high scholastic standing and a
true ambition to attain a college education the Alumni


and friends of the College have provided a number of
scholarships. The average value of a scholarship^ is
$60.00 annually, one half of which is to be applied
each semester toward the payment of tuition and fees.
It is the custom of the College to make these awards
in accordance with the desire of the donors when there
is an expression in this particular.

Scholarships are awarded for one school year only.
A candidate for one of these awards should not have
any deficiencies standing against his record. Any
student who fails to maintain a passing average during
the first semester is liable to lose the benefit of his
scholarship for the rest of the year. It is expected
that the holder of a scholarship carry a study program
of at least fifteen hours of credit.

Applications should be made to the Dean of the
College, on forms furnished from his office. The Ap-
plications should be filed not later than September 1.


The Andrew Sterling Scholarship $300.00

The S. L. Richards Scholarship 120.00

The J. E. Richardson Scholarship 60.00

The D. W. Dix and Sisters Scholarship 60.00

The Gustava Louise Shaffer Scholarship 60.00

The Margaret Augusta Shaffer Scholarship 60.00

The Mrs. T. W. Farnsworth Scholarship 60.00

The W. C. B. Moore Scholarship 60.00

The S. J. Strader Memorial Scholarship 60.00

The J. C. Gibson Scholarship 60.00

The Mrs. Virginia Haymond Scholarship 150.00

The Lee Davisson Scholarship 60.00

The Rowanna Kendell Scholarship 60.00

The M. L. Law Scholarship 60.00

The J. L. Fenton Scholarship 60.00

The T. W. Haught Scholarship 60.00

The Anna B. Sivert Scholarship 60.00

The Howard Clippinger Clark Scholarship 60.00

The Mrs. William Coleman Scholarship 60.00

The Dr. Jesse Williams Scholarship 60.00

The D. A. R. Scholarship (Loan Fund) 100.00


The Mr. & Mrs. Jarrett A. Lynch Scholarship 60.00

The Mr. & Mrs. John Crawford Scholarship 60.00

The Freda M. Whittaker Scholarship 60.00

The Mr. & Mrs. Geo. A. Ferguson Scholarship ___60.00

The J. Frank Latham Scholarship 60.00

The Homer E. Dawson Scholarship 60.00

The Peter Silman Scholarship 60.00

The Epworth League Scholarship 60.00

The Sherman L. Richards Scholarship 300.00

The Samuel and Sara E. Dorsey Scholarship 60.00

The E. D. Baker Scholarship 60.00

The Sadie Rexroad Scholarship 60.00

High School Scholarships

The Board of Trustees of West Virginia Wesleyan
College has directed the Administration to offer prize
scholarships of seventy-five dollars each to one student,
boy or girl, in every first class high school in West Vir-
ginia. The prize will be given as an incentive to good
scholarship, and as a means of acquainting the youth
of our state with the character of work done by the

The following rules govern the award of the prize


The Seventy-five dollar Scholarship provided by the
Board of Trustees to be awarded each year, shall be
made to one student of each first-class high school in
Ithe State of West Virginia, graduating at the com-
mencement immediately preceding the college year of
which such scholarship is to be given.

The principal of each first-class high school shall
designate and report to the President of the College
the four graduates of such high school who are highest
in standirg, based upon their average grades in scholar-
ship for tne tenth, eleventh and twelfth year's work and


upon their character sand general promise, and which
of those so designated are willing to accept such
scholarship .


The award of such a scholarship shall be made by
the President of the College to the highest ranking grad-
uate of the four so recommended who is willing to ac-
cept such scholarship. Whenever practical, the award
of such scholarship shall be announced as a part of the
commencement program.

The student selected from any high school will
receive from the college a Scholarship Certificate sign-
ed by the President., which upon presentation at
the Treasurer's office, will be credited on tuition.

Student Organizations and


A larger number of the students are members of the
Chrestomathean-Excelsior Literary Society — a recent
alliance of the respective Chrestomathean Literary
Society, and Excelsior Literary Society. The organ-
ization has a commodious and well-appointed room in
College Hall, provided with a piano and offering admir-
able facilities for entertainment and for exercise in
public speaking.


The purpose of the Wesleyan Play Shop, Wesleyan's
dramatic club, with a membership of fifty persons, is
to study and present the best modern plays in a finish-
ed and artistic manner.

The club meets semi-monthly and at each meeting
a play is reviewed and discussed. Criticisms from the
Theatre Magazine, the Drama, and the Theatre Arts


Monthly are read, and reports are given as to the work
of other collegiate clubs.

The students publish the Pharos, a weekly news-
paper, which chronicles the college events and affords
a medium for essays, orations, and the expression of
students' opinion. Likewise an annual, the Murmur-
montis, is edited and published by the students. The
College Bulletin is published at frequent intervals,
and sent without charge to all who request it.

The Christian associations maintain a lecture course
of four or five numbers each year. The best available
talent is secured and during one's college years he has
an opportunity to hear the leading scholars, orators,
and musicians of the country.

During the year the students of the School of Music
and Oratory offer several concerts, recitals, and enter-
tainments of superior value not only to students in
these departments, but to all others.


The Wesleyan Choir is open to all who can pass
the competitive examination. It takes part in the
Chapel exercises of the College frequently and at Com-
mencement and other special occasions, as well as to
offer programs in cities adjacent to Buckhannon.
One hour's credit per semester is now allowed for
participation in the work of the College Choir.


This is the Chemical Society of West Virginia Wes-
leyan College. Membership is open to students who
have completed courses 1 and 2. Meetings are held the
first and third Wednesdays of the month during the
school year, 7:15 p. m. Special subjects of interest to
the student who majors in chemistry are considered;
special lectures and demonstrations ; visits to industri-
al centers.



At the national convention of Pi Kappi Delta, an
honorary forensic fraternity, held at Tiffin, Ohio, April
3-5, 1928, the application of Wesleyan's Forensic Club
for a chapter in this organization was granted. In
May, 1928, the West Virginia Alpha Chapter was in-
stalled by national officers of the fraternity. This in-
stallation marked the passing of the Forensic Club and
all its members immediately became members of
Pi Kappa Delta. West Virginia Alpha sponsors the
debating and oratory programs of Wesley an. By the
conferring of a key, the emblem of the chapter, the
debaters and orators are rewarded for their efforts.
The stimulating effect of the presence of this national
fraternity is being perceived at this early date in the
increased interest in forensics among the students.


Following an enabling resolution of the Board of
Trustees passed in June, 1925, three fraternities, the
Chi Alpha Tau, Alpha Gamma Phi and Sigma Eta
Delta ; and four sororities, the Sigma Delta Chi, Kappa
Phi Omega, Chi Kappa Alpha, and Sigma Pi Delta,
have effectively organized.


In the academic year 1922-23 a start in the direc-
tion of student government was made by the organ-
ization of a Student Council, with power to advise with
the Faculty in matters relating to student customs and
conduct. The College delegates to the student body
authority to advise and enforce regulations in all
matters pertaining to (1) the aesthetic care of build-
ings, (2) campus manners and etiquette, and (3)
integrity in class room preparation and examinations.


A sound body is essential to the highest efficiency
in scholarship, and athletic exercise has a proper place


in college life. General athletics are under the con-
trol of the faculty committee of athletics. An unex-
celled athletic field accords opportunity for all outdoor
sports, and several tennis courts are conveniently locat-
ed on the campus. The gymnasium is so arranged as to
be of equal service to both men and women. Proper
baseball, track and tennis ahtletics. Each year strong
and successful teams have been maintained, while at
the same time quite an extensive intramural program
has been carried on.


1. Each member of any team must carry at least
fourteen semester hours work, none of which is a
repetition of work for which he has credit either here
or elsewhere.

2. No student who shall engage or has engaged
in any athletic contest as a member of a recognized
professional team shall be eligible to represent Wes-
leyan in any intercollegiate sport.

3. No new student shall be eligible to play on
the varsity football team who the previous year played
on the varsity team of any college with a male enroll-
ment of one hundred and fifty.

4. No student shall participate in any branch of
intercollegiate athletic of more than four years.

5. No student shall play in a match game who
has not enrolled within two weeks after the opening
of the term.

6. No student may participate in intercollegiate
contests who is failing to maintain a satisfactory
scholastic record.

7. No student shall be eligible to represent Wes-
leyan College in any match games with members of
the West Virginia Athletic Conference until said stu-
dent has complied with the eligibility rules of both
Wesleyan College and the West Virginia Athletic



Prompt and regular attendance at class and chapel
exercises is required. The student is responsible for
attendance at all sessions of classes in which he is

Instructors are required to report to the Dean all
students whose absences in any course totals one more
than the recitations per week in that course. The stu-
dent will be required to take, at a specified time, a spe-
cial examination. This rule applies in all cases excep-
ting when absences are due to membership in organ-
izations recognized as representing the College.

The customary fee of $1.00 is charged for the spec-
ial examination.

The instructor who is in control of the particular
activity concerned shall secure a signed approval of
the Dean to a list of all students whose absence he re-
quests, at least twenty-four hours before any absence
is incurred.

A student may have six unexcused absences from
chapel. When the total exceeds that number, and for
each succeding offence, one hour shall be deducted from
the total number of credits received during the sem-
ester in which the absences occured. Absences from
chapel incurred on account of prolonged illness will
receive due consideration.

No absence is excusable excepting those of students
who may be granted permission in advance by the Dean
to represent the College in some public exercise.

Future Program of the College

Any institution which is satisfied with its accom-
plishments has ceased to advance. By that token West
Virginia Wesleyan College must move forward. Her
many friends are justly proud of her progress covering
the short space of forty-two years. In physical pro-


perty, the holdings have grown from forty acres of land
and one building in 1890 to fifty acres, five buildings,
one of which replaced the first one destroyed by fire, a
central heating plant, and off the campus, a dormitory
for freshman men, and a residence for the President.
The total property value approximates $700,000 and
could not be duplicated today for one million. The
endowment has grown to $625,000, a very small
amount of which is unproductive.

During these years there were graduated from Sem-
inary courses 493. Since the first college class of five
members, West Virginia Wesleyan has granted 909
degrees ; and has given diplomas in other departments
to 614 students. Our files indicate that within this
period in addition to our graduates, approximately
7,000 men and women have received scholastic credits.
One-third of the membership of the West Virginia Con-
ference have received their training at this institution.

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