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State Collegian. Vol. I, No. II CALENDAR. Friday, Oct. 7. 8:00 P. M. Cora Morris Griffin, Reader, in the Auditorium. Sunday, Oct. 9, n:ooA. M. —Chapel. Sermon by Dr. Schaeffer, State Supt. of Public Instruction. P. M. —Y. M. C. A. in Room 529 Main. Subject, “How am I to Use My Sundays?” C. D. P'lickinger, ’O6, Leader. Tuesday, Oct. ii. P. M. —C. E. Society in Room 20, Engineering Build ing. Wednesday, Oct. 12. P. M. —E. E. Society in Room 20, Engineering Building. Y. M. C. A, The subject for Sunday evening, October 2nd, was “Bible Study.” Mr. Aungst, ’O5, led the meeting. He introduced M. W. J. Miller, the State Student Secretary, who ad dressed the students on the “Need of Bible Study among College Men.” .. Mr. Miller referred to the tremen 'aotu* growth of the Bible study among college men in she last few years. In many places the study of the Scriptures is re quired in the regular college cur riculum. Bast year 25,000 men were enrolled ; and this year it is expected that 40,000 will take up the study of the Word. The Word of God exerts a pow erful influence on men’s lives. STATE COLLEGE, PA., OCT. 6, 1904 Nothing else in the world can so broaden and deepen character and enoble a man’s life as a conscien tious study of the Bible. More over, college men should study it if only because they are students. No man is truly educated unless he has a knowledge of the Scriptures, and no man can neglect its study with out detriment to himself. Again, no one should doubt the religion of Jesus Christ or His divinity without looking into his life, sincerely and honestly, Mr. Miller closed his talk with a strong, enthusiastic appeal for men to take up Bible study in this col lege this year. Dr. Gill then spoke, addressing the men as individuals. God cre ated the individual and each counts in God’s plan for the world. Bible study brings out the best there is in the individual and helps him to the highest form of living and the highest education. The Bible con tains the finest example of poetry, biography and history in the world to-day, and no man who studies it should feel called upon to apologize for it in any way. Dr. Gill’s talk was clear and forcible and held the attention of his hearers. Secretary Woodcock then out lined the courses of study as given in last week’s Collegian and gave an opportunity for men to enroll in them. The meeting was well attended, about 250 men being present. Up to the present time 145 students have enrolled in the Bible Classes. fear,” said the postage stamp (on the student’s letter to his father, \I am not sticking to facts.” — Ex. Price Five Cents SEMI-CENTENNIAL AND REUNION. The trustees are already making elaborate preparations for the cele bration next June of the semi-cen tennial of the College. This. may seem queer when the last catalogue is marked “Forty-fifth Year” and states that the college was 1 ‘organ ized in 1859.” But the new seal of the college bears the date, 1855, which is the year that the charter was granted. The school was not organized until 1850, and the old seal bore that date. Therefore 1905 is the correct semi-centennial. In connection with this the class of ’95, under the leadership of Mr. Jas. F. Rodgers, is making an ef fort to have all living members present at its Tenth Reunion. These events should combine to make next Commencement a mem orable one in the history of the college. C. E. SOCIETY. The Civil Engineering Society held its first meeting in the Engi neering Building on Monday .a ing. Plans for the coming year were discussed and adopted. The following officers were elected: Frazer, ’O5, president; Hayes, ’O6, secretary, and Fife, treasurer. Kell and Yoder were appointed to read papers at the next meeting, which will be held next Tuesday evening. MINERALS. Dr. M. E. Wadsworth has just completed the task of arranging and cataloguing his valuable collec tion of minerals. New specimens will be constantly added.