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sion lounge, kitchens, photography fireside discussions, supper

ISA Activities~

University Religious Groups Have Varied Programs

Religion and religious activities
play a vial part in the lives of
many students at the University.
Through community and cam-
pus church groups and other reli-
gious organizations, students gain
fellowship, friendship and an un-
derstanding of the place of reli-
gion in all the aspects and rela-
tionships of life.
A familiar sight on campus is
Lane Hall, "the red brick building
with the friendly atmosphere" on
State St. which houses that de-
partment of the University known
as the University Religious Center.
Through Lane Hall the Univer-
sity encourages cooperation, un-

derstanding and respect among the
various student religious groups.
The Student Religious Associa-
tion which is also housed in Lane
Hall is the student initiated part
of the cooperative plan.
This organization brings together
the members of the organized cam-
pus religious groups in various pro-
jects, activities and issues.
Within the Lane Hall structure
are three other major cooperating
agencies, the Campus Religious
Council, made up of all the trained
religious workers with students;
Inter-Guild, the inter - protestant

student council and the Christian
S t u d e n t Directors' Association
which brings together the Pro-
testant ministry to students.
Each year SRA carries on a
full program of inter-religious e-
vents and activities in Lane Hall.
Coffee Hours
Weekly events are the coffee
hours on Friday where students
have an opportunity to relax, meet
friends and share ideas.
Also held weekly are the Satur-
day luncheons whbh include an
inexpensive meal followed by an
informal discussion.
Another popular weekly activity

is the square and folk dance each
Tuesday evening at Lane Hall.
The Religious Lecture Series will
bring three outstanding lecturers
to campus in October and Novem-
ber to help interpret religion to
the total campus.
The emphasis this fall will be
on the theme "Ethics; by God or
M4." The lecturers will include
Rabbi Silver of Cleveland and the
Rev. Fr. Courtney Murray.
Highlighting the SRA calendar
for the coming year are Freshmen
Rendezvous held each fall at the
University's Fresh Air Camp, the
"get acquainted" open house on

week at Lane Hall and the Christ-
mas Carol Sing on the steps of
the General Library, an annual
event which has become a tradition
at the University.
Other SRA sponsored events are
the open houses at Lane Hall on
both Friday and Saturday nights
of J-Hop weekend and the annual
Brotherhood Banquet in February.
The facilities of Lane Hall are
available for use by individuals,
student religious groups and other
related student organization. Fa-
cilities include a library, periodical
rack, a music room with hi-fidelity
phonograph, meditation room, con-

sion lounge, kitchens, photography
dark room, craft shop and recrea-
tion room.
Lane Hall
Lane Hall is open 8 a.m. to
10 p.m. week-days and 2 to 10
p.m. Sundays.
The Lane Hall staff, which in-
cludes DeWitt C. Baldwin, co-or-
dinator of religious activities; Grey
Austin, Doris Harpole and Edith
Skobo, is available at all himes for
counseling with individuals and
groups and for working with all
parts of the Lane Hall program.
Constituting the foundation of re-
ligious activity at the University
a r e t h e 22 primary religious
groups, each worshiping according
to its own faith.
Each group usually includes a
weekly assembly and meeting and
also smaller study groups such as

fireside discussions, supper
cussions, Bible study and
The social and recreational
vities of the religious groups
varied and range from group;
ticipation at football games,
certs and other campus funct
to group teas, open houses, pars
dances and intramural athle
Most of the student relig
groups have professionally tra:
leaders who are always prepE
to counsel and talk with stude
Friday night of orientation u
has been designated as chi
Each group extends a cor
invitation to join' with it at
time and throughout the yea:
worship, discussion and fellows

co-operation between different na-
tionalities are the aims of the Oo-
grams sponsored by the Interna-
tional Student Association.
Working directly with the Inter-
national Center, the ISA represents
900 foreign students on campus.
The group is especially well known
to all students as' the sponsor of
two annual campus dances, the
International Ball and the Monte
During Orientation Week the ISA
plans and organizes extensive acti-
vities for foreign students to help
them to adjust to the new campus
In addition to mixers and teas,
special meetings and programs
have been planned by the ISA

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