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\l\llf A W Infl fl * w^^ The Young Women, Christian Each fall, homecoming mums arc sold before and at the homccom- 'ng football game. Mother's Day corsages and Association practices service| through Christian principles. On the State University of Iowa campus, service pluys a triple role: service to campus and community, service to world, and service to .self. •This year, the services included lectures, discussions, hospital programs, and religious work — offered free to the university and community. '"Y" girls give many hours of their time helping others. At the same time, they gain valuable leadership experiences for themselves. 'Major in Marriage' One campus project which the YWCA sponsors is the lecture series "Major in Marriage." The lectures are presented by SUI professors and deal with problems and questions concerning marriage. Probably one of the best-known services which the YWCA sponsors is its hospital program. The "Y" girls are a familiar sight around the hospital as they read, play and entertain during the different programs at University Hospitals. Lenten vespers were a special project of the YWCA last spring. Services were led at Danforth Chapel by students every Friday at 4:10 p.m. during Lent. Book Drive . The YWCA joined forces with the YMCA to sponsor a drive to collect books for the World University Federation. This year ~td£t. books were -sent to students in Viet Nam, Indochina. Also in th'e area of world relations, the YWCA has a committee which works closely with foreign students and sponsors "Brotherhood Dinners." , Brotherhood dinners are held each year when members of the advisory board invite a foreign student and some American students into their homes for dinner. s.The YWCA.is financed by receipts from special ^projects, paid memberships and contributions. i'inance the group. A crafts, food and book sale, sponsored by the advisory board, was held in May. Centennial Celebration This year, the YWCA celebrated its centennial birthday in America. The national centennial observance at SUI started Feb. 21, with a Silver Tea at the home of President and Mrs. Virgil M. Hancher. A centennial dinner was held in the River Room of the Iowa Memorial Union, March 15. Kay Putney, C4, Waterloo, is president of YWCA for the 195556 school year. * * * YMCA The*State University of Iowa's Young Men's Christian Association plans a program for the coming year that include religion, world political and economical problems, campus work and personal problems. Committees on each of these subjects have been set up and members will be able to work with the committee of their choice. The Social Responsibility Committee will cooperate with other interested student groups in the study of campus social and political problems. Similarly, the World Relatedness Committee will concentrate on international events. Faculty Leadership These groups utilize SUI officials 'arid faculty .members for leadership as much as possible and regularly attend campus lectures dealing with their subjects. The YMCA's Christian Heritage Committee plans to give^ all entering students questionnaires to determine the nature and extent of their religious beliefs and how the student body puts Christian principles into action. The YMCA also sponsors several social events and out-of- town trips that are attended by students.

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  1. The Daily Iowan,
  2. 27 Aug 1955, Sat,
  3. Page 95

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