The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 08, 1968, Image 17

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iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiy Freshman Edition iiiiis. The Battalion Section Three fnllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!llll!lllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!lllllllllllllllllllllllll^ COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1968 Traditions Vital Part Of A&M Life Fish Find Spirit Molds Character A&M’s long, colorful past has seen traditions come and go—some lasting only a few weeks and others remaining throughout the school’s history. Probably the first tradition, and one of the more impor tant ones, is “Once an Aggie always an Aggie.” The Class of 1880, first to graduate, is said to have inauguarated it to promote school spirit. As Aggies of today travel around the country they of ten meet one of the A&M men from older classes who in evitably greets them as long-lost brothers and goes all out to make them feel at home. This custom of sticking together is now world known, and wherever two Aggies meet, no matter what their ages, there is sure to be much handshaking and backslapping. Texas A&M, of which you, a freshman, will soon be a part, has long been known for the gallant fighting spirit, which Aggies always display. You too will soon feel this spirit, and will make it a part of your daily life. It is this spirit that inspires all A&M men with the feeling of unity and devotion to their school. It is the spirit gained through hard work and loyalty to the school, and it attaches itself so firmly to men of A&M that they carry it with them the rest of their lives. The Aggie Spirit helps to mold a man’s character. The things he does and the manner in which he lives with his fellow students make a permanent impression on him. As an individual, he works for the good of A&M, and by his actions and influence, he aids others to do the same. The Aggies who have been here before you have been responsible for preserving the best in our Aggie traditions and you too will be responsible to pass them on, untarnished. The respect that you hold for being an Aggie and the way you treat your fellow Aggies will be a reflection of your Aggie Spirit. As you gain a knowledge of the traditions of A&M, you will become a part of it and learn its greater meaning. You will feel that you are a part of something greater and larger than yourself, something noble and moving. At the end of your college life, if you have followed through well, you will be happy for two reasons—for the part you played in making A&M better and for the en richment that the fine campus has given your life. ■ A&M WESLEY FOUNDATION Church and Tauber Streets—North Gate J. Phil Kirby, Campus Minister—Phone 846-6014 SUNDAY—Campus & Career Fellowship—9:45 A.M., 5:30 P.M. MONDAY—C & C Fellowship—5:30 P.M. Friday: Wesley Coffee House—7:30 P.M. All Meetings at Methodist Student Center BAPTIST STUDEJNT UNION (Student Center One Block North of Post Office) Phone 846-6411 Bob Burch, Director Tues. and Thurs.: 7:15 P.M.—BSU Vespers Daily Bible Studies Wednesday Noon—Spiritual Boot Camp Friday: 5:30 P.M.—Missions B’NAI B’RITH HILLEL FOUNDATION Ike and Fannie Sablosky Building — 800 Jersey St. Mrs. Raymond Reiser, Hillel Student Advisor Telephone 846-7313 —• Res. 846-6553 Cultural Meeting — Every Wednesday Evening, 7:30 P.M. Religious Services — Every Friday Evening, 8:00 P.M. Statement of Purpose for the Campus Ministry at Texas A&M University Texas A&M University is concerned with the total develop ment of its students. The encouragement of spiritual growth is highly important in this program of total development for those who come here seeking an education. There are many faiths represented among the students, faculty and staff member who comprise the University commu nity. Our campus ministry is called upon to stimulate spiritual growth among the members of the University community as they search for more meaningful direction in their lives, accord ing to their particular faiths. This task is accomplished through various types of worship, programming, and personal counseling, which we know as the campus ministry. In a spirit of close harmony, the campus ministry assists the University in its educational program by helping members of the various faiths represented to become more sensitive to their responsibilities in the economic, political and social world. In so doing, the campus ministry performs the vital duty of demonstrating the close relationship between religious faith and worthy citizenship. A program such as this requires continuous communica tion between the various faiths represented and the University. Effective communication assures each student the opportunity to hold fast to his faith while studying here, thus laying groundwork for continued spiritual growth in the years to follow. Earl Rudder President UNITED CAMPUS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (Christian Church, Presbyterian Church, and United Church of Christ) University Drive & Tauber Street (North Gate), 846-6639 Staff Walter .Allen — Christian Church Paul Baumer — United Church of Christ Jim Fenner — Presbyterian Walter Allen — Christian Church Jim Fenner — Presbyterian Church Watch for notices about the Coffee Loft, Luncheon “Encounter,” and film programs. Worship with any of our Churches UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN CHAPEL & STUDENT CENTER (Missouri Synod) 315 N. Main Hubert Beck, Campus Pastor SUNDAY: 9:30 A.M., Bible Class 10:45 A.M., Morning Worship WEDNESDAY: 7:30 P.M., Mid-Week Vespers OUR SAVIOUR’S LUTHERAN STUDENT CENTER Serving Lutheran Students of The American Lutheran Church and The Lutheran Church In America 2 Blocks North of North Gate at Main, Cross, & Tauber Pastors: Carl Ruch, Ron Birk Phone 846-5011 SUNDAY: 8:15 A.M. Worship Service 9:30 A.M. Church School and Aggie Discussion Group 10:45 A.M. Worship Service WEDNESDAY: 7:30 P.M. Student Vespers CANTERBURY ASSOCIATION EPISCOPAL CHURCH 906 Jersey Street (South Side of Campus) The Rev. William Oxley, Rector The Rev. Wesley Seeliger, Associate Phone 846-6133 SUNDAY—Worship Services WEDNESDAY—Canterbury Association WEDNESDAY Morning—Holy Communion