Commencement - June 1888

Date
Saturday, June 23, 1888
Events
  • Joint anniversary. Literary societies of the Iowa State Normal School, Normal Chapel, Saturday evening, June 23, 1888. 
  • Baccalaureate services, Chapel Hall, Sunday, June 24, 1888 at 4:00 PM
  • Commencement. Class of 1888. Didactics course. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 26 and 27, 1888.
  • Tuesday, June 26, 10:00 AM.
    • Invocation
    • Barnby's anthem, "Peace and Love" sung by the choir
    • The Mission of Poetry, by Kate Armbruster, Marshalltown
    • Husks, by Eva A. Cadwaller, Janesville
    • Decline of Poetry and Art, by G. M. Langeteig, Radclife
    • Vivisection, by Clara Funston, Cherokee
    • The Mission of Art, Emma E. Hogg, Manson
    • Principle vs. Policy, Byron W. McKeen, Waterloo
    • Chorus--"Now Tramp," H. R. Bishop
    • The Materialism of the Age, Pauline M. Leader, Marengo
    • Patriotism and Avarice, S. E. McMahon, Aplington
    • Trifles, Lydia A. Trimble, Rockwell City
    • Is Our Social Life Threatened?, W. R. Patterson, Cedar Falls
    • Forward, Clara M. Travis, Independence
    • Single Purposes, H. E. Wheeler, Waterloo
    • "Home is the Word", Messers, Townsend, Fullerton, Aurner, and Moore.
  • Wednesday, June 27, 10:00 AM
    • "Rainbow", Tours Quartette. Misses Sisson, King and Messers. Fullerton, Townsend
    • Floating or Rowing, Susie E. Bither, Leroy, Minnesota
    • Measures of Men, Janet Cowan, Paulina
    • Our debt to the Greeks, T. P. Ebersole, Manson
    • Life's Harmonics, Nellie Hoch, Pedee
    • For the Gods to Look At, Jennie Hughey Bellevue
    • An Island Empire, P. G. Fullerton, Rockford
    • Piano solo, Liszt's "Tannhauser" performed by Kate Armbruster Marshalltown
    • The Exaltation of Sacrifice, Sarah Kallenbach, Cedar Falls
    • Power of the Ideal, Maud E. Miller, Montezuma
    • Nihilism, Ira Roadman, Cedar Falls
    • "Evangeline", Eva Wier, Mason City
    • Man, the Master-piece, W. D. Townsend, Des Moines.
    • Strauss' "Blue Danube" performed by the Choir.
  • Didactic Course.  Class of 1888.
    • I.  Elective Latin Course.
      • Kate Armbruster
      • Susie E. Bither
      • Janet Cowan
      • T. P. Ebersoll
      • P. G. Fullerton
      • Nellie Hoch
      • Jennie O. Hughey
      • Sarah Kallenbach
      • George M. Langeteig
      • Pauline M. Leader
      • Maude E. Miller
      • Byron W. McKeen
      • S. E. McMahon
      • W. D. Townsend
      • Clara M. Travis
      • Lydia A. Tribmle
      • H. E. Wheeler
      • Eva Wier
    • II.  English Course.
      • Eva A. Cadwallande
      • Clara Funston
      • Emma E. Hogg
      • W. R. Patterson
      • Ira Roadman
      • No honors conferred by place on program
  • Scientific course.  Wednesday, June 27, 1888. 2:00 PM. 
    • Invocation
    •  Music--"Grand Canon," honor and glory, Michael Costa.
      • The Soprano in Politics, Olin B. Chassell, Sundance, Wyoming Territory
      • Not In Our Stars But in Ourselves, Geo. S. Dick, Gladbrook.
      • Woman, the Corner Stone, Sarah Peters, Princeville, Illinois
      • Root's "Crimson Glow," music by Misses Sisson, Hale, Hogg, and Mrs. Converse
      • Foreign Immigration, by Joshua A. Edquist, Swedesburg
      • The Time Brings Out the Man, Dora A. King, Waterloo
      • The Tariff, James P. Dobbs, Waterloo
      • Modern Caste, M. Emma Ridley, Grinnell
      • Pinsuli's music, part-song, "Parting Kiss," performed by Messrs. Townsend, Fullerton, Aurner, and Moore
      • Address to graduating classes on behalf of the Board of Directors
      • Conferring of degrees
      • Benediction
  • Scientific Course.  Class of 1888.
    • I.  Elective Latin Course
      • F. Ella Buckingham
      • George S. Dick
      • James P. Dodds
      • Sarah Peters
      • M. Emma Ridle
    • II.  English Course
      • Olin B. Chassell
      • Dora A. King
    • III.  Professional Course
      • Joshua A. Edquis, A.  B. Augustana College
    • No honors conferred by place on program