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And with reference to faculty the Trustees, following the report of a
committee, voted:11 "That it is the sense of the Trustees that it is
implicit in the engagement of the College with the members of the
faculty that they shall both in their instruction and personal
deportment manifest the utmost loyalty and fidelity to the ideals and
objectives of Christian education and the welfare of the College."
As this account closes, in September, 1943, there are several things
that augur well for the future religious life of the College. One of
these is the often manifested and ever increasing desire of President
Kitchin and many members of the faculty to keep the College true to
the purposes of its founders. There seems to be a new movement to
promote a vital and genuine spiritual and religious life among
students and faculty. Another is that courses are now provided in the
department of Religion in which students are instructed in the
essential doctrines of the Christian faith and learn of the organized
work of the Baptists at home and abroad. Still another is that the
chapel, now coming to completion, will provide a place for the daily
gathering of students and faculty members in worship. Furthermore,
the conviction is growing that Wake Forest College must be kept a
training ground for those both ministers and laymen, who are to serve
the churches, amid vital spiritual and religious influences, and now
when it has attained high rank in the educational world it must not be
surrendered to groups bent on social pleasures which are worldly and
war against the spiritual development which the College was intended
to foster.
11 The committee consisted of F. P. Hobgood, Jr., S. W. Brewer, J. A. Oates, B.
M. Watkins, and President Kitchin, ex officio.
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