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She prided herself in being very accepting of the students'

lifestyles and refrained from judging as much as possible.

Though Doris Baures retired in 1980 her legend lives on

(Baures, 1986). Though Wentz was originally a hall for females the

emphasis

eventually

changed

to

an

"academic"

hall.

In

other

words those students who wished a more study conducive

atmosphere

moved

to

Wentz.

Gradually

this

emphasis

lessened

and the hall was changed to coeducational (Baures, 1986).

In 1980, Charlene Preszler succeeded Doris Baures as hall

one year and then Karen Seng

took over

stayed through the 1982-1983

school

director.

She remained

the

director

role.

She

year. Both the hall.

of

these

women

added

enthusiasm

and

innovation

to

In 1983, Charlie Strey who had been in White Hall the previous two years became the next hall director in Wentz.

The following year Kevin Helmkamp took over and is currently

in his third and final year (Kurinsky, 1986). Though Wentz has endured many changes throughout the

years, the spirit of the hall has only intensified.

Angell Hall

In 1966, a larger hall was opened to house 360 women.

Angell Hall, named for one time University art professor Rena

Angell, was a welcome addition to the existing living

facilities (Quarberg, 1986).

The first housemother in Angell Hall was Mrs.

Isabel Ward.

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