Founded by the Presbyterian Synod of Kansas
1882 - 1974
This memorial was gratefully presented
to the City of Emporia, Kansas
by the C of E Alumni Association 1984
The bell hung in Stuart Hall, the first
building on the campus. After Stuart Hall
burned, the bell was mounted on a stone
memorial on the campus. For 50 years it
symbolized the dedication, love, and
loyalty the faculty and students held for C of E.
The Bell from
Destroyed Dec. 21, 1915
Classes of 1925 and 1928
[On the bell]
Major Calvin Hood
College of Emporia
September 1st. A.D. 1886.
Requiem [for the Bell]
Hear me, O Lord
Wrought and rung by loving hands
my peal was heard in far off lands
till we were touched by tragedy,
brought down by catastrophe
silence cloaked my destiny.
Saved by grads for all to see
proud I am now to be
their symbol for a century
of faith and service and loyalty
to the fighting spirit of C. of E.
When one day I cannot hear
voices of my grads so dear
though no longer heard from
shore to shore
I would toll for each once more
then stand here in silence evermore.
Walt Newland A59