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Crystal Ball

Crystal Ball program, 1944

Women's League

Between 1941 and 1945, World War II brought changes to campus.  The war would ultimately influence the school’s student population as men left school to go fight, but some also joined naval programs hosted at Indiana State Teachers College, the V-5 and V-12 programs.  Like the rest of the nation, it became common to see uniformed men (and some women) walking around campus.  The war not only shaped student demographics, but also student activities as declining resources and supporting the war effort became important.  From little things like only using horses to carry floats during Homecoming, to helping out with war bond drives, having a servicecivvies fashion shows and more, students and student organizations on campus adjusted to the war years.