In an eloquent address at the Founders' Day Banquet in the spring of 1977, inaugurating the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of Monmouth College, Professor John Ketterer summed up the events he had described by saying, "Things were different then, but they are the same now." The French have a proverb, "plus ša change, plus ša rest la meme," which translates roughtly, "the more thing change, the more they stay the same." These are both ways to say that continuity is a very strong force indeed. In this volume the authors hope to demonstrate that tremendous change is occurring, yet, when all is said and done, the essential good, solid characteristics of the college remain unchanged.