The windows on the south side represent the five fields of activity of the well-balanced life on an adult male citizen: Service in the Armed Forces, Civic Interest (including Family), Church Activity, Intellectual Accomplishments, and Labor.
The Knight Window, representing Military Service, is a tribute to Lt. James Woodrow Bigbee from his family, and illustrates the official song of the YMCA and YWCA, 'Follow the Gleam.' The design, a knight in the armor of a Crusader, represents the dedication of those who died in the uniform of this country. Lt. Bigbee died in World War II.
Civic Interest is a tribute to Central's founder and first president, President Richard Thatcher, and illustrates Katherine Lee Bates' 'America the Beautiful.' The window is intended to link the freedom in this country with the vision of a great future.
The Indian Window illustrates John Oxenham's song, 'In Christ, there is no East or West,' and represents Church Service. Latino, Native American, Asian, and Eskimo cultures are represented on this window. Designed by Ray Gilliland, half Delaware Indian, the window had as its model Benjamin Beames, a member of Central's football team and a Choctaw Indian. Benjamin Franklin Nihart, a long-time faculty member, was the honoree.
'Eternal Mind the Potter is,' from the Christian Science Monitor hymnal, is reflected in the Potter's Window. Representing Intellectual Accomplishments, the window is a tribute to Mrs. Harriet Jones Thomas, from her daughter, Ms. Olive B. Thomas. The window symbolizes the work of Central College, in that the clay represents the minds and thoughts of students.
Labor is represented in the Chariot Window and was dedicated on Lincoln's birthday, February 12, 1946. The window was dedicated by Ms. Virginia Howard, a member of the faculty from 1916 to 1946. Depicting 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,' the window commemorated the woman who cared for Ms. Howard in her youth.