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September 3, 1998 Volume XLVII No. 2 -4 •.- -'- t• fl -
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By Anne Rajotte
Editor in Chief
Behrend celebrated its fiftieth an
niversary with a weekend full of ac
tivities that involved nearly every as
pect of the College.
On Friday night a carnival was held
on the Ski Slope. It included carnival
food, a petting zoo, games, and a for
tune teller, who was by far the most
popular attraction. Later that night,
two bands, Sho' Nuff and Sleeping
Giants, entertained students. "The
palm reader was cool," commented
Jaime Davis, 05 accounting/MIS, "It
was the best part." Nathan Mitchell,
03 PLET, agreed, "I liked having my
palm read. I thought the weekend was
The next night, a celebration was
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photo by Andrea Zafftno
The petting zoo at Friday's carnival featured farm animals such as this donke.
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held for friends and benefactors of
Behrend. A buffet dinner was served
in Bruno's and was followed by a
champagne toast and a speech by
Michael Beschloss. a presidential his
torian. Beschloss commented on
some of the historical events that have
taken place during the last fifty years
that Behrend has been in existence.
Later, the guests were given their first
taste of "Behrend Berry," a Penn State
Creamery flavor that was renamed in
honor of Behrend's fiftieth.
On Sunday, the faculty and staff
participated in a luncheon in which
Michael Beschloss again spoke. Stu
dents were also invited to hear
Throughout the weekend, artifacts
from the Behrend family home were
on display, as well as pictures of the
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$20,000, hold elections
By Ayodele Jones
Mana . gin i g Editor
On September 2, 1998, at 5:31 p.m.,
president Buck Goedicke, 07 Electri
cal Engineering, called to order the
second meeting of Behrend's Student
Government Association. The meet
ing began with a student forum; yet
many students missed this open op
portunity to voice their concerns
about life and problems at Behrend.
However, former SGA president
Michael Zampetti, 07 History,
brought the seventy-five dollar com
puter fee to the attention of the Stu-
"The SGA meeting
considering that it is
the first and that she
is looking forward to
in upcoming year."
Kerry Hinkson 06 English
dent Government. Zampetti notes
that the allocation of the money is
rather "strange." Sixty dollars was
spent on the speakers which
accompany the computers in the
computer lab yet students are not able
to use them to play music on. Prob
lems still remain with modems and
connections and also gaining access
to the internet off campus.
Kim Burke, 04 Accounting, was
introduced as the new SGA treasurer.
Andrea DiPlacido, 03 DUS, and
Erie, PA 16563
Behrend family and their history. In
the Studio Theatre, paintings done by
Mary Behrend, as well as other works
by those associated with Behrend,
were on display. Two portraits of
former Behrend administrators, T.
Reed Ferguson and Irvin Kochel,
were unveiled. The portraits were
done by a former Behrend art instruc
tor Felicia Van Bork.
Also shown for the first time last
weekend was a new video about Be
hrend. The video included a reenact
ment of the donation of the Behrend
estate to Penn State and also included
some history about the Behrends and
how the campus has evolved over the
past fifty years.
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Michelle Benjamin, 07 Accounting,
are the current Vice President
and Secretary, respectively.
Elections will be held for Freshman
Senators and also for a seat which was
vacated by a formerly elected SGA
Senator, Stacey Erzen, who did not
return to Behrend. Applications and
petitions can be obtained from the
Student Government office in the
Reed building; all petitions and
applications must be turned into the
SGA suite mailbox by Monday,
September 14. Elections will be held
the following Wednesday, September
16 for the freshman seats, while SGA
will appoint someone to fill Erzen's
position. Anyone interested in run- Behrend student learns his fate
ning for the vacant seat must at least
have second semester standing
The Student Government has an
additional $20,000 to distribute this
Fall and must make several decisions
about how to appropriate the funds to
various organizations around campus.
Clubs can acquire additional funds by
submitting a supplemental budget re
quest; these are due by September 16.
A budget committee will then recom
mend the allocation of these funds
(generated by the student activity fee)
to SGA. Channasa Taylor, 03 Inter
national Business and Marketing, be
lieves that, "The extra $20,000 should
go to scholarships and grants to those
who can't afford to pay for college
Despite low of attendance among
the general student population, Kerry
Hinkson, 06 English, thinks, ""That
the SGA meeting went well
considering that it is the first. She is
looking forward to accomplishing
more in the upcoming year." Michael Beschloss gives the keynote address at Saturday's
dinner for friends and benefactors.
its fiftieth anniversary
Students stand in line to get their palm read at Friday's carnival
By Will Jordan
Behrend's Berry is better than Ben
& Jerry's. Behrend has a new ice
cream flavor. It was an idea of the
50th Anniversary Committee over the
summer. "They thought that it would
be a fun way to mark the anniversary,"
said Anne-Marie Welsh, Manager of
manager of the Creamery at Univer- A contest was held to give our
Students get their first taste of
"Behrend Berry" ice cream
sity Park, Tom Palchak, to come up
with the flavor. Giving campuses
their own flavor is rarely done by the
Creamery. However, the Creamery
did produce a new flavor for the
twenty-fifth anniversary of the Palmer
Art Museum. The new flavor for that
event was the "Palmer Mousseum."
Since it would be very difficult to
come up with a new flavor for Be
hrend, an idea arose which was to take
an old flavor and just give it a new
The committee worked with the name.
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vor a name. which was won by Dan
Merson, former Assistant to the Dean
of Student of Affairs. Merson was a
graduate intern who is now looking
for a job. Ed Mulfinger, Director of
Food and Housing, says that although
the new flavor is not available on a
regular basis it will hopefully be avail
able at Homecoming, Founders Day,
which is on October 30th, and in June
at the All Class Reunion.
photo by Andrea Zaffino
photo by Andrea Zallino
photo by Andrea Zaffino