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Vol. XLVII No. 22 16 pages
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The Behrend men's basketball
completed their most successful s
son in school history with an ap
pearance in the NCAA Division
111 Basketball Tournament.
The Lions ended the tradi
tion of Erie Hall with a win
over Alverma in the first
round, then went on to,
shock the #1 seed Roches
ter Institute of Technology,
Behrend continued thei
dream season with a win
over Cortland State to advance
to the Elite Eight.
Salem State stopped the Lions one
game short of the Final Four with a 75-
69 victory, despite a gutsy effort by the Behrend players
The miracle run of the Lions made their 1999-2000 season, a "season for the ages
Students take advantage of Behrend's Spring
Washington D.C., Spain and Florida
highlight students' Spring Breaks
by Jason Snyder
While many Behrend students and
faculty enjoyed a week of relaxation
during Spring Break, 11 students took
advantage of the Political Science
Department's trip to Washington,
D.C. to get a firsthand look at Ameri
can politics and the historical aspect
of our nation's capital. Dr. Robert
Speel and Dr. Matt Davies, both as
sistant professors of political science,
planned a week of tours and meetings
with some of the offices and sites of
Washington, D.C., as well as giving
students free time to take advantage
of events not on the itinerary.
"The point of the trip is for Behrend
students to see, in person, some as-
pects of how politics in Washington
Check out what Behrend students did over break in POLICE AND SAFETY PAGE 2 EDITORIAL PAGE 8
our Special Spring Break Supplement. Students are
welcome to send the Beacon their Spring Break
experiences. Submissions should be sent to
email@example.com by Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
work on a day-to-day basis," said
Speel, who has planned the trip the
past three years.
The trip included a six-night stay
in the Virginian Suites and a six-day
educational trek through the nation's
capital. Planned activities spanned
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., includ
ing tours, meetings with political lead
ers, and talks with the members of
various governmental departments
who work behind the scenes in D.C.
Monday's activities featured tours
of the Supreme Court, the Library of
Congress, the Senate Gallery, and the
Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts, which featured many gifts given
to the center by foreign countries.
After the daytime activities had
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and her 10 grandchildren in the audience,
Provost and Dean Dr. John Lilley introduced
her and her family to those in attendance.
Speakers for the presentation included Dr.
Dean Baldwin, assistant school director of the
School of Humanities and Social Sciences,
and Dr. Archie Loss, professor of English and
Dr. Clare Porac, director of the School of
H&SS, presented Theuret with a gold Penn
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Friday, March 17, 2000
Theuret gets traditional chair for
25 years of service at Behrend
Dr. John Lilley honors Mrs. Carol Theuret with Behrend's tr
years of service at Behrend.
by Becky Weindorf
This past Wednesday, March 15, Mrs. Carol
Theuret, an administrative specialist in the
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office, was honored in the Reed Wintergarden
for her twenty-five years of service to Penn
State Erie, The Behrend College.
With her parents, her brother and his family,
State pendant representing her twenty-five
years of service, and Theuret was also given
a plaque with recognition of her service to the
University. Theuret also gave a short speech
near the end of the presentation, and a
reception with refreshments was served
University tradition offers either a rocking
chair or captain chair for the honoree upon
his or her 25-year anniversary; Theuret chose
a rocking chair. She sat in the rocking chair
during the speeches and the several
presentations commemorating her work at
Theuret graduated from Seneca High
School, married and had four children before
working. Her two youngest children were in
kindergarten before she decided to begin
Before coming to Behrend, however, she
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onal chair for her 25
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worked for about a year at Robinson-Connor
Insurance Company, where Carole Morey was
her supervisor (before Morey also came to
Behrend). Theuret points out that things were
very different when she began working here.
Theuret started working at Behrend in
December of 1974, after the position opened
up after one of the three secretaries left.
Loretta May, now administrative specialist in
the School of Engineering and Engineering
Technologies, contacted Theuret and she
accepted the job.
"In the early years, there were no computers
at Behrend," Theuret said with a smile.
"Everything was type-written and there was
only one copier on the whole campus! It was
located in Glenhill everyone would have to
walk over there to get anything copied. We
still used dittos and things back then I'll bet
many people don't know what those are
anymore," she said with a laugh.
She also says that she hasn't been with the
School of H&SS for all of her years here.
"When I was first employed, 1 worked in
the secretarial pool in the Science Building
for about a year. I then went to the Dean of
Faculty office in fall of '76; in the summer of
'77, I took the secretarial position in H&SS.
Before 1976, though, there was no division
of schools and everyone knew the faculty;
there were only about 90 professors on
"When the schools divided, the division of
the [H&SS] school was Arts and Humanities
and we were in Turnbull and the Carriage
House before coming to Academic around
1993," she said. "Arts and Humanities
merged with Social Sciences in 'B6, and that's
how we became the School of Humanities and
It seems the Theuret family has spread to
Behrend, too. Two of Theuret's daughters
work at Behrend; Melanie works as a staff
assistant in the Health & Wellness Center, and
Michelle is a staff assistant in the Computer
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