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M r k HE cApIT I I, LIFT "All The News That Fits . We Print" Vol. IX, No. 4 Campus Administration Proposes Reorganization by R.W. Bonaker Last Thursday, Mr. George Dressler, Campus Administrative Officer, invited the entire staff of The Capitolist to meet with him and discuss important campus issues, such as the meaning of "Autonomy" and administrative reorganization on this campus. He led up to the topic of structural change by discussing Autonomy (relative independence from University Pa r k). Dressler stated his concern with the meaning of Autonomy in relation to the general areas of Academic Services, the faculty, and Housing and Food Services. Currently, Autonomy only affects the general "faculty" aspect. Previously, all academic matters such as the development of new courses and programs had to be cleared by the Capitol Campus Committee of the University Senate at main campus. Since the Autonomy measure passed the Senate in March of last year, Capitol committees in the Faculty Council and the individual programs have the aforementioned option. However, there looms a possibility Penn State University faculty may form a union. For Capitol faculty to join the union, they must join the University Park chapter, thus relinguishing some of the Autonomy, according to Dressler. Water Resources Seminar Tonight Richard M. Boardman, Director of the Division of Water Quality in the State Department of Environmental Resources, will direct a seminar on "Water Quality Planning in Pennsylvania" at Capitol Campus tonight. The seminar, which is open to the public and free, will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Room E-3310 of the Main Building. It is one of a series being held each Thursday on Water Resources and Water Pollution Control. Boardman served as a consulting sanitary engineer for a private Missouri firm prior to joining Pennsylvania's Department of Health in 1958. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science from Cornell University. A registered professional engineer, he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Water Pollution Control Federation and serves on the research and program chairman of the Water Pollution Control Association of Pennsylvania. Mr. George Dressler, Adminstrative Officer In the area of Academic Services, Autonomy has yet to be realized as all computer operations and records-keeping are handled at University Park. Transcripts can be obtained only through main campus, at great inconvenience to Capitol students. Dressler reported he and Mr. Walter Slygh, Academic Services Officer, are investigating new records-keeping outlets. The purchase of separate computer equipment would be extremely expensive, he said. Establishing a common program with Harrisburg Area Community College was mentioned as a possibility. Pets Get Ousted From The Heights Mike Welliver One of the main concerns around the Heights this week ,has been the controversy arising from the removal of pets from some of the houses in the campus community. In a situation such as this there are usually different sides to the story as to what occurred. I was first informed of such actions when a student entered the Capitolist office about a week ago with the story that the Chief Security Officer, Mr. Paul, had entered someone's house and removed a pet goldfish. This story was soon to be proved totally false; nonetheless, it did seem to stem from actions that did actually occur along that same line. By the next day two incidents had been reported about pets being removed from houses in the Heights. One situation involved the removal of two pups from a house on Kirtland Ave., and the other incident involved a cat which was confiscated from a house on Weaver Ave. Immediately there were questions asked about whether or not rights were violated in the actions that were taken by Mr. CAPITOL CAMPUS - MIDDLETOWN, PA The Housing and Food Service operates out of University Park at the present time. The service is a very expensive operation to undertake, Dressler stated. "Looking at it with my accounting background, I'm wary of the aspect of becoming completely independent from University Park. If we take the full responsibility, we must tackle all of the problems, such as purchasing furniture and paying an adequate portion of the overhead, something we are not prepared to do at this time. Let's not get away from the benefits of big brother." In an article in last week's issue, "Combat Zone," Dr. John Grimm, Dean of Student Affairs alluded to the possibility of the entire Penn State Housing and Food operation relocating to Capitol Campus. Dressler stated, "there is absolutely no truth to that statement." Dressler fmally discussed the proposed intra-campus decision-making structure changes..He said straightaway, "I don't know why Kathy King (Former Asst. Dean of Student Affairs) quit her job. I had no idea she intended to do so." Dressler said he then discovered Ms. King had submitted a letter of intent to resign in early December and made it official two weeks later. Her post will not be filled immediately. Last week, Grimm announced his immediate superior, formerly (Continued on page 4) Paul. In an interview with the Chief Security Officer, I found that indeed there seemed to be no cause to consider his actions out of line, at least from the legal standpoint of university policies. The policies of the university concerning the removal of abandoned animals and the issuing of warnings to those having pets were carried out to the letter. In the two incidents where pets had been removed, warnings had been issued, in the case of the two pups; and in the case of the cat being removed, the animal was termed a stray. The plot thickens with the question as to whether or not Mr. Paul had the right to enter the houses and remove the pets. It is reported that in both cases, the students who confronted Mr. Paul would not grant him permission to remove the animals; still they were removed. This is the point that most people seem to be upset about. It might be good to point out the details of how the NO-Pet Policy works. First, if a pet is found running loose on campus, it is to be considered a stray and (Continued on page 3) Ardenne Bunde rehearses for a concert she will stage on campus Monday Night. Concert On Monday On Monday, February 5, the Cultural Programs Committee will present a concert of vocal music with Ardenne Bunde. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Ms. Bunde, a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin has served on the faculties of Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, teaching Romance languages. She has studied music with Mary Madalene Gruber, a Wagnerian soprano, and has studied in Europe. Ms. Bunde describes her approach to music as attempting to convey to the audience the very mood of the music she is singing. The program will feature a broad range of musical selections including calypso songs of the West Indies; "Si Mi Chiamano Mimi" from "La Boheme"; "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from "Jesus Christ Superstar"; and Roberta Flack's classic "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," There is no admission charge for the performance and it is open to the public. A reception will follow the concert. ** * * Penn State Gets Money The Pennsylvania State University received $2,446,433.22 in endowments and from new contracts and agreements completed during the period from October 3 to December 18, 1972, according to University Park's Department of Public Information. Trustees of the University were informed of the statement of increased funds on January 20. In addition to the 213 gifts and new contracts and agreements, there were 48 renewals with a value of $6,253,655 AO, it was reported. February 1, 1973 Frey and Lee in new positions Dr. Frey's new responsibilities include faculty recruitment, budget preparation and control as well as development of schedules for graduate and undergraduate courses. He also will evaluate transcripts of incoming business students and applications for advanced standing. Two major personnel chang-,s have been announced in the Division of Administration and Business at Capitol Campus. Dr. Daniel M. Poore, Division Head, has announced Dr. Ralph W. Frey will serve as Assistant to the Division Head and Dr. Wayne A. Lee, Chairman of the Bachelor of Business Program. The new assistant division head joined the Capitol faculty in 1970 as Assistant Professor of Business and Accounting. A Certified Public AdCountant, he holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Business Administration, and a Doctor of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland. As chairman of the undergraduate business program, Dr. Lee's primary respon ibilities will include the direct supervision of faculty, student advisement and career counseling and faculty recruitment. He also is responsible for curriculum development in cooperation with the faculty curriculum committee and the preparation of the master training schedule. A former group vice president for Market Research Corporation of America, Lee has been professor of marketing at the Campus since 1968. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho and received his Master of Science degree from the University of California and his Ph.D. from Cornell University.