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    February 8, 1973
Dr. Elmer N. Lear, professor
of social science and education
at Capitol Campus, was one of
15 American scholars chosen to
represent American Professors
for Peace on a recent tour of
The inter-disciplinary,
inter-faith group spent 14 days
traveling throughout that nation,
conferring with top government
and academic officials. Their
organization is concerned with
gathering objective data on
present conditions in the Middle
East and using such information
to promote peace in that area of
the world.
While there, the professors
visited Nazareth, the Gaza strip,
were entertained in two Arab
villages, and spent one night in a
kibbutz. On the Gaza strip, they
toured the experimental hamlet
which has been built by the
Israeli government and opened
to any Gaza inhabitants who
care to move from their hovels
into the simple, but adequate,
hygenic living quarters. Many of
these people have abondoned
their fatalistic attitudes and have
begun to become more self
sufficient. Lear noted that the
Israeli government plans to
construct more of these hamlets
if this experiment succeeds.
The scholars conferred with
Foreign Minister Aba Eban;
Minister of Commerce, - Shimon
Peres; the military governors of
Gaza and Samaria - Judea (West
Bank) as well as a number of
by Bob Chaapel
A word of appreciation is in
order for all those who
contributed to the success of the
XGI Keggar held on January
26th. It was indeed gratifying to
see such a good crowd on hand,
and it appears that a good time
was had by all.
The last keggar of the Winter
term has been scheduled for
Friday, March 9, at the
Middletown American Legion.
The "WATCH TOWER" will
provide the entertainment from
9 p.m. till I a.m.
All veterans are reminded
that to continue to receive your
monthly education checks
promptly, and in the correct
amount, it is your responsibility
to promptly notify the VA of
any charge in your enrollment or
in the number of your
dependents, and to complete
and return immediately to the
VA the certification of
attendance form that you will
receive with your check shortly
before the end of your current
enrollment. Keep the VA
informed---Don't jeopardize
your benefits.
Veterans at educational
institutions on a half-time or
more basis, who need tutorial
assistance may qualify for
tutorial payments not to exceed
$5O a month for a maximum of
nine months with no charge
against their basic entitlement.
Anyone in this position can
obtain more information from
the PAVE Office, Room E-106,
Monday through Friday 10 a.m.
till noon and Wednesday evening
5 to 8 p.m.
Dr. Elmer Lear
members of the Israeli foreign►
office and Arab community
Two significant academic
conferences highlighted their
tour. Dr. Lear and other
members attended a symposium
on "Implications of Peace on
Israeli Society" which was
sponsored by Haifa University,
and a conference of the Israel
Academic Committee on
"Russian Immigration into
Israel." The latter was held at
the Van Leer Institute in
Jerusalem with representatives
from all Israeli institutions of
higher learning in attendance.
In commenting on the trip,
Dr. Lear observed, "Three major
conclusions were reached by our
group. First, in spite of border
hostilities, we felt a prevailing
sense of security wherever we
traveled. Secondly, the Israeli
government is doing everything
possible to preserve all religious
shrines, churches and mosques,
whether Christian or Moslem.
And finally, the Arabs seem to
be sharing in the affluence which
is resulting from tourism and
construction and they, too, hope
peace will come."
Veterans have a period of three
years, from date of separation,
to apply for correction of
military records to correct an
error or injustice.
Hydraulics Engineers
Conduct Seminar
A seminar on "The Impact of
Urbanization on Hydrology"
will be held Thursday at 7:00
p.m. in room E-310 at Capitol
Campus, Main Building.
Robert A. Miller, a hydraulic
engineer with the U.S.
Geological Survey will be
featured speaker and will present
selected field studies on this
Miller holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in Civil
Engineering from Penn State and
a Master of Science in Civil
Engineering from the University
of Illinois. He has been with the
Geological Survey since 1963
with the exception of a two year
period when he served with the
U.S. Army.
A member of the American
Geophysical Union, Miller's
professional experience has been
in urban hydrology, digital
modeling of stream systems,
channel morphology and
floodplain inundation.
The seminar is one of a
continuing series of programs on
water resources and pollution
held each Thursday at the
campus. It is open to all
interested individuals and is free.
by Michael Kowalcheck
On January 23, elections
were held for the Education
Program Group Committees.
This program was established
last year for the improvement of
the Education Program at
Capitol Campus.
It is comprised of seven
STUDENT members who are
elected by their fellow
educators. The program was
divided into three main sections:
Elementary Education,
Secondary Education (Social
Science, Humanities, and
Math-Science), and the Graduate
The power of these
STUDENT members is equal to
that of the faculty members who
sit on these committees. Each
member has a note and may
bring any new ideas or readjust
old ones to improve such things
as the following: Better courses
in education (Social Science,
Humanities, and Math-Science),
changes in title or subject matter
of courses, better student
teaching methods, and a variety
of other ideas.
The main reason for the
establishment of this group was
to have STUDENT
seems to be a failure on the part
of students to participate in this
freedom, this goal which was
won for them after many
months of discussion to let the
students have any power with
the faculty and administration.
During Winter Registration of
1972, the first election was held.
The results were:
Elementary Education: Total
of 320 votes spread over 18
Secondary Education:
--Social Science-- Total of 60
votes spread over 3 candidates
-- Humanities-- Total of 87
votes spread over 3 candidates
-- Math and Science-- No
Graduate Level: No
A total of 134 students
voted, representing
approximately one-half of the
education majors and minors
enrolled at Capitol Campus.
This past registration another
election was held. This time only
88 votes were cast, and only two
candidates ran--both from the
Elementary Education Program.
The election was declared void
due to lack of voters and
As previously mentioned,
another election was held on
January 23, with the following
Elementary Education: Total
of 117 votes spread over 7
Secondary Education:
--Social Science-- Total of 14
votes spread over 5 candidates
--Humanities-- Total of 6
votes spread over 6 candidates
--Math and Science-- Total of
2 votes spread over 1 candidate
Graduate Level
The Education Program
Group was established for YOU,
the students of Capitol Campus.
If you are going to take an
apathetic attitude toward your
chance to have some say here,
then you better keep your
mouths shut for the rest of your
lives and quit complaining of
being mistreated. The
STUDENTS here don't give a
damn what happens if they
don't participate, and take the
responsibilities given to them.
(continued from p. 1)
Program and Divisions are
beginning to do just that on
a systematic basis.
At most, they feel, the
SPPC should concern itself
with cross-divisional
matters, though even there
the the Council of Division
Heads has taken this on.
The Council, for its part,
had extensive discussions
about the feasibility of
Faculty' involvement in such
"planning" functions. In
the end, the Council
concluded that, with the
proper information being
made available from the
Administration, the Faculty
could take on such tasks.
Hence, the Council's
recommendation that the
Faculty create the SPPC.
The faculty were presented
with the text prior to the
During the meeting, Saylor
chose to elaborate on the
background events leading to the
SPPC proposal. "As I drafted it,
the main thought was that as
this campus expands, there will
be changes." He stated the
Council reasoned the faculty
would like "a say in the
direction of the campus and the
flavor it takes. The Committee
will be an arm of the faculty."
Dr. Ray Klein, Chairman of
the faculty organization
Committee on Academic Affairs,
further elaborated •on the
importance of such a committee
should coordinate their
activities. Knight added Faculty
Council will act "as a clearing
house" - deciding which of the
two committees would handle a
specific issue.
Dr. Wesley Houser expressed
some doubts about the proposal,
as did Dr. George Wolf, Head of
the Division of Humanities,
Social Science and Education.
Wolf saw a "danger of creating
an elitest committee" which
would counter the powers of the
division heads. Houser saw the
proposal as a comparatively
divisive factor. In his opinion,
the creation of the SPPC would
mean another administrative
group on campus, countering the
current administration of
Provost Robert E. McDermott,
Dean of Faculty Richard
Heindel, Division Heads, etc.
Houser believed a "vote for the
proposal is a vote against the
McDermott group." He thought
the establishment of a group
comprising the Provost, the
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three division heads, three
faculty and one student to be
more feasible: 'However, he
failed to make his proposal into
a formal motion.
Provost McDermott was
asked to clarify his position on
the matter, as to the question of
the SPPC being administrative or
advisory. He alluded to the fact
it was advisory when he stated
he was looking for "meaningful
faculty input" and was
interested in having a vehicle
with which to relate to the
faculty, "a meaningful interface
between the faculty and
McDermott wishes to "keep
the faculty informed" on various
questions of academic calendar
development, the establishment
of a research program, and
tuition charges. The SPPC is
intended, according to
McDermott to be the framework
for an effective faculty sounding
board. He also looked at the
SPPC as, a mechanism to control
all other committees of the
Faculty Council.
Dr. Eisenstein voiced his
approval of the proposal, stating
the SPPC would give the faculty
an effective voice in "planning."
He saw the program in the light
as giving the faculty "an
authentic share of the control of
the campus; a sharing that is
done in good faith."
Dr. Daniel Poore, Head of the
Division of Administration and
Business, had some qualms
about the committee proposal.
He did not dispute the "need for
a planning" organization for the
faculty, but thought the
members of the committee
could conceivably "get bogged
down with a lot of work." Wolf
again reiterated his objections to
the SPPC, that they lay in the
specifications of the charge to
the SPPC, not in the "need" for
some type of "planning"
organization. Dr. John Antrim,
Head of the Division of
Engineering and Math-Science,
stated a general disapproval of
the proposal.
Dr. Klein attempted to
summarize the basic argument
by stating: "There seems to be
agreement that we need some
sort of planning committee. At
this time, only the mechanism is
in doubt."
The Faculty will vote on the
Special Program Planning
Committee proposal via written
mail ballot from today until
February 12.
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