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"All The News That Fits .... We Print"
Vol. IX, No. 8
Capitol to interface with HACC ?
It is highly possible that
Capitol and Harrisburg Area
Community College will
combine in order to provide
Central Pennsylvania with a
"complete higher educational
Provost Robert E.
McDermott recently
commissioned a task force to
investigate that possibility. Last
week, the task force drew-up a
proposal and submitted it to the
Faculty Council. Following is
that report:
We the executive officers
of the Harrisburg Area
Community College and the
Capitol Campus of The
Pennsylvania State
University announce the
effective combination and
cooperation of our two
institutions for the purpose
of providing this Central
Pennsylvania Metropolitan
Area with a complete higher
educational resource.
The following is an account
of a court case taken to the
Student Standards Board by Ken
Mr. Otterman received a
citation from campus security
guard Mr. Paul for going the
wrong way in a one way street,
that street being the one in the
Capitol Campus Village.
Mr. Otterman argued and
questioned if it is the duty of
the township to notify the
public in the change of a status
of a road. In this case it applied
to the reopening of the outlet of
the street onto "0" street. He
also questioned who has
jurisdiction over the area in
which he received the ticket.
Finally he asked the Board to
find out what the usual
procedure is after the change of
a road status occurred (should
someone be warned or ticketed).
Attention: March
gr adu ate s—The minute you
receive your diploma, you also
receive one year's free
membership in the Penn State
Alumni Association and the
Capitol Campus Alumni
The executive committee of
the Capitol Campus Alumni
group met this past Sunday and
two items on the agenda will be
of interest to forthcoming
Nominations for next year's
executive committee and
officers will close tomorrow,
March 2, at 5:00 p.m. Any
individual desiring to serve on
that committee may submit a
petition, signed by 10 members
of the Alumni Association to
Richard Schulz before the
deadline. In securing these
signatures, bear in mind that
Joint faculty and
administrative committees
of our two institutions will
be created to implement
this policy in areas of
admissions, curriculum
planning, dual enrollment,
exchange of students and
faculty, as well as the joint
utilization of facilities and
other resources.
W e believe in the
separate charges of our two
colleges, but further assert
the mutuality of those
purposes when combined in
the service of higher
education in this significant
core of the Commonwealth.
We also believe that we can
better serve this end by the
joint commitment of
Harrisburg Area
Community College and
The Pennsylvania State
University to this most
desired end.
The Board decided
unanimously that Mr. Otterman
was guilty as charged. We
discovered from local authorities
that the township did not have
to inform the public upon the
change of status of a road.
We also were informed that
joint jurisdiction exists where
Mr. Otterman received his
citation. Furthermore we
learned that usually when a
change in the status of a road
occurs an individual will be
issued a warning. However, it
(whether to ticket or not) is a
judgment call on the part of the
Consequently, Mr.
Otterman's appeal has been
Chief Justice
March graduates are
automatically members upon
receiving their diplomas.
April 28 should be marked on
all alumni member's calendars.
The Alumni Activity committee
is planning a dinner and casino
party. Present plans call for a
roast beef dinner to be served at
6:00 p.m. in the dining hall with
the casino games to follow at the
Middletown American Legion
This most important step
is taken with the
encouragement and, in fact,
orginal support of both our
faculties, as well as
. an
appreciation of the
increasing costs and
unnecessary duplication of
higher education in our
region, in the
Commonwealth and
throughout the nation.
Members of the task force
included Chairman Dr. Roger
Schiller; Dr. George Wolf, Head
of the Division of Humanities,
Social Science and Education;
Dr. Robert Simko; Samuel B.
Shirk, Special Assistant to the
Provost; and Mr. Walter Slygh,
Academic Services Officer.
Today, at 1:30 p.m. in the
auditorium, the Faculty
Organization will discuss th e
proposal. Final approval must
come by a written mail ballot. It
has been reported that the
HACC faculty will hold a similar
Student Affairs Forum
The Student Affairs
Committee of the Faculty
Council will stage an open forum
on Tuesday, March 6 at 12:30
p.m. in the Gallery Lounge.
Items to be discussed include
possible problems with
pre-registration and advisement,
information on fourth-course
petitions, the feasibility of
establishing an Academic
Appeals Board, and other
academic matters.
Students who plan to take
Am St 470 "Regionalism in
America" next term have a
special treat waiting for them.
They will be able to work on
the Colonial Pennsylvania
Plantation Project, a project
conducted by Dr. Jay Anderson.
He will be reconstructing a farm
in Lancaster County and
restoring it as it was in the era of
the American Revolution.
The, class will be limited to
10-15 students and each has the
option to develop a project
dealing with some aspect of
colonial folklife. Possible studies
include local militia
(Pennsylvania minutemen);
"Woman's World"; Raising
Children; Dirt Farming and
General Folklore.
The staff of the C.P.P.P.
includes archeologists, museum
curators, ethnical historians and
media specialists. Staff personnel
will act as advisers and resource
people for students enrolled in
the course. The course is
comparable to a graduate
seminar with numerous
inter-related independent
Students must secure
Anderson's permission to enroll,
and may live at the farm at times
during the course of the project.
Anderson believes the course
will lay the groundwork for a
possible summer internship.
The Capitol Campus Model
United Nations is set for this
Delegations from 15 area
secondary schools will
participate in the three major
committees and the General
Assembly comprising the model
UN. The three-day seminar has
been organized by Prof. Clem
Gilpin and several campus
students interested in
international relations. Bob
Hetzel, a Capitol junior, will be
President of the Assembly.
Everyone in the Capitol
community is invited to attend
any of the sessions that will be
staged on Friday, Saturday, and
** * *
DTK Grad School Seminar
Last Week, Delta Tau Kappa,
the international social science
honor society, staged a Graduate
School Information Seminar in
the auditorium. A smattering of
students listened to
presentations by Marian Krieger,
Ed Beck, Dr. James McAree, Pat
Young and Peg O'Hara.
Krieger and Beck of the
Counseling Center outlined the
various procedures that should
be utilized when applications to
various schools are made.
Following is a detailed
explanation of those procedures.
Research your choice of
schools. Utilize
cross-references and
catalogs in Counseling
Center library. Speak to
professors, students in the
program and professors in
the program.
Narrow choice to several
schools; consult catalogs for
a) admissions and financial
aid deadlines; b)
undergraduate prerequisites;
c) tuition and fees, housing
costs and special supplies;
d) housing; e) degree
requirements; f) financial
aid resources; g) admission
Contact each department
for specific program
Write to Graduate Office
of Admissions for
application (and for
financial aid form).
Start preparing for any
standardized test required
(i.e. Graduate Record
Exams, Miller Analogy
Tests, Admissions Test for
Graduate Study in Business,
Law School Admissions
Test, etc.). Study guides are
available from the
Counseling Office.
Upon receipt of your
application, fill out
completely. Pay special
attention to candidate's
statement. NEATNESS
Follow up all letters of
recommendation, transcript
March 1, 1973
Joys of the Sabbat
Students, faculty and staff
are invited to the "Oneg Sabbat"
(The Joys of the Sabbat)
festivities at the Bnai Jacob
Synagogue, Nissley and Water
Streets in Middletown.
The event will be staged on
Saturday, March 3 from 3:30 to
6:00 p.m.
Cultural and religious and
musical themes will be featured.
A fellowship hour culminating in
a Havdala (Ceremony of the
Separation of the Sabbath), will
Rabbi Jonathan Brown,
Congregation Ohev Sholom,
Harrisburg will officiate and Dr.
David Langmyer of Capitol
Campus will play the banjo.
Refreshments will be served
** * *
requests to make sure they
are in on time.
Consult catalog for the
policy on interviewing.
Policies vary from school to
school. Common sense rules
apply with regards to
personal appearance and
attire. Think about your
questions regarding
admissions. Be yourself!
Dr. McAree said he is a
member of the committee of
Educational Testing Service
which writes portions of
advanced tests in history. He
explained the entrance exams
are composed by faculty
members from all over the
country. McAree pointed to a
flaw in some of the exam
questions where the arrogance of
clashes of personality among
members of the testing
committee somehow finds its
way into the questions. The
result is a group of questions
difficult enough to tax even the
intelligence of a Ph. D.
candidate. He did point to
overriding aspects of the
examinations, explaining how
those who can grasp the subtlety
of reasoning in the questions and
demonstrate analytical ability
can receive high marks.
Krieger, Beck and McAree
stressed the importance of
taking the Law Boards, the
GREs, and the Business and
Miller Analogy tests as early as
possible. Preparation was seen as
essential, and various methods of
preparation were explained.
The second portion of the
program saw Pat Young and Peg
O'Hara, Financial Aid
Counselors, explain such
graduate aid programs. They
prefaced their remarks by stating
that very few people have paid
for their own postgraduate work
in the past, although aid is less
available today than it was five
years ago.
The basic "free" aid available
comes via fellowships (primarily
for doctoral candidates),
scholarships, grants-in-aid and
assistantships. Other aid comes
in the form of loans from the
federal government and the