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Pennsylvania State University at Capitol Campus
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Volume 15, No. 4
A House Divided
By Kathy Kern
It may seem novel, but the idea has
been brewing for years.
"We've wanted to do it for ages," Pat
Murphy, Coordinator of Capitol's Resi
dence Living Program, commented on
the new coed living arrangement in
Wrisberg Hall, the campus' only
other dormitory, has been coed for
Noting that the coed arrangement for
Church Hall has been in the works for
quite a while, Ms. Murphy commented
that the "right climate of support" from
the Housing Office has made the new
arrangement possible for this year.
But why the new arrangement in the
John Pellechia, Assistant Coordinat
or of Capitol's Residence Living Pro
gram, answered that Church Hall resi
dents seemed to feel isolated in the past
from activities in Wrisberg. Pellechia
and Ms. Murphy agreed that it is the
hope of the Residence Living Program
that the coed arangement in Church Hall
will create a better atmosphere for
Also, the new coed set-up in Church
Hall marks the return of on-duty Resi
dent Assistants in that dorm.
Besides the new living arrangement
in Church Hall, Wrisberg Hall has also
had a change of its own.
Traditionally, Wrisberg's second
floor has been the rooming area for its
female residents. This year, only one
half of the dorm's first floor is made up of
women residents, and the second-half of
the first floor and the remaining floors of
Wrisberg house men.
The reason for the switch, said Ms.
Murphy, is that there are too many
female dorm residents for second floor
Church and just enough remaining for
one-half of another floor.
Also, Ms. Murphy explained, it seems
that most of the women in Wrisberg are
returning students and most of the
female residents in Church are new
comers, since requests for Wrisberg
rooms were filled by those who lived
there last year and chose to remain there
for this year.
Other changes in the housing situ
ation on campus include the policy of
housing non-Capitol college students in
In the past, several housing units in
the Heights were occupied by Central
Penn Business School students who
wire not under any agreement to attend
this campus in the future. This year, due
to an increased demand by Capitol
students to live in the Heights, there is
only one unit of Central Penn students in
the housing area. These students were
. granted Meade Heights residency only
under a verbal agreement with Dr.
South, Director of Student Affairs, to
attend Capitol after Central Penn. Four
students from the Harrisburg Area
Community College are being housed in
the Heights under a similar agreement
with Dr. South.
"All the news that fits we print"
Because of the increased demand of ments at Capitol, Food and Housing
single students this year to live in the Service has worked on another addition
Heights and the increased off-campus to the campus: a "convenience store"
residency of married students, there are located in the Student Center.
eight less units for married students to With the help of the Student Gov
live in this year than last. According to ernment Association, Food Supervisor
Ms. Murphy, the current demand for Joanne Nesgoda, and others working
Meade Heights housing has been on the with the Residence Living Program,
rise and the trend is expected to there has been a return of such a store to
continue. the campus.
Besides the new housing arrange-
A Rallye Great Show
By Darrell Reider
Patient drivers and hawkeye naviga
tors were the only prerequisites used to
fill the eighteen-car field in the
M.H.8.0.G.-sponsored Fall Road Rallye
dl the overwhel- successful
more on the Antomi Bum w•
Several years ago, a snack bar was
Autumn Buzz Weekend at Capitol Cam
The Rallye coordinators, Dave Forr
and Jeff Hudson, must have had pre-
Halloween ideas (luring the endless
hours they spent signing the course,
clue sheets were
see pegs five.
READER Photo by
29 October 1981
run by the campus, but according to Ms.
Murphy, it "wasn't earning its keep."
Now the store, which sells items such as
liters of soda, candy, ice cream, and
pizzas to heat up in the store's oven, is
expected to turn a profit. Also, many of
the items sold in the store are priced
lower than if purchased off-campus. "So
far," added Pellechia, "they've done a
significant amount of business." And
hopefully it will continue.
over a half dozen visits to cemeteries
throughout Dauphin and Lancaster
Counties. Dave and Jeff downed enough
"liquid refreshments" in those numerous
"bone orchards" to find an incredible
amount of Miller laid to rest in south
The winners of the event, Bob Quinn
and upper Kirtland R.A. Sandy
Schoeneman, covered the course in just
under seventy-four miles, about two
odometer clicks under the actual mile
age. How those two accomplished that is
hard to imagine, but they sure deserve
top honors with 359 of the possible 366
Car Number 7, with Steve Dombro
ski at the wheel and some alert navigat
ing by Lisa Arnold, raced through the
course with the second-best overall score
of 353 points, and captured the coveted
runner-up trophies. Nice dust collectors
for the mantle, huh?
This writer and my lovely navigator
Diane Buhay tried our luck at the
three-and-one-half hour trek through the
back roads and narrow "freeways" in the
Fall Classic in hopes of finding a chal
lenging way to spend a dreary Sunday.
Well, after searching for B.T.'s Conti
nental, Michael Keller's Birthdate, sift
ing through traditional, un-printable
American graffiti, and remembering not
to lose the beaver, our newly formed duo
finished third in the competition! Car 20
(minus the masking tape number)
squeezed into third place by one point
over Car 42, operated by Jimi Sein-Lwin
and Mike Crossman. Next time it will be
first place, right Diane?
Perhaps the inspiration for the event
was the halfway checkpoint guarded
safely by J.R. Scott and J.R.'s room
mate. These guys made sure that the
answer to the clue to the Red Garter Inn
was correct, and in the process downed
four pitchers of "Miller Time." Without
your help, guys, the Road Rallye would
have bit the dust--thanks!
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