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Pick Your Paper's Name... Win A Bond
What's in a name?
Try a $5O U.S. Savings Bond if you can come up with the best new name to
replace C.C. Reader.
The new name is necessary because...well, it's tough to be taken seriously when
your newspaper is named as a pun or an outdated song, "C.C. Rider," or when peo-
ple think of their grammar school "Weekly Reader."
The new name should capture what we are (or hope to be) at Capitol Campus
with our unique identity as the only senior college satellite of Penn State Universi
ty, - as - a small and intimate school with a big school name.
This won't be the first new name for the school paper. Before the punsters came
up with the present moniker in 1974, the paper had other names. It was The
Capitolist from 1970 through 1974. Business majors must have liked that one while
leftover socialists from the '6os must have cringed. And before The Capltollst it
was The Roundtable.
"The Roundtable was an appropriate name then," says Dr. James South of Stu
dent Affairs. "When our building was convected from an air force base, there was
a huge, round information desk in the front lobby.
"Everyone hung around the round table," South explains, "and it soon became
Published by students of Penn State University, Capitol Campus
Leadership at Capitol Campus has its
rewards—fame, prestige, power, and
most of all, Stone Valley.
Stone Valley is Penn State University's
mountain retreat only minutes from
State College. Every year in late sum
mer student leaders from all campus
organizations converge to fraternize and
do a lot of leadership learning.
"Stone Valley is a time of reflection,"
From Terms to
by Bonnie Patch
Penn State University's term calendar
began in 1961, but will go the way of the
Ethel next fall when the University
makes the controversial switch to the
Dr. Duane R. Smith, associate provost
and dean, recently explained how the
change will affect Capitol Campus. He
said students here are "becoming more
aware that the change is going to happen
and isn't far off."
Fall 1983 classes, he said, will begin on
August 26. Thus, Capitol will be on the
same schedule as University Park and
the other branch campuses. Since fall
classes begin so early, he said Capitol's
summer 1983 term will be shortened to
says Sherry Reese, one of Capitol Cam
pus' 82 attendees. "In leadership
workshops you can talk about mistakes
you made during the year, and ways not
to make them this year."
Not all work, the Stone Valley ex
perience also included nighttime gather
six weeks, instead of the usual eight or 10
The length of class periods will also
change. Day classes will run from 8 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. with evening classes from
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. On Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, classes will be
50 minutes long. Periods will be 75
minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Many Capitol students don't have
Wednesday classes, but that will also
become a thing of the past when the
semester goes into effect.
Students aren't the only ones who will
have to adjust to semesters. Most faculty
members at Capitol teach two courses
per term, according to Dr. Smith.
However, most will have to teach three
October 8, 1982
known as the place to exchange ideas. A common expression then was 'meet you at
the round table'."
The round table, of course, was replaced with the Nittany Lion in the lobby, and
that name became obsolete.
Before The Roundtable, Dr. South and others recall that the newspaper's name
was Angst. That's a British word meaning a feeling of dread, anxiety or anguish.
The Angst newspaper must have been given its name just before midterm exams.
And before Angst, it was just called "Student Newspaper." Clever.
So into this checkered history of newspaper name calling, we are ready to enter
a new chapter. You could, in fact, make history by coming up with the best new
name for your newspaper.
Drop you suggested names off at the C.C. Reader Room, W-129, and be sure to in
clude your name, address, and date of entry. Entries must be in by noon on Friday,
Call us names and you win the $5O U.S. Savings Bond, write a new chapter in the
school history and get your picture in the school newspaper.
The C.C. Reader staff is looking forward to your name suggestion with great
Vol. 17, No. 1
ings around a campfire and, on one night,
The annual Stone Valley Leaders
Retreat has taken place since 1969. The
Student Affairs Office will begin the
selection process for the coming year in
the near future.
courses during a semester. So that more
of the instructor's time will be spent in
Dr. Smith agreed that the instructor's
job as student adviser will be more com
, in the transition period especially
and that conferences for advisers will be
The associate provost said that a poll of
the faculty would probably reveal that
about half "love the term system" and
the others are in favor of the semester
calendar. He noted that the change will
afford an "opportunity for an update and
revision" of the academic programs at
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By Tom Matson
Penn State President Emeritus Dr.
Eric Walker came out strongly in favor
of engineers running American business
in a speech at Capitol Campus,
"Many of our companies are run by
lawyers or accountants and not
engineers, and I think it's been a
disaster," Walker said.
Speaking before an audience largely of
Engineering Division students, Walker
praised the American productivity dur
ing World War II when engineers were
placed at the heads of companies to
make sure the war production was suc
cessful. Then lawyers and accountants
took over, and engineers lost out.
Walker, Penn State President from
1956 through 1970 was the person respon
sible for establishing the Capitol Campus
in 1965. He achieved a second career as
Vice President of Aluminum Company of
America (ALCOA) retiring in 1975. An
engineer himself, Walker was Dean of
the College of Engineering and Architec
ture before assuming the Penn State
In his recent speech, Walker credited
at least part of the lowering U.S. produc
tivity to the failure of engineers to stay
in control of business. He saw the
engineer's social role as waning.
"The importance of the engineer in
American industry has grown, reached a
peak, and is now unfortunately declin
ing," he said.
Walker challenged his student au
dience with this decline by asking them:
"Do you want to spend the rest of your
life counting rivets on a Boeing 737?"