Capitol times. (Middletown, Pa.) 1982-2013, October 08, 1982, Image 1

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    Terms Or Turmoil
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Many four-credit courses will be
changed to three credits, except for
many of the engineering courses. Degree
requirements will also change for some
majors such as business. Dr. Smith ex
plained that a business student will need
to take 60 instead of the current 72 credits
to graduate. But that doesn’t mean a
reduction in the number of courses.
Whereas the business major now takes 18
four-credit courses, he will take 20 three
credit courses.
A full-time Capitol student now carries
between eight and 12 credits, which is
two to three courses. The Semester Tran
sition Handbook explains that full-time
students will take at least 12 credits, or
four or five courses.
How will the change affect tuition? Dr.
Smith said that barring any increases,
the two semesters shouldn’t be more ex
pensive than three terms. Students will
be billed from University Park instead of
Capitol’s Finance Office.
Asked if on-campus parking fees will
increase in the 1983-84 school year, Dr.
Smith said they “won’t cost any less.”
As our campus representative to the
Calendar Conversion Council and the
Communications Committee of that
council, Dr. Smith encourages students
to get answers to the many questions
they may have concerning the calendar
change. He said they can either go to
their division offices or to his office.
He predicted that many questions will
■arise ki -qwmext few months among
students as well as faculty, hut seemed to
believe that a free flow of information
will provide a smooth transition from
term to semester at Capitol Campus.
Lewis Retires
Dr. William F. Lewis, associate pro
fessor of social science and political
science, has retired from his teaching
position after fourteen years on the
Capitol Campus faculty.
Dr. Lewis taught courses in interna
tional politics, contemporary foreign
policy and political theory. He was active
in faculty organization and served as
faculty chairman for two years.
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Career Fair
Officers and Senators Elected
by Darlene E. Lahr
During the spring 1962 term, elections
were held for the officers and seniors
senators of the Student Government
Association (SGA).
Elected president was Thomas F.
Halley, a math science major who served
as senator in his junior year. Glen A.
Ziegler, a business student, was elected
vice-president. Christine M. A versa and
Kimberly M. Guzzi were elected
secretaries. Aversa and Guzzi are major
ing in business. Diane Buhay, another
business major, was elected treasurer.
The senior senators elected were
Michael C. Lencsak (representing
Behavioral Science and Education). Cor
inne P. Blouin (representing Business
Administration). Mark R. Flannery
Maude's Advice
Dear Maude
Back at HACC, I walked to classes in different buildings
through the fresh air, and there were hundreds of beautiful
babes. Here at Capitol Campus, I have all my classes in one
stuffy building, and there ain’t nearly enough women. Look,
I’m young and virile, and it’s not getting me anywhere.
Gimme some advice or something, huh? How old are you
anyway? Name withheld by request
Dear Stuffy and Virile:
If you wanted fresh air and lots of girls, you should have
enrolled in a women’s forestry academy. It seems to me that
your main problem lies in your lack of feminine companion
ship. Why not hang around the Fruehauf plant around mid
night, as there are many female arc welders leaving work
who would be glad to give you a break from your intellectual
pursuits. Also, the Odd Fellows Home, just a short walk from
campus, is rumored to have a women’s wing. Finally, the
Middletown River Rats Ladies Auxiliary meets bi-monthly at
selected spots along the scenic Susquehanna. Happy hunting!
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(representing Humanities), and Karla D.
Kase (representing Public Affairs Divi
sion students). Three senators at large
were elected. They are James N. Cole,
Richard C. Graul and Sherry L. Reese.
Jodi Ebaugh, senior senator at large and
Maureen Abemethy were appointed by
the SGA president after the elections.
A revised consititution was also being
voted on during the spring elections, but
it failed to pass due to poor voter turnout.
Early this term elections will be held
Sincerely, Maude
Still Hiring
Despite Downturn
by Donna Kirker
Being handed a college diploma doesn’t guarantee being
handed a job. For that reason, Penn State Capitol Campus
held Career Fair this week.
Over 30 national and local businesses had representatives
available to answer student questions and provide informa
tion about their organizations.
Among those companies was Hershey Chocolate Company,
represented by Cathy Laverty, Associate Employee
Representative and a Capitol Campus graduate.
Having participated in past career programs, Laverty
believes they are beneficial because they increase student
awareness about area businesses. More importantly, she
said, they provide “needed initial contacts” in many dif
ferent fields of interest.
Answering that all-important question - What do employers
look for in an applicant? - Laverty said her company is look
ing for a “good combination of education and experience.”
However, she said, “An internship or previous work ex
perience may give one a competitive edge or possibly a slight
advantage” over other applicants with no experience. She
advised all students to take advantage of any possible intern
ship or work program.
Her statements were backed up by AMP’s Personnel
Representative, Mike Wills, who also attended this week’s
Fair. Wills said that work experience “weighs heavily in
their (the prospective applicants’) favor. ’ ’ Though he did add
that AMP Corporation “examines a person as a whole, taking
into consideration a mixture of a student’s academic record,
personal projects, and personal responsibility shown in other
areas of interest.”
Both company representatives said, even with a sluggish
economy, they have hired recently. Most entry level posi
tions were in computer science, engineering, information
services and in accounting. Wills added, however, that
because of the economy, “It’s too soon to project our future
Dear Maude
I’ve been here on Capitol Campus for a year now, and I
can’t find the swimming pool. I made a point to ask before I
handed over my tuition check, and the man said, “Pool, oh,
yeah...sure kid. We got a pool. Sign your check.” So Maude
where’s the pool?
Dear Dry
The pool dilemma has been with us for years here at C.C.
Records show it was constructed in 1958, but at this writing it
has yet to be found. Frequent visitors to the Gallery Lounge,
however, have reported experiencing strange sensations
such as the feeling of walking on water and an unexplainable
scent of chlorine.
for junior senators as well as for the
revised constitution.
SGA President Halley said, “The of
ficers and senators of the SGA are in of
fice to serve the needs of all students.
However, our people cannot adequatley
perform their duties if they are not made
aware of students’ needs and concerns. I
urge anyone to speak with our officers or
senators because they are there to help.”
The SGA suite is in Room W-110, and
the phone number is 948-6137.
Dry Behind The Ears