The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, October 08, 1954, Image 1
Ike NITTANy CUB Volume Vn—NO. 1 New Council Members Hold First Shuttersnappers Map Plans For Fall Semester By Nancy Hendershott The organization of the photo graphy club for the fall semester is underway, but before stating the plans rf the club for this year, a history of it is in order. The students' who were interested in photography last year, wanted a dark room with facilities necessary for the development of pictures. They asked permission to cut off part of Mr. Baker’s office, and permission was .granted. It was thought at first'that this might inconvenience Mr. Baker, who is the instructor of math and phy sics. It is known, however, that he bought some cameras and is enjoying the use of the darkroom. Materials for the. project were furnished by Penn State, and Jack Tupitza and his assistants built the room. The furniture for the darkroom was taken from differ ent offices. With Mr. Shields, instructor of •botany and zoology, acting as the clubs advisor, the members hope to undertake the production of a yearbook. _ w One of the activities of the club in the past consisted of taking and printing pictures of such events as the Mardi Gras and the Spring Prom. This year, the pho tography club would like to N add to their pictorial collection. They intend to replace all the old equip ment- with new, if they are able to obtain the funds through the student council, it is hoped that in future years the club may be incorporated into a photography class. Attention, Vets! All new veterans are requested to bring their certificate of legi bility to. the administration of fice as soon as it is received by them. The government sends each veteran an original certificate of eligibility and a carbon copy to the Center. It is then the respon sibility of the Center to certify that you are a student attending Behrend Center of the Pennsyl vania State University. Until this certificate is presented to Mrs. Adam, you will not be eligible for your school allowance checks. If you haven’t processed a form re questing a certificate of eligibility at your local Veterans’ Admini stration, do so, right away. Starting November 1, every vet eran will sign a monthly certifi cation form which Mrs. Adams will forward to the Administra tion in order that you will be re imbursed for the stated period. The first monthly certification form will include the remaining days of September, starting'Sep tember 20, and the month of Oc tober. The first day of each month thereafter, it shall be your "re sponsibility to see that this, form is signed. Your checks from the Veterans’ Administration should then be 'forthcouiing about No vember 20. The people above constitute the student council of Behrend Center. They are seated, left to right: Jan Jackson, Sally Stauffer, Mr. Kochel, administrative head; Mr. Patterson, advisor; Charlotte Flack, secretary; and Norma Michael. Standing, left to right: Don Godfrey, Bob Brandt, vice-president; • Joe Schmitt, treasurer; Jim Culbertson, president; Fred Loell, John Mallory, and Herb Hanson. Behrend Masquers- Present Program By Jack Rimp Last Wednesday the Behrend Center Drama group started off in full swing on its new season. Mr. B. A. Lane, faculty advisor and director of. the group, mapped out plans and schedules for the club’s work this semester. Mr. Lane stressed the fact that talented or not, .please join the club. Everyone has value as a technical worker. Technical jobs during a play are usually shunned •because of too much work, but the more hands, the lighter the load. Workers for scenery, props, lights, and sets are needed. Mr. Lane is also looking for an assis tant director. This person must have access to a car and .be on call during rehearsal time. , Plans were also laid for the fall production, which will be “Night Must Fall,” by Emlyn Williams. This is a mystery-drama with a cast of eight. Tryouts will be held soon. Mr. Lane hopes that this year’s efforts will be equal to the spring production of last year. From all views, it will be. Announcements Tickets for the Penn State vs. Holy Cross football game on No vember 6 may be ordered through Behrend Center. The price for the East and West stands is three dollars. All students interested in attending this game please see Mr. Hughes, district representa tive for the Perm State Univer sity and Behrend Center, before October 22. Faculty members, especially part time instructors, are remind ed to look into their mail boxes before going to classes. OFFICIAL STUDENT PUBLICATION FRIDAY;, OCTOBER 8; 1954 Mr, Kocbel Assumes Duties As_ Behrend Administrative Head Mr. Irvin H. Kochel, whom everyone is probably acquainted with by this time, . led an interesting and well rounded life before assuming responsibilities on the Behrend Campus in June, 1954. Mr. Kochel, third in a family of three boys, was born at Boyertown, Pa. While a student at North Cov entry High School, he participat ed in football, basketball, and track. In his senior year, he cap tained these three teams. In 1941 Mr.. Kochel entered Penn State, but the second World War interrupted his college life, and in 1943 he joined the armed services in the anti aircraft di vision of the coastal artillery. In 1946, he returned to State with his wife, whom he married while in the service. Mrs. Kochel. is a graduate of the Franklin School of Arts and Sciences in Philadel phia. ' After attending the spring and summer sessions at school, he re ceived his degree in. phys. ed. with a minor in social studies in 1947. Mr. Kochel earned his letter from Penn State in track for the hun dred yard dash, the half mile, and the mile run. Wrestling also oc cupied part of his busy life. He was a member of Phi Epsilon Kap pa, a national honorary fraternity for phys. ed. majors. Our administrative head’s first position consisted of teaching health, phys. ed., American his tory, and P. O. D. at Junitta Val ley High School. In addition, he coached the football team, which By Jan Jackson BEHREND CENTER—Pennsylvania State University Mr. Irvin H. Kochel went undefeated that year. A Master of Education degree was obtained by Mr. Kochel in 1949; it was also in this year that he moved to the Pottsville Center as health and phys. ed. instruct or. He coached the Pottsville bas ketball team, and they placed third in the Junior College League of Pennsylvania? (Behrend Cen ter’s location in the state prohi bits participation in this league.) Mr. Lane, Behrend’s instructor in German and English, was at that time a student at the Pottsville Center. Later, after being appointed to a position as assistant adminis trative head at Pottsville, Mr. Kochel was transferred to Har risburg. At that school, he had charge of administrative duties, of the technical center at York, and of various evening classes in he vicinity of York and Harris- Session Council Choose Officers For Coming Year Student council elections are just' about the most important event held on the Behrend Cen ter campus, because it is through the council that all student af fairs are controlled. It is to the council that all clubs must turn for funds to carry out activities and projects. Dances, parties, tra ditions or other social and legis lative functions must first be pre sented to r,his group for their ap proval. Campaigning for council mem bership this year went into high gear as posters, signs, and slogans filled every comer of the Beh rend campus. Campaign mana gers backed their- favorites to the limit. This air of enthusiasm prevailed right up to the final day, Friday, October 1, when the voting took place. The results of the balloting found eleven people elected to the student government of Behrend Center. The council constitution states that a meeting must be held on 'ftne - same 'day' that mem bers~'"are chosen. At this session, which oc curred only a few hours after the election, the council selected four officers form their own group. The officers are: President, Jim Culbertson: vice-president. Bob Brandt: secretary, Charlotte Flack, and treasurer, Joe Schmitt. The remaining council members are: Jan Jackson, John Mallory, Herb Hanson, Fred Loell, Sally Stauffer, Norman Michael, and Don Godfrey. Mr. Norman Patterson, instruc tor of mathematics, was appointed advisor to the group by the Beh rend Center administration, and Mr. Arthur Shields, instructor of Botany and zoology, is the coun cil’s selection for advisor. At the first meeting, plans were also laid for the student council workship, which is to be held at Behrend Center on October 29, 30 and 31. More details about this workshop will be available in the near future. burg. During his years at Harris burg, Mr. Kochel, also served as president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce there for 1953-1954. Mr. Kochel then came to the Erie. Center to assume the admin istrative duties here. . He is the father of three chil dren, two' boys and a girl, and with his wife and his family how resides on the Behrend campus. When questioned about his feel ings- and plans for Behrend Cen ter, our popular administrative head thinks that we have a beau tiful spot and great developmental possibilities.-Mr. Kochel intends to make Behrend the most outstand ing Junior College in Pennsylvan ia, both faculty and activity wise.