The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, April 01, 1955, Image 1

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    Tfe NITTAN-y CUB
Volume VII—No. 7
Speech Classes Prepare Easter
Student Welfare
Ranks As Main
Goal of Faculty
By Bill Loell
A recent addition to the organ
izations at Behrend Center is the
Faculty Organization, a group
formed on March 7, 1955. Its aims
and designs are diversified, but
its main and most important in
terest is in the welfare of both
the faculty and the student body.
There has been a great need
for a group of this type to facili
tate the carrying out of various
plans for the improvement of cam
pus activities and of the campus
itself. They will especially deal
with the scholastic standings and
problems of the students.
Mr. William Hover, instructor of
music and language, will act as the
chairman for the meetings; Mr.
Ernest Fryer, instructor of the
speech clinic, holds the position
of vice-chairman; and Mr. Ben
jamin Lane, instructor of English
and German will assume the sec
retarial job. The organization is
composed of three standings com
mittees: the student welfare com
mittee headed by Mr. Norman Pat
terson, instructor of math; the
faculty welfare committee under
the supervision of Mr. Louis Bal
mer, assistant professor of chem
istry; and the Center planning
committee led by Mr. Arthur
Shields, instructor of botany and
The Student Welfare committee
is designed to promote tighter lia
son between the faculty and the
student body academically and
scholastically. The faculty welfare
committee pertains to the faculty
and their interest in the Behrend
Center campus. The Center plan
ning committee is concerned chief
ly with the improvement and beau
tification of the campus, covering
all physical uplifting of the build
ings and the grounds.
Milton Eisenhower
Dr. Milton Eisenhower, presi
dent of Penn State, will speak at
Behrend on Wednesday evening',
April 6, at 8:00, in Erie Hall.
Noted Personages
To Visit Campus
In the near future, two very dis
tinguished personages will visit
Behrend Center. The two visitors
are Mrs. Mary Behrend, the wife
of the founder of Behrend, and
Dr. Milton Eisenhower, president
of the Pennsylvania State Univer
Dr. Eisenhower will present an
address on Wednesday evening,
April 6, at 8:00 p. m. in Erie Hall.
All the alumni of Penn State liv
ing in this area, as well as all Beh
rend Center students are cordially
invited to hear Dr. Eisenhower’s
He is visiting nine cities this
year in connection with the an
nual Alumni Drive. Of these nine
cities, Erie is the only one in which
he will speak at a Penn State Cen
ter. His talk will be concerned
with the achievements and pro
gress of the university and with
what the future holds.
Mrs. Behrend will make her an
nual visit to the Center campus
on Wednesday, April 27. Each year,
Mrs. Behrend returns to her for
mer residence, which she and her
husband donated to Penn State,
to examine the grounds and to
talk to the students and faculty.
This year, Mrs. Behrend will be
accompanied by her daugher, Mrs.
Harriet Sayre, and by her brother,
Mr. Alfred Brownell. She will pre
sent a model of the “Niagra,”
which will be a joint gift of Mrs.
Behrend and Mr. Brownell. In ad
dition, Mrs. Behrend will donate
several records to the Center’s
music department.
Attend Meeting
On Friday, March 18, John Mal
lory and Bob Gomall attended the
annual leadership training pro
gram for student council members
at the Pennsylvania College for
Women. At this conference, repre
sentatives from many of the state’s
colleges and universities met to
discuss ways to better their own
college councils.
This conference commenced at
9:00 a. m. with a welcome by the
Dean of P. C. W. Following the
opening, there were many talks
on such items as the philosophy
and principles of student leader
ship, parliamentary procedure, and
group dynamics, an informal
method of discussing group prob
lems. ' . . .
Later in the day, the students
broke up into discussion groups to
talk about the items mentioned
above. The conference adjourned
at 5:00 p. m. “The ideas dismissed
at this meeting,” stated Bob. ’‘have
■been related to Behrend*s Student [
Council and the possibility of their
use at the Center was talked over
by the council members.”
Discussing details of the Easter Service that is to be held at
Behrend on Palm Sunday are seated left to right—Norma Michael
and Gayle Williams and standing left to right—Bill Schweitzer
and. Jack Abele, all members of the speech classes.
Behrend Offered
Bowling Alleys
On Monday, March 14, Mr.
Kochel, administrative head of
Behrend Center, received a letter
from the dean of physical educa
tion at Penn State. The letter
stated that two bowling alleys were
being removed from the girls’ gym
nasium due to a new building pro
gram, and that Behrend could
have the alleys if there was room
to install them. These alleys would
be shipped to the Center and in
stalled in Erie Hall, free of charge
on the part of the student council.
Mr. Kochel informed the coun
cil of the matter on Wednesday,
March 16, and they lost no time
in accepting the offer. A reply was
sent' immediately and the alleys
will be installed in the near future.
Plans have been formed for in
stallation space in the basement
of Erie Hall. So far, the best site
for the alleys is along the west
wall of the student lounge. The
alleys would run from north to
south, which would mean that the
door of the lounge would have to
be moved around the comer pro
viding for an entranee from the
north side.
Students Work Over Details
By Bob Gomall
3n Sgmpatlig
The Nittany Cub staff,
on behalf of the students
and faculty of Behrend
Center, wish to express
their deepest sympathy
to Mrs. Helen Adam on
the recent passing of her
husband, Mr. Bussell
BEHREND CENTER —Pennsylvania State University
Comedy Slated
As Spring Play
By John Churchill
On Wednesday evening, March
16, the students who were inter
ested. in obtaining a part in the
play, “The Man Who Came To
Dinner,’ tried out for roles they
especially liked. The students se
lected for tKe roles are: Janie
Bastow, Mrs. Stanley; Jane Eisen
berg. Miss Preen; Bob Johnson,
Bichard Stanley; Jean Ciccozzi,
June Stanley; Fran Nielsen, Sar
ah; Robert Purucher, Mr. Stanley;
Diane Fagan, Maggie Cutler; Dot
Kaliszewski, Harriet Stanley; Bill
Loell, Dr. Bradley; Jack Rimp,
Mr. Whitesides; Howard Tinsman,
Bert Jefferson; Bob Detisch, Pro
fessor Metz; Pat Stocker, Lorraine
Sheldon; Ron Thomas, Banjo.
The Behrend Players are pre
senting this comedy, “The Man
Who Came To Dinner,” on May
4,5, 6, Wednesday, Thursday, and
Friday, respectively. The perfor
mances will start each evening at
8:00 p. m. and will be held in Erie
Hall. The story deals with a fa
mous writer, Mr. Whitesides, who
breaks his leg in front of the Stan
ley home. The events revolving
around Whitesides’ stay at the
Stanley home, and the characters
involved will provide an evening
of entertainment for all..
There are still _ some walk-on
parts available for anyone inter
ested. Mr. Benjamin Lane, direc-
tor of the play, urges anyone de
siring to have such a part to con
tact him as soon, as possible, as
rehearsals.for the production have
already begun. He also stressed
the fact that people interested in
props, make-up, and other jobs
that the play entails are needed
for a suoceesful show.
Erie Bali Marks
Scene of Fourth
Annual Service
By Jane Bastow
The fourth annual Easter Ser
vice, sponsored by the Behrend
Center speech classes, will be held
on April 3, 1955 at 3:00 p. m.
This program under the direction
of Mrs. Falkenhagen, instructor
of speech and English, is one of
the few religious services held at
the Center. The non-denomina
tional service is to be oonducted
in Erie Hall this year in order to
provide a larger seating capacity
for the assembled group.
Advisors for the Palm Sunday
program are Mrs. Falkenhagen,
Mr. Eochel, administrative head
of Behrend, and Mr. Hover, in
structor of Spanish and music.
Mr. Hover will direct the choral
group in the singing of “Ave
Verum” and “Were You There
When They Crucified My Lord?”
Gayle Williams will accompany
the chorus. Shubert’s “Ave Maria"
will be performed by Jay.Roling
on the violin.
Mrs. Falkenhagen, Bob Detisch,
Bob Brandt, and Dick Webster are
planning the program and have
divided the speech class into the
various committees. Assisting- Dot
Kaliszewski, publicity chairman,
are Jody Borkowski, Jack Rimp,
Bob Gomall, Janie Bastow, Nancy
Hendershot, Pat Stocker, Pat In
gersoll, and Joan Throop.
Mr. Kochel will aid the decor
ating committee under the chair
manship of Mel Waxham. The
committee members include Gor
don McMichael, Jason Eades, Paul
Harper, Don McLaughlin, Bill
Maeder, Bonnie Champney, .Tim
Virtue, Tom Miles, Bill Schweitzer,
Bob Adler, and Winifred Darwin.
The hospitality has as its chair
man, Norma Michael. This group
consists of Gil Keinath, Frank
Schiller, Willie Storer, John Thom
as, Bill Wagner, Alfred Grimm,
Bob Johnson, Hugh McClinton,
Warren Rose, Bob Yeager, Bob
(Continued on Page 4)
Mrs. Nyla Falkenhagen, Instruc
tor of speech, Is In charge of Boa
ter Service to be held at the Can
ter on April 3, at 3:00 p. m.