The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, May 19, 1955, Image 1
Ike MTTiS> CUB Volume VII—No. 8 “Enchanted Evening” Sets Theme For Prom First Associate Degree Students Will Graduate On Saturday, June 11, the first, •group of students earning the_ as sociate degrees in engineering •will graduate. The services will he held in conjunction with the regular graduating services at. the Pennsylvania (State University. If the weather is fair, the graduation ceremony will the held outside in Beaver Field, the foot toali stadium; otherwise, the event wall take place indoors. Dwight D. Eisenhower, president of the Uni ted States, will deliver an address at the ceremony. (Since this is the first class to graduate, under the two-year pro gram from Penn State, the boys from Behrend Center attended a conference at the main" campus on May 7 to obtain the details of what they are to do. Leaving the center in private cars, the day tech students left early Saturday morning and were accompanied 1 by (Mr. Richards and Mr. Koeha nowic, both, of whom are day tech instructors; They all met at State College at the Hetzel Union Building for lunch and then re assembled at the Extension con ference on the campus. They re ceived details shout the gradua tion procedure there. There are two curriculum trader the associate degree system, the dirafting and technology course and the electrical engineering course, both of which require two years for completion of the course and for receipt of the degree. The boys will not only take part in the services at State on June . 11, tat will also receive formal recognition at the convocation and awards day held here at the Cen ter. The students graduating from the drafting and technology course are Harold Adams, Uomen ico Cipriani, James Culbertson, Charles FleisChmann, Robert Eamey, Albert Kaufman, William Simmons, Jack Tupitza and Sam Wallwork. Those obtaining their degrees in electrical engineering include William Haenel, Elton Himes, ■Robert Lemmler, Clan McCluskey, Melvin . O’Neil, David Rodhin, Lloyd Brooks and Russell Waech ter. Award Day On Friday, June 3, at 2:00 p. m in. Erie Hall, the annual convo cation and award day ■will foe held. Various awards will toe given to outstanding students for • such achievements as ■ scholarship,' : Journalism, and - others. Certifi-. cates will also foe’awarded to those" students’ who' have' completed sixty' credits' or more of scholas-- ■tic-study. ■ ; At this --same time, - -seventeen students will foe recognized as the ■first-Students to receive associate dreeg from Penn State.- Three Girls Enter Contest Three of the freshmen girls of Behrehd Center are among thirty entrants in the “Miss Ene” con test. Marge Elliott of 138 High land Road, Pittsburgh; Nancy Johnston of 1154 Whitney Street, Pittsburgh; and Sally Stauffer of Feasler Avenue, meet the require ments of being 18 or over and un married. The three girls were among five who were chosen to christen a Capitol Airlines airplane, “Miss Erie’’. Nancy bestowed the proper -honors by breaking a (bottle of champagne across the nose of the plane. The girls are to attend a tea later in the month, where they ■will meet the judges of the con test, among whom are (Mr. Sample, the conductor of the Erie Phil harmonic, and Pat English, the society editor of the Erie Daily Times. Preliminary judging will take place on June 2 in the Rainbow Gardens auditorium. This Jaycee sponsored affair will then send five finalists to the “Miss Penn- sylvania” contest on June 4. The girls will model swimming suits •and evening gowns in addition to displaying their various talents. In the talent line, (Marge El liott plans to play the piano. She took lessons for nine years. Nan is planning to either dance or sing, while dancing instructor Sally Stauffer intends to perform an acrobatic dance- In the past, Marge reigned as queen of the Lincoln DeMolay in Pittsburgh, and Sally was crown ed football' queen at McDowell high school. OFFICIAL STUDENT PUBLICATION / THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1955 Furniture For Lounge Arrives The new look, which has adoro- ed the campus since the first •blossoming of the trees, is tat a small taste of (beauty. One look at the student lounge would explain why. Nearly all of the students have had' a chance by this time to try out the new green lounge furniture which (has already prov ed to.'be one of the Center’s most useful additions. The students will foe able to ap preciate the furniture even more when they consider that they have helped- to finance half of its pur chase price through the funds of the student council treasury. The balance of the eight hundred dollars, the entire cost of the lounge furniture, was provided through contributions from the Pennsylvania State University. BEHREND CENTER—Penrusylvania State Uniraraifcy Model ‘Niagara’ Presented To Behrend Center In a ceremony at Erie Hall on Apr. 27, Mrs. Mary B. Behrend and her brother, Alfred S. Brownell, presented a model of the U. S. Brig Niagara to Behrend Center. The ceremony, which lasted about an hour, was witnessed by Behrend students and faculty, friends and guests of the Behrend famly, and representatives of the Erie His- torical Society. Along ■with the gift of the model was the 'presentation of the orig inal bell, mortar, and pestle -from the ship, Niagara. Mrs. Behrend, introduced by Mr. E. W. Nick, president of (the advisory board of Behrend Center, gave a short speech on the founding of the Center. •Mr. Brownell, also introduced by Mr. Nick, told about the his tory of the ship, the -patience, ef fort and research needed for the building of the ship model. After Mr Brownell gave his comments, the entire ceremony was shifted to the vestibule of Erie TTg.n where the unveiling of the model took place. Mr. Nick then accepted the Final Exams! The schedule for final ex aminations has been posted on the bulletin board in the classroom building. Ex ams will start on Saturday, May-28, and end on June. - 2, Thursday. Everyone must take final examinations in, • all courses, unless told otherwise by their instruc- '■ tors. Council Members Tell Details of Decor Scheme The hustle and bustle of school social life at ißehrend Center will come to a climax for another year with one of the biggest events of the spring season, the annual spring prom. This year the prom will foe held in Erie Hah, rather 'than off-campus, on Friday, May 20, and will start at nine o’clock p. m. with the last dance ending at midnight. The student council members, who have sole charge of the event. have chosen “Enchanted Evening” as the theme for the prom, with decorations of blue and white to help set the scene for the gala occasion- Twenty 'thousand feet of white and ten thousand 1 feet of blue crepe paper will be used to carry out the planned color scheme. Included in the decorations will be the mirrored crystal ball, which will shower the dancers with star-like bits of light. Plan ned also is a replica of a garden, which will be placed ini the im-iriiriim of the dance floor. Through the ingenuity of the decorating com mittee, this centerpiece will be given a realistic effect by a mist rising from a fountain surrounded by a pool. Blue spotlights will be trained on this section of the dance floor. A slight mist will also arise to form a cloudy iha«v in front of the band. Neil Charles and his orchestra will insure an enjoyable evening of dreamy dance music for an admission price of only $2.50 per couple. Every student of (Behrend Center is invited to attend. Refreshments ■wall ibe provided, and possibly each girl will be presented with a favor. In addi- tion, programs will be given to each couple. The semi-formal, sponsored 'by the student council, promises to be one of the outstanding social functions of the year. Mr. Nor man Patterson, math instructor and advisor of the student coun cil, will act as faculty advisor of the event. Members of the council who are handling the various jobs con nected with the dance are: Nonna .Michael, financial chairman; Dennis Polotas, program chair man; Sally Stauffer, piano tuning committee; Bob Gomall, ticket chairman; Jack Mallory and Sally Stauffer, co-chairmen 1 of decora tions; Donna Cramer, chairman of refreshments; Charlotte flack, advertising chairman; Art Carroll, service chairman; and Don God frey and Bill Loell, clean-up chairmen. model Niagara in -the name of ■Behrend Center, and Mr. Brownell Concluded the occasion with the answering of -questions about the building of his ship model.