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Friday, May 20, 1960
Established October 26, 1948, as the official publication for the
student body of Pennsylvania State University, Behrend Campus,
Published by the Lake Erie Printing Co., 1115 Powell Ave.,
Virginia Gandelman, Diane Janowski, Ira Kelly,
Betsy Spaulding, Carol Ripley, Phyllis Rosenblatt
What Does Penn State Offer You?
As the end of the second semester draws closer, it„ might be wise
to give some thought to next fall. To some, this may seem early to
entertain such thoughts, but the old adage, “he who is forewarned is
forearmed,” is my reply.
■ Those Behrendites who plan to transfer to the main campus next
year will encounter a very different atmosphere. There is a vast dif
ference in the relative size of the two student bodies and campuses.
Approximately 300 students attend Behrend Campus, and about 18,000
students are at the main campus. Not only that, but the majority of
the Behrendites are commuters; upon transferring, they will have to
adjust to living away from home among many strange, new people.
However, his is an old story and needs no further repeating.
Besides coping with the adjustments that new students must make,
it is advantageous for them to know more about what the university
has to offer.
Penn State is among the nation’s largest universities and is grow
ing all the time. Despite its size, it offers personal attention to each
student through its division of counseling.
There are scholarships and both student and defense loans avail
able to those deserving students upon application.
It is possible for students to make many acquaintances through
the more than 100 activities including a daily newspaper, the yearbook,
and seven special-interest magazines, the band and glee club, three
drama groups, a musical comedy club, 55 fraternities, 23 sororities,
student government, honor societies, professional fraternities, and
For those interested, there is an active religious program on
campus which includes the Newman Club, the Hillel Foundation, the
University Christian Association, and other church-related organiza-
At Penn State you can attend concerts by world renowned artists,
see outstanding art exhibits, hear lectures by the great personalities of
our time, take part in intramural championships, play golf or tennis,
and go bowling, hiking, swimming, or skating.
Since the main, purpose of the University is to further your edu- since they control the budget,
■cation, be aware of the many facilities the main campus has to offer
.and take advantage of them to the fullest.
enlightening, discussions between rupted our suicide act in the li
— __ _ _ _ , .—' M s Dean Lane and Pat Patterson brary.
If roil 4sk My Opinion .•« whiie t^to ci a ri fyeaC h Tom Page _ The Penguins , only
• ■ Avery Waugaman— Poor B. P. "Tablet",
when Phyllis flooded out the re- after the cancelled pool party.
What is the most memorable ex- ce P tion room - Mike Mulligan—Leading the re
perience you have had at Behrend Judi Caplan—Jazz Club meetings cruits m the variety show.
tlai'g past year? at Jo-Anne’s and Jack’s. Dr. Smith Enthusiastic re-
Skip Knestrick—Being M. C. of Nina Mazeako—The time I had sponse by students to bats. Jim Higgins—The time the nurse
the “Barren Pine”. to get to Erie Hall at 1:00 a. m. Bob Johnson —My disappoint- took my temperature in the variety
Irene Kelly—“Behrend Falls”— Jack Stuart—The confusing, yet ment when Miss Schumaker inter- show.
By JO-ANNE KISIEL
THE NITTANY CUB
Mary Lloyd, Jeanne Chambers
.. .Linda Williams, David Weekley
Linda Bemis, Judy Benson, Karen Blashford,
THE NITTANY CUB
Everyone’s been talking about
our charming and vivacious Bev
Britt. Bev recently was a con
testant in the Miss Erie pageant.
She was awarded the title of “Miss
Evening Gown” and her fellow
contestants voted her “Miss Con
geniality”, a title well deserved.
Bev comes to Behrend from Tea
neck, New Jersey. She has trav
eled much in the United States and
foreign countries because her
father is an ambassador. She has
one sister, Kathy, whom many stu
dents met on her recent visit to
Throughout the school year, Bev
has participated in many activities.
Last fall she was a candidate for
home-coming queen. She has been
working on the yearbook staff and
is a member of the Red Cross. For
the variety show, Bev lead a group
of dorm girls in a can-can routine.
English is major and be
cause of this interest she was
The many organizations of Beh
rend Campus have been very active
this past year. Some have made
improvements on the Campus, some
have increased knowledge by group
discussions, some have contributed
their time in giving pleasant diver-
sions from studying, and others
have just had fun.
The Student Council has been a
busy little group of workers. They
have set up an admirable traffic
system and had the piano tuned in
Erie Hall. During the Spring Se
mester they rented a juke box for
the lounge, but it had to be re
moved because many students
thought it played for free. The
Council, in co-ordination with the
Hamot Hospital student nurses,
also sponsored many activities.
Among these have been skating
parties and dances. They are now
working on the Spring Prom. Also,
they have been the underlying fac-
tor of the other organizations,
By JUDY BENSON
chosen to recite in the Penn State
Reading Festival. She is especially
interested in reading and has been
modeling for the Boston Store.
Our personality also enjoys doing
unusual things, such as swimming
in the rain.
By DIANE JANOWSKI
The mark of the newly-formed
Literary Club is beginning to be
seen. The members and their
friends can now be found discus
sing prominent poets and authors.
They are planning to publish a bul
letin, whose literary value will un
doubtedly challenge the work of
the Saturday Review.
Modem jazz and its history are
the chief topics of interest to the
members of the Jazz Club. This
club has grown amazingly since
the beginning of the year. With
65 members, it is the largest group
on campus. Throughout the se
mester they have had casual meet
ing in which jazz is listened to
“Twinkle, twinkle, little star”
can be heard from the members of
another promising organization,
the Astronomy Club. Their chief
project this semester was the paint
ing of the observatory. At present,
they are planning trip to the (no,
not the moon) Planetarium.
Cyndi Rader—The experience of
owning a car to get to school, and
asking Behrend boys to fix it.