The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, November 28, 1969, Image 1

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Volume XXI—No. 9
The SGA of Behrend is spon
soring a drive to help the war
torn people of Biafra. During the
past year, a war between Biafra
and Nigeria has left most of the
people of the country homeless;
hungry, and destitute. Hundreds
of people die every day Of starva
tion, and of diseases which run
rampart through this small north
ern African country.
Much help is needed in Biafra.
Nigeria will not let regular relief
planes land in Biafra, so all sup
plies that reach the country are
almost smuggled in, and are des
- jperatly needed. -
All contributions will be grate
"-fully accepted. Anyone who wishes
to donate any amount cacn do so
by stopping in at the SG-A office,
in front of the cafeteria, or the
Union Board Desk. Canisters for
collection will also be placed in
local stores and businesses around
Erie for more public support.
SGA member Eric Walker is
chairman of this drive, and the
,CUB encourages the fullest sup
port of all students, staff, faculty
and administration personnel for
this more than worthy case.
Funds Available
For Next Term
University Park, Pa. Nov.—The
Office of Student Aid at The
Pennsylvania State University re
ports some funds will be• available
for award to students with a fi
nancial need for the Winter and
Spring - Terms.
The money will be derived from
two sources, according to the Of
—From funds awarded for the
1969-70 academic year to students
who did not enroll at the Univer
sity for the Fall Terms.
—Or from funds awarded to
matriculated students which have
VM,overlapped or duplicated in
one fashion or another.
A preliTriiivry review of stu
dent aid records shows that there
will be funds on hand. The exact
amount will not be determined
until a complete cross-check of
the records is concluded.
Students at the University Park
Campus with a financial need- are
advised to contact the Office of
Student Aid promptly to either re
active their 1969-70 applications
or obtain new applications.
Students at the Comrthtonwealth
Campuses should contact their
Office of Student Affairs.
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The Behrend Readers. Chorus, ar.d Band will present the an
nual Christmas Concert Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Reed Lecture
The Mixed Chorus, under the direction of Mr. Lloyd Johns,
will sing "Let All the Nations Praise the Lord", "Speak to One Ano
ther of Psalms," "Hurry Home for Christmas," "Shepherds Noel,"
and "The First Time The Christmas Story Was Told' featuring
soprano solos by Barbara Giles and Sue Mack.
The Band, also directed by Mr. Johns, will perf.Jr.a , `Minute
man Concert March," "Overture for Band," "Water N. 1.1: "Cele
brated Air," "Bold As Brass," and "Christmas Suite,' a Ct ve-part
selection featuring "0 Come, 0 Come Emmanuel," "Ti eep of
the Child Jesus," "Ring Christmas Bells," "What CU3r
and "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
The Behrend Readers, directed by Mrs. Nila Falkenhagen, will
present three selection, Broun's "Frankincense and Myrrh" pre
sented by Paige Jeffrey, Stringer's "The State Versus Santa Claus"
narrated by Kathleen Valentine and featuring members of the
Players, and Capote's "A Christmas Memory" presented by Denise
Co-ed Dorm At
University Park
University Park, Pa.:-Based on
the concept that intellectual "to
getherness" helps to stimulate
high level academic perform
ance, Penn State has establish
ed an experimental coeducation
al residence hall for honor stu
dents at University Park.
"Purpose of the program is to
provide honor students an op
portunity to know one another
and benefit from each other's
presence outside the classroom",
explains Dr. Robert W. Frank,
Jr., professor of English and fac:-
ulty representative to the new
Climaxing several years of
work and planning, the project
was launched' this year at Irvin.
'Hall, a former women's resid
ence.. Several rooms and . _the
basement of the hall were re
modeled to • provide conference
and study rooms and a kitchen,
with the idea of making students
feel free to do as much living
Auditions Set For
"Feiffer's People"
Auditions for the Behrend Play
ers' winter production will be
held Tuesday at 6:30 and Wed
nesday at '7:30 p.m. in the Studio
(Carriage House). The first thea
trical offering this year will be
"Feiffer's People" written by JUles
Feiffer. This social comedy will
be directed by Mark Moffett and
includes approximately twelve
roles, 'six men and six women.
Auditions are open to all stu
dents enrolled at Behrend Cam
pus. Anyone who intends to help
with this production -in any capa
city is urged to include Theatre
189 (Theatre 47) in his winter
there as they wish.
Currently 12 men and six or
seven women are taking part in
the honors program. The men
are living on the top floor of the
residence hall, while the women
are scattered among the other
women on, the other floors.
Hanging Of Greens
Ceremony Scheduled
The traditional Hanging of the
Greens ceremony will be held at
7:30 P. M. in the Behrend Chapel
at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery on
December 1.
The Hanging of the Greens
ceremony began at the Behrend
Campus fourteen years ago and
has been held annually ever since.
Its purpose is twofold: it of
ficially initiates the Christmas
season at the Behrend Campus
and it also commemorates Ernst
and Warren Behrend, husband
and son of Mrs. Mary B. Behrend,
who gave her estate for the foun
dation of the Behrend Campus.
The simple ceremony is held in
the lovely and authentically styled
Dutch Colonial Chapel in Win
tergreen Gorge. Verses from Scrip
ture are read, Advent hymns and
carols are sung and a yule wreath
is hung on the crypt in which
Ernst and Warren Behrend are
interred. Traditionally, the wreath
is placed' on the crypt by the
President of the Student Govern
ment Association who makes - a
brief statement concerning the
considerable contribution of the
Behrend family to the education
Three New Programs
Slated For Fall Term
University Park, Pa., Nov.
Three new associate degree pro
grams will be launched next Fall
at the Altoona, Berks and Wilkes-
Barre Campuses of The Pennsyl
vania State University.
Altoona will inaugurate next
September a two-year program in
nuclear technology designed to
train personnel to work in a multi
tude of specialized jobs associated
with the opera • n of nuclear
power factors.
A two-year de o urriculum
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in highway construe techno
logy is to be ins - ed at the
Wilkes-Barre campus o fill an
increasing deman r skilled
technicians in that ustry.
And the Berks Campus will of
fer a two-year course in air pol
lution control techn. 4 cry t o train
engineerinn; aides to v. - . with the
many instruments - • in the
fight against contamination of
the air.
The nuclear technorogram
has been designed to IfiQmodate
a first-year class of 25 stq.a , ?nts.
It has • been prof c j teA that
Pennsylvania will hav Sake re
actor-type power plants in bpera
tion during the next three-to-five
years than any other state iii the
United States. Initial calculations
estimate that some 400 additional
technicians must be trained dur
ing that period to prevent a
shortage of skilled personnel.
A number of private industries
also have indicated an interest in
graduates trained in the speciali
zed skills the nuclear technology
November 28, 1969
of young men and women. A brief
address by the Dean of StudenJ ,
Affairs on the concept of giving
as the essence of Christmas con
cludes the program.
Since there is no electricity in
the Chapel, the entire service is
conducted by candlelight. Usually
the weather is cold and there is
snow on the ground, all of which
helps contribute to the joyous yet
solemn occasion.
After the ceremony, the stu
dents return to the Behrend
Campus where they enjoy coffee
and doughnuts and good. fellow
ship; and, although spirits are
high and everyone eagerly looks
forward to the coming Christmas
vacation, there is, nevertheless,
in everyone's heart, a spirit of
humility and thnksgiving for the
considerable blessings they have
all experienced.
The Union Board will have a re
ception upstairs in the RUB after
the Hanging of the Greens.
The Hanging of the Greens ser
vice has become not only an im
portant tradition at the Behrend
Campus but also a meaningful
event in the lives of her students.
program will offer
A class of 20 to 25 is envisioned
for the opening of the highway
construction technology program
at Wilkes-Barre.
The program is intended to pre
pare technicians in a variety of
activities associated with the con
struction of highways, bridges,
viaducts, railroads and the like—
jobs such as drafting, design, sur
veying, cost estimation, and the
preparation of specifications.
The Pennsylvania Department
of Highways, as well as numerous
private contractors and construc
tion companiei, have expressed a
demand for such trained person
The Berks program was put to
gether in light of the increasing
number of laboratories and field
stations cropping up across the
country to collect and analyze
data pertinent to air pollution
Already there is a recognized
shortage of people equipped to in
stall, operate and maintain the
sophisticated instruments neces
sary to operate the laboratories
and field stations.
The Berks program is designed
to enroll 25 students for the first
The three new programs bring
to 24 the number of two-year as
sociate degree curriculums offered
by Penn State at its 18 freshman
sophomore campuses located
strategically throughout the Com