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UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.,—Pennsylvania State University stu
dents will have a Thanksgiving week-end vacation next November,
the vacation extending from 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, until
8 a.m! the following - Monday, Nov. 29.
The calendar, as approved earlier, had provided only Thanks
giving Day as a vacation period, a practice that has been in effect
since 1961 when the four-term calendar under which the University
operates was inaugurated.
In the revised calendar, Fall Term commencement exercises
have been changed from Dec. 13 to Dec. 19. -
lINIVER.SYTY PARK, PA.,—Three Penn State football players
have been named to the Academic All-America football squad for
2969 as selected by ballot of the college sports information direc
tors of America.
Linebacker Dennis Onkotz and halfback Charlie Pittman, both
first-team AU-America selections in 1969, were named to the acad
emic first team, while AU-American safety Neal Smith was named to
the second unit.
To qualify for nomination and election, players had to main
tain a S' or better grade during the past two terms, or during their
college -career, and they had to be first-string players.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA., Mar.—With applications for admis- -
sion to The Pennsylvania State University running at a record high,
approximately 1,600 additional students will be enrolled this Fall at
the University's Commonwealth Campuses.
1970-'7l Fall Term enrollment at Penn State's 18 freshman
sophomore branch locations will - be in the neighborhood of 12,840
full-time credit students.
This is up from 11,212 who were enrolled at the campuses last
The total does not include the projected enrollment of 1,125
undergraduates next year at the junior-senior Capitol Campus near
In addition, 100 junior students will be enrolled in one of two
majors, general science or general arts _and science, at the Behrend
Campus in Erie.
The other 3,900 students at the campuses will be enrolled in
one of the University's 16 two-year associate degree programs. This
presents an increase of approximately 600 from last year.
650 NEW STUDENTS
AT MAIN CAMPUS
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA., Approximately 650 new students
reported to The Pennsylvania State University on Wednesday, March
25, for a short orientation prior to the 'opening of Spring Term
Classes on Monday, Mar. 30.
- The new students included 75 freshmen, 70 students transferr
ing with advanced standing, 250 re-admitted, and 250 transferring
.here from. the Commonwealth Campuses throughout the State.
The Spring Term closes June 11 and commencement exercises
will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.,—A pilot program to train a new
breed of rural leaders, not in isolation of urban, national, or inter
national problems, but in full awareness of them, will begin this Spring
at the University.
Based on the principle that world problems such as poverty and
hunger can be solved only through an understanding of the inter
dependence of men, regardless of where they live, the five-year pro
gram will be carried out under a $500,000 grant from the W. K.
It will be designed for young adult rural leaders as well as col
lege students, with the philosophies and practices developed through
the program expected to become a permanent part of Penn State's
University Park, Pa.—A $30,000 or other incidental educational or
fund to provide emergency short- Personal expenses.
,to students from ani-
nority group or low-income fam
ilies has been established at The
Pennsylvania State University. -
Money for the loan program
was set aside by the University
Board of Trustees from undesig
nated contributions to the Penn
State Foundation, the _fund-rais
ing arm of the University.
The program was created to
provide low-income students with
emergency loans of relatively
modest amounts to meet such im
mediate needs as books, supplies
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emergency loan would be 60 days
with no interest charged unless
a student has an unpaid balance
at the time he should happen to
leave the University.
In these instances, a 2 percent
interest charge would be levied
the first year, 4 percent the sec
ond and 6 percent thereafter.
Students in need of emergency
loans - should contact the Office
of Student Aid or the financial
aid officer attached to the Uni
versity's Special Educational Op—
The maximum term of an
Walker States Priorities
For Appropriated Money
• First priorities for use of the $69,160,000 appropriated to The Pennsylvania State University by the
Legislature will be to pay off bank loans and to make overdue salary and wage adjustments, Presi
dent Eric A. Walker said today.
His comments followed the
signing of the appropriations bill
by Gov. Raymond P. Shafer.
No 'general salary increases
have •been made since July 1,
1968, President Walker said. In
creases will be made retroactive to
July 1, 1969. Academic promo
tions and merit salary increases
are generally made on July 1, but
were held up last year because of
uncertainties in the Legislative
The $69,160,000 approved by
the Legislature includes $4,600,000
for retirement for University fac
ulty and staff, an item that pre
viously- was in the budget of the
Department of Labor and Indus-
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Vol. XXI—No. 21
Roll your own, baby!
Saturday night, April 11, will
be Casino Night at Belarend, and
the second floor of the R.U.B.
will be transformed into "Har
old's Club East." Provided will be
a bar, floor show, and gaming
including poker, craps, black
jack, roulette, over-under, and
beat the house.
Much work has gone into this
event by the Student Union
Board and should prove to be
one of the biggest events of the
year. Admission is tantatively $2.
Per couple, $1.50 per person, and
includes $2,000 per person in
gambling money. Girls' dorm
hours will be extended until 3:00
Tau Apha Pi National Honor
Society has „selected two Behrend
Campus students, Charles A. Zie
gler (2-DDT) and Thomas A.
Acri (2-EET), as candidates for
membership into the Penn State
Chapter, lota Beta. This chapter
was established in 1960 for the
purpose of providing recognition
for a high standard of scholar-
Ship among associate degree stu
dents enrolled in programs ad
ministered by the College of En
To qualify for membership, a
student must have been enrolled
for four terms at the time of
election to membership. In addi
tion, scholastic requirements are
such that not more than one stu
dent out of twenty-five shall be
eligible. Selection of candidates is
made by the General Engineering
faculty at each campus.
On the Inside... •
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try. Thus the net appropriated
is $64,560,000, an increase of
$5,340,000 over the $59,220,000 ap-
Propriation. for 1968-69. This is
$2,800,000 , less than the University
sought in a budget request that
President Walker described as
"frugal" in view of the known
financial situation facing the Leg
Part of this amount was offset
by a $25 tuition increase made
last summer after consultation
with Legislative leaders.
The appropriated amount will
"allow us to put our house in or
der without raising Spring Term
tuition," President Walker com
mented. Students had been told
MAN and his kite. What a trip!!!
New Games Played
At University Park
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.,—The name of the game is "Ecopa-
It's similar to the more familiar game, Monopoly, but it's an
new, developed by students at The Pennsylvania State University
concerned • about ecology.
And there was another game,
"Extinction," a gme that can be
played only once,
There were specially composed
songs, and illustrated children's
books. And there was a giant tree
limb dramatically stuck with nails
and a toilet bowl, labeled "Twi
light", and filled with growing
It was all a part of a project
started last winter by professors
in a biological science course, the
idea to dramatize the problems of
"Express yourself", was the
only charge given to some 750
students by the instructors, Dr.
Neil Anderson and Dr. Richard
that a tuition increase might be
required for the Spring Term.
The University must absorb the
$890,000 paid out in interest on
the $48,000,000 already borrowed
this fiscal year. Since money from
the State will not become immed
iately available, this amount will
increase somewhat before loans
can be paid off.
"I do not wish to minimize the
problems of Legislators who must
raise taxes before they can ap
propriate money for educational
purposes", President Walker said:
"I should emphasize, however ■
that we are faced almost immed
iately with budget planning for
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I H. Wagner, both assistant pro
; fessors of botany. And expreSe
themselves the students did.
There were collages made at
magazine • photographs describing
. evils of pollution. There were
maps and dioramas, there was a
flag of ecology, there were paint
ings, etchings, sketches and wat
ercolors. Some of the students
presented their feelings in dance,
song and skits. Others turned to
the more traditional "term" pap
er approach, but the exhibits were
the most overwhelming.
The game of "Ecopoly," for ex
ample, came complete with cards,
play money and a set of ecolog
ical disasters. The garbage can,
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