The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, November 12, 1970, Image 1

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Deacon To Try
For Rapport
A dynasty has ended. The
reign of the “rent-a-cops” is over.
Campus security at Behrend has
been reborn and reincarnated
into a new philosophy. The iron
hand has been disbanded and
replaced with a new system
based on mutual respect between
the university and its students,
and those who protect the
Last -week marked the
beginning of such a change, when
Behrend security was turned
What is A
Frat like?
(APS)-Fraternity houses will
be open to Commonwealth
Campus students All-University
Day weekend, according to In
terfraternity Council (IFC) of
IFC Vice President Robert
Speer said this invitation would
give Commonwealth Campus
students an opportunity to in
troduce themselves into
fraternities and hoped that it
would give them a desire to rush.
“There is no real way to find
out what a Frat is like except
through first hand experience,”
Speer said.
According to Speer, this is a
new approach to Commonwealth
Campus rushing for IFC. In
previous years, IFC members
traveled to the campuses to talk
to students who were interested
in rushing fraternities when they
transferred to University Park.
Most of the Frat houses will be
open for physical capacity, with
bedding and meals supplied at no
cost. All of the houses will have
open evening activities, Speer
said. A jammy featuring
Borrowed Thune will be spon
sored by IFC on Friday evening.
Those wishing to take ad
vantage of this offer should send
their name, address and campus
to the IFC office in care of
Robert Speer, 203 Hetzel Union
Building, University Park. IFC
will send them an information
packet with instructions and the
house president’s phone number
where they will be staying, Speer
said. Students may also call the
IFC office anytime up to ten a.m.
of All-University-Day.
Speer said the Interfraternity
Council will be offering rush
programs during Winter and
Spring term for those who are
unable to come up All-University-
Day weekend.
-NtJiamj (SIMM
over to Pinkerton, Inc., and more
specifically Sergeant Deforest
Benjamin Halberg, Jr., better
known as Deacon.
Deacon’s fine record is a claim
to his sincerity. He has served
thirteen years in the Navy, and
has now served at five-different
colleges. The most recent was
Gannon College, where he
established a trustworthy record
with the students at Wehrle Hall.
Armed with only a flashlight
and a pack of cigarettes,
Deacon’s primary purpose is the
protection of students against
vandalism, fire, injuries, and
other such emergency situations.
But this is where the new
philosophy arises. Deacon w’ould
like to foster the kind of
relationship with the students
where everyone has fun and no
one gets hurt - a unique system
to say the least, but a most
desirable one.
Deacon will work five days a
week from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m..
and will be available on a twenty
four hour call in case of an
emergency. He may be con
tacted by the house mothers in
such an instance. (See related
page 2.)
Press Association
Is Revitalized
Over one and one half terms
after suspending services, The
Press Association of Com
monwealth Campuses (PACC)
once again resumed full ac
tivities last weekend.
Once doomed by critical
financial and operational
problems, last spring, the Press
Association was forced to
suspend all routine operations
with the exception of Association
Press Services (APS). The
suspension was followed by an
active effort to reinforce the
purpose, concept, and needs, as
well as the financial conditions of
the Association.
Now, following this rein
forcement, the Press Association
held itsHfirst special business
conference in an effort to com
plete its reconstruction. Last
weekend (November 6 and 7),
delegates Vickie Caskey, editor
in-chief, and Ray Geiger, staff
member, both of the CUB, along
with delegates from eleven other
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There, officers were elected for
the Association to replace the
temporary committee. These
officers are: President
Frederick Erb in, Executive
Vice President Arthur H.
Mark Twain,
Mark Twain, creator of “Tom
Sawyer,” “Huckleberry Finn,”
and the “Celebrated Jumping
Frog of Calaveras County,” will
appear at Behrend Saturday
night. Of course, Mark Twain
died in 1910, so he will be ap
pearing through the courtesy of
Tom Noel, a prominent Broad
way actor. He will perform “a
Treasury of Mark Twain”
material which was prohibited
from publication by Mark Twain
until 50 years after his death.
Tom Noel, who has performed
with the Musical Tent Theatres
on Broadway, has also appeared
cm television’s Hallmark Hall of
Fame, Edge of Night, Secret
Storm, and The Doctors. His
most recent motion pictures are
Funny Girl and the Boston
Twain and Noel will appear this
Saturday at 8:00 P.M. in the RUB
Lecture Hall. Prices are: activity
card holders, free; all other
Behrend students, 50 cents; and
the general public, $l.OO.
By Concetta Rizzo
APS Managing Editor
(APS) - Twenty million dollars
worth of new facilities are either
being .used for the first time or
construction is underway, ac
cording., to. Kenneth _L. .Holder
man, vice president for Com
monwealth Campuses.
This is only part of the boost in
development that the campuses
have felt. Not too long ago the
statewide system of 19 Com
monwealth Campuses was not so
Just six years ago there were
no Beaver, Capitol, Delaware,
Fayette, or Shenango Valley
campuses. Also at this time, four
of the then “existing campuses”
(New Kensington, Schuykill,
Worthington Scranton and Wilkes
Barre Campuses) were oc
cupying rented school buildings.
Much of the growth in the
physical plant at the Com
monwealth Campuses can be
attributed to the influence of
former University President Eric
A. Walker. During Walker’s
administration seven of the
campuses were added to the
system, as well as two graduate
campuses attended the Con
Friday’s assembly included
reports on finance, executive
reports, APS report, report on
Mobile Training Program
(MTP), and a report on awards
and member ethics. Following
the assembly and workshops,
there was a banquet at the Nit
tany Lion Inn with guest speaker
Robert J. McHugh, editor-in
chief of The Daily Collegian, and
later an informal press reception
was held on Friday evening. A
tour of the Pennsylvania Mirror
was conducted at 1:00 a.m. after
the press reception.
On Saturday morning the
general assembly reconvened.
(Continued on Page 3)
OSGA Steps
Tender Toes
It depends upon who you are
and where you stand when you
decide the results of the recent
OSGA State Conference held at
University Park this past Friday
and Saturday. Depending upon
whether you were from Student
Affairs, OSGA or SGA, or just an
observer, you may have had
three different if not quite op
posing attitudes. This “con
troversy” centered around a
meeting between three members
of the OSGA Executive Com
mittee (President Pat Keaveny,
Vice-President Sam Wood, and
SCUSA representative Bob
Misko) and University President
John Oswald. At this meeting the
“problem areas” of the Com
monwealth Campuses, the SGA’s
and OSGA were discussed. These
areas included Deans, Directors,
Faculty, Advising, Transferring
to U.P., and the Development of
the Commonwealth Campuses.
Specific examples were not cited
and this fact was hit hard by the
centers and a medical center.
The Commonwealth Campuses
have seen a total growth in
physical plants of approximately
$lO million in 1965 to ap
proximately $4O million as of
October 1, 1970. Development
which is projected to 1975, either
by present construction or
planning, will also double this
According to George R.
Lovette, assistant to the vice
president for business, the
development funds depend on
many factors such as available
Federal funds, local drives or
political manipulations. The
continual development of some
campuses and the slow
development of others can be
attributed to these factors.
The Commonwealth Campuses
have also seen a rise in
enrollment with the increase in
physical development. The
present enrollment of about
14,000 students could in the near
future pass the enrollment at
University Park, which is
presently holding its ceiling at
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In an effort to eliminate some
of the problems associated with
transfers to another campus, the
Resident Instruction Office is
adopting a transfer clearance
sheet for use this term. This sheet
will have space for the signatures
of the Business Office, the
Library, and the Housing Office
and will certify that the student
has no outstanding debts or
materials from these Offices.
This will hopefully eliminate
the problem of a student being
unable to register or obtain a
transcript because of some
outstanding debt at this campus.
It will enable a student to settle
his problems before he actually
leaves the campus thus
eliminating the necessity of
returning to this campus to clean
up problems. Students should
bear In mind that no student with
outstanding debts to Penn State
will be permitted to register or to
obtain a Penn State transcript
until all outstanding debts are
liquidated. Transfer clearance
form will be available in the
Resident Instruction Office and
at the Student Union Desk.
Deans who felt that because of
this, the problems cited could be
interpreted as those of all Deans
and Directors on all campuses.
An OSGA member asserted that
it was an “informal agenda” that
was printed for the meeting and
that specifics could well make
existing problems worse by
creating hostility. Time will tell
how this situation will develop. If
all sides work together rationally
and not emotionally a change will
result for the betterment of the
commonwealth campuses.
Those items of legislation
passed at this conference in
cluded a resolution requesting
offices, extensions to the Centrex
line telephone, and filing
facilities for each Campus SGA.
Also, a re-evaluation of Liberal
Arts requirements such as
language, science, and physical
education was proposed. The
OSGA accepted four seats on the
Liberal Arts Student Council to
be selected from transfer
students in the college of Liberal
Arts and appointed by the OSGA
President after nomination from
each regional representative.
The Assembly also adopted a
revised constitution which was
presented at the State Conference
last summer. Finally, the OSGA
passed two resolutions, one to
“support the idea of student
representation on the new
University Senate. . .as voting
member,” and the second to
“support and encourage the idea
of faculty participation in the
OSGA General Assembly.” These
last two proposals would be
referred to the University
Senate’s Task Force which is
investigating the role of the
Senate and its organization.
Helen Weiss, a newly elected
member of the Board of Trustees
for the University, addressed the
Saturday session of the OSGA
Assembly with reference to the
University Council. She also
established herself as a highly
liberal trustee seeking to
represent the better interests of
the students and the University
The general atmosphere of the
conference seemed to be that of
looking to the future. Those
resolutions passed sought to
widen the scope of OSGA and
seek to broaden its represen
tation. If their attempts succeed
the commonwealth campus
student can except similarly
increasing status and greater .
New Ideas
From Cwens
Inspired by new ideas that they
acquired at the National Owens
Convention at the University of
Mississippi, Krystal Angevine,
President, and Florence
Szymanski, alumni member,
have returned to Behrend. These
newly acquired ideas may soon
be introduced on campus. The
Owens are determined to make
their mark this year, their first
year as an organization at
During the past week, the
Owens maintained a pre
registration counseling table -in
front of the cafeteria. They
helped students plan smooth
schedules for Winter term.
Breakfast in bed will be served
to the resident students this
Sunday, November 15, from 9:30- the Owens and their
helpers for a 25 cent service fee.
This is a trial run, and if the
response is good, Owens will do it
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