The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, April 29, 1971, Image 2

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Editorial Opinion
SGA Needs Response
There is quite a foreseeable future for the Student
Government at Behrend, and all that is required to
fullfill a prosperous and successful future such as this
is that the Student Government Body be comprised of
sincerely concerned and responsible members.
Members that are aware of the significance of a
student government, and apply their positions to
meet material objectives. Members that are not
disheartened by defeat, but are ambitious, enough to
pursue these goals till they be attained in accordance
with the will and good of the student body. This is the
SGA's purpose, and this is why these people are
elected to these positions.
Last term SGA attempted to obtained a program of
faculty evalution, and were confronted with negative
results. Since then all work in that direction came to a
halt because of one defeat. This reflects an attitude of
being too willing to accept “no” for an answer.
Granted a satisfying response will not always be
readily attained, but this is not a justifiable ground for
giving up.
There is always room for improvement, and
Behrend’s Student Government can be made to func
tion as a very meaningful representation of the
student body. This the students should be aware of,
-and should be able to depend on the facilities at their
Faculty Appointed
Following is a listing of newly appointed staff positions for
September, 1971, and persons who have been employed to fill those
HISTORY - Dr. Richard Winslow, Assistant Professor
SPEECH - Dr. Ernest P. Weckesser, Jr., Associate Prof.
PL. SC. - Dr. Kenneth L. Deutsch, Assistant Professor
ENGLISH - Judith Moffett, Assistant Professor
ECONOMICS - Dr. Barry Weller, Assistant Professor
CMP. SC. - Terry Countermine, Assistant Professor (PhD ex
pected in September, 1971)
Congratulations to Mr. Kochel who has been appointed to the
Executive Committee for a two year term of the Junior College
Council of the Middle Atlantic States.
To date, over 1,000 baccalaureate applications for admission to
Behrend Campus have been processed by the Admissions’ Office,
and of this number, 931 were offered admission; 566 have accepted
admission to Behrend. The target goal is 645 freshmen.
In the two year programs, 171 applications were processed with
144 offers being made. Total acceptances into these programs -
Mr. William K. Ulerich, a member of the Executive Committee
of the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University will
be the Commencement Speaker at Behrend’s first graduation
Last week the Circle K cleaned out the pool which is supposed to
open whenever the weather clears.
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Letters To The Editor
Dear Editor
Mr. Leichliter’s article in the
Cub (April 22, 1971) contains
some statements which are.
partially true, but very
First of all, it is not necessarily
true that, “...the jobhunter has to
have something more to offer
than just a general liberal arts
degree.” To try to illustrate this,
I refer to the job; or further
education plans of 1969 graduates
of The Pennsylvania State
University who majored in
General Arts and Sciences, a
major often regarded as, “just a
general liberal arts degree.”
Three graduates entered dental
school, five entered medical
school, five entered law school.
One became a teacher, one a
salesman, another became a
public relations representative
for a city in Michigan.
The list of a typical outcomes
following completion of an. un
dergraduate major is almost
endless, quite varied, and really
To give another example. What
do theological students major in
as undergraduates? In 1969,
again at Penn State they majored
in science, speech, sociology,
psychology, finance, theatre arts,
wood science. A few even
majored in religious studies!
Engineering is another
fascinating example, when the
records show that graduating -
engineers go on in medicine, law,
banking, and real estate
management, to name a few so
called non-engineering fields.
My second major point is that
experts in the field of vocational
development know that it is hot
necessary for many students to
choose* within their first two
years of college, “...a specialized
skill to offer an employer. on
graduation.” In fact, this.kind of .
emphasis is often self-defeating :
- and invites the student to ignore
-his or her real capacities and
It is far better for the , un
dergraduate to apply himself to
what he does best, and has the
greatest interest in. It is vitally:
important, too, to keep the op
tions open. Authorities tell us that
20 to 40 percent of today’s college
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graduated will occupy jobs
(within 5 to 10 years) that do not
even exist today, and which we do
not even have titles for. This
being the case, it may well be
that the person who still is not
sure'what type of career he wants
at the time of graduation may
actually be on the right track...
Now to some final con
siderations. The need for many
specialists is clear, but business
and industry are looking most for
generalists to. occupy
management level jobs.
Nowadays, the urgent need is for
people with creative and in
novative problem-solving ability;
less for factual knowledge in a
person’s head. Educational
obsolence threatens the Ph.D. as
well as the B.S. or B.A. degree
holder. In the future, many of us
will be faced with starting a new
career every 10 years or so.
I personally feel that to be able
to admit one’s uncertainty and
indecision about ultimate career
direction (during one’s early
college years) is a mark of
maturity, openness to growth and
positive change. Such an ad
mission can preclude too early
commitment to a major, with all
its negative consequences.
Warren G. Hohwald
Dear Editor
Right now I’m about as pissed
off as I’ve ever been. I just
returned from an SGA meeting
which thoroughly disgusted me.
There were complaints that very
few students were running for
SGA spring term for next year.
Personally, I don’t blame the
student body at all. After the
meeting, I had my doubts about
running too. But then I saw
myself acting like everybody
else, (to- use the over-worked
word) "APATHETIC, -which in
cludes every SGA member. I
decided that it’s about time
something gets done and I’m
going to try to do it. No wonder
the students don’t come to the
SGA with their problems and
complaintsr The SGA just sits
there and acts like nothing has
been said!! SGA members, take
a look at yourselves and see if you
Work Not
The following was' received
from Roger L. Sweeting in
connection with a story printed in
the Nittany Cub (4-8-71) which
refers to him as “Dr.”
“It is true that I am pursuing a
doctoral degree, but I’m sure you
recognize the considerable dif
ference between earning and
pursuing any degree, especially
the PhD. In all fairness to my
teaching collegiates at Behrend
who have earned the degree and
the title, as well as those who are
closer to that objective than I am
but are not using the title, please
let it be known that it was not my
intention to suggest to you as
your readers that my work is
completed or my title earned. ”
I would like to apologize to Mr.
Sweeting for any inconvenience
caused by this error, and hope the
above will dear any misun
derstanding among the Cub
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Mike McGinley
Cub Sports Editor
can. honestly say you’ve con
tributed anything worthwhile to
that student organization or to
the student body as a whole.
Linda Juliano
Dear Editor,
In the April 15th issue of the
Nittany Cub, the column “Bill’s
Toes Revisited” brought out that
Captain Skidmore of our
Pinkerton force “appeared from
noon to 1 p.m. with:
1- gun
2. nightstick
3. handcuffs
4. whistle
5. walkie-talkie
Is it possible that a paper that
has always been fair about issues
in the past would suddenly print
an article that said, in so many
words, that Captain Skidmore is
anything but docile and benign as
far as the Pinkerton’s
associations with the students? Is
it also possible there is a student
among us that is trying to “rake a
little muck”, or take this incident
straight from context without
trying to find a reason for Cap
tain Skidmore to be carrying
these items.
Attention should be given by
the paper where a situation
warrants that it be given, but
please, limit the content of the
paper to worthwhile issues. With
the padded list (complete with
walkie-talkie, whistle, and
handcuffs), and the lewd com
parison that was supposed to
appeal to someone’s emotions, all
that was necessary to make this
article as dramatic as Superman
comic books would have been
exclamation points at the end o&
each sentence.
As a point or interest to all the
Shylock-type readers, the
security guards have a job to do,
and they do it as safely as
possible. Whenever Captain
Skidmore or Deacon (who are the
only two Guards authorized to
carry side arms) are transporting
money or other valuable
materials, Pinkerton Company
Policy prescribes that they be
armed, primaray for their own
safety, not for the safety of their
(Name Withheld)
April 29, 1971