The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, May 06, 1971, Image 1

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    Volume XXII No. 22
Admissions at
Behrend Soar
By Steve Green
Copy Editor
Admissions at B.ehrend are up
more than 24 percent over last
year at this date. As of April 21,
1971,677 freshmen have indicated
that they will enroll at Behrend
Campus for the Fall 1971 term.
Last year at this time there were
546 students indicating they
would enroll at Behrend for the
Fall 1970 term. There still
remain 159 offers ot admission
for incoming freshmen.
In speaking on Behrend’s
present status, Irvin H. Kochel,
campus director, said, “At a. time
when a great many colleges are
having a difficult time in in
teresting applicants in their
college, Erie’s Behrend Campus
is in the rather unique position of
attracting more applicants than
ever before.”
Of the 677 freshmen enrolling
Becoming Hard To Find
University Park, Pa., April —A
college senior looking for a job
after graduation this year is
goinglto. have to_ exert a real ef
fort .to find employment, ac
cording to Dr. Norman Frisbey,
associate director of Student Aid
and Placement at The Penn
sylvania State University.
Only a couple of years ago, the
situation was reversed, and
recruiters interviewing on the
campus had to “sell” their
companies to the graduates, who
could choose from several offers.
“Today’s graduates can’t be as
choosy about the company they
work for nor the part of the
country they work in,” Dr.
Frisbey said. “They will have to
search actively for jobs on their
own initiative and use sources in
addition to the Placement Ser
Only about two-thirds as many
recruiters as last vear are
visiting the campus, and many
firms visiting campus don’t know
' now what their needs will be in
June. Some companies are laying
District officers were elected at
the Ninth Annual Pennsylvania
District Cirde-K Convention in
Pittsburgh April 23-25.
Competing for the highest
office, Governor, was Bill Starn
—from Behrend who was defeated
by a margin of five- votes
Taking office was Vince Roman
of Scranton University. Starn
was then appointed by the
District Board to resume his
office as Lieutenant Governor.
Attending the convention were
eight other members from
Behrend. Those members were
Jim Raffetto, Vice President,
Jack Richebacher, Secretary,
Tom Brunner, Treasurer, Craig
Johnson, Nelson Smith, Bill
: Johnson and Jim Fauer (past
president). Behrend had the
second largest group present at
the convention.
Training sessions were also
held for new members entering
the club. Formal banquets took
place after principal topics were
for next year, 566 are enrolled in
ten colleges of the University
heading toward a Bachelor
Degree, while 111 are enrolled in
two-year Associate Degree
programs in Business, Drafting
and Design Technology, and
Electrical and Electronics
Technology. Admissions are
closed in Electronics Technology.
Completing the enrollment for
the Fall 1971 will be 530 returning
sophomores, 40 juniors, and 20
College choices with the largest
enrollment at Behrend, in order
to preference, are the Liberal
Arts, Science, Engineering,
Education and Business Ad
Behrend Campus will reach
four year status with enrollments
of seniors this fall in Liberal Arts
and Science.
off personnel rather than
Penn State is in a somewhat
more favorable position than
many schools as far as recruiting
is concerned, Dr. Frisbey said,
because of its wide variety of
technical and non-technical
majors. Some companies that are
recruiting at the University this
spring have cancelled their visits
to other campuses.
There are a few bright spots.
The need for mining engineers
still exceeds the supply, and the
Placement Office is receiving
information about openings they
have never had before. Those
graduating in computer science
will also find a number of
vacancies. With the exception of
electronics and aerospace
engineering, there, are good
opportunities in most fields.of
engineering mechanical, in
dustrial, civil, and chemical
and in the mineral sciences.
Liberal arts graduates are
finding good opportunities
mainly in retail businesses, and
recruiters in this field have such
full schedules of interviews that it
is not possible to accommodate
all students. When a student is
unable to schedule an interview
on campus, the Placement Office
provides his resume to £
In general, Dr. Frisbey found,
prospective employers are being
more selective and are offering
jobs to those best qualified on the
basis of grades and ex
tracurricular activities as well as
the appropriate major. Job offers
are coming in more slowly, and
although salary offers are
May 13-14
See Page 3
Published by Students of Behrend Campus
of the Pennsylvania State University
Station road, Erie, Pa. 16510
Shapp Chairs Festival;
‘Renaissance’ at PSU
University Park, May—
Pennsylvania Governor,
Milton J. Shapp, will serve as
honorary chairman of the
first annual Renaissance
Festival, May 14-23, at the
Pennsylvania State
“The festival represents a
unique and important venture
in raising funds and focusing
attention on the many needs
of disadvantaged students
across the Commonwealth,”
Governor Shapp said today in
accepting the honorary
In defining the festival,
Shapp said, “The whole
concept of Renaissance to
somewhat higher 2 or 3 per
cent over last year, the- in
crease is less by comparison with
recent years.
Recruiting for teachers is down
about 33 per cent compared to
last year, according to James P.
Bucher, assistant director for
educational placement. About 100
schools recruited at Penn State
during the Winter and Spring
terms, and there appear to be
fewer vacancies in elementary
and secondary schools. There are
fewer new teaching positions,
and the bulk of “turnover”
openings do not occur until May
or June. The reduction in the
number of offerings appears to be
determined in most cases not by
a lack of need for personnel but
by alack of funds.
The three most crowded fields
in education, Mr. Bucher notes,
are elementary education,
English, and social studies.
There are more opportunities in
the fields of special education,
women’s physical education,
industrial arts, and elementary
guidance counselors.
University Park, Pa., April
22—The University Council at
The Pennsylvania State
University has invited the editor
and business manager of the
Daily Collegian, Inc., to present
their views on the newspaper’s
relationship to the University.
The Invitation is for the May or
Subsequent meeting of the
The Council also decided at its
Thursday meeting to hold an
open hearing on the relationship
of the Collegian to the University
when its members have gathered
additional information.
Delbert J. McQuaide,
University attorney, briefed, the
Council on the legal relationships
existing between the University
and the Daily Collegian.
The Council reiterated its
desire to hear from students,
faculty, and administration on
subjects of concern to them.
signify a rebirth of efforts to
help needy students form
environments of
educationally and socially
disadvantaged is something I
heartily endorse and call to
the attention of my fellow
Pennsylvanians. And the
very fact that students,
faculty and administrators
have joined forces in this
effort shows that something
can be done.”
The Festival brings
together the whole gamut of
already established
programs at Penn State-
Colloquy, the Black Arts
Festival, Spring Week, the
Grand Prix Go-Cart Race,
Five O’clock Theatre, poetry
dance and music.
But if the theme is varied,
the goal is one —a better
mankind through a visual and
action-oriented display of
culture and entertainment.
Speakers, programs,
concerts, workshops,
exhibitions, and discussion
will be the thrust of
Renaissance Week in' an
effort, as Renaissance
directors put it, to awaken
society to its “responsibility
for bringing all members of
the community into the
mainstream of life. ”
Tax L
Employed students who may
be exempt from Federal income
tax withholding on their wages
this year should so notify their
employers, according to H. Alan
Long, District Director of In
ternal Revenue for Western
Mr. Long advised that working
students who qualify under the
tax. law for exemption from
withholding should submit a
Withholding Exemption Cer
tificate (Form W-4E) to their
employer by May 1. Exemption
Question of the Week:
Is this really a plot by the profs of Behrend? It could be the first
step toward simple recreation facilities for the student body,
.everything has a beginning.
Thursday, May 6, 1971
Governor Shapp will take
part in some of the opening
ceremonies, 'appearing at
Penn State the afternoon of
May 14. He will lead a long
list of distinguished speakers
which includes Julian Bond,
Georgia State legislator and
the first Black nominated by
a major party for the vice
presidency; Pierre Salinger,
former U.S. Senator and
press secretary for two
American presidents;
comedian and social com
mentator Dick Gregory;
Betty Friedan, Women’s
Liberation leader and author
of “The Feminine
Mystique”; Dr. Max Raf
ferty, Superintendent of
Public Instruction,
California; and Dr. Howard
Zinn, professor of govern
ment at Boston University.
Key to the Renaissance
Festival will be “Project
Notivation,” a program
bringing 70 disadvantaged
high school students to Penn
State to participate in
workshops and experience
personally the cultural
achievements of the Festival.
Also featured will be an
exhibition of art work from
200 disadvantaged students
across Pennsylvania.
aw for
certificates filed For 1970 expire
April 30.
Students who did not owe any
tax last year and expect not to
owe any this year should so
certify. This would eliminate the
need to file a tax return next year
unless there has been tax
withholding and the student
wishes to recover it.
Single students with income of
less - than $1,700, and married
students filing jointly with in
come of less than $2,350 will not
owe any federal income tax for
1971, stated Mr. Long.