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Campus Clubs Hon
by Joviita Johnson
The month of February is designated
as Black History Month. One month was given
to African-Americans to pay homage to those
who helped during the Civil Rights Movement
and other advances in the history of all blacks.
All over the country, students in schools
are learning about African-Americans and
what they did to better the society. To show
various accomplishments of African-Ameri
cans, the Public Broadcasting Service is now
airing the Eyes on the Prize series. The docu
mentaries show the struggles that those who
lived in the sixties had to endure so those living
now could live in a time of equality.
Closer to home Penn State University
Hazleton Campus clubs are celebrating black
history month in various ways. The Multi
cultural Club will be showing Spike Lee’s
Malcolm X toward the end of the month. Also,
Arvel Brown, Senator is trying to get a guest
speaker or gospel choir to perform at the
campus. While there are many other organiza
tions on campus, only two are taking time out
to observe African-Americans.
In the South Hall Lobby, Residence
Life has placed posters displaying the many
accomplishments of African-Americans and
the impact they have had on all Americans.
CCSG Says No To Computer Advising
by rob venema
Last February, the Council of Com
monwealth Student Governments received a
letter from the CES Future Planning Commit
tee, a committee established by the university,
to review PSU policy and make changes to be
administered over the next ten years, stating
that Penn State would be changing to a self
advising school. The idea would be to replace
advisors with a computerized advising system
that would help students in course selection
planning. The unofficial logic behind this move
would be to make Penn State more competi
tive with other Big Ten, big research schools
African-Americans that are celebrated during Black History Month such as Rev.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are on display in the South Hall Lobby.
One can see such significant people as the Rev.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
Another poster is now on display in the lobby.
This collage shows black women who affected
the nation and the world. Such woman as
entertainer Dianne Carroll and astronaut Mae
Jamison. Residence Life also plans to present
diversity programs and display their want of a
diverse society by wearing grey ribbons. West
such as University of Michigan, who also
currently uses self-advising systems. By switch
ing to a computerized self-advising system,
more funds would be able to be allocated to
research. CCSG immediately announced its
stand against this action, and put a challenge
out to all commonwealth student governments
to evaluate their own campus advising system,
identify weak areas, and push for improve
ments in those areas.
Under Eric Bush, president of the
Hazleton SGA for 1992-93, a committee was
Hall Resident Assistant Jeff Stocum is going
to put on a program about Malcolm X also the
16th ofthis month at 7:30. This will be held in
South Hall Lobby.
There are several exhibits being dis
played throughout campus including the book
store as well as the library. Students are being
asked to try ot attend some programs to learn
more about those who helped better the world.
formed to tackle the problems with academic
advising at Hazleton. However, support within
the SGA was lacking due to more immediate
pressing issues, and was dropped until being
reinstated by Eric Bush’s successor, Joe Spado.
The committee, charged by Rob Venema, has
spent time gathering information about vari
ous methods of advising and identifying prob
lems with Penn State Hazleton’s advising sys
tem. The results compiled are something every
student should be concerned with.
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