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On The Ver
by Michelle Zagata
Last Wednesday night was the open
ing performance of a four day preview of On
the Verge, directed by Steve Schrum. The
play was open to the students, faculty, friends
and families, as well as the people ofHazleton.
The actors and actresses performed almost
flawlessly. For the audience, it did not seem
they had only practiced in about three weeks.
Students thought the performance was very
The cast was very versatile and every-
by: Dawn Daglian
On April 29, students from the Hazleton
Campus will be dancing the night away at this
year’s Spring Semi-Formal/Student Govern
ment Awards Nightheld at Genetti's. It will be
"An Enchanted Evening," jam packed with
souvenirs, awards, dinner, door prizes, pic
tures, and of course, great music.
The dance is sponsored by Student
Union Board (SUB) and will be held at Genetti's
motor Lodge. The theme for the evening is
"An Enchanted Evening."
The dance begins at 6 p.m., and doesn’t
come to a close until 1 a m. At 8 p.m. the
awards start, which will be presented to all
sophomore SGA Senators, club officiers arid
certain club members. Also, the new SGA
President and Vice President will be officially
announced. The rest of the night is dedicated to
dancing. The music will be provided by King
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e Deemed a Success
one worked hard especially the three leading
ladies; Christine Lester, Stacey Love, andLiela
Mertz. Several of the performers were sick or
had commitments that they juggled around so
they were able to make the performance a
success. This is where the performers showed
During the scene changes there was a
live band playing to keep the audience’s atten
tion. The band consisted of Penn State Stu
dents John Steil, Dave Dephillips, and Mike
Is Just Around The Corner
Sound Productions, and requests will be wel
Tickets will be available April 1, when
SUB members begin canvassing the dorms.
They will also be made available in the com
mons, and from Cy Falatko. Tickets will cost
AuthorDelbancoßeads at Lecture
Nicholas Delbanco, professor of En
glish at the University of Michigan, read from
a no vet about colonial America entitled
“Rumsford, His Book” during his lecture at
Penn State Hazleton Campus on Monday,
April 11. The lecture was held in Room G-l 15
of the Evelyn Graham Academic Building and
began at 7:30 p.m.
Delbanco is the author of ten novels
and numerous short stories. His works have
appeared in Atlantic Monthly. Esquire, and
New Republic. He twice received the National
Endowment for the Arts creative writing award,
and has been the recipient of a Guggenheim
Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and
the Vermont Council of the Arts and Michigan
Council of the Arts awards.
In 1977, Delbanco began work on
what was to be a three-novel trilogy about a
New England family—the Sherbrooke’s—and
their decline, struggling between the past and
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Byers. They also gave the crowd a little enjoy
ment when Byers sang in one of the scenes.
There was also a lot of hard work done
behind the scenes. Costuming was done by Dr.
Dianna L. Bourke, assistant professor of biol
ogy. The scenery, make-up, props, lights, and
construction were also done by students who
volunteered their time and efforts.
The play’s run was very successful and
next semester’s performance is going to be as
20 dollars per person. All the money goes
toward paying for the evening.
The dinner menu includes hot hof
d’vors, served from 6 to 7 p.m., dinnner with
your choice of three entrees (one being a
vegetarian dish) and desert. There will be an
open soda bar all night.
the present. After completion of these novels,
Delbanco’s interests began to move away from
the novel and toward publication of nonfiction
works and short stories. During the 1980 s, he
published, “Group Portrait: Joseph Conrad,
Stephen Crane, Ford Madox Ford, Henry
James, andH.G. Wells,” and “The Beaux Arts
Trio: APortrait,” and “About My Table, and
Professor Delbanco taught at
Bennington College, Skidmore College, and
has been visiting professor at Columbia Uni
versity School of the Arts, Williams College,
and the University of lowa. He has been pro
fessor of English at the University of Michigan
He was bom of German Jewish parents
in England, before World War II began. He
received his B.A. degree from Harvard Uni
versity, and his M.A. degree from Columbia