Hazleton collegian. (Hazleton, PA) 1937-1956, May 20, 1949, Image 1

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Vol. XI. No. 13
Girard Principal
Is Speaker For
The Second Annual Convocation
of Hazleton Center students will
take place on Friday, May 27, at
8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian
Church, Broad and Church Streets in
Dr. D. Montfort Melchior, princip
al of the high school of the Girard
College in Philadelphia, will address
the audience. His topic will be, "Edu
cation for a Changing World." Dr.
Melchior received his A.B. at Gettys
burg and his PhD. at Bucknell. A
member of several educational soci
eties, he is on the faculty of the
School of Education at the University
of Pennsylvania and a member of the
summer school faculty at Bucknell
Certificates will ,be awarded at, the
program to all fourth semester stu
dents who have passed sixty credits.
These credits will, include academic
credits and physical education and
ROTC credits. It is necessary that all
sophomores attend in order to receive
their certificates.
Additional awards will be made to
the highest ranking fourth semester
student in liberal arts, the highest
ranking third or fourth semester stu
dent in the field of science, and the
highest ranking second semester stu
dent. Individual subject awards will
be made to outstanding students in
the biological sciences, English, en
gineering, language. mathematics,
music. ROTC, science and the social
Keys will be-presented to the • ac
tive members of the basketball team,
the College Council, the Collegian,
the Glee Club, the Student Activities
Board, and the Dramatics Club.
Music will be provided by the Penn
State Community Chorus. The church
vNII be decorated in blue and white.
Parents, friends and alumnae are in
vited to attend the exercises. All stu
dents, freshmen and sophomores
alike, are urged to attend, for the
awards will not. be announced until
that time. Seats will be reserved for
the .students.
Anyone who has not received his
announcements as yet .is urged to
pick them up at Miss Staffieri's office
as soon as possible. Additional an
nouncements and tickets are also
available for anyone who needs them
at her office.
The faculty committee for convo
cation is headed by Edra P. Staffieri
who is assisted by Mae Irene Fauth,
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Classes End Saturday
Classes of the spring semester
end on Saturday, May 21, at noon.
Final examinations will begin that
afternoon and will end May 26.
Collegian Staff
Planning Picnic
The Collegian staff is planning a
picnic as a last social function for
the spring semester. All staff writers
and persons who performed the
technical and other functional duties
of publishing the paper are invited to
the outing which will be held at Miss
Lois Neifert's summer home at Lake
Wallenpaupack on May 28.
The picnic will be an all-day fete,
and Miss Neifert has informed the
staff that varied recreational facili
ties which include boating, fishing,
swimming, and badminton will be of
fered throughout the day. The group
will probably make the trip in private
The other social activity that the
Collegian held during the year was a
farewell party for Wilson Barto,
former editor of the paper.
Members who Will serve on the re
freshment committee are Nancy Di-
Bonifazio, Joe Olivia and Walter
With final exams just around the corner, Grace Heppe and Paul Listiak
show that studying fcan actually be an enjoyable task.
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E. L Keller
E. L. Keller, executive assistant in
the central Extension Division on the
main campus, had a high honor be
stowed upon him recently when he
was elected president of the National
University Extension Association at
the annual •convention of the associa
tion in Edgewater Park, Mississippi.
Mr. Keller, director of the Central
Extension Division on the campus,
served as president of the NUEA in
1940-41. During his term of office
the national convention was held in
State Collegb. •
Dinner Will Begin
Promptly At 6:30
Dancing at 9 P.M.
Plans are in the completion stage
for the Annual Commencement Din
ner-Dance on May 26 in Genetti's
ballroom. Since the dinner and dance
are to take place in the same hall
and time must be allotted to the
waiters for preparing the hall for
dancing after, the dinner. the General
Arrangement Committee has been
compelled to set the time for the
dinner at 6:30 p. m. All students are
requested to be prompt in order to
eliminate any unnecessary confusion.
The reservation committee re
quests that students and their guests
present their tickets at the door and
wish to emphasize that no person will
be admitted until their tickets are
surrendered. Reservations for the
dinner •cannot be purchased at the
Seating arrangement has been set
to the discretion of the persons at
tending the dinner. Center pieces
and candles will be placed on each
table, and wide and varied entertain
ment will be on the agenda. Attire
for the dinner, as well as the dance,
is semi-formal.
Dancing to the music of Jack Mel
ton and his orchestra will commence
at 9 p. m. A report from the Deco
ration Committee at a joint meeting,
of the Student Council and A.etivities
Board disclosed that elaborate deco
rations will add color to the dance.
Paul Pucillo wishes to announce
that students, as well as their guests,
will be welcomed at the dance al
though they are not planning to at
tend the dinner. •
For the . past year the Colleran
has always attempted to represent
and support the dominant views of
the students. With this in mind this
writer along with the rest of the
Collegian staff wish to extend heart
felt appreciation to the students who
expended their time and energy to
make the Dinner-Dance a successful
and enjoyable affair, only to mention
a few: Paul Pucillo, chairman of the
dance general arrangement commit
tee; Mary Ellen McHugh, chairman
of the dinner general arrangement
committee; Cissy McGee, Kenny Min
chin and Joe Olivia, the reservation
committee; members of the Student
Council and the Activities Board.
Two of the faculty members whose
hints and suggestions were invaluable
are Lois Neifert and Syd Rudman.
Special recognition is due to the
office staff for their efficient hand
ling of reservations and invitations.
See you at the Dinner-Dance.
May 20, 1949