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4 Cellegian . Magazine Friday, Oct. 9, 1981
Homecoming highlights ; traditions
Variety of activities planned
By DIANE L. ROWELL
Collegian Staff Writer
Freshman beanies, football, sticky buns,
curfews, Whipples Dam and the legend of
Mt. Nittany a small sampling of the --
many Penn State traditions we have either
heard about or lived through.
For those of us who might not know that
the University's original colors were pink
and black or that Old Main originally
housed all the students and classrooms,
Homecoming 'Bl will prove to be an
enjoyable and educational experience as
the University devotes the entire weekend
to remembering Penn State traditions.
The theme for this year's homecoming
was chosen last spring by the home . coming
committee chairpersons, who wanted to
bring back the memories of the various
traditions for the benefit of alumni
"We chose this theme because it shows
Penn State is something that has been and
will continue to be," Homecoming
Chairwoman Kathy Lewis said.
Beginning last Saturday, old and'new
pictures and assorted memorabilia were
on display at the HUB to compareand
contrast .the various aspects of the
University from over the years.
"We're trying to bring back the memory
of those traditions and make students
remember that we are a University based
on tradition socially," Public Relations
Chairwoman Sue Sullivan said.
Windows in the front and back of the
HUB, South Halls residence halls and
other areas on campus will be designed
and painted by campus organizations and
interested groups. Fraternities will also
have lawn displays.
As returning alumni tour the campus
and remember days gone by, a variety of
activities have been scheduled to appeal
not only to alumni but to students, visiting
Penn Sate fans and residents of the State
College area, Sullivan said.
Starting at 5:45 this aft&noon, the
Homecoming parade will assemble at the
Intramural Building, proceed past the
Natatorium, go left down Pollock Road,
turn right on to Shortlidge Road past the
White Building, turn right on College
Avenue, go down to Burrowes Road and up
the street to Rec Hall.
Grand Marshalls for the parade will be
George Page, launch director of the space
shuttle, and Mike Shine, an Olympic silver
medalist in tarack and field.
Both Page and Shine were, chosen to
represent the tradition of academics and
athletics at the University, Sullivan said.
Donald Hegginstaller, a local •
announcer, will be introducing and
announcing the parade at the base of the
mall. A hot air balloon is also scheduled to
fly over the pai.ade route.
Antique steam engines, floats, banners
and the U.S. Navy Cracker Jack drill team
from Memphis, -Tenn., are just a few of the
At 7:30 p.m., the candlelight ceremony
will be held on the steps of Old Main.
University President John W. Oswald.
will speak and the Penn State Glee Club
will perform during the ceremony by the
light of candles
Sullivan described the ceremony as a
"really pretty'and special event" that has
been a.University tradition.
Later in the evening, a bonfire, pep rally
and fireworks display will be held at 9 p.m.
at the south end of the fields around
Beaver Stadium. Football coach Joe
Paterno, the cheerleaders and the Nittany
Lion will be on hand to promote spirit and
get everyone psyched up for the football
game against Boston College tomorrow.
Anyone with plenty of spirit and a loud
voice is encouraged to attend, Sullivan
Starting at midnight tonight and ending
at 7 tomorrow morning;the vigil at the
Nittany Lion Shrine will take place to
protect it from any devious notions Boston
Men's soccer, Penn
State vs. Maryland
ceremony —steps of
Mt. Nittany Room,
Nittany Lion Inn •
Artists Series: Phyllis
Newman in "The
Central Park West"
Bonfire, pep rally and
Vigil at the lion
Nittany Lion Shrine
schedule of events
noon Collegian alumni
- reception —Alumni
Lounge, 104 Old Main
Balloon launch --
Penn State vs.
I Beaver Stadium
sth annual Alumni
Nittany Lion Inn
Penn State Glee •
Hypnotist James J.
Presented by the
4 - 8 p.m.
College fans might have about painting it.
Ever since he was a small cub, the Nittony
Lion has been faced with threats from fans
of opposing schools.
"We've been receiving anonymous .
threats against our lion," Lewis said.
"We've all got to be there in full force to
.and the Student
Foundation for the
• Homecoming Mass
Dedication of indoor
Open house at indoor
Awards ceremony --
HUB Ballroom •
4 - 6 p.m%
Some graduates honored with Distinguished Alumnus Award
By JULIE KIBELBEK
Collegian Staff Writer
Whakdo a decorated NASA astronaut, an
Academy Award winning screenwriter, a
Nobel prize recipient and the retired
chairman of Rockwell International have
in common? Besides representing the
cream of the crop in their respective
professions, they are all University
Each has also been honored with a
Distinguished Alumnus Award a
medallion presented annually to five
University alumni "whose personal life,
profession 4 achievements and
community service exemplify the
objectives of the Penn State College."
Astron - aut Paul J. Weitz, who received
the award in 1974, spent 28 days in space
aboaicr the 9rbiting space laboratory
Skylab Inn 1973. A recipient of the NASA
Distinguished Service Medal, he
graduated fiorn the University in 1954 with
a bachelor's , degree in aerospace -
Julius J. Epstein graduated from the
University in 1931 and went on to become a
successful screenwriter. . Working with his
brother Philip, who is also a University
alumnus, he wrote "The Tender Trap,"
"Fanny" - and "Casablanca," for which he
-won the Academy Award for Best .
Screenplay in 1942. - •
Two other Distinguished Alumni are
leaders in the field of wildlife
conservation. Twin brothers Frank C. and
John C. Craighead majored in science at
Penn State, graduated in 1939, and went on
to earn doctorates at the University of
Michigan --Frank in bio-ecology and John
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in conservation and forestry.
The brothers share a deep concern about
wild river and endangered - species
preservation. They have collaborated on
books, magazine articles and motion .
pictures that cover a range of topics, from
survival and wildflower identification to
falconry and grizzly bear observation.
Biochemist Paul Berg, class of '4B, is
another of the University's famous
graduates. His research in gene splicing,
or the transfer of DNA from one organism
to another, earned him a 1980 Nobel Prize
Both critical and popular success have
greeted Vance Packard, class of '36, in his
career as a writer. In addition to having
had articles published in "Atlantic,"
"Harper's Bazaar" and "Look," Packard
wrote "The Hidden Persuaders," "The
Status Seekers" and "The Waste Makers,"
in which he explains the findings and
trends of the social sciences to laymen
, Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient
Marion Dougherty, whO graduated from
the University in 1943, has made her mark
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in the entertainment world as a casting
director. The list of box office winners she
cast includes "Midnight Cowboy," "The
Sting," "The Great Gatsby," "Hawaii"
and "The Way We Were."
Another successful graduate, Willard F.
Rockwell Jr., became a powerful
Pittsburgh industrialist after graduating
in 1935 with a bachelor's degree in
industrial engineering. His drive molded
the giant corporation Rockwell
International, which manufactures
aircraft misseles and reactors
A student paints a window outside 1
HUB prior to last year's Homecomi