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16—The Daily Collegian Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1986
New course designed
students from getting
By ADRIANNE G. BROWN
Collegian Science Writer
Having problems with cockroaches
or with getting rid of them? A new
entomology course may offer some
help in dealing with these and other
"Coping With The Insect World," a
new two-credit course to be offered
this fall, is designed to teach students
how to handle problems with lice,
cockroaches and termites. It will also
inform students about insect manage
ment and the use of pesticides, in
cluding the harmful effects of such
"We will make the course relevant
to the real world," said Robert Snet
singer, a professor of entomology
who will be teaching the course.
For example, residents of a cock
roach-infested apartment often have
to weigh the hazard of disease from
the cockroaches against the hazards
of the toxic dangers of insecticides,
"We would lay one (alternative)
against the other, give ( the students)
the knowlddge and help them develop
the reasoning, instead of just accept
ing a recommendation," Snetsinger
The course will use both practical
and scientific approaches to under-
This is the Fall 1986 Orientation schedule for new
and returning graduate students. These programs
are designed to assist you in becoming familiar with
University Park and the State College area. We
hope that you will attend as many programs as
possible. If you need more information please call
o ats at k o la us at 814-865-4211 or stop by our office at 305 Kern
q v a— • *at Building. We are here to help YOU!
Come talk to members of the GSA and see what we have to offer you. We'll have the new
Guide to Grad Life, the GSA Newsletter, information on our Orientation programs,
applications for our group Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan and lots of other helpful and
interesting material. Representatives of Penn State's 300 other student organizations will be
AREA HEALTH CARE/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Wednesday, August 27 4:30-5:30 p.m. 102 Kern
Representatives from Ritenour Health Center, the Child Development Council of Centre
County, Family Health Services of State College and Bellefonte, and the Centre Community
Hospital will discuss area health care facilities for individuals and families. A question and
answer session will follow the discussion. Refreshments will be.served.
SURVIVING PENN STATE AND STATE COLLEGE
Wednesday, August 27 7:30-9:00 p.m. 112 Kern
An informal presentation by returning Penn State grad students and members of the
University staff designed to help You "survive" your first months in the area and deal with the
! Univrsity red tape. Questions will be answered at the end of the program. If we don't know
the answer we will get one for you.
Join us for a glass of wine and a chance to meet and talk with University President Bryce
Jordan, the Deans and staff of the Graduate School and the Colleges, members of the
Graduate Student Association, representatives of the Division of Student Services staff, and
administrators from all areas of the University.
INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WORKSHOP
Thursday, August 28 7:00-9:00 p.m. 112 Kern
The I.D.P. is someting that every teaching assistant or future teaching assistant should be
aware of and utilize. Teaching is a very large responsibility. T.A.s should be concerned for
quality of their teaching abilities. The I.D.P. has many programs and services to develop,
improve and assess your abilities as a teacher. Come to this workshop designed to introduce
you to the facilities of the Instructional Development Program.
Tuesday, September 2 7:30-9:00 p.m. 101 Kern
The most important thing you can learn as a graduate student is when to stop studying and
relax a little. Come find out what recreation opportunities exist on campus and in the
OUTDOOR CHILDREN'S CARTOONS
Wed., Sept. 3 8:15-9:45 p.m. Eastview Terrace
All your children are sure to enjoy the great selection of cartoons. Join us outdoors behind 516
FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE—THE AFRICAN QUEEN
Thursday, September 4 9:00-11:00 p.m.
Fisher Plaza (in front of Kern)
Bring a blanket or lawn chair, some refreshments, and enjoy a great film under the stars. Rain
date is Tuesday, Sept. 9.
OUTDOOR CONCERT featuring THE EARTH TONES
Saturday, September 6 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Fisher Plaza (in front of Kern)
Conic sit in the sun and enjoy the music. A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon while you
wait for the kickoff of the 100th season of Nittany Lion Football! Rain location: Kern
All graduate students are members of the GSA Assembly and all are always welcome to attend
our meetings. Delegates to the Assembly are the voting members. GSA has provided your
department head with all the information regarding the duties of an Assembly delegate. The
method of choosing delegates is left up to each department. If you would like to become a
delegate please contact your department head.
THESIS WRITING WORKSHOP
Wednesday, September 10 3:30-4:30 p.m. 112 Kern
The Thesis Editor will explain the rules of thesis preparation, deadlines to submit material and
what is expected of you when you turn in your thesis.
GSA HAPPY ,HOUR featuring Disk Jockey Ray Anthony
Friday, September 19 5:00-7:00 p.m. 102 Kern
GSA has a Happy Hour once each month for all grads and their guests 21 or over. There is
something special at this happy Hour, dance music! Proof of age is required at the door.
stand the need for insecticides and
the problems of using them. This will
enable students to reach their own
decision, he said.
"We hope to emphasize the scientif
ic part so they can make decisions on
the practical part," he said.
C.W. Pitts, head of the Department
of Entomology and instructor of the
course, said "Coping With the Insect
World" will also examine insect prob
lems affecting entire communities,
such as the bacillus fly which trans
mits the bubonic plague. The benefi
cial roles of insects, such as
pollination and honey production, will
also he taught, he added.
Although he plans to bring live
insects to the class, Snetsinger says
he recognizes the moral issues of
exposing students to insects and sub
jecting them to danger and discom
fort in order to make a point. For
example, one teacher in Michigan
filled, his classroom with 5,000 mos
quitos, which resulted in one of his
students contracting a disease.
The rights of the student is an
important concern, he added.
Pitts said he and Snetsinger will
occasionally use costumes to illiis
trate the lectures and keep things
lively. For example, during the Civil
War, insects transmitted a great
number of diseases and caused many
The Graduate Student Association
STUDENT ACTIVITIES ORGANIZATION FAIR
Wednesday, August 27 and Thursday, August 28
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.. HUB Fishbowl
WELCOME TO PSU/WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION
Thursday, August 28 5:00-6:30 p.m. 102 Kern
GSA ASSEMBLY MEETING
Tuesday, September 9 7:15 p.m. 101 Kern
problems because of the• crowded
conditions within the armies. Pitts
and Snetsinger will dress up as sol
diers. They will discuss the problems
the insects are causing and will refer
to lice as "blue-bellies" and "gray
backs" like the Confederate and
"It is not going to be a theater, but
it will be done on occasion, every 3-4
weeks or so," Snetsinger added.
Many myths and bad images are
associated with insects and entomo
logists, Snetsinger said. "People
have false impressions; they depict
entomologists as mad scientists. In
the movies, the entomologist is al
ways the nerd."
"We felt that there was a need for
people to have a greater understand
ing of both insects and the use of
pesticides. We're tired of the image
that people have," Snetsinger said.
For example, "women are generally
taught to think insects are yucky
from childhood," he added.
"There are opportunities for many
young women in entomology, but
women do not enter for the same
reason (they) don't have toy air
planes. Women are supposed to react
in a certain way when boys throw a
cockroach (down their backs)," he
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