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Behrend briefs
Top of the Hill Club is selling Libby Pilsner
style stemware filled with Hershey's Kisses in front
of the Library Monday, November 27 to
Wednesday, November 30 or until supplies last.
Am 1450 WPSE is looking for reliable, exciting,
energetic individuals interested in several areas of our
broadcast operation. We need a play-by-play
announcer for Behrend women's basketball home
games. We also need assistants in our newsroom.
Plus, anyone interested in being a DJ in the future is
invited to learn how to be a board-operator, which is
a prerequisite for doing record shows. Sports
announcers call Brett Banker (6280. News and
future DJs call Fred Anzivino (6171) or Ken Bunting
Flu vaccines will continues to be administered by
the Health Center until November 30. The $6 will be
charged to your bill.
Deadline for study abroad is extended to
Wednesday, November 22 for the fall semester 1990
and 1990-1991 full-year programs. Contact Mari
Trenkle at 898-6160 or stop by the Glennhill
Farmhouse for more information.
Alpha Phi Omega would like everyone to place all
Campbell soup labels and Giant Eagle and Loblaws
receipts in the drop boxes located in each division
office and the RUB desk. Proceeds will go towards
purchasing computer equipment for Diehl
Performing Arts Series will feature hand bell
musician Frank Bowker in Reed Lecture - Hall on
Wednesday, December 6 at g'pm.
The 41st Annual Hanging of the Greens will
take place on Friday, December 8 at 7 pm in the
Behrend Chapel, Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. The
blue bus will be available for students wishing to
attend and will leave the Reed Union Parking lot at
6:30 pm. For more information contact the Office of
Student Activities at 6171.
The Behrend Concert Choir will present a
Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 9 at 8 pm
in the Wintergarden in the Reed Union Building.
Admission is $2.
If you have anything you would like to see in the
Behrend Briefs, please drop them off in Mailbox
An open forum on changes in society over the
past 25 years Monday November 27 at 8 pm in
Niagara. Come find out what your professors think
and voice your own opinions.
The student relations committee needs a
few good people for the spring semester 90. For
more information see Esalete or Sandy in the SGA
office as soon as possible.
The second annual bench press
competition, sponsored by the Barbell club, will be
held in the weight room 7 pm, Thursday, December
8. Winner in each division takes half the pot in each
of the five division. There is a $5 entry fee to be paid
at the start of competition. Sign up in the weight
room now, there will be a minimum of 3 contestants
per division.
Attention Collegian Staff: There will be
no more Collegian meetings this semester. Remeber,
you must have your 7 articles in by December 4 to
pass the class.
Education Abroad program offered
Behrend student new opportunity
by Janet. Ocampo
Collegian Staff Writer
The Education Abroad
Program offered Behrend
sophomore Alicia Gebhardt. the
opportunity to discover the
Spanish language and culture.
Gebhardt was able to do this
as a student of the "immersion"
program at the Universidad
Interamericana at San German,
Puerto Rico during her
sophomore semester, in the
spring of 1989.
Her experience abroad began
when she arrived at the
Universidad Interamericana in
January of 1989. Alicia was one
of 11 Penn State students who
were studying at the Universidad.
As a participant whose
Political Science major focuses
on Latin American Studies,
Gebhardt found her course load to
be an enriching experience.
Previous classroom experience
with Spanish 001 enabled Alicia
to fulfill all 12 credits of
intensive Spanish with Spanish
002, 003, and a cultural studies
class, along with conversation.
Police Report: fire alarm, phone
calls, and thefts all investigated
Investigations are continuing
for three incidents involving the
theft of campus property.
A clock, valued at
approximately $175, was stolen
from the dining area outside the
Wintergreen Cafe. The theft was
reported by the Maintenance
Department on November 14.
The Computer Center reported
the theft of a computer accessory
kit valued at $4O. The exact date
of the theft, which was reported
on November 17, is unknown.
Traffic signs were reported
missing from the parking lot near
the campus apartments on
November 13. In what may be a
related case, a yield sign and three
no-parking signs were recovered
from a wooded area near the
apartments on the same date.
Hoffman believes the signs are
campus property but was not sure
they were the same signs reported
Anyone with information
pertaining to these cases is asked
to contact the Department of
Police and Safety at Extention
As an update on the police
crack-down on habitual parking
violators, Hoffman reported that
four students have had their
parking privileges revoked for
repeated violations. Nine
additional students are on
probationary status.
Hoffman reported that his
department follows standard
university policy in suspending
The Collegian Wednesday, November 22,1989
Since the students at the
Universidad mainly spoke
Spanish, Alicia found herself
learning about Spanish heritage
in as well as out of the
Adjustment to the daily
routine and culture enabled
Gebhardt to observe the
differences between the two
societies: "Since the students at
the Universidad were similar to
her American counterpart, any
sort of culture shock was minor.
Students of the Universidad know
Americans and are friendly
towards them." While students in
Puerto Rico are more fashion
conscious, couple-oriented, and
go to more discos, they also
travel to the malls of San Juan,
eat American fast food, and go on
beach outings.
While studying abroad, Alicia
was able to explore the cultural
heritage and beauty of sites
outside the Universidad
Interamericana. She enjoyed
visits to the rainforest, caves,
indian reservations, the beaches
of San Juan and Ponce, and the
Bacardi Rum factory, and spent
privileges after nine violations.
He cautions students that the nine
violations can be paid or unpaid.
"As of nine violations," he said,
"we suspend."
Suspensions last for 15
semester-weeks; credit is not
given for weeks during semester
breaks; and fall semester
suspensions will carry over to the
spring semester.
The Collegian
Published weekly by the students of Behrend College, Erie, Pa
(814) 898-6488
Member of College Press Service
Assistant Editor.... Todd J. Irwin
Entertainment Editor.... Robb Frederick
Sports Editor.... John Musser
Columns Editor.... Rob Prindle
Copy Editor.... Rob Farnham
Photo Coordinator.... Rick Brooks
Business Manager.... Stan Lefes
Advertising Manager..... Christie Redmond
Layout Editor.... Chris Kocott
Advisor.... Dr. Mike Simmons
The Collegian is a student-edited newspaper
Spring Break in the Dominican
Republic. Since the Dominican
Republic is a third-world country,
Alicia was able to meet South
Americans and Haitians.
Gebhardt's trip to Puerto Rico
began out of interest to relate her
major in Latin American Studies
to a broadening travel experience.
As a sophomore, the Spanish
immersion program was one of
two Penn State language
curricula available to her.
The program at the
Universidad Interamericana at San
German, Puerto Rico, is one of
the various programs available to
students with limited foreign
language background. Students
can gain some knowledge of
foreign language while taking
classes towards most Behrend and
University majors.
Students interested in learning
more about studying abroad may
contact Mari Trenkle at 898-6150
for a listing of various
curriculum available through the
Education Abroad Programs.
The enforcement of the
suspension policy is one way the
department addresses the parking
problem at Behrend. "We either
need more spaces or fewer cars,"
Hoffman said. "By suspending
frequent violators and getting
them off campus, we hope to
make it easier for people who
obey regulations to find easy and
accessible parking."
Editor.... James Martin