The Collegian : the weekly newspaper of Behrend College. (Erie, PA) 1989-1993, September 23, 1993, Image 2

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Behrend Briefs
Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Speaker
Series: Dr. Jerome B. Schneewind, professor of philosophy and
former chair of the Department of Philosophy at the Johns
Hopkins University, Baltimore, will speak on "Skepticism,
Morality, and Religious Toleration" in the Reed Lecture Hall on
Friday, Sept. 24th at noon. The next speaker will be Dr. Peter
Duesberg in the Lecture Hall on Thursday, Sept. 30th.
Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities: Attention
juniors and seniors: find out about the Fullbright, Truman,
Mellon, Rhodes, and British Marshall Scholarships as well as
other funded study opportunities. Many have fall deadlines, so
speed is essential in applying. A complete list is posted opposite
the glass research display cases on the second floor of Reed.
Contact Clarence Bonnen (898-6393) or Mari Trenkle (898-6160).
Learning Assistance Center: located on the second floor of
the new library, Room 203, assists students by helping them to
better understand material that is taught in class. Free individual
tutoring is available in areas like physics, Spanish, math,
psychology, and study skills. Tutoring hours are posted in the
Center for students to sign up or students may just walk in. For
more information, call Bob Patterson, director of the Center, at
Astronomy Open House: will be in the Reed Lecture Hall on
Tuesday, Sept. 28th at 8 p.m. The Open House, titled "The
Rabbit in the Moon," will be hosted by Dr. Roger Knacke,
professor of physics and head of the college's Division of Science.
Weather permitting, the moon will be viewed at the college
observatory. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more
information or to make a reservation, call the Penn State-Behrend
Division of Science at 898-6105.
Study Skills Workshop Series: will present "Improving
Reading Rate and Comprehension—Part 2" on Monday, Sept 27th
in room 57 of the Academic Building (ground floor) from 5 - 6
Commencement: for summer and fall 1993 graduates is
scheduled for Saturday, January 8, 1994 at 11:00 a.m. in Erie Hall
(snow date - January 9).
Caps/Gowns Orders Are Due: no later than October 22 in
the bookstore. Undergraduate baccalaureate keepsake cap and
gown is $17.60, associate are $12.50, and graduate rental is
Women's Soccer Club Meeting: is Tuesday, October 5, at
7 p.m. in the Erie Hall classroom. If you are unable to attend
this meeting, please contact Michelle at X 6591 or Dan Perritano,
men's soccer coach-Erie Hall.
Student Manager Wanted: for the men's basketball team. It
is an ideal work experience for anyone interested in coaching,
management, or sports administration. The manager will have a
role in practice and game operation, travel with the team to all
road games, video work, community projects, and other
administrative duties. If you are interested and eligible for work
study, contact coach Chris Gilmartin at X 6017 or stop by in Erie
Hall office #B.
PSU Education Abroad Workshop: Representatives from
University Park's Office of International Programs will visit Penn
State-Behrend on Monday, October 4 from noon - 1:30 p.m. in
the Reed Conference Room to talk about PSU's many new study
abroad programs. All interested students, faculty and staff are
invited. For more information contact Mari Trenkle, X 6160.
Lion Ambassadors: selling Penn State Creamery ice cream
cones on October Ist at the Wintergarden from 3 - 6 p.m., and on
October 2nd at the soccer field from 11 - 4 p.m. October 2nd rain
location: Reed Building.
Medical Assist
On Wednesday, September 15, a student was hit in the forehead while playing
intramural softball. She was transported by Brookside Fire Department to
Hamot Medical Center to be checked. She returned to campus later that
Harassing and Obscene Phone Calls
On Friday and Saturday, September 17th and 18th, a student received a series of
harassing phone calls which eventually turned into obscene calls. The
incident is under investigation
Underage Drinking
On Sunday, September 19, a student was stopped in the Perry Hall parking lot
because he had a bottle of beer in his possession. The alcohol was taken for
evidence and the student was cited.
Unlawful Entry
On Monday. September 20 two males were climbing on the side wall of the new
library. They were advised that they were not allowed to do that on campus.
Harassment by Communications
On Tuesday, September 21 a person was threatened by a known individual that
he was going to get beaten up. The individual threatened to bring up car loads
of people beat him up. The individual never came to campus. Charges are
pending as the incident is under investigation.
Greetings and salutations! This week I'll discuss some of the
many functions of the Student Government Association.
To start, we are the major registering body of Penn State-Behrend
for all clubs. We allocate money to clubs, through budgets they
submit, for activities and events that are held on campus. SGA also
co-sponsors many events throughout the year. One example is this
weekend's All-U-Day at University Park.
When a new groups forms, they must submit their constitution to
SGA for approval. When policies need to be changed or updated,
they are brought to us for revision.
Many organizations are represtented on SGA including: Commuter
Council, Interfraternity Council, Panhellinic Council, Joint Resident
Council, Multi-Cultural Council, and the Student Programming
Council. Those clubs and organizations that do not have direct
representation are represented through the Student Organizations
The SGA office is located downstairs in the Reed Building and if
questions arise they can be brought to the office.
We have one seat open for a Commuter Senator. If you are
interested in becoming a senator contact Hal Coffey at x 6721 or the
SGA office at x 6489.
Freshmen elections will be held next week on Tuesday
September 28 and Wednsday September 29 in the Mail
Room area and in the Science Building, respectively.
All freshmen should vote for the election because the
candidates will be your voice on SGA.
Last, SGA is holding a leadership retreat at Camp Judson on
October 15,16, and 17. The retreat is open to all students. Those
interested should contact your club president or Sam Epps at SGA.
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Applications are available in the
office of Student Activities until
September 29, 1993
Thursday, September 23, 1993
Jason DeMute
SGA Vice President
In the article "New Greek
Guidelines Cause Stir," Mike
Libidinsky was misquoted in the
second paragraph. It should read:
"to improve students' scholarship
and provide them with more
academic programming."
The first change in the
guidelines in column two should
read: "...the exclusion of
provisional and/or non-degree
students from rushing, pledging,
and/or associating..."
The second paragraph in
column two should be changed
to: "...semester so they can
establish a solid grade base before
pledging/associating (grade
requirements are by individual
chapter policy). Executive
members of IFC and Panhellenic
must have a 2.5 cumulative
average to hold office...", not a
2.5 GPA requirement for all