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29 Graduates To Be Cited For Scholastic Achievement [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 24 August 1961
29 Graduates To Be Cited For Scholastic Achievement Twenty-nine Kent students will be graduated with special honors Saturday at Memorial Gymnasium. Leading the 359 undergraduate candidates will be Laverne D. Yut, an Arts and Science student with better than a 3.8 average for four years of scholastic work, who will be graduated "summa cum laude." Four students will be graduated "magna cum laude." They are Barbara L. Bailey, Judith N. Miller and Helen Loftus Oswald, all of the College of Education, and Robert E. Johnson of the College of Business Administration. Twenty-four students will be graduated "cum laude." Twentyone of these students are in the College of Education. They are Ruth Mabel Adams, Eleanor Mae Beadle, Nola Rae Bohl, Mary Elizabeth Miller Corbett, Ruth B. Dessum, Jane H. Fowler, Faye G. Hollinger, Polly Judd, Ruth Kuhlke, John Michael Leicher, Ruth Elizabeth Linamen, Marilyn Mills Lipster, Erwin A. Podges, Mary J. Sliva Sabol, Kaye Spielhaupter, Irene Spittorf, Jennie...
Fenn President To Speak at Commencement Saturday [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 24 August 1961
Fenn President To Speak at Commencement Saturday Dr. G. Brooks Earnest, president of Fenn College, will be the speaker at Kent State University's 48th annual summer commencement program Saturday. The colorful ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in Memorial Gymnasium. President George A. Bowman will award 627 graduate and undergraduate degrees. There are 268 candidates for master's degrees equaling the record set last year. On the graduate level, President Bowman will confer 77 master of arts degrees, 11 master of business administration degrees and 180 master of education degrees. Candidates for undergraduate degrees include: College of Arts and Sciences, 60; College of Business Administration, 50; College of Education, 221; College of Fine and Professional Arts, 28. The 627 candidates represent 142 towns and cities in 30 Ohio counties, as well as Florida, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Germany, Japan, Paraguay, Aus...
Registrar Meets Needs Of Increased Enrollment [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 24 August 1961
Registrar Meets Needs Of Increased Enrollment Throughout the year the Registrar's Office is a busy place. Thus far this year there have been 4,500 interviews with prospective students, 63,699 letters have been received, 13,378 changes have been made in students' programs, 833 teaching certificates have been processed, 884 draft deferment applica- tions and numerous other material have been handled. One of the big problems this year was arranging for a record of 9,000 full-time students to schedule an adequate selection of Fall classes. To meet the requirements of this record enrollment the University has resorted to the technique of pre-registration. Just before the end of the Spring term students made out trial study programs for the Fall Quarter and left them with their advisor or at the Registrar's Office. Other registration material has been mailed to students during the summer. With these papers returned to the Registrar's Office, students are registered and avoid having to que...
Visiting Lecturer Warns Education for "Gifted" Has Pitfalls [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 24 August 1961
Visiting Lecturer Warns Education for "Gifted" Has Pitfalls Brian Holmes, a visiting lecturer from the University of London, asked to comment on the present emphasis in the United States on special education for the "gifted student," warned against an uncritical acceptance of such programs. A former teacher of highly selected English children, Professor Holmes said in a recent interview, "Our system in England of grouping students together on the basis of academic ability, particularly at the secondary school level, has been under fire for many years now." Under this system some 20-per-cent of the age group are selected on the basis of IQ, arithmetic and English tests to receive in separate schools an enriched program the orientation of which is college preparatory. Only specially selected or "gifted" teachers tend to teach in these schools. He pointed out that ability grouping on the basis of academic achievement has undoubtedly tended to re-enforce the hierarchical class structure...
7 ROTC Cadets To Be Commissioned [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 24 August 1961
7 ROTC Cadets To Be Commissioned Seven ROTC cadets will be commissioned second lieutenants in the Army and Air Force Reserves at the Kent State University commencement exercises Saturday. Army commissions will be awarded to Theodore F. Scheffler, Dana E. Gates, Richard E. Lake and Joseph D. O'Brien. Air Force commissions will go to Frank H. Christian, Joseph M. Grimm and Arnold D. Roth. The commissions will be presented by Lt. Col. G. Neil Wilcox, professor of military science and head of the Army ROTC unit at Kent.
Students Say Intellectual Curiosity Bows To Job Training in College [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 24 August 1961
Students Say Intellectual Curiosity Bows To Job Training in College Many of today's college students are going to college primarily for job training rather than intellectual stimulation. This was the majority opinion of those interviewed at random on campus Friday by the KSU Summer News. This week's question was "Do you think the majority of students go to college primarily for job training rather than intellectual stimulation?" Here are the thought-provoking answers of 12 students to this question: Ted Doll, geology major from Stow ... "I believe the majority of students are here for job training. The only way to land a job with a future is to have college training. My parents are financing my college education and I owe it to them to get training for a job." William Glover, industrial production and administration major from Sidney . . . "The majority come here for job training, but by the time they're upperclassmen they begin to realize the need for knowledge of things other than...
Dr. Wenger Reports Summer School Fills Grad Student Needs [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 24 August 1961
Dr. Wenger Reports Summer School Fills Grad Student Needs (EDITORS NOTE: Dr. Roy E. Wenger, former acting dean of the Graduate School, has completed a study on the first 25 years of graduate study at Kent State University. Here is the third and final condensed installment of his report.) Much is being written about the "full-year university". Kent State University has long had such an arrangement available to those students who choose it. The summer quarter is equivalent in requirements, standards, and staff to a quarter during the regular year. This tradition seems to be a reasonable and workable one and a discussion of summer sessions should take these local facts into account. Requirements for the Master of Arts and the Master of Education degrees include 12 quarter hours of work taken while in full-time residence. For most students the opportunity to get this full-time residence comes during the summer sessions. * * * The summer sessions give many graduate students the opportuni...
The KSU SUMMER NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 24 August 1961
The KSU SUMMER NEWS The Kent State University Summer News is published weekly by the Extension Service and Special Activities office as a means of keeping students and faculty informed of activity at the University. Regular publication day has been Thursday. This is the last issue of the summer. Publication of the Daily Kent Stater will be resumed Fall quarter. Editor of the Summer News is Richard P. Goodrick. The Summer News office phone numbers are 272 and 371.
Dr. Olsen Explains Honors Program To Offer, Demand More [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 24 August 1961
Dr. Olsen Explains Honors Program To Offer, Demand More (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of a two-part series on the Honors Program at Kent State University. Material for the series has been digested from a report prepared by Dr. James Olsen, director of the Honors Program.) The operation of the Honors Program in 1961-62 will involve both modified and additional features. Criteria for admission to Honors study are now considerably more strict. Even the highest ACTP composite percentile rank enables admission only with a high school ranking in at least the 80th percentile. Likewise, irrespective of high school ranking, a minimum ACTP composite percentile of 80 is a requisite. Additionally a minimum percentile rank of 90 on the ACTP English test is specified. Despite these altered criteria, the list of invitees for 1961-62 numbers 132 as compared with a total of 114 a year ago. * * * Five academic departments, economics, French, geography, industrial arts, and mathematics, that were...
Summer Theatre Season Offers Six Productions [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 20 June 1962
Summer Theatre Season Offers Six Productions A full season of six plays will be offered this year by the KSU Summer Theatre. All performances will be in the airconditioned E. Turner Stump Theatre. Opening the season, July 3-7, will be Thornton Wilder's "Our Town." It will be followed by "Ah, Wilderness," July 10-14; "Arsenic and Old Lace," July 1721; "Twelfth Night," July 24-28; "The Mousetrap," July 31-Aug. 4, and "Uncle Tom's Cabin," Aug. 7-11. Prof. G. Harry Wright is managing director of the KSU Summer Theatre which will use university players and drama students from other schools. The theatre staff also includes Bedford Thurman, William Zucchero, Louis O. Erdmann, and Earle E. Curtis, all of the KSU speech department. Admission for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights will be $1; on Friday and Saturday nights 51.50 will be charged. Economy tickets of $6 worth of admissions for $5 are available. For reservations contact the Kent State University Theatre Box Office, Music and Sp...
Official Predicts 4,700 Enrollment [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 20 June 1962
Official Predicts 4,700 Enrollment The official count on the number of students enrolled for the first summer session was not available at press time. However, Dr. Charles E. Atkinson, University registrar, made a pre-enrollment prediction of some 4,700 students. This would be about 200 above the record number, 4,557, that enrolled last year for the first summer session. Of the estimated 4,700 students now on campus, approximately 1,900 are graduate students.
KSU Music Camp Concert Is Sunday In Recital Hall [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 20 June 1962
KSU Music Camp Concert Is Sunday In Recital Hall The first of two concerts by the School of Music's Fifth Annual Music Camp will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in Recital Hall. The Music Camp, designed to attract high school students with an above average interest in music, opened Monday under the direction of Prof. Edward L. Masters. Masters, director of the Kent State University Band, is being assisted in the 12-day music camp by James Lotze, director of the Canton's South High School choir, and Warren DeFran, assistant director of the KSU Band. The final Band Camp concert will be Saturday, June 30, at 3 p.m. in Recital Hall.
Watts New Alumni President; University Gets $12,500 Gift [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 20 June 1962
Watts New Alumni President; University Gets $12,500 Gift Watson L. Watts, a 1940 business administration graduate and a former vice president of the Ohio Jaycees, is the new president of the Kent State University Alumni Association. Watts is a Kent insurance man. He served three years as a member of the Alumni Executive Council. His election was announced at the President's Luncheon which traditionally follows the Spring Quarter Commencement. Also announced at the luncheon was an alumni gift of $12,500 to the University Development Fund. The alumni also announced the election of Edward Zink, a 1943 liberal arts graduate, as vice president. Zink, a Canton attorney, served two years as a member of the Alumni Executive Council. Miss Ann Gray, a 1948 graduate, was re-elected recording secretary. A Kent resident. Miss Gray does free-lance public relations work. Elected to the executive council were Kenneth Nash, a 1930 education graduate and now a Cleveland attorney; Walt Seifert, a 1934...
Ellsasser Opens Summer Artists Series Tomorrow [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 20 June 1962
Ellsasser Opens Summer Artists Series Tomorrow Richard Ellsasser, a former child prodigy from Cleveland, will open the Summer Artist Series with an organ concert tomorrow night. The concert will be in University Auditorium at 8:30 p.m. The program is open to the public without charge. Ellsasser, hailed as "The Paganini of the Concert Organ," has memorized and performed the entire 250 organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Ellsasser has made more than 1,500 concert appearances. The young organist made his first public appearance at the age of seven when he toured the Eastern states and appeared with some of the leading symphonies. His musical training began before the age of two when it was discovered he had perfect pitch. He began study under his father who was head of the Cleveland Conservatory of Music and a member of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. By the age of three Ellsasser was able to play from memory any hymn or ballad. Ellsasser was graduated from high school with honors ...
Artists Series To Present II Free Programs [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 20 June 1962
Artists Series To Present II Free Programs Return engagements by the Cleveland Summer Orchestra, William Warfield and Carmen Cavallaro are featured in the University's 1962 Summer Artists Series. The Summer Artists Series is offered free of charge to students and the general public as a cultural service of the University. This will be the 16th consecutive year for performances of the Cleveland Summer Orchestra at KSU. Because of the popularity of these events, the two concerts will be held in Memorial Gymnasium which has a seating capacity of 6,500. The first concert will be on June 27; the other on August 7. Both Warfield, a baritone, and Cavallaro, a pianist, performed to capacity audiences in their performances in last year's Summer Artists Series. This year Warfield will appear on July 26 and Cavallaro on Aug. 16. Both concerts will be in University Auditorium. Other programs are: Tomorrow night, Richard Ellsasser, organist, University Auditorium. June 24 and June 30, Kent Music...
Summer Speech Clinic To Open Tomorrow [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 20 June 1962
Summer Speech Clinic To Open Tomorrow Kent State University's 17th Annual Summer Speech Clinic opens tomorrow in the Music and Speech Center. The five-week clinic is designed to aid children with speech and hearing defects. Twenty children will receive individual and group therapy. Parents of the children enrolled in the clinic will receive special guidance also. Dr. Edward C. Hutchinson, KSU speech instructor, is in charge of the clinic.