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Building Fund Boosted $20,000 [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
Building Fund Boosted $20,000 Congressman Dow Harter and Dr. K. C. Leebrick have succeeded in adding approximately $20,000 to the present building fund, bringing the total to $1,173,728, it was announced at the board of trustees meeting Saturday. 4 The additional $20,000 obtained through Dr. Leebrick's conference "with WPA officials in Chicago will fee used for equipment and furniture in the McGilvrey hall science building. Of the total funds ap propriated, the state has been responsible for $648,241. University officials announced the retaining of Lincoln Hackim as Athletic news director for six months beginning with Dec. 1. The speech department was authorized to employ another speech professor
Blair’s English Plan Commended [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
Blair’s English Plan Commended A report of the experimental program conducted in the freshman English classes by Dean John L. Blair received high commendation recently by representatives of the National Conference of Teachers in English, it was announced today. The report, sent to the national conference by Kent State for publishment in their yearbook, concerns the coordination experiment carried on by last year's freshmen classes. Yearbook representatives say the report was very interesting. ,
Goes to Chicago [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
Goes to Chicago PROF. G. HARRY WRIGHT of the department of speech has been invited to appear on the program at the annual convention of the National Association of Teachers of Speech and the American Education Theatre association, to be held in Chicago, Dec. 27, 28, and 29. Professor Wright will talk on the subject, "Critic Judge Looks at the Festival and Contest."
Church Sponsors Essay Contest [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
Church Sponsors Essay Contest The Episcopal church of Kent has announced that it will sponsor an essay contest to all university students, with prizes of $2O and $lO going to the first and second place winners. The topic to be written on is "The Plaee of the Church on the Campus." All essays are to be submit ted to Miss Marguerite Lamar in the president's office, sometime before Christmas vacation begins. &gt;. Announcement of the contest was made by the Rev. Stephen Kelker, pastor of the Episcopal church. Reverend Kelker said in effect that the contest might serve to indicate Kent State's "personality" in reaction to certain religious conceptions and emotions,
Pomp, Splendor Mark Annual Theatre Formal [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
Pomp, Splendor Mark Annual Theatre Formal Unique decorations lent an attractive air to the University 1 theatre formal last Saturday night as more than 125 couples danced to the rhythm of Alf Bottomley and his orchestra at the annual winter formal. Constructed by the thespians, the decorations were parts of scenery used by the theatre in play productions. At the intermission of the dance, the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority was awarded the coveted cup given annually to the Greek organization having sold the largest number of University theatre tickets.
Stadium Grading Ahead of Schedule [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
Stadium Grading Ahead of Schedule Work on the Kent State university stadium has been progressing on schedule as the rough grading contracted to finish December 10 is finished, according to John Surber, W. P. A. supervisor. Surber said it was probable that the stadium will be fit for use next fall but the decision as to whether it will be used rests with the school authorities. For those students clamoring for a dirt column it was announced that 74,000 cubic feet of it was moved in the last 10 days, when the men worked night and day in order to complete their contract.
‘Smiths Have It’ --Survey In Student Directory Reveals [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
‘Smiths Have It’ --Survey In Student Directory Reveals By Nat Floersheimer What's in a name? Probably nothing . . . but a close examination of the students directory reveals this . . . As usual the "Smiths" rank first with a total of 30, Millers are second in line with 21, Williams' third with 18, and Johnsons and Myers' tie for fourth with 14 apiece. There are 12 students whose last name is Clark, and 11 Jones'. Trailing after are 10 Davis's and 8 Wilsons and Browns. Names are colorful in that they include: Green, Brown, Black, Gray and White. In the line of animals we have: Fox, Wolf, Fish, Hare, Lamb, and Koons. The birds hold out with: Hawk, Wren, Cardinal and Crowe. Although there is no pig or pork we do have Bacon. For the parts of the body we offer .. . if spelling may be excused . . . Chinn, Lapp, Llpp, Foote, Shinn, Hand, and Hart. Then there is a Carpenter, a Taylor and a Glazier, to hold up the trade end. r • Kent also has a Knight and a Day, Summers and Winters, Marsh an...
Campusites [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
Campusites Assembly Group A congressional assembly group meeting tomorrow at 4 p. m. in 109 M, will be held according to parliamentary rules with Ed Zink servng as temporary chairman. Dr. H. D. Byrne is supervisor of the club. Freshman Party Freshmen, please notice. Your party will be held in Wills gym FriFriday from 4-6 p. m. All eligible freshmen are invited to attend. Social Dancing Becoming more popular every Wednesday, the social dancing session will again be held in Wills gym this week. Dancing time has been extended for 15 minutes as the swingers and swayers go through their motions from 8-10:15 p. m. this week. Women's Faculty Club The Women's Faculty club will hold its annual Christmas dinner party Saturday, Dec. 9 in Dowry hall at 6 p. m. Notes The university Bridge club is meeting Thursday from 7-10 p. m. in 212 Merrill. The Music club is sponsoring a dance demonstration in Moulton hall Thursday at 7:30.
Pre-Med Students Take Aptitude Quiz [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
Pre-Med Students Take Aptitude Quiz Twelve pre-med students took the Mental Aptitude tests last week under the direction of Dr. DeWeese, local representative of the Association of American Medical colleges. The two-hour test was taken by J. H. Liebert, Richard Dodson, Robert Matthews, Jack Matthews, Vergil Seibert, Bray Hawk, Harry Camp, Whitlow Show, Jerome Cope, Loren Utter, Dominic Vitangeli, and Ralph Meacham. Last year 10,411 students representing 621 schools took the tests.
Educators of Universities Meet Here Today, Tomorrow [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
Educators of Universities Meet Here Today, Tomorrow Ohio State Dean To Make Principal Address at 2 o'clock Dr. Arthur Jay Klein, dean of the school of education at Ohio State university, will give the principal address at a general assembly today at 2 p. m. in the auditorium, highlighting the meeting of the state universities' education directors here today and tomorrow. The meeting, one of several held throughout the year, will be attended by the deans of education and directors of teacher training of Ohio State, Ohio, Miami, and Bowling Green universities. The group will discuss common educational problems and visit several university classes during its two-day meeting. Dr. John L. Blair, dean of the college of education, and Dr. A. L. Heer, director of teacher training, will be hosts to the visitors. Dr. Heer will be host at a luncheon for the group at the Robin Hood this noon and Dean Blair will receive the guests at dinner at his home this evening. Education deans who will be p...
60 Visiting Parents Guests of Students [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
60 Visiting Parents Guests of Students . Despite the inclement weather, nearly 60 parents of journalism student body members turned out for the Parent's Day program yesterday. Rain and snow were the features of the day but the all-day program planned for the occassion drew many expressions of appreciation from the parents present. Dr. K. C. Leebrick welcomed the parents in a short address, while Jack Watts, Stater editor, Thurman Artz, Chestnut Burr head, and Jack Harris, Duchess editor, held open house in their respective offices immediately luncheon. After the inspection of university buildings, the group assembled at the journalism house for tea and inspection of the house.
Petty Thievery [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
Petty Thievery AN ATTRACTIVE bulletin board in the Atrium cleverly called the attention of th£ students to the Wednesday night social dances and the guest columns by dance band celebrities in the Duchess. Then, recently, someone decided the pictures of these band leaders and singers would look better in his or her room, so they were removed. A short time ago, a picture of a candidate for Homecoming queen disappeared. Kent State students should realize the bad name such petty thievery can give the university.—CP —K—
See Your Advisor [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
See Your Advisor 'J'HE DEFICIENCY marks are out, and once more Kent State students have a chance to drive hard in the second nine weeks period. It is true that many students are carrying too great a load in or out of school, or both. If the outside work of the student causes him to flunk the majority of his subjects, he is defeating his purpose. He is working outside of school to be able to get a college education, but if he can not study and pass the courses he is taking, he is working, we might say, almost for nothing. It is more expensive to make low marks and have to repeat a subject, thereby necessitating a longer period in college, than to reduce the working load and do well in the subjects that are being carried. Each student has an advisor. If a student receives a deficiency or has any problem that needs the advice of someone recognizd as an expert in education problems, the faculty advisor can do much to straighten these out. See your advisor. He can help you.—CP —K—
Assembly Periods [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
Assembly Periods gEVERAL students and faculty members have mentioned that the assemblies "struck" the same class too many times. This, it was explained, led to a valuable loss of time especially for laboratory courses. The assembly committee has announced that future assemblies will continue to be "staggered" through the day and the different days of the week. But, it states that by careful planning, no classes will be missed more than twice. This procedure will be followed the rest of this semester and the second semester, but it is hoped that bginning next fall or possibly .next summer, regular assembly periods will be scheduled. This news is gratifying for assemblies are an important high spot in the calendar of events for any university.
Kent Kampustry [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
Kent Kampustry By Earl Vacariu PEOPLE The ALPHA OMEGA gals taking up a collection from Bradysitters for Miss Pearl's going-away gift . . . congratulations to Professors K. L. Kelley and Thomas Davey for their ability to smile at an 8 o'clock . . . Ozzie Estochin in the hospital for a five-week stay looking over road maps . . . George Morris and Chuck Traver moving into the second story of the empty lot behind the football field . . . Seketary Betty Hinds on the phone - - - "Do you think we'll have time? Well, we can eat a little faster" . . . Sez Jimmy Ganas - - - "anyone that has to write letters to the editor is hard up for friends" . . . Wonder who is regularly airmailing (blackmailing) Woody Barkett? . . . Miriam Stromberg and Hal Shade in a very heated argument on the corner . . . Dick "Skeets" Snow doing homework on Brady menus . . . Barbara Garrett heralding the coming of Christmas with bells on her stockings , . . Vicky Konkel reciting "Little Fly." AND STUFF The letter to t...
One At A Time [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 4 December 1939
One At A Time By Leonard Schafitz A1 Buccilli . . . hails from Campbell, Ohio . . . boxer deluxe . . . transfer from John Carroll university . . . now on the KSU boxing team . . . will box in the annual Kent State-Courier-Tribune boxing show at Wills gym ... 5 feet 8% inches, weight 140 . . . brown eyes Alpha Phi Beta. Concerning women Al says, "At John Carroll there were no women, at Youngstown college . . . so so . . . but at Kent . . . Oh, Boy!" earnest boxer Al recommends plenty of sleep (He was awakened for this' interview) and lots of vitamins. Favorite food, spaghetti and plenty of it . . . sports: boxing, swimming, horseback riding . t. . if Al had a chance, he'd see the world . . . favorite dance band, Glen Miller . . . actor, Spencer Tracy . . . actress, Madeline Carroll ... Major, history; minor, English ... thinks "A man and his dreams" is the tops. On Saturday nights prefers to listen to Toscanini and the black hair . . . dark . . . pledge N. B. C. symphony . . . which ...