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KSU Delaying Admission Of C-High School Grad [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
KSU Delaying Admission Of C-High School Grad A newspaper story that Kent State University is relaxing its deferred admission policy and accepting freshmen with less than a C average in high school was called erroneous to- day by Richard G. Rotzel, director of admissions. Rotzel said that the Universityis accepting for classes this Fall only high school graduates with at least a C average. Admission of all other high school graduates is being deferred until the winter quarter, which starts in January, or the spring quarter, which opens in March. This procedure is a continuation of the admission policy started last fall when 449 would-be members of the freshman class who had less th«n a C average were not permitted to register until the winter and spring quarters. Adoption of the deferred admission policy is viewed by University officials as a means of meeting booming enrollment with limited facilities and funds. Dr. Charles Atkinson, University registrar, said that Kent as a state-su...
'Ah, Wilderness' Opens Tuesday Night at 8:30 [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
'Ah, Wilderness' Opens Tuesday Night at 8:30 A cast of 15 under the direction of Prof. Earle E. Curtis will recreate the light-hearted atmosphere of "Ah, Wilderness!" which opens Tuesday at the E. Turner Stump Theatre. Curtain time is 8:30 p.m. The Eugene O'Neill play will have a five-day run as the second production in the KSU Summer Theatre season. Action centers around the Fourth of July festivities of Nat and Essie Miller, and their four children, particularly teen-aged Richard. Richard, who starts an uproar by sending his young love Swinburne poetry, will be played by Tom Schirmer, a junior theatre major from Cleveland. The object of this affection is Murial McComber, portrayed by Bunny Ballance, an Akron junior majoring in theatre. Her father will be played by Kay Coughenour, a sophomore technical theatre major from Tallmadge. In the roles of Mr. and Mrs. Miller will be John Bernabei and Pat Prechtel. Bernabei is a junior majoring in theatre and public relations, while Miss Pr...
Kent Halts Start Of Day Classes At Euclid Center [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
Kent Halts Start Of Day Classes At Euclid Center Kent State University is delaying the start of day classes in Euclid until further studies of educational needs and classroom availability are made, it was announced today. William M. Stephens, director of extension and special activities, said that a Euclid area committee of civic leaders and educators will be named soon to study these problems. Stephens further stated that the Kent evening courses at Euclid High School would be expanded this fall to enable students to enroll for a full two-year college program.
Tryouts Begin for Summer Theatre's 'Mousetrap' Today [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
Tryouts Begin for Summer Theatre's 'Mousetrap' Today Tryouts for the Kent State University Theatre production of "The Mousetrap" will be held today and Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. in 303 D, Music and Speech Center. The Agatha Christie play will be directed by G. Harry Wright, professor of Speech and director of the current KSU Summer Theatre production, "Our Town." "The Mousetrap," scheduled for the E. Turner Stump Theatre July 31 to Aug. 4, will be the fifth of six productions promised by the KSU Summer Theatre. Prof. Wright said that tryouts for any Summer Theatre production are not limited to theatre or speech majors. All students are welcome.
Serenaders Quartet To Sing Operatic Selections, Folk Songs in Summer Artists' Concert Tonight [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
Serenaders Quartet To Sing Operatic Selections, Folk Songs in Summer Artists' Concert Tonight The Serenaders Male Quartet, a group combining four outstanding Chicago soloists, will present a concert tonight at 8:30 in University Auditorium The program will range from opera to folk songs and will be offered free of charge as part of the KSU Summer Artists Series. The Serenaders have appeared in many network broadcasts originating from Chicago. Directing them will be Ralph Nielsen, a tenor who has had solo roles in more than 800 TV and radio productions. He has frequently appeared as solo artist with the Chicago Symphony and with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Howard Marsh, another tenor, has been soloist with the Fort Wayne, Racine, and Duluth symphonies as well as soloist with the Apollo Club accompanied by the Chicago Symphony. The baritone of the group, Erhardt Roeske, and Lawrence Gray, basso, have both appeared with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Roeske has been soloist in various con...
White's Symphony No. 2' Earns Standing Ovation [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
White's Symphony No. 2' Earns Standing Ovation Dr. John White, KSU assistant professor of music, was given a standing ovation Wednesday, June 27, after the Cleveland Summer Orchestra performed his composition, "Sym- phony No. 2." The occasion was the orchestra's first of two summer appearances at KSU. The concert attracted a near-capacity crowd to Memorial Gymnasium. After the 75-man ensemble played "Symphony No. 2," Louis Lane, the conductor, called White onto the stage. The ovation followed. White's symphony won the Benjamin award in 1960 and was performed at the American Festival of Music in the same year. His "Prelude and Dance" was performed by the Cleveland Summer Orchestra during a 1957 concert on campus. It was also played in 1955 by the U.S. Seventh Army Symphony in Munich, Germany. White is also the composer of the opera, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," which was premiered this spring at the E. Turner Stump Theatre. The youthful faculty member received his bachelor's degree...
Rollins, Former KSU Diamond Star, Fools Major League Baseball Scouts [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
Rollins, Former KSU Diamond Star, Fools Major League Baseball Scouts Only two years ago baseball scouts were turning in reports that Rich Rollins, a second baseman on the KSU diamond squad, would never make it in the majors. Today, Rollins, a third baseman on the pennant-contending Minnesota Twins, is being touted as a good bet for rookie of the year. Rollins is high in the American League's batting race as well as in the home run and "RBI" columns. The latest tribute to Rollins' ability came from the major league players themselves. He topped the selections voted by the players for the Major League's All-Star Game which will be held Tuesday in Washington, D. C. Rollins received 184 votes. Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees was next in line with 182 votes. But back in 1960 Dr. Matt Resick, then baseball coach, was involved in a major selling job to get his infielder a chance at the big time, a chance that Resick thought was long over due. "To this day I can't understand why they ...
Watson Watts ... Plays Same Role, But Times, Audience Change [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
Watson Watts ... Plays Same Role, But Times, Audience Change In 1938 Watson Watts, a gangly KSU junior, played the role of middle-aged "Editor Webb" in the University's production of "Our Town." Today, a successful businessman and president of the KSU Alumni Association, Watts is recreating the same role in the Summer Theatre's production now running at the E. Turner Stump Theatre. The lines Watts has relearned are the same, but many other things have changed. Today he is Kent insurance underwriter, some 50 pounds heavier than the speech and English major of 24 years ago. In the current production Watt's stage son, Wally, is being played by his real-life son, Michael, 14. Another son, Jeffrey, 17, is also in the cast. Watts didn't plan all this —in fact, he never really tried out for the play. His activities with Alpha Psi Omega, dramatic honorary, set the stage for landing the role. While in the Music and Speech Center on business for the honorary, Watts ran into Prof. G. Harry Wri...
Student Activity Center [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
Student Activity Center In order to ease the crowded condition of the ''Hub" and to provide for the needs of students on an expanding campus, the University opened an "addition" to the "Hub" on the ground floor of Johnson Hall. The "addition's" official name is Student Activity Center, but the students have shortened this to "SAC." "SAC" is stocked with vending machines to dispense sandwiches, ice cream, coffee, soft drinks and milk. The center also has facilities for billiards and table tennis. A TV room is also included in the offerings of SAC. Students utilize the building for recreation, fellowship and study. Vending machines line the background as these students exchange the news of the day in the Center's lunchroom. The lunchroom at "off-hours" is sometimes an excellent place to study. An accounting major finds "SAC" a good place to do homework. Baseball is the favorite subject of these "SAC" TV viewers. Photos by john R. The Religious Office as well as the Alumni Office are h...
Barbecued Chicken Tops All-Campus Picnic Menu [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
Barbecued Chicken Tops All-Campus Picnic Menu Chickens will be barbecued over a burning charcoal pit and served hot to those attending the Seventh Annual All University Picnic Wednesday. The barbecued chicken will be served from 5 to 5:45 p.m. at the picnic which will be held on the Engleman Picnic Grounds, east of Johnson Hall. In addition to chicken the menu will include cole slaw, shrimp salad, potato chips, sweet rolls, brownies, dixie cup sundaes, fruit punch and coffee or milk. The event is open to students, faculty and all University personnel and their families. There will be games for children and adults after the meal. Picnic tickets may be obtained at the Student Activities Center on the ground floor of Johnson Hall. They are priced at $1 for adults and 60 cents for children 12 and under.
Secretaries Meet Monday on Campus For Workshop [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
Secretaries Meet Monday on Campus For Workshop The 18th Annual Workshop for Educational Secretaries will open Monday in the Kent State Student Union. More than 200 school secretaries and clerks are expected to take part in the three-day workshop. Two days of the conference will be devoted to lectures, panels and group discussions on secretarial subjects. One day of the workshop will include four concentrated sessions dealing with the subjects of business English and correspondence. The College of Business Administration and the College of Education are sponsoring the workshop in cooperation with The Ohio Association of Public School Employees. Miss Louise H. Wheeler, associate professor of Office Administration, is director of the conference.
Drs. Varney, Pfeiffer Attend Conference [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
Drs. Varney, Pfeiffer Attend Conference Two members of the Kent State University faculty attended the 17th Annual National Conference of the Teacher Education and Professional Standards Commission at Colorado State University. The five-day conference ended Saturday. Representing the University was Dr. J. Keith Varney, assistant dean for administrative services in the College of Education. Dr. Robert T. Pfeiffer, KSU's director of student teaching, represented the Ohio Education Association at the conference.
126 Invited to Join Honors Program [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
126 Invited to Join Honors Program Kent State University has invited 126 high school seniors to participate in its honors program this fall. Selection of the students is based on their high school academic standing and high school and college placement and diagnostic tests. The program is designed to provide potentially superior students more material in their courses than they would receive in a regular course. The course material is covered in greater depth and the emphasis is on individual initiative.
The KSU SUMMER NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
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 will be Thursday. Copy must be turned into Richard P. Goodrick at the offices of the Summer News, 114 Merrill Hall, by Friday noon to be included in issue of the following Thursday. The Summer News office phone numbers are 272 and 371.
Summer Art Show Opens At Van Deusen Gallery [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
Summer Art Show Opens At Van Deusen Gallery The summer showings of the University Art Gallery in Van Deusen Hall have opened with an exhibit of prints by the art faculty and present and former undergraduate and graduate students. _ • j .. c_i i a r: - Featured in the current exhibit which closes Saturday are prints by lan Short, temporary instructor at KSU in print making; George W. Palovich, graduate assistant; Darryl Groover, graduate student; Jody Klein, graduate student, and John Opie, KSU alumnus who is now an instructor at the Akron Art Institute's Professional School. Completing the show are prints by Amanda Kaiser, graduate student; Clay Walker, who completed his M.A. at Kent in 1959 and is currently head of the San Antonio Art Institute; Edward Pramuk, graduate student; Richard Myers, who received his M.A. from Kent in 1961 and is currently doing visual aids for the television programs of the Cleveland Board of Education; H. Thomas Simmons, undergraduate, and George Schroed...
Students Split in Poll On Classroom Prayer [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 5 July 1962
Students Split in Poll On Classroom Prayer By a vote of 6-1 the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, June 26, that it was unconstitutional to require New York school children to recite the "Regent's Prayer," a non-sectarian prayer. The prayer: "Almighty God, we acknowledge our de- pendence upon thee, and we beg thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country." The day after the ruling was made, Wednesday, June 27, The Kent State University Summer News polled 15 students at random on the campus. They were asked "What do you think of the Supreme Court ruling that forbids the saying of the Regent's Prayer in New York public schools?" Three students did not know anything about the issue, but the 12 students who were familiar with the court decision split six and six on the correctness of the decision. The students and their comments: Nella Biller, senior majoring in elementary education from Castalia ... "I taught school and we used a prayer. I see nothing wrong with it as long...