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Trustees Re-elect Officers, Approve Construction Bid, OK Sewer Project [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 August 1962
Trustees Re-elect Officers, Approve Construction Bid, OK Sewer Project Dr. John R. Williams, retired superintendent of Lake County Schools, was re-elected Friday to his 27th term as president of the Kent State University board of trustees. He has been a board member for 29 years. Also re-elected as vice-president was Dr. Otto J. Korb, board member from East Cleveland. Alice P. Makinson, secretary to the president, was re-elected secretary of the board and Frederick H. Bauer, University treasurer, was re-elect-ed treasurer of the board. Dr. Williams served with the Lake County Schools for 53 years. He is a former member of the Ohio General Assembly and past president of the Ohio Education Association. In other action the board: Approved the bid of 394,840 by the W. E. Cotleur Construction Company of Cleveland for construction of 12 new tennis courts near the center of campus and improvements to six existing courts in the same area. The project will be financed with student fees. Appr...
Boys More Than Girls Are Troubled by Reading Problems [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 August 1962
Boys More Than Girls Are Troubled by Reading Problems Reading problems are much more common than most people realize, particularly among boys, according to a Kent State University reading specialist. Dr. Stanley Krippner, director of the campus Reading Clinic, reports one-third of the country's primary and secondary school children have reading difficulties of one kind or another and adds: "Studies in all parts of the nation indicate that reading problems are more characteristic of Johnny than they are of Jane. For example, in our Reading Clinic where we deal primarily with elementary and junior high school pupils, boys outnumber girls 10 to 1." This, he points out, is because boys often regard reading as "sissy" or a "feminine activity." He also notes that learning to read requires maturity, physical coordination and adequate vision and hearing, all areas in which boys lag behind girls. Also, boys have more reading problems because they have more emotional problems than girls and a...
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Names Dr. Basi to Council [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 August 1962
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Names Dr. Basi to Council A Kent State University faculty member, Dr. Raghbir Basi, has been invited to serve as a member of the Cleveland Area Export Expansion Council by Commerce Secretary Luther H. Hodges. Dr. Basi, an assistant professor of management, will serve on the council until June 1963. The purpose of the group is to consider ways of expanding exports and dealing with other economic problems. Born in Kharoudi, India, Dr. Basi joined the Kent faculty in 1960. He received a bachelor of arts degree and a bachelor of science degree in welfare from the University of British Columbia. He was awarded his masters degree by Harvard University in 1954 and his doctor of philosophy degree by Cornell in 1959. Before coming to Kent, Dr. Basi was an administrative assistant with the Vitro Engineering Company in New York. He also was a part-time lecturer at New York University and the New School of Social Research. He is currently president of the Kent Council...
Lt. Col. Wilcox To Leave ROTC For Korean Duty [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 August 1962
Lt. Col. Wilcox To Leave ROTC For Korean Duty Lt. Col. G. Neil Wilcox, com- manding officer of the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit at KSU, will be heading for new duties in Korea this week. Major William E. Johnson, assistant professor of military science, will take over as interim commander of the ROTC detachment until the arrival of Col. Wilcox's replacement in the Fall. The new commanding officer will be Lt. Col. Eldin F. Schultz. He is currently stationed in Korea. With the Army for 18 years, Col. Wilcox has served in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. In Germany he set up an anti-aircraft school for the West German Army. He also was the special staff adviser to the joint Western Air Defense of the U. S. Col. Wilcox, who grew up in Price, Utah, is a graduate of Utah State University and the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He took command of the Army ROTC detachment at Kent in 1958.
First Shrine Game To Open Grid Season for KSU Squad [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 August 1962
First Shrine Game To Open Grid Season for KSU Squad KSU's football team opens the 1962 season by playing host to Xavier University's gridders in Kent's "First Annual Shrine Game," Sept. 22. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. The game will be played for the benefit of Shrine hospitals for crippled children throughout the country. Shrine bands will join a iarge number of high school bands from northern Ohio in a big parade through Kent to Memorial Field the evening of the game. The afternoon of the game an "all-campus chicken barbecue" will be served by the University Food Service Department on the "Commons." Joel Stoneham, Food Service assistant director, reports that 5,000 pounds of chicken has been ordered. The chickens will be split in two, barbecued over an outdoor pit, and served hot from the grill to the students. Stoneman believes that Food Service personnel will be able to serve the 5,000 students expected in 45 minutes. It is estimated that one-ton of charcoal will be needed to fire the t...
The KSU SUMMER NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 August 1962
The KSU SUMMER NEWS The Kent State University Summer News is published tveekly by the Extension Service and Special Activities office as a means of keeping students and faculty informed of activity at the University. This is the last issue of the Summer News this term. Publication of the Daily Kent Stater will be resumed in the Fall Quarter. The Summer News office phone numbers are 272 and 371.
Buckeye Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi Holds Journalism Career Day Friday [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 August 1962
Buckeye Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi Holds Journalism Career Day Friday Opportunities in the field of journalism will be discussed in depth at a Journalism Career Day convocation at Kent State University Friday afternoon. The twohour program, sponsored by the Buckeye Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the national society of professional journalists, will start at 1:30 in the E. Turner Stump Theatre, Music and Speech Center. Although the program is designed to conclude the Third Annual High School Press Institute taking place on campus this week, the convocation is open to all students considering careers in journalism. Six professional journalists will represent all phases of the field. They will discuss the college training desirable for beginning journalists as well as personal traits necessary, salaries, job potential and the usual duties in various areas of journalism. Career Day panelists will include three Akron Beacon Journal staff members: Robert H. Stopher, associate editor; Betty ...
Eleven Varied Programs In Summer Artists Series [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Eleven Varied Programs In Summer Artists Series The Kent campus will be host this summer to such visitors as humorist Stan Freeman, pianist Carmen Cavallaro and former Presidential assistant Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., who will offer three of the eleven presentations of KSU's 1964 Summer Artists Series. In addition, the Cleveland Summer Orchestra will make its traditional two appearances during the summer sessions. The 75-man orchestra will open the Summer Artists Series Tuesday, June 30, with a concert in Memorial Gymnasium at 8:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets for the performance may be obtained without charge in 104 Merrill Hall. All programs in the Summer Artists Series are offered without charge to students and the community as an educational, social, and cultural service of the University. The Division of Academic Centers and Special Activities is in charge of arrangements. Programs include: July 7 —baritone McHenry Boatwright, University Auditorium, 8:30 p.m. July 14—pianist and hu...
Dr. Nurmi To Be Dean Of Graduate School [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Dr. Nurmi To Be Dean Of Graduate School Dr. Martin K. Nurmi, professor of English, will become the dean of KSU's Graduate School July 1, it was announced Tuesday by President Robert I. White. Dr. Nurmi, a member of the KSU faculty since 1955, succeeds Dr. Charles G. Wilber, dean since 1961. Dr. Wilber has resigned to direct the center for marine biology at the University of Delaware. As dean, Dr. Nurmi will work with the Graduate Council—pol-icy-making group of faculty and the administration —in directing Kent's postgraduate program. Additionally Dr. Nurmi will continue to teach and help direct dissertations and theses within the English Department. Author of numerous books and articles in scholarly publications, Dr. Nurmi has directed the graduate studies program in the English department. He was appointed full professor in May, 1963. He came to Kent after doing post-doctoral work at Columbia and Princeton University where he was a visiting faculty fellow in 1954-55, an honorary ap...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
EDUCATIONAL MILESTONE. Dr. Leland Haworth, director of the National Science Foundation, (left) congratulates the first three candidates to receive the doctor of philosophy KSU Information Service Photo degree from Kent State University. They are (left to right) Natale A. Sicuro, Edward C. Frierson and Russell D. Larsen. Dr. Haworth was the Commencement speaker. (See S:ory, Page 3)
Summer Theatre Offers Four Plays, Two Children's Shows [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Summer Theatre Offers Four Plays, Two Children's Shows Four plays and two productions for children will highlight the third season of the KSU Summer Theatre. Leading off the season July 1 in the air-conditioned E. Turner Stump Theatre will be the comedy, Come Blow Your Horn. The play, a hit as both a play and a motion picture, was written by Neil Simon, whose latest play, Barefoot in the Park, is a current box-office draw on Broadway. The KSU production of Come Blow Your Horn, directed by Prof. Bedford Thurman, will run July 1-4, and July 8-11. Charley's Aunt, first produced in 1892 and ever since a theatre favorite, will be presented by the KSU troupe July 15-18 and July 22-25. The farce-comedy written by Brandon Thomas will be directed here by Prof. Duane Reed. Rain, the drama centering around the colorful "Sadie Thompson," will run at the Stump Theatre July 29-August 1 and August 5-8. Based on a W. Somerset Maugham short story, Rain was adapted for the theatre by John Colton and ...
Summer Theatre To Hold Tryouts [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Summer Theatre To Hold Tryouts Try outs for Rain, third play in the KSU Summer Theatre repertoire, will be held today from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. in D 102, Music and Speech Building. There are parts for seven men, four women and several extras in the play based on a W. Somerset Maugham short story, according to director William Zucchero. The KSU production is slated for July 29-August 1 and August 5-8.
Scholarship Deadline Is Friday for Special Education Program [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Scholarship Deadline Is Friday for Special Education Program Education majors interested in teaching slow learners have until noon Friday, June 26, to submit their applications for scholarships of $1,600 to be awarded to six senior students. The scholarships, effective this coming Fall quarter, will be given by Kent's Department of Special Education through a grant program of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. In addition to the $1,600 stipend, the students will have tuition and fees waived. Recipients must pursue the curriculum for teachers of slow learning children. They also must teach a special class of slow learners in Ohio schools. Application forms can be obtained from the Department of Special Education.
Unique Beethoven Recital Is Feature of OMTA Meeting [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Unique Beethoven Recital Is Feature of OMTA Meeting One of the highlights of the 85th Convention of the Ohio Music Teachers Association, now in progress on the KSU campus, will be a unique Beethoven recital. Kenneth Drake, nationally known pianist, will present three Beethoven sonatas on a piano that dates from the Beethoven era. The recital, the only part of the convention program open to the general public, will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Recital Hall, Music and Speech Center. Tickets, priced at 51.50, are available in the School of Music Office. A limited number of tickets will also be available at Recital Hall the night of the recital. Another feature of the Wednesday evening Recital Hall program will be four numbers by the 40member choir of the Kent Methodist Church. Merle Andregg will direct. Drake received his early training in Freeport, 111., under Eskil Randolph. He spent five years at Eastman School of Music where he studied with Jose Echaniz and received bachelor and maste...