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Elementary School Teachers To Study Math at Meeting [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Elementary School Teachers To Study Math at Meeting Latest developments of modern mathematics instruction on the elementary level will be reviewed at Kent State University's annual elementary education conference which opens Monday. Noted mathematicians and educators from midwestern state universities and city school systems will offer suggestions and lead discussion groups during the threeday program. Conference topics will range from the changing philosophy of elementary school mathematics to the teaching of modern mathematics. Speakers will include Dr. Henry Van Engen, University of Wisconsin; Tina Thoburn, research consultant for the Greater Cleveland Council on Mathematics; Lola May, mathematics consultant for Winnetka, 111., public schools, and Dr. Harold Trimble, Ohio State University. Conference arrangements are being made by Mrs. Evelyn K. Davidson, associate professor of elementary education at KSU.
Council Accredits KSU Post-Master's Program [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Council Accredits KSU Post-Master's Program President Robert I. White announced Wednesday that the National Council for Accreditation of Teachers Education (NCATE) has given provisional accreditation to KSU's post- master's degree program in the College of Education. The newly-acquired accreditation pertains to Kent's programs for elementary and secondary teachers and administrative personnel through the sixth year and doctoral levels. In addition, the NCATE has fully re-accredited Kent's teacher education programs at both the bachelor and master's degree levels. Full accreditation of the postmaster's program is expected, Dr. White said, when Kent advances beyond the preliminary accreditation stage of the North Central Association (NCA), chief accrediting agency for this region. Dr. White noted, however, that the provisional accreditation "is the highest possible from the NCATE for our new programs" at the present stage. In October, 1963, an NCATE accrediting team visited the campus...
Dr. Wittke, Ohio Historian, To Instruct Summer Classes [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Dr. Wittke, Ohio Historian, To Instruct Summer Classes Dr. Carl F. Wittke, one of Ohio's top historians, has joined the KSU faculty for the summer as visiting distinguished professor. Dr. Wittke is teaching the "History of the Immigrant in America." He follows Henry Steele Commager of Amherst College and Louis Gottschalk of the University of Chicago in the summer position of visiting distinguished professor. Author of more than 80 professional articles, Dr. Wittke is perhaps best known for his books on immigrants We Who Built America and The Irish in America. His other works include A History of Canada, German-Amer- icans and the World War, and The German Language Press in America. He also edited the six volumes of History of the State of Ohio. Dr. Wittke recently retired from his posts as vice president of Western Reserve University, dean of the Graduate School, and chairman of the history department. He has held teaching and administrative posts at Ohio State University and Oberli...
Seven KSU Faculty Members Receive Doctor of Philosophy [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Seven KSU Faculty Members Receive Doctor of Philosophy Seven KSU faculty members received the doctor of philosophy degree at commencements this June. Charles W. Keith, associate professor of industrial arts, received a Ph.D. in education at Ohio State University. Dr. Keith has been a member of the KSU faculty since 1954. He received a B.S. in education at Ohio State in 1949 and his M.A. was earned at Michigan State University in 1954. Robert Getz, assistant professor of political science, received his Ph.D. from Rutgers State University. Dr. Getz, who joined the faculty last year, previously taught at Rutgers where he earned his M.A. in 1960. His A.B. is from Duke. Melvin Woodward, assistant professor of management, earned his Ph.D. in business administration at Ohio State University. His M.A. is also from Ohio State and his B.A. is from Bucknell. He joined the KSU faculty in 1962. Another member of the faculty who received his Ph.D. from Ohio State this June is William H. Zucchero,...
The KSU SUMMER NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
The KSU SUMMER NEWS The Kent State University Summer News is published weekly by the Academic Centers and Special Activities Offices as a means of keeping students and faculty informed of activity at the University. Regular publication day will be Tuesday. Copy must be turned into Richard P. Goodrick at the offices of the Summer News, 114 Merrill Hall, by Wednesday noon to be included in issue of the following Tuesday. The Summer News office phone numbers are 386 and 387.
Dr. Halls, Visiting Scholar, Will Teach Education Classes [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Dr. Halls, Visiting Scholar, Will Teach Education Classes Dr. Wilfred Douglas Halls, tutor and lecturer in comparative education at Oxford University, England, is conducting two graduate level courses during the first summer session on the KSU campus. The English scholar and authority on modern education is teaching "Modern Theories in Education" (Ed. 560) and "Comparative Education" (Ed. 563) during the five-week summer session which began Monday. Author of Maurice Maeterlinck, A Study of His Life and Thought, Dr. Halls has also published numerous articles and reviews on educational and literary topics in journals in England and Belgium. Currently he is writing a book dealing with education in modern France. Dr. Halls received his doctor of philosophy degree at Oxford. His bachelor and master's degrees are from the University of London.
KSU Cadets Train At Indiantown Gap [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
KSU Cadets Train At Indiantown Gap Four members of KSU's Military Science Department and 36 undergraduate cadets are attending the annual Army ROTC summer camp at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation. Cadets reported for the six-week training session Saturday. ROTC staff members attending are Capt. John C. Rogers, Capt. Jerry T. Morgan, Sgt. Eugene M. Tibbs and Specialist Fifth Class Donald L. Yount. President Robert I. White, Education Dean Clayton M. Schindler and Lt. Col. Elvin Schultz will visit the training site of the Kent cadets July 16-17.
Spanish Session Open To 3rd, 4th Graders [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Spanish Session Open To 3rd, 4th Graders A limited number of third and fourth grade pupils are still needed to take part in Kent State University's Fourth Spanish Institute which opens Monday. The children will be taught Spanish by elementary teachers taking part in the institute. There is no charge for this service. Interested parents should contact Dr. Charles Kirk, professor of romance languages, extension 421. The class will meet on campus Monday through Friday from 9 to 9:45. The institute runs through August 14.
Awarding of Doctorates Highlights Ceremonies [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Awarding of Doctorates Highlights Ceremonies Highlight of Kent State University's Fifty-First Spring Commencement Saturday, June 13, was the awarding of the first doctor of philosophy degrees earned at Kent. A standing-room-only crowd that overflowed Memorial Gymnasium saw the conferring of the highest earned degree on Edward C. Frierson, education major; Russell D. Larsen, chemistry major, and Natale A. Sicuro, education major. Dr. Frierson's dissertation is "A Study of Selected Characteristics of Gifted Children from Upper and Lower Socio-Economic Backgrounds." Dr. Larsen dissertation deals with "The Structure of Aqueous Solutions of Thorium (IV) and Cerium (IV) Nitrates." "Academic Aptitude, Certain Values, and Background Characteristics of University Students in the Academic Centers and on the Central Campus, Kent State University" is the dissertation topic of Dr. Sicuro. The Ph.D. degrees were the first of a record 1,444 degrees conferred by President Robert I. White that day. ...
Dramatics Group Cites Performers [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Dramatics Group Cites Performers Nine students were cited for outstanding work during the 196364 season of the Kent State University Theatre by Alpha Psi Omega, honorary dramatic fraternity. The awards were made at the fraternity's banquet at the end of Spring quarter. Awards given were: Beta Psi Award for outstanding service to Kent State University Theatre to Jean Spencer; best female leading role to Patricia Prechtel in J. 8.; best male leading role to Jonathan Bancroft in The Diary of Anne Frank-, best female in a major supporting role to Lucy Reddick in Tartuffe; best male in a major suporting role to Frank Baker in J. 8.; best female in a minor supporting role to Mary Schromen in Tartuffe; best male in a minor supporting role to Bruce Collins in Mister Roberts', best directed one-act play to Duane Hartzel for Once Upon a Time, If I Remember Well, and outstanding technician to Jack Kostelnik.
Education Fraternity Re-Elects Dr. Read [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Education Fraternity Re-Elects Dr. Read Dr. Gerald Read, professor of comparative education at KSU, has been reappointed to his fifth term on the International Education Commission of Phi Delta Kappa, 90,000 member education tyThe reappointment follows Dr. Read's election as president of Kappa Delta Pi, largest national professional education honorary in the country. A national authority on foreign education programs, particularly in the Soviet Union, Dr. Read has been a member of the Kent faculty since 1943.
Dr. Stahlecker Is National Chairman [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Dr. Stahlecker Is National Chairman Dr. Lotar V. Stahlecker, professor of special education at Kent State University, has been named chairman of the exceptional child division of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, it was announced today. Dr. Stahlecker will coordinate work in the public education of exceptional children at the state, local and national levels. His appointment is for a three-year period. He is a member of the American Association of Mental Deficiency, American Association of University Professors, American Psychological Association, National Education Association, and the National Society for the Study of Education.
Need for More School Assistance Cited by Haworth [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Need for More School Assistance Cited by Haworth The need for diversification of federal aid to education was stressed by Dr. Leland J. Haworth, director of the National Science Foundation, in his talk at KSU's Fifty-First Spring Commencement Saturday, June 13. Pointing out that the need for highly educated people has become a matter of national importance, Dr. Haworth said, "the problem of meeting it is a concern to the federal government as well as to those who are traditionally responsible for higher education." He went on to say, "The growing volume of research and the increase in student numbers has strained the universities' facilities to the utmost." Federal technical agencies are "doing what they can to meet these needs, but it is still not enough," he said. He cited "limited funds as the biggest roadblock to expanding governmental support of research, both scientific and cultural. "Support tends to be concentrated in institutions that are already strong, and insufficient he...
Eight Scholarships Available In Field of Deaf-Education [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Eight Scholarships Available In Field of Deaf-Education Deadline is July 3 for applications for eight scholarships to be awarded to KSU students interested in teaching the deaf. Available are scholarships of $2,000 each for five graduate students and three $1,600 scholarships for undergraduates who plan to teach in the field of deaf education. Recipients also will have tuition and fees waived. The scholarships are made possible through a $30,800 federal grant to KSU, the University's third such grant in as many years. The University has now received a total of $101,889 since 1962-63 under the grant program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Last year $38,729 was provided for seven graduate and five undergraduate students. Prof. Katherine D. Miner of Kent's special education department said all 12 are now teaching the deaf—nine in the Kent-Akron-Cleveland-Lorain area. Kent is one of three universities in Ohio which conducts an education program for tea...
Math Institute Is Underway at KSU [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Math Institute Is Underway at KSU Kent State University is conducting this summer its sixth consecutive institute in mathematics for junior and senior high school teachers. The eight-week program began Monday. The institute, designed to increase the classroom effectiveness of mathematics teachers, is being financed by a $67,800 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This latest grant brings to $506,720 the amount awarded to the University by the NSF for institutes in mathematics and biology since 1959. Public school teachers selected for the institute are receiving a $6OO stipend plus $l2O for each dependent. Dr. Kenneth B. Cummins, associate professor of mathematics at KSU, is the institute director.
Architecture Earns Full Accreditation of Program [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 23 June 1964
Architecture Earns Full Accreditation of Program Kent State University's five-year architectural program was fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) in St. Louis Friday, June 12. The board voted "to continue the accrediting of the department of architecture at Kent for the normal period of five years . . The department received "provisional" accreditation two years ago. Accreditation by the NAAB, held by less than 60 institutions of higher learning in the nation, reflects Kent's continuing efforts to strengthen academic standards. The board's action followed recommendation of a three-man committee which found the department met requirements of the American Institute of Architects, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Primarily, these standards are based on the quality of the faculty, curriculum and physical facilities. Also included is the professional performance of graduates in ...