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Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 29 October 1986
f\ x %qpttol Times EDITOR: Jan Travers STAFF: Tom Boyle Julie Larson Ray Burkett Jean Meftz Mike Camifli Sharos Olatstead Thalia Cook Alan Pincus Luke Hess Denise Reteas Vicki Koon Bob TRs ADVERTISING MANAGER: CARTOONIST: Kris Hansen j oe Kupec BUSINESS MANAGER: Diane Fitzgerald PHOTOGRAPHERS: Todd Hammaker ADVISOR: Sylvia Johnson Joanne Smith Printed at the Press and Journal, Middlelown. The Capital Times is published by the students of Penn State at Harrisburg. Concerns about content of any issue should be directed to the editor in Room 212, Olmsted Building. Any opinion expressed are those of the author and are not representative of the college administration, faculty or student body. The Capital Times does not endorse its advertisers. The Capital Times welcomes signed letters from readers. Unsigned letters cannot be printed; however a writer's name can be withheld upon request
Behind The Scenes: [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 29 October 1986
Behind The Scenes: MARY ALICE "HARV'TITTMAN By Sharon Olmstead Mary Alice Pittman, better known as "Harv" at Capital College, believes in having fun while she works. She jokes and laughs as she talks. "If my husband reads this, I want a new red 'Volkswagen convertible for Christmas," she says. klarv is the petite daytime grill cooiCin the Lion's Den at Capital College. She says her husband, who is an electrician, is "laidback" in contrast to her. "I get excited," she says. "I want something finished right away. I want to know Penn State won before the game," she adds. "I hate to wait!" She is a busy, active person, she says, playing racquetball on campus and hiking, crosscountry skiing, and tent camping with her family. On weekends and week nights she judges United States Gymnastics Federation (USGA) and high school class three and four gymnastics. She doesn't have much extra time, but she hurries home to watch a favorite TV program, "St. Elsewhere." Harv worked two years ...
SGA To Delegate Authority [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 19 November 1986
SGA To Delegate Authority By Luke Hiss Politicians in the United States could learn a few lessons from the Student Government Association at Penn State, Harrisburg. The structure of fine democracy would be better understood if politicians increased delegation of power to the people they represent. Students at PennState Harrisburg are represented by the SGA. And thet SGA wants to place more power in the hands of organized students. During an open forum on Tuesday, November 11, SGA leaders revealed plans to better define responsibilities of the SGA and delegate inward authority to Student Court and the Student Union Board of Governors. SGA Vice-President Gary Gaston presented plans to restructure the budgeting process for student organizations, allowing clubs to cooperate and share ideas more effectively. Club budgets for operational and equipment expenditures will continue to be approved by the SGA, according to Gaston. Student Court will continue hearing traffic violation ap...
PSU Welcome Given to Open House Visitors [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 19 November 1986
PSU Welcome Given to Open House Visitors By Jean Meitz On Saturday, November 8, Admissions played host to 125 prospective students, friends, and families. By show of hands, all guests were from Pcnnsy-lvania, though one sophomore admitted he had started off at 1:00, as he enjoyed the hot coffee, juice, and danish offered during registration at the Capital Union Building. Following a Penn State, Harrisburg slide show, Sandra L. Zerby, director of enrollment planning, recruitment, and admissions was the welcoming hostess and introduced Associate Provost and Associate Dean of Faculty, Dr. Robert Graham after finding that about half the students came from other Penn State campuses and for most this was their first visit to Capital College. Graham addressed the many reasons to seek higher education, and how association with an academic institution gives a sense of renewal. He stressed the flexibility of PSU, Harrisburg in its ability to plan new courses, as well as the advantag...
Foreign Students Adjust to Education System [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 19 November 1986
Foreign Students Adjust to Education System By_Jan Travers Raise your hand if you arc willing to leave the United Slates for foreign territory to pursue an academic degree? Would you be able to cope with the abrupt changes in your life, like a different language, new foods, strange customs, and no recognizable friendly faces? For the 16 international students at Penn State, Harrisburg, learning to adapt is taken in stride. Most of them do not even see themselves as doing anything extraordinary. This is not to say that their stay in America is without problems. As is understandable, communication is a major problem. Not only arc they unaccustomed to speaking English daily, but also, as in the typical case of Panos Xynarios, a graduate student from Athens, Greece, it is hard to think and react in English as well. "I decided early in my education that the key to survival was getting into the mainstream, so I joined student clubs," said Xynarios. This allowed him to make frien...
Committee Working to Internationalize Campus [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 19 November 1986
Committee Working to Internationalize Campus By Jan Travers "Americans arc very parochial. They arc unaware of other cultures," said Frank Swelz, director of campus international affairs. "We can no longer expect to be professionals in our global society without being knowledgeable about other countries," he added. It was for this reason that the Committee for International Affairs was charged with the task of "internationalizing the campus." The committee of 10 is finding ways to build awareness of the big world beyond our door. The number one committee priority for this year is establishing a host family program where a family in the community would agree to "adopt " an international student. According to Swetz, some students never leave the campus for the whole time they are here. To really get to know what American culture is, the international student must go into people's homes and sec how they live. "You can't learn the culture by bumping into Americans at Fox's Marke...
Alumni Role Model Program in Action [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 19 November 1986
Alumni Role Model Program in Action By Jan Travers In an attempt to provide better career information to minority students, the "Alumni Role Model Program" has been established. This program, set up by the Career Services Office in concurrence with the Black Student Union, will be an ongoing association network between currently enrolled minority students and Capital College alumni who are successful in the business world. The kick-off of the program was held November 4, and consisted of work-shops, dinner, and a panel discussion. The approxim-ately 70 in allcnd-ance had an opportunity before dinner to hear the alumni talk about their career paths, and how they got to where they are. After dinner, during the panel discussion, the focus shifted to the students and what they must do lo prepare for the market. According to Peg O'Hara, coor-dinator of career planning and place-ment, files wilt be kept on all parlic-ipaling alumni. When a student has a question or problem, they w...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 19 November 1986
W^ CapitalTimes \ EDITOR: Jan Travers STAFF; TomEoyie Juhe Larson RaySarkett JeanMeitz Mike Camilii Sharon Olmstead Thalia Cook AJaa Pimm Luke Hess JX ^ &*,* VickiKoon BobTRs ADVERTISING MANAGER: CARTOONIST: Joe Kupec Kris Hansen BUSINESS MANAGER: Diane Fitzgerald PHOTOGRAPHERS: Anvisnu- Todd Hammaker ADVISOR s lv .Joh Joanne Smith Printed al iht Pms Mnd Journal, MMdltiown. The Capital Times is published by the students of Penn State at Harrisburg. Concerns about content of any issue should be directed to the editor in Room 212, Olmsted Building. Any opinion expressed are those of the author and are not representative of the college administration, faculty or student body. The Capital Times does not endorse its advertisers. The Capital Times welcomes signed letters from readers. Unsigned letters cannot be printed; however a writer's name can he withheld upon request. [
Appreciating Middletown [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 19 November 1986
Appreciating Middletown By Ray Burkett "Some proposals for a second settlement in the Province of Pennsylvania." It is now my purpose to make another settlement upon the river Susquehannagh, that runs into the Bay of Chesapeake. There I design to lay out a plan for the building of another city, in the most convenient place for communication with the former plantations on the East, a way being laid out between the two rivers (Swatara and Susquehannagh) very exactly and conveniently. By water is in the common course of the Indians with their skins and furs into our parts, and to provinces of east and west Jersey, and New York, from the west and northwest part of the continent from whence they bring the.m. And I do also intend yhat every o\ne who shall be a purchaser in this proposed settlement, shall have \ a proportionable lot in the city to build a house or houses upon. \ Wilitam Penn, London 1690 The entire cent-ral Pennsylvania area is rich in history but especially signif...
Why Are Teachers? [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 19 November 1986
Why Are Teachers? By Julie Larson It is true, I concede, that learning is up to the student. But if this be the case, why are teachers? I was thinking in class the other day. (I sometimes do that.) It was not one of those classes in which I play the epitome of the model student. Don't get me wrong, I was prepared. I had read the material, and recognized each topic as it scrolled forth. But alas, the scrolled material was not the topic of my thoughts. I daydreamed of scuba diving through the universe of my Pepsi, only to emerge, beer in hand, through the dance floor of the "Burst". There I loitered to engage in the collegiate stimulation which happens there, and which led me back to a question of importance. Which was the most unwise investment: my class book ($30), or my tuition for that class ($600, out of state). It was obvious that the two items were of equal value and content - or so it seemed on that day and many others - one costing $30, and one $600. Now I'm a busin...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 19 November 1986
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What do you think of the Student Government? [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 19 November 1986
What do you think of the Student Government? latarvtewa by AIM flacM Photo by Sylvia Jaha—a Joni Wormuth Accounting They should be doing more to get the administration to schedule more classes with more flexible times. Bryan Rodgers Engineering Technology I really don't know much about them. Lisa Ritter Accounting I don't see any results from what they do. The only time I heard anything about them was when they had the disputed election last term. Mark Mandell Engineering Technology I imagine they are doing an OK job, but I really don't know much about their day to day doings.
Does SGA Measure Up [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 19 November 1986
Does SGA Measure Up Todd Hammaker/Guest Editorialist What is SGA up to now? Are they doing the job required of them? Have the SGA officers sat on their duffs all semester? Is SGA doing what you and your organization want? Are you happy with what SGA has done so far this year? Do they measure up to your standards? SGA has taken on some major issues affecting almost every student here at Capital College. They have decided to rewrite their own constitution. They have also taken on the task of securing liability insurance for club advisors. The university no longer provides such coverage. These projects along with the normal yearly activities has kept members of student government quite busy. Why do these projects affect you? If you belong to any organization on campus, these two projects could make or break your organization. The liability insurance problems puts at risk your advisor. RcccnUy advisors arc assisting organizations with no liability coverage. A law suit against ...
Give Them What They Deserve [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 19 November 1986
Give Them What They Deserve Jan T ravers/Editor Our SGA has been stomped on, kicked, and knocked down by the students, and all with good reason. I mean, what are they really doing for the students, right? How are they spending our money, and are we reaping any benefits from it? I want you to contact your senator right this minute and tell him... What, who is your senator? You mean you don't know who is representing your division on the SGA. How could you not know whom you voted for? Ah-ha, so you didn't vote. Now the true problem with student governance comes out. The SGA represents the student body of this school and when only a handful of people gets involved, you get a narrow point of view. I know, I've heard it all~you work, go to school, run a house, etc. It's a complicated life. But involvement is not an intrusion on your time, it is a way of applying what you learned to the real world. SGA is in the process of revising its constitution. During the open forum last ...
Untitled Ad [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 19 November 1986
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