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Honorary Doctorates Will Be Awarded Millett, Caris, Cohen Final Issue Today [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
Honorary Doctorates Will Be Awarded Millett, Caris, Cohen Final Issue Today Two nationally known educators and one of Ohio's foremost jurists will receive honorary doctorates at KSU's Summer Commencement Saturday. To be awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree are Dr. John D. Millett, director and chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, and Judge Albert L. Caris, self-taught senior judge on the Portage County Common Pleas Court. A doctor of humane letters degree will be awarded to Prof. Joseph Cohen of the University of Colorado who pioneered honors programs for superior students in America's public colleges and universities. Dr. Millett, who will give the Commencement talk Saturday, was president of Miami University for 11 years before becoming director and chancellor of the Board of Regents, a post he took over July 1. Formed last year, the Regents are responsible for coordinating all activities of the state-supported institutions of higher learning in Ohio. Widely noted as an a...
An Honors Report: Scholars To Be Recognized Saturday [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
An Honors Report: Scholars To Be Recognized Saturday Four more students will join the select group of KSU Honors graduates at Commencement ceremonies Saturday. None of the quartet were among the first crop of freshmen who enrolled in the University's Honors Program begun in 1960-61 to provide more concentrated study for academically - gifted undergraduates. They entered the University later and are graduating early because of accelerated programs. During their three years of college work, they have fulfilled the stringent requirements of course work and special projects demanded of Honors students who wish to be graduated with honors in their respective disciplines. The students who will be recognized in Saturday's graduation ceremonies are Donald Ault, Barbara Ann Bischoff, Richard Schroeder and Mark Wagler. Maintaining at least 3.6 cumulative point averages, these outstanding graduates have all been enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences with majors of English, political sci...
Three More Complete Ph.D. Programs, Join College Staffs [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
Three More Complete Ph.D. Programs, Join College Staffs Kent State University's doctoral program is beginning to pay dividends to American higher education, which is pinched for qualified classroom instructors and researchers. Three more men, all headed toward college teaching careers, will receive their doctor of philosophy degrees in commencement ceremonies Saturday. William R. Burg, who will be the University's second doctoral graduate in chemistry, has been named assistant professor of chemistry at Eastern New Mexico University. John Olive, who will be the first to receive the doctoral degree in biological sciences, has been appointed associate professor of biology at Ashland College. William H. Johnson, who will be the third doctor of philosophy degree graduate in education, has been named assistant professor of education and supervisor of student teachers at Ball State Teachers College. Kent, which has been offering study leading to the doctor of philosophy degree only since 1...
Drs. DeVolld, Kirk Will Head New Language Departments [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
Drs. DeVolld, Kirk Will Head New Language Departments Because its enrollment has more than quadrupled since the the 1957-58 school year, the Foreign Languages Department has been divided into two departments. Heading the newly created Department of German and Slavic Languages as acting chairman during the coming school year will be Dr. Walter L. DeVolld, associate professor of German at KSU. The second unit resulting from the recent alignment is the Department of Romance and Classical Languages which is headed by Dr. Charles F. Kirk, KSU professor of Spanish. The chairman of the former Department of Foreign Languages from 1957 until last month was Dr. Adolf E. Schroeder who has resigned to join the faculty at Louisiana State University as a professor of German. In the fall of the 1957-58 school year the enrollment for KSU's foreign language department was 551. Last fall it was 1967, and this year the combined enrollment of the two new departments is estimated at more than 2500. Dr. ...
Effectiveness of Composition Classes To Be Tested at KSU [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
Effectiveness of Composition Classes To Be Tested at KSU A selected group of incoming KSU freshmen will not be taking freshman English this fall as part of a research project to test the effectiveness of beginning composition courses. Supported by the U.S. Office of Education, the two-year study is expected to answer these questions: Does freshman composition as now taught improve student writing? Would student writing improve without freshman English? If composition courses improve writing, is this improvement still present at the end of the sophomore year? The study will cover 650 freshmen, half of whom will not take English composition during their first two years at Kent. They will be matched against 325 students with comparable ability taking the freshman English sequence. Only students testing average or above average will be used in the volunteer program. The entire group will be tested twice during the first year and again at the end of their sophomore year. Results will be ...
University Opens Office in Geauga [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
University Opens Office in Geauga An information center was opened at West Geauga High School in Chesterland last week to provide data to Geauga County residents on the University's off-campus college programs at Ashtabula, Euclid and Bedford Academic Centers. Also, three open meetings will be held to acquaint Geauga County residents with the educational services available through the University's Academic Center program. The first of these meetings will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday in West Geauga High School Auditorium. On Tuesday, September 1, the information program will be conducted in Chardon High School Auditorium at 8 p.m. The final meeting will be on Thursday, September 3, at 8 p.m. in Kenston High School Auditorium. The telephone number of the University's information center in Chesterland is 729-9866.
Students Learn Culturally Deprived Is Not Just Jargon [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
Students Learn Culturally Deprived Is Not Just Jargon "Culturally deprived" is no longer just a classroom term to nine KSU education majors. They spent a quarter working with pupils in the "blighted" Hough area of Cleveland. During the Spring Quarter the five coeds and four male students observed classes at Addison Junior High School and at East High School. These schools service the Hough area which contains 8 per cent of the Cleveland population, yet has 18 per cent of the city's "social problems." In these so-called culturally-deprived neighborhoods, good teachers are hard to get —and even harder to keep. It was chiefly to prepare interested college students for the type of teaching situations to be faced that the Cleveland Project was formed as a cooperative effort of the University, the Community Action for Youth (CAY) and the Ford Foundation. The KSU students, sophomores and juniors in the College of Education, were Barbara Asdell, Benjamin Banks, Renate Faust, Barbara A. Hink...
Grant Aids Teacher-Training In Mentally Retarded Field [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
Grant Aids Teacher-Training In Mentally Retarded Field The U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare has awarded KSU a grant of $21,600 to aid in the training of teachers for the mentally retarded. The grant, the first in the field of mental retardation for the University, will support six traineeships for KSU seniors in the De- partment of Special Education. Each recipient will receive a stipend of $1,600 in addition to a waiver of fees. The federal grant will also be used to help support the University in its program of developing and expanding the teacher preparation in the field of the mentally retarded, according to Dr. Donald Y. Miller, acting chairman of the Department of Special Education. The six students who have been awarded the traineeships for the 1964-65 academic year are Daryl Bateman, Nancy Beutel, Florence Clem, Dale McQueen, Antoinette Perkins and Georgia Profusek.
Dr. Kaplan Leaving On Fulbright Trip [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
Dr. Kaplan Leaving On Fulbright Trip Dr. Lawrence S. Kaplan, associate professor of history, will be leaving the campus shortly to spend a year as a lecturer on American diplomatic history at the University of Lou vain, Belgium. His European assignment is made possible through a Fulbright Award, the second the KSU historian has received in four years. He is the ninth University faculty member to receive a Fulbright grant in the past decade. In the coming year Dr. Kaplan will also lecture at other major institutions of higher learning in Belgium and do research on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), one of his major fields of interest. Dr. Kaplan, who has served as assistant dean of KSU's College of Arts and Sciences, taught American history at the University of Bonn, Germany, on his first Fulbright grant.
Tour of Far East To Be Next Year [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
Tour of Far East To Be Next Year Hong Kong, Tokyo and Bangkok are on the itinerary of a Far Eastern seminar and field study to be conducted next summer by Dr. Gerald H. Read, KSU professor of secondary education. The study, scheduled for July 11 to August 27, 1965, will be sponsored by the University, the Comparative Education Society and Delta Kappa Gamma, national education society for women. Seminars and field trips will be arranged for tour participants by the ministries of education and universities in the Far Eastern countries visited. The touring group will make stops at Hawaii, Tokyo, Kyoto-Osaka-Nara-Kobe, Fukuoka, Okinawa, Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Manila. Cost of the tour, including transportation from the West Coast, will be approximately SI 800. Participation is open to any one interested in the culture of the Far East.
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
NOT VACATION-BOUND, but checking class-work, Prof. William E. Heasley of the Industrial Arts Department (left) inspects a 12-foot sailboat constructed- by Steve Szabo, a junior enrolled in the Advanced Woods course. Szabo, who started the project in the Spring Quarter, built the "Moth Class" boat to hold a 72-square-foot sail on its 15-foot-mast.
Registration Set For Part-Time, Tardy Students [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
Registration Set For Part-Time, Tardy Students The final date for summer session students to pay fees for the Fall Quarter is September 16. After that date those who have not made the payment will be deregistered. They will be required to go through re-registration procedures and pay a late registration fee of $B, according to Fred Head, assistant to the registrar. Registration for full-time students who have not pre-registered will take place Tuesday, September 22, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Wills Gymnasium. For part-time Saturday and evening students registration will be in Wills Gymnasium Saturday, September 19, from 8 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, September 22, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Skinner at Project On Earth Science [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
Skinner at Project On Earth Science Ray Skinner, Jr., University High School science teacher and a KSU doctoral student, was one of 75 teachers from throughout the United States attending the Earth Science Curriculum Project briefing session in Colorado. The four-day conference held last week at the University of Colorado in Boulder is part of the interdisciplinary science program for secondary schools conducted by the American Geological Institute with the support of the National Science Foundation.
Rev. W. E. Jacobs Is New Director Of UCF at Kent [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
Rev. W. E. Jacobs Is New Director Of UCF at Kent The Rev. William E. Jacobs has been named the new director for the United Christian Fellowship (UCF) at Kent State University. UCF at Kent is supported by various church groups including the Episcopal, Baptist, Presbyterian, Disciples of Christ, Evangelical United Brethren, United Church of Christ and Church of the Brethren. Since 1956 the Reverend Jacobs has been campus minister for the United Church of Christ at the University of Pennsylvania. During this time he was recipient of a Danforth Foundation grant for advance study of campus ministry. During World War II the Reverend Jacobs served with an armor unit in the Japanese Theater of Operations. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Ohio State University in 1948 and then attended Oberlin College Graduate School of Theology where he received his bachelor of divinity degree. From 1951 to 1956 he was pastor of Pleasant Valley Evangelical and Reform Church in Dayton. The Revere...
Grid Sessions Start Tuesday; Xavier Is Opener, Sept. 26 [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
Grid Sessions Start Tuesday; Xavier Is Opener, Sept. 26 Fifty-five candidates for the 1964 KSU grid squad are expected to report for the opening practice session Tuesday, September 1. Head Coach Leo Strang and his staff will have a little more than three weeks to mold the varsity hopefuls into shape for the opener with Xavier University on Saturday, September 26. Street &amp; Smith's Football Yearbook picks the KSU contingent to finish in the Mid-American cellar spot. However, Strang has a seasoned backfield that might upset the prediction. Twelve of the 21 returning lettermen are backs, but Strang will have to make heavy use of sophomores or untried players to bolster his nine returning linemen. This will be Strang's first year as a college coach. Prior to joining the KSU faculty at mid-year he was head football coach at Massillon High School where his teams won three Ohio championships in six seasons. In 1959 Strang was named "Ohio High School Coach of the Year." In 1959 a...
Social Science Encyclopedia Asks Dr. Dexter for Article [Newspaper Article] — Kent State University Summer News — 25 August 1964
Social Science Encyclopedia Asks Dr. Dexter for Article Dr. Ralph W. Dexter, professor of biological sciences, has been appointed a contributor to the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, a 10-volume work to be published in 1966. Dr. Dexter's special assignment is to prepare a biography of Fredric W. Putnam, often referred to as the "father of American archaelogy." It will appear in Volume VII of the encyclopedia. The completed encyclopedia, expected to contain some 7.5 million words in its projected 10 volumes, is intended primarily for use by an international audience of students, teachers and researchers in the social sciences as well as those in government service, industry, law, medicine, education and social work. Among the planned 1,800 articles are some 600 biographies of persons who have influ- enced the content and direction of the social sciences. Contributors have been selected from some 30 countries. At Kent since 1937, Dr. Dexter is one of the most active...