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Letters to the Editor [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 14 January 1987
Letters to the Editor Basketball Fever...Catch It!!! To The Editor: Hey students, faculty, administration, staff and community...There's a new excitement here at Penn State, Harrisburg. After years of a onagain, off-again nobly played but unsuccessful basketball program, this year's 1986-87 Capital College Lions are playing like a team possessed with a 6-1 (at this writing) record and three games scoring over 100 points. The basketball action is fast, balanced, intelligent and successful. What's even more gratifying is that our players are student/athletes and not athlete/students. We have no athletic scholarships, so these kids are really putting out!!! Under new head coach Brian Gauger (a veteran of the lean roundball years), every player is contributing to this year's successful effort. What makes matters even more exciting is that most of the team are juniors and will be back next year. Gang, the price is rightall home games are free!! Commuters, bring your family and ...
Disagrees That Administrative Staff Rude [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 14 January 1987
Disagrees That Administrative Staff Rude Dear Editor: A recent letter in the paper commented on the " ...rudeness, impoliteness, and insensitivity of some of the secretarial staff..." The writer indicated that she surveyed these " ...poor attitudes...." with about 50 students and over half of those surveyed "...encountered unnecessary and undeserving V\atc\s\\"\p or rudeness..." from some of the administrative employees in the Olmsted Building. As a ~ "walk-on" graduate student since August, 1982, at this university, I have had many an opportunity to observe and evaluate its employees. Therefore, 1 must write a defense of these employees because in over four years of seeking out answers to questions I have not encountered the "...extremely poor attitudes..." complained about in the recent letter. My personal experiences, as well as other students I have talked to, has been one of positive vibrations from these same employees. Also I must raise the question about the validi...
Staff is courteous, Helpful [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 14 January 1987
Staff is courteous, Helpful Dear Editor: This is a reply to the letter written by Christine Collins, full-time student, which was printed in the December 10 issue of the Capital Times. I am a returning fulltime student in the Humanities Program and I don't feel that I suffer fools any more gladly than I did when I was younger. I have had occasion during the first semester of my Junior year to use the services of nearly all of the administrative offices in the Olmsted Building. I find the employees, both male and female, helpful and mannerly. In fact, they have gone out of their way to explain and/or to refer me to the proper office. I sincerely hope that you receive a number of letters questioning this unfortunate attitude of Miss Collins. There are unanswered questions that occur to me, such as, what is her major, and what small town does she come from? Sincerely, Jean Eileen Witthoft
Inmate Requests Letters [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 14 January 1987
Inmate Requests Letters Dear Editor: Although I am aware that your campus newspaper may only be available to those who attend your campus I am still corresponding in hopes you will publish this in your next issue. I am seeking correspondence from sincere individuals. I am a Black, incarcerated college student and will answer all letters. Please write to me at: 86A5201, Box 149 Exchange Street, Attica New York 14011-0149. Respectfully, Eric Meadows
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 14 January 1987
Congratulations to the Fall 1986 graduating class. During the commencement on January 10, 1987, several special awards were presented. Andrew T. Webb, major in Mechanical Engineering Technology was recognized with a special certificate for graduating with the highest distinction. Webb maintained a 4.0 GPA. Recognized for high distinction was Charles T. Dishong and Lois A. Lamarca, and for distinction was Janet B. Bahr, Kim G. Baird, Joseph Rikk, Judith L. Rush, Loreen Sauers, and David M. Tillery. In addition, Roberta L. Hooven was awarded the "Distinguished Military Graduate" by Capt. Michael DiGennaro, assistant professor of military science, for outstanding leadership and aptitude for military service.
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 14 January 1987
Who Are You? To further our picture of the Penn State at Harrisburg student, we, at the Capital Times have devised a survey which we hope will answer some of our questions, as well as yours. Please fill out the form and drop it in the Capital Times box in the lobby in front of the Lion's Den. Please check one: Student—Faculty—Staff-Male—Female—Single—Married—Divorced—Widowed What is your age?—If you commute, how far do you live from campus?—Do you work?—Part-time—Full-time-Job description Will your degree enable you to change professions? Your future profession? Did you vote in the last local election? If no, why not? How many books, not including textbooks, did you read last year?—What is your favorite book? What is your favorite leisure activity? Do you participate in any sports or exercise programs?—What? Hours per week?—Are you always truthful in answering a survey?---If not, why not? What question would you like to see in this survey? - Would you like to see a Classified sect...
New Master Plan Outlines Future of the PSU, Harrisburg Campus [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 4 February 1987
New Master Plan Outlines Future of the PSU, Harrisburg Campus By Jan Trovers "The purpose this master plan is the creation of a campus atmosphere at Penn State, Harrisburg. We want to establish Penn State as a college that will attract students who want to go to a real campus." - Douglas Steele, H2L2 Master Planners la a formal presentation January 13 to the college community, the physical plant master plan was unveiled by H2L2 Master Planners, the firm contracted by the university to study needs at Capital College. The three phase proposal, which outlines the development of the campus well into the next century, recommends that the first new building to be added to the campus is a library. In addition to the library, Phase I will address circulation problems on campus, provide for removal of, the red brick building along the eastern edge of campus, provide new sidewalks between the campus and Meade Heights area, and additions to the engineering laboratory and the admissio...
HACC/PSU Sign Articulation Agreement for Criminal Justice [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 4 February 1987
HACC/PSU Sign Articulation Agreement for Criminal Justice By Denise Reinas An articulation agreement between HACC and Penn State at Harrisburg was signed and became effective on January 1, 1987. The purpose of the agreement is so students can obtain a four-year baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice by taking at HACC the credit hours which fulfill the admissions and graduation requirements at Penn State at Harrisburg. There already is a general articulation agreement between the two colleges, but this is the first real effort regarding a specific program. "We are interested in forming a partnership with all professionals involved in the Criminal Justice field through articulation agreements such as this one. We also want to work with other fouryear institutions," said Dr. John Ramirez, coordinator of the Criminal Justice program at Penn State at Harrisburg. The reason for the agreement is because there was really no local four-year arrangements in the area. Previously, any...
Commission on Women to Hold Forum [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 4 February 1987
Commission on Women to Hold Forum By Vicki Koon Originating in University Park as an organization to address issues and problems unique to women, the Commission on Women formed a satellite group on the Penn State University at Harrisburg campus in the Fall of 1986. The organization is connected with University Park by its organizational goals and by its need to go through University Park for some of the resolutions to the issues raised. The organization is chaired by Susan Richman, who also represents the Faculty Women on campus in the organization, Sharleen Martenas, who represents Staff Women on campus, Beverly Swartz, who represents the Clerical and Technical Service Women on campus, and Andrea Reisser, who represents the Women Students on campus. The Commission acts as a fact-finding organization, \rymg vo discover what issues are of particular interest and concern to women. The Commission is not a grievance organization in that it will act upon a grievance. Rather, it i...
Widoff Names Student Activities Coordinator [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 4 February 1987
Widoff Names Student Activities Coordinator By Tom Boyle The hills and valleys of the Dominican Republic seem far away now, but the Capital College's new student activities coordinator still has fond memories of her days in the Peace Corps more than 20 years ago. Janet C.Widoff began working in the Student Activities Office last October and in early January became the fulltime coordinator. "I love the spontaneity of my job. I enjoy working with students and the ideas that they bring into" the office," said Widoff. "I felt pleased to be able to help WNDR have phone lines installed into their studio on one of my first days at the position." Widoff, formerly an English instructor at the Harrisburg Area Community College, assists various student organizations plan and finalize arrangements to bring guest lecturers to the campus. "She is a very nice person to work for and always has a smile," said colleague Lois J. Cochran. The Student Activities Office is located in the MMUHMK m...
Tarnhelm Announces Deadline [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 4 February 1987
Tarnhelm Announces Deadline Dr. Theodora Graham, Tarnhelm's faculty advisor, and Denise VanBriggle, editor, have announced the deadline of Friday, February 27 for student submissions to the college literary and arts magazine. Tarnhelm is published annually through a generous grant from the SGA. Each year cash awards are available for first and second prizes in the fiction and poetry categories. Tarnhelm accepts poetry, short stories, brief creative essays, black and white graphics, and black and white photography. The magazine provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students of all majors to express themselves in the print medium of their choice. In addition, having your work published can add a significant note to your resume. Please share your creative entry for consideration If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents, or if you have questions about submissions, inquire at the Tarnhelm office, 216, or in Student Activities, 212. QOOOOOOOOOOOOO...
PARDON US! [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 4 February 1987
PARDON US! In the January 14 issue of the Capital Times, in the article "Professors Defend Engineering Surcharge," Professor Cheryl Ebel, Electrical Engineering Technology faculty, was misquoted. In a recent interview, Professor Ebel explained that in the past, the EET program has received a six-year accreditation. Following the last review of the EET program in 1985, the accreditation board for engineering technology granted the EET program a four year accreditation with a letter. The actual accreditation process and its evaluation is quite detailed. In general terms, a six-year accreditation is considered exceptional. Most schools receive the fouryear accreditation with a letter. This indicated that some changes in the department are required. A four-year accreditation with a visit indicates that ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology, will return to the school to evaluate measures taken to meet accreditation standards. Numerous factors contribute to a scho...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 4 February 1987
W^Capital Times \ Editor-in-Chief Jan Travers Managing Editor Vicki Koon Photography Editor Sylvia Johnson Graphic Artist Joe Kupec Business Mgr Diane Fitzgerald Advertising Mgr Kris Hansen «*JS» Boyle, Ray Bork^ Mike Camp, Tfom Cool^ '^(Ja Gt^y,Mchel«iHart,Ltike^ss ,lt»I^ -* Larson, Tom McGovorf . JeawT&gte, Sharon Qtmstead, Kathy Riley-King, Alan Ptecus, Denise Reinas, Bob TJRs Advisor: Joanne Smith [ Printed at the Press and Journal, Middletown. 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 uponrequest. |
SUBOG Assumes a New Role [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 4 February 1987
SUBOG Assumes a New Role Beginning in the fall of 1987 S.U.B.O.G. (Student Union Board of Governors) will serve a different purpose on this campus. As part of the student government improvements, S.U.B.O.G. will be the coordinator of all social clubs and organizations here at Penn State, The Capital College. S.U.B.O.G. will need organized and enthusiastic leaders. Elections for President, Secretary, and Treasurer will be held Wednesday, February 11, at 9 p.m. in the Meade Heights Coffee House.
Proposed Library Learning Center Comes Under Fire [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 4 February 1987
Proposed Library Learning Center Comes Under Fire By Jan Trovers Controversy is building on the proposed $15 million library at Penn State University, Harrisburg. The new library, thought long overdue by members of the campus, has generated two arguments, one with the location and the other with the inclusion of a computer center within the building. The physical plant master plan, recently presented to the college community by H2L2 Master Planners, calls for the three story library learning center (library plus computer center) to be located adjacent to the CUB, with walkways to connect it to the Olmsted Building. For a campus with the majority of classes in one building, many have questioned, both during the presentation and since, why the library isn't more centrally located. According to Douglas Steele, H2L2, an attempt was made to create a totally balanced campus atmosphere. Agreeing with this reasoning, Robert Graham, associate provost and associate dean of faculty, la...
"Isms" Committee Addressing Problems of Discrimination [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 4 February 1987
"Isms" Committee Addressing Problems of Discrimination By Tom McGovern A committee has been put together to handle what the college considers to be a growing number of complaints that are discriminatory and demeaning in nature. The group, known as the "Isms" committee, wants to organize a task force that will avert problems before they arise, rather than respond to complaints once they are lodged. Dr. Jerry South, associate provost and director of student affairs, heads the committee. His office reports approximately SO complaints in the last few years that involve sexism, racism, and other discriminatory behaviors based upon a person's ethnic, age, religious or physical disability status. The committee believes this to be only a small portion of the actual amount of incidents that have occurred on campus, and that because of a lack of information, it will be difficult to develop strategies to address the problem. Dr. Robert Munzenrider, a faculty member of the "Isms" comm...