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Department of Education Focuses on Women [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
Department of Education Focuses on Women Enriches school curriculums by Vicki Koon Bertha Waters, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Division of School Equity, was greeted by a full capacity crowd in the Gallery Lounge on Thursday, February 12. Ms. Waters was the first speaker in the schedule of events for this year's commemoration of Women's History Month. Ms. Waters opened her talk by giving the audience a quiz on some important women in history. Did you know that Mary Berry was the the first woman president of a major state university and Maria Goeppert-Mayer was the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963? There have been many women in history who's contributions should be made part of the educational program, Ms.Waters pointed out. Other than having an odd shaped coin commemorating her, what do you know about Susan B. Anthony? Did you know that she is one of the three women responsible for the rights that women have in this country today? ...
Women and Domestic Violence [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
Women and Domestic Violence Extensive Problem Inadequately Addressed by vicki Koon March is the month set aside to honor and commemorate Women's History. March is also the month of the birth of Spring. It is appropriate, for through their capacity to give birth, women continue history. Throughout history women have had to deal with persecution and harassment because of their sex. Although many changes have occured, still in 1987 women face considerable problems because of their sex. A made-for-TV movie several years ago addressed the topic of domestic violence. TV does sometimes focus on real problems that need addressed, but how pervasive is the problem? According to a Time magazine article, in 1982 approximately two million women suffered from domestic violence. That was the low estimate. Another estimate went as high as six million, accounting for the fact that so many women do not report domestic abuse. A Justice Report Survey counted 178,000 rapes for 1981, and as the...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
rV%gptf ai Times i ' Editor-in-Chief Jan Travers Managing Editor Vicki Koon Photography Editor Sylvia Johnson Graphic Artist ...Joe Kupec Advertising Mgr Kris Hansen Contributors: Gene Albano Alan Foster Staff: Tom Boyle, Mike Camifli, Thalia Cook, Honda Graby, Michele Hart, Luke Hess, Tom McGovera, Jean Meitz, Sharon Olmstead, Katfty Riley^King, Alan Pincus, Denise Keinas Advisor: Joanne Smith I Printed at (he Prtss and Journal, Mlddlelown. 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. I The Capital Times welcomes signed letters from readers. Unsigned letters I cannot be printed; however a writer's name can be withheld upon request ' J
Enhancement Funds Allocated [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
Enhancement Funds Allocated 11 programs receive money By Jan Travers Eleven specially designated Penn State Harrisburg programs have been awarded a total of $6,825 recently. The money, coming from Enhancement Funds from University Park, was to be spent this semester to improve the quality of student life at Penn State, Harrisburg. Beginning February 2, students, faculty and staff were invited to submit their request for up to $1,000 in funds. Proposals had to : 1) be innovative, new, and creative, 2) be an original plan not presently in place, and 3) affect a number of students. The proposals were submitted to a committe of five, including: Marian Krieger, Counseling Center; Jenifer Koplowitz, senior accounting major; Nick Roslevege, junior public policy major; Janet Widoff, student activities coordinator; Peggy O'Hara, career services. According to O'Hara, 23 applications were received. The eleven winning entries and their sponsor(s) are: Tarnhelm Lecture Series/Dr. T. Grah...
Campus Living is What You Make It [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
Campus Living is What You Make It ByRondaGraby People often say that college is the best time of your life. For those of us living on campus at the Capital College, we know it is true. As one new campus student says, "Penn State Capital College is a 'fun place' to live because we make it so." Going to basketball games, Meade Heights parties, movies, and local nightclubs are all enjoyable ways to spend an evening, but you might like it better if you go where other Capital College students go. The most popular form of weekend entertainment on the campus is often a Meade Heights party or a local nightspot, according to the majority of dormitory residents. The most frequently mentioned spots were Paradise Alley, Metron, Rosie's Lamppost, Spanky's and the Sunburst. "Students like the Metron because it offers popular dance music and a good mix of people," according to Mike Dahm. "Rosie's and the Sunburst are popular because they are cheap, local, and a 'great' place to meet other co...
Some Advice To Graduates [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
Some Advice To Graduates By Michele Hart 1 Graduating soon? Not quite sure how to find a job? An article in the Fall, 1986 issue of National Business Employment Weekly has some much needed advice about what not to do when entering the job market for the first time. The article, written by Adele Scheele, lists the top ten things not to do after graduation. According to Scheele the list contains the most common mistakes made by many fresh graduates. The list should be followed, she said because many students erroneously take high-paying summer or weekend jobs instead of finding internships in their fields, leaving themselves with no experience in the competitive job market. The first item on her list not to do is relying on your professors to discover "hidden talents" and start you in the right direction. This won't work she said, because often times professors do not know their students. Her advice is to get to know instructors, volunteering to do work for them, and then ask fo...
Capped Enrollment May Be In Business Division's Future [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
Capped Enrollment May Be In Business Division's Future By Kathleen Riley-King In an interview with Dr. Blumberg on February 6, 1986, Blumberg stated, "There is intense pressure on Business schools these days because of the'popularity of the major, and in fact at University Park they have capped enrollment. That means they have limited the number of people who can become Business majors. And that's increased our enrollment and put more pressure on us.... We haven't done that here yet, but we're facing the same dilemma that they are. . . . We can't grow any more with the level of resources that we have..." Blumberg said that unless there's significant change in the level of resources and funding from the state, he sees no choice but to cap enrollments in Business. "Penn State as a whole is grossly underfunded by the state, which means that when we make our budget request, we don't get it; when we ask for additional faculty, we won't get it."
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
Spring International Week April 6 - 11, 1987 Monday, April 6 : 12noon-l:00pm Dr. Kenneth Woodbury, president of Harrisburg Area Community College will speak about his trip to China. Tuesday,April 7: 12:30-l:30pm three area businessmen from international businesses will speak on "Cultural Aspects on International Business" Wed., April 8: Mr. Kittanni, Iraq Ambassador, speaking on the arms deal with Iran and how it has affected the war with his country. Time to be announced. Thurs, April 9: International Textiles display in Gallery Lounge all day. Fri., April . 10: 12noon-l:30pm Arts and crafts. Learn to make Eastern European Easter eggs for your baskets. Also, cooking demonstration. Sat., April 11: 7:00pm. "International Spring Fling Dessert Party." Bring an international dessert and enjoy entertainment of local dance troupes performing native dances, in the CUB
Why College?-An Appeal To My Generation [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
Why College?-An Appeal To My Generation Campus Commentary: By Frank C. Hollister, IV During an in-class discussion last semester, this issue was brought up: Why do we go to college? My colleagues answered very quickly and quite positively-to start or further a career, to guarantee an acceptable income for themselves and their families. Practical and realistic reasons, but also very frightening. The "Me" attitude did not end in the 1970s. In fact, it is "alive and kicking" well into the late '80s. Looking out for #1 has become a national pastime. Although "I" am important and achieving status and salary through gaining a baccalaureate or graduate degree (listen up May graduates!) is an acceptable road to travel, the road itself is not primary. What really is vital is the view from the highway. Through the "higher education experience," I have met a wide range of people and absorbed a variety of ideas and perspectives. As a social science student, I have developed an awareness...
Unsound Mind- Unhealthy Body [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
Unsound Mind- Unhealthy Body Since I had an open elective this term I decided to take the course called Human Sexuality. I thought it would be a fairly easy course because I've been doing outside research on the subject for some time now. I knew there was my thing and her thing and how much more could there be to understand. However, on the midterm there was incredibly involved material on all the little subparts of the male and female anatomy. I think I did poorly because it turns out some of my guesses were wrong. A female vulva is not a Swedish car and it turns out that scrotum is not the name of a rock group from Germany. Having done so poorly on this test I decided to get my body in shape by going to the aerobics class in the gym. I figured that I'd be getting healthy and at the same time I'd stand in the back of the class and be able to see all the women bend over and touch their toes. How bad could it be? Cynicism & Humor By Alan Pincus I didn't know that ...
First Impressions Are Lasting Ones [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
First Impressions Are Lasting Ones By Alan Foster/Faculty I know this is petty. I also know I am the only one who is bothered by this problem. But those signs make us (the Penn State community) look like we do not care about how we are represented on the outside. What signs? The directional signs as you approach the campus from Harrisburg. I mean for years I have wanted to correct, or burn the one that says, "Penna State U., Capitol Campus." Who calls Penn State, Penna State U.? The directional signs around "the real" Penn State at University Park just say, "Penn State." Why can't we be just Penn State at Harrisburg? And then Which school really stresses academic excellence, not to mention spelling? Pictures by Alan Foster tne spelling of the word capitol, I mean, I could understand a gross error like that one if you went to a lesser institution like Pitt or Notre Dame, but not Penn State. Capitol refers to the building where the legislature meets. Think of it as an archit...
Are You A Problem Drinker? [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
Are You A Problem Drinker? .3y Denise Reinas Ethyl alcohol is one of the most widely abused drugs in America. Approximately 105 million Americans (age 18 and up) are drinkers, and it is estimated that about 10% of American drinkers (approximately 10 million people) may experience problem drinking or become alcholics. The definition of alcoholism, given by the American Medical Association, is "an illness characterized by significant impairment that is directly associated with persistent and excessive use of alcohol." Alcohol is addicting. With continuous use, the body learns to adjust to alcohol, and this could very well lead to addiction and alcoholism. For the alcoholic or problem drinker, intoxication may not be the only result of drinking. Other results may be injury or death, job loss, quarreling and fighting with friends and family members, loss of friends and family members, and diseases associated with excessive drinking. There are many problems which can result from al...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
Each member is sponsored by an Al-Anon or AA member and is taught to deal with his/her problem much like the other programs teach. Alcoholics Anonymous is for the alcoholic himself, although anyone who is interested may attend an open meeting. AA's main stress is on abstinence from alcohol. All of these programs, Al-Anon, Al-Ateen, and AA are self-help groups; they are not professional programs with trained family therapists; they are a grouping of people with similar problems who support each other. These meetings can be found in virtually every community, day or night, up to seven days a week.
Drunks Are Not Very Funny [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
Drunks Are Not Very Funny By Jan Travers The key to curbing alcoholism in this country is establishing standards of moderation, according to a Penn State, Harrisburg professor. Dr. James Rooney, associate professor of sociology and a member of the board of Dauphin County Drug and Alcohol Services, said we have looked at alcohol for too long in a good and bad light. "The standards are ambivalent," Rooney charged. By this, he meant that we condemn drunkenness at the same time as we laugh at it "W.C. Fields made his living portraying drunks," said Rooney. So has Foster Brooks and Dean Martin. In many of the soaps and evening dramas we see people drinking heavily for relief when pressure or problems invade their lives. "The "People are more responsive to peer pressure than to rules." problem with this is that in the drama, when the problem is solved, the heavy drinking stops. This is not necessarily the case," said Rooney. Rooney, who has done extensive research in alcohol abuse...
Difference Between Night & Day [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
Difference Between Night & Day Vicki Koon/Managing Editor HARRY'S BAR, 10 P.M. The atmosphere is dim. Prisms of colored light move around the room. Music pummels the air. The crowd at the end of the bar is responding to the music like palm fronds in a hurricane. The storm eases off occassionally and a calm breeze moves in. The bar is covered with glasses of all shapes, bottles, ashtrays, and elbows. To the left of the bar are little round tables elbowing for room amongst coiffed and scented bodies. This group competes with the music in decibel levels. Waitresses move back and forth from the bar to the tables, recharging the atmosphere. The sounds mesh together. The senses are blurred. HARRY'S BAR, 10 A.M. The bright light looks uncomfortable against the dark wood walls, the black ceiling, and the deep red carpet. Disinfectant smells creep from the open doorways of the restrooms. The bar surface is cleared of all encumbrances, marred with scratches and burns. The ch...
Do You Have The Guts To Accept Responsibility? [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 18 March 1987
Do You Have The Guts To Accept Responsibility? Jan Travers/Editor There is a $22 million lawsuit pending in Pennsylvania courts involving a former Penn State student at the Altoona campus. After an evening of drinking at a fraternity party, she attempted to drive home and had an automobile accident which left her a paraplegic. It's not too difficult to see the motive behind her suit. Here's an 18 year-old woman who knowingly and illegally drinks. After the accident she wants to be absolved of her guilt. What better way to do this than to put the blame on someone else? What she fails to realize is that she alone is responsible for her behavior. No one forced her to go to the party, to drink alcoholic beverages, or to get behind the wheel of an automobile when she was drunk. True, the first faculty to go when drinking is judgment, but why didn't she consider how she was going to get home before she started drinking? The saddest part of this story, other than the young woman be...