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Have We Come a Long Way, Baby? [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 8 April 1987
Have We Come a Long Way, Baby? By Jan Travers/Editor I was talking to my friend Maggie the other day. She's just irate because the state is trying to adopt legislation telling her where she can or cannot smoke. She doesn't think it's fair to spend so much money to come to college to get away from her parents nagging about smoking only to find that an even higher authority may prevail. But maybe the pending law will do her a favor. According to a federal study released in July 1986, college females are twice as likely to smoke as college males. Dr. Lloyd Johnson, director of the study for the National Institute on Drug Abuse, offered a reason for the discrepancy. He said the tobacco industry has spend a lot of money and time convincing females that smoking is okay by 1) linking it with an image of independence, success, and glamour, and 2) giving the subliminal message that smoking helps women stay thin. If you think about it, there are ads such as this. The one that comes ...
Do You Think Smoking Should Be Banned in Public Buildings? [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 8 April 1987
Do You Think Smoking Should Be Banned in Public Buildings? Rebecca Seib American Studies "It should not be totally banned. I wquld not be against designated areas but a total ban would be unfair because of individual rights. At least designated areas would take everyone's rights into consideration. " Kay Holtzman Management "It shouldn't be banned, but there should be separate sections so non-smokers don't get their lungs polluted." Nadine Armstrong EET "It should not be banned but there should be restricted areas where employees can smoke. This is because of the danger of secondary smoke." Ed Pitingolo Accounting "No, because it is a legal activity and it's one of my few remaining vices. I feel the danger of second hand smoke has been greatly exaggerated. " Pictures by Sylvia Johnson / Interviews by Alan Pincus
You Be The Judge! [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 8 April 1987
You Be The Judge! Campus Commentary By Jon Trovers Recently a student came to the Capital Times with a charge that censorship was taking place on campus. The student was referring to an incident where two nude paintings of women were moved from the art exhibit in the Gallery Lounge because it was thought they would be distracting as a backdrop the the guest speaker, Bertha Waters, the first speaker for Women's History Month. The matter was cleared through channels before removing the pictures for what was termed a "short time." But the fact remains that someone made a decision for others as to what was appropriate. Linda Ross, art instructor and informal coordinator of the art exhibits said that as an artist she found the comments that the display was offensive "ridiculous. Nudes are a typical assignment at any art school," she said. But Ross did acknowledge that the art may have been a distraction. "The problem is that the Gallery Lounge is a multi-function room, It mus...
Russian Points of Interest [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 8 April 1987
Russian Points of Interest Dear Fellow Students, In the last issue of the Capital Times I gave you a lengthy account of my trip to the Soviet Union. I want to share a bit more with you concerning that trip, but this time along the lines of factual information in the event that you might be interested in travel to the Soviet Union on your own PEACE MISSION. If you're an art buff you will want to visit the Pushkin Museum in Moscow (and the great Tretyakov Gallery once it re-opens). Your visit to their largest children's toy store will disappoint you, perhaps, but nevertheless, it is worth a visit and that is where I bought my souvenir pins for only pennies. The name of the store is Children's World. The Metro is dirt cheap, only five kopecs (about 8c) and it will take you almost anywhere in Moscow (the same deal in Leningrad). I am told that these beautiful subway stations were built to serve as bomb shelters. Many of them have beautiful mosaics, crystal chandeliers and other wo...
April Fools [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 8 April 1987
April Fools Because complaints have been received about the distance from Olmsted to the newly proposed library, changes have been made in the master plan. Pneumatic tubes will be installed connecting the roofs of the two buildings for quick transportation.
GOD, INC. [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 8 April 1987
GOD, INC. I hear about hostile takovers, shakeups in the board of directors, sex and money scandals. Is this an episode of Dynasty? No, it's just business as usual in the big money world of selling God. I have no qualms with those who believe in God and aren't hypocrites. I plan on making it to heaven someday myself (God will have to be really forgiving.) But these TV ministers are nothing but hucksters. If they weren't selling God they'd be selling used cars or running a TV auction. The TV pulpit is the last refuge of the snake oil salesman. Take Jim and Tammy Bakker Please. They presided over a $129 million empire. What did they sell? What was their raw material cost? Their business is tax free and they live in several palatial houses. When GM sells a car, they have to get all the raw materials, deal with hostile labor unions and compete with well-managed foreign competition. What are the Bakker's expenses? Granted, Tammy does have a monstrous bill for makeup, but that can...
Joke's On You [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 8 April 1987
Joke's On You By Thalia Cook The first of April, some do say Is set apart for All Fools' Day; But why the people call it so Nor I, nor they themselves, do know. (Poor Robin's Almanac, 1760) As we all know, April first is also known as April Fools' Day. Remember the day we are supposed to play harmless jokes on our friends. The observance originated in France when Charles IX reformed their calendar in 1564. New Year's was celebrated from March 21 and ended April 1. After the adoption of the new calendar the new year's celebration was changed to January i As you can guess there were some stubborn people who still celebrated it April 1. Can you guess what these people were called? Correct. April fools. The custom of fooling friends and relatives spread from France. In France, the victim is called "April fish" and in Scotland they are called "April gowk."
Camilli On Sports [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 8 April 1987
Camilli On Sports By Mike Camilli The college basketball season ended with a bang last Monday as Indiana edged Syracuse by one point. Even though Syracuse lost they played an exceptional game with an all-star performance by the young freshman from Michigan, Derrick Coleman. But the most spectacular performance was by Bobby Knight, who didn't lose his temper the entire game. On the regional level, the Capital Campus basketball team (12-11 for the regular season) took third place in post-season conference action. Brian Gauger was named "Coach of the Year" by the conference after leading the team to its best season since the mid-1970s. The campus baseball team is off to a fantastic start with a record of 10-1. The team is led by tri-captains Greg Kindeg (catcher), Frank Popp (short stop, pitcher), and Brian Ritz (first base). The team's victories include a spectacular extra-innings win against St. Mary's in Maryland. The team is coached by Ron Melchiorre. Well, the profession...
XGI Spring Blood Drive [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 8 April 1987
XGI Spring Blood Drive Since 1968 the Chi Gamma Iota Fraternity (XGI) has maintained a donor group membership with the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank. The membership was established for the benefit of the Capital College community, which includes students, faculty, and staff. To remain a member donor organization, a quota for donations must be met each year. Now is your chance to help us meet the quota for 1987. The XGI's are sponsoring a Spring Blood Drive in cooperation with the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank. The CPBB will arrive Wednesday, April 15, to take donations from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge. The XGI's will supply refreshments. If you have given before, we thank you and ask you to give again. If note, please consider doing so to help continue a long-standing tradition.
ASM to Host Forum on Software Piracy and Computer Fraud [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 8 April 1987
ASM to Host Forum on Software Piracy and Computer Fraud By Kathleen Riley-King Penn State at Harrisburg's student chapter of ASM (Association for Systems Management) invites everyone on campus to attend a forum on software piracy and computer fraud in educational institutions. A video will be shown, and someone from the administration will speak on the university's position on the subject. The forum will be held later this month. The date of the forum will be posted on the calendar outside the Computer Center.
Ask Mr. Foster [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 8 April 1987
Ask Mr. Foster I want to say a few words about teaching. I'm always amazed when people, usually older people, say that the country is going down the drain. That the youth of today is less responsible than the last generation and the gloom and doom that will follow when these people have positions of power. I think Socrates quoted those of his time saying the same thing. Teachers do not say this. It is an honor for me to stand before a class and attempt to pass on some of what I have learned in my lifetime. There are those moments when we all learn from each other. And that look when a new thought comes to mind, when you can tell you are reaching them. It is as exiliarating as any downhill or free fall. Teaching is different from any other job I have ever had (and I have had numerous jobs). It is a calling. You do not do it for the money, especially as a part-timer. Your reward is measured more than in dollars. It is a Johnny Appleseed factor, but instead of trees you are sow...
Las Vegas Nite To Be Held At Penn State [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 8 April 1987
Las Vegas Nite To Be Held At Penn State Las Vegas Nite will be held at Penn State, Harrisburg on Thursday, April 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 in the CUB. There will be 14 exciting gambling tables (black jack, roulette wheel, dice wheel..etc), food, mock drinks, entertainment and many fabulous prizes! The prize auction will be held at 9:00 PM. Admission is $2.50. Tickets will be available at the door. The event is sponsored by the following student groups on campus: Circle K, Beta Chi Business Club, The Capital Marketing Club, Pi Sigma Chi and WNDR Radio Club. All proceeds will benefit the Tri-County United Way. So come on out and support a worthy cause and have some fun at the same time! Las Vegas Nite is open to the public.
Teachers Receive Sensitivity Training [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 8 April 1987
Teachers Receive Sensitivity Training By Michele Hart Some teachers are ill-prepared to deal with students with special problems or needs, according to Patricia Stohle Fontaine, a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher at Marshall Elementary School, Harrisburg, and a Penn State Harrisburg alumnus. To avoid having more teachers like those described by Fontaine, all Capital College elementary education majors are required to complete a semester-long sensitivity training course in order to graduate. "You get teachers who haven't thought about these things," said Dr. Duane R. Smith, assistant education professor. "Our purpose is to force them (the students) into thinking about things they wouldn't normally think of." Students involved in the course begin by studying the physical and mental growth of children, and then move on to examine physical, ethnic, and emotional differences in children. "We look at kids who have emotional problems and how they fit into groups and make transitio...
Business Students: Walk in and Be Advised [Newspaper Article] — Capitol Times — 8 April 1987
Business Students: Walk in and Be Advised By Kathleen Riley-King Go into E355, turn right, and go to the end of the hall, last door on the right. What's there? The new Business Advising Center, supervised by Beth Jones, coordinator of undergraduate Business programs. At the advising center, you will find academic advising assistants, Monica Zimmerman and Valerie Henkel. According to Jones, the new advising center was established in November 1986 to provide students with an additional resource for academic advising. Henkel and Zimmerman can aid with registration and can answer students' questions about program requirements. Both can also approve schedules of classes. Another goal for the advising center is outreach, says Jones. Business students with less than a 2.0 gradepoint average will be identified. The center will contact these students and offer them assistance in completing their programs. Jones says that each student is still assigned a faculty advisor and that the adv...