1961-07-20; Central Michigan Life
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UME 42 CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, THURSDAY, JULY" 20, 1961 NUMBER 36 MS fwffag? fl® h S$®§ 'Wm? fegfl immtsm The enrollment limitations set by the State Board of 5200, plus or minus 100 for Central Michigan University in the fall Graduate Change Ii Fall Regisfratioi Dr. Riley Gaskill and his family are shown looking over their past experiences .aos in the last two years. The Gaskills were there on December 13, 1960 when ting began. i a teacher training institution started, Dr. Gaskill had a staff of three Americans, which was later increased to seven. The school was located about five miles out of the city and had one building when he arrived. Before he left, the plant had been finished, complete with dormitories and food service units. associate professor of ed- i at Central Michigan •sity, Dr. Gaskill and his have just returned to the -sity from a 30 month , States educational mis- i Vientiane, Laos. Gaskill is quick to mini- he hardships and dangers le three days of heavy g which began on De- r 13, 1960, that necessi- he-evaeuation of his fam» Bangkok in August 1960 hich saw his automobile red by shell fire. He also vacuated and went to Dk in January. He is r quick to comment upon ucational needs of Laos. : big need is the prepar- )f teachers," he said. At ine his major responsi- vas to organize a teacher g institution. :h for employment dur- e summer of 1959 and •ncouragement by CMU ior Frances Martin, who -ved on a similar mission iland several years ago, the Gaskills' work in ras primarily concerned teaching or consulting r the summer of 1959, than serving on an edu- 1 mission when I filed an tion with the federal ment," Gaskill explained, ihone call from a Wash- official in the early fall inquired about his will- to go to Laos. "You where it is?" the official "Well vaguely," Gaskill a little time to talk it ith his family and some earching, the decision ide and the Gaskills left iasant on November 17, •t really certain of what ad. first impression upon at the Vientiane Air- is that it was the end of •Id," he said, "and maybe for where do you go ere," he hastened to add. iane, Dr. Gaskill de- as a city of about 35,000 ed of a collection of vil- 'Some estimate the city ng a population of about he said, "but a census er been taken." The city hopping center but most American shopping was rough the U. S. commis sary where frozen foods were available. But when it came to clothes, the Gaskills had to rely on the seven-week service of American Mail Order houses. Dental care was nonexistant in Vientiane and the closest place for such services was Bangkok. However, there was an American physician assigned to the Embassy. "Fortunately we had very few_ There were 550 students en- rolled in the school selected by examination from all parts of Laos with the help of the Laos Ministry of Education. French is the official language in Laos and all instruction in the school was done in French. "One of the big problems in the school and in the education system is getting the people to assume responsibility," he said. According to Dr. Gaskill the United States government maintained four operations in Vientiane. They were the Embassy, U. S. Operations Mission (Education Division), United States Information Agency, and the Military Mission. In addition to the educational mission, the Gaskills managed to travel around the world before returning to Mt. Pleasant. They left Bangkok for Hong Kong on March 19, arrived in Naples by boat April 20, traveled through Europe and arrived back in the United States on June 5. Graduate students will no longer have their registration cards signed by their advisers before their elections of courses for any semester or summer session it was announced this week by George H. Nelson, Dean of Graduate Studies. Graduate students must accept the responsibility of working on their programs with their advisers immediately after admission to the School of Graduate Studies. They are then held responsible for making their selections of courses during each registration period and for sending the registration cards directly to the Registrar's Office. Nelson said that All graduate registrations should be made with great care if students are going to qualify for a graduate degree on the basis of the minimum requirements. NOTICES A Summer Graduates Lawn Party honoring summer graduates will be held this afternoon, Thursday, July 20 from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. on the Mall. President Foust will address the graduates at this time. In has been reached President Judson Foust announced this week. As of July 1, the given deadlina for a deposit foe of >•> 345, 5300 students had been accepted for entrance in iho fall enrollment. Since this date, however. President Foust said ihat some of theoo had io be cancelled bocouso of low marks. Since the July 1 deadline, applications have been trickling in at a rate of six to 20 a day and these students have had to wait their turn for acceptance as the list of students already on the list have dropped out. According to President Foust, there has been a continued waiting list of approximately 200. As the top of tr-'<s list has been accepted, others have been added to it. Students accepted from this waiting list are not necessarily accepted on a first-come, first- serve basis. According to President Foust, the Graduate Students and Seniors have had first priority to being accepted from the waiting list. Students on ihe accepted list have until August 1 io request refunds of their S45 do- posit fee. After this date, no refunds will be made and iho student will be classified no enrolled at Ceniral for iho fall semester. Exceptions will bo made in granting refunds io students on ihe waiting list who are not admitted. It is hoped that the regulation will cut down on the number of duplicate admission requests that students make to various institutions, and allow a realistic and reliable count on ihe number of -applicants—that— problems with our health," Dr. Gaskill said, "just a few brushes with fever and infection." Water had to be boiled before it was used, but the Gaskill's quarters proved to be satisfactory with kerosene heat and refrigeration. "The main thing was for the entire family to keep busy," Dr. Gaskill said. There were about 200 in the American community when they arrived and at one time before they left this had been increased to about 600. About 100 of these were children, and with no American school available, one was founded with grades ranging from one to twelve. The children were taught by volunteer members of the American community with Dr. Gaskill being elected president of the school board. "The biggest problem here was not finding instructors but materials," Dr. Gaskill said. With the problem of getting case of rain, the event will take place in the University Center Ballroom. are definitely planning on attending this institution in the fall. il? &)ta_I hv fe? fa icenes IFrora Four Plays to la Presented Scenes from four American plays written before 1900 will be presented July 25 by Central Michigan University's department of speech and drama. The members of the play production and American theater history classes will perform the rare and not often presented group of scenes. The earliest play is "The Contrast" written in 1787 by Royall Tyler. "Fashion," written in 1845 by Anna Mowatt Ritchie, is one of the earliest social satires. A romantic tragedy set in Italy in 1300, "Francesca da Rimini" was written in 1855 by George Henry Boker. This play has been called the best written American play in the nineteenth century. The last play, an outstanding domestic play with elements of melodrama, is "Hazel Kirke," written by Steele Mackaye in 1880. It represents a movement toward using in the plot everyday people and their problems. In all four scenes the players will attempt to recreate the acting style in which the play was first performed. Ideas on costuming, makeup and lighting will be related to the methods used when the plays were first presented. The plays, presented through the courtesy of Appleton-Cen- tury-Crofts Publishing Co. and Samuel French, Inc., will begin at 8 p.m. Admission is free. The scenes will be directed by Dr. J. Alan Hammack, associate professor of speech. By Mary Ryilewski Dr. Carl A. Scheel is director and coordinator of a summer institute for teachers of secondary school biology supported by the National Science Foundation. It runs from June 19-July 28, 1961. Dr. Scheel is director and coordinator of the Institute which is supported by the National Science Foundation and runs from June 19-July 28, 1961. The program offers six hours of graduate credit in Cell Biology, Problems of Microbiology and a Radiobiology Seminar. These credits will apply at Central Michigan on either a master of arts degree in biology or a master of arts degree in the "Teaching of Biology in Secondary Schools". The participants in the Institute are graduate students who are teaching biology in grades 7-12. Each receives a stipend for attending and many have brought their families along with them. "Our purpose is not based on how io teach but on what io teach," said Dr. Scheel. "Teachers loarn ihe recent developments in life science. Of course we can't know ihe latest ihing as new theories and concepts aro being discovered daily, but we hope io modernize the techniques we acquired some years ago." The institute also brings the participating teachers in contact with other experienced biology teachers and researchers. Through discussion with fellow teachers ideas are exchanged, problems solved, techniques examined and new friends made. "Seldom do teachers get an opportunity to keep up to date during the regular school year," said Dr. Scheel. This summer institute provides the opportunity for the biology teacher to up-date his study. The 41 students taking part in the institute hail from all parts of the country and Argentina. The majority of the students are from Michigan, but students also come from Florida, Colorado, California, Louisiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania. Inez Vignes of Argentina has the distinction of being the only student from a foreign country. "Our work helps them to do their work," remarked Dr. Scheel. The institute emphasizes what the Biological Curriculum is doing and the participants are studying one version of the Biological Sciences Curriculum. Teaching from ihis book requires special training and these teachers are getting ihis training ai ihe institute. The Biological Science Curriculum is supported also by National funds. New concepts and theories of biology are scrutinized by a group of teachers in Colorado. From their studies they have written a modern version biology book. This book has been tested in a large number of high schools throughout the United States. Comments and criticisms from these schools are examined and the book was rewritten.
|Title||1961-07-20; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Thursday, July 20, 1961 issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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