1941-10-08; Central Michigan Life
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VOLUME 23 NUMBER 1 ■a t Michigan MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1941 New Opportunities Open for Internes Teaching Plan To Give Seniors Varied Training New Program Will Offer Broader View of Secondary School Situations. A new organization of student teaching on the secondary level will be given its inital tryout this fall. Plan A Student Teaching, as it is called; has been substituted for Plan B because of the multiple opportunities that it offers the student teacher. The new plan follows the same general outline as was used previously, that is, the first seven weeks will be spent under an assigned supervisor for one hour a day at the high school; except, however, that in the following six week period, student teachers will give full time to their teaching as far as possible. This six weeks' period, according to Park G. Lantz, Director of Laboratory Schools, may be spent in Mt. Pleasant or in some other community. Definite arrangements will be made according to the students needs as to which school they will be assigned. There will be occasion for some senior men to do their six weeks teaching and research in the Ionia Reformatory where there will be opportunity to gain first hand experience in sociology and psychology. Mr. Lantz stressed the fact that this new arrangement would enable the student to get a broader view of the school day as a whole and complete unit, whereas, before he could only see it from the point of the one subject he was teaching. He also stated that the practicing.! student, upon his return, when he resumes his original schedule for the last five weeks of the semester, wil be able to contribute much more to his psychology and education classes as his background will have been enriched by his own experiences in those fields.. League to Honor Freshman at Tea The Big and. Little Sister Tea, sponsored by the Women's League in honor- of freshmen and transfer women students, will take place Sunday, October 12, from two to five o'clock, in the Keeler Union ballroom. Members of the college faculty will pour for the tea.. Upper class girls will be hostesses. Arrangements are being made by the Women's League Board, with Eleanor Addy, vice- president of the board, serving as chairman of the event. The traditional Big and Little Sister tea is sponsored each year by the League in an effort to bring into close contact the freshman girls and other new students entering Central Michigan College, and'their upper class Big Sisters, so that all may become better acquainted. Tentative Enrolment Figures Show But Slight Decrease Though final enrolment figures have,not been released, a total of thirteen to fourteen hundred students was anticipated by the end of registration week, DeanC.C.Barnes, dean of administration, stated this week. The registration drop was not as great as had been expected previous to registration. The decrease is attributed to selective service and the work offered in defense industries. Symphony to Open Lecture Course 1942 Season Lists Six Numbers; First Number Scheduled for October 30. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will open the 1941-1942 lecture course season in the college auditorium, Thursday, October 30. This symphony orchestra is widely known and recognized as one of the outstanding musical organizations of its kind.- The second number on the program will be Dorothy Maynor, a Negress, who will appear here Mon.7 day, November 17. Miss Maynor has been called by many authorities the leading soprano of her race in the United States. Edward Tomlinson, noted journalist, author, and commentator on New World affairs will lecture here Monday, December 8 on some phase of current events. Following him will appear the piano duet of Bartlett and Robertson, Monday, January 12. On January 19 will appear on the lecture platform one of the leading magicians of this country, John Mulholland, He is editor of the Sphinx, a magazine for magicians. He was formerly a teacher at Horace Mann School until he began to study magic. He has recently appeared at New York's Radio City's Music Hall. The last number for the season will be Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr„ who will speak here February 25 on his interviews and acquaintanceships with outstanding men of the world today. > Improved Enrolment Setup Eases Freshmen Burden * With Upperclass Advisers Members Added To Central Faculty Other Changes in - Positions Made; Three Return After Leaves of Absence. With the beginning of the fall term three new faculty members have been added to the regular staff of Central Michigan College. Miss Dorothea Shaffstoll, a graduate of Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, has joined the Health Service unit at the college. Miss Shaffstoll is replacing Miss JennaV Laug, who was formerly college nurse, but who is now teaching Health Education classes in the place of Mrs. Theresa Mellema, who will not be on campus this year. Miss Laug, however, will also be connected with the Health Service. Also new on campus is Miss Jane McNamara, who comes to Central from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Miss McNamara is a graduate of New York University and has completed work at the University of Pittsburgh and at Columbia University. She is replacing Mrs. Eleanor McCrea in the Physical Education department. Anotheraddition to faculty lists is William A. Hoope, who has joined the music department to replace Mrs. Miriam Troutman. Mr. Hoope comes to the campus from the College of Emporia, Kansas, where he was an instructor in music. He has obtained degrees from Syracuse University and the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Several changes have been made in faculty due to the granting of leaves to several members. James McLaughlin, social director of Keeler Union Residence Hall, is in Ann Arbor on leave at the present time where he is studying for his Doctor's degree. During his absence, Norvall Bovee has taken over the position. - Dewey Barich of the Industrial Arts department has been on leave since last December. He is continuing his work this fall as Assistant Supervisor of National Defense in the Agricultural Education Division. Woodrow W. Hunter, of the Social Science department, is faculty resident adviser of Keeler Union. .Mr. Hunter joined Central's staff a yeai ago and is a graduate of t'" University of Michigan. Mrs. Grace B. Niggeman is now assistant to Mrs. Helen V. Porter- field for Ronan Hall. Mrs. Porter- field is in Sloan Hall, Miss Helen Johnson of the Laboratory school on campus has returned from her leave of absence and will continue her work as second grade critic this fall. Miss Marion Lucas, supervisor of the Lincoln School, has returned from Peabody Institute, Nashville, Tennessee, where she procured her master's degree in education. Additions to the office staff include Miss Ellen Pence in the credits office and Miss Helen Weaver in the personnel division. Critics who are new on campus are Miss Ruth Cerny in the rural department, and Miss Helen McKee, part-time student critic. Central Student In Fatal Accident Tommy Hire, Pontiac freshman, has been appointed freshman class chairman of the College Democrats. CARDS HONORED The University of 'Detroit will honor all Central Michigan College student activity cards at the Cenfcral-U. of D. game at Detroit oh Friday night, October' 10, at 3:00 p.m. Tommy Weisbarth The joys of reunion With classmates during the opening week of school were marred this year for Central's upperclassmen by realization of the loss of one of the college's most widely known student leaders, in the tragic death of Thomas J. "Tommy" Weisbarth, Cleveland, Ohio, senior. Tom was drowned in a speedboat accident on Lake Marie, seventy miles north of Chicago, Sunday, August 31. Few persons on Central Michigan College campus have been as versatile as Tommy Weisbaath. A gifted actor, he took part in numerous college dramatic productions, including those memorable productions of the last year, Suttons Vane's "Outward Bound," and "The Taming of the Shrew/' As a song-and-dance man and master of ceremonies. He was in frequent demand, both for college musicals and Mt. Pleasant community productions. He was an interested member of the student publications division, and had been selected by the Student Council to serve for the third year as business manager of the "Chippewa," the college annual. Tommy was active in his fraternity and had been president of Tau Alpha Upsilon for his senior year and a charter member of the honorary English fraternity, Sigma Tau Delta. He was a leader of the College Democrats, student political party. Despite wide participation in campus and community affairs Tommy was an honor student as well. ew Mentor Plan Helps Freshmen Upperclassmen Named to Aid New Students in Three- Day Orientation. The mentor system for freshman registration was used for the first time on Central's campus last week. Inaugurated as part of the extensive program of the newly-created division of student personnel headed by Dr. David M. Trout as dean of students, the orientation began Monday, September 29, and continued through Wednesday. Assisting Dean Trout were George N. Lauer, dean of men, and Dr. D. Louise Sharp, dean of women, as well as a group of 48 mentors chosen from among the upper three classes. The freshman class was divided into 24 groups of approximately 15 students, each group headed by either one or two mentors whose duty it was to guide their sections through the three day program of activities. The mentors assisted the freshmen to enroll, acquainted them with the campus and with the organization of the college as was as was possible, and made sure that the new students attended all meetings and tests on schedule. The feeling seemed to be general among both students and faculty that the new methods of freshman enrollment and orientation have been an improvement over past years. Although there was necessarily a great number of activities crowded into a short time, mentors and upperclassmen found lacking the air of confusion and hurry that they had experienced when freshmen. While reluctant to make any definite statements as to the success of the program as a whole, administrative officers were unanimous in their praise for the students who assisted. At registration's end, Dr. Trout paid tribute to students when he said: "The mentors this year worked under the disadvantage of having to learn many complicated details of a new system of registering freshmen, but they did it with such patience and intelligence that the faculty .and the student body may well be proud of the way they were represented .by these young men and women, "They showed in general much better than average ability to lead groups. They took responsibility with confidence and were," with few exceptions, on the job whenever and wiherever needed." Photography Club Will Meet Tonight Central students who are interested in photography are invited to meet tonight at 7:30 in room W107 for the organization of a Central Michigan College of Education camera club. The purpose of the club is to train photographers for Central Michigan Life. Members will not find it necessary to own expensive equipment or to have an understanding of photography in order to join the club. However, everyone should have a camera of his own and a desire to improve his picture taking, even though the camera be only a 69- cent affair. Those who show progress will be invited to use the Life press camera and other equipment to take pictures for the paper. Dr. C. L. Anspach Speaks To Students In Assembly "This is a time in American colleges when the theory of 'getting by9 has passed", President Charles L, Anspach stated in an address to the student body Friday, October 3," in the first assembly of the school year. Dr. Anspach called the time spent in college by a student the "Golden Age" when "mental habits are formed." During those years he said, the mind will flourish if certain habits and attitudes are developed, "A student needs to develop cer-: tain fundamental loyalties," he went on, "in order to succeed." The greatest of these loyalties is to decide on ambitions to make clearer th6 desired goal .Other loyalties should be to the American principles jtnd to the American way of living.
|Title||1941-10-08; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||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;|
|Copyright Permission||Copyright 1941 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|