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Chestnut Burr 1977
Kent State University
A day, a month, a quarter, a year at Kent State
From the mundane to the celebrated being of-
fered as printed proof.
The 1977 CHESTNUT BURR was printed in an
edition of 7.000 copies, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages,
on 80# Mead Offset Enamel Dull, manufactured
by the Mead Paper Corporation of Dayton, Ohio
in black ink. The endsheets are 65» Solid Color
paper stock. Tan, manufactured by the
Hammermill Paper Company, Erie,
Pennsylvania. Cover material is Riverside Linen,
RL4610, manufactured by Columbia Mills,
Minetto, New York. The cover has a brown foil
application, #73, manufactured by All Purpose
Roll Leaf Corporation, Paramus, New Jersey.
The 1977 CHESTNUT BURR was printed by the
HJ/Keller Div. of the Carnation Company at its
plant in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The cover
was cased over 160 pt. binder's board by Herff
Jones Cover Div. in Montgomery, Alabama.
Type style is Melior, headlines are 36 pt., sub-
headlines are 14 pt., body type is 10 pt., caption
type is 8 pt.; typesetting by HJ/Keller.
Senior portraits were furnished by Delma
Studios, 225 Park Avenue South, New York,
Table of Contents
Documenting One Year
Creative Arts Festival
Fire On Water
Focus on Academics
Doing It Professionally
Focus on Social Life
Martin Luther King
Focus On Professors
In The Classroom
Professing the Future
Gallery Of Entertainment
The Editors Thank
An incredible lack of identity is
conjured up as the confusing mass of
brick, glass, cement and grass pass the
eye of the objective beholder. Lifeless
minds meet to form lifeless structures
which house lifeless volumes of
Rockwell Hall library, newly remo-
deled dwelling of KSU's adminis-
trators rises out of the swamplands of
Circling Rockwell, Franklin,
McGilvery, on top of the hill, Kent,
Lowry, down the hill, Moulton, Mer-
rill and a stoplight. Main St.
Right at the next light, Terrace
Drive, old front campus gives way to
glass jutting wings and L-shapes of
Terrace, Verder, Dunbar and Prentice
dormitories. On the left a shrub and
tree surrounded hill — plopped in the
middle — the President's cottage.
Up Terrace Drive antique Engleman
Hall, ivy-covered, courtyard en-
hanced, facing the commons and circl-
ing back to connect itself to itself and
make the Old Student Union . . . New
Black Student Union . . . houses In-
stitute for African American Affairs.
Down closer to Main St. — match-
box drab efficiency of the Education
Building (White Hall), parking, ramps,
stairs and car paths.
Looking toward the middle of
campus past the heating plant, mag-
nificance of expressions, lines and
angles and blue-white glass ceilings
house KSU art and lie next to an art
building of a different kind, industri-
alized Van Deusen Hall.
Across Terrace Drive, parking lots
and sidewalks, architectural elo-
quence is embodied in the Business
Administration Building with rose-col-
ored panels, unique ultra-modern
matchbox, hidden stairways and open
glass offices. Satterfield, across Por-
tage Drive, two connected rectangles
form an L, leading on one side to
parking and more parking, on another
Summit Road and towards the middle
of campus. Bowman Hall.
Long rectangle, holds classrooms,
offices, lecture halls, Bowman Hall, on
whose middle campus side lies run-
down and ragged, beautiful, aged and
decrepit Stopher Hall. Unevenly
matched with Lake-Olson and John-
son, they form an odd quad. East of
Lake-Olson, memorable Memorial
Gym is a matchbox, also.
A hill in the middle of campus, with
trees, pagoda, metal sculptures sur-
round Taylor Hall . . . lights gleaming
into the night, forever. Glass top,
matchbox bottom, two types of beauty
together in campus middle.
Out the front doors, east across
baseball fields and tennis courts,
gravel parking lot and open field, Tri-
Towers, cracked and peeling paint
lend style to the landscape.
Through the trees on its north side,
Music and Speech, theaters, antennas,
music and radio towers. Moving west.
Photography Opposite page: Darrell White, middle Tootle Skaa-
rup. top This page: |oe Stenger, top left, bottom right Thom
Warren, top right Dave Shaffer, bottom left
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Nixson Hall, a box of light brown
brick stands alone.
Southeast through parking lots,
trees, fields stands Eastway (Broad-
way), a city in itself; billiards, bowling
. . . recreation . . . snack bar, dormitory
rooms and next door — Korb Hall
hotel, counseling, accommodations, in-
formation and old girls' dormitory.
Across a parking lot to the east.
Twin Towers, eight story skyscraping
dorm, suites and halls, further east
across a field is Loop Road.
Before Loop Road on Eastway
Drive, DSU Health Center, miniature
hospital, complete with ambulance,
pharmacy, wards, and forms to fill out
Between hospital and Loop Road,
Ice Arena, two connected stone boxes,
entertainment, recreation and food
warmed by a fireplace.
Two small groupings, dorms, a new
concept in living, open space, plazas,
surrounding fields, parking . . . sub-
urbs . . . across Rhodes Road is
Further out a monstrous field, en-
circled by seats, the stadium, plenty of
parking, shuttle to campus. Reaching
to the south stretches of campus,
apartments, married students, Aller-
ton. Inexpensive bedrooms, kitchen,
bath, living is for families attending
From Rhodes Road a long sidewalk
like a stairway leads past tennis
courts, through a clump of trees, park-
ing to Smith, Williams, Cunningham,
cold, science homes, shaped in-
distinguishable from one another.
Hovering over all, tallest, KSU li-
brary — 12 stories of papers, period-
icals, knowledgeable sources, book-
shelves and their inhabitants acts as a
beacon marking the incredible struc-
ture of the Center of Students plaza.
Awesome in its lines and curves,
brick sidewalks and plastic gleaming
lights dipping and revealing carefully
placed stones forming Center of Stu-
dents stone fountain . . . amazing.
Next to parking lot, outside Center
of Students, glass panels enclose ben-
ches, information, bus routes and
clock and support an awesome stone
ledge hung over steps to buses, guard-
ing students from rain, wind and cold.
Structure, confusing, con-
glomeration of wood, brick and glass
is only made meaningful upon the
presence of the life blood of KSU — its
student faculty inhabitants.
Written by Gene Harbrecht.
Photography. Opposite page: Tootie Skaarup, top right Thom
Warren, middle left, bottom left Laurie Mazerov. middle Rick
Allen, middle right This page: Tootie Skaarup, top left, middle
right Rick Allen, bottom left Frank Zizzo. bottom right
The students, faculty and staff
Photography. Opposite page: Tootie Skaarup, top Joe Lee, bot-
tom left Rick Allen, bottom right This page: Laurie Mazerov
Like blood cells surging through
veins, students, faculty and staff
stream through the arterial corridors
of KSU every year. Without them
there would be only dead stone, steel
and glass. With them KSU becomes a
growing, breathing, alive and kicking
Students pour into rooms off-
campus and on, bringing clothes,
stereos and little pieces of home.
Jungles of wandering jews, spiders
and pepperomia plants fill the rooms
while posters clutter the walls. Each
room expresses identity as the student
inhabitant continues to seek it.
Faculty members return to guide the
students' search. Books full of all
possible knowledge are dusted off.
More than books, faculty members
bring new experiences and ideas for
the fresh crop of faces in lecture hall.
First, eyes alight with enthusiasm,
they exchange thoughts with
colleagues over gulps of coffee.
Staff members don't enjoy such
ceremonious returns. They come in
clean, pressed uniforms to attend to
the business of keeping the university
running. They are not the educators or
the learners, and their importance
goes largely unnoticed.
After a Drop/Add session in Wills
Gym students feel unimportant too.
Numbers — id numbers, credit hours,
maximum class size, course numbers,
section numbers — take precedence.
Students drop trance-like before a
wall of section numbers, their eyes
searching for the exact one. After five
minutes of myopic staring they head
for the departmental line and pray.
Finally, they try to cajole and curse
the professor behind the table to
squeeze "just one more" on the roster.
Many attempts are unsuccessful. Profs
come pre-recorded, "That section is
filled ... try coming back next
Saturday for final registration . . . I'm
sorry." The students are sorrier.
Somehow, things work out.
Schedules are filled; registration fees
are paid. Students head "home", then
meet friends over pizzas and beers
and catch up on a summer-full of
adventures. Professors head back to
offices with class rosters and newly
dittoed syllabi under their arms, then
head home to dinners while the staff
keeps the university running.
Newness of routine is evident in red
eyes and tired faces, but there is no
time to be lazy. Right away, there are
texts to buy and study. The
bookstores are packed tightly, full of
students with hungry minds. For
hungry mouths there are refrigerators
to rent, drag back to the dorm, and fill
with munchies. Professors have
lectures to plan and office hours to
decide upon. For staff workers there
are roads to repair, bushes to trim and
rooms to clean. School hasn't officially
started and already everyone is busy.
Morning comes — the first day of
class. Students, faculty and staff rise
Photography. Opposite page: Bob Lotte. top Chuck Humel,
bottom This page: Thorn Warren, top left Lee Ball, bottom
left Joe Stenger, top right Joe Lee, bottom right
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early in different corners of the
community and head to their
Lecture A Bowman fills up quickly
with freshman faces for history and
psychology classes. They scribble
notes incessantly, hoping to
understand them later.
Other students stride confidently
into the Business Administration
Building with briefcases, slide rules
and pocket calculators in hand.
Confidence quickly evaporates as
scribbled computations cover
In Satterfield frustrations arise from
learning French accents after three
years of Spanish. Even one's native
language requires work in English
classes are time
difficult. After an
down the throats
jotting notes and diagrams,
is ready for a rest.
Physical education classes offer a
chance to work the muscles as well as
the mind. Classes range from dance, to
paddleball, to gymnastics. Many
require constant practice to condition
the body. Gym lights burn late into
Other buildings do not sleep. Fourth
floor Taylor Hall is always bright, full
of architects striving to finish one
more project. Downstairs, journalism
students battle deadlines. "I need
copy, I need art!" screams a Stater
editor. Next door, editors, writers and
photographers work under harsh
flourescent lights and the constant
night of darkrooms to fit together a
year's experiences for the Chestnut
Across the dark Commons yellow
angles slice the sky. Inside, budding
artists work at their masterpieces.
Clay-covered hands slap and pinch at
sculptures or pull stoneware from the
potter's wheel. Art projects grow from
days and nights hunched over easels
and layout tables.
Music majors spend days and nights
practicing instruments and voice
charts. Theater majors pace the
hallways of Music and Speech with
hair slicked back and faces lost under
greasepaint. On another floor,
telecommunications students labor to
broadcast news and music over the
When the clock radio blares on
weekday mornings the university
bustles to life. The quarter is short
and the year passes by fast. There is
seldom the right kind of food, never
enough time for sleep, and always too
much studying to be done. But
interspersed with chaotic times are
times of solitary peace. Moments of
frustration are laced with those of fun
and laughter. And there are as many
times to stomp through snow or lie in
the sun as there are to run from the
Written by Laurie Mazerov.
Photography, Opposite page: Thorn Warren This page Thorn
Warren, left, top right Lee Ball, bottom right
The town and countryside
Kent, Ohio . . . sticky, sweating hot
in the summer . . . driving into town
on one of the several highways, from
Cleveland, Akron, Ravenna - the rain
is bound to start pouring down as you
pass the corporation limits.
Kent, Ohio . . . trees, the Holiday
Inn, countryside, picturesque
farmlands, highway - city - you're
there. Largely populated and spotted
with business for a town with
seemingly little indsutry.
Railroad cars whistle down the
tracks along Water, Franklin Streets
through Fred Fuller Park winding
Cuyahoga riverside, past old Erie-
Lackawanna Station, mills, behind old
bar row, Brady Leap - did he really?
— new highway, Crain Street bridge,
out 43 ... country again, Towner
Junction and you've left . . . Kent,
its quaint tree lined old
and increasingly swelling
sub-suburban sprawl, Kent resembles
any one of a number of small
northeastern, southwestern Ohio, mid-
western United States towns.
Kent's major difference is that
nearly two-thirds of its approximately
32,000 residents either live at or
commute daily to the main source of
livelihood, the 1200 acre Kent State
Community store, Peaceable
Bakeries, natural foods and pizza,
boarding houses, bookstores,
canoeing, shooting pictures on warm
Photography, Opposite page: Laurie Mazerov This page: Lynne
summer, fall days, foot of snow on
winter days with fraternity row
parties and College Avenue . . . Kent,
Farm folks visit the city weekly for
their everyday needs . . . gas, groceries,
drugstore necessities from Hartville,
Brimfield, small rural spots along 43,
with kids for haircuts, and country
fresh vegetable stands along the way
. . . farmers' market with fresh fruit,
trail baloney on their way into the
Weekends come and scores of
students climb in cars or throw out
their thumbs to go home to Cleveland
or Akron or somewhere to visit
another college town, some friends,
and the population is reduced, town is
slower — pace dies down.
Weekend outings, picnics in parks
and walking up Main for ice cream —
skating on the lake, hot chocolate and
party at bars. Kline's market for
cheese and deathly silent Sunday
streets then wham . . . return traffic
from all parts of Ohio.
Main Street widening brings
confusion with earth movers crawling
into streets causing traffic jams and
trees tumbling here and there for
progress. Hamburger stands up and
down the street seek business of
students de-appetized by university
Early morning loops for campus,
West-Main Plaza and donut breakfast
at Captain Brady's before 7:45, packs
of people waiting, running to catch up
— business as usual is Kent, Ohio.
Late at night two slightly
overschooled and undernourished
tenants of the tree town shoot the
breeze while coffeeing over the
delectability of a home fries, eggs easy
over, toast (wheat), jam — number two
at Jerry's 23 hour daily Diner in
downtown, ourtown, Kent, Ohio.
Written by Gene Harbrecht.
Photography. Opposite page: Thorn Warren, left Chuck Humel,
bottom Matt Bulvony, middle This page: Thom Warren
I One Year
Documenting May 27, 1976
Sunrise brings another day to life at
KSU. Twenty thousand students
struggle to leave warm beds and make
their way to campus. A morning
shower, coffee and donuts, and a long
walk interrupt their journey.
As Ken Jones sleeps, the day unfolds
around him. He will soon awaken to
become a part of it. At 8:50 a.m. he
will join classmates in Bowman Hall
to ponder the views of Descartes.
Thirty photographers set out early
on this day to capture part of its soul
and preserve it through thousands of
shots of which the following ten pages
are a small sample.
The photographs contain pieces of
what attending KSU is all about — the
way the photographer saw the campus
and life on it that day.
May 27th does have its place in
history. Captain Lester Grau, as he
walked into the ROTC Office said,
"Today is an important day, gang,
today is the 201st anniversary of the
Battle of Noodle and Hog Island."
Photography. Opposite page: Lee Ball This page: loe Ste-
nger. bottom left Darrell White, bottom middle, top right
David Anderson, middle left Thorn Warren, bottom right
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Opposite page, top left: Jack Smith, heating plant operator became a
grandfather for the fifth time today, bottom left: A police officer is assisted
by two passers-by. They push a car which has run out of gas. top right:
Mike Kay and Ken Long wind up a chemistry lab while bottom right: Bill
Bart and C. Woody Brown distribute yearbooks. "I don't really care about
yearbook sales - they're already sold," said Brown.
This page, top left: A student in Hulda Smith's English three class
considers topic ideas for his term paper, bottom: Joe Karpinski, operating
in the world of video, films Martz Johnson as a student presentation for
Educational Media Class, right: Surrounded by notes and references, Mary
Smith races against deadlines to complete a term paper.
Photography Opposite page: Thorn Warren, top left, top right Lee Ball, bottom left Dean Hein,
bottom nghl This page: Dean Hein. top left, lop right Thorn Warren, bottom
Opposite page, top; Two girls frolick in the
fountain, middle: Joel Crimaldi cycles across the
plaza in style, bottom; The warmth of the noonday
sun brings students out to relax on the plaza.
This page, left; Larry Durkalski weighs a sack of
rice for a customer at the Peaceable Kingdom
Bakery, middle left; People often get the urge to
plant during the Spring. Nora Rezabek and [ayne
Timmerman plant flowers outside Cunningham,
middle right; A photographer demonstrates one
way of taking a self-portrait for her midterm
portfolio, bottom left; Four dorm residents take
lime to work on their summer tans.
Ptiolography. Opposite page: Dean Hein, top, middle Darreil Wliite.
bottom This page: Lynne Sladky, top Dean Hein. middle left Joe
Stenger. bottom Darrell White, right
Opposite page, middle: Two theater students rehearse a scene from a
Spring production in Stump Theatre, top: Athletes pose for a group shot
while photographer Doug Moore waits for that magic moment, bottom:
Classes over for the day, Barb Renault takes in some early sun-bathmg
while listening to Carle Simon's "Hot Cakes" on earphones.
This page, top left: KSU students practice at the African Arts Dance
Workshop middle left: Two students fly a kite from a bike, bottom left:
Weaving is a relaxing craft for Dodie Goncher. right: Love is a part of
college life too. Tom Chapman and Cathy Dupy enjoy a tender moment
Photography. Opposite page: Thorn Warren, top Robert N Wachsberger. middle Lee Ball, bottom
This page: Lee Ball, top, middle right )oe Stenger, middle left Lynne Sladky, bottom
Opposite page, lop left: Mrs. Evelyn [ackson en]oys her
chicken dinner at the Benefit for the Pan-African
Festival, lovk-er left: The Dandelions vs. The Little
Sisters of Minerva lower right: Two coeds return their
kegs for more beer, top right: The late afternoon sun
filters through plants in Joe Lee's window and creates
patterns of light dancing around the house cat.
This page, left: Patrolmen Bill Baker and Christy Lewis
perform the daily ritual of taking down the U.S. flag in
front of the Administration Building, top: Peace is
found by Jim Nuber and Dean Berger at Ray's during
Happy Hour while they study for tomorrow's exam.
Ptiotography, Opposile page Thom Warren, lop left |oe Lee, top right
Lee Ball, bottom left Chuck Humel, bottom right This page: Lee Ball, left
Steve Throssel, right
Listening, dancing, drinking and smoking on the
Rumors were traded before it was
ever announced there was going to be
Then the official announcement
came. Yes, KSU was going to have a
free concert on the commons. Liv-
ingston Taylor, Earl Slick, the Michael
Stanley Band, the Outlaws and the J.
Geils Band would play.
All Campus Programming Board
and Kent Interhall Council cospon-
sored the concert on Saturday, May 15
as a part of Campus Weekend '76.
ACPB spent $32,000 and KIC contrib-
uted $5,000, Stacey Harper, concert
chairperson said. ACPB spent money
made as profits on previous events.
On Friday eighteen wheelers pulled
into town, one by one, carrying the
monstrous stage, lights and sound
Crews went to work.
The day came. A cloudy, lukewarm,
drizzly day, hardly ideal, but the
crowd which would eventually num-
ber some 10,000 people didn't seem to
They straggled down to the Com-
mons slowly in groups. Picking spots
for blankets, arranging themselves for
maximum listening pleasure, and
scanning the gathering crowd for
friends, they came together.
Most of the people on the commons May 15
were dancing, drinking and listening, but a few
people had to work. Some set up the stage, and
some provided the music.
The music began at 2:30 p.m. Livingston Taylor
(top) opened the show and started the festivities.
Photography. Opposite page: Bob Huddleston. top Thorn War-
ren, bottom This page: Terry Grande, top, right Lynne Sladky,
They brought" frisbees, munchies,
beer, booze, and grass.
Livingston Taylor began the per-
formance at 2:30 p.m. Some of the
crowd expected the J. Geils Band to
perform first. They heckled the musi-
cians, who continued their show un-
daunted. Earl Slick followed Liv-
ingston Taylor with an original guitar
As the day wore on the crowd
swelled and contracted. People wan-
dered back and forth between friends.
They left to buy lunch and dinner,
returned and ate.
They were anxious to hear some
familiar tunes, when the Michael
Stanley band took over. A favorite
with the crowd, the Cleveland based
band entertained them with popular
songs from their newest album.
Rock 'n roll, Southern boogie,
frisbees and the sweet, pungent smell
of everyone's favorite weed filled the
air making the intermittent drizzle vir-
Although many merely ignored the
rain, some brought umbrellas and
some invented their own protection
from plastic garbage bags. A few lis-
teners sought shelter under tarps, tents
They came to their feet waving beer
cans and Confederate flags when the
Outlaws began to play. They danced,
drank and lined up at the Johns. Some
ended up flat on their faces, too drunk
to be aware of the surrounding activi-
Here and there couples engaged in a
lover's duet, some shielded by blan-
kets, some not.
With night came the J. Geils Band
and two more hours of hardcore rock
'n roll led by the frenetic Peter Wolf.
People clapped hands, swayed to the
beat, and took in the sounds.
When it was over the crowd stag-
gered home. No one had been ar-
rested. Six people had been treated at
the KSU Health Center for minor in-
juries. Tired and happy, they left be-
hind empty bottles, beer cans and
trash, but they took with them many
While Michael Gee, leader of the Michael
Stanley Band. Daniel Pecchio, the bass player
(opposite) and later, the J. Geils Band (bottom)
performed on stage, the audience enjoyed
themselves in a variety of w^ays.
Pholography Opposite page: Lynne Sladky, top Robert N.
Wactisberger, middle Leon Williams, bottom This page: Terry
Grande, top Darrell White, bottom
A tradition of brotherhood and honor
Greek Week is a national event that
evolved from the tradition of the an-
cient Greek Olympic Games. At KSU,
the tradition, which started in 1947,
has become a Greek Weekend, held
every spring. Seventeen Hellenic And
Interfraternity Councils on campus
sponsor the activities. Co-chairpersons
were Mary Craig and Edward Louisa.
"We've got the spirit" was this
year's theme. From April 29 to May 2
Greeks wore pins, shirts with Greek
letters, and stickers.
On Thursday night, as an opener,
they sponsored "The Way We Were",
in Bowman Lecture B at 7:30 p.m.
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The games started Friday at 3 p.m.
on Allerton field after a campus-circl-
ing parade that featured a car from
each of the chapters on campus. Fra-
ternities and sororities competed in
tug-of-wars, a steeplechase, four-leg-
ged races, egg tosses, rope-pulls, tire
relays, and trike races.
Friday night a dance was held and a
Greek Goddess was crowned, a frater-
nity member dressed as a beauty
queen by sorority members.
Saturday's big event was the bath-
tub pull, which benefitted the Ameri-
can Cancer Society. It started at 8:30
a.m. at the Rockwell Hall information
booth, and traveled to University
Plaza, Tallmadge Circle, Chapel Hill
Mall and the Stow-Keni Plaza.
The week ended at 4:00 p.m. Sunday
with a recognition banquet. Awards
were given to the Greek Woman of
the Year, Joy Dingee of Delta Gamma,
and the Greek Man of the Year, Scott
Cunningham of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
The activities of the weekend pro-
mote the feeling of solidarity between
various chapters on campus.
Climaxing Greek Week, a tug-of-war, an egg
toss, and a tire roll determine which Greeks are
Backed by the cheers of their sisters, the
women of Alpha Gamma Delta give their all
to bring honor to their sorority and avoid an
embarrassing tumble during tug-of-war
Delightmg m a moment of victory, two
sorority sisters share smiles and a hug
(middle) while a Delta Gamma sister ponders
what can be done with the last six eggs (left).
Enjoying the scenery along the campus
parade route, these two clown-clad sorority
sisters, ready for rain, hitch a ride (top right).
Two fraternity brothers share a different
kind of ride — a race inside a tire (bottom
Photography. Opposite page: Terry Grande This page; Thom
Warren, top. left Doug Mead, top right Terry Grande, bot-
"Still others fought to
continue the ceremonies."
It was not a Bicentennial
Americans were caught up in "the
way it was 200 years ago today," but
few seemed to care about the way it
was six year ago. The war was
escalating in Vietnam. Here at home
rebellion, confusion, and hatred gave
way to fear, bitterness and death.
On the island of Kent State
University some that remembered said
it was better to forget May 4th and the
events surrounding it. They insisted
they had heard it all before, and
didn't want to think about it anymore.
Still others fought to continue the
ceremonies. They argued and sent
editorials to the Kent Stater. Speeches
were written for a program on the
Commons. A Unity March was
organized in support of the recent
civil suit appeal, and individuals were
urged to skip classes on Tuesday, May
On the evening of May 3 with only
ten minutes left before the candlelight
procession began, there were fewer
than fifteen people waiting. We
squinted nervously at each other in
the darkness, wondering if everyone
else on campus was intent on ignoring
what had happened here. We shivered
beside the Victory Bell and scanned
the hillside for more participants.
People joined the group in spurts.
Slowly, sporadically we grew in
number. At the last minute there came
a charge of people down the hill
behind Taylor Hall. Some of them
brought candles, which were passed
Strong hands pumped the Victory
Bell, while others fumbled in pockets
and purses for matches and cigarette
lighters. A few flames sprung to life
and blinked in the wind. Those with
unlit candles encircled those with
light. Fire was passed from candle to
candle until all glowed. Darkness was
illuminated by wavering candle
flames. The peal of the Victory Bell
echoed through the air and was
No political speeches, historic
reenactments or explanations of
current legal proceedings followed.
Someone merely thanked us for
coming and said the procession was
traditionally walked in silence. We
were more or less left on our own to
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jroup in some semblance of a line,
weryone shuffled together and began
he solemn walk around front campus.
Within the silent clump of people,
here really wasn't anything to do
jesides set one foot in front of the
)ther, guard the candle flame, and
Tieditate on what had happened six
(?ears earlier. Most of the participants
/weren't on campus in 1970. Like them,
Tiy perceptions of what occurred were
:louded by the hazy awareness of
In those six years the whole
political climate had changed. In 1970
;here was a controversial war, an
srganized draft, and much
misconception about political radicals.
People became active protestors
because the issues involved them
directly. By the spring of '76 there was
[10 war and no draft. World problems
were thousands of miles away. It
seemed more important to be
sducated for the job market and
accepted in society.
I wasn't sure what happened six
years ago could happen tomorrow at
Kent State, but I believed I would
have been on the Commons that tragic
day. Maybe that was why I
Something distracted me and I
snapped out of my thoughts into
immediate reality. We were now
walking along Main Street, moving as
one solid mass of some 650 people
and hundreds of candle flames. Cars
sped past us. Several horns bellowed.
I thought they were mocking us, the
ceremony, and the dead, and I felt
anger rise inside me.
I was aware of a new enemy. The
cameras — intruding lenses and cold,
clicking shutters — "shooting" the
procession to hell. I understood the
need for some photographs, but there
were too many photographers. How
could they hope to capture our
emotions? They ran back and forth,
shooting off their mouths and their
flash attachments as we shuffled
solemnly, silently amid the
My candle snuffed out and I turned
my attention to it. Somehow during
the walk the candle commemorating
four deaths had come to symbolize
life itself. There was a battle to be
fought — the candle had to conquer
darkness as life had to conquer death.
And in the silence we pulled
together in the fight. A bond had
sprung between those who walked
here. Even without words we had
"A unity march was organized in support of the
recent civil suit appeal ..." (opposite top) and
the May 4 Task Force and others urged students
and faculty to remember May 4 (opposite,
Dedicated to their memory, the May 4 room in
the library houses unnervingly realistic manikins
formed in the positions in which the students
Phologrdphy Opposite page Darrell While, lop Thorn Warren,
bottom This page: Terr>' Grande
been drawn close. I stopped beside a
Soon my candle burned again.
I guarded it with all the care that a
mother guards her child, but I could
not save it from the wind. Twice it
had to be relighted. Still I fought to
shield it from harm. It blew out again.
I believed it was an impossible battle
to keep one fragile candle alive amid
the wind. It had been an impossible
battle to keep four students alive amid
We had come to Taylor Hall
parking lot. Sites were ropcd-off
where William Schroeder, Allison
Krause, Sandy Scheuer, and Jeffrey
Miller had fallen. Kent State students
stood vigil in three of the sites. Jeffrey
Miller's parents stood over the spot
where their son had fallen. The rest of
us gathered around the sites or stood
before the tombstone marker, heads
bowed, striving to im.agine what we
were not around to remember.
Defying the wind, candlelight
flickered around us.
Mrs. Miller cried on her husband's
shoulder. The sky cried a light rain
overhead. And there were many tears
on the faces around me.
Written by Laurie Mazerov.
lehow during :he walk
candle ; : .~ ~ emorating
dea:h5 r.iz ::me to
s\"mbolize Iiie itself."'
■"The slq- cried a light rain
overhead. And there were
many tears on the faces
Creative Arts Festival
April 25 - April 28
His face was white. His hands
searched the sides of the box. He was
a prisoner. Outside, the faces laughed
and jeered, then, watched anxiously
as his expression changed from worry
As he continued his act more people
gathered. Some were just curious,
some intrigued. Most were caught in
the mystique of his performance. Only
a few left for classes before it was
Don McLead, a mime artist featured
in the 1976 Creative Arts Festival, en-
tertained a crowd of 300 at his mini-
performance in the Student Center.
Seven types of cultural entertain-
ment were represented April 25-28, in
the tenth annual Creative Arts Festi-
McLeod, who studied under Marcel
Marceau, took time off from his tour
with Diana Ross, one of several pop
artists with mime acts, to visit Kent.
"Mime," he said, "is a way of com-
municating without words — a com-
bination of the clown, serious actor,
comedian, dancer and jester. It reflects
our surroundings through movement."
Following his mini-performance,
McLeod held a workshop for inter-
ested students. At 8:30 that evening he
performed in the Kiva.
Steve Sevell, a New York City com-
mercial artist, participated in the festi-
val for the second year. He served as
this year's guest host and coordinator.
He combined caricatures of all of the
performers in a collage.
Soleil, a laser light show, premiered
in Anaheim, California in May, 1975.
On April 25 students brought blankets
and pillows to the Student Center
ballroom to lie on the floor and watch
the three laser beams dance and skip
in harmony with an original sound
track. Two shows were given, one at
8:30 p.m. and one at 10 p.m.
Captain Blink gave a mini-perform-
ance Monday, April 26 at noon. At 9
that night the seven member jazz
band performed in the Kiva. Their
music spans the jazz spectrum from
1940's bop to the spatial tangents of
Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.
Two Penny Circus believes a clown
lies dormant within each of us. Their
act included theatrical skits, circus
acts, acrobatics, fire-eating, juggling,
unicycling and magic. After a preview
mini-performance in the Student Cen-
ter lobby, they presented an original
"commedies dell arte" entitled "The
Misfortunes of Senor Pontatone or A
Bad Boy in Bergannox", at 9 Wednes-
day evening in University Auditorium.
Poets Gerald Stevenson and Liza
Gyllenhaal, both members of the
Featuring mime, mask and music, the 1976
Creative Arts Festival offered one week of free
cultural entertainment spring quarter.
Two Penny Circus gave a preview performance
at the Student Center (middle). Don McLeod, a
featured mime artist, demonstrated technique
(opposite, right) as students practiced at one of
the artists' workshops (opposite, left).
Evening performances featured flutist Mark
Solomon, leader of Captain Blink, a seven
member jazz band (middle), Two Penny Circus,
performing mask theatre, a popular form during
the Renaissance (bottom).
Photography, Opposite page: Dave Shaffer, left Wesley Nichol-
son, right This page: Stu Resnik. middle Bob Jones, top Dean
Writer's Workshop in Iowa City, held
poetry readings in the Student Center
Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
Stevenson, a former Kent resident,
has published two books of poetry,
Aiphabet of Prose and Verses and
Thomas James Cobden Sanderson. He
described poetry as "a more perfect
way of communicating". Liza Gyllen-
haal is a friend and former student of
The 1976 Creative Arts Festival of-
fered the university a wide range of
cultural entertainment from mime to
More than blood and guts
Many people think rugby players
are violent, brutal, and crazy.
But the average rugger plays the
game for the sport of it. He is in the
game for the physical contact and the
pure sense of sport, said Pat Joyce,
KSU Rugby Club treasurer.
Ruggers enjoy their club status.
They pay for their own equipment
and travel expenses. They set their
own pace and they even act as their
own pre-game entertainment when
'the choir' starts up.
Since openings on college varsity
teams are limited, club teams offer a
chance to play. At KSU everyone in
the rugby club plays; there are no
cuts. Fifty men play rugby at KSU;
three teams of fifteen and five
Ruggers lament all of the
misconceptions that people have of
their game. On a nice day 200-400
people watch a KSU rugby game. The
first time one watches the game they
associate the shape of the ball with
the American football and therefore
compare rugby with football.
The comparison should be reversed.
Rugby is somewhere in the middle of
a progression from soccer to football.
It seems that long ago a student at
Rugby School in England became
dissatisfied with his soccer practice.
Instead of kicking the ball downfield,
he picked up the ball and ran with it.
After the initial shock of seeing him
running with the ball, the rest of the
team converged on him.
Thus the lateral pass was born ... a
move to save a person's skin.
Rugby resembles soccer only in its
continuous style of play. It has
striking similarities to American
football other than just the shape of
Anyone who knows football can see
the plays which evolved from the
rugby scrum, ruck and try. A scrum
reminds one of two rams batting
horns. It is the start of an offensive
play. Football's scrimmage is a
derivation of the rugby scrummage.
The ruck has evolved into the
American gang tackle. The try is the
ruggers' version of the T.D. KSU
ruggers average three tries a game.
Rugby is one of the most physically
demanding sports. The participants
run between five and seven miles per
game and can take no time-outs,
except for injury.
And injuries there are! The bumper
sticker that tells us, "give blood . . .
play rugby" is accurate. Ruggers play
with various injuries, from bloody
noses to broken fingers. KSU ruggers
suffered only two serious injuries this
spring. Jim Tercek had a knee injury
which required surgery and Pat Joyce
also suffered a knee injury.
You never know, you might send a
close friend or a new found friend to
the Health Center after catching him
in the middle of a ruck.
But if the natural violence of the
game doesn't drop a player, a flying
tackle or a right hook may. Fights are
not uncommon in the heat of battle
but are frowned upon. The team has
to play shorthanded whether a player
leaves the game because of injury or
ejection, so arguments are usually
stopped before they can become
It's easy for a player to be injured
by a block because he doesn't wear
any padding. When a player is
injured, he is taken to the sidelines
without stopping play. If action
cannot be continued around him, it is
stopped. If the player recovers soon
enough he may re-enter the game.
Since injuries are part of the game,
players can't afford to think about
them very much. After all, if a player
is worried about getting hurt by the
next block, he isn't going to play very
Many ruggers play the game
because it offers things other sports
do not. Two of these "other things"
are social relationships and
An old custom in rugby is for the
home team to throw a party for the
visitors. This presents a chance for the
ruggers to meet each other outside the
field of play.
Each player pays $5 dues per
quarter. For every home game he pays
another $3, which is used for the after
game parties. Joyce believes that these
parties are one of the reasons the guys
stick with rugby.
At the party the two teams
exchange ideas about the game, and
talk over differences. Songs are sung
and toasts are offered. This is clearly
a departure from the 'win or else'
philosophy of many varsity sports in
which a player only thinks of his
opponent as the enemy.
In the heat of the game, the ball slips loose and
sets off a scramble (preceding page), which a
rugger taking a short break watches with
interest (opposite top).
A mass of tangled arms and legs, two teams
start play in a scrum (opposite middle).
Meanwhile, their game over, three ruggers settle
back to relax and watch the next game (bottom).
A quick sip of Gatorade (opposite bottom) is all
the rugger has time for, as the scramble for the
ball continues (top left).
Teammates care for an injured rugger who got
caught in the middle of the scramble (middle
Written by Marvin Stearns,
Photography. Preceding page: Dave Shaffer Opposite page; Dave
Shaffer, This page: Dave Shaffer, top. middle Bill Green, bottom
Fire on Water
If Pete Hamo. owner of the Ron-de-
vou, had yelled "fire" in the Ron-de-
vou lune 11. there would have been
hell to pay!
He just said. "All right, everybody
"Why." someone yelled. "What the
hell. I just got a full beer — it's only
1:20. it's not 2:30 yet. "
"If you don't want to die. you'll
leave." was his tight-faced reply.
As he replied, someone opened the
door and we could see reflections of
flames on it. We left without further
discussion. We escaped without any
injuries since everyone was urging
everyone else to "stay cool and take it
Outside it looked as if the whole
Water St. "strip" was on fire for the
second time in six months. We. the
Water Street regulars, crossed the
street and sat on the sidewalk. Taking
furtive sips from a few shared beers,
we watched the fire-fighting equip-
The shells of the Kove and the Wa-
ter Street Saloon were once again
glowing, and J.B.'s. Walter's, the Phoe-
nix and Ron-de-vou were aglow from
the flames within.
It was like watching the slow, pain-
ful death of an old friend. The flames
ate hungrily at the bars which had
been a large part of many of our lives.
It seemed to us as though many
friendly ghosts rode out on the black
rubbery smoke and the bright orange
flames. They came out of our memo-
ries and merged with our visions of
From Walter's came the visions of
rednecks and hippies: hardhats and
professors: KSU administrators and
students: doctors, lawyers, and motor-
cycle gang members. They came out
together, drinking together, and cur-
sing together for and against local
sports teams. We could see them hav-
ing breakfast and or a 6:30 eye opener
together. Some were having lunch to-
gether, and some were just sitting
around the tables bullshitting.
From the Phoenix came the haun-
tingly painful notes of the hard rock
blues of 15-60-75. We could see the
stoned gestures of phantom figures
frantically dancing their blues away.
From J.B.'s came the sizzling wails
of the country rock from the Immortal
Porpoises. We could see smoky spirals
of denim and plaid clad, sweating
dancers twisting to uncanny banjo
and steel guitar sounds.
As the visions merged with the
black sky we found our attention
drawn to the battle between fire and
water. The buildings, themselves
fought hard against the fire demons,
but the wooden boulders and the riv-
ers from the firemen were losing the
After what seemed like hours, the
fire appearing to have consumed its
fill, belched gigantic clouds of steam
The firemen, photographers, we, the
hard-core mourners and a frantically
pacing Joe Bujack, owner of J.B.'s and
the Phoenix, were all that were left.
The Ron-de-vou seemed to be in-
tact, but only concrete shells and the
downstairs of Walter's seemed to be
left of that which once seemed so
permanent — "the strip".
We threw a few symbolic clumps
on the grave and numbly and dumbly
trudged home. We were sure that the
strip was dead and we were unable to
even speculate about any possible fu-
ture for it.
October. 1976 — The Phoenix as
well as the rest of "the strip" will rise
from the ashes.
The Ron-de-vou re-opened within
days after the fire. J.B.'s re-opened in
September. Walter's had a grand re-
opening in October. A re-created
Phoenix is expected to open in the
Winter. Bob Petty is planning a new,
much larger Kove.
"The strip" will be back. Maybe? . . .
"You can go home again. "
Smoke, water, flames, firemen and patrons
covered the Wafer St. strip the night of June 11.
J.B.'s (top), home of 15-60-75, Waher"s (middle)
and adjacent buildings sustained S200.000 in
damages. Kent and Ravenna fire departments
(bottom) responded to the alarm at 1:25 a.m.
Written by Dave Shaffer-
Photography. Dave Shaffer, top. bottom Matt Bulvony. middle
President Glenn A. Olds comments
"The situation was incredible and almost bi-
zarre when 1 arrived."
In the five years that Glenn A. Olds
has been president of Kent State Uni-
versity many changes have occurred
within the faculty, administration and
When the student body learned of
his possible departure to serve at Flor-
ida International University in Miami,
Florida, the Chestnut Burr conducted
the following interview:
Q: In the past five years how have
your feelings about the campus and
people at KSU changed?
A: "The situation was incredible and
almost bizarre when I arrived." Our
first night here my wife and I stayed
at University Inn, where I was ap-
proached by two couples who recog-
nized me as the new Kent State Uni-
One man said, "Well, I hope you're
gonna be a hell of a lot tougher than
the man you're succeeding, they
should have shot 400 of them, not 4."
"This was our introduction to Kent."
"It's hard to believe the feeling was
that deep and rancid. The climate of
the campus was one of fear, hostility,
suspicion and anger. I took a lot of
criticism from faculty and others."
The reason I came to Kent was be-
cause people were ready to sell your
generation out as "bad news", and I
knew that was not true.
"I would say that climate has been
Q: When you first came here, what
did you want to accomplish, and have
you accomplished it?
A: "I wanted to do several things
which have been accomplished. I
wanted to restore confidence in the
University on the part of the con-
stituency and public. I wanted to heal
the deep anger and frustration and I
think that's pretty well done. I wanted
to develop a consensus in planning for
the University. Nobody knew where it
was headed or if it was headed any-
Q: If another university offered a bet-
ter situation, such as a better inter-
national system, would you stay here
and finish the things you wanted to
accomplish or would you leave?
A: "My disposition would be to stay
here and finish." One of the things
that was tempting about the Florida
situation was the prospect of building
an International University from
On the other hand, this would be a
very bad time to leave. It would ap-
pear that I was leaving for all the
wrong reasons. "If I were to leave, it
wouldn't be because I was dis-
appointed in Kent, or frustrated by
criticism, but because I thought it
would provide a larger opportunity
Q: Have you made any plans con-
cerning Florida yet?
A: No. Everyone seems to know more
about it than I do. I had told them I
really couldn't be a candidate and
that's true. I really came down to the
final picture as a candidate on their
terms. I have a deep commitment to
this University and have given it five
of the toughest years of my life.
Q: When will you know about Flor-
A: I'll have to decide within the next
Q: What effects have collective bar-
gaining had on your position as presi-
A: "It has challenged a lot of my basic
assumptions and philosophy." I be-
lieve in the collegial concept of a uni-
versity, and I have resisted, obviously,
the adversarial structure. That is what
I found here and worked hard to im-
prove. "I believe in government by the
consent of the governed. Therefore, I
think the faculty had a right to deter-
mine what mode of participation they
preferred in the problems of the Uni-
If I voted, I would have voted
against the faculty union because 1
think the university is the last outpost
of real freedom. I find it contradictory
that I'm going to trust somebody else
to do my negotiating and my collabo-
ration. "Obviously, my purpose now is
to try to make it work and to try to
insure that the worst possibilities of
collective bargaining do not occur."
Q: What does the next 20 years hold
A: "It could become a good median
regional university — and that's good
— but it has a chance of being uni-
quely great. It's the latter vision of the
university that I share and that
brought me here and that will keep
me here. Kent State isn't a place, it's
an historic event."
Q: Ohio is now ranked 48 in money
spent for education. Yet, Kent is rank-
ed very high in costs. Do you think
this will ever change?
A: "Oh, yes. It's one of the reasons I
came to Ohio. My experience has
been if you start at the bottom, there's
a lot of room, and that's where we are.
Sure, it can happen in Ohio. It's a
great state. It's a disgrace that it
should not be one of the pace setting
leaders in higher education."
S: Thank you very much. Dr. Olds.
Edited by Denise Melilli and Nadine Milikich Photography
FOCUS ON ACADEMICS
Hi Fi Clinic
Doing it professionally
In the technology building, Van
Deusen Hall, I hear banging, clanging
and whirring. I walk into what ap-
pears to be a classroom, room 204. All
around me sit disassembled tvs, ra-
dios, eight-track players and cb units.
As a service to the campus commu-
nity the Hi Fi Clinic in room 204 pro-
vides convenient appliance repair at
moderate prices. In the five years the
clinic has been open thousands of ra-
dios, tvs, stereos and cb units have
been put back in working order, ac-
cording to Director Richard Koelker,
industrial technology professor.
Between three and five technology
students help out in the clinic every
quarter. The number who staff the
office depends upon their time and
the needs of their customers.
Students work in the clinic on a
voluntary basis. No credit is given for
work in the clinic, but it is a possi-
bility, according to Koelker, although
it has never been done. He works on
each unit, either alone, or with stu-
dent help. Students can learn by
Last Saturday a sophomore girl
brought in a turntable which did not
turn. She was anxious to get it repair-
ed. Koelker showed Greg Pozzi what
was wrong with it and how to fix it.
"OK, Pozzi," he said the next time
someone brought in a broken turn-
table, "Take that thing apart and do
that little number I showed you."
Koelker named three other regulars
in the clinic all quarter. Joe Schaffner,
a senior, Paul Weber, a senior, and
John Simon help Koelker with the re-
Simon is taking a transistor class
with Koelker. He said 90% of the
equipment brought into the clinic is
transistorized. "You learn more by
working on the real equipment than if
you read about it in a book," he said.
He explained he is always learning
something new about circuitry in the
clinic. Simon spends about two hours
in the clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays
Both students and faculty bring in
broken equipment. Just the other day
one of the associate provosts brought
in a broken loudspeaker. The Campus
Police Department has had their ra-
dios and tvs repaired in the clinic.
Students get their first impression of
technology at the clinic. It brings stu-
dents into the building and introduces
them to the field. Koelker was in Clar-
kins last fall when a girl he had never
seen before walked by with a turn-
table. Jokingly he said, when that
thing quits, bring it to the Hi Fi Clinic
and we'll fix it for you.
The girl had just had an estimate
done on it at Clarkins. The estimate
was $50 and the estimate itself cost $6.
Koelker took the girl and the turntable
into the clinic and repaired it for her
that day for $2.
Most equipment can be repaired the
same day but there are exceptions.
More than 100 units pass through the
clinic doors each quarter. If a part is
not available locally, the owner can
order it himself, or the clinic can re-
engineer the unit so it at least works.
The clinic provides technology stu-
dents an opportunity for involvement
and experience with customers and
Working in the Hi Fi Clinic two hours a day,
lohn Simon is always learning something new
Students and faculty bring in broken stereos,
and televisions for repair (left). Bob New, a
freshman and John Luse. a junior, seek director
Koelker's advice on Bob's broken turntable
Written by Cindy Ficke
Pholography- George Ducro
Doing it professionally
Behind the glass wall of the studio
is a row of worktables. At various
times throughout the day and night
the artists sit, bending intently over
the tables as they create a design or
prepare images for photoconversion.
A board on the side wall lists all
current clients and job assignments.
The list may include the monthly
program guide for WKSU, an income
tax brochure for the Kent Finance
Department, book covers, logo
designs, an annual report, a bumper
sticker, stationery, catalogues and
All of the clients are affiliated with
KSU or another non-profit
organization. All of the jobs are
screened to provide the artist with a
The artist is an amateur, yet he is a
professional. He is a member of
Glyphix, a program unique to the
KSU School of Art.
Glyphix, a combination of the
words "hieroglyph" and graphics," is a
studio staffed by 10 to 15 students of
Graphic Design and Illustration. Its
purpose is to provide creative, quality
print design for the university and
community while giving top students
professional work experience.
As George Opryszko worked on a
catalogue for the Blossom Art School,
he explained that the chance to work
with a client on an actual job, instead
of a hypothetical problem assigned in
class, is invaluable.
A job-seeker who has been a
member of Glyphix will have printed
work in his portfolio. Sandi Thome,
who was in her fourth quarter with
Glyphix this fall, said few students
have the opportunity to see their work
Students are admitted to Glyphix
any time after completion of certain
3000 level graphic design courses.
They are chosen on the basis of
creativity, skill, reliability, self-
direction and discipline through
letters of recommendation from
faculty members, interviews with
Glyphix Art Director Charles Walker
and a portfolio examination by
Walker and staff members.
Students are graded and receive
three to nine credit hours for Glyphix.
They are expected to spend at least
two hours in the studio for every
credit hour earned, though the actual
time varies according to assignments
and usually includes much more.
Two members are art directors of
the 1976 Chestnut Burr. Lewis
Williams and Tom Bugzavich spend
the bulk of their time with the
yearbook, though they also work on
other jobs. They had the choice of
receiving either credit or the Burr art
staff salary, so they chose credit,
donating the money toward studio
Two other Glyphix students were
apprentices with the Publications
Office fall quarter, and additional
apprenticeships are being developed
where the student elects either pay or
Glyphix bills clients for material
costs only, and members may not
accept payment for studio work. If
money above material costs is
available, it is used for supplies,
publicity and entrance fees to
Herbert Baade. Nancey Andrews, Sandi
Thome and Lewis Williams guard the Glyphix
studio with an air of nonchalance (opposite,
Later, George Opryszko inspects his work
carefully as Sandi Thome looks over his
Wnlten by Alice Cone
Photography George Ducro
Doing it professionally
Nurse! Nurse! A gentle,
understanding person in white is
expected to answer that call.
Whatever the reason, the person that
answers is expected to be a health
professional who can find the solution
to whatever problem may be facing
the patient, even if the patient does
not really know what is bothering
At KSU 739 men and women want
to be the persons who respond to
those pleas for help.
In order to become a nursing
professional, 475 sophomore, junior and
senior nursing students spend 1240
hours in a hospital or other
professional health facility during
their last three years at KSU. These
clinical nursing courses also involve
an additional 520 lecture hours. This
adds up to an impressive 1760 clinical
and lecture hours (excluding study,
travel and preparation time) for 86
The clinical nursing courses are
taught in hospitals and community
health facilities throughout northeast
Nursing students may get up as
early as 5 a.m. to take a bus to
Cleveland's Mt. Sinai or St. Lukes
hospitals. Other nurses may spend
clinical time at hospitals in Akron or
Ravenna. Seniors provide their own
transportation to community health
facilities in Cuyahoga, Portage, Stark
or Summit counties.
Stress in clinical situations is on the
application of theories learned in
lecture to the practice of professional
nursing in an instructor supervised
Student nurses learn to view each
patient in a holistic fashion. All
aspects of the physical as well as
psychological well-being are carefully
considered. Patients are not just
viewed in terms of medications and
illnesses or injuries. Young nursing
professionals are taught to see each
individual in terms of a total nursing
They are taught to think of each
person in terms of age and their
psychological adjustment to both their
illness and the hospital environment.
The aspiring nurses are taught to
communicate with, work with and
support the families of the patients in
order to help them understand the
part they play in the health care of the
In short, these young professionals
are being prepared to be able to assess
a patient's needs, prepare a total
health care plan that will meet those
needs, implement that plan and then
evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.
Hopefully, if you ever cry. Nurse!
the person that answers that call will
have participated in this kind of
Learning on the job. Cheryl Cramb, a
sophomore, shares a dual stethoscope with
instructor Orva Schramm (opposite). Kay
Laneve helps a young patient enjoy her hospital
stay (top. left). After their rounds juniors meet
with assistant professor Rosalie Benchot to
evaluate the day (middle).
Waiting for the bus. Michelle Rioux thinks
about all the time she spends in nursing
(bottom, right). But she likes it, she feels she's
getting her money's worth.
VVntlen by David Shaffer.
Pholograpfiy David Sfiaffer
Kent Acting and Touring Company
Doing it professionally
"People participate in
KATC because they are
excited about theater."
Kent Acting and Touring Company,
Incorporated (KATC) is the place for
KSU students to audition if they are
looking for professional theater
experience. In its second year KATC
is already known for intimate style
musicals and environmental theater.
Sheila Crowley has worked in both
university and KATC productions.
She said university performances are
usually done for educational
purposes. Students participate
because it is expected of them. People
participate in KATC because they are
excited about theater, she continued.
Unlike university productions
KATC is not limited to using only
students in casts and technical crews.
Students in KATC have the
opportunity to work beside
experienced professionals. "If you can
do it, you're in," said Crowley.
R.C. Wilson has been involved in
two KATC fall productions. He
worked beside Harold Darkow, an
experienced actor in Dracula. Darkow
played Dracula, and Wilson played
Simon. When Richard Henzel
performed as Mark Twain, Wilson
had the opportunity to watch and
learn as Henzel's production assistant.
Deb Raber is gaining experience
working production and promotion
for professional actors. She worked on
both Dracula and Mark Twain.
Managing Artistic Director James
Thornton does not distinguish
between students and non-students.
To him you are the actor, the main
participant, said Crowley. She
contrasted this with the "I am the
director, you are the student" attitude
that most KSU directors have.
Part of the excitement comes from
being in a different location for every
show. Thornton, who is currently
pursuing his MA at KSU, utilizes these
different environments to combine
actors and audience in a unique
KATC has no theater of its own. It
has no grants or funding. Students are
not paid for their efforts. The com-
pany pays for sets, theater rentals,
tickets and production costs through
private patronage and box office sales.
David Prittie has worked with
KATC since its birth two years ago.
Last spring he finished off the season
in "Jacques Brel" while completing a
BA in theater arts. This year he
returned as KATC's first professional
Even now in its formative stages
KATC offers the community unique
drama experiences. It is also
providing KSU theater students with
the opportunity to ''do it
Audiences see only KATC's polished
productions (opposite bottom). What they don't
see are the hours professional Richard Henzel
spends in makeup (middle left), or the grueling
hours spent in rehearsal by David Panella and
David Prittie (middle right).
Written by Laurie Mazerov.
Photography. Opposite page: Linda Odell This page; Linda
O'dell. bottom left Laurie Mazerov. middle right
Some occupations require the effort
of a professional. Aviation is a
profession which demands mental and
physical endurance. No one is more
aware of this than students who major
in Aerospace Technology.
I visited Andrew W. Paton airport,
yesterday, where students train to
pass Federal Aviation Association
(FAA) tests for private, commercial,
multi-engine and instrument ratings.
About 42 students are there this
quarter preparing for careers in
airport management and flight
Students are taught the basics of
communication, weather, navigation
and FAA flight regulations. Other
funadamental information about
aircraft design and construction, and
engine and electrical systems is taught
in classes on main campus before the
student begins his training at the
The history of the aerospace
program goes back to the post-World
War 11 years when the late Andrew
W. Paton started the program with
one professor and one student.
Gradually, the program grew to its
present form in 1965.
Students do not have much
difficulty in obtaining employment
when they graduate, according to Karl
D. Gould, assistant professor of
aerospace technology. Not many
positions are open with the airlines,
however, so most are employed by
corporate aviation firms.
At the airport I talked with Marc
Elliot who has 200 hours flight time.
He said that flying is a familiar
situation since both his father and
brother have pilot licenses. He added
that it was not hard for him to decide
on an aviation career.
Ed Beacon with 1,000 hours flight
time is a part-time flight instructor in
the program. He told me he is the first
aviator in his family. While his par-
ents were not overjoyed at the thought
of him majoring in aerospace tech-
nology, they have accepted his choice
Both Beacon and Elliot told me that
they enjoyed the opportunities the
aerospace major offers them in both
travel and experience. Flying is
something you really have to enjoy in
order to succeed, they agreed.
1 asked them if a fear of flying is
unusual for the beginning student.
Elliot explained, "It's something you
get used to or you get out."
While there are aviation programs
in Army and Air Force ROTO, a major
in aerospace technology does not
place the student under any type of
The major demands a great deal of
academic effort, according to Beacon
and Elliot. The FAA requires a high
degree of competency before granting
a pilot's license.
Students in the aerospace program
should have a good background in
math and physics. Beacon and Elliot
told me. The aerospace students I've
seen are dedicated to their profession.
They not only love flying, they are
willing to study the principles they
must know to become certified.
Preparing for careers in aviation. Dave Boch
learns how to read charts (bottom left) and a
classmate fuels a plane (top left).
Theories of aerodynamics are put into action
at Andrew W. Paton airport by aerospace
technology students and instructors (top right).
The climax of this preparation . . . their first
solo flight over KSU (opposite).
Wnllen by Ollie Bell-Bey
Pholography Tootle Skaarup
I took a walk through the Business
Administration Building the other day.
I was surprised not to see a single
gray flannel suit or crew cut. How-
ever, one student did tell me that
"some of us do have gray flannel suits,
but we keep them in our closets and
bring them out for special occasions."
What I did find in the business
building were students with definite
goals in mind who are confident that
there will be a job waiting for them
when they leave here.
Most of the business majors I talked
to said they chose to major in that
field becuase of the availability of
jobs. A senior marketing major who
had previously worked as a retail
store manager said he chose marketing
because "I thought it would have the
most job opportunities."
On the other hand, I talked to a
student who had changed his major
from marketing to art education. Dan
Balan said he did not like the intense
Although their school is masked in a cloud of
controversy, business majors are confident a job
will be waiting for them when they leave here.
However, when we tried to photograph them
or use their names in this story, they were
reluctant to be associated with the school.
Written by Debbie Hageman.
Photography. George Ducro
competition in marketing classes that
made it difficult to get good grades.
He said his grades are improving since
he made the switch and that this will
help him get into graduate school. He
has a $6 an hour job at the A&P, so
he's not worrying about the lack of
jobs in art education.
Business majors do a lot of work
outside of class that helps them gain
practical experience. Marketing ma-
jors do simulation projects involving
the use of computers. Finance majors
often work on case studies. Account-
ing majors solve problems that apply
to theories they learn in class. How-
ever, one student said doing the home-
work can be a waste of time since the
teachers explain everything in class
the next day. "If 1 do the homework
and get it wrong, 1 just get more con-
fused when the teacher explains it,"
All business majors think their par-
ticular speciality is unique. Karen Di-
Fiore, a senior marketing major, said
marketing is "dynamic". "You have
the most direct contact with people."
A senior finance major defended his
choice by saying that "all society ex-
ists around business and all business
exists around finance. Everyone
makes an investment sometime in his
life, whether it's buying a house or
buying a car." A senior computer sci-
ence major said his major is unique
because "it's such a relatively young
field that I'll have to keep on learning
new developments even after I get out
If 1 could describe business majors,
I'd have to say they are just about the
most self-assured group of students I
have ever seen. They all know exactly
what they want to do when they get
out of school career-wise, besides
make a lot of money. One economics
major told me, "We're realistic. Those
people over in Bowman all walk
around in a fog."
I searched like Diogenes, the
mythological Greek who sought an
honest man, through the tunnels of
Cunningham for the typical biology
I looked on, under and even through
the microscopes which Biology
students use in labs to investigate
microscopic life. Into herbariums,
aquariums and even tubes containing
barium I peered. I watched and
photographed as students bisected,
trisected and by instructors were di-
rected in their searches for various
Inside the labs in Cunningham's
basement students experimented,
while upstairs their companions
listened and learned from lectures and
lessons. I looked out the back toward
the greenhouse where botanists grew
hybrids and mutations.
When I turned my search to the
homo sapiens walking around, I
learned some startling facts about
these creatures who inhabit
There, just aren't any typical biology
majors. The students here are just as
varied in size, shape, coloring and
other physical characteristics as the
rest of the population of KSU. They
seem in general to be no more or less
concerned with grades than say their
peers in philosophy.
They said they didn't particularly
think they had to study any more or
less than any other students, although
a few did complain about rote
memorization — but then don't we all?
Although I failed in my search for a
"typical biology major", a term
Professor David Waller,
undergraduate advisor laughed at, I
did find that Biological Science majors
actually like it here.
Instead of complaining about their
professors' inattention and unfairness,
they told of the openness and
availability of both instructors and
professors. Instead of bitching about
long lab hours, they expressed an
appreciation for a hands on approach
Students said that being able to
participate in research currently being
conducted in the department made
them feel that they were working in a
real world instead of just a make-
believe academic environment.
Interested students can participate
in research in limnology, physiology,
entomology, botany, zoology, biology,
conservation fisheries and other
Promising undergraduates are given
undergraduate assistantships. They
assist instructors in labs, another way
for students to become involved in the
Students enter biology to prepare
for medical, research, conservation
and veterinary related fields, but what
keeps them in the Biological Sciences
department? Faculty! Statements such
as, "They are willing to share any
little bit of knowledge with you." and
"They make you realize that your
dreams can become reality," keep
cropping up in conversations with
students. Dr. Foote and Professor
Waller are frequently named as the
"reasons I am in this department".
Well, I sure am glad I talked to
these students. I had thought statisfied
students were extinct. I think I have
found some of the reasons for their
existence. But, I am also sure there are
Spending hours in labs and the greenhouse
becomes a natural thing for biology students.
Wally Zurawick, an undergraduate assistant,
tends a plant in the greenhouse (opposite, top
left), and students in Entomology lab examine
specimens through a microscope (opposite,
A Biological Concepts class dissects an animal
for structural analysis (top, left). Preserved
insects are common in Cunnigham Hall (top.
Wrilten by David Shaffer.
Photography. David Shaffer
"Philosophy is a persistent attempt
to think things through," said Henry
James, and with that quote in mind, I
set off to the philosophy office on the
third floor of Bowman Hall. I was
searching for a pipe-smoking eccentric
pondering the meaning of life with
holes in the soles of his shoes and
patches on his elbows.
A degree in philosophy, according
to Miss Steel, one of the philosophy
professors, limits a person only in
fields that require a technical or
specific background. With the
minduse employed in the discipline of
philosophy, a graduate can tackle any
job and do well. He possesses a broad
background, and Miss Steel added, a
person's mind has been broadened
and sharpened by reading philosophy.
Grad students realize that a job in
philosophy is a fairy tale — there are
"17 PhD's to each teaching position in
Talking to graduate and
undergraduate majors, I began to
realize that they were serious about
being there. They said, "Yeah, most of
us are more serious and dedicated to
our disciplines." They seem to possess
an openness about philosophy, a
happy consciousness, and a calmness
that some said they had found when
they entered philosophy. They also
have a different angle on life. One
graduate student told me he had gone
into philosophy hoping it would
answer pertinent questions of life.
However, in the search for the
answers, he found that the questions
multiplied, with no answers
forthcoming. He assured me this may
be a sort of an answer.
Many of the people who major in
philosophy are drop-outs from other
majors. One undergraduate told me he
had been in political science, but had
lost interest and transferred to philoso-
phy because, "It lends itself to the
entertainment of different views and
opinions, and allows for more ques-
tions to be raised." Also, philosophy
requires an effort from everyone in-
volved — even bright students are of-
Everyone I spoke with agreed that
philosophy is fun, a creative fun.
There is creative stimulation in
reading and comprehending
philosophy, and writing lends itself to
explorations of creativity. The joy of
reading something again and again,
and discovering something new each
time, is unbelieveable. It's been
likened to discovering a case of Coors
on your doorstep.
Philosophy tends to have a lot of its
own vocabulary. The classes consist
of lectures, discussions, and a lot of
Those who have never experienced
a philosophy class say that it cannot
teach them a thing. But by the end of
the quarter they are conducting
inquires into everything. Introductory
courses either stimulate a person's
interest or completely turn him off.
Due to the subject matter and
unique vocabulary there is a tendency
to withdraw into the discipline. Miss
Steel remarked, "Philosophy is of
itself an art form, and philosophers
themselves are artists."
Besides a favorite pipe, a philosopher keeps a
stack of well-thumbed volumes for
contemplation (opposite, right).
Perplexed, Carol Stroia quickly review's the
notes she'd taken in Dr. Dickoff's logic class
(right), and Carter Dodge mulls over his paper in
the philosophy office (bottom).
Written by Mariann Hofer.
Photography, loe Stengpr
Wild, Edible Foods
Biology, history, art and
photography students are all brought
together in Wild, Edible Foods to
exchange ideas on the joys of eating.
Students willingly go to class on
Saturday for a field trip in the rain to
hunt mushrooms at West Branch State
Park. They get muddy from head to
toe collecting cattails for bread-
making. The sweet smell of seeping
spearmint tea fills their homes.
The class is small to allow a "more
intimate interaction with nature," said
graduate student Wayne Zipperer,
who teaches the class. It is offered on
a pass-fail basis by the Experimental
Lectures cover information about
poisonous plants, survival techniques,
vegetarianism, and locally-found, wild
foods and their preparation. Students
draw plant names out of a hat weekly
and cross-reference the plant, its
identifying features, where it can be
found and its uses. Field trips are
made to local areas such as Jennings
Woods, Towner Woods, Allerton
fields and a Streetsboro bog.
At the feast at the end of the
quarter wild, leek soup, lamb's quarter
lasagna, cattail cookies, poke
casserole, Japanese knotwood with
wild strawberries, dandelion root
coffee and rhubarb wine are served.
Graduate student Debbie Lodge,
who taught the class spring quarter,
sees a tendency for people to alienate
themselves from nature. She feels
grateful for everything she has ever
collected from the wild. She teaches
the class to encourage this
appreciation in others.
Laura Klein, a junior in nature
interpretation, liked the personal
exchange of ideas in the class — a
change from just book-learning.
Natural Camp Crafts
Natural Camp Crafts is an escape
from monotone lectures and all night
cramming for tests. This class in the
Recreation Department requires more
imagination. Creating puppets from
paper bags and light bulbs, flour
sculpting, and making egg carton
critters and dolls from Pringle cans
can't be learned from a book.
Miss Laurel Wilcox teaches about
50 crafts per quarter. She tries to
encourage creativity, not enforce
uniformity. After she gives
instructions, students create their own
designs. Most of the crafts are made
from junk materials so cost is kept at
a minimum. Their potential use in
community programs is stressed. The
crafts are used both as therapy and
recreation and can be adapted to any
age group or population.
Having a permissive supportive
atmosphere is one of her objectives in
teaching the class. Students are
encouraged to share ideas and critique
one another's work.
Cheryl Southworth, a graphic
design major, said the class is good
therapy. You can relax, not worry
about grades and get the creative
juices flowing again, she said.
Exploring a marsh for cattails, a student in
Wild, Edible Foods wipes off surface mud (op-
posite, top). Back in the classroom members of
the class taste some cattails from their trip
Designing their own paper mache light bulb
puppets, students in Ms. Wilson's Natural Camp
Crafts class exchange ideas and evaluations
(bottom). One student finds lots of concentration
and paste are necessary to make her idea come
to light (top).
Photography, Lynne Sladky
It takes thought to be a lion. One
wrong stroke and you are a cat, a dog
or a monkey. Sometimes the results
may not be what the artist originally
intended. They are created with a soft
stroke of a brush, or destroyed by a
harsh wipe of a cloth.
In a room full of mirrors students
stare with deep concentration at their
changing faces. The atmosphere is
relaxed with Professor Duane Reed
offering occasional advice. "I don't
like to give letter grades," he said,
applying make-up involves too much
Then, moving away from realism,
faces become more exaggerated. Age
changes, wrinkles develop, hair greys,
beards grow and new attitudes are
Mary Yursky, after two hours of
painting her face, examines it. Not
totally satisfied she smiles, shrugs, and
says, "I'd feel better if I had a mane."
Using an assortment of paints and props (top),
Mary Yursky turns herself into a lion in make-
up class (bottom).
Pausing a moment, Stu Jacobs, who teaches
Anatomy of Peaceful Change (opposite, bottom),
explains the "proverty plunge" where "students
are left in a strange city (such as Cleveland (top))
for a weekend with nothing but 20c."
Written by Lynne Sladky
Photography This page: Lynne Sladky Opposite page: Dan
Laity, bottom Thorn Warren, top
the quarter by
is applyed to
Anatomy of Peaceful Change
Stu Jacobs is concerned. That's why
he is teaching a class offering an
alternative to traditional education.
He tries to be the kind of teacher he
always wanted to have. Anatomy of
Peaceful Change is in opposition to
what he calls the digestion,
There are no multiple choice tests
to study for, and personal
development takes priority over
Five areas of change are discussed:
individual, group, institutional,
societal and world. For practical
experience students are required to
participate in one of three outside
activities, a poverty plunge, life-
plannig workshop or a political
Fall quarter students were left to
survive in a strange city for a
weekend with nothing but 200. To
approach people they were to assume
the role of journalists covering the
election. They had to get money for
food and find a place to sleep.
For accounting major Phil Smith the
plunge was a chance to experience
something different. Although the
reactions of people he approached
ranged from hostility to concern, Phil
found it easy if you knew how to talk
to people. He received $20 from the
third person he approached — an
The plunge is a form of
consciousness - raising, Jacobs said. It
takes students out of their sheltered
environment and puts them in contact
with the real people of life.
Jacobs is trying to make education
more humane. He hopes to make
students more aware of their
environment; what they as individuals
can do to change it peacefully,
October 7, 1976
Music in my ear makes my heart
beat faster, and my eyes and con-
sciousness open slightly. At 6:45 a.m.
on Thursday, October 7, 1976, I turn
off my clock radio. (Alice Cone) With-
out a thought I snuggle down under
the blankets again for those "five more
minutes". (Laurie Mazerov) 7;15 a.m.
Rolled out of bed. Looked out the
window — saw the dreary, gray sky.
Rubbed a warm washcloth across my
face, my eyes half open. (Christine
By the flash of my ID card I become
a passenger on the 8:20 a.m. West
Main/Plaza bus. The heater is run-
ning, and I lean back on a blue vinyl
seat, and am jounced, bounced and de-
livered on time. (Mariann Hofer)
Captain Brady's for breakfast. A
rare treat, but I'm feeling rich, also
hungry since there wasn't time to hunt
around for food at home. It's like
home in little ways. Like mom, they
call you when your food is ready. A
Brady roll and Rose Garden tea, and
I'm content. I eat with a chanced-upon
friend and talk about the debates and
the day ahead, which looks a little
damp from my seat in a booth near
the counter. (Mariann Hofer)
It's obvious by the empty seats and
lack of attention that much of the
class has found better ways to occupy
the noon hour. (Alex Hudson)
In the cafeteria I spend 20c of my
last half-dollar and sit at the table
near the window. Here there is no
hum of people, but drifting voices and
deeper laughter. A man with just one
leg sits in front of me. He eats a big
meal, obviously having had more than
just 50(1. (Alice Cone)
Traffice Control to Unit 22, your 10-
7 please. "Where is the West Main? It
was supposed to be here at 12:27."
In the basement I wash the antique
oil lamp I bought for a wedding
present. A garbage truck plows into
the driveway, and a voice bellows for
cars to be moved. Our trash in finally
I eat a boiled egg and toast my last
two slices of bread, then get an apple
to take to campus. Andy is in the
kitchen for coffee and a donut. His
finger is cut, caked with burgundy
blood. I tell him to go next door to
Townhall II for crisis intervention.
I've got about forty-five minutes un-
til class, and the sun has done its
disappearing act again, so I think
about heading for the Student Center.
I'm not as hardy as the few brave
souls who still sit on the grass to study
or wait. Most people kill time indoors,
drinking coffee or Coke, munching on
candy bars, and sitting on the floor, or
propping up the walls. (Mariann Ho-
I can spot a camera and detect the
snap of a shutter within 50 yards, but
these students seem oblivious to the
film they are being captured on.
Maybe they are oblivious to the day,
and the part they play in it. (Laurie
"I'm going to have to play
the role of a responsible
student for a while."
Observing the plaza from the fourth
couch from the end on the second
floor of the Student Center, it's like a
silent movie below. The plaza and
dormant fountain unfold the scene
wrhere people, bikes and dogs move.
It's the laughter from two couches
down or the pages turning in the book
being read on the couch next to you
that you hear. (Mariann Hofer)
Low, dark sky. Brooding. Odd
perspective. Figures moving at, not
with me. Sway and form of
He passed Bowman on the Olson
side moving toward the library and
History there. Class? Should I? No.
Newman at the pulpit. The
University ideal. Leaning over the
lectern he sentences Europe. Distant
History. His language not my
forebears'. Yet, the words weigh and
judge. This spot, though. Iroquois
legends. Small swarthy men trinketed
in feather and rock. Ugh. Footpaths
turn to horsepaths turn to highways.
Linear order of time. Where do I fall
Here? They hunt with rock point,
spear and arrow. We, with auto.
Petrol guzzlers. Are we the drivers or
His gait slowed as he approached
the break between the Student Center
proper and the Kiva. Passing under
the connecting footbridge, he turned
to the left, quickly glanced at his
striding image reflected in the glass,
faced forward, rapidly covered the
distance to the main entrance and
entered. (Al Heiman)
1 p.m. — 2 p.m. Took a brief nap.
Take it easy. Don't let the pressure
get to you. Don't let it drive you to do
something depraved like take the rest
of that paycheck and go hitchhiking
for two weeks. That would be all
kinds of fun. Jeez. That's insane. Take
a hold of reality. I'd miss all that work
and a couple of nights chasing women
downtown. Wait and be rational, at
least until I can get to work. (Alex
I'm going to have to play the role of
a responsible student for a while, like
all of these people I see going to class.
(Alex Hudson) I wonder what these
people are like when they are not
being students. Even as students they
are all different. (Cindy Ficke)
I draw faces. Classmates sigh and
snicker and doodle and rustle papers
and take notes and talk about the
subject at hand. (Alice Cone) Even
before the instructor is finished, the
students are. Their attention span is
five minutes shorter than the class
period. (Cindy Ficke)
In the moming Shelley Gable hastily irons a
shirt for school (top left), and nvo construction
workers assemble pipeline on Rte. 59 as four co-
workers look on (bottom left).
In the evening a maintenance man stretches in
the library- (opposite, top left), a woman makes
her way across the drizzly plaza (opposite,
right), and the temperature board reflects the
weather statistics for the day (opposite, bottom
Photography Opposite page: Dave Watkins. bottom left .loe
Stenger top left, r^ht This page: Darrel White, top left David
Shaffer, bottom left
"Sometimes I think Kent is
a drop-off point for the
And once again the rain has stopped
for a while, leaving people to swing
impotent umbrellas by the handles.
And the buses come and go, you
realize it's like a flight observation
deck where people watch others come
and go. (Mariann Hofer) Up above
KSU the sun flits in and out between
the clouds showing its yellow face
and laughing at everyone. (Laurie
Some people who I don't know
smile at me and say, "hi," as I pass.
Others keep their eyes down and their
heads forward. Are they afraid to
meet me? I would like to be their
friend, but how can I, if they are
afraid to share my smile? (Cindy
It's nice to meet people's smiles and
say hello even though I've never seen
them before. People come and go.
Sometimes I think Kent is a drop-off
point for the world. So many kinds of
people drift through here, they are
worth my time to say hello. (Laurie
But on to more important things. Go
to work, sweat all of last night's
indulgences out of my body and then
fill my belly with food. A full stomach
and a regular paycheck are all it takes
to keep me happy, now, or nearly so.
Driving through downtown Akron
at 4 p.m. I appreciate being able to
walk everywhere in Kent. An ex-
commuter, I am tired of driving. It
takes up a lot of time. (Alice Cone)
IT — n H2 ■
A maintenance man sharpens his paper
picker-upper (top left), and a girl looks for the
right size poster board (top right).
Searching for their early morning classes (top
right), students pile into a loop, and Steve
Shuller reveals his true identity (bottom).
Photography. Barrie Dellenbach, top left Bob Huddleston.
right Laurie Mazerov. middle Thorn Warren, bottom
It's all in a day's work . , . students hustle
between classes in McGilvery (top left), work
complicated equations (bottom), and study the
wonders of science (middle).
On another part of campus artists hands skill-
fully pinch and pull the clay into life (top right).
Photography. Bob Huddleston. top left loe Stenger. top right,
bottom Chuck Humel. middle
"Do people really think
about the future, going out
and making it in the real
The day is almost over at 5 p.m. The
commuters leave. Off-campus students
return to their homes. Professors and
staff pack up their equipment and
head home for dinner. Only the
residents are left to fill up the campus.
"Pumpkins! Get your pum-pum-
pum-pum-PUMpkins here! Pumpkins!
pkins! A voice booms across the
square. Hallow^een is just weeks away
and the Bicycle Club is selling Indian
corn and pumpkins. The pumpkin
man's voice fills the air, and I speed
over to see what is happening. Many
people surround the table, but all
seem to be club members and not
prospective buyers. (Laurie Mazerov)
Do people really think about the
future, going out and making it in the
material world? Some people seem to
enjoy the carefree and irresponsible
life of a college student. (Alex
In the midst of majestic greenness
one tree has gone flaming yellow with
black spots that turn out to be
squirrels, who are keeping their eyes
on the two-legged nuts running
around. Further on, next to the
presidential Rockwell Hall, two of the
trees are deep red, shining in the
feeble and vanishing sunshine.
A chipmunk scurries from his
hiding place and up a tree in front of
me. I thank my Levis for the warning
he got that I was in the neighborhood.
And then sooner or later, it turns
into dinner time. So about seven or
eight of us decide to go eat at Ray's.
We can get pretty crazy there after a
day of work. (Mariann Hofer)
All the buildings you can't stand
during the day look better in the dark
or strategically placed spotlights. The
art building glows almost luminescent,
and other buildings have spots of light
created by one or two lighted rooms,
some occupied by an entire class, in-
tent on a lecture, or a solitary figure
bent over a book. (Mariann Hofer)
Go out and get blasted as much as
limited finances permit. Settling down
is for later. (Alex Hudson)
If you sit anywhere long enough the
faces will become familiar. The
people will begin to recognize you. I
wish I had the time to sit somewhere
long enough to become friends with
everyone who passes. (Cindy Ficke)
Walking up and down deserted,
dimly lit halls in buildings I have
never been in before, I feel like a kid
on his first trip to Macy's or even
O'Neil's, peeking at all the neat stuff
they keep in the chemistry, biology
and physics buildings. All the offices
and most of the classrooms are empty,
and while listening to your feet pad
around, each of us find something
interesting like a stuffed squirrel, a
lost notebook or strange equipment in
a physics room.
We next investigate a basketball
game. Actually, there are two games,
one at each end of the gym. All I hear
is the hollow, dull thunk of the ball as
it is dribbled down court, the slap of
sneakered feet on the hardwood floor,
and the occasional exploding breath
of a player as he comes down from a
rebound. Once in a while there is a
shout, but most of the time it's the
echoes of almost mechanical noises.
Spending their day in a variety of ways,
students study in Captain Brady's (top), or in
front of the Student Center (bottom right).
An art student strolls through the art building
(opposite, top left), while a classmate works on
a weaving project for Pam Raffalli's class
(opposite, fop right).
Down on the commons Lyn Vajner, Sue
Loeding. and Lee Dick rest between field hockey
games (opposite, bottom right).
Photography. This page: David Shaffer, top right Greg Lewis,
bottom right Opposite page: Barrie Delienbach, top left Thorn
Warren, top right Bob Huddleston, bottom right
The great outdoors finds football coach
Fitzgerald practicing his punting (top) and the
basketball team running conditioning exercises
(bottom right). Carolyn McSherry takes time to
indulge in bubble blowing (opposite, top right).
Indoors in the Student Center a Socialist
Party member distributes literature (opposite,
bottom right). Robin Smeriing explains the inner
workings of a shark to her Comparative
Vertebrate Anatomy class (opposite, left).
Photography Opposite page: David Shaffer, left, bottom right
Tootle Skaarup, top left This page: Joe Stenger '^^
I leave for Kent at 10 p.m. with
kisses for parents and Nanny and food
from Mom. I do not think as I drive.
There is little traffic on Water Street.
Empty buses, "Not in Service", roll
do-wn the road. (Alice Cone)
10:45 p.m. In bed early. Looking so
forward to a good night's sleep.
Clanging pipes in my room change my
plans quickly. Finally began dozing,
reflecting the day's activities.
Walking around campus at night
under a full, white moon with India
ink clouds that drift over is something
new for me. It's pretty cold when we
start back up Taylor Hill, and I'm
starting to get sleepy. The weather is
calming down, and the clouds are
drifting off to rain somewhere else
tomorrow. (Mariann Hofer)
It was an inside day, too cold to
stay outside. But there was so much to
see outside. Soon the leaves would be
gone; the ground would be frozen. It
would be truly too cold to stay
outside. (Cindy Ficke)
It's too tiring to live every day to its
fullest. How many students skipped
class today? How many cafeteria
meals were served? What exams were
given? Who went to work? How many
leaves fell from all the trees? I haven't
even scratched the surface of a Fall
day. (Laurie Mazerov)
I settle into the middle, sunken part
of the mattress and begin to drift
away, praying as I go. (Alice Cone)
The blending of individual efforts creates musical energy at a composers' forum (opposite, top left).
At least Tom Ledgerwood seems to be enjoying himself at KSU (opposite, top right).
In Bowman Hall students try to focus on what the professor is saying while students one floor below stay after class to toss more
ideas around (opposite, bottom left.)
In the Health Center a volunteer cares for Tom Castellaneta's injured knee (opposite, middle, left.) Campus police look tough in the
Honors' College (opposite, bottom right), and someone's car is about to be whisked away to a distant garage (top).
Photography. Opposite page: Bob Wachsberger. top left, bottom right Chucl< Humel. bottoin left Tootie Skaarup, middle left Darrel White, top right This page: George Ducro
Impressions and Expectations
My parents, and later, my high
school counselor, all agreed that I
should go to college — it would
change me for the better. And that
intrigued me — does it change a per-
son overnight, or does it take the
whole four years?
It was one of those sunny
Thursdays, and as 1 walked across the
plaza, 1 stopped to talk to Priscilla
Davis, a senior majoring in English.
Her general comments ran along the
line of enjoying life in the dorms,
changing her major from education to
library science, and that Kent, despite
all the grumbling to the contrary, was
inexpensive (a comment to be men-
Inside the Student Center, upstairs
in the dining room, the crowd had
thinned out some, and amid the clut-
ter of lunch and textbooks, Peter La-
veck gave me his impressions of edu-
cation at KSU.
He started at the branch in Ashta-
bula, then transferred here, intent
upon majoring in journalism. How-
ever, he soon decided to drop that,
and now leans toward psychology.
He commented on the faculty that,
for as little as some professors earn,
they're dedicated to giving all they
can. Also, he noted, he would like to
see smaller classes, but that seemed
pretty much just a dream. Then, in
parting, he commented, "One thing —
if I didn't enjoy being here, learning, I
wouldn't bother to be here."
Riding the stadium bus twice a day
is a reality faced by many commuters.
Jackie Brenner, a senior majoring in
medical technology, says she would
like the parking moved closer. But she
also said she doesn't expect that to
happen for years.
She has found the people very
friendly (another oft-repeated quote),
and said that she was very excited to
come back to school after dropping
out for nearly a year.
For every person I found who had
stuck to his/her original career plans,
I found someone who had changed
along the way.
Beth Ludeman, a fifth quarter sen-
ior, started out to become a nurse, but
will graduate with a degree in sociolo-
gy, and become a social worker. She's
a volunteer for Townhall II now, and
finds it challenging.
She came from a small town and
came to accept things on the campus
as they were. When asked about the
administration, she responded, "I'm
not too happy with them. Often I feel
like I suffer under a lack of informa-
tion about policies."
Despite all the grumbling to the contrary, KSU is Peter Laveck, a junior, observed that for as little Like many others, Beth Ludeman, a fifth quarter
inexpensive, Priscilla Davis, a senior majoring in as some professors earn, they're dedicated to senior, changed her original plans after coming
English, said. giving all they can. to KSU.
Photography Bill Lewis
Over and over again, people said
how friendly they found the people
here. However, Sherry MacDonald, a
freshman was an exception. She was
sitting on a low wall when I ap-
proached her. Living in a house in
Kent owned by her father, she said
she hadn't had time to meet many
people, and the ones in her classes
were always moving too quick to get
to know yet.
But smiling, she assured me she
liked it here. "It's different from high
school — the teachers are different —
better. And there's a lot of freedom."
Then she added, "It's a large spacious
campus, which adds to the overall
feeling of freedom."
Chris Benzie, a freshman geology
major, had lived in the South for a
few years, although he is originally
To him, it just seemed logical to
come to Kent State when he moved
back up here. He enjoys the spacious-
ness, but was surprised not to find
many radicals. He did find, as he ex-
pected, lots of parties.
The frustrations of dealing with the
administration were uppermost on
sophomore Debbie Kline's mind when
we talked. She and her dog had cov-
ered, as she put it, "almost the whole
campus", trying to get a class.
While I petted her dog, she told me,
"Trying to get this class, I've gone
around in circles. Going to see the
dean is like going to see the Wizard of
Oz. You go there, fill out a sheet
stating what you want, go perform
some function, come back, and then
maybe he'll see you."
I interrupted freshman Scott
Harper's studying to inquire about his
feelings on Kent State.
He hadn't declared a major - he
said he would find something he liked.
And when I asked what he expected
to find here, he answered, "School."
So when I next asked what he
expected to find here, he naturally
and easily replied, "A degree."
Written by Mariann Hofer.
Photography. This page: Bill Lewis Opposite: Chuck Hume!
I cut through Rockwell Hall one
afternoon and fell into conversation
with Paul Okolish, an academic
advisor. After introductions, I asked
him why he thought students come
here. Grinning, he replied, "The
locale, the good programs, like the
architecture and journalism
departments, the idea that it's a state
school, availability of financial aid,
and just the campus itself. A lot of
people come to see it and just fall in
love with it."
Then I asked the inevitable
question: "Why are you here?"
His answer came naturally. "I enjoy
working with people, helping them. I
can see the need for good, concerned
academic advising. And you really get
to know a lot about the university, for
you have to learn a little about
Dr. Paul Sites is a professor in and
the chairman of the sociology and
anthropology department. In response
Underclassmen found many things at KSU.
Sherry MacDonald (opposite, middle) found
loneliness. Chris Benzie (opposite, middle left)
found numerous parties, but not many radicals.
The administration frustrated Debbie Kline
(opposite, middle right). Scott Harper (opposite,
bottom right) found what he expected.
Dr. Paul Sites (middle) came to KSU because he
foresaw a promising future in graduate studies.
to the question, "Why do you think
students come to Kent State?", he
replied. There are three strong reasons
I can think of immediately —
proximity, cost and the strong
departments in the university." He
added, after a moment's thought,
"Why go some place far and more
expensive when you can get the same
or better education close to home?"
My next question quickly drew a
smile from him, as I asked, "Why did
you chose Kent?"
He reflected a few minutes, then
said, "In the 60's, when I first came
here, I saw Kent as having a bright
future in graduate studies. I could see
it developing into a strong graduate
institute. At the moment, I think we're
bogged down, but it's only a
temporary thing. I still think Kent will
develop to its potential."
So, after all the interviewing was
over, and I looked over my notes, 1
could see that change comes to people
at different times, and sometimes not
at all. But that four years of college
does affect a person's perspective.
Spotlighting a defensive tackle
Smiling, senior defensive tackle Glenn Deadmond savors the Homecoming victory (opposite, top left) despite being kept out of the
game by a painful injury (opposite, top right). He waits it out on the sidehnes with a friend (opposite, bottom left). Frequently double-
teamed, Deadmond overcame the opposition to be ranked fifth in tackles for a loss in the Mid-American Conference (top).
Photography. Opposite page: Joe Stenger, top left Bill Lewis, bottom left, right This page: Joe Stenger
Senior Glenn Deadmond was smil-
ing as he explained his four-year in-
volvement with the KSU football team
— an involvement that has seen him
develop into one of the best defensive
linemen in the Mid-American Confer-
"Basically I play for the scholarship.
It's something you've go to go out and
work for, that's what it comes down
to," he said. "Of course, I enjoy the
game. I've enjoyed it ever since I start-
ed playing in high school. But after
practice it's like after a regular eight-
hour job — like you just got off work."
The 6-1, 255 lb. senior might now be
punching a clock for such bigtime
football powers as Michigan State or
Purdue if those schools had not
sought out his talents as an offensive
rather than a defensive palyer. For
three years at Detroit Cooley High
School, Deadmond played both posi-
tions. But he preferred defense, and
chose KSU over the others.
"When you play defense, you're the
one giving out the beating, estab-
lishing the tempo." said Deadmond.
"You're the aggressor. I like being in
As the team limped to a 4-7 season
last year, dissention grew widespread
among the players. Threats of a player
walkout never materialized. But the
charged atmosphere of that season,
said Deadmond, is far removed from
the feeling this season.
"During the season, football is all
you have on your mind. This season
the players are very much into the
game. Players and coaches can talk to
one another. It's a relaxed atmop-
shere," Deadmond said.
"When you have a lot of younger
players, there is generally more en-
thusiasm about the game. That's what
this team's got.
"I guess the greatest thrill I've had
here was the game this year against
Miami," said Deadmond. "We have no
trouble getting up for Miami; it's al-
ways a big game for us. It's kind of
like Ohio State-Michigan — you feel
like everything is on the line. And
then to win the game . . . That was all
"In the last year, I've tried to im-
prove my strength and quickness," he
continued. "You go through a lot more
punishment playing in the middle.
Sometimes you have to play hurt. But
again, that's really up to you, what-
ever you can take. If it's just killing
you, you take yourself out."
Although KSU has supported its
football teams in the past (particularly
in Deadmond's freshman year when
the Flashes finished second in the con-
ference), home games are generally
played before 20,000 or more empty
seats. To Deadmond, sometimes it
seems like a thankless job.
"Oh, sometimes you wonder what it
might have been like going some-
where else. This just isn't a sports-
oriented campus. I don't know what
people here are interested in," Dead-
"But there are people who are into
sports," he continued. "And they are
very cool about it, they express their
concern. There are some loyal fans
On the eve of his last game for KSU
Deadmond wondered aloud about his
past and future in the game of foot-
"I guess it's really had a big effect
on my life," he said. "Before I came to
Kent, I was the quiet, shy type. But
I've opened up through being around
the other players. The game gets you
close together with the players. "You
hang together. I'm still not real bois-
terous, but I've opened up some."
"I'd like to give the pros a try," he
said. "I like the Saturdays enough to
stay with it. I don't really mind the
other work that goes into it. But you're
out there for the Saturdays."
Suffering from an eye injury, Deadmond
leaves the game temporarily to be carefully ex-
amined by his coach (top left).
Not all hard work and sweat, sometimes
Deadmond clowns around with teammates (bot-
And when the team does well, he is happy. He
says the game gets you close together with the
Written by Mike Brennan.
Photography. loe Stenger
Variation of tradition
Homecoming falls on a different
day every year. This year Home-
coming, Halloween, and the last day
of Daylight Savings time fell on Octo-
Homecoming was first celebrated at
KSU in 1929, although the traditional
homecoming activities were not for-
mally established until the next year.
Many of the older traditions such as
the football game are still retained.
This year the Flashes humiliated East-
ern Michigan 38-13. However, each
year new events are added and older
events are left behind.
The cross country race for the cov-
eted homecoming trophy is still in ex-
istence, but the race has been trans-
formed through the years into a wild
steeplechase. The winners of this
event receive the "Bowman Cup"
which has been part of the home-
coming tradition for more than a dec-
ade. This year the "Apple Corps" won
In the battle for the Bowman Cup
the Corps stuffed themselves into a
Volkswagon and painted each other
Students willingly cram themselves into a VW
at the Student Center (top, left). Later in the
Steeplechase, along with getting a quick bath, a
student retrieves a greased pumpkin (top, right).
The Alumni Band waits to hit the field at half-
time of the Eastern Michigan game (bottom,
from head to toe. They also ran a four
legged race with three people, one
racing backwards, swam the width of
the pool while teammates held their
feet, drank pitchers of beer, and re-
trieved a greased pumpkin from a bar-
rel of water.
Homecoming tradition was com-
pletely broken this year when no
queen was selected. Andy Malitz,
head of the All Campus Programming
Board (ACPB) Homecoming Com-
mitte, attributed this to the women's
Lobbyists from Kent Women
Against Coalition (KWAC) and other
groups said that a queen contest was a
"sexist thing", and they would not
permit it — no matter how much of a
tradition it was.
In the past a bonfire, carnival, and
12-foot spirit log have been used to
celebrate homecoming. This year the
KSU skydivers parachuted into the
stadium for the second year, and the
1976 distinguished teaching awards
were announced at the Homecoming
One social event which has become
a tradition of Homecoming is a con-
cert performed by a special singer or
top band. The first concert featured
Ralph Marterie and his Marlboro Or-
chestra in 1956. Since then Louis Arm-
strong, Jose Felician, Donovan, Paul
Simon, Roy Buchanon, UFO, Focus
and Jethro TuU have performed. This
year the Michael Stanley Band cli-
maxed Homecoming activities with a
performance in the ballroom.
An enthusiastic fan mugs for the camera (top,
left), and two football players head for an
inevitable encounter (top, right).
Going crazy in the ballroom led to an
impromptu beauty contest (bottom right). Later
the Michael Stanley Band performs to cap the
Homecoming festivities (bottom, middle).
Written by Denise Melilli,
Photography. This page: George Ducro. top left Joe Stenger. top
right Eric Wadsworth. bottom middle, bottom right Opposite
page: Joe Stenger, lop left Greg Hildebrandt. top right Eric
Wadsworth, bottom middle
Creation of tradition
Black Homecoming has been
celebrated every year since 1970. Its
purpose is to celebrate the richness of
black students and their culture.
Black United Students (B.U.S.), the
Elite Ebony Soul, Incorporated, and
All Campus Programming Board
(ACPB) collaborated to present a week
of activities November 7 through
A need for transition in name and
purpose was seen for this year's ball.
Thus it was renamed Ebonite Ball and
more emphasis was placed on the
The four queens, representing each
class, were traditionally crowned at
the Homecoming Ball.
This year the queen contestants
were judged on the basis of their
creative expression of black
womanhood and leadership qualities,
along with their talent, and career
goals and objectives.
Karen Slade, a senior
telecommunications major was
crowned at the Ebonite Ball on
November 7 in the ballroom. She read
poetry in the talent contest.
A fashion show was sponsored by
B.U.S. on November 8 in the Kiva, and
on the 10, Roy Ayers and Ubiquity
performed, co-sponsored by ACPB
Approximately 400 people
participated in the three days of
Included in the festivities of Black
Homecoming was a fashion show held in the
Kiva (opposite, top, left). The Kent Gospel
Singers perform at the fashion show, featuring
soloist Darrell Campbell (Top right).
Roy Ayers played vibes and assorted
percussion during his performance at the
Wednesday night concert (opposite, top, right).
The homecoming court, one representative
from each class, was presented at the Ebonite
Ball (opposite, top, left) Completing the Ebonite
Ball was the crowning of the Black Homecoming
Queen. Karen Slade, a senior majoring in
telecommunications, was selected as Queen
based on expressions of black womanhood,
qualities of leadership and talent (left).
Photography. Opposite page: Leon Williams, top left, top right
Darrell White, middle right This page: Darrell White, left Leon
Williams, top right
Big kids' trick or treat
At 6:30 p.m. I go to get my face
painted. I am wearing a blue tunic
with black and white designs. Its
crotch comes to my knees and its
sleeves are not stitched underneath.
They are like wings; the matching
skull cap and pants are tight. Navy
knee socks are pulled over my pants,
and a red jacket hangs over my
shoulders. Parent-types leave a frat
house, and I remember it is
Acrylic paint colors sit in plates in
front of a long mirror that leans
against the bedroom door. The artist's
face is shiny with cold cream. She
paints it an African mask, using each
color carefully. I draw designs on
paper and mix whiskey and Seven-up.
The Roman comes home. She cannot
decide whether to drive alone to a
party in Cleveland or go with us. She
finally leaves, but comes back because
she cannot find the address.
The painted lady paints my face
blue, black and white, suggesting the
flow of my costume on my face.
Superman and bumble bee arrive.
They paint their faces and take
pictures. I decide I am a Liberian
Monk. We wait for the ear. She
arrives instead an upside-down man,
bringing a normal human friend.
We drive to the Ice Arena and run
from the cars in excitement and
embarassment. The first period of the
hockey game has just ended. Everyone
looks at us. We are loud and laughing.
We talk to people and watch a few
minutes of the game. We are glad not
to be working tonight.
When we enter the 11th Frame
everyone claps and the band leader
acknowledges old friends. The
football-alumni people are dressed-up
and happy. It is Homecoming and
victory time. It is Halloween.
We sing-a-long with Dave. We
drink. A short man with a shiny head
and rosy cheeks buzzes at the bee and
swivels his hips. He takes the dance
floor to shuffle and tap. He takes the
mike to sing those old songs. He has
been sick and tonight is his first night
back at the bar. Everyone loves him.
We follow the sax player in a line
that curves and claps singing "When
the Saints Go Marching In". At 2
a.m. the last acknowledgements are
made; the last songs are sung. You're
nobody 'till somebody loves you.
Clocks turn back to 1 a.m. The girls
are ready to play more, singing as we
drive away, but I go home to sleep.
It is Halloween and after I've slept
two hours a blue ghost knocks at my
door. He is wet from walking in the
rain and wasted from drinking tequila.
He wants to show me Kent. We wrap
in his poncho and hold each other up.
We are not cold. Few cars drive on
the overpass; none light Depeyster or
Erie. The streets are black and shiny
with rain and lamplights.
We look in Jerry's Diner and the
ghost sees some old friends, so we go
in to talk. They are tired and
disappointed after a party. I remember
the bearded man. The waitresses,
costumes dripping with Halloween
make-up, beg us to leave. They are
weary. It is their hour to clean and
close. I feel sorry for them and pull
the ghost away.
We refuse a ride and walk a block
to Franklin Street. It is as deserted as
the old train depot. We stand on the
building's river-side under the
protective overhanging roof. We cross
the tracks, lean on the rail and watch
the river. Its water doesn't fall since
the wall is open. It gushes. We look
for trains. It is 4 or 5 a.m., and
Halloween. The whistle sounds
It's the one night when people can indulge in
their fantasies. KSU vets re-enact the Marx
brothers' madness (opposite, top left).
In Walter's two students can, for the night,
run away to the circus life (middle, left). Two
army comrades set off to conquer pitchers of
beer (opposite, right), and a harlequin stands
forlorn on a street corner (middle right).
Written by Alice Cone.
Photography. Opposite page: Chuck Humel. top left Bill l^wis,
right This page: Bill Lewis
Gerald Ford versus Jimmy Carter
It did not rain November 2, 1976 in
Gerald Ford had hoped it would.
Republican strategy ("game plans" as
the former All-American's aides
described it) predicted that Ford must
win in Ohio to defeat Jimmy Carter;
they contended that Ford would collect
the state's 25 electoral votes if Mother
Nature cooperated and kept Carter
In other words, the Bicentennial
year was ushered out with politicians
hoping the public "didn't care" and
"wouldn't" vote. Although this at first
seems like a haphazard way to decide
the nation's future for four years, it is
actually typical in a race that was
conducted in an atmosphere like that
of a game show.
Ford and Carter both spent a lot of
time (and a lot more money) in Ohio
trying to attract various voter groups.
Campaigners such as Birch Bayh and
Howard Metzenbaum visited the KSU
campus Fall quarter stumping for
Georgia's answer to Horatio Alger.
Neither drew a large crowd, but at
least they knew where they were. If
Ford had spoken at KSU and referred
to it as Bowling Green, he might have
lost more than his sense of direction.
I pictured students filing slowly
between the Student Center and
Bowman Hall during an autumn
drizzle and wondered if the
campaigners had taken into account
students who might not be deterred
from voting by an insignificant factor
like the weather. Other minor factors
such as the qualifications of the
candidates deterred them, several
nonvoting students said. Seems as if
the qualifications most campaigners
cared about were those of the other
"I don't think students hesitated to
vote for any conscious particular rea-
son, but many didn't because of an
unconscious reason — they felt that it
didn't make any difference who was
in office. Things would always be
hopeless," a campus bus passenger
"Obviously many people thought
their vote would make a difference,
but I think that view was advanced
and publicized by the media — the
press said it would be close, so it
was." he replied, shrugging his shoul-
ders as he climbed off the bus. The
doors slid shut and the bus began
rolling again, its occupants sitting in
their silent, dazed worlds; I watched
and wondered how many voted with-
out really understanding the candi-
dates and issues.
"There was a lot thrown at us in
such a short time; I don't see how the
average person could absorb it all," an
education major said. "I voted just
because I felt responsible for making
an intelligent choice. I was worried
about those kind of people who vote
without any real idea of what the
candidate plans to do. I don't trust the
other guy, I guess," she added.
She seemed sure that "ignorant vot-
ers" were abundant.
One person who fell in this category
told me, "Since I'm living in Kent I
decided to register and vote here in-
stead of in my home in Massillon. I
kept up on the Carter-Ford race and
knew enough about Taft and Metzen-
baum, but I felt foolish in the voting
booth when I realized I didn't know
anything about those state issues or
the local candidates. I left most of
them blank because I had no idea
which of the choices was the most
sensible ... or the least nonsensical."
Several persons said they chose
Carter or Ford for a single or a few
reasons rather than supporting the en-
Reasons cited included Carter's
stand for a blanket pardon of Vietnam
draft evaders. Ford's pardon of Rich-
ard Nixon, Ford's verbal slips
throughout the campaign, and Carter's
alleged "fuzziness" on the issues.
The anti-Washington sentiment that
Carter espoused for 22 months before
November 2, 1976 apparently did have
an effect — besides Ford's defeat,
about two dozen incumbant Congress-
men were defeated. "1 think people
just got sick and tired of the way they
(imcumbents) ran the nation without
listening to their constituents," a polit-
ical science student said. "Carter and
the others weren't elected because of
who they were, but because they rep-
resented change — or at least a chance
for change," he commented.
Students expressed interest in the
presidential debates; those who
watched for enlightenment and infor-
mation were usually disappointed,
while those who sought entertainment
and a good time were not let down.
Those interviewed often said the de-
bates were a draw, and most thought
the media had over-publicized the de-
Another common view seemed to
be, "Ford and Carter didn't change
anyone's minds with their debate per-
formances, but they reinforced and
encouraged their backers' support."
Supporters. The people who spend
endless hours assembling and posting
innumerable yard signs and distribute
enough leaflets to make the Jehovah's
Kent Students Democrats, Students
for Carter, Students for Ford, and the
KSU Republican Club spent most of
their time going door-to-door, canvass-
ing by phone and manning informa-
tion tables in the Student Center.
Were they successful? We'll know by
1980, unless that "vision of America"
acquires astigmatism at an early age.
Depending on who you talk to. Car-
ter's victory (and the general ascen-
sion of Democrats to power in Con-
gress and statehouses) was either luck,
skill or . . . well . . . politics. But, then
again, who's to say what exactly
swung the election to the orthodont-
The patrons of Jerry's Diner, for
"It was definitely a foulup in those
new voting machines," said one
customer who seemed to be speaking
to his coffee cup more than to me.
"Whenever they bring in that com-
plicated, computerized stuff, accuracy
goes right out the door."
I asked him how he had reached
that conclusion and he started mumbl-
ing something about how the same
forces that caused the loss of sound in
the first debate were responsible for
incorrect vote tallying. He was still
mumbling when I left.
The punch-card voting system. I
compared the campaign to a game
show earlier, the new voting arrange-
ment resembles some sort of Parker
Brothers game, for 12 to 14 year olds.
Speaking of technological accom-
plishments, anyone who watched the
three networks' coverage the election
evening (and interest in the election
was demonstrated by the large num-
ber of people who spent the evening
glued to the television screen) was
probably awed by the fancy equip-
ment, lit maps and whatnot that pro-
vided a swarm of useless figures and
statistics for the braodcasters to ana-
lyze, ie. CBS' Dan Rather made this
astute statement: "There are more Re-
publicans than people."
The evening wore on and it began
to appear that Ford would lose more
than his voice. Just after 3 a.m. Carter
supporters went to bed when he was
announced the winner; and everyone
outside of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
breathed a yawn of relief.
And, as usual, Walter Cronkite sum-
med it up, "That's the way it was."
Campaigning for the presidency. Carter kisses
babies in Chapel-Hill mall (left) and Ford
backers distribute information in the Student
Center (bottom right) Ford shakes hands with
entusiastic supporters in Cleveland (opposite,
Climaxing the long race . . . election day, a
good turnout, but not a record (opposite, top
left) and at 3 a.m. Carter was finally declared
the winner (opposite, top right).
Written bv |oel Howard
Photograptiy Preceding pages: Chuck Humel This page: Doug
Mead, left Bob Huddleston. bottom right Opposite page Bob
Lotte, top right Bob Huddleston, top left Chuck Humel, bottom
Leaving, not going
He looked like a college president:
tall, reserved and nearly always
When I began covering his
administration as a Daily Kent Stater
reporter, he often referred to me as his
And at the beginning of the
academic year, no one on campus
thought Glenn A. Olds would resign
his post two months later. No one
thought the university would be
rocked by controversy, hints of
illegalities and scandals.
In September, Olds was proceeding
with the business of his
administration; with tuition, class size
and collective bargaining.
A philosopher always. Olds had
difficulty coming to terms with
bureaucratic realities. He was a lover
of analogies but a poor judge of
human behavior and motivations.
His charge in coming to this
university was itself a philosophical
one: to heal the wounds of May 4,
1970. But could one man turn around
the sentiments of an entire era of
unrest, distrust and dissidence?
It was a charge he somehow carried
out. The campus returned to
normalcy, and a kind of "do not
disturb" silence settled everywhere.
Apathy, people called it.
Then Kent State University shot to
the headlines again, only this time.
Olds' administration was under fire.
He denied charges that a doctoral
degree had been "bought" by personal
favors and that university resources
may have been misused.
And those denials v^^ere the reason
his resignation at a regularly
scheduled Board of Trustees' meeting
came as such a shock.
Olds served as university president
for six years. He came to a campus
clothed in suspicion and left it that
But in between those times, Olds
provided KSU with the type of
president it needed. A United Nations
diplomat. A Methodist minister. A
man not afraid to talk with students.
A public speaker. And above all, a
philosopher. After the tragedy of May
4, 1970, the high ideals of a
philosopher were desperately needed.
And now people talk of having a
president whose qualities are
bureaucratic ones. An efficient
administrator. A person who feels
comfortable in dealing with computer
output data instead of students. A
person who speaks better over the
telephone than publicly. A person of
And Glenn Olds? "I don't know
what I'm going to do, and I don't
really care," he told me. Taking a fully
philosophical stance with reality. Olds
believes his new niche in society will
find him; it will not be the other way
The many faces of President Glenn Olds.
Written by Jeannine Guttman
Photography Opposite page: Bill Lewis, left, right Chuck Humel,
middle This page Bob Huddleston. left David Shaffer, middle
Bob Wachsberger. right
FOCUS ON SOCIAL LIFE
Eating, Scarfing, Chowing down
Much discussed, and usually much
ignored in relation to our everyday
living is food. Our next meal is often
forgotten, or passed over until it
demands attention in a variety of
Dr. Jay Cranston, director of the
Health Center, expressed surprise that
students get as much nourishment as
they do, considering their eating
habits. He is quick to add
malnutrition is not an element of KSU
He prefers to call it "disnutrition",
eating too much of the wrong things,
rather than not enough of the right
things. Students obtain nutrition from
products such as "spongy American
bread" which is so enriched it
compensates for deficiencies
Providing the central chow line for
many students are various cafeterias.
Designed for apporpriate nutrition, the
system falls apart because students
choose their own menu. They
consider cost or choose foods purely
for their taste. Vegetables aren't
particularly fascinating to many
students, and the "balanced" meals
they consume are too high in
carbohydrates and fats and too low in
Quite a few journey elsewhere to
settle stomach grumblings. A wide
array of restaurants exist to satisfy
Convenience and cost are important
to students, but with few exceptions
not much else seems to matter.
The Brown Derby, east of town,
doesn't look as though it would hold
much attraction for financially
strapped students, but three dollars
can be turned into a stomach-
stretching marathon at the salad bar.
Jerry's Diner looks as though it
would dare students to enter. Actually
the reverse is true. The mid-40's
Hoboken decor is accented by mid-
50's menu prices. Entertainment is
often provided by the customers
themselves in the form of loud
arguments. But aside from the
advantages of location and hours, a
fiercely loyal student cult has
developed around Jerry's.
Certain establishments which
"seem" student oriented do well also.
Patronizing a vegetarian restaurant
often means becoming subject to the
harsh stands these places take on the
question of health.
The Red Radish shares these strong
commitments to health, but the
atmosphere is far more relaxed, far
more friendly, far less snarling. A
single sign asks politely that smokers
abstain. The only bit of menu politics
is an introductory paragraph which
expresses concern for feeding an
already over-populated world.
Beginning with relish trays and
tabouli salad, the menu boasts of main
dishes (many rice oriented) with
names such as Hoppin John and Staff
of Life. They even offer a vegetarian
Rueben sandwich. Carob and banana
smoothies or fruit mists complete the
unique meal which can be enjoyed
even by those who are far too
carnivorous to become vegetarians.
However, Dr. Cranston warns that
"the routine offerings are simply not
complete in protein." The menu
variety and provision for dairy
products at the Red Radish should
ease the nutrition problem there
East of town a bar known as
Carson's was once a meeting place for
several academic departments in the
early '70's. It has become the Tavern,
expanded its food offering
considerably, and increased its
student patronage many-fold.
An attractive "happy hour"
arrangement, interesting menu,
agreeable prices and informal
atmosphere set it off as a valid
location for student gatherings. The
Tavern has a certain time-less quality.
Important to a review of this type is
the plastic fork — plastic, smile world
of the fast food chains. Amid
philosophical objection to the pin-
phenomenon, most students shrug
Serving a balanced meal in on-campus cafeterias is a major problem, especially when glazed doughnuts go faster than the main entree
Since the Red Radish opened its doors, it has been comitted to vegetarian cuisine. "The only bit of menu politics is an introductory
paragraph which expresses concern for feeding an already overpopulated world." (top).
Pholography Opposite page: Lee Ball This page Thom Warren
Coming upon Jerry's for the first time,
students sometimes feel as if they're in a 40's
A student contemplates how to balance his
diet in the Prentice cafeteria (opposite, top left),
while another student has braved the elements
to walk to DeMari's for a sub (opposite, top
Glowing invitingly. McDonald's beckons to
students looking for a quick dollar meal
(opposite, middle right).
Written by Norman Umberger.
Photography Thu page Bill Lewu Opposite page |oe Lee. left
Bob Wachsberger. top right |oe Stenger. bottom right
their shoulders and reply, "it's quick,
With competition causing them to
branch out and offer more, "quick and
cheap " has become relative in many
cases. But the amazing consistency of
MacDonald's and the efficiency of
Burger King continues to succeed.
These dazzling establishments
receive severe criticism over nutrition.
Dr. Cranston is not so quick to
condemn. He points to a study
conducted recently which found that
three meals a day of fast food (burger,
fries, shake) is deficient only in
Rarely do students eat three of these
meals in a day. Often only one trip is
made to Burger Chef. But students
have survived for a number of years,
and probably will continue to survive
through these nutritional debates.
Others prefer to do their own
cooking, relying on convenience food
of the soup, sandwich, potato chip
and coke variety which "don't make it
at all." But whatever the individual
preference, be it cafeteria, restaurant,
or home cooking, it is difficult to
compose a diet which is agreeable to
taste, fits the budget and is sufficient
Student life revolves around the
process of education. Education in
nutrition, not fad diets, can do much
to aid us in the groggy, late night book
sessions in which the abuse of our
own digestive systems becomes the
Boozing, Chugging, Passing out
Why do people, or specifically, why
do KSU students frequent the
downtown bars? — there are as many
reasons as people in the bars on a
good-time Saturday night.
Kent possesses a varied group of
bars, each just a little different from
the one across the street or across
town. And there are parties that can
blossom into madness on any given
Ray's and Walter's open their doors
at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast, and don't
close until 1:30 a.m.
At night business picks up in Ray's,
but it still has the feeling someone can
come in alone, have a few beers and
be left to their own meditations. It's
homey, open and brighter than some
other bars. One of the bartenders said,
"It's not so much a "bar" bar. There
isn't much hustling, it's just a place to
come and talk."
Walter's is almost an institution. At
night it's like sardines in the can,
especially weekends. The atmosphere
is like Ray's, except noisier and
crazier. There's a family feeling where
everyone knows everyone else, the
jukebox is blaring and the pinball
machines are clanging and flashing.
The campus has its own bar, the
Rathskeller, in the basement of the
Student Center. The guy at the door
said that a lot of people come down
because it's convenient — "bad
weather means we do good business —
they don't have to drive or walk far."
Also, the students can purchase pizza
or sandwiches with food coupons. As
a matter of fact, he said, a lot of
people come down just to eat.
Like the Rathskeller, the Loft has
pizza and beer. Downstairs can be
found the pizza, and upstairs, the i.d.
checker says, lots of lonely, frustrated
people can be found among the
crowd. Somewhere along the way the
Loft got the reputation as a "hustle"
bar, and inside are booths full of girls,
booths full of guys, guys cruising
slowly, and a few new couples
appearing out of the shadows. The
beat of the jukebox is steady.
The Townhouse and Deck are only
three blocks from campus. The
Townhouse is spacious with two
levels. On the top level a square bar
leads to, according to the bartender, a
lot of, "Hey, buy the guy across from
me a drink."
The Deck, next door and below,
shares a common atmosphere. It's a
little noisier, and a slight fog drifted
Stocked up and ready for anything, behind the
bar at Walter's a tempting array of bottles is
displayed (opposite, top). Three KSU students
start their night at the Loft shortly after it opens
Flashing, gyrating bodies quickly fill the Krazy
Horse dance floor (top, left), and a student gath-
ers supplies for a party (top, right)
Written by Manann Hofer.
Photography. Opposite page; David Shaffer, top Dave Anderson.
bottom This page: Tootie Skaarup. top left Rick Friedman, right
up from somewhere in the darkness as
the patrons listened to recorded
Even closer to campus is the Krazy
Horse, Kent's disco. It has a dance
floor, multi-banded light wall,
bandstand to hold the stereo
equipment and student disc jockeys.
The walls are painted different
exaggerated scenes and a bartender
says the big draw is the disco. He
added his thought, "Some girls come
in to get picked up — there's a definite
hustle atmosphere. The guys come in
Filthy McXasty's appeals to just
about the same crowd. It has live
bands and reportedly sells more beer
than the other bars. Usually two or
three bands alternate each week.
A fair walk from the other bars.
Pancho Villa's gets pretty packed,
depending on the band that's in town.
It's dim. smoky and the bands perform
in a separate room from the bar. so
some peace can be found there.
Considered to be a "date" bar by
the owner the Dome has a large dance
floor and out-of-town bands.
J.B.'s up and down re-opened this
fall. Downstairs the Immortal
Porpoises play, while upstairs it's
business as usual with 15-60-75. Both
levels have dance floors which
quickly fill with g\Tating bodies.
The Stone Jug. formerly Eddies' also
has live music, often from the High
Flyers, a local band.
The Ron-de-vou, next door to J.B.'s
livens up around 1:30 a.m.. since it's
the only bar with a 2 o'clock license
on Water St. Then it gets crowded and
crazy as people pick up one more beer
or drink before going home to sleep
off downtown Kent.
Most parties, on and off campus,
spring from groups fo friends together
to celebrate some occasion, or just
because there's nothing to do. They
grow by the passing of, "if you're tired
of downtown, come on over. "
On campus dorm parties permits
are issued from Moulton Hall
residence services. Mary Bruce
estimated 20 permits are issued each
So life in Kent includes drinking,
and there will never be a single or
even a dozen reasons for it.
When I asked, "Why do you drink?"
my friends answered, "because it's
there, and it's usually good."
A Krazy Horse patron racks up yet another
game of pool (opposite, right). A solitary woman
sips at her beer down at Ray's (top. left), and
finishing his beer in one gulp, another bar
patron has a good night ahead (top right). As she
checks out Walter's jukebox, a woman's face
glows in the smokey dimness (bottom right).
Photography. Opposite page; Tootie Skaarup This page; Tootie
Skaainjp, top left, bottom right Bob Huddleston. lop right
Snoozing, Napping, Loving
Sleep is a necessity for life, accord-
ing to Collier's Encyclopedia. Brit-
annica describes sleep as a condition
of rest during which there is a renew-
al of energy that has been expended
in the hours of wakefulness.
Last Monday 1 began to study the
sleeping habits of KSU students. I fo-
cused my study on where they slept. I
asked friends and acquaintances,
"What kind of bed do you have? "
"Would you like to see it?" my
friends answered. I explained that I
was working on a story about sleeping
and what else occurs in or on beds. I
intended to study the person's bed in
the context of his room and personal
My correspondents gained interest.
"Sure, 1 would be glad to show you
my bed, but it's not unusual."
I continued to probe. "Did your
andlord supply it? Is it borrowed? Is
s big? Small?"
As I explained to Scott Wolf, the
•esident advisor on the ninth floor of
iCoonce Hall, I was looking for beds
which are typically unique. "Where
io KSU students sleep? WTien? With
As I expected, Scott has an uncom-
iionly neat room. His bedroom is so
small that he has folded the legs of his
Ded under and put the bed and
springs on the floor to save space.
Leebrick rooms are so confining that
several residents have built lofts to
lold their mattresses so they have
Tiore room to move about.
Clark Hall residents Duff Lind, N'ick
Dragash, Reid Lewis and Tom Durst
were not satisfied with their uniform
bunk beds. They set up criss-cross af-
fairs with their beds to make better
use of available space.
When I walked through Manchester
in search of unique beds I found
much the same approach. Students
need more room. Mark Judy and Scott
Anderson rearranged dorm furniture
to suit their own needs and person-
alities. They rested one end of the
upper bunk on a dresser and sat a
desk and lamp underneath. Down the
hall Paul Shinkle raised his bed off
the ground by placing rocks under the
Even if the bed is supplied, the stu-
dents must furnish sheets, blankets
and bedspreads. When Mark Midei
moved from the dorm to Glen Morris
he had to buy all new sheets to fit the
Some students solve the dilema by
sleeping on the floor. Dan Goldfarb
says only one person in his house
sleeps in a bed. He said sleeping on
the floor is comfortable and cheap.
When I asked if he could afford a bed.
he said, "I can't afford to go to school,
but I'm doing it."
Snuggling with her monkey, SheOey Gable
dozes off under the comfort of her bedspread
Scott Anderson sur\eys his room from the
upper berth (middle).
More seating is available in the dorm room of
Duff Lind and Nick Dragash. They added seats
in their criss-cross arrangement (right).
Photography Opposite page: Darrell While This page: Tootie
Skaarup and [oe Ster\ger
The bed is a useful, but expensive
piece of furniture. However, it is
important to consider that we spend
about one third of our lives sleeping.
We must sleep whether we have a bed
Students fall asleep in many places.
My family has always insisted eight
hours of sleep are necessary to function
efficiently. Apparently some of the
people in my classes aren't getting
their eight hours. They nod off during
lectures or catch a few winks in the
hall between classes. They could
probably benefit more from an hour
of sleep than some of these lecture
The sleeping habits of KSU students
are not much different from those of
most other college students. Some still
sleep with teddy bears or stuffed
animals. Most like to stay up late and
In the middle of my last all-nighter I
wondered if college students were the
only ones awake at that hour. Then I
remembered that many businesses op-
erate around the clock with night shift
One of the most difficult
adjustments for some college students
is sharing their room. Not only must
they share the bathroom with more
people than ever before, they have
between one and three roommates to
fight with over lights out.
And of course, college is often seen
as a time of loose morals and open
sex. While I haven't seen any loose
morals or open sex, I do know many
students sleep with a member of the
opposite sex for the first time at
college. The opportunity is there.
When it's late, and roommates aren't
home or his bed is closer (and it's 9°
outside) they naturally sleep where it's
There aren't as many one night
stands as I expected. Most sleeping
arrangements evolve from long term
relationships. The majority of students
have been influenced in some way by
their parents' morals.
Living together is not as much in
style as it was, although there are two
distinct attitudes (sometimes I think
divided between males and females).
Marriage relationships are viewed
more seriously than in the past. Before
marrying, students want to know all
about their future mate — to see if he
will be a good or bad roommate or
next to impossible to live with. After
all, the only way to change roommates
KSU is quite conducive to shared
sleeping arrangements. Every dorm
began the year with 24 hour visitation
on weekends, and some have 24 hours
visitation on weekdays. Of course,
most off-campus students can impose
their own visitation rules. The only
losers in the sleeping game are those
who live at home, (but they can date
someone who doesn't).
Apparently, some of my classmates aren't
getting their eight hours. Falling asleep in the
Snack Bar (middle left) and in lecture A
Bowman (opposite, bottom left), students have
hastily left their rooms to rush to classes
A couple decides they will make good
Written by Cindy Ficke.
Ptiotography. This page: Rick Allen, left Opposite page: Tootie
Skaarup and |oe Stenger. middle Cindy Ficke. bottom left Thorn
Watching, Listening, Reading
She sat there like a zombie, eyeing
the object in front of her.
Occasionally her fingers moved
towards the soft, grey keys,
commanding the green-letter screen to
cough up more information. Other
than that her body was motionless,
her eyes glued to the magnificent
purveyor of what was pertinent to her
at that moment. She was oblivious to
the hubbub of activity surrounding
her and unaware of the line of angry
eyes glaring at her and waiting to
experience her obvious delight.
This scene is from the KSU library
where students now have the
assistance of a computer terminal to
find books, whether they are in the
KSU library or libraries across the
"It's remarkable how students will
sit and play with the computer for
hours. They are just fascinated with it.
But we have many complaints that
students take too much time at the
terminal. We should get more," said a
library reference aid.
But the computer terminal is just
one indication of how totally involved
modern students' intimate relationship
with the wonders of electronic media
KSU incorporates computer
registration, computer library book
finding terminals and programs in
electronic music composition.
Perhaps the most obvious indication
of our fondness for the nature of
electronic media is the rising trend of
movie, tv and music buffs.
According to KSU sociology
professor Dr. Jerry Lewis, the area of
northeast Ohio has the highest
concentration of movies in the
country, both tv and theatre. And KSU
is right on the mark with Tuesday,
Thursday and weekend cinemas year
"Movies are big around here," said a
spokesman for All Campus
Programming Board. "And it really
dosen't seem to matter what the
movie is, people will come. I think
some of them just go to movies to be
going to movies."
In a 1973 sutdy. Dr. Lewis
questioned 2.3 percent of KSU
students about why they attend
movies. When asked if they went for
entertainment, about 88 percent said
yes. Nearly 75 percent said they did
not go for relaxation. Only 7 percent
said they watch movies to escape
While students enjoy hours of
movies, they don't relax or escape the
realities of their everyday lives —
perhaps this is because film media has
become only an extension of their
Possibly the greatest indication of
the role of media in our lives comes
from television, instant entertainment.
A flick of the switch and the message
is there. The President of the United
States is in your dorm room. Scarlet
O'Hara and Rhett Butler are racing
through flame-swept Atlanta and the
word for tomorrow is sunny and
If a lot of students are in the
movies, more are glued to tv screens
across campus. A random sampling of
60 KSU students shows that the
majority watch tv, information and
entertainment splitting as the boob
tube's drawing card.
In the straw poll, 48 said they watch
tv. Of the 45 who turn on, 27 said they
tune in regularly. Twenty-five said
they do so as an informational source
to catch the 5 or 11 o'clock news or
documentaries. The others said their
reason for idiot box watching was
relaxation and entertainment.
Remarkably, 42 of the 60 do not
regularly read newspapers except for
the Daily Kent Stater and only a few
more read weekly news magazines.
Students explain, "I only watch for
good programming and specials." "TV
gets news so much faster than
newspapers. By the time you see it in
a newspaper, it's old news."
Information, entertainment, relaxation . . .
"Stereos, speakers and radios are gradually
replacing books on their bookshelves." (top)
"Students now have the assistance of a
computer terminal to find books." (opposite)
Photography Thorn Warren
Can colleges keep up with the
media - with the milestones in
electronic circuitry and decreased aid
to universities? Are students learning
as much in classes as they are from
the lyrics of rock music?
Music involvement becomes more
popular every year in the campus
community. A Kent Community Store
salesman said record sales are up 8
percent over last year. A visit to many
student residences finds that stereos,
speakers and radios are gradually
replacing books on their bookshelves.
The beat of drum rhythms is replacing
typewriters pounding through the
He sat there, eating his Dominoe's
pizza, his textbook open and face
down on the bed, long since
abandoned for the excitement of
election season televised debates.
Carter looks better - but Ford makes
more sense - "Mr. Carter what was
your reaction?" Suddenly, the sound
went off. He leaped up, fiddled with
some knobs and banged a few times.
Then the words came on the screen.
"Please stand by. We are experiencing
audio difficulties. The trouble is not in
Reluctantly he went over to the bed,
looked at the book then decided
against it, closed the book and yelled
down the hall. "Hey Jim - why'ncha
come on down and listen to some
Two presidential candidates looked
foolishly and silently into the room to
the rhythm of Todd Rungren.
Trading his i.d. for the Moody Blues, Dale
Klettlinger relaxes and reads in the Student
Center listening room (bottom). Colleen Keongh
offers students unlimited musical selections
Written by Gene Harbrecht
Photography. Thorn Warren
Worshipping, Studying, Living
Students bring much more to Kent
than furniture, plants and sentimental
knickknacks. They bring their
philosophies and beliefs. They bring
themselves — what they have become
after 18 or so years of influence by
family and friends.
For many students, religion has
been a heavy influence. Some bring
their faith with them and look for
ways to practice and share it. Some
find their religion here for the first
time with the guidance of new friends.
Still others may change their religion
after long, personal searching.
However it happens, God is still very
important to many people at KSU.
Students find different ways of
expressing their faith. One junior at
KSU takes advantage of the services
provided by Newman Center. After 12
years of religious education at
Catholic schools she said it feels quite
natural to go to church every week.
When Newman Center asked for
volunteers to teach Sunday School she
did. It is hard to explain religious
concepts to young children, she said.
Patti Bukovan shares her faith with
others through Campus Crusade. This
on-campus organization is geared to
helping others find Christ. There are
Bible Studies where I go to meet with
other believers, she said. Besides
reading the Bible, talking about
problems and life, we are taught how
to share our faith with others.
Her faith was not very important to
her as she grew up even though her
family was strictly Roman Catholic. In
her sophomore year at KSU a friend
showed her the way, she said.
After years of being Jewish, Linda
Goodman said she felt something
missing. She read, and studied, and
finally prayed to see the truth.
Now she has accepted Christ as her
personal savior. She calls herself a
Completed Jew. The modern Jew says
the Messiah has not come because
there is still war and pestilence, she
said. As a Completed Jew I feel that
Christ has shown himself. The first
coming was to prepare us for the
second coming. That is the difference,
she said. I am still Jewish.
For Linda Goodman her own
individual feelings are most
Ted Lebowitz is a Jew concerned
with keeping religion on a personal
basis. Ted, a sophomore, said religion
has become mass produced and
He talked about prayer as a chance
to say to God what I feel and get
feeling back. He spoke of being able
to feel the Sabbath, to experience its
Instead of doing school work he'll
relax or do something special for the
Sabbath. Usually he prays alone and
plays his guitar. On occasion he has
played his guitar at Hillel, but
generally he prefers to have his own
These students, like others at KSU,
are actively living their faith. Some
participate with large numbers of
people, others practice their religion
in solitude. What is most important is
that God is important to manv people
The Gideons are a familiar sight on campus,
passing out pocket-sized New Testaments to
anyone who wants one. The green covered
books are given just to college students by the
non-profit organization (preceding page).
Ted Lebowitz said he would like to break
down the institution of religion and see people
get excited about feeling Jewish (top).
A KSU student participates in the preparation
of communion at the Newman Center (opposite,
left). Father James O'Brien delivers a message to
the Sunday congregation (bottom right).
Symbolizing the Christian faith, the holy cross
rises above Newman Center (opposite, right)
Written by Laurie Mazerov.
Photography. Preceding page: Chuck Hutnel Opposite page: Greg
Hildebrand This page: Laurie Mazerov, top [oe Stenger, bottom
February 3, 1977
Alarms are never pleasant. I think
some sadistic engineer spends endless
hours in a clock factory to ensure that
each buzzer has the most nasal,
grating sound available. (Jim Crowley)
Well, it's the day after Groundhog's
Day I tell myself as the radio alarm
reminds me it's 8:30 a.m. by filling my
head with Al Stewart at hair-curling
decibles. I shut it off, stumble back
into bed and slip back into my
fantasy. (Mariann Hofer)
I enjoy' waking up early and
realizing I can go back to sleep. It
gives me a satisfied feeling, even if it
doesn't give me a restful sleep. (Cindy
Getting ready for school, I hear "As
Time Goes By" on the radio: "You
must remember this: A kiss is still a
kiss. A sigh is just a sigh. The
fundamental things in life apply as
time goes by." (Alice Cone)
And sometimes I listen to the radio
and pretend the songs are about my
life. Then I go to the bathroom.
When I am lying in the tub and I
look at the faucet I see an elephant
face, with the long green hose as the
trunk. I think about the elephant for a
while. It's quiet and all I hear are
water sounds. Then I brush my teeth
and use the toilet. I jiggle the handle
for half an hour and then go into the
kitchen. (Michael Heaton)
I love my robe. It's old and raggedy
and it fits just right. I look in the
refrigerator and see a jar of
mayonnaise, a quart of milk, a rotten
orange and a carton of cigarettes. I
drink the milk from the carton and
split. (Michael Heaton)
"Welcome to the Tree City" — every
day I read that sign as I come into
Kent. Perverse, I think about erecting
my own some dark night — "Welcome
to the Chuckhole City." And here
comes the worst one — I'll wager it's
three feet across and four or five,
maybe more, inches deep. I drive over
it, missing it.
At least once a week, though, I hit it
and curse the city for the next three
blocks. What's worse is they just tore
up and repaved this part of S.R. 59 the
beginning of fall quarter. And now it's
shot — chuck holes, ripples, I love
driving obstacle courses mornings
when I'm still asleep. (Mariann Hofer)
I wear brown shoes because I am
tired of boots. I have worn boots
every day this year. My feet should
not get wet if I walk in the street. On
the porch I am surprised; I had not
expected more snow. There are three
steps to the sidewalk, but I see only
two. Snow meets and covers the
bottom one. I sink only a fraction of
an inch because the bottom layers are
crusty. Everything is white except me
and the house. We are green. (Alice
Oh to run in the woods and play in
the sun once again . . . bleak winter
days . . . (Judy McClure)
■There's a veritable heat wave here,
folks - 30 degrees! I can't believe it.
Hot dog, adding that to my general
warm feelings this morning, I can't
complain. (Mariann Hofer)
Everything is white and the cold
makes it all seem clean. I leap through
a series of snow mounds and land on
the street. Realizing I'm not at all
familiar with the bus schedule I start
walking. Downtown is filled with old
ladies going to the bakery and
mothers doing their wash at the
laundro-mat. I'm sick of looking at the
snow. (Michael Heaton)
In the street the snow becomes
slush and at the intersections the stuff
is brown and thick and grainy like
sand. The business building's side
lawn is covered with the sand that
greets the sea. It is pure white and
rippled where the tide has been. On
the sidewalk I walk through puddles
and snow that is just snow.
My feet are cold. Because I cannot
walk fast and because it is not frigid
today, I do not run out of breath. In
class my cardigan is enough to warm
me. (Alice Cone)
It's hard to decide what to wear
these days. Outside it's cold, but
inside some buildings I could strip to
my underwear and still be hot. When
I leave that kind of building I freeze.
But, on the other hand, when I leave a
cold building in which I've had to
wear my coat through the whole class,
I freeze, too. Perhaps the doctors and
gas companies have worked out a
deal. (Cindy Ficke)
My God, we've got a heat wave, I
don't believe it's 34 degrees today.
While waiting for the bus I am
showered with slush and salt from
passing cars. Slush is everywhere.
Even 4 inches worth on the Campus
Loop! (Eileen Luhta)
I cashed a check in Rockwell, went
around the corner to support my 650 a
day nicotine "Jones" and got the first
laugh of the day. "Success Without
College," the matchbox proclaimed.
Somebody is trying to tell me
something. (Jim Crowley)
On a typical winter day the wind whips the
snow into stinging wet darts as students hike
from class to class.
Photography. Chuck Humel
Helping to start the day for 21,000 students. Al
Pfenninger makes his early morning rounds
delivering Staters (right).
A van owner is in for a shoveling job. or a lot
of walking if he decides to wait for a thaw
Running water is often the first indication
many students have that they are awake and
have to face another day of classes (bottom left).
Perching on a sink counter, a co-ed goes
through her morning routine with a steady hand
(opposite, bottom right).
Photography. Opposite page; George Ducro. top Ste\en \'ermie.
bottom left .Anne Slultz. bottom right This page: Bob
Young people everj^vhere and all
the buildings look alike. There are
classrooms and people reading books.
A lot of people are smiling. Inside the
buildings puddles are ever\-\vhere.
Somebody slips and all laugh under
their breaths. In the cafeteria the
people are trading glances looking for
each other. (Michael Heaton)
In the student union I converse
quietly, eat greasy eggs and home fries
and take small gulps of thick brown
coffee. I go to the bookstore for
masking tape and a pen and take half
an hour to look at greeting cards.
Back at the table my head buzzes
with nothing and I am unable to
complete my sentences. Filling out the
ACPB concert questionaire, I find
decision making difficult.
Human creatures swarm to the table
like bees with their constant hum. I
listen to their dramas and am loud
with them. I leave to place blood-
drive posters in strategic places
around the building. I feel as if I am
someone important; people must think
I am "involved." (Alice Cone)
A beautiful day ... a 30 degree heat
wave! (Eileen Luhta)
On the way to a class I decided to
cut when I got there. I marveled at
ladies in skirts and guys with their
shirts open. Frozen flesh must be
where it's at. The only way I could i
punish myself like that would be to
join the shot and a beer for lunch
bunch. Qim Crowley)
After three and a half hours to get
ready, I still can't make it to class on
time. I hand in my ACPB survey,
wrap up in a coat and begin the trek
to class with a friend. (Alice Cone)
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The road behind Merrill Hall gets shoveled
clean once more this winter (top left), while a
student steps through a snow-filled entrance (top
Coping with one of winter's obstacles, Steve
MacMillan hauls water to his house full of
frozen pipes (bottom right).
Finished with the sidewalk by the Business
Building, a maintenance man shoulders his snow
shovel and heads for another snow covered
sidewalk (opposite, left). One such snow
covered sidewalk ran down Taylor Hall to the
Art Building (opposite, right).
Photography, Opposite page Bill Lewis, top left George Ducro
lop right This page: Bob Huddleston, top left, top right Thoi
Warren, bottom right
She agrees the wind is fierce, and
with lowered heads and squinted eyes
we talk about how hard it is to get
"into" school this quarter.
We part and I squeeze between two
obelisks of snow as tall as I, then
reach another sidewalk. The wind
grows cold again and lashes ice at my
cheeks. (Alice Cone)
People struggle against the wind,
which is growing stronger as it comes
around the corner of the bookstore
and flashes through the Plaza. They
step along with the uneasy assurance
that their next step will land them in
the first of many pratfalls of the
season. And they look to the ground
more — to assure the next step, and to
keep the wind from reddening their
cheeks any more. Everyone looks like
bundles of winter wear, and I've
walked past people I know without
recognizing them - I mean, I know
lots of people with blue eyes.
Front campus looks like a Robert
Frost poem, edged in modern suburbia
— witness the Burger Chef and Gas
Town. I can't explain the feelings —
the trees are black and stark, a few
leaves clinging here and there, the
snow is criss-crossed with tracks and
the sky is casting itself in silver-grey,
sunless and heavy. My boots leave a
distinct impression in the path.
Walking by the library, I see a
friend I haven't talked to for a while.
We step inside to talk. A lot of people
pass us, going in to study or research
papers. This weather is the kind that
drives some people to hide here and
do homework that, if it were spring,
they would let go. (Mariann Hofer)
As I passed the heating plant it
sounded as if someone was inside
winding it up. Perhaps in the future
KSU will use mechanical energy.
Today everyone is trading rumors that
KSU will abolish Friday classes or
hold classes in the dorms. (Cindy
A great "whooshing" sound pushes
up with the smoke from the heating
tower. It stops suddenly, and the pale
still afternoon is silent. I think it must
be the end of the world, but I see a
few students and they still .walk.
Great day! Ah, philosophy! Ah,
existentialism - ah, the business
building? Where else, I can hear Olds
chuckling. Sitting in a huge, drafty
high-ceilinged room in tiers, taking
notes faster than Professor Wheeler
talks. The chairs are incredibilities in
themselves. They remind me of seats
on a "Tilt-a-Whirl" at a carnival
(maybe I'm still there). The whole
class is spent trying to keep from
going forward into the table, thereby
cutting off breathing. A close friend
once did a five minute monologue on
them. (Mariann Hofer)
Two hours it has been and I wonder
what crazy things 1 have learned in
here. (Judy McClure)
Cold and bored, I sit in my physics
class. Warm and bored, I can handle,
but when I'm shivering and bored I
start to bum out. Fantasy time, I drift
off, still hearing, but not getting into
the ideas. (Mariann Hofer)
I fidget and fiddle with my coat, hat
and mittens wondering if I should put
them on during class and be warm or
wait to put them on before I go
outside. (Cindy Ficke)
In general I'm growing tired of
going to school for 15 years. I head
downtown. (Michael Heaton)
Surrounded by film tanks, "labbie" Greg
McNichol waits for the onslaught of
photography students (bottom). In the Student
Center a wandering minstrel entertains the
lunch crowd (top).
Tending a window for the Bursar lets you
handle lots of money (opposite, top right). A
variety of winter wear can be found around
campus (opposite, middle left). Dropping off
experiment points is a regular part of
Introduction to Psychology (opposite, bottom
left), and so is life behind goggles in Welding
class (opposite, bottom right).
photography. Opposite page; Bob Huddleaton. lop right Tootie
Skaarup. middle left foe Stenger, middle right Thorn Warren,
bottom left This page: Dan Nienaltowski, top Darrell White,
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The bar has this smell, that while
it's all right during the night, during
the day it makes me nauseous. There
are butts and empty beer bottles on all
the tables and the jukebox kind of
lights up the place. I get the mop out
and start swinging. While I am
working I wonder what went on here
last night. Probably nothing, I think
while finishing up. I'm going home.
The information booth floor is
covered with melted snow and tired
feet. The grey outside grows darker; I
do not notice the 15 minutes that pass.
Bouncing home on the bus, I feel
hidden because its inside lights are
The days off for snow and gas and
sleep have kept me from any
schedule, and school is secondary. My
days are centered around people. I
have never been more fascinated with
them. I do not feel guilty that I am
consumed by them, because
verbalization and communication are
necessary, and I must grow in a
number of ways. (Alice Cone)
This is one thing that they don't tell
you about when you come to Kent —
the evenings spent with people you
like — if you want to get drunk, fine. I
stay one side of total disaster. We all
do. On school nights it's hard to get
too drunk, I've noticed. There's always
tomorrow to face. (Mariann Hofer)
I throw my books on the floor and
look in the refrigerator. The
mayonnaise and rotten orange are still
there. I read magazines and think
about food. I make some soup and
some rice and have a cigarette while it
gets dark. (Michael Heaton)
Celebrating a victory, three basketball players
escort themselves off court (top left), meanwhile
Bob Frisina pulls a sheet from the printer in the
University Print Shop (middle left).
Venting classroom frustrations, a handball
player slams the ball into the wall (middle
right). Another student naps in a Student Center
Working with acid, students wear plastic
gloves and calm hands (opposite, right), two
fellow students paste-up a project (opposite, top
Mr. Richard Bentley lectures his class on the
intrigues of a Kodak Graphic Arts Exposure
Computer (opposite, bottom left).
Photography, Opposite page: Dean Hein, left Roger Graham
Thorn Warren, bottom right This page: Robert Wachsberger. top
left Bob Huddleston. middle left Chuck Humel. middle right Dan
Nienaltowski. bottom left
After a dinner consumed in great
haste, I go to a criminal justice course
I am taking out of curiosity. It's a
practical course on criminal in-
vestigation, teaching the daily things
that we all need to know, how to "lift"
fingerprints, gather evidence and de-
termine how long a body has been
I get home in time to wash off my
"blood" (I was the corpse in lieu of
any other available dummies) and at-
tend to some late night homework.
Tonight I am trying to get every-
thing done before I watch tv or relax.
But I can't. My work is never done.
One completed task leads to another.
When I wash, I find rips which need
mending. When I clean up my room, I
find wash which needs to be done.
And so it goes. (Cindy Ficke)
I get this strange feeling that if 1
don't do some work 1 will have to live
this way for a long time. I start study-
ing. I read books, smoke some ciga-
rettes and play with my typewriter for
an hour or so. (Michael Heaton)
The campus is cold, wind-blown
and dotted with lights. I stand in the
parking lot looking around. The snow
swirls about the lights and I think
snowstorm, and that I am tired.
It's too cold to wander much. Every-
one's inside, studying, partying, sleep-
ing, talking, listening to music, drink-
ing, loving someone very much. I
drive home, talk to my parents and go
to bed about 10. (Mariann Hofer)
Great day . . . even if the news-
papers say Punxsutawney Phil, that
bloody little groundhog, saw his shad-
ow, meaning six more weeks of win-
ter. (Mariann Hofer)
And now I'm ready to sleep, but
everyone else on my floor is wide
awake. I guess I'm glad we don't all
have early classes. I would have
trouble using the bathroom. (Cindy
I am grateful for good, wierd friends
and very happy to be living and to be
living here. Hallmate dances and
housemate comes upstairs. We talk
loudly in the hallway, though it is late,
then say "goodnight." (Alice Cone)
There's this girl, and I start thinking
about her, but she is far away. I won-
der what she is doing. Then I feel sort
of sad. I get tired with all this thinking
and take the quilt out of my closet. I
throw my clothes on the floor and fall
on the mattress. Then I try to remem-
ber the day, my life that day. (Michael
Lorin Hollander warms up one hour before his
final concert as KSU artist-in-residence (oppo-
site, top left). In the Student Center customer
and clerk share a joke at the candy counter
(opposite, bottom left).
An estimated half million dollars worth of
repairs resulting from cold weather will have to
be made by KSU and branch campuses. Charlie
Mactutus points out burst pipes in Kent Hall
psychology labs (opposite, top right).
While conferring with a friend on the phone,
Nancy Wells crams in a few more minutes of
study time (opposite, bottom right).
With flames crackling merrily a cat warms
itself oblivious to a cold winter's eve (middle).
Photography. Opposite page- Richard Graham, top left Dan
Nienaltowski. bottom left Thorn Warren, top right Darrell
White, bottom right This page: David Shaffer
On the Way Up
In vogue with the changing identity
of women in the 1970's, women's
basketball is experiencing a slow face
lift at KSU as well as across the
KSU women's basketball coach Judy
Devine said public acceptance for the
sport has certainly changed. "It is not
so shameful now for girls to play
sports in their own back yard," said
the seven year veteran coach.
"We are at the ground stage now,"
said Devine. "Attendance is increasing
and the skill level of the players, as
compared to players five years ago, is
"There has been an increase in the
opportunity to play basketball and
there are better coaches," Devine said.
"The players are earning respect."
Other universities have better
facilities and offer scholarships.
Although KSU is not a sports oriented
school, the over-all athletic program
has improved in the last three years.
The team has gotten new uniforms
and warm-ups, and a new facility is
The quality of athletes and coaches
is improving, too. The women are
playing in Memorial Gym and getting
more publicity because of Title IX.
With the added publicity the crowds
are picking up.
"It used to be nobody (at KSU)
looked up to us," said co-captain
Molly McKeown. "People are looking
up to us now as our record is
Two-thirds of the way through the
season, their record was 7-4. "We have
come a long ways from winning 5 or 6
games last year," said assistant coach
The women work harder because
there is more prestige today.
McKeown said the game is a lot
tougher and much faster. "And there
are more fastbreaks," said co-captain
Since basketball is being pushed in
the high schools, more talented
players are being recruited for college
teams. "The play is more aggressive
because the players are beginning to
condition more," explained second
year varsity trainer Debbie Cochrane.
Women's basketball is changing
since its addition in the Olympics and
the attempt to start professional
teams. It is "one of the fastest growing
sports," said Wartluft. "Society
doesn't look down on girls in sports
However, Coach Devine said, "The
competition will never reach the
scope of the men's because they are
"My goal as assistant athletic
director is to get the women's teams at
KSU extremely competitive in the
state," she said.
Exchanging ideas and strategies, women
basketball players prepare for the next opponent
at the team meeting (opposite, top left). At
practice the women scrimmage with men to
improve the speed and aggression of their game
(opposite, top right).
On the sidelines teammates offer suggestions
and support to the women out on the floor
(bottom left). Sweaty and tired, Molly McKeown
relaxes for a second. Playing basketball means
giving up a lot of free time, but it has paid off in
this year's record (bottom right).
Written by Sue Burkey.
Photography. Opposite page; Tootie Skaarup. left David Shaffer,
right This page: Tootie Skaarup. bottom left David Shaffer,
Martin Luther King Memorial
"In Pursuit of a Dream'
About 150 people braved the bitter
cold Jan. 17 to attend "In Pursuit of a
Dream," the commemoration service
sponsored by Black United Students
(BUS) to honor Martin Luther King Jr.,
the slain civil rights leader.
Melvin North, BUS president, gave
the opening remarks: "Let us
remember that Martin Luther King Jr.
died in pursuit of a dream." He urged
the audience to work to fulfill King's
dream "that all men, regardless of
race, creed or color can and someday
will live together in harmony."
The tone North set was carried by
the music of the Kent Gospel Choir,
soloist John Madgett and the words of
guest speakers Evelyn Jackson of the
Institute for African-American Affairs,
the Rev. Donald Shilling of United
Christian Ministries and the Rev.
Darryl Smaw of the Cleveland
Antioch Baptist Church.
Jackson read King's "I Have a
Dream" speech to the audience and
commented, "We are gathered today
to hope and pray that one day Martin
Luther King's dream will come true."
A student afterward said she had
never heard the famous speech,
delivered on the steps of Lincoln
Memorial during King's famous
"freedom march" to Washington, in its
entirety. She said, "When Martin
Luther King was around I was young
and not aware of what real blackness
was or the plight of our people."
"In many ways he was the leader of
us all," Rev. Shilling said, "We
honored him greatly, we followed
him, we marched with him and
prayed for him."
Shilling hailed King as "the apostle
of non-violence" and quoted a King
sermon, "We must combine the
strength of a serpent with the softness
of a dove, we must have courage as
hard as a rock, and hearts as soft."
Rev. Smaw attacked systematic
discrimination by local, state and
federal governments and said black
people in America must assume the
leadership role to assist all minorities.
"Knowledge is the key to freedom,"
Rev. Smaw said, "and to respond to
the challenge requires a stronger self-
image, knowledge of yesterday and
today, knowledge of those whose lives
were touched by King and a
recognition of the urgency of the
Vanessa Henry, KSU student, said,
"We have a lot to gain attending
cultural programs like this. I'm hoping
students at KSU will wake up and
understand their apathy isn't good for
"The program's impact sparked my
memory of what King was struggling
for," said Steve Jackson, KSU
sophomore, "It reminded me of him
and our heritage."
"Young blacks of today are the
foundation for taking off and building
on what King advocated," Jackson
said, "That was the main purpose of
this program, to remember King's
The memorial service was part of a
two-part program. After the service,
many of the participants went to the
Center for Pan-African Culture for a
spaghetti dinner and a poetry reading
by Mwatabu Okantah and the Many
Tongues of Ptah.
One student commented, "I think
the second part was as enjoyable as
the first. It gave us a chance to get
together and talk about King, have
dinner and meet with the speakers."
Commemorating Martin Luther King Day,
Black United Students (BUS) sponsored
speakers and a spaghetti dinner.
"Knowledge is the key to freedom," said Rev.
Darryl Smaw (opposite, right).
Evelyn Jackson (opposite, left) explained, "We
are gathered today to hope and pray that one
day Martin Luther King's dream will come true."
Mwatabu Okantah and the Many Tongues of
Ptah gave a poetry reading (left) in the Center
for Pan-African Culture after a spaghetti dinner
prepared by BUS (right).
Written by Marc Rapport.
Photography, David Shaffer
Tenth Annual Folk Festival
Toting tall tales and tunes, folk mu-
sicians once again came together at
The Tenth Annual Folk Festival be-
gan Feb. 18 at noon with workshops in
the Student Center.
Started in 1967 in a local (now
defunct) coffeehouse by what was
then the Student Activities Board, the
festival has since moved on campus.
Local folks are spotlighted along with
well-known folk singers.
Nine acts, sponsored by All Campus
Programming Board, entertained ca-
pacity crowds in University Audito-
rium Friday and Saturday nights.
Al McKinney, veteran storyteller
and master of ceremonies, said in esti-
mation of the number of bodies, "the
fire marshal is tearin' his hair out over
People were everywhere. When all
the seats were taken, choice floor space
was appropriated. Everyone got
friendly, shifting positions in unison,
passing brown-bagged bottles and
beer cans, telling stories of other festi-
vals, singing, clapping and often danc-
ing within two feet of space.
Performers scurried in and out the
back stage door. People picked their
way down aisles shrunk to a foot or
less in width by the overflowing
The festival ended around midnight
Saturday with the Highwoods String-
band playing "just one more," and Al
McKinney inviting everyone back for
the Eleventh Annual Folk Festival.
Friday night people crowded University Audi-
torium to hear Chris Rietz, Magpie, John Jackson
(opposite, bottom middle) and the Hotmud Fam-
ily (bottom left).
Saturday night another capacity crowd ap-
plauded the Hi-Flyers, Robert Junior Lockwood,
Poor Howard (opposite, bottom right), Nimrod
Workman (top left), and the Highwoods String-
band (top right).
POOR Howard! His performance was inter-
rupted for 30 minutes by a fire alarm.
In the Student Center couples promenaded at
a folk dancing workshop, one of many work-
shops held both days from 1 to 5 p.m. (opposite,
Observing the festival from his father's arms,
this young festival-goer is not too interested in
seeing Robert Junior Lockwood up close
(opposite, top left).
Written by Mariann Hofer.
Photography, Opposite page: Bill Lewis, left, top right, bottom
middle George Ducro, right This page; David Shaffer
Dr. Vladimir Simunek
"The Kent Model is the
largest forecasting system
in the world."
In the Akron Beacon Journal on Oct
3, 1976 Jean Peters, Beacon Journal
Education Writer, alleged that "A Bea-
con Journal investigation has uncov-
ered: (Business College Dean Gail)
Mullin and five business college facul-
ty members founded a private, profit-
making corporation, Kent Econo-
metrics Associates Inc. (KEA), to mar-
ket a computer program developed at
the university. Virutally all of KEA's
development costs were paid for by
The computer program, known a as
the Kent Model," was devised in 1971
by economics professor Dr. Vladimir
Simunek. The model uses a series of
mathematical forumlas to predict
trends in the U.S. economy.
On Monday, Oct 4, Simunek refused
to comment on the specifics of the
Beacon's allegations, but (according to
The Daily Kent Stater) said the article
was "a pack of lies."
Development of the "Kent Model"
led to the formation of KEA — with
Simunek, Mullin and other professors
KEA founders envisioned high
profits for themselves from sales to
industry, business and financial in-
stitutions of predictions made by the
model, according to the Oct. 3 Beacon
KSU was also to share in the profits,
the story continued, but virtually no
profits were realized. During its three-
year existence the corporation cost the
university more than $100,000, accord-
ing to the Beacon Journal.
Lowell Heinke, assistant state at-
torney general, stated in a letter to
President Glenn A. Olds, "I have
found no evidence at all that indicates
to me there was ever any misuse of
university funds for the benefits of
KEA." Olds had sought a legal opinion
in 1973 when conflict of interest was
A major controversy is what re-
search was done (with the use of uni-
versity funds and facilities) for the
benefit of the university and what was
done for the profit-seeking motives of
Olds told the Stater in an interview
Oct. 15 that he felt Simunek's in-
tention was to use any KEA profits to
reinforce his research. "He hoped
Kent State would become ... a major
place of economic modeling and de-
veloping," Olds said.
"For three years, while the system
was being widely promoted for sale, it
never really worked," the Beacon
Journal story alleged.
Simunek said Oct. 22 the allegation
that the Kent Model "never really
worked" is not true. He explained in
his second of a series of three semi-
nars (designed to explain the model to
the university) that an experimental
part of the model, KEAl, has not al-
KEAl, the computer program which
makes the actual predictions, "some-
times come out, and sometimes
doesn't come out," according to Sim-
unek. But the model has always
worked. It can predict economic
trends, he said.
"The Kent Model is the largest fore-
Questioned recently about the validity of his
model, Dr. Vladimir Simunek, economics profes-
sor, said the model has always worked. It can
predict economic trends (opposite).
Questions have also been raised about a pos-
sible conflict of interest stemming from his
membership in KEA, the former marketing
agency for the Kent Model (bottom).
Written by Cindy Ficke.
Photography. John Garten
casting system in the world," Simunek
told the audience of about 40 people,
including business faculty members,
research and computer center direc-
The second annual economic pre-
dition made by the Kent Model was
presented in a 31-page report during
the week of Jan. 2, 1977. The forecast
called for a "slow, staggering recov-
Simunek said that the first forecast,
which was computed in 1976, has
proved to be "very accurate." He said
the predictions "prove that the model
"The newspaper allegations have
damaged the reputation of the model
and myself and the reputation of the
university," Simunek said, according
to an article in the Stater Jan. 5.
Econometric experts were expected
to be chosen April 31 to evaluate the
model. McGraw-Hill Book Co. was in-
vestigating the model in January.
McGraw-Hill had the option to buy
The model was being marketed in
January by the Concept Development
Institute (CDI) under the direction of
the KSU Foundation. CDI absorbed a
$50,000 debt incurred by the Founda-
tion in the model's development.
A private corporation which solicits
funds from the private sector for uni-
versity programs, the KSU Founda-
tion, was granted exclusive marketing
rights to the model by the Board of
Trustees in March, 1976 when KEA
"The major thing we proved," said
CDI Chairperson Burton D. Morgan,
"was that the model works and Sim-
unek is not a fraud."
One KSU student wo'ote to the edi-
tor of the Stater to say that he had
observed Dr. Simunek working hard
on the model almost every night. "For
the benefit of the KSU faculty, stu-
dents and Dr. Simunek give him a
chance to perfect it," vwote Kirk
Wachowicz, Nov. 12, 1976.
Profs in the Classroom
Between the time you enter college
and the time you graduate, unless of
course you are acutely truant, you will
run into a person known as the Prof.
The Prof will invariably have some
sort of effect on your life.
It's like playing chess with someone
you have never seen before. It's
impossible to know who is going to
win the game, but usually by the end
you know your opponent pretty well.
Four years of "chess" is enough
experience to give even dullards a
talent for judging personalities.
The similarities among members of
the departments often gives these
departments images or stereotypes.
These character sketches are in no
way intended to portray anyone living
or dead, rather view them in this light:
I made them up.
Type A Type A can be found in
almost any department. He is what is
known as a universal prof. He is the
strict authoritarian gentleman from
the old school. He is easy to spot
because he is always wearing a bow
Most of these types were good
friends at one time with the school's
founders. Many a statement made by
these fellows is followed by phrases
like "and I've been teaching for 25
years . . . who's gonna argue with
that?" No .wonder the guy is nuts.
They also like to say, "I have tenure,
Type B Type B is the guy I call "the
groove." The groove is always a young
person with a Ph.D. in something
liberal artsy. These types smoke
English Ovals, smile dramatically at
the class and arrange seating charts
with all the women sitting in or near
the front row. When the groove
speaks, all who are enlightened will
bask in the warmth of his knowledge.
But then again there is always that
student in the back drooling on his
desk top. This flagrant display of
indifference looms large in the fears
of the groove. His response is usually
a quote from Bartlett's or People
magazine. He is under the illusion of
teaching a class.
Type C With maybe a rare exception
here and there, Poindexter is always
found in some kind of science
department. His glasses are thick,
people are constantly asking him if he
just got up and he can't figure out why
The Ed Sullivan Show isn't on
anymore. After all, everyone watched
it. The most interesting thing about
Poindexter is the comical inrony
which pervades his existence.
On the one hand he understands on
a very profound level the
innerworkings of thermo-nuclear
physics and yet he could not raise the
shade or focus the overhead projector
to save his life. He scratches his head
and says "hmmm" a lot.
Type D The "noveau prof" dresses
down. He can usually be found in an
art or music department. Some would
call him a slob. But at least he is a
sincere slob. The noveau prof has put
a lot of thought into those raggedy
garments. This guy is years ahead of
He always sits on the desk rather
than behind it. It is more than likely
that he voted for Hunter Thompson in
the last election and has been known
to begin classes with the statement,
"What day is this?"
Type E If you do not know what a J-
teacher is, go to Taylor Hall. Wrinkled
clothes are a sure sign. Something
about their job wrinkles the cloth.
Nicotine stains extend from the finger
tips to about the elbow and he ingests
coffee at an incredible rate, volume
and speed. Checking those skinny ties
will tell you what happens to old
Smoking, swearing or spitting in
class by this prof indicates he is
normal, natural and at home in his
job. Most aspire to the professional
accomplishments of William F.
Buckley. But all would jump at the
chance for a job at Hustler.
Type F The bore is by far the most
dreaded of all these types. Some exist
in every department. He is the guy
whose lectures are dryer than the
Sahara. He revels in his own
monotone and knows how to use it to
keep the class from passing an
otherwise cake course.
For example, the master of the
mundane will drone on for a good 45
minutes covering the most obscure
insignificant aspects of the material
and after he has lulled the masses into
a comatose stupor he will whip off the
seven key points essential to passing
Another technique used by the bore
is turning the furnace up to 80 degrees
and scheduling his classes so that they
are almost always after lunch.
Mumbling is common among bores.
The ends of all his sentences
somehow manage to drift into outer
space, or come out in Chinese, e.g.
"Now I think it especially important
for you to note, especially at this time
that in chapter seven we have a
forlasnza grunt portablashnopps.
Furthermore ..." And so it goes.
Now that I've taken so much space
writing about lousy profs 1 feel it only
fair that I give some ink to the people
who do a good job. These are the
profs who 1. know the material 2. are
enthusiastic about presenting it and 3.
have a sense of humor.
This is the prof that no matter how
many people are in the class, at the
end of the quarter you feel like you
know him personally.
These are the profs who inject a
little of their own personality into
their work. They don't hide behind
the sterile image of University
Representative. Their classes are
enjoyable, educational positive
One sign of a good prof is a class
where you get to know the other
people in the class. A good prof
always brings the class together on a
These people are the ones who
make education worthwhile. They
will be the ones remembered in years
to come, and rightly so. It is these
people who have to put up with as
much baloney or more than we do
and still come out smiling. I hope they
realize it's much appreciated.
^ ^ ^ rs Q B
FOCUS ON PROFESSORS
Dr. Richard S. Varga
Math and its use with
In a Merrill Hall office lined with
shelves full of correspondence papers,
books, computer read-outs and several
pictures and pieces of art work done
by his daughter, Dr. Richard S. Varga,
KSU mathematics professor, talked
about the areas of research he works
in. All four areas have as their base
Researching energy problems using math and
computers, Dr. Richard Varga is currently look-
ing for more efficient methods to get oil from the
On the blackboard in his office, Dr. Varga,
math professor, outlines the four areas of re-
search he is investigating (opposite, top left).
Often his research is completed at home (op-
posite, bottom right).
Written by Mariann Hofer,
Photography Frank Zizzo
how math is used with computers, Dr.
He explained the four areas of re-
search as: linear algebra, iterative
methods, which deals with solutions
of large systems of equations (iterative
is defined as repeating), applications
to petroleum problems and appli-
cations to nuclear reactors. He has
two grants, one from the Air Force to
research "Use of Varational and Pro-
jectional Methods in Numerical Anal-
ysis," and another from the Energy
Research and Development Associ-
ation (ERDA) for research in "Numer-
ical Method for Problems on Environ-
mental Effects on Aerospace Ve-
Dr. Varga received his Ph.D. from
Harvard and worked for West-
inghouse in Pittsburgh, Pa. for six
years until 1960. While at West-
inghouse he worked on the design of
nuclear reactors. He has been a con-
sultant to Gulf Oil in Pittsburgh for 15
years, and was involved in the math
model for the Nautilus nuclear subma-
rine series. The model he worked on
was put into use on the second sub-
marine in the Nautilus series.
"In math research, it's possible to
travel a great deal," Dr. Varga said. He
had just returned from guest lecturing
at Yale. In December 1976 he attended
an International Congress of Math-
ematics in Tampa, Fla. Smiling, he
explained the choice of Tampa by
saying, "It was planned by a friend
and I. The choice was between Cleve-
land and Tampa, and in December
where would we rather be?" Ninety
people attended including 22 from Eu-
Dr. Varga has also travelled to Si-
beria. He has a friend. Academician
Guri Marchuk, who lives in Academia
City, which is near Novosibirsk. Novo-
sibirsk, he said, is exactly half way
around the world, and takes 12 hours
to reach. Marchuk has also been to
KSU recently. Dr. Varga said he plans
to go back to Siberia to visit him soon.
KSU students are actively involved
with Dr. Varga and his research. Cur-
rently, he has two students working
for him; Arden Ruttan, a senior, and
Lala Krishna, who is originally from
India. All together he has had 16 Ph.D.
students working with him at one time
KSU benefits from these research
grants because with the $16,000 grant
from the Air Force, and the $45,000
grant from ERDA, contracts for work
come in and provide money for speak-
ers and visitors to the university. This
is how Academician Marchuk was
sponsored, along with several other
visitors and speakers, who were
brought in for the benefit of the math
Dr. Varga explained how his work
in the petroleum field would benefit
the world. At the moment he is work-
ing on more efficient methods to get
oil from the ground. He is working on
a comubstion theory and third level
method. The third level method is put
into use when there is 30% or less of
an oil reservoir left below the ground.
It usually wasn't used when oil was $2
a barrel, due to cost feasability, but
with the price rising to $12 to $14 a
barrel, it is being considered more of-
It consists of injecting chemicals
into the reservoir to reduce surface
tension, and thereby enable the oil to
be drawn up. The economics of using
this action on a well can be worked
out on a computer, which is the center
of Dr. Varga's interest. He and a for-
mer Phd student are working on this
in conjunction with the 13 major oil
companies, who are contributing mon-
ey and information.
Along with his research he is in-
volved with a seminar and class at
KSU for which he wrote the text. In
his spare moments, to take a break
from math and computers, he indulges
himself in his hobbies, photography
and working on his car.
»* Cost Benefit Ratio for
Redesign of Teacher
f ' Education
Renovating the teacher education program
will cost money. Bill Patton (left) is researching
the cost benefit ratio for instituting a new
Patton. assistant professor of Education,
compares the current method with the proposed
plan to require 300 hours of contact with
children before student teaching (opposite, top
He hopes to "identify the critical aspects of
teacher training from the financial point of
view" (opposite, top right).
Written By [udy Nichols.
Photography. This page: Bill Lewis Opposite page: Lyruie
Sladky, top left Greg Lewis, top right
The State of Ohio has redesigned
the teacher education program so that
education students will have a
minimum contact of 300 hours with
school age children before they start
student teaching. Under the current
program many education students
have no experience with children
until they begin their student teaching.
Like most major program changes
this renovation will cost more money.
Just how much is the subject of
Assistant Professor Bill Patton's
Patton submitted a proposal to the
state to look at the cost of training
teachers under the new plan. The
official title of his research is "Cost
Benefit Analysis Study of the Redesign
of Teacher Education." The State of
Ohio granted him $9,000 for this
Patton says the new plan will
require the extra costs of professors
and transportation of education
students to schools.
"The project is designed to compare
the current method of teacher-
education with the proposed method
and translate it into a cost per student
— the cost to train a single student in
elementary education over four
years." said Patton. "We compare
these two figures and come up with a
cost benefit ratio."
Patton does all of his research by
computer, feeding data in and going
over reams of computer print-out
sheets in his office. He has no student
assistants on his six month project.
"It's exclusively the fruits of my
labors." said Patton.
Part of Patton's research grant will
pay for the design of a new computer
program for the College of Education
which will be used as the base for the
college's budget. "The dean of the
college will be able to more
accurately figure costs with the new
program." said Patton.
When Patton finishes his research in
June he hopes his findings will
"identify the critical aspects of
teacher training from the financial
point of view." He added that there
has been a limited amount of research
in this area.
His project proposal was one of 36
proposals to receive funding from the
$1 million allocated for educational
research. This money was available to
all of the 51 educational institutions in
Ohio, of which Kent is the second
Patton has spent most of his life in
the state of Washington and attended
the University of Washington as both
an undergraduate and a graduate
student. He received his doctorate in
elementary education from the
University in 1973, then came to KSU
as an assistant professor.
He said his duties are currently 50%
administrative. He is the Co-ordinator
of Project and Proposal Development
for Elementary Education. "In other
words, I get money for the college," he
said. Patton also teaches "Evaluation
in the Elementary School", an
elementary education course.
Dr. Randy Brown
The Sharing Problem, a
real-life "story problem"
Science is exploration and in-
vestigation: Randy Browm is a scien-
tist. The associate professor in KSU's
School of Business spends about 30
hours a week searching for. devel-
oping and refining solutions to real-
life "ston,- problems." His tools are
computers, formulas and models.
A former student, who was working
for the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD), ques-
tioned Brown as to how the govern-
ment could distribute coal fairly
among utilit\- companies in the case of
a prolonged coal strike. Bro\N-n an-
5%vejed by helping him de\ise a com-
puter model called the Sharing Prob-
The model can cover a number of
situations invohing the di\ision of re-
sources. From it Bro^%-n developed an
algorithm, a rule for sol\-ing a certain
tv-pe of problem. If Brown knew how
much coal each utility- company used
and what shipping means were avail-
able, he could run the information
■.■.■rT^::r2 with real- lite "ston' problems' is the
.^e.-i.--. ':^f Dr. Randy Brown ijeftl- Dr. Brown.
^;i ;.;:e profsssor in Business, and his partD»
- -^r .\kroin Department of Parks and Reoea-
-e??=Tr:ii Bob Obee. explain the use of a
. id to Alice Cone. CSiestaut Bun
..- T- ;rr:?-r top leftV.
-- 3: ;.,T zf.r'iyped an algantiuB for use
; -■_ r r- ^ - "-e has now irfned it for
i^ -. -e - . - - Trartment erf Paries and
?v£cre.i-_;r 7: i.r.cHnri^t).
W-rinEC w -- t . ' -
through a computer and discover how
the coal would best be distributed and
how it should be transported.
HUD did not need to use the al-
gorithm, but in 1975 the cit\- of Akron
asked Brown for help in budgeting its
Department of Parks and Recreation.
A model was being used, but it was
"Amazingly," said Brown, "the right
one turned out to be the Sharing Prob-
lem. I changed a program and ran it
and it worked. "
Taking into account what jobs are
necessary to park maintenance and
the price of equipment and workers.
Brown used the model to determine
the cost of maintaining one park for a
year. On the basis of that information,
Akron Citj- Council voted not to build
a new park in 1975.
Brown continued to refine the al-
gorithm, and in early 1976 he helped
implement a work schedule in one of
Akron's three park districts. The
schedule included a record of what
equipment and workers were avail-
able and what work was accom-
Then Akron's technology agent sent
a proposal to HUD for an Innovative
Projects Grant. Out of an initial 175
applicants and 250 letters of intent,
only 11 projects were funded,
'The Sharing Problem was one of
them," said Brown, "and we got every
penny (requested). "
HUD has granted Akron S103.000 for
the project. The system is now in op-
eration in Akron's other two park dis-
tricts and is underway in Little Rock,
Arkansas. Plans are to start the pro-
gram in San Diego in June and in one
other city before the grant expires in
Brown, who "worked for free until
August, " and his former research as-
sistant Bob Obee were subcontracted
under the grant at 538,000 plus trav-
elling expenses. Brown is principle in-
vestigator and consultant for the pro-
ject. Obee. a full-time doctoral student
in the School of Business, is the full-
time project analyst.
For Brown and Obee, the exciting
part of research is the discoverv- that
their theories work in the real world.
Manuals about the test sites and the
publication of Brown's paper on the
Sharing Problem in Operations Re-
search should help assure the model's
recognition within that world. The
journal is "one of the top two. " in
appUed mathematics, according to
Both men expressed hope that the
Sharing Problem will help upgrade
the business school's reputation.
Brown, who received a B.S. in elec-
trical engineering, a master's degree in
management and a PhJD. in operations
research from the Massachusetts In-
stitute of Technologv'. has been at
KSU eight years. Obee completed his
bachelor's and master's degrees here
with an accumulative 4.00 grade aver-
Neither of them stoppped exploring
after the application of the Sharing
Problem. The science of applied math-
ematics is a science that finds solu-
tions to some problems, then begins
the search for answers to others.
Brown and Obee are also involved in
research to efficiently place salesmen
in underdeveloned countries.
Dr. Carl M. Moore
Videotaping Testimony for
use in Courtrooms
Videotaping witness' testimony is a courtroom
technique unique to Ohio (opposite, bottom
right). Dr. Carl M. Moore (left), associate
professor of speech, is investigating the use of
videotaped testimony to reduce trial delay.
Dr. Moore explains that videotape can make
good use of a witness' time and the tape can be
edited to delete any objectional testimony which
may sway a jury (opposite, top left).
Written by Eileen Luhta.
Photography- This page: Joe Stenger Opposite page; Dave
A research project, using videotape
in the courtroom to reduce trial
delays, is being studied by Dr. Carl M.
Moore, associate Professor in the
School of Speech at KSU.
Dr. Moore has been awarded a grant
of $50,154 by the Administration of
Justice Division of the Ohio
Department of Economic and
The purpose of the project,
according to Dr. Moore, is to
determine whether videotape
technology can be utilized to help
Ohio courts reduce trial delay.
"Ohio is the first state to use
videotape to record testimony," Dr.
Moore said. He added that other states
don't use this system because "the
legal community is conservative and
resistant to change."
Dr. Moore, who specializes in
speech argumentation at KSU, is also
Research Associate of the Center for
Urban Regionalism and
He said the goals of his research are
to train judicial personnel on the use
of videotape equipment, examine the
different ways used to get testimony,
recommend court rules on recording
procedures and to certify standards
for videotape equipment operators.
Moore said the videotape can make
good use of a witness' time, situate
him in a relaxed atmosphere and
delete unnecessary testimony that
might sway a jury.
Assisting Dr. Moore in reaching
these goals are three KSU students.
The program coordinator, Bruce
Landis, is a doctoral candidate in
speech. The research assistants are
Allen Bukoff, doctoral candidate in
psychology and Richard Klein,
doctoral candidate in educational
Dr. Moore said a task force, serving
in an advisory capacity, will also be
included in the research.
Serving on the task force is Clyde
Hendrick, professor of psychology at
KSU, an appeals judge and a
Moore said his research will
"service society at large."
He added, "The project will affect
KSU by bringing money in for KSU
and by training graduate assistants in
this new era."
Moore said, "This research
addresses more real problems than
just studies and applies the research."
"The result of videotape use in Ohio
will determine its use in the legal
systems throughout the country,"
Professing the Future
"What will be the new
primary energy form?"
Dr. Benjamin A. Foote
I would say that in the near future,
about 10 years, we will probably be
using solar power. After that in about
20 years I think we will be reaching
the availability of fusion.
Fusion is a controlled hydrogen
bomb. However, we do not have the
technological capacity to use it yet.
Scientists are predicting its
availability in 20 to 30 years.
Immediately we are stuck with the
fossil fuels and with fission, nuclear
power. Ultimately I think we will turn
to fusion because it is an unlimited
source of non-polluting energy.
Photography. |oe Slenger
Dr. Raymond R. Myers
Fossil fuels will continue to be the
dominant energy form until the end of
this century. They will be rationed in
order to achieve equitable distribution
and to assure that supplies will last
until alternate sources can be
developed. Meanwhile the increased
use of solar energy will progress from
direct heating to indirect forms such
as wind power and photosynthesis.
It is only a matter of time until the
acreage needed for solar farms will
also become a limiting factor. Satellite
solar installations will alleviate some
of the pressure on real estate, but their
use will be limited by their cost.
In short, there is no way of escaping
mandated conservation measures.
Only when energy needs can be met
by solar energy will there be a stable
condition. Nuclear energy provides
only a stopgap solution, but one
which will impinge on the lives of all
of us for the remainder of this
Photography. Chuck Humel
Glenn W. Frank
Renewable energy resources such as
solar, wind, tidal and water power
may be important locally, but they
will not supplant the continued use of
the nonrenewable fuels. The
psychological and technological
problems with nuclear fuel will
relegate it to minimal use.
We will continue to find new
petroleum and gas reserves in the
world; however, the easily recoverable
deposits have been found, and new
supplies will be more costly to extract
and deliver. Coal burned directly or
through its conversion to gas will
become the major source of energy in
the next thirty years. Although
technology will improve efficiency in
the conversion of all fuels to energy as
well as in the transmission and use of
energy, the abundant, non-polluting,
inexpensive energy resources are a
thing of the past.
Difficult choices and compromise
will be required to balance the
important questions of environment
and personal energy demands. Even
the most dogmatic environmentalist
expects the light to go on when the
switch is turned.
Photography. |oe Stenger
"How will the Bicentennial
Dr. James W. Dickoff
How the Bicentennial will be
remembered is determined by what
the future brings. Who would have
thought that the bright promise of the
sixties would be remembered with
The Centennial occurred in the
Gilded age in 1987. The Bicentennial
came swift upon the heels of
Watergate. It seems we have passed
from a Gilded age to a crass age.
What struck me about the
Bicentennial was its low key.
What we would have hoped would
be a glorious reaffirmation has simply
become, in the way it was handled, an
occasion for small town patriotism.
Photography. Bob Huddleston
Dr. Richard W. Taylor
The Bicentennial will be
remembered as well as the Centennial
of 1876 was. One good reason is that
Republics are not hospitable to
celebrations of this form; another is
that the American public is fed up
with the pious political shows, as they
have been disenchanted with the
behavior of the politicians. Elected
officials and political parties might
well take the voter turn-out in 1976 to
Photography. Chuck Humel
Dr. Jerry M. Lewis
Most Americans took part in the
Bicentennial in their local
neighborhoods and towns. Parades,
festivals and ceremonies created a
sense of community that surprised
I believe that this feeling of warmth
for one's neighborhoods and friends
will be remembered long after the
particular events of the Bicentennial
Photography. Joe Stenger
"In what direction are our
urban centers moving?"
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Joseph F. Morbito
Architecture and Environmental
In spite of the tremendous
expenditure of money as well as
thought that has been devoted to
planning, the results have been
This is due to the urban centers'
inability to cope with transportation,
air contamination, sanitation and
Photography Bob HuddJeston
Our urban centers will obviously
survive and, though 1 may be naive, I
think that many of them will prosper.
"Sunbelt" cities, such as those in the
southwest, will of course have the
But even the financially and socially
troubled, aging urban centers of the
middle West and Northeast are
beginning to grapple with their
problems, even if in a painfully slow
Most of them are finally waking up
to financial realities; they are
attempting to stabilize neighborhoods,
which have usually been of great
importance in making urban life
civilized; and they are trying, with
varying degrees of success, to keep the
middle class in the cities and to entice
back those who have left.
Although enormous problems
remain, we must not forget that most
cities are "exciting" places to live, in
the best sense of the term.
Photography, joe Stenger
Dr. John J. Gargan
Center for Urban Regionalism
and Environmental Systems
Overall, I am pessimistic about the
direction in which I see our urban
centers moving. For at least the
immediate future, the watchwords of
urban America are going to be fiscal
conservatism, no growth and limited
social policy innovation. The
relevance of the watchwords for any
given urban center will depend upon
its age, geographic location and
economic health. Life in the younger,
economically expanding cities of the
South and West will be better than
life in the older, economically
declining cities of the Northeast and
The fate of the cities is dependent
upon sets of forces that are, for all
practical purposes, beyond the control
of urban public officials; such things
as energy availability, the state of the
national economy and decisions made
in the private sector.
If these new problems become the
major concerns of the cities, certain
segments of the society — the poor,
the old, the have-nots — will
disproportionately bear the costs. For
this reason, I am pessimistic.
Hopefully I am wrong in my
Photography. |oe Stenger
"What do you foresee in
the art world as far as
trends, location and
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dium has emerged in recent years
with the works of serious amateurs
and professionals increasingly acces-
sible through galleries and museums
around the world.
In the United States aggressive pho-
tographic activity is expected to con-
tinue on both coasts over the next
The "straight" school represented
by Stieglitz, Weston and Adams and
the "experimentalists" lead by Calla-
han and Siskind are being reconsi-
College trained photographers in-
creasingly dominating the field will
establish the major trends over the
next 25 years. Photo mechanical, elec-
tronic and polaroid derived images
should substantially influence their
Availability of the computer for the
serious amateur promises to revolu-
tionize the world of color photogra-
Photography. Thorn Warren
Joseph B. O'Sickey
Artists are doing what artists
shouldn't be doing. They are selling
out for economic reasons. They are
allowing themselves to be exploited.
Art is being sold and promoted like
Artists in New York, in the lofts, are
intimidated by the rising cost of exis-
tence in New York.
In every area of art there are bad
points which often reflect onto the
good areas. Films and painting are
Galleries and museums are suffering
— support, public and private, is lack-
ing. Even the larger galleries and mu-
seums, which have grants and endow-
ments, are in economic danger.
Art does have a future, even though
the promoters are taking money any
way they can, artists are creating
"sellable" products, and films and the-
ater are being exploited. Dance, espe-
cially, is getting better than ever.
What the future is, is hard to say,
because the artist creates the art, the
Photography. Thorn Warren
Art in the 70s seems to be of many
kinds and is available to everyone.
In the 60s it was shifting from the
professional world to the university.
Now it seems art centers, univer-
sities, old theaters, anything that will
hold an audience, there you find per-
For instance, in Playhouse Square
we have a surprise — free theater.
Actors are being paid from the con-
cessions and theater is available to
anyone in Cleveland.
James Levine, who was formerly in
an academic position in Cleveland, is
now the director of the Metropolitan
In the future it's possible that there
will be a synthesis of the many styles
today that range from pop to art mu-
sic, a synthesis that will be considered
THE music of the 21st century. This
synthesis will be one style not the
tremendous number of musics we
Photography- Frank Zizzo
Concerts, theater and
Tubes. May 2, 1976 Photography. |oe Slenger
John BaSSette, June 1976 photography. Ten-y Grande
"Death of Bessie Smith," Oct. 14-17, 1976 Kent Dance Theatre. Septemberl976
Photography. Darrell White
"Thieves Carnival." Dec. 3-4. 1976 "Our Town," April 22-May 1. 1976
Photography. Darrell White, top Dean Hein, bottom
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Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nov. 6, 1976 photography. Dean Hein
Manfred Mann, Nov. 6, 1976 Photography. |oe Slenger
Michael Stanley Band, Oct. 31, 1976 Photography. George Ducro. top Darrell White, bottom
Todd Rundgren, March 12
Gil Scott-Heron, March 3
Photography- Chuck Humel. boltom Lynne Sladky. lop left David Shaffer, lop right
Angela Davis, March 1 Photography, |ohn Canen, top Thorn Warren, botio
Lorin Hollander, Jan. 30
Spring 1976 through Winter 1977:
The day the Kent bars burned
down; the Carter/Ford debates; the
election; the record cold; the blizzard;
the days of school cancelled for the
energy crisis; Todd Rundgren; Lynyrd
Skynyrd; Angela Davis; Ashby Leach;
the world premier of "Gandy Hop-
Sue Recklies and John Gillespie enjoy spring break at Daytona
Beach. Photography. Thorn Warren
First day of classes, spring
Visiting artist recital by Bonnie
Student Center and library
P.D.Q. Bach performs
Invitational Fibre Show in School
of Art gallery
Evangelist George "Jed" Smock
on campus, bible thumping
Robert Anderson's "You Know I
Can't Hear You When the
Water's Running" performed
Twelth Film Festival
Arthur Kramer holds seminar for
Kent Dance Theatre performs
Delta Tau Delta sponsors all-nite
skate to benefit muscular
Herbert Marcuse speaks on the
heritage of the sixties
Patricia Hearst committed for 90-
day psychiatric study
Caribbean calypso dance, music
Mbari Mbayo Theatre performs
Repertory Dance Theatre of
Trinidad and Tobago concert
Arthur Kopit's "The Day the
Whores Came out to play Tennis"
and "Mime Show " performed
Manjuski Chaki-Sircar, classical
and folk Indian dancer, performs
at annual India night
April 29-May 2 Greek Week
Filmmaker Bruce Baillie brought his films to KSU May 6.
Photography Thorn Warren
April 19-27 Career Week
April 20-23 Caucus Election
April 20 Mike Lude resigns as athletic
April 22-24. 30 May 1 Kevin McCarthy, artist
in residence performs
in "Our Town"
April 23-24 Gymnastics in Motion
April 23 Dr. Victor Uchendu speaks at
April 25-28 Creative Arts Festival
April 26-27 Aaron Copland, artist in
Dr. Joel Kramer speaks
Caucus Winners announced;
Debra Rose Phipps
April 29 Dorm visitation and lock-up
Metzenbaum campaigns on
Tubes in concert
May 4 civil suit appeal filed in
May 4, 1970 memorial activities,
Robert Theoblad. key speaker,
students excused from class to
Pi Mu Epsilon meets with Dr.
Byron McCandless on the "ham
Filmmaker Bruce Baillie shows and
discusses his films
Ice Fantasy '76
John Bassett in concert
RSB pickets Firestone with U.R.W.
Former Pres. George A. Bowman
Jonathan Williams and Thomas
Meyer present their poetry
Trustees approve '76-'77 budget,
raising faculty salaries
Olds is among top four for
presidency at Florida International
Campus Weekend, Outdoor
20-22 Simon Gray's "Butley"
Chestnut Burr '76 yearbooks go on
May 18 Georgopoulos, assistant philosophy
professor, is given one year
extention to earn tenure
May 19 F. & P. A. Dean Hetzel resigns
May 19 David Dix named to Board of
May 22-23 Jazz Weekend with KSU lab band.
Synergy, Mark Murphy Quartet,
Thad Jones and Joe Williams
May 25 KSU sets blood drive donation
record, 713 pints
May 26 Rep. Wayne Hays admits
relationship vifith Elizabeth Ray
May 27 William J. Charron Jr. appointed
May 27-29 Athol Fugard's "Boesman and
May 27 Chestnut Burr records a spring day
in the life of KSU
Robert Stamps spoke to students on May 4. Photography. David
May 27-29 June 3-5 Tennessee Williams' "Cat
on a Hot Tin Roof "
May 31 Martha Mitchell's mouth closed
Patricia Harris announced as first
woman commencement speaker
Second Caucus election held, first
Posting student grades may violate
College of Business Administration
announces priority registration
Water Street bars burn
Don Dufek appointed new athletic
New dance major approved by
Trustees First increase in library
fines in 20 years approved by
New HPER building approved by
Board of Regents
Presidential offices moved to
Duane Hanson's sculpture "Man
Dozing in a Chair" is asked to
leave Art Building gallery by
August 21 Twenty-one new professors hired
to start fall quarter
August 25 Widening begins on St. Rte. 59
August 28 Dr. Hands A. Bethe speaks at 63rd
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Every quarter more students are graduated from KSU. Photogra-
phy. Matt Bulvony
September 22 First day of classes, fall quarter
September 23 First Carter/Ford debate
September 24 Buddhist monks march through
Kent on "Continental Walk for
Disarmament and Social Justice"
September 24 "Heystein", a multimedia theatre
presentation by Connie May is
September 30 Jack Ford campaigns at KSU
October 1 Rathskeller approved for high beer
Governor Rhodes anticipates 1.5%
budget cut for education
October 2 KSU Fourth Dimension Convention
October 3 Akron Beacon Journal alleges
improprieties in Business College. A
degree belonging to a Puerto Rican
businessman is questioned, as well
as the Kent Model designed by
October 4 Small group dorms lose electricity
because of muskrat vandalism
October 7 Peter Camejo, Socialist Workers
Party candidate, campaigns at KSU
October 7 Chestnut Burr records a fall day in
the life of KSU
October 11 "I Can't Believe it's a Show, Show"
debuts on Channel 2
October 12 Faculty group will examine
alledged improprieties of Puerto
Rican businessman. Andres
October 13 Nikki Giovanni presents her poetry
October 14-17 Edward Albee's "Zoo Story"
and "Death of Bessie Smith" are
October 15 Lincoln Street parking lot leased to
KSU for 5 years
Enrollment up 1.6%, Olds
announces no tuition hike
October 19 U.S. sweeps nobel prizes
October 20 Todd Clements, ACPB concert
chairperson, resigns, citing pressure
October 22-24, 29-30 Pirandello's "To Clothe
the Naked" is performed
October 25 KGLF pickets Ann Landers in
October 27 John Seiberling, John Begala and
John Plough campaign at COSO
October 27 Joseph Gingol, renowned
violinist, visits School of Music
October 28 Gideons dump between 8,000 and
10,000 bibles on campus
October 29-31 Homecoming
October 30 Switch from Daylight Savings to
Eastern Standard time
October 30 "Charlie & Co." performed
October 31 Halloween is celebrated on and
November 1 "Women's Day on Campus"
November 2 Election
November 3 Carter beats Ford 3,337,987 to
November 4-7 I Do! 1 Do!" performed
November 4-10 Black Homecoming
Fine and Professional Arts Dean Ralph Hetzel resigned.
Photography- Matt Bulvony
November 5 Olds says experts will examine
Kent Model. Simunek will hold
seminars to explain model John
D. Mattingly, assistant professor
of education; Dr. Gerald G.
Newman, assistant history
professor; and Dr. Gwendolyn
Scott, professor of allied health
sciences; win Tenth Annual
Distinguished Teaching Awards
November 6 Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert
November 8-12 Disabilities Awareness Week
November 9 Northeastern Ohio Universities
College of Medicine names
professors and staff
Remodeled Eastway Snack Bar
November 10 Roy Ayers and Phoenix in
concert Dave Patterson,
Channel 5 news broadcaster,
speaks at KSU
November 11 Eleventh Annual Jazz Band Fall
Concert President Glenn A.
November 11-14 Harold Pinter's "The Dwarfs"
and "The Dumbwaiter" are
On Aug. 1 the presidential offices were moved to Rockwell. Photography. Thorn Warren
November 16-18 Swine flu innoculation in
November 18 Thurman Munson, KSU
graduate, is voted Most
Valuable Player in the
November 19 Blood drive breaks spring
quarter record, 750 pints
November 19-21 December 3-4 Jean Anouilh's
November 22 Mark Lane speaks on "Who
November 23 Former KSU Trustee Robert H.
November 29 Construction begins on new
road from Student Center to
December 3 Santa rides CBS
December 27 Dorms damaged by pipe line
breaks during recess
At the beginning of the year students rented refrigerators.
Photography. Chuck Humel
First day of classes, winter
quarter Daniel L. Newcomb,
director of KSU Foundation,
KSU gets Phi Beta Kappa
Plans for new $3 million nursing
Business College reaccredited
Peter Davies donates May 4
research to Yale
KIC referendum on proposed
Swim Coach Todd Boyles says
no misuse of funds by an
outside swim club New faculty
policy restricts "moon-lighting"
Stokely Carmichael invited to
speak May 4
Classes cancelled due to
Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for
Vernon Bellecourt, Indian Chief,
Martin Luther King Day
Classes cancelled due to energy
Finals were over )une 11. and students went home. Photography.
January 20 Classroom temperatures
reduced to 55 degrees
Stater picketed for capital
"Dunn Pearson and the O'Jays
Orchestra" concert cancelled
New York firm advises
expansion of Andrew Paton
Blizzard, classes close at noon
Lorin Hollander in concert Wild
Cherry concert cancelled
Ashby Leach speaks
February 2 Recall petition presented to
February 3-4 ACPB concert poll
February 4 Winter repairs to cost KSU
$500,000 Chestnut Burr records
a winter day in a life of KSU
February 4-6 Winter Weekend
February 8 Winter enrollment drops 1.5%
Left: A3hby Leach was given $500 to speak at KSU |an. 31.
Photography, David Shaffer
Right: The swine flu innoculation program was held in the
Student Center Nov 16-18
Photography Chuck Humel
February 10 Young Socialist Alliance
charges KSU officials had them
under surveillance during sixties
National register rejects May 4
area as a historic site King
Kennedy begins campaign for
fulfillment of student
February 11 Seventy-five apply for KSU
February 11-13, 17-19 Al Carmine's "Joan"
Ferbruary 15 Health Center closed by power
Caucus recall petition rejected
because solicitation rules w/ere
Report says campus crime
increased by 15.2% in 1976
February 16 ' Cheryl Crawford, New York
Board of Trustees approves
mandatory board for incoming
February 18 New allocation plan approved
Educational Policies Council
approves Institute of African
American Affairs degree
February 18-20 Tenth Annual Folk Festival
February 19 KSU graduate Ron Hughes
shows his film "Gandy Hopper",
a world premiere
February 23 Energy task force advises KSU
to switch to coal
February 23-27 Shakespeare's "As You Like It "
February 24 Rathskeller gets high beer
Dr. Hilary Putnam, 1977
Distinguished Lecturer in
February 25 Joe Dubina becomes first miller
(this year) to qualify for U.S.
Indoor Track Team
KSU conversion to coal is
February 27 Al Carmine, writer and
composer for "Joan," visits
February 28 Senator Marcus A. Roberto and
Representative John Begala
speak with students
March 1-6 "Think Week" Angela Davis speaks
March 2 Edgar B. Speer, chairman of the
board of U.S. Steel, speaks to
March 3 Gil Scott-Heron in concert Paul
Poorman, Akron Beacon Journal
Editor, talks to journalism students
March 6 Julian Bond speaks as part of
March 7 Dr. Melvin Gottlieb, nuclear power
Left: The coldest winter in recorded history stranded many
students. Photography, Ernie Mastroianni
Bottom: During fall quarter Birch Bayh and many others cam-
paigned at KSU. Photography. Chuck Humel
Right: Julian Bond spoke March 6 as part of "Think Week."
Photography. David Shaffer
Swimmers win Mid-American
Conference Wrestlers win Mid-
American Conference Kent
Women's Group celebrates
International Women's Day
Sir Raymond Firth,
Franklyn Ajaye performs
President Carter proposes decrease
in National Direct Student Loans
March 12 Todd Rundgren in concert
March 13 Student dance concert presented
Spring Quarter: Softball
Thousands of KSU students, faculty,
graduate students and staff participate
in intramurals (IM), the largest student
activity at KSU.
Last Spring 2,628 people partici-
pated regularly in intramural softball.
Many more substituted, refereed and
One of the most popular intramural
sports is basketball. "We always have
more sign-ups than we can handle,"
said Dave Straub, IM director.
Twenty-six leagues, with five teams
competing in each, filled Memorial
and University School gyms on Sun-
day, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
nights winter quarter.
Participation is free, except in bowl-
ing and hockey because the lanes and
ice must be rented.
Student government allocates mon-
ey to intramurals which is used to pay
and train referees, buy equipment and
pay the staff.
Intramurals is a division of the
School of Health, Physical Education
and Recreation. It has been a part of
KSU for about 30 years.
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Phi Sigma Kappa
Phi Sigma Kappa
I Don't Care
Sunny Slope Band
Phi Sigma Kappa
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Tau Gamma
Phi Sigma Kappa
Delta Tau Delta
Omega Psi Phi
Photography. Darrell White
Photography. Darrell White
Kappa Sigma "A"
B. & Cecil
Pick of the Litter
Kappa Sigma "A"
Pick of the Litter
Average White Team
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Phi Sigma Kappa
Sigma Tau Gamma
Sigma Chi Epsilon
Phi Sigma Kappa
Photography Marvin Stearns
Photography. Joe Lee
Even though Bob Utter broke the
KSU record for most hits in a season
(46) previously held by Thurman
Munson and Jock Holl (39), the
baseball team wras 9th in the MAC.
They couldn't come up with
controlled pitching or clutch hitting.
Photography. Dave Andereon
The women's softball team had the
best record of any team on campus
spring quarter. "I couldn't be more
pleased," said coach Corky Semler. He
praised the women's playing and
attitudes. 'Our season went well," he
Photography, courtesy Doug Moore. News Service
The women were third in the state
for the second year in a row. Maureen
Masin was first in the high jump,
clearing 5'5". During the season the
880 yard relay team, Lisa Stewart and
Julie Baron set new KSU records.
Photography. Joe Sten^er
The men's track team, strong in
weights and distances, was fourth in
the Central Collegiate Championships.
Mark Siegel, Bob Francis and Steve
Harden qualified for the NCAA
championships. Siegel set a KSU shot
put record during his season.
Photography. Joe Stenger
Paced by senior Art Nash and captain
Mike Long, the KSU golf team finished
seventh in the Mid-American
Conference (MAC), 38 strokes behind
champion Northern Illinois. Nash
bettered Long by 4 strokes, 301 to 305.
Coach Frank Truitt felt rest, time and
ideal weather were needed for the
Flashes to capture the MAC title.
Miami and Bowling Green were the
Flashes main obstacles.
Photography Joe Stenger
Consistency was lacking in the
women's volleyball team this year,
according to coach Marilyn Stevens.
The Flashes (5-16) shuffled line-ups to
try to find a winning combination, but
could not develop a steady attack. The
team had to go through losses to build
a competetive team for next season,
said coach Stevens.
Photography. Chuck Humel
Four KSU players were chosen all-
MAC (Mid-American Conference) —
wide receiver Kim Featsent, place
kicker Paul Marchese, defensive tackle
Glenn Deadmond and linebacker Jack
Lazor. The Flashes finished second in
the MAC and for the fourth time in
KSU history, a running back, Art Best,
rushed for more than 1,000 yards.
Photography. Joe Stenger
Women's Field Hockey
Coached by Judy Devine the
women's field hockey team finished
the season with a winning record. At
the state tournament the women lost
the consolation round in overtime to
Youngstown State. Coach Devine
believes field hockey is in the building
stages at KSU. The women have
played well, she said.
Photography. David Shaffer
Tied with Northern Illinois, KSU
placed seventh in the MAC (Mid-
American Conference) in tennis.
Coach Blan Fuller said everyone
saved their best efforts for the
tournament. Everyone who scored
upset someone, he said. Gary Scher
scored 1 point; Rex Hunt scored 2.
The team ended the year with a 6-18
record. Hampered by the loss of the
number one and number five seeded
players, the Flashes were picked to
finish last in the MAC. Everyone on
the young squad will return next year.
Photography- [oe Slenger
A more aggressive women's
basketball team finished the season
with an 8-7 record. In the state
tournament they beat Youngstown
State before losing to Cincinnati.
Senior Barb Easlick had 15 points in
both games. Kathy Tedrick had a total
of 22 points from both games. Sue
Jacobs scored 16 points against
Cincinnati. Their goal was to be
competetive, said coach Judy Devine.
They proved it at the state tourney,
Photography. David Shaffer
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Rex Hughes' third year coaching
KSU basketball won't be his last. The
Flashes ended up in the league cellar
with Eastern Michigan. Their record,
7-19. "I apologize to the fans for not
having done" something about this
program, he said. He said he has to
convince kids in the area that this is
the place to come. We need good,
solid freshmen players, he said. Soph-
omore Burrell McGhee broke a KSU
single-season scoring record with 32
points in the season finale. Corteze
Brown and James Collins scored 10
and 16 points in their final game.
Photography. Dave Anderson
Coached by Scott Bittinger, the
women's tennis team finished eighth
in the state at Miami University. Every
player scored at the meet. The
doubles team of Lynn Hindman and
Pam Jeffries earned the most victories.
They won four straight matches in
consolation play after losing to Ohio
State. Pam Pelger, Ellen Grinsfelder
and Andi Temple added points in
singles play. The doubles team of
Barb Long and Nancy Battista added
nine more points.
Photography. Joe Stenger
The soccer team had a record
breaking season, even though they lost
five games by only one goal. Records
for the most team shots in a game and
most points were broken this season.
Scott Miller tied the record for most
goals (18), and Zek Haile broke the
record for most assists (8).
Photography Dave Anderson
The women's swimming team is
only one year away from winning it
all, said coach Tod Boyle. Eight
swimmers and two divers competed in
the state meet to place KSU fifth out
of twelve teams. With good recruiting
and hard work the KSU women could
be on top next year, said Boyle.
Photography. Darrell White
A completely balanced KSU men's
swim team captured its fourth MAC
(Mid-American Conference) title in
five years. Seventeen of the 24
swimmers at the state meet scored.
The 800-yard freestyle relay team
set a MAC record. Chris Atwater also
set a MAC record and qualified for
Photography. Darrell White
Men's Cross Country
Overall, the cross country team had
one of its poorer showings this season.
KSU was eighth in the MAC (Mid-
American Conference) and tenth in
the all Ohio and Central Collegiate
meets. Junior Neil McConnell was the
most consistent runner, said coach
Photography- Bob Huddleston
In the Lake Erie League
Championship the men gymnasts
placed fourth. Three Michigan teams
outscored KSU, Eastern, Western and
Northern. Northern Michigan had
only one point more. Joe Gura was the
top KSU finisher. He was sixth in the
all-around. The men's coach is Rudy
Photography. Darrell White
Melissa Stach set four state records
to lead the women gymnasts to a
Division I championship. Cathy
Naranjo also set a state record. Meloni .
Owen and Becky Finley were the top I
finishers for KSU as they captured the
Division II championship as well. The
women, coached by Rudy Bachna,
were ranked fifteenth in the nation.
Photography Darrell White
For the first time since 1958 the
wrestling team won the MAC (Mid-
American Conference) title. Ohio
University had to give up the trophy
for the first time in seven years. Ron
Michael (158 pounds) and senior co-
captain Mark Osgood (167 pounds)
remained undefeated, winning their
weight classes. Bob Liptak (118
pounds) and Bob Stas (177 pounds)
finished second. All four qualified for
the NCAA championships. Coach Ron
Gray was named MAC coach of the
Photography David Shaffer
Men's Baseball (14-26, 6-11)
at Texas Christian
at Texas Christian
at Texas Arlington
at Texas Arlington
at Texas Christian
at Texas Wesleyan
at Texas Wesleyan
at Texas Wesleyan
at Bowling Green
at Bowling Green
at Central Michigan
at Central Michigan
at Eastern Michigan
KSU scores are in the
are in the right column.
left column; opponents'
Men's Track (4-1, 3-0)
Women's Track (10-2)
Ohio State Invitational
Women's Softball (13-2)
at Youngstown State
at Youngstown State
Men's Golf (1-0)
CLEVELAND STATE 413
Marshall Invitational 5th
Ashland Invitational (tie) 2nd
Kepler Invitational 3rd
MAC Invitational (tie) 5th
Northern Invitational (tie) 8th
KSU Invitational 11th
Bronco Invitational 4th
MAC Championship (1st 36) 6th
MAC Championship 7th
Men's Tennis (7-18, 0-7)
University of Texas
East Texas State
Women's Tennis (5-1)
Dennison 2 3
Baldwin Wallace 5
Malone 3 2
Case Western Reserve 4 1
Women's Field Hockey (9-6-3)
at Kenyon 2
at Baldwin Wallace 8
at Pittsburgh 4 1
at Toledo 8
at Hiram 7
ASHLAND 2 2
at Youngstown State 1
at OAISW Tournament
Youngstown State 1
SLIPPERY ROCK 3
LORAIN COUNTY COMMUNITY 2
at Lake Erie g 9
CLEVELAND FIELD HOCKEY 2 2
YOUNGSTOWN STATE 2
Men's Cross Country (1-7)
BOWLING GREEN 37 22
at Toledo 44 56
Cleveland State @ Toldeo 44 27
OHIO UNIVERSITY 30 27
at Ohio S^ate 40 20
Miami (^ OSU 38 22
Tenn (5) OSU 43 19
PENN. STATE 43 18
United Nations Invitational 3rd
Central CoUegiates (tie) 9th
Mid-American Conference 8th
Women's Volleyball (5-16)
Men's Soccer (5-7-2)
at Bowling Green 2
at Baldwin Wallace
at Ohio state 2
at Toledo 3
OHIO UNIVERSITY 1
at Ashland 10
LAKELAND C.C. 3
at Miami 1
CASE WESTERN RESERVE
at Malone 6
YOUNGSTOWN STATE 13
Men's Football (8-4, 6-2)
at Western Michigan
at Iowa State
AIR FORCE at Cleveland
at Bawling Green
at Virginia Tech
Men's Rugby (6-1-5)
Great Lakes Tournament
Akron (g> Detroit
Kalamazoo (3) Detroit
U. of Michigan (a) Detroit
at Cleveland Blues
Men's Sv^imming (6-3)
Women's Basketball (8-7)
Men's Basketball (8-19, 4-12)
CAL. STATE - HAYWARD
St. Peter's @ Detroit
KSU STARK BRANCH
at Western Michigan
at Ball State
Youngstown State (tourna
at Cleveland State
at Bowling Green
at Central Michigan
at St. Francis
at Ohio University
at Eastern Michigan
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Photography. George Ducro
Photography- David Shaffer
Photography. Darrell White
Men's Gymnastics (7-3)
Lake Erie League
Women's Gymnastics (13-1)
University of Illinois
Men's Ice Hockey
St. Clair C.C.
St. Clair C.C.
University of Illinois (Chicago Circle)
University of Illinois (Chicago Circle)
Brockport Invitational Tournament
Ohio Ohio University
Henry Ford C.C.
St. Clair C.C.
University of Illinois (Chicago Circle)
University of Illinois (Chicago Circle)
University of Michigan
University of Michigan
Men's Wrestling (8-1)
at Eastern Michigan
at Northern Illinois
Purdue (5) NIU
at Bowling Green
Defiance @ Bowling Green
Photography. Bob Huddleston
Photography. David Shaffer
Every two weeks Alpha Kappa Al-
pha members meet at the Student
Center. One qualifies for membership
"by merit and by culture." Alpha Kap-
pa Alpha is a national service organi-
Photography- George Ducro
Kappa Sigma is prominent in inter-
fraternity league competition every
year. In 1976 they were fraternity vol-
leyball champions. Kappa Sigma, an
international fraternity, has increased
its membership by 100% this year.
Photography. Dave Anderson
The Wheelchair Athletic Club is not
for the disabled only. They sponsor
athletic, service and social events
open to the whole community.
This year the wheelchair athletes
challenged President Olds to a game.
The wheelchair athletes won and a
rematch was scheduled in February.
Photography. Chuck Humel
The New Kent Singers, under the
direction of Vance George, are an ex-
tension of the School of Music. They
perform at a variety of places on
campus and in the community.
Photography. Laurie Mazerov
The purpose of Sigma Tau Gamma
is to provide leadership and broth-
erhood in the modern college atmo-
sphere. Each of their twenty members
feels Sigma Tau Gamma is "more than
the average fraternity."
Photography. Steve Throssel
The Clippers, KSU Hockey Team,
have been playing since 1970. The
team competes against other club
hockey teams from Ohio, New York,
Illinois, Michigan and Canada. In the
last few years the Clippers have been
"the winningest team at KSU."
Photography. Joe Stenger
Townhall II is the only drug crisis
center in the county. It serves the
campus and community using
volunteers from both. Federal and
state grants help fund the program,
but those who answer the phones are
volunteering their time.
Photography Cindi Richard
The Flasherettes are a dance line
which performs with the band. They
are students with a variety of majors
but an interest in the band. Most were
majorettes or drill team members in
high school. They add color to the
band at the halftimes of all football
games and some home basketball
Photography. loe Stenger
The philanthropy of Delta Gamma
is the deaf and the blind. Membership
is a two way affair. The girls must like
the pledge and she must like them.
The Delta Gamma women are active
in campus and inter-Greek affairs.
Photography, Bob Huddleston
Anyone (not just veterans) can be a
member of KSU Vets. It is a social
group made up mostly of veterans.
They get together for sports and
parties. Each quarter the vets are
brought to a university event, such as
Photography. Chuck Humel
The Intervarsity Christian
Fellowship meets in students' homes
for bible studies. They are all
Christians but they do not promote
any particular church. They enjoy
discussing their religion and singing
Photography. Greg Hildebrandt
In 1970 Kevin Tighe from
"Emergency" and a film crewf came to
KSU to film a documentary on the
unique Volunteer Ambulance Service.
The program, a mock emergency run
and discussion between Tighe and
members of the Ambulance Service,
was aired on N.B.C. in Cleveland on
Feb. 24, 1974.
The service is cost free to persons
on campus. It was begun in 1969 to
replace the inefficient emergency
service run by the Campus Police.
Photography. Frank Zizzo
The brothers of Phi Beta Sigma do
service projects with the community
and national projects for the fight
against birth defects. Their nickname
is "Sigma." Their motto is culture for
service and service for humanity.
Photography Bob Huddleston
Sigma Sigma Sigma is a social
sorority. Their philanthropy is play
therapy for children. The women of
Sigma Sigma Sigma meet weekly in
the Student Center.
Photography Darrell White
ACPB, All Campus Programming
Board, provides programming for the
campus community. Concerts, films,
the folk and Creative Arts Festivals
Homecoming and Winter Weekend
are scheduled by ACPB. An
organization similar to ACPB exists on
almost every campus. These
organizations are members of the
American College Union
Photography. Dave Watkins
If the girls here like the girl who
wants to join Delta Zeta, she can
become a member of the largest
national sorority. Delta Zeta women
have the deaf as their philanthropy.
They have parties for deaf children
and raise funds for the distribution of
Photography. Greg Lewis
Tuesday Cinema, Filmworks, is a
non-profit organization which
presents experimental and
independently made films to the
campus. The audience can appreciate
the art content of these films. The
films presented by Filmworks are
vehicles of expression for their
makers. They are in fact, art.
— Photography. Thorn Warren
American Indian Affairs is designed
to serve the campus. They provide
information about Indians which the
library and hsitorians might not cover.
Vernon Bellecourt, a Chippewa chief,
visited KSU winter quarter sponsored
by the American Indian Affairs. They
sponsor seven speakers each quarter.
Photography. George Ducro
Phi Sigma Kappa offers its members
a "break from everyday hassles." Three
times they have been all fraternity in
football, and three times they have
been the all fraternity Softball
champions. Fraternity memebers have
things in common and enjoy the sense
Photography. George Ducro
The cheerleaders arouse support
from the crowds at football and
basketball games every year. At the
Homecoming game the cheerleaders
performed their repertoire of
formations, chants and cheers to spirit
the Flashes to victory.
Pholography. Darrell While
The Revolutionary Student Brigade
and other campus groups picketed the
Stater office Jan. 20 in protest of their
editorial supporting the execution of
Gary Gilmore. The Brigade presents
strong opinions about the world
through peaceful demonstrations and
protest. They believe an eventual
uprising of workers is inevitable.
Photography. George Ducro
"i'Ti iirimiin- nTrrrrrn'irr ^Trrr"-
The Alpha Tau Omega chapter is
almost extinct. Only two members are
left. But the chapter is only
temporarily defunct. They will rush in
about three years. In the meantime
they are running the house as a
boarding house and fixing it up.
Photography, Dave Watkins
B.U.S., Black United Students are
calling for more black representation.
They sponsor Think Week every year.
They are the major spokespersons for
black students at KSU. This year they
have started a scholarship fund and
retained B.U.S. security.
Photography. John Rinehart
Phi Gamma Nu, the women's
business sorority, offers women in
business the chance to meet and work
with other women in business.
Business students with 2.75 average in
business can join with others
attending tours, professional meetings
Photography. George Ducro
Judaism expresses itself in many
ways. Students visiting Hillel
exchange social, cultural and political
ideas as well as a religion. They have
helped to establish a center for Israel
studies. Any student (regardless of
religion) is welcome to Hillel
Photography, Bob Huddleston
The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha
held a Blue Jean Cabaret in the
Student Center ballroom last fall
quarter. The members meet every
week in the Student Center.
Photography. Dean Hein
Student Caucus is the student
government for KSU. They deal with
the administration of student life.
They allocate funds for speakers and
student leaders. This year they have
been under close scrutiny by the
Photography. Doug Mead
Sigma Chi is a public relations
fraternity. During the snowstorms
they offered to shovel snow for the
elderly. They are concerned with
sports and scholastics. When they
have parties their little sisters help
out. Most of the little sises are good
friends with the members.
Photography. Joe Stenger
The purpose of Sigma Phi Epsilon is
to develop brotherhood among
members. They are the second largest
national fraternity. This year they are
in the process of building a new
house. Sigma Phi Epsilon men are
active in intramurals, campus
activities and Greek Week.
Photography- Cindi Rickard
Aikido is the most modern form of
Japanese self-defense. It does not rely
on physical strength; it is totally self-
defense. The Aikido gives members a
chance to practice this exercise which
develops physical coordination, total
relaxation and harmony of body and
Photography. Eric Wadsworth
The funeral of Paddy Murphy is an
annual campus event. The theme of
the service, put on by Sigma Alpha
Epsilon, is "stay high and die." Paddy,
portrayed this year by Tim McKinney,
pledged Tuesday, became a member
Wednesday and contracted bongitis
on Thursday. His funeral was
Saturday, Nov. 20.
Photography- Dean Hein
The Classics Club was formed two
years ago. It is open to anyone
interested in the classics. They have
planned two trips this year. They will
visit Toledo Museum to view the
pottery collection and a Greek
Orthodox Church. They are
sponsoring a speaker along with the
Classics department. He will present a
marionette show spring quarter.
Photography- Ejic Wadsworth
Delta Sigma Theta has a chapter in
each of the 50 states and the
Republics of Haiti and Liberia. Its
purpose is public service for the
betterment of women and community.
The national organization has put out
a movie, "Countdown to Kusini."
Photography. Bill Lewis
Four members of Phi Kappa Psi are
on the varsity soccer team. Each of
the members has a sense of
individualism yet he belongs to a
group. Phi Kappa Psi tries to provide a
sense of belonging. The offices of the
national organization are in
Photography. Dave Anderaon
The Scuba Club can supply
members with reduced equipment
rental cost. Members train students
and open the field of scuba to anyone
interested. The club goes to Florida
during spring break to gain experience
Photography Greg Lewis
Phi Gamma Delta members do
things on the house and learn from it.
They have raided all of the sororities
except one. Their picture appeared in
The Record Courier winter quarter
when a photographer caught them
fraying on the campus.
Photography, Bob Huddleston
The mascot of Chi Omega is the
owl. They pursue vocational goals.
Members seek friendship and
scholarship. They offer social and
civic services. Each week they get
together at their house for meetings.
Photography [amie Heller
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Kent Interhall Council, KIC, is the
governing body for dorm students.
Officers are elected from the
members, who are dorm residents.
Each dorm sends one representative
and one alternate. KIC recommends
policy to the KSU administration.
Photography. Bill Lewis
The international organization,
Delta Tau Delta, promotes
scholarship. It stresses grades and
brotherhood. They have meetings
every Monday night at their house.
Photography, joe Lee
The Inner Angle has made a media
available to NE Ohio on a monthly
basis for fine art performances. It is
public interest oriented. The members
also plan to bring creative arts
performers to KSU. In March they
intended to bring Pat Pace to
Photography. Chuck Humel
All the battles are fought face to
face according to the rules of chivalry.
The Society for Creative Anachronism
is part of a nationwide society. Most
people are lured into the society by
the fancy clothes and parties. The
study of anachronism is serious.
Members follow all the rules of yore.
Photography, Thorn Warren
The Sufi dancers are a religious
group. Last spring quarter a Chestnut
Burr photographer captured their
celebration in the Student Center.
They told him they were the Sufi
Photography. Bill Green
The Daily Kent Stater is published
four times a week and distributed to
the campus and community. A new
editor and staff are chosen each
quarter. Anyone is allowed to submit
their work to the Stater. Most of the
workers are journalism majors.
Photography David Shaffer
The Kent Quarterly accepts literary
and photographic work for
publication. They present a new
edition to the campus every quarter.
Winter quarter their covers were
handpainted. The Quarterly charges a
nominal fee for their publication to
cover the costs of production.
Photography |ohn Rineharl
The women of Alpha Phi sell heart
lollipops in February to raise money
for the heart fund. They are active in
football and basketball intramurals.
Their philanthropy is cardiac aid. The
sisters of Alpha Phi have found their
Photography. Darrell White
The Bicycle Club sold pumpkins
this year at Halloween. They meet at
the Student Center during spring
quarter and take bike hikes almost
Photography John Gillespie
Students interested in East Asian
studies met at Mrs. Michiko
Hakutani's house to eat a Japanese
dinner. Students of Japan and
Japanese students gathered to hear
one member play an instrument called
a Koto which is put on the floor to be
Photography Bill Lewis
The Army and the Air Force have
ROTC on the KSU campus. Both are
open to men and women and offer
scholarships to promising
undergraduates. The army is famous
for its Dooers profile run in the Stater.
Photography. Chuck Humet
The purpose of Alpha Eta Rho is to
expose aerospace students to the
professional aviation industry. The 17
current members sponsor speakers,
tours, such as a recent trip to the Air
Force Museum in Dayton, and social
functions. They have been at KSU
Photography Bob Huddleslon
"Life is in water" for the KSU
Sailing Club. They v^'ill host a regatta
this fall. Their main interest is to
promote sailing. They race and teach
beginners. They also hold weekly
Photography Bob Huddleston
Each dorm has a unit of government
known as House Council. The council
authorizes beer blasts, parties, and
other programming. Lake Hall Council
meets on Monday nights. Each council
has a weekly meeting. They also send
representatives to Kent Interhall
Photography, Darrell White
In Aerospace Studies Organizations
cadets learn management and
leadership. They also perform services
for the community. Winter quarter
they helped staff the county disaster
center during the snowstorms. They
are also active in Red Cross Blood-
Photography. Bob Huddleston
Several people in a self defense
course last spring wanted to create a
club. The Women's Self Defense Club
meets twice a week for two hours to
practice exercises and karate
movements. Once a week they hold a
fighting session when members
practice techniques against each
other. Dues are collected each quarter
to help pay the instructor.
Photography. )oe Lee
Students participate in the
production of WKSU. First, they must
audition. They must also possess a
valid Federal Communication
Commission broadcast license. The
disc jockeys average about 21 hours of
Photography, Joe Lee
The Hatha Yoga Society is a group
of students who are interested in the
series of exercises brought over from
India. They hold free classes five
times a week to help make people
more aware of themselves.
Photography Bill Lewis
"We have fun," said a member of
the KSU Ski Club. Every Friday they
ski at Brandywine. Over Martin
Luther King weekend they take a trip
to Vermont. They also skied in Winter
Park, Colo, this year. The skiers have
been at KSU since 1969.
Photography Bob Huddleston
The Russian Club tries to "integrate
the cultural aspect of Russian into the
academic aspect of the language."
Students are offered a chance to relax
in another culture. In November, 1976
they produced a puppet theater.
Photography. Bill Lewis
The University Ad Group sells
donuts and coffee in Taylor Hall to
raise money for their annual trip to
Chicago. The club offers its services to
campus organizations. Members visit
advertising agencies and companies.
Often they have dinner meetings and
Photography Chuck Humel
The KSU Republican Club has not
given up. Putting aside the results of
the 1976 election, the club has been
negotiating with national leaders to
visit the KSU campus. They planned
to attend the annual Ohio convention
in April represented by four delegates.
Photography. George Ducro
The Accappella Choir has fifty
members whose majors range from
architecture to art. Each must audition
to join the ensemble. The group takes
a major tour and an Ohio tour every
year. This year they planned a trip to
Photography- Joe Lee
The KSU Chorale meets five days a
week. They perform various periods
of music. The Chorale is for serious
music students. This year they had a
tour in New York. They offer a differ-
ent kind of experience for the profes-
sional music student.
Photography joe Lee
The top 20% of the architecture
class are eligible for membership in
Tau Sigma Delta. The fraternity is a
scholastic honorary. Only fourth year
architecture students are admitted.
Currently there are 15 members. Fif-
teen will be chosen for next year to
replace those graduating.
Photography. Frank Zizzo
Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the
Kent Gay Liberation Front is perhaps
the oldest existing organization of its
type. Members work for the right of
human beings to choose a sexual life
style and to live free from the harass-
ment of government, society and other
persons. At Kent the group supplies
speakers, information and social func-
Photography. David Shaffer
The climax of Black Homecoming,
the Ebonite Ball is co-sponsored by
Elite Ebony Soul, Inc. The Elite Ebony
Soul, Inc. is located in the Center for
Pan-African Studies. Members are
aware of what being black means and
are proud to be black.
Photography. Darrell White
The six members of the Bowling
Club represent KSU at tournaments
throughout the state. They practice
four times a week preparing for com-
petition with 15 other schools. Among
their rivals are Ohio State, Toledo and
Photography Joe Stenger
The Art Gallery in the Art Building
is a room designed to display art exhi-
bitions. The School of Art has spon-
sored art shows from traveling exhib-
itors Edward Weston and Ansel
Adams and faculty and graduate stu-
dents. The gallery is open from 9 to
noon and 1 to 4 p.m. daily.
Photography. Thorn Warren
American Guild of Organists
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Institute of Architects
American Romanian Cultural Studies Group
American Society of Interior Designers
Arnold Air Society
Black Pre-Med Society
Collegiate Marketing Association
Cosmic Rainbow Society
Guitar and Stringed Instruments Association
Home Economics Association
Industrial Arts Organization
Kent Music Educators Club
New Kent Singers
Public Administration Association
Public Relations Student Society
ROTC, Air Force
Social Work Organization
Science Fiction/Fantasy Federation
Science of Life
The Sphinx Society
Student Bar Association
Student Education Association
Student Nurses Association
Women in Communication
Amateur Radio Club
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Hockey Club Kent State Clippers
Table Tennis Club
Tae Kwon Do Karate
Wheelchair Athletic Club
Women's Recreation Association
Wing Sing Club
Women's Self-Defense Club
Chesnut Burr (yearbook)
Daily Kent State (newspaper)
WKSU (radio and tv)
Art Graduate Students
Association of Graduate English Students
Black Graduate Student Association
DBA Student Association
Graduate Association of Students in Psychology
Graduate Economics Association
Graduate Educators Student Association
Graduate Student Council
Graduate Student Organization of Chemistry
Graduate Students Organization
of Rhetoric and Communication
Graduate Students in Sociology and Anthropology
History Graduate Student Association
Journalism Graduate Student Association
MBA Student Association
Music Graduate Students
Political Science Graduate Student Association
African Students Association
Arab Students Association
Chinese Students Association
East Asian Studies
Iranian Student Club
Nichiren Shoshu Academy
American Indian Rights Association
Campaign for a Democratic Foreign Policy
Committee to Stop Senate Bill I
Environmental Conservation Organization
Harris. Students for
[immy Carter for President
Jewish Student Lobby
Kent Gay Liberation Front
Reformation of Marijuana Laws
Public Interest Research Group
Real Thing Cooperative
Revolutionary Student Brigade
Socialist Educational Forum
Soil Conservation Society
Spartacus Youth League
Students for a Decent Education
United Nations Affairs Council
Volunteers for Udall
All Campus Programming Board
Colloquiz Guest Series
Elite Ebony Soul, Inc.
International Film Society
Society for Creative Anachronism
TM Action Club
Tuesday Cinema, Filmworks
Student Speaker's Bureau
Baptist Student Ministries
Campus Crusade for Christ
Christian Fellowship of Nurses
Christian Science Organization
Disciples of Epicurus
Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship
Lutheran Student Fellowship
Radix Christian Workshop
Students International Meditation Society
United Christian Ministries
Black United Students
Commuter and Off-Campus Student Organization
Graduate Student Council
Kent Interhall Council
Student Faculty Advisory Council
ACTION (Peace Corps-Vista)
Alternative Lifestyles Group
Ambulance, Volunteer Service
Day Care Center
KSU Family Planning
Freddy Demuth Club, Everyday Life Group
Pregnancy Information Center
Rape Crisis Service
Students for Mobility
Student Tenant Association of Kent (STAK)
Students Ticked About Book Prices (STAB)
Social Work Organization
Undergraduate Student Organization
Townhall II (helpline)
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Delta Sigma Theta
Alpha Tau Omega
Delta Tau Delta
Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Xi Delta
Kappa Alpha Psi
Omega Beta Sigma
Omega Psi Phi
Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Sigma Kappa
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sigma Tau Gamma
Sigma Gamma Rho
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Zeta Phi Beta
Alpha Eta Rho
Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Lambda Delta
Alpha Phi Sigma
Alpha Psi Omega
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Beta Beta
Beta Gamma Sigma
Delta Psi Kappa
Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Upsilon of Delta Omicron
Epsilon Pi Tau
Gamma Theta Upsilon
Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Kappa Psi
Kappa Omicron Phi
Mu Iota Sigma
Omicron Delta Epsilon
Omicron Delta Kappa
Phi Gamma Nu
Pi Mu Epsilon
Pi Omega Pi
Pi Sigma Alpha
Scabbard and Blade
Sigma Delta Chi,
Society of Professional Journalists
Sigma Tau Delta
Tau Beta Sigma
Tau Sigma Delta
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Arts and Sciences
Richard J. Bennett
James E. Brown
James R. Corley Jr.
Mrs. Ginger Dittrick
Jo Ann Dorinski
David Douds Jr.
George Dragovich Jr.
Mary Jo Dukes
Robert L. Ferron
Jack Hare Jr.
N. J. Kordes
Carrie Ann Kovack
Rebecca Lastch Mt^s?
Crystal Lewis B^^
Tom Lieberman fr ^
John G. Marku
Lance C. Mathess
Thomas J. Meier
Steven A. Miller
John L. Mottl
Leslie L. Montgomery
Scott R. Murphy
Mary Beth McNally
Paul J. Olszewski
Patricia N. Roscoe
Francis X. Russo
George Rybak Jr.
Mary Ann Ulan
S. Gwendolyn Weatherly
Paula R. Hair
Daniel C. Balan
Ann C. Candace
Margaret A. Clapp
Susan M. Crawford
Karen Del Garbino
Jane A. Eckelberry
Rose Marie Gemma
Mary Lynn Kubofeik
Ms. Helen Kust
Ann M. Phillips
Chris A. Sassos
Timoth E. Snodgrass
Mary Jane Squires
Lee Ann Stevens
Mary Lou Bello
Susan L. Berman
Thomas C. Esborn
Thomas Fitt, Jr.
Karen L. Guthrie
Jeannette M. Hazen
Herbert W. Henderson
Anthony V. Masella
Peter L. McCune
Mary A. O'Neil
Gregory A. Rhodes
Glenn F. Schwaller
Samuel Tartamelia Jr.
Fine & Professional Arts
Kent K. Apple
Ann Marie Babos
Lu Anne Becker
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Reginald G. Gammon
Peter A. Gampbell
Victor H. Cole
James M. Cutler
Phillip A. DeCenzo
Joy Kay Deken
J. Christopher Demarco
John Evans III
Mary Beth Fornear
Gilbert Gibeons Jr.
Frank Goppold Jr.
Mary Jo Grassman
Tom R. Halfhill
Micheller R. Horner
Catherine M. Kloss
Eric C. Lasko
Barry L. Lucas
Lori S. Novek
Marcis K. Olsen
Shawn O Malley
Robert A. Petersen
John H. Reddick
Sheryl L. Smith
Lraette E. Spencer
Mark K. Straite
y Tg Steven Tiberio
^ W. Thomas
James Van Cleft
Joyce Van Pelt
Mary Jo Warner
Mary Jo Winkler
Kathy L. Wooten
Mary Ann Zaleski
Health, Physical Education, & Recreation
Randal A. Battista
Elizabeth A. Bott
Donna Marie Fisco
Mary Ann Gainok
Elizabeth H. Hatcher
Mary A. O'Neill
Evaristo Rodriguez Jr.
Bonnie S. Trisler
Elizabeth M. Vento
Margaret De Chant
Santa Maria Desmone
Mary Ellen Kitko
Mary E. Landi
Marcia A. Male
Carol Lynn Ryan
Left: Thorn Warren, editor in chief
Middle; Bill Bart, business manager
Right: Tom Bugzavich, art director
Bottom Middle: Charles Brill, advisor
Top left: Jerry Allen, assistant business manager
Bottom Left: Lewis Williams, art director
Right: Chuck Humel, photo editor; Cindy Ficke,
copy editor; Thom Warren, editor in chief Dean
Hein, production editor: Joe Stenger. chief
Top Left: George Ducro, photographer
Bottom Left: Bob Huddleston, photographer
Top Middle: David Shaffer, photographer/writer
Bottom Middle: Frank Zizzo Jr., photographer
Top Right: Darrell White, photographer
Opposite, Middle Right: Lynne Sladky,
Opposite, Bottom Right: Tootie Skaarup,
Top Left: Bill Lewis, photographer
Middle Left: Mariann Hoter, writer
Bottom Left: Mike Heaton, writer
Top Middle: Alice Cone, writer
Middle: Dave Anderson, photographer
Bottom Middle: Greg Reynolds, writer
Top Right: Denise Melilli, writer
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George Ducro. bottom right
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Bill Lewis, bottom
Photography. Darrell While, lop Joe Lee. bollom right Sieve
Wright, bottom left
Photography, Dave Watkins. top left Bob Huddleston, top right
Joe Stenger, bottom
We are destroying our ancient edifices to make ready the ground upon which the barbarian
nomads of the future will encamp in their mechanized caravans. - T.S. Eliot
Photography. Lynne Sladky
Photography. George Ducro. top David Shaffer, bottom
Photography. Thorn Warren
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