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NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Denton, Texas, September 1961
What's New at NT?
The National Science Foundation has "awarded $15,400 to NTSU
to conduct two in-service institutes for secondary school teachers of
mathematics and general science in 1961-62. The grant will support
the study of 20 teachers in a mathematics institute and another 20
r*, an institute in general physical sciencerfor the junior high school.
. . >%Dr. Joseph Mersand, former president of the National Couricil of
Teachers of English* served'as principal lecturer for the 1961 summer
workshop, in the teaching of English. - 7^
Student government leaders presented their 1961 award for an
outstanding professor to Dr.-A. M. Sampley, distinguished. professor
of English. .+ .' . Dr. Sampley also made the newspapers in July, this
time "the society pages, with his marriage to Mrs. Eva Joy McGuffin,
also of the English faculty.__ '
Faculty Recognition Continues
_Dr. James Brown of the English faculty is the author of a new
type of source book for technical writing courses. His "Casebook for
Technical Writers." %vas published by Wadsworth Publishing Co. . . .
Glen L. Taylor of the School of Business Administration was awarded
a summer fellowship by the American Association of University Teach-
ers of Insurance. He studied operations of the Republic National Life
Insurance Co. in Dallas. . . . Dr. Kenneth Cox of the business faculty
has been elected vice-president of the S^ort Worth Purchasing Associa-
tion. - - h
The National-Institutes of Health has awarded a $5,869 research
grant to Dr. H. E. Schlichting of the biology faculty. He'll work on
a study of "Viable Species of Algae and Protozoa in the" Atmosphfere."
. . . Dr. Stanley A. Self served in the Seventh Visiting Professor Case
Method Program at Harvard University this summer. . . . The Atomic
Energy Commission renewed for the fourth year a study by an NTSU
biologist of how X-ray* affect spinal and brain activity. The research
contract for $10,677 brings to $43,241 the amount allocated for the
work by Dr. James R. Lott. ^ ^ „ * ..
Research Programs Announced
Decisions leading to institutionalization of aged persons wjjlvbfe
studied by NTSU sociologists for one year under a research grant an-
nounced in June. The Social Security Administration awarded $20,060
for the project, which is being directed by Dr. H. J. Friedsam, director
of the economics and sociology department. Dr. Harry Dick will be as-
sistant project director. . . —Dr. Leonard G. Benson of the sociology
faculty attended a National Science Foundation summer institute in
anthropology at the University-of Colorado.
The chemistry department has received a fellowship...grant from
Parke, Davis and Co. for. the 16th straight year to continue research
on Organic compounds. The $2,400 grant will be used in 1961-62 to pro-
vide ^fellowships for research assistants, working under the direction
of Dr. Price Truitt. * ' "
Of ~ f If >•
Webb Scholarships Created
Five students in the School of Education this year will receive the
first Mary Carlisle Webb Scholarships. Dr. James F. Webb, professor
of education from 1935 until his death in 1958, left the scholarship
fund in honor of his late wife. . . . John M. Brooks, director of the
Business Employment Service, has been elected, editorial vice-presi-
dent of the College Placement Council, Inc.'He will supervise the edit-
ing of the Journal of College Placement and of the Gollege placement
Eight journalism majors, spent 10 weeks /on professional publica-
tions in Texas and Oklahoma this summer through internship programs.
The students were employetp-by the-Houston—Chronicle, ■ Ainai illo
Globe-News, Odessa American, Sherman Democrat, Hondo Anvil
Herald, Brady Standard, Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman and a
Dallas company magazine, the Southern Union News.
Course This Fall to Use
The New Biology' on TV
A clasgjn "The New Biology"
will bo offered by the NTSU bi-
ology departmentjthis year in co-
operation with the CBS television
series, "College of the Air."
Students will watch the telecast
presented by Learning Resources
Institute from 7 to 7:25 a.m. Mon-
day through Friday each week.
Ill addition they will attend a
class session on the campus for
-two hours ea<|h Saturday morn-
The program will, be broadcast
in the North. Texas are^ by Sta-
tion[^KRLD-TV, Channel 4, Dal-
las. Dr. Ray. Koppelitian of the
University of Chicago is the na-
tional teacher. Dr. David R. Red-
den has been named to teach the
class at NTSU beginning Sept.
y The course will run throughout
the 1961-62 school year, with
three semester hours of credit of-
fered each semester. Those inter-
ested in registering may write
Dr., Redden at the biology depart-
ment for further information.
Students must have one year
of College biology and one year of
college chemistry to enroll.
Learning Resources Institute is
a non-profit corporation whose
coristituent members include 12
leading national educational or-
ganizations. The organization has
presented a television program for
the past three years. The LRI pro-
gram on contemporary mathemat-
ics was used with an NTSU course
in 1960-61. 1
Mrs. Low to Head
Mrs. Florence W. Low-(B.S. '34),
head of the Texas A&M home econ-
omics department, is the new pres-
ident-elect of the American Home
"She 'Will fill that post in 1961-
62 and then will serve a two-y£ar
term as president. Mrs. Low has
been in extension work since 1934.
From 1952 to 1956 she was state
home extension director of Mary-
land before accepting her present
McCONNELL HALL . . . one of two new dormitories.
Girls' Dormitories to Open;
Construction of two new w m-
en's dormitories and thorough ren--
ovation of two ol^er buildings are
nearing completion in preparation
for the first year of operation of
North Texas State University
The newT "McConnell Half* at"
Avenue C and Sycamore, -and
Crumley Hall, on Highland across
from the Laboratory School, will
Create space "for 600 additional co-
eds. This expansion, along with
normal growth factors, is expected
to push the university's enrollment
well beyond the 8,000 mark.
NTSC became a university on
Aug. 29, 90 days after adjourn-
ment oi the regular session of the
Legislature, which voted the name
1 The new dorm's are nam^d after
former presidents of theschot)l, Drv
W. J. McConrtell and J. J., Crumley.
Construction and furnishing dost
$1,158,100 for each of the buildings.
The ■ remodeling jobs are 4 ew*g-
done on the Manual Arts Building
and the Auditorium Building. .,
The Manual Arts Building was
built in 1914. Since then, at one
stage or another, it has housed
home economics, industrial arts,
prnnnmips, sociology, government,
business administration, journa-
lism, student publications and the
In its rebuilt form it will be-
come the Art Building. The art de-
partment will vacate classrooms
and wprk areas in the Library
Building and the Art Shop on
Highland this fall. < r_ A- «
Renovation and furnishings cost
about $50,000. Offices and class-
rooms have been redesigned, with
provisions for a 180-seat lecture
hall, an art gallery,. ^torage for
supplies and student lockers. Walls
and ceilings are being re-plastered
and^the building is getting a com-
plete paint job.
The gas lines have been re-
worked, new subfloor and floor
covering put down .throughout and
electricity and t plumbing over-
Plans for the first, University
Homecoming began this summer
with the appointment of commit-
tees for the Oct. 21 program by
the Ex-Sitiderits-College Relations
Committee. . —
~ The football attraction for the
annuah^lumni reunion will Ibe a
Miqsouri^Vttlley Conference clash
between theiCagles and the Uni-
versity of Tuls^. ,
Committee heads named are reg-
istration, Miss Mary Ruth Cook,
Arizona Degrees for 3
Three former North Texans re-
ceived advanced degrees from the
University of Arizona this year.
They are Gay Frances Adding-
ton (B.S. .'54), master of educa-
tion; Virginia Goode Phillips (B.S.
'54), master of education; and
Helen Virginia Botsford (M.A.
'43), doctor of education.
hauled. Outside doors and lighting
fixtures are being replaced or re-
paired. — v.
The art department is gettfhg
new drawing tables and equipment
for ceramics and other laboratories.
: The" English department has
spent the summer session in re-
sidence in the Business Adminis-
tration Building while its regular
home, the Auditorium Building,
got a $35,000 remodeling. __
This included a new electrical
wiring system for the second and
third floors, plaster repairs and
complete painting of woodwork and
plaster, and . installation of a
thermostatically controlled convec-
tion heating system to replace old
Committees Start Plans
3 at Baylor Institute
Three ex-students were partici-
pants "in a summer science insti-
tute at Baylor University. They
are: . . / v_
CHARLES W. BOWEN (B.S.
'49,- M.Ed. '53)—is science coordi-
nator and chemistry teacher at
Clear Creek High School in League
ROBERT BRADLEY GRAVES
(B.S. '58, M.Ed. '60)—teaches
mathematics at William James
Junior High School, FortA Worth.
HARRY M. BARNHART (B.S.
'59) — teaches science and math-
ematics at Gainesville High School.
Doyle Walker Dies
Doyle R. Walker (B.S. '41) died
of a heart attack at his Dal^qs.
home Aug. 4. He was an employe
of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.
A native of Claude, Walker let-
tered three years in football at
North Texas. He was a captain in
the Marine Corps from 1942 to
Survivors are KTs wife, two
daughters and a brother, De Vere
Walker of Amarillo, also a former
Eagle athlete and i^ow athletic di-
rector of Amarillo public-schools.
chairman, Miss Rita Pilkey and
Miss Beulah Harriss, co-chairmen;
hospitality and reception, Dr. and
Mrs. A. M. Sampley, chairmen,
Mrs. Mary Glenn Pfeery, co-chair- j
man; calendar of events, Mrs.
Becky Hyder, ..chairman, "Mrs,
Eunice Carter, co-chairmanr
Also, activities, Dr. Jack Eld-
ei>-chairman, Dr. William R. De-
Mougeot, co-chairman; parade, Lt.
Col. Nash Lorino, chairman; house
decorations, Miss Sonya Schulz,
chairman, Miss Georgia Belle
'Leach, co-chairman; entertain-
ment, Miss Ursula Angell, chair-
man; Floyd- Graham, co-chairman;
and barbecue, Dr. Herbert Par-
rish, chairman, and T)r. PMlip
The Ex-Students-College Rela-
tions Committee is composed of
Dr/ Robert L*. Marquis Jr., chair-
man, Miss Cook, Ira DeFoor, Dr.
Irtio&ene Dickey, Graham, Dr. J.
Harold Farmer, E. H. Farrington,
Bullock Hyder, Dr. Sam McAlister,
Dr. James L. Rogers and William
G. Woods. *
Ex Named MSU Prof
W. Robert Houston Jr. (B.S.
'49, M.Ed. '52) has been named
assistant professor--of education
at Michigan State University.
He will be coordinator of MSU's
student-teacher experimental pro-
gram, a three-year..program of su-
pervised classroom experience for
undergraduates; in Port Huron,
Mich. He was scheduled to receive
the , doctor of education degree
from the University of Texas in
Houston is the co-author of two
books, "Extending Mathematics
Understanding" and "Sir Isaac
Newton." : < ... ' ,<
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