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by Ham I in E. Cogswell

To our noble A Ima Mater's name
We, her children, sing a joyful lay.
And to her a new allegiance pledge,
7 hat lives beyond a day.

A prayer for her who sheltered us,
A hope no child her name will stain,
A cheer thrice given with a hearty voice
A ndnow a sweet refrain.

Of loyalty are symbols twain.
Her colors, crimson and the gray,
"Dear Indiana Mother Fair, "
The burden of our lay.


Sing, sing. Our Alma Mater's praise.
Hail, Hail; her colors' gleaming hue!
Give to her our homage and our love
And to her name be true.

University colors — Maroon and Slate
University symbol — Indian

Clark Hall was built on the ruins of a dormitory destroyed by fire on
February 4, 1906, and is named for Justice Silas M Clark, second Pres-
idnet of the Indiana Normal School Board of Trustees.

It was occupied by male students in January of 1907, and remained a
men's residence until 1924, when it was converted into a women's dorm-
itory. The building housed women until 1960, when it was converted to
an administration building, which it remains today. A student lounge
was located in the basement until 1965, when it was replaced by a com-
puter center, which moved to John Sutton Hall in 1968



A book of information for the students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Modes r e T «

Dedicatedto Jay Smith, Dan Fine, a nd M a^njy Mc{3urrin n - ^'<4B[£y iinp.

JohnGhrist, Editor

Terri Buford, Assistant Editor

Advisor. Christopher Kno'-*

Tribute to


Indiana University of Pennsylvania has come a long way from the Normal School that was
begun in 1875. The changes that it has seen have been great and many, thought
Indiana has not come to the point of perfection, and changes continue to slowly ease
themselves into the school.

It is easy to abide with the status quo but Jay Smith, Dan Fine, and Martin McGurrin
rose above that point to the place that they tried independantly in the past few years
to reform the traditional classroom to a place where a a true learning experience can be
created. Whether in the sociology , educational psychology , or political science departments,
the faculty, students and administration took rapid note of their activities Many fought the
new techniques and the people advocating them, while others, usually less influential, admired
their work. Although such techniques and personalities have often been seen in other parts
of the country, insome ways they were radical for Indiana. Abandonment of finals, lectures
relating to contemporary issues, and a teacher-student atmosphere based on equality struck
at the complacency of traditional education at IUP.

Although these three have left Indiana, either by force or choice, and have begun to work
at other colleges, their work still leaves its mark on the University, as other members of the
faculty begin to em ploy their techniques, or continue rejecting them in favor of tradition.
Jay Smith, Dan Fine, and Marty McGurrin have begun what may well become a complete
change in educational policies at IUP. The adamant opposition that they met may very well
kill incentive for progressive education at IUP, but hopefully they have started something that
will be continued.

In either case, they should be commended for their innovation and courage, and hence our
dedication of this book.


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Last fall Yale University held its annual Parents' Day which provided an opportunity for par-
ents, students and faculty to get acquainted and exchange views. By the time of this affair,
students had been on campus long enough to discover things were not perfect, and realizing
that the students would have many complaints to make to their parents, President Kingman
Brewster in his address to the general assemblage, remarked with a Twinkle in his eye: "And
now you have found that Yale isn't as good as it is hard to get into".

I am sure that those of you who entered Indiana this fall are~TThding the same thing to be
true of our University. Admittedly, there are many areas which need improvement despite
years of effort. However, we are continuing to change things for the better, and I am glad that
you are embarking on your college career during one of our most exciting periods in the history
of higher education. You belong to the generation of college students who will enjoy a higher
degree of participation" and exert a stronger student voice than any previous student genera-
tion. Thus, you will participate in the election of student representatives to the University Sen-
ate in which your representatives will have a significant voice. And on the departmental level,
you will discover that many departments are seeking the opinions of students and involving
them on various committees affecting departmental policy and procedures. When you hope-
fully graduate four years hence, you will have student representatives on the commencement

In addition to participating in the governance of the University, you also are privileged to pur-
sue your higher education at a time of great experimentation and innovation. Professors are
trying new methods, using the latest equipment and relating subject matter to contemporary

During your first few weeks you will experience a profound "cultural shock" as you plunge in-
to the icy waters of academe. To assist you in making this transition as quickly and comfortably
as possible, the editors of Vade Mecum have prepared this handbook of information which
should be most helpful to you as you adjust to life at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In ad-
dition, I want you to feel free to consult your dormitory counselors, personnel deans, and advis-
ors on problems which you encounter. I also would urge you to seek help from Dr. James W.
Laughlin, our Infoman, who is extremely knowledgeable about the University and can assist
you eitherdirectly or through referrals.

Let me conclude by wishing you a successful orientation as you embark upon your four
year program at the University.


William W. Hassler

A Brief History of

Indiana University

of Pennsylvania

by Samuel F. Furgiuele,
Director of Public Relations

From a humble beginning Indiana University of Pennsylvania has become a very important
institution of higher learning which serves the needs of a large number of Pennsylvania citi-
zens. With a student body of only 225 in its first year, Indiana this year has an enrollment of
over 10,000 students.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania grew out of a need for a teacher-training institution in
Pennsylvania in 1871 when the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed an act granting aid for
the establishment of a normal school in the Ninth Pennsylvania District.

Since the building was opened for students in 1875, the University has graduated over 24,-
000 students; and since becoming a degree conferring institution in 1927, has granted over
14,000 degrees.

Ownership and control of the institution passed to the Commonwealth in 1920. A few
years later, the General Assembly approved a change in the name and function of the school.
As the State Teacher's College at Indiana, it became a four-year college with the right to
grant the Bachelor of Science degree in Education.


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teen secondary areas as well. This program, which began with an enrollment of 74 in Septem-
ber, 1957, has graduated over 1,000 students through January 1969, and currently en-
rolls a total of about 4,000 students.

In 1959 the name of the college was changed to Indiana State College. This set the stage
for a liberal arts program which graduated its first students on January 12, 1964. This pro-
gram, which began with 72 students in 1962, now enrolls over 1200 students in the areas of
the Social Sciences, the Humanities, and the Natural Sciences.

In September, 1962, Indiana established its first off-campus center at Punxsutawney,
Pennsylvania. In September, 1963, as second center to serve the general area of Armstrong
County, was established at Kittann i ng, Pennsylvania.

In December, Indiana was redesignated the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with the
right to expand its curricular offerings and to grant degrees at the doctoral level, as well as in
several additional areas at the master's level.

Indiana has pioneered in educational television and has regularly offered courses over
WQED, Pittsburgh's educational television station, as well as over other area stations.

In 1950, an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps was established at Indiana. Since that
time over 600 graduates have been commissioned second lieutenants in the army, approxi-
mately 100 of whom are currently serving as regular officers in the Regular Army of the Unit-
ed States. The Cadet Corps at Indiana, which consisted of 208 students in 1950, has number-
ed over 1 600.

Through the years, the physical plant of the university has increased from an original single
building to a campus of about 185 acres (including approximately 100 acres encompassing the
University Lodge) in the center of the community of Indiana with more than 30 major build-
ings, 20 other buildings, and a major athletic field development which provides adequately for
the recreational and physical activities of IUP students.

Recently completed were a men's dormitory complex, learning resourse center, student
health center, ROTC building, maintenence building, a student affairs building, and a fine
arts building. Presently under construction are a women's dormitory complex and a new din-
ing hall.

The overall plan is for the campus to be expanded to over 200 acres, accomodating approxi-
mately 1 2,000 full-time undergraduate students by 1 980.

In 1957 the college was authorized to offer, for the first time, work leading to the Master of
lucation degree in Elementary Education. The program was later expanded to include fif-

University Services and information


A wood and glass structure known as the Master Calendar now hangs on the walls of the
Student Union. It is an effort to centralize the listing of important activities on the campus for
all to view easily and to help eliminate duplicate scheduling and reduce conflicting activities.
By its very nature the Calendar can provide the most up-to-date information on activities and
aid in the long-range planning of campus organizations.

The Master Calendar senter is operated from the office of the Assistant Program Director in
the Student Union, and it receives inormation in any one of the following ways:

1. Organization advisors submit lists of their organization's activities

2. Persons making room reservations for an organizational event are asked to fill out a

3. Any person wishing to announce an organizational activity may receive a form to fill out
on request at theUnionServiceDesk.


Library Hours

Monday through Thursday 7:45am — 10

Friday 7:45am— 9

Saturday 7:45am— 5

Sunday 2:00pm— 10


Record Listening Room — Available during regular library hours; students must ask for the key

Library Policy:

1. Books are charged for circulation on each student's l-Card through computer process.

2. All circulating materials have a loan period of three weeks, except reserve materials,
which vary. A charged item may be renewed if no one has requested it. It must be brought to
the circulation desk for renewal.

3. Fines for general overdue materials are two cents per day, except for reserve materials.
The following fine schedule applies for all overdue reserve materials:

Overdue to one hour $1 .00

Overdue to two hours $2.00

Overdue to three hours $3.00

Overdue to four hours $4.00

Overdue to five hours $5.00

Over five hours 8.00

Maximum fine per day $8.00

4. Magazines do not circulate outside the Library; they are requested for use at the Main

5. If you wish to return library materials at times when the Library is not open, use the book
drop to the left of the steps at the main entrance.

6. Students are asked to be as quiet as possible when working in the Library.


Telephone service to the University was improved immeasurably last year with the addition
of the Centrex system, which put a telephone with direct dialing in every room except those
in John Sutton. It provided the campus with its own "357" exchange and reorganized intra-
campus calling. With Centrex telephones, it is possible to dial all telephones on campus,
dial direct station to station local and long distance calls, receive directly dialed incoming calls,
and transfer incoming calls from one telephone on campus to another.

To dial an on-campus number, simply dial the four digit number. For local calls, dial 9 and
thenthesevendigitnumber. For long distance calls, dial 9- 1 -area code-seven digit number,
except for calls within the 412 area, in which case it is not necessary to include the area
code in dialing. For other calls, dial 9-0 for the Indiana Operator. To transfer incoming calls,
depress the switchhook once, give the operator the extention number the call is to be transfer-
red to, and hang up. In case of emergencies, dial 2140.

Billing is automatic, and bills are mailed to dormitory room telephones directly each month.
Only long distance calls and telegram charges will appear on you bill. Payment is made dir-
ectly to Bell Telephone Company.

DAILY BULLETIN — Issued by the Public Relations Office every day that classes are held,
and posted throughout the campus. Notices to be printed in the Bulliten must be taken to
room 312 Clark Hall before 11am the day before publication. Notices will be printed a maxi-
mum of two consecutive days upon request, except for administrative announcements, which
run three days. All items should be clear, concise, and of concern to a large portion of the
Jniversity community. It is sdmetime necessary to have an item signed by you organizational

FOOD SERVICES — Commuters may purchase meals at the Student Union Coffee Shop, at
the Home Economics Cafeteria in Ackerman Hall, at the Coffee Shop in Foster Hall, or at the
Dther convenient restaurants around the campus.

Contract students may take their meals at Foster, Sutton, or Whitmyre Halls.


SERVICES Pechan Health Services Center, (the University Infirmary), is located at
the corner of Pratt Drive and Maple Street, next to the men's tri-dorms, and is for the use of
all students free of charge, except for special medication and prescriptions. Regular hours are
maintained, but there is a nurse available at all times in case of an emergency. The nurse
should not be called to a student's room unless the seriousness of the illness makes a trip to
the infirmary impossible. After the dormitories close for the night, all students should contact
their counselors or resident assistants, their head residents, or the Assistant Deans of Men
and Women in case of illness. The infirmary should be called before coming if at all possible.

House and dormitory students who are seriuosly ill may secure a bed in the infirmary free of
charge for three days. For each additional day a charge of $1.00 is made. Off-campus stud-
ents are charged $3.00from thefirstday.


Nurses on call 24 hours daily
in case of emergency.

Regular Hours

Monday through Friday Saturday

9:00am-12noon 9:00 am - 1 1 :00 am

1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Drs. Thomas Hadden, Charles Beymer, andT. D. Hunter

PSYCHOLOGICAL CLINIC— This clinic is located in Room 216 Davis Hall, and provides for
personal, vocational, and educational diagnosis and counseling. Marion Geisel is Director.
Ext. 2453

READING CLINIC-Diagnosis and remedial instruction for reading and spelling disabilities

SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC— Incoming freshmen are screened in order to identify any
speech or hearing disorders. Following the screening, students with speech disorders are
referred for further treatment. Speech clearance is necessary for Junior standing clearance
and for Education majors. Hearing tests are administered to University students upon request.
The Director is Dr. Maude Brungard, Ext. 2473. Room 263 Davis Hall.

LOST AND FOUND— Students should report loss of any property immediately to the cust-
odian of the building. Articles found should be turned in to the University Post Office on the
ground floor of the west wing of Foster Hall, where a lost and found service is provided.

MAIL— The University Post Office is located in Foster Hall on the corner of 11th and Grant
streets. The mail is delivered to offices and dormitories from this location. Since it is a branch
of the Indiana Post Office, most postal facilities are available, including boxes for commuting
students. The hours are 8:00am until 4:00pm daily, and Saturday from 8:00am to 1 1 :30am

PROFESSIONALLABORATORY EXPERIENCES— Students in the School of Education are en-
couraged to observe teachers and pupils at work in the University school, located in Davis Hall.
This should be done by arrangement with the Director of the University school, Dr. Alvin
Stuart. Students may also observe classes in other schools by making arrangements through
the Director of Professional Laboratory Experiences, Room 418 Davis Hall. Observations and
participation in class and school-related activities enrich professional course work and develop
readiness for student teaching, scheduled near the end of the undergraduate program.

ROTC— The Military Science Department, located in Pierce Hall, provides instruction in Mili-
tary Science to all physically qualified male students who wish to take advantage of it. Eligible
students may attend the Advanced Course in ROTC which enables the student to earn a com-
mission as an officer in the U. S. Army along with his college degree.

FINANCIAL AID— The Scholarship and Loan programs are directed by the Financial Aid Of-
fice. Any student needing financial aid should file a financial aid application, which is avail-
able upon request at Room 203 Pratt Hall. The University has several loan funds and a con-
siderable number of scholarships available for needy students who maintain good academic
records. A small brochure decribing the available financial aid at Indiana can be picked up at
the Financial Aid Office. More complete information concerning financial aid is available in
the University catalouge.

All applicants for scholarships and loans must file a Parent's Confidential Statement
with Princeton, New Jersey. These forms are available at the Financial Aid Office.

Students are employed on a part-time basis in a number of departments on the campus.
Positions are filled on the basis of financial need and the special abilities required in certain
jobs. Students in need of employment should file an application in the Financial Aid Office
Calls for student help occasionally come from townspeople, and these opportunities for work
are available to students who have filed applications. Except in cases of extreme need, fresh-
men are urged not to seek employment during their first year, but plan to concentrate on their
college work. In order to be employed by the University, a student must maintain a "C"

Under University employment, students usually work a fifteen hour maximum when attend-
ing classes, although there are exceptions. Checks are received every two weeks. This type
of financial aid is not deducted from the tuition bill.


The University Lodge plays an important part in the recreational and instructional life of the
University. Owned by the Student Cooperative Association, this 100 acres of wooded hillside,
with its rustic lodge, three picnic shelters, ski tow, toboggan run, and nature and hiking trails,
not only offers opportunities for classes to study nature and conservation but also is in demand
for picnics, meetings and winter sports. Currently, proposals are being studied to greatly ex-
pand the Lodge and its facilities in the next few years, and many important decisions on the
topic will be made this Fall.

Any student or faculty member is welcome to use the Lodge property, but must be ready to
identify himself by presenting an I -Card at the request of the caretaker.

During the winter months, ski equipment, sleds, and toboggans may be checked out for use.

Arrangements for the use of the Lodge property by groups or classes must be made in the
office of the Scheduling Officer, Mr. Marchand at least one day prior to use. A permit is
issued and must be presented to the caretaker on arrival.

Any of the following are eligible to use the Lodge:

1 . Any individual student or faculty member.

2. Any student group with a faculty advisor.

3. Any organized unit or group of alumni.

4. Any organized faculty group, groups with faculty predominating, or faculty families.

5. Students with their families may use outside shelters when the usual permit has been


Every man is required by law to register for the draft following his eighteenth birthday. IUP
students may register at the local draft board if they choose.

Astudent who desires to receive or retain the II -S student classification must complete form
SS109 each Fall while he is a student. Freshmen must also complete form SS104 (person-
al request for ll-S) and mail it to their local board when they register for the draft. A student
must complete 1 2 credits each semester to be considered full time for selective service purposes.

Questions pertaining to Selective Service matters should be directed to the Assistant Dean
of Men, Whitmyre Hall.


Veterans must complete the proper forms in the office of the Assistant Dean of Men, Whit-
myre Hall each semester and each summer in order to receive their benefits. Veterans must al-
so notify the Veteran's Councelor if they withdraw from the University.

Veterans should submit a copy of their DD214 to the Dean of their school for evaluation for
possible University credit.


The Veteran's Counselor also assists these individuals with their request forms for education


Career Services are available in the Career Services Office to all IUP students approaching
graduation, students who are attempting to obtain teaching certification, students who have been
accepted as candidates tor a degree in the Graduate School, and alumni on the basis of each
one's own choice.

The primary functions of the Career Services program are:

— To provide vocational planning assistance through conferences with professional career coun-

—To accumulate a set of credentials for each student who submits the materials and to make
copies of these credentials available to prospective employers.

—To cooperate with the faculty of the University to increase the over-all awareness of current
employment opportunities and trends.

— To arrange for campus interviews.

—To publicize career information, especially regarding campus interviewing opportunities.

— To prepare a vacancy file and a current vacancy list which are made available to eligible can-

— To maintain a career information library.

— To arrange for occupational information meeting with representatives from education, busi-
ness, industry and government.

— To conduct follow-up studies of occupational supply and demand.

IUP students and alumni are qualified to receive career assistance and reasonable distribu-
tion of credentials, free of charge. This does not include academic transcripts, which may be
obtained through the Registrar's office with payment of $ 1 .00 per transcript.

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Student Publications


The Indiana Penn had its beginning in 1923 and appeared sporadically throughout the 1920's,
though its establishment as a campus newspaper did not occur until 1928. It later reorganized,
and Vol. 1., No. 1 of the present Penn was published on September 12, 1 930

The Penn is published three times a week and has a staff of over one hundred. It maintains
offices in 105-107 Pratt Hall. All students are eligible to work on the staff, and may apply any
time at 106 Pratt Hall, or by calling 2727 between 10am and 5pm Monday through Friday. The

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