The Retort (Billings, Mont.) 1955-2014, October 02, 1959, Image 1

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Billings, Montana October 2, 1959 Presiding at the refreshment table at the pr :dent's reception for students Sept. 24 were Ruthann Barnicoat, Butte senior; Karen Wilson junior, and Barbara Huber, Billings sen- ior. The reception followed the dinner honorin r ew faculty members given by the Faculty Women's Club at the Student Union the same evening. Registration Makes History As Students Eiroll Via IBM STERN INITIATES START OF YEAR Usually routine, registration at Eastern made campus history last week as students enrolled for the fall quarter with the assistance or the IBM data processing com- plex installed at the college this summer. The only evidence to students of a change in registration pro- cedure was the packet of IBM cards they filled out instead of registration forms previously used. 11 , 11 - to FMCF.'s registrar and busi- ness offices the new routine meant the beginning of simplified record- keeping systems through use of the electronic IBM equipment. Use of the cards for student records began with those punched and printed from the application for admission forms filled out by EMCE students. The IBM reg- istration cards were then readied for the student's use at the be- ginning of the quarter. Time Appointment Cards Before registering last week the student was issued a time-ap- pointment card to decrease con- gestion in the gymnasium. Ar- riving for registration, he picked up an official registration form and worksheet and the following IBM cards: permit to enroll, change of status, official enroll- ment inormation card, church preference, student copy of en- rollment, fee assessment, and vet- eran's enrollment and application for graduation cards if needed. Upon completion of consulta- tion with his adviser, the student received a permit to attend class card and official class cards from sectioners, filled out all the cards, reported to the president's or vice president's table for a review of his schedule, had his cards scru- tinized for accuracy at the check- ers' tables, was assessed fees, and paid them at the business office. If he drives a car, he filled out a registration card to park on campus later in the week. Additional cards which the EMCE student might use during the year include the grade index, withdrawal, change of program, and change of curriculum cards. Business Office Cards IBM cards which will be used by Eastern's business office will include records of inventory, cash receipts and deposits, resi- dence hall receipts, department and state fund budgets, automo- bile registration, payroll, pur- chases journal, accounts payable ledger, and claims register, the larter four still in planning stages. Eastern's IBM machines were installed in a room on the ground door of the Administration build- ing this summer under supervi- sion of Curt W. Thomas, IBM Bil- lings sales representative. The college leases the 'machines from International Business Machines, Inc., which does not sell its elec- tronic equipment. Use of the IBM equipment for a college of Eastern's size became feasible last year when the cost of leasing the IBM printer decreased. The IBM complex will serve the offices of M. E. Johnson, busi- ness manager, and Francis L. Mor- gan, acting registrar, with Mor- gan as coordinator of the equip- ment. Eastern IBM supervisor is Bill Zintheo; keypunch operator Twenty new faculty members Jaye joined the staff of Eastern Montana College of Education for he new academic year, Dr. H. L. Steele, president, has announced. The new teachers are: Gil D. Allardyce, Mrs. Eloise Beam, Mrs. Jean Davis, Gilbert Dyer, Francis L. Kafka, Mrs. Emma L. Melton, Frederick K. Miller, Grant H. Newman, George F. Perkins, Dr. James H. Platt, Emil Ponich, John T. Reque, Mrs. Amalie R. Shan- non, Mrs. Julie Shelton, Harold C. Slagel, Ben Steele, Mrs. Dar- leen B. Stephens, C. Paul Thomp- son, James W. Thompson, and Dennis E. Winters. Allardyce, instructor in social science, holds B.A. and M.A. de- grees from Boston University and did graduate study at the Univer- sity of Iowa last year. He held teaching assistantships at both universities. Mrs. Beam, part-time music in- structor, has a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University. She has been a piano teacher in Billings and at Rocky Mountain College since 1956. and has taught music in Louisiana and Mississip- pi. Assistant Librarian Mrs. Davis, assistant librarian and assistant professor of Span- ish, has been reference and cat- alog librarian at Montana State University since 1956. She has B.A. and M.A. degrees from Washington State College and an M.A. degree in librarianship from the University of Denver. She is Bernice Berg. Requests for student record and financial re- ports from other EMCE depart- ments will be handled through the registrar's and business offices. Five IBM Machines Eastern's IBM equipment in- cludes five machines: key punch, interpreter, sorter, reproducer, and tabulating printer. The rec- tangular holes in the IBM regis- tration cards students filled out last week were made on the key punch machine, which has a com- bination alphabetical-numerical keyboard. Operation of the keys electronically punches as many as three holes in a card at once, each representing in code a par- ticular item of information. The card moves from left to right as —continued on page 3 taught at Washington State and Eastern Washington College and has been librarian at the Univer- sity of Denver and Community College, Anchorage, Alaska. Dyer, social science instructor, holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from MSU. Last year he was an in- structor in the MSU economics department. Public Relations Director Kafka. dir4ctor of public rela- tions and assistant professor of business, holds degrees from Har- vard, Trinity College, and Stan- ford University He has been a reporter for the Nev York Journ- al of Commerce and on the public relations staffs at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, Calif. Mrs. Melton, assistant professor of education, has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Northern South Da- kota State Teachers College. She has taught in public schools at Cardwell and Dillon and was campus school kindergarten teacher at Wisconsin State Col- lege at River Falls the past two years. Miller, assistant professor of drama, is director of the Pioneer Playhouse Summer Theatre in Billings. He taught at Billings Senior high school from 1940 un- til this year. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Wis- consin and an M.A. from North- western University. Newman, instructor in music, is replacing Richard Colwell, who by Judy Rollins The barefoot, bronzed school- boy, gathering his frayed speller and arithmetic book to answer the first summons of his schoolmarm in the fall, has no counterpart in the reality of registration and Orientation Week activities which engulfed Eastern's campus last week. For one solid week, all activi- ties and events at Eastern were geared at introducing the incom- ing freshmen at Eastern to one another, to the upperclassmen, and to the mysteries and intrigues of campus life. Much preparation and planning by faculty and up- perclassmen went into orienting hordes of freshmen and transfer students to college life. Courtesy Crew The kickoff to the week's ac- tivities came Saturday evening, Sept. 19, at an organizational Courtesy Crew meeting presided over by June Hamilton, chairman of the Courtesy Crew, and Miss Carol Saunders, Eastern's Dean of Women. Assignments were made to members of the Courtesy Crew for the events which high- lighted the week's activities. Sunday, Sept. 20, was devoted to moving freshmen into the dorm- itories with the assistance of vet- eran dorm occupants and with an open house for new students and their proud, bewildered parents. Faculty members and their wives and Courtesy Crew members greeted the guests and briefed them on the week's coming events. A buffet supper snack was served to all new students in the Student Union building on Sunday evening and the remainder of the evening was spent by the fresh- men in their individual dorm meetings. Monday, free from the domi- nating presence of the upperclass- men, incoming freshmen at East- ern were greeted at the opening convocation by President H. L. Steele, Bill Hilton, president of the student body, Dean Charles B. Price, and Dr. William Garri- son, director of testing. is on leave of absence this year. Newman has a B.F.A. degree from the University of South Dakota and an M.A. degree from the Uni- versity of Illinois. He taught for two years at Gettysburg high school, S.D. Perkins, music instructor, re- ceived B.M. and M.M. degrees from Eastman School of Music and has done further graduate study at Eastman, University at California, and San Diego State College. He has been conductor of the Billings Symphony orches- tra and chorus since 1955 and comes to EMCE from Northwest Community College, Powell, Wyo. He has taught at Yakima, Wash., MSU, and the University of Geor- gia. Special Education Man Dr. Platt, associate professor and director of special education, taught speech pathology at EMCE during the 1958 summer session. He holds a B.A. degree from Bowling Green State University, an M.A. from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Denver. He has been on the faculties of the Uni- versity of Maine, Michigan State University, and Northeast Mis- souri State Teachers College. Ponich, instructor in English, received a B.S. degree from East- ern and an M.A. degree from MSU. He was a graduate assistant in English at MSU the past two years. Reque, journalism instructor, has a B.A. degree from Wisconsin After reporting to testing rooms they spent the remainder of the day completing grueling place- ment tests punctured by five-min- ute breaks. That evening was de- . voted to the Big Sister-Little Sis- ter picnic sponsored by Assoc- iated Women Students for the dis- taff students at Eastern and a Men's Residence Hall meeting for all the new male students. New students and old had a chance to become acquainted at the scaven- ger hunt held that night despite the soggy weather. Registration Daze Tuesday and Wednesday were devoted to the business of im- munization and registration an to meetings of special interest to students eager to begin participa- tion in campus organizations. Women students were introduced to Sharon Parker, president of AWS, who in turn introduced Barbara Finn, a representative of Pep Club, Evelyn Howard, presi- dent of Delta Kappa Epsilon, Barbi Huber, social chairman of AWS, Judy Rollins, president of Spurs, and Miss Lucy Smith, ad- visor of the Women's Athletic As- sociation. Miss Huber explained the func- tions of the new AWS student handbook, Coed Cues, created to guide all women students in their dress and behavior during their four year hitch at Eastern. That evening Spurs sponsored the an- nual freshman mixer chaperoned by Dr. and Mrs. T. E. Moriarty, Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Rollins, and Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Schlaht, fac- ulty members and their wives. Dr. Harold Alterowitz directed the freshmen in various mixers to the music of Addison Bragg's or- chestra. Wednesday all freshmen registered in the gym after first meeting their advisor and till- ing out myriads of IBM forms. They were rewarded for their pa- tience and fortitude with the showing of \Death of a Sales- man\ that evening. Class Begin Thursday formal class instruc- -continued on page 3 State College and an M.A. degree ..rom the University of Minnesota. He has taught at Glasgow and Missoula County high schools and last year at Southwestern College in Kansas. Mrs. Shannon, English instruc- tor, earned a B.S. degree at the University of Minnesota and an M.S. degree at EMCE. She has taught English at Billings Senior high school since 1956. Mrs. Shelton, science and math- ematics lecturer, is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and attended Eastern the past two years. She has served as consult- ing engineer to several companies and the Oklahoma Bridge Dept. Music Instructor Slagel, music instructor, holds B.M. and M.M. degrees from the University of Nebraska. He taught vocal music at Wilber and Chase County high schools, both in Nebraska. Steele, instructor in humanities and art, holds a four-year di- ploma from the Cleveland Insti- tute of Art, a B.S. degree from Kent State University in Ohio, and an M.A. degree from Denver University. He has taught in Ohio and for six years was staff crafts director with the Depart- ment of the Army Recreational Program (Arts & Crafts) for the 3rd Army area, stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia. Captured on Bataan in 1942, he was a Jap- anese prisoner of war for four years. —continued on page 2 twenty Instructors Join EMCE Faculty

The Retort (Billings, Mont.), 02 Oct. 1959, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.