A Clarkson Mosaic - page 383

Design Winners.
Two members of the Class of 1975 won top honors in the 14th Annual
American Society of Mechanical Engineers national design contest. Paul Bernard of Saugerties,
N.Y., and Rodney Godelle of Syracuse captured first and second places-the first time that one
college had won both prizes at the same time.
Entrants were to design a manpowered vehicle weighing 30 pounds or less, and
providing both safety precautions and protection from the weather. Working with Prof. John
Rollins of the MIE department, both Paul and Rodney designed vehicles featuring Atkinson
steering devices, differentials on the rear axle, multispeed transmissions, hand controls for
shifting, and pedals. Paul designed a four-wheel vehicle using rotational pedals and handlebars
and an aluminum alloy frame; Rodney's three-wheeler used reciprocal pedals, a steering wheel,
and a magnesium frame.
Professor Emeritus.
Clarkson established an official Professor Emeritus policy in November.
This rank is to be voted by the Trustees on recommendation of the president at the time of
retirement of a member of the regular Clarkson faculty. Such status denotes continuing ties with
the College, and entitles the holder to the following privileges: participation as faculty during
Commencement and other such occasions, library privileges equal to those of the regular
faculty, privileges in attendance at campus activities, the use of recreational facilities, and
maintenance on appropriate College faculty listing.
Rifle Team Tops.
With an impressive 12-2 record, Clarkson claimed the championship in the
eight-member New York State Intercollegiate Rifle League. Emmett Hines III '78 was the top
scorer in the league with 281.36 shooting average in the 14 matches. He also set a record for
competition in the standing position with a 95 out of a possible 100 in a match against Canisius
on November 24.
Eight men competed on the team and the top five shooters' scores determined the match
score. Trying to achieve a perfect 300 score, each competitor fired 10 shots from the prone,
kneeling, and standing positions at a target two inches in diameter from a distance of 50 feet
using Anshutz super match .22 caliber rifles; the bull's-eye at the center of the target is only a
little larger than the point of a pencil.
New Faculty.
Joining the Clarkson faculty from a teaching position for the Peace Corps in
Sierra Leone, Owen Brady brought to the humanities department a solid base drama, especially
in Shakespeare. Later, in 1981, he became dean of the Faculty of Liberal Studies. His wife,
Barbara, became the first director of the new Writing Lab designed to help students with
problems in writing situations, but not to replace the instruction in writing found in humanities
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