A Clarkson Mosaic - page 386

The culprit, a senior in the class, had set up the entire prank with his brother, a
psychiatrist at a New York Hospital who provided legitimate attendants in uniforms and with
badges. Pease was released unharmed in the lobby of the Science Center; his reprisal on the
culprit for the prank never was revealed.
Athletic Achievements
. Jesse Armstrong '77 was elected an NCAA Division III All-American
in lacrosse. Betsy Beard was the first woman to receive a Varsity C letter for her active
participation as a competitor, not manager, of a sport-cross-country running.
Blood Drive.
At the end of the Annual Clarkson Ranger's Blood Drive, Mike Clark, chairman,
announced that 924 pints had been donated during the three-day drive. The year's goal was 900,
but students from both colleges as well as townspeople rallied to ensure the success of the
drive. In the 14 years the Rangers had sponsored the Drive, a total of 9,848 pints of whole
blood had been donated.
Faculty Fellows.
Dr. Joseph Katz, chemical engineering professor and Dr. Alan H. Newell,
chairman of the mathematics department, became the first Clarkson faculty to be named as
Guggenheim Fellows; they had spent the past year pursuing research sponsored by the
Guggenheim Foundation: Prof. Katz working on phase transformations at the University of
Marseilles in France and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Newell researching
nonlinear waves, numerical analysis, and plasma physics at the University of Cambridge in
NEH Seminars.
Three humanities faculty members were chosen to participate in National
Endowment for the Humanities seminars for college teachers: Owen Brady to work at Brown
University on "The Black Experience: Insiders and Outsiders," emerging from his interest and
research in black literature; John Serio to work at Princeton on "Modern Poetry and the
American Tradition: Pound, Eliot, Stevens, and Williams," a seminar which led to his becoming
a world authority on Wallace Stevens; and Sheila Raeschild at Johns Hopkins in
"Autobiography and Confession: The Varieties of Literary Form."
By obtaining accreditation from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools
of Business (AACSB), Clarkson's School of Management ranked among the top 25 percent of
business schools in the United States. In the fall, examiners from the Middle States Association
of Colleges and Universities arrived on campus to examine the College. Once again, the high
quality of Clarkson's academic programs was reaffirmed by this team. Such an evaluation
occurs every 10 years.
College Union Board.
The question of just what to do in Potsdam was answered by the
College Union Board (CUB) because committees fostering social, recreational, educational, or
cultural activities worked through this Board. Recent activities included a variety of folk music
on weekends in the Coffee House, Wednesday night movies shown in Snell Hall Auditorium,
and a wide selection of mini-courses.
Some of the major concerts included the Flying Burrito Brothers, Aztec Two Step,
Renaissance, and Dave Mason. The cultural committee brought in violinist Francis Fortier,
Frank Specier's "World of Lennie Bruce," and co-sponsored a Clarkson play, "Guys and Dolls."
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