A Clarkson Mosaic - page 402

1913, this fraternity of 160 chapters requires juniors to be in the top 5%, seniors in the top 10%,
and graduate students in the top 20% of their respective classes to qualify for membership.
With chapters only at colleges and universities accredited by the AACSB, this
organization derives its Greek letters from the initial letters of the Greek words for honor,
wisdom, and earnestness. Its initial inductees were Betsy Beard, Alison Bradner, Terry
Conway, James Daniels, Robert Kaulfuss, George Miller, Robert Tamburrino, and Suzanne
Woodard, and Professors Michael Bommer, Frederic Menz, and President Robert Plane.
George Jones Died.
Found dead of an apparent heart attack in his home in January, Associate
Professor of Chemistry Jones was a 25-year veteran of the Clarkson classroom. Educated at the
University of Virginia, he received his bachelor of science in 1948, master of science in 1950,
and doctor of philosophy in 1952. He joined the Clarkson faculty in 1952, and since 1972
served as executive officer of the Department of Chemistry.
An accomplished musician, George received his master of music degree from Syracuse
in 1961, and served for 18 years as organist and choir master of Trinity Church, Potsdam. He
received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1973. He also served as advisor to Sigma Delta
Foundation Curriculum.
Following a year of discussion on the Faculty Senate floor, the
particulars of a Foundation Curriculum required of all students were approved on April 30,
1979. Its goals were clearly stated:
Goals of the Foundation Curriculum
. The common curriculum strives to make all Clarkson students well-rounded
individuals. Accordingly, the common curriculum tries to assure that all Clarkson College students become aware
of their historical and cultural heritage, and cultivate an appreciation of literature and the fine arts, as well as an
understanding of economic, political, and social systems. It strives to help students learn to speak and write clearly,
understand how to use the computer and library information resources, and develop a knowledge of mathematics,
and the physical and life sciences. In addition, it attempts to provide students with an awareness of self and society,
and to expose them with ethical and variational perspectives within an increasingly technological world.
To achieve these goals, each student was required to take at least two courses in mathematics,
two in the sciences, one in computer programming, six in humanities and social sciences, and
one course each in the School of Management, the School of Engineering, and the School of
Arts and Sciences.
Grading Scale Enlarged.
After lengthy discussions by faculty and students, the Student
Senate, and the Faculty Senate, Clarkson's grading scale was enlarged to include plus grades: A,
B+, B, C+, C, D+, D, F, with the corresponding grade points per hour of 4.0, 3.5, 3.0, 2.5, 2.0,
1.5, 1.0, and 0.
This scale applied only to undergraduate courses. For graduate courses, 2.0
was considered to be the lowest grade acceptable, and 3.0 cumulative average
was required for the receipt of a graduate degree.
Women's Hockey.
Coach Ron Frazer led his women's hockey Golden Blazers to an 11-5
record, finishing with a nine-game winning streak after the return of Kelley Priestley once her
broken collarbone had healed. This team expected to feel the loss of four graduating seniors:
Captain Jan Falk, linemen Sherri DeWees and Joan White, and defenseman Pam Morin.
1...,392,393,394,395,396,397,398,399,400,401 403,404,405,406,407,408,409,410,411,412,...643
Powered by FlippingBook