A Clarkson Mosaic - page 440

Father Kellogg Honored.
When President Plane announced Father Bernard Kellogg's name at
Commencement as the recipient of an honorary degree, the entire senior class stood up as one
and gave the priest a three-minute standing ovation.
As former pastor of the Newman Center in Potsdam, Father Kellogg had a lasting
impact on both the College and the community. His sympathetic concern for everyone and his
special ability to make people laugh enriched all who knew him.
Returning to the United States from service in the slums of southern Peru, Fr. Kellogg
became knowledgeable in the techniques of Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in relating to people
suffering from the loss of a loved one. He later applied these techniques to the fields of
alcoholism and grief management, and passed the knowledge to students at Clarkson and other
colleges. He was so sought-after at all hours of the day and night by problem-laden people of
all denominations and ages that he was forced to move from the priest's accommodations
adjacent to the downtown Newman Center to an apartment on the fringes of the town.
Writing Lab.
To help students iron out problems with their writing, the Writing Lab in room
381 of the Science Center was staffed by student tutors who discussed problems on a one-on-
one basis. Twelve undergraduate and graduate students, under the guidance of the Lab director,
Barbara Brady, an instructor in the technical communications department, provided the service
from 2:30 to 4:30 on weekdays, and 6:30 to 8:30 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. These
tutors came from departments across the campus-from engineering, management, science, and
technical communications-thus offering familiarity with a wide range of topics.
In addition, each was trained at a special weekend-long seminar in September in
conjunction with Writing Lab staffs from St. Lawrence and Potsdam State. At this seminar, the
tutors learned how to work effectively with students visiting the Lab. They were taught how to
correct problems better by learning to aid in organization, outlining, drafting and development,
proofreading and grammar, and just about anything else that a student might need help with on
a writing assignment. Over 350 students received help in the Lab during fall 1982, many at the
specific suggestion of faculty, which underscored the Lab's effectiveness in the eyes of the
To ensure that the yearbook reflected events for the entire senior
year, the editors of the
decided to distribute the book in the fall, and thereby
include pictures of Commencement, senior week, spring sports, and any other notable spring
events during the senior year. Typographically, this new distribution date moved into February
the deadline for color photographs to be submitted for consideration. That change resulted in
doubling the number of color photographs to 34 in 1983 from 16 in 1982. It also allowed for a
more precise number of books ordered for printing. Seniors and other students not on campus
had their copies mailed to them, assuring delivery.
Student Advisory Council.
A major goal of the new dean of management, Eugene Kaczka,
was the improvement of communication between students, faculty, and the dean's office. One
of the key steps to accomplish that goal was the establishment of a Student Advisory Council to
meet regularly with the dean and discuss problems or questions they or the dean might have.
This group participated in the accreditation process of Clarkson's MBA program. Students
comprising the initial council were Karen Buesing, Kelly Lonergan, Paul Oates, Babette Peters,
Suzanne Plumb, Bill Pugh, David Rowe, and Janice Simms.
1...,430,431,432,433,434,435,436,437,438,439 441,442,443,444,445,446,447,448,449,450,...643
Powered by FlippingBook