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' Thursday, July 21, 1955
Opportunity . . .
Of Placement Plan
By ROGER WAIT
Editor's note: This week's "Op
portunity" feature is concerned
with a relatively unknown service
- available on the University cam
pus. The seventh and final article
in this series will concern the Uni
versity as "opportunity" for the
"Apparently we have people here
in the Summer Session who are
unaware of the Teacher Placement
Division or who do not care to
use its service's.'
That declaratirn was made by
Division Co-ordinafor Wesley
Meierhenry in a Summer . Nebras
kan interview Monday. There is a
current "shortage of qualified
teachers," he added.
Meierhenry urged Teachers Col
lege students, who have not yet
registered with the Division to do
sc immediately. - He said that the
only requirements for registration
are 15 credit hours on record and
recommendations of three faculty
members from any college in the
Between eight and ten school
superintendents a day come in to
get teachers, he said, with between
25 and 30 openings a day.
This service includes solicitation
oi teaching vacancies from all over
the nation, its territories and some
foreign countries. An up-to-date
set of credentials is maintained
for each registrant, which Meier
henry said, which provides "per
sonal flata, educational background
ratings of -faculty members and
comments" from administrators.
Approximately 1,000 persons are
registered at any one time, Meier
henry said. Of these between 300
and 400 are seniors in Teachers
College, he added. The rest are
tliose who are seeking changes of
position, Meierhenry said.
"It is difficult to tell at this
time," Meirhenry said, "but in Ne
braska we are short several hun
dred secondary teachers." Re
garding the elementary school situ
ation, he said, we are not quite
He attributed this to past pub
licity of the elementary teacher
Union Display Shows
Art Worfc Of LePell
A new exhibit of paintings and
drawings by Corban LePell, Uni
versity student In art, is now on
display in the Union Main Lounge.
This is LePell's first one-man show-ing.-
LePell's paintings and drawings
are abstract. The themes seem to
be an expression of an inner com
pulsion of LePell's to set forth his
feelings in artistic mediums. Al
most 'all of them employ somber
colors woven in such a way as
to convey an impression of mystical
concern with modern life's prob
lems. LePell's favorite painting in the
show is ""Norfolk Air," although
he would not give a specific rea
son for his personal preference.
He said that his inspiration comes
from progress. "Painting a paint
ing becomes visually exciting in
In LePell's opinion, Thomas Shef
field, assistant professor of art
who specializes in ceramics, Is the
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shortage and to the renewal of
certificates by former teachers.
But, he added, "there is still need
foi younger teachers' in the ele
The most acute secondary short-
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ages, Meierhenry said, are for
teachers of home economics, com
mercial arts, English, mathemat
ics, science and music.
Meierhenry listed several reasons
for the current teacher shortage.
Low salaries, living conditions in
smaller towns, the "lack of good
induction procedures which
dc not make teachers feel at
home" and competition from in
dustry were cited.
Not enough students are choos
ing to make teaching their careers
for two reasons, he said.
First, he said, the depression has
caused a "low point as far as
potential college graduates are con
cerned." Secondly. Meierhenry
said, the "difficulties and draw
backs of teaching have been so
highly publicized that young people
are not aware ot changes", in edu
mere is a need to get "more
capable young men into college,"
hf- declared, and "a need to get
more college people into teaching "
best artist in this area of the coun
try. Sheffield is known as an
outstanding sculptor, and potter.
He has been most influenced in
his style, LePell said, by Shef
field; Watson Bidwell, high-school
teacher of his in Wichita, and
Bruce Connor, of the University
LePell's other exhibitions, all In
1954, have been Exhibition Mo
mentum in Chicago, the Midwest
Biennial in Omaha, and the an
nual San Francisco Watercoior
show. He has also participated in
several local exhibitions.
LePell is employed by the Ne
braska Historical Society for the
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The Board of Regents may have
raised the tuition fee at their Mon
day meeting, but they also gave
recognition to young love and
saved a coed $10 she might have
had to pay as an absentee fee for
missing summer commencement.
. Martha Sorenson, Arts and Sci
ence senior, confused the dates of
her coming wedding and com
mencement exercises and, finding
them to be the same, chose to
travel to the altar instead of the
The Regents, however, were un
derstanding and waived the cus
tomary absentee fee and sent along
their best wishes to the young
Currently in the formative
process at the University is the
"Nebraska Community Education
A Teachers College workshop
seminar is meeting this summer
to explore ways of- getting the
project under way, said Dale Hayes
associate co-ordinator of the proj
ect The workshop-seminar meets
every afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m.
in Room 431, Love Memorial Li
brary. This week, the workshop met
with 18 community leaders from
Mullen, Neb., Hayes said, to "iden
tify what they feel are the most im
perative needs of the community"
and to consider "ways Of solving
problems" of Mullen. Next week,
workshop members will meet with
representatives from Sidney for
the same purpose.
During the course of the project,
Hayes said, Teachers College, the
state Department ol Public In
struction and the Nebraska State
Eaucation Association are work
ing "co-operatively to provide re
sources that might enable each
of four selected pilot-center com
munities to improve their own
community and living therein."
Other Nebraska towns participat
ing in the project besides Mullen
and Sidney are Syracuse and York.
It is hoped, Hayes continued, that
one of the project's results will
be a "research paper which will
be a record of the activities and
processes that took place so they
can be reported publicly."
In February 1954, a . four-year
investigation proposal was sub
mitted to the non-profit Carnegie
Corporation of New York City.
Called "The Nebraska Community
Education Study," it was proposed
in a letter that "the study would
be concerned with the general prob
and lay educational leadership and
noting the resulting influence on
living standards and values in com
Subsequently the corporation ap
proved a two-year program and
granted $90,000 to carry out the
rout: Brown Billfold. Reward for the
return of billfold. Contact: Fred Arnold,
1542 Clay St., Ashland, Vf'ar. Ph. 98W.
Appointment of Dr. T. H. Good
ding, professor of agronomy, as a
member of the University advis
ory team in Turkey was approved
Monday by the Board of Regents.
- u- t
latuiy 1UI OO
years, was ac
cepted by the
R n r i n c rp-
ceived the Uni- CcH,r,esy I ,nco,n s,at
versity's $1,- Goodding
000 award for distinguished teach
ing in the physical and technologi
cal sciences, left by air for Turkey
from New York Monday evening.
In Turkey he will be professor
of agronomy and adviser to Anka
Univesrity. As the first agronomist
named to the Nebraska team,
headed by Dr. Marvel Baker, Dr.
Goodding's duties will include some
teaching and the training of teach
ers. Accompanying him on the two
year assignment will be his wife
and Miss Louise Nelson of Lincoln,
who will act as his secretary.
Dr. Goodding joined the Univer
sity staff in 1917 as an agricultural
extension specialist then was ap
pointed an assistant professor of
agronomy in 1919.
Born at Macon, Mo., Dr. Good
ding attended elementary and sec
ondary schools at Fullerton. In
1913 he taught in a rural school
near Fullerton. He received his
Bachelor of Science degree in 1916.
Voice Of Turtle
"The Voice of the Turtle" is the
Hayloft Theater play now in pro
duction. The current play by John Van
Druten stars Lou Sanchez as Olive
Katy Kelley as Sally and Jack
Parris as Bill. Curtain time is 8:30
p.m. at the Theater which is being
run by a group of University grad
uates and students. Production will
continue through Sunday evening.
Next week's play is "Accent on
"Y6u'll have to hand it to Venus
rie Milo when it comes to eating."
"How else-could she eat?"
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July 21 Square Dance Fun Round
Fishing Sport Reels,
Union Lounge, 11:45 a.m.
World Trouble Spot For
um, "Asia," Love Library
Auditorium, 2 p.m.
Craft shop open 7 p.m.
22 -Square Dance Fun Round
24 Union Free Movie, Ball
room, 7:30 p.m., "Brief
25 Clinic on Home School
Relations, noon luncheon;
2 p.m. Convocation
26 Bridge Lessons, 4
Handicrafts class, 7
27 "Midsummer's Night
Dream," 8 p.m., Howell
28 1955 Orange Bowl Sport
Reels, color, 11:45 a.m.,
Fifty Band Leaders
Almost 50 band conductors in
Nebraska attended 'the second
Marching Band Clinic Tuesday and
Wednesday, at the University.
Under the direction of Prof. Don
ald Lentz, -conductor of the Uni
versity Band, the clinic consisted
of round-table discussions with
demonstrations on all phases of
marching band work.
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