The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, June 13, 1961, Page Page 4, Image 4

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    Tuesday, June 13, 1961
Page 4
Summer Nebraskan
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High School Graduates
By Nancy Whitford
The University has begun to
encourage high school stu
dents to attend summer
school immediately after
Summer school director
Frank Sorenson said the new
emphasis this summer on ob
taining college education ear
ly has been made possible by
an intensified counseling pro
gram to aid students who:
Qualify for advanced
Expect to go beyong the
bachelors degree;
Wish to reduce their time
hi college;
Ranked scholastically low
la high school;
Have insufficient prepara
tioa in subjects required for
admission to a particular
course of study.
Prior to this year the Uni
versity had discouraged high
school students from attend
ing summer sessions although
the facilities were available
to the handful of 10-20 deter
mined to participate each
Guidance service
Sorenson said the counseling
program gives summer stu
dents the same type of guid
ance as fall enrollees, thus
eliminating the objections that
the students do not have time
to become adapted to college
and that the University does
not have time to plan as care
fully for them.
The guidance program
makes it operationally possi
ble to integrate the high
school students into the more'
mature level of campus learn
ing at an earlier date, accord
ing to Sorenson, but the me
chanical transition is under
scored with plans for the fu
ture. Sorenson said the adminis
tration "knows there will be
a bulge ahead and wants to
take advantage of idle build
ings and staff during the
summer months."
"Students used to be busy
during the summer," he said,
"but they too are beginning
to realize they want to hasten
the day of graduation.
"Education is the best route
to better jobs. It enables the
student to take a more respon
sible position in his commun
ity, and the accelerated pro
gram is especially vital to the
nation as a whole as America
moves into the . complexities
of the space age" he said.
Useful Program
Chancellor Clifford Hardin
endorsed the program saying
it "will be useful to several
different groups of students
during the transition from
high school to college."
These groups would include
students who can qualify for
advanced placement, especial
ly in mathematics and phy
ics, who may complete a
freshman sequence in one sub
ject and continue the subject
at the sophomore level in the
fall. ,
Early planners who start
college during the summer
will also find it possible to
earn a Bachelor's degree
wKhin three years after high
school graduation and thus
begin graduate or profession
al work a year sooner.
Another group, students tak
ing five year courses such as
engineering and architecture,
will be able to complete the
course in four years with the
aid of summer school.
A small number of high
school juniors who show spe
cial promise will also have the
opportunity for further chal-
Nancy Whitford is a jun
ior in Arts and Sciences
and majoring in journal
ism. A resident of Madison,
Nebraska, Nancy has served
as staff writer for the Daily
Nebraskan, student news
paper during the regular
school year, and she recent
ly received the $250 Weekly
Newspaper scholarship at
the Journalism Awards ban
quet. She was also named
the outsadntng feature
writer on the Daily Nebras
kan for the 1960-61 school
lenge by taking summer
courses before returning for
their senior year, according
to deputy registrar Fred Nico
lai. Nkolai said the talented
juniors must have their par
ents approval and the recom
mendation of the high school
"This is not a 'prestige pro
gram or a program for stu
dents who have nothing else
to do in the summer, " Nicolai
said. "These students must
show definite ability and must
have taken all the high school
level courses available in the
desired area of study."
Trial Program
A willing student graduat
ing from the lower one-fourth
of his high school class, on
the other hand will be able to
participate in a trial program
designed to discover his capa
bilities. Sorenson said this student
will be limited to registration
in English B an elementary
course in English composi
tion, and in mathematics 12
a course in intermediate alge
bra, for a combined total of
four semester hours of credit.
Each subject will be taught
on a double-period basis with
the student attending the reg
ular daily classes in English
and mathematics plus an ad
ditional supervised session for
individual teaching and assist
ance. Sorenson added, however,
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the program is not intended
as a sub-college course of
Indicating the value of the
program, Sorenson said, "the
student will be risking consid
erably less cost in time and
money to determine his true
college capabilities and to dis
cover if he is one of the few
who is able to improve his
scholastic efficiency to meet
college standards."
At present, approximately
one out of ten students in this
category will be graduated
from a good college or univer
sity, he estimated.
Remove Deficiencies
Sorenson said it is also ad
vantageous for students with
academic deficiencies to
make up work during the
summer sessions in order to
compete more successfully
with other students during the
fall term.
High schoolers who intend
to enter the College of Engi
neering and Architecture and
are not qualified for mathe
matics 14 (advanced algebra
and trigonometry) will be
able to study a preparatory
course (mathematics 12) dur
ing the summer.
Students in architecture who
have not had high school
chemistry may take a sum
mer course in beginning
Graduating seniors are not
placed in "special classes" by
themselves although each
dean recommends areas of
study which he feels will be
especially helpful to the early
starter within his college.
Charles S. Miller, Dean of
the College of Business Ad
ministration, tells the begin
ning summer student to take
a basic course in math r
English as well as beginning
courses in accounting and eco
nomics. Students in Agriculture are
urged by Dean Elvin F. Fro
lik to take freshman courses
in English and mathematics
as most of the ag courses are
on the graduate level during
the summer.
Dean of the College of Arts
and Sciences Walter E. Mili
tzer recommends courses
which will apply to group re
quirements in English, hu
manities, social science,
mathematics, natural sciences
and languages.
Mathematics courses are
stressed by Assistant Dean of
the College of Engineering
and Architecture James S.
Blackman. Blackman said ad
vanced students should regis
ter for math 18 and students
with deficiencies, math 12.
Dean Walter Beggs said
high school students will have
the opportunity "to adjust to
the University environment
while taking two or three of
the regular courses offered
for freshmen in Teachers Col
lege." Financial Advantages
Sorenson said the summer
program offers financial as
well as academic advantages.
"If a student were to work
each summer after high
school graduation and save
$5OO-$700 per summer, his to
tal savings over four years
would still be only half of the
$4,500-$5,500 he could earn
during the added year of work
gained by graduating early.
"And there is still time for
plenty of vacation in August,"
Sorenson said.
. For the first time this year,
(45 scholarships were availa
ble to high school students at
tending summer school ac
cording to Dr. Aubrey For
rest, director of scholarships
and financial aids. At pres
ent, no scholarships are avail
able to upperclass students
taking summer work, how
ever. Loans up to a maximum of
$20O-$400 will be available to
high schoolers who intend to
enroll as full-time students in
the fall, show a definite finan
cial need and possess the
qualifications required to ap
ply for scholarships.
Forrest said the scholarship
office also serves as a clear
ing agency for student em
ployment, both on-campus and
Math Professor
Presents Lectures
Professor Kurt A. Hirsch,
visiting professor of Mathe
matics at Washington Univer
sity in St. Louis, Mo., will
present two lecturs on the Ne
braska campus tomorrow.
Hirsch, who holds the math
ematics chair at the Univer
sity of London, will discuss
"Torsian-F ree Abelian
Groups" at a mathematics
coloquiuni at 3 p.m. in 108
Burnett. His second lecture.
"The Life of Felix Klein,"
will be presented at 7:30 p.m.
in 108 Burnett.
Hirsch holds a Doctor of
Philosophy degree from the
University of Berlin. His lec
tures are being sponsored by
the University Research Coun
cil and the National Science
Foundation Mathemat
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TV Classroom
Orginates at NU
An Omaha television sta
tion, KETV, will broadcast
IVi hours of classroom in
struction each week next fall.
The programs will originate
in KUON-TV studios at the
University and will broadcast
simultaneously over the two
Eight school systems will
use the facilities for 10,000
students in 300 classrooms.
These schools include Omaha
Westside, Ralston, Gretna, Ne
braska City, Waverly, Syra
cuse, Elk Creek and Douglas.
The 14 programs that will
be broadcast each week in
clude third and fourth grade
arithmetic, fifth and sixth
grade science, seventh and
eighth grade social studies
and fourth and fifth grade
French. A sophomore college
course in introductiory educa
tion will also be offered twice
a week.
The programs will be broad
cast each day, 8-9:30 a.m.
Swimming Opens
At Coliseum Pool
The Coliseum swimming
pool will be available to wom
en students 4-5 p.m., Monday
through Friday during the
summer session. The pro
gram is sponsored by the De
partment of Physical Educa
tion for Women.
Swimmers must bring their
own bathing caps, but suits
and towels are provided for a
10 cent fee. A swimming per
mit from the Student Health
Center is required
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May Reach
9,000 in Fall
With activity of summer
classes underway and regis
tration nearly completed, Uni
versity officials turned to an
ticipating enrollment next fall.
The registrars office reports
that already signed enrollment
applications from potential
freshmen exceed the 2,502
freshmen who entered the Uni
versity last September. They
anticipate total University en
rollment to exceed 9,000.
Last year total enrollment
in the University was 8.703, an
increase of 292 from the pre
vious year.
Registrar Floyd Hoover
said, however, that compari
sons cannot really be made
with last year since the Uni
versity did not use the early,
enrollment system as exten
sively as they have this year."
Hoover anticipated that there
would be a "sharp decline" in
the number of applications re
ceived by the University from
now on, however.
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