Preliininary Plans F_or Centennial Prelimina~y planning for Peru State's lOOth anniversary is underway. A faculty committee, which included a number of Peru grads, came up with a list of tentative suggestions for observances to pay tribute to Peru State--Nebraska's first college. The observances are planned to coincide with the lOOth academic year--1966-67. Since this is something that will happen only once in our lifetime, the College would appreciate receiving other suggestions for observances besides those mentioned. So, if you have ideas, please send them to the Centennial Commnttee, Peru State College. Three major events will highlight Peru State's lOOth birthday--the Centennial Homecoming in October, presentation of an adaptation of the Semi-Centennial Pageant as a part of the May Fete, and the Charter Day Centennial Convocation, June 20, 1967. Sandwiched among these college-wide observances will be Distinguished Graduates Lectures by Peruvians. The Committee has expressed the hope that many fields of study will be represented. These visiting lecturers will he requested to appear at convocations, seminars, workshops, at fraternity, departmental, service, religious student groups throughout the year. Their return to the campus not only will enrich the intellectual atmosphere, but also will spotlight Peru graduates who have made contributions not only to educational fields, but to others as well. Other suggestions in the Centennial hopper include: a complete up-dated history o~ Peru State; a directory of alumni, an historical centennial movie or slide collection from photographs of campus scenes and events of the past; honor Peruvian families which have had three or more genera tions in attendance at Peru.
Observes lOOth Birthday
East Coast Tour
Offered Among Summer Sessions Two short terms, a field trif to the East, and two five-week sessions wi 1 be the 1965 Summer School offering at Peru State College. More than 100 course offerings will be available during the five-week sessions-June 14 to July 16 and July 19 to August 20. By enrolling for both five-week sessions, a student may earn up to 12 hours of credit. The three-week short courses offered will include: June 28 to July 16 -- Diagnostic and Remedial Reading, Techniques of Counseling, Speech Correction . July 19 to August 6 -- Psychology of Exceptional Children, Philosophy of Education, Audio Visual Materials, Art Exploration, First Aid, Conservation of Natural Resources, Aerospace Science. Peru State's 1965 travel-study opportunity is scheduled from July 17 to August 8. The New York World's Fair wil,~ be a bonus of the 23-day trip which also will include Niagara Falls, Gloucester, Boston, Washington, D.C., and the Lake of the Ozarks. Up to five hours of college credit may be earned in history or social science. The $324 cost includes air conditioned charter bus transportation, hotel, tips, incidentals, with meals and tuition extra. Repeated in 1965 will be the Aerospace Science short course, which proved to be so popular last summer. Taught by air force instructors, the course considers the aerospace age from a non-technical standpoint. Included in the course will be a tour of the Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base; Omaha, and an airlift field trip to an air force installation outside Nebraska. Complete information about the 1965 summer sessions at Peru State may be secured by reguesting a bulletin from the Registrar, Peru State College, Peru, Nebr. 68421.
Miss Anna Goshen, a member of the facul-
~y of Peru State from 1899·to 1913, as super-
intendent of the Training School and teacher of courses in psychology and pedagogy, observed her lOOth birthday, March 5, at her home at 7209 Elmwood avenue, Philadelphia. . . She resigned her position at Peru to Join the faculty of West Chester State Normal. School, her alma mater;, where she served until her retirement in 1928. A new residence hall on the campus of· West Chester State College has been naned in her honor. ~iss qo~hen"s feelings concerning being a senior citizen were expressed in her letter to the class. o:( 1904 at the time of the SO-year reunion in .1954: · "As you face the future, don't let the ·spectre of •old age' get you down. People of your ~nergy ~nd id~als do not stagnate. T~ere is a fair margin of time. left for you; time to gratify latent ambitions, to relax and to have fun. In fact, barrin~ serious illness, the Indian Summer of life often pro!es it's the most rewarding and satisfying period. May that be your experience."
Peruvians to Congress Two freshman members of the U.S. Congress list Peru State Coilege as their alma mater. Nebraska's first district congressman is Clair Callan, '42, a native of Odell. William D. Ford, who attended Peru State for pre-law in 1946-47, was elected from the 15th district of Michigan. Mr. Callan is an Odell and Beatrice businessman. Mr. Ford an attorney at Taylor, Mich., served previ~usly in the Michigan State Senate.
Volume XIV Number 1 Spring, 1965 Official publication of Peru State College. Published and distributed in November and April. Please notify the College of changes of address.
1965 issues of the Peru Stater, Peru State College (Nebraska)