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8. OWENSBORO STUDENTS W4IN ACCOUNTING AWARDS
Two Owensboro students, both juniors in the College of Commerce, have
won the principal awards made this year by the professional accounting
fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi. They are Carson B, Harreld, Jr., and Richard
Lee Hayden, winners, respectively, of the Russell S. Grady Award and the
Yeager, Ford & Warren Award. Each student received a $100 cash bonus with
9, COLLEGE JOURNALISTS MEET ON CAMPUS
Editorial staff members of college newspapers throughout Kentucky
were guests of the University on March 19-20 at a conference sponsored
by the School of Journalism and the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Associ-
The delegates heard addresses by Governor Edward T. Breathitt and Mr.
James Morton of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and attended professional
writing and evaluation sessions conducted by members of the journalism
faculty and by visiting newsmen from The Lexington Leader and The Louis-
10, INSTITUTE WILL TACKLE READING PROBLEM
An institute scheduled for this summer in the College of Education
has as its goal the improvement of Kentucky high schoolers' reading ability.
Inability to read well is regarded by many educators as a leading factor
in the school dropout problem.
Financed by a $40,000 grant from the U.S. Office of Education, the
institute planned by the College of Education will provide special training
for 30 secondary school teachers of reading. Each teacher accepted for the
institute will receive a $75 weekly stipend.
Dr. Wallace Z, Ramsey, professor of education and director of the
institute, reports that only a small minority of Kentucky high school
teachers have had even one course in the teaching of reading. In an
effort to overcome this deficiency, the eight-week summer program will deal
with materials, techniques and procedures which can be used in regular high
school classes to improve students' ability to read their assignments
Applications for admission to the institute may be directed to Dr.
Ramsey at the College of Education, The deadline for application is