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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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- 3 - 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 his award. 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- ation. 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- ville Courier-Journal, 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 effectively. Applications for admission to the institute may be directed to Dr. Ramsey at the College of Education, The deadline for application is April 15,