Tue 22 Jan F
Three weeks into the resumption of winter term 1979-80, and already I'm too much into graduation in May. Having
business classes on Saturday surely doesn't help. While I don't mind getting up early for classes, I wonder whether
it's worth all the fuss to hope to avoid deadend jobs!
The first shot at the GRE's is merely weeks away. I would've applied for the subject test as well, had I the time.
Tue 29 Jan M
The future looks bleak without going to grad school. I was in QBA class when one of the problems used probability
of starting salaries for business students. The grads split along 16K, which is overwhelmingly much for me. With
my major, I'd be lucky to make half that much after graduation. Minimum is $3.35, which comes to a gross of $134/wk,
Anyway, the end of the term approaches. So, I must decide how to finish up both degrees. I need a course
in zoölogy for one and in art for another. I need six credits in drawing, which means 122, 220, and 222. I also
need three more in humanities -- perhaps a course in Shakespeare or in religious studies.
Sat 2 Feb F
The study for the GRE's didn't seem bad this afternoon, after the usual chaos from classes in the morning. In both,
I feel like a part in a mass movement.
Even though Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, I don't mind the next six weeks of winter. I am busy planning the
summer in Canada. It's been nearly two years since I was in Montréal, all three times in late April. Finally I'll
see Québec in summer. Will Joe Clark still be prime minister?
Sat 9 Feb M
Has it really been sixteen years since I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan? Holy Barry Goldwater! By the way,
he's supposed to be at the Republican National Convention this summer.
I find myself fascinated with the shades of colors, from which a dictionary in the Engineering Library explains.
I am signing up for three drawing courses next term, so I think I should buy a couple of sketchbooks! I tried one last
fall, and I risk losing my drawings without a formal place to put them, like my diaries!
Sun 17 Feb M
The end of the term approaches. There was a program on to parallel the famous Frankenstein novel, this time a Doctor
Franken who succeeds in building a human-looking specimen. In the end, the good doctor is interested in how the new
human being can integrate the various personalities.
Fri 22 Feb No! Sat 23 Feb R
Originally this notebook would contain a few fined stories. As it stands now, I'll just put my diary in here.
I have recovered somewhat from my nostalgia from a few years ago. I really haven't decided whether I'll go summer
job hunting yet, but I'd better start with my résumés. I get so mad when I realize that what I wanted to do for so long
has been so obvious. I want security, and if it takes another two years, so what? At this point, my diploma will
be good for practically nothing.
I still have no idea what I got in management and accounting, but if I may assume B's, it will make an acceptable term.
The most important grade, history, is an A, so the rest of the term grades are almost irrelevant.. Anyway, the three
business courses were mass produced, which I found extremely distasteful. Even business law at the Wilkes-Barre campus
had a personal touch, despite the professor's calling us by "polite" last names....
Sun 24 Feb R
What a day! I got up so late I missed Mass. Nonetheless, I'm glad I got to the bookhouse an hour and a half
early rather than an hour -- they left me a nice mess to clean up, which I did with little time to spare....
Mon 25 Feb F
Whew! One more term remains until graduation. I just have to clean up a few courses to finish....
My time at WDFM has already become routine. I come in and check in records every day. The most come in on
Mondays, sometimes in dozens of albums. It exposes me to much variety of music; and boosts my chances at broadcasting.
Sat 1 Mar F
Well, the grades are just what I expected. Now I must turn my attention from business toward finishing up my bachelor
degrees. For the history degree, I just need the three art courses for the arts and either an English course or a religious
studies course for the humanities. I need a zoölogy course for the general science degree.
Mon 3 Mar F
I am back in State College, preparing for my final term, at least as an undergraduate. If all go as planned, I
will spent a wonderful summer in New England and Canada, then come back to graduate school.
Thu 4 Mar R
I just spent today drawing, as I am bored to death by doing nothing. I am so glad the break ends tomorrow, for
I don't think I could stand being home for another full day. I certainly hope life isn't like this -- yecch!
Fri 7 Mar R
Tonight I feel good about next term. I got all three of my art courses, so I'll spend almost half my time drawing.
I hope I can do political cartoons; it will be a way out if I can't prof, and it will be a help if I can. This
will be a term of opportunity for WDFM and biology, in that order. I can definitely drop business (courses) out
-- I am tired of working for that slavedriver (trying to make myself more employable).
Yesterday was quite a day. It was the first (time) this year I walked to campus unalone.... Sitting
in for WDFM gave me an opportunity to meet some of the new power at the station. (Every spring term, the station
has new student management.)....
I've had it with Jerky Jimmy (Carter) and his amateurs. Provincialism should be outlawed. The rightwingers
should have fun in South Carolina tomorrow.... I was going to go to the Lenten Services tonight, but I lost the time factor,
so here I sit on a Friday night sewing paches on my jeans and writing letters.