The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on February 2, 1986 · Page 13
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Weddi "g s ^stones p ro fe ssor mes humor to ease exam tensions The Salina Journal Sunday, February 2,1986 Page 13 Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. McConneU (Sharon D.Branda) Branda- McConnell Milestones Ruby celebration slated for Marcottes CONCORDIA — A 2 to 4 p.m. 40th wedding anniversary observance for Mr. and Mrs. Francis Marcotte is planned Feb. 9 at the Concordia VFW Hall. All friends and relatives are invited. The honorees have six children: Mrs. Don (Beverly) Collette of Topeka, Mrs. Dan (Theresa) McManigal of Hays, Mrs. Greg (Janice) Hattan and Mrs. Don (Jeanette) Deneault of Concordia, Mike of Aurora and Mrs. Joe (Janell) Goedert of Belleville. There are 16 grandchildren. Marcotte and the former Dorothy Schrandt were married Feb. 12,1946, in Delphos. He served in the United States Army during World War II, then farmed near the Aurora community until retiring in 1979. The couple request no gifts. WILSON — Sharon Dee Branda became the bride of Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Wayne McConnell Jan. 18 at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, the Monsignor Emil E. Sinner officiating. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Branda of Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. George McConnell of South Haven. Musicians were Marcie Beneda of Wilson and Connie Bair and Melvin Ptacek of Manhattan. Matron of honor and bridesmaids were Joan Philbern of Blue Ridge, Texas, Cindy Rigney of Salina and Dawn Vopat of Wilson. Best man and groomsmen were Tad Dvorak and John McConnell of South Haven and Ron McConnell of Wilson. Other attendants were Jim Rigney and Sarah Beth Blakey of Salina, Garel Philbern of Blue Ridge and David and Ryan Bohannon of Geuda Springs. A reception followed in the Catholic Parish Center. The bride graduated from Wilson High School and Salina's Academy of Hair Design. She is a cosmetologist. Her bridegroom, a graduate of South Haven High School and Cowley County Community College, Arkansas City, serves in the United States Navy. After a honeymoon on the East Coast, the newlyweds will be at home inGroton, Conn. Kendrick- Anniversaries are published in the Sunday edition. The deadline is noon Thursday. Forms are available at The Journal office, 333 S. Fourth, detailing all information the staff needs to write the announcement. Pictures (of couples married 50 years or more) should be 3- by 5- inch black and white glossy prints. Snapshots will not be accepted. Photographs can be returned in self-addressed, stamped envelopes or held at The Journal office for pickup. Buford COLBY — The marriage of Rad- onda Lee Kendrick and Philip Leon Buford was solemnized Jan. 24 in the Colby Community College Chapel. The Honorable Judge Rick Ress officiated. Parents of the couple are Ernest and Donna Kendrick of Gypsum and Rex and Pricilla Buford of Colby. Honor attendants were Nancy Kendrick of Gypsum and Gilbert Rivera of Colby. The bride graduated from Southeast of Saline High School, Gypsum. She attends Colby Community College. Her husband, a graduate of Colby High School, works for Commercial Signs of Colby. After a wedding trip to Estes Park, Colo., the couple will be at home at No. 63 Friendly Acres, Colby. Jayhawk born of two bkds The jayhawk symbol was created from two birds, the blue jay and the sparrow hawk, which frequented our state during the Civil War days. Babies named A son, Kagney Allen, was bom Jan. 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Deiser of Kanopolis. Grandparents are Susie Kilgore of Salina; Mike Kilgore of West Palm Beach, Fla., Ruby Deiser of Ellsworth and Bill Deiser of Kanopolis. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Duane Sharp of Salina and Mr. and Mrs. William Deiser of Ness City. * * * A daughter, Cristina Halley, was born Jan. 23 to Mike and Debby Reinbold, Rt. 1, New Cambria. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Don Vaupel and Mrs. Clarys Reinbold of Salina. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Vaupel of Salina. * * * A daughter, Sophie Anne, was born Jan. 17 to Dick and Anne Blackwell, 104 N. Douglas. Grandparents are Richard and Donita Blackwell of Salina and Dean and Phylis Wiggins of Minneapolis. Great-grandparents are V.W. and Esther Hunter of Kinsley; Ruth Blackwell of Lamed, Ted and Eunice Johnson of Salina and Darwin and Alma Wiggins of Minneapolis. * * * A son, Sean Michael, was born Jan. 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Greg T. (Geneann) Gordon, 1112 Oak Circle. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Betts, 848 Highland; Vi Gordon, 746 S. Ninth, and the late Neal 0. Gordon. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Philip Betts, 1050 E. North; Leila Gordon, 314 S. Oakdale, and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Copeland, 800 Harold. Faye Merryman of Dallas is the great-great-grandmother. * * * A daughter, Deandra Lavon, was born Jan. 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Jeff (Shayla) Lively, Rt. 1, Culver. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Betts, 848 Highland; Mrs. Ardis Lively, 2661 Summer Lane, and Mr. and Mrs. Tracey Lively of Louisville, Ky. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Philip Betts, 1050 E. North; Rachel Garren, 441 Tulane, and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Copeland, 800 Harold. Faye Merryman of Dallas is the great-great-grandmother. FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) Humor helps students to remember more, says Dr. Byron D. Steiger, who uses cartoons on class examination papers. An associate professor of sociology at Pacific University, he points out that sociology is a study of the human condition, and that humor certainly applies. "Who is it that tells the king the truth? It's the fool or the court jester. Humor can get across ideas that would be unacceptable otherwise," he explains. Steiger often uses a cartoon on the cover of a test to help students relax and insure they all start the exam at the same time. Cartoons are also included in the body of the test. Steiger has found if the student understands the preceding cartoon, he can answer the question. He cites as an example studying the theory of deferred awards that serve a purpose. "In the case of preparing to enter the work force, people learn that some jobs require more skill and training," he notes."The gratification has to be deferred while the skills are acquired. However, people are often motivated to work toward this goal — the award, or the payoff or the carrot, comes at the end." To illustrate, Steiger often uses a series of rat maze cartoons with the carrot at the end of the maze. An example of a punch line from a cartoon Steiger has used on a test when the class was studying the efficiency of the jury system: "We find the defendant guilty, the lawyers incompetent and the judge pompous." Steiger has used cartoons in classes and on tests for 10 years and has a collection of at least a thousand cartoons, sorted by classes in which he can apply them. "Cartoonists make us look at the world in a different perspective, so What could say it better than a portrait from Bill & Carol Roenne Call about our Valentine's Day Specials 823-6077 we can't take everything for granted," Steiger says. In the area of teaching, he adds, "You have to remain interested in what you're teaching. Collecting and using cartoons to fit courses keeps me more intellectually alive." Some years Steiger has even taught a Sociology of Humor course, which is not standard fare in all sociology departments. He has trouble finding good cartoons for this course because there are not many cartoons about humor itself. "I get a kick out of the cartoons on test papers. The students like it. It helps learning," Steiger says. Some students have said, "Keep doing it. It's the only interesting thing on the exams," he reports. Others have said more seriously that cartoons break up the sections of the exam and help break down examination tensions. Debra Watros, a Pacific senior from Beaverton, Ore., says the cartoons on tests "are really different. I've never seen anything like it before. It takes the tension off, loosens everyone up and humanizes the professor." Another student, Ceclia Romero, a junior from Kahului, Hawaii, says that a cartoon at the beginning of the exam and one in the middle help her to relax. "They pertain to the test and can help me form an additional viewpoint about the topic which I can use in an essay. They help me remember illustrations to support what I am writing." What do Steiger's teaching col- leages think? Some of them frown on the practice, Steiger admits. Others simply accept it as Steiger's style, and they also accept cartoons he finds and sends them related to their teaching fields. "A professor should be an ally to the student, not an adversary," says Steiger. "If using humor helps, I'm all for it." \ beautiful wedding gowns... A stunning selection awaits you...at a store where you can choose from a large selection in stock. Gowns also for your bridesmaids, mothers-of-the-bride and groom. Call 823-6761 for an appointment. I THE BEAUTIFUL WEDDING GOWNS ARE AT TUEPABIS What's for lunch this week Here are the Salina public school district's lunch menus for the week of Feb. 3-7: Monday Fiestado with hot sauce and shredded lettuce, corn, orange wedges, milk. Tuesday Corn dog, potato fingers, catsup, baked beans, peach chunks, fudgie, milk. Wednesday Manager's choice. Thursday Orange juice, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, potato patty, shredded lettuce with dressing, chocolate cake, milk. Friday Taco with hot sauce and shred- '" ded lettuce, corn, cinnamon twist, fruit cup, milk. Mother campaigns against college hazing By The Associated Press Eileen Stevens has carried on a one-woman crusade against college hazing ever since her son was killed in a fraternity ritual — and she has gotten results. "I think my son, who so loved life, would be very proud of my crusade to keep other young people from meeting his tragic fate," Stevens, of Sayville, N.Y., wrote in the February issue of Redbook. Stevens is the founder of CHUCK, the Committee to Halt Useless College Killings, her national campaign against hazing. "To date," she said, "I have visited about 265 campuses, more than 35 national fraternities and 15 state legislators to lobby for anti-hazing laws," she said. "Today, 18 states have anti-hazing laws, and laws are pending in seven others — most of them a direct result of the work I've been doing." In February, 1978, Stevens' son, Chuck, 20, died of acute alcohol pois- oning, exposure to cold and pulmonary edema after a hazing incident at a university. "Your son didn't have a chance," she and her husband, Roy, were told by a hospital pathologist. "I'm sure it wasn't the experience with alcohol that killed him but his lack of experience. His body went into shock and his heart stopped.'' Ear infection in children needs prompt treatment NEW YORK (AP) — Middle ear infection is a common disease among children which, untreated, can cause hearing loss, ruptured eardrums and even life-threatening complications, warns Dr. David J. Lim, a Deafness Research Foundation director. If an infant or older child has a cold with a sore throat and earache, it's possible he or she may also have a middle ear infection, he says. The infection is called otitis media, or OM. "To add to the problem, when OM becomes chronic it is often painless, and children can't tell adults their hearing is impaired. They don't know," says Lim, an authority on OM. So serious and widespread is the problem, according to the foundation, that of the 3.3 million infants born in the United States each year, 71 percent will have had OM at least once before they reach their third birthday. And a third will have had three or more bouts in that time. The Deafness Research Foundation, based in New York, is the only national voluntary health organization committed to basic and clinical research on deafness and hearing disabilities. It is financing research to better understand OM—and devise methods to treat or prevent the disease. Lim, an otolaryngologist, and his research team have been working on OM for 20 years at the Otological Research Laboratories, College of Medicine, Ohio State University in Columbus. He says until an effective vaccine is available, immediate medical attention is essential whenever a baby or an older child gets a cold with a sore throat or earache. These signs should be looked for — and one may be the only sign present — Lim says. • A pulling on the earlobe. • Irritablility, especially with fever. • A noticeable difference in the ability to hear. OM occurs when the eustachian tube, an airway between the throat and the middle ear, is functioning poorly, he says. When it occurs, the middle ear develops high negative pressure, making it susceptible to bacterial infection through the eustachian tube. Once the bacteria enter the middle ear cavity, they can cause acute infection, Lim explains, which results in a buildup of pressure due to accumulation of pus behind the eardrum. If the infection is not treated promptly, the eardrum may rupture. "That's why early medical attention is crucial," says Lim. "If the broken membrane fails to heal properly, permanent hearing loss is likely. Medical follow-up is essential, and at times constant monitoring is critical." CIRREVF BRIDAL REGISTRY *DanaLabbe& Scott Gebhart * Janet Vogelsberg & Robert Adrian * Ronnie Davis & Kent Smith You'll Always Feel At Home At... The Koch's House Broadway & State St. Bob & Sharon Koch, Owners CAKES FOR ANY OCCASION We also have napkins. plates, balloons. costumes, delivery, gifts. 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