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October 07, 1958 - Image 8

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Biological Station Adds to Courses

Supplementing the botany and
zoology department's regular pro-
grams at the University is the
Biological Station at Douglas -Lake,
according to Prof. Alfred H. Stock-
ard, director of the Station.
"At the Station we try to offer
courses that can -be given out of
doors better than they could be
given in a classroom;" Prof. Stock-
ard said.
The purpose of the Station, Prof.
Stockard said, is to study plants
and animals in their natural habi-
tat to see how they can best be
put to use for man. "This ideal
cannot be fully realized in a class-
room," he explained.
Often Must Travel
The average student at the
Biological Station carries six hours
of classes, Prof. Stockard noted.
Since the students often have to
travel several miles to study the
desired plants or wildlife, the
classes meet not by the hour, but
by the day. Otherwise, the students
would spend most of . their time
going to and from classes, he said.
A two-hour course meets one
day a week. A four-hour course
meets two days a week and almost
always meets on consecutive days.
"This is because many classes go
on overnight excursions," Prof.
Stockard said.
Other classes may go on a field
trip in the morning to collect data,
and then return to the laboratories
to sort and study their specimens.
No Introductory Courses
"The Biological Station offers
no introductory courses," Prof.
Stockard said. "All the students
must have at least two courses
either in zoology or botany or one
semester of each."
The Station usually offers 16
courses to its 125. students. "Half
the students are from the state of
Michigan, Prof. Stockard noted. Of
these, one-half are from the Uni-
versity, the others residing in other
states and foreign countries.;
"Two thirds of the students are
working for graduate degrees,"
Prof. Stockard said. They work on
their own projects. "This past

LIVING QUARTERS-In, place of dormitories, the students and faculty at the University's
Biological Station at Douglas Lake live in individual houses, Ideally, there are only two residents
for each house, but the large enrollment sometimes forces three students to live in a few of the houses.
There are 60 such residences on the Biological Station's 9,000 acres.

summer we had 75 to 100 research
projects in which students and
faculty participated."
Independent investigators also
attend the Station. These are
biologists, with their doctorate
degrees who come to the camp to
use the facilities without enrolling
in any of the courses.
There are 15 or 16 members of
the faculty each summer, Prof.
Stockard explained. Of these about
six come from the University. "We'
try to get and keep the best teach-
Irs we can," he said. Some of the
aculty members have been at the
camp for as long as 35 years."
Among the faculty members is
a Dean of Women who doubles as
a social director. "We have a very.
active social life at the biological
station, Prof. Stockard said.
Living arrangements at the Bio-

logical Station are quite different
from those at the University, Prof.
Stockard noted. "There are no
dormitories," he said. "Everyone
at the Station lives in houses. The
houses are divided into groups for
single men, single women and
married students. We try to put
only two people to a house, but
enrollment sometimes forces us to
put three in some."
Married students, of course, live
one family per house.
Of these students about 25 are
married, 40 are single women and
60 to 70 are single males.
. There are 105 buildings on the
central campus of the biological
station, according. to Prof. Stock-
ard. Of these, 60 are residences for
the students and faculty-the rest
being laboratories, classrooms,
stores and health facilities.
The Biological Station is located
in the upper tip of lower Michi-
gan. "This allows the classes to
go on excursions to the North
Woods and Canada, Prof. Stockard
During the winter the popula-
tion of 250 dwindles to two-the
caretaker and his wife. "It it very
rare that aniyonie goes up to the'
Station in the winter as the snow
reaches 30 inches in depth.
ISA Offers
Dance Course
The International Students As-
sociation is sponsoring dancing
classes beginning this week, ac-
cording to William A. West of the
International Center.
Classes in American ballroom
and Latin-American dancing will
be offered Monday nights in Lane
On Tuesday evenings, beginning
tonight and continuing for ten
weeks, dance instruction for
couples will be held at the Inter-

'U' Artists.
Paintings by two University
faculty members are on display
until Oct. 31 at the Saginaw Art
Both Irving Kaufman-and'Prof.
Albert Mullen of the art depart-
ment will have approximately 20
works on exhibition. These include
oils, water colors and drawings,
which were executed during the
past, two years.
The paintings are mainly ab-
stract expressionist in style and
derived from experience of forms
in nature.
Prof. Mullen spent last summer
in the Southwest, painting the in-
digenous flora there under a grant
from the 1 ackham Foundation.
Both artists joined the Univer-
sity in 1956 from New York.



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