|Utah State University Student Newspapers
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|Utah State University Student Newspapers
STUDENT LIFE AUGUST 12 1965 — 3 Peace Corps Volunteers Training At USU I tural rural development while Utterly Bauer Lit© Staff Writer the other is learning commun- By Student from Oregon Massacand from Texas from Calihusetts and Ohio from fornia from Florida from Maryland and Indiana— from all over 'the United States to spend one summer at USU When they leave they’ll be heading for a common destination: Iran And while they’re here? 14 From 7 am to 9 pm men 59 these a hours day are learning the various skills which will enable them to fill useful roles during their two-yestay in Iran Included in their intensive program of instruction are language area studies and technical train- come They ar fit Total- to Logan two have returned home The men are living in the Sigma Kappa sorority and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity houses on Of the original leers who came June 20 59 remain ity development and const ruction Construction of roads buildings and bridges as well as concrete and electrical work are cohered by the lat- ter group The agricultural development section studies soils crops irrigation fertilizers livestock and poultry They learn methods for controlling weeds insects and plant diseases Topics also include fam machinery and buildings U S and also develop their physical capacities so that they will be able to perform their assigned tasks efficiently one hour is allotted each afternoon for physical education From 3 campus 4 pm the volunteers mayj to Though most of the traine- be seen exerting themselves es are about 22 or 23 the in an enthusiastic game of ages range from 31 to 47 One soccer or doing calistenics volunteer is a successful deSwimming running volle- farm implements other 58 all have college degrees including some Masters’ and live-yeengineering degrees In their classes most of which are held in the building homework is not assigned The trainees are allowed a maximum of nine hours college credit for Peace Corps stusigner of the ar Forestry-Zo- ology - dies Basic communicating with Iranian people is essential to Peace Corps workers nearly half of the training time about 300 hours is devoted to the Persian or Farsi language Intended to give each volunteer a knowledge of the structure of the language in addition to a basic the I : I - j y U-- f a V 't v 1 r ? 3 I 1: ' t t ' - i t i s i‘ I s '"TV- - 4a " : - h 1 Shown using the lab facilities are volunteers Edward Schmit Mike O'Callaghan Donley Smith (uy Olsen Bill Wulp and Dick Mason (Photo by Lloyd Thorstead) Enjoy Breakfast — Lunch — Dinner In Cool Refreshing Logan Canyon at basketball softball ev- speedball touch football en dancing gymnastics and stunts are among the oilier activities in which they participate Health and medical train-- j ing are another part of the instruction of the Peace Corps trainee First aid personal and preventative hygiene measures necessary in Iran are discussed Types of di-- J seases and cultural health thatj patterns are treated so the volunteer will be able to aid in community public health education In other course work the trainees are oriented to the organization of the Peace acCorps its objectives andwithtivities and their place yball j Restaurant — Motel — Service Station We Serve Only The Finest Foods Try Our Prime Rib of Beef Shrimp — Chicken — Steaks 3 MILES UP BEAUTIFUL LOGAN CANYON For Reservations Call 752-130- 0 VERY SPECIAL! for Back To School Men’s 2-Po- Suits nf of fine Wool Worsted ce economic organiza- semblage at USU reli- village structure and superstition music gion and stability and change in the culture Such practical topics as principal field crops animal production orchard crops goods and services and natural resources are also tion V X Iran as well as the vocabulary and practice in in it American Communist conversation the language and world affairs are discusclasses also include technical sed too in order to inform terms which the trainees will trainees of contemporary inbe using in thei rwork ternational problems Several methods are used Peace Corps workers reto facilitate learning the lan- ceive only a small amount of guage Each morning from money each month to cover 1 until 11:30 the Peace Corps expenses An additional $75 trainees working in small monthly deposit is made for are given formal them which can be collected groups classroom instruction Each at the end of Peace Corps evening they spend an hour duty Vacations accrue to from 8 to 9 in the language them in the amount of 30 days laboratory using tape record- a year This allows them time ings which provide pronun- to travel ciation guides and practice When these volunteers comVolunteers are also expected plete their training on Seplo make maximum use of tember 10 they will return these language skills on an to their homes for 10 days informal basis particularly Then they fly to Iran during meals This Peace Corps group is Area studies are intended the third to train at USU for to give the trainees an insight Iran Two others have also into the Iranian culture both been trained one going to historically and currently Morocco another to VeneSubjects discussed include zuela Iranian students are the geography society and second largest foreign assuo-sistan- 'it PEACE CORPS trainees at Utah State University study in the language lab for an hour each evening to learn the Persian or Farsi language for their wok in Iran a"d J t -- equipment Even though the schedule of these Peace Corps trainees is rigorous and demanding time is allowed for recreation and physical conditioning De signed to acquaint them with -- wew siudentT life Member Associated Collegiate Press HERYLNS---CHCCKtl lb Business Manager BRENT Editor-in-Chi- ef 213 Union uMding j36 and boj extensions emphasized mailer SepEntered as second class Utah under For the technical training tember 90S ot Logan 2 IS'U March dividof act are the periods volunteers for mailing ed into two of postage in accordance groups One see- - rateAcceptance bon is instructed in agrieul- postal laws and regulations Ph in room Offices 752-410- 0 1 in our own Fine quality worsted faultlessly tailoredChoose plam center vent models popular — remarkably styled front trousers Handsomely low pi iced! 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