1994-09-14; Central Michigan Life
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•MAC GETS 19 GAMES ON CABLE TV *TRIBE ELECTS NEW COUNCIL MEMBER •Student doubles as professional BOWLER PAGE 12 HIGH: upper 70s LOW: low 60s Central! IFF Michigan LI m E %?ca3^ VOLUME 77, NUMBER 7 MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48859 O 1994 CM LIFE (517> 774-3493 16 PAGES j Dean of students position created r By MARJORY RAYMER L IFF Editor With the creation of a new student service office. President Leonard Plachta used his annual university address Monday to continue restructuring the university administration. Plachta created a dean of students office by deferring many departments that were previ- iusIv part of the academic or Stu- lent Affairs divisions to the new iddition, which was designed to >etter serve students academically and non-academically, Plachta said. Interim Provost Richard Davenport said the dean's office will not replace the former vice president of Student Affairs office — which was dissolved by Plachta in April, but instead is an "entirely different model." Academic Advising. Orienta tion, Counseling, Academic Assistance, Admissions, Student Life, Scholarships and Financial Aid, the Registrar's Office, Career Planning and Placement, the Honors Program and the Volunteer Center will fall under the dean's jurisdiction. "This is the first in a series of steps to make CMU the most student- and learning-oriented university in Michigan,** the president said. Plachta appointed Bruce Ros- coe. honors programs director, interim dean of students; Susan Clarkson, former assistant vice president for Student Affairs, accompanies him as associate dean for the academic year; and Mike Owens, director of Admissions, will become the associate dean of enrollment management within the office. See PLACHTA Page 2 THE NEW MODEL Offices reporting to new dean of students: •Academic Advising •Orientation •Counseling •Academic Assistance •Admissions •Student Life •Scholarships & Financial Aid •Registrar •Career Planning & Placement Center •Honors Program •Volunteer Center Interim officer selected Roscoe By TODD FETTIG I IF-f- Staff Writer Student service is almost a way of life for Bruce Roscoe. Since 1980 he's been serving students as a member of CMU's faculty, becoming director of the honors program in 1987 and a professor of human environmental studies in 1988. He's earned bachelors and doctoral degrees in child development and a master's degree in counseling education and personal development. And he's written countless publications, most of which focus on adolescents, young adults or college students. So Roscoe's new duty as interim dean of students. LIFE PhotorTodd Fettig announced Monday during President Leonard Plachtas campus address, seems to be right up his alley, he said. "Everything seemed to lead right to this," Roscoe said. "It seems to be a very natural progression." And the office of the dean of students, which will oversee 11 departments that deal directly with student needs, seems to be a natural progression for the university, Roscoe said. m < ROSCOE Page 14 DO YOU TRUST ME? Teaching outdoor skills is a class based not only on working together as a team, but also trusting one another. In this particular LIFE Prioto/Jennifer Wade activity each student tries his luck at falling blind into his teammates arms while standing up on a raised platform. Teen testifies man, 27, committed 3rd-degree CSC By CINDY TROMBLEY LIFF Staff Writer Scott Alexander, 27-year-old CMU student, was bound over to circuit court on charges of third degree criminal sexual conduct after a 16-year-old girl and her friend testified Tuesday in a 76th District Court preliminary examination. The alleged victim testified at the preliminary examination she was visiting her friend, Stephanie Wilk, in Timber Creek Apartments, 33O0 E Deerfield Road, when the alleged assault occurred Sept. 5. Third degree criminal sexual conduct involves sexual penetration by force or coercion with a person between the ages of 13 and 16 The alleged victim testified that when Wilk finished work, the two girls picked up two of Wilk's co-workers. She testified that Alexander, who was an acquaintance of Wilk's friends, purchased a fifth of vodka — of which the alleged victim had "a few sips** — for the minors. Part of the group returned to the liquor store to purchase four or five 40-ounce beers later in the evening, she said, with Alexander and the alleged victim traveling to the store in the same car and making "small talk** while the others went separately. Sharing drinks with Alexander and a friend, the alleged victim consumed about 20 ounces of beer and said she felt nauseous. She went into the bathroom to vomit. Wilk testified that Alexander and she both checked on the girl, who was in the bathroom for almost an hour. The alleged victim said when she came out of the bathroom everyone except Alexander had left The girl fell asleep on a bed and awoke to Alexander on top of her having sexual intercourse, she said. "His weight woke me up, and I knew what was going on." She said she told Alexander she was going to be sick and rolled away from him. She said she put on her clothing, which had been removed from the waist down, ran to the bathroom and threw up. The girl called her boyfriend, she said. Alexander disconnected the phone and began yelling profanities at her as she was making the call. So, the girl went in Wilk's bedroom, she said. The alleged victim did not have a chance to explain to Wilk what happened because Alexander continued to yell, she said. Wilk said after everyone went to bed, the girl woke her by coming into the room screaming. Wilk said the girl was screaming that Alexander had "raped*' her. Wilk said she kicked Alexander out of the apartment. "I told him that if he wouldn't get out of my apartment. I was going to call the police," Wilk said. Wilk called the girl's parents and the police after Alexander left, the alleged victim said "By this time, I had explained everything to Stephanie (Wilk)." The girl said she had not previously known Alexander. "She was never flirtatious with him at all," Wilk said. Alexander is scheduled for arraignment at 8 a.m. Sept. 23 in Isabella County Circuit Court. Alexander's bond remained at $1 <),()00 despite a movement from the d€»fense to have it lowered, so Alexander could return to work and school. Expert lauds MPPD after review By TODD FETTIG i IF-F Staff Writer The Mount Pleasant Police Department received a passing grade from a Ferris State University criminal justice expert who was hired by the city following a police shooting of a Mount Pleasant man. Robert Parsons, director of the Criminal Justice Institute at FSU, said in his 28-page review that the Mount Pleasant Police Department was "very well managed and provides excellent service to the community,** despite being understaffed. At Monday's city commission meeting, City Manager Paul Preston outlined Parsons* report, which was initiated shortly after two Mount Pleasant officers shot and killed Thomas Sova when police say he lunged at them with a knife, April 21. Parson's findings include: '■ Employee morale within the department was very good to excellent; ■ The department's relationship with other departments in Isabella County is "nothing less than excellent"; ■ New officer selection, field training programs and the process for promotion to rank of sergeant and above is excellent; ■ Individual officer training and collective training is very good. Parsons also approved of the department's record system and data base as well as its policy that provides an opportunity for citizens to make formal complaints. But Parsons concluded that the city should consider an increase in police staffing and said the department should lengthen its probationary period for new employees to allow more thorough employee assessment. He also concluded the department needs to improve its televised police training, train existing clerical staff or contract with central dispatch to transmit all state crime data and strengthen its citizen complaint procedure.
|Title||1994-09-14; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, September 14, 1994 issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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