1991-02-08; Central Michigan Life
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□ SPORTS □ ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT Big time 1991 recruits include hefty offense Page 8 IT'S ALL A FARCE 'Ring Round the Moonf hits the mark Page 10 Central Michigan FRIDAY February 8, 1991 VOLUME 73, NUMBER 56 © 1991 CM LIFE MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48859 (517) 774-3493 14 PAGES 3 1987-88 ♦includes charges for space and services. Heading Out Scalpel or knife: opinions differ on budget ideas by MATTHEW BACH LIKE Assist-.i'v. isiews Edtor When drafting the report to the president about CMU's budget concerns, the Budget and Planning Council subcommittee tried to be a? objective as possible. "We tried to have a campus-wide outlook." said Leonard Plachta. subcommittee chair. "I think the committee did a good job and worked hard and brought a lot of objectivity <to the recommendations >." Some people, however, question this objectivity. "It paid too much attention to academics, some attention to tuition, but there was i little i evidence that there was anything about the administration on the table." said Steve Stahl. geology chair. "They could use the scalpel in Warriner when they're using the butcher knife on faculty." Stahl said. "There's plenty of sources over there < in Warriner-> that should be cut and cut first." See REPORT Page 2 Work continues for registration by TOM KENDRA LiEE Cojjv Ed tor Major changes are on tap for CMU's registration process, and University officials say they want to be prepared for any problems that may arise. In order to deal with potential problems involved with phone-in registration. CMU Provost Robert Franke set up the Registration Transition Task Force Committee. Franke said he does not foresee any specific trouble spots with the new process, but added any change affecting the entire student body is bound to have some problems. "When there is a change which involves a lot of people, there are always questions which arise." Franke said. Franke appointed University Registrar Paul Schmidt as head of the committee. Schmidt said the committee will be informal in nature, and will address registration problem areas as they occur. "This committee is not designed to make the new process beautiful when it starts." Schmidt said. "The first (phone registration* session is pretty much planned. Our committee will see how this session goes and make changes for the future if necessary." Members of the committee have yet to be selected Schmidt said he is hoping to have a five-member committee, with at least one student and one department chair in the group. Although small in number, the group will welcome feedback and concerns about the new process at any time. Schmidt said. He added the committee, once activated, will last until at least the end of this semester. Phone registration is set to begin Monday. Feb. 25 for the two summer sessions. The summer- class schedule currently is being printed. Schmidt said, and should be available at the University Center Bookstore Monday. Feb. 18. The schedule will contain a special insert explaining the new phone-in process, which will replace the current registration and Drop/Add process. Schmidt said. Wertz Warriors hit snow to fund Winter games UC Food Service Losses 1988-89 1989-90 11 Food outlets losing money by JENNIFER CHRISMAN Li EE Assistant News Ed'or While the numbers involved vary, they still add up to net operating losses for Bovee University Center food services. and the UC as a whole. The Budget and Planning Council subcommittee report to President Edward B. Jakubauskas lists UC food services" average net operating loss as $27:?.000 for the past three vears. -But data provided by Auxiliary Services —the branch of the University in charge of the food vendors — shows the average net operating loss less than $160,000. The discrepancy comes from the absence — or presence, depending who is asked — of a number representing cost of space, alias rent, which includes utilities and custodial services. "The Plachta report is based on overhead assessments, cost of space," said Barbara Webb, director of Dining Services. "We look at the operating losses in our budget reports." "I don't think it's a fair presentation for an operation that is supporting the University Center." said John Fisher, director of Business Operations for Auxiliary Services. And food services, combined with the UC Bookstore, does See CENTER Page 2 LIFE Photo/Jim Fassinger Silhouetted by the afternoon sun, John Benaske, Rosebush resident and Carpenter Shop employee for CMU, walks down a flight of stairs in the IET building. Bound for Gulf? Let CMU know by MARY CHURCH L:-E AssiSTcvr 'Mews Editor Student reservists who receive orders to go to the Persian Gulf need to do more than just pack their bags and sa\ their goodbyes. They also need to withdraw from classes and contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs about leaving school. "When students get their orders to go to train for the desert, some are so upset and alarmed they just leave and don't follow procedure." said Joy Doremire. assistant director of Financial Aid for Veterans Programs, part of the larger Financial Aid office at CMU. She said students who do not make proper contacts might fail classes and owe money to Vrot.t--r-i»T->ss. AVfait-M,, tint- ot'iief t.hitt itiSivieti military students checks for education from the government. Doremire said if a student receives a check from Veterans Affairs and leaves during the middle of the month, the department will ask for a partial refund. To assist recalled students, the Veterans Programs Office developed a question-and-answer sheet. The sheet advises students to check with the Office of the Registrar to see if they can receive a partial credit or refund for the semester. Students also are advised to contact loan sources and request a reduction of interest rates to 6 percent in accordance with the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act of 1940. Stafford Loan borrowers also may be eligible for an emergency six-month deferrment of payments. In addition, when students return to school they will be entitled to the remainder of their educational benefits. Doremire said as of Thursday. 25 students had been recalled to active duty. The first people called up left in mid-December "Some were called a week before exams," she said, adding the military made no concessions to let them complete the semester. "A lot of instructors were really understanding, though," Doremire said. "They gave them grades based on what they had done until then." Some of those students did not notify the University about their orders, however, and failed classes. Doremire said the office audits each student veteran's file at the end of a semester to send an academic progress report to the Veterans Affairs department. It was through this process she discovered "all Es or all Is" on some students' records. "It's too bad to find out that way," she said, because it was too late to help the student. by CINDI SMITH LIEE St..iff Wr.ter CEDAR — When the late Victor Wertz began a snowmobile endurance club fundraiser for Special Olympics' Winter- Games, he probably never imagined it would provide happiness for nearly 1.000 Olympians. The Michigan Special Olympics 1991 State Winter Games were dedicated to the Wertz Warriors Wednesday at opening ceremonies. The Warriors arrived at Sugar Loaf resort in Cedar — the site of the Games — Wednesday at 3 p.m. And by 4 p.m., 50 snowmobiles we're racing over resort hills carrying hundreds of beaming Special Olympians. The group began its 10th ride to fund the Winter (James Sunday in Mount Clemens and will continue north to Mackinac City collecting donations, said Dave White, the group's videog- rapher. To participate in the annual ride, each rider must raise at least $1,500, White said. They also are required to donate one week a year to travel with the group. Special ceremonies salute 'the best' tfficttigan The SO Wertz Warriors — 50 riders and 30 supporters — spend the entire year preparing for the week-long ride. "Charities helped ( Wertz t get through polio," said Thomas Golds, a Warrior charter member. "When we started, we had no idea that it would come to this. See OLYMPICS Page 2 by CINDl SMITH LiEE S-io-' vVr :,-r CEDAR — Although the sun is melting the snow, it won't dampen the spirits at the Michigan Special Olympics 1991 State Winter Games. ♦The events offically kicked off Wednesday night with the opening ceremonies. "You're the Best" played over loudspeakers as 900- special athletes from 33 areas of the state carried banners, flags and other team paraphernalia through a path of luminaries during the introduction. Everyone sang the national anthem, while a large flag waved above the stage. Lisa Arnold, executive director of Michigan Special Olympics, took stage to dedicate the 1991 Winter Games to the Wertz Warriors as they rode snowmobiles down Sugar Loaf Mountain. The 1991 Rick Vandersloot Memorial Winter Sports Award was presented to Special Olympian Jeffrey Kososki, 35, of Niagara. Wise. The Wertz Warriors declared Kososki an honorary member and presented him with a Warriors jacket. The Olympic flame of hope was delivered by 50 skiers as they skied down the mountain to Kososki who lit the torch. Dick Ryan, Senior Pro-Bowlers Association member; Jeanne Omelenchuk, U.S. Olympic speed skater; and Denise Davis, Mrs. Michigan- U.S.A. 1990; all recited the Special Olympics oath with the athletes — "Let me win; but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." The Winter Games were officially opened by Joe Falls, sports editor of The Detroit News. After completing the first day jf events, the Olympians celebrated with a dance Thursday night.
|Title||1991-02-08; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, February 08, 1991 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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