1998-04-06; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE Volume 79, Number W^ Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 ©1998 CM LIFE Monday April 6, 1998 14 pages Top blows off SGA budget activities Senators told to spend 'excess' money in treasurer's fund interests. "It was the (unofficial) policy to spend as much money as we could within our expenditures,'* Belmas said. "The money to my knowledge was never stolen, but it was spent as often as possible to, number 1, get PR, and, number 2, to minimize the budget in an attempt to get the money back next year. "Additionally, this money was spent in excess to what was necessary to put on the pro- See DISCREPANCIES Page 2 By Ebonii Broadus LIFE Staff Writer A former Senate leader said it has been SGA's policy since the beginning of the year to spend as much as possible. Despite the Student Government Association's Constitution which says SGA's job is to represent its students with good intentions, Johna Belmas, last semester's Senate Leader and recent CMU graduate, said SGA has not always supported students* rights and Global education to be subject of conference By Bradley Olsen Life StaffWritef Students will have the opportunity to voice their opinions about global education at CMU Wednesday. Global education would require students to either take two years of a single foreign language in high school, or at least one course of a foreign language under the University Program. This proposal is the focus of the conference, which will ix? held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Kiva in Moore Hall. Richard St. Andre, associate dean of the College of Science and Technology, said, "Global education is a high priority of the president and the provost, and the entire campus in general." St. Andre is part of an ad hoc committee on global education at CMU, which works to enhance the global education programs, including the study abroad program. The committee discussed options for improving the foreign language skills of CMU graduates, ways of increasing the number of students involved in the study abroad program and ways to improve global education in general. In September 1996, the committee proposed to mod- See GLOBAL Page 13 News Central staff upset over airing of parody By Renee Lutz LIFE Staff Writer After a skit airing two weeks ago on Moore Hall television by the Kitty Litter Kings prompted upset viewers to call in. the group is on probation by verbal warning. Mark Schindewolf, Sterling Heights junior and MHTV station manager, said the comedy troupe performed a parody of MHTVs News Central show, which airs from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day. The Kitty Litter Kings, made up of CMU students known for their Saturday Night Live-esque shows, did not check with News Central producers about performing the skit prior to its airing, he said. As a result, participants of News Central made complaints to Peter Orlik, chair of the broadcast and cinematic arts department, who then recommended the Kitty Litter Kings be given some type of warning, said Catherine Harris, Madison Heights junior and senior member of the Kitty Litter Kings. Brian Seifferlein, producer of the show and Dowagiac senior, said they used the same set News Central uses when they acted out the parody. See PARODY Page 5 E-board statements contradict one another as fiasco unfolds By Jennifer Ackerman LIFE Editor The bottom fell out Sunday night when executive board members of the Student Government Association started pointing fingers at one another and making weighty allegations about the mismanagement of the organization's $34,000 budget. After hearing about concerns raised by several SGA Senators, e-board members expressed severe differences of opinion. SGA Treasurer James Cone, Laurium junior, admitted to CM LIFE late Sunday evening that he encouraged inappropriate spending. "I encouraged that kind of spending because I didn't know if I could end the year at a surplus. I was wrong," he said. "I was See CONE Page 2 Emergency meeting set for tonight to hear SGA concerns By Doug Fisher LIFE News Editor Stephen Thornhill, Senate leader and Westland sophomore called for an emergency meeting for Student Government Association Senators to be held at 7:30 p.m. today. The much-anticipated meeting, which will likely be held in the President's Room of the Bovee University Center, should shed some light on the deteriorating situation concerning a scandal with SGA's $34,000 budget. Thornhill said Senators may consider asking SGA President Adam Miller, Paw Paw senior, Vice-President Lacy Gapczynski, Clinton Township sophomore and Treasurer James Cone, Laurium junior, to step down, taking some disciplinary action, impeaching the three, recalling Gapczynski and Cone, who just last week were elected on the presidential/vice presidential ticket for next school year, and having a new election or doing See THORNHILL Page 2 To reach CM LIFE Phone <517) 774-3493 E-Mail CMLIFES cfnuvm.csv.cmich.edu Fax number 774-7805 Central Michigan LIFE Online Internet address http://www.cml ife. cmich.edu Classified 12-13 Crossword 12 Et cetera 10-12 CMU baseball team went 3-2. See page 6. TONY CEPAK • CM LIFE Before they were let loose to get their sacks of Easter surprises, the two and three-year-old age group played various games including a parachute game. TONY CEPAK • CM LIFE Holding her father's pinkie, three-year-old Makaila Winnie, of Mount Pleasant, anticipates the start of Saturday's Easter prize hunt in Finch Fieldhouse. Credits for substitute teachers may be lowered By Tony Judnich LIFE Staff Writer The Michigan House Education Committee approved a bill that would allow the number of college credit hours some substitute teachers must have to teach to be lowered from 90 to 60. The bill, proposed in response to a shortage of substitute teachers, would require substitute teachers who don't have 90 credits to be 21 years old and be working towards a teaching degree. Substitutes would only be allowed to teach in kindergarten through ninth grade, because in grades 10-12, the teachers would sometimes be close to the same age as the students they are teaching. The bill stipulates that school districts would have to hire substitutes with at least 90 credit hours before hiring from the pool of teachers with 60 credits. Reasons for the shortage range from low pay — from $50 to $110 a day in various districts — to a decreasing amount of student teachers available. Kelvie Comer, dean of the College of Education and Human Services, disagreed with the notion that there is a shortage of teachers. "Michigan produces more teachers than any state in the country," she said. "There may be some problems in some areas, but there are qualified teachers to teach." Amy Perkins, Battle Creek senior and teacher education student, said lowering the requirements for substitutes would be risky. See CREDITS Page 2 PBS completes fund raiser; hopes to up participation Sports Voices 6-7 4 By Patric Spence LIFE Staff Writer CMU Public Radio, WCMU FM 89.5's spring fund raiser came to a close Sunday night, when $128,010 in listener support was raised from 1,699 donations. This is an increase from $121,600 raised last year. Thomas Hunt, Director of Public Radio said this year the station did nothing different in their fund raising campaign. "Our listeners enjoy our regular programs so we only (did) fund raising during regular breaks," he said. Hunt said the station hopes to maximize participation among listeners. "Right now only ten percent of listeners support Public Radio. We want to double that," he said. Future fund raisers for WCMU- TV channel 14 are scheduled in October, and for WCMU FM 89.5 in late October, early November. There will also be a quiet campaign this summer. WCMU is affiliated with National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and Michigan Public Radio. WCMU offers listeners news as well as classical, jazz, and traditional music 24 hours a day. WCMU FM 89 5 also has a new transmitter ready to begin broadcast. The new transmitter, WCMB FM 95.7, is located in Oscoda along the Lake Huron shore. WCMB will rebroadcast the signal of WCMU. Hunt said the new transmitter will begin operation Msoon." Four other transmitters simulcast the signal of WCMU over most of the central and northern lower peninsula, along with parts of the upper peninsula and Canada. The transmitters are: WUCX FM 90.1 Bay City, WCML FM 91.7 Alpena, WCMZ FM 98.3 Sault Ste Marie, and WCMW FM 103.9 Harbor Springs.
|Title||1998-04-06; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, April 6, 1998 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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