1989-05-31; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE WEDNESDAY May 31, 1989 Narrowing the gap Senate recommends 15.7 percent budget increase for CMU by PATTY MAHER LlfF Fdtor The state finally seems to be hearing CMU's plea for a more equitable allocation method. The Senate Appropriations Committee last week recommended the University receive a 15.7 percent funding increase for the 1989-90 school year. President Edward Jakubauskas said if the committee's recommendation is approved and accepted by Gov. James Hlanchard, students will see a change in proposed tuition rate increases for Fall 1989. The proposed tuition plan that was scratched from the agenda of the Board's May 5 meeting called for an increase of more than 10 percent for in-state undergraduate students. Richard Miller, vice president for Governmental Relations, said he also is optimistic about the state's newly expressed desire to change allocation methods. But he said even if the proposed allocation adjustments are adopted Northern Michigan Please See FUNDING Page 2 Progress CM UFEJJ*41 S«ufl»r With a bird's-eye view, construction workers install the base for the roof of Physical Education and Recreation Phase II Tuesday. Group to meet with president about Annex President Edward Jakubauskas and representatives of Friends of the Alumni Chapel Together will meet today to discuss Jakubauskas' decision to convert the Bovee University Center Annex into an art gallery. The group has not been satisfied with voicing its opinion of the decision to the president's staff, said Kent Bowden, vice president of the Campus Religious leaders' Association. "This is a breakthrough because initially (Jakubauskas i agreed to meet with onlv one." Bowden said. "I Please See ANNEX Page 2 NEWS IN BRIEF The monthly test of the Isabella County tornado warning siren system is scheduled for Thursday, at 3 p.m. The test will consist of 'three 30-second soundings. In case of an actual tornado warning, the siren would sound continuously, warning people to take cover. The 30-second soundings are for test purposes only. Details 'falling into place' for Michigan Special Olympics by MARSHA BRUBAKER ; i- i ii.i)I Wr Tt-r The Michigan Special Olympics' largest event of the year, the Special Olympics Statewide Summer Games, begins Thursday at CMU and will continue through Sunday. The Opening Ceremony at Kelly-Shorts Stadium marks the official start of the games Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Scheduled is the lighting of the Olympic torch and a special appearance by musical guests the Nylons. The games run all day Friday and Saturday. The athletes will compete in atjiiatics. athletics, bowling, gymnastics, ueightlifting. tennis and volleyball. The athletes are divided into six age groups for competition. The weekend will end with the Closing Ceremony at 7 p.m. in Finch Fieldhouse where tbi- 1989-9(1 Inspirational Athlete will he named. Athletes also will participate in .social and recreational activities throughout the weekend in addition to competitive events. A Special Events area will be available in the Rose Pond area, sports clinics will be offered and a victory dance is scheduled for Saturday night at Finch Fieldhouse. Cindy Piletic. Special Olympics volunteer coordinator and training coordinator, said all preparations for the Summer Games are proceeding on schedule. Amateur and professional sports celebrities will contribute their talents to the Summer Games at the competitions and at clinics and exhibitions. They also will be on hand Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m until noon to sign autographs in the Special Events area. All events are open to the public at no charge. Free Opening Ceremony tickets are available from the Michigan Special Olympics state office behind Rowe Hall. They a !.-.<> will be available at the front gate. Local artists band together for cause by MARSHA BRUBAKER LIFE Stat? Writer First came Band Aid, Live Aid and the "We Are The World* session. Now there's Local Musicians For Special Olympics. LMFSO, a group of musicians from various local bands, recently recorded a song to benefit the Special Olympics. The song, "Open Up Your Heart," officially is being donated to the Area Seven Special Olympics today at a small gathering at Blue Dog Audio Recording, Shepherd. All proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the local Special Olympics. Russ McKellar, studio owner, originated the song idea, which came about by accident. McKellar said he was writing a *feel-good" song one day and he decided to turn it into something larger, a song much like "We Are The World," where several different musicians do vocals .and guitar parts on one track. He enlisted the help of fellow musicians JefT Leonard and Woody Black, a Please See SONG Page 11 Music instructor chosen as new associate dean by STEVEN PIZIKS l if-f- M.itf Writer A new face is appearing on the administrative staff of the College of Arts and Sciences. Barbara Dixon, associate professor of music, will give up most of her teaching duties to tackle administration as the new associate dean on July 1. Dixon has a master's degree in music from Michigan State University, East I^ansingand is currently working to become a Doctor of Musical Arts. Except she is earning it from the University of Boulder in Colorado, which puts a strain on the phone bill. And not only that, she said, it is a performance degree, meaning she has to fly to Colorado periodically to give recitals. "I have. . .four performances left." she said. "Barring unfor- seen complications, I expect to be finished in May of 1990." Currently Dixon said she teaches piano and piano pedagogy, or piano instruction methods. The new job means several changes, Dixon said. One of them is she will not be able to teach full time anymore. "I didn't do this because I don't like the teaching," she said. "I did it to take on new challenges. . .I'm looking DIXON forward to it." Fortunately, she will not have to give up teaching completely, she said. Most deans teach at least one three- credit course a semester. Dixon is not sure exactly what her new schedule will be. however, because most of her instruction involved private lessons, not classroom lecture. Her daily schedule and office hours will also be less flexible, she said. "I'll Ix.' expected to be there from 8 (a.m.) to 5 (p.m.)," she said. And the reponsibilities also will change. Dixon said. She will monitor full-time equivalent faculty and the arts and humanities department. "You might say I'm the liaison with the dean's office," she said. Another chore is going to be moving her office from Powers Hall to Anspach Hall, she said. There are a lot of books, papers, and records in her office, along with two pianos. The pianos, however, are remaining behind.
|Title||1989-05-31; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, May 31, 1989 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;|
|Copyright Permission||Copyright 1989 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|