1989-04-26; Central Michigan Life
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POSTPONED A-Senate tables proposal NEWS, PAGE 3 LONGER LOOK Complicated works require observation ENTERTAINMENT, PAGE 8 A Cut Above Player recieves BOyden award SPORTS, PAGE 1B SECTION A Central Michigan WEDNESDAY April 26, 1989 Officials lighten up rules for year's end ceremony by KAREN EMERSON I IH St.iff Wr.ter An Academic Affairs official said "judgement calls" are sometimes made in deciding who will walk through commencement exercises this spring. "It's not a straight-forward procedure," Interim Vice Provost Mary Senter said. "It's not black and white." Hefore. and including, this academic year, students who meet the requirements for graduation in May will walk in the May exercises. Senter said. She added if a student does not meet the requirements until August, the student does not participate in commencement exercises until December. However, after the approval of the President's Council early last fall, if a student had at least 110 credit hours hv the end of fall semester and anticipated finishing all graduation requirements by the end of spring semester, the student could have filled out a form earlier and heen able to walk in May commencement exercises. The policy is new this academic year. Senter said. "What this 110 hour issue Please See WALK Page 2A Strummin' Solo CM LIFE Denise Ekhner Central to host higher education budget hearings CMU and four other schools to present requests to subcommittee by JENNIFER CHRISMAN . iH Stiff Wr.n.-r Pat Gillespie, New York graduate student, finds playing his guitar on the steps of St. Mary's Catholic Church. 1405 S. Washington, a peaceful retreat Friday. CMU and four other universities will present their budget requests and reasons for their requests to the Senate Higher Kducation Appropriations Sultcommittee. And it's Central's turn to host five of the annual hearings for university hudgets. "(Statei Sen. (William! Sederburg t R-East I~insing> has a practice of holding his subcommittee hearings across the state and it's our turn." said P'd (Jrant. interim vice president for Administrative Affairs. In addition to CMU. Saginaw Valley State University. Saginaw; Kerns State Univerisity. Hig Rapids; Lake Superior State University. Sault -Ste. Marie; and Michigan Technological University. Houghton; will present their cases to the committee, a Governmental Relations spokeswoman said. Each university will appear hefore the committee, which consists of Chairman Sederhurg. Koln-rt Geake. R-N'orthville. and Jackie Vaughn. I)-l)etroit. she said. State Rep. Joanne Emmons. R-Hig Rapids, said she also will he at the meetings. Senate Majority Leader John Engler. R-Mount Pleasant, will not he attending the hearings hut will send an aide. Central is scheduled to be heard hy the committee first, the said spokeswoman, who asked not to Ik- named. "Our hasic argument is for equity across the institutions." (Irant said. "It will continue to Ix.- an issue. "I know the House and Senate are aware of the inequities." Grant said. "It's a question of how much thev can do in a given year." President Edward H. Jakubauskas presented Central's budget to the House Appropriations Subcommittee in March, the spokeswoman said. After the budget is presented to the senate committee. Ixith committees will discuss it, she said. If both houses agree on the amount to be appropriated, the budget goes to Gov. James Blanchard Many are unsure of strategic planning's results by MARGARET WOLFGANG l Irf- it N.-vis rrll President Edward B. Jakubauskas set his priorities for the University at Friday's Strategic Planning Forum, but campus leaders are taking a cautious stance towards anticipating the results. Roger Hatch. Faculty Association president-elect, said he i.s adopting a "wait-and-see" attitude toward the prospect of changes being executed as a result of the Strategic Planning process. "The way to tell if the effort wa> worthwhile is if it makes a difference in resource allocation within the University." Hatch, religion department chairman, said. "We have yet to see if there's going to be any real payoffs from (the Strategic Planning process. " One disappointment Hatch said he had with the president's priorities was tin- generic nature of Mime of the items. "It was disappointing to see tin- emerging outcome of an elaborate process turn out to Ih- vague." In- said. "The more general it got the less valuable it became." Hatch said a real test of whether tin- process will yield valuable changes within the University will come during the l!)S<»-<t() academic year. One item he said he and others will be looking at closely next year is whether the president's priorities concerning tin- quality of faculty are reflected through belter pay. "At the end of next year when ( faculty i contracts will be negotiated, that will tell whether the whole process has been effective." he said "Right now CMI' is falling behind in offering salaries to incoming faculty and keeping salaries high enough to keep 1 hem ben-. "So far. the administration has not responded to that." Joe Finck. Academic Senate chairman-elect, said he also has cast a watchful eye upon the implementation process associated with the president's expressed priorities. He described bis approach to the possible outcomes of the Strategic- Planning process as "guarded. "I'm hopeful that beneficial change will come about." said Finck. associate professor of physics. "The president said. . .if eight or nine out of his 12 priorities are successful, we'll be a better institution. "N'o time frame was established for these items. There are too many unknowns. We don't know what funding amounts will be." Finck said he is looking forward to serving as A-Senate chairman during the 19SSMK) academic year because of the prospective outcomes offered by the Please See REACT Page 2A Please See HEARING Pago 2A NEWS IN BRIEF The third and final provost candidate forum is scheduled for Thursday at I 1 a.m. in Pearce I US. Julius Erlenbach. dean of the College of Arts. Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-1.aCrosse. Wisconsin, is the featured candidate. The Provost Search Committee presented President Edward B Jakubnuskas with a list offive candidates for the position, but only three were initially scheduled for interviews Vice presidential candidate open forums to begin today locations are set for two open forums for University Relations vice presidential candidates. Ed Grant, currently CMU's interim vice president for Administrative Affairs. is scheduled for the first interview. It will take place today at 2:30 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Lake Huron Room, search committee Chairman Jim Wojcik said Tuesday. Anyone in the community may attend the open forums. Russ Herron is scheduled for an open forum Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the UC Gold Room. Herron is the secretary to CMLTs Board of Trustees, executive assistant to the president and director of Media Relations. Times and locations are not set for the other two candidates named as of yet. But Wojcik, director of Student Media, said Dr. William Anderson is scheduled for a forum May 2. Anderson is president of West Shore Community College, Scottville. Dr. Joesph iTimi Gilmour is scheduled for a forum May 3, Wojcik said. Gilmour is a senior research fellow at the National Center for Post-Secondary Governance and Finance at the University of Maryland. College Park, and also serves as an adviser to the president of that university. President Edward B. Jakubauskas Friday decided to move up the on-campus interview process so more people in the University community could participate in the 6earch for a new vice president. The president created the job so the University would have a more unified approach in presenting itself to the outside world. Saginaw Chippewa chief given Homecoming honor by PATTY MAHER t iff- (Editor's note: This is the sixth installment in an iKcasmnal series un the Satfinatv Chippewa Indian Tribe.> A l>eaver-shaped charm, carved from lx>ne. hangs around the chiefs neck. He said he has been told "Sowmick" stands for brown beaver. Arnold Sowmick, chief of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian TriU-. was named Grand Marshal for CMU's 1'.)>S9 homecoming parade by the Homecoming Steering Committee. Because this year is Mount Pleasant's centennial celebration, Sowmick said he believes the honor is "icing on the cake. "I am pleased about doing it with respect that the University is acknowledging the tribe," he said. Sowmick said he also is pleased Rev. James Pego. reservation resident, has been asked to deliver the benediction at the May graduation ceremony. In 1987. Sowmick was presented with a plaque hy the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, recognizing him as an "Outstanding Citizen." • The award was presented partially because of Sowmick's contribution to the area's economy by participating in establishing the gaming industry. ARNOLD SOWMICK: 1989 Grand Marshal CMUFE/JkoOM Please See GRAND Page 2A v.
|Title||1989-04-26; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, April 26, 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;|
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