1987-09-25; Central Michigan Life
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o***' .- *.». y^..-^.. y-suf. ■fTT "***""'"""*W»f' ~:t>--v» T -•—■- /.£ -' o v. j.|WV >, - i < -. --)*r ^ - -. o ■*--* i }j.t-„YJr ..■**■;-':£. «i-.-.' ■«.'".•wje; »Nf r*. »,*''J*-***--* :.■*-■' -s*1 *•'■*"«^.- %&■ Vu£**»t* * i V- V*V ?r ? ^ '•..>x l%.!.- ■<■■-•.-* r"3*. OS,,. . -^ ■'■' - :\. v.. -*" ■■•*;■>■ '• :& --V0LUME71. NUMBER 11 t> -'i*-:.i » .'; , . MOUNT PLEASANT. Ml 48859 *-*V C 1987 CM UFE 12 PAGES , , /.; ■*■■ '•« -;'"■/*-, iT"w-*"i ^•t-*-."*5» i-' ■ ■>* o" *^l"-"^.. -.■■'* * "" ■-. .»..- II FA board to faculty A tentative contract agreement reached between the Faculty Association and administration received a recommendation for approval from the FA Board of Directors Thursday night. FA President Charles Eiszler said the tentative agreement will be presented to the bargaining unit membership Wednesday at 4 p.m. The location will be announced later, he said. Cm important item in the contract, Eiszler said, is a gives OK contract section that eliminates the peed for a grievance FA has filed concerning pay period adjustments. Eiszler would not release specifics about the section. Copies of the tentative agreement will be distributed to department representatives today for faculty to examine, said Eiszler. professor of teacher education and professional development. Wednesday bargaining unit members will vote on a method and time for a ratification vote. Two unions resume negotiations by KATHY PETERSEN LIFE M-aw** Editor * Negotiations, for two University employee groups and the administration are starting up again in the wake of Faculty Association's tentative agreement. Staff Association and Supervisory-Technical Association (S-TA) members are negotiating with the administration, but both stalled their talks while waiting for FA to reach an agreement. Tuesday night FA and the administration reached a tentative agreement. Staff Association President Rosalyn Nedry said Thursday she plans to meet with the bargaining Staff Association is supposed to go to fact-finding, but a date has not been set. A mediator was called in July 23 and he recommended a Michigan Employee Relations Commission-appointed fact-finder come in. A date haa not been set, said Nedry, administrative secretary in Instructional Materials Center. S-TA President Joyce Davis said her bargaining team tentatively, is scheduled to meet with the administration team Oct 9. Maxine Tubbs, acting assistant vice president for Human Resources, is on vacation until Tuesday and has not confirmed the date. Davis, communications super visor at Physical Plant, said she hopes FA reaching a tentative agreement will change the administration's salary offer to the S-TA. "We certainly hope it will change the University position," Davis aaid. "We're very anxious to reach an agreement." FA's tentative agreement has a higher salary increase than what the administration offered the S-TA, Davis said. And salary is a morale issue for the S-TA, she added. S-TA salaries increase in a scries of six steps. Davis said an employee without experience starts at a probationary level and ideally moves up a step each year. However, when people from other universities are hired, they sometimes start at a middle step, Davis said. She said the administration says to hire quality people it has to offer higher pay. *I think it's important that new people coming in receive credit for their experience and education," Davis said, "but our people should also receive credit for their experience and education." Davis said it is possible to have an employee with six-months experience at CMU earning as much as someone who has been with the University four or five years. .my- r\\c Vocal Creative Peace Movement member Donna Heizer rallies Wednesday to stop aid to the Contras in Nicaragua. She was part of an alter- noon demonstration that spoke out against the United States' involvement in the Central American country. CM UFTJ/nm Fttzgaxaid Lansing approves $350,000 grant for Phase II of U-Park Culture shock Foreign students cope with differences in food, culture, religion, language by BRYAN LAVIOLETTE LIFE Staff Writer University Park will receive a $350,000 grant to complete part of the Phase II infrastructure — and soon new tenants may enjoy some of the grant's benefits. University and U-Park officials heard the unexpected good news Wednesday at the groundbreaking ceremonies for CME Corporation, the park's first tenant. Sen. Majority Leader John Engler, R-Mount Pleasant, said Commerce Director Doug Ross told him Wednesday morning he approved the Base Industry Infrastructure Grant. The grant will be usecf for construction of infrastructure in Phase II of the high-tech park. And George Dunn, executive director of middle Michigan Development Corporation (MMDC), added soon CME might not be the only company using the newly-developed University Park land. "We're working with a couple of prospects," Dunn said. Dunn said he is negotiating with two companies, but would give no specifics about them. "I would caution people not to expect them tomorrow," Dunn said. Phase II is too large a section to be entirely developed from this grant, Dunn said. "lThe grant) will be enough infrastructure to serve more than just CME, but not all of Phase II." Dunn said. He added infrastructure — improvements such as drainage, electrical and landscaping necessary to attract tenants to the park — will be built as needed. Dunn said MMDC, 111 S. University, applied for the grant Aug. 12. MMDC is a non-profit organization that originated to attract industry to Isabella County. . State approval of the grant was not expected so quickly. Dunn said. "I've never heard of anything being approved that fast, which is very exciting for us." Dunn said. He added the prompt approval shows the state's interest in the University Park project. President Arthur Ellis said he had no knowledge ofthe approval when he spoke after Engler at the ground-breaking ceremony. "Everybody has moved rapidly . Please See GRANT Page 12 Officials: Meningitis case not contagious •l;j.^;.*.;av.;a;.'A^ by MICHAEL FABRICIUS LIFE Stall VVr.tcr "Americans really seem to be dirty. They don't lake off their shoes before entering a room. In Japan we used to sit on the floor.' Japanese mm*** exchange j 11 i.i i ii i. Yukiko Iwaseti. one of about 210 foreign students at CMU, is experiencing what could be called "culture-shock." "A lot of foreign students feel alienated." said Sharon George, assistant director ofthe Office of Student Life. "Differences in food, student culture and religion often cause I.IWI 11IM.> 1.1.111 I Ir^TTTTTTfrTTfT! '. . homesickness." Many students don't speak English well enough to be able to communicate without problems. "(Americans* speak so fast," complained Jose Lugo. Brazilian psychology major. Lugo's solution to this problem takes time. He records his class room lessons and plays them back in the evenings. Some foreign students say the Towers Residence Hall Complex — where many of them live — does not qualify as a place of Please See CULTURE Page 2 Finn Mini .'.'■ .I.V..J|..U«I.II11. l.I.^^^^.«.^^t.^:■:»^!■!^:■^^'^^::^,^^^^;^^i:^^^^!;'x^!J;^^!;^J by SANDRA K. WHITE L1PE Staff Writer A Troutman Hall resident has been diagnosed with viral meningitis, but Housing officials say they are not pushing the "panic* button — the condition is not contagious. "At this point there is no reason for anyone to get alarmed," Housing Director George Jennings said Thursday night. Kim Simecek. Milan freshman, was transported by ambulance to Central Michigan Community Hospital around 3 a.m. Thursday and placed in the intensive care unit. Kim Pahl. Simecek's roommate, said. Simecek, who was moved out of intensive care later Thursday and listed in stable condition, said she expects to be released today or Saturday and will return to her Milan home for about a week of recuperation. Meningitis, an inflammation of the brain membranes or spinal cord, is caused by either a bacteria, which is contagious, or a virus, which is non-contagious. Ed Brown. University Health Services director, said a persistent cold that continually gets worse is one symptom of viral meningitis. "The patient can recover — it is not a terminal thing if treated properly," Brown said. Lynn Cate, Troutman resident assistant, said Gay Freeman. UHS chier of stafT. told them Simecek's condition was not contagious. Freeman was out of town Thursday night and unavailable Tor comment. "That was our first thought (that it might be contagious) We wanted to make sure everybody was all right." Cate. Romeo junior. said. "There's no point for students to worry* about it — we've done enough of it for them," she added. A Wheeler Hall resident was taken home by her parents earlier this week for meningitial headache. Brown said. The State Public Health Department would advise Housing officials about precautions to take if there were an emergency. Brown said. Inside LIFE Hungry hearties Local bar makes push to beet up food business Easy access /Page 6 New computer can help students become book smart /Page 7 Foggie weather Chippewas gear up to face star quarterback. Gophers Breakdown /Page 8 Soccer team's defense trips up at inopportune time /Page 8 WEATHER BRIEFLY Partly cloudy to mostly sunny today. cool with highs near 60. Fair Friday night, lows near 40. Partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday with highs in the 60s. . Friday Night at the Movies will open their season tonight with "The Decline of the American Empire." The show starts at 8 in the Bovee University Center Auditorium. Tickets are $1.50.
|Title||1987-09-25; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, September 25, 1987 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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