1986-07-30; Central Michigan Life
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wrrvi'r J - • * *■ -* * - ■ *"■» v ' .i * i *- VoL 69 No. 98 01986CMUFE Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48869 12 Pages Wednesday, July 30. 1986 * 'I Board ratifies $84 million budget THE 1986-87 BUDGET Ml/here the money came from 1 S Amount % Dept & Act-vity Revenue $1,093,400 1.3% Overhead Recovery 13.164.157 15 6% Investment Revenue 770.000 09% Tuition and Fees 24.215.801 286% Parking Revenue 334.500 04% Net Stare Appropriations 45.884.823 532%* *Oo*i no* rvfl-Kt governor! v*ko of M.MJ. AMotmton Where the money Is going4 $ Amount % Instruct fon S36.617.049 43% Retirement and Fringe Benefits 11.920.400 14% Institutional Support 11.427.100 135% Operation and Maintenance of Plant 8.446.000 10% Student Sen-ces 6.723.900 8% Academic Support 5.038.400 6% Scholarships and Fellowships 2.241.300 2 6% Research 1.085.900 1.3% Other 1 6% •General Fund Budget by MARK ALLEN LIFE Ass't News Editor 1%e Board of Trustees approved CMlTs $84 rniOioo budget for 1986-87 and Gov. James Blanchard signed legislation to pay for more than half that amount Blanchard, however vetoed part of the higher education allocation bill calling for $500,000 for tha affiliation between CMI) and Michigan Molecular Inatitota. A $700,000 appropriation for MMI, part of the higher education appropriations bill, waa not affected by Blanchard's veto. Blanchard said he vetoed the item not on the basis of the program or the amount, but because of where the money came from. The amount waa coming from the budget of the Commerce Department's "Yes Michigan" campaign, Blanchard's legislative liaaon Larry Tokarski said. "We don't have any problems with the program al MMI. We don't have any problems with the dollar amount," Tokarski said. He said Blanchard will approve the allocation If the Legislature includes it in a supplemental appropriations bill without the Department of Commerce picking up the tab. "We don't believe this will create any problems or delays (for MM!)." Tokarski said. The Dow Corning Corporation offered to assist the affiliation if the state does not provide tbe necessary money. MMI Director John Hoffman told tha Board of Tmeteea' Finance Committee Dow would be the guarantor in the sale of 16-year bonds. "That's a show of confidence that will be really hard to forget- There are very determined people behind this." he said Hoffman alao told the Board of the affiliation's progress. He said the Institute received $200,000 in federal grants and $125,000 in industrial grants, and two applications for patents were submitted. "I think what you're sensing here is an increased presence of MMI on the national and international scene," he told the Finance Committee. Six graduate courses with 136 registered students were taught last year, he said. Many of the students were affiliated with Dow, HofTman said. The 1986-87 CMU budget is $6,502,288, or 8 32 percent, larger than last year's budget, which was a 5 3 percent increase over 1984-85. Fifty-three percent of CMlTs revenues, or sSee "Budget"—page 12 Ad-hoc gets plan for presidential search byPATHOUSLEY LIFE Editor Although a proposal submitted to Board of Trustees Friday may lead eventually to a presidential search committee, the first step in the plan would be to conduct a needs assessment. The proposal, submitted by Acting Provost Janice Reynolds, calls for members ofthe ad hoc committee to review the plan, and for the selection of a presidential screening/needs assessment committee sometime in the fall. It also suggests the use of one or more facilitators "from outside this community* to promote getting.this work done by helping people confront the difficulties head on. Board members received the proposal, but did not act on it Friday. However, se%-eral trustees did have comments about the proposal. Trustee Mitch Kehetian praised Reynolds for her plan outlining a needs assessment. "I'd like to say that it's a positive plan and sends a message not only in this community, but across the State, that we're back in business and we have probably a sound footing ..." he said. "If we had something like this in the last search I think a lot ofthe controversy could have been averted." Reynolds said the plan is "just a proposal to the ad hoc committee which is scheduled to meet August 4. It may change, as the committee members have input," she said. The ad hoc committee, made up of three faculty and throe board of trustee members, has been meeting throughout the summer to review concerns about the next presidential search. The proposal includes a survey of CMU faculty and staff as well as local community leaders, and also makes use of existing documents available at CMU about needs assessments. ISee "Ad hoc"—page 12 Decades-old 'Country Dancers' is discontinued by PAT HOUSLEY LIFE Editor After 58 years of performances, the CMU Country Dancers' program is being terminated. The group, begun by professor emeritus Grace Ryan in 1929, performed in schools and educational settings to demonstrate dance as an art form. Ryan, who died July 19 at the Isabella Medical Care Facility, was a pioneer of American folk dance. Carole Howard, physical education professor, said the program is ending basically because it has become difficult to get students to become involved in the arts. Howard, who took over the Country Dancers in 1972, said students now are more interested in economics than in a well-rounded life. "There is a different type of student here now," she said. "They are interested in getting in and getting out. in graduating, in "me first*. But the students who come back here from years past say ' they don't miss anything but the times they danced." Physical Education Chairman Jerry Meisner said the decision to terminate was made with regret this past year. "We have decided to terminate the Country Dancers," he said. "The areas where they performed aren't as eager to pay their expenses and have them come. Students are not as Interested, either. Carole haa been fighting that battle for years." He said students would join the group, Howard would train them, then they would not be able to make performances. "It was frustrating for her (Howard)," he said. "She just thinks the group has run its course." Out of 90 auditioners for the dance troupe, Howard said she would only get about 20 members. But a recent reunion of past Country Dancers netted 70 persons, she said. *We invited 250 and 70 came," she said. "We took out all the desks in the old schoolhouse (on Preston Road) and made it into a dance hall. We danced all day and all night." She said people came from Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky and Florida for the reunion. "One woman just delivered a baby six weeks ago," she said. The dancers had such a good time together, Howard said the dancers voted to hold a two day festival each year, just to dance. "Now I have to look around and find a place where we can meet each year and find places for them to stay," she said. The group was viewed as a public relations group from CMU, Meisner said. "They would go into settings and highlight dance," he said. "Members of the group would also teach at folk dance camps throughout the United States." Howard said there may be opportunities to get together thia fall for thoae who wish to dance. "Maybe well have some Friday or Thursday night folk dances and see how they go," she said. CMU Country Dancers In action.
|Title||1986-07-30; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, July 30, 1986 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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