1985-02-18; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE Monday. February 18,1985 Students react to 16-week calendar byTIMMcAVOY UFE Staff Writer Students — except those who work over Christmas break — say they like the idea of a shor- "I think Christmas break is way too long," Anne Lichty, Birmingham sophomore, said. "By the time it was over I was ready to get back. Plus, I don't mind getting out a week earlier." A 16-week academic calendar that will shorten Christmas break by three school days, eliminate half-day recesses, and create two, six week summer sessions, was adopted by the Academic Senate Feb. S and is scheduled to go into effect next year. "I think the idea is good," Debbie Woodard, Rivenna sophomore, said. "All our friends go back after the third week and you get really bored." "What can you do over three weeks that you can't do over 4 weeks," Mike Akas, Grosse Pointe freshman, said. "I guess one week is not that much of a difference to me." "In four weeks I get out of the swing of going to classes and studying," Rich Dalley, Roseville sophomore, said. "Plus if we get out a week earlier, we will have a better chance of getting a job." However, students with Christmas vacation jobs are less favorable to the three- week break. "I'm not in favor of a shorter break because I work over Christmas and the more hours I can put in at the job, the more money I have for the next semester," Barb Genter, Saginaw junior, said. ♦See "Break" — page 18 Mount Pleasant. Mich. 48859 During Little Brother/Little Sister Weekend, Pat Soule and sister Jackie Wol- kensperg, above, Port Huron junior, spend some time together Saturday afternoon in the Bovee University Center Game Room. Left, Jackie and Pat share a laugh while brother Mark and father1 Mike Soule shoot a few. Below, Pat drops an easy shot during the match. Sibling weekend a 'huge success' Bad weather earlier last week did not hamper the events as Little Brother/Sister Weekend turned out to be a "huge success," a Student Life Activities assistant said. "We had a very good turnout accompanied by a lot of enthusiasm," Kathy Sullivan, East Detroit junior and Student Life activities assistant, said. Sullivan said between 900 and 1,000 people turned out for mock rock on Friday night and a total of 700 people attended the showing of the movie Foot I oose. "All the tables at Las Vegas night were filled. We don't know how many people were there, but it was really crowded," Sullivan said. The weekend went by without any technical problems, Sullivan said. "The only problem was the lack of room at Friday night's mock rock," she said. Sullivan said the Office of Student Life will do an evaluation of the weekend, although she did not know when it would be finished. The evaluation is to see what should or should not be changed about Little Brother/Sister Weekend. "We were a little worried about the turnout this weekend because of the weather but the snow didn't seem to hamper the events," Sullivan said. "Little Brother/Sister Weekend gives both the students and the brothers and sisters a chance for a little freedom and fun. It also gives them a little extra time to spend together," Sullivan said. Twelve-year-old Rob Corl said he had a great time. "I liked the Malt Shop with all the video games and mock rock the best. I liked the music at mock rock and the people acting it out." Corl said. Corl said he came to CMU because he was supposed to have fun — and he said he did. Corl is the little brother of Lisa Corl, Bad Axe sophomore. "I haven't been home for six weeks and don't get to do anything with Rob, that's why I enjoyed this weekend," Lisa said. Sue Miller, Oscoda sophomore, said she enjoyed all the excitement. Her roommate had two nephews and one niece up for the weekend. "The best thing about having the weekend is just having them here," Annette Birko, Warren senior, said. Birko had her eight-year-old nephew Eric, five-year-old nephew, Matthew and two-year-old niece Andrea up for the weekend. Eric said he liked bowling the best because he didn't get a chance to do it that often. He has been coming for Little Brother/ Sister Weekend for three years now and wants to come back next year. "I'm going to tell my mom and dad that I want to come up here again," Matthew said. "They always have fun and always want to come back. This weekend gives them the chance to find out where I go for nine months out of the year. Sometimes they have a hard time understanding why I'm here," Birko said. "Las Vegas night went real well. At least 500 people showed up," Jerry Page, president of the Student Foundation, said. "The events went better this year than last year, primarily because we didn't have some of the events overlapping each other. Last year mock rock and l.as Vegas night overlapped by a couple of hours," Page, Brighton senior, said. Page said Las Vegas Night made about $300- The money will be put into the Student Life fund. "Some of the money may be donated to United Way or the victims of the Forum fire, but we're not sure yet." Page said. Page said when they opened the doors at 7:35 p.m., people were lined up all the way from the Reservation doors in the UC, where the event took place, to the lobby on the floor above. Statistics major to be proposed byTUIUcAVOY LIFE Staff Witter Creation of a major in statistics and a policy for independent contractor teachers will be considered by the Academic Senate Tuesday. The statistics major, requested by the math department, would allow a graduate in the major to consider graduate work or a career in statistics, according to a copy of the proposed major given to the Senate. "We feel statistics is an important aspect of math sciences, and there is no real possibility for a concentration in it now," mathematics chairman Richard Fleming said. A major in statistics on the Liberal Arts Curriculum would consist of 38 hours of math, 32 of which would be core classes. "The idea for the major basically grew out of a need to provide something important in a subject area that was lacking here," Fleming said. "Every discipline is using statistics in one way or another," Fleming said. "Industry is using a lot of statistics now." Only three new courses will have to be added to the math curriculum to provide the ma* jor, Fleming said. The classes are Math 581: "Statistical Computing;" Math 582: "Linear Models and Experimental Design;" and Math 583: "Nonpar- ametic Statistics." Additional teachers will not have to be hired to provide the major, Fleming said. In other action, the Senate will reconsider a policy on the academic use of independent contractors hired by the University as teachers. "An independent contractor is someone who has full employment somewhere," geology chairman Wayne Kiefer, ♦See "Senate" — page 18 Forum relief to end by mid-week by ROGER MORQENSTERN LIFE Staff Writer Emergency relief for the victims of last Sunday's Forum Apartment building D fire probably will be concluded by the middle of the week, according to the relief program's organizer. Approximately 30to40 xictimr have sought relief from the fire through Student Government Association, Tim Burke, Mount Pleasant junior, said. "Probably only SO or so will come In; we will have some excess (donations). We will send this to charitable organizations," Burke said. Victims are encouraged to go to the SGA offices in the lower level of the Bovee University Center if they need assistance, Burke said. "This was an emergency sort of thing," Burke said. "We're helping people as they come in; most people have contacted us." "We let them decide what they wanted and needed. Nobody really abused the opportunity, we had a lot more donations than we had people," Burke said. "Clothing distribution has slowed down — we have more clothing than anything else," Burke said. SGA officials said Thursday they were discouraging donation of more clothing or money because of adquate amounts of each. Approximately $3,000 in donations has been received. Vouchers approved by the University are being organized so victims can go to area businesses to purchase items costing less than $ 100, SGA Vice Presidnet Joe Barger said. One hundred meal tickets were given by Housing officials to SGA, Barger said. „ ISee "Money" — page 16 Forum reconstruction held for investigation Reconstruction of Forum Apartment's D building, damaged Feb. 10 in a fire, is uncertain pending an investigation by insurance inspectors. Dave Williams, president of Alt man Management in Lansing, the owners of the Forum, said the 16-year-old building could be reconstructed by fall but complete information regarding losses to the company have yet to be determined. Last week contractors visited the scene of the fire which left dozens of students homeless and damaged most of the 24 apartments, Williams said. Insurance inspectors are expected to visit the scene within the next couple weeks. Williams said he is uncertain about how much money the Forum will lose this year in rent income because of the fire. However, he added, the company has full intentions to rebuild the building and hopefully rent it in the fall. The fire started between 4:30 and 5 p.m. as two plumbers, working in a first floor apartment, attempted to locate a leaking pipe. An investigation by the Mount Pleasant Fire Department last week determined the fire was electrical in origin and not the fault of the plumbers. In Brief Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Barberi will speak about laws, penalties and costs of drinking and driving tonight at 7 p.m. in the Lake St. Clair Room of the Bovee University Center. The speech is the first of a series this week on the topic. The series is sponsored by Alcohol Abuse Intervention and Prevention Program personnel. insid Tom Repp, assistant vice president for Financial Affairs, was named United Way president. page 3 Total acceptance of mentally retarded in society is unlikely. pages Sports There is only a slim mathematical chance of the men's basketball team making the playoffs. page 12 Weather Partly cloudy with the possibility of some snowfall. Temperatures in the mid to upper 20s.
|Title||1985-02-18; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, February 18, 1985 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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