1985-02-20; Central Michigan Life
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***. \iA:-r'l i*-iSr»'.>": ''.:-*& ~r>-< #$$& ••Sart-.C- "; Tfc' -J,>?''*"-i*' ■;7'•■r■^ ^t*S•X.*£"''^•v••■7• ■:«.=;~j-~ -- *"-3 _* '•■-^•«-': !^*?*^$yg& IS. v.--. *_".-* .1 ■•^fi. *■"';. ■ * . ■ ■ ' 7 ' ' - . * "-■ •■-.'' 7 7 ' . ■ - "■ t . ■ v > . Central Michigan LIFE ednesday, February 20,1985 • 198SCML1FE f I Faculty reaction mixed to bargaining of awards 18 pages Mount Pleasant. Mich 488S9. Vol.68 No. 6» bySHERRYYAEK UFEAMlNwn Editor Central faculty members have mixed reactions to the Faculty Association's charge that awards for excellence in teaching have to be bargained. Some say programs to recognize outstanding University faculty are valuable and tbe FA should not push to bargain them. Others agree with FA President John Pfeiffer that the association has a duty to bargain the awards and thus insure fairness. "I think the awards are an excellent idea and I think the Faculty Association is absolutely out of its mind to say they should be bargained," History Chairman John Hae- gersaid. tt / think the awards are an excellent Idea and I think the Faculty Association is absolutely out of Its mind to say they should be bargained. —John Haeger History chairman 99 Officials from the College of Arts and Sciences have proposed three teaching excellence awards be given yearly within the college, including $500 stipends. Nominations are being taken for a University-wide program to recognize six faculty members with $1,000 each. Pfeiffer has sent a letter to R. William Dunham, vice provost for Faculty Contractual Relations, requesting the Arts and Sciences awards be bargained. At the time of tbe letter, tbe FA was unaware of the University- wide program, Pfeiffer said in an earlier interview. Pfeiffer added the FA would take the same stand on any award program. John Dinse, assistant professor of political science, who was part of the negotiating team for the 1984-87 faculty contract, agrees the awards should be bargained. ISee "Awards'*—page 16 Students can nominate favorite teachers for awards by SHERRY YAEK LIFE Aset News Editor Students wanting to nominate a favorite professor for a teaching excellence award can do so by completing forms available in the Student Government Association office. Six faculty members will receive recognition and $1,000 rewards for excellence in teaching at May Commencements, said Emmett Mason, chairman of the Teaching Excellence Screening Committee. As of Monday night, approximately 35 nominations had been received, said Mason, professor of Industrial Engineering and Technology. All of those nominations were of faculty members choosing other faculty members. Besides students, alumni also can nominate faculty members. Criteria to be used in selecting the winners include courses taught in the past five years at Central, student evaluations, peer evaluations. student advising, letters of support and anything else the nominees feel proves they are good professors, Mason said. "We thought that because there's considerable breadth in people's opinions about what is good teaching, we shouldn't try to limit the criteria too much," Mason said. Nominations are due March 15 and all faculty members will be notified by April 1 of their nomination. The faculty members then will have to supply materials supporting tbeir nominations. In nominating a faculty member, students must write down their own names and majors, plus the faculty member's name. Forms are available in the SGA office located in the lower level of the Bovee University Center. Faculty members can get nomination forms in the Academic Senate office, also located in the University Center. Alumni can find nomination forms in the alumni newsletter. Bird's-eye view With snow coTcrlog most of campus daring winter, the geometric shapes of the buildings become more simplified and heightened when viewed from approximately 1,000 feet above campus. i : Student seeks money for liver transplant operation Berry Black History speaker As part of Central's celebration of Black History Month, Mary Frances Berry, a noted educator and political activist, will give the keynote presentation Thursday. The speech, "Achieving Liberty and Justice for AH" will take place in the Bovee University Center Auditorium at 8 p.m. There is no admission charge. She is a.former member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, a professor at Howard University in Washington D.C. and a former CMU faculty member, said Ervin Owens, director of the Office of Minority Affairs. Berry has received 10 honorary degrees in recognition of her outstanding work, Owens said. In 1976, Berry was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters from Central. "She was originally arrested in the South African Embassy in Washington and she will be speaking on the issues in South Africa," Owens said. Berry was arrested Nov. 21, 1984 at the office of South Africa's ambassador after discussing the issue of apartheid. Apartheid is a policy of segregation and political and economic discrimination against non-European groups in South Africa. * "She lends truth and pers- Mary Berry pective to lessons of the past and goals for the future that ultimately affect every American," Owens said. by ELLEN DENNEHY UFE Staff Writer While Rosemary Coon, Harrison senior, waits for a liver transplant, her friends and family are trying to beat the clock. Coon's relatives and friends in Harrison are hoping to raise $50,000 to pay for part of the transplant operation, the only way to save her life. Coon has suffered from hepatitis as well as cirrhosis of the liver, a degenerative disease, since age six when she got yellow jaundice. "Rosemary's condition is deteriorating rapidly so we don't have a lot of time," said Nola Hopkins, co-chairman of the Rosemary Coon Fight For Life Committee. "There has been an overwhelming response," Hopkins said. "We are committed to do it and I have no doubt in my mind." The committee has contacted Michigan senators, representatives, congressmen, and local, and national service groups in an attempt to raise money, Hopkins said. The group also has sponsored card pa rtiesandabenefit dance. The operation, which Coon is scheduled to undergo at the Rochester Methodist Hospital in Minnesota, will cost between $150,000 and $275,000, Hopkins said. "The May& Clinic, (which is the hospital) requires $50,000 on top of insurance before they will even admit her and arrange a donor," Hopkins said. Coon was apprehensive about publicity at first. "I really didn't want my problem in the paper," Coon said. "But my relatives said it was the best way to go to raise so much." Rosemary Coon "I'm accepting the fact that other people have to help; it makes them feel better," Coon said. After entering the Mayo Clinic in March, Coon will wait for a donor at the "Gift of Life ISee "Transplant"—page 16 CMU attempted suicide rate increasing by H. JOSEPH GAM MAG E UFE Staff Writer CMU'S suicide rate is falling below the national average among college students, yet its rate of suicidal individuals seems to have increased, said Don Bertsch, chairman of the Counseling Center. Statistics compiled by Dr. Marvin Miller, director of the Center for Information on Suicide in San Diego, Calif, indicate for every 10,000 college students, 1.5 students commit suicide a year. In Brief Applications for a $300 scholarship are being accepted by the Mount Pleasant branch of the American Association of University Women. For further information contact Diedrus Brown at the Counseling Center in Foust Hall. Central has approximately 16,000 students enrolled. The lives lost due to suicide at CMU would be about two per year in regard to these statistics. According to Bertsch, so far this academic year there have been 15 attempted suicides. He said there have been no successes. He said students with suicidal tendancies is still high. Bertsch said a possible reason there has been a noticed increase in the amount of persons with suicidal tendancies is due to the rise of authoratative awareness. He said there were three successful suicides out of 23 attempts last year, and since then residence hall personnel has been watching more closely for students with problems this year. Bertsch said increased national attention of the issue has also added to the rise in awareness. The issue of suicide is more out in the open and evidence of this lies in the premier of the movie Surviving on television, Bertsch said. The movie which aired last week, depicted two teenagers who committed suicide and how the parent's dealt with it. According to CMU counselor Marylin Rosenbaum, possible causes for attempted suicides can originate from a number of ISee "Suicide"—page 16 Inside The City Commission rejected a cable rate hike. page 3 Alcohol and drug related accidents are killers of young people. pages Sports With a little confidence, Trisha Phillips has established herself on the women's basketball team, page 12 Weather Partly sunny today. Highs in the upper 20s north to upper 30a south.
|Title||1985-02-20; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, February 20, 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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