1984-04-02; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE Vol. 66 No. 70 © 1984 CM LIFE 14 pages Mount Pleasant. Mich. 488S9 Monday. April 2,1984 Local geophysical corporation Park may get first tenant by ROBERT ISELER UFE Managing Editor Before Aangstrom Precision Corporation can become the first tenant in University Park a series of "milestones" have to take place, according to George Dunn, executive director of Middle Michigan Development Corporation. One of those milestones is the securing of $1.57 million in federal and state grants which may be applied for through the city at tonight's Mount Pleasant City Commission meeting, Dunn said. The meet ing is at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 120S. University. The most critical hurdle for the project, which is expected to cost SI.75 million and bring 84 new workers to the area within the next two years, is the approval of the project by the Board of Trustees and its agreement to a land lease. Dunn said. Before the proposal for the project reaches the trustees, it must be approved by the University Park Board, an advisory panel to President Harold Abel. Dunn said a meeting of the University Park Board is scheduled for Thursday, however, Abel would neither confirm nor deny that a meeting will take place. The Isabella County Economic Development Corporation Board authorized up to SI million in tax bonds for the project Firday. However, Dunn said a buyer for the bonds still has to be found. "It is a very complex process," Dunn said, adding there are between 10and 15other important "milestones" which have to take place before th project can be a reality. "I don't remember all of them and I'd hate to start (listing them) for fear I would leave something out." Dunn said Sunday. Although there are many pieces to the project, Dunn said he has "a good feeling" about the project. Groundbreaking for the project could take place as early as this summer in the high technology park on University land south of Kelly Shorts Stadium, Dunn said. ♦See "Tenant" — page 13 Faith healer delivers service by DAN TREVAS UFE Start Writer Few performers in the world have the ability to make a person pass out with the touch of a hand, but such an individual did Thursday evening. Mahesh Chavda. world- renowned faith healer, delivered his "miracle service" to a crowd of more than 200 people at West Intermediate School, 440 S.Bradley. Chavda, who lives in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles and works out of his established ministry in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., travels the world extensively, preaching Christianity. "I am certainly not the healer. Jesus Christ is the healer. I am a point of contact," Chavda said in his lecture. Chavda, a native of India and born a member of the Hindu faith, converted to Christianity and began preaching approximately 14 years ago. Chavda primed his audience for healing with the one- and-a-half hour lecture which included some of his most memorable and significant "healings" that he has performed, and an explanation of what is to be expected from his services. "People will feel a great current of electricity, warmth and tingling going through their bodies," Chavda said. Approximately 75 people approached Chavda to receive the healing. Several of the participants, who wish to cure problems from heart disease to weight gain, fell to the ground after being counseled and touched by Chavda. "It's not really passing out. but a real peaceful and relaxing feeling." Yvonne Savage. Coral junior, said after the service. The audience that witnessed Chavda's "miracle" service ♦See "Service"—page 12 A member of Rev. Mehesh Chavda's congregation rests on the floor following a prayer during a faith healing se-^sion at West Intermediate Cafetorium Thursday night. A-Senate to hear * 2 proposals by H.V.WOOD UFE Staff Writer The Academic Senate will consider recommendations on the University Program and changes in the faculty grievance policy at its meeting Tuesday. The General Education Subcommittee of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee submitted five proposals to the UCC for evaluation. Senate Chairwoman Martha Smith, said. The Senate sent the report back to the General Education Subcommittee earlier this year for updating. Smith said. The first proposal will create a data base to study how students select and use University Program courses. Smith said. "Do they tend to use the University Program courses for their majors or minors? Or if the class is not on their major or minor, how is it being used? How many courses within each group (category of classes) are available?," Smith said. The second proposal will be to develop learning policies for all the University Program class subgroups as well as the entire program, shesaid. The policies would help faculty in course development, the General Education Subcommittee in considering new courses and the UCC in overseeing tne General Education Subcommittee. The third proposal will be to form another subcommittee whose sole purpose will be to formally evaluate the General Education Subcommittee, to examine how well it is doing its job. Smith said. The fourth proposal will be to request the provost and vice president for Student Affairs to include University Program academic advising as part of the duties of their Retention Committee, shesaid. The Retention Committee was formed to evaluate academic advising within departments, programs and general education. , The final proposal will be to determine if a University Program director is needed, who would fill such a position and the person's term of office. Smith said. The Senate will consider changes in the length of time involved with a grievance under the faculty grievance policy, used to settle any disputes between faculty members, shesaid. "We basically aren't making any changes in the philosophy of the policy," Smith said. "We're looking at the technical aspects of the document." The policy was designed with part-time faculty in mind, who are not eligible to join the Faculty Association, to enable them to use the policy just like any FA member, she said. The step in the grievance policy is an informal meeting with the University Grievance Review Committee, which determines how serious the complaint is. "That group sits down and says. "Arc you being frivolous, are you fussy or do you have a serious complaint?'*' Smith said. If the complaint is ruled as legitimate, it goes before the formal Hearing Committee, selected from a pool of all faculty members Greeks image poor—George bySUERONDEAU LIFE Staff Writer 'Editor's note: The continuing debute surrounding Creeks and their place within tlie campus community does not present easy answers. LIFE Staff Writer Sue Rondeau talked with administrators. Creeks and uncommitted students about the Creek "image" ) Fraterntiy. Sorority. Greeks. Those terms have heavy connotations for a number of people, whether involved in the Greek system or not. All of which result in a variety of perceptions directly related to more than 2.000 students on campus. "I feel Greeks basically have a poor image on campus. It's partially their fault, and partly the Admirfistration's fault, "Sharon George, Greek adviser, said. "The Greek system was originally founded in the 1700s to •See "Greeks" — page 2 Women's issues emerge into the limelight by VERCEILE LANDSBURG UFE Start Writer Stories are told every day about violence against women. For the sixth year. Women's Health and Information Project did its part in dealing with the issues surrounding those stories. Workshops were sponsored in the University Center Friday to inform students of the violence against women problems. "Women's issues are finally getting some of the attention they've needed for a long time." Carolyn Jarvis, hospital social worker, said. Jarvis spoke on the topic of incest at the workshop. She said many people are unaware of the problem of incest. Incest isa sexual problem but it isalso a problem of a need for power, control, and feelings of inadequacy, and low self esteem. She said there is nothing unique ab out a family involved in incest and they in fact appear to be normal. Jarvis said incest happens in all socio-economic groups but is more noticeable in the lower economic groups because those families come in contact with the social services more often, they tend to live in closer quarters, and they often have trouble dealing with daily- tasks such as keeping food on the table. She said statistics show one in every' four girls will be a vic- * tim of sexual abuse by the time they are 18 years old, and one in every six boys will be victims before age 18. Eighty percent of those children are vic- timsof incest. The most common perpetrators of incestuous acts are step-fathers, fathers, and live- in boyfriends. The next group of perpetrators are uncles, grandfathers and family friends. The third and least common group of perpetrators are brothers and mothers, Jarvis said. "Incest is not a result of not loving." she said. Perpetrators of incestuous acts love their children and do not always realize they are harming their children. Jarvis said she has found three different kinds of families involved in incest. The first is the family that looks good from the outside, is middle class, goes to church on Sundays and appears to be an "All American family." Another typical family is one that is isolated from society because they live in a rural area She added that type of family is uncommon in Michigan. The final type is the family that is disfunctional because members cannot find a job. are poorly educated, and have a ♦See "Workshop" —page 12 In Brief Persons interested in purchasing trees from the city for the annual right-of-way planting program may due so during normal business hours at the Public Works complex, 1303 N. Franklin. Deadline for orders is 1 p.m. April 13. Campus Attendance for the fourth annual "Take Back the Night" march exceeded last year's total. page 3 Selection of a five- member ad hoc Cable Television Advisory Committee could be made at tonights city commission meeting. page S Sports Central's baseball team swept a double- header from the Michi- gan State Spartans Saturday at Alumni Field. page 9 Weather Mostly sunny today with highs from the upper 40s to mid 50s. Increasing cloudiness tonight. Lows from the lower 20s to lower 30s. Mostly cloudy Tuesday.
|Title||1984-04-02; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, April 2, 1984 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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