1980-04-14; Central Michigan Life
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A student government's purpose is to provide leadership to the student body. But such a leadership potential is questionable when inexperience is a dominant trait. The lone incumbent in Wednesday's and Thursday's ejection will 'fee Sophomore Representative Dave, Rowley of Midland, Encouraging representatives/to return after their first term already, is one of Rowley's goals for next year. The only other representatives that may return to elected roles are Sophomore Representative Jeff Markel, of Owosso, and Junior Representative Kathy Brooks of Birmingham. Markel and Brooks are seeking the president and vice-president posts, respectively. A period of adjustment is necessary each year for the new representatives to get oriented to the board and determine the role .SA should play. If representatives returned, this period of adjustment could be shortened, allowing more time for constructive activities. Markel,- Brooks and Rowley are seeking re-election. The other incumbents not seeking re-election and their reasons are: -r-Theresa Gorski, freshman representative is transfering to Wayne State University, Detriot, next fall. Gorski of Dearborn said she may be involved with student government at WSU. —Tracy Turton, freshman representative is moving to Florida for the summer and has not completed'plans for next fall. "If I am at CMU I will definitely be involved in SA," Turton, of Flint, said. —Freshman Representative Karen Corey said she wanted, to let other class members seek election. If there is another seat open next fall, which is possible because of enrollment increases, Corey, :of Prescott, said she would run for it. —Freshman Representative Donna Burns, of Erie," is not returning to the board because "I did not feel I was productive enough." Burns is going to see if she has a interest in SA next fall before determining her role within it. —A better job could be done by s^nreoire • ^eJsffe, Junior Representative Mary Moran, admits, "because I do not have the time to put into SA." Moran, of Ovvosso, will be devoting her time to her resident assistant job and Residence Hall Assembly. — An internship and fraternity involvement are the factors behind Junior Representative Ed Roy's decision not to return to the board. ; Roy, of Wyandotte, still plans to be involved with SA, but not in elected position. —I did not lose my interest in SA. I would like to concentrate on other areas," said Sophomore Representative Ross Campbell. (See "Re-election*'—page 8) dashes hopes of 3 athletes here by TERRY FOSTER LIFE Sports Writer -CM UFE PHOTO BY MICHAEL S. GREEN Going Greek Warren Gaither, Detroit senior, puts on a less than a happy face during the last stage of his pledging the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity*. Gaither participated in the last Stage of-^he(l week'* whefe fraternity hopefuls -participate in outlandish stunts for initiation. The chances of three local wrestlers appearing in the 1980 Moscow Olympics were dealt a serious blow Saturday when the United States Olympic Committee voted by a 2-1 margin to support President Jimmy Carter's stand to boycott the games. Graduate student Tom Minkle, CMU Assistant Wrestling Coach John Matthews, and John Hartupee, Mount Pleasant junior, all expressed disappointment with the decision. Matthews .competed in the 76 Olympics, and has been gearing himself to win a gold medal this year, "I am very disappointed. It's like working for six years, and not getting paid for it," Matthews said. - Matthews said if he were to win a gold medal this would be the year to do it. . "My age was right, I have been winning. Everything was right," Matthews said. "I was moving up the ladder, but someone snatched it from me, and said, 'you aren't going anywhere'." Hartupee said his biggest disappointment is iii the fact the boycott is the only means the United States is using to protest "I was moving up the ladder, hut someone snatched it from .me and said 'You aren't going anywhere'. "—Olympic hopeful John Matthews, CMU assistant wrestling coach the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. "If I am going, to sit out of the Olympics, which could be my only shot, I think the United States should use some comprehensive actions afterwards. Even as far as supplying military supplies to Afghanistan," Hartupee said. Hartupee, the 1980 Amatuer Athletics Union 114-pound champion, said he favored sending the athletes to the games, but boycotting the opening ceremonies and awards presentations. Minkle, who took fourth in the AAUs, said other than the boycott", the United States is conducting "'business as usual" with the Soviets. Matthews, 1 he AAU champion (See "Olympic"—page 8) ecession swells student rolls by SARAH ROWLEY LIFE Staff Writer Increased freshman enrollments at CMU reflect a trend of enrollments at universities throughout the country—partly because of the economy, CMU administrators said. Michael Owens, director of admissions, said the general trend is for students to turn to colleges and universities when they can't get a job or are looking for additional job training. Freshman applications for the Fall Semester were closed Tuesday, nearly a month earlier than ever before. About 3,600 freshmen have been accepted but administrators expect the number to drop* to about 3,200 by the time school starts in August. This is a turnaround from the 1973 recession, when CMU enrollments leveled off, Owens said. "In the 1960s there was tremendous growth and it was bound to level off between 1972 and 1974," he said. "But by the fall of 1975, we had the biggest enrollment ever with more than 3,400 students." Owens said some, colleges overloaded during the period of increased enrollments in 1974 and 1975. Some universities added buildings to the campus to accommodate the added students. When enrollments leveled off, the campuses were too large, , (See "Enrollment"—page 8) Religion is reborn on campus PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MICHAEL S. GREEN (Editor's note: CMU students are joining religious groups or founding new ones in surprising numbers. LIFE reports on this phenomenon in a three-part series beginning today with short descriptions of some of the 18 registered .campus religious groups. | by KRIS PIOCH LIFE Staff Writer Holy Father, keep them in my name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one even as we are one. -John 17:11 . More and more CMU students are uniting to be one in Christ. This interest is illustrated by the large increase in the" number of religious student organizations within the past few years. "Every year we get more religious groups. The number has probably doubled since five years ago," said Sharon George, assistant to the vice president of Student Affairs, About 10 percent of the 180 student organizations have religious affiliations. , "I'm baffled by the amount of religious groups. One of my goals thisyear was to work with the religious groups and investigate what they are about," George said. Many of the 18 religious organizations are quite similar, share the same goals and several of national Some groups denomination are non- are chapters religious groups, are of specific while many denominational. Putting faith into practice by ' experiencing different kinds of people and situations is the main idea behind the Wesley Foundation, 3490 Washington St., according to the Rev. Tom Jones. "We sponsor several different work camps dealing with Bread for the World, mission work and disarmament," Jones said. The Wesley Foundation, of United Methodist affiliation, has about 75 members and offers a fellowship night, Bible study, a folk music, group and a counseling group. One of the most popular groups at CMU is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which numbers about 75 members. "We. get together to enjoy ourselves in a Christian atmosphere. FCA is an in troductory group. It is not quite as deep or serious as some others," Tom Fevsse, FCA president, said. "It's not teaching or preaching we emphasize but getting involved rather * than (See "Religion"—page 9) 4km $*? mm m& *m Mi 1 wmmmmmmwmmm^^ x i. »'■.' i % \c _______gaal ___a________« a____l___pp_ liiritsiiPifiHiiir— iiiMiilniiri it■■-■ ■"--' - -• — "-lilil'l,.! 44 • :L"- ■' ■ ■^.■-^Li^.:^.i..-.^^.:.iv..,..l.,,.
|Title||1980-04-14; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, April 14, 1980 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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