1978-02-24; Central Michigan Life
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(ft •*.■#.*;—". <W-S*V.V .*"*»■' *-v*""y :•(,< >■«»*• *'.'m' #»*#'••»■>>>• ■ *•■ i"i "* • ,■•'*'•»*'-«.'>•* ••< >«■!»■»!!> « If* <'i< • A•Hi* M*" *+- HV * * . ».- ^' ■*>• V- f *'°* *** ».. *•*.* fW^^ x Regional games end today 'Rocky'theme inspires olympians byPAMJAHNKE LIFE Copy Editor MANCELONA-To the theme of "Rocky," nearly 770 athletes stood at the foot of a threateningly steep slope at Schuss Mountain, Mancelona, anxiously awaiting the opening ceremonies of the Michigan Regional Special Olympics. Cold weather did not seem to dampen the spirits of the olympians while they listened to welcoming words from various speakers and celebrities. Brian C. Cairns, Schuss Mountain general manager, said, "The only one thing we insist on at Schuss is that you have fun." And the second annual winter games were officially underway. Torches were lit on the side of the resort's most difficult hill to form the Special Olympics logo. Ceremonies concluded with lighting of the eternal Olympic flame and fireworks, which drew shouts of approval from the participants. Prior to the ceremonies, mentally impaired olympians from Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ontario were busy par ticipating in several clinics throughout the day at Schuss Mountain and Shanty Creek Lodge, Bellaire. Sandy Fitzpatrick, co-chairperson of the cross country skiing clinic, said the purpose of the clinic is "for (the athletes) to experience a sport they've never done before and to get some practice at it." Falling down or finding skis in awkward positions did not discourage olympians from trying the new sport. Snowshoeing was taught to many participants at another clinic. Olympian Kathy Ludwig said she almost fell but would do it again. "It's kind of hard; I wouldn't want to be in Alaska," the 19-year-old West Branch resident said. Besides attending clinics, special olympians could take the Winter Wonderland Tour, While on the tour, athletes saw life-size Muppets and Big Bird Walking around original snow sculptures. Dean Wallin, assistant director of CMU's School of Continuing Education and Community Services, organized the tour. Groups from the Bellaire-Mancelona area built the snow sculptures, copying images of Snoopy, Winnie the Pooh and other popular characters. Volunteer Julie Marsh, Evert junior, said the tour is like a miniature Disneyland. "It's something for the kids to do between events and to help relieve pressure." Other special events throughout the Olympics included sleigh rides, movies, dancing and swimming in an outdoor pool heated to about 92 degrees. Thursday, olympians were busy participating in games from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Athletes were divided according to age groups in the games .competition. Allen L. Gates, director of the Michigan Special Olympics, said one of the most important events was the "wheelchair downhill" because it gives wheelchair athletes the experience of downhill skiing. The wheelski idea, which is patented, originated at last winter's games. Michigan is the only place in the world with such equipment arid currently has three wheelskis costing approximately $400 each. (See "Special Olympics—" page 8) Volume 59 No. 60 oimreni^MichtonurE Mount Pleasant, Mich. 48859 Friday, Feb. 24,1978 Chairpersons request agenda before talk by TONY BEARING LIFE News Editor A group of chairpersons have told Provost John Cantelon that before they sit down with him to discuss their "frustrations," they first want to be certain discussion will center on specific" complaints they have raised against him. . The chairpersons in the School of Arts and Sciences, who earlier this month petitioned Cantelon .with a list of four grievances against him, sent a memo to the provost this week accepting his invitation to meet with them, but requested an agenda for the meeting be drawn up first. Two chairpersons contacted Thursday agreed their unusual request for an agenda has been spurned by Cantelon's responses to their petition-responses which apparently have left them wary the provost does not understand the causes of their frustration. Cantelon in a memo last week invited the chairpersons to meet with him, and also, through the memo and comments in CM LIFE, detailed a number of reasons he thinks the group might be frustrated. His memo did not respond to any of the four charges in the chairpersons' first petition. provisions of the bargaining agreement with faculty, lack of communication within their school and lack of understanding the planning process as problem areas. In their memo this week, the chairpersons made it clear if they are to meet with Cantelon, it will be to discuss the four charges they have brought - not the points he has raised. "Your memo suggests that you see our frustration as resulting from factors quite distinct from those we specified (in our original petition)," the chairpersons' memo stated. "We were not overjoyed by. his response," Bernard Meltzer, chairperson of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, said in explanation of the memo. "The purpose of having an agenda for the meeting will be to make it clear we want the issues we have raised discussed," Joyce Pillote, Philosophy Department chairperson, agreed. "We don't want a meeting on the issues he has raised." "My memo had nothing to do with their specific issues, but I was just saying in addition to their substantive issues, I recognize there may be a host of other problems," Cantelon said Wednesday. raised were "irrelevant" to the problems they petitioned him over. The chairpersons' memo suggested that Meltzer and Henry Fulton, Arts and Sciences faculty chairperson, meet with Cantelon to write up an agenda. The three apparently will meet to do so when Cantelon returns from a trip to San Francisco sometime during the week-of March 6; • • ••* — Steady as she goes. Janet Moore, a participant in the Michigan Regional Special Olympics conducted at Schuss Mountain near Mancelona, is helped up the rope tow by volunteer Audri Vandenberg of Bay City. The 770 athletes participating will continue in the competition today until the closing ceremonies which will begin at noon (LIFE photo by Steve Fecht). Student faculty attendance at conference 'disappointing' He mentioned such matters as Both Meltzer and Pillote federal regulations requiring Thursday were emphatic in increased paperwork, certain insisting the points Cantelon byPETEENGARDIO LIFE Staff Writer Disappointment was the overriding sentiment shared by organizers of CMU's three-day Careers Awareness Conference following low student and faculty turnout to the main conference events. Sessions which drew far smaller audiences than had been anticipated included talks by former U.S. Secretary of Labor Willard Wirtz and career placement specialists Richard Bolles and Joanna Sternick Wednesday. Bolles attracted audiences of about 50 and 125 persons at his two sessions; Sternick drew less" than 50 persons at both of her talks and an audience of about 200 persons attended Wirtz's presentation Tuesday. "I am disappointed with the support the talks were given. I feel • pretty bad," Philip Perkins, conference promotion coordinator, said. "I thought we publicized the events pretty well and we brought in some of the top careers speakers in the country," Perkins, assistant professor of military science, said. Approximately $1,050 was spent on newspaper, radio, poster and pamphlet advertising for the conference, he said. Charles Alexander, placement director, echoed Perkins' statements, saying he felt "embarrassed" for Wirtz and Bolles for the small audiences. "Even if the kids didn't show up, you would think at least a couple hundred faculty would be interested," Alexander said. "These are subjects which directly affect them also." Frank StiUings, dean of the School of Fine and Applied Arts, attributed the low turnouts to conflicts with class and conference times. StiUings said the possibility of suspending classes -for the duration of the conference was discussed during the event's planning. It later was rejected because the practice traditionally had proved to be a "bad mistake," he explained. Bolles, author of the book "What Color is Your Parachute?" also was disappointed with attendance, Alexander said. (See "Careers-" page 8) ■' . ,-*,-- v; <• .'<<. '*"' f^' ' " '. '•!;=., 1 v ~~H'/.".'■ ■' Specialist says use contacts, emphasize skills to land jobs •.Vi'" '/^8&M± Job-seekers should emphasize skills rather than job experience or credentials, Richard Bolles, career placement specialist, said at a Wednesday session of CMU's three-day Careers Awareness Conference. Bolles advised students to ignore Vacancies. "First find out what you want out of the job and go to any place you are interested in working at," he advised (LIFE photo by Ron Nichols), byPETEENGARDIO . LIFE Staff Writer Clearly define career preferences, seek jobs which permit the use of satisfying skills, never hesitate to use "contacts" and avoid getting "boxed into" one vocation. These were job-seeking points stressed by Richard Bolles and Viki Zenoff, co-directors of New York's Career Development Center, when they spoke at CMU as part of the three-day Careers Awareness Conference' which ended Thursday. Bolles also is author of the book "What Color is Your Parachute?" "Identify very specifically ultimately what type of job you are interested in,*' Bolles told the audience. "Then decide how you are going to get in that field." Bolles and Zenoff outlined a process to identify marketable skills aind "prioritize" features desired for certain positions. They agreed job-seekers should identify working conditions, geographic locations and skills they find most satisfying. Skills are broken down into the categories of "learned" skills, which are acquired through experience; functional or "transferable" skills, which are natural talents and will be used throughout a person's life; and "adaptive" skills, such as personality traits, Zenoff explained. "Have a sense that you are a person who possesses 500 to 600 different skills which may be rearranged for different careers," she said. Persons should emphasize their skills rather than experience or credentials when seeking jobs, Bolles said. "After you analyze what skills you have* use the position you held as an illustration Of how you have used your skills," he said. Bolles emphasized the value of developing and using "contacts", persons in fields who can help, job-seekers obtain, positions. "Never underestimate your contacts," he stressed. "An absolute way of entering a field is through the contacts. Keep going to your contact network and interview them for information about the field and who to see about entering it." Bolles discouraged the "traditional" method of job- hunting, which he described as "only go where there are openings. "Pay no attention to vacancies. First find out what you want out of the job and go to any place you are interested in working at." In following this advice, he said job-hunters have better chances to obtain positions at firms which have recent openings due to firings, deaths, retirements, resignations or the creation of new positions. "Between the time of the opening, advertisement for a (gee "Bolles-" page 8) —Nine citizens hearings—page 3 testify at land use —SA members walk out after debate on constitutional revisions—page 5 —Cagers dumped by Miami—page 10 —Seniors lead women cagers in weekend action—page 11 *<r _ .**■* .***t*wr*tf A* ».^r*^((t>*«^f-n-V^^.~1l-*'^.>*'.V-^J'i-^ ""£ *■£-.***<-.
|Title||1978-02-24; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, February 24, 1978 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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