1978-09-08; Central Michigan Life
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ii . iliiiiaarsaaaaisfvaaajaa** i H i \mn\mm^waetmK»mmnmmBmmWmmmmfm^^ by BEENADETTE JOZWIAK LIFE Managing Editor The weather is balmy, the skies are blue and the autumn won't be around too much longer to take advanage of, By now, with two weeks of classes under their belts, CMU students should be prime for a 'let-loose" carefree weekend of frolic, A weekend different from those 13 to follow, most of which will be spent holed up in Park Library doing term papers or studying for tests. It's a weekend made to order and made to be spent only in Mount Pleasant. Even those who usually find it impossible to resist the beck and call of the open road home every weekend would agree when confronted with two major local events-the University's first football game of the 1978 season on Saturday and the community's annual Mardi Gras celebration, taking place today. The 1978 Chippewa gridders will not be the only ones making their debut on the field in tomorrow's season opener. Herb Deromedi also will be making his first appearance on the scene as head football coach. Formerly the team's defense coordinator, Deromedi was named in August to his current post. Even while some football fans will have their sights set specifically on Deromedi and how he will "perform" Saturday, he said he feels the same before this game as he has felt before any other. (See "Mardi Gras—" page 2) CMUFEARTBYDOUQ BOVDIE Volume 60 No. 5 Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859 Effects of 'gen ed# tops list Friday, Sept. 8,1978 Cantelon outlines priorities byTONYDEARING LIFE Editor Studying the impact of general education on students and faculty will be Provost John E. Cantelon's No. 1 priority this year. Cantelon also will be devoting much of his time to a pair of accreditations at CMU, the Area of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and academic reorganization, according to'a list of priorities the provost released Wednesday. In all, Cantelon's list contains 13 issues and challenges his office considers top priorities for the 1978-79 school year. "I wanted to sit down at the beginning of the year and make a list of about a dozen, but I guess I ended up with a baker's dozen," the provost said. "Some of the items on the list are obvious; others are concerns to be reflected during the entire year." Many of the challenges listed by Cantelon are old, familiar issues, but some, like plans for the learning assessment and testing center, are new. A few are personal challenges for Cantelon, and will not have much bearing on the full University community. At the top of Cantelon's list is the new General Education program. The program is designed to give students a broad-based and diversified education by "Some of the items on the list are obvious; others are concerns to be reflected during the entire year."— Provost John E. Cantelon requiring them to take 30 credit hours in courses falling under humanities, natural science, social science and integrative and area studies. "You can't institute a major program such as this without it having some effect," Cantelon said. "I will be monitoring the impact of the program to see if it gives signs of contributing to the quality of education." Cantelon also said he will be United Way kicks off Oct. 15 Drive aims watching io see how the program affects credit-hour production in academic departments. He said it will take at least three years to truly begin measuring the impact of general education here. Cantelon's No. 2 priority this year will be the North Central Association accreditation of CMU's doctoral program in psychology..,a.n.d <?f».t,he Institute for "Personal and Career Development. Failure to gain accreditation would be a crippling blow to either program's prestige. Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, an area detached from its school and now under the Provost's Office, also is a subject of concern among the provost's top priorities. A group of five consultants will be on campus individually this semester to study the area and "give us their best advice," Cantelon said. The consultants' individual (See "Cantelon—" page 8) by KELLY KOLHAGEN LIFE News Editor CMU students may have got off easy contributing a collective $600 to United Way last year, but Student Foundation members hope to see that change. Unlike 1977*s campaign, students will not be overlooked when the Isabella County United Way drive officially begins Oct. 16. Instead, foundation members say they will seek out students' dollars this year. Alan F. Quick, dean of the School of Continuing Education, LIFE features grid guide With the first grid match of the Chippewas' 1978-79 season slated for Saturday, today's CM I4FE features a football guide. CMU's Chippewas will meet Kent Sitate University's Golden Flashes in Perry Shorts Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. and persons with CMU student identification cards will be admitted free to the event. heads up the 1978 Isabella County United Way fund drive, and is looking at a goal of $112,600, the highest goal ever set in Isabella County. But CMU's student drive will be independent of any solicitation from faculty and staff, said campus director Jim Glover, Glover, Fowlerville senior, said several objectives have been set forth as' the campus United Way committee, directed by Student Foundation, readies itself for the big drive. "The drive will be widened for the total campus," he said, "for on and off campus students." "We also hope to involve • fraternities and sororities more than we have in the past," he said, "in addition to individual organizations." Another leg of the campaign will be geared toward minority students, said Glover, in an attempt to increase contributions from all aspects of the CMU student community. • The campaign hopefully will raise at least $1,000 from the student body, Glover said, since two years ago, that much was raised: "With a better organized setup and pre-planning, we should be able to make at least $1,000, especially since we got that much two years ago," he said. Although the county-wide effort lasts through Oct. 27, CMU's portion of the drive begins officially Oct. 16 and runs through Oct. 21. A week-long Alan F. Quick schedule of activities are planned, and will be highlighted by a massive door-to-door solicitation campaign on one night of that Week. Those events tentatively include a run-a*thon, to be manned by Eta Sigma Gamma, the campus health education society and special pinball and foosball contests in the dormitories. CMU faculty and staff will be included in the county's campaign, co-chaired by Isabella County prosecutor Joseph Barberi and Jack Harkins, an offical of the Lease Management Co. Quick said he hopes between $18,000 and $19,000 will be generated from CMU. The remaining $90,000 or so to be collected will be in the hands of the remaining residents of Isabella County. "United Way is the single most important drive of the year," Quick said, noting at least 12 agencies the United Way funds in the county. "Mount Pleasant is a community of givers," he said. "If there's a single philanthropic venture, it should be the United Way." Glover said after meetings with Quick and after further preperation, Student Foundation will have a definite schedule of events for the student drive. "Right now, we're just getting ourselves organized," he said. Organization, he said, should be the key to a successful student campaign this year, -CM LIFE PHOTO BY ROGER D. MART William A. "B.J." Jack is one of two barbers operating in the basement of the University Center. When business - gets --alow;'"B. J:'* dan often~be Weeri sitting in his chair and strumming his guitar. Guitar pickin' fills day's lulls byBILLWOLGAST LIFE Staff Writer When you enter the lower level of the University Center, you may notice a barbershop directly across from The Reservation. And this, of course, is the college's private barbershop, right? Wrong! says barber William A. "B.J." Jack, who leases the space from the University. Jack is an independent businessman who just happens to work in the UC. But, he says, most students assume his is a University-offered service. Jack has been barbering in the UC since 1971. He graduated from LaMar Barber College in 1968 and worked stints in his hometown of Harrisville and Detroit before coming to Mount Pleasant. B.J. can often be seen sitting in a chair strumming his guitar during lulls in business. But he avoids performing for customers. "It's just a hobby, something I like to do," he explains. He also avoids association with the "Billy Jack" movie series, preferring instead to be known as B.J. Hair styles have changed a great deal in the seven years B.J. has been here. But most of his customers just need to be shown how to take care of their hair at home rather than have any major alterations performed, he says. "You can buy a $30 hair dryer but still make a mess out of your hair, he says. The second of the UC barbershop's two chairs is manned by Dick Becker. Becker returned to the shop in 1976 after working there in 1969 and 1970. About the shop's "identity crisis," Becker says, "We've actually had people who've come in here who thought we were part of a barber training class at CMU. And they're scared we'll hack their hair off." The barbershop is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-in business is welcome or appointments can be phoned through the UC at 774-3282 ext. 263. The common idea that people will bare their souls once they step into the Barber's or hairdresser's chair isn't necessarily accurate, says Jack. "Everybody's different. If the customer is in a bad mood, then he probably won't talk. And I don't press him." But athletics is a different story. Jack is an avid Chippewa fan and keeps up with firsthand information from the coaches and trainers who sit in his chair. He sees Central's football opener Saturday with Kent State as a tight struggle matching teams with strong defenses. But who's going to win, B.J.? "We are, of course," he says confidently. 1 —Wheat/and Fast to fill air with strains of bluegrass, page 3 —New era in football begins, page 9 —PIRGIM seeks student support page 14 im m —1 laiiMMtnaTfcflr* m aiiiirt'i«i —m ■f •*..»*"•> ,* w# +* **,*.-*** i wayi!^ &JS2*te*i^;;£^^?'(i^;^^ tn*«V«!»><Ma.M!;a.
|Title||1978-09-08; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, September 8, 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;|
|Copyright Permission||Copyright 1978 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|