1978-09-15; Central Michigan Life
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I I i niiiifnpi p.. in. «■ ill wj^ s^aassji>Va>a^s1pais^s^Vs^saa«siaapBa«BiV«fYBBa^Baa«apsllBuii«u|.i w-eama^eg^aymtpeaUIWI W< ■PFP"(f Volume 60 No. 8 Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859 Friday, Sept, 15,1978 CMU details frosh test-out procedures -CM LIFE PHOTOS BY DAVID C. FRITZ Puddles and umbrellas are familiar sights in Mount Pleasant and across the state as th6 region has been swamped with nearly continuous rain since Wednesday. Meteorologists are predicting clearing conditions today with a high in the upper 60s. byPETEENGARDIO LIFE Ass't. News Editor Starting today, freshmen can sign up for written English and mathematics competency tests, as the University officially announced competency procedures Wednesday. The first math test has been slated for Sept. 23, with a Wednesday registration deadline. xThe test-out procedures for speech and oral English have not yet been determined. If the tests are passed, students will not have to take ENG 101 and MTH 105 through module G, required of all students for graduation beginning this fall. Although it had been with holding announcement of the two test-out procedures until the speech competency component had been finalized by Academic Senate, the University decided to set the machinery in motion anyway. "We made the decision primarily because we had to get this information to students on this program before advanced registration," Senate Chairperson Eunice Way said. "Also, the actions of Senate were fairly definitive in this matter. There had been no difference of opinion concerning the math and English tests." The test for math will cost Students work in friend's memory Dedication set for ballfield by GRETCHEN FECHTER LIFE Sports Writer What was once a scrappy baseball field on which pickup games were' played now serves as a memorial for an outstanding former CMU student. Ceremonies take place at 1 p.m. Sunday for the official dedication of Brian Crabb Memorial Field, whose namesake died last year as the result of an automobile accident on his way to Central. The field is located behind the Towers, where Crabb, a junior from Birmingham, was a resident. Restoration of the field began last spring, at first just to repair the diamond. But then the idea of the memorial occurred to the Towers Quad Council, "Last'spring we worked on it (the field) for the festival," said Mark Ke ner, Grand Rapids senior, speaking of the Towers' annual Spring Festival. Kenner, a Cobb Hall resident and Crabb's former roommate, along with Troutman resident Mike Conlin, Howell junior, have guided the construction of the memorial. "We had enough money to put up the backstop, then it got more elaborate," Keener said. About $560 has been used from Crabb's memorial fund for the construction. The elaboration started with the rotortilling of the earth around the basepaths. The field inside I—Petitions ready for SA fall elections, page 3 —Art show features profs' photographs, pageS — Central faces Miami, page 7 "It means quite a bit to me. People have a visual reminder of him because the field is used a lot Brian would have loved it "—Mike Conlin, Towers resident was then raked and dug up numerous times; and much of this work was done by Conlin. He estimated he has spent "at least a good 100 hours" working on the field. "I wanted to do something for him that his parents could see and be proud of," Conlin said of his work on the field. "The University helped us a lot," Conlin continued, "by getting us the tractor and sand for the field." Sunday's dedication ceremonies will have Keener heading the program. Crabb's parents, brother and sister have been invited to the observance, courtesy of the Quad Council, which has put an estimated $700 into the construction of the field. "They (Crabb's family) are here as our guests mainly to see what we've done. They've already told me how much they appreciate what we're doing," Keener said. ' Money also has been spent in purchasing a plaque to be placed behind the backstop. It will be placed in cement and officially unveiled at the ceremonies. Besides the dedication, the field will be officially "broken in" by a softball game involving residents of the Towers. Crabb's former floor, third Cobb, will take on a "Towers All-Star team," said Keener. The field has come a long way, but both Conlin and Keener see room for more improvement. "We're thinking of putting in dugouts, and we'd like to get some permanent bleachers," Conlin said. A 6-foot outfield fence has been ordered in time for Sunday's game. "We could easily spend another $500 to have a first-class field," Keener 'remarked. The field obviously means a great deal to Conlin and Keener, as well as Towers residents. "I wanted to do something to make the Towers look good and be the best dorm on campus," Conlin said. Keener also said, "It means quite a bit to me. People have a visual reminder of him because the field is used a lot. Brian would have loved it." Students can bend his ear when hassled The main concern of this year's Student Association Ombudsman, Tom Pierson, is to help students solve campus-oriented problems, he says. Pierson, Cedar Springs junior, said he plans tov achieve this through personal contact with the Administration and students, and through utilization of the new Ombudsman Council. Complaints received by the Ombudsman, a position created - last year, usually concern difficulties of registering for classes, unfair grading procedures by professors, and problems with the Department of Public Safety. Before coming to the Ombudsman with a complaint, Pierson said, "Students should explore all other (problem solving) choices first." If the student cannot solve the problem alone, then "he students $5 for administering expenses, while the English test, which is the College Level Examination Program test for English, costs $20, the normal CLEF exam rate. Students may register for the tests at the Mathematics Department, Pearce 214; the English Department, Anspach 216; the Academic Information Center, Warriner 157; and the Office of Planning, Instruction and Research, Warriner 254, Sample tests of the math exam also are available at these places for students to study and practice on. "Generally speaking, if students have no problem with the sample test, they should be able to pass the competency exam," Edward Whitmore, Mathematics Department chairperson, said. "We really are urging students with a good high school algebra background to take this test, rather than enrolling in MTH 105," Whitmore added. Eighty-five percent of the 93 questions on-the math test must be answered correctly, Also, the test has seven subgroups, ranging from simple multiplication to geometry. Students must score at least 70 percent in each of these subgroups. The English CLEP test, if successfully completed, also may be applied for three hours of credit. Tacky chairsT vie for stage If your overstuffed, tacky living room chair has show business aspirations, this may be its lucky chance. • Program Board is looking for Mount Pleasant's tackiest living room chair to be used as a stage prop in the Sept. 23 Martin Mull concerts. Stage mothers or fathers may enter a photograph of their tacky candidate to the PB Office in the lower level of the University Center, Monday through Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m. No entries will be accepted after 5 p.m. Wednesday. Bill Gundry, Program Board spokesperson, defines a "tacky chair" as one that is "at least 30 years old and showing signs of obvious misuse. A few stains never hurt anybody." First-prize winners will receive two reserved tickets for the 7:30 p.m;. Mull concert. Second prize is a Hawaiian shirt, at least as tacky as the entered chair, and third prize is a Mull poster. Winners will be announced Sept. 22, in CM LIFE and on WMHW-FM 91, a co-sponsor of the contest. Contestants are limited to one entry. All chairs must be available for inspection Thursday. The winning chair will not necessarily appear on stage since Mull and his manager have the final choice on all stage props, Gundry, Royal Oak junior, said. Reserved tickets for $6 and general admission tickets for $4.50 still are available for the 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Mull shows. Tickets are sold in the University Center Ticket Office, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. I As of Thursday, 1,000 tickets were sold, a Program Board V spokesperson said. Additional seats remain. . J Alexander cancels; tickets refunded Ticket refunds for the canceled Shana Alexander appearance are available at the University Center Ticket Office until 5 p.m. Monday, according to Jim Lombard, University Events coordinator. Alexander, journalist, author and television commentator, was scheduled to appear at CMU Thursday. Her talk, however, was canceled when "her doctor advised her not to travel because of a complicated eye infection," Lombard said. The speech was sponsored by Program Board and no efforts will be made to reschedule it, a Program Board spokesperson said Thursday. should feel free to come to my office" Pierson added. Other duties of the Ombudsman include coordinating the Ombudsman council, which is made up of volunteer representatives from CMU's 19 dormitoi ft mpu $4 Tom Pierson apartments, on campus apartments, houses, and commuters. These representatives will go to students, and through personal contact with them, find out what major problems they have concerning the University. This information will be brought to the Ombudsman at bi-weekly meetings and Pierson will decide which problems warrant action. Pierson was appointed to his position this past summer by last year's Ombudsman, Jim Marshall, who currently is student body president. Even though the Ombudsman is part of the SA, Pierson emphasized that students should feel free to come to him if they have any problems or concerns with the SA. The Ombudsman's office is in room 1 in the lower level of the University Center, and he can be reached at 774-3136. immmA^mamKam^ a^3fc^itet.A.JiJtoJeJl.adiJtAd|,.Jbfc. i^Au-^*-*.--. .*.-. --A/. .:«&*• :i»ft*3(a*:*i^J*-.- ■»*.- m,* u * ■*., *...* 4^- **.•<& . ■■**..
|Title||1978-09-15; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, September 15, 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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