1976-04-02; Central Michigan Life
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■ I ppfapiaaaj llaWlliraT HBfBm Volume 57 No. 72 Friday, April 2, 1976 CMU may get allocation hike A recommendation of $671,000 more tha,n recommended by Gov. William G. Milliken for Central earlier this year was proposed by the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday, The recommendation reflects acceptance, in part, of a new funding . model created in effort to implement a more equitable funding system for higher education- The recommendation's passage would give Central a 3.19 per cent increase over last year's tight budget. The funding model consists of a three-part, process. The. first step.l shown in .the committee's recommendation, -allows college and university state appropriations to be based on such criteria as the total number of students at an institution (not just those on campus), the total number of credit hours, class size expectations and the number of faculty employed. . I J . "If the model were to be implemented immediately (100 per cent) CMU's appropriation would be up nearly $6 million.We are encouraged by the legislatures obvious effort to implement a new fudding model for higher education," Arthur Ellis, vice, president for, public affairs, said. v . 'Under the committee's recommendation, Central would receive $21,679,000 from the state for 1976-77. The University received $2^,008,800 last year, the figure recommended again for 1976-7? by Milliken. The mode} was developed by members of the- House and Senate Fiscal Agencies, under the direction of House and Senate-Appropriation Subcommittees on Higher Education. Part One, reflected in Central's increased recommendation, deals with the basic formula for deciding an institution's appropriation. Part Two (the model is" tentatively scheduled for a three-year phase in) would consider the varied roles and missions institutions and provide separate money for those needs. Part Three would deal with special grants. The fundingmodel approach is significant to Central, Ellis said, as it regonizes CMU's relative postitionas an underfunded institution within the higher education community. The committee's recommendation represents the first in the legislature's move toward adopting the funding model. Election April 22, 23 process altered byJIMREINDL, CM LIFE Reporter Elections for Student Association and Program Board (PB) will be conducted April 22 and 23, Deborah Werner,, Student Association elections director, announced at the Association's Board of Directors meeting Wednesday evening. Students may vote in the two- day election from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Although polls for the last eiectip-n were in academic buildings, Wernei*, Bloomfield Hills senior, said they will be moved back into dormitories. Werner said a consensus among poll workers at the last -election showed voter participation was less than when polls were in the dorms. The polls originally were moved to academic buildings to increase voter participation. POTENTIAL CANDIDATES for all elected student government positions may pickup petitions in the student government offices in the lower level of the University Center April 7 and 8 between noon and 5:30 p.m. Werner said enough petitions for the required signatures for each Controversy arises over funding requests •* byJIMREINDL CM LIFE Reporter Rejecting a second recommendation by the Student Association Finance Committee of a student organizational budget request, the Association Board of. Directors forwarded the request to the Grievance Committee at its meeting Wednesday evening. The Home Economics Association had requested $128 to offset expenses incurred at its Juried Textile Arts show. Last Wednesday the Board tabled the Finance Committee's recom mendation to approve the request until the Home Economics Association sought funding through the Home Economics Department. . PAM WERNER, Finance Committee member, said the Home Economics Association was .rejected . by the department because its show was open to all students. •The Finance Committee also upheld its rejection of allocation requests by the Mt. Pleasant Tenants Ljnion scheduled Finance . Committee hearings. > "Because of the policy we have, we're going to stick to it," Werner, BJoomfield Hills, freshman, said, referring to recent " funding guidelines calling for automatic rejection of an allocation request upon a group's failure to keep two scheduled appointments. Controversy resurfaced this week Over whether1 either group was properly notified of its respective hearing times. However, action on the committe's rejection was tabled because Julius McDaniels, chairperson of the Finance Committee, was absent*. McDaniels, Detroit junior, arrived after the meeting and (See "Funding ..." page 10) ■N position, along with a copy of the Student Association Constitution and petition and campaign rules -will be given to each candidate in a packet. She added candidates for PB positions will be issued organizational sheets, outlining PB's different, groups, instead of an Association constitution. Petitions for all offices are due April 12 by 5 p.m. Werner said a list of valid candidates will be posted, outside the student government offices by approximately 7:30 p.m. that evening. Along with the election schedule, Werner announced changes planned for conducting the election. * She said the biggest change is the 5,000 ballots will be printed on ordinary paper instead of optical scanner paper and also will be numbered. Completed ballots then will be transferred to computer key punch cards to be tabulated by jthe computer center. Werner said the cards will be numbered for easy reference in the event a recount is requested. "ONE OF the things 'we're stress/ng this time is security," Werner said, "I'feel the election should be "run on a stricter, more professional level this time." Another of the security measures planned is the numbering of all ballot boxes to avoid losing them, as in the last election, Werner said. - She added the previous rule ending campaigning at 11:59 p.m. the day prior to an election is being dropped. Campaigning may continue through the election, and*campaign . materials may remain posted, providing they are at least 50 feet away from a polling place. However, election results will not be made public until all campaign materials are removed, Werner said. She said responsibility for maintaining the 50 feet rule lies with pollworkers. An additional change limits candidates' campaign spending to $100, Werner said the $150 limit set by Charles Rodgers, former elections director, was too high. "I talked about this with my rules committee and it was decided $50 extra was too much money to spend on a campaign, and for a nine-day campaign, $100 was adequate," Werner said. Spiraiing costs cripple library Spiraljng costs have" had a crippling* effect on the Park Library budget and if. the prediction of Acquisition Director Frank Dowd comes true, it may be a common thing for several years. Dowd said the library received the same $680,000 appropriation as last year, but steep inflation has left it with fewer dollars to work with. "I don't see it's going to get any better for several years," Dowd said. He said periodical costs have risen 40 per cent while books have gone up 20 per cent. "What we're doing to cope with the problem is carefully watching purchases and periodical subscriptions and identifying items that are marginal," Dowd said. "All areas are trying to decide what they can do to cut down and still" operate efficiently." Dowd said library staff members are defering purchases of large microfilm projects, i such as back issues of newspapers and obtaining no new periodicals. While, the library has y been appropriated $680,000 last year and this year, las£ year it received ,an extra $70,000 left from a contingency plan where Gov. William G. Milliken may have called on universities to return some of the state-allocated funds. ^ Dowd said there is a slight chance they will get more money next year, but he isn't counting on it. "I believe the library should have high priority in funding. With increased enrollment there is more I emphasis on independent study. We also need materials for the new doctoral program, set to start next year." Dowd said usage and circulation are both up significantly at Park Library and stressed building and maintaining a good u library are important to education. inside UNSINKABLE'-The University Threatre production of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" opens tonight in Bush Theatre (see story page 6). • Bik&rs cause mosf accidents—Page 3 • Women gymnasts compete at nationals—Page 7 V J Me pie syrup i * Shepherd prepares activities for annual festival by MICHAEL LEWIS CM LIFE Reporter You, may already have noticed the buckets hanging from the big maple trees. If not, then you probably don't realize it's maple ; syrup season again. The Shepherd* Sugar Bush • Association has been .tapping maple • trees for the sap since the middle of .February. Ron Moeggenborg, who evaporates the sap, said the-process • of changing sap into syrup is long and involved, "IT TAKES about 40. gallons of sap to get one gallon of syrup. We've been gathering sap all month and hope for 800 gallons of syrup," Moeggenborg. said. ".But if jthe weather gets warm, we'll have to quit, because the sap turns bitter if it doesn't freeze at night." ' The purpose of all this is the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival, being conducted April 23 to 25 this year. Moeggenborg said all the work is done by local volunteers, with the profits going to Shepherd's TWMHfaaf'1 recreation facilities. "We built a swimming pool a couple years ago," Moeggenborg said, "This year's money will be used for a park. I think the festival should bring in about $20,000. You know, Vermontville actually produces more syrup than us, but it's not a community effort there." It is indeed a community effort in Shepherd. This is the 18th year for the festival and as always, every big. maple tree in town has buckets hanging. The sap drips out of a spout CMUPE PHOTO BYWK6 L6W.5 - STlCftY BUSINESS-Shepherd residents busily prepare for the Annual Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival, ' April 23 to 25 by gathering sap from area maple trees. The Festival is a genuine community effort, with residents of all ages taking part in the various activities, including skydiving, square dancing, bonfires and , tractor-pulling contests, ' . . t .' in the tree and looks like water in the bucket. Actually, much of it is water, which- is evaporated away in the boiling process. A tractor manned by Shepherd residents of all ages'makes periodic rounds to gather the sap. The tractor pulls two large tanks and all ,the volunteers drain the tree buckets into buckets of their own, which they dump into the tanks. The work requires plenty of lifting and walking, yet everyone seems to enjoy it. The tractors take the sap to the Sugar Bush Sap House, where it then is boiled and re-boiled. The Sap House is identifiable by the steam pouring from- it. THE SYRUPthenisfilteredand prepared for selling. Moeggenborg said the process involves about six steps, but added syrup isn't the only product irom the" sap. Today the festival has grown to more than a pancakes-and-sausage meal. In 1959, about 100 gallons of syrup were sold, along with a couple hundred meals, at a onp-day "gathering. Last year's xthree-day festival sold more than 800 gallons of syrup ahd served' more 'than 13,000 meals. The meals are served continuously from 5 p.m. Friday night until the end of the weekend. ."We macle over two tons of fresh sausage last year," Moeggenborg said. Motor home and travel trailer clubs now/make Shepherd one of their first spring rallies. , CM LIFE PHOTO BY MIKE LEWIS MM' MM' GOOD-Even small children get into the syrup festival,, as evidenced by these young helpers filling the syrup cans with the sweet stuff. 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|Title||1976-04-02; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, April 2, 1976 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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