1975-04-09; Central Michigan Life
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"*■>* ] I Volume 55 No. 74 'Centr&l Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859 Wednesday, April 9, 1975 ><% Y % * .J* Association reps ask University to fund PB CM LIFfe PHOTOS BY MED BLUHM Aerosmith in Finch Crowds gathered as early as 6 p.m. for the Tugsday, night performance of "Aerosmith" in concert. Sponsored by Program Board, the concert was in Finch Fieldhouse beginning at 8 p.m. Formed two years ago, "Aerosmith" is a five-man band featuring lead vocalist Steven Tyler on harmonica, back-up vocalist Joe Perry on electric guitar, rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton on bass guitar and drummer Joey Kramer. Scheduled to appear with ' Aerosmith was "Baker Gurvitz Army", however, "The Amboy Dukes", (above) a group popular several years ago, performed instead. According to James Lomband, coordinator of the office of University events, the "Army's" truck broke down in Georgia en route from Florida. by ROSS WILKINSON CM UFE Reporter Program Board (PB) will not be budgeted by Student Association, but will retain funding from the Student Affairs office if a proposal by Bill Pilchak, student body president, is approved by the President's Council. In a letter to President William B, Boyd, Pilchak has proposed a unique relationship between PB and the Association, which will allow PB to retain a member on the Association Board of Directors. However, PB will stay outside of the Association funding procedure, according to Pilchak's proposal. THE LETTER notes Program Board needs University funding in order to guarantee funds for contracts and needs close ties to the University in securing facilities and services. " Pilchak said he and Rose Ratkov, chairperson of PB, will discuss the proposed arrangement with Boyd Thursday afternoon. Ratkov said if the agreement is approved, PB will request $30,000 from Student Affairs next year. PB received $17,000 this year, Ratkbv said. She added this year's funds has been cutback 48 per cent from last year. The letter states the Association, may cosponsor some events with PB, but Ratkov said only speakers would be cosponsored. "The Association will have no input into concerts," she said. Pilchak said the-agreement was made because PB, unlike other organizations, is a business-oriented otgahization. "Program Board was worried about not having enough money (from' the Association)," he said. "They also need funding guarantees for contracts this spring." PILCHAK SAID he did not think the University funding of concerts would hurt the Association's chances for student approval. "I think it (J;he Association) will be easier to sell," he 'said. "That's a big block of funds we won't have to pay." Pilchak said Boyd might object to the proposal because if PB receives University funds, other organizations might apply for funds outside of the Association. However, Pilchak expressed confidence Boyd would recognize the special status of PB as a money-making organization. The uncertainty of this arrangement, Pilchak said, was the reason a special Student Assembly meeting, which would consider the Association constitution was cancelled. Pilchak said the constitution would be considered at the April 14 meeting. Boyd was out of town and unavailable for comment. f Will Association control funding? by ROSS WILKINSON •CM LIFE Reporter The issue of funding control for the proposed Student Association has helped delay approval of the Association's constitution by Student Assembly. Student Association leaders want students to have total authority over Association funds, while President William B. Boyd has said the Board of Trustees must have the final say, according to Chuck Korn, student body treasurer. A special Student Assembly meeting to consider the Association constitution was cancelled Monday night and Korn, Traverse City freshman said he and other Association proponents will discuss the problem with Boyd Thursday. Korn said he believed the problems could be worked out this week and the constitution would be presented to Assembly Monday. To appear on the April 28 ballot, the constitution must be ratified by Assembly or have petitions signed by 1400 students. Although the Association may be voted in by the students, final approval of the concept rests with the Board of Trustees. A Association members want Association's funds to be autonomous from Trustee authority. Bill Pilchak, student body president said last week Boyd had noted any mandatory fees paid by students must be controlled by the Board of Trustees. The Association constitution states funding will come from an automatic $4 charge each semester to students. Students could have the fee- refunded after registration. Korn pointed out the mandatory fee concept has been tried at the University of Michigan by the Public Interest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM) and that these funds are controlled by PIRGIM. s Boyd was out of town and unavailable for comment. Senate sets up liaison with Honors Program by NANCY SIRCHER CM LIFE Reporter Central's Honors Program will be made more accountable to Academic Senate and the review of the program will be delayed as the Advantages, disadvantages ff-campus life offers variety Wtor's note: This is the third I fee-part series on lifestyles k CMU students. The first halt with dormitory life and fcoiid discussed married and Resident Assistant tyDENISEKALIN and 8UEGREENWELL CM LIFE Reporters I?ny students decide, 1Dle during their college '■toleave the confines of the N head out on their own. F these people there is an pg assortment of apart- 1»n*l houses for rent, and some jateresting advantages and "ges to off-campus living. hi' forms e Friday l^t forms for Spring 1975* ^on must be returned to the >r» offee, Warriner 260, by »*-nts who have not yet* ■ Wm, also available at the "** office, still may da so. ONE REASON students decide- to move off campus is for privacy and quieter quarters. Kevin, Cook, Midland senior, spent his freshman year in Carey Hall "which was a zoo." He transferred to Robinson Hall because it was close to the music building, Powers Hall and he spent his sophomore and junior years there, then moved to an apartment this year. Cook said he enjoys living off icampus because, "there's nobody bugging you all the time and: it's a lot quieter." A more like "home" type atmosphere motivated some students to try life off campus. Luanne Syers, Reed City senior, decided to move off-campus because, "I wanted to see what it was like and I didn't have the money to stay in the dorm." "I thought living in a house would be nicer than the dorm," Syers said, "it doesn't resemble school as much as the dorm does." "1 feel I can call this house my ' home, where as in the dorm I couldn't say that," said AileenZiehm, Owendale senior, who has lived off campus for two years, Ziehm didn't like the dorm because,"It was too noisy, the rooms were too small and the food was lousy." Many people choose^ to live in the dorm for a few years to meet people. Melanie Mily, Dearborn senior, transferred from Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn and has lived in Saxe Hall and in the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority house. "I liked the dorm for my first year here, because you meet a lot of people,",she said. This is the first semester Mily has lived in an off-campus apartment. (See "Off-campus ..." page 5)" James Taylor to appear here Signed contracts and a wire of confirmation ' verifying a May 8 appearance of folk-rock singer James Taylor were received by Program Board (PB) Tuesday afternoon. Tickets for the show are $5 (reserved seating), $4.50 (early admission) and $4 (general admission)! According to James Lombard, coordinator of the Office of University Events (OUE), Taylor is tentatively scheduled to appear at 8 . p.m. in Rose Arena. "Although we (PB arid OUE) haven't received (permission) for the use of Rose, I feel almost certain that the concert will be in Rose." The opening act of the Taylor concert-, Lombard added,, is unknown as of today to PB* result of action Monday by the Senate to establish an Ad Hoc Honors Program Committee. The need for more' accountability was noted by John W. Schmidt, senator from the department of speech and dramatic arts, who first proposed the establishment of the new committee Monday. Appproval of the committee almost was unanimous. SCHMIDT SAID he could find no evidence of a structural relationship between Academic Senate and the Honors Program. "Even the Honors Program recommendations (presented to senators at the March 24 meeting) did not mention a relationship," Schmidt said. Before the Senate could consider those recommendations, Schmidt said the structural relationship should be defined. It will be up to the new committee to make the definition and recommendations to the Senate. "At best, the Senate had a peripheral role with" the Honors Program," Schmidt" said in support of his motion to set up the committee. Schmidt told senators he found it "strange the Honors Program is less accountable to the Senate than the Institute (for Personal and Career Development) is." The committee will consist of five elected members (all senators) and the director of the Honors Program.- The members, to be elected at the next Senate meeting, shall make recommendations to the Senate on Honors Council membership, functions of the Honors Council and the accountability of the Honors Program. SCHMIDT'S MOTION also requires the committee to report to the senators by the first regularly scheduled meeting of the Winter Semester, 1975-76. Until that committee reports to the Senate, the review of the Honors Program temporarily is suspended, according to Harold B. Crawley, director of the program. He plans to continue operating the program as outlined in the five-year plan presented to the Senate in March. In conjunction with Schmidt's motion, the Senate voted to refer the March 24 Honors Program recommendations to the new Ad Hoc committee. Those recommendations include: giving the Honors Program authority to: -^Appoint an Honors faculty; —Provide a planned program of courses; —Designate the areas to which courses may apply; — Maintain its' residential learning center in Larzelere Hall; — Promote its courses and recruit students; —Support honors societies and - organizations and — Provide activities j and projects. The recommendations also seek to maintain the Honors Council as a governing body of the Honors Program. Also under those proposals, the Honors Program would be reviewed every five years and the director, appointed for three years would be responsible to the provost. ' In actioh unrelated to the (See "A Senate... " page 5); fiV..
|Title||1975-04-09; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, April 9, 1975 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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