1975-09-10 Central Michigan Life
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mrnmm ■aTWPBHSgpwiiwiJiiitP i •■iwiiaiw ml n Skill enjoyed by amateurs Scuba diving offers chance for by CHERYL KAMMERMEI9TER CM LIFE Reporter Once called "bottom scratching", scuba diving has become a sport which' provides a chance to explore the unknown and offers challenges to the daring. ' ' . ■ Enjoyed by amateurs, the two credit class now is in its fifth semester at . CMU. . ,,..-• ORIGINATOR of the scuba class is Steve Thompson, instructor of physical education. * Don't let the course offering guide be discouraging when it precedes the diving course with the title "Physical Education Professional" (PEP). This doesn't-mean a prerequisite for the class is being an advanced or professional swimmer. "If the student can swim fairly wen" and is a moderately strong swimmejc he shouldn't have any problem in learning the diving skills," ThbSipson explained. ' ' The class provides two days of pool work, and vne day of lecture*:'The eight-foot deep pool is used for learning the shallow water techniques and • the l^-foot deep pool is for deeper diving skills. Thompson said he must have confidence ia the students before advancing to the 14-foot deep pool..' The class is divided into two groups. Two assistant divers advise beginners while Thompson gives overall instruction. Prior to this semester scuba had been listed under Men's. Physical Education (MPE) ttnly. This is the first semester women were allowed to , enroll in the class. However, very few females are enrolled, . "THE SCHOOL has done a fantastic job in supplying the equipment," Thompson said* "Central has $5,000 worth of gear which doesn't include the compressor value," he added. Thompson advises students who plan on buying equipment to select basic outfits for safety arid durability, Kevin .Chrlatensen, Pentwater junior, advises future scuba divers to rent their equipment before purchasing any. Scuba gear prices run from $700 to 91,000 and Chrlstensen sold S400 worth after seeing it remain in his closet day after day. "The course provides the student with skills ranging from first aid to reflex conditioning when successfully passed, Thompson said. Certifying divers is done during the spring, however,'with 120 students it is impossible for Thompson to individually give the three open water skill tests needed for "diver certification.' . / Thompson explained the student can take the class credentialsno any- professional instructor who then will test him in open water, Either that instructor or Thompson can then certify the qualified diver. CM LIFE PHOTO BY RAUL RIOS BOTTOM SCRATCHING-D&ve Daniels, Mescosta Lake senior,, explores the underwater world of the Rose Center pool during scuba diving class. Abel to modify Volume 57 No. 7 VVedhesday, September 10, 1975 Ford honorary inductee ■* f > in Coach's Hall of Fame by JOHN SANFORD LIFE Ass't. Sports Editor " President Gerald R. Ford has .accepted an invitation to be inducted into the Michigan JHigh1 School Coaches" Hall of Fame, according to Bill Odykirk, engineer of the special induction project,; 4 . l^eAalicrfFame^locaterjonthtt'' main floor of the University Center (0O, will receive the president's picture, which will hang along side the greatest high school coaches in . Michigan history. A SPECIAL presentation of a plaque symbolizing the president's induction"iS"initne planning stages, - Odykirk, of the off-campus education offices said. Members of the executive committee of the Michigan High School Coaches^ Association wjll fly to Washington this fall to present the president with the plaque. In an acceptance letter to Odykirk, the president said, . "Because of my special feeling for the coaching profession and because Michigan-is my home state, I( am especially happy to be able to accept the kind invitation extended by you and your colleagues. President Ford,.although never a high school football coach, will be inducted as an honorary member, joining Detroit Free Press sports- - writer Hal Schramm and former Michigan State head football coach Duffy Daugherty as the only honorary members of the Hall of Fame, now in its twentieth year of existence. ■ An honorary membership is given to someone "who because of past, present or future involvement in education can improve the en? vironment in which the state's high school coaches work," Odykirk explained. : T^h'e .President has . been Associated" with Michigan athletic** for much of his' life. He played basketball and football at Grand Rapids High School and was captain . of the University of Michigan's football team in his senior year. In addition, he. was an assistant coach for two years at the old Grand Rapids University, and. was * -_ graduate assistant at Yale while earning his law degree. WHILE HIS past involvement alone could merit induction to the Hall of Fame, hey remains a fan of prep athletics and' "it's not everyday we have a President whose daily life parallels his interest in high school athletics," Odykirk said. The President's acceptance of the invitation climaxed four months^ of preparation under the direction of Odykirk, who at the time worked in Central's Development Office. Odykirk received a letter from ' MHSCA founder and 'executive secretary, Paul Smarks, in .early June, asking him to undertake the project. Odykirk-then talked, to Dan Rose, former CMU basketball coach and a former coach of the president's. Rose approved the idea and the project began. Odykirk explained that Rbse gave him the telephone number of by HOLLY HAYES LIFE Ass't. News Editor The administrative role of provost at CMU will be modified, President Harold Abel told Academic Senate Tuesday in his first President's Report •since taking office Sept. 1. The new position will be a provost or vice president of academic affairs which will, be concerned with "the technical, administrative duties of detailed, academic affairs," as Abel himself will be the "University's academic THE PROVOST'S POSITION at CMU, which oversees all academic programs, was vacated in mid- August by Charles" Pihg, who assurped the presidency of Ohio University Sept. I.Abel said his first inclination was to discontinue the provost position entirely and incorporate its responsibilities into his job as president. After "additional reflections and refinements in .thinking" however, he decided to keep the position but with modified responsibilities given to the job. "I still want to be the academic leader of this: University," Abel - stressed. The President indicated his decision to keep the provost position partly was due to possible time conflicts he would encounter if he had eliminated the position. "As I reflect on the things only a G&rald R. Ford President Ford's secretary, who directed the invitation to this President, one of hundreds he receives each month from organizations around the country. Odykirk explained to the President that because of hht cktSe involvement with members of the Hall of Fame, who either were coached by him or coached against him, the Hall of Fame requested his membership. in UC, dorms Todays elections for candidates competing for Student Association's 10 at-large seats, Program Boardte five"'freshman seats and five at-large seats and homecoming queen are scheduled at dorms and in the lower level of the University Center (UC). ( Ron'Koch, elections director, said students may vote outside dorm cafeterias 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m* In addition, Koch, Flint sophomore, said students can vote in the lower level of. the UC between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Students voting are required to present their I.D. cards. Names of the elected'candidates will be posted Thursday in the Student Government Office also located in the lower level of the UC. Koch explained'he will pick up the ballots from all the dorms and the UC at the end of the voting today. The ballots then will be fed into the computer in Pearce Hall to be tabulated. „, In Ihe past two campus elections only 3,000 students have voted per election, Koch said. ■ president can do, I realize many of the things I'd like to do must be delegated to the other' vice- presidents," he said. Abel commented he win consult with faculty,* the Senate executive board, dean's council, administration, staff and CMU's Board of Trustees before reaching a firm decision on the duties of the redefined provost position. "I am asking each school dean who is sensitive to the needs of the University to provide input to this question," he said, Abel added he hoped when search proceedings to fill the position were initiated, affirmative action guidelines would be followed. Also at Tuesday's Senate- meeting^ five faculty members' weit/e elected to serve on the dean of student affairs screening committee. They are: Kendall W. Folkert, instructor of religion; Donald )3. Holland, assistant professor of counseling; Thomas P. Kromer, associate professor of student teaching; Robert H. Miller, assistant professor cf business education; and Dolores C* Toms, professor of special education. BESIDES THE five faculty members on the screening committee, five students appointed by Student \ Association and five members appointed by Abel will serve. The position of dean of students was vacated in, July by Patricia Giardini and now . is being filled by James Hill, acting dean of students. Enough money collected < Voter registration 'es soui People interested in 'registering students for the municipal election in November, can be deputized in Room 3B .of the University Center (UC) today at 8 p.m. and Thursday at 3 p.m. by Charles Deibel, Mt. Pleasant city clerk. The voter's registration drive. Sept* 15 to 20, will be sponsored by Student Association in conjunction with the Mt* Pleasant city clerk's office, .Brad Miller, coordinator of the registration drive, said the volunteer deputies probably .will set up registration tables, for students in the lobbies and food commons throughout campus. Deibel said voters must be registered by Oct. 6 to vote in the November election. , Students unable to register during the drive can do so at the city clerk's office, located in the Isabella County Building, or the Student Government of fide in the lower level of the UC. "The officers of the student government are deputized year round to register students," Milter, Mt. Pleasant senior, said. A similar registration was sponsored last fall by student government and the Political Science Club, according to Miller. Approximately 1,200 students were registered, he said* to appeal by MITCH HEAD - LIFE Managing Editor .Enough "contributions ~from" faculty members have been collected ■;- bjrthe Free Faculty to make an - appeal tq the Michigan - State Supreme" Court." "" ": George Stengren, one of the organizers of the' Free Faculty, announced Tuesday. that the Free Faculty "has attained its goal" to finance an appeal for a decertification election.- Such .an appeal isr' expected to cost about $2,500. Paul Spece, another Free Faculty organizer who is handling the .ad hoc group's funds, -was not available for an exact tabulation of the funds. However Stengren, - chairperson of philosophy, said the funds were collected from a wide^ . range of faculty members. "We can still use more money though," Stengren added about the campus unionization battle that has lasted for more than one year now, with lawyer fees surely totalling is the thousands of dollars. The Faculty Association (FA), the present faculty union at Central, has opposed the Free Faculty's 'attempt for a decertification election. In 5«ch An- election, faculty. members" would" he" asked "whether they wanted to continue to be represented by the FA.. FA PRESIDENT JameS E. Hayes has called the appeal "a hopeless waste of money" and said the University should not participate in any appeal to the Supreme court. ' The 'University had sided with ' the Free Faculty in the case before the Michigan-Court of Appeals May 14. However, the Appeals Court Upheld a. Michigan* Employment Relations. Commission (MERC) . ruling which invalidated petitions^ collected by the Free Faculty from more than half the 600 faculty members at Central.-The petitions were invalidated because of , a technicality in wording. - The Free Faculty believed, as did the University, that the "intent of the petitions Was obvious." Therefore, the'University sided with the Free Faculty in requesting a decertification election. Hayes called, the University's participation in the appeal "aii abusive misuse of the taxpayer's money" and in a newsletter to all faculty members distributed last week, the FA said it was time the "University Administration stop squandering fiscal resources in these cases and use the money to provide -equity in faculty salaries." The latter comment was made in reference,to contract bargaining that has been ".taking place in recent months between the FA and1 the University. THE UNIVERSITY has not mads a -decision yet as to-whether to follow the appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court. Frank Stillings, "acting vice president for administration, claimed that Hayes merely was attempting .to focus attention away from the main issue—that is, whether there should be a decertification election. '' Vote today in student elections i. k 'i^w^V .f -..s..„« V, *.■**«»*. *•**,.
|Title||1975-09-10 Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, September 10, 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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