1974-01-14; Central Michigan Life
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<>^i. *r< Physical to save by NANCY SIRCHER . .. LIFE SUM Writer In the interest of energy conservation, the CMU Physical Plant has taken steps concerned with saving heat, light, electricity and gas on campus. > One of the energy-saving efforts outlined by R. Burney Long, director of the Physical Plant, and Ed Naretto, who works for Utilities and Engineering is centralization of evening and'Saturday classes. A second project is the fabrication and installation of storm windows for married housing. Long says the economy uf auch a move has been defeated for two years and thus- far, four buildings in Washington^ Court have such windows installed. Dorms to be insulated Naretto also reports progress in , the insulation of dormitory heating systems. Radiator pipes in some of the older dorms often overheat rooms, causing students to open windows, he says. By insulating these pipes, as has Plant takes steps at, electricity been done in Larzelere, Trout and Calkins, Physical Plant workers hope to reduce wasted energy. More insulation work will be done this summer. Naretto and Long express hopes of improving the efficiency of the heating plant, and to install lighting controls "less sensitive to light, more sensitive to darkness." Such controls would permit lights to go on only when they are needed most. Long range plans being made In a'ddition to the current steps and immediate 'action taken after President Richard M. Nixon's speech in November, several long -range plans are being studied. One Such plan is ^ the interconnection of ah* conditioning -units between groups of buildings. 1b effect, says Naretto, they would "loop systems together to run one unit at full capacity rather than, several' units at low capacity." Ways to reduce electrical demands at peak hours—11 a.m. and # 5 p.m.—also are being sought, he adds. ] . Long expresses added concern for water usage. CMU's latest water bill, received quarterly, amounts to $61,000. "Something must be done," he says. . Long recommends students take shorter showers. He also discourages the practice of running hot water, in the showers simply to produce humidity in the room. Those suffering from colds would be^ better (See 'Physical Plant...' page 41 New sign system to be employed by DALE MALEWSKA LIFE Staff Writer ,t Central's office, of Public Affairs has- contracted a'Chicago'firm," R. W.* Shipley Associates, to study and plan an exterior signage system for the campus, though the Office of Public Affairs declined comment as to the cost of study.. R. W. Shipley and Associates specialize in graphics, packaging and signage systems. Their suggestions come to & point where system is necessary." a signage Car pool system to aid commuters \i.i by LINDA MINNIE LIFE Staff Writer Will students soon have to trade in their cars for a horse and carriage in order to save gas? Not very funny? William Dunham, associate registrar, said gair" prices are becoming a problem for students who commute. One of the solutions he suggested was a commuter's car pool. "We've been working on it since the beginning of winter" breaks," Dunham said. "What we have tome 'up with is a system for commuting students to be able to contact each other to share the ride to school." The program, coordinated by Dunham, will be run on a volunteer basis.^Students will be able to obtain 'car pool request cards from the department' chairman's office or the registrar's office during the first week of winter semester* " The cards will be collected and combined before being run through a computer to separate the 'cards into different day combinations and zip code areas. A master list will be made from these combinations and sent to the. student. It will include the par-' ticipating commuters names, ad- (See 'Car Pool. ..' page S) Settlors must file for graduation Seniors-planning to graduate in May, August of December, 1&74 should file for graduation as soon as possible, announced Dan Vilenski, director of the , Academic In-. formation Center. Graduation forms'are available in Warriner 157 and can be picked up at any time.' Students with 85 or atore hours are also requested id file graduation audits, if they haven't already done so. consist of .seven type.s of directional or informative signs, including: •) off campus (enter and "exit) •) campus I. D. (names of buildings) •)• regulatory (international traffic signs) i •) decajs (for parking and student and faculty vehicles) •) a campus directory (a large key, information center and map to the University) ' % ' . •) building directional (location- of buildings) «) parking lot directional (location of lots) Anthony Paprella, University Architect, said, "fytost campuses • "Aeeofding to Paprelltt, to' test reaction vto color prominence suggested by the Chicago firm, the physical plant put together a few campus identification signs and placed them throughout the campus. Reaction has' been diverse. Many students and faculty are indifferent to the signs, but some are curious as to why the signs are not maroon and gold (school colors). Paprella said, "The purpose of a sign is to direct people and vehicular traffic, now how far do you carry this? Already on many buildings we have white or aluminum lettering,, some' parking lot signs are black and white. The present blue'and white signs are only a test, but against fall, winter and- spring colors and for night visibility they really sock your eyes. Also we have the problem of the many red brick buildings on campus; maroon and gold gets lost against it." Paprella explained that ultimately 'Central could have a coordinated system involving as few signs as possible rather than" the assorted styles and colors Central now has. « . • "Ideally you want as few signs as possible," said Paprella. * t Arthur Ellis, director of Public Affairs, said, "We're in limbo now anyway because the closing of the peripheral roads (Preston, Franklin and Washington) may be coming sooner than we expected, so we are going to hold off for a while (on posting signs)." *& i'. i / , I>". 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|Title||1974-01-14; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, January 14, 1974 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 1974 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|