1972-09-11; Central Michigan Life
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tiests for G.ontro at ealth Services by Rick Fitzgerald LIFE Staff Writer Because of an overflow of calls from women students wanting birth control • appointments at University Health Services (UHS), UHS officials and the Women's Health Project (under the auspices of Associated Women Students) have joined hands in an attempt to alleviate the problem. The joint effort being made involves informal, educational discussions on birth control, according to Dr. John A. Vandrick, UHS director. "We know from last year and so far this fall that there is a tremendous need on this campus for education in the areas of sexuality and birth control. Now we have decided to work together with the Women's Health Project to fill those needs," Vandrick explains. . Demands for birth control services last year were far greater than UHS could handle with its limited staff, Vandrick continues", and already this fall appointments must be made many weeks in advance. The program being formulated by the two groups involves informal discussion each Wednesday at 7;30 p.m. in the UHS lobby. Dr. Russell Ragan of the health service staff will present information concerning the physiology of the menstrual cycle, actions of the birth control pill, advantages and disadvantages of the pill as well as alternative methods of conception control. "*' -7 "This is by no means a lecture," Miss Grosvenor notes.- "Following Dr. Ragan's basic explanation will be a general question and answer period. After general questions are taken care of, women will have the opportunity to talk with any of the 26 birth control counselors from Women's Health Project on a one-to-one basis in private," she adds. The first meeting will be Thursday evening. Vandrick explained that a birth control appointment now takes , approximately 30 minutes to complete. Physicians not only conduct a physical "examination, but explain the concept of birth control to the patient. Women wishing to attend the discussion sessions should call 774-3762. If CENTRAL JL ^. jji Volume 53, Number 6 Mt. Pleasant Michigan 48858 September 11. 1972 1»r^ t\*.3ftv.vM0*\ SUNDAY LARK- John Smith, Detroit junior, cools off by diving from bridge spanning the Chippewa River. The Merrill Hall resident performed his leaps into about 10 feet of water, made dangerous by strong rapids. The river level is finally subsiding after being swollen from summer rains. M*m •--"■4? .**■? \ If '''\^ .Wi t« '/J ',>»'■■•<■' iphasis on cs?***** training wants liberalized ed. *" fc Administrations Editor *lrmZ\™m*mB-B0^ ^warned that on^catiimT Careful when, putting ted to i ? ly Serve sttldents if we were "he said needS °f a more MberaI 0»Ctdbaackr^f f Try hy the Carne^ working tfi. -18 ,eelfaK8- "Graduates who *.«£d ™h£ZrBP*et™ ?eWs for five «f!p ^^ most ab°ut *"T no? *their edtica««n had;not been • wish thPv"60638?!11? more vocational, to their fioL "Tl ha™ taken co«rses 'y again." Which '**** would probably t^rpe]d0vl.^Cati0n^ •**»tion aa "an ton ~tai *•-a career °pp°rtunity Sone8ttd b-S0,?e that is *»*»** to ^abl^comn 7* 8 ?e him bQth 30b entry «1 fc ^P^eace/' he said. "^VocatiSilT6ll /^^on^riented vocational I've had experience with*". said Boyd. "Its primary .purpose was teaching and that was the primary reason students came here. "However, this is no longer true-we are now suffering the strain of a period of transition." . Boyd explained that American university degrees had always been regarded as a marketable commodity for finding a jol). With the tightened job market, students began to realize a college degree did not bring a guaranteed -job. "We've got to think of why students come here," reasoned Boyd. "They come here to plan a career, and if the University doesn't-help them do this, they've been cheated. "We have to ask ourselves what vocation besides teaching we can Offer a valuable education for," he said. "We have to know what student needs are." Boyd said the University will have to re-examine programs to make sure they are adequately preparing students with a more libera! background education. "I do not believe there is the necessary conflict between vocational and liberal education," stressed Boyd. "Most vocations people come here to prepare for are professions, and mostprofessions require a liberal education," he explained. "That means large components of our vocational programs will be liberal or general in nature." Boyd said there is tension between the demands of liberal and professional education. "This tension is , healthy, there has to be balance between the two," he said. When asked to explain the University's role in preparing students for business jobs that have special intern trainings Boyd said; "We have to give the student a background of general knowledge in addition to his special area of study. "Businesses want people who learn fast. They don't want to have to train students in their specific field," he said. Boyd cited an accountant as an example. "After a person has followed an accounting curriculum, he has general knowledge of his area. The intern program of a business would be to accustom the graduate to how that business used accounting," he ..said.. "It is dangerous to conclude that big business will train you no matter what type of education you've had," IJ0yd>warned.' He said the University is interested in what students do and make With their lives. "When the quality of education goes up, thequality of literacy will be Uniformaly high* We must help free people to be then? best selves," BoydI concluded. •v.- - v ,V . T « ' ■: **. .«* '"4' ./■ v^c;* s^VMV^VMV^.VAV.V^AVAW*,.*-*,'.* t.t.t *♦»«♦*♦♦•».»**.»».».....«. 4.... *.
|Title||1972-09-11; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, September 11, 1972 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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