1969-02-28; Central Michigan Life
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'ODD COUPLE' BOTH GOOD AND BAD p. 4 I is w. $£ n VOL. 49, NO. 38 CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN Friday, February 28, 1969 WRESTLERS BATTLE FOR CROWN p. 7 U-Senate Passes Hew Semesf by SANDY DRAKE Life Associate Editor Classes will begin September 2 and end May 15 for the 1970-71 school year according to the modified semester plan passed by University Senate at their Monday meeting. The Board of Trustees still has to approve the resolution before it will go into effect. President William B. Boyd said he was in favor of the proposal and would make his recommendation for action to the Board "by spring." "I think hearings should be held to discuss the calendar with the faculty and students," he added, "because the idea was approved with such speed that I'd like to get more opinions." In passing the proposal University Senate made the stipulation that due to difficulties in imple mentation of the new plan the University Senate calendar committee should be instructed to meet with administrative officers to iron out any problems with all modifications made by May 15. Calendar committee members had originally recommended the proposal to take effect next year but that date was amended to 1970-71 and passed with a 36-17 vote. The later date was chosen by a majority of the senators who had listened to extensive debate over the problems of the speech department in changing schedules and programs that had been established for next year. Changes made in accordance with the new semester plan will affect the dates of extracurricular activities such as plays, debates and tournaments, the scheduling of some sports events and field courses such as nature study. United Black Student Group Strives for Local Recognition by ROSE BEAIRL Life Staff-Writer The United Black Students Association, (UBSA) a non-violent organization which began in 1968, took initial steps leading to possible campus recognition through the Student Social Activities Committee Tuesday, according to Andrew C. Jones, UBSA vice-president. In a meeting held last Thursday, 35 black students agreed to a constitution drawn up by a com- Board of Trustee Passes Complex Bids for the construction of a speech and dramatic arts complex were formally approved by the Board of Trustees at their regular meeting Wednesday. The cost of the structure will be $5,250,000 A federal grant will finance $1 million of the building cost and $4,500,000 will come from state appropriations. Barring delays the building-should be ready for occupancy some time during, spring semester in 1971. Approval Expected Soon Formal approval of the bids is required by the State Administrative Board and the State Building. Division- before construction will begin. Approval from these two groups is expected soon and construction will begin later this spring. The building will be located on Franklin St., east of Brooks Science Hall. It will be an L-shaped building connected by a kiva, and a circular multi-purpose room. One wing, a four-story section, will be used for classrooms, offices and the speech and hearing clinic. The other wing will be only one story and will include shops, offices, educational television and radio departments and a 500-seat' theater. Theaier-in-ihe-Round The kiva, a special architectural feature, will be used for small theater-in-the-round productions, meetings and for speech and dramatics instruction. The building was designed by Roger Allen and Associates, of Grand Rapids who are also appointed architects for remodeling Rowe Hall. In other action Board .members heard Dean William V". Theunislseh, of the school of health;.physical education and recreation speak "on.-.the- ;goals ^and objective's of" his" school; Theu'hissen's'.'presentation- was".the first of five such programs 'to be presented by the deans "of the university's five schools Faculty Does Great Job Theu'nissen said he could do nothing but "pat his faculty on; the back" for the job they are doing "in limited facilities." He expressed a hope -that the proposed multipurpose events building might eliminate much of the overload on the school's facilities. The HPER dean said "tremendous pressures" have been placed on his school to provide programs to accommodate increased student enrollment and student desires for extra curricula^ athletic programs. mittee of six whereby any student may join the organization providing he be "psychologically and emotionally inclined toward black culture." Total Committment to Blacks Jones stressed "total committment" to the black cause. He said, "We're not out to burn this campus down, but then we will not be squeemish, either. Our main aim is to promote our Afro-American heritage." "Existing groups such as the Kingsmen, a local, all black, social fraternity, are inadequate," he continued. "They provide only the social aspects, and are not set up to handle the current issues. That's where we come in." According to Billie J. Jordan, Detroit junior and charter member, the organization was formed last year as a result of a few minor incidents between whites and blacks. Blacks Important in History She commented that members were not certain of the validity of those incidences but decided to establish a means to show white students the importance blacks have played in world history. Jones said the UBSA will remain non-political for the first few years and will concentrate on an eventual program of black speakers, housing integration and black education. Chuck Stewart, organization president, said, "Right now we just want to get the mechanical basics down. We need to get to know each other and establish enough unity to be able to carry out an as yet, undecided program." Ask for Senate Approval Should the SSAC approve the constitution, Jones said it would be submitted .to the Student Affairs and Welfare Committee and then the Student Senate. When asked if he expected any form of opposition, Stewart replied, "I don't expect to have any trouble, but then I don't expect not to, either. Right now my expectations are rather neutral." Temporary officers elected at Thursday's meeting are "Chuck Stewart, president; Andrew Jones, vice president; Millicent Pookrum, Detroit freshman, secretary; Lamarr Scott, Detroit freshman, treasurer; Melvin Cowans, Ypsilanti .senior, historian and Gerald Smith; Detroit freshman, chaplain. Features of the new proposal pinpoint the end of the existing lame duck period after Christmas, an earlier opportunity for summer employment for students, and an end to the week-long exam schedule. Two More inter Race For Student Election Two more hats were thrown into the Student . Body Presidential ring this week as Tim Fallon, Mt. Pleasant sophomore and. John Galloway, Ionia junior, took out petitions for Central's highest student government- office. Running with Fallon* on a yet to be announced ticket, is Bob Jelik, Utica freshman and student senator. -John Galloway, who is running as an independent with no vice presidential mate at the moment, is editor of Phoenix literary magazine. Student Body Vice President Dee Boersma said Wednesday that she "is not and will not be a candidate for either president or vice president." She said that it has been a great year, but had other things she wanted to do next year. Both she and Student" Body President Dave Wolds, who is also not running for re-election, said they had a pair of candidates to back, but would not reveal their names at the moment. Lou Oates, Saginaw junior and Paul Jagenow, Detroit junior, have been frequently mentioned also as possible candidates, but haven't announced their candidacy yet. "We will announce our decision at 3:45 today," Jagenow said. Other candidates in the race are John Fraker, Greg Mikulick and Bill Willett. Petitions for any office in the March 25 election will no longer be available after 4 p.m. today. Best in Talent Will Win Trophy Rock groups, folk singers, piano and vocal solos all make up the Talent Show Sunday, in Warriner Auditorium at 8 p.m. The Talent Show is presented by Men's Union and Associated Women Students at no charge for students. The contestants will compete for a grand prize trophy awarded at the end of the program. Prizes will also be awarded for the best in categories of folk music and variety entertainment. Winners will be determined by audience ballot. Don Gregory, master of ceremonies, will announce the winners. Last year's grand prize winner, Russell File, Howell senior, will provide intermission entertainment. He will play three piano solos, "More," "Lara's Theme" and" "The Glory of Love." For the remainder of the intermission, File will be joined by his newly-formed group with singer Janet Hargett, Bay City junior. Variety acts include piano and vocal solos, rock bands, The Buffalo Chips, Thomas Parmenter and the Bob Ryan Trio. A comedy skit "Eat Your Heart Out" will be performed by two Central coeds. The category of folk music has a number of entries singing solos. 'M$. '^^m^^^^m^^^^^^^^^^^ rnwciTRUCTlON IS EXPECTED to begin sometime this spring on the new speech and dramatic tal™ildina CMU's Board of Trustees formally approved the construction bids Wednesday for the S5 25G000 steucture The L-shaped structure will be connected by a circular kiva, a multi-purpose V > • k Hv-s,. ;*; t i nVS \ i'V-'
|Title||1969-02-28; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, February 28, 1969 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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