1967-05-16; Central Michigan Life
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VOL. 47, NO. 51 CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, AAT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN Tuesday, May 16, 1967 Rison Innovates Advisory Cabinet (Photo by Martinsen) A LITTLE GIRL innocently peers down the barrel of an 81 mm mortar at the ROTC display during parents' day Sunday. She is Jane Fredrickson, age nine, the sister of frashman Dave Fredrickson. Student Body President Steve Rison has announced the creation of a student body cabinet with tentative appointments as one of his ' "major institutional innovations." The cabinet will include Vice President Greg Merwin as well as eight other individuals involved in specific areas of student government, According to Rison the position of executive assistant will probably be the most important and to this position he has appointed David Winans. Rison stated that, "his (the • executive assistant's) responsibility will cover many areas and will represent me so as to bring the ideas of student government closer to the other organizations." Steve Lockman has been appointed housing secretary. He will deal primarily in the area of resident and off-campus housing. The new communications secretary, Celia Woodworth, will be involved primarily with communications with other organizations around the state and the country in order to bring new ideas and programs into the realm of campus politics. Sandy Schmidt, student body secretary and Jerry Quigley, student body treasurer, will also be members of the cabinet. Two other positions, judicial counselor and elections director will round out the cabinet. The judicial counselor will be concerned with aiding students in the areas of student rights as to procedure and gen- eral information regarding Venue Committee, the dean of students office and the Student Judiciary. No appointment has as yet been made to this position. The elections- director has been tentatively named as Jim Connelly. The creation of this cabinet, Rison stated, will constitute "an innovation which I feel will contribute greatly to the efficiency and responsible productiveness of student government." Exam Schedule The exam schedule will be printed in Friday's Life. Election Time Is Here Again It's election time in CMU country again as students will go to the polls to1 select -eight winners for the Chippewa Award and the recipient of the Senior Thanks Award. Dr. Mary M. Wills, professor of English and Dr. Gerald Poor,- professor of education, are the nominees for the senior award which will be voted on by members of the class. The eight Chippewa Award winners will come from a slate of 24 nominees selected by various campus organizations including the Student Senate. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will be eligible to vote on these. All the nominees are seniors. Polls will be set up in the University Center and Anspach Hall. Student Body President Steve Rison says he hopes to incorporate some new election techniques in this election such as limited polling hours, poll overseers and restrictions on campaign monies. Austerity Budget May Mean Raise In Tuition, Cuts In Construction Central may lose $3,018,000 in funds for building construction and another $1,000,000 for operating expenses, according i to .Richard Beers, deputy director of the state Executive i Office's Budget Division. These figures were given as- Anniversary Plays Begin Six-Day Run (_ "The Albany Depot" and the "Scarecrow" will be presented Thursday night at 7 in Warriner Auditorium by the University Theatre. The plays will run for six days in conjunction with the 75th anniversary activities. The script for the "Scarecrow" is the first significant American script. It was originally written by L. Pierce Baker around the turn of the century in an attempt to stimu- kte drama in the United States. Baker later founded "Workshop 47" in which many authors including Eugene O'Neill," gor their first start. "The Albany Depot" was written in 1892, the same year as CMU's founding. Tickets are now available at the University Bookstore. Main characters in "The Albany Depot" include Gordon \ Mueller as the hen-pecked husband and Lee Cork as a drunken.. Irishman. Jon Kirst ydl Play dual roles in "The Scarecrow" while Walter Knowles will portray the devil and Sally Davidson, Rachel. suming that Governor Romney's austerity budget for 1967- 68 is adopted. The proposed budget would halt all new construction at the University and could mean increased tuition rates. Beers also said that Central's operating budget would be reduced enough to eliminate scheduled faculty pay raises and funds for expanded enrollment. University Has Choice He added that tentative admissions would have to be rescinded or tuition raised. It Enrollsiienf Deposit Required For Fcall Enrollment certification deposit cards with a $45 deposit must be submitted before July 15 by those students planning to enroll for on-campus classes for the fall semester. This includes all graduate and undergraduate students planning to enroll for on-campus classes, including Saturday, evening and all courses requiring on-campus registration. If enrollment quotas have not been filled, deposits will be accepted without penalty until August 15, after which a late filing fee of $10 will be assessed. Upon written request, refund of .the $45 deposit will be made until August 15, after which the deposit will be forfeited. The cards are available in residence halls, the registrar's office and the student bank. would be up to the University to decide how the reduction in funds would be made up, he said. The new library, speech and dramatics building, physical education plant and water and sewer distribution system would not be finished as soon as planned. The austerity budget would cut $185,000,000 from Gov. Romney's initial budget request. This is equivalent to a 16 per cent cutback, to ..fit existing revenue sources. The state cannot spend more than it receives under its constitution. So far a tax plan has not been reached on which both the Republicans and Demo-, crats can agree. (Photo by Martinsen) 'WITH ONE CAST of the die, a class could be "aced," scraped through or failed, according to a grading procedure designed by Alexander Zawacki, assistant professor of art. Grades Decided By Do Or 'Die' Should grades be made a game of chance? If the system devised by Alexander Zawacki, assistant professor of art, were adopted, class grades would hinge on one roll of the dice. Geseffadaz, as it is named, is "a grade evaluation system for the elimination of free floating anxieties." Zawacki has taken three sets of dice and designated the sides with letter grades. For the adventurous student the sides read AAAEEE, a case of all or nothing. The conservative student would be offered a chance of BBCCDD and the indecisive student ABCDE. After one practice role the student would make his official role to determine his grade. The dice must be rolled from ten feet and hit the wall. The exposed letter would establish the grade. In the event of dispute as to whether the dice rolled the required distance or properly came off the wall, the matter- would be taken to the Change of Grade Committee for final determination. The system, says Zawacki, removes all possibility of and eliminates subjective projection by the instructor. It results in full and instant knowledge of the final grade and reduces trauma for student as well as instructor. It is important to allow the student to select which of the three grading dice he prefers since students must maintain some freedom of choice, contends Zawacki. The advantages of the system can be- summed up by saying it saves time, energy and teaching.
|Title||1967-05-16; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Tuesday, May 16, 1967 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 1967 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|