1965-07-22; Central Michigan Life
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tmM ffl Volume 46 • • Central Michigan University, Thursday, July 22, 1965 • • Number 31 NIU Plans To Leave IIAC Conference Full Grant-ln-Aid Program Violates IIAC League Rules SANDRA PENNALA and Robert Bennett go through fined rehearsals in a scene from "Blood Wedding." Scenes from six well- known plays will be featured tonight and tomorrow night starting at 8 pjn. in Warri ner Auditorium. Students in the Speech Department's Sommer School Directing Class will oversee the productions. Army Awards Two Year Scholarship to Centralite Cadet Terry May, Belleville, 111., is one of 600 college students who have been selected to receive the first two-year Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarships ever to be given by the Army. Five Seniors Given Stipends Five senior students have been awarded stipends to cover their senior year at Central. They are: Barbara L. Baurie- del, Midland; Duane Chapman, Mount Pleasant; Constance Crocker, N i 1 e s ; Mary Ann Manning, Mayville and Yvonne Zamiara, Grand Rapids. These students are all on the program for preparation of teachers of mentally handicapped children. Their stipends are provided under the provisions of Public Law 88-164. Each of the stipends amounts to a $1600 tax-free grant and the students are permitted free tuition. Miss Zamiara's grant was made through the Department of Public Instruction but the others were made directly through a grant that CMU received from the U.S. Office of Education. In addition to the stipends for students, monies are available under the grant to further the program for the preparation of teachers of the mentally retarded. Steps are be The award is made t o outstanding ROTC students who will enter their junior year of college this. fall. Each scholarship will pay for tuition, textbooks and fees and will provide the recipient with an allowance of $50 a month for the duration of his award. May was nominated for the scholarship by the military science department and college officials on the basis of his academic and extracurricular record, performance during his first two years of ROTC, the scores received on the ROTC qualification test, physical qualifications and interviews by Army officers and faculty members to determine that he is highly motivated toward a career as an Army officer. The Army ROTC program provides approximately 85 per cent of the new officers entering the Army each year. This is approximately twenty times the number of officers commissioned a t West Point annually. In approximately two weeks, Prior Admission Needed for All All off-campus students who plan to take either undergraduate or graduate credit work should obtain prior admission to CMU. Undergraduate applications may be obtained from Austin Buchanan, the Secretary of the Army will announce the names of 400 high school graduates who will receive four-year ROTC scholarships, with the same benefits as the two-year awards. The scholarships were authorized by the ROTC Vitaliz- ation Act, which President Lyndon B. Johnson signed last Oct. 13. It authorizes additional Army scholarships to be a- warded each year until a maximum of 5,500 are in effect by the 1970-71 school year. Northern Illinois University, largest school in the current five-team Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, has indicated that it plans, to leave the IIAC at the end of the 1965-66 school year. The DeKalb, 111. school announced last Thursday through Athletic Director George Evans that it would ask a special meeting of the IIAC Faculty Representatives to approve its petition to leave. The IIAC Faculty Representatives, CMU's Lester Serier, mathematics, among them, are scheduled to convene in DeKalb, along with league Commissioner Clifford Horton, to consider eligibility rules and special case hearings today and tomorrow. Evans, president of the IIAC for 1965, requested that a special meeting be held at this time to consider NIU's request to leave. Evans has no vote in the matter since only the five faculty representatives may vote on such actions. The move follows NIU's approved full grant-in-aid program which was approved by the Illinois State Teacher's College Board last month. This allows the- NIU school, by means of a raise in student fees, to provide student athletes with more than the customary IIAC allowable grant of tuitions, fees and books and a job. NIU now could also grant its athletes room and board allowances. NIU had asked the league to raise the grant-in-aid limits at the regular May meeting, but the request was turned down. Under current rules of the IIAC, Northern, under its grant-in-aid procedure, would be in violation of league rules. Northern has indicated that it would implement its new policy during the 1965 - 66 school year, and that freshmen enrolling this fall would be able to receive so-called "full rides." If NIU leaves, as is apparent it will, the IIAC Will drop to four schools. The application of Northern Michigan for membership was tabled at the May meeting, but can be brought up again for action at the regular meeting in December. Eastern Michigan, a former member of the conference which left the group in 1962, has withdrawn from the President's Athletic Conference and is rumored as a possible member again now that a new president assumed office July At Northern Illinois has been rumored headed for the MidAmerican Conference which includes schools in Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia for more than a year and a half. Reportedly standing in their way was the "full ride" aspect of the grant-in-aid program. The matter is no longer a problem. If NIU leaves, it will be the third school to have left in the past half-decate. Southern Illinois left to become an athletic independent in 1962 along with Eastern Michigan. No schools have been added in that time; Northern has won the IIAC All-Sports Trophy each of the last two years after a tie for the top spot in 1963 which represented the first time the Huskies had ever won or shared the All-Sports Trophy. During the first 12 years of the existence of the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, NIU had won only six league titles in the 10-sport program of the league. Beginning with the 1962-63 school year, the DeKalb school has won or shared eight league crowns out of a total of 30 possible titles. Expected enrollments at the five IIAC member schools for fall 1965 include, Northern Illinois, 14,750; Illinois State, 8,300; Central Michigan, 8,200; Western Illinois, 6,000; and Eastern Illinois, 5,400. director of admissions. Applications for the School of Grading taken to do rhatTbeginning uate Studies may be obtained 'n September. from George Nelson, dean. SUMMER IS THE time to ponder over little things such UD this little lost bird found near married housing. The anonymous onlooker, seems quite content to just look and not touch. as Two Centralites Save Swimmers Two students enrolled in a Central summer recreation camp have been credited with saving two persons from drowning at Petoskey. Charles Jordon, Clio junior, and Regina Kern, Oscoda sophomore, were looking for a missing boy along Petoskey's bathing beach when they heard a woman scream for help in the water. A man went to her rescue but got into trouble himself when the woman struggled with him. The two Central students swam to the scene, freed the woman's grip on her would-be rescuer and brought her to shore. Jordan and Miss Kern are both enrolled as counselors in the Petoskey Recreation Program, one of 10 summer camps directed by Central faculty members.
|Title||1965-07-22; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Thursday, July 22, 1965 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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