1992-12-04; Central Michigan Life
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>s srJ Friday, December 4;H992 j Weather MID 30s MID 20s HIGH TODAY LOW TONIGHT Cloudy, 80% chance of snow Arts & Entertainment Ballet for the holidays The Nutcracker plays to a full house in Warriner Page 8 Sports »- J$fe&^%'i*&r* ^''^'d^C^^&tt^ W&. :*aw» '^ Grapplers hit the road CMU wrestling team travels to Penn State duals Page 10 Central Michigan VOLUME 75. NUMBER 39 © 1992 CM LIFE MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48859 (517) 774-3493 16 PAGES CMU submits state funds request By Eric Baerren ! IhE Copy F-ditor University officials are hoping to grab more bucks from the state coffers for fiscal year 1992-93. CMU submitted its Program Revision Request last week to the Department of Management and Budget in Lansing. The PRR includes additional funds requested on top of the current funding CMU receives from the state. The total budget CMU has proposed to the state is $63.1 million, a jump of (-5.7 percent, said Greg Morris, legislative counsel for Governmental Relations. For fiscal year 1992-93. CMU received $o9.2 million. Additional funds requested will help fund several areas, including the following: ■ $1.3 million to put towards financial aid programs; ■ $600,000 for library acquisitions to help keep up to date on periodicals and journals; ■ $700,000 for professor research and: $618,000 for opening and one year of maintenance costs of the Dow Science Complex and Brooks Hall. CMU also requested an additional $000,000, he said. The additional funds are hoped to bring CMU up to levels equivalent with other universities and give CMU some flexibility in its budget, he said. "Higher education is not static," he said. "It's a changing enterprise. "We have to add new programs and remove others." The next step in the budget process is approval of the requests by thi' Board of Trustees, he said. The PRR was submitted before Board approval because it was submitted before the next Board of Trustees meeting, hi' said. There was no November Board of Trustees meeting. The request was filed with a note stating it was pending Board approval. However. Morris said he doesn't expect any problems from the Board. Budget cuts might target more areas By Jeffrey J. Rush I Iht- St.tff Wnter The reports are ali"*in hut one, and President Leonard E. Plachta has determined the University must identify other areas for possible budget cuts. Kim Rllertson, vice president for Business and Finance, said reports from five of six administrative teams charged by Plachta to investigate alternate methods of operation for six non- academic areas were submitted to him within the last six weeks. The reports were intended to MMCC denied space on campus By Tracy Tomczak M i d -M ich iga n Community College's desire to offer classes on CMU's campus won't iikelv become reality. Richard Davenport, vice provost for Academic Affairs, said CMU denied MMCC's request. "To my knowledge we have not rented or leased anv space," he said. MMCC makes such a request at least once a year, he said. The most recent request for space on CMU's campus came about three or four weeks ago, while Davenport said he was away on medical leave. University officials denied the request because there is no space available, he said. "F.vcn if there was space available. 1 think such a request would be scrutinized carefully," Davenport said. He said if CMU allowed MMCC to move classes onto CMU's campus, the two schools might end up competing with each other. When questions regarding the possible deal between the two schools were posed to President Leonard F. Plachta at Mondays Academic Senate meeting, he said he was unaware of the request. "1 have a strong desire to have CMLT cooperate with community colleges throughout Michigan." Plachta said. "But I am not eager to supply space to a competitor." Jim Scott, Academic Senate chair and associate professor of office and information systems, said he knows little about the request. Scott said he thought MMCC See MMCC Page 2 LIFE Photos/Ken Willow (Above) Participants in the vigil for the homeless tried to stay warm inside their tent near the Park Library Pond Wednesday night. (Right) Amy Platz, Clinton Township sophomore (left), and Brent Heilig, Clarkston freshman (right) warm up by a trashcan fire at the vigil. (Below) Brad Astutz, Whitehall freshman, read poetry by Mark Frost formerly of Alma — now homeless — as Carrie Scott, Mount Pleasant resident looks on. See story on page 14. Some veterans find it tough adjusting to college life By Fred Kelly .T.iH Wr^er On applications Merri Matti- son checks two boxes indicating she's a minority. Female and veteran. This specific reason is why Mattison, Cadillac graduate student, said she created the Student Veterans Service Organization last year. The organization will become a professional fraternity named Chi Gamma Iota in January. "Associating with students like myself makes it (adjusting to col lege) easier," said Mattison, 2H, who served as a medic in the Army from 1986-19*9. "I wanted to meet students like myself. "I view us like a minority, just like blacks and others." She said group members try to help student veterans adjust to the college lifestyle arid students' at t it udes. "1 didn't tell people my first year < I was a veteran )," said Mat- tison, group coordinator. "People watch too many Rambo movies. I've had people say you can kill a person with your bare hands. "1 was a medic. I save people with my hands." For about 200 veteran students attending CMU, the toughest adjustment might involve leaving the disciplined environment of" the military for the relaxed atmosphere of college. "You come out of a structured environment, where you get up at a specific time; work at a certain time," said Ken Wehner, 41-year-old Mount Pleasant sophomore. Wehner said he participated in the Persian Gulf" War, completed 12 years in the Army, and finished eight years in the Marine Corps in Feburary, before coming to CMU to major in teaching. "Here it's different. If you don't want to get up, you don't." Filling in free time also provides difficulties for Wehner. "For me, it's difficult." Wehner said. "In the military, you go to the field for seven or eight months at a time. You are there for 24 hours. "At school, you go to class for three to four hours, then you go home and study or watch televi sion. It's not boring, just different.'* We liner's wife, 33-year-old Mount Pleasant freshman, Debbie Wehner, also finds it even harder adjusting time. She said she lived on or near military bases for the last 20 years, including a stint in the Navy from 1977 to 19S2. "I enjoyed moving around, traveling and meeting people," said Debbie Wehner, a business administration major. "It can get boring here. It's quiet." See VETS Page 2 help the University meet the Phase II goad of permanently eliminating $3 million from CMU's budget, Palertson said. Phase II cuts were announced in February, with the first part completed with the elimination of 17 faculty positions, a budget reduction of $1.4 million. But the Executive Committee, comprised of Plachta and several vice presidents, has examined team recommendations to determine feasibility and concluded See REPORTS Page 2 'Gateway' sculpture in final By Erik Nehring I IFF Staff Writer A mound of dirt lies waiting for the serpent to arrive. The construction site at the corner of Franklin and Preston streets currently sits dormant, readied for the arrival of the centennial sculpture. The sculpture, entitled "Gateway," in its final stages of production, could be ready for transport to the site hy the middle of" the month. There have been some delays in the project, said Marykaye Murphy, administrative assistant for the Board of Trustees. "I hoped the sculpture would have been here six weeks ago," she said. "Hopefully, we'll see it on campus by the middle of the month." The sculpture is currently in the production process, which has many complicated stages. Charles McGee, the artist for the sculpture plans to supervise the coordination of the construction and fabrication to make sure everything conforms to the work he has created. Currently, the sculpture has moved from K & M Machine Fabricating, where the construction and fabrication took place. It now rests in the hands of Advanced Coatings, a Grand Rapids based company. "The sculpture is in a warehouse in Holland," said Tim Walenga, an Advanced Coatings See SERPENT Page 2 Smell of 'bad electricity' causes alarm in Grawn The Mount Pleasant Fire Department responded to a Department of" Public Safety fire alarm Tuesday evening in Grawn Hall, but apparently there was no fire. The alarm was in response to what Sgt. Duane Hazelton of the Mount Pleasant Fire Department called the smell of bad electricity. Earl Morrow, director of facilities operations for Facilities Management, said the odor stemmed from the failure of an exhaust fan. Repairs are scheduled for today. Morrow said. SERVING THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY FOR MORE THAN 70 YEARS ,<L^fcW&r'
|Title||1992-12-04; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, December 4, 1992 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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