1997-10-06; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE Volume 80, Number 19 Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 ©1997 CM LIFE 78 years of serving the community MONDAY October 6, 1997 14 pages Audit uncovers problems with Charter Schools ■ University plans to correct 17 of the 19 recommendations from performance audit By Jeremy Russ LIFE Staff Writer In response to a recent performance audit of the Charter Schools Office, CMU has agreed to correct the office's problems presented in the report. Rae Goldsmith, associate vice president of Public Relations and Marketing, said in a press conference Friday that the audit report lists 19 recommendations for improving the workings of the Charter Schools Office. The university has agreed with 17 of the recommendation and is acknowledging the remaining two, she said. The remaining two recommendations deal with regional representatives for the charter schools and the office is unaware of how it will deal with them, Goldsmith said. She said, "We may do it in the future, but not exactly how it is recommended." According to Goldsmith, the audit focused on four objectives for the Charter Schools Office. Those objectives were: •To assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the Charter Schools Office in authorizing public school academy charters. •To assess the effectiveness and efficiency in monitoring public school academies. •To assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the Charter Schools Office in monitoring compliance with reporting requirements for public school academies. •To assess the effectiveness and efficiency of Michigan Resource Center for Charter Schools in maintaining information on providing assistance to users interested in public school academies. The Charter Schools Office faced many problems in the audit, especially in keeping records documented closely. According to the audit: •Records for 11 public school academies did not document how the population to be served was considered in the selection. •Records for one public school academy See AUDIT Page 2 AUTUMN FLUTUR* CM-LIFE University President Leonard Plachta discusses the implications of the Charter Schools audit at a press conference held Friday afternoon. Student upgraded to fair condition LIFE Staff Reports A CMU student who was hit by a car Sept. 30 has been upgraded to fair condition, according to a hospital spokesperson. Albert Glaze, Detroit freshman, was taken to Central Michigan Community Hospital last week after being hit by a car -while attempting to cross Broomfield Road, near Rose Arena. Witnesses said while Glaze was crossing Broomfield Road at about 8:45 a.m., he walked in front of one car that narrowly missed him before he was struck by another car. Police said Glaze had a severe compound fracture of his leg and a head wound. Glaze was initially listed in serious condition after being transported to CMCH. A CMCH spokesperson said Glaze is blind, but it is unknown whether or not this may have contributed to the accident. Physician Assistant Day recognizes students, anniversary By Bridget Perkins LIFE Staff Writer Mount Pleasant Mayor Gerald D. Cassel has proclaimed today Physician Assistant Day in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the birth of the profession and CMUs physician assistant students. "We feel the physician assistant program is a valuable service to the community. It's appropriate to honor them at this particular time," Cassel said. Cassel said information sent by Rod Moser, clinical coordinator for CMUs physician assistant program, influenced his proclamation of Physician Assistant Day and gave him insight about the profession. "In light of the escalating cost of medical care in this country . . . having the physician assistant program take some of that service that needs to be rendered can help alleviate the cost," he said. Thirty years ago today, three students from Duke University graduated from the first physician assistant program in the country. Today, there are approximately 30,000 physicians assistants working to provide preventative health care and quality medical care to millions of Americans. CMU's program is a little more than a year old. It was co- founded by Laura Capozzi, director of the physician assistant program, and Dan Radawski, associate professor of health promotion and rehabilitation. "We should be fully accredited in January '98," Moser said. The first group of students started the program about 18 months ago and just began clinical rotations in mid-August. Students are responsible for completing the 27-month program, which is separated into two parts. The first 15 months are spent in the classroom and then seven 7-week rotations in various specialty electives. "We have 31 students on clinical rotation right now, all the way from Marquette to Lansing, and we have 37 students in the second year that just started," Moser said. Placement for students is excellent, he said, as there are five or six openings for every new graduate. The starting salary is more than $55,000 per year, he said. Provost Richard Davenport said he is optimistic about the advancement of CMU's physician assistant program. "It is an important new addition," he said. See COMMUNITY Page 2 Ve^z^| AUTUMN FLUTUR-CM LIFE Left, Joe Hupy, Menominee senior, triumphantly waves the flag of the opposing team during the combined efforts of the Geology and Geography clubs' Capture the Rag game at Deerfield Park. Above, Michael Nowak, Farmington sophomore, hides in the brush, patiently waiting for the opportunity to capture the opponent's flag and win the game. Gov. Engler appoints new board member By Heather N. LaFave LIFE Assistant News Editor The governor officially announced the appointment Friday of Melanie Reinhold to CMU's Board of Trustees to replace a trustee who resigned last month. Reinhold, who served on Michigan State University's board for two years, said she found out about two weqks ago that Gov. John Engler had appointed her to CMU's board and said she is happy about the appointment. "I let the governor know I was interested in a university appointment probably a few months ago," she said. "I'm very interested in university issues." Reinhold said the CM LIFE interview was her first, contact with the university since her appointment and she is looking forward to becoming acquainted with the campus. Reinhold, who is from East Lansing, replaces Kari Guido, who resigned from the board in September — four years after her 1993 appointment. Reinhold's term will expire Dec. 31, 2004. Russ Herron, vice president for University Relations, said new trustees generally get some introductory information from the university and attend a meeting to see how things work as part of their orientation. Herron said new trustees also are taken Reinhold's Bio ■ Served on MSU's board for two years ■ President of Reinhold Landscape, a Flat Rock-based company, since 1977 ■ Director for the Wharton Performing Arts Center at MSU ■ Currently serving on the State of Michigan Board of Landscape Architecture Registration I N S IDE rn*.-' . •&' - \r^*W* V;-*-r-«. W'3m\ v 'JGjI . -swp*..••"^.:-~- .i,-** -v*?r;. T • ■ ■ -y- ■ .% <**# • . ' ***&4f: shi *A*:" m, ^BF>^ JB ^mlmm^^mmr* CMU loses to Akron 53-14 See Page 8 Classified 13 Crossword 13 Et cetera 10-11 Sports 8-9 Voices 4-5 Second bicycle/vehicle accident of semester occurs at Ottawa Court new trustees also are around campus to meet people and given some materials explaining the university's background. He said Reinhold's experience on the board at MSU and length of time until the next board meeting may change the way the university handles introducing her to the university. "She'll certainly know the drill," Herron said. "The main thing is to teach her that CMU is better than MSU." John Truscott, Engler's press secretary, said Reinhold is an experienced businesswoman who will be an asset to the board. "(Engler) has known her for a while and she is in high regard," Truscott said. "We think she will be a great replacement." "The governor has a special affinity for CMU since he is from the area," he said. Reinhold has been the president of Reinhold Landscape, a Flat Rock-based company, since 1977. She is serving as the director for the Wharton Performing Arts Center at MSU, the State of Michigan Board of Landscape Architecture Registration and Associated Landscapers of America. In 1977, she earned a degree in ornamental horticulture from MSU. ■ Student hit by vehicle was treated and released from CMCH By Jeremy Russ LIFE Staff Writer For the second time this semester a bicyclist was struck by a car on campus, sending the bicyclist to the hospital. According to CMU Police, a 21- year-old CMU student was struck by a 1994 Pontiac Grand Am driven by a 24-year-old CMU student. The accident happened at about 11:20 a.m. on Friday. The vehicle was traveling west on Ottawa Court -when the bicyclist, who was riding north on a pedestrian walkway, failed to see the vehicle as he crossed Ottawa Court. The bicyclist struck the side of the car and was transported to Central Michigan Community Hospital, where he was treated and released with minor injuries. Lindsey Hopkinson, Lowell junior, witnessed the accident and said the bike did not seem to stop as it collided with the car. "He didn't even put on his brakes," she said. "The whole bike flew up." The man flew about six feet into the air and landed in the grass on his stomach, -where he then rolled onto his back. CMU Police Officer Alan McArthur, who is also a member of the CMU Police's bike patrol, said he would like to put on a program at CMU for bicyclists which will inform them about bicycle safety and the rules of the road, as mentioned in Friday's CM LIFE. LIFE Staff Writer Angela Cook contributed to this report. m2 TONY CEPAK • CM LIFE A 21-year-old student involved in an accident on Ottawa Court was treated and released from Central Michigan Community Hospital on Friday.
|Title||1997-10-06; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, October 6, 1997 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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