|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
THE THUNDERBIRD MONDAY JANUARY 11, 1988 PACE 3 Manzanita burglarized during holiday vacation BY JOHN R. GAGNON For the most part, crime on campus remained relatively low during winter break. However, vandalism and minor theft occurred in Manzanita Court. "The culprits apparently attained access into Manzanita by climbing a tree and breaking screens," said SUSC Security Chief Kent Hoyt. "Three or four units were broken into and only minor vandalism and theft had occurred," said Detective LeRoy Houchen of the Cedar City Police Department. Houchen said that a small television set, cassette tapes and miscellaneous small change were taken from Manzanita apartments. "The estimate of the vandalism and theft was placed at $200 but more could have been taken," added Houchen. Concerning campus crime, Hoyt also said that SUSC faculty and staff ought to be more careful with who they lend campus building keys. The result of this sort of carelessness led to the cause of last month's break-i- n at the behavioral and social sciences department at the Centrum. Both Hoyt and Houchen said that Cedar City is not a d area and has never been. But, nonetheless, they feel that any crime is of importance no matter how large or small. Police and SUSC Security encourage students to report suspicious activity by contacting either the Cedar City Police or SUSC Security. ' crime-infeste- Pellegrini tells leaders personal calls aren't free BY LISA ROBINSON Student government leaders can no longer reach out and touch someone, at least not on ASSUSC's bill. Tony Pellegrini, director of student activities, asked members of both the executive council and senate not to make long distance personal calls from the ASSUSC offices. "If you don't tell me you will be making the calls, it's hard for me to track you down," said Pellegrini. He went further to say that personal calls were causing a lot of unnecessary expenses for the ASSUSC. The senate announced that today is the last day people can apply for the vacated senate position from the School of Science. Applicants will be interviewed by the senate on Wednesday. The executive council discussed its policy on sound systems. Stacy Buchanan, ASSUSC executive vice president, said it is stated in ASSUSC policy that clubs who sponsor dances must use the school's sound system with the exception of dances with live bands. Pellegrini spoke to both groups about the death of Marty K. Harris, who was the newly appointed Supreme Court Justice for the ASSUSC. He said that he hoped anyone thinking about suicide would talk to someone about it because there is always something to live for. He added, "It's a big waste. No one knows what goes on in other people's minds." Ashcroft presents slides Slides of Halley's Comet, the Great Nebula in Orion and other planetary objects photographed from the Ashcroft Observatory will be shown this month at the SUSC facility. Also on the agenda is a Jan. 25 photography night when amateur astronomers are invited to photograph the first quarter moon through the observatory's telescope. Observatory programs are held Mondays at 7 p.m. and are free to the public. Visitors start with a brief program in the observatory classroom then move up into the open telescope dome for a look at the moon, planets and other astronomical bodies. The January program will feature photographs taken by Brent Sorenson, the observatory director. Sorenson joined the SUSC faculty as an assistant professor of physics a little over four years ago. The observation session, he said, will focus on Jupiter, the Great Nebula in Orion and other prominent winter sky objects. Those planning to attend the Jan. 25 photography session need only to bring their 35mm single lens reflex cameras. Sorensen has adapters to attach the camera to the telescope lens for most cameras, except Nikons. The Ashcroft Observatory is located about three miles southwest of Cedar City on Utah Highway 56. 14-in- Workers place last minute touches on the new Student Center's interior, betore the Bookstore and Food Services can take up their residence in the building. College officials say the building will be open to the students by the end of the month. Bookstore, Food Service gird for move BY JULIE COOK The SUSC Bookstore and Food Services will be moving into the new Student Center during the last week of January and will be ready to open Feb. 1, according to Dennis Ohms, Bookstore manager, and Garth Jones, Food Services director. The designing firm will be setting up fixtures next week and employees will move the Bookstore to its new home, book by book. "We are just anxious to be into it," said Ohms. There will not be a tremendous change in the new Bookstore, but there will be some gradual changes, said Ohms. Students will benefit from less congestion, more cashier areas and an expansion in general reading books. The new Bookstore will also have a convenient food area, according to Ohms. Students will be able to purchase packaged food to take back to their dorms. Items such of pop, ice cream, potato chips as and boxes of cookies will be available. six-pac- Food Services will be moving about the same time and will take about a week to make the move, Jones said. Meals will be served through the weekend at the current Student Center and open up on a Monday at the dining area in the new Student Center. According to Jones, there will be two dining areas; a general dining area, called "Thunderbird Circle Dining", and a mini store, which will be opened later in the evening. "Thunderbird Circle Dining" consists of a sales area divided into a number of ditterent stations, said Jones. These stations include a grill area, pantry, frozen favors, world fare, deli section, soup and salad section, dessert area, and a beverage station. According to Jones, this type of food service will reduce long lines and increase variety. "We think we have a very unique facility," said Jones. "It's on the leading edge of what's happening in food services in the nation." If everything goes as planned, SUSC students can expect to find the Bookstore and Food Services located in the new Student Center by early February. half-circ- le Deans suggest new budget approach BY LISA HOWELL Provost Terry Alger proposed that President Gerald R. Sherratt use a new approach to present SUSC's budget for the legislative budget hearing set for later this month in Tuesday's Deans' Council meeting. Faculty work load data was discussed as a possiblity for a new approach. It was proposed to "hit on" the salary difference between SUSC employees and employees of peer institutions. Other faculty issues included some faculty members doing the job of sometimes three employees at other institutions. Many members of the SUSC staff put in well over their 40 hours weekly. Yet, often, only the few employees who do not use their TO hours to the full advantage of the college are brought to light. Such items are suggested for discussion by the president at the legislative hearing. Other material recommended by the council for the president to use is the possible deterioration of quality at SUSC. Currently, the body maintains, SUSC has an extremely efficient record. Although SUSC does well with the funds allotted, quality could fall without an increase. Next on the agenda came the discussion of a quarter versus the semester system. It was said that a lack of understanding presented the opposition to the change. Apparently much of the faculty feels that a semester system will add work and cut the faculty. Yet there are benefits to faculty as well as to the student. SUSC could handle a 12 percent increase in student body with the change to the semester system. The council implied that a savings to the student would follow. Students would be required to take fewer classes for graduation; hence they would need to buy fewer books. The council reasoned that, if the change to semesters were to take place, the faculty would not be cut and the faculty salary would have the same structure. The council submitted the idea of offering SUSC as the "goat" in the change to the semester system. SUSC may push for the change to take place in the 1989-9- 0 school year, whereas many of the other Utah schools will be school year, the council pushing for the 1990-9- 1 was told. In speaking about problems concerning winter quarter, adding sections came up. Often there is a "crying demand" for a class so a section is added then no one takes the added section. A member of the council proposed an "open lid" on some classes. A class that would normally be considered full would be left open until enough students enrolled to fill two classes. The class would later be split.