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Forum Page 2 January 28, 1983 Letters to the editor 1 Welcome back for the Spring Semester at Westminster and returning College. It is good to see all the new students. .. of the College is the reorganization First, obviously, who covered it did a g the story. The reporters good, complete job. was 1 believe it to be a necessary move, one which well thought out and very thoroughly researched before its front-runnin- presentation. and However, many people will have valid concerns have not already been answered, questions. If any of these staff. then go ask one of the members of the President s effect Dont allow yourself to worry and wonder what these changes will have on you. The Staff wants everyone to I understand, as clearly as possible, what is occurring. wont belabor those points further. Second, I am urging all readers to support the businesses who advertise in the F orum. These merchants have shown support for our publication and, therefore, our school. They offer goods andor services which should interest our readers. Please, show your appreciation by supporting their businesses. Thank you and have a good semester. Anne C. Sanders, Editor Concerns About Changes in the Soviet Union care. About what? Let me state my case. Its simple About living on this planet and being informed about who controls its future. On Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1983, a professor from the Political Science Department of the University of Utah, Dr. Slava Lubomudrov, will be coming to Westminster College as a guest for the Noon Seminar. Hell be speaking about the effects of the succession of Yuri Andropov as the new General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party Central Committee and President of the Presidium of the U.S.S.R. I spoke to Westminster College professors Susan Cottier and Jack Gifford about the effects Andropov has on relations between the United States and the U.S.S.R. I was made aware of some very significant issues I think every concerned citizen of the United States should realize exist. Think about it. Heres a man no one had ever heard of until three months ago, and now look at the influence he even you. commands over millions of people The somewhat questionable statistics positioning the Soviet Union ahead of the United States militarily pose several questions, one of which is the nuclear freeze issue. Andropov is in favor of a freeze; Reagan is not. Why? If, indeed, the Russians are ahead of the United States in nuclear arms and the freeze were enacted, the Soviet Union would maintain their position of superiority. Andropov says he wants to reduce military spending and increase spending on the Soviets suffering agriculture. Sounds peachy, but what Andropov says and what Andropov thinks are most probably two different things. The January 17, 1983, Jeusiwck article, Andropovs Double Game, sums him up rather neatly in this little paragraph: Andropov put the accent on peace last week, and courting the posing as an apostle of West with a'new grand peace proposal. . . . The more plausible message for the West was clear: to take all the amiable rhetoric warily and to brace for another zhostky (hard and tough) era in the East-Wecontest. We must not forget the fact that Andropov held the position of head of the KGB ( the Soviets Committee for State Security) for 25 years. Hes a pro at propaganda, and his ruthless skills and dovish facade should not be overlooked. If you do care and are a concerned citizen, throw off the veil of apathy and passivity if you havent done so before now. Instead of chowing down in the Coffee Shop on Wednesday, bring your lunch to the lounge, and absorb a little intellectual information. ... non-aggressi- on st Marianne H. Barber, Jloon Seminar Coordinator Public Apology Offered saii the Devil, "are good to their brothers Mm, They dont leant to mend their oum loays, but each others. Recently we were all asked to complete instructor evaluation forms, a ritual thats repeated each semester and intended to provide constructive feedback. I dont know how the process works, whose eyes see the critiques, nor the consequences associated with particularly favorable or unfavorable opinions. I sincerely hope the keeper of the critiques has the wisdom to weight them in a way that is truly just. I delivered a The week before-finalpointedly vicious evaluation in a certain economics class. I did it without ever having taken the opportunity to express my frustration or give myself the chance to receive the attention I needed. The opinion that I offered was void of suggestions for and I improvement. I went for help after the evaluation got it. Was that fair for me to cheat me and evaluate someone else? This wasnt the only evaluation I used as an opportunity to get even. I wonder, now, how many students do the same thing? At the same time I gave great evaluations to instructors whose subject matter came a little easier, whose time I had abused, and who provided a learning experience that was a little more convenient than inconvenient. After all, it was my seventeen hundred dollars; I was here for my benefit and not theirs, and I was doing it the best way that I could get it done. Or was I? The consideration was genuinely appreciated, but if I had an inkling that I had cheated me was that a fair evaluation of someone who didnt? Nobody said it would be easy (nobody said it would be this hard), but if we wanted it to be easy, wed all be somewhere else. Westminster is a fine school; our survival s The Westminster College Forum is published and distributed weekly, except during test week, during the school year by the Associated Students of Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105. Editor in Chief Anne Sanders Editor Ron Czajka Business Manager Kathleen Hammond Managing Copy Editing Layout Reporters Photographers Adviser Ron Czajka, Kathleen Hammond, Anne Sanders Betty Christensen, Kathleen Hammond, Anne Sanders, Sue Snow Julie Bell, Anna Maria Borres, Betty Christensen, Nona Cowen, Ron Czajka, Sheri Dearing, Kathleen Hammond, Don Holladay, Charles Johnson, Leslie Johnson, Scott Kaiser, Maela Kunze, Saun Michales Stephanie Stevens, Ron Czajka Dr. Gordon Cheesewright depends on the quality of students we produce. Yet we expect our instructors not only to provide us with the highest quality instruction in the intermountain region, to accept class loads that involve scheduling from eight in the morning until ten at night with oversize classes and limited facilities, to be available for counseling, advising, and administrative responsibilities at our convenience, but also to instill in us. a positive feeling toward ourselves and every subject matter! (Good grief, we require almost as much effort from them as they require of us.) Have you ever seen a student evaluation form that gives the teacher the opportunity to say, This student made me feel good about myself and this one made me feel rotten; and this other one this class enhanced my made me want to hide under the desk? Imagine what would happen if the instructors all went to each student individually for special consideration because they couldnt find a babysitter, they didnt feel good, or they were in a bad mood. There appear to be a lot more of us than there are of them. self-confiden-ce This is an apology. Perhaps a public apology can compensate for any damage that may have been done due to an unfair evaluation. let my personal situation interfere with my judgment. My critiques were not wholly fair, nor were they wholly unfair. I of the norm, and the guess I consider myself the epitome I mistakes I make are often made by many many others. hope I Next time, my evaluation will be presented from a little broader perspective because the only thing worse than an active conscience is one that s retroactive. Jinx Rrrs Intramural Activities In other intramural news, going on in the school the following activities are gym throughout the term. Intramural staff members Scott Meighan and Jo McCluskey announced that all events are free to all students. Aerobi Advanced Ski Conditioning MF 5:15-6:3- 0 MWF.... 5:15-6:3- 0 In addition, any students interested in selling any ski equipment and or accessories should contact Jo McCluskey extension 215, or 943-689at 484-7651, Scott Kaiser 5.