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|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
JHURSPAYtANUAR522U 98: 19 t tihn n m APirfm irdf fcllDP: j The student news and views of Southern Utah State College Fate of new buildings rests in hands of Legislature Decision on bond issue could come 'early in February' or on last day of session in March by Stewart Smith behalf of the students was very impressive to the committee, he said. Alger was referring to the petition presented by SUSC student Dave Browrt that included the names of more than 1 1 00 students. A decision on the fate of the buildings may come as early as the first part of February or as late as The fate of the proposed Special Events Center and classroom building may be a little brighter this week thanks to SUSC administrators. A contingent of school authorities attended the Utah Legislature during its regular session last week to make presentations on the need for the buildings and were pleasantly surprised. "We found out that the legislative analyst had recommended the Special Events Center, the classroom building and the Heat Plant Conversion Center," Vice President Terry Alger said. The analyst makes recommendations to the legislative subcommittee for capital facility appropriations and had previously failed to recommend a number of other requests made by several colleges and universities within the state. March. In other action before the legislature school officials made presentations to the Appropriations Committee for Higher Education. "Our number one request was for increased salaries for the faculty," Alger said. Requests were also made to the subcommittee for the hiring of two new faculty members, one for computer science and another for business. The response in these areas was also very favorable. "Theyre very, very empathetic to our needs, Alger said. Alger also met with the State Board of Regents on several key issues facing the campus. The Regents Money's now keeping SUSC from its goalsj Upon being recommended by the analyst, school officials then made presentations to the subcommittee. The presentations dealt with the state of of present buildings on campus that are in use that are in "condemned condition, specifically the Art Building and Museum. Presentations were also made in favor of the need for a larger building for events, the Special Events Center. "The response in the committees was extremely favorable," Alger said. The subcommittee will now decide whether the buildings should be bonded. According to Alger the decison on whether to bond the buildings or not is still up in the air. "At this stage we dont know what the eventual outcome will be," he said. Alger also mentioned the presentation made on behalf of the students. "The petition presented on I but bonding ' 'if W - fc. ; 'i! fi t , " v one solution for buildings. approved the request for an endorsement that would benefit Family Life majors. Alger stated that Family Life majors could now be granted a teaching certificate from SUSC that would enable them to I teach Home Economics. Also approved was the decision on the f discontinuance of Anthropology minor. "Anthropology does not have a large number of students, even on the large campuses there is a very small percentage of kids majoring or minoring in it," i I is ( J Alger said. Alger did, however, mention that the students currently involved in the program at SUSC will be allowed to finish the program. He also nad some favorable comments about Anthropology professor Dr. Richard Thompson. Dr. Thompson has been an extremely capable faculty member," he said. 'Election fever' starting to mount on SUSC campus Interested in being a part of the exciting changes taking place at SUSC of perhaps bringing some new changes about? Elections are nearing once again and ASSUSC ELECTION 83 any student interested in running for an office can pick up an application form at the student center. Wed like to see alot of students take part in this year's election," said Marvin Frandsen, election committee chairman, and added that in the information will be published in The past there Thunderbird and there will also be posters hasn't been a lot of participation in elections around campus explaining what events will but always a lot of comments on how SUSC take place. should be run. Most students always have something to say about what goes on, but they seldom want to get involved and make the changes, said Frandsen. "Also, many students probably dont run for office because they dont understand the election procedures, continued Frandsen. He explained that to alleviate a lot of confusion that surrounds college elections, By keeping the students informed we hope to improve voter turn-oas well as increase the number of students running for offices, said Frandsen. The deadline for submitting applications for any office is Feb. 7, and election nominations will be conducted Feb. 9. The positions that are available to the student body are president, vice president attorney general and 1 4 senate positions. There are two senators for each class and ut also a business and technical educations senator, and arts and ierters senator, and an education senator. Any student wishing to apply for the positions must be in good standing with the college, according to Frandsen. Election primaries will be conducted Feb. 1 6, with finals taking place Feb.23. ' Anyone needing more information regarding the upcoming election can contact Marvin Frandsen at Members of this year's election committee include Tom Scribner, Jessica Barton ancj 586-269- jacje ciegg.