|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
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|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
Ptuje 2 The Tfuinderhird Monday, October 10, 1983 Council mulls changes Alumnus will speak Current members of the ASSUSC Executive Council and Senate may be asked to serve until the end of the academic year if a new amendment to the constitution is ratified, Student Body President Mark Wade said last week. In presenting the proposed amendment to the executive council, Wade said he was concerned with the current practice of newly elected leaders taking office at the beginning of spring quarter. The proposal was received with mixed feelings by the council. Though most members appeared to agree with Wade, others asked if individuals on the council would be compensated for their time in the spring. A majority of both the Executive council and the senate passed the proposal, and the issue is scheduled to be voted on in the fall general election. Plans for the homecoming dance and parade are shaping up, Barbara Smith, committee chair, told the council. Smith said the popular Salt Lake City rock band Lightyear has been hired to play for the homecoming dance. Groups wishing to sponsor parade floats should begin planning immediately, she said. Both executive council and senate will sponsor a candidate for Homecoming Queen this year, Wade said. In other business, Lynn Lowder, married student coordinator, expressed concern over single parents on campus. Single parents appear to be under the erroneous assumption that theyre not welcome at married student activities, Lowder said. We would like to put an end to that feeling. Single parents with children are not only welcome, but encouraged to attend our activities. More concerts expected Because gate receipts at the recent Air Supply concert allowed ASSUSC to break even, similar talent will be brought to SUSC in the future, Jeff Maxwell, student body vice president, told the senate last week. Conflicting reports estimated the concerts proceeds to be in the red anywhere from $500 to $800. However, Paul Ward, ASSUSC concert coordinator, said student government had actually gained $800. I dont know where the rumors are coming from that we lost money, Ward said, but they are not true. We will have concerts of this caliber in the future. Maxwell told the senate the same. Ive heard different things, but I do know we did not take a bath, he said. And if thats true, well be able to schedule other good concerts for our students later this year. Senate members expressed concern over the volume and intensity of the music. Others claimed to have heard people bragging about how easy they found it to sneak into the concert. Maxwell said these and other problems would be examined in detail and remedied before the next concert. In other senate business, the Open Recreation bill, calling for the allocation of $4,000 in student funds, was tabled by the senate for the second week in a row. Standing committee members requested additional time to look into possibilities of dispersing the money fairly and at intervals before making a final decision. Dr. Ellis L. Armstrong, world renowned figure in civil engineering, will lecture at the SUSC Convocation scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m., in the Auditorium. Armstrong, a native of Cedar City and alumnus of SUSC, is an internationally recognized authority on resourses, energy and transportation. He has served as U.S. Commissioner of Public Roads during the Eisenhower Administration, Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation during the Nixon Administration and Utahs first Director of Highways. Armstrong currently owns his own consulting firm in Salt Lake City. In his 50 years as a civil engineer, Armstrong has been involved in the planning, designing, constructing and administering of some of the worlds great construction projects. These include the St. Lawrence Power and Seaway Project, the interstate highway system of the United States, the high Aswan Dam in Egypt and the development of water resources in the West. He has been honored with many degrees and awards: the Distinguished Service Award from Utah State University, the James R. Talmage Scientific Achievement Award from Brigham Young University, and the American Society of Civil Engineers Tipton Award for worldwide leadership in water resources. Armstrong is the only person to receive recognition, by election, as the National Honor Member of the four major Civil Engineering nim toe imnnnsEniL, ziriED It's Organizations: American Society of Civil Engineers, American Public Works Association, American Water Works Associated, and Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society. Devoted to his career, Armstrong is still actively involved with the WEC International Commission on energy conservation. . Ellis Armstrong is the third Convocation -J I V . guest. He is the Chairman of the ASCE National Energy Policy Targets, the Senior VicePresident of the International Water Resource Association and is involved in several other organizations. Along with his many accomplishments, Armstrong is the author and editor of the History of Public Works in the United States, 1776-197- He has lectured at major universities and public functions on Natural Resources and Energy. jsn7Erm ee ciinsEE2 ppaciTEinEvnED inrsno? a great way to earn money and responsibility while going to school XI J N ycu'ro Interested In the program lor next loll, call SXJZC ext. 7703 and leavo ycur name, address and phene number.