|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
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|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
Navajo leader to speak A Navajo woman who has spent her life promoting education and working to improve the living conditions of her people will speak Thursday at SUSC. Annie Wauneka, winner of the 1963 Presidential Medal of Freedom, will appear as the seventh speaker in the colleges fall Convocations series. Her address will begin at II a.m. in the Auditorium. Wauneka is a staff assistant to Tribal Chairman Peterson Zah, spending much of her time talking to youth groups on and off the reservation, said Convocation coordinator Lana Johnson. She visited SUSC last year as part of Indian Week activities, and were delighted to have this exceptional woman speak here once again. Waunekas long career includes 26 years as a member of the Navajo Tribal Council. She was the first woman elected to that governing body. She is a board member of several organizations, and numerous awards and citations include recognition from the Western Tuberculosis Association and the Josephine B. Hughes Memorial Award for promoting health and welfare for Indian people. Born in 1910, Wauneka is the daughter of Henry Chee Dodge, the last Navajo chief and first chairman of the Navajo Tribal Council. She began her formal education at 8 years of age when she left her home in the Sawmill area of the reservation to attend the Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school at Fort Defiance, Arizona. It was at Fort Defiance that young girl came into contact with the flu epidemic of World War I which killed hundreds of Navajos. Ill never forget that experience, Wauneka said. It remains clear in my memory, even today. The epidemic resulted in her lifelong campaign to improve the living conditions of her people. Fighting tuberculosis and other infectious diseases is but one aspect of her quest. Other goals have been to reduce infant mortality and to work to increase the life expectancy of the Navajos by promoting education regarding alcoholism, nutrition and health. Her distinguished career includes many trips to Washington, D.C., as an advocate of her people. health-relate- d g Senate talks soccer, looks for new applicants by Ethel Lyman The ASSUSC Senate is considering a proposal that would allocate $500 to the SUSC Soccer Club. The proposal, if passed, would provide funds for the clubs travel, uniforms and equipment. The bill was given preliminary approval and will be discussed again next week. This allocation could make or break our team, said Scott Mitchell, soccer club president, Wednesday. We can enrich the student body of SUSC because there are many foreign students on campus who enjoy soccer and it gives them an opportunity to get involved and share their talents. Mitchell said he feels that a continued soccer program may eventually attract better players to SUSC. The soccer club can gain exposure throughout the region and develop a name where SUSC currently has no representation. Although the newly elected freshman senators attended their first senate meeting, the senate is not yet at full strength. According to Senate President Jeff Maxwell, there are three applications for the positions of Arts and Letters Senators. These applicants will be contacted and should attend this weeks senate meeting, he said. Their applications will be reviewed and they will be interviewed by the senate. The results of interviews will be utilized in appointing new senators. The bill packet designed by the resource committee is essentially complete, pending a few minor revisions, said committee chairman Theron Jensen. The packet, which will contain examples of bills and explain how to write and submit a bill, will be ready for senate review this week. Maxwell said senate committee A must further investigate concerns that a number of teachers on campus have been taking the majority of students class time for lectures and assigning exams to be taken in the Learning Center on students personal time. Sen. Brent Miller says he has talked to a number of students about this concern and the majority of them like the idea. However, Learning Center Director Vic Brown told The Thunderbird, We have received positive reactions from students to these tests. Students have more time to take their tests and more time to study for them, he added. Sen. Craig Bickmore dislikes the system because it interferes with his work schedule. I had to miss one of my other classes in order to take a test, he said. Learning Center secretary Bobbi Brown said, There should be no reason for studertts to skip other classes to take their tests because the hours here are so dont flexible. Senate committee B will draff and submit two courtesy telephone bills. The first bill, which will allocate funds for phones in the Library and Student Center for the remainder of the 1983-8school year, will be presented to the senate in this weeks meeting. The second will be submitted to the budget session next spring. 4 Ed program has acceptance (continued from page 1) We have broad support and good overall acceptance all over campus, Miller said. Students who want to become teachers are well prepared and they are not treated badly because they would rather teach than go practice the curriculum they learn. Students are given outstanding work experience as teachers and assitant athletic coaches, which also helps in their preparation, Miller said. Inadequate funding and insufficient travel funds for teachers are the major drawbacks of the educational departments, Miller said. SUSC sends student teachers all over the state, Miller said. When we send students up to the Wasatch front to do their student teaching, they need some supervision. When theres no money for faculty members to go up there, it makes it hard to monitor their progress. Editors Note: This is the final article in a series of six dedicated to the efforts of Southern Utah State College to gain accreditation by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. The association will reveal its decision as to whether or not it will grant accreditation in early December. Dean of the School of Education, James Miller, surveys self-stud- y report.