|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
|Rights||No Copyright - United States (NoC-US)|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
The Thunderbird Monday, November 7, 1983 Page 9 SUSC experiences best, worst, president says Administrators at Southern Utah State College believe the institution is experiencing the best of times and the worst of times. In a report prepared for the SUSC Institutional Council, SUSC President Gerald R. Sherratt noted that the college is experiencing very rapid growth and with the growth, rapid change. Among the best of times cited by Sherratt: SUSC has experienced a 21 percent increase in enrollment over the past two years, making the college more cost effective. Enrollment fall quarter totals 2,543 students, up 450 students from two years ago. Private giving to the college jumped 375 percent in one years time. Gifts totaling more than $1 million were recorded in the last academic year, the first time SUSCs private giving level has exceeded the million dollar mark. Groundbreaking for a combined special events center classroom facility is scheduled for early March. The $8 million facility will be the largest building on campus and the largest public facility south of Provo. The newly inaugurated convocation series, which is bringing an array of prominent speakers to the campus is attracting record audiences of up to 1,000 persons each week. .SUSC students are winning state and national honors in record numbers. The SUSC forensics team copped second place honors in individual events nationally out of all colleges and universities, and SUSCs business students walked off with awards in state business individual events competition. A high acceptance rate of SUSC students to 1 1 first-plac- e Enrollment increases, the Special Events Center and the Convocation series are listed in the positive spectrum, while faculty's low salaries, the library holdings and the growing student-to-- f acuity ratio are among those on the negative end. professional schools was recorded. For example: of four applicants to veterinary medicine schools, three were accepted; all five applicants to dental schools were accepted, as were all four applicants to allied health schools. SUSC faculty last year garnered a large number of awards and recognitions including the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters; the Teacher of the Year Award from the Utah Association for Trade and Industry Education; and the Teacher of the Year Award from the Utah Vocational Association. Among the problems associated with the worst of times" cited by Sherratt were: A growing turnover rate among faculty and staff due primarily to the low salaries among Utahs colleges and universities. A campus review of the library revealed that its holdings were substantially less than American Library Association standards. The college has only a fraction of the volumes recommended nationally by the ALA as standard works within academic disciplines. A growing ratio due to the increasing enrollments is eroding the quality of the college's academic programs. To maintian the average student-faculiratio of the past decade would now require the employment of 27 new faculty members. Documented needs for new academic equipment total approximately $1 million. Some pieces of laboratory equipment at SUSC are 25 to 40 years old with normal replacment periods of from three to 10 years. student-to-facult- y y WERE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE who wmr to lejlrn contributors to a heartwarming and Theres a lot to be gained by working at The Thunderbird. The Thunderbird, we hope youve noticed, is continuing to progress and improve. And were anxious to welcome other students who are interested in such strides in themselves while serving the satisfying experience. Perhaps the most valuable experience to be gained is that of learning to make decisions and to enjoy doing it. We believe that if students seek after excellence at all times, theyll be so much the better for it no matter what their major or life goals. There are truly lifetime benefits to be gained by working for your campus newspaper. People campus community. We offer a number of positive benefits from a place to come to, to money. Of the 26 people who work here, about a half dozen are journalism majors. So, you dont have to want to do this kind of work for a living in order to be a part of The Thunderbird. All you need is a desire to learn how to do your best work, to serve the readership and to have some fun while doing all this. Working at The Thunderbird has its rewards: association with other students in an extra- - or activity which can do much to round out a life; pride in a job well done; personal growth and fulfillment; the knowledge that one has been a part of a universal and grand scheme of keeping the public informed and of acting as a leader and shaper of opinion these are all grow skills, no matter whether your career goals are to become a journalist or an engineer. Writing, for one, is an important skill to master and the computer terminals we use offer a nice base for anyone who wants to function well in todays world. There are always openings at The Thunderbird. Freshman or senior theres a, place for you. We need photographers and writers most dearly. Some are paying positions, some are not. But anyone can aspire to and assume any paying job on the paper. New editors are chosen quarterly. There will be some openings for editorial positions soon. Come by and see us at 529 West 200 South. NEW IN THE WINTER: Well publish a supplement to the paper kind of a working together to attain a common goal foster friendships that can last forever. There are the priceless lessons to y be learned in the clamor that is the world of newspapers. Staff members who help each other to understand and cope with pressures find they are aided in their basic character as well. And, of course, there's some fun to be had along the way as well. Not only are there the lessons that can shape your personality, there are lessons that can shape your marketable job day-to-da- combination between Time and Parade in late February. Well need staff members for this. Needed will be idea people, designers, photographers, artists and writers. Sign up for Communciations 204 in the Winter!