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|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
The Thunderbird Monday, January 16, 1984 Page 3 Center named SUSC Centrum After many months of being called The Special Events Center, SUSCs $7.5 million classroom office building and meeting and sports facility now has an official name. The SUSC Centrum, is the name selected by the colleges Institutional Council at its monthly meeting in Salt Lake City Thursday. The winning entry was submitted by Corinne Williams of Cedar City, whos the recipient of a $200 cash prize offered by the council. She says shell use the money to help pay for classes shed like to take at the college. The name was selected because it means the center and we thought it was generic enough to cover all the functions that will be housed in that building, said Michael D. Richards, executive secretary of the council. Functions include academic, cultural and athletic events. In order to decide' what the new building would be called, each member of the council was given a list of the 386 names submitted for the contest and then selected their preferences. These were narrowed down at the Thursday meeting and the council came up with the winning name, said Richards. Senate hears proposals by Ethel Lyman Associated Students of Southern Utah State College Senate members were presented with several suggested changes in SUSCs student government by Mark Wade, student body president, Wednesday. Senators will consider the proposal and ask for students suggestions and thoughts on the matter. There is a tentative meeting scheduled for Wednesday where members of the senate and executive council will discuss the proposals and make any desired changes. If everything goes smoothly the proposals may be voted upon during the meeting (see page 1). The senate is also considering a proposal that would allocate $1850 to the Circle K Club. The proposal, if passed, would provide funds for the members registration fees at the district and international conventions, as well as. transportation to the district convention. By giving help to others, members of the club help themselves and they become better individuals, said Bob Sperry, Circle K Club president. According to the request submitted by the club, this allocation could help in club recruitment and increase the ackowledgement of SUSC by creating positive recognition of the SUSC CircleClub. Because the senate was short one member, senate members were unable to have a majority vote and therefore no decision could be made on the proposal. The SUSC Soccer Club requested an additional allocation of $350 to be used for the teams travel, uniforms and equipment. The Soccer Club received an allocation of $150 during fall quarter. The bill will be posted for one week, in order that students may review it and make any desired suggestions to the senate. Soccer Club President Scott Mitchell said, The club has already competed in two games this year. We also plan to have games scheduled throughout clubs the rest of this year with other colleges and in the region. The Executive Counicl for the previous week with meeting consisted of discussions dealing student in government. Wades suggested changes tr ,v ' ,. ,, x.' r v. V 1 yi tX . T "" ., ,. . v ., '''W X. .A' N'$ ri Jill Wilks-Ato- n' is a reading and writing instructor for Project Alta at SUSC. Project Alta another avenue for help by Laura comprehension, vocabulary, writing abilities, math and science, as well as other academic classes or any type of Wearing New college students sometimes find themselves academically unprepared for college level classes as well as overburdened with new pressures and demands associated with college life. SUSCs Project Alta is designed to help students face such challenges. The Assistance in Learning and Talent Advancement is a Project developed by the federal government special program to help students who may be lacking in some of the fundamental academic skills needed to succeed in college. However, students interested in finding assistance through this program must meet one or more special requirements for acceptance. Regulations include: ljstudents parents do not hold academic degrees, 2)students come from a financiallydisadvantaged family, or 3)students have a physical handicap. Most students in need of services fit into these categories, and the few who dont are referred to either the Learning Center or the Multi-CulturCenter, said Jill Wilks-Atoreading and writing instructor for Project Alta. Alta serves approximately 150 students and is a great place to get tutoring or just do homework. Project Alta is a general support service for students who need improvement in study skills, reading al n, academic counseling. The program also offers preparatory classes in English to prepare students who are having difficulties with some of the basic English fundamentals. since SUSC does not According to Wilks-Atofor ACT the student enrollment, it presents a require problem in placing students in classes that fit their academic abilities. To help with the placement of incoming students, Wilks-Ato- n developed a written placement test for and reading writing skills that students take in their English 101 class along with a standard English placement test. Through these tests instructors are able to place students in appropriate English classes. Because of limited financing, Project Alta is not yet able to offer preparatory classes in other subjects. However, if the programs federal grant is renewed next year it will add preparatory classes in science, says Peter Emerson, director of the project. Wilks-Ato- n said, The program has been successful in e and directing them toward students improving success. By accomplishing this, the students are able to form a sense of independence. Project Alta is located in Old Administration 201 and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. self-imag- Farrell says all people respond to love We need to understand even Communists are people , says activist actor (continued from page 1) political affairs, beginning with the Civil Rights movement in the early 60s. Recently, he has been a spokesman for CONCERN, an international refugee organization, and has active views on the issues of hunger and Communism. I involve myself because I want to feel good about the country in which I live. If I can take my personal experiences and translate them to the people of this country and let them understand, and decide for themselves what they want our country to be perceived as, I think it would serve a tremendous purpose, Farrell explained. In view of the crises involving other countries and the way they are dealt with, Farrell remarked, We need to understand that the people of the Soviet Union arent monsters, or the people of El Salvador, or any other nation. People are people, and people will respond to loving gestures as they will respond to hostile gestures. This philosophy has carried Farrell to many countries, supporting human rights and speaking out against our nations military activities. In the news conference prior to his lecture, Farrell described to the press what he felt to be very appalling circumstances existing today. Our tax dollars are propping up a brutal, murderous regime. They (the military) are power hungry brutes, and in my estimation are no better than Nazis. Aside from the serious talk of politics in his lecture, Farrell enlightened his audience with a description of the MASH characters as he knows them. He assured the audience that he enjoyed talking about the show, and that students shouldnt hesitate to ask questions concerning his role. Humorously, Farrell compared himself to B.J. Hunnicutt in that they both are tall, faithful to their wives, and equipped with big feet. Toward the end of his speech, Farrell stressed the and offered a guide to importance of his listeners. Think about who you are. Think about what you have to offer to your community, your state, your world. After youve given it some thought, give it!