|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
THE THUNDFRBIRD High schoolers prefer SUSC DANNY STEWART BY A poll conducted by the Utah State Board of Education indicates that more high school seniors are choosing SUSC over other state institutions. The survey, completed by more than 16,000 seniors, shows SUSC's popularity has jumped 2.82 percent, the highest increase of all Utah schools. Michael D. Richards, SUSC vice president for college relations, says two factors are largely responsible for the increase in popularity, noting special events such as the Utah Summer Games, and a development campaign titled Project Image. Richards says, This publicity makes more high school students aware of what we have to offer." Project Image began a three-yeprogram last year with TV, radio, and billboard advertising throughout the state. The campaign emphasized the quality education offered by Southern Utah State College in business, debate, ar theatre arts, and the placement of graduates in professional schools such as law and veterinary medicine. The campaign, paid for by the community rather than the college, has had a noticeable effect on SUSC as increasing numbers of highly qualified students are applying to the college, according to Mark Barton, director of admissions and records. "There has been a significant increase in applications from the top ranks of high school graduates," Barton said. "The college is finding it difficult to award scholorships to students below a 3.7 grade point average because the number of applicants with higher than 3.7 has increased so MONDAY MAY 18, 1987 PACF 3 PERCENT OF PREFERENCE DIFFERENCE Intention survey of Utah high school seniors 1986 and 1987 much." The other factor responsible for SUSC's growing popularity is media attention through special events. KUTV is promoting the Utah Summer Games program, and the USAUSSR Goodwill Tour was given nationwide coverage. Such events have helped to bolster the reputation of SUSC. SUSC USU SLCC UVCC Pi le Snow CCU W3C (J Moe vetoes PBL bill, sends it back for senate repairs BY KAREN WALLACE ASSUSC President Monica Moe Thursday vetoed a bill passed by the Senate which allocated more than $2,000 to the PBL club earlier in the week. Moe stopped the bill asking senators to reconsider, saying too much was being requested for housing for PBL's national convention trip. This is the largest amount of money the SUSC senate members have dealt with since they were elected to office, said K.C. Jones, ASSUSC vice president. While discussing the PBL proposal of $2,297 to fund their trip to Anaheim, Calif., the senate went into an illegal executive session, Jones said "to determine the policy on allocating large sums of money and to discuss the bill." Michael Bahr, one of the investigative senators assigned to the bill two weeks ago said, "when we talked with the PBL members during our investigation, we were unable to find any way to cut costs. But after the bill was vetoed, with Monica's help, we started finding ways. Now we can bring it down to an amount we can all be happy with." "I was undecisive in my vote when the bill was presented to the senate," said Helen Tucker, business communication and technology senator, "I was pleased with the fact that it was vetoed because it lets us look at the bill again and debate it further as a senate." The bill will return to the senate for further debate in their next senate meeting scheduled for Thursday. In other business, the senate allocated $1,500 to Circle K International for their annual budget. Circle K had originally petitioned for $1,065 to help them attend the Circle K conference in St. Louis, Mo., said Chuck Smith, businesscommumcation and technology senator, but they looked at the budget and decided senate would only pay registration costs which amount to $240. The registration costs for the convention are part of the annual budget. "We decided we honestly didn't want that much money from the senate," said Dana Potts, president of Circle K. "We want to make the trip ourselves ' The senate also passed a bill giving the Chess and Draughts club $559.80. The club will use this money to bu new equipment, promote their club, and send a team to the Las Vegas Open. Class fees to be discussed in forum r 5 BY GREG PRINCE i I An open forum concerning the proposed class fee increases has been scheduled for Tuesday in the Thorley Recital Hall, at noon. This forum wnll be attended by ASSUSC President Monica Moe, Provost Terry Alger, and Vice President Sterling Church. According to Christine Camp, ASSUSC's director of public relations, all students are encouraged to attend the forum. "We need to know how students tecl about it. If they have other ideas or if they feel they're being nickeled and dimed to death, we need to know that. We just want to give students the chance to voice their opinions," said Camp. z I a Z 5 If Z Boyd Redington, a member of the SUSC staff for 19 years, finished his last day here last week. Redington, whose job was eliminated because of budget cuts, will open his own black and white photography lab in Cedar City soon. As a one man department for Photo Services, Redington also served as the adviser to the college yearbook and in past years as the photo adviser for 'The Thunderbird.' Student support will be critical if realistic alternatives are to hie found. "I've done all that can do. Now it's up to the students," said Moe. "We want people there. The students will make the difference. Monica is only one vote on the Institutional Council and without the students' support behind her, it won't make any difference," said Camp. The ASSUSC is encouraging students to suggest alternatives to the fee increases. A comment box will be available in the Student Center. "If nothing else, we to tell the Institutional Council that they can't just arbitrarily jack up fees without letting the students know," said Camp. t Students offered jobs, experience in Cedar The Nice Corporation, 1552 W. 200 N., plans to stay Cedar City with a great employment turnover among SUSC students, according to Rex Michie, director of placement center. "Students work nicely into the scheme of the corporation because they're hungry, dependable, and willing to work odd hours for small salaries," Michie said. During March, 160 students applied through the placement center for telephone sales jobs with Nice; 40 people were hired for the intitial crew, said Michie. More than half of the employees are students. But for a new contract they will need to hire an additional 60 people, he said. In the long run, Nice hopes to hire 300 people to work in shifts. "How soon they hire that number of people depends on how fast Nice sells in contracts, how quickly employees are trained and when additional equipment is bought," he said. it "Working for Nice is beneficial to the student offers employees valuable skills applicable to the work force," he says. "This is not a career job; but it provides experience." Nice employers are seeking people with good verbal skills, able to follow rules and regulations, able to read scripts and type 25 wpm, according to Michie. "Although it would seem an unusual requirement for a job where the employee is talking on the phone and no one sees the person, appearance is of high importance. Often the clients walk through the offices and they wouldn't be impressed if they saw some student in cutoff jean shorts and thongs trying to sell their product," he said.