|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|
PACE 2 THE THUNDERBIRD TUESDAY MAY 26, 1987 Zi on Sun 48 EAST 200 SOUTH, H( URS 9 6. 9 A M 86 6119 &n. Kc AM 12 3LJ Students air concerns at forum CEDAR CITY 6 PM PM MO-I- RI increase for all students, they could use the BY LISA JANE LAIRD SAT CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES Gifts and Flowers for the Graduate WHY MOVE IT HOME, WHEN YOULL HAVE TO BRING IT ALL BACK? SAVE MONEY AND STORE IT WITH US! 7'X10 & 7X14 NOW AVAILABLE ASK ABOUT OUR STUDENT SUMMER DISCOUNT 5 CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION 586-308- Students got a chance to discuss next year's proposed class fee increases in a forum held here Tuesday. Despite the low student turnout at the felt meeting, Monica Moe, ASSUSC president that many of the students' concerns and questions were answered at the forum. One of the largest concerns students had was money. Many of the students that attended the forum or took time to fill out an opinion survey felt that they would not have additional funds to pav the proposed class fees. Moe said that although $15 a quarter for a business major sounds like a small amount, it could represent a student's food money for a month. Many of the students polled through an would opinion survey by the ASSUSC said they need to take time out from school to raise the money needed for the new class fee increase. e Many said they were already working part-timto pay for next year's tuition and student fee increases. Provost Terry Alger and Vice President Sterling Church joined the panel at the student forum to explain the administration's position and reasons behind the proposed increases. Moe and Mark Waters, special projects director for ASSUSC, were also included in the panel. The proposed $15 class fee hike for all business majors drew the most debate and questions from students attending the forum. Several of the students felt that the fee increase would be unfair to those who have already had paid the lab fees in the past or do not use the computer equipment. ai 0 n am. j "I feel that the fee increases should be looked at f cl fj EVFRY THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SAT JRDAY HARDSHELL TACOS ARE ON r ( SALE FOR ONLY 29C m. T'i'iiP'T;Ui a little bit more. If we had a general fee SUPERIOR AUTO PARTS 200 WEST 200 NORTH CEDAR CITY, UTAH. 586-389- 6 1&$V cnitAuxc ii At WM'' iHSlCc if.' WE CARRY A COMPLETE ONE OF AUTO PARTS & ACCESSORIES FOR FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC CARS & TRUCKS said Roger Wareham, a business major and member of the ASSUSC president's cabinet. Wareham said he doesn't use the equipment but would like to see the school incorporate the business fee increase in the same manner as the University of Utah. All students at the University are assessed a user fee for the computers, but can use them any time. Alger said that the propsed fee structure is an attempt to even out the fees. "Often students find themselves in a schedule situation where they may have to pay $45 for lab fees in one quarter and none the next quarter." Alger said business students would not have to face that fee increase right away. "As a matter of fact, I'd say there is a 99 percent chance that it won't happen next year." Alger explained at the forum that college did not have the computer programs required to analyze the information needed to set up the business fee schedule right away. However there is still a good chance that the proposed fees in the other areas would still pass for next year. In response to proposed increases in class fees for communication courses, Helen Tucker, a communication major, said, "I know the fees will go toward equipment repair, but don't know how we can justify that much of an increase in fees for such a small amount of people." Tucker, next year's student manager for the college television station, said the fees could discourage students from entering the department. SUSC's Institutional Council will meet again in June to decide on the proposed fee increases. Final Convocation to laud students Outstanding SUSC students will be honored academic achievements Thursday at the college's annual Academic Awards Convocation. for their The public is invited to attend the awards program at 11 a.m. in the Auditorium. Mark E. Webster of the college's school of education will serve as master of ceremonies, and the program will include several musical numbers, many of them by student nominees. Several prestigious awards will be presented at the program, according to event director Steve Taylor, including departmental awards, the Academic Award, and the Pestalozzi Awards for outstanding graduates in elementary and secondary education. Four graduating seniors will be honored as al NKS equipment any time and that would be fair,'' outstanding scholars in their respective schools Adam D. Lamoreaux for the school of arts and letters; Margie A. Taylor for the school of business, technology and communication; Marianne Tobler for the school of education; and LeAnn S. Behunin for the school of science. Taylor is also the 1987 valedictorian. "It is appropriate that the final Convocation program spring quarter be planned in recognition of our own student scholars," said Taylor. "Each of the nominees for the various awards is recognized as an outsanding student in his or her respective discipline. It is a pleasure to honor them, and to announce the departmental winners at the special Convocation."