|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 THUNDERBIRD Most fees go to new Student Center BY JULIE a check is cut to the organization. Music arts receives 50 cents of the senate's funds while the Waukeenyans receive 25 cents. Of the $89, $5 goes to the current Student Center to fund the activities that occur each quarter. Student publications receives $1. This money goes to help pay for the publishing of The Thunderbird, and the literary magazine, Tailwind, Gordon said. Student Health Services receives $2.50 each quarter to help maintain the staff and COOK Each quarter, most SUSC students lay down $39 apiece in student fees, but many don't know where the money goes. According to Kent Gordon, ASSUSC controller, of the $89 that is paid each quarter per student, the largest portion, $39, goes to the building of the new Student Center. The second largest portion goes to the college's athletic department, which receives $16 of each student's fees, said Gordon. The ASSUSC Executive Council receives $8.25 each quarter from each student, to be used for activities. The ASSUSC Senate receives $5.25 of the $89. The senate account is divided into three general funds, music arts and s; Waukeenyans. Of the $5.25, $4.50 goes to general funds. General funds of the senate may be appropriated to clubs and organizations. The senate looks at everything carefully before they will give money to any club or organization, said Gordon. According to Gordon, the procedure an organization must follow in getting money involves many safeguards. If an organization wants some money for an activity, it must obtain a check requisition and then go through a series of signatures. The organization's budget is checked, and if there is enough money in the account, 20, 1987 PACE 3 BREAKDOWN OF STUDENT FEES New Student Center $39 equipment. According to Gordon, open recreation for $2 of the $89, and another $2 also goes to stadium improvements. ASSUSC officers receive $1 of the student fees each quarter in stipends and salaries. ASSUSC Executive Council menibers receive and senators approximately $75 receive between $50 and $60 per quarter. Another dollar goes to the general building fund. This is used for maintaining and repairing college buildings. Each quarter, photo fees for the student identification cards account for $1. The cheerleaders receive 50 cents, and 50 cents also goes to the rodeo club. Gordon said the college itself decides on the fees and once a year, a change is considered. The change must first be approved by the ASSUSC Senate and the Institutional Council. accounts Athletic Department $16 Executive Council $8.25 r Council disapproves club BY LISA TUESDAY OCTOBER Senate $5.25 Student Publications $4 Health Center $2.50 Open Recreation $2 Stadium $2 Building Fund $1 Student Gov't Stipend $1 Identilication Card $1 Cheerleaders 504 Rodeo Club 504 Mitch Connell went before the ASSUSC Executive Council last week to request permission to start a club that would be called "Students for Academic Research Development." He said its purpose would be to create an annual journal to publish the best research papers from each department. Connell said that one of the weaknesses of SUSC is there is "so little emphasis on research," and this journal would give students "a motivation towards excellence." Connell has already spoken to members of the administration and said they are excited about the idea. Members of the council voted against the formation of this organization. ASSUSC President Monica Moe said, "It doesn't sound like a club to me," and told Connell he "should take it to the Publications Council." She also added, "It sounds to me like you're trying to be a club to get funding." Connell told her that although the administration would probably cover half the cost of the journal, he didn't think they would "be willing to shoulder the whole burden." Moe also expressed concern that if this group became a club they would not participate in the activities of the other clubs, like homecoming and trying to get "club points." Connell replied, "I don't think it should be an iron-cla- d rule that all clubs should participate in homecoming... can understand that it's really important for clubs to participate when it's appropriate for them to participate, but I don't think it's appropriate to try to extort action from every I organization." ASSUSC Academic Vice President K.C. Jones told the "I don't think we (the executive council) should be so negative, that's what senate is set up for, academic pursuit." Moe said "They can be an entity without being a club and get funding through publications." Marty Harris was also present to start a club called "Southern Utah Volleyball Club." The club was approved unanimously. Harris said the goal will be "to bring recognition to southern Utah." council The council meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. next week instead of the usual 3 p.m. time. The senate decided to give the Resident Housing Association $750.75 of the $900 they requested for their annual conference. The senate said that there was a previous decision to no longer pay for meals, and they also thought RHA was taking more people than necessary. The International Club, Intertribal Club, and Southern Utah Volleyball Club were all present to request funds. The senate will vote on these bills at the next meeting. h r - f t :0 n EJ A , f. X ;r. -. v j' r- sm ova. nt , my.VJ Deans' Council debates semester system BY LISA JANE LAIRD ROBINSON a Student Center $5 The SUSC Deans' Council brought up some new questions about Utah's proposed semester system in their meeting last week. Other topics of discussion included changes in next year's calendar and general education requirements. In discussion of the semester system, Provost Terry Alger indicated that faculty and students would appreciate the time and money savings involved if SUSC did switch to a semester or trimester system. "The state has studied the proposal for a number of years, yet, they have never really looked at the savings the semester system would bring to Utah," said Alger. The deans' council and SUSC President Gerald R. Sherratt will recommend a proposed trimester system to the Board of Regents which will break the SUSC school year into three parts. Alger said that students could have the option of going two semesters to complete their degree in four years or completing their degree in a three year period with the extra trimester. "I think students will appreciate the money they will save on books and living expenses with the proposed system. They will also appreciate the jump on the job market with the earlier finish dates," noted Alger. Alger said that other advantages include increased course selection in the third trimester, increased vacation time for faculty, and higher wages for those faculty who will teach the third trimester. The council also discussed a tentative calendar change which would strike the Good Friday holiday from 1989 spring quarter schedule. The change would allow more class instruction days to meet the college's guide of 144 classroom days. Alger said that the council would allow time for the faculty senate, staff, and student government to discuss the proposal and give their opinions. Under the current system, SUSC's staff takes Good Friday off as one of 12 paid holidays. Alger said classes could go on without staff, or the staff could select another holiday break. The council also approved general education changes in the physical science area beginning next year. Computer Science 105, would be substituted for the current requirement, Computer Science 1 10. Faculty Senate debates scheduling The SUSC Faculty Senate discussed scheduling possibilities concerning the semester system which was proposed by the Deans' Council on Thursday. An extended spring recess and delayed commencement exercises were considered if the semester system is adopted. fall quarter pose Current plans for the '88-8- 9 no scheduling problems, and Faculty Senate members agree that the fall period should remain slightly longer so that freshmen can get a good start. The length of spring break and the end of spring quarter was debated from varied viewpoints. Sarah Solberg, associate professor of k English, suggested a spring break, "I think we should keep Good March 16-2Friday as a holiday because it's an important day in Christianity. don't feel right teaching on that day," Solberg said. Her suggestion included delaying commencement exercises a week to two-wee- 7. I lengthen spring quarter. Gary McIntyre, chairman of the theatre department, said that delaying commencement would cause difficulties for preparation of the Utah Shakespearean Festival. "Participants in the festival will be arriving at that time of year. If school ends a week later, it will create conflicts for actors and students taking finals," he said. Another possible change affecting students was proposed by Jim Harrison, associate professor of language. His plan suggested a minimum of 25 credit hours in foreign language be required for students seeking a B.A., while no more than 25 hours of special examination credit can be accepted for this same requirement. The senate voted to review this in its next meeting. Assistant Professor Arlene Braithwaite faculty presented research on SUSC's part-tim- e and proposed that part-tim- e faculty members should have representation in the senate.