|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 Students choose SUSC for money BY DEBORAH BENSON An increasing number of southern Utah high school seniors are selecting SUSC, due to the financial help available to aid them in their education. SUSC hosts a majority of southern Utah students, serving primarily the 16 southern Utah counties. Northern Utah's headcount of 514 students is meager compared to southern Utah's accountability for 2,078 of SUSC's student body. From 1986 to 1987, more southern Utah seniors are selecting SUSC. Southern Utah counties encompass rural areas of the state that, typically, have a lower per capita income than northern Utah counties. Research on per capita income of Utah's counties prove southern Utah's average income to be $7,913, while northern Utah maintains an average $9,180 annual income. This represents a difference of $1,265. The studies claim that, on the average, students from small southern Utah counties are less affluent than those in northern Utah counties. SUSC assists less affluent students in the e financial aid process. Students from areas of the state have an excellent lower-incom- chance in receiving some kind of financial aid," points out Jack Cannon, director of financial aid. "SUSC is allotted more financial aid than any other institution of higher education in the state of Utah." Studies at the Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Utah show that the average amount of financial aid allocated to SUSC is substantially higher than other Utah colleges and universities. Recent data reveals that SUSC students coming from less affluent counties receive the highest amount of financial aid per student at $865 compared to the University of Utah's $470 per student or Utah Valley Community College's $466 per student. Financial help is a deciding factor for many SUSC students when selecting a college. Surveys show many high school seniors select other Utah colleges or universities as their first choice, but ultimately come to SUSC because of the financial help available. Money talks when deciding on which college to attend. SUSC was my first choice because of the financial help available," said Mellisa Skaggs, a sophomore from Kanab, a small southern Utah town. MONEW NOVEMBER 30, 1987 FAGE 3 Christmas Lane to begin new holiday tradition The Christmas Lane will be a festively decorated walkway featuring evergreens adorned with ornaments, lights aglow and a festive atmosphere filled with Christmas music and the smell of roasting chestnuts and spicy wassail. The Christmas Lane will stretch between the Student Center and Music Building Dec. 7 through 11, from 7 p.m. to 7:40 by ASSUSC and the p.m. nightly. The lane is theatre department in connection with the musical Scrooge. Iron County's elementary school children are making the ornaments for the evergreens. Various SUSC student clubs are being asked to decorate the trees along the lane. Students begin decorating today at 5 p.m. Roger Wareham, chair for the event, said that anyone else who would like to get into the spirit of the season can also help decorate. Wareham said the lane will take on a romantic atmosphere. Carolers and vendors will be situated along the lane for strollers to enjoy. Many of the groups will use props and dress in Dickens-lik- e coats to give the event a 19th century appeal. With Wareham's permission, clubs may still sponsor wassail, roasted chestnuts or other refreshments as a fundraiser. Caroling groups are still being formed, and two groups will perform, nightly in the lane. Annual 'Fantasy in Frost' to begin Imagine Santa Claus holding court in huge hall filled with Christmas music, the tantalizing smells of freshly baked goodies and thousands of lights twinkling on festively decorated Christmas trees. The Great Hail will be transformed into a winter wonderland Dec. 3 through 5 for "Fantasy in Frost," an annual event sponsored by SUSC FacultyStaff Associated Women. President Louise Jones notes that the event opens the same night as SUSC's traditional SUSC Christmas tree lighting and will also offer a safe and warm place the following evening after Cedar City's night time Christmas parade. Between 2,000 and 3,000 people enjoy "Fantasy in Frost" each year Jones said, with its continual live entertainment, lavishly decorated trees and holiday spirit. This year's display will feature 26 trees, including a Bicentennial Tree that will spend the remainder of the Christmas season as the holiday centerpiece at the offices of the Cedar City Corp. "'Fantasy in Frost' is our Christmas a . A n - p z- ; ; ' iSt ? tv 1 Peter Smith, an associate professor of computer science, says that one should look at the technical aspects of Star Wars before deciding on its moral issues. Faculty lecture to focus on SDI Many moral and political issues surround the debate over the Strategic Defense Initiative, but before "Star Wars" can be discussed on these levels, an SUSC faculty member says, the underlying technical and technological aspects of the project must be understood. Peter P. Smith will deliver the 1987 Faculty Honor Lecture. His address begins at 1 1 a.m. in the Auditorium. Smith, an associate professor of computer science, joined SUSC in 1985. He previously taught computer science at Utah State University and Missouri Valley College. "It is generally accepted that SDI will become the most expensive and complex technological system ever devised by humankind," Smith says. "It therefore seems reasonable to examine SDI in light of the apparent fallibility of complex technological systems." Smith's lecture will focus on an analysis of SDI in terms of its software. A member of the Association for Computing Machinery and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Smith earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Utah and a BS degree in chemistry with minors in computer science, mathematics, physics and Russian from the University of Pittsburgh. FJe is the author of several publications including Introduction to Computers and Programming: introduction to Pascal, a one-yecomputer science published this year by Wadsworth Publishing Company. The textbook is being used at SUSC and at a number of other U.S. colleges and universities. The Faculty Honor Lecture was established by the SUSC Faculty Senate. In addition to presenting the Convocation lecture, the speaker receives a $1,000 honorarium from the Grace Adams Tanner Foundation for Human Values. The lecture is published and reception provided by SUSC President Gerald R. Sherratt. ar Class pre-registrati- gift to southern Utah, and it's our annual fund raising project," Jones said. Proceeds from previous years have gone toward campus beautification, including the donation of a multitude of tiny Selvestri lights that adorn the trees outside the Student Center. Admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for children under 12. Replicas The annual 'Fantasy in Frost' will feature a variety of activities and holiday decorations. of "Favorite Recipes," a cookbook compiled by Lillian Wright in 1927 and tested by home economics students at SLISC will be available for purchase at the bake sale. "Fantasy in Frost" is chaired by Lynn Reid. Reid and 1 7 other members of the SUSC FacultyStaff Association are making the efforts for this year's "Fantasy In Frost." begins today on BY KRISTINE GARNER Registration begins today for seniors and students completing the associate degree or certificate of completion. All students, must have their registration forms stamped with adviser departmental approval before they can complete the registration process. Alphabetical registration according to last names begins tomorrow and goes through Dec. 10. The schedule is as follows: C-Dec. 1; A-Dec. 2; Dec. 3; Dec. 7; M-Dec. 8; Dec. 9, and G-- l, Dec. 10. Open U-- S-- T registration begins Dec. 1 1 through the afternoon of Dec. 23 when the registrar's office closes for Christmas recess. It will start again Jan. 4 the first day of winter quarter. Director of Admissions and Records D. Mark Barton says, "Students are urged to register as soon as possible in order to take advantage of the widest selection of courses. Available classes fill up quickly." Class schedules can be purchased at the Bookstore. A list of changes in the winter quarter agenda and computerized registration forms are available now at the registrar's office. Tuition and fees can be paid at the time of early registration or deferred until school starts. However, tuition and fees must be paid by 3 p.m. Jan. 8 or special arrangements must be made with the SUSC Finacial Aid Office. If not, classes will be dropped and students will have to register again. Students signing up for classes on and after Jan. 11 must pay a $10 late fee. Also, they must pay for tuition and fees at the time they register, or make arrangements to defer payment before they register.