|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 MONDAY JANUARY 4, 1988 BGE 3 Senate shares travel expenses and clears Moe's spending BY LISA ROBINSON been saying the money (for the The Senate will pay half of the money ASSUSC President Monica Moe allocated from its fund, said Sen. Charles Smith. He said the senate "will share in the mistake." The senate had discussed petitioning the executive council for the return of the full amount but "what's done is done," said K.C. Jones, academic vice president. Smith said, "I can see her point, but still think she is wrong.. .She said we need advice from the adult leadership. I said we will meet with her and (Vice President for Student Services Sterling) Church and try to resolve this problem." Smith added, "Monica has conventions and travel) has always come from the senate." He explained that although the senate had paid last year, in previous years the executive council had covered the expenses. In other business, adviser Tony Pellegrini told the senate the International Club had $400 left over from its speaker expenses and wanted to use it for the Black Awareness Week speaker who has been contracted for $5,000. Smith said, "Once we've allocated money, it's theirs. They can do with it what they want, they didn't even have to tell us." Laryn Jones. said, "I think it was a nice gesture on their part." Governor requests tuition hike BY DANNY STEWART Nearly $350 million dollars have been requested for higher education by Gov. Norman Bangerter in his 1988 budget request to the Utah Legislature. In his budget proposal, Bangerter supports the Board of Regents' request tor a six percent tuition increase at r institutions and an eight schools, percent hike for four-yebeginning next fall. According to Bangerter's requests, a 2 2 percent increase oxer the 1987-8- 8 fiscal year, totaling $348,150,700, would be budgeted for higher education. Of this, SUSC would receive $12,191,700, a 5.3 percent increase over last year's budget. These increases include proposals to provide faculty and staff with 0.5 percent merit increases and to narrow, by five percent, the competitive salary equity gaps with peer institutions in other states. Bangerter states in his request that Utah colleges and universities contribute to the state's economic development through research spinoff and job training. More than $100 million are brought into the state annually in the form of research grants and contracts through the University of Utah and Utah State University. The report also says that university research spawns more than 4,500 new jobs two-vea- ar with an annual payroll in excess of $150 million. Research programs bring an estimated annual total of $250 million into the state's economy with more than $20 million in state taxes, according to the report. Bangerter also says that job training in Utah's higher education attracts new industry to the state and strengthens existing business and industries. In previous years, Bangerter has supported state building board requests for bonds. HiS proposal for this year excludes a building bond of more than $71 million, 30 percent of which would go toward higher education. This bond would provide $2,158,400 to SUSC for renovation of the old Student Center as well as $500,000 for library needs in the state Instead, Bangerter recommends a portion of $230,000 for planning higher education library needs. According to the Governor's budget plan, it is the intent of the legislature that any funds identified in fiscal year 1987-8- 8 as early retirement savings can be distributed by the Board of Regents to the nine state colleges and universities to cover individual costs. Bangerter's budget requests, along with those of the Board of Regents, the State Building Board and other organizations will go before the State Legislature beginning this month for consideration. The new Student Center will open its doors to students later this month. In the meantime, students will have to continue to walk by the building as are Stacy Snow, a junior from Ferron, Utah, and Andy Mortensen, a junior from Orem. Student Center nears completion The New Year's motto, "Out with the old and injwith the new" will take on a new meaning in '88 w,th the opening of the new Student Center. The complex, which has been under construction since last spring, is nearing completion and will open its doors this quarter for ruil-tim- e operation. Sterling Church, vice president for student services, has overseen the Student Center project since its planning. "We've had some problems getting windows in and getting the equipment squared away, but we should be moving in by the end of January," he said. The center will be home to the new' bookstore and food service facilities and will otfer a central gathering place for students and faculty members. Students face Friday fee deadline Registration for winter quaiter classes continues today until Jan. 19, but students need to be aware ot a few policies and deadlines before they attempt Barton, records. "The and for to register, said D. Mark director of admissions and registration is for new students regular students who were unable to sign up for their classes during early registration," he said. All students, regardless of when they sign up for classes, must have their registration forms stamped with adviserdepartmental approval before they can complete their registration. The Registrar's Office, located in the Administration Building, will take registration forms Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday is the deadline for the payment of tuition and fees for all students who have registered before that day. Registrations will be cancelled if fees are not paid by 3 p.m. that day or unless other arrangements have been made with financial aid. All students registering on Jan. 11 or later will be assessed a $10 late fee and must pay tuition and fees when they register or make arrangements with the office to pay. may mean new locks at behavioral and social sciences Break-i- n unauthorized person or persons illegally entered the behavioral and social sciences department and tried to pry open the department's power circuit breakers during the late evening hours on Dec. 13. The intruders also went into a staff member's office and tried to pry open a filing cabinet, but didn't succeed in that effort. Their only success was in scratching up the filing cabinet and the metal door to the circuit breakers, said Rodney D. Decker, dean of An arts and letters. "Their intentions were probably to steal a test or to obtain access to the statistics laboratory computers so they could write their term papers," said SUSC Security Chief Kent D. Hoyt, who is currently investigating the break-iHoyt said there was no forced entry on the doors, and the intruders probably got in with a key or somehow left the door propped open so they could enter later that evening. Apparently, this isn't the first time that people have entered after hours, said Wayne Hinton, department chair, who was the first person to discover the damaged circuit breakers the next morning. "We have actually caught students in the act on two different occasions and those same individuals are being investigated." Behavioral and social sciences may rekey their locks because use and abuse of of after-houtheir equipment. rs n. During fall quarter several students would come in after hours to use the computer lab. Hinton said that often many students believe it is imperative to use the computers past regular hours without prior authorization. Hinton said that they don't know who broke in, but they suspect one or more individuals have departmental access with the usage of a key. "We're in the process of trying to find out who all has keys," he said. The department may also rekey all of its if neccessary, he said. locks to prevent future walk-in- s "This is a very serious crime," said Decker. "Whoever-enterehad access to departmental examinations, grading procedures, research and equipment with a worth that is into the tens of thousands of dollars. "We want the computer facility to be used, but we don't want the use of it to be abused at the same time," said Decker. He said, in the future, that the entire Centrum will be closed from midnight until 6 a.m., unless authorized permission is given to enter. Any student found in any area past school hours who is not authorized will be apprehended and appropriate severe action will occur, said Decker.