|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
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|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
~ THE CAMPUS it.::·.. ·---:,:,,: :·~· Herzog selected as activities director Organizational changes in the student services area at Southern Utah University have been completed with the appointment of Alex Herzog as director of student activities. Herzog1 whose appointment became effective last week, replaces Craig Forman, who was named assistant dean of students and director of the university's Wellness Center last quarter. The new director of student activities is a native of New York stare. Prior to joining the SUU student services staff, he spent three years as activity coordinat0r and a residence hall director at Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz. While at Yavapai, he was named the Alex Herzog outstanding adviser of the year for the 1996-97 school year. Herzog earned an associate's degree at Adirondack Community College; a bachelor of arts at Potsdam College, State University of New York; and a master's degree in college student personnel at Indiana State University. "We are pleased to have Alex as a part of our staff," Harman Bonniksen, dean of students, said. "He has worked with and been a part of student services programs in other regions of the country; wi th that experience, he can introduce some new ideas to our student activities program here." Herzog spent nearly eight years with the 98th Training Division of the U.S.Army Reserves, in Glens Falls, N.Y., earning the rank of first lieutenant. He has also worked as an employment counselor and as manager of a cinema complex. "Southern Utah University has a great reputation for the quality and variety of its student services," Herzog said. "This is a very attractive position for me." Other new student services assignments made last quarter include Bonniksen serving as dean of students, Mindy Benson as manager of the Sbarwan Smith Center, and Daph ne Dalley as assistant director of the Multicultural Center. :Jt} . Titanic work is Convo topic Archeologist will present a look at the exploration were unrecorded and unknown to the An explorer with multi-directional survivors. interests will offer a multi-media Pellegrino was instrumental in presentation dealing with the sinking of understanding the sequence of the ship's the Titanic disaster at tomorrow's final breakup and the powerful Convocation. downblast effects that hammered the Dr. Charles Pellegrino, a lead Ti tanic as it was sinking. Because of his archeologist on the exploration of the knowledge of the Titanic disaster, he Titanic's remains, will present his served as a consultant on the filming of illustrated lecture at 11 a.m. in the SUU the featu:re film. Auditorium. The public is invited to He is the author 11 books, including attend the free program. Title of the Her Name, Ti tanic, which is currently a presentation is "Titanic: an Archeological Odyssey." - - - - - New York Tim es bestseller. Among his "The supposedly other books are unsinkable Titanic Un earthing A tlantis, striking an iceberg and The Killing Star, and sinking in the North Return LO Sodom and Atlantic on its maiden Gomorrah. voyage w as the greatest Pellegrino is a seagoing djsaste r of the scien tist-adventurer20th century, and Dr. writer whose diverse Pellegrino has some interests include truly rare insights into archeology, preliminary that tragedy, " Lana design of advanced Johnson, director of rocket systems, and lectures/special projects dinosaur DNA. His at SUU, said. work concerning "Discoveries made archeological and during the recent paleontological subjects exploration of the has been widely quoted sunken ship helped in national media. He . inspire the ·" has appeared several tremendously popular times on national movie directed by James television including Cameron." Charles Pellegrino "Larry King Live, " "The Forces and Today Show, " "CBS circumstances which This Morning, " and " A & E Ancient led to the huge ocean Uner's crash and Mysteries." He is a featured scientist in rapid sinking will be analyzed as part of Time-Life's "Lost Civilizations." the lecture. Pellegrino will also explain His bachelor's and master's degrees the advanced scientific technology which were awarded by Long Island made understanding the 76-year-old University, and he earned a Ph.D. at event possible. He was part of the team Wellington, N ew Zealand's, Victoria that discovered, through underwater University. archeology, the events below deck that Legislative session provides 'modest' hike By GLENN HALTERMAN SENIO R ST Aff WRITER !EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of three stories looking at SUV, higher education and the 1998 legislature. On Friday, we'll examine bills which affect Utah's colleges and universities and their students). In a March S, 1998, memorandum to SUU faculty and staff, Michael D. Richards, vice president for planning and technology, reported on the 1998 session of the Utah State Legislature. "A minimal operating and capital budget, ful1 funding for enrollment, a compensation increase that keeps pace with CPI-these marked the up-side of the 1998 General Session, 11 Richards wrote in the memo. However, he also pointed out that transportation funding again dominated the session as the state involved itself in the second year of a 10-year plan for road construction funding. This prioritization led to what Richards tenned as a "modest" increase for higher education. "The reason for the modest level of funding," said Richards, who has attended the sessions for 16 ye.ars now, "is, as last year, the highway construction in the state for whicb many legislative leaders want to spend as much as possible and limit bonding for high ways." "This funding pattern severely constricts the amount of money available for other state agencies and institutions of higher education. The next eight years are also committed to transportation priorities of the state." Consequently, new appropriations to higher education were held to a 4.8 percent increase, including compensation. For the higher education system, an on-going expenditure budget of $676,226,500 was approved for FY (fiscal year) 1999 of which $30,212,600 was appropriated for SUU, an increase of 8.0 percent over the previous year. To finance the new budget, Richards said, a tuition increase of 2. 7 percent will he implemented for the 1998-99 academic year. The new SUU budget funds an increase of 3 76 FTE (full-time equivalent) students, most of whom, according to Richards, are already enrolled at the university or at the St. George University Center. "Additionally," said Richards, "the university received $22,000 for O&M support of the remodeled basement in the Technology Building, a project soon to be under way. The basement is expected to be completed and occupied during FY 1999." The most prominent priority for the university this year was a new Physical Education Building and land purchase, which was the top priority of the Board of Regents and the Building Board. H owever, the legislature funded only the land purchase but adopted language intending that in 1999 the building will by the top priority for full finding. "The land purchase, of course, is critical to the future of the university," Richards said, "and with the appropriation, negotiations can begjn in earnest with the lroo County School District. A county bond election is scheduled for May for new public school facilities which should lead to the district vacating the 16 acres of property to the north of the university." Richards also expressed gratitude to Representative DeMar "Bud" Bowman for working tirelessly on the P.E. Building project as a member of the capital facilities appropriations subcommittee. "On a more positive note," said Richards, 11 nearly $32 million in capital improvement funding was appropriated for FY l999- the minimum needed under current law." He said that from this allocation, SUU is seeking funds for settlement repairs on four buildings, renovation of the track, roofing and paving funds, and money to replace a boiler in the heat plant. "The tone of the session was somewhat less rancorous than last year's, and that was a plus for the entire system of higher education," Richards said.