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!THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, :2001 UNIVERSITY JOURNAL CAMPUS NEWS . ,. .PACiE 3 I Senate grants funds for tournament coverage President Mike Wadsen's budget. The She also said that technical fees are Senate plans to reimburse him . charged to everyone who uses the Four new bills were introduced to the theatrical venues and much of that money The SUUSA Senate gave $675 to senate beginning with Bill No. 021-01, goes to pay backstage technicians rather SUTV, but shot down a request for $3,063 titled "Workshops That Work!" than to maintenance problems. "There are a lot of needs in a lot of from the College of Performing and Visual The bill , sponsored by College of Arts. Humanities and Social Science senators departments, (the theatre department) Bill No. 020-01 titled "Send Their Booties Camille Bell, Marilyn Hodson, needs a different budget structure, it's not to Broadcast." will provide air fare and and Allen requests tha1 $600 be the senate's job to clean up (this) postage for two SUTV students covering mess,· she said. allocated for a series of the Mid-Continent basketball tournaments communication workshops and Allen sc;1id the senate in Indiana in 'March. for the creation of an internship should consider matching The bill passed 11-0-1 . book. funds for the headsets and Bill No. 019-00, titled "Roger 10-4, Come The workshops would belt packs and that the bill be Back to Me, • requested $3,063 be consist of lectures by entirely re-worked before being allocated for the purchase of headsets and presented to the Senate again. professionals in belt packs for use in all of SUU's communication fields such The bill's sponsor, Sen. entertainment venues. as public relations and Jennifer Powell of the College of Sen. Jessi Allen , of the College of newspaper. Performing and Visual Arts, said Humanities and Social Sciences, was The internship book the theatre department is trying to assigned to the investigating committee for raise funds from other sources. would be available to all this bill. She gave it a negative communication majors. The senate agreed that new recommendation . equipment was needed and voted to ·sonbe 0 The bill was circled "This is a departmental cost, we can't 5teve \..I . and posted and an . table the bill indefinitely 9-3-0. cover departmental costs,· she said. investigating committee was assigned . Bill No. 018-00 requesting money to She said the problem with outdated fund vans going to the "High Noon for Bill No. 020-01 , titled "Students Helping headsets has been coming for five or six Higher Ed' rally was also tabled . Students,· was introduced by.its sponsors, years, but the theatre department never As of Tuesday night, no one knew Sen. Timette Wankier and Sen. Ryan Bell did anything about it because they always exactly how many vans would be needed of the College of Science. receive money from either the Utah so the Senate will .allocate funds for the The bill requests $2,000 be allocated to Shakespearean Festival or the university the ELC ·to assist in paying student tutors._ vans at their next meeting. to cover such costs. Each year the senate allocates funds to The vans were funded out of SUUSA BY LEAH HARTMANN JOURNAL STAFF WRITER the tutors and without the money the tutoring programs would close down, Bell said. · The bill was circled and posted and an investigating committee was assigned. Bill No. 023-01 , titled "Paintball for ROTC ," was introd_uced by College of Business and Technology senators Lynar Young , Steve Lisonbee, and Darren Mower. The bill requests $850 be allocated to the ROTC to purchase fi1re paintball training packs. "(Right now] they train with pieces of wood. These [paintball packs] would help make training more real-life," Lisonbee said. Toe sponsors also said the paintball packs would be made available for rent by the general student population. The bill "Vas circled and posted and an investigating committee was assigned. The final bill of the evening, No. 024-01 , titled "Student Body Elections" requests $3,000 be allocated to the elections committee for the purpose of running the student elections. The bill is sponsored by Young and Mower. "We are ·very open to budget changes ," Mower said. The bill was circled and posted and an investigating committee was assigned. Deans send proposed \Norkload changes to 'Faculty' BY ANGIE MANZANARES JOURNAL STAFF WRITER committees require more responsibility that faculty are assigned to teach . than others. Therefore, participation in a In addition to discussing the Faculty specified number of campus and Workload Policy, the Deans' Council also On Monday, th!;! Deans' Council voted to off-campus committees is not always fair addressed the matter of annual and threesend a proposal to the Faculty Senate to faculty members. · year review policies for concerning the Faculty Workload Policy at ~ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . non-tenured faculty Descriptions of SUU. The Deans' Council members. participation and the Proposed changes within the current tevel of a faculty voted to send a proposal Nearly two weeks policy would designate that faculty member's activity on ago, recommended participate in ·an appropriate service load" changes to 1eave, rank committees is required to the Faculty Senate on university committees and professional . in applications for concerning the Faculty and tenure policies organizations. What is "appropriate" will be tenure and rank were proposed to the decidecf by the faculty member's Workload Policy at SUU. Deans' Council. Upon advancement. department chair in conjunction with the The Board of review, the council dean of the college. Regents also de_signate that the average made changes to the policies that would The original policy required that faculty teaching workload for SUU faculty will be increase the level of involvement that a members are involved in a minimum of dean has in its faculty member reviews. 24 credit hour equivalents each year or 12 four campus and off-campus committees. · credits each semester. Proposed changes The policies were then sent back to the The Deans' Council argued that some will not affect the number of credit hours Faulty Senate to be voted upon. This week , newly revised policies were introduced into Deans' Council. The revised policies from Faculty Senate stated that the responsibility of the college dean is to review, in writing, the three-year (and annual] evaluation process of each non-tenured faculty member in the college. These newest editions of the leave. rank and tenure policies would limit the involvement of the dean in the evaluation process of a specific faculty member and allow the dean to only review the actual evaluation process. The Deans' Council moved to construct a conference committee in which members of both the Faculty Senate and the Deans' Council will be present-, in Drder to resolve questions concerning each policy. Studen·t named one of U.S. top 20 BY ANDY BURT SENIOR STAFF WRITER USA Today named Grace MacDowellBoyer, a senior psychology major from Enoch, to the all USA college academic team in today's issue. "I'm floored." Boyer said. Of 682 applicants. Boyer, along with 19 other undergraduate students from universities across the country, were recognized in the national newspaper. Boyer has lived in the Cedar City area for the past three years with her husband Richard M. Boyer and their six children. Each student will receive a $2,500 award and a trophy along with the recognition in today's USA Today. Months ago, the faculty of SUU's . psychology department received a letter with information about USA Today's competition and had a meeting where they decided to submit Boyer as a student that epitomized the qualities the paper was looking for. "Although the honor means a lot to me, it means more to me ongoing and extensive research of that the faculty in the department felt I autism. Three of her children have autism was worth it," Boyer said. and have in part fueled her interest in its The award is given to students that study. . demonstrate leadership, community Boyer has recently completed a service and university involvement. focused study of the effects of videotaped Boyer currently has a 4.0 GPA, is self-modeling as an intervention tool in president of Alpha Chi and historian of Psi autism. Chi, SUU's psychology honors society. Her study focused on the use of She is also a former senior staff writer for · videotaping behaviors in autistic children the University Journal. in order to promote self-esteem and selfBoyer volunteered for 18 months with efficacy and the ability to change or Helping Hands, an organization that goes enforce that behavior. to grocery stores and takes out-of-date The study was the first of its kind and food and donates it to those in need . she will present her research at the In April she will be involved with Rocky Mountain Psychology Disability Awareness Week on campus. Association's next conference with at She has also worked closely with a boy least two other students from SUU . in the community who has a language "The award is indicative of the quality of and learning disorder and until recently, education and committment to excellence was a Cub Scout Den Leader. embodied in the psychology department,· A large part of the award is based on Boyer said,. ·1 thank them." the student's most important intellectual Boyer has applied to the graduate product. program at George Washington University In Boyer's case this has been an in Washington, D.C. ' I' Grace Boyer, a senior psycholqgy major from Enoch, displays her trophy for being named to the All USA College Academic First Team by 'USA Today.'