The Lumberjack April 10, 1991, 10 April 1991, p. 1

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Issue 7 m=LUMBER} Published by the students of Alpena Community College ACK April, 1991 Physics Olympics provides forum for learning by Les Maxon z The 12th Annual Physics Olympics will take place Tuesday, April 16th, beginning at 9:30 am., in the Besser Tech and Natural Resources — buildings. According to Gary Sparks, ACC Physics instructor and director of the events, 5-7 high schools will be represented in the various activities which are based on the principles of physics. Sparks. explains that, for the most part, participants will be using —— they have LS it stays inside this course.” Another event, the bridge building activity, involves creating using toothpicks, and has proven very interesting in past Olympics, according to Sparks. ”Some of the [bridges] span about a foot and a half, and will hold up to 200 Ibs., with less than a box of. toothpicks.” Sparks says while there is the element of competition within these act- ivities, the main focus is on the fun that arises out. of simply tested for the events “such as the slow bicycle race, coathook ‘cannon, egg drop, and mousetrapracers. The basic objective to the slow bicycle race, Sparks says, is trying to make a bicycle go slow instead oF guy — to nee ish by Jackie Skaluba The partnership between ACC and the utility industry which led to the creation of the Utility Tech. program continues to blossom according to a report presented to the Board of Trustees during their aesulet monthly meeting on March ees chair Bill Yule and program director Chuck Scheufler "It's more interesting to see what other people are doing when you don’t feel quite so threatened by it,” he states. Besides gaining a deeper appreciation for the laws of physics, Sparks believes that students visiting the ACC campus brought the Board up to date on the donations and scholarships provided by the industry. Donations of money, equipment and supplies as of February 22, 1991 totaled . $86,539.59. The Utility Tech. program is nearing the end of its first year. Its first students will graduate in May and according to Dr. Newport These UTT students are climbing to success as the Utility Tech. Program enhances their job prospects for the future. Area high school students participate in unusual, interesting events in the ae ee hosted by ACC each year. Bane eres with as as physics companies are making Get to recruit them. Other action items before the Board included a report on revenue projections for the 1991-92 school year and a tuition increase to be implemented with the 1991 fall semester was approved. In-district fates will rise to $35 per credit hour, In-state $52 and Out-of-State $79. 60% of the student body is ith Coke bottles test_the with approximately one-third of the cost In other business the Board elected to confer “emeritus” status to Helen Malandrinos in recognition: of her accomplishments. Early registration begins register early for fall classes. Any student who has ever taken a class at ACC is eligible to pre-register for ACC’s 1991 fall semester. The early registration is available between April 29 and August 2. According to Micheal Hood, ACC’s Dean of Administrative Services, "We hope this early Tegistration period will allow students to meet with their advisors and plan which courses will be right for their pursuits. Since advisors are generally swamped during registration, this advanced planning can be a big advantage.” Hood. also points out, *Another advantage to early registration is avoiding the long lines and frustration of waiting for aclass that is already filled.” : possible, possible. It’s not our job to cause problems for the students. attempt to Eee all the help we possibly can.” Students who register early can even defer payment until August 9 at 3:00 pm. Unpaid registrations on August 9 will be cancelled and students would then be forced to Tepeat the registration process during central registration, August | 21 and 22. A look inside... pg. 2 Earth Day pg. 3 Students speak pg. 4 LBJ of the month pg. 5 Serviceman returns pg.6-7 Hands on experience pg. 8 Darin’s cotton tale pg. 9 Then & Now pg. 10 Devilish Experience pg. 11 Music Reviews pg. es Beat |. “MAY: “Picture. page illustrates LBJ farew Hearts at work by Jackie Skaluba Displaying the volunteer spirit is Rich Hibner who has been cted 2 Bab tesides Hil Teceived as a moderator for the Alpena Community Forum discussing the subject "Growing Up At Risk.” ”Volunteers -- Hearts at Work” is the theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week which is slated to begin April 21. During this week especially dedicated to recognizing the efforts of volunteers, Leaders of Volunteer: Efforts (L.O.V.E.) invite members of their communities to take the time to thank volunteers for their contributions. President Bush has called the gift of volunteering “an act of heroism on a grand scale” and the 20.5 billion hours of service approximately $170 billion. Volunteers are encouraged to work in their area(s) of interest. If is interested in at ext. 272. Other ACC volunteers include: Brian Royer, Tony Bruski, George Burt, Jackie Frary, Margaret jin, Rosalie Paul, Judy Schiller, Mel and Vickie Shurlow, Ava and Sid Stalker, Mary Ann’ Welty; and Don Laird’s Day A EQ! so

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