VOLUME FIVE ISSUE ELEVEN CAMPUS UPDATE Alpena Community College, Alpena, MI MARCH 9, 1983 right Outlook Predicted _ For Financial Aid | by Steve Wright Despite’ what has been a dis- couraging outlook on the federal student aid scene, Director of Ad- missions Max Lindsay has report- ed a brighter. future for persons. seeking financial assistance at ACC. Attributing the situation to an upwards trend in the economy, Lindsay explained that for the 1983-84 fiscal year, all five federal aid programs will either be staying the same or showing an increase in funds available. Pell Grants, the basis for the aid program, will remain at the same: funding level as this year at 2.419 billion dollars, Supplemental Educational -Op- portunity Grants, supplied to the extremely “ “needy” student, Pi provides earnings to a student while pursuing course studies. This program will be increased next year to 540 million dollars from this years 528 million National Direct Student Loans will remain the same at 179 million dollars. These loans are provided by the government with low inter- est repayments and other special benefits. The Guaranteed Student Loans — are making a comeback, since the huge drop from 7.8 billion in 1982- 1982 to 6.1 billion in 1982-1983. The projected amount for 1983- 1984 is 6.5 billion dollars. These figures seem very promis- ing for the coming year. Students seeking federal aid for the 1983- 1984 year should be assured of ade- quate funds to meet their needs. Those students not receiving finan- cial aid are urged to apply. Blood Drive Challenge Made A blood drive sponsored by the Student Senate and Campus Activ- ity Board will be held on March 18th from 9:00 to-3:00 in the Audio Visual room at NRC. As an incentive to give blood, the groups are challenging all campus clubs to participate. The club with the most donors will be treated to a pizza party. Belonging to a particular club is not a donor prerequisite. Anyone who would like to donate is free to do so. Follett’s Pulling Out of College Bookstore - by Joe! and Grea Reeves Due to managerial and policy changes at their headquarters in Chicago, Follett's Bookstore, Al- pena Community College’s source tot textbooks and other school supplies has announced that as of May ist, 1983, they will be clos- ing down their operations in Alpena: Anse Cates, Follett’s representa- tive from Chicago, stated — that there was no problem with opera- tions here in Alpena, but that the new management i to fel gor ‘Alteady Ae dcrerent agencies “have voiced interest in locating a bookstore on campus,” reported ACC president Charles Donnelly, “puta definite decision will not be made until the Board of Trustees meeting on April 21st.’ At this time provisions are being consid- ered for buying back books this spring and reordering textbooks for the fall semester. Follett’s urges that students plan buying any supplies they. might need before April 1st, as the busi- hess may close early. JBM Hosts Auction ‘by Debbie Specht “Croesus Venture’ Benefit Auction Successful, both socially and fi- nancially, described the 2nd annual “Croesus Venture” held last Satur- day at Alpena’s Holiday Inn, The “Croesus Venture” is a fund raiser _ Benefit Auction for the Jesse Besser Museum, The auctioneer for the event was Dory Diggs from Detriot. Robert Haltiner was the “Croesus Venture” chairperson. Approximately $10,000 was raised to help run the museum, with various programs, functions, and exhibits. The “Croesus Ven- ture’”. was a very well attended event ou all 280 tickets sold. @ auction contained antiques, cruises, services, art works to name a few. The large quilt by Donna Esch and the quilting ladies from Fairview area was the top item of the event and was auctioned off for $625. = Help Save ‘by Mike Olsen” “For centuries, defenseless harp ‘seals and hooded seals have been _ subjected to a very. horrifying tor- ture every spring off the east coast of Canada. Some 150,000 baby seals and 50,000 older seals are sep- erated from their mothers to have their heads and sometimes ‘their throats, smashed by clubs and long handled ice picks of. hunters. With blood flowing from its nose and mouth, each seal is rolled onto its back, and a hunters k le body. Some of the Eby. ea are skinned while they are still alive! Because of the letters, petitions, and financial support — directed through International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the coun- tries of the European Economic Community have each made a commitment to ban the import of skins from. young harp and hooded seals into their countries. Canadian politicians are desper- ately trying to find new markets for their merchandise. The potential markets that they are planning to go ea ie are Japan, Hong Kong, and The “Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau, already has an- nounced plans for the Far East. In- cluded at the end of this article is a list of addresses of representatives from Japan, Hong Kong, and the U.S‘S.R. Please write and tell the representatives, politely, but firmly, how you feel about killing of the seal pups. Ask him to try and jper- suade his. government not to allow the importation of any products from the Canadian seal hunt. It is critical that you do this right away, before Mr, Trudeau can make any deals for the skins of the seal pups. Caring people are the financial backbone of the IFAW. !t costs a lot of money to reach all the people who care about the tragedy of the seal pups and to fight this politi- cal battle. The IFAW depends en- tirely upon financial contributions. om you means the gift of life, a a seals. Without your suppaet it cannot be done, It the Seals and every seal pup, to write the let- ae and Sine: as generously as Vous ‘his Bele Sir Edward Youde Governor of Hong Kong c/o British Embassy 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008 His Excellency Yoshio Okawar. Ambassador of Japan ~ 2520 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. jis Excellency Anatoly Dobrynin Ambassador of the U.S.S.R. 1125 16th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 Hiring Vietnam Vets Employers in Michigan can earn: a tax credit of $4,500 by hiring an eligible Vietnam Era veteran rdon Clowney, Director of the Detroit Veterans Administration Regional Office, said recent legis- lation has extended the Targeted Jobs Tax Credit (TJTC) through December 31, 1984. This program proyige for a credit of 50% of the irst $6,000 in wages paid the first ae of employment and» 25% of the first $6,000 in wages paid the x second year of employment for each eligible employee. The new law also repeals the limitation of the amount of used to figure tax credit. The credit may be taken on em- ployer hired through December 1984, provided the employee 2 certified as eligible or such cert- ification is requested in writing by the employer on or before the vet- erans first day of work. Employers are asked to consider hiring eligible weerans oe vacancies occur. information call first year wages” her (313) 226. 4184 and ask about the Targeted Jobs Tax Credit. OO.