The Campus Update Vol.6, Iss.1, 21 September 1983, p. 1

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CAMPUS UPDATE VOLUME SIX ISSUE 1 Alpena Community College, Alpena, MI SEPTEMBER 21, 1983 _ by: Jackie Timm Alpena Community College stu- dents who transfer to four year colleges do extremely well academ- ically. 2 = ‘A Title Ill grant review con- ducted by Dr. Richard Alfred, Assistant .Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Community College program at the University of Michigan, recently verified this. Statistics from ACC transfer students during the. last five to ten years were carefully analyzed. college students transfer to laureate institutions, grade point ~ averages drop a half point (.5) or more the first semester and then ~ rise. Yet ACC students at Central: Michigan University average just .2 below their ACC grade point av- erage during the first semester. And at Ferris, no significant change can be detected. In addition to higher than nor- mal grade point averages, ACC stu- dents have a high graduation rate. For example, 47% of the ACC stu- dents who transfer to the Univer- sity of Michigan graduate from there. Of these 48% attain between AB (3.) and A C (2.) and 33% have A C (2.) or better. : A review of statistics from Mich- igan Tech University from 1977-79 shows that 87% of ACC transfer students either graduated from there during that period or remain- ed there. All of the 87% main: tained averages between B and C. The study indicates that ACC students do better than average, thus reinforcing the fact that a local community college has much to offer academically. TRANSFER STUDENTS EXCELLING Newly Renovated Thunder Bay Theatre Plans Creative Month by: Diana Carter Alpena’s newly __ renovated Thunder Bay Theater will open its first winter season on October 6 with the presentation, “An Evening of Melodrama.’” Keith Titus, president of TBT, describes the production as “‘a sort of gay 90's night,” complete with, audience sing-a-longs, melodramatic - skits, and vaudeville “turns” and “olios” (short entertainment spots beer, and other refreshments will also be available. It promises to be a fun filled, nostalgia-evoking even- ing. Students can obtain reduced rate tickets at the Student Affairs Center located in BTC. TBT has undergone many ex- citing changes beginning with their relocation offers a larger seating capacity, more “stage and storage space and living quarters for the professional company. The building renovation is still in progress. It is “going well’’ according to Titus. Volunteers are still need for painting, install- ing new. doors, completing make- up'and dressing rooms, etc. In addition to their regular pi Concert ‘on in: October 29. Also, October marks & ‘Company. : the opening of their ‘Creative Arts Center”, offering professional instruction in~ dance, vocal, and : piano. 1983-84 Campus Update ACC gets new Student Affairs Office by: Anthony Terry The Student Affairs Office is a new department added by Alpena Community College this year. Its purpose is to assist students in a more convenient way. It focuses on student needs and the problems they may face. < Some of the information that can be found: thera_are work-study jobs, Intramurais; job placement, part-time jobs, Student Senate, and the Michigan Student Information iF , and mation on any other club can be obtained there. — The Student Affairs Office can be found in the lobby of Besser Tech. The phone ‘number _ is 356-9021 Ex. 240. aS

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