The Campus Update Vol.6, Iss.7 & 8, 14 December 1983, p. 1

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CAMPUS UPDATE Volume 6 Issue 7 and 8 - Alpena Community College, Alpena, MI Board by: Lynn Lightner With discontinuation of the forestry program and reinstatement of Lumberjack varsity sports as its % of Trustees Postpone Fate of Forestry Program Jay Wright, ACC forestry in- structor urged the board to re-enact recruiting efforts and to look at the projected upswing in Michigan key issues, the Alpena C College Board of Trustees met. in regular session Thursday, December 8th. Decisions on both issues, how- ever, are still forthcoming as the board unanimously voted to post- pone the decision on. the contro- versial forestry program. pending further-analysis. = : y program, one of and high costs. The administration has thus recommended discon- tinuing the program after the 1984 summer session. Computerized Heat Have you ever dreamed of the day when computers will run every- thing? Well wake up because ACC now has its own computerized Energy Management System. This system will keep our buildings in a comfortable atmosphere and will also help save energy. Ee The computerized Energy man- agement System has the ability to monitor all boilers and report im- mediate troubles. Ee It also controls all univents, all air-handling systems, ventilation fans and outside lights. The system controls these and many other items in all buildings except Forestry, Nursing, and East Campus. These buildings will be added to the system next year. The: system is located in Mr. lisley‘s office. ete Christmas messages m page 4 and 5 eee Sanya ey forestry ploy in the next few years. Although recognizing ~it .as not being an absolute cer- tainty, Wright suggested that this fact makes one wonder if now is the time to put the ax to this pro- gram. However, he does feel that if the ax is going to fall, let it fall- killing the program. entirely. Wright sees no sense in dropping it with the hope of future reinstate- road, urging, “Kill it. pe it out. But don’t let it just lie there squirming.” e The sports issue, unlike the postponed action item, was merely an informational item and thus its fate too has yet to be decided. Ron Ross, Student Senate re- presentative, addressed the board keying upon the. highly successful results of the poll conducted by the Ad Hoc Committee. 80% of 402 daytime students favor reinstate- ment of athletics and are willing to fund it by paying a certain percent- -age more per contact hour. Unlike the “forestry program, Toney no longer seems to be the objective. The Ad Hoc Committee All ACC students are urged to attend this January 19th meeting to express any views on either of these two important issues. December 14,1983 BTA Hosts Annual ‘Christmas Dance by: Madeline Hoppe The old proverbial phrase, “There’s no free lunch,” doesn’t apply December 16, 1983, because the Besser Technical Association is holding a free dance, with” the musical group “Outrage” providing music. The BTA is also offering free refreshments, a food table, and door prizes to ACC students, ac- cording to spokeperson, Ron Ross. The dance will be held at the Alpena Civic Center from 8:30 p.m. untill 12:30 a.m. Attire may be formal or semi-formal. All students and. dates will be admitted free at the door upon presentation of a student activities card. See you there and maybe Santa will make The BTA is also sponsoring a raffle for Cross Country Skis with'; the winner to be drawn the night of - the dance. ACC Loses Head Librarian Mike Huggler Over the past few years, many of us have been fortunate enough | to meet Dennis Muir, ACC’s head librarian. For the past three and a half years Mr. Muir has kept busy help-, ing students with the library. But he has decided to retire after this| semester. He says that it’s time’ he enjoys his house on the beach. , Working at ACC certainly left him little time for relaxing. !f not sorting mail, ordering items, or! straightening out matters with his’ > staff, he spends time helping de- manding students. locate materials or use the equipment. He had help though. Work- study students kept guard of the, checkout desk. “The help was al- ways efficient, but never really | sufficient,” said Mr. Muir. He said | that since students come and go so - often, they never had time to learn how to. do more complex tasks. He also got help from his staff. Mrs. Elaine Wagner assi Head librarian Dennis Muir will retire at the end of the semester. rary duties while Mrs. Holly Pake handles the AV equipment.. Many others also help out in other areas. Mr. Muir was extremely pleased with the staff, calling it “the best staff I’ve ever worked He says that the library is on its way to becoming computerized. . This move will help keep track of circulation, enabling the library to be more accurate and organized. © Also our library can check other libraries in the state to see if they have any resources we could use. He hopes some other changes will be made but funds are in- adequate and, as he says, “We are dreadfully short of space.’ He would like to see changes like private conference rooms for stu- dents, separate faculty rooms, and leisure rooms where students could relax and read for sheer enjoyment of reading. However, he is thinking more about his retirement than anything. ACC will definitely miss Dennis — Muir's courteous, affable presence in the library. And what are his plans for the future? _ “1 plan to ski, run, swim, cook, and not get up at

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