The Lumberjack Issue 7, 22 March 1989, p. 1

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AD, thishe YAN LZ We NN aN ge x NN Inside: Page 2 Senate Corner Page 3 Voter Registration Page 4 Mysteries of the Unnoticable Page 5 The Bottom Line Page 6 Casino Nite Page 7 Miscellaneous Page 8 Intramurals Members of the ACC Board of ‘Trustees met in special session on Thursday, March 9, to act upon two action items. The first was a resolution to set a millage election date of Tuesday, May 2, anda the other resolution was to approve the proposed ballot language for a 1 mill property tax levy, which will span over the next five years top provide funds for college operating expenses. Following an informational presentation by ACC President Dr. Donald Newport, who discussed the developmental agenda for ACC over the next five years, both of these resolutions were area Pr the none as to rte vital role that ACC plays in the lives of area residents and its contribution to the local economy. The citizens included: student Ron Worth, AARP represenative Ken Oke, Chamber of Commerce Executive Rob Nordin, businessman Bob Munroe, Lafarge Plant Manager Mike Balchunas and Besser Company President Jim Park. In his presentation Newport outlined eight institutional "priorities for the 1990's" and talked about ACC's financial situation. Priorities include: a planning process to define the vision of ACC and link it to the communications, accountability and budgeting processes- expanding financial capabilities and aggresively pursuing resources- facility improvement- analysis staffing levels and instituting a professional development program for all staff- analysis of all college programs and upgrading equipment- identifying area needs on a i is and developi p 0 needs - a coordinated public relations program- and building effective partnerships between public and entities in the ACC service area. The financial portion of the presentation included a look at ACC's sources of revenue, how much of the total budget is derived from each source and how those figures compare with other Michigan Community colleges. Millage Election Set For May 2 The area of most concern is that ACC is not in syne with local tax support of the other 28 community colleges in the state. Only 11 percent of the operating capital is derived from taxes, while the state average is 26 percent. A further breakdown shows tuition and fees account for 31 percent of the ACC budget as a result of the tuition increases over the last ten years. The state average is 29 percent. Also of importance is the fact that purchasing power has dropped dramatically over the last ten years. " Relatively conservative revenue and expenditure es if additional funding is not obtained. With these projections the Board of Trustees decided to seek a 1 mill tax levy for the next five years. They further decided that the campaign would be highly visible and positive and that by proving the benefits that ACC has to offer, this college could move ahead in its pursuit of excellence, : By John Pines the next five > years. million dollar deficit by the end of the 1994 fiscal year Kalkaska The lights dimmed in the planetarium at Jesse Besser Museum as the Michigan Science Olympiad began at Alpena Community College campus. This two part Astronomy event involved a written test taken in the planetarium involving the identification of 30 celestial objects in the night sky. Part 2 involved the participants demonstrating the use of a home made astrolabe to measure the altitude and alzimuth of objects in the day sky. The 28 event Olympiad was held on Sat., Mar. 4 at the Alpena Community College from 9:30 am till 3:30 pm. With Dr. Moreau, Chemistry instructor at ACC acting as regional director, the event had a Dominates Science Olympiad total of 270 participants from 18 different schools participating in the event. The event, sponsored by The United States Army Cadet Command, has been held at ACC for the last 3 years in a row. Undoubtedly this year saw the most enthusiasm for the events, according to Moreau, even though numbers slightly lower than expected because of competing music festivals held in other parts of the state. The 18 various school participants were broken into 2 divisions. Division B representing all the 6 competing Jr. High Schools and Division C composed. of 12 competing High Schools. he Olympiad is broken into 13 competing regions, Moreau explained, with the Alpena region including the whole northern part of Southern Michigan with Tawas serving as the southern boundary and Pickford Jr. and Sr. High schools in the Upper Peninsula being our northern limit. From morning to afternoon a visitor to the event could wander through the halls of NRC and BTC witnessing such events as Periodic Table, Science Bowl, Tree Identification, Qualitative Analysis and Design Genes. In all a total of 28 events took place with representatives from various Community Colleges and High Schools acting as supervisors. s Moreau explained the winning team from Division B and the winning team from C would Lumberjack Copyright 1989 Specialist US aes Students Dr, Biquang Zhou (pronounced “Joe") of China, a specialist in the reattachment of limbs addressed the ACC nursing students on February 28, in VLH from 9-11 am. A reception for Dr. Zhou followed in rm 450 CRDNRC, lasting until 1pm. then go on to the State Science Olympiad Competition held in Jackson at the Jackson Community College. From there the State winners would go to Denver for the National competition. Other interesting events included A for Anatomy where students are asked to travel to 13 different stations answering a total of 70 questions ranging from tissue identification to microscropic identification of cells. Also the Pentathlon was held. This event, supervised by ACC men's basketball coach Jim Barbara, consisted of 4 members to a team who followed a course patterned after an athletic pentathlon. With a broad jump, ocean frisbee throw, short distance run and series of obstacles for the students to complete, they were also asked at 5 stations to answer questions in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Math and Physics. The award ceremony was held at 4:00pm at ACC East Campus. First place in the High School Division went to Kalkaska High who ended with a total of 166 points. Second place went to Elk Rapids High with 150 points and third place to Tawas High School with 149 points. In the Junior High Division, Tawas Junior High took first place with 203 points. Second place went to Elk Rapids with 196 points ‘and third place to Pickford Jr. High School with 189 points. By Trina Redding

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