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By Ken Kirk
School of Journalism
A change for the better,
according to Art Thompson and
Al Bennett of the Union.
They say the change in study
area and in the Union
programming office will increase
the use of the study area plus aid
the operations of Union
The space occupied by the ASUN record
store now is a study and lounge area, but ASUN
would like the area to be used as a permanent
book exchange beginning this fall, according to
Sue Overing, ASUN second vice president.
After the record store closed its doors earlier
in the summer, the space was transferred to the
Union. Al Bennett, Union director, assigned the
space to study and lounge use, the function the
area fulfilled before ASUN took over the two
However, according to Dennis Martin, vice
president of the Union board and chairman of
the Union space-use committee, Bennett's
decision can be altered by the Union board.
"If there is a formal request by ASUN and if
the Union space-use committee approves the
request, it would be up to the Union board to
make the final decision," Martin said.
The Union board is comprised of nine
students, three faculty members and Bennett.
Bennett has the prerogative to change the area
to lounge and study space, unless the Union
board decides otherwise, Martin said.
In order to establish a book exchange in the
area for the beginning of fall classes, the Union
By Pat Schock
School of Journalism
Starting with the fall semester,
University students will have to Ix;
more careful with their college
bulletins or replace them at ihe
University bookstore for fifty
"Let me make it clear that we
are only selling the extras," said
Ken Keller, di rector of
publications services and control,"
as every new student will get one
free of charge."
"We are going on the
assumption that students already
here have bulletins," he said,
"since we've been giving them out
"Our policy will be to send a
general information bulletin free
to every prospective student who
inquires about admission and a
Last week the Union
programming office moved from
rm. 128 and rm. 237 into rm.
115, formerly the study lounge.
Art Thompson, Union
programming director, said the
move solved a major programming
problem without eliminating
study space because rm. 237 and
rm. 128 will be turned into study
six-page update which includes
current rates and undergraduate
information," Keller said.
"When a student applies for
admission he will Ix; given free of
charge an acknowledgment card
that may Ix; exchanged for a
college bulletin of his choice.
Free of charge
"He will also receive free of
charge a guide to academic
planning from the Office of
Registration Advisement which is
directed to first year students and
is really a more complete course
description than the college
"When he gets here, the
student handbook from the office
of Student Activities is also free,"
Keller explained that every
student also should have access to
Thompson said two offices
were a problem for the
programming office because there
always was some information or
file in the other office no matter
where the programming staff met
House entire staff
The new office will house all
programming staff members plus
provide Union committees with
board would have to meet in August to approve
a change in the area's function.
Miss Overing said ASUN wants to make the
area a permanent book exchange to work in
conjunction with book exchanges planned for
Abel-Sandoz and Burr-Fedde this fall.
. Master file
She said the book exchange in the Union
would have a master file of all books in the
exchanges throughout campus, so if a book was
not available in the Union, the book might be
located at another book exchange by phone.
The outlying book exchanges could call the
Union to check on books not available at their
exchange, she said.
Ron Sindelar, chairman of the ASUN
student services committee, said he would like
to start the book exchange during the first
week of school and continue it throughout the
"A year-round system would establish the
book exchange, and then more people might
use it," Sindelar said.
In the past bk exchanges, students
brought in their books, recorded the price they
wanted for the book and after the exchange
they either picked up their money or their
bulletins to be s
college bulletins through college
offices and advisers offices, and
incoming freshmen should have
seen bulletins in their high school.
According to Keller, the new
policy was formed Ix.-cause the
publications office budget was cut
in half last year, making it
necessary that bulletins' cost be
"I his step was taken with
reluctance," Keller said, "Ixicause
we realise students need to have
their own bulletins, but we
suspect that perhaps most
students aren't lx;ing as careful as
they could be about keeping track
of them. For instance, in April
alone we gave out over BUD copies
of the arts and sciences
Disagreement over amount
He said that the advisory
Please recycle this newspaper
Thompson said the two study
areas also would aid students. "If
one area of the building is noisy,
students can move to another
area," he said.
He said there would be more
study space, more tables and
chairs, but less lounging furniture.
Rm. 128 now is open with
tables and chairs from the old
study lounge. Rm. 237 will be
equipped with dining tables and
chairs until permanent equipment,
already ordered, arrives, according
to Al Bennett, Union director.
The space allocated for the
ASUN record store also has been
converted into a study and
lounging area. The north half of
the room has been converted into
study space, while the south half
has been changed into a television
This changes the area back to
it's function before the ASUN
record store began, Bennett said.
By Bart Becker
School of Journalism
Although the small volume of
summer session business make", an
accurate appraisal difficult, the
ten cent fee on all checks cashed at
the Union is apparently working
Al Bennett, Union director,
said Friday-he has received no
complaints about the dime
charged for each chuck cashed.
The check cashing fee was
approved by the Union Board last
spring and went into effect at the
end of the spring semester.
The primary purpose for the
fee was to generate income which
would keep the service
independent. Prior to this summer
no fee was charged for checks
Bennett pointed out, however,
that it is hard to determine what
the University fall population's
reaction to the fee will tx;.
Summer session figures, while an
indicator of feeling, are not
necessarily indicative of the much
larger University population's
attitude, he said.
For one thing, "the summer
committee headed by Ned Hedges
approved the need for the charge,
but that there was some
disagreement over the amount.
Keller said that amounts suggested
ranged from 25 cents to a dollar
for each copy, but that fifty cents
was agreed upon since that
amount would cover the cost of
distribution but would not make a
"We are not doing this as a
money making venture," he said.
"We are hoping that students will
agree this is a fair way of dealing
with a tough situation."
"Hopefully, with the fifty cent
charge;, we can break even," Keller
said. "But more than that, we
want to cut down on what we
suspect may v wasteful use.
After all, you can't even buy a
magazine for fifty cents
Thompson said this also provides
a television lounge when the north
half of the Union is closed during
weekends in the summer.
It also provides another
channel for alternative viewing
and eliminates some problems
when people want to watch
different programs at the same
time, Bennett said.
Bennett said the three "tudy
areas would provide for nine
additional study tables and 36
Bennett said the television
lounge area is an important service
to provide students because many
students are too far from home to
return between afternoon and
evening classes. And some
students have no television and
depend on the Union, fie said.
Bennett said on a normal
weekday during the school year
the Union is entered 18,000 times
with 50 to 60 per cent of the
traffic from off campus students.
session people don't really rw-t
into being a University ritieu"
according to Bennett. Sinn:
summer students spend less tune
oil campus Ihey (.onsequ"iiily
wri le iew.j' chc: hci
Union figures shir v tfi.tr tint iik;
the first summr session
checks were c,ish"d fot an average
of 151 each wee I. day ,hh 16.M
each weekend day ihiough July
25, 866 i r i . . ! s ba.i i.-a i cashed
during second ession. j; seenm I
Mission average was hVl en h wee!,
day and 14 each weeend day.
The income ue; u i ! d limn (! ie
dime appmpi iaied hom eai h
check (regai diess ol hie amount
of the cliecl-;) is apparently
generating Hic.unh in ome p
Bennett. Said he hrpe . ill,; ee
will lead to "an ir. i in ihe
sie of Ihe individual check bring
written. I his would si ail oil the
hiring of more help loi the
"We aie mal'-ing a scions end
honest ef for t to ; n -vas" thi .
service hut the! a is ro w. y i r..n
completely satisfy '!! m
customers. 1 In - have In In lp
The Uiiiyvsiiy ol I
I jt a I- a r
not alone m
a'cc or di ii (j i o I' ( 1 1 i i ! e
University ol (..alnt, .he, has
chaiged a dollar h i , h bull' no
for the last thu
S t a tc also i !... a -S I :
Ok lal lonia h I a I" . i ,mi is u.vi
their polif y on rolled'- boli'lii,
Keller I jr. - . !,- ,,
bulletins vaii'-s in ,,. h , ,- ;. , ,t
instance the C u! I gs of
Agriculture is out lee, ln: a h, '
batch is I 'mu ii r:t,,j ,, , ,np j
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He said a College ol t -H e, Ium
bulletin is beiti'i pn p ao-. ,,ial ihe
School (,' .loui : lis ' a a h ha-,
liol f,,.. a l-u'l: 'a, f t a ,r ;
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