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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 6, 1984 - Page 7C
STUDENTS LOOKING FOR GUIDANCE
Religion making a strong

comeback on

By DAVID VANKER
Ye of little faith, take heed: Religion
is thriving in an environment many
people consider hostile to any sort of
abiding belief.
"I think what's going on in the world
now pushes people to consider ultimate
questions - life and death, good and
evil," said Rev. Robert Havert,
Director of the University's Office of
Ethics and Religion. "Why is it that
Hans Kung filled Rackham
Auditorium? There are folks who are
asking questions. I'd say (the state of
religion on campus) is pretty good."
BUT ACTIVE RELIGIOUS activity is
especially demanding of students,
whose time away from matters of
education is limited and whose depar-
ture from home often forces them to
curtail such family-oriented activities
as church-going.
"I think for those students who come
(to church), worship is important and
meaningful," said Rev. Galen Hora of
Lord of Light Lutheran Church. "For
the majority of students though,
religion goes on the back burner until
their education is over."
LSA junior Richard Vescio, a mem-
ber of the chapel council at St. Mary's
Catholic Church, recognizes the
difficulty of balancing the priorities of a
student with the concerns of religious
conviction.
"BEING A CHRISTIAN student and
a caring and loving person is trying at
times," Vescio explained, "One of the
questions we deal with at our

discussions is, 'What wo
you were studying for an
in the morning and yo
came up and said he nee
someone?' "
"It's a difficult questio
want to do well, but youc
your back on people," sa
a large university such
it's hard to have somet
For me, it's my religion
ship with God."
The approach of m
ministries, denomination
wise, reflects a specia
students.
"COLLEGE STUDENT
needs," said Rev. Micha
His House Christian Fell
have to share what's gol
college careers (with reli
O'Berski said thats
neglect "their eternity"
ter difficulties which t
were absent from univers
"There's a tendency t
can think about (religio
out of school,' " O'Berski
sudden in February, th
why am I so miserable?'
cause they spend 98 hours
library and don't think a
else."
LEADERS OF CAMP
find dealing with studen
ticularly engaging and sa
"People come to a po:
decide to search for th
their lives," said Sister S

campus
ould you do if St. Mary's Catholic Church. "One of the
zexam at thre things that's so exciting here is that
ur roommate people who are in their early and mid-
eded to talk to twenties are in a time of search."
At the University, the Office of Ethics
n, because you and Religion acts as a liason between
can't just turn students and local religious
id Vescio. "At professionals and publishes a list of 75
as Michigan, local congregations and campus
hing personal. ministries. And every time a student
i, my relation- registers for classes, the student can
indicate a religious preference on a per-
nost campus forated tab attached to the Student
nal and other- Verification Form. When a preference
1 concern for is marked, the Office sends the student
information on the denomination --0
TS have unique their choice.
el O'Berski of HAUERT PLACES response to the
owship. "They survey at around 30 percent, but said
ing on in their his office has not recently made an of-
gion)." ficial tabulation. Estimates based bn
students who this survey would be inaccurate, he ad-
often encoun- ded, "because not everyone indicategi a
hey imagined preference."
city life. Among the denominations in the Of-
o say, 'Well, I fice listings, students will find eclectic
n) when I get groups in the Ann Arbor chapters: of
said. "All of a traditional, more broadly-based faiths.
ey say, 'God, The quality and variety of churches atid
Maybe it's be other spiritual centers enables
s a week in the newcomers to select a place of worship
bout anything tailored to individual needs.
Pot luck dinners, free meals for the
'US ministries homeless, counseling, feature filins
nts to be par- three nights a week sponsored by HiHIe,
tisfying. and discussion groups and retreats in
int when they the case of nearly every campus
e meaning of .ministry are among the activities
usan Kelly of available to students.

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
St. Mary's Student Chapel on Thompson is just one of the many places that students are turning to in order to strengthen
their relationship with God.

No reason to be bored in

Ann Arbor

ROLEX

By RACHEL GOTTLIEB
You've just spent the last three days cooped up
in the library trying to memorize those verb con-
jugations for that Latin 101 quiz. And now that it's
over, it's time to have some fun.
With over 100 parks to play in and a scorecard
full of sports clubs on campus there are more op-
.portunities for fun here than in most college
towns.
ANN ARBOR has acres of parks, most well-kept
and orderly. Of these 104 parks two-Gallup Park
and Burns Park-have become all-time favorites.
Located on the Huron River, Gallup Park-on
the corner of Fuller and Huron Parkway-is a
great place to get away from the rigors of college
life. The park regularly rents canoes for prices
which range from $5.50 for two hours on weekdays
to $6 on the weekend.
- And if you prefer something more sedate than
riding the rapids in a canoe, the park also reits
bicycles to ride on the jogging paths. Bicycles cost
$250 an hour and tandems can be rented for $3.50
an hour...
IF YOU DON'T feel like peddling, walk over to
Huron Hills golf course. It's just down the road
from Gallup Park on Huron Parkway. Here you
can play a relaxing 18 holes of golf for $6.50 during
the week and $8 during the weekend.
For those that would serve up a set of tennis, try
one of the six free courts at Burns Park-on the
corner of Wells and Baldwin. But because these
courts are only available on a first come first ser-
ved basis, they're sometimes nrettv crowded

during peak hours. Burns Park also has a baseball
diamond as well as a softball diamond.
All city parks close at 10 p.m.
WHEN YOU'RE looking for some activities
closer to campus, try one of the University's
receational sports clubs. The University sponsors
more than 38 clubs which includes volleyball,
rugby, soccer, lacrosse, rowing, cycling, and
cross country skiing.
Most clubs, which cost $2 to join, provide in-
struction and training for members.
In additon to clubs, the University also sponsors
an extensive intramural sports program. Levels
of these clubs range from super competitive to
recreational where the emphasis is on playing for
fun.
IF A CLUB isn't for you, there's always ice
skating at Yost Arena. Admission and skate rental
prices are relatively cheap.
Besides clubs and intramural sports, the sports
office is opening an outdoor recreational center in
the fall. The center will offer low price equipment
rental such as skiis for $3 a day and canoes for $5
a day. Camping gear, windsurfers, cartop
carriers for skiis, canoes, bikes, and fishing poles
are among the many items to be available for
rent.
The center will also offer "how to" clinics for
the beginner and intermediate levels for various
recreational activities. It will also offer "how to"
books and magazines.

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and many kinds of trees, is a favorite spot for

Nichols Arboretum, with its acres of rolling hills
students to go and relax.
ADMISSION INTO the University's
recreational buildings-The Central Campus
Recreational Building and the North Campus
Recreation Building-is free as long as you have a
valid student ID. Both facilities have weight

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rooms, exercise rooms, and swimming pools.
Or if you're in a pensive mood, take a stroll out
to the Nichols Arboretum. This park, just off
Geddes, is an inspiring sight full of trees, winding
rivers, meadows, and hills.

Lack of parking spaces leads
to troubles for car owners

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By MARLA GOLD
If you're one of the lucky students
who has custody of the family sedan,
you'd better find a space soon or you
may be parking the car in your dorm
room.
Ann Arbor is notorious for its lack of
parking spaces. And if you don't find
one the consequences can be costly -
far more expensive than the $100 it
takes to secure a spot in one of the
University lots.
ACCORDING TO one University
sophomore, getting tickets is
inevitable. "It's very frustrating
because there is nowhere to park," she
said, adding, "If you drive, you're
going to get ticketed."
Unpaid meter violations account for
most tickets issued to students, said
Don Ayers, an assistant city ad-
ministrator. Some students he said
don't put money in the meter because
they're in a hurry to get to class or sim-
ply because they don't have change.
And many of these students just don't
seem to care about the $3 fine, Ayers
said. However these students are in for
a surprise. "What they don't know is
that those $3 tickets can eventually
become very costly," he added.

car's license plate number is put on a
"spotter's list" and if found the vehicle
is towed to one of the city's three towing
lots. The car can be picked up only after
all of the outstanding tickets and the
towing fees are paid.
The lots charge $24 for the towing
plus an additional $3.50 for processing
the paperwork and $3 more each day
the car is in storage at a lot.
BUT ALL of this can be avoided if
you're lucky enough to find a space in a
University-operated parking lot. It's
strictly first come, first served in
reserving one of the 398 overnight
spaces for a term.
To nab a space in one of the three
student lots-the Coliseum, North
Campus, or in the lot near South Quad
- Max Smith, a University parking
operations official recommends that
students make arrangements as soon
as possible. He suggests students seek
out the Parking Operations building as
early in the term as possible with their
student ID, driver's license, and car
registration. And don't forget your
checkbook - prices range from $50 for
the South Quad lot to $100 for the other
lots.
The city also rents out spaces in its

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