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Preacher stirs
up Diag crowd

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 28, 1988 -Page 3
Physics dept"
100th year

If you cross the Diag at lunch or
In the afternoon, you have likely
seen and heard a preacher before a
mass of spectators. The preacher
who is on the Diag most often is
Pastor Mike Caulk, also known as
Preacher Mike.'
Unlike other traveling ministers
who preach on the Diag for several
days a year, Caulk speaks there three
t6, five hours each day. He does this
in the fall months as well as the
warmer spring months.
The extensive amount of time
Caulk spends on the Diag is part of
bis ministry from Cornerstone
fhristian Church. Cornerstone is an
independent church that is not affili-
ated with any Christian denomina-
roots in the campus," said Caulk.
When Caulk and Missy, his wife,
came to the University seven years
#go, they started the Cornerstone
Christian Church, which comes out
of the charismatic Christian move-
ment of the 1960s.
Caulk sees his audience as
!'indifferent, hostile, curious, and
mildly interested, then supportive.
dome are there for entertain-
men...some are mad and find you
Offensive... there is a whole range,"
Caulk said.
There is also a "whole range" of
views that University students see in
Caulk. It's "great street theater' (but)
nost people don't listen," said
Rackham graduate student Kevin
Leslie McGee, an Engineering
sophomore, said his "condemnation
of the audience turns you off." He is
"sincere but sincerely wrong and
misdirected," she said.

OTHER students are were more
caustic in their reactions to Caulk.
"He's a joke," said Sandy Santiago,
a junior Engineering student. Fred
Binder, a junior LSA student, said
that Caulk is good in-between class
entertainment, but overall he is in-
different to Caulk.
Along with the preaching and the
listening audience, often hecklers get
involved with Caulk. "There are
times when [hecklers] are useful"
because they draw crowds like people
yell "fire" to attract people to a fire,
Caulk said. But "sometimes they are
obnoxious (and) try to take control,"
he continued.
While Caulk is preaching, there2
are also "other people out there, un-
dercover agents working the crowd,"
he said. "I'm throwing seeds; they're
out there harvesting," Caulk said.
"A lot of times I have to say
things that shock and offend people
to shake them to say, 'Look, your
moral life is not as good as you
think'," he said.
Caulk considers today's audience
less receptive to his preaching than
seven years ago. "It was a lot easier -
when I first came here," he said. P-
There is an "overall move towardsF
materialism and hedonism....(Now)
the ground is hard. (This is) a season
for plowing and planting and water-;
ing. The harvest will come later,".
Caulk said. He predicted that in five
or ten years there will be a big return
to Christianity.
"I like Ann Arbor...I enjoy being
with the students," Caulk said. "The
essence of what I'm trying to com-
municate is that Jesus...was not az
religious ogre, he's not a celestial
party ]. He's not a wimp ei- DAVID LUBĀ°rNER/Di
ther...He's a loving Daddy who Mike Caulk preaches almost every day to crowds of students
wants us to be everything that we gathered on the Diag.
can. He really cares."

Happy 100th, Michigan Physics
The Physics Centennial Celebra-
tion will begin Friday with cele-
brated speakers, receptions, and an
open house.
The celebration coincides with the
H. Richard Crane Lecture series,
which has hosted distinguished lec-
turers every other year since 1978,
said Alan Krisch, professor of
physics and co-chair of the centen-
tion marks the 100th year of the
West Physics building, which was
the first all-physics building at the
University and the second all-physics
building in America, said Krisch.
Until 1888, the Physics Department
shared space in other buildings on
West Physics burned down in the
60s, according to Krisch. The
Physics department moved into
Randall in the 20s and into Denni-
son, its current home, in 1963.
Although physics has been taught
at the University since 1843, there
was no designated physics depart-
ment until 1892.
Homer Neal, chair of the physics
department, will talk Friday night
about the future of physics at the

"WE ARE in the midst of a
major expansion in physics (at the
University) in terms of space and
new faculty," he said.
Neal said the department has
come a long way and is planning to
expand in astrophysics and high en-
ergy physics. The University has the
second best high energy program in
the country, he said.
The centennial celebration in-
cludes speeches presented by past and
present University physics profes-
Topics which will be discussed
include the University's role in
American theoretical physics, nu-
clear physics at the University, spe-
cific findings such as inventing the
bubble chamber in Ann Arbor, and
memories and anecdotes from the
department's 100 year history.
MOST of the speakers would be
addressing a physics department au-
dience, said Krisch.
This series begins today at 4:30,
and continues through Saturday.
Lectures will be held tomorrow in
Rackham Lecture Hall and Friday
and Saturday in 701 Dennison. Sat-
urday at 1:30 there will be a tour of
the Physics Department Complex.
The Physics celebration also co-
incides with Rackham Graduate
School's 50th year celebration.

International women students
face challenges, form goals

Speaker ties socialism
with feminism

Women who come from foreign
cpuntries to study at the University
typically encounter gender-related
problems with language barriers,
social adjustment, and cultural
differences, said University graduate
student Anjali Pathak, a native of
India, during a luncheon lecture at
the International Center in West
Pathak, addressing an audience of
about 30 people, said the University
needs to work toward a better under-
standing of the challenges that face
its international students. She also
called for improved orientation and
English language programs.
"The issue is understanding each

other better. We need face-to-face
encounters to foster good spirit and
feelings...we have so much to learn
from each other," said Pathak.
The speech, entitled "A Feminist
Perspective on International Stu-
dents," was followed by a discussion
session that allowed the group to
exchange their concerns, ideas, and
suggestions for improving interna-
tional students' experiences at the
The speech was based on Pathak's
phone survey of 15 women interna-
tional students studying at the Uni-
Pathak said she was encouraged to
find that these women, many of
whom come from cultures whose

women have been historically shy
and submissive, showed remarkably
high courage and aspirations.
"The picture that emerged was
one of very gutsy, strong women -
but ones who hoped for more social
interaction, for a mutual learning
environment," said Pathak.
The primary challenge of both
male and female international stu-
dents lies in overcoming language
barriers in the classroom, she said.
Pathak suggested an ongoing in-
ternational student orientation pro-
gram that would provide more social
outlets - such as homestays, pic-
nics, and potluck dinners - for stu-
dents who feel uncomfortable at tra-
ditional social functions on campus.

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s '

speaks on experience of
international women students
at 'U.

Feminists need to actively work
towards socialism, because equality
between the sexes cannot exist
within capitalism, said a speaker at
Guild House yesterday.
A University English doctoral
candidate, Camille Colatost, spoke
to about 50 people last night in a
speech entitled "Patriarchy and
Capitalism: A Socialist Feminist
Interpretation of Women's Op-
She also emphasized that all
socialists must strive towards anti-
sexism - both in theory and in
Not only is sexism intrinsic in
capitalism, but also capitalism must
be totally abolished for true and
lasting equality of the sexes,
Colatost said.
"The history of sexism is tied to
the history of capatilism," and a
socialist revolution is necessary
before feminist equality can take
place, she said.
She explained that Social
Feminists seek to restructure labor,
overthrow capitalism, and abolish
the present nuclear family so both
men and women can take equal
responsibilities in child rearing.
Colatost reported in the United
States men have almost double the

leisure time of women, while
earning almost twice the wage for
performing the same job.
Over one-half of female-headed
households live beneath the official
poverty line compared to only eight
percent of male-headed households,
she said.
Colatost discussed the presently
undecided Welfare Reform Bill in
great length and concluded it may
enlarge the cheap labor pool, but
would do almost nothing to help
women in general.
Patriarchy, male-dominated soci-
ety, was the main topic of
discussion during a short question
and answer period after the speech.
One of the listeners pointed out
sexism was present in division of
labor back before the existence of
capitalism or socialism as we know
Colatost agreed, but also hoped
that the future will hold the answer
to the question of a classless society.
Many of the audience stayed after
the speech to discuss the issues in an
informal environment.
"I'm an optimist about the future
of .equality between the sexes,"
Colatost said after the speech.

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What's happening
"Doctors and Lawyers:
Philosophical Reflections"
- Carl Cohen, South Lecture Hall,
Med Sci. II, Noon. Feel free to
bring lunch
ilThe University and the
Common Good" - John C.
Hough, Jr. Rackham Amphitheater,
4:15. Fifth Annual Conference on
Teaching Ethics and Values in the
"Exercise, Psychological
Stress and Immune Re-
sponse" - Matthew Kluger, Rm.
1033, Dental School, 12:10-1:00.
Sponsored by Dept. of
"The Swedish Malpractive
System and Its Impact on
Physician Autonomy". -
Marilyn Rosenthal. 132 Hutchins
Hall, 4 pm. Sponsored by the
Health Law Society.
"Societ Media Treatment of
Lenin's Period in Power" -
Vera Tolz. Lane Hall Commons
Room, Noon, Brown Bag Lecture.
"Current Rewriting of
History in the Soviet
Union" - Vera Tolz. Lane Hall
Commons Room, 4 pm.
Reviewing Feminist Art -
Miriam Schapiro. A look at
women's visual culture from early
Mimes to the present. Angell Hall

in Ann Arbor today
Fiction Club - Michigan
League, 8:15 pm.
APO Service Fraternity -
Mass meeting. Anderson Room,
Michigan Union. 7:30 pm.
Handbell Ringers Club -
900 Burton Tower, 4 pm.r
Newcomers who read music are;
UM Asian Student Coalition
- 2439 Mason Hall, 7 pm.
Marvin Hamlisch - Hill Street
Forum/Celebration of Jewish Arts.
Hill Auditorium, 8 pm. Call 763-
TKTS for ticket info.
The Strand - At The Beat, Ann
Arbor's only Rock & Roll Night
Club. 215 N. Main St. $3 cover
Star Trax - Record your own
vocals over recorded music - free!
At -Mountain Jacks, 8:30 pm -
12:30 am.
Beans and Rice - Central
American food and talk (in English
or Spanish) Guild House, 6 pm.
UM Taekwondo Club - 2275
CCRB, 6:30 to 7:15 pm.
Laughtrack - Featuring students
Tom Franck and Jeff Goad and
professionals Brent Cushman, Jim
McClain, and Tim Harrod. U-Club,
10 pm. $2.50 admission.
Prentrview - Procto Ar

Workers gain pay raise
with end of MSU strike
EAST LANSING - Striking clerical and technical workers pu't away
their picket signs yesterday after an all-night bargaining session ended
with a tentative agreement between their union and Michigan State
The key to ending the two-week strike was the university's agreement
to institute a job classification study that will mean instant promotions
and pay raises for about 800 Clerical-Technical Union members, union
president LeAnn Slicer said.
The contract calls for a 3 percent pay increase each year and a 3 percent
anniversary increase. It also calls for CTU members moving up due to the
classification study to get 2 percent increases at each level



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