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Groups
get new
on Diag
by Annabel Vered
Project SERVE (Students in
Educationally Rewarding Volunteer
Experiences) sponsored a Volunteer
portunities Fair on the Diag yes-
terday to recruit members for more
than 40 campus and community or-
ganizations.
Previously held in the Michigan
Union Ballroom, this is the first
year the fair has been held outdoors.
"We've had a good turnout in the
last two years, but those people had,
to see a poster and deliberately come
g the Ballroom," said Anita Bohn,
rector of Project SERVE "Now,
we will get those people, but we
will also get other people (walking
through the Diag)."
The participating organizations
included health, environmental, and
crisis intervention groups.
Engineering junior Rob Guttman
heads the University Students
Against Cancer organization, which
ises funds for cancer research
ough social events and provides
services for cancer patients and their
families. "We need volunteers to run
our different events and our ser-
vices," Guttman said, "and to bring
in new ideas."
Also looking for new recruits

The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, September 26, 1990 - Page 3
. Survey shows high
hsalaries in health,
technial careers

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Engineering Senior Tim Green signs up for "The Need Service" as Ann Riha watches to make sure he fills out
the forms correctly.

was Recycle Ann Arbor. Chief
Administrator at Recycle Ann Arbor,
Arlin Wasserman, said, "We need
volunteers for our Block
Coordination program to get stu-
dents to inform one another how to
use the recycling system and we're
also looking for people to volunteer
at our drop-off station, where stu-
dents can bring their recyclables."

Beverly Smith, coordinator of
Volunteer Resources and
Community Relations at the
University's Medical Center, said,
"We've participated in project
SERVE fairs before, and it's always
been a good recruitment program for
us.
Students found the fair informa-
tive. "I just wanted to get involved

in some of the campus and commu-
nity activities," said LSA sopho-
more Amy Gray. "This seems like
the best place to do it."
Graduate student Rob Saxon
added, "I've done some volunteer
work before, and it's a good way to
meet people and feel good about do-
ing something back."

by Gwen Shaffer
Students entering technical, en-
gineering and health-related fields
may find higher starting salaries thani
students who enter other careers, but
they will also have to compete more
for their positions, a recent survey"
shows.1
According to a report released this;
month by the College Placement
Council - a national association
comprised of more than 3,000 col-
leges and employers - the top start-
ing salary for a college graduate in
1990 was paid to petroleum
engineers who earned an average of
$35,202.
The lowest starting salary was in
the field of journalism at $19,488.
But starting salaries may not
translate into high salaries later in a
career.
"With technical degrees, graduates
may start out at a higher salary but
level off faster," said Director of the
University's Career Planning and
Placement Office Deborah May
about the report. "That's important
to consider in choosing a career."
Along with petroleum and chemi-
cal engineering salaries, starting
salaries for mechanical, electrical and
civil engineers rose. The average pay
for mechanical and electrical engi-
neers averaged $31,921 a year, while
chemical engineers could earn
$28,136 a year.
Though public service careers are
still low-paying jobs - averaging
less than $30,000 a year, according
to the report - many students are
choosing those fields, May said.
She explained the current concern
for the environment and the prestige
associated with public service careers
has drawn students into those fields.
"For awhile, computer science ca-
reers were thought to be what every-
one needed to go into," May said.
"But that trend changed with time."
In most health-related fields,
salaries were on an up-swing. The
shortage of nursing graduates has
driven their starting salary up 13.5
percent to an average of $28,270.
Physical therapists and medical tech-
nologists also reported a rise in

salary offers, although the report did .
not specify by how much.
Students looking for jobs in eco-
nomic and finance careers found a
lower increase in starting salaries
last year, according to the report.
The field brought only 1.9 percent
higher starting salary offers for an
average of $25,148.
"A few years ago, finance related
careers were very popular. Since in-
vestment firms have all shrunk and
there have been fewer mergers, large
companies that hired tons of people
have taken a downturn," May said.
The only career reporting a de-
crease in starting salaries was 4
journalism. In comparison to last
year's figure, journalism graduates
averaged salary offers three percent
lower than they did in 1989, down to
$19,488.
"In some areas like psychology
and English-type jobs, the market is
not outstanding right now, but good
people can still get jobs," said
Director of LSA Counseling Charles
Judge.
At the master's-degree level,
MBA graduates received higher pay-
ing jobs, despite reports of a drop in
hiring. MBAs with nontechnical un-
dergrad degrees and no previous work
experience received starting salary
offers averaging $36,175, an increase
from last year of 6.8 percent.
The report hasn't phase some
LSA students, already planning on
entering low-paying careers.
"I really love news broadcasting
and I'd still stick with it even if the
pay was low for my whole career,"
said LSA senior Dina Tsipsis, who
is majoring in political science and
communications.
May said while it is important to
emphasize that "hot careers" translate
into high salaries, students should
avoid basing career decisions solely
on money. "If someone wants to
pursue a career - even if its not in a
great field - they should still
follow that path because they will be
motivated. An interviewer will
appreciate that more than someone
who is in a field only for the
money

Actor returns to chair Theatre Dept.

by Julie Foster
Daily Staff Writer
After performing on Broadway,
television, regional theatres, and
film, the new Chair of the
University's Theater Department
Erik Fredricksen hopes to bring vi-'
tality, energy, and insight to his stu-
dents.
"Acting is always the body, the
oice and the imagination," said
Fredicksen, who returns to the
University after a five-year detour in
sunny California as the Interim Head
of the Acting Program at the
California Institute of the Arts.
Although he liked California,
Fredricksen said he is excited to be
back at the University.
"I really came back thinking that
" this place ever committed every-
lihing to education and practice that it
does in theory it could train actors
and dramaters better than any place
in the country," he added.
Fredricksen said his favorite role
was Richard III at the Colorado
Shakespeare Festival. Listening to
him describe the production is simi-
lar to actually watching it, since he
gives such a visual image. "At the
pnd when I was killed I had to hang
upside down for five minutes by my
heels," he said.
He performed in the Broadway

productions "Hamlet" and "Romeo
and Juliet." He prefers regional the-
atre to Broadway, because he be-
lieves Broadway is becoming too
much like film. People need to
remember that theatre is about
"people moving people, not people
moving set pieces," he said.
Fredricksen has coached a number
of affluent actors such as
Christopher Plummer, Frank
Langella, Sam Waterson, Henry
Winkler, and others.
He worked with Winkler for a
CBS special titled "Henry Winkler
meets William Shakespeare." He
coached him in fighting and in fenc-
ing. "He's quite a wonderful fellow.
He studied at Yale. He never had a
chance to use his background but
just got lucky and made a lot of
money on "Happy Days," said
Fredricksen of Winkler. He also said
that Winkler struggled with the im-
age of "The Fonz" when he wanted
to act in different types of settings.
Fredricksen has also made appear-
ances on soap operas such as As the
World Turns and Search for
Tomorrow. He did not enjoy acting
on the soaps. "You learn your lines,
and you'd better know them. They
only like to do one take." He said he
felt it was too rigid and not open to
suggestions. "It's a lot of stress," he

said.
Frederickson, though optimistic
about what the University's theatre
program can do, has at least one
concern.
"I think what we need to do is re-
ally advertise (the theatre department)
effectively, nationally," he said.
He is "heartened" by the
University's adoption of another un-
dergraduate theatre degree: the
Bachelor of Fine Arts, approved this
summer by the University's Board of
Regents.
Some of his students think
Fredricksen will be an asset to the
department.
Talking to Fredrickson is some-
what like witnessing a performance,
said Danny Gurwin, a first-year
School of Music student. "He is a
true actor in that everything he does
is like a little performance. He
speaks so beautifully that you could
assume he had been on stage at one
time."
"I've had classes with other pro-
fessionals, and he is amazing," said
Tammy Jacobs, a first-year School
of Music student.
"He is definitely going to take
the theatre department and make it
the best it can be," she added.
* "The fact that he's had so much
acting experience makes him fasci-

Fredricksen
'Acting is always the
body, the voice and
the imagination'
-Eric Fredricksen
nating to watch. Most of us hang on
every word he says," said Erin Dilly,
a first-year School of Music student.
Fredricksen earned his B.A. in
Speech/Drama and Physical
Education at Fairmount State
College in West Virginia, his M.A.
in Speech/Television at Miami
University in Ohio, and his M.F.A.
in Acting at Ohio University.

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WHAT'S
HAPPENING

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House Committee passes tough

HE

LIST

What's happenino in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
Enineering in Medicine
and Biology ociety--- Mass
Meeting at 1003 EECS (North
Campus ,4:30 p.m., 93631 23.
Jewish Peace Lobby- - -
meeting 8 pm at Hillel, call 998-
1284.
Revolutionary Workers
League --- Trotskyist public study
on current events. 6:30 p.m. in
ichigan Union.
Arab-American Anti-
Discrimination Committee --- 8
m_., 2203 Michigan Union. Call
3-1567.
Dept of Recreational
Sports' Mackinaw Island Trip
--- re-trip meeting 7-8 p.m.,
Conference Rm of N. Campus Rec.
Bldg. For more info call Outdoor
Rec. Ctr. 764-3967.
Speakers
"The Ethnic Scene in the
USSR Today"---Dr. I gor
Krupnik, Institute of Ethnography,
USSR Academy of Sciences, 4 pm,
200 Lane Hall.
"Educational Reform in
Lithuania"--- Ellen Gordon, U of
M Dept of Political Science. Noon,
Lane Hall Commons Room.
"Technology and the
0 Workplace" --- Carol Haddad and
Mital . ML.1 Vne.,hrart t ,f the

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Furthermore
"Islam in Focus" ---video
lecture, Crofoot Room, Michigan
Union, sponsored by the Muslim
Students Association.
Beans and Rice Dinner ---
chance to meet others and support
groups which provide direct aid in
Central America, sponsered by the
Guild House Cam pus Ministry,
Guild House, 802 Monroe st.,r
p.m., call David Wallace, 662-5189.
English Com position
Board - Tutors available to help
you write your papers. 7-11 p.m.
Angell/Haven Comp. Center.
Michigan Crew---novice
practices every afternoon for men
and women. No rowing experience
necessary. For more ino. call 747-
9585 or 62-2189.
Semester at Sea---info table in
Union 10-3, video presentation 3-4
p.m. in the International Center.
Free Tutoring --- lower-level
math, science and engineering
courses. 8-10 .m.,Rm. 307
UGLi. Service o[Tau Beta Pi.
Free Speech and Hearing
Screenings --- Ponds Rms A and
B, Michigan Union. 9:30-1, 1:30-
3:30. Provided by Communicative
Disorders Clinic.
Engineering Career Fair ---
N. Campus Commons, 10 a.m. thru
4 p.m.
"PeoplePower"--- leadership
seminar sponsored by Student Ot.

drunken driving
LANSING (AP) - Convicted
drunken drivers would not leave
court with their licenses, and if they
hurt or kill someone they would be
more likely to serve time in jail, un-
der a proposal advanced yesterday by
lawmakers.
Agreement on the drunken driv-
ing package came after several years
of negotiations which had been
slowed down by numerous groups
vying for different interests.
The House Judiciary Committee
approved the five bills unanimously

sanctions
and sent them to the full chamber for
consideration.
Drunken drivers would automati-
cally have their licenses revoked for
30 days if the bills become law.
Their licenses would be seized at the
police station, and temporary li-
censes valid throughout the hearing
process would be issued.
"If you're going out to party, and
you plan to drive that automobile,
we're saying, 'Don't do it,"' said
Rep. Michael Nye (R-Litchfield),
sponsor of one of the bills.

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the key to a rewarding
career. Come visit our
display at the SWE-TBP
career fair and learn
about our global
energy and chemical
enterprise. You'll like
what you hear. And
you'll be well prepared
when we come on
campus to interview. A

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Amoco Corporation
at the University of Michigan's
SWE-TBPCaamer Fair
Date:
September 26,1990
Time:
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Place:
North Campus Commons

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