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The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 5, 1999 - 3

Bunk bed falls
on top of hill
area resident
The top bunk of a Mosher-Jordan
Residence Hall bunk-bed landed
squdrely on top of the resident lying
underneath Tuesday, according to
Department of Public Safety reports.
DPS officials stated that the student
was not injured in the accident. Instead
of filing a report, DPS contacted the
maintenance department to remedy the
problem and to ensure that the bed is not
a health risk in the future, DPS officials
Iristitute receives
threatening call
An employee of the Industrial
Technology Institute made a harassing
phone call to her employers Wednesday
morning, DPS reports state.
The woman threatened to kill her
brother-in-law and two other employees
the call, according to DPS reports.
he sounded intoxicated, the report stat-
DPS officials determined the employ-
ee was potentially suicidal and contact-
ed the Washtenaw County Sheriff's
Department to handle the situation. DPS
requested that WCSD attempt to reach
the suspect.
Belongings stolen
from CCRB
An estimated $1,000 worth of person-
al belongings were stolen from the
Ceptral Campus Recreation Building
Tuesday evening, according to DPS
The owner was not watching his
property for an unknown period of time,
DPS officials said. When he returned,
the items were missing. According to
PS reports, he then informed CCRB
ff members at the main desk of the
Beer can shatters
window in LSA
A window was found broken Monday
morning in the 1500 corridor of the
Literature, Science and the Arts
iilding, DPS reports state.
A full beer can was launched through
the window some time last weekend,
according to DPS reports. The room still
contains remnants of beer and shards of
Radio stolen from
Angell auditorium
0A wireless radio microphone was
heisted from an Angell Hall auditorium
Monday afternoon, according to DPS
reports. The radio is estimated to be
worth about $300.
The radio belongs to LSA Media
Services, which used it for presentations
in the auditorium, DPS reports state. A
pair of binoculars was also reported
DPS officials stated there are no sus-
,clsin the incident.
'Residence staff
member hit in

head with mixer
A. Stockwell Residence Hall staff
memiber was hit in the head with a mixer
part Tuesday afternoon, according to
DC$ reports. The staff member sus-
ned some head injuries, but did not
± d an ambulance to escort her to
University Hospitals.
DPS officials stated they accompa-
nied the staff member to M-Works for
Odd postcards
sent to 'U' prof.
A University professor called DPS on
Tuesday afternoon after receiving a suc-
Assion of strange postcards from a for-
[er student, according to DPS reports.
DPS officials stated the postcards
were sent to inform the professor that
the former student is now taking med-
The professor found the communica-
tions disturbing and called DPS to alert
them about the strange nature of the
Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Ma Bril


seeks senior to give graduation speech

By Angela Bardoni
For the Daily
While each senior may have his or her own ver-
sion of their academic experience at the University,
only a few have the opportunity to tell that story to
an audience of thousands.
In front of an entire graduating class, friends, fam-
ily and faculty, one student - selected from a pool
of 10 to 20 applicants - will have the chance to
reflect on his or her college experience at this year's
Spring Commencement on May 1.
Posters and advertisements have been posted
around campus in an effort to increase the competi-
tion for this year's speaker.
"The number of applicants is only about 10 to 20'
said Beth Moceri, senior event manager for
University development events. "I'm hoping for

more though."
Moceri said the chosen student doesn't necessari-
ly need straight As, but the student must be receiving
a bachelor's degree during the winter or summer
Other qualities that strong applicants often pos-
sess, Moceri said, are leadership skills, a sense of
place in the University, an ability to speak articulate-
ly and a speech that reflects their academic experi-
ence while also capturing the attention of the audi-
After submitting a typed draft and an audio-cas-
sette recording of their speech, the student's material
will be reviewed by a selection committee that will
make the final decision.
Moceri said dominant themes in the students'
speeches often include what an undergraduate edu-

cation meant to them.
Nursing Senior Shannon Waigle said she would-
n't be interested in the position.
"I don't enjoy speaking in front of an audience of
people," Waigle said, adding that she could not think
of a subject she would like to speak about.
The most successful speeches cover topics that are
relevant to a wide range of students, Moceri said. She
added that stifdents often speak of the friendships
they made and the memories they will carry with
them long after their University experience.
Many students said they were not aware that the
student commencement speaker is a competition
open to all graduating University students who are
brave enough to apply.
LSA sophomore Jeff Oleksinski said he would
consider applying for the speaker spot in a few years.

"Yeah, I would consider doing it ... I would prob-
ably talk about religion," Oleksinski said.
SNRE first-year student Andrew Yagiela also
expressed interest in applying for the position, but
said it would take a lot of thinking to get ready for
such a speech.
"I spoke at my high school graduation;" Yagiela
said. "I would definitely want more time to prepare
for something like this though."
Selecting one graduating senior to address their
class is a University tradition.
While many students said they are surprised that
the competition receives so few applicants, Rackham
student Jennifer Snook said it seemed like a reason-
able number.
"It doesn't surprise me that so few students apply"
Snook said.

DPS initiates
search to replace
department head

Love from the oven

By Avram S. Turkel
Daily Staff Reporter
Although Director of the
Department of Public Safety Leo
Heatley isn't scheduled to step down
from his post for another month, the
search for his replacement has already
After nearly 20 years of service
Heatley is scheduled to turn in his
badge March 19.
"He's been here for years and he's
done an excellent job," said Henry
Baier, associate vice president for
University facilities and operations.
A team of
administrators, No candii
faculty and staff,Y
along with DPS'S diS
W a s h t e n a w
County Sheriff have bee
Ronald Schebil,
will serve as a
search committee to find Heatley's
The committee will conduct a
national search for candidates, Baier
"It's an enormous position and Leo
Heatley has done a great job," said
Barbara MacAdam, a search commit-
tee member.
"The diversity of the campus and
the decentralization of the campus,
makes this a very challenging posi-
tion," said MacAdam, head of
library education and information
The director position encompasses a
range of responsibilities, MacAdam
said, which could be attractive to can-
"I think the University of Michigan
would attract an exceptional pool of
applicants," MacAdam said.
The committee has been given

guidelines to help them select a new
director. Candidates for the post must
hold a bachelors degree in criminal
justice, public administration or police
The new director would also be
required to pass medical tests, demon-
strate appropriate administrative and
communicative skills in the field and
be certified by the Michigan
Commission on Law Enforcement
Baier said it is important that the new
director fit in well with the University

community and
'dates for
on named.

also have a working
knowledge of the
"A person who
has this job should
have some law
enforcement back-
ground," Heatley
No candidates

Kitchen Port

Zingerman's Bakehouse pastry chef Carol Calder Deinzer makes Valentine's Day desserts at Kerrytown's
yesterday evening.

have been named yet in the search.
Heatley retired from his post as a
Michigan state police captain in 1979
to become the DPS director.
Immediately after taking the job,
Heatley began making changes to the
DPS was transformed from an office
that was primarily concerned with lim-
ited campus security tasks to a full
fledged police department.
"A state law was passed to allow
four-year state colleges to have a
police force," Heatley said. "Then the
(University) Board of Regents estab-
lished our department."
Under Heatley, DPS also formed a
bicycle unit, a 70 to 75 person stu-
dent unit and a community policing
Community policing officers have
beats on campus, which is separated
into six districts.

MSA members to attend -
Big- Ten conference in Illinois

By Jewel Gopwani
Daily Staff Reporter
Nine members of the Michigan Student Assembly plan to
visit the University of Illinois's Urbana-Champaign campus
today for the bi-annual Association of Big Ten Schools confer-
The conference will include three issue sessions featuring 12
topics. Representatives from student governments at each Big
Ten school will discuss subjects such as diversity, parking and
student legal services.
Elise Erickson, ABTS director for MSA, said the conference
is a way for student leaders at different schools to share ideas.
"It's a support system," she said.
Erickson, who also chairs the assembly's Student Regent
Task Force, said student representation on University adminis-
trative boards is an issue MSA will follow closely at this semes-
ter's ABTS conference.
"All of the public schools in the Big Ten have student repre-
sentation:' she said. "It will be interesting to find out what kind
of things they had to go through to get that representation."
Recent events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign may offer insight to MSA members about creating
a student regent position the University Board of Regents, said
University of Illinois ABTS Director Laura Apenzeller.
Apenzeller said the Illinois state legislature passed the
Student Trustee Bill in July. The bill allows the student body of
each public university in Illinois to elect one voting student
member to the universities' board of trustees.
Members of the University of Illinois student government.
said they had been pushing for the bill's approval for three

"It took a lot of work," Apenzeller said. "It showed that we
could go against the university and get what we wanted"
MSA Rackham Rep. Jessica Curtain, who plans to attend a
panel on diversity and student retentions rates, said her focus
this weekend is to influence other schools, rather than to sek
guidance on the issue.
"My plan is to tell other schools about the success we've had
here, building a movement to defend affirmative action,"
Curtain said. "What I hope to do is build a regional student
Also on MSA's agenda for the conference is a panel on stu-
dent government stance on political issues."
LSA Rep. Rory Diamond, who has tracked how often:the
assembly has voted on non-campus political issues since
November, said he will attend that session.
"There has been affirmative action and tobacco divestment
Diamond said. "These are good examples of issues we should
be taking stances on."
The conference will also offer panels on online computer ser-
vices and non-alcoholic programming.
MSA President Trent Thompson said past ABTS conferences
have inspired current assembly projects.
Discussion sessions with University of Iowa student leaders
at last winter's ABTS conference spurred MSA's idea to host
fireside chats with University President Lee Bollinger. The
chats now take place every semester.
MSA also developed the idea for the soon to be released
Know Your Rights cards after issue sessions with Pennsylvania
State University representatives.
"The cards state what you have to do and your rights if you
are stopped by a police officer"Thompson said.

Workshop to focus
on effects of foamily

By Marsha Davison
For the Daily
Counseling and Psychological
Services has organized a free work-
shop titled "My Family, My Self,"
scheduled to run from Feb. 15 to
March 29.
"It's an experiential workshop, cen-
tered around sharing individual expe-
riences in a group setting," said Tom
Olson, clinical psychology intern and
co-organizer of the workshop.
Founded in 1994, Olson said the
six-week program "began in response
to what counseling services saw as a
growing need of students to work out
family issues."
Each year CAPS either conducts
pre-screening interviews or chooses
candidates suggested by CAPS coun-
selors for the six to 12 openings.
Lisa Moudy, Social Work graduate
student facilitator and co-coordinator of
the workshop, said she hopes the work-
shop will create an environment con-
ducive to sharing family experiences
and "hopes to provide language that
will assist in the better understanding of
these experiences.
"This workshop would in no way
be a replacement for individual thera-
py, but a chance for people to share
their stories and learn from the expe-

riences of others," Moudy said.
Moudy added that she and Olson
plan to assist the participants in gain-
ing a new perspective on their feel-
ings, and in recognizing both their
strengths and weaknesses.
Olson said he also hopes to assist
students in "identifying old patterns,
while creating new ones."
Another major focus of the workshop
is "helping students reduce guilt they
may have concerning some family rela-
tionships, as well as helping to improve
those relationships:' Moudy said.
LSA first-year student Debbie
Bradley said, "the workshop was a
good idea and could prove very help-
Both organizers said they see this
workshop as a vital way for some peo-
ple to work out issues that may be
interfering with their personal and
academic success on campus.
Through evaluating the role of fam-
ily in the lives of individuals, Olson
and Moudy said they hope to encour-
age personal growth and in turn foster
a stronger campus community
through healthier individuals.
Anyone interested in participating,
should contact Olson or Moudy at
764-8312 to set up a pre-screening

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