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The Michigan Daily-Monday, February 11, 1991 - Page 3

IFC sponsors
.seminar for
new pledges

Westen wins
award for
best teaching

by Garrick Wang
Doily Staff Reporter
In an effort to educate the
newest fraternity pledges, the In-
drfraternity Council (IFC) held
the first "Pledge Education Day"
"I hope (the IFC seminar) will
help (the new pledges) lead their
ho'uses into the future and make
better decisions affecting fraterni-
ties today," said Engineering ju-
nior Todd Webb, IFC vice presi-
dent for Programming.
Eunice Royster Harper, associ-
Ate vice president for Student Ser-
vices, delivered the keynote ad-
"I believe in the values of the
foundations which are centered
around fraternities and sororities,
not only at social gatherings, but a
conmitment beyond yourself such
a§-public service," Royster Harper
Jim Vrendenburgh, executive
director of the Theta Xi national
fraternity discussed risk manage-
ment with the fraternity members.
"My purpose is to develop a
greater awareness of risk manage-
ment issues to protect the safety of
members and their guests," Vren-
denburgh said.
Fraternities have recently fo-
cused on risk management issues
ecause of the increased numbers
of 'awsuits filed against them. Risk
management covers hazing, sexual

abuse, alcohol abuse and protec-
tion of fraternity houses.
Vrendenburgh estimated 90
percent of acts of sexual abuse,
hazing, and destruction of property
involve the abuse of alcohol.
Julie Steiner, director of the
University's Sexual Assault Pre-
vention and Awareness Center
(SAPAC), discussed acquaintance
rape with the pledges.
Steiner said approximately 90
percent of rapes on college cam-
puses are acquaintance related.
She added that the largest propor-
tion of these rapes are committed
within the Greek system.
Jimmy Larsen, director of Edu-
cational Services for Chi Psi na-
tional fraternity, gave a presenta-
tion about hazing.
Larsen said hazing has sub-
verted the meaning of the Greek
system as a social and public ser-
vice organization by some mem-
"I was happy with the speakers
and proud of the four houses who
were motivated enough to come
and attend today's seminar,"
Webb said. The IFC recognizes 38
University fraternities.
Webb said the seminar will be
held on an annual basis for new
pledges during the winter term. He
added that the IFC holds programs
for its member houses pertaining to
alcohol and sexual awareness dur-
ing the fall.

by Ken Walker
Students Honoring Outstanding
Undergraduate Teaching (SHOUT)
announced Friday that Associate
Psychology Prof. Drew Westen
won the first annual Golden Apple
Award for undergraduate teaching.
The award, consisting of a tro-
phy and a $2,000 cash prize, was
awarded on the basis of a random
student poll conducted on campus
from Jan. 7 to Jan. 22. Students
were invited to nominate their fa-
vorite professor.
Roughly 110 nominations for
over 70 professors were received,
said SHOUT co-chair and LSA se-
nior Chris Cook.
The Golden Apple Award re-
wards teaching skills, not research
contributions, says LSA senior Eric
Reicin, a SHOUT Steering Com-
mittee Member. "Students at this
University care very much about
our professors' ability to teach ef-
fectively. We felt that it was im-
portant to take it upon ourselves to
recognize superb teaching."
SHOUT consists of roughly 12
representatives from several Uni-
versity schools, colleges, and stu-
dent organizations. These represen-
tatives oversee the nominating
process. Most of the $2,000 prize
money was donated by Apple
Computer Corp. and the Hillel
Foundation, Cook said.
Teresa Garcia, one of Westen's
teaching assistants and a graduate
student in education and psychol-
ogy, said she was pleased to see
him win the award.
"His lectures are very entertain-
ing, and they keep the students' at-
tention. He uses a lot of examples
that students can relate to...
They're really well done," she
Westen gives special attention
to his relationship with his stu-
dents. "I think one of the things I
enjoy most is trying to keep a
small class atmosphere in a large
lecture class," he said.
"When I'm walking down the
street in Ann Arbor, I'm ap-

proached a lot by students who
feel comfortable approaching me.
Given that I teach a class of 600,
that makes me feel positive about
the relationship I have with my

i" y

Up, up and away
LSA first year student Jeff Bag by goes for a shot in the second half of the
5'9"and Under intramural basketball tournament.

MSA holds mass 'pizza' meeting

Westen believes few teachers
are able to combine research and
teaching skills. "There's probably
not much overlap in the skills
which produce good teachers and
good researchers."
He will give his "last lecture"
- the lecture he would give if it
were to be the last one of his life
- March 11. Westen has not yet
decided on a topic, but he said he
was considering "emotion and the
integration of different pcrspec-
tives into psychology" or "why
charismatic leaders like Saddam
will be in our future for the next 50
years, from a psycho-cultural per-
Westen said he is planning to
leave the University due to a de-
partment policy disqualifying him
for tenure. "I guess I could say I'm
perplexed. With my publication
and research record, I don't know
of too many other universities that
would have encouraged me to
leave regardless of institutional

by Jay Garcia
Daily Ma Reporter
Many students wonder what ex-
*actly the Michigan Student As-
s{ mbly does with the approxi-
ffately $500,000 of their money
e'very year.
Last night, about $150 of that
money was spent on pizzas and
soft drinks for a mass meeting to
etplain to approximately 30 inter-
ested students what is done with
the remaining $499,850.
LSA sophomore and MSA
Communications Committee Chair

Brett White organized the meet-
ing. White said he was disap-
pointed by the low turnout. How-
ever, White was encouraged by
the interest expressed by those that
did come. "We recruited some
people for committees," he said.
MSA President Jennifer Van
Valey spoke at the meeting about
what the assembly does and what
she believes it should do. It is in
the best interest of students to
have an active student govern-
ment, Van Valey said.
"We should work as hard as we

can... and truly advocate the things
we believe in," she added.
The chairs of various MSA
committees talked about what
their committee's purposes were.
Students Rights Commission
(SRC) Chair Corey Dolgon said
his commission was actually
formed in the mid-70s. Most re-
cently, SRC has worked on issues
of campus democracy such as try-
ing to gain amnesty for the
protesters arrested last November
for sitting in at the Fleming Build-
ing, he said.

Student reaction to the meeting
was primarily positive.
"I thought (the meeting) was
informative. I feel the MSA com-
mittees seem to cover the con-
cerns of students pretty well," said
LSA first-year student Ralph
"I really didn't know much
about MSA before coming to the
meeting," said LSA first-year stu-
dent Philip Beineke, adding that
he liked the food.

State of Nicaragua discussed at conference

Engler to deliver his
first State of the State

by Becca Donnenfeld
In an effort to "exchange ideas
and inform", the Latin American
Solidarity Committee (LASC)
hgsted a one-day conference on
the state of Nicaragua one year
after the electoral defeat of the
Sandinista government (FSLN).

LASC member and Ann Arbor
resident David Austin explained,
"ever since the defeat of the San-
dinista Front there hasn't been any
news from Nicaragua. The goal of
the conference is to reenergize and
reorganize people who've done
solidarity work."

Wat's happening in Ann Arbor today

The keynote speaker of the con-
ference was Magda Enriquez Car-
rejas, FSLN representative to the
U.S. and special advisor to former
Nicaraguan President Daniel Or-
tega on the Persian Gulf crisis.
Carrejas cited a "black-out in the
news" which prevented pro-San-
dinista activists from informing
Carrejas felt the most important
issue is a "New World Order, in
which the U.S. asserts its military
supremacy on the Third World and
everyone else must submit." The
U.S. sought to "impose economic
recipes" on the Third World, giv-
ing it "no mechanism for de-
fense," she explained.
Carrejas saw this World Order
tied to the Middle East. "The U.S.
claims to be great defenders of the

U.N. resolutions in the Middle
East, but it is such hypocrisy.
What about in Central America?"
LSA junior Rachel Thiet, a
former LASC member, feels the
U.S. should support "the people of
Nicaragua and not economic inter-
ests. The U.S. preaches self-de-
termination but in Latin America,
they oust people who don't comply
with their interests."
LSA junior Michael David Sas-
son said Carrejas' speech was
"very reasonable, because she fo-
cused not on ideology, but on
means to help real people with
real needs."
The day concluded with a bene-
fit performance of "Brigadista," a
play about an American activist's
experiences in Nicaragua during
the 1990 elections.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov.
John Engler gives his first State of
the State address this evening, and
his approach to the speech shows a
sharp contrast to Democrat James
For several days before the
speech, Blanchard aides carefully

leaked different initiatives to news
Under Engler, however, there
have been neither press leaks nor
plans for a briefing before the 7:30
p.m. EST speech.

Memory Course helps
students boost grades

Students Struggle for . Soviet
Jewry. Hillel, 7 p.m.
Enact, weekly meeting. DANA
Bldg., Rm. 1040, 7:00.
People of Color Against War
& Racism, weekly meeting. West
Engineering, 1st floor Center for
African & Afro-American Studies
Lounge, 5:00.
U of M Asian American Stu-
dent Coalition (UMAASC),
weekly mtg. Workshop on the Per-
sian Gulf Crisis. E. Quad, rm 126, 7
Spring Break Backpacking,
pre-trip mtg. Call 662-7849 for
info. Union, rm. 2209, 8 p.m.
"Women's Studies at African
Universities," by Afaf Omer. In-
ternational Center, rm 9, noon-1.
" Complexes of Tridentate
schiff Bases with VO2+ and
,VO+," by Charles Root, Bucknell
Univ. Chem Bldg, rm 1640, 4 p.m.
#'Eradicating the Lie: Blacks
;nd Christianity," part of the
Black Religious History Series.
union, Pendleton Rm, 7 p.m.
"Contested Racial Frontier:
Mexican, Indian, and Asians
in Anglo California, 1848-
1903," by Tomas Almaguer of the
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By Anthony Rao
Former University of Houston foot-
ball coach Jack Pardee said it best: "This
course was so helpful to several of my
players, I made the whole football team
take the course."
Pardee read about a memory seminar
held by noted memory expert and teacher
Alvin Jackson and sent three players who
needed to pass some important tests in
order to stay in school. Uncertain that
anyone can be taught photographic mem-
ory, Pardee sent athletic department aca-
demic advisor Dr. Jim Berlow as an ob-
In one three hour session Mr. Jackson
took three college freshmen, whose grades
were so poor they were not allowed to
practice football, and transformed them
into students who can perform studying
and recall tasks better than the brightest
students on campus.
Since Dr. Berlow took part in the
class, he admits his recall and memory
increased six-fold. He wished Jackson's
course was available when he studied for
his doctorate.
To test the athletes' increased mem-
ory skills, Jackson asked the trio to
memorize this number,
91852719521639092112, well enough to
recall it in 13 weeks. It took them an
average of 2 minutes. This reporter at-
tended the same seminar and witnessed
them master German, Pharmacy, Anat-

perfect G.P.A.s who wish to cut their study
time in half while maintaining high
grades," Jackson said.
"85% of our education is memoriza-
tion, the restis application and logic. Iwill
show you how to read your textbooks, his-
tory, anatomy, economics, pharmacy and
business ONCE, and know it so well you
will be able to recall it by page number or
tuition is free," Jackson added.
"I know 321 memory techniques and
teach my students the one that fits them
best, including card counting. Right now
students use the "Rote" memory tech-
nique. Under "Rote" students are told to
go over and over what they wish to learn.
As far as I am concerned, "Rote" is tech-
nique number 321, and I have 320 better
techniques. What student has that much
time to repeat information enough times to
maintain top grades? A student has noth-
ing to lose by taking my course. I will
teach them techniques to read it once and
know it by paragraph and page number, or
the class is free, absolutely," says Jackson
Jackson will be at The University of
Michigan on Thursday, Feb.14 in Room D
of the Michigan League for two sessions.
Section 1 begins at 1:00 pm. Section 2
begins at 6:00 pm.
. The tuition for the 3 1/2 hour session
is $55.00, all materials including work-
book are provided. Students are asked to
bring the textbooks they would like to
memorize to class.
Jackcson's class comes with a strong

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