The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 8, 1995 - 5
o A2-fficals hold
to recruit at
From campus publications to musi-
cal groups, almost every student orga-
nization will have a booth at today's
FestiFall, held on the Diag from 11
am. to 4 p.m.
FestiFall gives new and returning
students the opportunity to learn about
campus groups and find out how to
Refreshments will be served and en-
tertainment will begin at noon.
Any group not already registered for
atablemay vie foropen spaceat 10a.m.
on the Diag. A rain date has been set for
Sorority rush to
introduce women to
More than 980 women will take the
first steps toward gaining a new ex-
tended family today.
Students registered for rush will tour
17 Greek system sorority houses on
-campus and meet current sorority sis-
ters starting at 6:30 tonight and con-
tinuing at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Over the two days, rush hopefuls
will spend 25 minutes in each of the
houses. Sunday night, at the Michi-
gan Union, they will rank by prefer-
ence the sororities they would like to
Students will then revisit 13 houses
Sept. 15-16 and return to six houses for
a third look on Sept. 21-22. After nar-
rowing the pack down to three houses,
students will make a final visit Sept.27
and anxiously await bid decisions is-
sued Sept. 29.
Although the process takes almost a
month, Panhellenic Association Office
Manager Christine Tompkins said it is
an improvement over past jammed-
packed rush weeks.
"Most of the events are on the week-
end," she said. "Classes are the reason
that students are here. We want to give
them time to study."
Fraternity rush will begin Sept. 17.
State rep. to hold
State Rep. Liz Brater(D-Ann Arbor)
will hold office hours Monday from 11
a.m.-1 p.m. in the conference room of
the Pittsfield Township Hall.
Constituents, including University
students, can come and speak to Brater
about any concerns or issues that they
Students planning to apply for gradu-
ate school are preparing for one test
they cannot afford to fail - the en-
The tests are scheduled for through-
out the school year and are required for
admission to most graduate and profes-
The following are tests and dates:
4 Test (for business schools): Oct. 21,
'Jan. 20, March 16 and June 15.
Law School Admission Test: Sept.
30, Dec.2 and Feb. 10.
Graduate Record Exam: Oct. 14,
. Dec.9 and April 13.
Medical College Admission Test:
April 20 and August 17.
Dental Admission Test: April 13
and Oct. 12, 1996.
Steven Everson, one of the new professors on campus this fall, teaches a philosophy course yesterday morning.
New professors face largeclasses,
foreign environment on campus
By Maunren Sinhai
Daily Staff Reporter
After almost six months of vacancy,
the Ann Arbor city administrator's po-
sition is close to being filled.
Tonight marks the final round of in-
terviews and in-depth discussions for
the remaining three candidates.
"The candidates face more questions
from council members and a practice
problem that they will have to solve,"
said Councilmember Jane Lumm (R-
The finalists are out-of-state appli-
cants who were part of a larger pool
formed by the consulting firm, The
Mercer Group. Af-
ter one round of in-
terviews that oc- The h1
curred last weekthe .daM
group of five was ding
narrowed to three.
Neal Berlin, a city Iandida
administrator for /"tllj
Arvada, Coo., is
among the final three style O
candidates. A Uni-
versity alum, Berlin mansden
is experienced with PD
college towns like wArknr
He has worked in
IowaCity,wherethe Ann Ai
University of Iowa
is located, and in Hanover, N.H., where
Dartmouth is located.
He receivedhis bachelor's in political
science from Illinios-Wesleyan Univer-
sity and his masters of public adminis-
tration from the University of Michigan.
Berlin has served in Arvada for 8 1/2
years and left because of a disagreement
about documents given to an outside con-
tractor resulting in the elimination ofcity
workers, according to a report by The
Arlene Colvin, city manager of Gary
Ind., is also a candidate. Holding a
bachelor's in political science and an-
thropology from Grinnell College anda
law degree from Indiana University,
Colvin demonstrates the educational
background needed for the position.
She has worked for the city of Gary foi
Colvin explained her reason for com-
ing to Ann Arbor.
"In my city, I worked for the mayoi
and the mayor is not returning," Colvir
said. "Most of the upper managemen
leaves and I decided that I did not wan
to stay while there was a chance I wouli
have been asked to stay. (Ann Arbt r) i:
a change of pace."
Despite herqualifications, Colvinlack
the experience of,
. college-town aimo
rd part 1s sphere, which na:
hurt her in the ena
present city 1han
ger in Spokane
Y- and Wash., is also
lent Crum worked'as
lyst, and deput
city manager pric
- Chris Miller to his 1991-'ap
)or city official pointment as Spo
By Jennifer Fried
Daily Staff Reporter
Students are not the only ones ner-
vous the first week at a new school.
Professors new to the university have
the added challenge of teaching new
faces in a foreign environment.
Assistant psychology Prof. Barbara
Fredrickson, who joins the University
faculty this year, said everyone gets a
little nervous before teaching the first
class. "You tell yourself, 'I've done this
before and it didn't kill me!',"she said.
Fredrickson said she is far more ex-
cited than nervous, because other pro-
fessors have described University stu-
dents to her as "really bright and from a
broad range of backgrounds."
Fredrickson said she also hopes to
collaborate with other faculty members
and students, as well as receive feed-
back on her own research.
The new professor said she looks
forward to getting to know her students.
She enjoys providing individual atten-
tion in her lessons and teaching inde-
pendent studies classes.
"I went to a really small college with
active participation, and I try to do that
in large courses," she said.
also draws on his own experience as a
student in planning his lessons.
"Even though it's a big bureaucracy,
people don't like being treated that
way," Ammerlann said.
Ammerlann prepared by shadowing
a biology instructor last year, and will
ease into lecturing with one lab section
this fall before he tackles an entire class
in the spring.
Although he has received advice from
other professors and lectured to large
classes at University of Texas, he said
nothing can really prepare him for the
"onslaught of what's about to come."
Practical experience, he said, will be
most helpful in teaching at a new place.
Assistantbiology Prof.Ron Ellis,who
also joins the University faculty this
year, will take to the blackboard for the
first time. He said colleagues have of-
fered him plenty of advice.
Most concerned with allocating time,
Ellis said, "I'm not nervous yet-Ijust
want things to run as fairly as possible
for the students."
Veterans tell new professors that while
the start may be rough, a University pro-
fessorship pays off in the long run.
Physics department chair Ctirad Uher,
who started as a professor here 15 years
ago, remembers his first days at the
"Colleagues were extremely friendly,
and the entire University was extremely
friendly," Uher said.
kane city manager
Duke University and in marketing 'an<
finance from West Coast University: Hf
has worked with Gonzaga University,
Jesuit school located near Spokane,
Crum said the process of interview
was exhausting but well worth'th
Yesterday, city employees hd
chance to meet and talk with the candi
dates, sharing concerns and ideas ove
the position and Ann Arbor. *
"It gives you a chance to get to knov
(the candidates)," said Chris Miller, Am
Arbor recreational facilities and service
manager. "Thehardpartis deciding whici
agement works best for the city." -
Picketer injured; guild
gives Free Press proposal
DETROIT (AP) - A 43-year-old
man picketing at the Detroit Free Press
downtown printing plant was injured
yesterday when he was struck by a van
pulling into a lot, police said.
Meanwhile, the Newspaper Guild
representing Free Press newsroom pre-
sented a new proposal to management.
The strike at the Free Press and The
Detroit News has continued for nearly a
month after a walkout over job cuts,
wages and work rules.
The strike has turned violent re-
cently when demonstrators clashed
with police. Police used pepper spray
Monday night to disperse a crowd of
Susie Ellwood, vice president at De-
troit Newspapers, which publishes and
distributes the two papers, said the
striker whopolice said was injured yes-
terday, Tom Novock, never came into
contact with the vehicle.
He walked toward the van then sud-
denly fell back, Ellwood said.
Novock was in good condition with
minor injuries to both knees, Detroit
Receiving Hospital spokesman Dennis
Officer Helga Dahm said police ques-
tioned and released the 45-year-old
driver. No charges have been filed.
Some workers have been picketing
the downtown Riverfront plant, al-
though no printing is being done at the
plant, Ellwood said.
NewspaperGuild Local 22 spokesman
Joe Swickard said management will con-
sider yesterday's proposal from the Free
Press guild and will later contact media-
torsto setup anothermeeting. No date has
been set for that meeting.
Toddler found in woods put
under temporary foster care
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"...The Interfraternity Council
executive committee last night lev-
ied a penalty of 400 man hours
against Sigma Alpha Epsilon for
'assaulting' three girls - specifi-
cally, dragging one of the girls into
a cold shower.- who were walk-
ing across the SAE lawn, violating
a fraternity tradition...."
TAWAS CITY, Mich. (AP) - A
toddler who police believe was deliber-
ately abandoned in the woods of the
Huron National Forest was placed in
temporary foster care yesterday by an
losco County probate judge.
Dalton Alan Smith, 2 1/2, was the
subject of a 26-hour search in western
Oscoda Township last weekend before
being found Sunday afternoon about
three miles from where he disappeared,
Passersby found him wandering
across a road, scratched up but other-
wise unharmed, WJBK-TV in
Cynthia and William Rock of
Westland told police the toddler wan-
dered off. But police tracking dogs could
not find theyboy's scent, leadingpolice
to believe the boy was abandoned, the
television station reported.
"All the campers were searching for
him, then you throw in the state police
and the Oscoda police and the DNR,
and you get that many people in one
area, it's going to be hard for dogs to
find the child," Jim Bacarella, Cynthia
Rock's attorney, told WJBK.
At the hearing, Oscoda Township Po-
lice Detective Alan MacGregor testified
that the Rocks were drinking heavily the
night before the boy vanished.
During the search, Cynthia Rock told
police the boy had stopped breathing
and died during the night and her hus-
band buried him in the woods. She later
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