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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIDQE HERALD Monday, April 15, 1974 Vof Lprogram offers 'nothing but say students By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Eleven University of Lethbridge students are skipping classes this semester to learn and earn in the work force and are still receiving credit toward a degree during their absence trom the university. They are the lirst students involved in.an experimental project that was introduced to the U of L in January to allow some students to combine classroom study with supervised off-campus practical experience. The co-operative studies program provides participating students with the opportunity to receive credit for as much as 25 per cent of a I' ol L 40-credit degree program for experience gained in the work force while enrolled in the program. Most of the students have been placed in positions in the Lethbridge district but there was one student placed at the Medicine Hat library and another in customs and excise at the Winnipeg International Airport. In Lethbridge students have been placed with the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Alberta Association for the Mentally Retarded, the Lethbridge Research Station, a priority employment training program sponsored by the province and the U of L as a research assistant. One o! the students placed with the association for the mentally retarded says he wouldn't have been able to continue with his university education if the co-operative studies program had not come into being Dale Tavlor. co-ordmator of the local citizen dvocacy program, says his financial situation would have prevented him from continuing his education for about a year. "The program helped me save a he says In addition, "I am gaining a lot more than I would in the classroom." Mr. Taylor is majoring in psychology at the U of L and his work with the citizen advocacy program is a continuation of his involvement with people who have special problems. As co-ordmator of the citizen advocacy program, his job is to recruit and screen volunteers to act as friends to physically, mentally and socially handicapped persons in the city. It is also his job to educate the public to develop a more positive attitude toward handicapped people. "I am enriching my personal awareness of the type of problems that are around in society and as a result I'm gaining a lot more than I could in the classroom." Mr Taylor has to report monthly to an evaluation committee on what he is learning Irom the work experience. The evaluation committee, composed of.co- operative studies staff and members of the faculty trom which academic credit is sought, is responsible for approval of each student's proposal, the amount of credit to be assigned and the method of evaluation of the work experience. Mr. Taylor has found that he has to do more reading and research to allow him to effectively perform his duties than he would be doing had he completed his degree in the classroom Jo Ann Bollock, another co-operatives study student, is working at the Sunrise Ranch in Coaldale. a residence-school for mentally retarded persons. She has to pertorm library research so she can eltectively handle situations she had little knowledge of from her previous studies at the U ol L. She says she is also gaining practical experience in many areas of psychology that she studied in the classroom at the university. Ms Bullock is working as a statt psychologist at the Sunrise Ranch which she says provides her with meaningful experience within the framework of her overall educational objective. Her major at the U ot L is in psychology Her work with the mentally retarded includes training them in social skills, counselling them and their parents and administering psychology tests. At the conclusion of her involvement with the co-operative studies program. Ms. Bollock will make an oral presentation to her evaluation committee The availability of U of L resource people has helped her gradually adjust from a classroom environment to a situation where the knowledge gamed in the classroom must be applied. The resource people at the university "have been very helpful to me. You don't get that type of assistance when you enter" the work tbrce upon completion of university degree program, she claims. The amount of credit a student receives for the work experience gained while involved in the co-operative studies program is based on the growth and development of the student during that same period of time. The university evaluation committee is also concerned about whether the student has done a good job for the company or organization he or she worked for during the placement, the co-ordinator of the program says. That is why an evaluation is also sought from the off-campus supervisor of each student. Edwin Webking says. The U of L co-operative studies program is the only work-study university program in North "America that allows students to substitute credit received for work experience for course credit needed to obtain a degree, officials claim. Most work-study programs award credit in addition to regular degree requirements'but never do they allow the substitution of regular course credit by work experience credits. Dr. Webking says many other universities in North America are "looking to the U of L for guidance" because the co-operative studies program is an experimental project and they are interested in its success or failure. Since credit is granted the co-operative study students to be applied toward the necessary credit requirements for a degree, the placement of students in a job that will allow them to obtain specified educational objectives becomes all important. Dr' Webking and his field staff assist students in identifying available work experience opportunities, but the students must still compete for available opportunities. Eventually, the university hopes to encourage employers and agencies to set aside positions which could be filled by co- operative studies students on a continuous basis. In addition to providing employers and agencies with a ready-made recruitment program. Dr. Webking says the program also allows business, industry and service agencies to contribute to the student's learning process by working with the student while he or she is still in university. The co-operative studies program will not be available to all students. "We're talking about a special type of student." he adds. The co-operative studies program will be "dealing with students that are highly motivated and know what they want and where they're he explains. The program has been authorized for a maximum of 65 students but the number of students placed next fall will depend on the type of proposals presented by the students and the field placement opportunities available. Dr. Webking says. The university has been in contact with about 24 agencies and employers who have expressed an interest in becoming involved with the co-operative studies program In the words of Mr. Taylor, the co-operative studies program "can do nothing but good things" for students Carnival streak nets suspension CARDSTON (Staff) Streak in haste and repent at leisure is the saying here after a recent short streak in the fjym ot the Cardston High School The 17-year-old male ran about 15 strides across the corner of the gym Mis action ran up a blush on the cheeks of several teachers and manv students present at I he c-arnival then in progress School principal H. L. West ordered the student's suspension The youth's parents appealed immedi- ately The student was reinstated after missing classes for one day In a letter to Cardston High School parents and students, loinlly signed by Mr West and Terrv Kennard, student body president, it was stated SOLARAY PERSONAL HAIR DRYER with travel case. Blows hot. blows cool For every member of the family. Light and smart, easy to handle, quiet yet powerful fast drying and styling Reg 1995 SPECIAL 14 88 DOWNTOWN "Exposure was very limited and very few people actually witnessed the event." The letter said disciplinary action was taken. Commenting on this point. Mr. West said, "This was within our school. 1 don't think we have to account to anybody outside our school for disciplinary action." He explained parents have the right to appeal a suspension for seven days Then the school board could either send the offender back lo school or expel him. "People don't generally understand that the principal doesn't explained Mr. West. "It is the hope of the entire (acuity and student body that no further occurence of this nature takes place." the letter to parents stated. One couple here concurs with that hope 'It was just an unfortunate ihmg." said the boy's father. 'They thought it was a joke When it was all done, everybody was sorry. I just hate to see it brought up again with all the tears that have been shed around here." The letter to parents says, 'At our school carnival a group of students and a few teachers promoted a prank which has brought embarrassment to our school and community Asked if any teachers will appear before the school board for possible reprimands. Mr West said, "Not lo my knowledge ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S Phone 328-4095 THE AUCTION 2508-2nd Ave. N Lethbridge BLOCK License 077855 Regular Tuesday Evening Sale, April 16, p.m. To compliment our line selection of household articles we highlite this week: 250 motor bike in good running condition Excellent Findlay 14 cu. ft. frott free fridge Frigidaire 30" electric range with glase front oven Lovely brown two piece chesterfield euite Sculptured tone on tone brown 9' x 12' carpet Complete 28' blue and white striped trailer awning 28 bundles of new interlocking asphalt shingles Many more miscellaneous items. Antique and Bygone Sale Saturday, April a.m. Many authentic and unique Itema of furniture, china and ware. Viewing Friday evening, April 26, 7 to 10 p.m. To consign Items call 327-1222, cata- logues available. John Berezay, Auctioneer. Lie. No. 067449 AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASFITTING Speslil lor tenlor ejtizeni New Phone 328-2106 Walking tall FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-8565 E. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. The warm weather and the Easter school break is providing young people of all ages the temperature and time to become involved m all types of outdoor walking on stilts. It may not be the answer to the energy crisis, but Douglas Shearer, 15, 1417 Birch Place, seems to be pleased with the vantage point the stilts give him. ______________________ Gorman Rupp High and Dry Solids Handling PUMPS The only moving parts of Gor- man-Rupp Solids Handling Pumps are impeller and shaft. Parts receiving most wear, i.e. wear plate, impeller and seal, are accessible and easily re- placed by removing end plate. Replacement of these three parts restores pump to original operating efficiency. These pumps have the highest stan- dards of thrifty operation, easy use and long, trouble-free life. OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236 36th St. Lethbridge Phone 327-1571 Contest off TABER (HNS) The 1974 Taber Rodeo Queen Contest has been cancelled due to a lack of interest. BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Open Thursday Evening till 9 p.m. PHONE 326-0372 2716 12th Ave. 8. City woman injured in Stirling mishap A 42-year-old Lethbridge woman is in fair condition today in Lethbridge Municipal Hospital following a two- vehicle collision Sunday evening near Stirling. Helen Svcerk. 2606 23rd Ave. S.. was a passenger in a car driven by Ronald Svcerk, 19. which collided with a half-ton truck driven by Bruce Metzger. 16, of Stirling. Two passengers in the Metzger vehicle, Patricia Oxley, 15. and Leanna Curlis. 16. both of Stirling, are in satisfactory condition today in St. Michael's Hospital. The accident occurred at the junction of Highway 4 and the Stirling access road Stirling is about 15 miles southeast of Lethbridge. Both vehicles were severely damaged in the collision Meanwhile, two youths Irom the Blood Indian Reserve are in serious condition today in Cardston Municipal Hospital following a two-car, head-on collision 18 miles northwest of Cardston, on a district road. Tyrone Wells. 16. and John Bare Shin Bone, 15. were the occupants of a car which collided with another vehicle, driven by Thomas Holy Singer, also of the Blood Reserve. The accident occurred about p m. Sunday. No other injuries were reported and further details are not yet available. A rear-end collision early Sunday morning on the 9th Avenue bridge has resulted in one injury and about damage. Conrad Arnold. 1022 17th St N.. is in satisfactory condition today in St Michael's Hospital after the car in which he was a in collision with a vehicle driven by Joseph Szakal, 26. 509 12th St C N. The other driver was Gioll J Rossetti, 50, 1106 17th SI N Both vehicles were northbound at the time of the accident. Brooks vegetable co-op seeking grower contracts The Newell Vegetable Co-op Ltd at Brooks will remain in full operation this year, according to Agriculture Minister Dr. Hugh Horner. Dr. Horner made the annoucement to squash rumors that the plant may close down. He said many people in his department arc Author awarded grant A University of Lethbridge English professor and author of a book about Alberta place names has been awarded a federal government grant to research the history of community names in Saskatchewan. Ernest Mardon. received the grant from the department of energy mines and resources Art show An art show by members of the University of Lethbridge art department will run until April 30 in Calgary. The show, at Graphic 8 Galleries Ltd., includes paintings by Herb Hicks and B J McCarroll, watercolors by Pauline McGeorge. evaluating the long-term situation with a view to keeping the co-operative operational "The department considers it extremely important that the vegetable industry in Southern Alberta continue to expand." he said The co-op completed a major building program two years ago and shortly after poor market conditions forced it into a weak financial position. Dr Horner said refinancing of the operations is being discussed Tom Krahn, head of horticultural crop development at the Brooks Horticultural Research Centre, said vegetable production commitments are critical to refinancing proposals He expects growers' returns trom carrots, one of the main commodities handled by the co-op, to be at least 50-per- cent higher this year than they were in 1973. Certified Dentil Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL ILD6. Lower Level PHONE 327-1122 FURNACES (IN STOCK) SHEET METAL WORK POWER HUMIDIFIERS AIR CONDITIONING by and Alcon Refrigeration 2214-43rd St. S. Phone 327-5816 Now is the time to consider Air Conditioning while PRE-SEASON PRICES still in affect by Charlton Hill LTD. 1282-2nd S. Phone 328-3388 EMERGENT MEETING Charity Lodge 67 AF AM Tuesday, April p.m. to attend the funeral of late W. Brother Allan G. Williams ONCE UPON A TIME LONG, LONG AGO Those are magic words. They, can conjure up the fascinating world of make-believe. It's fun to escape over the rainbow. But when ill- ness strikes it's important to be firmly en- trenched in the world of practical things like knowing without a doubt that you will be get- ting the best possible health care. The pharmacy you go to should be one you know you can count on m any situation. One that has a reputation for prompt and de- pendable service. We try to maintain that type of reputation. Our main concern is the health and welfare of our community. HOD SAY Homemakmg is a profession of love. DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY GEORGE 601 6th Ave. S. Call 328-6133 RODNEY 401 9th St. S. Free Delivery 327-3364 ;