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Oak Forest Star Herald (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Oak Forest, Illinois Moraine Board hears complaint about 6tight�?T nursing program when is a 3.2 Grade Point average on a 4.0 scale not Good enough to make the Grade when you Are trying to enter Moraine Valley Community colleges extremely a a tight nursing program. The difficulty of getting into the program which Only has 50 openings per semester with at least twice As Many persons applying for the posts was aired at tuesday nights Board meeting when a student complained about the Way the applicants were selected. Christine Graham a 21-year old student from Orland Park said she has attended the College for three years and has applied for the nursing school three times each of which she was rejected. A the first time i let it pass. The second time i Felt it was legitimate but i feel this third time i should have been accepted a a she stated. A i talked to the assistant Dean of nursing who told me the applicants Are selected on the basis of their Grade Point averages and act test scores. I believe another important Issue is being left out though a the number of hours put in is. Graham who has a 3.24 spa and an act score of 18, said she did no to think it was fair that students who take Only one or two classes a semester should be put in the same category As full time students like herself. A a student can come Here and take one or two classes and get an a in each but i did no to take that route. I chose to come full time and work As Well. I feel now though if i had to do it Over. Id take one class at a time and get a 4.0 average too a she added. College president Fred Gaskin related that Competition for Entrance into the nursing program is especially keen noting that As Many As 118 students qualified for the 50 opening one semester. A we had Only 40 openings in the program until this fall when we decided to raise it to 50. We had decided at that time to weight list qualified applicants who did no to make it for the following semester but that group became so Large we had to abandon the idea Quot Gaskin added. Nursing school spokesman Kathy Wilders said she feels the spa and act scores Are Good indications to see if a student will succeed in the program. She added that she also looks at the students College record once she has accumulated 12 credit hours. Gaskin said the average spa of those admitted into the program is 3.76oak Forest Star Herald 40 pages�?3 sections sunday november 21, 1982 25 cents per copy on a four Point scale. He agreed that it is a a sad Quot situation that so Many qualified students Are unable to enter the program and said he has talked to the staff about counselling students on alternate programs in the health Field he invited is. Grahm and her colleagues to arrange a meeting with him to discuss the problem and to consider the possibility of taking the number of credit hours spent at the College As a Means for Entrance into the program vol. Llu no. 43 signs like this began appearing on Telephone poles and Trees in Westhaven last week posters urge donations to a Legal fund to fight construction of a 174-unit, in per Board faculty approve acc pact Extension Thornton Community College acc Board of trustees and faculty association thursday agreed to a one year supplemental agreement through the 1982-83 summer session. Under the agreement teachers will receive a 6.5 per cent increase in total benefits. Salaries for full time faculty will be increased 4.15 per cent after adjustments. The Board approved the package by a 6-0 vote thursday after teachers voted earlier in the Day to accept the agreement. Trustee Rita Page did not attend the special meeting because she was out of the a Star Heral Confidence More than 120 members of the Cook county Forest preserve police took part in an eight Day training course pictured above to instill Confidence in themselves and their fellow officers. Reporter Pete Reynolds and photographer Al Sieb take a look at this program on Page 5.cage top to who Are the Best boys basketball teams in the South suburbs find out in today a sports Section which starts on Page 9 As Star publications unveils its preseason Cage top to. Also in sports Are previews of the basketball fortunes at Sandburg Oak Forest Chicago Christian Andrew and Tinley Park plus photos and details about fridays season opener Between Bremen and class the Bride was dressed in White. The bridegroom wore jeans and a to shirt. So began the a wedding ceremony of two Oak Forest High school students. The mock wedding was staged As part of the students marriage and parenting course at the school. See lifestyles Page 17, for More details. Jjck classified. .13-16 editorial. .4 entertainment. Magazine lifestyles. .17-20 obituaries. .3 although teachers approved the package Basil Halkides faculty association president and a negotiations team member said Friday he was disappointed with the agreement. A i was not satisfied with the contract proposal. That a Why i did not refer it to the faculty with approval. We did no to give it a disapproval either because that might have caused a strike and we did no to want that a Halkides said. A we just said if that a the Best offer you can make we will take it to the faculty. The faculty Felt they could live with it a he said. Halkides refused to release vote totals unless authorized by the associations. Acc officials expressed Relief that a settlement was reached and indicated they believe it was fair to both sides. A i think with the financial situation of the College and the Large deficit we have this year it was fair for both sides a William Meints acc controller treasurer and negotiations team member said. Two positive aspects Halkides saw in the contract were the establishment of increments and placing All faculty members on the salary schedule a two issues that delayed a settlement. A a it a not terribly Good but we can live with it a he said. Terms of the agreement effective at the beginning of the fall 1982, term include moving All full time faculty to the next higher salary schedule step or half step a whichever is closer excluding those at the top of the schedules All eligible faculty members excluding new faculty and those at the top of their lanes will be Given a $634 increment increase and following the two above adjustments full time faculty salaries will be increased 4.15 per cent. The agreement also adds one step to the salary schedule for additional services academic year Only. Laboratory work for the business and information systems and engineering and technology divisions will be rated at 75 per cent of the class Load. Laboratory equivalents for other divisions will be referred to the curriculum committee for its report and recommendations As to whether any or All such labs should be equated to 75 per cent for Load purposes. In addition the Board will pay the Cost of individual faculty member coverage under Illinois vision service plan a a a $10 deductible effective february i 1983. Personal Days will continued on Page 2 sports.9-11 to Sandridge school fourth graders and their teacher Joan Mahler went to a a school on wednesday and thursday at Bremen Towne mall shopping Center in Tinley Park. Fourth graders from Kruse educational Center attended classes at the mall on monday and tuesday. The classes were part of school District 146�?Ts american education week Observance. Star publications photo by Bob Chwedyk begin efforts to fill masters Board term by Karen Caffarini Moraine Valley Community College trustees tuesday began Steps to fill the seat on the Board that has been vacant since trustee Dianne masters disappeared eight months ago. Also the Board tuesday elected new officers despite objections by two trustees who wanted to hold off the executive changes until the december meeting. Board chairman Burton Odelson explained that a notice is being sent to mrs. Masters Home a to notify her that a hearing will be held at the next regular Board meeting at 7 30 . December 14, to determine if a vacancy does the notice also will be published. If it is determined at that time that mrs masters has abandoned her Post or is unable to fulfil the duties of her position the Board will take action to fill the vacancy. Odelson said the Board is acting on the advice of its attorney. Board member Lee Harris added that the Board As a whole has not discussed a replacement for mrs. Masters who was its vice chairman. Mrs. Masters has been missing since the Early hours of March 20, when she was last seen leaving a Palos Park restaurant. She had accompanied several College trustees and officials there after a Board meeting. Witnesses placed mrs. Masters within two blocks of her Home at 12460 South Wolf Road in unincorporated Palos township. Despite an investigation by Cook county sheriffs police that has included at least two searches of the heavily wooded surrounding area and the offer of a $10,000 Reward by her mrs. Masters husband Alan the trustee has not been heard from. Investigators acknowledge that the 35-year-old mrs. Masters Likely was the victim of foul play. The Federal Bureau of investigation has entered the Case but has thus far not reported any Progress As for its reorganization the Board re elected Odelson chairman despite a a not votes cast by trustees Patricia Fleming and Harris. Maureen Pecor who was appointed acting vice chairman when mrs masters disappeared was chosen for that Post again with Only Harris dissenting James Smith was elected Board Secretary replacing Harris who said he chose not to run for the Post again Patricia Fleming was re elected the boards representative to the Illinois Community College trustees association with mrs. Pecor and Smith named As alternates to the Post. Harris said he wanted to defer the reorganization until december because he thought there was a need for More Board interaction in choosing its leaders. Mrs. Fleming also wanted the elections postponed Harris added that the Board made a verbal agreement last year that it would have a revolving chairmanship this system would limit each officer to a one year term rather than a two year term and the chairman would be replaced the following year by the vice chairman and the year after that by the Secretary. Under the agreement Harris As Board Secretary would have been named chairman tuesday night since the elected vice chairman is missing a it was his Odelson a motion last year that we change the term of officers from two years to one year now he has reneged on his Promise a Harris charged he would t comment on suggestions that Odelson is dominating the Board stating Only that each Board member had a right to vote for or against him in other action Joseph Llewelyn architect for College construction projects reported that work is progressing smoothly on the College Center building and the new looped Road on Campus although work on the exhibition baseball Field has hit a Snag due to the weather. He noted however that the original target Date for completion of the projects has been changed from late August to the beginning of the second semester next year priests support Bishops stand by Richard Morrissey area roman Catholic priests Are reacting favourably to a proposed pastoral letter which opposes the proliferation and even the existence of nuclear Wear our phone numbers All departments 687-8400 or 755-6161 cent government subsidized apartment Complex in the Village. The Westhaven homeowners association is accepting contributions to Battle pheasant Ridge and associates who have received a $6-million mortgage commitment from the . Department of housing and Urban development. Donations thus far have totalled about $2,000, according to association president Michael Daum. The 110-Page document is the subject of heated debate among 278 Bishops at the annual meeting of the National conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington the letter which has taken More than a year to write questions the Possession of nuclear weapons even As a deterrent to nuclear War the Rev. Robert e Dovick pastor of incarnation Church in Palos Heights said that he has always sensed an innate conflict Between the churches stance against abortion and its Lack of a stance on the nuclear question a it seems to me that if the taking of a life of a Newborn is a tragedy then the possibility of All out death Quot should be a High priority topic with the Church he said. A i think if the Church is committed to the principle of preservation of human life we crusade a lot about abortion a then i think we have to take a look at All aspects nuclear weapons Are the ultimate you might say. Its the total weapon a father Dovick said the Rev Richard homa associate pastor of St Michael a in Orland Park preached last week against the proliferation of nuclear arms and said he received a favourable response from his parishioners he said that perhaps people Are realizing that nuclear War May not be a a possibility anymore but a a we Are at a Point now where the probability of life is that we wont see the year 2000 what Are we going to do about it. The letter has made the government respond at least Quot he said Many of the priests questioned were enthused that the proposed letter was bringing on Public debate perhaps with More response than the november 2 referendums on a world wide nuclear freeze the Rev James Watzke an assistant priest at St. Damian s Church in Oak Forest said that like the re Ferenda on nuclear weapons held across the country the document May create some pressure on the Reagan administration Quot it s pretty obvious this is a Broad based movement. Proponents feel that this Type of thing will limit the administrations priorities and could dictate principals in the future a if a nuclear crisis situation does arise he said father Watzke said that he supports the document but said it will not reflect the thinking of All the Church when it is finished. A this letter is not a final statement nor will it be when the final draft comes the final draft is scheduled to tie finished next april the Rev. William Devine pastor of St Julie Parish in Tinley Park said the churches initiative in the matter will a bring out an attitude it will create an atmosphere and something might be Able to be done taking the initiative like this will make it possible that at least things will be talked about Quot he said father Devine said that a the scary things about the proliferation of nuclear weaponry is the risk of an accidental explosion once an Accident occurs its affects will be irrevocable continued on Page 2

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