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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, April 19, 1985, Page 3, Image 3

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TU 1L The Daily Tar HeelFriday, April 19, 19853 HccDnnsflimg dhiainiges dloirm einillnaunicemeinitl; fiimdl policy By JOY THOMPSON Staff Writer The Department of University Housing has changed the allocation of the dormitory enhance ment fund, giving students less input into how the money is spent. Every year, $4 of each dormitory resident's rent goes into an enhancement fund that is used for dormitory renovations and purchases. Under the old allocation method, each dormitory received part of the fund to use for dorm improvements, depending on the size of the dormitory. Student dorm governments would decide what improve ments were needed and would put in a request with the Housing Department. Under the new policy, the Housing Department receives $2.50 from each resident's yearly rent to be used for dorm renovations and for purchases such as furniture, kitchen appliances, televisions and carpeting. The department also is responsible for maintaining basketball and volleyball courts. The remaining $1.50 per resident goes into a general enhancement pool that is overseen by the Enhancement Committee, which includes Resi dence Hall Association members, an area director and a consultant from business and operations. The committee meets three times a-year to decide on requests made by individual dorms or floors for items such as microwave ovens and video cassette recorders. "Although Housing hasn't taken full control over the enhancement funds, they claim certain items that are considered standard items," Mark Stafford, 1983-84 RHA president, said. Thus, RHA has lost power to request those standard items and renovations, he said. Allan Calarco, assistant director of University Housing, said the policy was changed because RHA shouldn't be making dormitory renovation decisions. Stafford said the old policy was very bureau cratic. There was an eight-part form that had to go through seven people before it could be approved, he said. "The problem was that Housing was saying that the money was student money, but when it came down to it, they (students) had to get permission from Housing," Stafford said. "The real truth of it was that it was always Housing's money. "Housing has been very good at saying we want student input, but over the years students have been looking at (enhancement funds) as their money," Stafford said. "But it really is not. "Housing has always said it wants our input, because it found out that students take better care of residence facilities if we have some input in deciding what the facilities will look like," Stafford said. Calarco said there was a problem with the old allocation procedure, because it discouraged students from placing enough emphasis on long term planning. Under the old policy, excess money from one dorm's enhancement fund could not be transferred to enhance another dormitory, but had to revert back to the Housing Department, said Tim Cobb, RHA president. Stafford said this was a problem under the old policy because large dorms such as Morrison could ih money to buy two or three video cassette recorders, and smaller dorms couldn't afford even a vacuum cleaner. Cobb agreed. "In the past it has taken small dorms like Mangum a long time to accumulate enough money for enhancement, and therefore they were not able to use the money at all," he said. Calarco said the new policy would help solve that problem. "The new policy will make students think of how enhancement will not only affect them, but how they could better the halls for residents next year and the year after that he said. Housing renovations are already in progress. Calarco said $25,000 is being spent on renovating social lounges in eight dormitories. "We've settled priorities on lounge and study room renovations in all 29 dorms," he said. "Some are being worked on now, and some will be worked on during the summer." RHA is forming priority lists of the dorms that need improvement, said Tim Cobb, RHA pres ident. Dorm presidents and the area directors are responsible for submitting applications for their dorms to be considered for enhancement, he said. "The (Enhancement Committee) will evaluate the applications and decide what dorms will get what funds first since there is only a finite amount of money," Cobb said. The Enhancement Committee uses the same criteria for priority that the Housing Department uses, Cobb said. Calarco said ideas for the new plan originated two years ago when RHA members, central office members, area directors and assistant area Entering lob market means stress By ROBERT KEEFE Staff Writer It's terrifying to many people, but it's something every job seeker must eventually do. To sit down before a complete stranger and answer his questions is something many college students dread because they know the answers may affect the rest of their life. A job interview may mean a successful job in the first step of a lifelong career, but at the time the stress is difficult. "Students will experience various aspects of anxiety," said John Rein hold, a clinical social worker with the Student Mental Health Service, "not only from the interview, but from recently leaving college, friends and so forth." Pat Carpenter, associate director of University Career Planning and Place ment Services, said probably the most important part of preparing for an interview was to develop self confidence when in a job interview. "I think that most of us are brought up learning to be modest," she said. "As a result, you have to (learn to) brag a bit (during an interview). "There are different ways of doing this though. You have to find a pleasant way to show the accomplish ments of your life." Carpenter gave several tips on how to relieve some of the tensions expe rienced during an interview. "First of all, know a great deal about yourself, your interests and what you're looking for in a job," Carpenter said. "Know all of the job aspects, and know how your skills can help in those aspects." Reinhold said an interview should not be completely one-sided, rather the questioning should go both ways. "Instead of feeling like the inter viewer is just checking you," he said, "you should try to check him as well. You must have some questions too." Carpenter said the best technique was to be assertive in the interview and sell yourself. "You have to ask yourself what are you going to be able to do for this company, and then you have to show that to the interviewer," Carpenter said. To set up interviews with prospec tive employers, prepare for interviews and learn how to cope with stress, students should go to the UCPPS office, located in 21 1 Hanes Hall. Drinking directors formulated an across-the-board commit tee who sat down, determined what the problems were and hammered out the solutions. ; The new policy was originally scheduled to take effect last semester. Stafford said he reached a tentative agreement with the Housing Department about the new plan in July and early August, and he was ready to get the money moving. But Kuncl said he couldn't authorize the plan because Stafford was the only RHA representative at the University last summer. "He said no, because just having my input was not enough," Stafford said. "He wanted the entire RHA governing board to decide on it. "Although I wanted to move, I agreed with what he said," Stafford said. "That was one time when he was looking out for (the students') interests." Cobb said he was disappointed that the plan was not in effect until this semester, because money previously allotted for students was tied up in the process of approving the plan and is no longer available for their use. As long as student fees are used properly, Cobb said he had no qualms with the new policy. "(But) I don't want to see money set aside for student discretion being overly influenced by area directors," he said. Cobb and Stafford agreed that although the new policy is better in many ways, it is somewhat complicated. "I think it is going to require time for people to get used to it," Cobb said. "There will be a period of education before dorm leaders learn to use the new enhancement plan." from page 1 lack Greek Council sponsors 'GreekFest '85' By DENISE MOULTRIE Staff Writer The Black Greek Council will sponsor "GreekFest 5" on Saturday to strengthen relations between all Greek organizations. There will be games, food and prizes at the festival, which will be held on Ehringhaus Field from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A step-show will follow. Proceeds will1 go to the Ethiopian Family Fund. GreekFest chairman Johnny Smith said, "Representatives from each of the seven black Greek organizations wanted to sponsor a large program to strengthen relations between all Greek organizations as well as the black community on campus." Members of both the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council have been invited to participate. "The event is social, but a service project for those who are behind it," Smith said. "Invitations extended to the IFC and Panhel could be another way to bridge the gap between black and white Greek organizations, if everyone worked and participated fully." Bob Willis, publicity chairman for GreekFest, said, "We are trying to unite everybody for one cause to help Ethiopian children." The festival would not only help starving children, but it could help race relations between black and white Greeks, Willis said. "This would enlighten white Greeks as to the kinds of commitment we (black Greeks) make to the community." Smith said, "We got support from some white fraternities and sororities last year. This year, we hope for more. If we could get white Greeks to work with us, it could be a total Greek effort." The festival is open to the general public. Smith said he would be available to provide more information in Suite A of the Student Union. seems to play a role. But there's no way to be sure." The Orange-Person-Chatham Resi dential Treatment Center houses nine women and uses several methods of treatment for its patients. Each woman has one-on-one sessions with counselors at the home and at the Mental Health Center. They also attend local Alcohol ics Anonymous meetings and partici pate in the buddy system, in which they give and receive support with a fellow alcoholic in the battle against the urge to drink. Sparks, who took her last drink ten years ago, said 80.5 percent of the women discharged from her facility were still sober one year after their release. But Gray said the percentage of recovering alcoholics who returned to their drinking habits increased steadily after the first year. "It's a difficult disease to cure, and the long term cure rate is not good," she said. Sparks said she opened her treatment center for women alcoholics because she realized the special problems they faced. "Women have always been the mothers and wives the protecting elements. No one wants to believe that they, too, can be alcoholics," she said. "Because this attitude is changing, more women are coming out of the closets with their problems, but there aren't enough treatment facilities. That's why I got involved." Grubb said women often had more difficulty seeking help than men. "If a woman needs help for a long period of time, she will need child care, but she probably can't afford it," she said. "However, if the problem becomes too serious, she risks losing her family altogether." Gray said that women might also fear seeking help because it was not as acceptable for women to be alcoholics. "It's just not quite acceptable for women to be the jolly old drunk at the party as it is for a man," she said. "We don't laugh at the girl who's bombed, but we laugh at the guy." Gray said Student Health probably treated as many alcohol-related injuries among females as males. Gray said a person might be an alcoholic if he or she drank alone, had frequent memory blackouts, felt a need for a drink first thing in the morning, and got angry when friends and family suggested that he had been drinking too much. Unfortunately, UNC does not have an extensive treatment program for alcoholics on campus, although one counseling program is now being established. The UNC Outreach Drug and Alcohol Education Program can contacted at 962-1400. for the record Tuesday's story "CGC finds Critz innocent of CGLA discrimination" should have reported that Robert Pharr told the CGC Student Affairs Commit tee that there are 2,000 gays on campus, not 200. The DTH regrets this editing error. Cmlbe removed from Pit in anticipation of Buislh arrival By RANDY FARMER Staff Writer Students passing through the Pit today may notice one of its landmarks missing. The Cube was removed Thurs day by Physical Plant employees to accommodate more people when Vice President George Bush dedicates the Walter Royal Davis Library April 26. Ted Bonus, director of the Office of Public Information, said he hoped the entire Pit would be open to as many people as possible. The Cube will be returned to its traditional position April 29. Union Director Howard Henry approved removal of the Cube, but he did state some reservations. "I think the effort and expense in removing the Cube is unnecessary and wasteful," Henry said. "The Cube gives a human touch to the brickyard that this area is." One concern in removing the Cube was to prevent anyone from painting obscenities on it. "The Cube provides an outlet for the persons who must paint something," Henry said. "However that is not a problem, we just paint over it. It doesn't take much time." Henry said the tendency for people to paint obscenities on buildings in the Pit ran in cycles. "It tends to be cyclical, it hasn't been bad this year," Henry said. 0 American Heart Association WE'RE FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE New kind of -festival greets tarem By LOR ETTA GRANTHAM Staff Writer Most everyone in the Chapel Hill area has heard of the Apple Chill Festival, but the Apple Share Festival is a new event for the town to enjoy. The Apple Share Festival, a new community celebration for peace, justice and human gener osity, will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Lincoln Center on Merritt Mill Road in Carrboro. "It's a real exciting first effort for peace and social justice," said Ed King of the Church of World Service. "We hope it quickens people's desire to get more involved." The festival will include a community parade through Chapel Hill, a picnic with enter tainment and a benefit concert in the evening. Anyone is welcome to march in the parade, King said, adding that he expected as many as 500 participants. John Bailer, UNC graduate student and one of the festival organizers, said there were still plenty of tickets left for the concert. Pomegranate Rose, Brother Yusef Salim and Sugar in the Gourd will perform at the benefit, which is -scheduled for 8 p.m. at Carrboro Elementary School. Admission is a $5 or more donation, and tickets can be bought at the door, Bailer said. Concert proceeds will be divided among the Church World Service Committee's Food for Africa program, the Inter-Faith Council, the Women's Interna tional League for Peace and Freedom, TransAfrica (an anti apartheid coalition) and the Center for Peace Education, he said. King said part of what was needed was money, but also involvement. "We want people to know that this is a proper way to express feelings. It'll be a unifying thing for students and others in the community." Apple Share is being held on the same day as the national Mobilization for Survival event, a major gathering held in Wash ington, D.C., to address social justice and peace issues, Bailer said. King said the local festival was in "the spirit of celebration rather than confrontation." "It's really intended to be a participatory type thing," he said. "WE" feel weVe tapped a lot of creative people in the area." ' The groups involved in plan ning Apple Share intend to make it an annual event, King said. For more information about the festival, call 929-2127 or 929-9821. -C W l mi or rrwrni University Square Chapel Hilt 967-8935 We cordially invite you to enjoy a candlelight dinner with us featuring n sniruiDiiim itoir 11 wod includes a generous serving of sirloin cut for two, salad bar, homemade yeast rolls and cheese barrel Served from 5:00 pm-9:30 pm 7 days a week Good Friday April 19 and Saturday April 20, 1985 f" 1 157 E. Rosemary Diners 967-5727 Carte Blanche gm fm vfcmwwM kMKy wka f v 7o. W Come See GoapAov A student musical and comedy that asks the question: Are you better off -in, or out of relationships? April 18-20 8:00pm Great Hall Tickets $3.00 for students and available at Union Box Office. Presented by the Union Per forming Arts Committee. Beer & wine with proof of age I Carolina Copy Center And Office Supply Inc. 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