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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, October 02, 1987, Image 5

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• ,, The Pres!!/Friday, October 2, 1987/FIVE New athletic director adds stability By JENNIFER BOYLE Copy Editor Following a year-long search, Dr. A. Lee Roberts was selected as director of athletics for the State Univer- sity College at Cortland. This is not to say that he will over-support those and not other programs. \That ' • I went on to receive his master's degree in education from Bridgeport Univeristy. He was awarded a doctorate in education in sports ad- ministration from Temple University in 1982. Roberts told of his ap- proach to his new role as coordinator of SUCC's 24 competitive intercollegiate athletic teams. \I think it takes time and patience on my behalf,\ he said. \These coaches are new to me, and I have to work with them and give them all the support I can.\ will never happen,'' said Roberts. ''Those are the pro- grams that are most visible by the public .. .I'd like to support those to the point that they're very competitive. I think if we can do that we're going to get the students to the games and the community involved.\ r--- ''We have some outstan- ding coaches here ... I've been involved in athletics for 28 years, and I can tell you that a lot of these coaches can coach at any level they want - we're just fortunate that they're here.\ Roberts said he feels that the only way to accomplish this goal is to create a program that is exciting and suc- cessful. \People don't like to come and see you play and lose,\ he said. At the -same time, he said he must evaluate the o\erall program to determine its strengths and the areas that may need more attention. Roberts identified football, basketball, and ice hockey as programs that may need to reviewed and supported more than they have in the past. Roberts speaks from ex- perience. He is the former associate director of athletics and assistant professor of physical education at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. Roberts earn- ed a bachelor's degree in physical education ·rrom Spr- ingfield College in 1960 and Safety unit established By NADINE GOLDBERG Staff Writer Public Safety established a Com- munity Services Unit in 1974 in response to the concern for safety at the State University C<Jllege at Cort- land, according to Lt. Steven Dangler of Public Safety. ;:.-~-~=~.~ .• ~(csu~ was fotmded to pro- vide a direct communication link between students and our staff, as well as to address public safety con- cerns,'' said Dangler , who oversees the program. The unit has been in operation every year since 197 4 with the excep- tion of the times of understaffing, he said, which is a decision by the State University of New York. Before this time, there were only three time shifts for the officers- 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., and 11 p.m. to 7 a.m, he said. The unit also operates fourth shift - 7 p.m. to 3 a.m .• said Dangler. CSU, is a walking patrol con- sisting of two veteran officers , who Dangler said patrol all residence halls and Corey Union. CSU is try- ing to keep the same two officers for at least one-year periods, according to Dangler. Dangler classified CSU as a \.crime prevention tool\ -with the main emphasis on educational pro- gramming. \CSU officers are available to present crime preven- tion programs such as: rape preven- tion, operation ID, and alcohol awareness programs as requested by residence hall staff,\ said Dangler. The unit is also involved in campus fire drills, added Dangler. CSU is very important to the cam- pus and provides a public relations medium between Public Safety and the students, according to Dangler. Dangler added that in the times a unit didn't exist it was felt that there was a lack of \togetherness\ bet- ween the staff and students. As an athletic profes- sional, Roberts offers words of wisdom to SUCC athletes. \Be patient. Try to live up to the standards that have been developed here for the past 100 years.\ Roberts recognizes the great tradition at SUCC and intends to sup- port it. \I've seen every soc- cer game, every football game, and a good portion of the field hockey and volleyball games,'' said Roberts. \I've been really impressed with the caliber of student athletes we have here and with their attitude.\ \.Transport vehicle in need of CCSA funds By ANDREW BRIGHT Staff Writer The Cortland State Emergency Squad wants funding, through the Cortland College Student Associa- tion, for a \transport vehicle,\ ac- cording to Bob Morgewicz, director of operations of the emergency squad. The vehicle is not an ambulance equipped to provide enroute medical care; its main purpose is to take students to the hospital,\ said Morgewicz. The emergency squad averages 100-200 calls a semester which require \further medical attention,\ in- cluding minor injuries such as stitches or sprains, he said. The vehicle would not be used to drive an injured person who is unconscious or suffers from broken bones requiring an am- bulance, Morgewicz said. Public Safety Lt. Steven Dangler, said he and the rest of the department are \100 percent behind\ getting the vehicle. The vehicle would benefit the college community by \freeing up the officers to spend more time on cam- pus,\ according to Dangler. Students can vote on the transport vehicle Oct. 21, 22 when the student referendum comes up for vote. The emergency squad wants $14,000 funded through CCSA, he said. The squad has been trying to get the vehicle since they were established in 1981, he said and have now found a way of partial repay- ment through grants. One of the. main benefits, accor- ding to Morgewicz, is the ability to \get to a scene faster.\ Presently when the squad gets a call, they have to run to the scene with all their equipment, he said. ---·-· .. -· ...... . 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