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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, May 01, 1990, Image 2

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Two/The Press/ Last ls~uc • rze • • • Come On and Dan~e!! Currently the 1990 Northeast Champions in Latin College For- mation Ballroom Dance are looking for new members for the 1990- 91 school year. If you are interested in learning diUlces such as the Rhumba, Cha-Cha, Jive and others, then the Cortland College Ball- room Dance Team is for you. They hope to begin working on a Modern Dance Team forma- tion before the end of the semester, so joining now will give you a head start for next year. For next year, performances include competitions and exhibitions all across the United States. No experience is needed, lllld they will teach all who are interested in learning. Rehearsals are Tue-Fri. 4: I 5-6:15 p.m. Come by and see what it is all about ! ! ! For more information , contact Bess Koval x 4946. Fax to be used for interlibrary loan requests The library's new FAX machine will be used to supply selected interlibrary loan requests. FAX service will be provided following guidelines established by the South Central Research Library Council. Faculty who need materials for a class or presentation prior to the usual two/three week time frame will be eligible for this service. Likewise, students who need articles for a research project more quickly than the two/three week tum around time should inquire at the Reference Desk.ln this case, tile faculty member supervising the student's project will be asked to sign the request. However, request- ing articles for a speech or short paper on a current topic (e.g., abortion, pollution, Glasnost) is not an appropriate interlibrary loan FAX request. In-house, the FAX machine will be used to \rush\ articles needed for reserve or to obtain replacement pages for mutilated journals. As with any new service, the use of the FAX machine to inter- library loan response time will be reviewed and evaluated periodi- cally. Meeting For Secondary Stude11ts A meeting for all secondary students will be held on Tuesday, Mayland Wednesday.May2,from4-5p.m.atCorey Uniooinrooms 204-208. Secondary student teaching placements will be distributed. In an effort to avoid conflicts with classes, two sessions have been scheduled. Secondary students should attend one of the two. \We tlie students ... \ Caught in the clutches of senior panic??? Has it dawned on some of you Seniors that there are only three more weeks before the real world appears? Are you scared to death about finding a job, paying loans or knowing where you will live? Are your parents constantly asking you \How many resumes have you sent out?\ or'~When will you interview?\ .... and you know all too well that you haven't even written the resume? Are you avoiding your friends who seem to have it all to- gether? Forget the excuses, but remember this: First, make sure you have your courses, papers, and exams in )land. You n~d to graduate! Second, use your study breaks: snack and sketch out a resume; relax and think about what you'd like to do; talk with friends and find out what and why they are doing what they are doing; you may be further along than you think! Third, use Career Services: were are here now and after graduation, during the summer, and all those other times, still doing resume critiques and guiding folds to find whatever it is that interests them. Fourth, take a deep breath: you will get a job--you can't afford not to; most first jobs aren't perfect; average length in a first job is between 1 and 3 years; what you learn in that job often is that you don't want to do x or you love doing y. Fifth, don't forget that most of your finishing your first career as a student, your have four to seven more careers togo! Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors: A void the disease of Senior Panic; prevent that look of utter dismay; get a grip: Prepare for and take the NTE, GRE, GMA T, LSA T, MCA T in a timely fashion; Search out graduate schools that meet your needs this summer; Volunteer or take on at least part time work this summer in a field relevant to your future career; Sign up to work on The Press to demonstrate your writing skills or CSTV to prove your communication skills or CCSA to indicate your interpersonal skills now, not next fall; Talk to friends, relatives, neighbors, professors. and any other folks about what they do, where they do it. and what is required in that career field; Read! Gain computer skills! Do some of those things which will make a difference and ensure your success in your field of'interest; Remembertimelines: Justas you can't take an exam after it is over, you can't registerforTRD after the deadline; you can't get hired if your NTE scores have not returned; you can't get money from a grad school if you haven't written the essays; you know the cycle: Grad School Day; Career Fair; Testing (NTE,GRE); Recruiting Days; Teacher Recruitment Days ... and all require you to attend the workshops and write the resumes. See YOU soon. Career Workshops Resume Writing April30 Cover Letters May 1 Interviewing May 2 Job Search Tactics May 3 Resume Contest Winners 4pm 4pm 4pm 4pm Jody E. Chambers won first prize in the Career Sevices Resume Contest. Christine Szalach was second and Ann Marie Geheb was third. All three were awarded a year's Credential File service, a $35 value for each winner. Congratuatiifus to all the participants in the contest: ~ach of you presented strong resumes for this compe-- tition. For those who see prizes as an inducement, start now to prep~ your a\Y~d resum.&for the Fall '90 contest or the Spring '91. ' Judges for the contest were John Shirley, Coordinator for Co-op Education,'Lisa Salo, Counseling and Merri Morgan, Skills Center. By Debi Tracy Executive Vice President What yourCCSA VP hasdoneforyou,thestudents \Our citizens may be deceived for a while, and have been deceived; but as long as the presses can be pro- tected, we may trust them for light.\~ Thomas Jefferson \The only worthwhile achieve- ments of a person are those which are socially useful.\- Alfred Adler How do I begin my last, hence the last \We the students ... \ column? My mind pondered this thought many times during a very eventful weekend. Thursday evening's Stu- dent Leadership Recognition Ban- quet kicked off the weekend by honoring 61 student leaders on the campus. In addition, awards were given for Outstanding Faculty, Staff, Organization, Freshman , Senator, Student Leader and Senior. It evolved into quite an emotional gathering as administration, faculty, staff and students shared special memories of dedicated efforts and hard work given by students to co- curricular activities on campus. Saturday evening's recognition was for students who have excelled academically. The Honors Convoca- tion was a bit more ceremonial and a bit less emotional. For the students who were honored, both evenings were quite outstanding nights. Even Sunday afternoon, while I impa- tiently awaited the arrival of Ralph Nader at Hancock Airport (he was bumped from his original flight and then delayed), I questioned my abil- ity to sum up a full academic year's event in one article. Alas, they say effon counts, sol will give it my best : .. hot~ I have dedicated artie les to in- forming underage drinkers the rami- fications of the three new laws con- cerning alcohol beverage control in New York State. I also fQrwarded southobound spring breakers of stricter regulations and surveyed students' opinon about alcohol comsumption at Cortland. Discus- sion about the proposed alcohol policy, and later the attendance policy, led to changes that reflected more responsibility upon students hence addressing them more as adults. Some changes gave lead way for approved absence for co-curricu- lar activities such as student govern- ment. Other changes, the implemen- tation of alternative programming such as CLUB 90, emerged from the change in NYS hiw and from stu- dents' suggestion in the alcohol survey. We had a housing project organized and postponed. We saw the development of a new CCSA committee on an unfortunately old yet familiar topic of acquaintance rape and RSVP was revitalized. We gladly welcomed back the Homecoming parade after a long overdue ten year abscence. This weekend, Siblings Weekend will make a comeback after an eight year disappearance. Our one day Winter Workshop in January, regrouped most of the student leaders who attended the not-to-be-missed Stu- dent Leadership Weekend at Raquette Lake held earlier in Sep- tember. At that time; I do Itot think anyone could have visualized what the year Wa$ to be, We a,lJ had\hP}Jes and desires along with plans to work hard for the best CCSA yet! Some rumors and flat out lies cir- possibilities for my cornerofthe sky, culated but truth always prevailed. Cortland's character provided the We continued to defend student's mends for me to fulfill all my scho- rights and printed some of them in lastic, social and cultural h()rizons. I black and white to remind not only attempted to take full advantage of the students but fauclty to what they all the various resources available are. Along with the rights come re- here. Adminstration, fauclty and sponsibilities and we firmly andre- staff were very accessible and recep- peatedly communicated them also. tivetomyeducational needs and my We worked to insure academic and co-curricualr ideas. Many of them social freedom for each and every became good friends of mine and student through the attendance and displayed their dedication to stu- the alcohol poli~y. We too~ firm dentsbyassistingmeinpolishingthe stances against the nuclear dump site skills and attitudes needed topuruse and the parking fee. We convinced my own personal excellence. Their the College Council 9 to 0 to stand knowledge and insight was price- with us aganst the parking fee and we less. present life situation as a student leader resulted in being recognized and awarded Outstanding Senior by President Clark and his cabinet. My involvement transcended into em- ployment opportunities aftet gradu- ation. I am not much different than the majority of stude.nts attending Cortland. The door of opportunity was knocking, I opened it and got involved with my life! I have been a firm advocate of opening yourself to as many' diverse people and ideas as feasible. As students at Cortland, you have so many valuable opportunities open to you. The time is now! Scope out all possibilities and thrive on life! continue to help in the fight to keep As I wrote in an editorial back in Cortland County our heartland and September, learning far surpasses So after six years of working not wasteland. Many stu~ts took the textbook. Remember Mark whileattendingcolleget~putmyself advantage of the various opr/ortuni- Twain's quote, \don't let eduction through higher education and earn a ties available to them. Some ad- getinthewayofyourlearning.~'We bachelordegree-Iamgoingtothor- dressed them seriously, while others now have over80 academic, athletic, oughly enjoy 15 days in the Califor- unfortunately did not. Many stu- political,culturalandsocialclubsin nia sun and funl Writing \We the dents, including myself, held posi- the college community. Experience students .. \hasgivenmemuchsatis- tions on different committees on which comes from participation in factional pride but when a faculty campusthusbeingrepresentativeof theese activities can not be ade- memberorastudentmentionedthey the student body while being respon- quately learned in the classroom. By read my column and derived some sive to their needs. We reconfirmed particpating in these groups, students value from it-that meant the world the beliefthat NYPIRG is students, learn more about their fields of in- tome! Best wishes to all administra- by the passing of their referndum. A terst and most importantly, they tion, fauclty and staff personnel but positive 93 percent of the student dscovertheir ability t\) !~ad, commu- especially to all the studentst If you body favorec;l the continuation of nicate and interact witfJ others. enjoy your time at Cortland as half their efforts on consumer protection For myself, particpation as past as much as I have- you will be and envirenmental issues on cam- president of AWARE, as last year's living life to the fullest! The best of pus. Many of these involvements NYPIRG stateboard representative luck to all! assisted students in enabling them to and as this past yeats CCSAExecu- \Be glad oflife because it giyes further their educational and social tiveVicePresidertt,mycommunica- you the chance to_~iveand to work experience at Cortland. tion and public sp¥aking, skills,- and to play aild to ,loo~ at the Theyearwill be remembered as professionidatti~ude aqd1iuy ambi· stars.\-- Hen~ VanDyke . one o( th~ roost .ch~Uengi.ng an? . tioA basproject.ed me into a sought \~very day should be passed as stimulating .times of myJif~. While . after spotHgh\,ofbeing a!)'if)vplv~d if il were: to be our last.''__;;_; Putiilius I continued to explore the academic student. Being invo1ved wit~ my Syrus / J - I Cl cc lc n: st ri tt Sl T st tt tlJ w tt c~ bi w di S1 rr fi P' v: r<:

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