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College Gets Head Start On Its Government

By Gregg Haughian

Seattle Community College may not have all of the luxuries most colleges have, but it does have one thing most beginning schools don’t have.

It does have a government.

When Dr. Paul Menig, director of student government, asked an official of a new community college what that school’s plans for student government were, he was told there was no intention of having a student government the first quarter. At Seattle Community College, however, we
have a constitution that is left over from the Adult and Vocational Division — Edison and Holgate Technical Schools and the Occupational Guidance Center.

Activities Organized By Clubs

Students interested in joining or organizing student clubs may see Mrs. Helen Feutz, dean of student activities, for information.

A student forum already is in the process of being organized. The club is less formal than a debate society because students are invited to take part even if they are not members. Different
topics will be presented each week.

Dr. Paul Menig, director of student government, said that the interest sheets given out at the last Student Council meeting indicated that two different types of clubs are wanted. These are curriculum-oriented clubs, like foreign language, drama, and music clubs, and personal-interest clubs for chess, mountain climbing and skiing.

Any ideas for other clubs and activities are welcome and appreciated. Those who have ideas should contact. Mrs. Feutz for more information.

Clubs will have to have Student Council approval, a faculty adviser and a constitution. The clubs will function through the student government and it might be possible for them to get financial aid from the Student Council.

A new constitution is now being drawn up. According to the highly enthusiastic Dr. Menig: “One of the major projects will be to draft and adopt a new constitution that will be tailored to the expanded operations of the college. Any students who are interested in working on a constitution committee are urged to sign up at the student bulletin boards in their branches.”

Seattle Community College has one more thing colleges don’t usually have the first quarter. It has officers.

They are William Klontz, student-body president; Curtis Jackson, vice-president; Barbara Taylor, secretary; Viola Halberg, treasurer and Bonner Reinking, sergeant-at-arms. Dr. Menig is the faculty advisor.

These officers were elected at a general Student Council meeting on July 29.

All of the 11 branches of the college now have representatives to the executive board. According to Menig, the students will have the opportunity to vote for the new officers by the end of the fall quarter.

We have many things most community colleges don’t have. We have sore backs from trying to get down to the water fountains. We have pockets full of parking tickets. We have some of the antiques of the Seattle school system.

But we do have one important asset, a government.

Poll Shows Wants

Are you interested in student activities? The students at Seattle Community College are being given a chance to voice their preferences through interest sheets.

Interests sheets will be available in the lounges and branch libraries throughout the S.C.C. complex. They are designed to find the student’s field of interest in student government, publications, social events, athletics, clubs, organizations, and any other ideas submitted.

Name, address, and phone number should be included on the interest sheet along with a schedule of classes, time, room and instructor on the reverse side.

If individual contact is not possible, students are urged to watch the bulletin boards to see when their specific interests will be discussed.

The sheet, after being filled out, should be returned to Mrs. Helen Feutz, assistant dean, student activities, or to Dr. Paul H. Menig, director of student government. Hours of employment and any assisting information as to how much time you can spend on activities should also be included.

Colors? Due Soon

The choosing of our school colors and mascot was discussed at a preliminary meeting of the Committee for School Colors.

Ray Gerring, chairman, and the nine other members discussed the general problem and considered guidelines for future meetings.

The committee is choosing students from the art department, newspaper staff, student council and other departments of the school to help in the selection.

There will be a meeting next week as soon as all the students are chosen and a convenient time is found for all to attend.

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