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Carpool & parking dominates student personnel meet The controversial issue of parking priorities was the do- minant theme of the Student Per- sonnel Council last Thursday in B-103. After approving the minutes of their last meeting, the council took under consideration a mo- tion linked with the car-pool ex- periment which is to go into of- fect this spring at the College. The motion called for lot 26, the faculty and staff parking area, to be opened for use by vehicles participating in the experiment. In the light debate which fol- lowed the introduction of that motion, the pros outweighed the cons. Council members reasoned that lot 26 is rarely, if ever, filled to capacity, and that the available parking space provided for the carpool program by the passing of the measure would serve as an incentive for people to join that program. The vote was slowed however, when it was mentioned that at the moment, there was no way of telling if there would be a suf- ""cA DVO CA TE Bellevue Monday, February 25, 1974 C ommunity Number 43 College Phone: 641-2280 Governance meet works at better communications To improve communication be- tween all factions of the commun- ity college educational co- mmunity, a governance sympo- sium wan held Feb. 15 and 16 in Seattle. Tile state wide meeting of col- lege representatives was in- itiated by the State Board for Community College education Ge ron to l o00ly Class OI/ered The problems faced by elderly persons in today's society will be discussed in the Bellevue and was attended by six from Bellevue Community College. Dru Briggs, ASBCC President acted as toastmistress for the Friday dinner. She introduced Washington State Senator, Gordon Sandison, member of the Commu- nity College task force and the Education Commision of the state. Sandison introduced Colorado State Senator Joe Shoemaker who spoke on "The Public's In- terest in the Governance of Co- munity Colleges." Governanc% by the way, means "the act, process, or power of governing." Shoemaker descri- bed the various points of view of the publics that contribute to the community colleges. He advised that, "The college which comes forward with pride gets the money...from the legis- lature. Impressions made on legislators is the important thing look good get it together, and present your position with pride:' Shoemaker, chairman of the Joint Budget Committee of the Colorado State Legislature, added that someday students will be in charge. But not now. He also reminded tile faculty that "they have a grave respo- nsibility to respond to each student as an individual." College Trustee Harriet Jac- quette, challenged the commun- ications breakdown and the col- lective-bargaining game playing. "Evaluate the effectiveness of trustees-- group and individual," she said. She called for annual meetings with every constituency on each campus and encouraged student input if they (students) are to have a meaningful influence on the governing process. ficient number of carpools to Warrant disruption, however small, of the present parking sys- tem for their benefit. This doubt was taken into con- sideration and it was decided that, if passed, the motion to open lot 26 to carpools would be dependent upon the program it supports. With that check in mind, the Council voted unanimously in fa- vor of the motion. The Council also considered what was phrased as "faculty- staff and student parking inequi- ties," that is, faculty and staff members parking in other than lots 16 and 26, their prescribed areas, and illegally parking stu- dents in those and another re- served lot, the visitors or "con- ference" lot. The Humanities division is the faculty office farthest from the faculty-staff parking area. The teachers of that division were cited as offenders, deli- berately parking in areas desig- nated for students so as to be nearer to their offices. The fact that late arriving teachers many times find their usual space filled by an illegally parked student and must by nec- essity park outside the faculty- staff lot, was also brought out by the Council. Also involved in the parking "inequity" question were reports of illegal shoulder parking going on along the road which runs in back of the College. This sort of parking if forbidden by cam- pus traffic regulations and is a ticketable offense. Many members of the Council voiced the opinion that most of the College's current parking problems are due to a laxness on the part of the Security De- partment with reference to en- forcing parking regulations. The Council opted that more study was needed in this direc- tion. They decided to invite Karl Pale, head of security, to be present at the next SPC meet- ing. A final piece of business a motion calling for revision of the College's admission policy, was tabled until adequate re- presentation can be arranged. The speaker who was to present material on the motion did not show up. KBCS-Advoeate ho ld open ho use The offices and production fa- cilities of KBCS - F.M. and the Advocate will be open to the pu- blic tomorrow. The open house will last from h30 to 3:30 p.m. and the public is invited. According to Darlene DiDona- to, Advocate editor, the purpose of the open house "is to let people know what it is we do up here, and give students an opportunity to see what goes into publishing a paper and broad- casting over the airwavesd' The Advocate offices and KBCS studios are located in House 2, at the base of the radio tower in the northeast corner of the campus. Refreshments will be served. College reduces electricity by 41% says Wallbom Actions taken by the College on energy conservation have re- sulted in a 41 percent savings in electricity says David Wall- born, director of Plant O13- orations, Savings in kilowatt hours av- eraged 466,000 for the three heaviest use months of November December and Januaryj Wallbom said. He attributed this saving to the installation of a central supervisory system for the col- lege electric heating system and the assistance of campus person- nel. "The central supervisory sys- tem allows us to cut electric Community College class "Per- spectives in Gerontology" which will be offered Spring Quarter beginning April 3 on the college campus. The two credit introductory course is being offered in both day and evening sections and is designed for persons already em- ployed in the gerontology field, preand post-retirement indivi- duals and students and other communtiy members interested in the field. The class will meet from 3:30 until 5:20 p.m. and from 5:3G until 7:20 p.m. on Wednesdays. "Discussion will include the psychology and sociology of aging, health and physical main- tenance, and political and ec- onomic factors," said Daniel J. LaFond, chairman of the Social Services Program. "Nutrition, housing recreation and transpor- tation needs, pro--retirement planning and aging services and resources also will be featured in the class," he added. Information on the course con- tent may be obtained by phoning 641-2366, and registration infor- mation is available at 641-2216. LaFond said. 00iii!i 0800iiii00 Steff ens, actor-poet reads ,,,, !!i iilil iiii!!! iiiiil S**fens,00eiX-knownac- :% tor-poet, will present a one-man i show of readings of modern A- merican poetry and Shakespeare at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, ;i in the theater of tle College per- forming arts complex.  His performance, "Living Po- etry," is part of the College Loc- al ture-Artist series sponsored by the ASBCC. There is nc ad- iiilii mission charge, and the lecture iiliii is open to the public. iiiiii In addition to poetry, Steffens' i program re- features his miniscences of famous poets, i!iili stories of his travels through- ! out the world and a stimulating !i and original approach to the clas- # sics.  Reviewers have hailed his per ............ ::: formances as a "one-man culture crusade" and as "petry performed through movements and gestures, as an actor in- terprets the lines of a play." heat to class rooms and other areas as soon as they ate not in use/'he said. "Our savings are particularly significant when you realize that the amount of cubic footage reqniring heat has more than doubled since last year. Even with this increase we have been able to reduce electric use by 50 percent last month alone from a year ago." The campus securityforce also has played a role in energy con- servationo Members of the force have reduced the campus court- yard lighting by 40 percent and have reduced wattage in hallway lighting. Karl Pal% campus Safety and Security supervisor, said that the security members also check classrooms to see that the lights are turned out after classes. "We also have cut down light- ing on the campus after even- ing classes are finished" he said. "Campus parking area lights are turned out after stu- dents cars have left the parking lots." /a!lbom also indicated that a study was under way to reduce electricity use during the summer months.