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Russian Emigrant Talics About the Soviet Union page 3 Library System Decoded page 5 Cross-Country Teams Win Blue Ribbon page 7 PAi3AnO Serving the UTSA community TUESDAY September 27,1983 Volume 3, Number 12 ^^^r^ Violent Incidents Mar UCPC Evening Function By Michele Salyerds An event dubbed by adver¬ tisements as being a niglit ol "in¬ sanity and tiilarily" ended vyitti lour unrelated incidents that could have resulted in a suspension ol all luture niglit activities at UTSA. The incidents all occurred bet¬ ween 10:30 and 11:00 p.m.. September 16 during a dance which lollowed PLAYFAIR, a University Center Program Council (UCPC) sponsored event. "It was really a mess." said ollicer Sylvia Rodriguez, University policewoman. "We've never had a problem lIKe that night." According to Rodriguez, approx¬ imately 300 to 500 people attended the dance. Rodriguez calculated that at least 60 to 70 percent were non-UTSA students and about hall were minors. f odriguez was one ol two ollicers assigned to patrol the dance when she received a complaint Irom caleteria ollicials concerning a stu¬ dent who relused to pay lor beer Rodriguez said, "I approached him. talked to him and tried to calm him down. He was very t>elligerent and drunk. ' Rodriguez searched the individual for identilication. The student did not produce any. Rodriguez noted that as she proceeded to arrest him. two students, whom Rodriguez described as being UCPC members, interceded. The two students vouch¬ ed lor the individual saying "We know who he is; we'll take care of him," according to Rodriguez. Con¬ sequently, the ollicer "let him go." Minutes later, the youth was reportedly on the stage and scream¬ ing for his girlfriend after being assaulted with a wine bottle. The student, who was identified as lee High School senior. Kenneth Kelberlau. age 18, was taken to found by his sister on his front lawn. His car was nearby but his wallet was missing. Two other incidents were reported lo university police the night of Ihe dance. A non-UTSA stu¬ dent complained to police that her ex boyfriend had assaulted her Ac¬ cording to police reports the man was warned but continued to hit and grab on the girl The suspect was ar¬ rested but later released when charges against him were dropped In addition, Paul Duran. a UTSA "We've never had a problem like that night. " Hundreds ol students crowd the sombrilla plaza during a dance which lollowed UCPC PLAYFAIR and barbeque. Methodist hospital by EMS where he was treated and released. Rodriguez commented that if the two students had nol vouched for Kelberlau. 'I would have taken him in and he would nol have gotten hurt." In an unrelated incident. Roland Vasquez told University police he was abducted and forced into his car by two unidentified while males. Vasquez reported to police he was taken against his will, and was later student,reported to police that three unidentified males were sitting in his car. According to the report, Duran watched the three gel into another car. As Duran was relating the incident to Sergeant RE. James they noted the same car speeding off campus Chief of Police. Manuel Chavez said, "A high speed chase was not attempted." Chavez noted it was a problem with access control that hampered security that evening. Chavez ex plained that because of the struc¬ tural layout of UTSA, it is easy lo get on campus. UCPC members, concerned about the incidents, decided better securi¬ ty and more planning would help to allieviate similar problems in the future. Rodriguez said, "If there's going to be another dance, I would like at least three more officers." UCPC member, Fred Medina said because of the amount of beer that was consumed. 'We decided as members of the council that if any students were loo intoxicated, we would give Ihem a drive home." Medina added. "Nobody asked lo be taken home ' President James Wagener met with University police officials following the event lo discuss how Ihe problem could be avoided in the luture Jane Duckworth, UCPC Advisor and Student Activities Director, commented that the administration could have decided to discontinue any more night events However, Duckworth said. "They felt that would be unfair to the students ' Duckworth related lhal It's loo bad one or two people can rum a tor others." "But", she added, "the nighl was a success, PLAYFAIR was terrific; more and more people were participating toward the end." Write-ins Sweep Elections by Brian Adamcik The popular election ol Ihe freshmen representatives of the Stu dent Representative Assembly (SRA) on September 20 and 21 mark ed the first time in the brief history of the SRA that write-in candidates swept each available position. Write-in candidacies are nothing new in SRA elections, but write-ins have never enjoyed the success that the winners in last weeks election enjoyed. The three winning representatives—William C. Mahan, bebbie Riemann, and Diane Ybarra — will ioin thj 22 other SRA representatives and will assume the duties outlined for them in the SRA constitution. The new freshman representatives, like their SRA counterparts, will be expected to at¬ tend all meetings and cast a vote whenever it is required. The three winners will be officially in¬ augurated in the SRA conference room in 2.01.04HB Wednesday,, September 28, at 1:00. The 22-member SRA membership IS composed ol seven officers, three representatives Irorh each undergraduate class level and an ad¬ ditional three graduates, a system that allows equal representation for each class division Although all other SRA elections are held in April, the freshman election is held in thp fall in order lo include freshmen in SRA affairs as soon as possible. Voter turnout was characteristically low; only 78 ballots were cast out of the more than 4000 members ol the freshmen class who were eligible to vole. According to Rick Monlemayor. SRA Vice-President and Chairman of Elections, sparse turnouts are typical ol SRA elec¬ tions. Monlemayor points to the isolated nature of campus life al UT¬ SA and the fact that most freshmen are unacquainted with each other as contributing to Ihe low participa¬ tion. Its to be expected, said Monlemayor It's hard to generate any interest." ^^H|t m }f J^ f Chavez Seelcs Suggestions for Parlcing Problem Junior, Yvonn* Ortlx bundin up tor th* nippy fall weather that tem¬ porarily pa**«<i through San Antonio laat waak. Levi Strauss Rep to Speak Getting a closer look at a cor¬ porate executives responsibilities, experiences, and the necessary steps one must lake to achieve top- level positions will be the topic ot a lecture presented by Richard Banks, President ol the Womenswear Divi¬ sion of Levi Strauss. The lecture will be held on October 5 at 12:00 p.m. in the MS Building Kiva Room. Mr. Banks' speech, titled A View From the Top will address several issues lacing corporate executives today. These will include: a) the type ol educational background and per¬ sonality trails most useful in obtain¬ ing top-level positions: b| Ihe risks and shortcomings of executive lifestyle: c) the etiects of the com¬ munication explosion on Ihe ex¬ ecutive decisionmaking process and d) the influence ot international markets on corporate policy and plar ling. Omicron Delta Epsilon, (Sigma Chapter), International Honor Socie¬ ty In Economic&is sponsoring the lecture as part ol the College ol Business lecture series A question and answer session will follow the lecture and all students and laculty ,- are invited to attend, especially I those graduating students in- J terested in corporate life. I As President ol the Womenswear I Division, headquartered in San Fran- I Cisco, California, Mr. Banks is • responsible for Ihe operation of a o division which employs 4200 per¬ sons and generates sales in excess of $300 million annually Mr. Banks has been with Levi Strauss six years. Campus Police Chief Chavez by Melissa Knight ¦'The people who are affected can produce Ihe best input,' said Cam¬ pus Police Chief Manuel Chavez last week about the lack ot available parking space each weekday Irom 7:30 am. to 1:00 p m. at UTSA. 'They (the people affected) can have different views that we might nol think about." Chavez continued, expressing hope lhal many will at¬ tend Ihe Student Representative Assembly meeting October 5th. "I want to hear what students think," Chavez said. "I'll be asking for help." The meeting will be at 1:00 p.m. in HB2.01.04. Chavez discussed several stu¬ dents' and faculty ideas for both im¬ mediate and temporary as well as long-range solutions to lack of park¬ ing space. cies is that they might miss things which persons involved in the situa¬ tion would more readily notice. I would like to see sfudents and in¬ structors Irom many departments work together on this. Chavez suggested that work might be coordinated through the SRA. "I'll help Ihem all that I can. I m listening lo all ideas, he added. The core ol the problem, accor¬ ding lo Chief Chavez, is that most classes are scheduled for morning hours. This necessitates the arrival of the bulk of student and faculty population on campus from approx¬ imately 7:30 a.m. through 12:00 noon. He suggested that if class scheduling could be "staggered, " then demand for parking space might be spread more evenly throughout the day and evening hours. The Chief produced data in¬ dicating that a survey prior to 1979 showed that most students prefer¬ red morning classes. "If class scheduling can be changed, it could be one solution to Ihe problem. But we dont know whether or nol students and faculty would be Willing to do that now, ' Chavez said Chavez commented on students ideas which were ottered, noting that as more factors are drawn into potential plans, costs increase *7 want to hear what students think. I'll be ask¬ ing for help." Many people have been trying lor a long time to come up with ideas lor belter use of space we already have, " Chavez said. "We nee't more help I am hoping that students as well as laculty and staff will ofler new thoughts and improvements ' Although ideas for improving effi¬ cient use of present and luture space have been received by Ihe Campus Police Department, Chavez indicated that implementation is largely blocked by two factors: lack of available research data for innova¬ tions, and lack ol funding for con¬ struction of physical improvements. Computer Science and Business Management students, lor example, might be able to design a more elfi¬ cient carpool plan as a class project, Chavez said One problem wilh surveys done by outside agen- On-canipus transit, such as a shuttle bus from distant parking lots, or off-campus transit such as a shuttle lo and Irom Ihe VIA Park- and-Ride parking al IH 10 and 1604 have been ideas already submitted to Chief Chavez. The ideas are feasible but cosl-prohibihve, he in¬ dicated. Unless someone can come up with a way to raise the money, it can I be done. We d like to hear ideas lor that ' Another student proposal was future planned parking space be utilized. There are many things to con¬ sider with 'hat idea,' Chavez said, outlining spaces on a UTSA map where new parking space might be created in accordance wilh existing plans (or Phase III conslruclion, which, as he noted, has been delayed due to lack of funding. The cost ol one paved space, he indicated, "was over $800 in 1978. Costs are undoubtedly higher now, but gravel lots might be considered. ¦ Chavez added that it IS presently unknown whether or not people would be willing to use a gravel lot. nor how lar and under what circumstances they might be willing lo walk to campus from one. Chavez indicated that one poten. tiai site lor a gravel lot might be The Gravel Pil, which borders UT¬ SA Boulevard, somewhat west of South Campus on the campus park¬ ing map. The land is flat, and crush¬ ed rock saved from previous land clearance is nearby. Another large area intended for future parking is at the southwest corner of the Margaret Tobin-Walter Brenan Avenues' intersection. Chavez also indicated possible sites southeast of the Art Building and a small one near the Convocation Center, where the Student Union Building will someday be built. He noted that Lot 9 currently occupies space where buildings are to go. Other costs affecting new space included such things as ample Security patrolling and provisions for walkways, but protection ol the environment is one of the most ex¬ pensive and important. Chavez said. The Aquifer must not be threatened, he emphasized. Adherance to Environmental Pro¬ tection Agency regulations is man¬ datory lor any proposed construc¬ tion ' Additionally, it was noted by Chief Chavez that construction is less ex¬ pensive if it is done by the Texas State Highway Department rather than by private contractors Sum¬ mer IS the Highway Departments off-season when they are most available for work on UTSA property, which is also state-owned. Awareness of this potential saving could reduce cost estimates for work to be done,' he pointed out. Chief Chavez also provided maps and other data outlining more facts about UTSAs parking space status, saying that he would like people to look at Ihem when considering their ideas for improvements. Our fui Js are very limited, " he said, "But I would like lo see everyone gel together and brainstorm' this. I think we could get some good answers to our problems with park¬ ing "
|Subject||University of Texas at San Antonio--Periodicals.|
|Description||A digital archive of The Paisano, a student operated newspaper at the University of Texas at San Antonio.|
|Publisher||The Paisano Educational Trust|
|Collection||UTSA Student Publications Collection|
|Coverage||United States; Texas; San Antonio;|
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