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MAROON Loyola University New Orleans, Louis'ana Volume 51 Number 19 *J March,2Ql97s Student Union undergoes face lift PETER FINNEY Staff Reporter In an effort to achieve a "better and more viable student center," the Student Union will undergo a facelift next year with twice as much money to spend and possibly two new directors to spend it. Vice-President for Student Affairs, Vincent P. Knipfing, said next year's Student Union budget would double in amount from $10.5 thousand to $21 thousand giving the new directors the opportunity to improve and increase student programming. The budget increase is awaiting final approval of the budget committee. The $15 Student Center fee increase will provide the money for next year's Union budget, according to Knipfing. Students will pay $35 instead of $20 in Student Center fees. Long-time student Union director Henry Asher is retiring after this year which marks the 30th year he has been associated with Loyola in some capacity. Msher has operated the Union almost individually without the services of a full-time secretary. Asher commended the proposed Student Union reorganization. "Dean Knipfing is a very progressive man, anything he decides will be for the betterment of Loyola," Asher said. Knipfing said there had been "problems in the past" with the Student Union because of lack of staff, Asher had "no secretary to organize room reserving," Knipfing said. '.'There's going to be a lot more things happening starting next year," Knipfing said. "We're hoping to improve the student programming, but things aren't going to change overnight. We're going to have a better and more viable student center." Knipfing said Student Union plans for next year already include two trips-one to Colorado for skiing during Christmas and the other to Europe. Knipfing also said work on transferring Danna Center offices into offices solely for student activities and organizations was scheduled to be finished by next year. The SGA and other student organizations will move into the basement offices of personnel and Student Union area. "Very little construction will take place," Knipfing said. There will just be a lot of moving of the occupants." Knipfing said there were no present plans for moving the Communications department from its present quarters, but he did say the department would eventually need more space. Communications will probably take over the Student Union area when it does expand in five to 10 years, Knipfing said. The second part of the changes slated for Danna Center is still in the proposal stage. Under the plan, the second floor of the building would contain offices for student affairs and activities. The Audubon Room would be converted into separate rooms for music listening, reading magazines, and watching television. The present Journalism offices would be relocated in another building. Knipfing also said consulting architects are looking into the various possibilities for new tennis courts on campus. Since land is scarce, they are even speculating at the possibility of rooftop playing surfaces. PHOTO by Ksthie O'Caltaghan TOP- Student Union President Bill Coveny expresses his feelings towards proposed changes. Bottom: Henry Asher, Student Union Director, discusses new plans with student representatives.
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