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MAROON April 25,1980 Loyola University, New Orleans, La V 01.57, No. 18 Applications now being accepted for financial aid Before you burn your books and dust off the bottle of suntan lotion for the summer, don't forget to reapply for financial aid. Dr. E.P. Seybold Jr., director of Scholarships and Financial Aid, said many students who now have financial aid fail to reapply for next year because "they forget, or they're not aware that they have to reapply." Seybold said it would be easier if students applied before they left school to avoid any problems that may arise with applications. "The student who lives in town has no problem," he said. "If we have a problem we can always pick up a telephone. But if the student lives out of town, we have a problem. We have to work it out by mail, which is the hardest thing to do," he said. For everyone's convenience, Seybold asks that all financial aid applicants apply now to "have their financial matters straight before school starts next fall." Seybold explained that "students who are renewing their scholarships have a priority. Next in line for schol- arships are those new students coming in, and the third priority are currently enrolled students who do not have scholarships but who are eligible. Music students interested in talent or band scholarships should contact the dean's office directly. They may also apply to the financial aid office for other grants. The College of Music has a brochure on financial aid which outlines details regarding music scholarships. These are available from the dean's office. Law students may also apply directly to the financial aid office or speak to the assistant dean of the law school, Katherine Schwab, regarding specific scholarships administered by the law school. The law school bulletin contains further information regarding specific financial aid grants. Students may obtain a basic grant application form in the financial aid office on the second floor of the Danna Center, room 208. The basic grant application form is completed by most students. It assists the office in evaluating the student's need and determines other grant programs for which the student is eligible. If you have your income tax forms handy, it takes about one-half hour to complete the 45 questions. According to an assistant financial aid director, the office is just beginning to process applications for the 1980-81 school year and is renewing grants already awarded to students. Students must reapply each year when awarded financial aid, grants or work study. Seybold's office administers approximately $475-500,000 per year in state aid, campus-based programs and scholarships. Seybold offered students a bit of advice: "Apply early, and if you run into a problem, or if you think you have a problem, write or call the financial aid office immediately." IHE NEVILLE BROTHERS, famed New Orleans group, entertained a large crowd last Friday, even with the dark, threatening skies. (Photo by Mark Botello) College students suicide-prone By MICHELLE FONSECA What happens when a person wants to stop the world and get off? Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults. The number of 15-to-24 year olds who kill themselves has doubled in little more than a decade, from 1,876 in 1965 to 4,747 in 1976. In New Orleans, the coroner's office reports there was a 20 percent increase in the number of suicides committed last year. Recognizing this, the Counseling and Career Development Center, in cooperation with the housing department, is offering a seminar on suicide, Tues., May 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. A videotape, "Suicide Intervention," followed by small group discussions, will round out the program. Also, during the week before exams, the center will man a booth in the Danna Center lobby. In addition to counseling, the center will offer exam survival techniques, ranging from study schedules to deciphering and studying for different types of tests. Anna Crawford, coordinator of the seminar and counselor, realizes this is a hectic time for students. "The center is providing this program because we find with college students there are certain times during the year they get depressed. This is especially true for seniors, because they have completed the circle they began as freshmen, and it may seem threatening," Crawford said. "They can begin to doubt their self-worth. It can be a shaky time for all students." Family pressures, relationships and financial burdens are some of the major factors which lead to depression and possibly suicide, said Dr. Marjorie Dachowski, director of the center. But she stressed these problems are solvable."Most people don't want to commit suicide," Dachowski said. "If they do attempt it, they don't expect to die, even though they are aware that that particular action means death. They don't realize the finality of death." Dachowski added that women are four times more likely to attempt suicide, but they are less successful than men because they use less lethal means- such as drugs compared to guns or jumping from high places. "We are very fortunate that we don't have a wider problem at Loyola," said Dachowski. "In the seven years I've been director there have been only two suicides, but many more attempts." Rev. John Payne, chaplain of the law school and assistant professor of religious studies, agreed. "We're better than most schools around the nation. We've got a lot of safety valves on campus- resident assistants, counseling center, and pastoral availability," he said. "We're not exempt. We're just better off." Any suicide attempt on campus, Dachowski said, is reported to the Student Affairs office. The office only keeps a count of the number of attempts, not a record of names. Everyone is ensured of confidentiality. Guidance can also come from outside the campus. The crisis intervention/suicide prevention center offers 24-hour counseling through their hotline at 523-COPE. On the average, the center receives 10,000-12,000 calls a year. Generally female callers outnumber male callers two to one. Holidays are the busiest time for the staff of 58 volunteers. C.J. Trog, director of creative training and organization, said the most frequent calls concern family problems, depression, drug abuse and alcohol problems. Trog said volunteers (18 and over) need no experience, just a willingness to help and a non-judgmental approach to every situation. Initial training includes a five-day session for a total of 26 hours. Additional hours are required to become a counselor. A tentative training schedule is slated for the second week in May. Rapists attack Loyola, Tulane women By ALLEN JOHNSON New Orleans police are investigating more than six rapes and several attempted rapes- which have occurred in the University area since mid-December. In one case, a young male attempted to rape a Loyola coed in the ladies room of a Loyola building. That incident took place last December and no arrests have been made yet, according to John Ghio, director of Loyola security. The most recent attack, according to police, occurred on the Tulane campus April 2. A Tulane coed was walking between the school's university center and gymnasium when she was attacked by a black male at about 8:30 p.m. He put his hands over her mouth to prevent her from screaming and jammed a white canvas bag over her head, police said. He then threw her on the ground and attempted to rape her, according to reports. During the struggle, the young woman kicked off her high heeled shoes, broke away, and ran to a men's dormitory where she called police. The suspect fled with her purse containing $42, the report said. Police said they're having a hard time putting rapists behind bars. "They're laughing at us," said Lt. William McGaha, former commander of the 2nd police district. "We know who most of these guys are. But they keep rolling out of jail because the victim doesn't want to testify in court. "Then once a rapist is out, he's pulling rapes again," McGaha said. Police said they are also looking for two men who have teamed up to commit more than five rapes in the University area since early March. Armed either with a knife or gun, the pair have forced their way into area residences and raped the women under threat of death. In one case, the two raped one woman and forced a pregnant woman to commit a sex act. Afterward, the women bound and gagged, listened in terror while the men debated whether or not to kill them. "The rapist isn't fulfilling a sexual desire when he rapes," said Ghio, who was certified for sex crime analysis by the U.S. Department of Justice. "He wants to terrorize his victim. Rape is an act of violence, not sex." Literature provided by the Loyola Women's Center shows that many rape victims are also threatened with death and/or beaten. One unidentified policeman said the rape cases in New Orleans, "Are getting to be more than we can handle. It's all we can do now to keep up with them," the policeman said. "I saw one (convicted rapist) hanging out in Audubon Park the other day. He's supposed to be doing 75 years in Angola, but his sentence was suspended. I don't know why he's out on the street again." Loyola to train registered nurses By MARCY MOLNAR Loyola has been awarded a $369,508 grant by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare for the development of a program for registered nurses. The program would provide registered nurses with courses not available in other nursing programs, but necessary for a bachelor of science degree, according to Dr. Edwina of the nursing program. Frank is the director of the innovative program called "Increasing the Opportunities for Learning," aimed at designing a curriculum for working registered nurses. Participating in the program are the Ochsner Foundation, Charity, West Jefferson, Lakeside, Flint-Goodridge and Mandeville hospitals. "There has been a great change in nursing since 1965," Frank said, explaining that now preparation leading to a bachelor's degree are essential. The HEW grant will continue for three years. "The nature of the grant is such that it will get the program going," Frank said, noting that the programs will be self sustaining by the end of the funding period. The program calls for an increase in faculty from one full-time position to five, according to Dr. Willie Zandersassistant dean of City College. He added that the grant will make possible an increase from 15 credit hours in nursing now offered to 54. The City College, which began a limited program for registered nurses in 1975-76, now has 30 students enrolled in nursing courses. When the new program begins next year, enrollment will probably increase. "We're expecting an enrollment of over 100 for the fall," Frank said. "We hope, eventually, to become a school," she added. SGA demands action on diploma controversy By MARIE PRAT With next year's SGA members looking over their shoulders, the Student Government Association discussed several end-of-the-year items in a meeting Tuesday. In his report, SGA President Frank A. Milanese read a letter from President James C. Carter, S.J., in response to demands that student displeasure with the new graduation procedures be recognized. In the letter, Carter said the Board of Trustees decides on matters of University policy. Graduation (and the diploma issue) are administrative matters, according to Carter. Despite Carter's letter, Milanese said, "Our next line of action will be to make a formal complaint to the Board of Trustees, and hope they will receive us in May when they meet." After the Dean's Council failed to reverse the new policy, Milanese said the Board of Trustees is the only other place to get action on the issue. "However, it seems like those of us graduating in May will definitely be receiving diploma covers," said Milanese, a graduating senior. ——— — — m In other business, SGA Vice President Marc 0. Dedman announced April 30 as the date for the SGA banquet. At the April 15 meeting, $600 was allocated for a dinner at the Saxony for SGA members and their guests. The SGA considered several proposals. A proposal allocating $554 to the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association for transportation to their annual meeting in San Francisco was discussed at length. SGA members brought up the fact that the LSDABA owed money to the student government. A controversy over allocating funds to organizations which owe money to SGA developed as the law school delegation fought to support the proposal. It was later discovered, however, that the LSDABA did not have any outstanding debts. The proposal was defeated. SGA passed two proposals at the meeting. One allocated $225 to the LSDADA for transportation to a summer conference June 6-8 in Dallas, and the'other gave $215 to the Association of Women Law Students for a fall newsletter. Loyola panel covers human sexuality By BETH NUTTER "Workaholics are not sexaholics, generally," said Judith L. Barnes, a sex therapist at River Oaks Hospital, said at a Human Sexuality Forum held Tuesday evening at Loyola. "People who are high achievers and use this standard in the bedroom aren't focused on pleasure," Barnes said. Other panel members included Dr. Uri Peles, director of the Human Sexuality Center at Touro Hospital and Rev. Ken Buddendorf, S.J., associate campus minister at Loyola. Studies, including Kinsey's re- search, indicate that a man's sexuality peaks at age 18-19. For women, it is age 35. "The implications of this are that it may not make a lot of sense of women to marry older men," Barnes said. Women are culturally inclined to marry older men. Fertility-wise, this would be a stabilizing effect on population. But group norms do not explain any one individual's behavior." Barnes said. Barnes is co-therapist in the sex and marital therapy program at River Oaks Hospital. She is also working on a doctorate in clinical psychology. A question and answer period followed the presentations by each panelist. One audience member asked if her 18-year-old daughter, who was about to enter college, would encounter the same sexual attitudes she had encountered.Barnes answered, "From general college samples of females, at least 60-70 percent will have had one premarital sexual relationship before graduation from college. "Relationships today generally indicate serious relationships, or sex with affection," Barnes said. "The women's movement has played a role in women giving themselves permission to be more assertive sexually. "Unfortunately," Barnes added, "the double standard is still alive and well." Peles made a bid for sex education, saying, "An informed young woman is not necessarily going to turn on or become promiscuous. Being in possession of the facts, she will be more choosy about with whom she becomes involved." A list of myths about human sexuality was distributed to audience. It stated that men and women do not lose their sex drive after the age of 50. About 30 students, faculty and guests attended the free discussion which was sponsored by the Counseling and Career Development Office. THE ROAR of jackhammers filled the quad recently, as workmen drilled through the sidewalk to uncover utility lines buried beneath the concrete. The utility lines being replaced run next to a hot water line which causes an unusual sight as steam bubbles up from the hole. (Staff photo) Maroon in error On page one of last week's issue of the Maroon, the caption identifies the TGIF as being sponsored by Sigma Delta Pi fraternity. The TGIF was actually sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi. The Maroon regrets this error.
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