Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 16, 1973 · Page 109
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 109

Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, April 16, 1973
Page 109
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g-38 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Mon., April 1C, 1973 !. JAMES A. M1CHENER LIBRARY -- In operation almost two years on the University of Northern Colorado west campus is the James A. Michener Library, ." largest academic library in Colorado. (UNC photo) UNC's vocational ed program prepares students to join work force by providing "realities' i BySUKALUMUAUGH V UNC Journalism Student 1 Acquainting students to the "realities of work" before actually joining (he work force is a primary purpose of the vocational education program at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Louise Keller, chairman of Ihe department said. " "We work from the premise that everything cannot be learned in the classroom," Dr. Keller explained. "Therefore, we utilize the outside world of work as a learning center for our students." - Plans for an approved teacher education vocation program were starled in 1965 by Dr. Darrell Holmes, then president of the university. To b;e approved by Ihe Slate Board of Community Colleges and occupational Eriucalion, the university had to, among other stipulations, hire a director for the program, and provide both pre-service and in-service training in "those approved areas of vocational instruction for which there is inslructor demand." ;in 1968, Dr. Keller was hired to direct the program. The program is now also a recognized deparlment on campus. - In its first year, 62 students enrolled in courses, with Dr. Keller being the only slaff member. At present, there are 11 staff members, with about 300 undergraduates and 300 graduate students doing course work in vocational education. The vocational education department does not offer a major at present. It does, however, offer both course work and actual work experiences that are required for a student to be a credentialed vocational education teacher in Colorado. For example, if a sludent is interested in teaching business in a vocational education- program, he must nol only have certain required courses, but also have two years of actual work experience in his particular field. "We are essentially asking the student if he can hn what he is trying to get others to be," Dr. Keller said. In addition to training future vocational education teachers, another primary purpose of the deparlment is to provide in- service and off-campus instruction to teachers already in the field. "Our function off campus is to help school districts initiate new or re design Iheir current v o c a t i o n a l e d u c a t i o n programs," Dr. Keller said. "The usual procedure is to assign a staff member to work with personnel from the current program. Together, they innovate new methods and ideas into the program." The department is also involved in research projects on the national, state, and local level. Even with the department's progress in the past five years, Dr. Keller feels expansion is needed. "Vocational education is still wide-open in regard to job opportunities in the filed," Dr. Keller said. "We cannot supply all the qualified personnel that are needed in many of the occupational areas." "In addition, the entire concept of vocational education is relatively new on the university level, and it has taken time to be accepted as part of the academic sphere of the university. "Now that we have basic ideas as to our goals and purposes, we are working toward fulfullment of each individual's needs and the needs of the existing vocational education programs throughout the state," Dr. Keller said. U.S. soldiers take Viet brides EDITOR'S NOTE -- As in all wars, some of America's soldiers have come away from the battlefields with brides. How arc they adjusting to a life where everything from language to the weather is so different? Some are making it. Others cry a lot. By ANN BLACKMAN Associated Press Writer SPRING LAKE, N.C. ( A P ) When Xen Thi Richie lets her thoughts drift back to Vietnam, she remembers seeing movies of America -- "so pretty and beautiful" -- nothing about the muddy trailer park near Ft. Bragg where she lives today. Army Spec. 5 Dennis Richie asked her to marry him, convincing her to leave the resort town of Vung Tan on the South China Sea where she said she workedasabargirl. "When in Vietnam, he went my way," Mrs. Richie explained through an interpreter. "In America I follow his." But she admits, it's not easy. Xen Thi Richie is one of about 5,000 Vietnamese war brides who have come to America in the past four years. She has tried to adapt quickly, but everything is different: The customs, food, language, manners, weather. Unlike Mrs. Richie, many of the women faced problems even before leaving Vietnam: Bribes to obtain a passport, red tape around the marriage procedures, arguments with her family, doubts about his. Of the two dozen Vietnamese women interviewed, those who PROGRESS IN FOOD SHOPPING! Here are some of the things we've implemented during the past year to make your shopping easier and more convenient. We do care about you -- rely on it! Jack Kissler Store Director Albertsons South 25th St. at 9th Ave. YOUR MAN IN GOLD EVERYDAY DISCOUNT PRICES Our policy is and will remain that all items will be discounted every day. Price raises or reductions will occur only when the Chuck Dill Wholesale price Changes. Store Director West Albertsons 2700 West 10th St. YOUR MAN IN GOLD PLUS--look for our "Bonus Buy" Bug. It indicates additional savings passed on to you from our everyday low discount prices. MEATS IN CLEAR PLASTIC TRAYS, see your meat top.and bottom -- no hidden bone or fat! BUYERS CHOICE GROUND BEEF. Our new label gives you the choice: Regular, Lean, Extra Lean. RELY ON ALBERTSON TRU-VALU UNIT PRICING. Tru-Valu pricing provides instant comparison between brands and sizes based on units weight or volume. FRESHNESS CODE. At Albertsons you'll find signs explaining the Freshness Codes applying to Albertsons quality products. had been exposed to Western culture before have had less trouble adjusting to the changes. Still, many find America is not the land of good and plenty they expected. Mrs. Richie, a delicate woman with striking black hair, finds herself in a small country town miles away from the big- city skyscrapers she said she had dreamed about. Her biggest disappointment, she said, is that she is dependent on her' husband to drive her everywhere. "I can't walk from the house to the store or the movies," she said. "My husband must drive me, and much of.the time, he is too busy." So, much of the time she stirys home. Richie, a thin man who has been in the service nine years, said he talks to his wife like a small child because she speaks little English. And still, much is misunderstood. Money is a problem because his dollar doesn't stretch as it did in Vietnam. A few trailers away, Air Force Staff Sgt. Edward G. Miller of Baltimore lives with his camera-shy Vietnamese wife and their 3-month-old son, Edward HI. Miller, a hefty man with a tattoo on his arm and a gold cross around his neck, said he speaks "only the dirty words" in Vietnamese. His wife's mother was killed during the Tet offensive in 1988. The wife, who asked that her name not be^sed, insists she doesn't like Vietnam -- "Vietnamese people No. to" -- she says in the G.I. slang that rates all good things No. 1 and all bad No. 10, but she is desperately homesick for her grandmother and little sister. One Vietnamese woman who lias lived in America for five years said she is most bothered by the fast pace many Americans keep. "Everything is slow down at home," sho said. "You don't rush fur everything. You have siesta at lunchtime. Here you ·ush to laundry, rush to store, ·ush to pick up kids at school. At home, we don't rush, ever. "At home I had three maids, ·fere I have a dishwasher and i vacuum cleaner, but I have o do all the work myself." Samuel M. James of Dur-lam, N.C., a Baptist mis- ;ionary who counsels 20 of the 00 V i e t n a m e s e - A m e r i c a n ·ouples living in (he Kl. Bragg irea, said communication, noney and homesickness are hrcc big problems most of licsc couples face. "If they don't speak each oth- r's language on an in-depth evel, they can't talk when lioy'rc angry, crying or when liey hurt," James said in an iterviow. "In Vietnam they an live very well on Ihe Amer- can dollar -- servants, stereos, ice viol lies. "Hul they come to Ihe slates, nd suddenly these things dis- ppcar. They oflen find their ersonal circumstances aren't 'hut Ilieyexucctcd." New building planned to house welfare A new building to house Weld The new building will contain County's Welfare Department 25,000 square feet and will be is in the offing, but definite built by a private firm on plans ' and location are not ground to be provided by the available at this writing. building firm. The County Board of Com- After completion, the missione'rs has announced the building would be leased Iwck present building at nth Avnnue to the county, probably on a, and 16th Street has been long-term arrangmenl f o r . 10 declared inadequate by both years. state and federal authorities. County Commissioner Glenn office," '-I';! Billings said the county would realize more in taxes on the building than it would pay in* lease fees and would have the option to purchase the building if desired. · · ·? . .The structure will be built on a bid basis and the date for opening bids has not been ai»S nounced, although at least one? bid has been received. ;" GROWING WITH A PURPOSE . 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