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WEDNESDAY JULY 15 1998 Volume 27, Issue 5 Opinion Nude models pose in Springville 5 Life! Hard Rock comes to Salt Lake 6 Sports France upsets Brazil and wins the World Cup 8 Marketplace 9 RtefDiiilts S HIGHER LEARNING Educators also express need for new and larger campuses to accommodate the state's influx of college goers. BY H A V A L A H GHOLDSTON Executive News Editor Higher education officials discussed the way tuition is figured for the state's colleges at their monthly meeting, held last Friday in Cedar City. College Presidents and members of the Utah State Board of Regents threw out various ideas and feelings in a discussion with the Legislature group, the Education Interim Committee at siiiaSiujorlii - fit.; f ' , . -v ,- "k. J . t ' K At"" ' 1' , - I 7'' v - w . ;m r . 1 ..... p nAM tiV Colleges use SUMO CUM LAUDE With the help of some 40 new videos students will get a chance to laugh while learn complex subjects. by Jan Cienski Associated Press Students tired of listening to a professor drone about calculus in front of a dusty chalk board now have an alternative. They can pop in a video and watch two garbagemen using the dimensions of a dumpster to make arcane concepts of higher mathematics understandable. The video, "The Creepy, Crawly World of Calculus," is one KNOW THE NUMBERS tow the meeting held at Southern Utah University. Legislators counseled the regents last year to research and analyze different funding and accountability needs and report back this year concerning these issues. These items were conceptualized in master planning task forces within the board but had the option of being forwarded to the Joint Liaison Committee, according to regents chairman Charlie Johnson. Tuition is currently being calculated in different ways at the nine different colleges in the state. Regents would like to see changes made so that the methods would be more uniform from school to school but so far the Legislature has not made any moves toward "6 of 40 two-hour tapes produced by Cerebellum Corp., a 5-year-old Falls Church, Va. company that uses offbeat humor and wacky characters to help college students grasp ideas that may have whizzed over their heads in class. "If you're relaxed and you're less tense when you're learning, you learn more," said Chip . Paucek, one of the company's two founders. Paucek, 27, and his buddy James Rena, 29, were thinking about starting their own business in 1993. They started reminiscing about their college experiences at George Washington University and were struck by how much they remembered from courses taught by teachers who used an Editor-in-chief: Advertising: News Desk: Business Manager: Fax: 222-8794 222-8102 222-8602 222-8617 222-8601 lit all I ill In Gomcm fioir talon imissiresi . r this goal. The funding task force proposes giving a new flexibility to college presidents concerning the setting Over.400 performers participated in the Springville World Folkfest. The production in eludes flok music, and various dances by musicians and dancers from nine countries accross the globe. This years event attracted over 20,000 spectators. Since its stat in 1985, the SpringviJJc.WoM Folkfest has become on of the largest folk dance and music festivals in the United States. Performers from all over the world have participated since 1985. video inventive and humorous approach. They decided to turn that insight into a business. "I had a professor at GW who taught astronomy," Paucek said. "His approach was completely brilliant. To demonstrate waves he would attach a spring from one end of the room to the other and he left an impression." Paucek wrote the script for The Wild and Wacky World of Finance," then the went trolling for financing. They hit up friends and relatives for $80,000 in start-up money. They made the two-hour video in Paucek's basement, using songs, skits and jokes to explain such concepts as interest rates, and annuities. Double taxation mSJ' State (loll mo "None of us should kid ourselves that our nine institutions can meet the needs of growth in Utah." Kerry Romesburg, President of UVSG of tuitions. In theory, this would serve as an alternative way of funding programs, increasing the quality of those programs and help Read Havalah Gholdston's coverage of this years folkfest in the Life! section See page 6 to tutor students was filmed in a tattoo parlor. "It's a mix between "Saturday Night Live' and "Sesame Street,"' said Charlene Hottle, bookstore manager at J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, who always has one of Cerebellum's videos playing in her store to entertain students. "As far as I know there isn't anyone else out there who does stuff like this." Paucek and Rena borrowed a buddy's van, loaded in some demo tapes and headed south to the Campus Market Expo in Orlando, Fla. They got a few orders and the company seemed about to take off. But sales dried up and the company came close tocollapsing. HiSIDE Rock our world The famous chain of restaurants, Hard Rock Cafe, have decided to drop anchor in Salt Lake. Seepages ii:side llncpt in Franrp Try as they might, Ronaldo andspjZL the other Brazillian All-Stars couldn't beat the home team and VI gain their filth World Cup y. Chamionship C See page 8 to fund the teaching. Costs, demand and growth of any given program would be taken into account in the calculation of tuition for lower-division courses, higher-division courses and graduate school, said Johnson, also the task force chairman, in an article published in the Deseret News last week. "It would dramatically change the way tuition is handled to give flexibility to college and university presidents," Johnson said in the Deseret News. "Anytime you give flexibility, it means the potential of some tuition increases higher than average and some that will go down." According to Johnson and the Deseret News, this move would also result in a tuition hike for On-line Admission SURFFIN' ADMISSIONS Students now can apply for admission over the internet, and know immediately if they have been accepted to the school B Y K E L L I E Editor Englehardt in C H E I R Students can now apply to Utah Valley State College by using the world wide web. New students and transfer students currently can use the new application process with the ease '' of getting on-line. Once a student submits the information they will immediately receive a letter of acceptance, infor mation on academic advisement and orientation. Shelley Olsen, assistant director of admissions said that the process is much easier for students because it is done a lot faster and students don't have to wait for the next step. Admissions fees must be sent to the cashier and transcripts submitted to the Admissions office before registration is possible. Olsen said that because of a lack of funding and very few per- . The price for the video was too high at $29.99 and its packaging didn't look serious. "It had a bald guy with a cartoon globe with a dollar sign in it," Paucek said. "We had a great product inside the box but the packaging was all wrong. It emphasized the fun too much." They recalled the video, reworked it and lowered the price to $19.99. The company took off. Revenues for 1997 were $4 million, and the company expects that to increase to about $10 million this year. Cerebellum now employs 65 people in a 16,000-square-foot building in Falls Church, where the videos are written, produced x.(X-' Pur 4: C 7 medical and law students based on the market and demand for those occupations. But such increases would serve to further up scaling of such programs. By the same right, tuition for other programs would actually decrease to attract more students, for example, in education. Needed resources would then be transferred to insure continued quality in such instances. Other issues discussed at the meetings on Friday included the disapproval of a 3.5 pay raise for the nine presidents of the state's colleges. Passage of this proposal would have skyrocketed presidential salaries to over $100,000 for all institution presidents.Except for. Salt Lake Community College and Utah SEE TUITION CONTINUED ON PG. 4 sonel members in UVSC's computer department, admissions department went off campus to have the site created. Though many schools in the United States have an electronic admissions process, UVSC's is the only school in the nation whose application goes dirrectly to the school within a matter of seconds. Olsen said that -sevea! students are already using the sight for easy access. Olsen feels that the application process is a step forward for students. "It will be much faster for the student. Through the mail-in process, an application could take up to five days before it was reviewed. The advan tage of using the web is that it will take less than an hour to complete, the entire admissions procedure." Although the sight is currently only available for use to new. students and transfer students. Olsen said that they are currently in the process of making it available for students applying for readmission. The electronic application can be foundatwww.uvsc.eduapply. and shot. Its videos and workbooks are available in more than 2,000 college bookstores and national chains such as Borders Books and Barnes & Noble. They've also been able to lure celebrities to do cameos in the videos. Don Most, best known as Richie Cunningham's pal Ralph Malph in the 1970s television series "Happy Days," plays a guest statistician in "The High Stakes World of Statistics." He sits above a dunking booth and goes into the water when someone gets an answer wrong. Sex guru Dr. Ruth Westheimer appears in the sociology video. SE TUTOR CONTINUED 0NFG.3 QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Anal leakage, who needs it? Why would we eat anything that causes it?" SUSAN POWTER Commenting on the warning label on fat free Pringles that says anal leakage may(result by consuming the product.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1998-07-15|
|Description||UVSC College Times was the student newspaper for Utah Valley State College from July 07, 1993 to June 2, 2008|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley State College--History; Utah Valley University--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||The College Times, 1998-07-15|
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