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1 ?tt'i . ay UTAH VALLEY STATE 'A 3 TIM C EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA VEnET exclusive ZID LTUD lie 10 n rTinnnn n , nc? pur? UUUUL7 ULiuiiU dLiU y fetal GOSt dDUS 837 filllllQEl? College Times Team Coverage Shawn Manselt, John Ditzler, . ' and Richie Wilcox With a series of controversial articles recently published in the Daily Herald, and the Utah legislature in session, pressure is closing in from a multiplicity of sources for UVSC to conform to "community values." Multiple sources have confirmed that members of the Utah legislature are upset at UVSC as a whole because of a recently perceived "liberal trend" within the college that seems to have offended many in Utah County. UVSC's recent production of "The Vagina Monologues," mock gambling at UVSC's annual all-nighter, and an English class entitled Queer Theory, all coming so close on the heels of Michael Moore's visit last fall, have drawn the ire of some community members and leaders, including influential donors and state legislators. Commenting on the Daily Herald's string of articles that covered the above-mentioned activities on campus, President Sederburg said, "We had five days in a row.. .in which I think we got a bum rap. I think it was just sensationalism."He added, "But I can't underestimate the challenges we face in the loss of support, just in that series of a week or something, especially with our legislators... because were on the defensive now with the Digital Learning Center and a variety of things." The Digital Learning Center (DLC), costing over an estimated 30 million dollars, is central to Sederburg's plans for the college. When the Capital Facilities Subcommittee made their list of recommendations, the DLC was absent. Marlon Snow, a member of the board of Regents, spoke to the College Times with the condition that he was not speaking as a regent, but rather as a community member. Snow said that the failure to secure funding for the DLC was a result of UVSC's recent controversial activities. "The library... you had to put it on hold this year," Snow said. When asked spe-. cifically if he thought that was a result the legislature's disapproval of UVSC activities Snow said," I do, yes I do." In a recent Faculty Senate meeting, a representative of UVSC administration told the group that "officially" UVSC didn't get funding for its proposed DLC this legislative session because Utah roads were a bigger priority, but "unofficially" UVSC didn't get the DLC because of controversial events like Michael Moore, the Vagina Monologues and the Queer Theory course. Two sources speaking on condition of anonymity have said that directly before the Daily Herald's series of articles highlighting controversial activities on campus, the DLC seemed to be very high on the list of priorities for both the Board of Regents and the legislature. After the Daily Herald's exposure, the push for the DLC seemed to lose steam. Senators Curtis Bramble and John Valentine didn't attribute the DLC not being funded to legislative retaliation. "I haven't heard anybody against the Digital Learning Center, I've heard concerns that UVSC is adequately reflecting community standards," Valentine said. Bramble said the Utah County Delegation fought for the DLC. "We are all united in pushing hard to get it this year." Valentine, who is President of the Utah State Senate, admitted that some legislators as well as several constituents are concerned about UVSC. "I feel that UVSC is a strong institution, but it is getting harder and harder to defend against things like the gambling class, sexual orientation class, and the Michael Moore situation." Senator Valentine said, "I am having a hard time convincing some of my colleagues, even in Utah County, that the school is going in the rightdirection." VOLUME33 ISSUE 24 ) - 1 f ' 1 Is UVSC being punished for its politics? Be it a Nelly concert or a class on queer literature, some community members are concerned over the moral direction of the school. wwm mm Autumn Nielson Assistant News Editor A former member of the USSR Supreme Soviet, and current Vice President of the Law Academy in Nord Estonia, Igor Grazin, spoke at UVSC last Thursday morning.Dr. Grazin gave a presentation called "The Dissolution of the European Union?" in the Library Center. Dr. Grazin holds doctorates in Philosophy, Law, and Legal Sciences, has been awarded many prestigious titles from schools around the United States, and formerly held many positions including General Counsel to the President of Estonia. Grazin spoke of the European Union and the effect it has had on Europe, and his predictions of where the Union will be in the future. As the author of many articles and books in English, Russian, and German, Dr. Grazin presented his ideas with a humble, yet sincere knowledge of Estonia. "I might not be the most influential writer in Estonia, but I am the most fertile and active one." In his presentation, Grazin shed light on many new angles within the European Union. He spoke of when it was first formed, and how it seemed that there were dozens of Unions forming. He joked that someone said "oops and signed us up for the European Nation." He says that perhaps if he would have known, and had the power when invited to join, he would have said, "Thank you, but no thank you." For now, Estonia has found that there are certain rules that need to be followed to be a part of the E.U. For example, during the winter in Estonia, the rivers are frozen over and wolves come down to prey on the sheep being raised by farmers. Hence, February was always the wolf hunt. Ironically enough, wolves are a protected species in the E.U. "This was one of our first red flags," said Grazin. Dr. Grazin also pointed out that although the European f ' X S i j I ( V Andy HuntNetXNews Dr. Igor Grazin, Vice President of the Law Academy in Nord, Estonia spoke at UVSC last week concerning the European Union and the effect it has had on Europe, and on his native Estonia. It! lid 111 II ii Moroni Maldonado News Writer This Feb. 15, many job hungry students will be at UVSC in the Hall of Flags. Thirty or more employers will line up to give students the opportunity they need to earn money. Anywhere from Armor Pest Control to Zion Ponderosa Resort will be here waiting for students to take the initiative toward a brighter summer.Students can come and get a step ahead of the employment search. "Come with an idea of what you want to choose, come and try them all out," said Gary Gardner, a counselor at UVSC's Career & Student Employment ("The Job Place".. .and more!). Tyler, Colleen Mather, and Keith Lue, the Business Contributors, said that "Your college and summer work experience should be enjoyable. Consider employment that offers travel and adventure. Through these experiences, you can meet people and go places that may open your eyes to a new world of possibilities."They have also advised that this can be an opportunity for employers to see who the students are. The extra effort can become a window of many new adventures. Summer jobs can get students the much-needed work experience that future careers will demand. Taking a step now can help students avoid having to choose from very few options. Don't forget to come down to the Summer Jobs Fair, Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hall of Flags. For more information regarding the Summer Jobs Fair, visit the Career & Student Employment office in AD 113, or online at http: www.uvsc.educse.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2005-02-14|
|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, 2005-02-14|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|