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n o n n The independent MONDAY ( V r V-1 i ' :JL Former Miss America and incest survivor speaks on ways to stop sexual abuse Errin Julkunen News Editor "I was 53 years old before I was able to utter the ugliest six-letter word there is:.incest." Marilyn Van Derbur started her speech at UVSC with these powerful words. Van Derbur, Miss America of 1958, has been a motivational speaker for years, and has recently taken her career to helping stop the silence surrounding incest and sexual abuse. Van Derbur, like other survivors of childhood sexual trauma, dealt with her abuse, which lasted from age five to 18, by dissociating. She "split" so that she would be able to accommodate the traumatic experience. Much of her life was dedicated to excelling in the things that she did, to compensate for the pain she was dealing with. "Incest has colored every aspect of my life," Van Derbur. said. It started to affect her most Chad ClarkNetXNews LDS Filmmaker Richard Dutcher D)y tic heir speaEss on tiGue gemiire he oeatied Michael Palmer Assistant News Editor On Monday Nov. 14, Richard Dutcher the "father of Mormon cinema" offered a brief presentation and answered questions relating to his new film, God's Army 2: States of Grace, in the Ragan Theater. Dutcher began the forum by giving an account of his experience in Mormon cinema over the past five years since his film God's Army was released, igniting the genre of Mormon cinema. "My journey in Mormon cinema has been very, very interesting," Dutcher said. "In the past five years-and especially in the past one and a half weeks-I have learned more about marketing and audience than I ever thought I would." voice of students at NOVEMBER 21 2005 Ballroom Dance The UVSC Ballroom Dance Company will showcase their competition pieces at their Winter Concert. ' To read more see page A7. r, i spoke to students at UVSC last States of Grace was released this month to major theaters throughout Utah, receiving mostly positive acclaim from a variety of critics. However, the sequel to God's Army, which has been somewhat controversial for its violent content, has had a much harder time finding an audience than its predecessor. Dutcher accredited this to a low expectation for Mormon cinema that has developed with the consistent release of mediocre films. "Right now I think Mormon cinema is in its death throes," Dutcher said. "The faith and trust the audience had is all but gone." Dutcher also expressed some frustration that the merit of a film is constantly judged by its commercial success. He criticized some filmmakers and critics for being primar Utah Valley State WWW.NETXNEWS.NET Thoughts on Thanksgiving This weeks faculty corner features Thanksgiving thoughts from Assistant Professor of Chemistry Mathew Horn. Turn to A4. L when she married. "For 13 years, I had tried not to feel anything. Now I had to learn to trust, to be able to give and accept." Van Derbur battled psychological and physical trauma in her late thirties as she tried to cope with the affects of incest. She shared stories of outside influences affecting her profoundly, including when her daughter turned five, the age Van Derbur was when the abuse started. After starting therapy, Van Derbur confronted her father. Van Derbur said that he told her that had he known what it would do to her, he would not have done it. He brought a gun to the confrontation, keeping Van Derbur "not in fear, but in terror." Van Derbur said that he was very forcefully letting her know the potential consequences she would face if she exposed him. Van Derbur found out later that her father had sexu- See ABUSE. A2 lii i T 1 11-,, - u:;:n;.::;v week. ily concerned with the potential revenue of a film, rather than its artistic merit. "I am nauseated that it has become so much about how much this film cost, and how much did this film gross," said Dutcher. "If all film is, is a way to make some money for a few people, to sell some popcorn, then I think we're truly wasting the greatest art form we have." When asked whether he would continue to make films as a part of Mormon cinema, or whether he would branch out and do something separate, Dutcher expressed some ambivalence. "I have always hoped that there would be enough of an audience here in my own community to make and appreciate my films, but I don't See DUTCHER. A2 How the media distorts Emily Bitton News Writer The media wants American women and men to feel insecure about their bodies. Nicole Hopkins, Ph.D., from the Center For Change in Orem, came to UVSC Wednesday Nov. 16 to speak on body image and the media. What is on the cover of beauty magazines is a lie. Hopkins told students to question what the media portrays as beautiful. The body images on magazine covers, movies and television shows are often not real. State senator puts stipulations on UVSC's university status John Ditzler Executive Editor Two Utah State Senators who paid a visit to UVSC last week expressed support for seeing the school through to university status but threatened to hinder that goal if the school hosts social or political events that are not consistent with conservative politics. Both Senators were Republican legislators. Utah State Senators John L. Valentine and Parley Hellewell visited campus Friday, Nov. 1 1 in a show of support for UVSC's efforts to garner more baccalaureate degrees. Senator Valentine, who is the President of the Utah State Senate, said, he "is working for UVSC's university status." "In my mind," Valentine said, "it's not if, it's when we VOLUME XXXIV NO. Wolverine Wisdom See what Wolverine has to say about the Women's Basketball season and a Ronnie Price update on page A 10. c ''""l mmm mmmmi irm (7 V"" -c; T LA2J KJ cJ Vzn Through electronically altering or airbrushing magazine photos, models look perfect. Publishers of magazines spend three to four months perfecting one photo. Electronically altering photos allow publishers to take inches off the bodies of models, making them look thinner. Actresses have sued magazine publishers for using bodies other than their own as a replacement. These actresses have lost because the publishers have claimed that See BODY IMAGE A2 111;- John DitzlerNetXNews State Senators John Valentine UVSC to take questions about get these additional degrees. This college and this community are growing so fast, we will be a university." Senator Hellewell echoed Senator Valentine's commitment, "We will be a university; be diligent, keep up the XIV body image "f is important to start to question images in the media, and question why women should feel compelled to live up' to these unrealistic standards of beauty and thiness." Dr. Nicole Hopkins Center For Change i and Parley Hellewell visited a new engineering degree. good work and it will happen."When asked what UVSC needed to do to be approved for additional degrees as well as future university status, See SENATORS A3 v.'
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2005-11-21|
|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, 2005-11-21|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|