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l7. : fa, ' ' " ' . ti - .. . -.. . i - - - . .. i j UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE NTH 2 MM EL BUEN PA NO EN EL ARCA SE VENDE Sports 3 1 What a year for UVSC Athletics. We count down the 10 biggest Wolverine moments. Sports starts on Page 8. Your Campus Meet Naomi Reid, a UVSC dancer who is headed to Julliard. Read all about her on Pace 5. UVXPress . : , . t P'f"l( ' J HDF.01 J3J. Boring weekend? UVX-Press is the answer. Pick up a copy every Thursday. UVXNews rv' -. Emily Hibbert -ill UVXNews gives you the news you can use, and looks good doing it! Check out the TVs in the halls. Your Numbers Full-time Faculty at UVSC 68 male -J :jV 88 32f?k? Caucasian female Joune: Office of Institutional RfSMrrn1 Your Weather Mon Ved Tue i Few Showers High 57 Low 38 Thunder Storms High 59 Low 45 Partly Cloud High 63 Low 38 MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2004 "VOTO MF32 1 SSU E 32 ( J' r) t L 4 ! I ! 5 UUSC hosts national Doaf Studies Today conference By Shawn Mansell l'lV'HSSlil(I Members of the deaf community have a rich and distinct cultural world, and for three days UVSC was its center. The Deaf Studies Today conference, which took place from the 12th to the 14th, was a chance for both hearing and deaf people alike to learn about deaf culture from leading experts. It was also a chance for UVSC to show its support for the deaf community.UVSC student John Larsen felt the keynote speakers were the conference's highlights. "The quality of the speakers was amazing." Larsen said. The speakers included Dr. Doug Baynlon from the university of Iowa, Dr. Harlen Lane from Northeastern University, Dr. Carol Padden of UC San Diego, and Gallaudet University's Dr. Ben Bahan. The keynote lectures were supplemented with talks geared toward the entire community. While the messages varied, all of them focused of deaf culture and identity. Dr. Baynton explained the significance of holding a deaf studies conference. "Exploring deaf culture is a relatively new concept," Baynton said, "It was only in the 1970s that people started realizing that deaf people had all these customs and beliefs." Dr. Lane addressed the notion that the deaf not only constitute a community but also an ethnic group. "They (the deaf) have their own unique customs, introductions, departures, and taboos," Lane said, "They also have their own language, one not based on sound." Dr. Lane also noted that deaf people marry other deaf people 90 of the time and pass on traditions from one generation to the next. He asserted that those actions qualified the deaf as an ethnic group. Lane shared some of the historical battles deaf people have fought trying to establish their own identity. "Modern medicine is so powerful and it is so liable to 'mcdicalize' the deaf," he said. Lane described brutal procedures "If people missed this, they missed an opportunity to learn about another culture. This was a very good experience. " -John Larsen UVSC Student and experiments many hearing impaired people had to undergo. "Surgery (cochlear implant) has dangerous consequences and little chance of success." Lane also faulted some educators for discouraging American Sign Language being taught to deaf children. "Early acquisition of ASL leads to a later mastery of the English language," he said. While some physiciant and educators had a negative influence on the deaf, Lane has seen deaf identity thrive. "To embrace deaf studies is to explore the rainbow of our existence." Dr. Ben Bahan's visit to campus was a UVSC first. Bahan was the first non-hearing deaf studies PHD to speak at UVSC. He talked about some of the unique characteristics present in deaf communication. Body rhythm, eye gaze, and pattern are crucial parts of sign language. According to Bahan even the physical structure of a building can play a role in communication. "Some houses are deaf-friendiy," he said. He explained that open spaces could make visual exchange easier. While the speakers put an academic touch on the gathering, the attendees enjoyed getting to know people from far away. " It is a wonderful chance for the deaf and ASL community to get together," Baynton said. "I have had a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and meet deaf people from outside of the state of Utah," John Larsen said. Mingling took place on different levels. Deaf cinema, theatre and art were on display and gave the deaf community an opportunity to showcase its creative side. Workshops, and the presentation of papers helped the nearly 600 conference goers break into smaller groups. The deaf basketball championship was the conference's competitive end cap. The Deaf Studies Today conference is held every two years, and UVSC expects to be its home for a while. "We are starting it," Bryan Eldredge UVSC's ASL coordina- "Deaf Culture" cont'd on pg. k 7 L - x LL' J I - ( r ( L ! - Andy HuntNetXNews ABOVE: Russ McKell is one of 20 ASL interpreters who work for the Accessibility Services office here on campus. By Vegor Pedersen NitWiHs Staff A busy year for UVSC's student government came to a close this past Friday night as the outgoing council handed the reins over to the incoming council. Last March the student body voted into office Team Now, and as the executive council looks back at the year that was, they reflect on all that was accomplished. "For me the biggest thing we did as an exec team is that we accomplished all our platform promises that we made at the beginning of the year," said Robb Juhlin, who served as this year's VP of Student Life and is graduating from UVSC next week. "We really set goals that we felt we could do. I have them hanging up on my wall here (turning to a framed poster from Team Now's campaign) and any student can walk in here, " want the whale student body to know the impact that this council has on their day to day lives here at UVSC." -Bob Rasmussen Dean of Students look at those goals, and ask me 'Did you Accomplish this or that or that?' and I can honestly say 'Yes we did, we got everything done "ASUVSC" cont'd on pg. 3 Oq! tiic stiills to pay tiic bills at OtriCG Professionals ConfGi'cncc By Vegor Pedersen NdWcHS Staff On April 21 UVSC Conferences & Workshops will host the annual Office Professionals Conference in the Soren-son Student Center. The conference will feature keynote speakers, Shcrron Bicnvenu, PhD and Paul Timm, PhD. "This is a wonderful opportunity for office professionals to renew themselves and be inspired. It gives supervisors a great chance to honor National Office Professionals Day," said Luella Jones, Coordinator of UVSC Conferences & Workshops. Workshop topics include "Five Steps to Communicating Effectively at Work," "Closing the Gender Gap: Gender Differences in Workplace Communication," "Creating an Ergonomic Work Place," and "Dealing with Work Related Stress in a Positive Way." A communication expert, Dr. Bienvenu has appeared on many television and radio networks. She is the president of Communication Solutions and Professor Emerita from Emory University, and her extensive track record attests to her experience, expertise, and popularity. She is a speaker on many gender and business-communication topics, including advertising, law, real estate, consulting and broadcasting. Dr. Timm has served as president and partner in two training companies. Under his leadership these two companies conducted seminars reaching as many as 7000 people a month across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. He has taught at three major universities and currently is a professor in the Marriot School of Management at Brigham Young University. The conference will be on Wednesday April 21 in the Sorenson Student Center from 9:00 am to 4:00 pin. Lunch is included in the registration fee, which if you haven't yet registered is $89. For more information or to register, phase call UVSC Conferences & Workshops at (801) 863-8294 or visit their website at www.uvsc.edu contedc&w.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2004-04-19|
|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, 2004-04-19|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|