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i MONDAY AUGUST 28 2006 J THE STUDENT VOICE OF UTAH VALLEY STATE VOLUME XXXVI NO. 8 to 4 , A HEAL WIN STREAK Real Salt Lake is finally on a winning streak, check out if they will make the playoffs on B6. OwlzGet Backto Winning After a disapointing seven game road trip, the Owlz returned home to beat the Billings Mustangs, check out the action on B7 - :'.y ; V.'anna di ink with the best? Have a i round with the guys who brought us Super Troopers on W LOST AND FOUND Even New teachers have to find there way around on the first day of classes, check out some pictures on A( vs A SCHOOL RIVALRY? V. iil a decent collegiate rivalry be i i ever elusice for UVSC? Justin Ritter ! expouds upon the finer points of J : school spirit. See A6 i r "' T r f 5 mr'tr- Inconvience Fees If you plan on paying for your tuition with a VISA card you just might be out of luck! For all the details see B2. 16: ft 1 (Q) ft 77: Ashley Robertson News Writer UVSC's students, faculty and employees trying to access UVLink last Wednesday were surprised and disgruntled when faced with a "Too Many Users" error. UVLink services were intermittently unavailable to students on the first day of school, including class registration, class schedules, ' financial aid, grades, tuition payment and WebCT access. UVSC employees were also affected by UVLink's hick-ups. For faculty and employees, UVLink is used to look up class enrollments, student advising services and payroll services, all of which were unavailable. There is a way for students and ' facul ty to access WebCT when UVLink is down that most don't know about. The "back door" for accessing WebCT is webct.uvsc.edu (no www). The user ID and password are the same as UVLink. Early .Wednesday, the fight to log on to UVLink was first come, first serve. As the day and problem progressed, a limit was set on the amount of users allowed on UVLink in an attempt to manage the system traffic and requests. Anyone wanting to access UVLink at this time was then "put in cue" until another user logged off. Dave Tobler, a UVSC UVLink administrator, explained that something in UVLink,. most likely the front enu of banner online services, was bot-tlenecking because too many users were logging on and using the same features at once, congesting the system. Comparing it to a freeway traffic jam, Tobler said that with too many people attempting to progress at the same time, the system will slow down and only a few are let through. "We know the system is jamming up somewhere, we just need to figure out where," said Tobler. "The. only way to fix a traffic jam is to add more lanes; we now know we need 'to get more hardware for UVLink to run smoother and we will have that done once we find the source of the problem." It was estimated by a UVSC Information Technology Technician that at one point 900 students were trying to access the same service at the same time. This isn't the first time UVLink failed in one of the schools most crucial moments. The first day of school last year met students with a similar occurrence. However, UVLink is a relatively new operation to UVSC, and, it seems, UVLink administrators are still trying to figure out how to improve it as time goes on. Tobler said the first day or two after school starts is usually the busiest for UVLink, however, these complications were not anticipated. Additionally, it is thought that the expanding use of UVSC's new wireless Internet service could be a participating factor in the difficulties. UVLink administrators stated these system complications were a volume only issue and that with the addition of new hardware the system's ability to expedite as many users as possible will be increased. Summer's Hottest Class Jason Pyles News Writer UVSC and the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) hosted the 2006 Summer Fire School on August 18 and 19. Randy Willden, Public Information Officer told The College Times that the purpose of the Fire School is to offer classes that fire fighting personnel could not regularly receive. Willden said, "This is our 40th Summer Fire School. We. run it every year in August, and we invite fire fighters from all over the state. Currently, we have about 570 students registered, which is our biggest turnout ever." "We brought in instructors from all over the country," Willden said. "For example, one of the instructors is Vince Dunn, a retired Deputy Chief from the New York Fire Department (FDNY). He's talking to our fire fighters about 'Fire Fighter Safety and Survival' if you want to talk to a guy who knows about fire fighting, talk to a New York Deputy Fire Chief," Willden said. Ryan Frandsen of the South Davis Metro Fire Agency was a student who attended classes on Saturday. He said, "This weekend I'm taking a class on Geriatric Emergency Medical Services. It's been really good. I think it's nice to come down here and be able to study a topic V i 1 more in-depth. I get a lot more out of it. I've been attending Fire School for the past eight years." When asked if the Fire School primarily provided lecture-style classes, swi . - Photo by Jason Pyles Willden said, "Yes, but we also have practical classes at the UFRA campus at the Provo Airport. We do car extrications (cutting cars open to rescue See Fire A7 Ethics Center Discusses New Leadership and Democracy for UVSC UVSC will host the monthly Ethics Forum September 6 at 7 p.m. in the faculty seminar room, Losee Center, room 243. September's forum is titled, "Smashing the Idol of Leadership: the Possibility and Desirability of Creating Leaderless Organizations," and will feature author and philosophy lecturer Jeffrey Nielsen as he discusses the issue of democracy and argues that in the truest sense of the term "democracy" everyone is expected to cooperatively work together and take turns leading rather than designating a select few leaders whom it is falsely believed possess rare gifts which only they can employ in the leading of others. Nielsen began a ca- j C 1 EADERSH reer in consulting and training with Franklin Covey. He currently trains and consults with organizations on design and strategy issues and assists them in developing peer-based . decisionmaking and problem solving competencies. Nielsen's book, "The Myth of Leadership: Creating Leaderless organizations" presents an entirely different idea on, leadership, one in which all voices are included and represented, arguing that this is truer to de mocracy and closer to what existed in ancient Greece than the democracy we have now. "The idea is that everyone has their leadership skills and government should be more communal than hierarchical," explained David R. Keller, director of the Center for the Study of Ethics. "Government should be egalitarian where leadership is based on equality - you and I can have a voice and governance is grounded at the community level."
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2006-08-28|
|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, 2006-08-28|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|