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3 Co n o n n e-v uuu The independent voice of students at Utah Valley State yONDAY' NOVEMBER 142005 WWW.NETXNEWS.NET VOLUME XXXIV NO. XIV JustChattin' Morgan Vance and Pieree Thomas talk about the season to come in Just Chattin' featured on B6. The Good, the Bad, the Ugly This week's the Good, the Bad and the Ugly column features a chaotic collaboration as Nicole Richie authors a fictional book that closely resembles her life story. Read more on A6. Synergy Dance The Synergy Dance Company will perform Live at the Ragan Theater. To find out more see page B 1 . V" i r n :i r VegorPedersen News Writer S lor the past 14 years Dr. Ron Smart has nurtured UVSC's -H Global Aviation program for a fledgling outfit to a world-JL class player in the field of aviation education. With students flying and studying out of the nearby Provo airport and many more taking courses online around the world. Smart's program is regarded by many as one of the most innovative in the aviation industry. That is why aviation students were shocked when they heard the news last Monday that Smart was no longer with the program he founded. Officially, Smart's departure was voluntary but a contingent of students in the program feel that might not have been the case. "I think Smart got screwed," said Evan Hutchins, a senior aviation student when asked about Smart's sudden departure. "This is a guy who really cares about his program and the students in that program and I don't think he was treated very well." According to administration. Smart's departure came after a discussion about the department being more academically accountable. A recent audit of the aviation department was said to have shown deficiencies in the communication between the department and the school. Brad Cook, UVSC's vice-president for Academic affairs, sees the current situation with aviation as a bit of a double-edged sword. "The aviation department are clearly very entrepreneurial and innovative," Cook said. "We just needed them to insure us that the program, and in particular the online courses, were held to the same level of academic standards as in other program at UVSC." N Those online courses that Cook month :i-, are a key comj.-uncnt to the aviation department's growth in the last few years. According to Patrick Kelly, student senator for the School of Technology and Computing (the school that the aviation department runs uiv'erV. v r 1,200 students from ncr-s tl.c c .': .:r. the world take cour:-e. cuiinc 1Viv. ( .'.,'. ,- i- ation. According to Kelly, who is also an aspiring pilot in the aviation program, many local students also take advantage of the flexibility that the online courses provide. The curriculum found online is the brainchild of Rick Vincent, who until recently had been serving as assistant director under Smart in the aviation department. According to students, Vincent and Smart's offices at the Provo Airport had been cleared out when they showed up for classes last Monday. Vincent's online program is part of a third-party agreement be- See AVIATION-A2 "One Elation yrader god" UT Attorney General to speak on church and state issues Jon Long News Writer The words "One Nation Under God" taken from the Pledge of Allegiance have recently come under controversy regarding their constitutionality. This is a subject that has drawn debate and inspired the UVSC College Republicans to welcome Utah's Attorney General to speak Nov. 16 on Center Stage. The College Republicans invited Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff to speak at noon on Center Stage to the students and faculty on campus. Mr. Shurtleff will talk to students about the constitutionality of the phrase "Under God" and what the flag stands for. As the newly elected president of the College Republicans, Bryan Horn and fellow club members felt that this was an issue that needed to be addressed. "The flag represents everything we stand for, everything we are fighting for, and everything we have ever fought for," Horn said. Under Horn's new presidency, the College Republicans are hoping to show their strength on campus. Horn states that this is an opportunity to show the level of activity the College Republi- "The flag represents everything we are fighting for, and everything we have ever fought for." Bryan Horn President College Republicans cans plan to have on campus, as well as try to show some positive support for the government and troops, while combating the images they find negative and slanderous in the press. "It is for all people, but it is very conservative, very See PLEDGE-A2 Veteran's Day Memorial - ' ft . i 4 A i ' A K i if,- If. i l Byron SwoggerNetXNews Members of UVSC's ROTC participated in a Veteran's Day memorial ceremony last Friday. Former Miss America to speak on childhood sex abuse Emily Bitton News Writer Childhood sexual abuse is a trauma that many adult victims are still dealing with, and an issue that people everywhere should be aware of to protect their children. On Tuesday Nov. 15 from 10-11:15 a.m. in the UVSC ballroom, Marilyn Van Der-bur, the 1958 Miss America beauty pageant winner, will be addressing the issues of healing from sexual abuse and protecting children. Van Derbur is a survivor of incest. She was sexually abused by her father from the time she was five to 18 years of age. She has broken the silence of abuse and uses her experiences to empathize with other victims. Van Derbur wrote the book Miss America by Day, which was published in 2003. She is an accomplished public speaker, has spoken in over 225 cities and was named "Outstanding Woman Speaker in America." Of her achievements Van Derbur says, "A list of all my accomplishments, times 100, pales before the most significant accomplishment of my life: I survived incest." After many of her speeches, audience members often wait in line to speak with her. Van Derbur has been known to stay for hours, speaking with every person who wishes to share their experiences with her. Van Derbur believes that the healing process begins with sharing what has happened and not hiding it any longer. In an article written by Van Derbur in the 1991 September issue of McCall's magazine she said, "We stay shamed by acting :' ashamed and we have nothing to j be ashamed of. f Together we must say to every rapist " and violator: 'The 1 child may be mute I today, but some- day the child will , speak her name n and your name. The children will speak every single name!' And as we take away the children's secrets, we will take away the rapists' power." Jennifer Howard, an instructor of the television ethics course at UVSC, has noticed a need for the topic of child abuse to be addressed on cam pus. Howard said, "I believe that childhood sexual abuse is everyone's problem. We all have the responsibility to protect children. It is important to understand so that people can have compassion on those who are victims. We all need to care about children. Childhood sexual abuse is rampant." Through lectures in her television ethics course, Howard has touched upon the topic of childhood sexual abuse and has had many students come to her with their personal stories."I was 48 years old, an accomplished adult, when I broke my silence to her," Van Derbur said. "I had been voted Outstanding Woman Speaker Courtesy PhotoMarilyn Van Debur Former Miss America Marilyn Van Derbur speaks our on her experience as a sexually abused child at UVSC on November 15. in America and the Business and Professional Women's Outstanding Woman of the Year. I had my own company and appeared frequently on TV and radio. But only after my sister said 'me too' did my mother hear me. And-that's a major reason why a-child doesn't tell." Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are encouraged to attend the free symposium. The conference is put together by the UVSC Center for the Study of Ethics, Dean of Continuing Education, Turning Point, Equity in Education and Sunshine Center. For more information contact project director Jennifer Hoard at hovvardjeuvsc.edu.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2005-11-14|
|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, 2005-11-14|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|