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X 1 1 A , 0 - ) WEDNESDAY October 27,1999 Volume 28, Issue 10 Opinion Should the United States act as "global police"? A4 Outside the Quad UCDT's "Thriller" a spine-tingling delight B1 Inside the Quad Best of the best: teachers on top B4 Sports UVSC's volleyball stars are spiking interest B6 INSIDE Welcoming Back the NBA - Clint Burgi gives the up and down- side of the two conferences. Warning: Jazz fans beware. See page B6 Marketplace Just a bunch of ads for a really good price B8 if lb IN J Parents and studentsask them- I selves if their state could be next With the recent violence across the nation, students and faculty seek to abolish concealed weapons on UVSC campus where I'm coming from. I am working with all the student body presidents to bring ; this to the state legislature." ' While Rohbock battles the big boys, here on the . homefront at UVSC President Kerry Romesberg was confronted with the concealed y Danielle M.. Wkite HA" News Desk Editor T Council of Student Council Presidents (UCSP) met at Weber State University on Oct. 14 to discuss various subjects, including that of concealed weapons on college campuses. Baron A. Rohbock, UVSC Student Council President, represented the collective views taken from a poll of 1,000 students at UVSC. "I, myself, have one vote of 20,000," he said. "Personally, I am totally opposed to having concealed weapons, but it is my responsi-bilty to voice the opinions of the students." All the Student Council Presidents of each of the colleges and universities in Utah were at the UCSP meeting. ""The way that this, or any issue gets to a final decision is by going through three seperate levels of organization," said Rohbock. "It goes through each of the individual student governments, the UCSP and the USA (Utah Student Association) and then we present it to the legislature." The controversy over this anti-gun campaign comes just weeks after an article appeared in The Deseret News outlining UVSC's gun policies. The article stated, much to the surprise of students, as well as the public, that UVSC has a license to manufacture and sell guns. The article also shed light on a little known course of study offered at UVSC: students can take a riflesmithing class on campus. Rohbock remains neutral on the issue. "I don't have enough information on that to make a comment," he said. "What I do know is that this issue has been on the table for a while now, and that's On v ' L Cjaliforir V.... I V weapons issue. "I'm absolutely supportive of a ban on guns on campus. So is the UVSC Board of Trustees. Even though state law says if one has a concealed weapon permit they can (have guns on campus), we say they cannot! We violate the law. Can they sue us? Yeah, but I won't tolerate (guns) on campus." Despite the state law, there is a UVSC policy that considers the pos session or use of weapons as a catagory of misconduct. The campus police are instructed that if they find a gun in the possession of a student, they are to "either escort the student off campus or confisi-cate it," said Romesberg. "We're not going to install metal detectors to ensure they don't bring guns on campus, and we can't have campus police search them, but they know they can't bring guns or any concealed weapons on campus. They just can't; if they do, then it will be dealt with from there." Hypothetical situation: a stu- See Strapped CONTINUED on pg. A7 State and Federal governments have teamed up to combat violence by making laws more stringent photo by Jon Iglehart design by Dave Noriega design by Nate Green design by Heather McClellan & Dave Noriega Concealed weapons program offered at UVSC Y Dylan Todd NetXNews Report er As a new poll is being administered across the college to determine students' stance on concealed weapons and the constitutional right to carry them, college facilitated gun programs are UVSC's best kept secret. According to a recent survey by V' College Times, 84 percent of' :-: dent body was unaware tl I'Y; ..' offers two different :: p-.-.'v-r. Riflesmithins A ar.d 1 ,! G . ' .': . ..' Firearms Fenr it C'L-.;. ' '' Rifiestr.i'h:! ; A V. are ,' ' 1 to give a better un.i -"V.eviir.:, c : t'r mechanics of firvan.: as . ' .-, -1. ,,ch firearm safety and repair. '''. iv.t .e do is take an old firearm and reN.i'J it into something usejMe li'-e a tp. rting tlrearm. In that process a 'a Y-t learns basic operation c'l'a i.rea.';'i, including problems they m;rht encounter in fixing a gun," stuU.- Clint Bybee, instructor of both riflesnuihing classes. Bybee explained that all firearms purchased for the classes are military issue ritles dating back to the early 1900s. Students buy the rifle in pieces and then learn to refurbish the weapon as well as tackle any problem that might occur in the process. The two classes were originally part of a two-year gunsmithing degree, but due to lack of public interest, the program was modified. "Now what we do is community service where people want to repair a gun they already have." The second gun course offered through UVSC is a Concealed Firearms Permit Class. The permit class is taught by two departments, Business Management, and Continuing Education. Classes offered by the two departments are similar in cost and application. While instructors change frequently for continuing education's course, professors Anita Musto and Nolan Lickey teach the business department's class. Concealed Firearms Permit Class is offered in workshop form during one four-hour class. While no test is required of the class for obtaining a permit, Lickey said that his classes are always open to questions. He also states that time on a shooting range is an essential part of his teaching. "1 require range time, not all instructors do." After the course is completed to the standards of the instructor, the student sends a packet of information contain- See Programs CONTINUED on pg. A3 WEEKEND WEATHER 65 34 68 HIGH LOW HIGH Friday Sunny and cool 39 LOW Saturday Your typical fall weather 61 40 HIGH LOW Sunday It's beginning to look a lot like...Halloween J I INSIDE A lillle bil tommy: UVSC's own country dance team Fire & Ice heat up the stage with their variety routines. See page B4 QUOTE OF THE WEEK Noelie Alite "The shortest distance between two points is always under construction."
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1999-10-27|
|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, 1999-10-27|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|