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UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE rniTTTTTTT' Mmifl H MHIffi ilIMDW Y A illiUJ lUlJJlJiUU.lJJ Jl 11JJ.1 Jli) MONDAY JUNE 23, 2003 By Erin Hi flimoii p.psSlaf According to the Accessibilities Department, "one in every ten students at Utah Valley State College has a learning disability". Many of these students, and perhaps others as well, have what are known as "invisible disabilities". These conditions are termed invisible because they are hidden neurological conditions. Disabilities present significant challenges to learning, regulating mood and thinking patterns and to otherwise experiencing a fulfilling lifestvle. "Learning disability" is a generic term that encompasses a wide range of learning and or social difficulties. They include, but are not limited to, comprehension, reasoning, awareness, processing and organization. Though often looked negatively upon, people with learning disabilities generally have an average to an above average intelligence. In fact, 33 of students with either ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or LD (Learning Disabilities) are considered gifted. Utah Valley State College is an institution that offers a wide variety of resources. In fact, many students have attended this institution specifically for the services it provides. Accommodative testing, alternative printed materials, library and mobility assistance, peer note takers, oral interpreters, registration "Disabilities" continued on pg. 3 bin f - r- ' ' -- Two UVSC students study between classes on a sunny afternoon. Although students often look upon summer as an opportunity to take a break from school, it can be an opportunity to graduate earlier. Jamie TeerlinkNetXNews f. SPORTS Women's soccer team looks forward UVSC women's soccer coach Gabe Smart is ready to lead her young team into the season ahead, which promises to be a challenging feat. The team faces a tough road schedule along and will also compete in division I for the first time. But the team is up for the challenge. Pg 6. OPINIONS Edible Ethics Everyone knows, that snickers bars and coke are not exactly conducive to physical health but did you know they may also condemn your soul? Pg 4. Afghanistan: that other country we invaded As the war with Iraq comes to an end, our focus shifts to the war we left behind. Pg4. TIFF 1 Gaston: not the kind of guys girls dream of Girls, you all know a Gaston. The guy who waxes his chest and think he's from California, when he's actually from Northern Utah. He's also a permanent fixture on campus but almost never sets foot in an actual classroom. Pg 5. Wkaiiikr MONDAY: H.gh W Low 50 II WEDNESDAY: Scattered T-Stormj High 82 Low W Om.ink TUESDAY: Isolated T-Storms High 83 Low 46' The College Times is a division of jfjj k'3 NelXNcws. Come visit our website ("' NetXNews.net lor school happenings, calendar events, campus life and more. F'MFrrn power. 1 Askar Aitmatov, foreign minister of Kyrgyzstan, speaks to room full of students. He announced the joint publication of a book written by the Kyrgyz president. IrMp budDedDs By laliTic Purler rt s Staff While Askar Aitmatov, foreign minister of Kyrgyzstan, was on a business trip to Washington D.C., he set aside coming to Utah, specifically UVSC, as a main priority. Because of Kyrgyzstan's connection with the UVSC Department of International Affairs, Aitmatov was interested in "meeting with the wonderful people of UVSC." Aitmatov had several objectives to meet while visiting Utah. Rusty Butler, the UVSC Associate Vice President for International Affairs, said, "First he would like to meet people in Utah whom he feels have been most friendly and most helpful to Kyrgyzstan." He also wanted to announce the joint publication of a book written by the i , 1 - I Kyrgyz president. "Lastly, the trip will provide the opportunity to announce the installation of Danielle Butler, my wife, as the Honorary Consul for Kyrgyzstan in Utah," said Butler. UVSC's relations with Kyrgyzstan began in 1989, when the college established an International Studies Center, and became one of the first community colleges to coordinate an exchange program' with the Soviet Union. In 1993, UVSC initiated the Utah-Russia Institute on campus, and became the first U.S. institution to receive accreditation for programs offered in the former Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union dissipated, Butler kept in contact with several republics, like Kyrgyzstan. Butler serves as the Utah-Russia Institute director, and was named an honorary consul general for Russia in 2001. In that capacity, he helped with U.S. -Russian relations during the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake. "Generally, countries have only a handful of consuls around the U.S., and to have a husband-wife team, let alone both stemming from UVSC involvement, is an honor and one of "Foreign" continued on pg. 3 ii Mm anil n n Hi liiian HavsliT i'li'sSlaff A smile lights up the face of Dr. Bill Scderburg, UVSC's newest president, when the topic of his cat makes its way into the conversation. The cat, named Hobbcs, had the toughest trip of all to Orcm, Utah and is the perfect example of the sense of humor that President Seder-berg brings to UVSC and its growing student body. "Hobbcs came out with us," Sederburg said of the trip. "Hobbes does not travel well in the car. So Joyce said that if I could find a little old lady that would be willing to take on Hobbes that she'd be willing to yield Hobbcs up. So I tried my best and I went around the whole Ferris campus and announced to everybody if they'd like a cat... Joyce got kind of upset "Hobbes" continued on pg. 3 President Sederburg's cat, Hobbes, in his natural state: hiding. Hobbes has been a large investment for the Sederburgs. Malic a difiGrcncc: volunteer Current volunteer opportunities in Utah County include: Uplift people with disabilities. Recreation and Habitation Services (RAH!) invites individuals and groups to participate in activities for people with physical and mental disabilities. Volunteers have the opportunity to work one-on-one with members of RAH by assisting with activities and spending time with them. Volunteers are able to plan activities such as musical programs, car washes, dances or game nights with the members of RAH! Other service opportunities include teaching classes and planning service learning projects. Professionals are welcome to share their expertise in areas such as accounting and public relations. Groups interested in serving are encouraged to call for a more detailed project list. Teach English to speakers of other languages. The English for Speakers of Other Languages program (ESOL) invites individuals, especially those with foreign language skills, to help teach English to individuals who are Hispanic, Asian or European. Our community greatly benefits from those who have taken the initiative to learn English and strive to gain a higher-level of self-sufficiency. Volunteers are able to see firsthand how they are making a difference in people's lives. Individuals who serve with ESOL can also assist students on field trips and with real-life experiences such as grocery-i shopping or going to. the tank. A six-week to three-month commitment is requestedThe only requirement is that volunteers speak English. The United Way of Utah County Volunteer Center is a comprehensive source of information for volunteer opportunities in our community. Visit the Utah County Web site at www.unitedvvayuc.org.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2003-06-23|
|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, 2003-06-23|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|