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J VSSS;VSSSSSSSjtvSSSsSj(!SSt O W1, (IP WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7 Volume 26, Issue 23 Opinion Steve Carter's 'Flotsam' now anchors the section. 6 Scene Planning and goal-setting is an important pastime. 9 Sports UVSC's women's hoop squad fall nat in tourney final. 12 Marketplace 8 illBBIIIMIIBiliirt. s- - - W J I J Students return after holiday recess BREAK DONE I Thousands of UVSG students return to classes today as the annual holiday break ends and Spring Semester 1998 begins in earnest. John Bernhard Editor in chief It's over. Or has it just begun? Either way a person examines it, the annual holiday recess afforded to college students all over the world has come to a screeching halt, only to be replaced by the ensuing craziness of books, instructors, homework and enough awkward "should-I- Lmmil visite UW on-line ooiwersiiif, BREAD & BUDGET I Utah's governor arrived on UVSC's campus last month to hype a new, virtual university. Oh, he announced his 1998 budget, too. By Kellie Englehardt Executive News Editor Gov. Mike Leavitt wants to take his virtual university one step further by creating the Utah Electric Community College. The price tag to create the new college is $250,0000. The electronic college and technolo EsNet Group donates $2.4 million, 16.38 acre property package to UVSC By Kellie Englehardt Executive News Editor Utah Valley State College received a much needed gift over the holiday season. Administrators announced Dec. 22 that EsNet Group has donated $2.4 million worth of property to the college. . The amount of land donated was 16.38 acres and sits directly adjunct to the campus at the corner of 800 South and 1200 West. EsNet is a investment partnership that works in and outside of Utah. According to R. Duff Thompson, a managing general partner for the company, EsNet had a potential buyer for the land but when officials sat down to talk WEEKEND WEATHER 29 HIGH 11 LOW 25 HIGH 10 low Friday Saturday Lingering snow showers Snow on the ground and cold temparatures. nip in the air. 1 J1 J talk-to-the-person-sitting-next-to-me?" debates to last a lifetime. Yep, break's over. And school is nosv in session. You've probably spent an hour (or two or three or ten) waiting in one of fifteen lines-the book-buying line, the tuition line, the computer lab line, the shuttle bus line, the activity card .line, the food line. You've spent an hour or two in front of your closet looking for the best possible mixture of shirts and pants (and socks and shoes and watch and choker for those who are truly fashion-conscious.) And now, with your fees paid, your books weighing your backpack down, and your perfectly accessorized outfit hanging from your limbs, it starts. Good luck. SC to plug gy is all part of Leavitt's 1999 higher education budget that was unveiled Dec. 1 1 at Utah Valley State College. The computer based education will allow students to get a ................ ..I.II.U... 1 r'' , ; i W I !t 1 Gov. Mike Leavitt two-year degree through a virtual school and will pool distance learning classes from UVSC, Snow College, College of Eastern Utah, Dixie College and Salt Lake Community College. about it, most agreed that it would be detrimental to UVSC if the land went to anyone else. . "We are pleased to be in a position to assist both UVSC and the community with this donation," said Thompson. "UVSC has made it possible for a growing number of students to receive a top-notch education right inside our valley." UVSC will have to pay $690,000 to cover the cost of three houses that sit on one parcel of the five parcels of land, which makes the overall value of the land with the houses $3.1 million dollars. President Kerry Romesburg said that there are no immediate plans for the land to be used for the future expansion DONATION CONTINUED ON PG. 5 23 10 HIGH IW Sunday Sunny but very cold. and 1 '. ! ! 3 J 'MS ft i I LINE LOOKSEE: Owen Bytheway, an incoming freshman Walla, Wash., isn't pleased with the line at the Bookstore budget Leavitt sees the electronic college as a way for "anyone, anywhere, anytime," to have an access to an affordable and transferable two-year degree. Students would be able to to take classes through interactive means such as Satellite, Internet, CD ROM offered by ail of the colleges. The idea of a electronic community college is nothing new for Leavitt, as he has been a leader in the formation of the Western Governors University. WGU is backed by 1 7 Western states and six countries and is expected to open early next year. LEAVTTT CONTINUED ON PG. 4 Location of property 400South I I 1 ' ' I 8 8 . 800South Utah Valley Stale College 120C South INSIDE ' PH No Cigar 1 , c The men's and womens basketball teams 'v " f both made strong showings in holiday L-i Cj tournaments but came up short. See page 12 I Computer labs are plentiful at UVSG COMPUTE THIS I UVSG features numerous computer labs around campus for student's convenience. Staff Report The College Times O F The Computer has become an integral part of a college education. Many classes require word processing for completion of assignments. Fortunately, UVSC's computer labs are highly accessible and readily available to registered students. Each of UVSC's computer labs feature computers equipped with Pentium processors, color File Photo from Walla on Monday. 1 4 : i, 09 ... .. . r a i SONNY SIDE UP: Sonny Bono, an up-and-coming congressman from California was killed in a tragic skiing accident at a California resort. onny Bono at California PREMATURE DEATH I Sonny Bono, anentertainer-cum-Congressman, died Monday while skiing at a resort in central California. By The Associated Press LAKE TAHOE, Calif. Sonny Bono, a 1960s pop star-turned-politician, was killed when he struck a tree while skiing Monday. He was 62. Bono, an avid skier, was on an intermediate slope at the Heavenly Ski Resort when he crossed beneath a chairlift and struck a tree, said Stan Miller, Heavenly's main lodge manager.He had been reported missing about two hours before his body was found. A ski patrol found the body after a search 'Jackie Brown' satisfies Quentin Tarantino's latest effort is a thrilling, touching look at a group of too-smart losers looking for second chances in all the wrong places. See page 1 0 monitors, and an array of software that meet the needs of students and faculty. Labs are located in the student center, the Business building, the Administration building, and a new lab can be found in the Learning Resource Center. These on campus labs allow students to avoid the high costs involved in purchasing and upgrading a computer, yet be able to put out professional looking papers. Before obtaining access to the computer labs, every student must first register their account ' at a computer. Lab hours are liberal with early openings and late closings, so make use of the facilities. found dead ski resort of the Nevada side of the mountain, said his spokesman, Frank Cullen Jr. Cullen told the Associated Press that Bono was skiing with his family when he went into a glade of trees. Cullen said the family then reported him missing after they were unable to find him. The U.S. Forest Service and the Douglas County sheriff's office were investigating the death, said sheriff's Lt. Ross Chichester. The cause of death has not been determined, pending an autopsy, Chichester said. Heavenly Ski Resort, located 55 miles southwest of Reno, Nev., at the California-Nevada state line, is one of the region's premier ski resorts. Bono was at the resort with his wife, Mary Whitaker, and their two children, 6- BONO CONTINUED ON PG. 4 I' 5 if li I ;:: s: m : QUOTE OF THE WEEK Sen. Barney Frank "I find it more interesting when I speak than when I listen."
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1998-01-07|
|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, 1998-01-07|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|