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UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE f11 M ,1 MM TWm C EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA SE VENDE XLii "' n ,t'".' 3 vqlume 33 issue 2 ) J) Hallelujah! Opening Day arrives for the Provo Angels. Page 9. The McKay Events Center is ready for its close up. Check the Back Page. The Summer of Movies continues. We review the latest on Page 7. Ail (3 is Ar-, I 1 ?f3 119 J M PIT 7.,' 1 A-3UJ 10 yw VOCVt Htaiher ShimminCollege Relations DRIVE TIME: President Sederburg looks things over at the Dave Adams Golf Classic last Wednesday. Sederburg recently marked his first anniversary as president of UVSC. By Vegor Pedersen Editor-in-Chief Recently William Sederburg marked fiis one-year anniversary since becoming the fifth president of UVSC. The past year has seen quite a few changes and recently we caught up with President Sederburg and asked him about his first year, and about what we can expect in the fitture. It has been a little over year since you took the job, how do you think things have gone so far? I am probably the wrong person to ask that, because you need to ask other people how this year has gone. The big issue for me, that most people overlook, is that there really is an incredible education curve. Meeting people, understanding the state, understanding our internal procedures, finding out who can get the job done, who is a little bit of a slacker, these are all things I have needed to learn. But I think we have had a good year, and I have enjoyed learning, and enjoyed the people. What issue or feature has surprised you the most since taking the job? Well, what has surprised me the most and this sounds like a criticism, but I don't really mean it as a criticism but what surprises me is the diversity of programs and the lack of coordination among them. There are a lot of things going on out there, and I think that it is because Kerry Romesberg (Sederburg"s predecessor) had been here 14 years, and he probably knew all of these things, and in 14 years I'll know those things. So that was surprising. What is the single biggest challenge currently facing UVSC right now? I think the current challenge is for us to get a clear mission statement, and get a sense of purpose, and direction. So it goes back to what surprised you the most. Yes. We have grown up quickly and we are whatever people think we are. I talk to people and they say "Oh you are a great technical school' or 'Oh, you are a great liberal arts school", so I think our challenge in the future is for us to get a clear identity, and to sell that identity. Enrollment figures are leveling off, is this the calm before the storm? This is the calm before the storm. If the projections are right this is the calm before the storm. Our enrollment projections are based on history, and picking up a certain share of the local market. And a good percentage of our growth is based on non-traditional aged students, going back for more education or specialized training. If they (the non-traditional students) don't see us in that role because we are too much of a 4 year school, that could be a diminished growth curve. But in general we are assuming a little flat spot here and then it takes off. What is being done to attract a higher quantity and quality of students? That is a huge task, what we call enrollment management. We are going to expand our honors program, where kids can live in an honors residence hall. Actually, I don't like to use the word expand because we are radically changing it. We want to use it to recruit outstanding students. And then we really need to think in terms of recruiting and shaping the nature of the student population. We want to shift away from the open door policy where anybody can come, to what we call an opportunity mission. If you get a low score then you need to take these classes. We w ill continue to help students, we will be an opportunity school, but we won't You need one of these new cards to ride free with UTA. Bring your ID and your class schedule to Campus Connection to get yours. t; . . - - . i, i. . l - i Ten to the hour, every hour, UVXNews brings you the latest. r" ", ----- y-- The best of broadcast and print can be found at www.netxnews.net iannon us. Bablra in 3rd district lOi seat f iccm stu By Shawn Mansell News Editor With the Republican Primaries out of the way the political battles that will impact UVSC are clearer. Congressman Chris Cannon, who represents Utah's 3rd district will face Democratic challenger Beau Babka. Both men have pledged to help out higher education if elected. Cannon, who weathered both a challenge from fellow Republican Matt Throckmorton and vitriol from anti-immigration groups, feels his stance on Internet taxes is especially beneficial for UVSC students. "We need to make sure everyone has cheap access to the Internet," said Cannon press secretary Meghan Riding. "Congressman Cannon has been leading the fight to ban online i r i - Courtesy Photo Democrat Beau Babka faces a tough battle against incumbant Chris Cannon for Utah's 3rd district. related taxes," she said. According to Riding the successful passage of a Bill that banned those taxes received unanimous support. Riding explained that the economic shift from manufacturing jobs to technological fields required students to be more computer savvy than ever before. "After college the next goal in life is to get a job," she said. "Information technology already plays a vital role in our lives. I can't see a college student doing a report without using the Internet." Online taxeg aren't the only ones Cannon wants to see banished. Riding talked about Cannons support for President Bush's tax cuts. "He wants to make those tax cuts permanent." She pointed to recent employment numbers. "We have added over a million new jobs because of those cuts." Riding added that Cannon brings a pro-UVSC presence to Washington D.C. "Congressman Cannon is such a big fan of UVSC," she said. "He is excited for the direc- i S ' .. -''.-'--1., t . . - V - 'N Andy HuntNetXNews Balloons over Preuo HIGH-FLYING COLORS: For 20 years Provo has celebrated The Fourth of July with a massive hot-air balloon launch. This year's event was spread over three days to accomodate the Sunday holiday.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2004-07-05|
|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, 2004-07-05|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|