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tv-, r. iU UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE 4 1 Uto nnTI UJ Vjjy iJ JJ JJJ VliJ ilJ C EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA SE VENDE VOLUME 33 ISSUE 19) ; J m. u.l r i i in "Z3 i o KViW -iT-iX. ) n r i J n t n nnnn - J uOwu rV) 13 ta (rait Ui : P. Mi SGI at IG ulSGUSSIQi. 00! ir f m R 4 "1 - i W W i W Wikfeial Andy HuntNetXNews By Errin Julkunen News Writer "I have a rule of thumb," said Dennis Potter, Instructor in the Philosophy Department at UVSC, "if you meet resistance on the part of those that are in power, you must be doing something right." Numerous professors on this campus share this feeling with Potter. Beyond their professional work, they choose to dedicate much of their free time to being politically active. Religious ideology tends to motivate activism on both ends of the political spectrum. Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department, Michael Minch, said that his political activism was based on his moral formation. "My moral formation came from taking the New Testament seriously. I was radicalized. I'm a Socialist, I'm a philosophical radical. I'm an egalitarian, but the reason I am those things is because the New Testament's substance made me that." Cindi Savage, Adjunct Professor in the Communications department, made similar comments. "I base a lot of my political beliefs on religious beliefs, and I think it drives me. There are some moral issues that as a religious person you just can't sit back on." Others base their activism on military experience. Professor Robert Robbins, of the Biology department, said he started his political activism after his experience during the Vietnam War. "Back in the sixties, I spent almost three years in the army, in what I considered an unjust war." Now Robbins devotes his activism to areas of peace and social justice. "Youth is a time for idealism, college is a time for adventure. Learning is by definition, being challenged and changing your mind. ". Michael Minch Philosophy Department Not surprisingly, most of these professors started their political activity in college. "When I was in college I - ; - ' VJl- r !. - L - - i n ii Steve LundquiitNelXNews Panelists discuss issues surrounding funding for campaigns. Cloaniny up campaigns By Autumn Nielsen News Writer An animated discussion on politics in Utah was presented in the form of a panel of three Salt Lake County Council members on Wednesday morning in the Computer Science building. Councilmen David Wilde, Joe Hatch and Jim Bradley were invited to discuss public funding for election campaigns and the need for those types of changes in Utah and Salt Lake County. Each of these men come from an impressive background including degrees in psychology, U of U Doctorate, an MBA, and government consultation between these three men. Each had their own opinion and represented different views on the matter, some of this stemming from the fact that Wilde is a Republican while Hatch and Bradley are Democrats. Each man had ten minutes to share his views on i. .i.. u inn. ,,,,1" -hdii r' ZD By Errin Julkunen News Writer On Dec. 1 Dr. Jack Jensen from the Wellness Center led a workshop designed to prevent suicides. Jensen furnished those in attendance with statistics that outlined the reaches of suicide. Utah is 12th in the nation for suicides with 15 people per 100,000 taking their own lives. The state is consistently above the national average Jensen explained.Sixty percent of attempted suicides involve alcohol Jensen said. Ninety percent of suicide completers are mentally ill, with 50 percent of them being clinically depressed and 10 percent schizophrenic. Jensen explained that steps can be taken to help suicidal people. He educated the public about warning signs that should be looked for. Jensen cited noticeable personality Dr. Jack Jensen, director of student health services at UVSC, led a workshop last week on the topic of suicide prevention. Jensen and his staff taught participants some of the warning signs to watch for in people on the brink of suicide. Byron SwoggerNetXNews in ii i ! ' 1 1 1 i , i. i ' c f : i , J changes, eating and sleeping habit changes, and threats of committing suicide. He also cautioned that social withdrawal and neglecting personal appearance were also red flags. It was Jensen's hope that the audience could help the troubled by recognizing some of the warning signs and intervening.'Listening to suicidal people, encouraging them to seek help and spelling out reasons for Jiving can make a difference Jensen said. He also said" that exchanges with suicidal people shouldn't take on a judgmental tone. Getting potential victims into treatment saves lives Jensen said. He added that the local suicide prevention hotline should be utilized. The local suicide hotline number is 863-8876.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2004-12-06|
|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, 2004-12-06|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|