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WEDNESDAY March 1,2000 Volume 28, Issue 23 World Nation Michigan boy kills six-year-old classmate 2 Opinion UTA Trax: more trouble tlian it's worth? 4 Inside the Quad A tribute to Verl F. Morgan 10 Outside the Quad Fox's 'Multi-millionaire' scandal 11 Sports Softball places second at Desert Classic 14 Marketplace Important advertisements you can't miss! 1 6 n n p Y Dylan Todd ;t Editor On Feb 10, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the concept of reading days for fall 2001. "It was a historic moment," said student body president Baron A. Rohbock. "It was a big step for us to get this." Rohbock, along with the student body executive council, had been working on the reading days initiative since last April. Nate Oldham, student body vice-president of aca j . Construction continues around UVSC campus with the Information Science Building as the House of Representatives approves the Student Center revenue bond to fund a 1 3 million dollar expansion. The bond will be paid for entirely by student fees. UVSC awaits to break ground on the new expansion. students FvVAN, UVSC students front money to expand the new student center New online Angela PolL i lard HAH NetXNews Reporter UVSC students no longer need to take time searching for advertisements or posting them in bathroom stalls or on billboards. ProvoAuction.com is a free online marketyard sale designed to assist UVSC and BYU students in buying and selling. Students can auction such things as housing contracts, furniture, cars, books, and computers.Tom Larsen, Regional Sales WEEKEND WEATHER 53 W HIGH LOW Friday Partly cloudy 54 gi HIGH LOW Saturday Mostly cloudy mm n demics, cited the necessity for this preparation day by the students as the main reason for it's conception. "When you are enrolled in a four year degree, you need comprehen- ' sive knowledge of all the material," said Oldham. "This day was something that the students wanted for preparation for those finals." The concept of reading days is designed to give the student the opportunity to have one day during the week dedicated strictly for study. During this day, no classes would be held and the professors would have office time to assist :: V rO auction comes to Provo Directory for ProvoAuction.com, said, "The best thing about it is that you're exchanging things with people in the same community." This will enable people to see what they're buying before paying. This free service, available students who register at ProvoAuction.com, has already had a noticeable response. "We launched on February 1st," said Larsen, "and we're averaging 600 new people a week." Registration for ProvoAuction.com requires no obligation. However, it does 55 m high low Sunday Mostly cloudy I iiili liillf i Unlc (' o 1 1 f s e students. Olham also explained that most accredited universities such as BYU have two days per semester designated for finals preparation. Reading days had been a key issue in the platform of both Rohbock and Oldham, as well as Jared Finch and Michelle Ilartman, the wining party of last year's student body elections. Rohbock explained that the college had initially delegated a Saturday as its reading day, but the idea of a preparation day during the week was more beneficial for students. Once elected, the 1 Robert Beard HAH NetXN, ews Sr. Reporter Utah Valley State College's student center revenue bond has been approved by the House of Representatives, and is now on its way to the Senate. It will likely be approved there as well. The bond is for the $13 million needed to expand the student center here at UVSC. The bond will be paid for with student fees, which have increased over the last three years. It will take about $24 each year from require students to enter a nickname, a valid e-mail address, the referrer's nickname, and contact information. Personal e-mail addresses are only used by ProvoAuction.com to send updated information on the item the student is attempting to buy or sell. Entering the referrer's nickname automatically enters that person into a monthly contest in which they have the chance to win $100. Contact information includes a personal address and phone See AUCTION CONTINUED on pg. 6 j a-n-n group worked diligently to get students that extra day for preparation.While the addition of a reading day was a big victory for the college, it was not an easy feat to accomplish. Difficulties in adopting the reading days concept arose when brought before the academic calendaring committee. Because there are a certain number of days each semester required for instruction, the question was where to clear space for it. Tara Yates, Academic Calendaring Chair, expressed the Ass vim each student to pay off the bond. This process has already been implemented, with $8 increases in fees coming in each of the last three years. Student fees will not be increased any further to generate the income. The revenue bond is expected to be paid in about 10 years. President Kerry Romesberg, UVSC president, said that the student center is unique from the rest of the school because it is paid for entirely by the students. No state See STUDENT CENTER CONT. on pg. 3 CES Fireside Ovilla Wilson HAH NetXNews Reporter Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the 12 apostles of the LDS Church will speak Sunday March 5, in a first time live address held at the McKay Events Center, and broadcast throughout the world. "Generally they CES firesides have been held in the Marriott center. But there's been a few in other places one in Atlanta, another in Seattle. Elder Packer requested that we have this one here the largest institute in the INSIDE 'Ben'ned out of shape Affleck's attempt at the action hero doesn't fly in "Reindeer Games," the new thriller from John Frankenheimer. See page 11 INSIDE Hoop it up Womens Basketball finishes with a second place tie in the Scenic West Athletic Conference See page 15 imj fiw Fa eagerness of the faculty to accommodate the student's petition for a study day. "The faculty supported the reading day, but we needed to find a way to not lose our instructional days." The first reading day won't take place until Dec.lO, 2001. Yates cited the necessity for advanced academic calendar planning for department as the rea son for its delav. See READING DAY CONT. on pg. 6 Acting student making a scene Hie former UofU student comes to UVSC while legal matters resolve XT Amy D AI NetXN. N ews Reporter Christina Axson-Flynn has stood by her LDS beliefs, dropped of out the U of U, and is suing them for discrimination. The lawsuit was filed January 13 as a result of her being "drummed out" of the theater because she would not use profanity. According to the lawsuit, at a December 1998 review session with theater department faculty members, Axson-Flynn was told she would have to "change her views" and "modify her values." She says she was allowed until the end of the academic year to comply or leave the actor training program. In March 1998, in her audition for the program, she was asked if she'd be uncomfortable in any performing situations. She explained she would feel uncomfortable "taking the Lord's name in vain" and "saying the 'F' word." After being informed use of such language was sometimes necessary, Axson-Flynn said that if that was the circumstance she would rather decline admission to the program. Upon receiving an acceptance letter in April 1998, Axson-Flynn assumed it meant she wouldn't have to swear in performances. Following the review session in December, Axson-Flynn claims to be held in world," said Brother Felix Director of the Orem Institute of Religion. CES (Church Educational System) firesides have so often been held at the LDS church-owned Marriott Center the Church's members have begun to consider them BYU firesides, when in actuality they are intended for the church's entire population. That is one of the reasons for holding the fireside here. "It's just a matter of whether it's satellite or not it gets throughout the world-people can See FIRESIDE CONTINUED on pg. 6 tvK 1 m that she was asked to meet other Mormon women in the program who didn't have a problem swearing in plays. In January, Axson-Flynn met with Sandy Shotwell, an associate professor, and was again advised she would have to leave the program if she refused to use profanity. Axson-Flynn said she would withdraw. According to the lawsuit, Shotwell then pressured Axson-Flynn to meet with her classmates and publicly explain her decision. She told the students "she could live with herself if she never became an actress, but she could not live with herself if she violated her integrity." Axson-Flynn followed thr ough with her decision and dropped out of the university. She now attends UVSC and is involved in the theatre department. "It was very difficult because she loves acting and. ..she went to a state university to develop these skills," said her attorney, James McConkie. "The climate was such she was drummed out of the program because they would not allow her to live by her religious beliefs." Defendants listed in the case are Johnson, Shotwell, Smith, Sarah Shippobotham, a visiting associate professor, and Jerry Gardner, an assistant professor. Fred Esplin, spokesman for the U., said theater department faculty disagree with the allegations in the lawsuit. Events Center President Boyd K. Packer will speak at the Mckay Events Center March 5. K $ i j "v, ":: :i- r 1 i V ri i X I I : pM o - ............. QUOTE OF THE WEEK Carl Sagan They laughed at Einstein. They laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the clown...
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2000-03-01|
|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, 2000-03-01|
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