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MONDAY JANUARY 22 2007 THE STUDENT VOICE OF UTAH VALLEY STATE VOLUME XXXVI NO. 20 Si- S. a fcfitiLai - J wnm f mMMm. SPORTS Track and Field The track team opened their season at the BYU invite indoors. Read about the season opening meet on D3. Men's Basketball Longwood came to the Mckay Center hoping to improve their record. Could they give the Wolverines their second home loss? Turn to D1. r A n LIFE Aesthetically pleasing professors: Is your professor the next Da Vinci? You may find his or her artistic masterpieces showcased at Woodbury Art Museum. Read CDs vs. Downloads Which is better? Chad Hunt lists the pros and cons for both music media. Settle the dispute on B1. 7r NEWS Study around the world If you need a program that will enrich your college experience consider UVSC's Study Abroad Program. Read Page A6. Vagina Monologues The Vagina Monologues are back, hosting monologues such as "Because He Liked to Look at It." Find out more on page A3. i OPINIONS Turning off the tube Far too many Americans are watching far too much TV, but there is a simple solution to this problem. Read more on page A5. SfcuderaEs staying In school loimgeir National study finds majority of students take six years rather than four to earn bachelor's degree John Ditzler Executive Editor After a year at Dixie State College, Jared Leming transferred and is now in the middle of his fourth year at UVSC. Leming plans to graduate next year, bringing his total time enrolled in college to six years. Leming 's trek through higher education is not unusual. In fact it's the norm. According to a recently released 2006 study by the National Center for Education Statistics, 56 percent of college graduates across the country are taking 6 years now to graduate with bachelor's degrees, with only 35 percent of students finishing within the traditional four years. The study tracked graduation rates for students from over 6,500 institutions of higher learning between 1998 and 2006. A plethora of factors seem to be prolonging graduation for today's college students, not least of which is the tendency for some to take on part-time jobs in order to help put themselves through school. Leming said when he began college he would enroll in one or two semesters of college and then take one or two se mesters off to work and save money because he didn't want to go into debt with student loans. "I tried doing that for a while," Leming said, "but I hit the point where I realized if I kept at that pace I'd be an old man before I graduated." Eventually Leming cut back the number of hours he worked and is taking out federal student loans in order to get through school quicker. UVSC student Rachael Foulger, an English major who started school ten years ago, said when she first started college she qualified for very little financial aid because her parents' income exceeded a certain threshold; yet her parents weren't helping her financially, so she had to work full-time and attend school part-time. See COLLEGE A3 C) w f) I j i y n i:riif X HCSS TO DuSB SSD3 "N riminal profiling has gone from an obscure fl theory to a tried and - true crime-solvina tool according to the former Head of FBI's Investigative Support Unit John Douglas. Douglas, who in his 25 years as a special agent with the FBI pioneered what have become modern criminal profiling techniques, explained to a near capacity crowd of UVSC students, faculty and staff some of his experiences hunting down Jared Magill News Writer the most notorious murderers in US history, in the Ra-gan Theater on Wed., Jan. 17. "I really can't say that I was born to do this," Douglas said. "I wanted to be a veterinarian." "If you're school is going to have a forensic science program next year, it's a very popular degree around the country, but they kind of exaggerate what forensic scientists are doing on those shows. You're not going to be conducting the investigation; you're not going to be kicking in doors," Douglas said. "You may be assigned to hair. You're going to look at hair follicles and that's it. There's no lights flashing or anything like that, you look at hair, all kinds of hair: dog hair, pubic hair, whatever." However, due to the legendary status he achieved as a special agent with the FBI, Douglas went on to become the inspiration for the Jack See FBI A3 Namibia to host UVSC students Jason Adkins News Writer As globalization is criticized on several fronts for taking away the cultural history of many nations, others argue it is paying dividends by fostering exchanges between cultures. Hoping to facilitate the latter, UVSC and Polytechnic of Namibia have established a partnership to promote these exchanges. UVSC hosted two distinguished visitors from Polytechnic of Namibia last week, Dr. Tjama Tjivikua, rector, and Ms. Neavefa Olivier, director of planning and international relations, who have been on campus learning more about the administration of a college from a uniquely American perspective. Their visit has come about from a partnership between UVSC and Polytechnic of Namibia that will help bring about a digital archive of Namibian culture, bring ing together the stories of the people, animals and landscapes of the vast, but still emerging nation. Speaking at an early-morning breakfast, Tjivikua sees many great things coming from the partnership between his institution and UVSC. "There are preconceptions and misconceptions between people on this side of the world and the other side of the world," Tjivikua said. "Through visiting and learning, you can see what others are truly like." Namibia achieved independence from South Africa in 1990 after years of struggle heralding back to the time when they were a German colony previous to Germany's defeat in World War I. Post-independence has been difficult on the country. Currently Namibia suffers under a high-incidence of HIV. In addition they are expe- See NAMIBIA - A4 Financial aid: not too late, not too early Chad Hunt News Writer Deadlines for tuition payment, adding classes, dropping classes and so on are quickly approaching and passing by, waving as they go. Spring , semester is in full swing, and some UVSC students are still looking for means to pay off tuition and fees, while others are already looking at financing their next year of schooling. The time to take action for students in either situation is now. There is still time to file for federal student aid for spring semester; students can file for financial aid up until the last part of the semester for a financial reimbursement. And the early birds are able now to get a jump on filling out FAFSA for the 2007-08 school year. Students who have jumped on board with the "Short-Term Tuition Payment Plan" to defer tuition payments until Mar. 20 could possibly be financing those March payments by finishing any outstanding requirements on their financial aid record. These requirements can be found by checking UVLink in the My Financial Aid Section under the Student Tab, or by calling or coming in to the financial aid office and speaking with a representative. First priority deadlines for fall 2007 aren't until May 1, but earlier applicants stand a better chance at getting their government aid well before the semester starts up. That makes purchasing books, paying rent and financing that new Volvo much easier. And lines at One Stop are much shorter before the semester begins than trying to push to get tuition paid the first week of the semester before classes are dropped. Now is the time to be looking at your options to finance for fall, supplement those summer classes, and get that financial boost needed after pouring your Christmas money into paying for this semester's tuition and fees.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2007-01-22|
|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, 2007-01-22|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|