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n n Is 0 GOD j n On O 0 The independent voice of students MONDAY'JULY 182005 HCW L l, i I t i Fr: v . a a . . . . !.':. Japanese students leant automotive skills at UVSC VegorPedersen News Writer Every summer students from the Saitama Technical College in Saitama, Japan have been coming to UVSC to receive specialized training from the school's automotive technology instructors.The students, who are all studying auto mechanics at Saitama, come here as part of a program that allows them to learn certain skills they wouldn't normally be exposed to in Japan. Custom painting, specialized welding, and large diesel engine repair are just some of the things the students learn during the intense, two-week course. "The program has been around for about 15 years," said Doug Bradley, Apprentice Program Director for ";UVSC. "Salt Lake Community College used to do it, ' and for the last four years we have been the host." Students are assigned a host family to live with during their stay and also get the chance to do some sightseeing before they return home. Utah is a logical choice for the Japanese agency that arranges the trips because of the ease of hiring interpreters, and the high level of training they can receive from UVSC. "Because this area has so many LDS missionaries that served in Japan, finding interpreters is never a problem," Bradley said. "Sometimes it can be hard because the interpreters learned 'Survival Japanese' and not 'Technical Japanese.' It can make things difficult, but we manage." Another challenge to the program is funding. "Typi- Who is paying tfie Price? The latest details on UVSC's favorite son and his quest for NBA fame. Catch up on golf and baseball too, all in Sports starting on page AS. ((slI MMm WILL THESE CHANGES EFFECT YOU? II t . i t dent visors."' More ad'isors wilhin departments the recoiiuiienvi.i'.ion w ill help students. "1 his is the a.I i.-.e- recent acrcum mon re Id.di Y.diev State Col J 1!) new advisors. s. Director of Career iement model is. and that w e need Cou:iel;iTJ. sa s that to cet more advisors." Tibbitts .said. . s I. at jast becaat-e of ': :i bo.u'J's snpaes-phn.s to increase the . i. as o:i campus had hs for si i-:ie time, a. d de.idad tiaam.h a - i:ha p: .an th.a tv !aaaa Courtesy Photo For the past four years students from Saitama Technical College in Japan have been coming to UVSC for training. cally we don't offer too many programs during the summer. The garages aren'tair-conditioned, and we find that if we offer a lot of programs in the summer that our fall enrollment drops off," Bradley said. "Our instructors are so well skilled that they usually have job offers to work other places during the1 summer." The program does make some money though. "We make enough to cover supplies and to pay our staff, and whatever is left we put into a scholarship fund;" Bradley said. As for the students, they get a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to see another country and learn skills that will help make them more marketable. "They don't get a chance to really learn collision repair at in Utah Valley I WWW.NETXNEWS.NET Searching for freedom Reaction to the recent hot topic issues surrounding academic freedom and the political morality on campus. This time around a couple of students have their say. Opinons on A4. USHD DEPART?.'. ENT ; GETS A MAKEOVER t I t - said he wanted to L'et more ad- Tibbets said. meiit program the school is v, o; hinp toward. "Accreditation said that we need to be .solidiiicd in v. liat oi.r ad- "toe tr.odcl we re movme toward i having one advisor par department, pener.d advisors in our dap arm and tacidt y ir ana ts." Tibbitis stressed ti.e idea of la.ul- - s, V a v. :;,ca . ' i v. ' home. While they are here it is one of things we really focus on," Bradley said. "They might get a job at a dealership or something and the skills they learned here might really come in handy." Most of the students say that America is very different from Japan. "It is so big and open here," said Katsuya, who was taking a break from welding. "It is wonderful. I want to stay here. There are a lot of pretty American girls. Whenever they come near my heart starts beating very fast. It is very exciting!" "I like it here, I don't sweat as much, it is very dry," said Koge as put the final touches on a custom painting project. "Everyone here is very kind." s QfjSfl thoe kinds of thinus." 'I lie new advisor. hae been in dapaiimems ail over can-pus. they know th'- r aa r. Tibbitts s;P j. 'hni of the advisors will stav in "We can aiv.s Pain with vanaral the Career and Academic Counsel- adisemci:t (, -ns, ! iap oPi.c. b;i- j','. aaaar. the oh'ice I have a laa'J ,r. m t mam.aer (.!' Academic Counsel:!! t a i academic support I need to take. But once r t. 'nc stan ds isor. (i) he r area-, on ca .a'.v a a. ; m v. a:a: fa o t-. r Phi Beta Lambda makes mark at nationals Errin Julkunen Your News Editor Utah Valley State College's chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently participated in the PBL National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. Over 2,000 students from PBL chapters across the country participated in 30 different events. Events ranged in topic from accounting to word processing. UVSC students returned with two first place, one second place and one third place awards. Seven other students also received awards. PBL is a national organization designed to help business students develop leadership skills and build a A S'ScM odd Gdos UVSC prof makes space Bonn Turkington News Writer After discovering what could be one of the youngest known stars, professor Karl Haisch is heading back to Chile with hopes of shedding light on the stellar outflow he discovered four weeks ago from another young star. Using one of only a few mid-infrared cameras in the southern hemisphere, he hopes to "take more infrared data from even deeper in space." This would allow the faint bands of light swirling around the star to become more visible, revealing whether the star is emitting gasses or simply scattering light through the cloud of dust that surrounds it. "Revealing the source of See STAR. A2 VOLUME XXXIV'NO. Ill Top Ten Does Johnny Depp have what it takes to help the newest version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory take the top spot in the box office? Life on A5. Siudaa's a:a t'aoi1:; v. i;h their d.'p . .namtal put which ecncral edaca'aa; your major, your depart:.: academic visor knows the major so j, ,:..!, I-after, knos w hich classes h-'p :s th.-i got you best." ta.e Vdidi the addition of new students v-i.l ia tcce.s national network. Students compete with other students on state and national levels, with only the top finishers at the state level continuing on to the national competition. Omni Flux, a Computer Science major from Orem, earned first place in Computer Operating Systems and Network Security. Flux also finished third in Networking Concepts. "A lot of preparation came from experience or work," Flux said, "or things I had learned in my classes at UVSC. Final Standings for the competition included: First Place, Omni Flux-Computer Operating Systems -Network Security; Second Place, Ash t . ;aa- Courtesy Photo The Campanas Observatory 7 'ad to p. ;; apvi . W!iV CO a 'a-'., or .!. - .e a yu ' .. : :- advisors to n:ore ley Spackman-Advertising; Third Place, OmniFlux-Networking Concepts; Fourth Place, Ashley Spackman, TracySorensen-Commu-nity Service Project, Brady Spackman-Informacion Management; Fifth Place, Derek Reynolds-Future Business Teacher; Eighth Place, Kurt Holker-Hospitality Management; Ninth Place, Breckon Hepworth, Hector Garcia-Partnership with Business Project; Finalists, Kurt Holk-er, BradySpackman-Emerg-ing Business Issues, Hunter Lassetter-Future Business Executive. Students interested in joining Phi Beta Lambda can contact Colleen Vawdrey at (801) 863-8283. feD discovery 1 V,a aided in Haisch's discovery.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2005-07-18|
|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, 2005-07-18|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|