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THE STUDENT VOICE OF UTAH VALLEY STATE VOLUME XXXVI NO. 20 1 ,;,hv(.-i d tioonn 'ioec 6. Sallie Mae Fund offers scholarship opportunities MONDAY MARCH 12 2007 ' a h p t IX-OM rr i- -' - SPORTS Utah Blaze The Blaze took on their former quarterback and the New Orleans Vodoo in their home opener. Read about the exciting finish A1 0. Men's basketball UVSC finished with the best record for an Independent since 1986. Read about the championship run A8. 1 - LIFE Battle of Thermopylae Three-hundred Spartan soldiers held off a million Persians in the Battle of Thermopylae. Check out the how they'll handle the American audience on page A5. Recycled Percussion Recycled Percussion always finds an audience at UVSC. See page A5 for a review of their latest on-campus performance. V 4 Habitat for Humanity NEWS - Habitat for Humanity Find out how students can volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Turn to A2 for more information. Trio Trio helps students complete a college education. To see if you qualify for assistance turn to A2. v r r i OPINIONS After the shooting A month after the tragic Trolley Square shooting, people are not only trying to recover, they are trying to forgive. Read more on page A4. Spencer Shell Assistant News Editor The Sallie Mae Fund is providing $2.5 million in college scholarships to roughly 1,000 deserving students pursuing higher education this fall. If you are the first in a Hispanic family to attend, college, from a family that makes less than $30,000 a year; an African-American with a demonstrated financial need; or a child of those who were killed or permanently disabled in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, then there's a scholarship for you, sponsored by the Sallie Mae Fund. Kathleen deLaski, president of the Sallie Mae Fund explained that these awards are not limited to the class valedictorian or star athletes, "Scholarships are awarded based on a number of factors-from your interests, to where your parents work, to exceptional writing skills displayed in an essay contest. Searching for scholarships may take a little time and energy but remember it's free money. Even if you spend five hours applying for scholarships and receive only one $500 scholarship, that's still the same as earning $100 an hour. Money is available, but you have to take the first step and apply." In 2006, the fund awarded $2.6 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 deserving students enrolled in colleges across the country. More than 14,000 completed applications were submitted by college-bound students from across the country. "It may seem out of your reach, but once you take that first step and apply, you quickly see how worthwhile it all is," said 2006 Sallie Mae Fund scholarship winner and Spelman College junior Leanna Pearson.' " The fund offers students tips such as, apply for as many awards as you qualify for. Pay close attention to deadlines, look for scholarships offered by a variety of sources and understand the conditions of an award. "Even though See VP - A3 niter rtnv? cf ceinneisnlnu tccni unite pHs UircuUii to sweep tr.3 student bsdy elections Eleanor Takahashi & John Ditzler News Writers (earn Unite beat out Team Impact in Wednesday's student body elections; UVSC's 2007-2008 new student body president will be Kris Coles who ran against Dan Groves of Team Impact for the position. Coles captured 775 student votes to Groves' 600. Justin Davies captured 719 votes to secure the position of executive vice president, while his opponent Reed Rogers garnered 570 votes. Joseph Watkins garnered 705 votes to secure the position of vice president for academics, while his opponent Marci Stotlar garnered 585 votes. Jenny Wells, who ran unopposed for the position of vice president for student activities garnered 1,112 votes. This year's student elections drew in 1, 416 voting students out of 18, 067 eligible student voters. This represented 7.8 of UVSC's student body, and problems with ASUVSC's Election Committee's campaign rules, which only allowed candidates to campaign on campus between Monday, Mar. 5 through the afternoon of Wednesday Mar. 7-even though the incoming student body's presidential administration will take charge of a budget of approximately $6 million derived from student fees (depending on next years enrollment), according to current Student Body President Andrew Stone. A single debate between Teams Impact and Unite was held Mar. 2, several days before either team was allowed by ASUVSC's Election Committee to campaign either on or off campus, or even to announce their plat See -ELECTIONS-A3 Service expedition to restore trail Jared Magill Assistant News Editor Pick axes, shovels and sweat are not exactly the images one envisions when thinking of spring break activities. That is, unless they are involved in the Center for Service and Learning's 2007 Spring Break Service Expedition. As the streets, hotels and campsites of Moab begin to fill up next week with marathon runners, Jeep safari goers and students just getting away for spring break, a select few UVSC students armed with landscaping tools will be heading down to volunteer a few days of their time and energy to restore a hiking trail. As many as 10 UVSC student volunteers, along with staff members from the Center for Service and Learning will be partnering with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to restore the Fisher Towers Trail located 2.2 miles off Utah Scenic Byway 128, about 20 miles northeast of Moab. The Fisher Towers Trail is a 2.1 mile out-and-back trek that takes sightseers through a maze of red and purple-hued canyons along the base of the giant wind-sculpted sandstone monoliths. Along the trail is a continuous display of goblin, mushroom and hoodoo rock formations that end on a ridge about half a mile beyond the900-foot-tall Titan tower. Service Club President Tom Merrill said that they try to plan enjoyable expeditions that students will find enticing to participate in. "We looked at precedent, what has been done in the past and asked what students want to do for spring break," Merrill said. "We figured they want to go south, and since many of us know the Moab area pretty well, that's what From -SERVICE - A3 International Night held to showcase campus diversity Jason Adkins News Writer The International Student Council on campus hosted their 12th annual international night on Feb. 28, in the Grande Ballroom. Foodandperformances from a selected region of the world are featured, with this year being European' night. The dishes included such specialties as Spanish corn and black bean salad, pasta Boulogne from Italy, bigos' (a dish that included bacon, onions, celery, garlic, cabbage and dried raisins) and desserts such as Austrian cake, French crepes and Greek fruit salad. Performances at the event ranged from bluegrass music, break dancing, singing, dances from various nations and even a fashion show. AS UVSC Executive Vice President Kris Coles said it is important to showcase the diversity of the student body at the college. "They international students get to showcase themselves," Coles said. "The community also is able to support the students at UVSC who come from different countries." International Student Council member Marco Lizana said that experiencing different cultures is important for UVSC students. "It is to celebrate people and have a day for them," Lizana said. "We get to share our culture with the college." The representatives from the LDS Institute of Religion were on hand to check out the festivities in preparation of an International Week they plan to hold later on in the semester. "We want to increase cultural awareness," Institute representative Krystal Guerra said. While the event went well, additional publicity would have helped increase attendance, Coles said. "We need to do more to make it bigger," Coles said. "This is a great place for great food and entertainment." rr. .
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2007-03-12|
|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, 2007-03-12|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|