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EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA SE VENDE VOLUME 29 ISSUE 7 niwifi the WHAT'S INSIDE Campus Stuff: Need a kiss? True Wolverine on Sept. 6 Opinion: Can't stand Utah Drivers? Are YOU one? Life: Hot Spot-Club Omni heats up your nights 'Sports: Results of Saturday's Volleyball Invitational Marketplace: Buy and sell, call 222-8688. I ! A 1 i A 1 J o ii I till fr r ; i i y i . BY AND I OR Till Sit 1)1 NTS 01 UTAH VALLEY STATE ( 01 I I f,l MIKE JACOSSEN Is UVSC ready for the NCAA? Read about the future cf UVSC's Athletic Department. irrni- Mi.miiiMHii n:Tr--"""'Wi-(.i.-,'.r.iirtwtrtiinn.lTr-l- J PHILOSOPHY FORUM: Don't have a Ph.D? Test your idea in an open forum. Q NET NEWS Lfe: No Drive' Day: Are you n? Go to trie website and let us know! VALLEY WEATHER Tuesday. Partly Cloudy. High 81, Low 44 Wednesday: Party Cloudy. High 79, Low 42 Thursday Partly Cloudy. High 80, Low 43 Paving the price L-oiniainiCDau tfracas looms on yvs Classes disrupted as a number of faculty members resign from their teaching duties just before classes begin By DANIELLE WHITE OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF n i acuity have decided since they 1- haven't received more Washingtons, they will not teach about Washington. Due to salary disputes, a large number of faculty resigned just before fall semester began, leaving various sections of computer science, English, and math without instructors. While departments arranged it so that those sections were not canceled, such a predicament has been an all too common scenario for UVSC. "Every semester we have positions that don't get filled," said former Faculty Senate President and Associate Professor of College Success, Grant Richards. "Faculty only stay for a short time because they get dazzled with offers from other colleges that will pay three times as much. We're really hurting," he said. Faculty, universally, have paid the price for having to meet higher state demands without compensation. UVSC instructors teach an average ofl5 credit hours each semester, the highest course load of all Utah institutions of higher education. Full-time University of Utah faculty teach a minimum of nine credit hours and Southern Utah University, 12. "The education and programs UVSC offers is comparable to U of U and SUU, but they have more money due to extensive private funding and grants, including getting money from the state," Richards said. "The legislature doesn't understand; they think teaching at UVSC is a soft job," he said. Earlier this year, President Kerry D. Romesburg submitted a request for $3 million to pay equity adjustments. "But we were only given $150,000," said Janice Jensen of Human Resources. "We desperately need funding from the legislature not just for faculty, but for all our employees and programs," Jensen said. Adjunct faculty endure the brunt of the legislature's refusal to grant UVSC's remittance requests. According to Jensen, adjuncts and overload instructors who teach less than 12 credits get an estimated $24.40 per credit hour. Considerations such as experience are taken into account for raises, but nevertheless remain on a case-by-case basis. In addition to teaching, adjuncts are required to participate on community boards for which they receive Continued pg. 7 See "Fracas" a u if Ll o u CO z UVSC Faculty Years of Service I) 5 W 3 n 1 iff V 5? f.ri. . n .i j i Number of Years at UVSC JON IGLEHARTTHE COLLEGE TIMES A financial crunch, combined with other factors, has decreased the longevity of teaching tenure at UVSC. Mirsche, putting smiles on new faces By MEGAN CARLSON OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF Imagine looking in the mirror and not recognizing the face staring back. The eyes are still bright emerald green and the tip of the nose is still pointy; however, the smile is peculiar. But it's a nice peculiar. With new medical advances in the technological world, congenital deformities have become an easier process to correct. The Hirsche Smiles Foundation (H5F) focuses its medical attention on repairing cleft lips and palates. "He Dr. Blayne L. Hirsche started the foundation in 1993, and it's slowly grown over time. We take two to three trips a year," explained Tom Eastmond, HSF Coordinator. We go down for about a week and operate on 40 to 50 patients." Tremendous changes come in a person's life just because of the small surgery. "You've been with deformity your whole life, and then you come out of the surgery normal," said David Valderrama, President of the Latin Club at Utah Valley State College. The Latin Club is actively working with HSF in hopes of sponsoring a child. Continued pg. 3 See "Hirsche" I - r 1 'I. 1 V PHOTO COURTESY OF THE HIRSCHE FOUNDATION On a recent trip to Guatemala with the Hirsche Smiles Foundation, Dentist Sterling Ottesen operates on a young patient. The organization, founded In 1993 by Dr. Blayne L. Hirsche, takes makes two to three trips each year to provide medical attention for Latin American countries. Medical Assistance Program cuts funding By DANIELLE WHITE OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF PROVO The Utah Medical Assistance Program announced Friday they have been forced to cut $800,000 worth of health care benefits for lower income families effecting a variety of Utah County residents. "They have cut my throat," said UMAP insurer Connie Cartwright. "I take 17 different prescriptions to take for heart and thyroid problems and diabetes," said Cartwright. "I had surgery in March on my thyroid and I really need medication to compensate for that. I have no idea what I am supposed to do now," she said. Cartwright's case represents the majority of UMAP clients. Due to chronic illnesses they find it difficult to get or hold a job and therefore cannot afford to pay for their medications. "I had insurance through my job, but due to my health problems I can't work," she said. "I have applied for disabilities benefits and social security but was told I was not eligible." According to the Utah Hospitals and Health Systems Association (UHA).UMAP originally a descendent of the StateCounty Indigent Poor Relief ACT in 1978 and was officially established by the Legislature Medical Act to improve conditions for those who do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. "We have put together a coalition to offer alternatives to the Utah Department of Health but have not had much success," said Bruce Murray of UHA. "Federal law requires Continued pg. 11 See "Healthcare" Net Spot 'THE HOTTEST SPOTS IN: NewzPolitics r5.fs.fed.uv1i reAeam5.com youtfivote2000.orgnews oin.comALLPOUTCS msn.com mtv.comnavintrochoose orloose msnbc.comnewsdefault.asp Entertainment: utahvalleymall.com music.utah.edupagessche dules utahvalleymusic.com moviefone.com Music Online: emusic.com liquidaudio.com MP3.com Student heips: makingcollegecount.com edu.com fastweb.com firetalk.com lycos.com Sports: uvsc.eduathletics majorleaguebaseball.com nflfans.com nfltalk.com espn.go.com nba.com wnba.com , I320kfan.com Clinton delivers $ 1 .3 billion to Colombia By DEB RIECHMANN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) President Clinton ended his visit to Colombia dancing and clapping his sweaty hands to the beat of folk music, but not before he urged other nations to assist the country in its battle against recession, drug-trafficking and a36-year-old civil conflict. Dancers holding candles and twirling brightly colored skirts entertained Clinton in a historic plaza, the last stop on his 12-hour visit Wednesday to the hot, humid Caribbean port city of Cartagena. He returned to Washington in the predawn hours Thursday. Clinton made the trip to symbolically deliver $1.3 billion in U.S. military and social assistance to President Andres Pastrana's plan to fight the drug trade, stimulate the economy and reform the judicial system. Before nightfall, Clinton visited a freshly painted community justice center in a dusty, low-income neighborhood where he encouraged the international community to help finance Pastrana's $7.5 billion initiative. Colombia is spending $4 billion on the plan. The United Nations, international financial organizations, Norway, Japan and Spain are among other contributors. The European Union has said it will lend support, but no amount has been decided. "We can all implement the 'Plan Colombia' and those people who continued pg. 3 see "Colombia" YipYap Apples are more efficient than caf- - . i feine X ' I keeping people awake in the mornings! Americans eat about 700 pounds of peanut butter and 2 billion pounds of chocolate a year. Students enjoy African safari By AMBER VOORHEES OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF Janet Bennion, Wendy Wise, and Tina Moorman, have returned home to Utah after traveling with Utah Valley State College's Study Abroad Program. Bennion, Wise, and Moorman spent a few weeks in Africa during the summer. On August 31 they had a conference to share their experiences. They lived within the Dadi "boma", or village family. Bennion, Wise, and Moorman taught English to the students of the local primary-level school. The school had brick walls, cement floors, chalkboards, and chalk. Only a few of the classrooms had desks, therefore, most of the students had to sit on the floor. Starting at age six, the average African child attends school for about continued pg. 10 see "Africa" . 1 v"r f COURTESY OF STUDT ABROAD Janet Bennion shared her experiences and a slide-show from this summer's Study Abroad program In Africa at a conference August 31.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2000-09-05|
|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||UVSC: The College Times, 2000-09-05|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|