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VOLUME 35 ISSUE 8 EL BUEN PANO FN EL ARCA SE V'ENDE QUOTE OF -n np "j j Y( r T i - NETXNEWS THE DAY ; ' A V f V f f f f ' I ' i l I 1 uvxnevvs W On Campus I I j i ( t f ', I i J j i j ' i j j J t on the T.V.s around cam- .- J. V'w X V y - -J- " wr -rS- '3J; valley weather BY A NO IQk THF' sYl'lH NTS 01 UTAH VAIUY M All (OLII(,f HghgsLowea "The less the need is to get it done, the slower it gets done. " -Keller's theory of the conservation of work.- ( Life: Close-up with James l. : i o rv! ' umnuiun. uauK a v ' ' - "--v lAimust 27, 200 1 Sports: Seth Scott returns to UVSC's mens basketball. Page 8 4 1 ?,-- ( i ! 4 " 1 f Wednesday: Sunny High 97 Low 63 Thurs: Sunny High 98 Low 63 i, BAM mom. L , ....... ,. . i By DANIELLE WHITE OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF With the swift, slick slash of "Zorro's" sword more than one million dollars worth of budget cuts punctured the UVSC budget recently. After expected state tax and income revenues failed to meet projections, Governor Leavitt ordered an overall $15 million budget cuts for state insitutions of higher education $1,030,100 for UVSC. "State revenues were over-projected, so the governor implemented a 2.5 percent holdback which is equivalent to one million dollars," said Linda Makin, director of budgets. "We're going to have to do a hiring hold, or 'chillout,' and undergo strict contigencies to save money." President Romesburg said that in addition to revenues falling short, additional factors contributed. "The $1,030,100 budget hold back for UVSC is our college's share of the meeting statewide budget imbalance created by revenues failing to meet earlier projections," he said. "Either people are filing taxes very late, delaying payment , or incomes are simply down. In any case, all state agen- COURTESY PHOTO Leavitt puts Into place a budget cut that takes SI million dollars away from UVSC. cies have had their budgets reduced by 2.5 percent." While there may not be cause for immediate alarm, a cautionary approach may be in order. Compensating for the loss, ultimately, falls upon the students. "There's more coming," said Cecelia Foxely of the state Higher Education Commission. She said that the failure to adequetely fund the 10 state colleges and universities could be potentially crippling not only to the economy but for students, as well. "Our students carry the heaviest burden, by far, for cost of instruction," Makin said. "That's not to say the tution is the highest because it's not." While UVSC tuition is not the highest, more than 40 percent of the its operation budget is fueled by student tuition and fees (which increased by an estimated $40 this semester); the other 59.6 percent, by state tax funds, according to Makin. "UVSC educates 15.1 percent of higher education students in the state with 8.42 percent of tax funds. That's the true measure of our productivity and efficency," she said. "That's also why there's such a gap between us and everyone else." Comparatively, UVSC tution hikes come to approximately 13 percent versus 5 percent at other state schools, Romesburg says. He hopes that future increases in state funding will help alleviate the burden placed upon students in efforts to continually fund the ever-growing campus population which is at about 23,000 this fall. "We are meeting this budget reduction by delaying filing vacant positions across campus, postponing and slowing major purchase, and eliminating our emergency contigency funds. X 4 -4 r BUDGET Hopefully, this is one-year reduction, and our budgets will be restored for the future to help make up for the budget cuts," he said. c u T s UVSC Student found dead By STACEY BULLOCK OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF A college student attending UVSC was found alone dead in his apartment at 500 S. 1200 West. Jonathan King's body was found by apartment janitors who assumed that he had moved out the day before. "They found the young man lying in the bed- room, and he appeared to have died several days before," Lt. Doug Edwards said. Police do not expect foul play and have no rea son to believe that drugs or suicide contributed to his death. "There was nothing at the scene to arouse suspicions that foul play was involved, nor was there any indication of a suicide or drug use." Edwards said. No clear cause to his death will be known until an autopsy is preformed. King's relatives, who live outside of the state, were contacted shortlv after he was found. Fees increase, 1,000 percent By DANIELLE WHITE OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF "Smile, your teeth are suffocating" Brittany Wiscombe. With an increase of more than 1,000 percent in fees, the ever-popular UVSC dental hygiene program is not suffocating. The allure of working with and on aisles of opalescent-smiles are still a big draw. And, despite the program weeding 12 cream of the crop among 200 applicants, interest still peaks. "We thought it would cut the interest down, but it didn't at all," said Alene Harrison, Associate Dean of the School of Science and Health. A ten-fold plan will assess a yearly $4,500 fee to fund the two-year associates program, administrators said. Yearly fees prior the dental hygiene courses were about $300. "We didn't even tell the students how much the increase was going to be when they applied. We just gave them a range of what it would be," Harrison said. Additionally, recent budget cuts also called for a significant hike in ." ...... 1 ; . ' " wv wp ,,. , ; i , - $ COURTESY PHOTO In order to salvage the dental program, UVSC increases tuition tor dental hygiene students. program costs. "As our state funding has tightened, the college has had to review all programs on a cost-benefit basis," said President Romesburg. "Some programs, although popular with students and industry, simply cost more than can be reasonably defended. Therefore, we had to either reduce or eliminate the program, find less costly ways of delivering the programs, or pass on the cost to students. We decided to continue to program, but needed to ask the students to accept a greater burden of the costs." The program, since its initiation in to the school curriculum three years ago, has seen every single one of its students pass the state and national licensing programs in fact the program is rated third-best among the 230 dental hygiene schools, according to The Deseret News. "The students are excellent," said George Veit, Program Chairman. "They have the goal of becoming dental hygienists and work toward it. We feel it's exceptionally great." Despite talk of possibly terminating the program last year, Romesburg feels the fee, though it may take a large bite out of students' pocket books, was the best decision in order to salvage the valued campus entity. "Our increase actually puts us in line with many similar pro- continued pg. 3 see "Hygiene" UVSC honors Eugene England By DANIELLE WHITE OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF "He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it." -Isaiah 25:8 As an author's pen lifts gently off a page sealing the closing chapter, a masterpeice is born. Well-known poet and professor, George Eugene England, passed away last Friday after a six month battle with brain cancer. England came to UVSC four years ago after retiring from teaching English at Brigham Young University. He served as Writer-in-Residence, headed the study abroad program which intergrated an program in Great Britain, and taught Mormon studies. He received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities last August to establish a full-fledged religious studies program at UVSC under the Center for the Study of Ethics. "Eugene was a true scholar and teacher," said President Romesburg, who team teaches Honors Ethics and Values with Dr. Elaine E. Englehardt. "He cared about students and he loved learning. His work as Writer-in-Residence raised the academic profile of our campus, and introduction of the England Study Abroad Program expanded educational and cultural opportunity for our students," he said. "We will miss Gene's enthusiasm, entrepeneurial spirit, and scholarly leadership." England believed strongly in promoting universal appreciation for culture and religion. "Studying our culture can only make us better," he once said. "In higher education, it's an ideal environment to enlighten students and promote understanding. Sometimes we forget our own culture." He is survived by his wife 48 years, Charlotte. Memorial services were held Aug. 25 at the Provo Tabernacle. -.,.i,.,.-,.:...,Wu. j ... J '' ..I.::; . - r I I - ' ;, iii A, .XHX'M: Campus calendar Check out this weeks whats hot and happening. The who, what, when, and where of UVSC. P-9- 2 Opinions Face it: Parking is a pain and it isn't going to get better any time soon. And don't forget; "parking permits are required everywhere on campus", even the free lots. P-9 4 Life With the beginning of a new semester, students cram into the McKay events center to start it off on the right track. P-9 6 Sports Seth Scott comes back to UVSC. Find out what made the star player come back. P-9 8 COURTESY PHOTO Eugene England passed away after a light with brain cancer. His memory will live on at UVSC.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2001-08-27|
|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: College Times, 2001-08-27|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|