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EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA VF.NDE n n i v, 'p JJ j :j b A o WHAT'S INSIDE World Nation: F.B.I, agent accused of spying for Russia Opinion: Check back next week Life: Nothing con save Silverman, all the Oscar nominees Sports: Wolverine basketball road trip continues, questions arise after Earnhardt crash Marketplace: What do you want? is : "TT J ID vJJj tit - - i V,S .V H M! UjI! in si a n r o 1 T" 1T f ! Til :: I V 1 , f I mvv u r SWAC SHAKirr DOWN Tied for 3rd in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, Miriam Sy Ml) and co. hope to melt umle-leated Snow College pg. 8 February 22, 2001 A HIGHER CALLING "The Best cl the Banff Mount Film Festival World Tour" wi premier at UVSC this week pg. 6 VOLUME 29 ISSUE 47 NETXNEWS Up-to-date Wolverine Men's : and Women's basketball standings and statistics available. Go to j uvsc.eduathletics VALLEY WEATHER Today: Showers High 4S Low 25 jlfl Friday: showers ain ! 1 t 4 f "l i Weekend: f" i I i Partly Cloudy High 44 Low 24 Alumni awarded for school loyalty Former ASUVSC President Baron A. Rohbock says UVSC provides students with the best opportunities By BRITTANY WISCOMBE OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF aron A. Rohbock, a name well known on UVSC campus, was honored with the prestigious Voting Alumni Award for his accomplishments and tremendous service recently at the first annual Scholarship Gala. 1 our and a half years at UVSC hold fond memories for Rohbock, as he served in main capacities. He has been a member of the Encore performing group and served three vears on student government. Rohbock began his climb as the Assistant to Vice President of Academics during his first year at UVSC, followed by service director over ASUVSC his second, and his third year; student body president.Rohbock said serving at UVSC has prepared him for every aspect of his lite and the future. "1 know now, there is nothing I can do without the help of at least one person," Rohbock said. "Service is helping a group of people become better but together," he said. Rohbock explained the three entities on campus: students, faculty, and administration. Together they recognize strengths and weaknesses and better one another to form this institution, UVSC. Rohbock said as he received his award, "There are thirteen places to get a good education in Utah, if you want an excellent education, the field gets narrower. Yet, there is only one place that will allow a student to practice their full potential . . . and that is at UVSC." Rohbock mentioned he had the opportunity to tour all the institutions of higher education it; Utah and that UVSC is extremely advanced with regards to service opportunities and the freedom students receive. "There is a great deal of trust," Rohbock said. The Young Alumni Award was quite an accomplishment for Rohbock. "It means so much to me because it shows this position can make a difference," he said. "You don't need to change the world with a service project. If you change a life, you are successful." Service is an incredible opportunity. Students can receive an array of benefits from serving. Service scholarships are given our regularly, such as the freedom Festival Scholarship. Yet, there is an even more vital reason why students should give of themselves. "If you are not helping someone, you can never find true happiness," Rohbock said, "I feel there is a void in our lives when we do not serve." Opportunities to serve are endless and can be found anywhere. "Service learning provides UVSC students a great opportunity to learn the details of an academic endeavor, and also reflect and learn about themselves," President Kerry D. Continued pg. 3 see "Rohbock" I v FILE PHOTO THE COLLEGE TIMES Former ASUVSC President Baron A. Rohbock is known for sporting UVSC paraphenalia and being an advocate tor students' needs. UVSC says, "Wee care" By ALICE GOLD OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF According to Dr. Brad Cook, Vice President of College Relations, the Wee Care Center is the most exciting thing administration is doing to meet the needs of non-traditional students. Under the direction of President Romesburg, Cook initiated the Childcare Committee last semester. UVSC already runs two preschools (The Children's Center and Head Start), which care for a combined total of 100 three-five year olds. The Wee Care Center, located on 400 West, will be the first childcare center at UVSC and will allow children younger than pre-school age. The Childcare Committee, which consists of representatives from various campus organizations, has been working very hard to meet the scheduled opening in fall of 2001. Carol Verbecky, Childcare Committee member, says that much is still being decided about how the center will be run and financed. In fact, many grants are still being written and submitted to the government for funding. The price for care at the Wee Care Center will be based on availability to pay. And because the Center will only be able to hold 20-25 infants and toddlers at a time, first priority will be given to low-income families, which are defined as grossing $1,400 - $1,725 a month for a family of four. . The Wee Care Center will not be open at night, which causes problems for true low-income families w ho receive : j ffliiMTfT WHirir ' ",t"'".v,..rt, '''' ..:.- - ' - - ' 1 s ,j. .. . - v - . v i ..v. a;-;, mm, i . N0REW GREEN THE COLLEGE TIMES Ben Schlenske holds his son Jetferey as he does homework. Ben Is currently working towards a degree In Graphic Design from UVSC. financial assistance from Workforce Services only if they work full time. The Children's Center and Head Start Pre-School programs are also only daytime facilities, leaving the majority of low-income, full-time employees without on-campus pre-school or childcare services at night. According to Institutional Research the number of students who have children has never been accurately deter- Continued pg. 3 see "Wee Care" Student rally targets tuition hikes By DANIELLE WHITE OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF SALT LAKE CITY One clear voice was definitely heard at the State Capitol last week. In fact, thousands of students from Utah's nine colleges and universities rallied to legislators seeking support. Lobbying with Pop Tarts and Jell-O, attempting to rekindle memories of how money is relatively tight while attending college, representatives from college student governments and the Utah Student Association (a conglomerate of state student government presidents) said that they are encouraging students to become more pro-active in the legislative process. "This is the capstone event of our efforts to get students a lot more involved in the legislative process," said Jesse Dalton, Utah Student Association president. Dalton said that he is hoping that legislators will be more apt to properly fund higher education as college-age students generated more than 200 percent in voter turnout during the last November election. "We're looking to keep that momentum going," Dalton said. "More than ever, student voices were heard in the last election, and our concerns need to resonate in the second and most important half of the legislative session," he said. In December, the Utah Board of Regents voted to raise tuition by 4 percent. Officials, however, have been speculating that number may increase into the double digits possi-bly by 25 percent. While Regents set tuition rates, their decisions are largely based on how much funding the legislature gives to higher education. By law, tuition must account for 25 percent of faculty compensation increases. Reportedly, legislators are hoping to Continued pg. 3 "Rally" Net Spot THE HOTTEST SPOTS ON THE WEB: www.menshealth.com: Men's Health, the magazine, Online www.herspace.com: an online page for her www.veggietales.com: the web-site on the popular singing vegetables www.amused.com: centre for the easily amused www.slate.com: Political commentary of events of today www.bored.com: Bored? Not for long. Interesting readings, games, etc. www.adcritic.com: the best collection of funny commercials ever www.ucomics.com: Look up your favorite cartoon-from years ago to today www.moviefone.com: all the latest movies with quick shot of the hottest movies. Also shows where they are playing and at what time www.msnbc.com: news and latesthappenings Mongolian professors visit campus By 'ESETA HAVEA OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF About five years ago, the Centre of International Studies started a project in hopes of helping Mongolia to gradually democratize their system of government. Mongolia was a satellite of the Soviet Union before they broke off and had their own form of integrated government in 1989. Hence, UVSC has helped Mongolia by bringing professors here yearly to learn more about the American school system and curriculum and then apply it in Mongolia. On February 5, eleven Mongolian professors and department chairmen came to UVSC for training. Their names are Batgerel, Purevdagva, Zorigtboutar, Batsukh, Dahjamts, Enhgaatar, Nansalmaa, Bilgeee, Udval, Munkhbaatar, and Chimed-Ochir. These professors are from various technical universities in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. While many students may take our college experience for granted, these people have come to learn about how the credit system and curriculum of an American college works. They are learning about higher education and administration, how to set up classes, a syllabus, different techniques running a college things we probably couldn't care less about. When asked about some of the things they liked about campus, they mentioned the tutoring labs and the latest technological equipment. "Back in Mongolia, they don't have that. The students here are very lucky to-get all the help they can with their classes through tutoring labs, computers, and such," one professor said. The Mongolian school system is now in its third year of using a credit system much like our own. Before that, they followed a system similar to Russia's. Continued pg. 3 see "Mongolia" -' t li.iri Nonew GREEN THE COLLEGE TIMES " defeated the great Aleksandr Karelin. The score of the match was 1-0. I have worked for this for over 24 years, and now my dream has come true. Thank you for all the support. " Rulon Gardner Olympic hero speaks at UVSC By JAMES EASTON SPECIAL TO THE NETXNEWS STAFF On Wednesday, February 21, Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner was the keynote speaker at the First Annual Leadership Conference at UVSC. Also speaking were Charles S. Farnsworth from Franklin Covey; Jack Zenger of Provant, Inc.; David O. Litchford from the UVSC business department; and last year's Student Body President, Baron A. Rohbock. The conference was sponsored by The Center for the Advancement of Leadership, which was recently organized and is the beneficiary of a generous grant. Wesley Bitters, director of the Center, describes the purpose as providing opportunities for high-school and college students to develop their leadership qualities. As part of the requirement of the grant, one Leadership Conference will be organized each year. The focus of the conference is the same as the Center, in that the main emphasis will be on the students. The event began at 9 a.m. with Professor David Litchford, a highly motivational speaker from the Business School here at UVSC. Following David Litchford, Baron Rohbock spoke about opportunities available in student government, and what those opportunities have done for him. Charles S. Farnsworth, a nationally recognized lecturer from Franklin Covey, spent over an hour teaching important skills vital to leaders today. Rulon Gardner was the luncheon speaker at noon and spoke about the skills that helped him overcome his Olympic challenges. After he spoke, everybody in attendance had the chance to ask questions and meet Rulon as he signed autographs.The finale featured a panel of Mr. Farnsworth, Jack Zenger, and President Romesburg, who answered questions from the public concerning how they can develop their career fields. The conference itself was free to students. The ticket price covered the box lunch provided, but the lectures were free, and meeting Rulon was free.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2001-02-22|
|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||UVSC: College Times, 2001-02-22|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|