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EL BUEN PANO FN EL ARCA SE VENDE VOLUME 29 ISSUE 46 WHAT'S INSIDE wmwmmmmmmmammm World Nation: Napster looks to the future Opinion: Is normal necessarily good? Life: Sarah Brightman goes from Phantom to La Luna Sports: Redshirts key to success of Wolverine basketball Marketplace: What do you want? , muu i S .iF NETXNEWS Up-to-date Wolverine Men's and Women's basketball standings and statistics available. Go to uvsc.eduathletics KY AND I OK Till-. ST( Ul MS 0! UIAM VAI1! V STATE ("OUR,! FUTURE WOLVERINES SAVE THE LAST DANCE Redshirts are the key to Ballst Wesl biends talented A Wolverine basketball success, , V- oncers ana renowned cnoreog- present and future -pg. 8 reDruary 10, ZUU1 rapnersio create an tvenmg ot UUHUII I hum 1' 131 S I kM V VALLEY WEATHER Tod: pVyf High 39 Low 25 '. v High Low 29 ?'F'';, M3- j - "lie true to roar school" Students recognized for service Apr7 Crawford, a senior at UVSC, was awarded for her many hours of devoted services to students. She, affectionately called "Ma Bear" by her peers, has served with student government, student media and the accessibilities services By 0 VILLA WILSON OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF April Crawford, affectionately called 'Ma Bear" by her peers, was given the Distinguished Alumni award for her accomplishments and school spirit at the First Annual Scholarship Gala. Crawford, has been involved with Student Government, Student Media, and Reinhart's Rowdies. She has helped teach a student success class, and now works in the accessibilities department as the text on tape coordinator for students with disabilities. Crawford said that serving others is not only one of the perks of her job but the essence. "If I can at least try to make a difference for just one person, than I that is the most important thing," she said. "That is when I know that I have actually accomplished something important and my life is complete." She said that much of the credit received is owed to the student body, as a whole. "There are so many students here who work so hard and do so many things, and each of them deserve the this, I share it with them," Crawford said. "I was so excited to see the students participate in and show so much support for their school and their peers," said Becka Ralph, one of the coordinators of the Scholarship Gala. "It was wonderful to see April be recognized for all she does and how much she has impacted others," she said. Crawford said that the recognition was most unexpected. "I was so shocked I heard my name, but I didn't. ..just a state of total shock," she said. "I think my husband was more blown away than me. Jokingly Crawford says her co-workers idolize her and that even want to 'be her in their next life. Yet, in all honesty, she says she is humbled by the distinguished honor. Among Crawford's goals is to work on an Indian reservation and teach children. "There are so many things I can do after UVSC, but I feel that God is leading toward that area. I want to really be able to work in that environment," she said. "Ma Bear," a mother of six and grandmother of 19 (she is expecting two more), will graduate in December with the hopes of getting a teaching certificate. She added that she plans to send as many people to UVSC as she possibly can because it is "my home away from home." Additionally, former ASUVSC president Baron Rohbock was also awarded for his many hours of service and devotion to UVSC even after his tenure as Student Body President ended last year. Be sure to keep those eyes peeled as NetXNews reporter Brittany Wiscombe interviews Rohbock exclusively next week. t 4 r ' .r : ' 7 JON IGLEHARTTHE COLLEGE One way April loves getting involved is through the Reinert Rowdies. She jumped and yelled with the most spirited students on campus. (The picture was taken last year, and April is not pictured with the above group.) Balancing act By ALICE GOLD OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF According to the Institutional Research Department of UVSC, over 54 percent of students enrolled this year are considered non-traditional students, meaning they only attend school part time because they don't attend full-time. They are so busy with marriage, children, work, and other responsibilities, they can't handle 12-credits.Take heed, non-traditional students: to succeed, you must balance your act by prioritizing, planning ahead, and using all of your resources. UVSC's Institutional Research Department reports the retention level of the school's non-traditional students is the lowest of all types of students at a true rate of 52 percent, compared to the highest true retention rate of 76 percent for full-time students. When other distractions come their way, only students that put education at the top of their priority lists will meet their goals. Planning ahead is a vital part of students' success. Mike Jensen, Assistant Director of Career and Academic Counseling Center, recommends that all students talk with an academic advisor once every semester to plan ahead and not waste time taking classes that they don't need. "And do it way Continued pg. 3 see "juggii ng responsibility" ANDREW SHEEN THE COLLEGE TIMES The Schlenske family (Ben, Kristin, and baby Jeffrey). Kristin has already graduated from UVSC but Ben is still working on his Graphic Design degree. The two of them work with the mentally disabled. Dangers of road rage By JAKES EASTON OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF Honking horns, flashing lights, swerving cars, middle fingers, angry stares, profanity filled screaming, projectiles out of car windows. Aggressive driving is becoming an increasing problem on our roads today, and our quiet little state of Utah is not an exception. In fact, Utah actually ranks 17th in the listing of the worst states for road rage. And the incidents of road rage and aggressive driving are on the rise. Is aggressive driving really a problem, though? Does somebody flipping the bird really have a long-term effect? Probably not. But the concern with aggressive driving is what it escalates to road rage. According to a recent report on the subject, road rage is defined as "an incident in which an angry or impatient motorist or passenger intentionally injures or kills another motorist, passenger, or pedestrian, or attempts or threaten to injure or kill another motorist, passenger, or pedestrian." Daniel H. Rathbone, Ph.D., the author of the report, tells us that road rage is criminal behavior. Of course, nothing that bad happens in Utah, right? We are just too peaceful for that. Actually, just a few years ago a young mother was shot and killed while driving up a freeway on-ramp by a man in another car angry at her for cutting him off. A few months later, another man was shot repeatedly in a similar situation. While the odds are slim that a person will be involved in a road rage incident as severe as a shooting, the problem lies with the aggressive driving and the consequences of an erratic, angry driver. In Washington D.C., citizens are more afraid of aggressive drivers than drunk drivers, and that trend is more widespread than we'd like to think. In Utah, people are more afraid of these drivers than gang warfare. Continued pg. 3 "Road Rage" Net Spot THE HOTTEST SPOTS ON THE WEB: www.menshealth.com: Men's Health, the magazine. On-line www.herspace.com: an on-line 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.mov'ie'tone.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 Real problems, real solutions By DANIELLE WHITE OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF Here is some good advice you just can take. Take a campus that was originally designed as a tech school but is now bursting at the seams with more than 22,000 students. Problems are bound to arise. Such is the case with any institution of higher education striving to meet the demands of growth and facilitate the needs of its students. NetXNews surveyed more than 150 students to get a glimpse of what the top five concerns UVSC ought to address to better accommodate the student body. In hopes to provide some answers, Student Government President Jared Finch and UVSC President Kerry D. Romesburg, knowing that two are better than one, made a collaborative effort in offering some plausible and realistic solutions to these real and seemingly ever-present problems. Beginning with the size of the bookstore in comparison to how many students patronize the facility, both Finch and Romesburg said that in Fall Semester 2001 the bookstore will be double its present size. "By next fall, all textbook sales will be moved to the Education Building," Romesburg said. "There will be a drive-up window for students to pick up their textbooks, effectively changing the nature of the bookstore greatly," he said. UVSC Bookstore Director Kathy Rakisits said that she is looking forward to seeing the bookstore one day be able to better serve students. "The bookstore staff took a similar survey a couple of years ago and students said then that the bookstore was really small and it is," Rakisits said. Continued pg. 3 See "Problems" Yip-Yaps More than 20 million meteroids enter Earth 's atmosphere every day. Most are no bigger than a speck of dust. The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used. Introducing Miss UVSC 2001 By NICOLE SHAW SPECIAL TO THE NETXNEWS STAFF I am a first-year student from Payson majoring in Secondary Education with an emphasis in physical educationhealth. I had an opportunity to intern at the Payson Middle School last year where I worked with sixth -graders in the physical education department. They are part of reason why I am excited to go into this field. I have always enjoyed being a spectator and participating in all sports, especially running, lifting weights, and playing Softball. I am a member of the UVSC Rodeo Team where I compete in barrel racing. This has been most rewarding for me because riding horses is one of my favorite pastimes.I also love playing my electric fiddle and have enjoyed performing for a variety of audiences and events, such as The NHSRA Finals in Springfield, Illinois, the Oakley Days Rodeo Committee and Board BBQ, weddings, and the Salmon Supper to mention a few. I have been playing the fiddle for more than eight years and truly enjoy passing on my knowledge of the fiddle to my fiddling students. I feel that fiddling fits my country-girl per sonality, and it's a great way to express myself to others. Speaking of people, my family is wonderful! I am the oldest of four children (two sisters and a brother). I am very grateful for their support. I feel honored to represent UVSC this coming year and to compete in the Miss Utah Pageant this summer. I am extremely excited to serve with ASUVSC and serve you, the student body. My platform issue is "Valuing the gift of life." I chose this topic mainly because of my love for my own life. I want to help others value their own lives more. Car crashes are the leading cause of death among American children but it so preventable buckle up! This is why I chose to serve programs which promote seat belt safety. In support of the new Utah law, I would like to serve as a spokeswoman for this pertinent issue and help inform others. Additionally, I plan to host assemblies for local elementary schools on the subject. I hope to be able to work with Utah Safe Kids Coalition and Primary Children's Hospital and see the number of deaths decrease dramatically due to an increase of seatbclt usage and YOU can help! Thanks again, for the opportunity to serve.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2001-02-15|
|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, 2001-02-15|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|