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VOLUME 29 ISSUE 38 EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA SEVENDE WHAT'S INSIDE A0 World Nation: John Ashcroft under fire from Democrats. Opinion: Keeping King's dream alive. Life lines: The essential entertainment guide. Sports: Schaak geti the scoop. 'Marketplace: Be sure to tell companies you sow their ad in THE COLLEGE TIMES. J V ill Id j vJ UiAui vUcvU I iJ u !1 i. HV AND IOH 1111. STlUlirviS OS in AH VM.IFV STA11. rcnina 5 THUNDERB1RD CONNECTION SUU and UVSC share athletic ties pg. 1 0 January 22, 2001 MM & jvOlu) ) FIRE AND ICE UVSC world- renowned country and western dance team performs pg. 8 usmKBsaxjsaaBBsm NETXNEWS Have you read The Centurion, the new independent student newspaper? Got an opinion about it? Share your thoughts with our Opinions Desk Editor! j VALLEY WEATHER ! Today: . v i partly cloudy "" j High 37 Low 24 ' l . "S Tuesday: . partly cloudy High 35 Low 2' Wednesday: thOW High 37 Low 26 "The tat is on" Soaring energy costs depleting higher ed budgets Universities and colleges across the state are concerned about rapidly rising beating costs. How will UVSC be affected? By LAURA CLAY OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF OREM-- Outside, the temperature is freezing but at many local colleges and universities, the administration's blood appears to be boiling. It is costing up to 20 percent more to heat campuses. Recently, Questar (Utah's only gas company) announced that it raised prices. Gas that cost $1.69 per MCS (or gas per 1,000 cubic-feet) is now S9. "It's all about supply and demand," said Audra Sorensen, spokesperson for Questar. Sorenson said there are three reasons behind the price increases. First, colder-than-average temperatures (as reported by the National Weather Service Web site) have prompted more people to turn up the thermostat to get warm. Then, there are more new homes being built in the ProvoOrem area and around the state that use natural gas. Finally, more power-generating companies are using natural gas to make electricity to avoid air pollution.Sorenson also said that the gas company is not making a profit off the increase. Consumers are allegedly paying dollar for dollar what Questar pays and that it could be even more expensive, Yet, Questar reportedly owns natural gas wells that produce approximately 50 percent of the amount consumed. In doing so, Questar can buy less (actually, half as less, to be exact) of what is used from outside sources. Comparatively, Colorado and Wyoming are reportedly pay up to 100 percent more in heating costs. The University of Utah estimates that it will be over budget by ' $2 million, due to increases in the price of natural gas. Weber State reports they had a November gas bill of $79,000, while Utah State estimates it will cost them over $1 million more this year than last. Yet, what about UVSC? How much is the gas increase costing our school? While it has increased, administration says that due to careful planning, UVSC has fared relatively well. Planning involved such precautions as more efficient lighting, double-paned windows, new central plant transformers with high-energy codes and a location with a high water table that CONTINUED ON PAGE 3: "ENERGY" I II MIlVlW FILE PH0T0THE COLLEGE TIMES Gas prices continue to be a cause for concern. While gasoline skyrocketed astronomically high, higher education budgets are being pinched as heating costs rise. Gold hands, warm hearts UVSC Volunteer Services offered hot chocolate to students Friday Morning ousite the Student Center doors as temperatures dropped below freezing. The National Weather Service calls this the second coldest winter in the nation's history. TAMMT SWANK THE COLLEGE TIMES ; -i- . ' f f : ' I : i- r ' "' vr ' K - - . ? $ i " si ' ; - --v . !! ' -. ; " ' f li J ' , ' f -. ' I, I ' i - " 1-iihiii imoii,h L - ... t 1 1 j Faculty Senate: 'organized anarchy' By DANIELLE WHITE OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF OREM Faculty Senate President Ron Hammond calls it "organized anarchy"; an oxvmoron he deems most appropri ate. Hammond is serving his first of a rwo-ear tenure as the Faculty Senate President, an aggregate body of elected members who advocate and strive for self government. "We're like a government, but designed so that we shape our own destinities," Hammond said. "We Don't necessarily have a lot of authority, but our voices are respected. We're administration friendly; they listen to us 95-percent of the time," he said. Orignating in the 1960s in response to civil unrest, the senate works along with the Board of Trustees in initiating positive change for UVSC. "Faculty Senate isn't an autonomous body allowed for by the state," Hammond said. "It's facilitated by the administration. We're a persuasive voice on campus and can make some policies," he said. The four main committees of the Faculty Senate are the tenure committee, faculty development, policy committee and cirriculum development. "The curriculum development committee headed by Joe Strange is basically the gatekeeper. They're pricless, there's no way we could make it without them," Hammond said. "Forrest Williams heads FILE PM0T0 THE COLLEGE TIMES President Ron Hammond says that UVSC's Faculty Senate Is the best in the state. faculty development and they make things like student evaluations and conferences possible but the policy committee is extremely powerful. They bring recommendations to the Senate; they're our right arm," he said. While each of the Utah colleges have a Faculty Senate, Hammond believes UVSC boasts the best one in the state. ' "I see some places where they're in constant conflict with each other and aren't valued as highly as we are here. It's apalling," he said. "It's really cool here Continued on page 3: "Faculty" Net Spot 'THE HOTTEST SPOTS IN: News:Politics youthvote2000.orgnews www.lapdonline.com cnn.comALLPOI.mOmsn.com netxnews.netnews msnbc.comnewsdefauli.asp Entertainment: utahvalleymall.com music.utah.edupagessche dules utahvalleymusic.com moviefone.com Olympics Online: www.saltlake2002.com www.olympic-usa.org www.olympic.org Student helps makingcollegecount.com edu.com fastweb.com firetalk.com lycos.com Sports uvsc.eduathletics nflfans.com nhl.com nfltalk.com espn.go.com nba.com I320kfan.com Service: unitedwayuc.org volunteer-unitedwayuc.org uvsc.eduldssa Yip-Yaps -Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000 -Cost of raising amedium-sized dog to the age of eleven: $6,400 j it ; 1 I 1 WL k vi If. v, '.',9 v. a IS M rjl ... 'l : 3 Wee Care receives proof of care TAMMY SWANKTHE COLLEGE TIMES Anonymous $75,000 donation helps parents of daycare kids. By SOPHIA WILSON OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF Wee Care, UVSC's child care facility for infants and toddlers of low-income student parents, received an anonymous gift of $75,000. The money will be used for complete renovation of a building on the Orem Campus. The remodeled home will be used for the child carefacility- The Wee Care Center has been providing some services to 3 and 4-year-olds since September after a partial refurbishing last year. "Child care costs are very high and the Wee Care Center will make it possible for low-income parents to take classes that will help them get higher paying jobs, knowing that their children are in a safe and nurturing environment." said Dixie Sevison, the assistant director of Turning Point, the UVSC department overseeing the project. Hopefully, with this donation, the parents of infants (children under the age of three) will still be able to use the Wee Care service. President Kerry Romesburg stated, "It seems fitting that a donor has stepped forward at this time of the year and given such a generous gift to the students of UVSC. This donation will allow our child care services to be expanded to include infants. Too many of our students simply do not have the resources to meet the costs of family schooling. With this donation, the college is able to better help these parents of very young children continue pursuing their education and training." It is anticipated that approximately 20 infants and toddlers and 30 3 and 4-year-olds will receive day care services at a given time. The center is also in collaboration with Mountainlands Head Start which enabled the older-than-pre-school children to attend a half-day program four days per week. The new program, available because of the donation, will allow younger children to be cared for on a drop-in basis while their parents go to classes. The renovation should be completed in time for the start of school in August of this year.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2001-01-22|
|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, 2001-01-22|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|