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EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA SE VENDE VOLUME 29 ISSUE 42 Ay i -nr I Ujuj WHAT'S INSIDE State Department criticizes Arafat. Opinion: Voices feature returns. Life: Reviews on what is currently on the big screen. .Sports: B-ball for the Wolverine fans. Marketplace: Ads that will amaze. VJVJ ' BY AND I OR IHl. SU;I)ENTS Oi WTU VAIITY S I'ATl' fOLLEGE YUMMY JELL-0: Jell-0 is officially named the snack food of Utah pg. 7 February 5, 2001 I Hi i V ! - J - if 4 0 i PRO-FILE: UVSC's Ashleigh Chamberlain featured pg. 10 NETXNEWS The Scholarship Gala sponsored by ASUVSC will be Feb. 7 and w7 provide a five course dinner. Dress to impress and show school spirit. VALLEY WEATHER TO,,,: High 49 Low 22 k&lj L-- -' brt-'f WedneUiy: I" J Hi?h 34 Low 1 7 WVTjl Finances top reasons for dropping-out UVSC's Department of Institutional Research releases studies analyzing first-year college student retention. Research indicate that students drop-out or stop-out because of money or transferring to other colleges By DANIELLE WHITE OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF In the red when it comes to the green? Finances seem to be a common peril we college students face as each semester delves a little deeper into our pocketbooks. Ah, 'tis a poignant tale. ...so much so that a recent in-depth study conducted by Jeff Hoyt of the UVSC Department of Institutional Research indicates that finances (or the lack thereof) are among the top reasons behind students dropping-out of college. "Students may drop out of college despite strong academic performance if they perceive low levels of utility, satisfaction, or goal commitment, or if they experience high levels of stress," Hoyt said. And pecuniary status contributes to that escalating stress. The current study models account for vari ables such as non-traditional and part-time students (less than 12-credit hours) who may work and have additional outside commitments and analyzes the effects of environmental variables such as finances, employment, family responsibilities, opportunities to transfer. Additionally, social integration, academic spasmodics (i.e., majors) and other background characteristics of students were taken into consideration. "The survey was used to gather necessary information on the number of students serving missions, transferring, joining the military, foreign aid service, and so on, to determine why so many students discontinue their studies at UVSC after the first year," Hoyt said. While Hoyt's report mentions facts about the influence of minority students, older adults, commuters, and remedial education on retention rates, the perception of financial dif ficulties continues to have a profound impact on a student pursuing their four year degree. UVSC students are not unique in this particular scenario. "Based solely on a student satisfaction survey that studies the retention pattern at a suburban university in southeastern Virginia. ..they reported financial problems, family complications, work schedule conflicts, and poor academic performance as the most significant factors as to why students did not persist," Hoyt said. Former UVSC student Amanda Grossman said that despite having attended two different institutions of higher education has yet to obtain her desired communications degree due to a precarious financial situation. Continued pg. 8 see "Retention" -'0 'm 4t i r ' if ) v. 11 U KEVIN MARLEDTHE COLLEGE TIMES Thinking ol getting a second job? Scott Grey digs to find (tie funds to cover next semesters tuition. Institutional Research reports Indicate that finances are among the top reasons why student retention rates are low. Career Fair a success By LAURA CLAY and MATT EAST1N OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF Business cards, resumes, well-dressed students and free candy were easily found last Thursday in the Hall of Flags during the annual Job Fair. The job fair gives local businesses a venue to promote possible career opportunities with their companies. It also gives students the opportunity to see some post-UVSC options. According to information distributed by the Department of Work Force Services, over one million new jobs will be created in Utah by 2005. These new jobs will open many doors for those who are searching for employment within the state. Leading industries for jobs in Utah County will be service oriented. These services include transportation, communications and utilities, trade, finance, insurance and real estate, food, and government services. General businesses will need many more qualified people as well, especially in management and sales. Regardless of the field, the buzz word is "service" for job seekers. A few industries will be in decline over the next decade. Mining, construction, and manufacturing will faH 'continued pg. 8 see "Fair" ! ! KEVIN HURLERTHE COLLEGE TIMES Thinking of being a police officer? An Insurance sales man? Join the marines? Hundreds of students browsed through the career fair to find their dream lob. Business school receives endowed professorship By TERESA WILSON OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF Reed Halladay, a managing director with Bel Air Investment in Las Angles and his wife Christine have donated the funds necessary to provide an endowed professorship. Dr. Janice Gygi, a business management associate professor, has been awarded the professorship. A lecture series, named the Reed and Christine Halladay Executive Lecture Series was also funded by the the Halladays. The Endowment covers an annual stipend and research budget for Gygi and provides funds to run and administer the executive lecture series. Gygi said, "I was honored to receive the professorship and appreciate the generosity of the Halladays in making he money available. The money will be used to further the research in our department. We are excited to be able to do that." Gygi has coordinated and promoted the lecture series since January 2000. "This is the first endowed professorship at UVSC. It will to a long way to recognize the quality of our faculty and assist them in their scholarly work. It is an indication of the support the business school is receiving from the community and acknowledges the maturation of the business school programs," says Ian Wilson, Dean of the school of business. The Lecture Series is free and open to the public. For more information, dates and times, go to www.uvsc.educourseinfobmgt495r 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 vegtables www.amused.com: centre for the easily amused www.slate.com: Political commentary of events of today www.bored.com: Bored? Not for long. Interseting readings, games, etc. www.adcritic.com: the best collection of funny comercials 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 New Miss UVSC to be crowned By MATT EASTIN OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF The opinion of the judges hasn't changed much since the first pageant held in 1980 to crown Miss Utah Tech. An intelligent, talented, personable, career and service oriented women that is willing to help the community is still the ideal candidate for what has become the Miss UVSC Pageant. On Tuesday, Feb. 6th, a new Miss UVSC will be crowned. Ten talented women will be competing for the position. A lot more goes into the preparation for the pageant than one would imagine. The women need to be full-time students at UVSC with a good grade point average. They also need to have a service platform, a featured talent, a sponsor, and time to attend at least 75 percent of the school's activities. The winner of the pageant receives much more than just a crown and a title. She is awarded a scholarship and the opportunity to represent the school and serve others. Miss UVSC also gets the chance to compete with other talented girls from around the state in the Miss Utah pageant. From there, Miss Utah goes on to compete with women from around the country for the chance to be Miss America. That's why the format of the pageant doesn't change. The Miss UVSC pageant has the same four categories as the Miss America pageant. The women are judged on their inter-- viewing skills, talent, physical fitness, and poise. The pageant could be considered a lower level of the Miss America contest. Despite the opinions of many people, the Miss UVSC pageant is not a beauty contest. There's a lot more behind the pretty, Continued pg. 3 see "Pageant" Yip-Yaps -Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.-Portion of Harvard students who graduate with honors: 45 Dental students offer free teeth cleaning By SOPHIA WILSON OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF Attention all students in need of a teeth cleaning: You can get one FREE! All first year dental students give free cleanings and senior class students give all UVSC students a 50 discount. Freshman classes meet at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Senior classes meet 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Certified Dental hygienists carefully watch over students as well as a supervising dentist. (The students are also graded while working, which makes it the most thorough cleaning possible.) The College has an on-sight clinic, so no more driving across town, just to have your teeth cleaned. For more information, or to set up an appointment, call 764-7608. W ". '..Mi., u i .,1. ,i mil, i . ii iiuiii.. ip..i... - . j, .- f - " ;-:- r. . - . s t v - .. f y v ' - V. i : W T 4 . . v , ( t GUN HULEHTNE COLLEGE TIMES Suffering from halitosis? The Dental Center at UVSC can help!
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2001-02-05|
|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: College Times, 2001-02-05|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|