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TRADEWIND VOLUME 5 No. 9 UTAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE IN PROVO November 15, 1976 Senator Boven Says By BillGerow After 2M hours of a public hearing to get the general education matter off dead center, it remained precariously balanced. The hearing was held in St. George, Thursday, to determine whether or not to keep the General Education department at the Utah Technical College in Provo. Dr. Walter D. Talbot, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, introduced a bill to the State Board of Higher Education to delete the General Education department at the school several weeks ago. Dr. Talbot said the proposal was brought up in the hearing in order to get the "matter off dead center". The Board of Higher Education listened to testimonies of several individuals and finally resolved to resubmit the resolution based upon both Dr. Talbot's motion and the feelings of those who testified. . Those testifying against the Talbot motion were, Wilson Sorensen, UTC-P President; Dr. D. Dee Martin, UTC-P vice president; Utah State Senator, Robert 0. Bowen; Bill Reese, studentbody president; Mrs. Crookston, parent of students; Bob Jenkins, UTC-P accounting instructor; and Chester Heaps, electronics instructor. Also testifying were Tom Hover, studentbody advisor; Don James, Dept. Chairman of Electronics; Blake Buhler, and Gary Headlington, President of Inter Club Council. Those testifying also brought with them a petition signed by 850 to 900 students against the motion. In speaking in favor of the motion, Dr. Talbot testified what it would accomplish. He said he felt it wasn't to replace General Education, but to train persons in semi-skilled and skilled areas, and get them on the job as quickly as possible. "Students would have to go to a separate school"for a baccalaureate degree," he said. President Nelson of the UTC-Salt Lake City, testified in a question-answer session on the procedures currently taking place on his campus. In testifying against the motion, President Sorensen gave a quote from a Peabody Institute survey saying they recommended Utah have positive steps toward educational skills besides vocational skills. "For every six hours of vocational instruction, there should be two hours of General Education," he quoted. "Vocational Education can not stand on its own. General Education helps the person to be free and communicate better with others, to be flexible and to help harmonize," said Senator Bowen on the stand. He also said that he felt it provided a basis for a life time of learning. "A person with the General Education background doesn't have to just be the employee, he can also become the employer," he added. Others on the stand generally said that to provide a well rounded education, General Education must be included in the cirriculum. The issue was adjourned after 2Mi hours. Only an hour and a half had been planned for the subject. V "siLsa Hi' . i.ii.. i-.nrfeiiiMW-l i " : " f r i !v:t VH ry v ;;' rvrri ,.x.-.- j . .wwJSftMfct. - ' I 1 rp'jr yr- ! ! f - ' ,ip ji, i 1 j : -4' J . ' . ... . i aft jv'-w' v. .-, ...... ., , . . . Audi - - "'J L'UhTechnicalCollegc was well represented at the hearing held vuiational education. The hearing was held to get the education last week in St. George. Wilson Sorenson, I'TC-P President, off dead center but it remained precariously balanced, testify ied on the importance of General Kducation as well as Sadie I ! whins Day Dance 'Raided' By Provo City Police Force Dr. I). Dee Martin was one of eleven people testfying at a hearing held in St. George recently. The matter was tabled for further discussion. By Paul Cooper The UTC-P Sadie Hawkins dance on Nov. 5th was to say the least, eventful. The well decorated dance floor began to fill at about 9 p.m. A photo booth, marriage office and refreshment stand were found among the hay. At 9:30 Officer Donald Holmes of the Provo City Police Dept. arrived to deliver a complaint against UTC-P's studentbody president, Bill Reese, for disturbing the peace. The officer also ordered all 150 hilly billy costumed students to vacate wpw gym located on university and 5th North. The band, "Buster," had reduced their volume significantly after a first complaint which had been issued a short time earlier. The dance was moved to the UTC-P cafeteria in a massive co-operative effort by the band and several energetic students. The beard growing contest highlighted the second half of the cafeteria portion of the dance. Many of the students felt that the noise complaint was out of order. The student council is concerned withthe question of: "Will we be able to use our newly acquired gym facility for future dances of sports events without fear of being ordered to disperse as criminal disturbers of the peace?" Other students were offended by the personality of officer Holmes. He displayed little tact and no willingness to discuss alternatives. A UTC reporter drew the following quotes from Officer Holmes: "Disturbing the peace is criminal." "I was voung myself once, and used to have more fun." "First time in 16 years a noise complaint has been filed." "I do sympathize with you." "In the future I'd suggest that you try to get a building that is more recognized" (as noisy). "This (noise) is doing physical damage to a human." Failure to disperse from the gym would result in mass arrests. Not everybody was willing to re-locate to the cafeteria, choosing instead to seek entertainment elsewhere. But those who faithfully followed the music and the optimistic examples of the student council came home from a truely eventful and rewarding evening. For the planners and decorates a great deal of disappointment and sorrow was felt due to the "Raid." The hillbilly dancers a nd consumers of re-located refreshments felt less of an impact and look forward to future activities. Ski. VJcck Activities Planned Even though the snow won't show, ski week at UTC-P will go on as planned November 17, 18 and 19. Local merchants will be bringing demonstrations and displays on the latest in ski equipment, and answer questions on use and price. Ski week will reach it's climate with a movie on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Wednesday, November 17, the Village Sports Den will be displaying samples of skis, bindings and boots. A mini-projector will be playing movies on racing and freestyle skiing. A workshop will be held in the cafeteria at 12:10 p.m. Steve Christensen will then demonstrate the mount, wax, and the general tune-up of skis. Proceeding, will be a question and answer time. From 10:30 to 3 p.m., Mike Robbins will be giving away posters and ski stickers in the main lobby and will answer questions. Parks Sportsman will be at the booth on Friday, with Leonard Pugh giving an extensive discussion on Alpine skies. Different designs will be shown of slolom, freestyle, and beginning skies. The binding functions will also be discussed, along with boot design and fitting systems.
|Description||Tradewinds was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Technical College at Provo, between 1971-12-14 and 1984-11-15.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Technical College at Provo--History; Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|