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E&EYIKW r VOL L ISSUE 6 SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 www.uvureview.com Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow up in the circus? Find out in our first Student Spotlight! B4 Learn about Utah Valley's black-market film sanitizing culture in The V. V3 - Stuideint life and wellness center ... .......... -L .KZ 'J 5 i if $ V v. Plans are in motion to build a new one that will give students a place to gather. Shane MaryottUVU Review By Andrea Lindgren News editor As Friday night comes around, students quickly gather their books and belongings after classes and head away from school to participate in various evening diversions. If plans for the new Student Life and Wellness Center continue to proceed smoothly, the new structure will offer students a place to spend not only Friday evenings, but a place to enjoy some downtime any day of the week. "We are a commuter campus, so it makes sense to have a place for students to participate in activities together," said student Lauren Wignall. On Aug. 27, student representatives came before the State Board of Regents and received approval for the new building. This project is only in the beginning stages and will have to be approved by the State Building Board in October. It will then be presented to the State Legislature in the spring. "We are proposing to build in the parking lot just south of the library," said Val Peterson, VP of administration and legislative affairs. "As part of this request, we will also build a parking structure in Lot L, that would have 536 parking stalls." If approval is met at each stage, construction on the ' building will most likely begin in the fall of 20 1 1 , according to Peterson. "The life and wellness building will have several purposes, but one is to have additional space for student life and student life activities here on campus," Peterson said. "We want to have a place that students can go that will enhance their student experience."This project has been in the idea phase for years, but according to Student Body President Richard Portwood, the timing is perfect. The bond on the current student center will be coming off in the near future, which will leave a portion of student fees open to be used for a new student center. Although a good portion of student fees being used to pay for the current student center will soon be placed in a fund for the new center, the new building will cost around $40 million. Therefore, student fees will have to be raised marginally to birfTei; the cost of the structure;-r! While many students ap; I preciate the purpose of fie.-proposed building, they-re main reticent to the;ideaof ; raising student fees., "I would care if they raised " student fees. We are already-so tight with money," said student Edwin Brock Miner. It is proposed that, over a five-year period, student fees will increase by $45. '.This year, they have been .raised $5, followed by $12 next year; however, student government will assess the .need for student fees to complete the building each subsequent year. They will not be raised any more than necessary, according to Portwood. Even though some Lsrp'-; dents do not welcome nhe! increase in student fees, others feel the value of the new building is worth the cost.; "It's not that much extra! money per year and, -yes.JJt could use it elsewhere, butj am proud of my school and If-I'm not willing to give a litfle-extra money per year for my school, what does , that saj ; about me," said student Geraf Greer. "I think it would make-the university look more: credible and would be a godd'. place for students to go." It has been proposed that; during the planning phase.; extensive input from thei student government should be allowed in regards to de-i- sign and layout. If approved, the student government willi be reaching out to students-through surveys and focus; groups to determine how. to fill the space in a way that would serve the student population best. Proactive prevention By Andrea Lindgren News editor Garrett Smith was not too different than the average student. On the Sunday before his 22nd birthday, he changed his voicemail message to, "This is Smith. I'm not feeling well. Please don't call me any more." When he failed to show up for class on Monday , one of his friends went to check on him. He had committed suicide. Like many in this area, PREVENTION A7 Smith was raised in the Mormon faith by good and loving parents, served a two year service mission for his church and, upon returning, enrolled in school. Smith, however, struggled with dyslexia and depression. Because of his dyslexia, he qualified to have his textbooks put on CDs each semester by Accessibility Services to ease his educational experience. 1 MX) I ALK. 1 think I'm gwig to vrtit Sturint Ho.itth Setvteos in SC ?? 1 I i In' v-'i i tfy .1 is.t th.-!.t("-it Summer physics whiz kid By Sterling Gray Asst. News editor Michael Negale wades through the knee-high grass, instruments in hand and equations in mind. His job isn't easy measuring solar radiance in a stalk is hard enough, but calculating the amount of energy storage? Tough as it was, 10 weeks of practice made this a comfortable routine during his summer internship.Negale, a senior majoring in Physics and Math, interned at the esteemed Argonne National Laboratory.WIHZ KID A7 1 Jake BuntjerUVU Review Michael Negale's summer proves he's something of a genius.
|Title||UVU Review, 2010-09-06|
|Description||UVU Review is the student newspaper for Utah Valley University, starting with June 02, 2008.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley University--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||UVU Review, 2010-09-06|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|