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REVIEW VOL L ISSUE 5 AUGUST 30, 2010 www.uvureview.com ( I L k.. lit a With Nike, Apple, and Starbucks in his portfolio, John Rees adds teaching to his repertoire. A6 Read about farming on Mars, public education, Sandstrom's immigration bill and Joseph Smith in The V! WlCeS from n the pa His current history project, "The Vietnam Era Oral History Project," will bring a voice to Vietnam Veterans around the ! nation. ,'t'v,V".v-' By Gladis Higginbotham News Editor Bloody bodies all over the ground could hardly be seen through all the smoke from the explosions while confused young men tried to determine who the enemy was and why they were fighting the same people they were trying to save. Professor William Cobb, a professor of History here at this University is presenting a unique opportunity for students to become involved in an academic research project called "The Vietnam Era Oral History Project." Cobb's interest in the Vietnam Era stems from his military background. His father was involved in WWII, the Korean War and even commanded an army of 7,000 men in Vietnam. Cobb himself became involved with the military after dropping out of college and was drafted. While in the military, his best friend died in a car accident and that incident led him to volunteer for service in Vietnam. However, "it was a result of being drafted and going to Vietnam that led me to want to pursue a career in history," Cobb said. " I wanted to Through his service in Vietnam History Professor William Cobb, became keenly interested in history, and the reasons behind the violent war he was involved in. i find out what was the real reason why the United States be- "There is no other way to understand the past than to listen to people who were there at the time."-William Cobb came involved in Vietnam and stayed there for so long, spent so much money and spilled so much blood for a small piece of property about the size of New. Mexico halfway around the world that didn't seem to be a threat to United States at all." Now, with this project, he is giving students an opportunity to ask the same questions and relive history in a way that is not offered in textbooks or even videos. For his master's thesis Cobb did an oral history project similar to the one he is doing here now. He was interested in knowing what other veterans' experiences were, as well as those of anyone who had an association with the Vietnam era. For this project, veterans will Andrea LindgrenUVU Review be interviewed. As students listen and learn from all of them, they will be able to visualize the experiences and come to their own conclusions about Vietnam. "There is no other way to understand the past than to listen to people who were there at the time. The best stories you can read about Vietnam are the stories that emerge when you sit down with a veteran, microphone in hand, and ask, 'Tell me what happened'," Cobb said. VOICES A4 Aqui y ahora Hablando en tu idioma By Gladis Higginbotham Asst. News Editor Uno de lps departamentos donde si hay mucha diversi-dad es en el Departamento de Idiomas. Ahf siempre puedes encontrar la informacion que buscas. Ahora con un nuevo jefe de departamento, el Dr. Baldomero Lago, quien nacio en Espafia. No importa si hablas chi-no, japones, frances, portu-gues, aleman, ruso, espanol or a senas para los sordo-mudos, Ahorita se ofrecen esos ocho diferentes idiomas y diferentes avenidas en las cu-ales los estudiantes pueden certificarse o graduarse ya sea con un asociado o sacar una licenciatura. Uno de los idi omas que tiene mas opciones es el espanol, sin embargo, Lexi Powell, la consejera del departamento dice que estan planeando expander las opciones en portugues, aleiruin y chino en un futuro cercano. Hay casi 3000 estudiantes registrados en clases de idiomas solo este semestre de otono. Los estudiantes que se han graduado de este departamento son casi 200 desde el ano 2002 cuando el primer programa empez6 y hasta ahora, hay 64 profesores de diferentes idiomas. A translation of this article can be found on our website www.uvureview.com ESPANOL A3 No name, F no more L The naming of the Events Center will bring a much needed source of revenue to this University. By Andrea Lindgren News Editor a.m. Today beginning at 1 1 , a press conference will be held near the PACE Park, located on the west side of the Events Center ticket office. At this time, the new name of the building will be announced. The building has been without a sponsoring donor since January of this year, when the McKay name was moved from the Events Cen- Jake BunljerUVUReview After being the anonymous Events Center for eight months, the building will finally bear a new sponsor's name. ter to the McKay Education Building, as per the request of the original donors. The Events Center is highly visible from 1-15 and will provide the opportunity for the new sponsor to have their name in a prime location. More importantly for this university, the naming sponsorship will be an important and much-needed resource of rev enue for this school. Further details about the Events Center's new sponsor and naming rights will be coming in next week's issue.
|Title||UVU Review, 2010-08-30|
|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, 2010-08-30|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|