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What are we getting for the price Utah plans for change in language learning BY TIFFANY THATCHER Asst. New Editor Sixty years ago, reading a book or traveling were the only windows to view another culture. With new technologies and the increasingly diverse population, it is nearly impossible to avoid. Utah is now working on a new language program for public schools. "Up till now, language learning has t;iken place primarily on the junior or high school level," said Bal-domero Lago, the chair of the Language Department at UVU. Lago is excited about the growing dual immersion program because it will change public education to fit the global society and will soon be affecting the Department of Languages. In many countries, language is taught all through the educational process starting at a young age for students. The state of Utah is now putting an added emphasis on language in public schools to makemulti-language skilled children more commonplace. "This is huge, and it's about time," Lago said. "The dual immersion program has started with a few schools and eventually will expand to many schools within the 40 school districts in the State of Utah. Currently, there are already dual immersion classes in Spanish, Chinese, French and Japanese. Already there are more than 11,000 students enrolled in Chinese Dual Immersion programs in elementary. Spanish students nearly double that amount." With this big change to the educational curriculum, it will take time for the state of Utah to transition into this new program. "Every year, new students will join the dual immersion program creating a need within the next four years for 600 new teaching positions in the state," Lago said. The Department of Languages currently offers a bachelor's degree in Spanish Education and is working to develop a new bachelor's degree in French Education and Chinese Education to meet the growing demand for teachers in the dual immersion programs in Utah. The Department of Languages is working closely with the School of Education to create the necessary program to meet dual immersion licensing criteria. "If you think about it, our university is responsible for creating enough teachers to meet at least the demands provided by the Utah County," Lago said. of admission I'll rm n n y oi n r - f 7 During National Suicide Prevention month, Student Health September BY KAITI PRATT New Writer To many, Utah may be known as a happy state, but what many may not know is that Utah is in the top 10 states with the highest suicide rate. The National Institute of Mental Health found that one out of nine college students has seriously considered suicide. With a student body of about 35,000 students at UVU, that would mean a total of 3,889 have contemplated taking their own life. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Throughout the month, UVU is hosting dif id; ill Nye The face of science education through entertainment ccmss to UVU BY JEFF JACOBSEN AND ALEX SOLOMON Asst. Life Editor And Life Writer There was standing room only as students crammed into the Grande Ballroom to hear what Bill Nye had to say. Students cheered and Women's soccer shakes off slow n fT ii n in v mm i (i m I -ii ' i i!LJL Services encourages students, staff and faculty to take sheds light on the tragedy of suicide ferent 'events and activities on campus for UVU"s students and faculty. On Sept. 19, there will be a free Whole Body Laughter Yoga session held at noon in Centre Stage. Attendees can come wearing their street clothes. The session will be a stress buster and focused on promoting healthy living strategies. Between fall semester of 2010 and summer 201 1 , there were four completed suicides by UVU students. This past spring semester, Graham personally interacted with 43 suicide risks. According to San Diego State University's Counseling & Psychological Services, the second leading cause of death within the college the science laughed Tuesday, Sept. 13, as Nye joked his way through subjects ranging from sundials and cerulescence to our place in space. Nye began with a description of his father, Edwin Darby "Ned" Nye, a hobbyist geologist held prisoner in the longest POW camp in WWII, 44 months. During Ned's time as a POW, he became fascinated with astronomy, specifically with sundials. Ned stuck a shovel in the ground and watched it's shadow shorten and grow as the days wore on, keeping track of things like meals for start, wins two straight games srerjSDi nan advantage of the resources they provide. student demographics is suicide.Another study, performed by Johns Hopkins Children's Center showed that college students sampled from Mid-Atlantic States had feelings of detachment from their family and friends or felt unloved, causing them to be more vulnerable to suicidal thoughts. The suicide rate in Utah is 50 percent higher than the national average, but there are steps that UVU students and Utahns can take to decrease that number. During the week of the 19th, J.C. Graham, program coordinator over Suicide Prevention will be visiting different classes to hold gate his fellow POW's. After 44 months, Ned and his companions were released from their prison camp, and Ned went straight home to marry the love of his life, Nye's mother, Jacqueline Jenkins. As Nye grew up, his father's obsession with sundials remained, with sundials as part of his everyday life. "Everything that sticks up should be converted into a sundial," Nye said. Nye even displayed a picture of a pizza box he had NYEA5 guy The Multicultural Center entertains the campus with a luau LIFE C5 GllS!!TDSIiEOVllW REVIEW keeper training. And students are welcome to go to Student Health Services to receive free depression training, but will need to go in and book an appointment ahead of time. Student Health Services offers therapy and all students can take advantage of the sessions, whether they are suicidal or not. The first session is typically free and any session following is just ten dollars. However, the center is w illing to work with students facing financial hardships.The Suicide Prevention Program at UVU was founded in 2006 after they received SUICIDE A3 s. Students crammed to hear what "the science giiy" 3 Financial dates to remember There is still key Financial Aid-information to know BY DANIELLE CARRIER New Writer Financial aid is a vital process for many at UVU. For this to go as smoothly as possible there are a few important dates that every student who is receiving financial aid should know of. The last day to add or drop classes for financial aid purposes is Sept. 19. This means that students can add or drop any full semester classes and Pell Grants will adjust accordingly. After the adddrop date, classes are 'locked in' and any adding or dropping may result in a balance due. The W grade begins on Sept. 20 for any withdrawn classes. Though tuition was due Sept. 14, there are short-term payment plans available for those still waiting on their financial aid. Classes get dropped starting Sept. 28 for nonpayment and every week after that for any remaining unpaid balances. If a student wishes to have their classes reinstated, the student must pay tuition, a $100 dollar late fee and a $50 reinstatement fee. If a student is unsure of where they are in the financial aid process, they can look on their UVLink, in the financial aid menu under requirements. If there are any requirements still required, the financial aid w ill not disperse.Any further questions about a student's financial aid status can be directed towards counselors and other staff in the Financial Aid office.All important dates and other financial aid information can be found on the UVU Financial Aid web-page. GIIBER1 CISNtROVUVU RIVllW had to say.
|Title||UVU Review, 2011-09-19|
|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, 2011-09-19|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|