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Volume 1 1 Number 1 1 UTAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE AT PROVOOREM P. 0. Box 1609, Provo, Utah 84603 December 6, 1982 Higbee Stresses SMe Bond Fundings By Michele Caneen Utah Legislators, UTC administration, faculty and the news media, attended a meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 30, in which President Higbee discussed budget and financial problems concerning education and in particular, Utah Technical College. Higbee showed graphs to help explain the accelerating growth of the college, against the funding and monies that are in short supply. He said that the demand for classes cannot be met, and that there are heavy drains on programs, equipment and instructors which only added funding could alleviate. While the legislators listened intently, UTC's President explained that over 500 students had to be turned away this past quarter, that while the enrollment has "shot up, the state dollars are simply not there." He spoke to the problem of the budget's erosion during the last few years, showing figures that told of student dollar expenditure in 1978-79 being $2,674, and for 1981-82, the figures were reduced to $1,937.00 Higbee reminded the group that the 1984 college accreditation was coming up and one of the areas looked at will be the library, which is already under volume count, having only 16,325 volumes when the required number for accreditation is 50,000. He has asked for a $30,000 base cost for the library, plus a one time $100,000 to meet the added demands on library facilities. President Higbee said also that the new Student Center is to begin construction in early December, cost being $2.5 million, and a Physical Education building also to begin construction soon. The Student Center will be funded entirely by student funds and private sources. He added that a Health Technical Administration building is sorely needed, but could only become a reality through the use of state bonds. "In fact," Higbee added, "he felt that most construction and building would have to go in that direction. ' ' Speaking on the subject of Provo and Orem campuses, the President said that a recent study showed that Provo campus would remain an active, viable campus, though he would have preferred it to be sold, with all money going to enlarging Orem campus. He said that the expense of having a divided campus was costly in transportation, divided campus costs, phone lines, etc. Asked about the enrollment at the college, Higbee answered that there are eight to ten programs that have a year's waiting list because there is no money to pay for faculty, training stations and equipment. Questioned about the Board of Regents response to UTC's financial needs Higbee felt that the Board was becoming more aware of the crucial place that this college holds in Utah Valley, and the open door community college concept it represented. He reminded everyone that with the unemployment in the valley, men and women are looking to the college, to continue their education, using their time productively. At least two more classes would be needed just to fill the needs of men laid off from Geneva Steel and wanting to come to Utah Technical College. President Higbee spoke strongly in favor of the community college concept, stating that the broad base allowed students to experience both areas of education, allowing choices to be made. He reiterated the strengths that a community college concept provides, adding that it would be a vital and necessary part of the educational choice available to the growing population in Utah Valley. He emphasized that a college should not ask, "Are you college material," but instead ask of itself, "Are you student material?" Higbee spoke proudly of UTC's DECA and VICA programs, stating they have won many national competitions and that UTC's OremProvo DECA is number one in the United States. LEG Investigation Continues By Michele Caneen Dr. James Lockey, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease at the U of U, was on Utah Tech's campus to discuss testings that his office is doing in regard to the possible environmentally caused health problems of employees who have worked at the center. Ken White, Industrial Hygienist, has placed several testing packets on all floors of the LRC, and after analysis, the test results should be announced Friday, Dec. 3 or Monday, Dec. 6. According to La Var Rockwood, Vice-President of Administrative Services, this is just the first phase of the investigation. UTC officials have been in touch with several doctors in their efforts to track down the cause of the illnesses that have been affecting several teachers who worked in the Learning Enrichment Center. Those contacted include: Dr. Robert Gardner, Ph.D., Professor of Animal Nutrition, BYU; Dr. Smiley of the Environmental Health Center in Dallas and Dr. Joseph McGovern, allergist and physician to several UTC employees. McGovern practices in Oakland, California. Channel 5 News interviewed Rockwood and Dr. Lockey, with questions pertaining to the controversy that has arisen over the suspected airborne chemicals, including formaldehyde. I I S Santa visits with a youngster in an area store, as Christinas descends on Utah Valley. This is the last week of Instruction at UTC. Finals will begin Monday, Dec. 13.
|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|