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3 reADEWIND 2 VOLUME 1, NUMBER 21 UTAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF PROVO TUESDAY, MAY 27, 1975 Spring Graduation Utah Technical College at Provo will hold its spring graduation on May 29 at 8 p.m. in the George Albert Smith Field-house, with University of Utah President David P. Gardner as commencement speaker. This was announced today by Utah Tech President Wilson W. Sorensen, who said the college will graduate nearly 490 students approximately 100 more than the 394 who received diplomas at the spring commencement last year. It will be the ' first time the Utah Tech graduation rites have been held in the George Albert Smith Fieldhouse, said President Sorensen. The substantial jump in th e number of graduates this year over last caused the Provo Tabernacle, scene of the rites for the past several years, to be regarded as too small. President Sorensen said the college is especially fortunate to secure such a prestigious speake r as th e University of Utah president for its graduation rites. President Gardner became the 10th president of the U. of U. in August of 1973 and has al-rady distinguished himself in the administratin of the institution, declared President Sorensen, The University of Utah head took a bachelors degree from Brigham Young University in 1955, and gained his masters and his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. He came to the University of Utah after a distinguished record in education inCalifornia. He became assistant chancellor of the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1967, and Coach Gary Gardner from Syracuse, Utah, has been named the new basketball coach at UTC. Coach Gardner brings with him a winning tradition and a lot of experience, both as a player and a coaclu in 1969 was madevice-chancellorexecutive assistant at Santa Barbara and also associate professor of higher education. He is credited with playing a key role in keeping communications open during the riots which broke out on the campus in 1970. In January of 1971, Dr. Gardner became a vice-president for extended academic and public service programs, he was the principal architect of the "extended university, University of California's new off-campus part-time degree program for adult students. As a top UC administrator he was also responsible for overseeing University of California extendion programs, which in 1971-72 involved 330,000 persons. An expert on the causes and best solutions to campus unrest, he testified in 1970 before President Nixon's Commissin on Campus Unrest, recommending that undergraduate education be placed nearer the top on national education priorities and that .funds be sought to reform and enrich the undergraduate learning experience. In August of 1974, Time Magazine named him as one of nine university presidents among 200 men and women in the nation 'destined to provide the United States with a new generation of leadership." Active in community and civic affairs since coming to Utah, Dr. Gardner is on the board of directors of the Utah Symphony and is an honorary member of the Great Salt Lake Council, Boy Scouts of America. He is prominent in numerous educational organizations. r Child Care Division Plans A successful first year and plans for expansion next year were announced today for the Child Care Division of the Fam-ly life Program at Utah Technical College at Provo. Mrs. Anne Cox, brought to the Utah Tech faculty last fall to initiate a Family Life Program, said the Child Care Division for the training of nursery school aides will end its initial year at the close of the current spring quarter with trainees in actual service at five established nursery schools in Provo andOrem. Their training follows fall and winter quarter preparatory classes in family relations and child development. When the training of the nine women in the program is finished next spring, they will be equipped for entry level jobs in nursery schools, Gary Gardner New UTC Hoop Coach Utah Technical College at Provo has a new basketball coach - Gary C. Gardner, whoi for the past eight years has beeen coach at Tooele High School. This was announced today by Gary Pullins, Utah Tech athletic director, who said Mr. Gardner will succeed Harry Anderson, who resigned to become an assistant to Frank Arnold, new head basketball coach at Brigham Young University. "Gardner has produced some fine teams at Tooele during his tenure there," said Mr Pullins, "and we are looking forward to him doing the same at Utah Tech. We feel fortunate to get a man of his caliber and reputation for the job." Gardner comes to Utah Tech with a well-grounded record in coaching and teaching basketball. His teams reached state tournament action 11 out of his 14 years of coaching high school basketball, which included Box Elder High School at Brigham City before he went to Tooele. His Tooele teams went to the state tournament five of the eight years from where they may advance in the system as opportunity presents itself. She noted this will be possible after only one year of schooling, whereas similar programs in Utah take two to four years. Next year, said Mrs.Cox, plans are in the making which, if approved, will resultinanon-cam-pus nursery school at the college, using children at the four and five i year-old level of Utah Tech married students, faculty, and the community. The nursery school would accommodate about 20 cildren, she said. The nine women nearing the end of their training include Vicky Bonnett, Terrie Williams, and Laura Harmon, all of Provo; Natalie Pecht.Salem; Becky Taylor, Duchesne; Eleanor Lyman, Delta; and Addie Thompson, Pam he coached there. He served as assistant coach at Brigham Young University in 1964-65 under Stan Watts, the master of strategy and coaching who took BYU to national prominence in the hoop sport. Gardner has coached at summer basketball clinics at BYU and University of Utah, and in Tooele. He is know as a lecturer on "Fundamentals of Basketball."The new Utah Tech hoop coach starred at Weber State College, playing on teams which won the National Junior College Basketball Championship one year and placedsecond another. At Davis High School he was all-state in basketball and a three-sport let-terman. He lettered in baseball for three years at Weber inaddi-tion to his basketball achievements."I have studied under six great basketball coaches at one time or another," said Gardner. They included Stan WattsandGlenPot-ter of BYU; Dick Motto of Weber State and the Chicago Bulls; Bruce Larsen of University of Next Year Stone, and Mary Kay Beck, all of Orem. The nursery schools where the girls are training are Provo Nursery School, Liahona Pre -School, and ABC Pre-school, all in Provo, and the Challenger Preschool and Story book Nursery School, both of Orem. This is the first course of its kind to be completed in one year of school in Utah, said Mrs.Cox. Other colleges and universities have a similar program, but take from two to four years. Mrs. Cox came to Utah Tech last fall from Seattle where she taught a nursery school program along with home economics onthe junior and senior high level. Her teaching experience has also included work in Boston, Los Angeles, and the Jordon District in Utah. Arizona; LaDell Anderson of Utah State University and the Utah Stars; and Jerry Pimm of the University of Utah." The new Utah Tech hoop coach is active in his basketball interests, which include constant participation in coachingclinics and coaching. He is a member, of the Utah Education Association, National Education Association, Tooele Education Association, and Utah High SchoolCoaches Association. He listed items of which he is most proud of his Tooele teams: State Consolation championship two years in a row, 1974 and 1975; sportsmanship trophy at the state tournament in 1970; and three players who shared All-State honors. "I teach fair play, good sportsmanship, and the desire to in from an individual basis," the new coach declared, "but team play to me comes above the success of an .'individual. However, the best teams have both, and I try never to forget the worth of the individual player." '
|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;|
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