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. A Trm a fmrp n n V I ( S V I J I Volume 1 1 Number 33 THURSDAY, JUNE 21 , 1984 The Official Student Newspaper of Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem, P.O. Box 1609, Provo, Utah 84603 I U.T.C. Graduation Ceremony This year's commencement exercises at Utah Technical College will undoubtedly be one remembered by all in attendance. 'There are right decisions and wrong decisions. Welcome to a wrong decision," President Higbee told the windblown and wet guests and graduates. The annual two hour ceremony was quickly cut to 33 minutes as the threatening clouds turned disasterous and broke on the 230 participating 1983-84. Keynote speaker Jeffrey R. Holland, President of Brigham Young University, shortened his 12 page address to a Ralph Waldo Emerson anechdote. Holland read of Emerson's plight to cajole a calf through a barn door: "For all his New England wisdom and Yankee ingenuity, Emerson could not budge the animal, shove and tug all he would. Just when Mr. Emerson was at a boiling point, a young girl walked over to the calf, moistened her forefinger, stuck it in the calf s mouth and led it gently into the barn. "Emerson watched in astonishment. Then he marched into his home, washed his hands, sat down at his study and picked up his pen. In his daily journal he wrote boldly.'I like people who can do things!' So do I, and I con Drivers Education Course Set Driver education courses for adults who have never driven or who do not now have a license will begin Monday, July 2, at Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem. The course will begin with registration at 5:30 p.m. on July 2, in the driver training area of the College, located just inside the West entrance of the South wing on the Provo campus. Classes meet Jacobsen Chosen to Fill New Director Post Michael Verl Jacobsen, former Springville High School Assistant Principal has been chosen for the new posi tion of Activity CenterAthletic Director for Utah Technical College . Jacobsen obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physical Education, Health Education and Recreation from Brigham Young University. He has served as Head Football Coach at Springville High School, has organized the youth football program in Springville, served as a department chairman at Springville High School and also worked as Athletic Director at that school. In 1978 Jacobsen served as president of the Utah Football Coaches Association and has gratulate you graduates," Holland finalized. Studentbody President Gordon Wilson, shortened his remarks emphasizing to the graduates to "never take the path of least resistance." Valedictorian Randy Daybell, representing all five valedictorians, also kept his comments brief. Charles E. (Chuck) Peterson, a Provo businessman and Don E. James, a former UTC electronic's instructor were given honorary degrees. Dr. David S. Gailey, coordinator for business and industrial programs for the Utah State Office for Vocational Education was given the Excellence in Vocational Education Award. Representatives from the Utah State Board of Regents, Institutional Council Foundation Board, various colleges in Utah, the Utah State Vocational Board and other dignataries were in attendance at the ceremonies. Students graduating from the college received a one or two-year certificate, an Associate of Applied Science or an Associate of Science degree. Graduates have a 90 per cent success rate in finding jobs and many fields in the college have 100 per cent placement for their students. Many students also transfer their degrees to a four-year institution for further instruction. Monday through Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for four weeks. Utah law now requires that an approved course be taken prior to initial issuance of a driver's license. Tuition for the course is $93, which includes simulated driving experience and ten hours in on-the-road driving. For more information please call 226-5000, extension 143. Athletic been involved in many other civic and community sports activities. As Activity CenterAthletic Director for the College, Jacobsen will be responsible to oversee the new ACtivity Center, which will be completed in time for the beginning of Fall quarter, 1984. He will organize the budget, scheduling, athletic scholarship funds and donations , recruiting , team member eligibility and work with the academic department responsible for physical education offerings. He will also supervise the College intramural program. Jacobsen is a Springville resident. He and his wife Alice are the parents of four children. 0 S -4 Two UTC students huddle under an umbrella during the 33 minute recent graduation ceremonies. The speaches and Michael Jacobsen was chosen as Activity CenterAthletic Director for Utah Technical College. He will be responsible for the new activity center, recruiting athletes and other administrative duties. Photo by John Pack. 't':f.M::': : ; :' . - Rained awarding of degrees were kept short because of a thunder storm. Photo by Gary McKellar. Voters Could Aid U.T.C. With Transit By Kathleen Plothow ProvoOrem residents will have the oppurtunity August 21 to decide whether the valley will have a mass transit system. Currently the valley is being serviced by Timpanogos Transit Authority. TTA and Utah Transit Authority are proposing a merger in January 1985. Although Provo and Orem cities are backing the merger, it is the public who will decide the fate of the transit. The proposed mass transit system routes would, obviously, provide many benefits to the ProvoOrem area. But the greatest advantage will be the aid of the UTA routes passing and connecting the Provo and Orem Utah Technical College campuses. The already proposed routes intend to make a stop near the campuses twice every hour. Realizing the obvious growth that UTC has occured, and will be gaining, the UTA merger allows four main advantages. First, it will eliminate the infamous UTC shuttle; it will cut school administrative and financial transportation costs, more importantly; it will aid the students in transportation availability for cross campus travel, and finally, the UTA merger will cut parking problems as students will then be able to ride the bus to school and work. Out i The routes would connect students not only to all major working areas in the cities, but also to outlying residential areas. The current Provo Bus Service is inadequate for the valley's needs. Shirley Hard-man, owner of the Provo Bus System comments, "The way Provo is growing, there is no doubt that there is a need for a larger bus line." "Utah County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, but it is the largest urban area west of the Mississippi without a mass-transit system." said UTA General Manager John Pingree. 'There's a clear need for some kind of transit system." he added. Voters in both cities can vote in the August 21 primary election to approve or reject the proposal. Along with this vote, they will be asked to approve a one-quarter-cent sales tax increase to finance the operation. If the merger and tax increase are approved by voters, the 20-bus system could be operating in the area by January. Eventually, a 40-bus system and maintenance facility will be in operation. This looks like a prime oppurtunity for Provo and Orem to show a little progress. Why not?
|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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