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A Volume 11 Number 27 The Official Student Newspaper of Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem, P.O. Box 1609, Provo, Utah 84603 Friday April 20, 1984 V 1984 Elections are once again underway at Utah Technical College. Two official parties and one write in group will be competing for the six positions. Contention and controversy have surrounded this campaign, beginning with the deadline for filing applications. Applications were due at noon on April 10th, however, one of the parties did not turn in applications until 2 p.m. The party. The Force, complained that all posters and publication stated that the deadline was April 10th, and there was enough ambiguity surrounding the exact time, that their applications should still be accepted. The student council determined that the group should not be allowed to run on the ballot with the rest of the candidates who had turned their applications in by the noon deadline. VICA Claims InS By Brian C. Nutter To be associated with UTC ProvoOrem this year is certainly to be associated with winners. Several of the school's organizations and clubs have won in their respective competitions and most recently the laurels go to VICA. Vocational Industrial Clubs of America is an association that is dedicated to excellence in the vocational and technical job fields. Everything from carpentry to speech is incorporated in the VICA competitions and as one might expect competition is stiff. Timothy Fullmer, President of UTC VICA, led the 'stacked deck' that went to state competition in Salt Lake City last week. Fullmer won both State and National titles in 1983 and again won State this year in Graphic Communication.In the 17 areas of competition UTC PO captured 11 firsts to dominate the entire competition. Complementing these awards were 8 seconds and 5 thirds for a total of 24 awards presented to the 43 Increased Tuition Requested Students attending the 1984-1985 school year at Utah Technical College may pay more per credit hour. The college has requested a tuition increase of nearly nine percent. Utah resident students who take between 12 and 18 credit hours will pay $182 a quarter. Non-residents will pay $583. This is not uncommon as tui tion increases each year. Campaigns Underway A meeting was also held April 11, where all candidates for "office voted that the members of "The Force" party who did not have their applications in on time could not have their names placed on the ballot. They were, however, told they could run a write-in campaign. "We see it just the same as the Hank Huish deal. When Huish didn't get his application for candidacy in on time he wasn't allowed to run. This situation is similar, "said a member of the UTC student council. The Force Presidential candidate, Paul Hewitt, disagrees. "I don't see the two situations as even being similar. Why would all the posters and newspaper ads say the 10th, and not give a time. Most persons would assume the deadline would be at the end of the day," Hewitt said. "We were in committee and tate Competition competitors from our campus. National competition will be held June 27th-30th in Louisville, Kentucky. All 11 winners of the State competition will attend. During last years Nationals UTC PO took five of the state's seven first place medals to propel Utah to a fourth place rating in the Nation. 4 I v J Tim Fullmer, President of UTC PO VICA, spends exhaustive hours perfecting his techniques in preparation for the National Competition slated for June in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Kim Paramore. looking over all the applications at 2 p.m. on the 10th. All the other candidates had their applications in. In the last four years we had never had a problem like this. Rules are rules and we must stick with them. Rules in society don't bend and we shouldn't either," said Ann Richardson, Student Activities Advisor. Elections will be held the 25th and 26th of April. All campaigning is to end at noon on the 25th and absentee voting will take place in the Student Center on Orem Campus and in Tom Keele's office on Provo Campus from noon until 5:00 p.m. Regular voting will be the 26th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at voting booths on both campuses. All students are encouraged to vote. Two of the parties are on the ballot the third party can be voted in through the write-in process. Honors The keynote speaker at last year's National Competition was Pres. Ronald Reagan who stressed the importance of vocational and technical education in America. Considering the showings made by our VICA it's obvious they took the advice seriously. For a complete list of winners and categories refer to page 5. : i a m& A 8: ..i. pTE 84 ame f To Be Changed Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem would like to rename the school Central Utah Community College. The new name will more truthfully reflect the school's changing role in the community. The members of the institutional council voted unanimously to approve the new name proposed by President Higbee. One reason for a name change is to lose the image of a second rate college which Higbee says the word "technical" suggests. "By placing vocational education in the context of a community college it is enhanced and consequently will share its rightful place in higher education." he said. The major fear people have about changing the name is Tuition Waiver Forms Available At Financial Aids Office For '84-85 Applications are now available for tuition waiver scholarships for the 1984-85 school year. The forms are available in the Financial Aids Office, room MW-118, Provo Campus. To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must: 1. Be a Utah resident (for tuition purposes); 2. Have completed at least 12 credit hours at UTCProvo; 3. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (B). The scholarships cover full lf '"V t ; ' ' " i that the vocationaltechnical education courses will suffer in some way. "That's simply not true," he said. "Community college's nationwide have 67 percent of their course work in the area of vocational education." In Utah the State Board of Regents mandate a 75 to 25 ratio for a vocational general education. The college was designated as a comprehensive community college in 1882 by the Board of Regents. This is a community college in everything but name. The name of the college has been changed three time in the history of the school. Each time reflecting new and broader missions. A new mission of the "Central Utah Community College" is to "maintain strong, healthy resident tuition, but not fees. The maximum period of time that the award will extend will be for three quarters. Summer ('84), Fall and Winter or Fall, Winter and Spring. Therefore, applicants should clearly indicate the quarters for which the award is desired. To apply, a student must obtain and complete the Application for Scholarship. It is not necessary to attach a transcript of grades to the application, as grades will be reviewed by the Financial Aids Office from computer records vtS ts fn Zt? vocational programs and to develop a broader base curriculum to support these programs and to satisfy broader requirements of the community." said Higbee. "A community college strengthens its technical programs," said Dr. Eldon G. Schafer, chairman of accreditation team researching the college. "Evidence finds community colleges respond well to the needs of retraining people and helping students find out what they want to advance in," he said. The proposal to change the name will now go before the Board of Regents for consideration and then must be approved by the legislature. The name change will probably not be voted on before January 1985, said Higbee. provided through the Registrar's Office. The forms must be returned and received by the Financial Aids Office no later than Tuesday, May 1, 1984. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of Grade Point Average. The actual GPA cutoff is dependent upon three factors: (1) the number of scholarships available; (2) the number of students who apply; and (3) the GPA of all those students who submit applications All eligible students are encouraged to apply.
|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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