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JjM- J. Vol. 6 No. 30 Women's Lays Groundwork Utah Technical College at Provo and Orem has completed its hrst season of women's soft-ball, playing on a non-league basis, and next year will officially join the Women's Intermoun-tain Collegiate Athletic Conference, according to Sharon Benson, director of women's athletics at Utah Tech. The UTC women's Softball nine played 16 games and won seven in its first season, with high hopes of bettering its record next year in league play. Among teams played this year were College of Eastern Utah, Dixie, Snow, BYU junior varsity and Idaho State University at Pocatello. "We laid the groundwork this year," said the petite coach who graduated from BYU in 1976 as valedictorian of the college of physical education. "Next year in league play we hope to be competitive." Utah Tech entered women's athletics this year after receiving formal permission for such a program from the Utah State Legislature and the Utah State Board for Vocational Education. The college will compete beginning next fall as a member of the WICAC in both softball and volleyball, and on a non-league basis in other women's sports. Utah Tech's formal petition for acceptance into the Women's Intermountain Collegiate Athletic Conference was accepted by that body about a month ago. The WICAC includes, besides Utah Tech, eight other junior colleges plus junior varsities of four-year colleges or universities. They are Snow, Dixie, College of Eastern Utah, Southern Utah State College, Ricks - College and junior varsities at BYU, Utah State Softbal Northwestern Community College at Rangely, Colorado. During the season just ended, Utah Tech played fast-pitch softball under American Softball Association rules, which are followed by the WICAC. Closing out the first year of women's athletics at Utah Tech, Coach Benson outlined the goals of her program as follows: "The purpose of the Women's Athletic program this year was to lay the foundation for an intensified program and next year on a more highly competitive basis. "It was also a valuable tool in making the public, including local coaches, ' parents and athletes, aware of the newly established program. This year's efforts should help draw results for next year. "By extending its approval for such a program, I feel the State Board for Vocational Education has opened the gate for many girls who are highly skilled in athletics, and wish to pursue that interest but who are not drawn by the academic atmosphere of universities. Now a girl can pursue a highly useful technical or skilf-orianted vocation and still have an opportunity to excel in athletics o O V The first year of women's soft-ball at UTCP was successful. Nice going, Sharon!! Photo by Richard Braun. UTAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE AT .' r 'v ' I r ... , . I y -.,n. ...j r it v -, r2Z2z'i. : n i ltlirj',faMl I Ml IHIW 11 !"! - .-tllll - I i 3 Along with many fun activities, the Canyon Party provided hungry students with much needed nourishment. The hot dogs were the highlight of the party! Photo by Richard Braun. Canyon Party By Gloria Simmons Throngs of casually attired students, faculty and staff attended the party at Canyon Glen. It was the first activity prepared by the new student council. Hot dogs, watermelons, potato chips and Program Listed for Upcoming Ceremony Graduation for some 500 Utah Technical CollegeProvo students is planned for June 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the Provo Tabernacle. The public is invited. Congressman Gunn McKay will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers are Diane Vincent, 1977-78 Outstanding Business Education Student, and Blake Buhler, this year's studentbody president. Presenting the graduates will be Dr. Martin, Educational Vice-Presi PROVO 'V Well Attended drinks were enjoyed by everyone, as well as the dogs and forest animals. Volleyball, softball and horseshoes were some of the activities enjoyed by those in attendance. As a grand finale, the faculty had a tug-of-war with the students. dent. Oscar Jesperson will announce the graduates. Diplomas will be given to the graduates by a representative of the State Board of Regents and a member of the State Board for Vocational Education. Following the graduation ceremony, there will be a patio buffet at the Sorensen Student Center. There will be a Disco Dance at 10 p.m., and the Walt Disney Movie, "The Gnome Mobile," will be presented at 1 a.m. t - ' s .- ... ..." The Canyon Party held last Wednesday was highly successful, according to participants. The shady trees and cool stream provided an eager release for "final-wary" students. Photo by Richard Braun. RETIREES Five long-time members of the faculty and administration of Utah Technical College at Provo and Orem will retire at the close of the present school year. They are J. Sylvester (Vess) Clark, superintendent of buildings and grounds who has been with the institution for 32 years; Harrison Scott, instructor in auto mechanics who has also been Finals week is a drag!!!!! May 30, 1978 4 ... r ... f HONORED with the school for 32 years; Mrs. Kathleen (Kathy) Elliott, instructor in office practice and procedures, who has been a member of the faculty 20 years; Earl B. Cottam, associate dean of the the school of trades and industries, a 22-year member of the faculty. The retirees were honored recently at a reception in the faculty lounee.
|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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