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ek y"7 TIT) II) T"r 3 Volume 14 Number 18 Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem Box 1609, Provo, Utah 84603 February 10, 1986 t FoafidDD'e EjipaoDsBtDin) 3. x The Management 197 course offering by Lynn Fausett A newly founded Honor Society has been formed at the UTech and is currently being offered to General Education and Business Management majors. Members of the honors program have been Forum Discusses Economic Development and Education by Beth Studer Growth in Utah schools is increasing at an unprecedented rate. This concerns many involved with education from parents to the governor's office, as well as professional educators. Recently, a forum was held at UTC to discuss economic development within the state and the role education plays in this development. Speaking to an assembly of students and teachers were: UTC President Marvin Higbee, State Senator Paul Rogers of the North Orem District and Neil Savage a member of the Utah State Economic Development Board. Both Rogers and Savage are also local businessmen. Coping with the increasing demands on Utah's already strained educational system is a major concern to all those involved. This was the main focus of the forum speakers. According to Higbee, business and industry leaders must I i Neil Savage is a member fo the Utah State Board of Economic Development and spoke in a forum addressing development in this area. Photo by P. Dolinar. Nj-w.W:"' v.- is an honors section, two credit hour meeting weekly since the beginning of the quarter to listen, discuss, and write about relevant topics. Dr. Lucille Stoddard, Dean of Academics and teacher of record for this first time ever course at the UTC, summed the purpose of the course bond together with education leaders to resolve this crisis. Each year Utah must create 25,000 new jobs, and fill them with trained workers, in order to keep up with the rate of growth. Higbee stressed that the administration here is looking towards the future and the increased responsibilities UTC will have to face. He feels that UTC's primary responsibility is to prepare people for the job market. This burden is intensified here as this is the only public institution in Utah county, and this is the state's second largest county. According to Higbee, this campus currently has a Cooperative Work Experience Program (COOP) to help prepare tomorrow's work force. The college is also working at broadening its curriculum base in order to graduate people better prepared to meet tomorrow's challenges. COOP is an educational plan where students learn in a real world environment while still in i 7 off Hifi)irs PirogG'ainni PDaDHDiied V class. Members meet to discuss, think, when she told the students in attendance at the first session, "The purpose of this seminar is to provoke academic think-ing.According to Stoddard, UTC ProvoOrem and Snow College in Ephraim are the only two junior colleges in the school. Higbee further stressed that students need to develop good communication and math skills for use in the workplace. As an example he cited the need of today's auto mechanics to read at a 12th grade level and be familiar with computerized equipment in order to practice their craft. "People must be prepared to make transitions in their careers, and not allow themselves to be locked into a program as our country moves from being an industrialized society to becoming an infor Friday, January 23, 1986, the Utah State Senate passed Senate Bill 166 which requires a cut in all educational budgets to cover the revenue deficits for the 1985-86 budget. At 11:30 a.m. the bill was introduced in the senate and a motion suspended the house rules. Seventeen senators voted in favor of the bill and by noon recess, it had passed. Then early in the afternoon, the house convened 30 minutes early, had the bill read, the house rules suspended, a vote taken and the bill passed. Democrats raised the question why there was such a hurry to pass the bill as any 1985-86 revenue shortage would not be determined until the fourth fiscal quarter ends in February. With a bill that carried such significant impact on education, they felt there should have been more discussion of alternatives to correc: ting the alleged deficit. Paul Rogers and Karl G. Swan voted against the bill. Senators LeRay McAllister, Eldon A. Money, Chuck Peterson voted for it. All nine-representatives from Utah County voted in favor of the bill. and write about different topics. state to offer honors sections at this time. F. Dennis Farn-sworth Jr., Director of the honors program, said that they hope to soon offer honors sections in the trades and electronics areas together with the general education and business management mation society," stated Higbee. Another challenge for UTC is the increasing age of the student body. This is indicative that this institution is involved in the business of retraining people. Higbee comments, "Sixty percent of women between the ages of 18-65 in Utah are working. There are also 13,000 single mothers in Utah County alone. To serve the needs of these women the Better Jobs For Women office has been created here." Higbee reiterated that continued on page 2 Other pending legislation effecting education are as follows: HB 180, Educational Requirement for Nurses, is in its third reading in the house. This bill would limit the State Board of Nursing authority in establishing educational requirement for nurses. Under this bill, after one year's training, a student will be able to take the test for a PN certificate, two years training for a RN certificate, and a 4 years training in speciality categories. Representative James Yardley is co-sponsoring the bill and said he would like to hear from sup-portors of the bill. HB 110, The Displaced Homemaker Bill, would provide for $20 being added to the marriage license. These funds would provide training for the single parent head of household who is often unsupported and unskilled. According to Salt Lake City statistics, 9,781 licenses were issued in 1985 and 5,170 divorces were granted. Under this bill, monies would be available for educational programs to assist the displaced homemaker in becoming self-sufficient, benefitting both herself and her family. HB 245 affects departments. The honors organization here resulted when both J. Marvin Higbee, President of the UTC, and Dr. Stoddard saw the obvious need for such a program. The honors pro1 gram has been a year in development since the idea was first acted upon. Dr. Stoddard mentioned that the needs of students located at the other end of the continuum had been provided for but that nothing had been done for the students that consistently perform at higher academic levels. Farnsworth added, "We feel that there should be resources committed to learning at the other end of the spectrum." Students for the first course were selected from teacher's and department chairperson's recommendations. All of the 67 students that were identified were invited, but only 26 signed up for the seminar. Eventually a panel will be formed that will use standardized, scientific methods for selecting candidates. A description of the honors program was submitted by the Honors Advisory and Planning Tickets Limited for The annual Sweetheart Ball is scheduled to be held once again this February 14, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. This year the ASUTC is limiting the number of tickets that will be sold to 100 purchases. The Hollows, UTech's own catering department, will provide the menu for the dinnerdance. Swiss steak with baked potato, served with German green beans and a tossed salad is what has been planned for the dinerdancers. Arrangements have been made minerals leases. At present, monies received from mineral deposits is divided and distributed to local, as well as state government. This bill proposes that monies generated from mineral deposits remain in the county where they are mined. Opposing arguments state that tax money along the State Senator Paul Rogers voted against a bill that would itorcTeducatSrs to trim their budgets. Photo by P. Dolinar. Committee. Committee members include: Phil Kresge, Betty Nist, Carroll Reid, Adriene Morris, Pete Uluava, Mike Falgoust, and committee chair, F. Dennis Farnsworth Jr., also Director. The description reads: "The UTC Honors program is a program of study designed to challenge gifted students. The emphasis is on intellectual processes and intellectual development. Intellectual processes include reading, writing, creative thinking, problem-solving, evaluating and synthesizing. Intellectual development will be the natural outcome of these processes. Enhanced ability to read, write, think, problem-solve, evaluate, and synthesize will be evidence of that development. Honors activities will reflect an honors perspective in which intellectual processes and intellectual development are pre-eminent above traditional goals and traditional methods for attaining those goals. For such activities, the topics will vary, the setting will be small-group, and the rate of study will be accelerated." ru with a local photographer to take pictures of couples Gust like in high school), and the price of the pictures has been included in the $20 ticket price. These tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter located in the Student Center. Tickets went on sale the first of February. The band that has been booked for the dancing portion of the evening is "Escape". They are a leading top 40 local group and were the proud winners of last year's "Battle of the Bands" competition. Wasatch front supports and builds areas throughout the state and does not stay only in the Wasatch area. If the bill passes, $361,000 could be cut from UTC's budget. Gayle McKeachnie, from Daggett and Uintah Counties, sponsored the bill. It is presently in Revenue and Taxation Committee.
|Title||UTC Press, 1986-02-10|
|Description||UTC Press was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem from February 07, 1985 to June 1, 1987.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||The Press Pulse, 1986-02-10|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|