UTC Press, 1985-10-28
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Volume 14 Number 6 THE OFFICIAL STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF THE UTAH TECHNICAL Learning Enrichment Center Proves Very Helpful to Students by Jeff Gammon Reading, English-grammar, spelling, and mathematics serve as the backbone of education. h has been stated that an farming number of college students are extremely lacking in the above-mentioned areas. The Learning Resource Center was founded to help students master these skills. Many studies have been conducted throughout the United States which show a great number of freshmen are unprepared when they enter college.In regards to this, Elaine Hoover, Learning Enrichment Center Department Chairperson, said it "is typical of community college freshmen." 'U.S. News and World Report' observed, "By the 1990s, anyone who doesn't have at least a 12th grade reading, writing, and calculating level will be absolutely lost." The Learning Enrichment Center is located on the second floor of the Learning Resource Center on the Orem UTC campus. It is dedicated to assisting any student in CIA Recruiter Visits Campus by Jerrie S. Fackrell The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is working with the Utah Technical College Electronic Technology Department and with the Cooperative Work Experience department both in recruiting and in a possible internship Workshop Held Miss UTC Pageant by Connie Kearney The Miss UTC Pageant preparations are in full swing. Wednesday, October 23, the hopeful contestants attended an orientation workshop to brief them on what to expect at the pageant. The workshop was under the direction of Ann Richardson and was assisted by Rhonda Weight, Student Council Pageant Representative. Richardson was chaperon r 't V V J 9 Kristie Snarr, last year's Miss to compete for the title. Marne' Isakson helps a student students improve basic skills. perfecting different aspects of his education. "We're here to make sure that anyone who is a student here succeeds," stated Elaine Hoover. "We don't want to hear of anyone leaving (UTC) because of a lack of success." A student may sign up for any of the wide range of program. "The CIA is in great demand for good electronic technicians," said Ralph T. Merrill, Electronic Technology Department chairman and director. Last week Maughn Lee, CIA recruiter of the West Coast Recruitment Office in South El Monte, California visited the UTC campus. Lee spent the for Miss Utah at the 1984-85 Miss USA Pageant. At the workshop, she related her experiences and gave basic information on what the participants can expect at the UTC Pageant. Elaine Englehardt, veteran of pageants and an expert interviewer, presented the proper techniques of a relaxed and successful personal interview, and taught the skills of competition. Patty Miner, UTC Spirit Advisor and past .!- UTC, looks over this year's contestants as they prepare in the LEC. Different programs are offered to help classes taught in the center. Some of these classes include Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors, (writing a) Term Paper, Speed Reading, Mind Over ' Math, Trade Mathematics for Mechanics, and Study Skills. - Also included are basic reading, spelling, and math morning explaining the CIA programs to an audience of over 140 students. In the afternoon he gave tests to electronic technician students, who have six months left before they graduate, to determine if they qualify to be considered as employees. 'This is the first time the CIA has considered working Mrs. Utah, instructed the participants on the "pageant walk," and showed the girls how to best present themselves. Richardson says the workshop was very helpful to the 14 young women who will be competing November 15. She says, "At present, pictures and biographical information is being compiled. It is going to be an evening of entertainment that everyone will en-joy." "I I f: COLLEGE PROVOOREM 1 V. f classes which help prepare the student for a better understanding of, and participation in, the other classes taught throughout UTC. Recently, a new math class was added at the center. Pre-Algebra (Math 098) was added as a class, if nppded. to precede Algebra Continued on Page 3 with a two year school," Larry Holt, Assistant Director for the Coop program said. "In the past they only tested four-year students, but because of the reputation of the electronics department at the UTC they agreed to test UTC students." The students were given four tests. Those passing the first test proceeded to three specialty tests. "Of those passing the first test, 60 percent passed the remaining three tests," Holt said. "This is 10 percent better than most four-year college electronic students do." Usually 50 percent of the four year students pass the specialty tests. Those passing the tests still have to go through a very strict security clearance check before being considered for employment at the CIA. The CIA checks each student or each prospective employee to see if they have a past history of drug or alcohol abuse, past records with the law, past history of traffic violations, past history of indebtedness or financial in security, or if, as Lee said, "If boys like boys or girls like girls." The CIA usually takes about six months to conduct the security clearance checks. Anyone found to have had problems in any of the above mentioned areas are no eligible to be hired by the CIA. "Mr. Lee said that only about 10 percent of those taking the test ever end up working for the CIA," Merrill said. Holt said, "At the same time the security checks are being made (on the students that passed the four tests) the CIA will begin steps to develop a cooperative educational internship program between the CIA and UTC electronics students." If this program goes through, the UTC students will have the opportunity to Continued on Page 3 Box 1009 Provo, Utah 84603 Campus Cuis... Financial Aid Workshop Offered Financing and education is a difficult thing, even at schools where the cost is relatively low. More and more students are seeking other sources of assistance. One source available is a GSL (Guaranteed Student Loan). These are low interest loans that students can apply for to use for attending college. If students are interested in learning more about how they can qualify for a GSL, they can attend the GSL workshop November 5, 1985 in Room Winter Graduation Deadline Approaching ATTENTION STUDENTS WHO PLAN TO GRADUATE WINTER QUARTER 1985; the deadline to apply for graduation is November 1, 1985. The graduation application must be submitted with a $10.00 application fee, and an Spots Still Open in Ghoir The UTC choir, under direction of Daniel Gawthrop, is still accepting people for positions in the choir. Tenors, base, alto, and soprano voice positions are all available and no previous experience is necessary. The choir class is held every Tuesday and Thursday in the Ballroom, located on the Orem campus, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Humanities credits are awarded for taking Family Violence Conference To Be Held The second annual Family Violence Conference will be held on November 7th and the 8th at the Provo Excelsior Hotel. This is a conference to educate both the professional and lay community on the critical issues in Utah county, and to offer practical help toward solving family violence problems. Students, professionals, ecclesiastical leaders, and concerned lay persons are invited to attend. The conference is Movie Program Changes Announced ASUTC has offered free movies weekly to students for the past five years. The last couple of years has seen a drastic decline in interest in these movies. The availability of videos for home use and Dollar night movies have had an impact on this activity. The Student Council has decided that the time and money involved in this program could better benefit the students in some other way. October 28, 1985 SC 203 on the Orem campus from 10:30 to 11:30 and the faculty lounge on the Provo campus from 12:30 to 1:30. The workshop should be especially helpful and informative for students. Representatives from Utah Loan Servicing, (The Utah Guaranteeing Agency), Zions and First Security Banks and the UTC Financial Aids Office will be the main speakers. They will answer questions or concerns students may have. Students are encouraged to attend this workshop. up-to-date transcript with a departmental advisement sheet attached. The graduation office is located in the main hallway on the Orem campus by the Student Center. Students can obtain more information concerning graduation from that same office. the class. The choir is especially lacking male voices and Gawthrop says it is still not to late to add the class. The choir will begin it s season this year here at the UTC. Then as part of the tour planned for the year the choir sing at the University Mall. Late in the year the choir will hold a spring concert scheduled for sometime in May. or more information call Gawthrop at 378-3555, or 373-8261. sponsored jointly be a coalition of agencies and organizations in Utah county, including the United Way and Utah County Family Council. A conference fee of $30.00 will be charged for attending both days, and $24.00 for a single day. The fee includes lunches and breaks. For further information, contact the United Way, 374-2588. Pre-registration deadline is November 1. Registration will also be available at the door. The movie program will be altered to the following. UTC students with a current activity card may still attend the family night movies shown the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. All other movies have been cancelled. The council plans to have special showings in the future but these will be planned and promoted individually, Watch the PRESS for further information.
|Title||UTC Press, 1985-10-28|
|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, 1985-10-28|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|