UTC Press, 1986-03-31
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pMM WXBIMMWMMMMMMMMM """"'""iOfc-fcO.- IWij j WlPIMWlWMlilWMtllMtiKWMw,MM1MtJ, Volume 14 Number 25 . Utah Technical College ProvoOrem Box 1609, Provo, Utah 84603 Monday, March 31, 1986 Rotable Journalist Suggests Students Be Courageous Dale Van Atta began his literary career by "writing to get dates," he explained to an enthusiastic gathering last Wednesday in the Tech ballroom. His first attempt to snare a female for an evening was a letter written to then 14-year-old start of 'Romeo and Juliet,' Olivia Hussey . She responded to his letter; they later had dinner in England and a career in journalism was launched. Van Atta quipped, "If writing can bring me this, this is what I want to do. " , From this first literary endeavor, Van Atta has become an internationally renowned speaker and journalist. He attended BYU, where he served most editorial positions including Managing Editor of the Daily Universe. Currently, he shares a by-line with Financial Aids Delayed Checks j in j, iotiiltirMMrmHmwiiiirrtr"riiimMnriTir Students that gambled on their financial aids checks arriving on time were TecUa JeoairDnalDstis Place SeDrjDiO Dim by Lynn D. Fausett During the spring break the UTC PRESS atended a journalism convention held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The convention is sponsored annually by the RMCPA, Rocky Mountain Collegiate Press Association, and has a membership of 50 intermountain colleges. The PRESS accepted a second place award in the category for overall general excellence. At the convention both live and canned competitions were held in print journalism, broadcast journalism, and radio anchoring and commentating. Dana Strong, PRESS Sports Editor, landed the first place award in live sports writing. He attended a preseason baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and San Fransisco Giants held the day of live competitions and frantically met his story deadline for the win. Collectively PRESS staff members came away with 13 individual awards from the canned competitions. Mark Hinrichsen placed first in Editorial Cartoon, and second in Illustration, and Dave Van syndicated columnist Jack Anderson, which appears throughout the nation 6 days a week. His talent and flair for writing became apparent while he was still at BYU. There he began a column called "The VanAttitudes" which approached the dating scene from a humorous perspective. His infamous column appeared with such headings as "Notes on the Acquisition of Females." While he possessess considerable wit and charm, his professional forte is investigative reporting. Van Atta considers critical thinking and writing to be the foundation of good journalism as well as all communications. He defines critical thinking as "not believing all that you are told is totally true." Etten was awarded first place in Humorous Cartoon. In the advertising section Mitch Moiling accepted a first place award for one of his ads, and Lynn Fausett finished second in the ad campaign category. Another two certificates were given to UTC staff members in the photography section. Doug Gardiner received third in picture story for his coverage of the Miss UTC Pageant, and John Pack was recognized, also with a third place certificate, in the special sectionsupplement area. In the writing areas of the canned competition awards Lynn Fausett received first place in sports column writing for last year's True Life Adventure Series. Jerrie Fackrell finished second in the critical review area with her feature of the child care facilities at the Tech. Dana Strong added a third pjace certificate in sports feature writing to his prestigous first place award. And finishing out the list of individual awards was Lynn Fausett with a third place certificate in critical review. Practicing this principle has taken him to the very top of his profession. As Elaine Englehardt commented when introducing Van Atta, "He is regarded as the top investigative reporter by most journalists in the nation today." Van Atta is an innovative thinker and writer who is willing to do whatever is necessary to accomplish a task. For instance, he told the audience of the following event during his college career. He deliberately broke the law so he would receive a traffic citation. He then asked the judge to jail him in lieu of paying the required fine, as was a prescribed alternative on the lawbooks. He did all this so he could get an inside look at the miserable conditions j ""' 'f rr r"fi-Trtn-t -it surprised to find themselves PRESS staff members stop for a minute to display some of the awards given them for their work. The awards were given at a convention held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Botttom Row, left to right: Beth Stucler, Regine f I jf Dale Van Atta began his journalistic career by "writing to get dates." Photo by Doug Gardiner in the old Provo jail. This courageous in your actions, was one of his early you would never forgive investigative stories. He puts yourself if you were not. " it best, "You must always be Cause Problems by Sheila Schmall The alarm rings, John Doe hurries to shower and dress; then jumps into his car to rush to Provo UTC Campus. He has to get there early to insure a place in the long line of students due to receive their Pell Grant and Guaranteed Student Loan checks.- He arrives around 8 a.m. and rushes downstairs to stand in line; but to his surprise, there is no line. He wonders for a minute, then treks up the stairs and walks to the financial aids window. "Where are the financial aids checks being passed out?" he asks. 'They aren't available until Thursday at 8:30 a.m., downstairs in the cafeteria." is the reply. The reason these checks were being held for four days later than usual was because the Financial Aids Technicians, didn't have enough time between the quarters. GPA, credit hours and program requirements for the diverse ma-jors need to be verified to be 3t j 3 - ,' J . ..... i able to have the checks ready for the students to pick up in time to buy all their books and supplies. Christi Easton, a financial aid technician, said that, "A week isn't enough time to process everyone. There are up to half of all Tech students who receive some form of financial aid." As one aid recepient, Lori Christopherson notes, "Perhaps if the students were allowed a longer break between Winter and Spring quarters, the Technicians would have enough time to process everyone, and the checks would be available in time to get the books and supplies they need. Some of the classes are fast moving and a student can easily get behind if heshe is unable to get the books needed for the course." Another student pointed out that since most students buy their parking decals with this money, "They have to hope and pray they don't get a ticket for an expired decal." eGDeiraD EiKselleDUGe V" (Slim) Hofeltz, Dana Strong, Lynn Fausett, Troy Moiling. Bottom Row: Heinee Hinrichsen, Wayne Mcllington, and Doug Gardiner. Team ed Way ti HatiSoGuaDs Twelve members of the Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem forensics team will be traveling to Omaha, Nebraska next week to compete in the Phi Rho Pi National Tournament. Preliminary rounds for the tournament begin on Monday, March 31 with the finals coming on April 4-5. After a third place showing in the regional tournament, recently hosted by the College, coach Kim Brewster feels good about his team being ready for the best in the country. "This is only our second year of competition," Brewster said. 'The students have won a number of trophies in one of the toughest regions in the country. They should continue to do well at nationals." One event the team should do well in is Reader's Theater. According to Brewster, the presentation has placed in the top three in all but one tournament this year, including a first place gold award at the regional meet. The students perform cuttings from Ray Bradbury's "Something Wick-. ed This Way Comes." Other events the team will be entered in include duet acting, oral interpretation, poetry interpretation, persuasive speaking, informative speaking and extemporaneous speaking. Last Day to add classes is Monday, April 7. Last Day to drop classes is Monday, April 21.
|Title||UTC Press, 1986-03-31|
|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, 1986-03-31|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|