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TTnnrr nr nx tt5"1 rQ Volume 14 Number 7 . THE OFFICIAL STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF THE UTAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE PRO VOOREM Box 1009 Provo, Utah 84603 November 4, 1985 Ramses ExEiibtt Offers Look Into Past by Jerric S. Fackrell The students of the Utah Technical College are invited and encouraged to visit the exhibition now showing at the Monte L. Beam Museum called "Ramses II: The Pharaoh and His Time." The exhibit will be at the museum until April 5, 1986 but go early, you may want to return again and again to study and learn about the early Egyptian's culture. In the book, 'Ancient Egypt' by Lionel Casson the The Editors of Time-Life' Books we read, "Ramses II reigned an opulent 67 years (dying at age 92), he waged an extravagant war against a coalition of Asian states led by Hittites, he sired more than 100 children, and he erected Egypt's biggest and showiest buildings." In 'Ramses II: The Pharaoh and His Time' exhibition catalog we read, "Ramses II died in the second month of his 67th year of reign, probably at the age of 92. His death occurred in the summer of 1213 or 1224 B.C. depending on which chronology of ancient Egypt is followed . . .It took 70 days to mummify Ramses II's body." That mummified body is in the collection at BYU. The mummy shows that "Ramses II was 5 feet 6.5 inches tall. He was bald on the top of his head and had severe dental problems and extensive arteriosclerosis, to be expected of an elderly person." The mummified head of Ramses II attests to the ancient embalmer's skill. When archaeologists discovered and unwrapped the mummy in 1881, its dried skin, teeth and hair were still intact. Ramses II has been called the Pharaoh of the Hebrew Exodus, reigning during the time of Moses. He was the most important and richest Pharaoh in Egyptian history and is associated with Yul Brynner in the film The Ten Commandments" for it was in that film, Brynner played the part of Ramses II. L A A 'V ' This wooden lid on Ramses II was probably left there by grave robbers after stealing the original made of pure gold. BYU is the first North America University ever to host an exhibit like Ramses II. The students of UTC are encouraged to be among the 400,000 people, and possibly twice that number, expected to view the 72 artifacts insured for $35 million, but worth far more. Dr. C. Wilfred Griggs is the person responsible for bringing the Ramses II exhibit to BYU, and he believes the artifacts provide an unique opportunity to learn a great deal about an ancient civilization that has tremendously influenced Western culture. In modern times the tomb of Ramses II was found empty and plundered. Therefore, many of the artifacts accompanying the Ramses II exhibit depict the time of Ramses II but did not necessarily belong to him. Among the exhibit is a column drum redecorated by Ramses II. More than ever Ramses II was considered a prodigious builder; and if he did not build a structure himself, he put his name on it. His most famous buildings are temples: Ramesseum, Luxor Temple and the. Abu Simbel temples in Nubia. In the exhibit there are a number of papyri and ostraca (inscribed pottery fragments) from ancient Egypt that playfully depict animals in human situations or performing human tasks. Ramses II was truly king of kings. His military fame, however, is largely based on his own boastful words. His accounts of his valorous exploits and personal courage survive on the walls of almost every major temple of his era; they show him performing like an Egyptian superman. Ramses II not only had the battle of Kadeah depicted on the inside northern wall of the temple at Abu Simbel, but on the first pylon of the Luxor Temple and the second pylon the Ramesseum as well. A replica of one of these murals is found in the BYU collection. Continued on Page 4 WW W -.HP:- J 10 Orem campus students have been parking in the private drives of residents living close to the school. Photo by Paul Residents Irate at Orem Campus Drivers by Alicia Lusty Orem campus UTC students have been parking in private driveways along 950 S. 800 W. Qust north of the LDS Institute building) and residents are going to start taking action. Residents of the area contacted UTC Policy Services and asked what they could do to solve the problem. They were given two op Future Planned for by Regine Holfeltz Contrary to rumors, the Utah Technical College Provo campus will not be shut down. The possibility was considered as an option to meet the demands of a rising student population. So. during the 1983-84 school year, a committee was organized consisting of various legislators and the State Board of Regents. Their assignment was to study the future of the Provo campus and the possibility of its closing. They reviewed the issues, including funding and the future goals of the school. After going over the various aspects, the committee finally recommended that the Provo campus remain open. The decision was in part due to lack of the funds needed for expansion to take care of expected growth. According to Dick Chappell, vice president of administrative services, though the Provo campus at one time was for sale, the best offer was three million dollars, not nearly enough to cover the 17 million dollars needed. Chappell considers there to be two basic problems in maintaining a split-campus college, transportation and communication. It is very expensive for both faculty and students to have to go back and forth for their classes, in addition to the maintenance of the shuttle. According to Chappell, "32 to 33 percent $. ,ft ... . li I t r-if I it -1 i" tions: They can either contact Orem City Police or post No Parking signs. Because it is private property, residents can have the cars fdwedat the student's expense. Apparently, one reason for the problem is that students are unwilling to buy a parking decal. Another reason is convenience. It is much more con have some classes on the Provo campus." Though most general education classes are in Orem, there are some still . taught in Provo, as well as some vocational programs. Chappell said, "We want a situation where students don't have to travel back and forth." Communication expenses are also high. UTC has spent thousands of dollars on telephone systems, linking the two campuses together. Even though the Provo The Provo campus will not be abandoned when a lot of the programs and to the Orem campus. Photo by Doug Gardiner. venient to park a little off campus rather than buy a parking decal and use the parking facility. Parking funds are used to improve parking conditions. The reason for the increased fee is to build the new Activities Center parking lot. This will give the students more convenience with ample parking space. By building the Both Campuses campus won't be sold, something still has to be done about the increase in student numbers, which are expected to reach ten to 12,000 by 1989. A master plan ahs been proposed as a solution to the expansion issue. In addition to the building presently under construction on the west side of the Orem campus, the college is asking the state legislature for funds to build a science and technology building, to be completed by the fall of 1989. 11 T :l r t - y : : jiH 4. : f Dolinar. lot. Campus Services hopes to better serve the students. They ask that students use the space available to them now. Students should be aware that action has been taken against those students that are parking in the driveways and that action will continue to be taken against violators in the future. if authorization for construction is given by the lawmakers in February of 1986. If that goal is met, all academic programs would be transferred to Orem, along with the various administrative offices. Most of the vocational programs would be self-contained in Provo, thereby reducing the need for travel between campuses. There also may be a complete parking analysis done in the future to determine if more parking is needed. administrative offices move"
|Title||UTC Press, 1985-11-04|
|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, 1985-11-04|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|