UTC Press, 1986-02-18
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Volume 14 Number 19 Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem Box 1609, Provo, Utah 84603 Tuesday, February 18, 1986 pxDsedl Odd cease Odd 7ees Chaoses EyeEDDWJS ! si 1 V Don Kartchner was appointed to lead puter labs. Photo by Paul Dolinar. by Lynn Fausett An open computer lab available free of charge to students is being researched by a task force appointed by Dr. Lucille Stoddard, Vice President for Academic Affairs. Labs would be opened on both the Provo and Orem campuses. Appointed head of that task force was Don Kartchner, Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Kartchner said that about the only thing established at this point is the $15 average increase in student fees necessary to cover the costs of such a venture. Students at the UTC already pay the highest student fee structure in the state by percentage. The average $15 increase in fees is one of the main sources of controversy to the open labs. Commenting about the high fees paid by the UTech students and the addition of $15 to them, Kartchner said, "It is out of desperation and reluctance that we turn to student fees; there are no other alternatives." CoSSSsioEi Invariably throughout the school year UTC students drop into the Collision Repair Department seeking to find someone who can repair the dents and rust on their car. However, students who are enrolled in this course have first priority on jobs that are worked on. At the beginning of each quarter, Collision Repair students are told by their instructors which project requirements (paint job, quarter panel replacement, etc.) will be necessary to fulfill the learning objectives. Collision Repair students are usually able to supply all of the jobs necessary to meet these requireents. The minute the word gets out to their brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, acquaintances, and not in the least their parents (and their own vehicles) they are filled with work requests. Stand on any downtown street in.' f it I! a task force researching open com Originally it was proposed that the fee be reduced after the initial purchase of the computers. Just enough of a fee would be retained to pay the lab assistants and maintain the computers. Fearing that the fee in reality would not be reduced, student council members proposed the fees remain in place but with certain contingencies. One contingency would be that the $1 per credit hour fee be split in half with .50 cents going toward the computer lab and the other .50 cents going toward a specially earmarked fund for student programs. Bobby Thomas, studentbody president, speaking about the contingencies said, "I think we're in a lose lose situation, but we have an unique opportunity to benefit students in several areas through the contingencies."Thomas went on to say that if the contingencies are not upheld the student council would not support the lab idea. Another point that has bee"n raised by task force and council members alike, is that currently the need does not exist for the computer labs. Repair SftudleiiiSs E) corner and watch the cars go by. Three of five will need body and paint work. A lot of student's vehicles fit this bill. How would a student go about getting some work done? The easiest way would be to sign up for a collision repair class . Students in the classes receive over-the-shoulder instruction from any one of six journeyman collision repair and refinishing instructors. They can guide any student through dents and scratches to make their car look like new. Yes, girls have and are there repainting cars too. Most of the tools required to do the job can be checked out from the Collision Repair Tool Room. To take advantage of this, look in the spring schedule under collision repair. Costs of enrollment for a student with a full credit load in other areas is Students desiring to use a computer now can go to the Bookstore and purchase a card that will allow them so many hours of computer use in the lab located on the Orem campus that goes largely unused after 2 p.m. everyday. Commenting on this, Kartchner said, "One of the important purposes of the lab proposal is to promote computer use by those who are not required to use them." To further solve this dilemma, council members have proposed that all the departments in the school become computer integrated, requiring students to use computers for classwork. This integrating process would then necessitate that the computers be used. Craig Rollins, a student council member, was asked to sit in on the task force to render student opinion concerning issues that come up. Rollins conducted an informal survey and submitted to the council that 87 percent of students would like to have access to computers on campus. As yet the issue has not been brought before the studentbody as a whole to register their reaction. Kartchner pointed out that a studentbody vote has unique problems; first that traditionally voter turnout is poor, and secondly that most voters will not be educated about all aspects of the issue. When asked if the vote were overwhelming against an increase in fees, Kartchner said that President, J. Marvin Higbee, didn't need approval to raise student fees. Members of the task force have apprehensions about establishing the labs and have looked towards the council members for studentbody support of the idea. The task force is nearing the deadline for when the fee request must be made. An open forum will be held Thursday, February 20, at 10 a.m. in the Orem campus Student Center Ballroom to discuss the labs. Students will be able to address task force members about the labs and will be able to hear some of the arguments for and against the proposal. S u 'i'-- - r -1 -v, i ' 'J . - Dennis Moss and Steve Davenport watch Mark Marshall and Howard Blackburn (both underneath) take measurements for straightening this car's frame. Photo by Doug Gardiner. approximately $40 for day school, and $25 for evening school. Determining the particular class to enroll in Junior Colleges Form Fund-Raising Consortium by Jeff Gammon The fund-raisino departments of four of Utah's junior colleges recently joined hands to form the Utah Consortium of Community Colleges. Snow College, Dixie College, College of Eastern Utah, and Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem have united efforts to rally more effective funding from state-wide and national corporations and foundations. , Ray Beckett, executive director of the consortium, explained the evolution and purpose of the organization in a recent interview. Approximately two years ago, while Beckett was dean of development at the College of Eastern Utah, he and his associates from Dixie, UTCProvo, and Snow began working on the idea of organizing a consortium. 'j The idea was presented to the presidents of the colleges six months ago and received their approval and direct support. The consortium chose to locate their main office on the UTC Orem campus, a centralized, convenient location, at the beginning of January. Beckett stated that the location enables him to remain fairly close to the Salt Lake In- RJatrtiiiini's by Derek J. Hall It was once said, "One is not born a woman; one becomes a woman from a concrete background". Coretta Scott King can be placed in this category. On February 6, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. visited Utah. She spoke in a joint session of the Utah State House and Senate, a Baptist church in Salt Lake City, and she concluded the day with a speech on the BYU campus. King emphasized that "Martin's dream" is synonymous with the "American Dream" and that non-violent action is the way to solve all of the Their (ton TEiiEsg depends upon the amount of the work a person has in mind. Instructors of the f $ r I I , ' ' 4 I Ray Beckett is a new member of the Photo by Paul Dolinar. ternational Airport, most of Utah's major corporations, and the development directors of the different colleges involved. "Our purpose is to raise funds from foundations and corporations which will not Ereanm world's problems. Mrs. King, 59, was married to this nation's most powerful civil rights activist for 15 years. Two years after their wedding the civil rights movement began and their lives were never the same. In her speech, Mrs. King recounted some of the experiences of the early times of the movement. Prior to her speech a short video presentation was shown. The presentation concerned the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change. It talked of the programs there, from the training of the very young to postgraduate study programs. The presentation contained a few Collision Repair course are happy to answer questions concerning different classes to take. Development Department at the Tech. normally give to small colleges individually, but will provide support on a collective basis," said Beckett. The consortium is expected to attract much more funding as a whole than each of the colleges could expect by themselves. highlights of Dr. King's life, and also highlights of the movement since his death. The purpose of this video was to educate people about the King Center and to ask for donations to keep it going. King boldly stated: "Through non-violent means we can change the world. We can solve the nuclear arms race, the crisis in Central America, the struggle in South Africa, and feed the hungry not only in Asia and Africa but in the United States too." She stated that if tried by enough people it could even bring democracy to the Soviet Union. Martin Luther King once said that there are three evils of society that threaten to destroy human survival. These are poverty, racism, and war. Mrs. King said that a great deal of her time is spent dealing with the issue of the "homeless and the enhungered". Non-violent action is the answer according to her. "Martin Luther King Jr. did more to free the whites from their prejudices than freeing the blacks from the burden of discrimination." said King. She concluded her remarks talking of the principle of "unconditional love". Martin King once said "let us hope this spirit will come to be the order of the day and that love will have the last word." "The Liberty Way" is a set of guidelines for students at the Moral Majority's Liberty U. in Lynchburg, VA. Students are not allowed to watch Dynasty or Dallas, lights must be out by 11:15, and students who visit students of the opposite sex in their rooms face expulsion.
|Title||UTC Press, 1986-02-18|
|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, 1986-02-18|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|