UTC Press, 1986-10-13
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HE UT.C PRES(R l Mia.ijipaaiimi caa tsa Monday, October 13. 1986 Utah Technical College ProvoOem, Box 1609, Provo, Utah 84603 Volume 15 Number 3 Decreased State Funds Mean '87 Layoffs by Regine Holfcltz In all areas of state and local government, severe monetary cutbacks are being implemented. The higher educational system is no exception. Wednesday evening, UTC President J. Marvin Higbee presented before the UTC Institu tional Council a memorandum outlining a 6.44 percent budget reduction. The cuts, which will take effect July 1, 1987, were unanimously passed by the Council. These cuts total $729,221. They are divided among the Office of the President (11.5 percent reduction), Vice President for Academic Affairs (4.7 percent re duction). Office of Student Ser vices (2.6 percent reduction), Vice President for Administrative Ser vices (5.1 percent reduction"). The result of these cutbacks include the elimination of the Dental Assistant program, elimination of the Adult Driver's Education program and severe reductions in Photo by Glen D. Nelson Health, Technology and Administration Building Provides needed space for many UTC Programs, the building is nearly completed, the ground floor has yet to be completed. The new Through New Building Now In Use by Paul Mugerian Where there was once a huge field, there is now the beautiful, new Health, Technology and Administration Building. This building is one in which the majority of students enrolled this fall quarter, 6,290 as of October third, are immensely pleased with, mainly because there is no longer any need to jump in one's car for a quick jaunt to Provo Tech to add or drop a class. To start, there is the literal ground floor, a place where the floor really is ground, This area will most likely remain unfinished because of the involved cost of $1.4 million to finish it. Although there is a van, some chairs, and boxes down there, UTC will put the space to good use. Local by Connie Kearney Three Santaquin youth were arrested October 2 for vandalizing UTC's heavy equipment machinery used at a job site in Santaquin, Utah. According to Jens Horn, Utah C-3 d o em other programs. These extensive cuts were ordered by Governor Norm Bangertcr. As part of his ALERT program, all Utah colleges and universities arc expected to make at least a six percent across-the-board budget reduction. UTC's cuts are based on this year's budget base and arc permanent. Last year, there was a one percent budget elimination and there was a two percent budget elimination the year before. However, these were onetime reductions. Higbee, in the 13 years he's been a college president in the state of Utah, has had to face budget cuts 1 1 times, but "this is the first one where we've had to terminate people." Another major concern is the projected enrollment increase. Within the next few years, UTC is expected to have a population of at least 10,000 students. In order to maintain quality edu- On the main level are a variety of offices consisting of the Records and AdmissionsRegistration Office, Financial Aids, Public Information, the Cashier, UTC's Business Offices (accounting, purchasing and such), the very informative Academic AdvisementGraduation area, dealing with other subjects too. This office deals with probation and warning, class scheduling, veterans, high school relations and there is a Career Center. The last two main areas on this floor are the General Counseling Office involved with career guidance and test evaluation. Last but not least, is the Continuing Education Office. These offices are located in a clockwise order, as has been stated, starting with Registration. On the top floor is a new JyveoiSes Nabbed for V County Detective investigating the case, Thursday afternoon, at about 6:00, three juveniles got some of the equipment going. They used the largest bulldozer to ram other pieces of equipment and move them around. The smaller dozer was pushed over and it received the greatest damage. The water truck, bee A calional programs, something has to be done. Iligbcc called for a tax increase, because "If something isn't done, the quality of education in this slate is going to decline significantly... I think the people of Utah must understand that this can't continue."Open enrollment in Utah's public colleges and universities may also be in jeopardy. "For the first lime in the hislory of this slate, we're going to have to tell some students, '"I'm afraid you can't be educated by this ' state.'" Currently, UTC has the highest studentstaff ratio in the entire state and it happens to be double the national average. Dennis Farnsworlh, president of the Faculty Senate and a General Education instructor, expressed his concern about the tax cuts. Though the General Education programs are not being affected because of their strength, he said,"I feel terrible about the fact that some of my H h f ! H I department added to the Orem campus. The Practical Nursing offices and a variety of classrooms, nursing labs, a lecture hall and a life science lab have been added. The General Education office is located right above the Financial Aids office with the Development Office next to G.E. Located on the northern most wing are the Administration Offices, President Higbee's office and all the vice-presidents' offices and staff are located here- Our new administration building has given the school's staff some much needed breathing space, opening new areas for students and more classrooms. New parking lots are scheduled to be built, and so are more buildings. So try and be patient as the college grows to meet the needs of the students. scrapper, roller and back hoe received minor damage. Ray Butts, heavy equipment instructor, says the big dozer starts with a master switch and turns off with a fuel switch. Although it is easy to start, it takes some knowledge of the equipment to know how to do it Announces B people arc losing their jobs." Several faculty and staff members will also be affected. According to the memorandum, the cutbacks "include the reduction often faculty positions, 13 staff positions, a ten percent reduction in administrative travel, and reductions in current operating expenses." . The funds are not all being taken away from the college. Some are being reallocated to achieve salary equity for faculty and staff and curriculum improvements. UTC instructors and staff arc paid much lower than their counterparts across the country and so this money will provide small increases for them. This year, there was no salary increase. Without alternate funding sources, UTC will have an even harder time facing budget necessities in the future. Something has to be done soon to protect the remaining educational programs. Cars Become Fire Victims by Connie Kearney Two separate incidents of cars burning have occurred on the UTC Vmrtus since school began. 1 he lirst happened September 30th in the parking lot north of the Student Center. A student reported seeing smoke coming from a parked car and hearing a dog yapping inside. Orem City Police responded to the call and found the car filled with smoke. The doors would not open and officers became concerned there were other victims in the car These police officers combat the two reported. The heavy equipment class was building a retention dam for Bob Westover in Santaquin. The project was almost complete and the equipment was ready to move to the next job site in Spanish Fork. A neighbor heard the equipment going about 6:30 PM and saw the large bulldozer pushing the smaller equipment Photo by Glen D. Nelson President Higbee addresses the financial crisis in education. besides the dog. The car owner said she had left the dog in the car for her sister to pick up later. She also reported that something had fallen down the dashboard heat vent earlier in the week. Although the cause of the accident is not known, it is assumed there was an electrical short under the dashboard. Orem City Fire Department ex-tinquished the fire and the Orem Animal Control Office was called to take care of the dog. The second incident occurred ' "" -v "tL 1 u VOs7y , --vr Photo by Michael Shinee car fires that have occurred since school started. No injuries were around. He reported it to the Utah County Sheriffs office and to UTC Security. The officers apprehended two juveniles a-they were leaving the area. The two youths informed the police that the third boy involved was living up Spanish Fork Canyon. Upon further investigation, the, 3t Out October 3rd in the dirt parking lot west of the Student Center. A UTC officer saw smoke coming from under the hood of a Volkswagon Rabbit. Accc-iding to Dick Van Zomeren, UTC Chief of Security, ifie tire was so intense it cracked the paint on the hood and melted the hood hatch. The cause of the fire is unknown, but it is believed an electrical short ignited gas fumes. Car owner Lisa Jones, was located after the Orem Fite Department had extinquished the fire. Damage is estimated at $2,500. boy was apprehended and found to be a runaway. A stolen three-wheeler off terrain vehicle was confiscated. A short time later, another stolen three-wheeler was located in the same area. The youth were referred to juvenile court and the cost of property damage is pending. andalism i 4 ...
|Title||UTC Press, 1986-10-13|
|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 U.T.C. Press, 1986-10-13|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|