UTC Press, 1986-10-21
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TUT Tc? TllTfP TWITS' r3 I ocncacr3C-3Ci era i J 2 ESI Utah Technical College ProvoOrem, Box 1609, Provo, Utah 84603 Volume 15 Number 4 Tuesday, October 21, 1986 Dental Program to be py Janet Crawford On ContcmlvT m IQSfv the administration informed the fac ulty ot Uius aemai assisting program that the program is scheduled for termination. The scheduled closure is a result of the Governor's request for a six percent reallocation of the state appropriated budget, the termination is to become effective July 1, 1987. It will affect the main program on the Provo campus and the satellite program at Salt Lake. A committee was forced by the administration to evaluate all the programs offered by the college. FTC (cost per full-time student), salaries and career ladders were among eight items used in the evaluation process. The director of the program, dentist Richard Despain said, "We're really disappointed about it, we feel that the data we have doesn't coincide with the data they have." According to Despain, Vice President Lucille Stoddard told the department's faculty that "the paramount reason of the closure was the cost effectiveness of the program. They were told that it DrugAlcohol Awareness Week Proclaimed UTC President J. Marvin Higbee officially proclaimed October 20-24 as Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week at UTC. This declaration coincides with the National Collegiate DrugAlcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW), a nationwide effort sponsored by the InterAssociation Task Force, which sponsors all college personnel staffs across the country. Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week is intended to make alcohol education and information available for students, to emphasize prevention through education as a viable means of helping to solve problems associated with drug and alcohol misuse and abuse and to increase awareness of the individual as the one ultimately responsible regarding drugs and alcohol. "Alcohol and Drug Awareness Week at Utah Technical College , ? ,v "t u : j Tf '. -., ; -V- i- " " r - - '' ' ,-' - ...... ".'... " , V .. . . . . i- t Mm Club Week is an annual event that introduces the various clubs to the students. Here, VICA shows its wares to a prospective club member. Eliminated the expenses of operating the clinic are included, the program becomes the most expensive, based on FTC. Despain said that prior to the announcement, the department was unaware of the criteria, formula or data being used and therefore, there was no opportunity to respond. "I know the administration would rather not be faced with this mandatory budget cut, I know it's been difficult for them," said Despain. "The issue is the way that they interpreted the data." He said a good example of that is that none of the revenue generated from the clinic was used in the evaluation. According to Despain, the revenue generated has exceeded the expenditures by 50 to 60,000 dollars for the past three to four years. Despain cited many reasons why the program should be continued. For example, it's the only program in the state of Utah that is accredited by the American Dental Association; it has an exclusive role assignment and he also suggests that the costs are not that great when benefits and " revenue produced by the clinic are considered. One of the benefits is a 20 percent discount given to the faculty members and their is intended not only to promote responsible decision making regarding drugs and alcohol, but to emphasize that it is ultimately an individual's responsibility to make those decisions," said President Higbee. "We must begin to realize that only a personal commitment to making responsible decisions regarding drugs and alcohol will make an impact on the problems associated with its use and abuse." Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week will include various workshops, displays and activities across the Utah Technical College campus, all aimed at promoting prevention through education and individual responsibility in connection with the use of alcohol. Each day, there will be a guest speaker in the ballroom and workshops will be conducted throughout the day. (For more information, see related article on page 3 .) dependents. Despain indicated that this could be an off-setting factor. He also gave a strong response in the area of available positions. According to the administration, there are approximately 100 positions for dental assistants annually. Despain said that according to Job Service, those 100 positions a year represent only new positions and does not include turnovers in the dental office. Job Service indicates that there were 1700 hiring transactions in dental offices in 1 1985. The Service also is said to have listed dental assisting in the "top 50 careers" list in the state for 1986-1991 with a B rating (above average). Currently there are four full time faculty members including Despain, who is going into his eleventh year at the Tech and one office managerhourly instructor. Both Despain and the office manager have been given notice of termination because of the program cut In view of the program closure, Despain said, "We still t " havent gotterTover the shock of it, it really disrupts one's life." The program has existed since 1967. Moments Joe was young and talented, able to accomplish about anything he set his mind to do. Many of his friends said he had it all. Several of his friends cared enough to tell him the truth. There were those too concerned to say anything at all. Joe made the high school varsity basketball team and had a successful senior year. When graduation came, several coaches from nationally ranked colleges came to sign him up in their programs. Joe was looking forward to a bright future. Yes, Joe had it all, friends, family, parties, you name it. The parties were the catalyst to his downfall. In turn, the parties led to problems at home, then to troubles with academics. In a very short time, Joe had a Photo by Ulen D. Nelson Cutbacks Cause Jobs to be Lost in f The Dental Clinic, part of UTC's Dental Assisting Clinic, will be eliminated as of July 1, 1987. The program has been at Utah Technical College since 1967. from a Young AlcoholicAddict lot of problems. He never thought this would happen to him, but during his first year of college he realized that he was developing into an alcoholicaddict. The startling thing about his problem was that for many months he was sure he had it all under control, how he came to his conclusion didn't make much difference. The bottom line was the same. At 19, Joe was in big trouble. His athletic ability was deteriorating and so were his grades. Finally his teammates and coach requested he get counseling with a local agency. Many students never have a good emotional support system to fall back on. Joe did. The treatment and counseling took a long time, but he stuck Club Week a Big Success tor btuaenis by Paul Vazaldua Last week as part of Club Week, many clubs and organizations set up their booths to show UTC students what they had to offer. At the booths, the students were able to pick up information that gave them an outline of what the club is about and the club goals. Students also found club members and officers stationed at booths explaining to them the advantages of that particular club. Some clubs put out plaques and awards that showed what areas of competitions they were involved in. The club leaders were given an incentive to put up their booths. The booths were judged Thursday, October 16. They were judged on creativity, best information of the club and the best eye catcher. A $35 award was given to the first place booth, a $25 award to the second place booth, a $15 award to the with it and it worked. Joe will always consider himself a potential alcoholicaddict and his battle will remain with him for a long time. Alcoholism and drug addiction know no age limits, nor do they occur to certain individuals. The symptoms vary from individual to individual. If someone you know and care about needs help, don't pretend the problem doesn't exist or that someone else will step in and help. Many agencies exist for counseling and treatment, look them up in your Yellow Pages. In Shakespeare's "Tempest," it states, "And the rest remained silent." How many students your age will remain "forever silent" because helping them seems awkward? third place booth and a $50 award to the club who picked up the most members during Club Week. Each club attracted the students' attention differently, from VICA having a video with music accompaniment to PBL's raffle for one free quarter of housing at College Terrace. The clubs demonstrated interesting facts of themselves to motivate students to join their club. "The more members we have, the more things we can participate in and the better we start out the year," explained one of PBL's officers. Club Week is a way for the students to use the clubs as a gear to sec where they belong on campus and how to get there. Mary Huggard, Senate Secretary of ASUTC, explained how Club Week had turned out better this year than in previous years for reasons that the clubs now have a showcase in the student lounge Photo by Michael Shinee College is a tremendous challenge, many pressures exist and at times the temptation to experiment with alcohol and or drugs may seem overwhelming. Realize your potential and your limits, the choices you and I make involved more than just ourselves. This week is National Alcohol and Drug Awareness Week, many informational agencies are participating with Utah Technical College to offer assistance where they can. We invite you to stop and ask questions with any of these agencies. Speakers will be conducting sessions each day at noon and all students, friends and community members are invited to attend. Thank you for being concerned about yourselves and your friends. where they can expose and or promote their club, and also the introduction they gave the stu-dentbody on the first day of school. "Clubs have just had a better opportunity to have the students get to know about them," explained Huggard. This year DECA put out a booth for Club Week, something that hasn't been done in the last five years. However, DECA officer Lisa Wilde feels that the motivation and excitement of the other members is what will increase the amount of membership for DECA. Club Week was there for the students' benefit. It was a chance for them to get involved in something that would help them. The clubs and organizations on campus allow students to participate in real life situations. This enables them to use leadership skills, knowledge of competition and to meet new and exciting people daily.
|Title||UTC Press, 1986-10-21|
|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, 1986-10-21|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|