UTC Press, 1986-10-27
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Utah Technical College ProvoOrem, Box 1609, Provo, Utah 84603 Volume 15 Number 5 Monday, October 27, 1986 by Jeff Gammon UTC at Orem currently stands in violation of the Utah State Clean Air Law. The present smoking lounges located on campus put the school in danger of receiving a citation from the state fire marshal. According to UTC Vice President of Academics Michelle Atkinson, the college is in violation because smoking areas are required to be enclosed and ventilated. None of UTC's smoking lounges meet these requirements. Atkinson said that UTC has to abide by the laws. "The school could be penalized by the fire marshal," stated Atkinson, "and I can almost guarantee that the administration would do away with the lounges if we're fined." Prompted by this threat, and by complaints from faculty and students, the student council recently discussed this matter. Students who have to walk through these smoke-filled areas have complained about the unpleasing experience it can elicit. Faculty members with classrooms near the smoking areas have cited that the smoke often filters down hallways and into classrooms, Atkinson added. Some of those who have complained have joined with the council to search for a remedy to the situation. Some have suggested creating a lounge to bring the college in line with state law and to give smokers a place to gather. Because smokers represent such Awareness Weelc Success "1 r Last week was National Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week. UTC was the The week of October 20 through 24 was set aside as National Collegiate Alcohol Abuse Week. In response to the national drive to promote drug free campuses, UTC organized the community and the college in an educational promotion which emphasized the problems related to drug and alcohol abuse. Each day at noon, guest speakers from various agencies spoke to the students concerning the drug problem as related to their expertise. The first speaker, Craig Madsen from the Utah County Attorney's Office, was straight forward and told the audience what the Attorney General's Office would do to them if they were found distributing, transporting, using or possessing illegal drugs. Driving under the influence of alcohol brings a $500 fine with a 90 day suspension of the driver's license. The driver could have fines over $1700. Handling illegal drugs is Loiuiim a small portion of the stu-dentbody, " Atkinson remarked, "I personally can't justify using school money to enclose an area." Atkinson said building an enclosed lounge would cost the school a lot of money. Several students have suggested that all smoking on campus should be eliminated. If the action is taken, student smokers would be forced outside intn the fresh air. While this may seem like a good idea to some, Atkinson commented that this probably wouldn't please groundskeepers who would have to clean up large amounts of scattered cigarette butts. Another concern of the council is that cigarette machines are being frequented by minors from outside the college. Atkinson exclaimed, "Students from Lakeridge Junior High, who know they can't buy cigarettes from the gas station across the street, come here to buy them." The college has the responsibility to not promote smoking among minors by the availability of these machines, Atkinson added. It has been suggested that the cigarette machines be removed from campus to solve this predicament. But Atkinson said the college would give the students at least a two-week notice if this avenue is pursued. At present, it is still a recommendation. "Students should take the responsibility to get together to raise the revenue and find an area to establish a lounge," Atkinson classified as a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the drug. Selling cocaine is a first degree felony and brings a life sentence with a $10,000 fine. Forged subscriptions and giving false information to doctors or pharmacies is also a felony. Madsen says the system is getting tough on the illegal drug business and hitting it where it hurts the most-in the pocket. If drugs are found in a car, that car is confiscated, all properties and money collected with the manufacturing of drugs can be taken. Recently, a local drug case brought more than three million dollars in confiscated properties and monies. Realistically, he says it would be hard to eliminate drug traffic, but his office works at making the drug business unprofitable. On the second day, Aaron Glenn and Richard Kelly spoke. Glenn, a recovered alcoholic, talked about his life on drugs and The recommendation has been made that the UTC smoking lounges be disconnected. Clean Air Law. If the recommendation is enacted, smokers will be forced outside. remarked. Unless the students ban together to create a lounge which is compatible with state law, they may find themselves out in the cold. If the school wakes up and finds itself placed behind the eight-ball by the state only Utah college to participate. Photo by Michael bhinee j . alcohol. He told the group that a recovered alcoholic is only a sober drunk and that there were many reasons why he could be speaking to the group, but that the most important one was he wanted to. He started drinking at an early age and by 20 he was in an institution for the criminally insane. From that point on, he spent most of his life in and out of prisons. He spoke of his alcoholism as a disease that needed treatment. "There are so few alcoholics that recover," he said, "that is because they don't see enough who are, so they think they can't." He answered questions from the students and said that what society needs is a place where youth can have a good time and not be exposed to drugs and alcohol. Being free from drugs and alcohol addiction gives a new purpose and meaning to his life. He said, "It is wonderful to be continued on page 4 " i wm.. j a m 77 f 1 ' I ' I ' ! I V S V J ff I mml t '' : I faty ' ft: , . 4 r7 1 , , I 'st K' . : ,. i ,y' .- ' 4. --, V ; , ': . V .'-sfcfc: . v M ' fire-marshal, it may have no other road to take. In order to avoid such hasty action, Atkinson encouraged students to attend the school senate meeting each Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Room SCI 17. At this meeting. Graphic Arts is Outstanding Program by Rod Morgan What do the the words "graphic arts" mean to you? For me they invoke an almost magic vision filled with techniques like silkscreen, lithography, airbrush, and etching. There is a little desire in each of us to create or recreate visually the scenes around us or in our minds. Whether this desire is a casual interest or the seed of a career, it can be satisfied with the graphic arts program offered at UTC. Larry Holt, along with Doug Anderson and Steve Adams, present a broad curriculum in this field With beginning classes starting each quarter, it's easy to get involved. i, '', "0m Graphic arts is a rapidly growing XV; 1 I , , . : ' ' " ... . .............. .... ..w...v...v:-. - -v...:. -.Jin . i mVTnn r v ' J f-fl i - ! 'i TV" ' Swr"--- -2srJ I n"mTf t-'?'" f ff'' t 4 I ' , I If ! t - I s mmf Because of the lounges, UTC smokers and non-smokers alike can express their concerns and recom mendations. ' We're not trying to start something," claimed Atkinson, "We serve student needs, and there is a need being voiced about If you are not career-minded, you can simply learn the basic techniques of commercial art. However, if you are, there are many interesting choices. You can move into the creative realm of the artist, illustrator, and designer. Or you can join the ranks of the skilled production operatiors. These include ofiset press operators, typesetters, line photographers, book-binders, etc. Larry Holt's department has a close, ongoing relationship with many Wasatch ront businesses and quotes a 90-95 placement of serious students. If you need more incentive, here are some industry facts recently released by the National Printing Equipment and Supply profession with many career opportunities. is currently in violation of the Utah Photo by Michael Shinee smoking." While there is no immediate action planned, it is important for those concerned to take action before UTC is saddled with a hefty citation and the smokers find their present lounges outlawed. an Association Inc. (NPES). According to them, "In the U.S. Government's classification of 20 major industries, printing and publishing ranks first in the number of business establishments, with more than 53,000 firms. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the industry will need 60,000 new workers each year. Graphic communications businesses are located in every state and city and in most small towns. Training for careers in graphic communications can be obtained through vocational-technical and college andon-the-job apprenticeship." UTC offers a one-year (50 hour) certificate and on-the-job co-op work experience.
|Title||UTC Press, 1986-10-27|
|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, 1986-10-27|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|