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t i i ) s v Wednesday, January 20, 1988 Everyone is Handicapped Handicapped The February 3 issue will feature articles on handicapped students and the facilities and programs available to them here at UVCC. If you are handicapped or know someone who is and would like to have some input please contact us here at the College Times office, SC 201. bv Terrv Young During any single semester, about 250 students participate in the programs and services offered through the Handicapped Services Department. Elaine Smiley, head of Handicapped Services, estimates that many more students would qualify for these programs but may be unaware of them. "Everyone is handicapped in one way or anolhcr," said Smiley, "but some of the handicaps don't show." Her pride and dedication to these students is evident. "These are the fighters- the real winners," she says. Attending college is an uphill battle for some of them, but they work hard to obtain joy training which will let them lead independent productive lives. Casey Zimmerman was a 27 year old concrete finisher who loved to travel when he was involved in a freak truck roll-over three years ago. He had a three Textbook bv Donalda DeAdder Many students at UVCC are being put in an unfair position. They are attending classes and even taking exams without the benefit of a text book to study from. This is not because the student does not have the money to purchase the book-there is no book to be purchased! This appears to be an ongoing problem here at the college. Gary Black was only one of many students complaining about the shortage of Abnormal Psychology books. Gary pays out-of-state tuition which is almost $1,000 a year and that's a lot of money to plunk down and then not have a textbook to study from. He is afraid of doing poorly in this class. He said the Bookstore copies off the pages until the extra texts arrive but the pages are often put together out of sequence and some paragraphs are cut off. Black's roommate Dave Hoppins experienced a similar problem in the summer with his Pascal book so Black realizes this is not a new problem. One look at the shelves reserved for books in the Bookstore reveal how severe the shortage is this quarter. Another complaint is the cost of textbooks. Renee Jenkins, a student majoring in legal assisting says, "I attend UVCC because it cost less than BYU and I buy my books at BYU because they are cheaper than at UVCC." Everyone realizes the college is expanding rapidly but something must be done to alleviate this recurring problem. This week the Times looks at the situation from the Bookstores Utah One Way or Another Persevere year old son and a new baby due any day when he broke his neck, paralyzing him from the shoulders down. Zimmerman speaks from experience when he quotes the high divorce and suicide rates of accident victims. The accident and resulting paralysis put a lot of strains on his marriage, finally leading to separation and then divorce. The divorce rate has been sited as being as high as 85 in these severe injury cases, and at least 65 have contemplated or seriously attempted suicide. Zimmerman now lives with his mother in Lchi and is attending UVCC on a Rehabilitation program. Studying to become a computer programmer, he enjoys his new field although it is worlds away from the concrete finishing he worked at before the accident Zimmerman has a "lets get on with it" attitude about his new life. Learning to cope with life in a chair was not easy for an active young father. He gets to spend a lot of time now with his five year old son and two-year old daughter, and often visits his son's preschool class. The questions from the kids are a refreshing change from the grown-up world which looks over his head, at the ground, Continued on page 5 Shortage point of view. Next week students and various departments will offer their view point. Hopefully, some From the Bookstore's View bv Christy Miller The student finally has his financial aid money and can go buy his books. When he gets to the Bookstore, he searches and searches for the right ones only to find that some of the books he needs are sold out. Does this sound familiar? If it hasn't happened to you, prepare yourself because there's the possibility that it will and the College Times is Bryan Reid , What? No book again! : . . r r ... " t J 1""" I L - - v. Studentbody President Ben Gould and his bride, Michelle '1 HrararaSaTSTn UTAH VALLEY COMMUNITY Valley Community College 800 Cherry Commemorates Martin Luther Alan Cherry speaks at Human Rights Penalizes solution to textbook shortages can be found. Every student attending a class has the right to expect trying to find out why. The first article will be with questions and comments from the Bookstore's perspective. Cathy Rakish, the assistant director of the Bookstore was interviewed concerning the problem. Rakisits explained, "There are several reasons for the shortage of books. One is that students are over-enrolled in classes. For example, in one of the classes being taught this quarter, they over-enrolled by 400 students College Times Photo by Dennis Nelson Cupid's Arrow Strikes n .liMli W. 1200 S., Orem Utah 84058 i Day Forum. College Times Photo by Jeff Dower Students textbooks to be available on the first day of school and not several weeks into the quarter. more than they requested books for. "We send (requests) out to the departments at the beginning of the quarter to find out how many textbooks they want for their classes. "We take this request and check it against records of how many books they sold for that class in the past then we use that in trying to decide how many books we stock. About 70 percent of the books that we ran out of this quarter were because the classes were over-enrolled." Rakisits also said that another problem was that sometimes BYU students come down to UVCC to buy a book that they know we have in stock. Since each department orders just enough for those enrolled, this means that some UVCC students have to wait for more to be ordered. Another problem is that a student hoping to add a class goes to the Bookstore and buys the required text for the class. This, too, means that a pre-registered UVCC student ends up without a book. An immediate solution is to special order the book before you leave the bookstore so that a copy will be reserved. The Bookstore will also make copies of the book for students until they received their copy but only if a prepayment is made. This sometimes helps but it doesn't solve the problem and it doesn't prevent it from happening again. t...)v,lwk. , OS by Becca Hoffman Alan Cherry, Director of the LDS Afro-American Oral Project at BYU, was the keynote speaker at the Human Rights Day Forum held Monday Jan. 18. Cherry spoke on what Human Rights' Day should mean to American citizens and what influence Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had on the Civil Rights Movement. Cherry said, ". . King was more than a civil rights leader, (he) was a reminder of the American covenant, 'All men are created equal . . .," he continued saying "... this covenant should not be tolerated but revered." King, was born in 1929 the son of a Baptist minister (one of the more reputable backgrounds for a black man). He received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards both the Human and Civil Rights Movements. The problem in this country is that the founding fathers wrote in the Constitution that "All men are created equal and they are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Because of this declaration the American people and the U.S. government is bound by law to uphold this covenant. Unfortunately for the Blacks in this country this hasn't always been the case. Cherry told the audience of his own personal experiences with racial discrimination in the sixties. He compared it to living among Student Engagements; New Times Feature Are you getting married? Do you enjoy crossword puzzles in the paper? The College Times staff is endeavoring to produce a paper that is informative and interesting to its readers. Many of the future editions will have a central theme. The January 27 issue will feature Foreign Students and the programs available to them at this school. INSIDE UVC College Times EDITORIALS page 2 CAMPUS NEWS page 5 & 6 SPORTS pages 4 CAMPUS CALENDAR page 6 ENTERTAINMENT page 3 Volume 16 Number 15 King, Jr. millions of ghosts (white people) that could victimize the Blacks at anytime and then disappear without recrimination. He hated the fact that his future among whites in his country was a simple parlor discussion to some people. The attitude towards the civil Rights movement being just a means for Blacks to cause problems was a frustrating fact. Cherry tried to convey the feelings of Blacks and their forefathers who were slaves. He said ". . . just the experience of limited physical mobility is frustrating." With all these things considered, Cherry continued his speech by telling what made Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s influence on the Civil Rights movement so unique. He said, "The value of King, was that of a reminder that non-violent confrontation is a way to solve problems. On Cherry's closing remarks he praised America for at least letting the situation of the Blacks be an issue among its citizens Cherry said the media helped to show the truth behind the Black's persecution. The freedom of the press made it possible for the Blacks to raise the issue of Civil Rights. "When people saw things happening they realized that life in America was not so wonderful." He continued by saying . . .": had this happened in Russia (a totalitarian state) we wouldn't be here celebrating Human Rights Day." the February 3 issue will focus on the Handicapped. Other future topics to be explored will be Financial Aid and the search for a new college president If you have input on these or others that you would like to see discussed, please contact us at SC 201 or extension 401. There is no fee for announcing your engagement, so come in for a mug shot!
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1988-01-20|
|Description||The UVCC College Times was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Valley Community College from September 28, 1987 to June 23, 1993.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley Community College--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||Utah Valley Community: College Times, 1988-01-20|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|