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International and National news pages New WORLD Brieffy section See pages 5 & 6 Wolverines sweep Arizona schools, 3-0 Weekend tournment report See page 9 7(7ng Henry' draws whooping audiences Full review and photos feautered Seepage? Where do all the children go? UVCC faces child care policy Cynthia C. Pulsipher Senior News Editor Seen frazzled in the halls everyday, Doug passes off while Rosanne receives in passing. Both are headed in opposite directions, though sharing the same goal. They tie up the phones between classes in order to check in with surrogates, and often must miss class altogether in order to keep things in check. Doug and Rosanne Hayes portray typical participants in the race against sanity known asstudent-parent burn-out. This husbandwife team attend UVCC as full-time students, work in the Provo area part-time, and trade off responsibility for their seven month-old daughter. When push comes to shove, classes are the first thing to go. Hayes recently found herself delayed at work with no way to contact her husband, who meets her daily at the college. UVCC's new policy, which bars children from the classroom, left Doug with no choice but to wait out in the halls. "Here I was, watching big screen T.V. with my daughter while paying $250.00 for a class I couldn't attend. It's a waste," said Hayes. Even parents who can afford day care admit that there is a lack Comparison shows police force understaffed Jay Harper Staff Writer Evidently she had been there some time because she stood shivering against the cold. Her light jacket offered little protection, and the near vacant parking lot offered even less. "Areyou waiting for someone," I asked walking by. "Yes," she chattered, "UVCC police are supposed to be here. I locked the keys in my car. I called 25 minutes ago." She didn't dare go inside to warm up for fear of missing the police. Not wanting to abandon her, I drove my car around the corner and watched from a distance. Twenty minutes later the officer arrived. In anger and frustration I drove over to him and asked what had taken so long. The officer explained that he had received a silent alarm moments after the locked keys call and had to answer onebefore the other. "Why didn't you send someone else?" I asked. "I'm the only on-duty officer this time of night," he said. Covering the police beat I had heard the force was understaffed, (M liege X, i i rjif. Hues volume in availability and flexibility. Robert and Kathy Peterson hire a neighbor to watch their two year-old daughter while he's at school and she's at work. "If we didn't have good neighbors we'd be stuck," said Peterson about the scheduling kinks that occasionally arise. Some students face the additional challenge of being a single parent. There's no one with whom to trade off between classes, to take over during study hours, or to be home with the children after school. "Working, going to classes, and homework. ..I wish there were extended hours of day care," said Julie Rorden, an employee in UVCC's behavioral sciences department, BYU student and single parent with four children. Brent Stevn The College Tim parentsandleVhedbur- Two-year-old Etienne Lee shares lunch with his father, LaMont Lee, an den? "Many women employee with UVCC computer services. Etienne is one of the lucky few to hold a slot in UVCC's Children's Center, the only on-campus day See CHILD, page 1 1 care facility. Others must go elsewhere with litte success. but not until this incident did I grasp the scope of this fact. I asked Police Chief Ron Greenleaf if the administration was aware of the understaffed police force problem. 'They're aware of it and pretty sensitive to the challenge. The administration probably feels as bad about it as I do." The school has promised Greenleaf one more officer by Jul 1,1992. UVCC employs four full-time police officers includingGreenleaf. With enrollment levels nearing 9,000 students, that translates to 2,250 students per officer. By comparison, the University of Utah employs 32 full-time police. With roughly 27,000 student, their ratio is 844 students per officer. Bill Pray at BYU reports 224 full-time and six part-time police. Having 29,000 students, BYU totes a 1,074 to one ratio. These numbers do not reflect the traffic and building security patrols who are not sworn police officers. For a final comparison, I called Clark Christensen with the Orcm Police Department. With 68,000 residents and 107 police, Orcm tallies a low 635 resident to officer 20 issue 16 20 november 1991 utah valley community college - , l vn J' V '.' -v J , ratio. Using UVCC's peer ratios as a guide, our campus police need to hire four or five full-time officers. A comment echoed by every department I talked with was the need for more help. Chief Waters, head of the University of Utah's campus police, said the ideal is U. of Utah 844 students per officer UVCC 2,250 students per officer if Jit dilemma two officers for every 1,000 students. So why is UVCC lagging so far behind in matters of student safety? "It's funding," Greenleaf explained. "We had so much growth last year, I have no doubt See POLICE, page 4 POLICE PROTECTION Each figure represents 100 students; the starred figure illustrates one officer. By peer comparison, UVCC lacks four or five officers to complete the UVCC force. i B.Y.U. I. 1,074 students per officer JaKoll Jackon The College Times III . s 1 I I - - -i Construction prompts cancellation Rick Nelson Staff Writer Classes were canceled and classrooms evacuted Wed, Nov 13 due to a break in a campus water main. According to Kieth Sabin, heating, ventilationand air conditioning specialist, a construction worker at the new addition to the heating plant parked a back hoe over two of the water lines. "The weight placed on the top pipe pushed it down onto the underlying six inch main feed pipe," said Sabin. A ruptured main resulted.President Kerry D. Romesburg cancelled the classes between 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm citing increased school liability fire safety sprinklers were the main problems. "There would also have been a danger in labs where caustic materials were used such as the auto and chemistry labs," said Romesburg.This is the second water pipe break caused by the construction of school additions this semester. The previous break did not warrant cancelling classes Sabin said. Trades decreasing but not extinct Lara Gif ford Staff Writer Many graduates of UVCC are entering the work force after graduation rather than transferring to 4 year institutions. Despite the advantages of immediate workforce eligibility, some trades programs are decreasing while others are increasing slightly or remaining stable, according to Henry Davis, a construction teacher. "The college puts as much emphasis on trades as on other programs. The decrease is because of the general public's attitude toward the trades. Parents aren't encouraging kids to go into the trades anymore," said Davis. Programs like refridgeration, physical plant managment, building construction, and cabinent making offer 1 or 2 year certificates, enabling students to make a quick transition from school to the work force. Students in building construction can make anywhere from S6 an hour to $40,000 a year working as a beginning carpenter or foreman. "A number of our students start their own business," said Davis.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1991-11-20|
|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||College Times, 1991-11-20|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|