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i OLL TIME Utah Valley Community College A, ..V J. Urem: Utah Volume Seventeen Number Twey-,E3ye!ii' Wednesday, April 26, 1989 - Ufa - M x 5t 1" photo by Jeff Dower UVCC Hosts Largest State Celebration 400 pre-school children attended national week of the young child at UVCC participating In events that various organizations sponsored. See Related tory on paqe 8 Apple Donates Equipment to RAST at UVCC Apple Computer, Inc. has donated $200,000 of industrial robotic equipment to the Robotics and Automated Systems Technology (RAST) department at UVCC. "The gift is composed of two pieces of equipment originally valued at $100,000 per unit. The first piece is an IBM gantry-type robot which includes the supporting frame. It is a hydraulic powered unit and is complete with all hardware, software and documentation." According to Ed Southward, who is a graduate of the RAST program and works for Apple Computer. Inc., the second unit is a cylindrical coordinate robot and is completely electric except for the gripper which is pneumatic. "We are donating this equipment to the RAST program because it is the best See Apple Continued on page 7 Woods Selected for Position Quin Warnick Staff Writer UVCC Studentbody President Jim Woods was recently selected to be the Executive Director of the Utah Higher Education Student Association (UHESA) which serves eleven colleges and universities within the state of Utah. The primary purpose of UHESA is "the promotion of student interests and the conservation of students' rights." As executive director, Woods will be responsible for press releases, correspondence, taking minutes and handling finances of the association. When asked about this past year as president, Woods replied, "I've thoroughly enjoyed my term as president. The students, faculty and staff have been very supportive and I appreciate them, especially President Romesburg." i J Jimmy Woods Ann Richardson one of Wood's advisors, staieu, "Jim's one of my favorite people in the whole world. He has been, in my opinion, the best studentbody president we've ever had." Woods, who also served as a Trades Senator last year, attributes much of his success to a supportive wife and family. When asked what his most important goal in life was, he replied, "To be a good dad and husband. That's the most important, the bottom line." Records Set at Polls Richard Elton Editor in chief When the votes were all tallied last Thursday night, UVCC had experienced its greatest turn out at the voting poles in recent history. Out of the 5420 students currently enrolled in spring quarter, 21 voted. Of the 1140 students that voted, 61 of the votes were for the United party. United received 498 votes from the student center booth, 140 from the trade's booth, and 40 votes from the both on the Provo campus. "I am ecstatic and over joyed at the amount of students who participated in this election," said Deryn Young, the new student body president. "More students voted this year than ever before at this school, which I feel is a big compliment to both of the parties that participated," he added. A lot of times during elections we hear people complain about how bad the candidates are, but this year which ever party the students would have chosen would have done an excellent job I feel. Dave, George and Mike are all hard workers, and showed a lot of originality and imagination," he added. "The percent of students who voted is a personal success to me," Young continued. "The emphasis of our campaign was to involve more See Elections Continued on paae 5 Wage Increase a Headache Scott Mitchell Staff Writer The Bush administration has proposed an increase in the minimum wage from $3.35 to $4.45 per hour. The proposal brings with it both good and bad news. The good news is that those affected by the increase, usually unskilled laborers and students, will obviously earn more money and have increased buying power. The bad news is that with this increased buying power inflation and the cost of living will also increase proportionally. More bad news is that it will have a direct, negative effect on hopefuls looking for work at UVCC. Lana Anderson, Director of PersonnelEquity Officer at UVCC, explained that the state has budgeted only so much money for the school employment system. This means that the allotted budget will not increase to compensate for the wage increase (jobs in work-study will not be affected because they are funded separately by the Federal Government.) Therefore, if the wage proposal is passed, existing jobs will be limited and the administration will be forced to terminate any job opportunities that would have been available had the increase not passed. Tom Keele, Director of Student Development, said that his department won't be affected by the wage increase because everyone in the department makes more than the minimum wage. A problem that could arise is that those on the training level who make more that the minimum wage would expect a proportional increase in the training wage. Although all hourly wage earners are expecting a 4 increase as of July 1 of this year, Keele believes that the minimum wage increase will simply replace the 4 increase for those already receiving the minimum wage. In relation to jobs and funds, Keel said, "You can't get as much milleage out of $100 at $4.45 an hour as you can at $3.35. Although the wage increase is enticing at first, a second glance gives another impression.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1989-04-26|
|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, 1989-04-26|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|