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And the Oscar goes to... you predict Academy Awards contest See page 5 Riser sparks UVCC to win over SLCC Cagers earn home-court See page 7 r ... J 3 5 Patey's assistant offers 'defense of truth' Full-page defense of Patey's presidency See page 3 i mi.es volume 20 issue 25 26 february 1992 utah valley community college Pollution prompts gas conversion Jason Crannell Staff Writer Because of the growing concerns over pollution in Utah county, UVCC's administration plans to convert its police and maintenance vehicles to natural gas. "We've met with Mountain Fuel Supply in an effort to see what processes are needed in converting our vehicles over to natural gas, in terms of filling them up and meeting the safety standards," said Dick Chappell, UVCC vice president of facilities. Along with reducing pollution, conversion to natural gas has other built-in advantages. Vehicles will run cleaner, maintenance will be lower, and if s cheaper than gas. Plus, the U.S. has a vast wealth of Election process begins today Kim Spencer Student Government Guest Writer Election registration deadlines for next year's student government officers will elapse today. Potential candidates must attend a mandatory meeting today, Wed., Feb. 26, in room SC117 at 3:00 p.m. Applications are due at the same time. Primaries will be held March 11-17. Finals will begin on Wed., March 17. The winners will be announced at the Elections dance on Fri., March 19. The elected officers consist of student body president, academic vice-president, and activities vice-president. Applications and packets including more information about these positions are available at the student center desk. Terri Phillips, student government art specialist, developed this year's election slogan: "From piles of bricks, great walls have been formed. ..cemented together, standing through storms. It has taken more than one brick to build this school. Isn't it about time you added your brick?" natural gas reserves, said Chappell. Chappell was also quick to point out that the conversion isn't without it's drawbacks. "The automobile natural gas tanks are very heavy. To meet safety standards they must weigh nearly 600 pounds for an eight gallon tank. The vehicles will also have a shorter range, and horsepower will decrease by 10 percent." The estimated cost for conversion of each vehicle is $2,000. This price tag includes putting in a natural gas tank, control devices, and the elements that inject the natural gas into the fuel injectors or cylinders, rather than through the carburetor. Prior to 1988, the on-board computer modules in most vehicles weren't built to convert to natural gas. In most newer ve hicles the system now allows for conversion back and forth between gasoline and natural gas. Another problem is the scarcity of natural gas outlets. A Mountain Fuel Supply fast-filling station where bottled natural gas is injected into the car is one of the few places natural gas can be obtained. Chappell is hopeful that Mountain Fuel will help provide UVCC wi th its o wn natural gas filling station on campus within two years. "Within a few years we should have enough vehicles converted that we should have our own filling station. We will continue to buy new vehicles and over time we will obtain enough money to cover the conversion costs," he said. 'Crimes of the Heart' IS 7 - - Thomas Epllng The College Timet FOUR MORE PERFORMANCES Mary Anne Fitt. who plays Lenny, and Ken Olsen, playing Doc Porter, in a rehearsal of UVCC's production of "Crimes of the Heart." The production opened Feb. 21 and offered a special dinner theather on Sat. Feb. 22. Four more performances are available to playgoers: Feb. 26. 27, 29 and March 2. Admission is $1.50 with current student identification or $5 without. New campus clubs offer variety of activities Deveni Wheeler Staff Writer Ten new clubs have formed during the semester to meet the wide variety of interests of UVCC students. Club Med:The purpose of Alpha Kappa Epsilon (or Club Med) is to promote academic excellence in premedical students and those interested in any other medical branches. Their advisor is Gordon Garret, and he can be contacted by calling 222-8000, ext. 8622. French Club: Bonjour! The French Club provides an opportunity to leam and experience the language, culture, and societies of a French speaking people. The advisor is Abdou Touati. For more information contact Colette Madsen at 224-4772. Hewlett-Packard Association: The Hewlett-Packard Student Association offers an opportunity to put that HP hand held calculator to use. Students benefit from the exchange of information and ideas and improve their usage skills. Advisor in charge is Harvey Mecham. He can be reached at 222-8000, ext. 8629. Native American Club: The Native American Student Club wants to expose UVCC to Native American culture. Their chief and advisor is Chuck Foster. Polynesian Club: The Polynesian Club is the place to be to learn about the Polynesian culture. The advisor is Peter Uluave. Progressive Club: The Progressive Club is here to initiate education and activities relating to progressive issues and community service. Their advisor is Joseph Grcic whose phone number is 222-8000, ext. 851 7. Rainbow Club: The Rainbow Club is a support group for those with disabilities. Its purpose is to help promote awareness in the student body. Their advisor is Curtis Pendleton, whose UVCC extension is 8417. ROOK Club: To enjoy a game of ROOK, and be involved in activities that will promote friendship, join the ROOK Club! Gary Carlson is their advisor. His extension is 8606. Synergy: Synergy allows students interested in dance to develop their skills and also give the UVCC student body more depth in the fine arts. Contact Connie Reynolds at ext. 8608 for more information. Utah Valley Cyclists: Utah Valley Cyclists want to raise public awareness of cycling and its benefits. They also want to improve the safety of cycling practices in Utah Valley. Their advisor is Bart Jacobs at ext. 8294. Information about any campus club can be obtained from Taffy Lovell, ICC president. Lovell's extension is 8618. Badly needed study space due in summer Lorilei Simpson Staff Writer The new addition to the libraryatUVCC will be open summer semester to provide students with badly needed study space. Construction on the library began last spring and will be finished in March, a few months ahead of schedule. They will move into the addition during the break between spring and summer semester, says Carrol Reid, so books will be accessible to students throughout this semester. The new addition is 29,000 square feet and has 12 group study rooms, four seminar rooms, a language lab, and three more individual study areas. Another feature will be the LaVorn and Bea Sparks Special Collection room. It will contain a collection of rare and early Utah and LDS books, donated to the library by Lavorn and Bea Sparksx)f Provo. The cost of the addition is S4.5 million . That includes the remodeling of media services on the third floor, equipment, and furnishings. The money came from legislative appropriation, based on a study conducted in 1989 on public supported libraries. UVCC was found to be second in the state in terms of needs. One in ten UVCC students failed to make grades Melinda Jo Siler Staff Writer When grades were posted for fall semes-terl991,the report generated 1,131 holdson student registration, due to students failing to maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. The academic policy states that students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA for the current term or a cumulative GPA of 2.0. The report examined 1 1,083 record s indicating that approximately one out of 10 students at UVCC are below the required standard."Academic Ad visement is committed to helping students recognize and achieve their potential," says academic adviser and standards coordinator Julie B. Bagley. When students fail to meet the 2.0 GPA and have a hold placed on their registration, they are required to seek help and review options with an academic adviser. Ad vi sere help studentsdetermine classes that should be repeated, thereby helping "clean up" transcripts. Other ad visement may include referring students to assessment, counseling, the testing center, a department chairperson, or faculty adviser. Additional suggestions may also be made such as appealing "UW's," enrolling in learning enrichment classes, being aware of withdrawal deadlines, or-changing majors.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1992-02-26|
|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, 1992-02-26|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|