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(pdlege p5 I I & wwttt$&imM m&y : Wfjzwwk Draft, not Clinton should bo bashed New hit teams Redford and Akroyd 'Sneakers' steps Editorial takes a look at reasons Americans dodged the draft out in style and success iii. volume 21 issue 3 23 September 1992 utah vaiiey community college VonStrahl urges Regents to fight for student needs David J. Madden Editor in Chief Paul VonStrahl, UVCC Student Body President and President of the Utah Student Association, shook up an otherwise typical Board of Regents meeting last Friday by demanding that the Regents step up their efforts in funding Urgent Student Support. The presentation given by VonStrahl and Joel Kittrell of the Utah Student Association was in response to recent tuition increases, and the use of that money. Not only does the Utah Student Association want to see a stop to tuition hikes, they want the money from any increases to go directly to funding Urgent Student Support. Urgent Student Support refers to direct student needs, i.e. classrooms, counseling etc. at specific institutions. This year students at junior colleges pay a tuition increase of 8 percent, and four-year College and University students pay a 7 percent increase. Of that money only 3 percent of that new money at junior colleges, and 4 percent of new money from four-year institutions goes backinto that institutions Urgent Student Support.VonStrahl began his presentation by immediately demanding that tutition increase money come back to the students in Urgent Student Support. He said, " If you expect us to accept an increase in tuition, we need to expect from you, a return." He commented that the students are willing to fund part of their education, but want to see a return on their investment, "We're not asking you for your money, we're asking you for our money." He commented on the financial burden students are being faced with, and stated that many Shumway receives teacher of the year Gwen Bjarnson Staff Writer Del Shumway her and creator of UVCC's Spanish program, was honored as this year's teacher of the year. Shumway was chosen by the faculty selection committee after receiving a high performance rating form students, and submitting his service and educational history of the committee. In 1982, Shumway was hired as a Spanish teacher at UVCC, after receiving his Ph.D. at Washington University in Missouri, and serving in several teaching positions. Since that time, he has built up the Spanish program to what it is today. Shumway is currently serving as the Coordinator of Lan-guages,and previously chaired the Language Committee. "It was beyond my wildest dreams that I'd ever get this a ward" Shumway responded. "I think there are a lot of great teachers on this campus. I guess it was just my turn to be at the top at the right time." Shumway has served the college students just can't afford to keep paying these high costs. " We want you to help us with this burden." He pointed out the high cost of fees, books, parking, and living expenses as additions to increases in tuition. He carried a large stack of his own books around the room to illustrate this point, and by that point in the presentation he obviously had the attention of everyone in the room. VonStrahl suggested that if these costs continued to rise that enrollment caps would not be necessary, because too many students would not be able to afford to keep attending. "Give us the opportunity to pay what we can afford," he said. Student Regent, Larry Cox, reiterated this point by commenting that the jobs available to students aren't paying any more, but the cost of education keeps increasing.Several of the Regents immediately wenton thedefensive,ask-ing "are we the bad guys?" VonStrahl answered that he didn't think that the Regents were the bad guys, but that he thought that they were out of touch with student needs. He said that he knew it was the state that appropriated the money, but that the regents needed to fight harder for a piece of the pie. The Regents agreed tositdown with the Student Body Presidents of the state to discuss tuition increases.In a later interview VonStrahl commented on the impact of the presentation saying he wasn't attacking the Regents, but trying to educate them to students concerns. He commented, "Maybe I went in a little too strong. If they missed my intent, then I feel bad. I think that they will remember that the students made a stand." in many ways such as participating in the development, management, and teaching of the English core curriculum, developing corresponding textbook and test bank. He also helped in the development, management, and teaching of the Ethics and Values. Committee and administrative assignments that he has undertaken include being the Faculty Senate President during the school year 91-92, and chairing the Faculty Senate Consitution Revision Committee. He currently serves as the advisor to the UVCC Latin American Club. When asked why he had choosen a teaching career he stated, "As a boy, I would have never guessed I would be a teacher. I grew up in a small town with about 23 people in my graduating class. I was very shy and conscious in front of people. I mostly worked behind the scenes, and have slowly worked to where I am." Later, on he wanted to include the Spanish in his field, he discovered the op-porrunitiesof this career were limited. He tried going into otherbusi- J V'-'- n Of As parking goes . . . Students have had mixed feelings about the parking system this year. There have been more compliments on the new system and fewer complaints. Congressional debate offers new views Five 3rd District Congressional candidatesoffered differing views on many questions concerning health care, education, the federal budget and federal help for hurricane victims, during last weeks congressional debate at UVCC The five candidates were: Doug Jones, Libertarian; Richard Harrington, Republican; Nels J' Anthony, Socialist Workers; Wayne Hill, Independent; Charles Wilson, who is not affiliated with any particular party. Bill Orton was not present d ue ness fields, but returned to a teaching career. Shumway enjoys the involvement of working at developing the programs here. He says, "since we are really at a base level of development, we are not as bound by traditions, as other colleges such as BYU." He believes this enables new programs for learning to be put together with out the "anarchy" rule. He emphasises that, "The teacher needs to be involved with the class and the class with the teacher." "When you can take someone who doesn't know something and wants to know something and help them learn something. That's excitement!""I think he's a very demanding teacher," comments one of his Spanish 101 students. "You learn a lot, if you're willing to work." "We're all in the boat together," says Shumway. "I can't swim any better than them, and they than I, but I happen to be the guide. I tell them what to do to reach the shore line and try to make it as appealing as possible." to business in Washington D.C. He was however given a copy of the five prepared questionsand-faxed in his answers. When asked about the current health care debate Wayne Hill stated that we can' t sol ve the health care problem until we resolve the national debt. Doug Jones asked why health care costs were rising faster than inflation. His answer was that the health care system wasa monopoly which allows prices to be raised at a faster rate. In order for health Voter turnout reached a -3 r-rt O t-n O o m CO 3 - o m record 54 f w r i ? iiiii mm mm V 1 1 vL i 53 52 i CO 51 O 1 50 1976 1980 1984 1988 care to be affordable the monopoly needs to be ended. Nels J' Anthony, of the socialist workers, suggested a socialized health care system. Democrat Bill Orton opposes nationalized health care. He suggested the reinstatement of the "Certificate of Need" requirement which would "reduce unnecessary proliferation of costly equipment. When questioned about the current economic situation and government spending Wayne Hill See DEBATE, Page 12 low in the 1988 Presidential Election.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1992-09-23|
|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, 1992-09-23|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|