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: i fi u OHM Volume Seventeen Number Eightee Possible Delay Due io Cold Weather Richard Elton Editor Most of us made it through hhis last cold spell unscathed, but the new science building did not fare so well. Damage was sustained to the bottom floor of the building two weeks ago when the ground froze underneath the cement floor causing the floor ho rise almost three inches. This in turn created too much stress on the building's walls causing them to twist under the pressure. Sheet rock was also forced together resulting in damage near the seams. After the freeze, a special engineer was brought in to assess the damage. The inspection revealed that although the the damage looked to be extensive, it was merely cosmetic, and that no structural damage had taken place. The ground has since thawed, and the cement has settled almost to its original place, but it may be some time before we know if the damage was bad enough to prolong the construction past the deadline next fall. President Romesburg said that if construction were delayed, it could really raise havoc . He said that last year the school had to turn away applicants, and this next year UP&L Donates Utah Power and Light Company recently donated $2,150 to the general scholarship fund at Utah Valley Community College. Over the past six years, UP&L has donated nearly $13,000 to UVCC to benefit the general scholarship fund and the building of a nursing lab. "Our future hinges on the educational opportunities of ( the valley," said Brad Whittaker, manager of the UP&L Timp Utah Valley Community College J W eekiy btudeiitewsp ap er photo by Jeff Dower Stress-bent studs, such as these, could delay the opening of the Science Building. they expect to have even more students apply. The construction company has applied for an amended schedule, but there is no word yet if they will get it. In the past, the state has to UVCC Scholarship Fund District. "Two of the top priorities for relocating companies are the cost of fuel and power, and the educational base of the area. Utah County offers these and much more." Support from the private sector is vital to the success of UVCC, according to Dr. Kerry D. Romesburg, president of UVCC. "We are growing at a faster pace than the legislature is funding our programs. We need this kind of private . . ' k I t i not strictly enforced the penalty clause in the contracts with past contractors, so the administration feels that this will have little or no effect on the rate at which the contractor completes the construction. support to fund the programs needed by the community," he said. The scholarships made available through these types of donations enable the College to attract quality students to the school. "We have about 300 academic scholarships to offer to the first-time students and the outstanding students in the various programs at the college," said Mike Johnson, director of Financial Aid. Wednesday, March 1,1989 Deserving Students Receive Help Toni Pasin Staff Writer The purpose of the work study program is to expand part-time employment opportunities for students who are in need of the earnings to pursue their course of study. Federal monies are made available to UVCC to create job opportunities for eligible students. The work study program is designed to give students an experience in which they learn the value of the work, the importance of responsibility, and other personal skills that will aid them in their future employment situations. Work study is awarded to students strictly based upon need. The program serves as a supplement to Pell grants and loans. A student would apply in March for a grant by filling out a family financial statement (which can be obtained in the UVCC financial aid office). If that student is awarded a grant or loan, and there is still a financial need, a work study program will then be awarded. The student will work until the allotted amount of financial need has been met. In other words, a limited number of hours are available according to each individuals needs. The federal funds are limited so the grants, loans, and work study go to those in need at a first come first serve basis. A student usually can't be helped late in the year. The students must apply before March to insure their rights to the available grants. The ACT board, a government group, will then determine by the students application which students are in the most need of funding. "The UVCC financial aid office has absolutely nothing to do with the awards that are given. The government decides who is in the most need of funds. We can't pull strings for particular students. We are only there to assist the students in filling out the forms correctly," said Brenda O'Berry, who is in charge of the work study program here at UVCC. The personnel working in the financial aid office strive to assist the students in any possible way. "We love to see deserving students receive help, but we just don't have the power when it comes to making the decision of whether or not a student will receive government funds," said O'Berry. The jobs that are given to the work study students are all on-campus jobs and pay minimum wage. "Some students complain that they should be paid more, but considering how much money the student is receiving with the grant, heshe is making a tremendous amount per hour," said O'Berry. The jobs available for the students are varied. The student is able to choose from janitorial, secretarial, cafeteria help, score-keeping at games, etc. Jobs are available in almost every department at the school. "I don't think I would have a job if it wasn't for work study, and I love being able to attend school and work without going in my car," said Nicole Averett, 'an Outpost employee. "I was thrilled with the program because I learned Word Perfect," said another work study student. Department supervisors benefit from the program as well as the students. The department pays only half of the students wages and work study pays the other half. Some of the departments who employ students would never be able to afford a regular employee. The worK-study program has proven itself to be very beneficial to the students as well as the school. The policy behind the program is to help students through school financially, but the students have to be willing to work to help contribute to their education.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1989-03-01|
|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, 1989-03-01|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|