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A better way to choose a president? Return to town meetings nationally See page 2 Baseball team has 3-3 week Summary of this week's games See page 9 UVCC's spring 1992 graduates announced 1,144 graduates named by college See pages 5 & 6 limes r 1 volume 20 issue 33 22 april 1992 utah valley community college Population woes discussed Cynthia C. Pulsipher Senior News Editor Using a Stephen R. Covey analogy comparing the earth to the goose who laid the golden egg, environmental science instructor Tom Smith spoke frankly on humanity's ecological responsibility at an honors symposium sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Wed., April 8. Smith's remarks, entitled "Environmental Reality," were given as part of a week-long series commemorating Honor Study Topic Week. Phi Theta Kappa's 1992 theme is 'The Paradox of Freedom: A Global Dilemma." 'Today in the world, we are entering payback time," said Smith. "Ecosystems subjected to decades of abuse are now beginning to "bounce the checks' we write: watersheds are failing to supply water, acidic lakes are incapable of supporting fish,aquifersaredrying up, mindlessly dumped toxic wastes a're resurfacing in uglier ways than ever imagined and the goose no longer bears gold en eggs." Smith focused on the negative impact of population growth on the environment. He said it took two million years for the first billion people to simultaneously inhabit the earth, but only 130 years for the second billion, 30 years for the third, 15 years for the fourth, andl2 years for the fifth billion. It is projected that the sixth billion will be reached by 1997. 'This cannot go on indefinately; surely the absolute growth cannot continue forever, there must be some natural limit, some ultimate See E4?7Hpage4 : ! L A I H 111 1 ( fl I 1 I i J k j 1 ' : Robbie Buss The College Timet Geneva Steel releases pollutants daily into Utah Valley. In an honors symposium, environmental science instructor Tom Smith discussed similar enviornmental concerns . Alumni group coming back Association offers personalized bricks, VISA credit cards and scholarships Cynthia C. Pulsipher Senior News Editor Keep them coming back for more. That's the motto of a group on campus who are promoting the notion that graduation or transfer doesn't necessarily mean the end of all association with UVCC. After only three years of existence, the UVCC Alumni Association offers a variety of programs designed to provide former students the opportunity to participate in the continued and future growth of the college. "We need alumni to take a continued interest in the school," said Heidi Hess,alumni coordinator. 'It's hoped that those students who had good experiences at UVCC will want to give something back to the college." Hess said that many alumni have made more than monetary contributions to the school. Past graduates participate at speaking engagements to enhance community awareness of UVCC programs, as well as donating prod-uctsand food for Alumni Association functions. According to Hess, the greatest contributions have come in the way of donated time to Alumni programs. There are six volunteer committees which carry out the aims of the Association. The activities committee coordinates the commencement re- keeps them for more ception and fall Alumni Day activities, while public relations operates booths at fairs and other community gatherings. Lisa Wamer is in charge of the newsletter committee, sending out over 12,000 copies of the group's biannual report. A current project of the association involves the brick committee. Alumni will soon be offered the opportunity to purchase a brick, engraved with their name, as part of a new fund raising venture.Two of the more aggressive projects undertaken by the Alumni Association also involve fund raising and future association growth. The VISA Card Project, a joint venture between the Alumni Association and VISA which is overseen by the fund raising committee, brings scholarship money to UVCC by way of the interest paid on VISA credit cards offered through the association. Currently enrolled students, alumni, and parents of students are eligible to apply for the card. The first VISA Card Project scholarships will be awarded this fall to the officers of the newly formed Student Alumni Association Club. "We want to get students involved while they are still here at UVCC," said Hess. "By showing currently enrolled students what we can provide for alumni, they in turn, will give something back to the college in the way of time and involvement." For more information on the Alumni Association or to apply for a position with the Student Alumni Association contact Hess at 222-8000, ext. 8205. Applications due Wednesday for new Ambassador Council Cynthia C. Pulsipher Senior News Editor UVCC college relations has recently announced the formation of eight half-tuition waiver scholarships for students willing to serve on the newly created President's Ambassador Council. The President's Ambassador Council will consist of five continuing UVCC students and three incoming freshmen, said Bob Rasmussen high school relations coordinator, of UVCC college relations. Council members will help conduct public relations functions, give tours of the college, host President's functions, and support the College's high school relations coordinator. "We' re looking for students with good people skills," said Rasmussen. "It's important that council members be personable, spontaneous, and have past experience in community and school programs." Students applying for Ambassador Council positions must have a minimum of 30 credit hours completed at UVCC, with a minimum GPA of2.5. Students must presenta resume and complete an interview as part of the selection process. Deadline for applications is TODAY, April 22. Applications are available in the college relations offices located in AD103. For more information contact Bob Rasmussen at 222-8000, ext. 8491. 1992 Valedictorians announced UVCC has named three valedictorians for the upcoming commencement exercise to be held April 30 at 6 p.m. in the activity center on the Orem campus. Suzanne A. Hall, Richard A. Lindgren, and L. Karen Kiggins have been selected to represent various schools within the college. Hall will represent the graduates as the valedictorian speaker at commencement. The school of humanities, science, and health professions will be represented by Hall. Hall is the daughter of Geri and Darwin E. Shaw. Suzanne and her husband, Curtis Hall, live in Cedar Hills with their two children.Hall is receiving an associates of science degree in nursing and is looking forward to working in the medical field. Richard A. Lindgren will be v - Hall i , ! I .... - - ' Kiggins the valedictorian in electronicsand computer technology. Lindgren is the father of eight children. . He is graduating with an associate of science and applied science from the school of trades and technology. He plans to pursue a bachelor degree in electronic engineering and computer science through Weber State University. Lindgren The school of business will be represented by L. Karen Kiggins. She is the wife of Wendell Kiggins and a mother of five. Kiggins is graduating with an associate of applied science in business management. She was also honored as student of the year by the business management department, and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1992-04-22|
|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, 1992-04-22|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|