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'3ilMiMffiHMil (TW .ess Government cracks down on student drug users receiving federal aid. Page 6 Drug users kiss loans goodbye Local celebration to include music, food celebrities and fun! Page 5 Orem plans Summerfest 4 im.es volume 20 Issue 34 10 June 1992 Utah valley community college VonStrahl elected to Utah's highest student position Dave Madden Editor in Chief Student Body President Paul VonStrahl was recently elected as the president of the Utah Council of Student Body Presidents, the governing body of the Utah Student Association (USA). The position is the highest student office in the state of Utah. The Utah Student Association is nearly two decades old VonStrahl and exists to bring the student officers from all the colleges in the state together to discuss and pursue higher education issues. VonStrahl is the first UVCC student body president to be elected to the position. Last years student body president, Literacy grant Lorilei Simpson Staff Writer The Office of Applied Technology received a federal education grant for a literacy program that the Department of Commerce legislated state wide. Gary Phelps, d irector of custom i zed trai nin g, said , "We participated in the grant to make our truck driving program stronger." The program has been in existence for four years on the Provo campus and has Japan and UVCC negotiate business contracts Twenty-fivejapanese business people visited UVCC May 18 through 23 as a part of an international exchange program. "Representatives of Itoyo Kado Corporation, who recently acquired all of Southland Corporation's 7-11 Food Stores, were at UVCC for six days, staying with host families," said Ma-lan Jackson, UVCC Director of International Studies. During their visit they studied English, American customs, and American business practices. "These people choose to come to UVCC instead of the east coast or west coast schools because people are friendlier in Utah," said Shunji Aoki, UVCC Director of Japan International Exchange. This exchange program is available to students and business people in Japan and in America. According to Aoki, the exchange can last from one week to one year depending on the type of program. "UVCC is entering contract negotiations with Japanese Colleges Kenneth Patey, was in the running, but was not elected. VonStrahl was elected May 16 at an orientation retreat at Dixie College for all new student body officers from Utah schools. All ten student body presidents vote on the position. There were four presidents originally in the running, but a preliminary vote narrowed it down to VonStrahl and Tamara Taylor from the University of Utah. VonStTahl won the run off by a reportedly small but undisclosed margin. VonStrahl was elected to Student Body President at UVCC in March. He commented that he was planning to run for the statewide position from the minute he was told about it. "I was told that it could do a lot for higher education and UVCC," he said. However, VonStrahl said that he didn't want the position unless he was the most qualified for the job. "After talking See VONSTRAHL page 4 awarded to trucking program recently experienced explosive growth. It was designed to deliver short term, non-credit, open-entry, open-exit training for commercial driving. At one timecomplction of the program took six months, but they have now concentrated it in to a six week course. A few years ago the requirements to be a commercial driver changed. Instead of havingdif-ferent licenses in each state, now there is just one. The written test to get the license is more Robbi BuiJrh Collogm Timet Shunji Aoki and Malon Jackson exchange handshakes and papers in a business contract. that enables business people and students to come and study at UVCC and receive degrees from both colleges," said Aoki. American students can do the same and are under the same v - J ' ' J- v-r r' t lt.'.;i : J : RECORD BREAKING SUMMER Students fill the Administration building tocomplete the registration process for summer semester. With a 3187 head count, UVCC's 1992 summer enrollement Is at an all-time high. difficult, and people must be able to read in order to pass. The Auto Trades Center used to give the test orally to people who were illiterate, now they are taking steps to help them through life, instead of just the test. The grant is for $21 8,000 and will help 500 people, over an 1 8 month period of time, become literate. Said Phelps, 'Thedriv-ers who have been illiterate for years, the businesses who hire them, and the state of Utah will all benefit." guidelines and restrictions. "Groups that come to UVCC in this program pay for their expenses which includes tuition, books and See JAPAN page 6 ... i - i. i, i ; 1 ' T i' - r - ; if '4 Library loses out UVCC at 50 percent capacity Lorilee Simpson Staff writer Most two-year college libraries should have approximately 101,000 books on their shelves. The low library standard is 70,000 to 80,000 volumes. UVCC's library has 53,001 books. Carrol Reid, dean of learning resources and services, said, 'The library is getting $131 300 from legislative appropriation to buy new books, which cost approximately $30 each." That will buy about 4376 new books, bringing the total to 57,377, which is still under the low standard.When inventory was taken Students 'set sail' Lorilei Simpson Staff Writer The 1 992 commencemen t exercises were held on April 30, ending the 50th anniversary celebration at UVCC. Commencement speakers included Governor Norm Bangerter and outgoing student body president Ken Patey. Bangerter likened graduates to "fast ships" setting sail for the 21st century,. Patey asked students not to view graduation as the end. "Graduation is the genesis to our future," he said. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of honorary doctorates to LaVorn B. Sparksof Provoand Alan C. Ash-ton of Orem. Sparks is a Utah County businessman and a mem s 1 -3 in August of 1991, there were 297 books on the missing list, and 196 that were labeled lost. Judy Robertson said when books that had been checked out were not returned after a year, they were put on the lost list. Robertson sends out three overdue notices, and when the book still is not returned, j bill is sent to a collection agency for the price of the book, plus the fine to be collected from thesru-dent who last checked out the book. "When the books are lost or stolen, we have to replace them, and that decreases the number of new books that we can buy," said Reid. for 21st century ber of the UVCC Development Board. He has made many donations to the school and has advocated fund raising for the school. Ashton is president of WordPerfect Corporation in Orem and a newly appointed member of the UVCC Board of Trustees. Suzanne A. Hall, of Cedar Hills, a graduate from the col-legeof humanities, sciences, and health professions, was the valedictorian speaker. Rickard A. Lindgren, graduate of the school of trades, technology, and industrial field, and L. Karen Kiggins, business school graduate, were the other two valedictorians. At 4:30a reception sponsored by the Alumni Association was held in the student government concourse for graduates only.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1992-06-10|
|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, 1992-06-10|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|