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International Center hosts open house tomorrow Dr. Malan R. Jackson, Director of the UVCC Center for International Studies, announced today that the Center is now located in room 3 15a of the Learning Enrichment Center. The center is hosting an open house tomorrow, Thursday, February 15 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. "It is intended that this open house will give international students, U.S. students at UVCC, and faculty and staff the opportunity to become better acquainted with each other and with the center," says Jackson. Light refreshments will be served. The center will serve as a focal point for international ac tivities at UVCC. Dr. Jackson especially invites anyone interested in international classes and programs to visit with him at the center to discuss what is happening on campus now, plans for future classes and programs, and new ideas which mightbe considered. The center is currently involved in counseling international students, working with faculty members planning study abroad and developing travel study plans. They are also considering new foreign language programs at UVCC and internationalization of the overall curriculum. UVCC is presently developing international international exchange programs for faculty and students, foreign sister institution relationships and other related programs. A bulletin board will be placed outside the center to keep everyone on campus informed of international programs and opportunities at UVCC. OLLEGE TIME UTAH VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OREM, UTAH C Volume Eighteen, Number Sixteen February 14, 1990 "Meet the Challenge" week continues through Thursday UVCC is hosting "Meet the Challenge" week for students and the community February 13-15, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Center concourse. "The week's activities are designed to be a fun way to increase awareness of physical challenges, and to give participants a small taste and appreciation of the situations physically challenged students face every day," said Elaine Smiley, coordinator of UVCC Services for the Physically Challenged. Booths displaying the latest in deaf technology and campus services for physically challenged students, an obstacle course, free sign language workshops, and a "Shoot-off' during the Wolverine's February 16 basketball game, will comprise the week's events. "UVCC deaf students and interpreters will be teaching the mini sign language classes," Smiley said. "Participants will learn the basics such as colors, clothes, food, animals, and names for family members." UVCC Services for the Physically Challenged helps students schedule their classes and assists them with educational tasks while, at the same time, encouraging their self reliance and independence. The college is basically very accessible to challenged students, said Smiley, with elevators, door openers, interpreters, a reading service, and a custodial service readily available to adjust desk heights for students in wheelchairs. UVCC also has a deaf teacher. The difficulty physically challenged students face is in the attitudes of other people. "Physically challenged students are like other-students they aren't r " , ,, ' II i Ti r ., .,,d Photo by Eric Will Todd Thursten, Cindy Wilson, Kristen Malm, and David Bair participate in one of the sign language mini workshops being offered this week during the " Meet the Challenges" activities. dumb. They are bright Yet people have no comprehension of what they go through just to attend their classes and get an education," Smiley said. "For example, even though they are cheerful on campus, they may have to spend hours at the hospital each week for dialysis, or maybe they can sit up for only two hours at a time. All challenges are different" Cindy Wilson, of Pleasant Grove, treasurer and a past president of UVCC's deaf club, said she hopes the week's activities will build bridges between physically challenged students and others. UVCC posts record winter enrollment UVCC, for the second year in a row, has posted its highest winter quarter enrollment The 7315 students now enrolled represents an 11.3 percent increase over last year. The majority of students attending are full-time with 5,678 enrolled this quarter, representing a 9.9 percent increase.Utah County has the largest delegation of students attending classes with 67 percent of those enrolled. Other counties around the state make up an additional 25 percent. The remaining 8 percent is composed of 6 percent from other states and 2 percent from foreign countries. "We are extremely pleased that the people of this valley and this state are looking to UVCC to fulfill their education needs," said President Kerry D. Romesburg. "We think the increased enrollment at the college reflects our institution's commitment to providing two years of education that is respected throughout the state and the nation," said Romesburg. "I expect that enrollment will continue to grow and that, within the next three years, there will be over 10,000 students at the college," he said. Blood drive, kissing booth, Mr. UVCC makes for this week Activities planned for this week make it one of the busiest of the year. The three-day "Meet the Challenge" fair, will last through tomorrow with many displays and activities to help others understand the challenges faced by disabled people. Today, from 11:00 to 1:00, near the big-screen television, the Student Government will have a kissing booth to raise funds for 21-month old Kirsten Doxey of Springville, who is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant Personnel from UVRMC will be conducting the semi-annual This week Continued on page 4 Miss UVCC heads project to benefit physically challenged Sherrie North, Miss UVCC for 1989-90 is heading a service project to benefit the disabled students attending UVCC. North will have a booth set up in the "Meet the Challenge" fair where tickets can be purchased for a drawing during half-time of the basketball game with Salt Lake Community College this Friday. Prizes include ski passes, dinner at Magleby 's, photo session with Rick Nye, and a gift from Goldsmith's Jewelers. Proceeds will go to theJiandi-capped program.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1990-02-14|
|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, 1990-02-14|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|