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(To LLEGE TIME UTAH VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OREM, UTAH Volume Eighteen, Number Twenty-Eight Wednesday, May 16, 1990 Annual Awards Space scientist urges Banquet honors outstanding teachers, students return to Mars exploration Tonight's Annual Achievement Awards Banquet will honor three outstanding teachers and three outstanding students for the accomplishments and contributions to UVCC. The annual event, sponsored by the Senate of the Associated Students of UVCC (ASUVCC), will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. UVCC President Kerry D. Romesburg will give a short address.Sherrie North, Miss UVCC will give a vocal performance and the Mitton family string quartet will round out the entertainment. Various members of the ASUVCC Sentate will present the awards to the honored recipients. By Susan Walters Staff Writer The Brown Bag Forum on May 7 featuring B. Gentry Lee was well attended. Interested people filled the ballroom at noon to hear Lee speak of his experiences with the space program. Lee, who, along with Carl Sagan created the television scries "Cosmos," spoke about the space explorations he took part in. He also showed slides of the photographs the Voyager had taken. Lee said that "the most exciting thing besides my children being born, was having a human-made project touch Mars." Lee told the "straight skinny" by telling how, 14 years later, the answers about life on Mars are no better. Some reports show that there might be, and others say there is not life on Mars. Lee feels that it is "an absolute tragedy that man has not gone back." One slide in particular made an impression on him. It was a slide of Mars, but Lee said that the small dot to the right was Earth. It was just a small pinpoint. Lee said that maybe if all the world leaders could see Earth from this view, they might do something to make our world a place where our children and grandchildren could have "love, hope, and knowledge."At the conclusion, Lee said that he's been asked why he talks about space and why it is important that we know about space. He replied that all of this gives us a better understanding of our own earth. 'This we do ior knowledge, because knowledge will give us joy," he said. Lee closed the forum by opening the floor to questions. Ducks receive reprieve, pond won't be poisoned By Darryl McMillin Staff Writer If you've passed through the Hall of Flags lately and glanced to the west, more than likely you have seen some wildlife in our holding ponds. These are the two wild ducks (one from each gender) that came to our campus about a year ago. Even though there has been talk of poisoning the ponds to eliminate the algae, the ducks are here to stay. The issue began as the ducks seemed to pose a threat to the holding ponds. The water from the ponds is regenerated to water the lawns on campus. The issue became controversial when an excess of algae formed in the ponds due to the ducks own natural waste , contributing to the already existing algae build-up. The proposed solution was to add algae reducing chemicals to the ponds, which ultimately meant death to the ducks. But as of May 1, mother duck hatched twelve little ducklings, "y Photo by Jotmlo Rawtfnoon UVCC's newest family takes a swim in the algae-covered ponds near the Science Building. The decision has been made not to poison the ponds for algae control because of the danger to the ducks. which brings the total duck count to fourteen now. Many people have expressed enjoyment at having wildlife on campus. According to groundskeeper Jack Boswell, the ducks are not hurting the ponds to a great degree, meaning that the wildlife doesn't need to be eliminated. Nobody knows how the ducks got there in the first place, but they appear harmless.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1990-05-16|
|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, 1990-05-16|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|