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Cat Stevens incitesgangs to violence State Department shamed See page 2 Paint pellet players seek victims Information on who to contact See page 5 No designated hitter rule leaves AL without Chili Year's end baseball stats featured See page 7 i Orem women to debate mayoral topics Two contenders for the Orem mayoral seat will square off in a debate at noon on Oct 25 in the ballroom. Stella Welsh and current acting mayor Joyce Johnson will discuss topics relevant to their campaigns and entertain questions as part of the debate. "Since the school is in Orem and manyof thestudentsareOrem residents we thought the debate on our campus was apropo," said Don Rich, ASUVCCnon-traditional senator. "Many of the candidates' decisions will affect the school as well as the quality of life students from Orem enjoy." A student panel will ask both candidatesquestionsundcra time li.v.it after opening remarks are given. "We are asking students and those who wish to attend the debate to presubmit questions for the panel to review," said Rich. Questions can be turned into Rich in SC118. Computerized job market info offered Rick Swope Staff Writer Accordi ng to the UVCC Career Center, 50 to 65 percentof students have not decided what career to pursue. Through computer assisted career exploration students gain access to several programs designed to help them understand theirabilities and how those talents relate to the job market. "We invite all students to come inand take advantageof the excellent resources available in the Center," said Jay S. Fielding, career councilor. Two programs are desgined to aid students in their career search: "S1CI-PLUS" and "CIS." "SICI-PLUS" is subdivided into three areas: "SELF-ASSESS-' MENT" which determihes an individual's interests, "SEARCH" which couples those interests with related job fields and "INFORMATION" which provides students with specifics in the job market, such as starting salaries, occupation requirments and educational or vocational training necessary for each position. The second program, "CIS," provides information on over a thousand jobs and informs students of the colleges and universities in the U.S. that offer speciality training. For information call ext. 8404. volume 20 issue 12 23 October 1991 Utah valley community college V V J r Photo Courtesy ol College Relations LaVorn and Bee Sparks (not pictured), local car enthusiasts donated the 1980 Silver Shadow II Rolls Royce pictured above to UVCC. The car may be sold to raise funds for campus scholarships. Rolls Royce donated for scholarship funds at UVCC A local antique car enthusiast has donated a 1980 Silver Shadow II Rolls Royce to UVCC in order to provide scholarship opportunities for students. LaVorn Sparks and his wife, Bee, author of these riesof books entitled "Go Ask Alice," have donated a 1912 Roadster, 1927 Model T, and books totaling 5150,000 to UVCC. UVCC sold a similar donation by Florence Ragan a Cadillac which raised S28,500 for the Florence Bullock Ragan Scholarship Fund. ( 'The main reason we're interested in UVCC is its phenomenal growth," said Sparks. "Many people would notgetan education if UVCC'was not here to provide an array of educational opportuni ties. I hope this gift will provide many scholarships for thse who otherwise would not be able to get an education." UVCC President Kerry D. Romesburg said, "It is people like LaVorn and Bee who make the difference when people are confronted with financial obstacles (and) might otherwise not attend college." Red ribbons promote drug awareness Rick Swope Staff Writer In connection with the National Collegiate Alcohol and Drug Awareness Week, UVCC will participate in Red Ribbon Week activities from Oct 22-24. The main purpose of this week is to educate individuals on the problems of drug and alcohol abuse. "Iknowthisgoesonand I know there's a problem," said Debbie McGill, organizer of campus Red Ribbon activities. "There is a need to train instructors to spot students who are high and ways to refer them for help." Cuc:t ;.peakcrs throughout the week includean inmate from Utah State Prison along with Tammy Hart, a drug and alcohol therapist. Nikki Lovell, Utah state coordinator for Drug Free Schools and Communities, and Carol Voorhees, a state specialist for substance abuse programs, will also participate at noon forums. According to a pamphlet published by Wisconsin Clearinghouse, about 12 million Americans are addicted to alcohol. Half of all highway fatalities are alcohol related. Alcohol and drug abuse are major factors in child abuse and divorce. In spite of the prevalence of drug and alcohol problems there are not many people getting the help they need. "In ten years I have not had anyone come into the office and say they have a problem," said McGill. She said that perhaps people didn't know there was on-campus help available. "We would take them by the hand to get them to the programs and organizations they need," said McGill. U of U prospers, UVCC fails with UTA proposal David Niclson Staff Writer The University of Utah has implemented a program to allow students and U of U Medical Center employees to ride the UTA busses for free. UVCC's proposal failed. The plan is intended to help relieve parking lot congestion, and if the first few days of implementation are any indicator, it will achieve that goal. On the first day alone, an estimated 10,000 passes were issued to students and employees, said U of U school officials.UVCC had also considered a proposal to do the same thing for students and faculty, but the idea was put to rest after the U of U put their plan into effect. The U of U used money that the school had in reserve to fund the project. The idea originated with UVCC president, Kerry Romcs-berg. He approached UTA and asked for a proposal to see what the cost and possibility of such a program would be for the college. Before UTA was able to return the proposal to UVCC, the U of U made their deal and put the plan into action. The cost to UVCC would have been $147,000. According to Romesberg, the school did not have the funds in reserve to fund the project, and would need toaskforfundingfrom the state board of regents. The probability that the board would agree to fund the project for UVCC after the U of U had used reserve funds to finance their own, is not very great,said Romesburg. UVCC decided to drop the idea. UVCC currently uses all of its available parking space, and is, along with the rest of Utah County, in violation of EPA clean air standards. According to Romesberg, "A program like this is needed to help bring us into compliance." He also said, "Asa group, wedon't realize how big the problem is." UVCC student body president Ken Patey said, "I think the question of the UTA program at UVCC is not a question of if, but it is a question of when." At the time of President Romesberg' s request to UTA, Pa tey began a survey to assess the student reaction to the plan, but the survey was not completed. The idea is not yet dead. Romesberg said that he is interested to see how well the project at the U of U does, and if it does well, there may still be a possibility left at UVCC. Another survey may also show a positive response from the students, which would be a major consideration in the decision making process, saidRomesburg.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1991-10-23|
|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, 1991-10-23|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|