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INSIDE WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 Volume 26, Issue 6 Opinion h should ivpn'seiii Earth as thefits! human on Mais? 4 Scene Robert Zemeckis Mums to iIk big-scieen with "Contact " 5 Sports Tlx I 'tab Jazz sign Bnvn Russi'llto a new contract. 7 Classifieds 8 Ties Orientation Overhaul ASUVSC is enhancing and expanding the new-student orientation process. ', We have some advice to offer . See page 4 'hull I ii I i n S hH ( hill mi New-student orientation to undergo changes The current orientation process has been described as "a yawn " by I Student body President Steven Beck, and a revamping of the f process is necessan. o o By Kellie Englehardt 1 o DISORIENTED: Valerie Buck, a new student at UVSC, spends an early morning in an orientation session. New-student orientation will be augmented by a high-energy, all-day affair sponsored by ASUVSC on Aug. 26. of Tlx College Times OREM - UVSC's currentnew-student orientation process has been described by new students and even Student Body President Steven Beck as a "yawn" and "very boring." Student government and the President's office are enthusiastically preparing a bigger, better, bolder orientation called "UV Rage!", which will attempt to include every organization and department on campus in a glitzy, one-day fair in the quad and the Hall of Flags. The current orientation suffers from what one new student called "ori-entationitis." In other words, the student said, "orientations are always boring."Katie Christensen, an incoming freshman, even called the orientation a "yawn test," adding that students were "searching for an escape route." Beck agrees. "The current orientation lacks energy and excitement. Many students leave the orientation thinking, 'this is college?'" It is important to note that the current orientation will not be replaced by "UV Rage!" The one-day "jungle," as Beck calls it, will merely enhance the process. According to a memo sent to campus departments and organizations, "UV Rage!" will include every department and organization on campus in a blitzkrieg exposure effort. It will be a See ORIENTATION, page 3 3 J Beck, Harper and ASUVSC sponsor mid-day meal "The students are paying for the $10 million expansion of the Student Center. They ought to be able to deternine what goes in it. " - Steven Beck, ASUVSC Student Body President The Student Center expansion is now in its crucial planning phase and there is a heated debate over what will and will not be in the new and improved building. By John Bernhard of The College Times OREM - UVSCs Student Center is entering the second phase of a four-phase expansion. The first phase - securing the bare minimum in funding-was completed last spring when the Utah Legislature gave permission to UVSC to borrow $10 million in loans that students would pay back over a number of years. The second phase includes planning what student services and components will be in the expanded Student Center. The planning phase consists primarily of research and debate into what should and shouldn't be in the expanded Student Center. The research will produce a document in 3-6 months which will then be turned over to design architects (those who actually create the blueprints.) UVSC's Student Center is one of only a few buildings of its kind in the state of Utah that are funded entirely by the students, and the planning phase is a delicate process that has spawned debate between administrators and student representatives. Tom Hover, dean of student services, said "If we could pull some of the academic services into the Student Center, it would open up space in the administration building and relieve some other pressures." In the earliest planning stages of the expansion, it was tabbed as a $15 million project and the move of various academic services into the Student Center was paid for with state funds. But the legislature backed out on its end of the deal and UVSC was left with no option but to scale back the expansion and force the students to pick up the entire cost. ASLNSC sponsored a mid-day "barbeque" in the quad, complete with slopp joes, potato chips, cups of soda and live music. By John Bernhard of The College Times See SURVEY, page 2 OREM - Steve Beck, UVSC s current Student Body President, spent most of his afternoon last Wednesday armed with a ladle full of sloppy joe filler. Flanked by Vice President of Student Life Jamie Harper and other student government volunteers, Beck served sloppy joes, chips and soda to passcrsby in the quad willing to cough up the $2 cost ($3 for non-students). According to Harper, Dean of Student Services Tom Hover insisted that ASUVSC sponsor the mid-week gathering. The barbeque, as the event was billed by numerous posters and handbills around campus, Er-yM itfB '3mm p U i tatt K 3H Mr UKm I o MEAT BECK: Student Body President Steve Beck (center) and ASUVSC sponsored a sloppy joe feast last week. had no open flame, no ground beef, no hot dogs and no charcoal - although neatly stacked bags of Lays potato chips rested next to a steaming pot of sloppy joe mix. The event, despite its misleading name, was sponsored by ASUVSC as a service to summer students. According to Beck, summer students "get left out" and ASUVSC "wanted to give something back." Many of the students in the Hall of Flags peered through the large windows at the gathering in See SLOPPY, page 3 Familiar face hired in Student Center Bob Rasmussen, formerly the director of campus events, takes on the challenge of being advisor and mentor to UVSC's student got 'eminent. OREM - UVSC recently appointed a new director of sut-dent programs. Bob Rasmussen. UVSC's previous director of campus Student ID card system replaced Bob Rasmussen events, has assumed the responsi-bilites of director of student programs which include acting as an advisor to student government and student clubs along with overseeing volunteer services, outdoor recreation and student media. Rasmussen's duties also include acting as a student advo- See ADVISOR, page 3 Students, long embarrassed by less-than-flattering ID card mug shots, will be pleased with a slick, new ID card machine. By Steve Carter of The College Times OREM - Students cursed by a hideous mug shot on their identification cards, need not worry any longer. The system that provided students with identification cards has been replaced with a higher-tech machine that prints a clearer, more colorful card. UVSC's Campus Connection (located in the Student Center near the teller machines) has recently acquired breakthrough technology in the ever-expanding field of student ED card-making machines. When Rebeka Ralph, the Student Center's secretary was asked if the new UVSC ID is better than BYU's, she unhesitatingly responded, "Yes." The card bears a picturesque image of two buildings on campus. Gracing the corner of the card is a full-color, crystal-clear picture of the card bearer-only with a decent complexion instead of a mealy, grainy phot-graph.The new card-making machine uses a digital camera instead of the Frankenstein-cloning Polaroid device of the past ID machine. The new card will be easier to scan for the different entities on campus that require a scan of the student ID card (the library, the cafeteria and others) because the new card is not laminated. The new cards will also be easier to make. Rather than being required to assemble a student's ID card like a hoagie sandwich, the clerks at Campus Connection will take a picture, type information into the computer and a card slides out of the machine. The digital photograph means that the school will store every student's picture in a computer database - but this has it's positive points. In the near future, if students forget their ' card and need to take a test at the Testing Center, a friendly employee can retrieve the picture from the database and verify Utah Valley State College B2 See CARDS, page 3 CARD STOCK: There is a noticeable difference between the old ID cards (bottom) and the new version (top). The new cards are now available at Campus Connection. WEEKEND WEATHER 91 LOW 93 HIGH LOW Partly cloudy with some afternoon cooling. Partly cloudy with near-normal temperatures. 92 64 HIGH LOW Friday Saturday Sunday Partly cloudy wit increasing clouds. INSIDE Ultrasound Advice Stephen Carter takes the man 's point of view during his wife's visit to "the clinic. " See page 5 QUOTE OF THE WEEK Henry David Thoreau "A true account of the actual is the rarest poetry, for common sense always takes a hasty and superficial mew.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1997-07-23|
|Description||UVSC College Times was the student newspaper for Utah Valley State College from July 07, 1993 to June 2, 2008|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley State College--History; Utah Valley University--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||The College Times, 1997-07-23|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|