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Ballroom Dance Team puts on winter concert See page 8 See page 10 Men's b-ball loses to SLCC iiWattStMWlL I Yi : . A-.. iwmmmmmtMtimmmgBmmM ,j n ,,,!... ! -i V 1 'l UVSC students take the chance to relieve end-of-the-semester stress by destroying a car. Constructive destruction enhances sanity Rusty Wilkes Student Life Editor Finals are crushing in on students, and so are the holiday stresses. If you missed the anti-drunk driving display outside the SC building, you passed up the opportunity to take out your frustrations on a car. HAWK and Student Government teamed up to let the student body take a load off their minds. Students took a minute and put down their pencils and books, but only to pick up a sledge hammer and a can of spray paint. A car was donated by Duane's Auto Wrecking to help the student body go to work at releasing its pounding stress. Festival patrons On December 2, Family Festivals, Inc. will present "A Night In Bethlehem", a pageantfestival that recreates the ancient town of Bethlehem on the night of the Nativity.Festival-goers are invited to dress "biblically" and experience the food, music, culture and characters of the Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth. "Nothing like it has ever been available on this scale," said Festival Director Joan Lan-des; "Some of us have been working on it for almost two years." "The festival is much more than just a pageant," Landes said. "We want families to feel like they were in the middle of the events on that first Christmas Eve." Life-sized sets and buildings will re-create the city of David, and animals and costumes will complete the effect. Actors portraying soldiers, shephards,publicans, shopkeepers and a host of other characters will reenact the story of the nativity and othereventsof that time. "Buy the scripted part is only a small portion of the activities people can rl- Iii -! ?i , On December 10, beginning around 10 a.m., students grabbed paint, an ax, sledge-hammer, face shield, gloves and other tools provided by Student Government to demolish the vehicle. Preceding thatday, beer bottles had been strewn about inside the car to remind students of the hazards of driving while intoxicated. A sign reading, "Do you ever drive drunk?" was posted outside the vehicle to help students face the devastating reality that can come out of driving under the influence. Michael Jensen, Center Service Learning coordinator, called it, "Constructive destruction.""It really felt good to take my frustrations out on such a crappy Buick," Tyson Wheatley, a partici can relive first Christmas at UVSC I iff ' K Sherri and Sameul Worley set the stage for "A Night in Bethlehem" . participate in," Landes said. Camel rides, ancientfolk-dancing and music, storytelling and a petting zoo will also be available. "Another exciting part is the ancient shops that will have kits and authentic crafts geared especially for children, so they can have hands-on learningexperience right there at the festival," said the di Volume fc . fctcii -A Photo by Steve Hansen7fte College Times pant, said. Carolyn Johnson, coordinator of Student Programs, suggested that the event was good for both sponsoring organizations because of ASUVSC's relation to the student body and HAWK's promotions of fun activities without substances. "It's supposed to help us with finals," said Steve Yocum, social chairperson for Student Government. "This mindless destruction is to enhance our sanity." You can look forward to another stress reliever this Spring; the student body officers are already talking about it. The car was towed away by the donating wrecking yard as well, when the event (and car) was finished. rector. The food will be authentic as possible and will give patrons the opportunity to taste the food of ancient Israel, and those that come dressed in costume will receive a complimentary piece of spice cake. "We encourage families to dress the part, even if it is a bathrobe and a head covering with a bath towel. It makes it more fun for everyone. And don't worry abut getting taxed by the Romans," Landes said, "your admission ticket will take care of that!" "A Night in Bethlehem" is a Family City, USA, event and will occur in the UVSC ballroom December 21-23 with sessions starting at 2,4,6, and 8 p.m. Tickets are available through Smith's Tix, through the UVSC Ticket office and at the door as the limited space permits. Family Festivals, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that provides educational entertainment as a community service. For information on group rates or volunteering to help, call 225-1771. Computers needed for disabled individuals Jody Hancock Senior News Editor The Cost Accounting Evening class has been working on an accessible computer lab for indiv: ' u-als with disabilities project. A survey was conducted to f , d out how aware people are about students with disabilities. The conclusion was as follows: Fifty-seven percent of those surveyed said they were aware of students with disabilities here on campus. Thirty-six percent said no, that the computer labs fill the needs of the students with disabilities. Thirty-six percent said yes, and 21 said sometimes. Almost half, 43 to be exact, said they would use long distance learning if it were available through their computers at home. Of those surveyed, this is what they said they didn't know about the needs of students with disabilities. Seventy-nine percent said there is a need for an accessible computer lab on campus for individuals with disabilities. Sixty-four percent said the community would benefit in allowing them to use the accessible computer lab for individuals with, disabilities. Seventy-one percent said they would be willing to work with individuals with disabilities as lab assistants. The Cost Accounting class feels there is a strong need for an accessible computer lab for individuals College enrollement to double Jody Hancock Senior News Editor Utah colleges' and universities' enrollment numbers are going to double by the year 2010. Where is Utah going to get the $76 million needed for this increase? The expected high enrollment for the year 2010 is 142,000 full-time students. This estimate is double the current levels. Now the state is waiting on the Utah Systems of Higher Education to write out the check for $76 million needed to fund a technology initiative, a plan to accommodate all those students through communication technology. A plan drawn up by education Spotted owl, Bah humbug The Marbled Murrelet, a sea bird that nests up to 50 miles inland, makes the Spotted owl debate seem like a walk in the low, the loss of just one First discovered in 1789, a nest was not found until 1974. To this day only 60 nest sites are known. SOURCE: Smithsonian, Dec. Alan Peck for The College WmmiiHyt TminsH- fc -me with disabilities. Such a lab would have a beneficial impact on the individual with disabilities, UVSC, area employers and the community.This would give persons with r abilities a sense of self-worth iud promote economic independence.A computer lab would also fulfill UVSC's philosophy that special needs populations will be assured equal access and opportunities to benefit from occupational education programs to meet their special needs. Also, providing employers with qualified job applicants to fress major employer concerns a shrinking labor force, em-: vee turnover, high training c js is and Americans with disabilities act compliance efforts. Two-thirds of individuals in the United States with disabilities are unemployed. Most would like to work; however, the opportunities of adequate training and support are very limited. A computer lab could provide the training, support services and resources necessary for the students as well as the community at UVSC to access enhanced career oppqrtmities.For individuals with disabilities to have control of their careers, they must have highly accessible learning environments, marketable skills, support services, job attainment skills and awareness of and linkage to employment resources. officials is aimed at their technology initiative, drawing a combination of sources. Under the plan, bonding will provide $32 million, said higher-education commissioner Cecelia Fosley. One-time funds will provide another $32 million. Tuition revenue and new education and general funds will provide $12 million. The funding plan "is bold; it's aggressive; it's what we need," said Ms. Foxley. "It also may not be wha t we get in the next four years. " "We must provide some form of post secondary training to every prepared student," Mr. Leavitt said in his July address. "We will never be able to meet that obligation if we continue a bricks and mortar mentality." park. With numbers so Murrelet is tragic. Times.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1993-12-15|
|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, 1993-12-15|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|