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TRADEWIND VOLUME 5 No. 8 UTAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE IN PROVO NOVEMBER 8, 1976 By Michael Weber There has been alarm shown by students who have heard rumors about the possible elimination of General Education Courses at Utah Technical Colleges both here and at Salt Lake City. Dr. D. Dee Martin, Educational Vice President at UTC-P explains, "Dr. Walter D. Talbot, State Superintendent of Public Instruction has recommended a revised policy to the State Board of Vocational Education that will restrict the offering of General Education Courses. He is proposing that all Vocational Programs at the Technical Colleges be designed into courses of study with related and-or general education courses listed specifically in each program." Presently students may take courses in three basic areas: Actual vocational courses, related courses, and general education courses. It is felt by Dr. Talbot that a correct interpretation of the law which changed the name of the Tedhnical School to a technical college, would combine the Related and General Education courses completely. The proposal, if approved as written, would eliminate the General Education Division as it now exists. Further, if the proposal is initiated students would enroll at the school and enter a specific course of study which would dictate the necessary classes a student needs for completion of a Certificate and-or which Studsni Council Happenings The student officers held their weekly meeting, discussing past and future activities as well as receiving information on general education controversies. Criticism as voiced on the preparation of the recent Halloween party. A member of the UTC-P studentbody, Brian Johnson, said the party appeared unorganized, and that Cancer Diss cussed A representative from the American Cancer Society was the "Spotlight Speaker" for the Career Development Center las Tuesday Nov. 2,. Approximately 65 women were in attendance as Ms. Honkley gave some statistics about breast and uterine cancer. She stated that only one out of every 15 girls will contract breast cancer and one out of every 25 will have cancer of the uterus. classes a student must take for completion of an Associate Degree. Other classes taken besides those in the specific course of study would not give any credit toward the Certificate or Degree completion. Dr. Martin said, "Many of our students learn the skills they need for job entry in a Certificate program and then leave and get a job. Approximately 60 percent of the students entering the college choose the Associate Degree Programs and the 24 hours of electives they need from the catalog to get this degree." The difference in the two systems seems to be that the Degree seeking student would have a more specifically oriented selection of electives to choose from. If the proposal is adopted students now enrolled will be able to continue in the present system, however, next year will start a phase-out period when the catalog will change and the new students will enroll under the new system. Dr. Martin said, "The proposal, if adopted, will not eliminate Student Government or our sports programs." Students will not, however, receive credit for participation in such classes nor will they be likely to get credit for club participation. A reminder that the proposal has not yet been adopted and that if this does happen, further information will be available as to the affect it will have onUTC-P. officers should solicit more help from the studentbody. Blake Buhler, studentbody vice president, discussed health insurance on campus, feeling it would be an advantage for the students attending school. Upcoming activities were discussed by the council in general. Some of the upcoming events include a ski movie on November 17, a ski party on Two movies were also shown on breast and uterine cancer. Ms. Hinkley showed the women effective ways to examine themselves for breast cancer. Because the forum on cancer was successful, the Career Developemnt Center will invite the Cancer Society here again in the near furture. ft I i The General Education classrooms may soon become a thing of the past. According to Dr. Martin, the proposal if adopted will not eliminate student government or sports, however, students November 19, a movie on November 23 and free pumpkin pie on November 24. President D. Dee Martin addressed the council on current problems involving the general education program. He told the students that the prefect) program would remain the same, however, general education classes or credit may be abolished at UTC-P. Institute Forum Swen Nielson, Provo's Chief! of Police will be this week's guest speaker at the Institute of Religion's forum. All students of the UTC-P are invited to attend the forum which is held at the Institute of Religion. Chief Nielson will begin his lecture at 12:10 p.m. and it will last approximately 50 minutes. A note of interest to students is that attendance at the Forum counts as 'i credit. . ; . ) .... - ,...y , i 'if I M 1 ' I ''' Mfofegy tee "fail Broken taes By Lorelei Evans The students of Utah Technical College in Provo who are planning to fo into the field of Radiological Technology attended a professional lecture. It was given by the head of the Radiology Tech Program of the University of Utah. Jim Blagg, Jr., and Janet Marsing, one of his students and a previous student of UTC-P told the prospective students that radiology is the study of any type of radiation. "Most people would call it x-ray techonology," but Mr. Blaggs said, "we in the field don't like it to be called that." X-rays shooting is simply the beginning. It deals with what he calls diagnostics, covering such things as broken bones and searching out tumors. This leads into nuclear medicine. They use this to x-ray organs and soft tissue in the body which cannot normally be seen in x-ray. "This is done by injecting radioactive material into the veins then shots of what they i ... ' i - , ;S ' X. : V .. c : will not receive credit for participation in such classes. Credit will not be given to students participating in school clubs either, need. With this they also search out tumors," Mr. Blaggs continued. At various hospitals they have what is called a Cat Skinner. With this machine they place the patients head into a bag of watera and take pictures every five degrees. Mr. Blaggs explained, "We can diagnose brain tumors less than eight centemeters." This procedure is relatively new and is much safer for the patient than older methods. Ultra Sound is a new procedure that Mr. Blaggs told them was, "especially useful on pregnant patients." During the first three months of pregnancy radiation can be especially harmful to developing cells. The sound waves are not. The Ultra sound can give the doctor such information as due date and sex of the baby. Radiation Therapy is used especially in cancer. Radiation will kill rapidly developing cells without harming the normal cells. The lecture focusd on proving there is more I Radiological Technology tht shooting broken bones. "You have to use your mil to be a good techonoligisL Y must have the ability to make quick decision as to how mu( radiation to use for the pa Lieu la r situation you are dealii with so the job will be done rigl the first time," Mr. Blag) said. The students in the school ai in training 40 hours a week f two years. Part of this is sclxx work, part clinical training. the end of the two years th student is eligible to take tf National Registry. Upo passing the test they wi receive their licence and b able to work in any state an several foreigh countries. Ms. Marsing told the student not to be overwhelmed by ft seemingly huge job ahead ft them. "When you are taking or step at a time it is much easic to comprehend," she said.
|Description||Tradewinds was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Technical College at Provo, between 1971-12-14 and 1984-11-15.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Technical College at Provo--History; Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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