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INSIDE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 5 Volume 26, Issue 15 Opinion What is the value of "Ethics and Values'" 6 8 10 Scene A gtvup of UVSC students rate 3 local haunted houses Sports West Valleys neiv "ECenter" means a ticket price hike Marketplace 12 By Matt Hemmert of The College Times Down the stairs into the bowels of the Administration Building lies an essential key to the education process at UVSC. The Classroom Testing Center (CTC) is designed to make testing and grading easier and more efficient for students and instructors alike. Before the CTC was a reality, instructors were forced to use lecture time to give the test and personal time to grade and organize the results. This made testing tedious and time consuming. The CTC offers an alternative. It provides a well-proctored environment with controlled lighting and temperature. It also allows for immediate test scoring via the computer system as well as electronic download by instructors. "It increases the value of your education," said John Catlett. director of the CTC. "It provides opportunity for increased instructor time with students."There are many features of the CTC that can make test taking easier. Aside from the hallway bulletin board that lists essential information, there is an information phone line that can also be used. It lists the hours of operation, tests currently open, tests ending, and even connects the caller with a CTC employee if needed. The CTC is also on-line. It can be accessed through the UVSC home page, and is a new feature that has really only been functional since this summer. Instructors have the availability of listing their test dates there. A student can also use the on-line service to look up their test scores using their Personal Identification Number. There are things that do interrupt the steady flow of students into the room though. "Space is a serious issue," Catlett said. With 70 desks available at any given time the line can grow long, snaking out the See TESTING, page 5 jH jBlbL .k. if for Ihesi sfotiN Anxiety attacks are synooomous with the CTC Do you need a few pointers to help curb anxiety? Facts and interesting information about the CTC Money Matters Steve Carter's "Flotsam" introduces a surefire method to imbue a little cash into the lining of your pants pockets See page 3 UVSC students poised to reap rewards of new commuter rail A planned commuter train between Box Elder county and Utah County could mean additioanl transportation options for UVSC students By Rebecca McGettigan of The College Times Plans for a commuter train from Box Elder to Utah County could unload more commuting students at UVSC's campus. The Coummuter Rail System, which would run on existing tracks from Brigham City to Payson would provide a quicker more convenient option for traveling between Utah's cities. If the plans for the Commuter Rail are put into action they would include several stops in Utah County. A stop near 1 300 South in Orem would be among these along with stops in American Fork, Lehi, Provo, Payson and possibly Springville or Spanish Fork. The proposed Orem stop would be very close to land west of the freeway already being developed by UVSC. One such development is the Mountainland Applied Technology Center which would place a number of students a good distance away from the main campus. Development plans also include an Intermodal or Transit Center where several different transportation options, such as UTA bus stops and UVSC shuttle buses would accomodate student transportation needs. The Commuter Rail stop would be adjacent to this transit center and provide ideal transportation for commuting UVSC students to travel quickly and easily to school. A feasibility study for the Commuter Rail has already been conducted and plans are currently in Phase Two which includes decisions about cost, stops and stations, parking and See RAIL, page 3 ' I WL imiiiljPjP'1' "'m 12 Vj A new queen: Olsen wins Miss UVSC Ben JonesThe College Times TIARA-RIFFIC: Maria Miner, the outgoing Miss UVSC, places the crown on Jeni Olson, winner of the Miss UVSC Pageant. Jenni Olson garnered the Miss UVSC crown and the associated perks, including a full-tuition scholarship and the title of UVSC's most visible ambassador By Kellie Englehardt of The College Times Utah Valley State College crowned a new queen to represent the school as Miss UVSC. Jenni Olson was announced as the queen last Thursday at the Miss UVSC Pageant. Olson will represent the college for the 1997-98 school year. First attendant to the queen is Jannalynne Benson and Jill Nelson was granted the honorable service award. Six contestants vied for the title of Miss UVSC. Besides the awarded contestants. Addie Conder, Jodi Haderlie and Angela Harmon also participated in the pageant. Contestants were judged in four categories: talent made up 40 percent of the score; interview 30 percent; swimsuit and evening wear were each 15 percent. The evening started out by introducing the theme with a vocal solo, "The Very Thought of You" by last year's Miss UVSC, Maria Miner. Contestants were then introduced in a dance number done to the music of Whitney Houston's "Queen of the Night." The Master of Ceremonies for the Evening was KSL sports anchor Alema Harington. Performances were a large part of the evening. In addition to each contestant sharing their talent, a number of groups like Encore, UVSC's Dance Team and Ryan Shupe and The RubberBands performed. A piano performance by Miss Utah Mary McDonough and a vocal solo by Miner were also part of the evenings entertainment. Miner presented several awards throughout the evening to people who helped influence her during her reign as Miss UVSC. She also presented the HERO award, a new part of the Miss Utah program to Dr. Elaine Englehardt, for her many years of service to the UVSC community. Before Miner did her farewell walk as queen she gave a short speech. "This year I have learned some amazing things, I have been able to develop my speaking, talent and social skills and put them into action. From my year as queen, I have learned that the Miss America Organization is more then wearing a crown on your head, it's a year of service," she said. Minej was able to perform service not only to UVSC but also to the community during her reign. Olson believd's that hard work and being herself is what attributed to her winning the title. "I am delighted to be able to work with lots of new people and have my voice be heard in different decisions that affect UVSC." Besides contributing to the UVSC community, Olson plans to center her service platform around the value of early intervention pro-See MISS UVSC, page 3 WEEKEND WEATHER 60 45 56 40 HIGH LOW HIGH LOW Friday Saturday Increasing douds, chance of cold rainshowers Cloud) skies with a heavy chance of rainstorms 53 HIGH LOW Sunday Cloudy skies, with rainstorms likdy in morning INSIDE I Brian Hulse spent a day with one of UVSC's self- defense classes. Most saidents will be surprised at the number of self defense classes UVSC offers See page 3 QUOTE OF THE WEEK Robert Frost "Before I build a wall, I'd ask to know what I was walling in or walling out. "
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1997-10-15|
|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, 1997-10-15|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|