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Kooky Charms Stephen Carterprofiles a web site brimming u ith the it ild and zc my ai ttics of conspiracy theorists and other loons. IMetWits, page 5 Tunfft Utah lallei S i h 1 1' hi 1 1 t!ge ahoy! Jeremy Church reviews SCERA's 'Pirates of Penzance ' just one of three theater reviews in the Scene section. Scene, page 5 YOUTH 1 fl; - - N " " .: : v ' Mongolia, nestled in the center of Asia, welcomed UVSC educators with open amis in the midst of a historical educational exchange. By Amanda Nielson of The College Times The need for democracy in Mongolia has stimulated some interest from the faculty at UVSC. Recently several UVSC faculty members had the opportunity to visit Mongolia for an entire month. Their mission? To offer support and advice for Mongolian administrators and educators as they attempt to integrate democratic ideals into an autocratic system. In the Beginning: In 1991. Dr. Malan Jackson, the director of International Studies, met with the then ambassador of Mongolia. Ambassador Nyamdoo. The struggle toward democracy was raging in their country and Nyamdoo"s call to arms: "help educate our young people." As a response to this call, Jackson went to Mongolia in 1993 for the first time to meet again with Nyamdoo and establish relations with Mongolian educators. From that time, UVSC administrators have been meeting with Mongolian officials often to build on that relationship.In 1994, the first Mongolian students found their way to the classes and cafeterias of UVSC. Among these students was Nyamdoo's daughter. Boldmaa. In 1995. Dr. Gonchigdorj visited UVSC to learn about its educational system. He also visited Washington D.C. and learned much about the democratic government. Gonchigdorj went home with a copy of the Utah State Republican Party Campaign Manual. Then, in 1996. the Mongolian i , PAST & FUTURE: A young Mongolian girl will be benefitted by the changes currently being made in the country's educational systems. (Inset) A Mongolian fortune-teller makes his living by looking to the future. What does he see for the future of democracy? Democratic Coalition won the government elections (they ousted the Communist party) and Gonchigdorj became the Speaker of Parliament. The Communist Past: From 1921 to 1971 the Soviets occupied Mongolia as a communist state. In 1991, the first break from the Soviets was made possible and Mongolia started on the long journey away from communism. In the Soviet educational system, which is still intact today, students will take an exam at the beginning of their schooling that will determine the field of study that they will continue with until they complete their schooling. After the break up of the Soviet occupation, the Mongolian government broke up the national university and introduced smaller universities and colleges that focus on specific areas of study. Some of these new universities include the University of Art & Culture and the University of See MONGOLIA, page 3 4 I BTiliwrwiiifcMtMrii tub l SNMiii c PI I J : i - I jj Women's issues are focus of summit TECH STEP: Mountainlands Applied Technology Center, the crown jewel of UVSC's efforts to provide varied educational opportunities in thenon-traditional fields, is more than 50 percent completed. UVSC, Mountainlands team up for new center A myriad of educational offerings will be on the menu at the new Technology Center across 1-15. By Stephen Carter of The College Times UVSC students who come to school via the 12th south southbound off ramp may have noticed a new construction project on Geneva road that has familiar architecture. In fact, it looks just like . . . our beloved UVSC! Indeed it is. The Mountainland Applied Technology Center (MATC) has been actively engaged in the construction of their new building just west of 1-15 for about half a year now; its completion date is March of 1998. It follows the same architectural pattern as the rest of the Orem campus which Lynn Brough, the facilities director of UVSC, describes as "spartan" on the outside, but built to last. Six million dollars have been invested in this 57,000 square foot building. Most funds are coming from state appropriations and the selling of the Provo campus to Brigham Young University to provide additional student housing. BYU allegedly plans to tear down the buildings and erect student housing on the property. The Technology Center is being built for many capacities, but there are basically three sections to it. The high school section, the adult section, and a second story administration bloc. The high school section has been built to house training in such fields as Culinary Arts, Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, RV and Boat Repair, and Certified Nursing Aids. One of the main purposes of the MATC is to provide high school students with the chance to learn skills that will help them into entry level jobs while still earning high school credit, as well as giving them a boost for college. These classes are taught during school time. See TECHNOLOGY, page 2 High spirits and high beets were the standard in the LRClast week, at Working Women 's Summit. By Kelfi Englehardt of The College Times Ida L. Castro, secretary of labor was the featured speaker at a UVSC satellite conference designed to raise issues women face in the workforce. Fair pay. acceptable job opportunities, child care and workplace stability were some of the topics discussed by Castro and other regional speakers. "Economic Equity: Realities, Responsibilities and Rewards," was the theme of the day-long summit for working women. The speech by Castro originated in Washington, D.C. and was the highlight of a regional program on the UVSC campus. Linda Johnson, director of the Center for Personal and Career Development at UVSC coordinated the conference. The first speaker was Oleta L. Crain, the regional administrator for the Secretary of Labor. She introduced a panel who discussed the topics of pay equity, ruralness, violence against women and welfare to work. "Women must have the ability to take charge of their lives. There must be opportunities for training, work, advancement and fair wages if women are to successfully integrate fully and equally into society," said Crain. She further emphasized that the rate of wages for women is raising, but she questioned, "When will women's wages Women must take charge of their lives. There must be opportunitiesfor training work, advancement andfair wages in women are to successfully integrate into society. Oleta Crain, Regional Administratorfor Secr&ary ofLabor be at parody with mens' wages?" Panel members included Gloria Leyba from the Colorado House of Representatives who challenged that there is still a long road ahead for women to completely be assimilated equally into the workforce. "It is only through diligence and hard work that we will catch up with men." she stated. She reminded the attendees that the female college graduate who is single and new in the workforce is often the most competitive. "The older women unfortunately may slow the process. The older women may find it acceptable to stay in jobs that pay less and have little opportunity for advancement. The broadcast is just one of several steps that is under the direction of the Secretary of Labor. "We can not have women working in the dark. Women must have the right in the work place to equal promotions, pay, and educational opportunities," said Secretary Castro in her message. Castro reminded that the majority of individuals in the country who are on welfare are women and children and stated that there are many programs that are helping to change the welfare statistics including the new welfare to work program.She stated that there are many occupations that allow a woman the dignity of work, with benefits such as child care, and educational enhancement opportuni- See SUMMIT, page 3 Hard Rock Cafe seeks Utah site By The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Hard Rock Cafe International is looking for a site along the Wasatch Front. The London-based corporation, whose restaurants double as rock 'n' roll museums and dance clubs, is considering several possible sites in the Salt Lake metropolitan area and Park City, business sources told The Salt Lake Tribune. It is studying two possible downtown sites - at the Gallivan Center and Trolley Square, the newspaper said. A spokesman for Hard Rock Cafe would not confirm or deny any of the company's plans for Salt Lake City. The nearest Hard Rock Cafe to Utah is in Las Vegas, where the company also has a hotel and casino. Salt Lake City would be among the smallest of cities in which a Hard Rock Cafe operates. Rick Davis, director of the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, said when he first met with Hard Rock representatives a few months ago, they were concerned about Utah's alcohol laws. "But we told them about the experiences of private clubs and restaurants here, and I even gave them some names of owners to talk to," Davis said. "Based on that, I think they felt a lot more comfortable." One site the company reportedly is studying is in the building now occupied by Green Street Social Club in Trolley Square. "They like our site and are thinking about it," said Bob Slingerland. principal owner of Green Street. "From our standpoint, I'd love to see Hard Rock Cafe in Trolley Square." But with 5 12 years left on their Trolley Square lease and no plans to leave the location. "Trolley would have to move us, build us a new building and basically take care of us," he said. nmesuNEs . . Ms week in history June 11 - June 18 V The Magna Carta, , the precursor to the ; .: : I": Declaration of Independence, was 727 signed by King John of England. 1948 TV Guide published its first issue, heralding the dawn of an era ribald with couch potatoes and beer bellies. 1983 The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, soared into the heavens aboard the Challenger.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1997-06-11|
|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, 1997-06-11|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|