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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Volume 26, Issue 1 1 Opi nion The Bookstore is not to blamefor high prices 6 Scene A UVSC student stats in a local theater production 7 Sports Brian Hulse exposes Gatorade as lxiving percent wateil 10 Marketplace 12 i lines INSIDE Soccer To 'Em Adam Nicosia shined in weekend sports action, scoring four goals in two games as the Wolverines tied and won. See page 10 Regents increase tuition They've done it again-. Utah's Board of Regen ts, the controlling authority of higher education in the state, raised tuition once again By Steve Carter of The College Times The Utah State Board of Regents approved a 2.7 percent increase in all the colleges in the state for the 1998-99 school year. For UVSC students that means an extra $33 out of the old pocketbook. But for the State it means $4 million in revenue for the Utah System of Higher Education. Kenneth Anderton, chairman of the Board of Regents explained, "We believe this modest increase balances the needs of the students and the institutions. The regents strongly advocate that we cannot price Utah's students out of the opportunity to attend college."Since 1978 tuition increases have been as high as 15.68 percent (1980-81) and as low as 0 percent (1996-97) at the state's universities and colleges. During the 1997-98 year tuition increased by 3.8 percent. An increase in student fees could follow, but they cannot be raised more than 2.7 percent without approval from the Resents, -i Students can expect a small increase in tuition each year as the Board of Regents have adopted a plan to keep these raises small and constant rather than sporadic and unevenly scheduled. So, instead of a 15 percent hike one year, zero percent the next and two percent the year after, the Board expects the increases to remain around See INCREASE, page 3 tuitionhike l :tahsBoard ofRegents hare increased tuition again this year. school name Utah Valley State College tuitionincrease $33 the i i University of Utah Utah State University Weber State Southern Utah University Sriow College Dixie College College of Eastern Utah Salt Lake Community College $58 $48 $41 $39 $27 $29 $27 $33 degree Officials andWtudents at LVSCare aggressively campaigning for a four-year degree in Integrated Studies, potentially the seventh four-year program offered at UVSC. Kellie EngtetwdVThe College Times CARNIVAL MOOD: Al Gifford (left, sitting) and Chris Davey (right, sitting) of UVSC's Computer Club discuss the finer points of computer games. The computer players were in the Hall of Flags as part of ASUVSC annual Club Carnival. Club Fair held in Hall of Flags By Kellie Englehardt of The College Times Everyone from College Democrats to the Snowboard club met in the Hall of Flags at Utah Valley State College to participate in the Club Carnival which was held last Wednesday and Thursday. The fair was sponsored by the Inter-Club Council to inform students of the many opportunities that the clubs and organizations on campus hold. According to Susie Winston, the Inter- Club Council President, the original plans for the carnival to be held in the quad were dampened by inclimate weather. Winston felt that the purpose of the club fair was fulfilled, although she did wish that more clubs would have participated in the event. "The clubs who did participate were pleased with the outcome of the event," said Winston. Winston felt that although plans of location for the event were changed, the Hall of Flags was the perfect atmosphere See FAIR, page 3 FTTlhe administration and stu-I dent government of Utah JL ValJ Vllci-.' arc pushing trad to get a new Integrated Studies four-year degree approved. Pending approval by the Board of Regents, UVSC will be in a position to offer a smorgasbord of degree options to fit any student's tastes. Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Lucille Stoddard said, "This is an innovative degree that we are hoping to offer the students. It has neen well research and planned, and we believe it is time to offer this degree to the students of Utah Valley." Dr. Elaine E Englehardt has studied over 1 00 Integrated Studies degrees from different universities and colleges around By Steve Carter of The College Times the country. From these, she designed an integrated studies program unique to UVSC. The new degree is designed to prepare students to excel not only in their field of study, but also to empower them to think "outside the box." In this complex and quicklychanging world, employers are looking for people who are not onl skilled in technology or business, but who also have the capacity to make complex decisions from a broad based education.Dr. Hnglehardt has developed this degree with input from many leaders of business, industry and education. In a survey of these leaders it was found that their definition of an educated person involved well honed writing skills, articulate speaking abilities, a rich understanding of history, ethics, politics, literature, and sciences. But most importantly, an educated person would understand the connections between these disciplines.Another survey asked the question, "What are the qualities you would like in a college graduate you are about to hire?" The consensus was that graduates who can communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, were sought after. Other qualities included a thorough education in the liberal arts; the ability to think critical l) and asses problems with care and understanding: and a know ledge of history, ethics, philosophy, sociology and communication. The Integrated Studies degree See DEGREE, page 5 Date set for Nu Skin Trials msc UP Nu Skin is at the center of two lawsuits brought by six women -five of them former employees who allege gender and pay discrimination By John Bernhard of The College Times Six women, who allege that Nu Skin International is guilty of gender and pay discrimination, will finally have their day in court. A federal magistrate set the potentially explosive trial for the suit regarding Fair Labor Standards violations for June 3, 1998. The other suit, involving gender discrimination allegations, will begin Sept. 14, 1998. No parties involved with the suits would reveal what damages the plaintiffs were seeking. The plaintiffs in the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) dispute are Rebecca L. Smith. Jennifer Hunt, Kelli Edlefsen-Cressman and Kristin Corey. The plaintiffs in the sex discrimination case are Smith, Candus J. Richards and Shauna Christensen. All except Christensen (who still remains with the company) are former employees of the Provo-based cosmetics and health products retailer. In a statement released to press, Nu Skin spokeswoman, Kamille Thome said, "Nu Skin is pleased that court dates have been set and looks forward to having its voice heard in the appropriate legal forum." The statement continued, "The company is confident in its position and believes it has a strong and well-documented case that reflects information gathered over a period of several years." After the meeting with Federal Magistrate Ronald N. Boyce, three of the six plaintiffs - Smith, Hunt and Richards-held a press conference outside the courthouse. They said that hard-working, capable and assertive women at Nu Skin are not promoted as they should be. They are often looked over in favor of men with equal or lesser skills. They also alleged that Nu Skin representatives are trying to silence women who might have also experienced pay discrimination and gender inequities. "By firing Becky (Smith), they were trying to scare other women into silence, trying to shut them up," Richards said. Smith, who was a producer of films and other media-related projects for Nu Skin, was fired on Aug. 19. According to a statement released by the company. Smith was fired for diminished work evaluations and the removal of sensitive, confidential documents. Smith denied the allegations that she took the documents, saying that photocopied documents were placed on her desk without were not bearing a confidential stamp. She filed suit against Nu Skin three months ago. The other members of the suit - Hunt and Richards - left the company on their own. Hunt was quoted in the Friday edition of Provo's Daily Herald as saying, "I don't know how many times or how many women it takes before Nu Skin See NU SKIN, page 3 Park Gty lease The arrival of the 2002 W inter Olympics will be the impetus necessary for UVSC to vacate their current location in Park City' Br Kellie Engleghardt of The College Times Utah Valley State College is finding a new location for it's Park City campus. Park City Council told UVSC that they would have to vacate their rented space in the Park City Municipal Corporation building a year before the Olympics. "They said that we could leave for a year, and then we could come back if we wanted to renew after the Olympics." said Park City Campus Director. Barbara Von Diether. In addition to this, the corporation suggested that the campus could leave all equipment in place during that year and they also welcomed UVSC to use the building until the corporation needed it. "We would have been placed in the position of trusting our computer lab and distance learning technology to the tenants during the Olympics, and of course, we could not begin a semester and then, somewhere in the middle, tell students we no longer had the building and they were dis- See CITY, page 4 WEEKEND WEATHER 74 49 74 48 75 49 HIGH LOW HIGH LOW HIGH LOW Friday Saturday Sunday Qouds will roll in, cooler, chance (brainpowers Periods ofsunshine, but will remain cloudy Dark clouds and heavy showers very likely INSIDE Lying is second-nature to most of us. Fortunately, we've provided a list of signals to watch for when dealing with some of the most common situations where lying occurs See page 7 QUOTE OF THE WEEK Emily Dickinson "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words,..."
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1997-09-17|
|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, 1997-09-17|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|