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Hie College INSIDE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 Volume 26, Issue 16 Opinion Allen Hill assesses the value Scene A Tibetan student sees the loorid through distant eyes Sports SLCCsstiJlirdefenseprovestoomucbforWSC Marketplace Companies spell out danger of college credit By Kalpana Srinivasan of The Associated Press It sounded like a good deal to Manish Dave: low APR, no annual fee and a free T-shirt to beet. Of course, when he signed on the dotted line and joined the legions of college credit card holders, he didn't know the bottom line. "In college, responsibility and freedom are something you're just thrown into without having any background on the potential implications," said Dave, 22, a graduate of Emory University. He didn't know, for example, that the annual percentage rate - the yearly interest charged on a credit card's unpaid balance - would grow nearly 16 percent after a year. The combination of a credit card in his pocket and too little information about it spelled disaster for Dave, who found himself buried in debt midway through college. His parents warned him bad credit would return to haunt him. Indeed, when Dave went to rent his first apartment, leasing agents read his credit report like "an open diary." Credit card companies flood campus sidewalks each, fall, many armed with goodies like free T-shirts and water bottles. Students find invitations to apply in the their mailboxes and at campus bookstore displays. The companies, bruised by horror stories about students like Dave piling up huge debts after grabbing the credit-card Health Awareness Health Awareness is at an all-time high at UVSC with the completion of a blood drive and the advent of Health Awareness Week By Kellie Englehardt of The College Times Red and purple ribbons are finding their way not only across the Utah Valley State College campus but also across the nation as part of an anti-drug and anti-violence campaign. The month of Odtober has been designated nationally as Anti-drug and Violence Awareness month. The colors red and purple are represented in this campaign to help communities become more aware and to promote safe health, especially among youth through the prevention of substance abuse and violence. Wednesday, a Natural WEEKEND WEATHER 54 37 52 39 HIGH LOW HIGH LOW Friday Saturday Sunday Windy in the afternoon, bi$ clouds tncreasingstorm clouds, windy and cool of education 6 8 10 12 bait, are launching programs to educate young adults in money management. Visa U.S.A. sent out kits to freshman orientation leaders at 4,000 colleges with advice on how students should select credit lines. Visa also plans to stage mock game shows on 20 campuses, quizzing students about their financial savvy. MasterCard and American Express also have jumped in with interactive web sites that allow students to play with financial charts and budget expenses. "Visa's experience has been that college students are very good about credit," said Bob Couch, Visa's senior vice president of corporate relations. But he adds: "Although students have been responsible, education is important for anyone learning something new." Credit card use by students continues to rise. More than two-thirds of them have credit cards, and more than 40 percent made a purchase with one in the last week, a 1997 survey by Student Monitor, a syndicated research group. The survey or 500 college students found that of those with credit cards, 90 percent had them in their own names. Some critics say students lured to plastic by the marketing quickly amass debt, often despite good intentions. Howard Strong, a lawyer in Reseda, Calif., who has writ-See CREDIT, page 4 High Carnival will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Student Center. The carnival will have entertainment in the ballroom as well as interactive booths and carnival activities to help show youth that there are other "Natural Highs" to be involved in rather than substances and violence. "We are trying to promote options for kids in the community to let them know that there are other things to do with their time," said Connie Kitchens coordinator for alcohol and drug education in the wellness center. This is the ninth year the carnival will be held. The event is focused around students from elementary to high school. Amy Grubs, coordinator for the event said that the carnival is targeted toward younger kids because they are the most impressional. The health awareness 49 34 HIGH LOW Rain possible in the valleys, snow on the benches Month underway - IN ARM'S WAY: Adam Bennett, a student at UVSC, watches a nurse tend to a bag filling with his blood. month was kicked off with a speaker from Intermountain Health Care who spoke on the effects of caffeine last Tuesday. Informational booths were set up -by agen INSIDE ,JJ:.'t. : Ben JonesThe College Times cies and organizations throughout Utah County last Wednesday. The organizations at the event provided See HEALTH, page 3 Gimme a Handsaker Sara Handsaker and the Wolverines put up a good fight against SLCC but were overwhelmed by their opponent's good defense See page 10 There are few women in UVSC's top-level administrative positions- but UVSC'is not alone By John Bemhard of The College Times W: hen compared to national averages, Utah Valley State College's female representation lons of authority on campus is relatively small. UVSC has just one female administrator (Dr. Lucille Stoddard, vice president of academic affairs) and one female dean (Dr. Royanne Boyer, dean of Technology, Trades and Industry.) The national average is that women usually make up a little less than half of a respective college or university's executive staff. President Kerry Romesburg said that the number of women on the executive staff (administrators and deans) "ebbs and flows" and that UVSC currently does not have many females in top positions. He added that UVSC has had ample female representation in higher levels, but "never very much." Colleges and universities usually have their authority structure organized so that the president of the school has ultimate authority, while several of the president's vice presidents (and a provost) have selected powers. This group usually works in direct accordance with a collection of deans, usually referred to as a dean's council. This basic power structure applies to most colleges and universities, including UVSC. And most colleges and universities have ample female representation among their leadership ranks. Under most circumstances, a woman is rarely hired because of the mere fact that she would bring diversity to an administrative office. Usually, the woman has to merit her jromotion. For example, Dr. Lucille Stoddard See GENDER, page 3 Trustees meet to in m discuss uvsl issues By Steve Carter of The College Times The Board of Trustees met to discuss important issues concerning UVSC Oct. 9. The board's discussions revolved around such matters as the new integrated studies degree and the status of the Culinary Arts department. Many of the successful programs the school sponsors were brought to the forefront during the meeting. The Elementary Education degree was lauded by the trustees, as having a "stellar, beautiful reputation" in the state of Utah. A report was given by UVSC's Grants and Contracts Director, Bill Baker. The Capital Campaign project was reported by Baker to be a QUOTE OF THE Dancing Dynamos UVSC's successful Ballroom Dance Team is turning heads here on campus and is gaining notoriety as far away as London, England See page 8 in the highest eche great success. The campaign started with a goal to raise $24 million, but ended up making $31 million. "UVSC competed against other major educational institutions in the state and won a $20,000 software grant from A.D.A.M. anatomy software in August." stated an informal report put out by the Trustees. The Mountainlands Applied Technology Center was reported in the meeting to have the highest non-credit enrollment in the state, having educated 15,558 students in the past year. A new teacher evaluation process was reviewed by the trustees and has just been put into effect. The new evaluation process gives the students two opportunities to fill out See TRUSTEES, page 4 WEEK Colin Powell "Iknoiv that the most effective means of ensuring the government's accountability to the people is an aggressite,Jree, challenging untrusting press."
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1997-10-22|
|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, 1997-10-22|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|