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INSIDE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Volume 26, Issue 9 Opinion Should nude dancing at LeMar's be outlawed? 6 Scene Team's "Impulses" ermines the tiding bell blues 7 Sports Does the WNMrealty require a sill1 baU? 10 Marketplace 12 Utah V ii 1 1 e State ('allege The Hard Way In die debut of his column, 'The Hard Way," Dusty Hardman points out that at least one NFL team is taking the neces-; saiy steps to control wayward players See page 10 Overcrowding becoming serious concern UVSC is faced with an interesting dilemma: the inflating student body has overrun a campus that has limited plans and little funding for growth. By Steve Carter of The College Times CROWDED: UVSC's enrollment continues to spiral through the roof, leaving the Orem campus swarming with students from early in the morning until late in the afternoon. UVSC students and faculty face a major problem this semester, and will for many semesters to come. Enrollment in the school has skyrocketed to 15,000. Only a decade ago enrollment was only 3,000. Though the campus is growing, it's not growing faster than the student body, and a few body parts can't fit inside the campus. Sometimes students have to sit on the floors of their classrooms for lack of desks. Prime time for classes used to be 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Now it's 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This means that almost all classes are full during that time. 99 percent of freshman classes between 7 a.m. and 4 a.m. are full. This creates a problem for both the college and the students. UVSC has an open door policy, admitting anyone who fills out an application. But getting into classes is a different story. Last year, 1 ,300 students who were admitted to UVSC ended up not attending classes because of overcrowding. This year it is estimated that upwards of 2,000 student will end up in the same predicament. UVSC administration has added many See CROWDING, page 3 crowdcontrol? Total enrollment at UVSC, nextJive yeats: 1997 15,867 1998 16,162 1999 16,960 2001 17,897 Total neiu buildings planned, nextfive xeais: O (According to Gov. Mike Leavtt s No Bricks S Mortar policy) Source: UVSC Institutional Research UVSC'sfirst-ever "UVRoge!" was wildly successful, far exceeding expectations in both turnout and administrational response By John Bernhard of The College Times When Steve Beck, UVSC's student body president, took office four months ago, he knew his beloved UVSC needed something - anything, really - to unify and encourage greater participation from not just students, but every club and organization on campus as well. The result? "UV Rage!," ASUVSC's hugely successful, first-year program designed to introduce students and organizations on campus to each other in an enthusiastic, seven-hour carnival in the quad. "For a first-year thing, it was very successful," said Bob Rasmussen, director of student programs, and Beck's adviser. "We'll definitely do this again next year," he said. The event began at 10 a.m. in the quad with many of the organizations frantically setting up tables and booths for student perusal throughout the day. UVSC's Outdoor Recreation Justin BankheaoVThe College Times R AGIN' PARTY: ASUSVC's first-ever "UV Rage!" was a complete success as students turned out by the thousands to check out the wares of many of UVSC's clubs and organizations. department even rigged a large, complex obstacle course that spanned the fountain pool. The course was complete with rope webbing for students to scale. Those not agile enough to maintain a hold of the rope plunged into the fountain. Other notable booths and setups included Aviation Science carting in their small, single-engine aircraft for students to ogle. The Country Western Dance Team and Club erected an interesting fort with a western motif. Health Awareness Club (HAWK) brought in several of the infamous Crash Test Dummies, who conducted car evacuation drills with students. Many other clubs and See RAGE, page 3 UVSC employee garners award By Kellie Englehardt of The College Times Ann Lickey, Utah Valley State College's administrative assistant for Accessibility Services Department, was recently named public citizen of the year by the National Association of Social Workers. Lickey received the award at the Utah Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) conference held in Salt Lake City. "When they called me and asked if I was attending, I had no idea that I would receive an award; I didn't even know they recognized public citizens. It was an honor and a surprise to be named public citizen of the year," Lickey said. Lickey was nominated by her supervisor Michelle Lundell because of her work as an extraordinary employee and her commitment to community service. Lickey can be found after hours - and on a purely voluntary basis - teaching family education classes; "Journey of Hope" workshops for parents and family members of emotional disabled adults and children. Lickey has been able to add new perspective and understanding to UVSC's Accessibilities Service Department. Bookstore lines up students A mysterious order by Utah 's Fire Marshal left the Bookstore frantically searching for an effective system to sell textbooks to UVSC's 15,000 students. The result? The longest lines of them all By John Bernhard of The College Times In recent years, purchasing books at UVSC's Bookstore has been fairly painless. Until now. For the first time in several years, the Bookstore was not allowed to set up cash registers in the Student Center's main hall, leaving nearly 15 thousand students frustrated, concerned and angry at circumstances beyond the college's control. The result was a quick-fix setup that saw students forced to line up in the Hall of Flags waiting for entrance into the Bookstore, a solution Bookstore Director Cathy Rakisits said, "made the Bookstore and its staff look like it wasn't organized." 1 Most students grumbled as they waited in line to get in the Bookstore and waited in line to purchase books as well. In the past, the Bookstore was allowed to set up 14 registers in the Student Center's main hall. The arrangement forced closure of the main artery and students were required to circumvent the bank of registers by exiting the building and re-entering in the Hall of Flags. Mysteriously, however, an order by Utah's Fire Marshal doused all plans for a similar arrangement this fall. The state fire marshall was on UVSC's campus in the second week of August as part of a state firefighter's seminar. It was also the third day of the book buyback process for UVSC's summer students, a process that sees the Bookstore set a few registers in the hall outside. According to Rakisits, representatives of the firefighters seminar asked for the space the Bookstore's registers were using, but were rebuffed. "Book buyback was scheduled to last until Saturday," Rakisits said. The following Tuesday, an order came from the fire marshal stating that the Bookstore would not be allowed to set up registers outside the interior of the store. "We'd cleared it in the past," Rakisits said. "Next we heard we can't set up in the hall." When Rakisits and Ken Mathews, director of Student Center auxiliary services, heard of the order, they immediately considered three options. The first option was to put the 14 extra registers required during the student bookbuying rush in the computer lab adjoining the Bookstore. But the option was thrown out because students needed the lab and the resulting line would have blocked one of the two main entrances to the Student Center. See BOOKSTORE, page 3 UVSC opens high school campuses High school students are taking advantage of a program that allows them to earn enough undergraduate credit to graduate much earlier than ever before By Kellie Englehardt of The College Times Some high school students are graduating from college before graduating from high school. This kind of graduation isn't just happening for the Doogie Howsers of the world. Utah County high schools have a handful of students planning on graduating from both high school and college this year. High schools throughout Utah have been involved in concurrent enrollment programs for many years now, but in more recent years, these programs are becoming a more common implement to a student's success. Utah Valley State College is playing a key role in this program that allows many local high school students to attend college at the same time they are attending high school. "The concurrent enrollment class promotes preparation for the future. When a student graduates from high school they should be able to leave with a marketable skill. With an early See SCHOOL, page 4 WEEKEND WEATHER W 79 57 85 ! low high m H LOW Friday Saturday Sunday Cloudy with high likelihood ofrainshowers. More rain, more clouds, less sunshine. Fewer clouds, warmer temperatures INSIDE Steve Carter's weekly installment of "Flotsam" examines and investigates exactly what the world missed over the weekend while Di's death dominated the headlines See page 3 QUOTE OF THE WEEK Oscar Wilde To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all"
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1997-09-03|
|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, 1997-09-03|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|