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Student night life Women's basketball undefeated See Page 12 See Pages 8&9 L. A. Earthquake UVSC students and families affected by the quake Amber Pace News Editor Now that their lives are in heaps of rubble, and the Earth has calmed down two UVSC students relate their experience with the Los Angels earthquake and realize how lucky they are. January 17, 1994 at a little after four in the morning, a 6.6 earthquake exploded near Northridge California, causing a estimated $30 billion dollars damage . According to the Associated Press who polled 13,000 of the 9.4 million people involved, "One in four said the quake was the worst experience of their life." As of last Friday the death toll had risen to nearly 70 people, and 4,300 were still living in tent cities throughout the valley. There are about 248 students at UVSC who claim residency in the state of California, Krishna Davis and Nonnie McKeon are currently enrolled and live at the College Terrace. They met in California when Davis went to Prom with McKeon's brother. A few months later McKeon decided to come to UVSC, and brought her friend along. Davis is from Simi Valley, about a 10 min. drive south of Northridge. Mrs. Davis, who was in Utah visiting another daughter, received a call from her husband at 4:35 in the morning, he said they were all fine and that he would try to get through later on that evening. Mrs. Davis then called her daughter at 8:00 am Tuesday and told both girls of the earthquake. Davis heard the details of damage at a later time. Their family had chosen not to take out earthquake insurance on their home. Because the deductible is between $15,000 to $20,000. "We live on the corner of the block, so we have three walls separating our house from the neighbors, one fell down, one was cracked, and the other one is crumbling, " said Davis. The kitchen cupboards dumped their contents across the room and a large mirror fell shattering to pieces. The television flew across the room and hit the wall causing everything to fall. A hutch flew and broke all of its porcelain contents. Her father had built a plexi glass front over the china cabinet, so the china was safe. "We have a special made wall unit in our family room, it holds speakers and stuff, that thing is in there, said Davis, the speakers still fell out." See EARTHQUAKE page 14 Increased enrollment crowding classrooms Mary H. Seal Staff Writer As the enrollment of UVSC keeps growing, the Administration continues to look for solutions to a building bursting at the seams with college students. Enrollment this year at UVSC has exceeded 10,500, and those figures are estimated to grow every year by approx. 1,000 students according to President Romesburg. The problem is that the Provo campus buildings are not built to be accessible to handicapped students, and to bring them up to code would cost 9.6 million dollars. When a possible buyer was found for the Provo campus, administrators started to look for a solution to the lack of space. " With an open enrollment, students won't be able to get all of The building space currently owned by UVSC can only hold classesfor 12,000 students... within two years the enrollment at UVSC will have exceeded that figure. the classes they need," said Romesburg. "That means they will either put off going to college, or they will have to stretch out the time it will take them to get through all of their courses, unless we can find a solution." In November, the administration thought they had the answer. The Signetics building, of 523,000 square feet, is for sale for the sum of 11 million dollars. After investigation by the administration and waiting for the Board of Regents to take a look, the Division of Facility Construction Management, an impartial state committee was called in to evaluate the building for UVSC's purposes. The division reported in January that the building would be a good state purchase, and the decision was left to the Board of Regents. The problem for the Board of Regents was the size of the building compared with UVSC's immediate needs. "The Regents were concerned about the extra space. 200,000 sq. ft of the space could immediately be used by the school, and the rest of the space would be used by ten years from the purchase. We were looking to lease out the remaining space possibly to the National Guard, until the school needs it," said Romesburg. "We would be responsible for heating or cooling that space if we didn't lease it, and that could come to 180,000 to 300,000 dollars. They were really concerned about incurring that kind of liability." The Regents decided that the risk was too great leaving the administration at UVSC still looking for answers. The administration is ftjl WW wtjwt wlm ML- , Photo by Ron RalstonThe College Times Special Events Center underway Finally under construction, the footings are being poured for the Special Events Center. After delays over funding for the seats, construction is actually under way, and the building is scheduled to be completed in July of 1995. UVSC builders provide service for community Jody Hancock Senior News Editor UVSC building students are worrying about more then just a good grade this semester. They are building a house for one of Orem's disabled citizens. A 1,470 square-foot,wheelchair-accessible home is being built by students enrolled in UVSC's building construction and construction management program. Wanda Woodrum, a 36 year-old Orem resident who was injured in an auto accident almost 20 years ago is the recipient of the home. Barry and Cathy Lunt, an Orem couple, decided Woodrumneeded a place of residence, so they contacted the building construction director at UVSC. Not only are the Woodrums getting a brand new home but the Lunts are helping out with the finances in a lot of ways. The Woodrums actually qualified for a housing construction loan, but the Lunts want to pay back the loan so Woodrum won't be encumbered with payments. Donations have been solicited by the couple to provide tax-deductible funding for the home. They have also asked local businesses to donate windows, doors and lighting. The home is expected to be completed in May 1994. But the building doesn't stop there. The UVSC builders are responcible for approximately 30 homes that have been built through UVSC's building construction and construction management program in the past 22 years. "We work on a house from start to finish," said Bob Dunn, program See UVSC BUILDERS, Page 4 stumped. "We could build these buildings slowly over time, but we estimate that the end cost of such a course will exceed 62 million dollars. The other choice is to build temporary modular units, much like trailers without wheels. These would cost about $4 million but would only be temporary. Time has become a factor. The building space currently owned by UVSC can only hold classes for approx. 12,000 students according to President Romesburg. Within two years the enrollment at UVSC will have exceeded that figure. According to Romesburg, it will be at least four years until another building is built for UVSC. "There is still some talk that the Legislature may just go ahead and buy the Signetics building anyway," said Romesburg. "The legislature listens to the Board of Regents, and then they make the decisions. They may decide to have the state buy the building, and then the school can eventually pay for it. Until it is decided the administration will continue to look for possible solutions to a crowded community college campus' housing the student body of a State college. The largest volcano known is on Mars. The Olympus Mons, 370 miles wide and 79,000 feet high, is almost three times higher than Mount Everest. Source: OMNI Magazine. ALAN PECK for The College Times.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1994-02-02|
|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, 1994-02-02|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|