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J" f v WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28 Volume 26, Issue 26 Opinion The Presidency is a reflection of modern society. A7 Life!JDiscoverjhe top ten ways to get outofa speeding ticket. B6 Sports Why is the NBA fine and dandy with marijuana? Marketplace B1 B8 fn" 11 1 In u V J s rr ' f v Dili " - "There is no ambiguity in UVSC's original mission statement. This change seems unncessary. " Regent Aileen Clyde 1 t 1 1 all lnlliM Slate ('iilleoc n INSIDE V n: tl: uiy i nib Thp, mens haskfifhal tram srnnnpH I I 8th-ranked Southern Idaho with a dra- .''i matic last-second shot by Nate 'm '-mml' Ghappell. See page B1 o no o '717 c;a7fife or degree additions at UVSC should be 'unique anddifferent.'" Regent Evelyn Lee "A possible solution to the lack of four-year degrees may be busing UVSC students to Weber State or the U." Regent Victor Lund UVSC presents case, I listens to criticism Photos by Ryan TeeplesThe College Times KERRY-ING ON: UVSC President Kerry Romesburg watches the proceedings at last week's Board of Regents meeting with a look that betrays his frustration at the regents' puzzling criticism of UVSC. BOARD STIFF Kerry Romesburg and a group of UVSC supporters watched their proposal undergo a deluge of criticism from Aileen Clyde and Utah's Board of Regents. By John Bern hard Editor in chief SALT LAKE CITY Utah Valley State College officials, hungry to offer more baccalaureate degrees, presented their long-term academic blueprint to a skeptical Board of Regents, Friday. The regents, who have already rejected two previous attempts by UVSC to acid a unique integrated studies degree, spent a portion of their Friday meeting discussing the merits of UVSC's proposed, long-range plan for additional baccalaureate degrees. Many of the regents are concerned that adding more degrees would endanger the original intention of the institution. Regent Victor Lund suggested that instead of expanding UVSC's baccalaureate degrees, alternatives should be considered. He suggested a shuttle bus system that would haul baccalaureate-degree-seeking students to Weber State University (in Ogden) and the University of Utah (in Salt Lake City) even after being presented with data that suggested the primary reason students attend UVSC is because of "financial and time constraints. Lund also said that he was concerned whether or not the Utah Legislature would fund any sort of academic expansion at UVSC. "Does community need drive the programs we put in," he asked, "or does the state legislature control that?" Lund also said expressed concern that if every "remote community in the state" wanted more four-year degrees like UVSC does, the legislature would never be able to afford it. "It would require a completely different sri REGENTS) CGMiNUfD ON PG. A8 n. I ! ill .1 hi H SMART A Special Report What exactly is the degree that has spawned so much controversy? See 'The Degree in Conflict', page A8 1 1 'hy are other universities opposed to future growth of UVSC? See 'U. Jealous?', page A8 U 'hat are the pros and cons of expansion ofLWSC's baccalaureate degrees? See 'Growth at UVSC, page A8 Is L'VSC backing down from the Board of Regents? R an Teeplcs answers. See 'UVSC is...', page A7 V Opponents of in'SCs expansion are ignoring the facts, according to Steve Carter. See 'Flotsam', page A6 1 i .....4 Civil rights activist speaks ai King event KING SINGER A speaker at UVSC's Martin Luther King commemoration lauded the former civil rights leader for his commitment to service. By Amber Kirch Senior Reporter When the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration day was founded four years ago, five or six people attended including the speaker. Last Wednesday, more than 200 students and faculty members filled UVSC's ba II-SEE KING, CONTINUED ON PG.A5 UVSC professor founds research institute ' Dr. Emory Campbell RESEARCH WARRANT UVSC Professor Paul Tayler founded the Colorado Plateau Institute to enable students and faculty to conduct research and enhance the learning process. By Xociiitl Anson MANAGING EDITOR In the past, UVSC professor Dr. Paul Tayler has had difficulty getting his science classes on field trips due to lack of financial resources. In order to enable his classes to take trips and provide funding to support other ventures of the department, he founded the Colorado Plateau Field Institute. The southeastern portion of Utah is part of the Colorado Plateau and is a iocation rich in plant, animal and geological variation. Tayler started the institute to provide grants to faculty and students conducting research in this area. The institute has since become a valuable resource for both faculty and students interested in research and field-work. The funds that maintained the institute when it was first started two- and-a-half years ago, came primarily from donations from individual faculty members and contributions from UVSC. The Institute is now financed by Dr. Bill J. and Margaret M. Pope. Although UVSC is currently the only beneficiary of the institute, Tayler is working on extending such opportunities to other schools. He has put together a proposal involving adaptive reuse of Rainbow Ranch to be used for field trips and research. The facilities would be made available to other institutions for similar purposes. Taylor is also looking to cooperate with other colleges in the use of their facilities to further the research possibilities for UVSC. The idea, which is on the table "would greatly expand our ability to meet our goals and objectives as far as the Institute is concerned," said Tayler. Although the institute has opened an avenue for research here on campus, Tayler still asserts that UVSC is concerned mostly with teaching rather than research. "We're a teaching institution, not a research institution. However I find that the instructors who arc involved in research, it sharpens their skills. It maintains their skills, they remain in the forefront of their areas of expertise," said i . , 1 ' ' ,,; t ' . File Photo PLANT-ATION: Clark Bench, located in Kane County, Ut., is the focus of a number of research projects funded by the Colorado Plateau Research Insititute. Tayler. "I find them much more enthused about their work and I think they transmit that to their students. Research itself is not one of our goals though." Dr. Renee Van Buren, also a professor in the sciences, has directed several research projects, including a data collection excursion by the Honors Biology 101 section to the campus wetlands. The class evaluated the necessity of the animals and plants to the ecosystem and the importance of the habitat to their survival.The Institute also sponsors colloquia in which guests from the UVSC faculty and other institutions are invited to speak. The colloquia is also available for SEE PLATEAU, CONTINUED ON PG. A4 WEEKEND WEATHER 44 HIGH 24' LOW 39 HIGH 30 LOW 35 37 HIGH LOW Friday Unseasonably warm, with chance of rain. Saturday Sunday More rain, more warmth. Lingering clouds, cooler temperatures. n Mi --I j INSIDE The Write Stuff A play written by UVSC student Paul Walstad, Jr., will be performed at a prestigious national theatre convention. See page B5 . . ... QUOTE OF THE WEEK Hillary Clinton "Certainly I believe the allegations arc false." In ;7)w hum ;ilh'fil ulliir Irtwtvn her ImslvmLin n 2l-virold iiitrm.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1998-01-28|
|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, 1998-01-28|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|