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3Si CBSSffliEflMiB SR? (lit rcecftta, Gferifo ste Gfega UTAH VALLEY STATE 3 ll '1 fI If Wrv WWW ( EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA VENdF VOLUME 33 'ISSUE 23 ) 1 .I ru h3 mmm mmm umm mi Vegor Pedersen Editor-in-Chief Last Tuesday, UVSC president William Sederburg gave his second State of the College address, outlining his vision of the future of the institution. Sederburg 's speech, which took place in the Ragan Theater, comes at a pivotal time for the college. The current legislative session is mulling over giving UVSC money for their Digital Learning Center, and there is concern over the "moral direction" of the school. - Some community members are expressing concerns that the school less like its is acting neighbor B YU and more like other state schools. Defining exactly what UVSC is seemed to be the focus of Sederburg's remarks. - "You may have wondered why I titled the presentation 'A Value-Oriented University.' I did so to openly discuss a current challenge facing UVSC," Sederburg said during his hour-long presentation. "We must deal openly and honestly with concerns... about the 'moral' direction of the college."Events like Michael Moore's visit, the Vagina Monologues being held on campus, and the All-Nighter featuring mock gambling have all garnered me- dia attention recently, and have also generated many angry phone calls and e-mails. "A number of legislators and financial backers of the college have expressed serious concern about the principled direction of the school." Sederburg said. Sederburg's dreams of a Digital Learning Center, which would re-. place the school's aging -William Sederburgi YibT -ht be the first ! casualty in the after-UVSC President . math of the Moore War. ' The proposed building , will cost between $30- "A number of legislators and financial backers of the college have expressed serious concern cbout the principled direction of the school. " 40 million dollars with the majority of that money coming from the state. ms mmm mmm loeumenlary revels in the drama of Iio Moore UJnr Autumn Nielson Assistant News Editor A full theatre was present at the showing of "This Divided State" on Thursday, Feb. 3. The documentary revealed the division of the community and state during the events surrounding Michael Moore in the fall of 2004. The film was introduced by its creator Steven Green-street, a previous BYU student. He was surprised to see the theatre bulging with viewers, and commented that he "never thought things would get as big as they did." He is now getting international media attention. The theatre was packed with students, staff and many members of the community, including Mr. Kay Anderson. When asked about his attendance at the film, and his expectations, he replied that he was "Not going to prejudge the film, although there are a lot of public funds illegally involved in the producing of the film." Steve Greenstreet (left) and Dr. Phil Gordon (right) held a press conference last Thursday to answer questions before the debut of their film This Divided State. Andy HuntNetXNews i. Mr. Anderson had in fact, a prepared and typed two-page response to his request to be removed from the film. In it he stated that Greenstreet shows his "bias as well as his ignorance of the facts." Mr. Anderson played a key role in the film, and was even the reason for student Dan Phillips' attendance at the showing."I heard that Kay Anderson was going to be here, and I was hoping that I would see him make an ass of himself," said Phillips. To Phillips' disappointment, the crowd reaction to the film involved very little drama. Greenstreet requested that the audience attending treat the subjects in the film as objectively as he did in filming, and "refrain from stuff, like throwing things at the screen." Although several boo's ac companied the appearance and comments of Anderson and Sean Hannity, the most response from the crowd was laughter at some of the more extreme outbursts that were caught on film. Despite these outbursts, most of the key members of the film had nothing but good to say about it. The only disturbance was CD QD QQ QH (S 0 Shawn Mansell Your News Editor . i "Since September 1 1,. our world has exploded," said Al- , ice Erickson, a manager with Utah's Bureau of Criminal Investigation. That explosion has come in the form of increased background checks for numerous vocations and situations. The glut in the checks has slowed down the system and adversely affected several UVSC students who are beginning their student teaching in the secondary education : program. In some cases, the ' students who would normal- . ly wait four to six weeks for clearance have been left waiting for over five months. . Sources in the secondary education have indicated that only 14 of 51 would-be secondary education student teachers successfully completed their background checks. ' , According to Erickson, her department's increase in rer sponsibility hasn't been mirrored by more funding. "They just pile on and pile on," she said of BCI's growing workload."They just approved overtime for us," she said. She predicts the extra hours will allow the BCI to get back to normal processing time come April. Joan Patterson, the coordinator of education licensing for the Utah Department of Education, thinks available technology could significantly diminish some of BCI's logistical problems. Live scan machines would shorten the wait for background checks from weeks or months to as little as 48 hours.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2005-02-07|
|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, 2005-02-07|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|