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n Q 77?e independent voice of students at Utah Valley State MONDAY 'OCTOBER 172005 WWW.NETXNEWS.NET VOLUME XXXIV NO. XI Is this your God? One of our writers brings up some questions regarding how we believe in a greater being. To find out if you agree or disagree with her, turn to A 7 in Opinions. RSL hosts UVSC Real Salt Lake ended their season by host ing the UVSC's men's club soccer team at Rice Eccles Stadium as they faced off against Northern Colorado. Read about it on A 10. Worth the Journey? Is Cameron Crowe's newest flick Eliz-abethtown as good as his past movies? To read Luke Hickman's review, turn to B9 in the Life section. Jon Long News Writer If you could ask the president one question what would it be? Not the President of the United States but the President of Utah Valley State. That was the goal of the forum last Tuesday on Center Stage. Though many topics surfaced, some with heated debates, President Sederburg took to the audience in attempt to open dialogue between students and administration. Over 40 students turned out to hear some of what had to be said, and some of them brought their own concerns to the table. Amidst many topics brought up during the conference, the two most discussed were football and parking. The subject regarding football as a possible feature of UVSC in the future was brought to the table. "Participation in football may very well be a reflection of conference membership. I think that will be the spark that ultimately leads to football at Utah Valley State," Sederburg said. "It would be realistic to think we will have a football team established in the next 20 years," he said, with a certain degree of enthusiasm on the subject. Yet, one student had his reserves and voiced them over the future of athletics at the school. College Times editor and student Vegor Pedersen asked, "Do you see funding athletics as a risk to programs that may or may not succeed?" This was asked in an attempt to ascertain the situation that seems to plague current athletic departments of UVSC: low attendance. Sederburg seemed to have no doubt that a college football team would attract the needed attendance that the four million dollar price tag would demand. Over the course of the next three years, funding will be diverted into building a level of athletics that will attract the attention of the NCAA. But the question raised was: "What programs will suffer in the pursuit of athletics?" Parking lot L, or "HELL," affectionately named by a student in attendance, was also addressed at the discourse. This nearly turned into a heated debate at one point between College Times News Editor and student Errin Julkunen-Pedersen, and Vice-President, Val Peterson. Errin's dialogue was centered on a safety issue of students who are at school late at night, while Vice-President Peterson focused on students and faculty misusing the lot while being allowed to park there. "We cannot provide a parking stall next to the door for every student; we only have 8,000 t S v parking stalls for a school of 24,000 students," Peterson said. Many other topics were discussed during the h o u r-1 o n g session, such as out-of-state tuition, the test ing center and late fees, allowing students to hold two A A V on-campus jobs, and the school's emi nent University status, among others. Another preva lent issue that dom inated the floor was the College's new look. "Would someone like to ask a question about the master plan?" Sederburg asked to set the meeting started. The master plan, which is available to view in the student government office, is a projected forecast of what the school will look like and the facilities it will provide over the next 20 years. The meeting touched on a lot of issues, some came at Seaderburg like a softball and were easy to answer, while others were a little more difficult and hard to hit. The debated parking lot issue began to fizzle out and the last questions of the meeting were asked. After the meetings' close, some students stayed around to continuetalking. r Byron Swogger NetXNews uwsc s SCoDDs USA John Ditzler Executive Editor With over a quarter million students competing within Skills USA each year for gold, silver, and bronze medals, students from UVSC consistently bring them home. UVSC students brought home a total of 12 medals this year, including 5 gold. With UVSC ranking 2nd in the nation this year, UVSC Skills USA Director Darin Taylor hopes to return next year and win it all. "It was almost hard to walk away with second in the nation this year because for the previous four years in a row, we've been 1st in the nation," Taylor said. UVSC's Taylor also serves as the Skills p..r 'P A'jAur'i ' i i -V' "i " - ' VI I V f.: Vf tl Courtesy PhotoUVSC Skills team UVSC's William Brickey and Jonathan DenBeste took home the silver medal while competing at the Skills USA national competition in Kansas City. USA state director for Utah and was the 2001 region 5 Skills USA Advisor of the year. According to its website www.skillsu-sa.org, "Kills USA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations.Students can compete in over 80 categories. Starting with the A's students compete in such categories as Animation, Advertising, Architectural Drafting, Automotive Technology, and Aviation Technology, and can work their way toward the end of the alphabet with welding and web design, and everything in between. Dee Martin, Director of Career and Technology Education said, "80 of the jobs in this country are filled by people who don't have a B.S or a B.A.," but still have extensive professional training. People fulfilling demanding roles as fire personnel, mechanics, and construction workers. Skills USA is a forum for them to hone their skills through competition. Taylor described taking UVSC students to the national Skills USA convention and competition each summer saying, "Just about every student has a job offer before they leave there. All the top business in the various industries at the national competition because that's where the best new skilled workers in the country are." Ccimpu police yjorn iucJent . The Campus Police Department is informing students that a possible assault may have occurred on campus last week. Anyone with information is asked to contact theofficer-on-duty at 863-5555. Since this case is still being investigated, the campus police are asking students to walk with a friend, especially at night. If you do not have anyone to escort you, please call the Campus Police Department and they will find someone to walk with you. Projector stolen in 111 building Campus police are looking for suspects who have reportedly stolen five ceiling projectors, worth $2,500 a piece. They were taken from various classrooms in the Liberal Arts building on Saturday, October 8. "No alarms were triggered and there was no sign of forced entry," said spokesperson for UVSC, Derek Hall. "The suspects gained access to five classrooms and were able to remove and make their way out of school with the five projectors. This occurred between 6-10 p.m. Saturday night." "Security measures on college campuses are an interesting thing; they are a public space. Tens of thousands of people walk through them every day. Thefts do happen," Hall said. The same Saturday night, three events were held in the school. It's possible since the buildings are connected, the suspects could have gained access to the LA building. "Changes to the schools security are currently under review and will be made to ensure it doesn't happen again," Hall said. School officials met on Wednesday to review security measures and evaluate changes that can be made.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2005-10-17|
|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, 2005-10-17|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|