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GQGljD7 n n o The independent MONDAY t i , X V k sfludeiiiS's retyrm to civilian Jon Long News Writer In February of 2004, a sol-ider returns home from an 11 -month stay in Iraq to find himself immersed back in the Utah Valley community that is, in part, Utah Valley State. After six years of service in the Utah National Guard, Specialist Conan Heimdal decided to head for Iraq right before his enlistment was up. Deployed on March 4, 2003, he and his unit didn't know where they were being sent. "It was not until about a week before that we knew we were heading for the Middle East," Conan said. Believing in the War on Terrorism from the start, his views changed even more once he reached Iraq. "Once I saw what was going on, politics were out the window. It became,very personal for me, and I knew that I needed to be here to do whatever I could to help Adjustment has not been an entirely easy thing; he talked about "dodging a McDonald's bag that rolled across the highway," because for a second the thought that it could be a bomb ran through his head. He still remembers how it scared his wife who was riding with him at the time. Such small facts of life seem to have changed for him after he related what used to be a daily threat on routine drives through RPG alley, or the stretch of highway from the green zone, area of Baghdad that was secured by the military, to the international airport, where convoys were being hit everyday by insurgents.Although Heimdal has been voice of students at OCTOBER 32005 Finally, a funny Farley! UVSC and the McKay Events Center welcomes a Chris Farley Film Tribute to campus. Life begins on Bl. (Co rhs a h ft frrtrohfo; By John Ditzler Executive Editor The UVSC Radio Club Faculty has secured a Perkins Grant to further the club's goal of attaining a radio frequency for the campus. Radio Club advisor Mike Wisland wrote the grant proposal and said it will help cover the costs of a three-phased plan he and the Radio Club have outlined for making a campus radio station a reality. "Phase one of the club's drive to gain on campus radio is purchasing a streaming server computer so we can podcast," Wisland said. So although this would not include a radio frequency broadcast which students and community members could listen to on their radios, people could down Courtesy PhotoConan Heimdal UVSC student Conan Heimdal "Once I saw what was going on in Iraq, politics were out the window. It became very personal for me, and I knew that I needed to be here to do whatever I could to help" Specialist Conan Heimdal Utah National GaurdUVSC Student back a year and a half, his new life is setting in-a new life of being home with his family and readjusting to life in Utah. A large change after returning was the pace of home life compared to the fast lane life he had been living. While on duty in Iraq, Conan had been used to working 20-hour days, 7 days a week, not to mention living in the midst of war. But now that the pace has Utah Valley State WWW.NETXNEWS.NET The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly We take a look at the news of the day and the Jacko-Meter doesn't lie! We also look at the evils of NAFTA. Plenty of your pithy comments too. Opinions starts on A6. inniojhNV (z i Ifto Vn ) load streaming programming to their iPods to listen at their convenience. Phase two involves hiring an external research consultant to find and assess any available frequencies and possible locations for a radio tower. Wisland has already found a consulting firm he thinks could serve the club's interests best. "If you go up and down the FM dial there aren't really any gaps or blank stations," Wisland said. "This - area along the Wasatch front is one of the most crowded FM spectrums in the nation." FM radio stations are always odd numbered. Each station that broadcasts also uses one frequency on either side as a buffer to guard against one frequency interfering with another broadcasting frequency. So for says he found this picture on slowed and he has finished his service in the Utah National Guard, Conan has been pursing a degree at Utah Valley State in History, with plans for pursuing a doctoral degree in political science. In his off time, Conan helped set up a program called "Operation Give," a program that provides medical and school supplies as well as toys for children. "It's the one thing that helped keep me sane while I was over there." IflflitH -1 j o j o ive Sadam Hussein's desk. When asked what the biggest shift in American sentiment was, he responded plainly that it was our resolve, and that it was disappointing to see the measure of that resolve so short lived. Through his experience as a military information specialist he saw what he perceived as the potential role model for democracy in the Middle East; that Iraq, if handled in the right way, could sway the resolve for more democracies in the Middle East. But if left untended, he feels that the country could plunge into a civil war and be replaced by another regime that could support or be run by United States' enemies. Among Heimdal's concerns, he was disappointed that U.S. citizens didn't get to see the positive efforts because "it doesn't sell papers as well as gloom and doom." VOLUME XXXIV Having a bad hair day Real Salt Lake's innaugral season hasn't gone exactly to plan. Sports comes your way on B4. cinn(oir oft 1 instance if 103.5 is taken, as it is by KRSP, 103.3 and 103.7 are taken as well. These buffer frequencies are called guardbands. A prospective radio station can only use an already used frequency or guardband if their transmitter is far enough away from the transmitter in question as to not cause interference. Wisland hopes an outside research consultant can help UVSC understand better which frequencies are available and where. In addition they would be instrumental in walking UVSC through the licensing process. Phase three tackles the licensing process with the FCC once a suitable frequency and transmitter location is found. "That licensing process can be See RADIO-A2 Student Soapbox Student Government hopes new program will give students a voice. Jon Long News Writer The student government is looking for a voice-a voice to take to the school administration and state legislature to speak of the concerns and issues facing students at UVSC today. In the spirit of democracy, the Student Government of UVSC has elected to bring their ears to the voices of the students. The second Monday of each month will be dedicated to what student government calls the "Student Soapbox," located in the hallway by the bookstore at noon. The name might change eventually, but the concept and focus will remain the same. This will be an opportunity for students to get up and voice their opinions in an open forum. The panel will be populated with the six senators and the Vice President of Academics, Ashley Rutgers, who is also in charge of the Soapbox and one of the founders of the idea. "I know most students are not going to come and talk to us in the office, so the idea is to get them involved by brining the students a platform from which they can speak." The Soapbox hopefully will encourage students to stand up and let the student government, as well as fellow students, hear and learn about some of the issues facing the school and students. Some of the topics covered in the first Soapbox discussion ranged from concern for costs at the food court, cost increase in parking, tuition NO. IX ( I A for out-of-state students, the controversy surrounding the math department, all the way to oral hygiene, health insurance for students, and the need for a story telling hour at UVSC. One of the biggest concerns was the apathy that seems to plague the school. Some students felt that there is a general discontent, almost a high school mentality that looms in the halls. Patrick Kelly, a senior majoring in aviation, and the school Senator for Technology and Computing, mentioned that although a lot of signs have dropped the "C" in UVSC, making it UVS, students do not feel that the school is progressing toward becoming a university. But as Patrick put it, "when we get a whole lot of student backing us, things usually get done pretty fast, and when they give us their concerns we address them." The real concern stressed by both Ashley and Patrick was student involvement. Students are willing to voice their concerns when they come face to face with someone they think will listen, but are reluctant to come forward to address them on their own. It was felt that some of the students don't necessarily take the time to understand the critical issues facing the school. Although the student government is leaning toward a discussion of academic issues, they say all viewpoints are welcome to be heard, and will have a place to be voiced in front of the senators representing the school on the behalf of the students.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2005-10-03|
|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, 2005-10-03|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|