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1IU5 W o WEDNESDAY Sept. 8,1999 Volume 28, Issue 3 Opinion Should high school kids wear uniforms? 4 Inside the Quad UV loaders, the who, what, and where. 7 Outside the Quad MTV Video Awards - view our picks. 9 INSIDE Warring with Nike The Nike tournament tries to bridge the gap between the Nike Tour and the PGA See page 11 Sports The golf prosvisil Utah . 11 13 Marketplace Really cool classifieds, don't miss! till lillll'l I III c g e ... 1 Photo by Dave Noriega ;OK- . 1 crashed I c jy Kes glf. - - - ' '"" ''"" W M WWW M WS WWW W Hundreds of frustrated students have not had access to any services at UVSC since last Friday because of a massive systems crash. er XT Stepl Cart Ryi NetXNews Senior Reporter It's the beginning of the semester at UVSC, but the halls are strangely quiet. Normally hoards of students would be lined up at the cashier's office to pay their tuition, or at the financial aid windows to get money to pay their tuition. But since Friday, August 27, none of that had been possible because the computer system containing student records had been shut down. It took engineers until late Friday afternoon to get the computers back up and running. The lack of computers meant a lot at UVSC. "We are completely reliant on computers," said Dave Chappell, registrar, "there is no way of telling what is going on until the computers come back up. Lack of such essential services as adding and dropping classes had many students frustrated. Jill Whitney, a sophomore at UVSC, cried in a moment of despair, "I hate this school! I come to school and I can't do anything." Whitney had been trying to add a class to her schedule, and since the deadline for adding classes is fast approaching, her sense of frustration was strong. In order to compensate for the problems, the deadlines for tuition payment and the adding and dropping of classes was moved back to help students make up for the time lost. For an entire week, UVSC workers were twiddling their thumbs and answering as many student questions as possible. Just what happended with the computer system? Tom Rasmussen, assistant vice president of campus computing, said that some files had been corrupted. The bad files slowly worked their way through the student database until it crashed the system. "We tried to restore the files but every time the files got worse and worse. We really struggled with it," said Rasmussen. Rut now, nobody knows how the flies had been corrupted. Rasmussen said that the corruption could have started with something as simple as stopping a transaction while the system was processing it. Finally Rasmussen was forced to call in Digital Equipment Corporation, their hardware provider, to fix the equipment. Rasmussen said the fees he paid for the repairs was substantial, but not as high as the cost of fixing the files the slow way. Each night a backup copy is made of all student files. If the computer system crashes, the backup copies can be put into the system. But this time almost a week had passed since the corrupted files entered the system. The amount of student transactions made since then would have to be entered SEE COMPUTERS, CONTINUED ON PG. 13 Journey to Chiuhuahua Y Krista White PA" NetXNews Reporter Dr. Janet Bennion takes her students on a life-changing journey to Chiuhuahua, Mexico to take an in-depth look at religious culture in other countries. Last Thursday, September 2. the Behavior Science Department sponsored a symposium entitled, "Time Warp in Chiuhuahua. Dr. Janet Bennion lead the excursion of students to Mexico to give them a hands on experience. The symposium was comprised of slides, pictures, souvenirs, mennonite dresses, and pottery. Bennion, a UVSC anthropologist, and three of her students gave a detailed presentation and slidesof their experiences in Chiuhuahua Valley, Mexico. The group researched four different religous groups, L.D.S., Catholic, Mennonites, and Poligamists. Each student was allowed the opportunity to spend a week at one of these groups. Bennion took the three students to Mexico "to give them an experience no book can offer," she said, "I wanted to educate students to have more information on these colonies, to prove some theroies that all these colonies are resisting change." The program succeeded in giving students a new perspective on life. One student commented, "This has been a life-changing experience."Many students would like to participate in this field research, but due to funding and sponsorship only a few are permitted to go. The program is unique, only a few colleges and universities participate. Bennion is hoping to see further expansion and take a larger group next year. "I'd like to go further south, maybe even into South America. So I will be applying for grants and I'm hoping some people will sponsor the students. Maybe this summer Mexico, South america, and who knows..." Former Gov. Bangerter visits UVSC April Crawford NetXNews Editor 1Y1 J, f':', ( ' " , j K. V . photo by the College Times Norman II. Bangerter received Excellence Through Award for his dedication to education. "Utah takes education serious," said Bangerter, the former govener of Utah. Utah spends more money on education than any other states. Utah also has the most children per capita and that's where our problems lie. Quoting Tocqueville Alexisde, a French writer, who wrote the b'ook Democracy in America, "America is great because America is good and America. will continue being great if she continues to be good." Bangerter added that we need to be serving others, whether in our churches or in our communities, so we'll be part of keeping America great. Bangerter has set a wonderful example by serving his community on the Board of Directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Advisory Board of Utah Technical College. He also received the SEE BANGERTER CONTINUED ON PG. 13 Sculpture to be reconstructed V Stephen Carter W NetXNews Sr. Reporter Sometimes repentance hurts. At UVSC, penitence has recently cost $36,000. UVSC officials are digging deep down into the school's coffers to pay for the refurbishing and reinstallment of a sculpture torn from the campus three years ago. For about five years a modern art sculpture called "Untitled (Horse Form)" by Richard Johnston graced the north west corner of the quadrangle at UVSC. To many people it didn't look like a horse at all. To others it didn't matter if it looked like a horse. To Gil Cook, former vice-president of college relations at UVSC, the sculpture was unfit for human eyes. So one day about three years ago, the sculpture experienced the painful sensation of the blow torch, then found itself lying in pieces inside a storage room in UVSC. SEE SCUUTURE CONTINUED ON PG. 6 . FT i . w ' 11 in "ii s mmm r "Untitled (Horse Form)" by Richard Johnston, stationed at UVSC was illegally dismantled. UVSC is now replacing it. WEEKEND WEATHER 85 59 84 53 HIGH IjOW HIGH LOW Thursday Friday Sunny and warm. Mostly. Sunny and warm. Partly. 82 51 HIGH LOW Saturday Sunny and warm. The end. w,y a ,1 M I ,. LIU INSIDE Hit her baby one more time... littney Sprars, along with nil hci other M'lV castmate. will vyo lor ; coveted M'lV video award. See page 9 QUOTE OF THE WEEK Rebecca Harding Davis "War may be, an armed anel Willi a mission, but she has the XM'sonal habils or slums.'
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1999-09-08|
|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, 1999-09-08|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|