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Iten nJlllnrtfn INSIDE Opinion Snide remarks BYU great Eric D. Snider mouths off about Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. WEDNESDAY February 17, 1999 Volume 27, Issue 29 Opinion Is swimsuit issue something to flip over ? Life! Cyber-love makes its debut in candy form 8 JO 12 Sports Men and women's hoops fall in close road games Marketplace See page 6 tab la I lev Slate College b I 1 I I I I M M I V$v,. "-"-"4 LmDTii3sDj)aaLrgo PRESCIENT ROMESBURG President Romesburg displayed his trademark awareness of future events with comments on new building, Y2K By Chris Hknriciiskn . Executive News Editor The proposed Information Sciences building, Y2K difficulties, and the purchase of the Utah County Journal building where all discussed by President Kerry Romesburg at the UVSC Board of Trustees meeting Thursday Feb. 1 1. Romesburg said he was optimistic that the capital facilities committee in the Utah State Legislature will recommend funding for the Information Sciences building. Governor Mike Leavitt left the building off his budget proposal. The need for additional classroom space is evident in UVSC's high enrollment. Romesburg reported to the board Feds want juicier slice of student loan pie An j etta McQueen AP Reporter The federal government got into the business of offering student loans directly to collegians five years ago. But private loans still predominate, and the Clinton administration wants to boost the government program. Both types of loans are actually administered by colleges. However, two-thirds of those institutions choose to offer mainly the private loans. The Clinton administration budget proposal for next year wants to give its own a 25 percent raise, up $1 1 5 million to $735 million, and cut at least $1.4 billion from the private lenders' federal subsidy. The government has subsidized private loans for more than 20 years. Republican lawmakers - who consider the government program unnecessary - say there's little chance they'll help give the government an edge in the $32 billion market for student borrowers. "It's not going to happen," said Rep. Bill Goodling, R-Pa., who chairs the House Education and Workforce Committee. "They just hope they can be the largest bank in the world. ..even though they couldn't handle it. It's all about control." Lenders say the administration is worried about the government program because it's not as successful. "This proposal favors bureaucrats over students," said Mark Cannon, who directs the Coalition for Student Loan Reform, a group of state and nonprofit loan administrators. In fact, the government program-- created to simplify the loan process-is partly responsible for new popularity of the private loans, said Larry Zaglaniczny, a lobbyist for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. The competition prompted private lenders to begin sending out checks sooner and allowing officials to process loans online. "You had an upstart competitor that shook up an industry that was fairly somnolent." he said. SEE FINANCIAL AID CONTINUED ON PG. 3 JiJSUSIKCB Dots on education 'Elizabeth Dole shares her concerns with higher education: ; See page 4 New building, Y2K top list of that 18.174 stu--dents were enrolled at UVSC during the fall semester. While the enrollment in spring is slightly lower, the full-time equivalent during both semesters is over 10.000. The full- (. 4 : t L time equivalent is the total number of credit hours being taken at the school divided by 15 hours. Growth is the number one priority of the legislature in regards to higher education. Romesburg said. He added that UVSC represents 85 percent of the higher education growth in Utah. With 2.423 personal computers at the UVSC campus, Y2K problem was once again a major point of conversation during the board meeting. Romesburg said it looks like the school might be able to fix half of the ST" PI M ' nJ v . .., Sir. M 1 1 r kirnt ' r 'L-J a fi Mat is really bad about this is that the legislature is saying 'We don't believe the Y2K problem is as bad as you say. ' ' - President Kerry Romesburg J" computers on campus In order to avoid having major difficulties when Jan. 1. 2000 rolls around, PCs need to be equipped with Microsoft Window 98. The problem is that many of the machines on campus can't handle Windows 98 and therefore GO percent of the machines on campus need to be replaced, including the computers in the wooden kiosks around campus, Romesburg said. Of the micro-labs on campus, only 47 percent are Y2k compliant. Romesburg said. He said it would be nr D ) 0 ! Parkin. at your service f sts INSIDE Sports ESPY's named The annual ESPY awards were given Monday night. Mark McGwire stole the show with three awards all to himself. unacceptable if students didn't have access to the open labs. He said that the heat, water, and other crucial systems will be the first priority. It has already been decided that the voice-mail system will not be fixed. "What is really bad about this is that the legislature is saying 'We don't believe it (the Y2K problem) is as bad as you say.'" Romesburg said. Also at the meeting the purchase of the Utah County Journal Building from Strawberry Water users was discussed. UVSC has had its sights on the building, which is being vacated by Journal publications at the end of this month, since it was announced that it would be available. It is a rare opportunity to be able to buy property next to Services Bv-Mike F e t i x News Reporter UVSC students have a free ride. UVSC's parking services supply a free shuttle ride to anywhere - any parking lot-- yellow, orange or pink lots. How convenient a free, warm ride. Parking services are not just, the shuttle, though; they offer all sorts of other services as well. For instance, if you lock your keys in your car, parking services will open your car for free. They also will jump your car if your battery dies, if you run out of gas, parking services will taKe you to a gas station to get gas. What more can you ask for? " ' v . Still,-they do more. They will pull your car out for you if you are stuck In the -' ; snow. They will also find you if there is a family emergency: they will find out what class you are in and come get you. If your car is trapped in parallel parking or the cars parked too close to you on both sides, parking services will find the owners of the vehicles and get you out of a jam. SEE PARKING CONTINUED ON PG. 3 mr. concerns campus. Since the state will not fund the purchase of the building, the student body, under the direction of ASUVSC President Dave Nabrotzky, has stepped forward with the funds needed to purchase the building. "It is an incredible, incredible gesture on the part of the students," Romesburg commented about the $3 million dollars the students will be providing.This is not the only time the students at UVSC have paid out of their own pockets to expand UVSC. The student center was twice expanded with funds from student fees. "This is the only campus in the state where the students have paid for an entire facility with student funds." Romesburg said. "The students in this county and this institution have shared an inordinate burden of the cost, not only with tuition, but student fees out of their pockets. We've got amazing students." said Romesburg. u V0CBG3 P-RKSS R K I. K A S K UVSC will observe National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 20-27 with a variety of events aimed at helping people understand and recognize the causes and risks of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. The theme of this year's observance. "How to Help a Friend." will be reflected in such campus events as booths in the Business Hallway on Tuesday. Feb. 23 and Wednesday Feb. 24. which will include "Bathroom Scale Pinata Bashing." Massages from the Mainspring Wellness Center. Boarder's Bookstore, with samples of related books, information, and screening. Healthy Fating and Exercise. "Scale of Fortune." and Body Image. Also, on Wednesday from 1 2:00 to 1:30 p.m. in SC 1 17. noted speakers and recovered eating disorder patients Heather Anderson and Becky Mann will share their personal stories and specific-things to do towards recovery. On Saturday. Feb. 28. there will be a fashion show at the Provo Towne Mall with models of all shapes and sizes. On Sunday. Feb 28 in the large chapel of the Orem Institute of Religion there will be a fireside featuring Dr. Harold Frost from the Center for Change, and Heather Anderson, a recovered patient. Recent statistics indicate that one in ten college-age women currently struggle to some degree with an eating disorder. Men. too) can fall victim to eating disorders, bul'typically only account for 5-10 percent of reported cases. Those who struggle often describe their disorder as "their best friend and worst enemy in one." and as something they can't overcome on their own. Despite the obvious medical symptoms and dangers, eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and related disorders) are primarily symptoms of a mental illness. Sadly, of all mental illnesses, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate. The UVSC Eating Disorders Awareness Week campaign will provide specific information and activities to enable others to assist those who struggle with this problem. The theme for the campaign will be "How to help a friend." QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Only 47 more tn tie Michael Jordan. Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, when asked what it meant to be on the cover ol the 1999 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1999-02-17|
|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, 1999-02-17|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|