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'Item "1 T" 4 r1 IVEDIZSDAY May 6, 1 998 Volume 27, Issue 1 Big Time Baseball, Softball teams prepare to do battle in the Region 18Tournies. See page A 8 Opinion Credit cards arc harmful to your health A5 Life! The ncwjAinchtxix jcajurc: StimtoiySalsa. Sports Track anin;il'Il)'H- Marketplace A7 A8 A10 rmnnvn PASS THE DEGREE The Board of Regents approved the sixth degree for UVSG after more than 7 months of battles and compromises between the school and the Regents. II V K I'. I. I. IK En V, I, K II A K I) T E i) i t o k in i: ii i k r Utah Valley State College made the final step forward in passing the integrated studies degree on April 24. making it the sixth baccalaureate degree offered at the institution. After seven months of debate and even a change in the schools mission statement the Utah State Board of Regents passed the degree at their monthy meeting held at College of Eastern Utah in Price. The degree that emphasizes "critical and creative thinking abilities" was passed with a unanimous vote. Aileen Clyde, a regent who in the past was adamantly opposed to the degree changed her mind over time. "I think that it is certainly compatible with UVSC's mission statement. I think that we need to be cautious, but the appropriateness is certainly there, Regent Pamela Atkinson asked members of the UVSC delegation why it, was being called "integrated" and suggested that the degree should be called "interdisciplinary". Elaine Englehardt, assistant vice president of academic affairs who wrote the degree, explained to Atkinson that other schools within the state who offer the degree also call it "integrated studies", and the particular name was chosen to remove confusion. Andrew Crowshaw, the student regent felt that it was important for UVSC to have solid academic advisement for the degree. "I want to underscore the importance of advising on this degree." Adding that with out proper academic advisement getting through school would have been a much broader Irani n challenge. Showing an uncommon ammount of support, the Regents even offered additional funds to help pay for the new degree. President Kerry Romesburg declined the invitation, commenting that with late action on the degree, the enrollment in the program would not be high in the fall. "This is a very large step forward for our students," said Romesburg. "It allows a student to come to our college and pursue a bachelor's degree. It really moves our curriculum to an entirely different level." A student can be admitted to the integrated studies degree program as soon as heshe has completed an Associate of Science or an Associate of Arts degree. Next the student plans the final two years of study. With the help of a three-member faculty advising team, the student selects two "minors" or 18 hour emphasis. Additionally the student will take 15 hours in the "Integrated Core". The faculty try and help the T) student put together the disciplines that most closely match the students career or educational goals. "There are numerous combinations that a student could put together to complete the integrated studies degree. Perhaps a student could take 18 hours in communication or graphics, and another 18 hours in business management or even history. Total hours for the degree is 120." said Englehardt. The administration has brought in several national scholars to study and consult on the degree. These scholars believe the degree is exceptional because it is designed to fully educate the student. "The integrated studies degree proposed by Utah Valley State College is truly exciting," said Dr. William Newell, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University and Executive Director for the Association of Integrative Studies. "The program itself is well conceived. The 15 hours of core courses in interdisciplinary study are essential if students are to learn the skills necessary to connect' SEE DEGREE CONTINUED ON PG. A4 2 ss -- i V - , K "j . : ' .: :fj! ... ' tl .Si n u It V & vr' ml h ?a 4 4 -. i'fc-, s.' .:.:::,f;rr-:;rv, NEW UNIFORMS?: The basketball team gleans their snazzy black gowns as they relaxed before the photo shoot. UVSG graduates walk down that glory road Candi BowmanThe College Times FINALLY FREE Over 2,000 former UVSC students participated in commencement last Friday. l?Y H AVAL AH G 110 LOST ON EXECUTIVE NEWS EDITOR Faculty and graduates, friends, family and guests all converged on the David 0. McKay Events Center Friday morning. May 1, 1998 to celebrate the accomplishments of over 2,026 degree recipients during the 57th Utah Valley State College commencement excercises. The graduating class of 1998 included students from fifteen foreign countries, thirty-four states, virtually every county in this state, and most notably 1,456 from Utah County. Bachelor of Science degrees were awarded to 308 students and over 1600 other associate's degrees and certificates of completion were conferred to graduates upon completion of their prescribed courses of study. UVSC President Kerry D. Romesburg officiated at the general commencement and took time to congratulate all graduates, their parents, and all UVSC faculty members. "The strength of this institution lies in the success of today's graduates, its faculty and in their ability to impart their knowledge to others." said Romesburg. "Each certificate and degree represents considerable time, energy, and effort. The ceremony for which we have all gathered is a formal recognition of the quest and attainment of individual and combined goals and dreams." President Romesburg then welcomed the visiting dignitaries seated with him on the platform. Some of these included Karen Huntsman, Charles E. Johnson, and Commissioner of Higher Education for Utah. Cecelia Foxley from the Utah State Board of Regents. Susan Henshaw attended from the Utah State Board ofEducation. Members of the Utah Valley State Board of Trustees and UVSC administration also attended. Teachers of the year were then recognized and congratulated by President Romesburg. Through an extensive selection process involving student and peer evaluations in the various academic schools, five members of the faculty were designated for special recognition of excellence in teaching and dedication to higher learning. The recognized teachers for this year were Pat Ormond from the School of Business, Deborah Marrott from the English department, JaNae Brown Haas from the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Doug Bradley from the School of Technology, Trades, and Industry, and Christine Walker from the School of Science and Health. Four members of the faculty were also designated for special recognition by the graduating students and the Alumni Association. Teachers receiving the Alumni Outstanding Educator of the Year awards were Frank Barrus representing the School of Business, Steve Fordham from the School of Technology, Trades, and Industry, Ron Hammond from the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and Vince Miner of the School of Science and Health. . . A combined experiance of 1 50 years was recog- SEE GRADS CONTINUED ON PG. A4 Outgoing student government meets goals by Cydnh Finch NEWS EDITOR The 1997-1998 school year was a success for the student government at Utah Valley State College, thanks towell-established goals set forth by Student Body President, Steve Beck. The UVSC student council began . the year with the hopes of fmc enpif- Steve Beck ic that would benefit both the community and UVSC students. The first goal Beck, and members of the student council accomplished included creating a new UVSC mission statement that was rewritten to increase community involvement through SEE GOALS CONTINUED ON PG. A3 ; ...J,.....l..u......,.. i - ' ranioiis traffic circle wins award WINNERS CIRCLE The traffic watchdog in front of campus has not only been the site of many accide'nts, but has also recently won an award for its design. BY Havalah Giioldston EXECUTIVE NEWS EDITOR A unique-to-Utah Valley traf- , fie circle and hook ramp leading to the interstate from the inter section at Utah Valley State College recently won accolades from the Consulting Engineers of Utah. Fehr & Peers Associates Inc. were awarded the grand prize at the 1998 Engineering Excellence competition for the design of the traffic circle in front of the college, which was meant to reduce wear and tear on the entrance-way and to strengthen the infrastructure of exsisting roads to handle as much as a calculated 28,000 students, or doubling of traffic volumes. The plans for the traffic circle were patterned after infrastructure common in major European cities. Many citizens and students were hesitant upon learning of the planned solution but fears were allayed through several open houses meant to explain the use and benefits of such a project. Recent studies conducted by Fehr & Peers have shown a defi nite decrease in accident rates since the implementation of the traffic circle. One accident was reported last year. The previous intersection averaged six accidents per year. "We think the traffic circle has done a tremendous job solving the problem we had out front," said Val Peterson, Associate Vice President for College Relations. The $3.4 million project was SEE AWARD CONTINUED ON PG. A4 fir -7T Candi BowmanTfie College Times ROUNDABOUT: is a british term that describes a merry-go-round, but at UVSC it is a term that is frequently used to describe the traffic circle in front of campus. This stellar design was recently awarded. THIS WEEK ON THE WEB The Top 5 Fitness Web Sites 1. Fitness Link www.fitnesslink.com 2. The Fitness Zone www.fitnesszone.com 3. A Forum For Women's Health www.womensheaIth.org 4. Complete Health www.completehealth.com 5. Loyola University Health System www.luhs.org INSIDE The dreads of summer Randi Hofer looks past the pluses of summer and delves deep into the horrors of swimsuit shopping. See page A6 QUOTE OF THE WEEK Mary Little 'There is no pleasure in having nothing to do, the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.'
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1998-05-06|
|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, 1998-05-06|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|