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MONDAY APRIL 16 2007 THE STUDENT VOICE OF UTAH VALLEY STATE VOLUME XXXVI NO. 19 O mm n no ! . ; .Jti I ' - . . .. . . , 3 : ! - L " 4- i r pi '' " n-f R "v ' WrjngKr MFR T 1 n- I SPORTS Rodeo The UVSC rodeo team 's success at the Rocky Mountain Region competition brought the team some national attention. Read about it on B5. Baseball Southern Utah traveled north to Orem for a three-game series against the Wolverines. Find out which team came out on toponBS LIFE Edited movies Time to get sweaty and salty: Save your money for $9 popcorn, the summer blockbuster movies are beginning. See what's worth seeing on B2. Local Musician Songwriter Debra Fotheringham will play Provo in a must-see CD-release concert. Get the details on B2. mm NEWS ID card switch The time has come to make another UVSC student identification card. Find out the reason and information on the change on A4. Rock the Block Over $40,000 dollars have been raised for charity through rock. Find out more information on Rock the Block on A3. OPINIONS How did this year stack up? What did the 2006-2007 school year add up to, and what can we take from it? Find out what our opinions writers think on A5. i ii Students As your student council, we feel an obligation to report to you on the commitments and goals we told you we would work on this year. Last spring, when we asked for your support and vote, we selected certain issues to work on for your benefit. We want to report on two specific issues we felt would benefit the students the most. The first goal was sup- I . " ". . fit i i I i i i M 1 M V v Graduates from the Wasatch Campus Spencer Shell Assistant News Editor UVSC Wasatch Campus, located in Heber, will graduate its first group of 21 students with bachelor's degrees in elementary education this April. The elementary education program provides students with the opportunity to obtain a bachelor's degree and a teaching license. It is the first four-year degree to be offered by the Wasatch Campus. "Wasatch County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state. We are very anxious to have programs that help meet the demands of the community," said of Utah Valley State portingtheadministration's goal of attaining university status; as you all know, the Governor was here last month to sign the bill making UVSC a university. We are all very grateful for President Sederburg and Students of Utah Valley State College: As your student council, we feel an obligation to report to you on the commitments and goals we told you we would work on this year. Last spring, when we asked for your support and vote, we selected certain issues to work on for your benefit. We want to report on two specific issues we felt would benefit the students the most. The first goal was supporting the administration's goal of attaining university status; as you all know, the Governor was here last i i i. 1 n j u I 1 1 J I i I J I v UVSC students and faculty set aside two days Tuesday and Wednesday to memorialize the dead killed in the current Iraq War. The names of several thousand dead Iraqis and every United States soldier killed to date in Iraq were read aloud in solemnity in the student center. 3,292 United States troops have been killed in the Iraq war. Accurate numbers of Iraqis killed in the war are unavailable. Kathy French, a UVSC professor within the Behavioral Science Department, said event organizers decided to read just one deceased Iraqi's name for each deceased United States soldier killed in Iraq even though killed Iraqis far outnumber killed United States servicemen and women. "We could not read all the names of all the killed Iraqis as various estimates have placed those numbers in the hundreds of thousands," French said, "and because there are no records of killed Iraqis as comprehensive as the records of killed Americans."French, who helped organize the event, said the memorial was to be simply that - a memorial - rather than See Iraq A6 Briant Farnsworth, dean of the School of Education. Currently, UVSC's Wasatch Campus consists of a single facility that serves approximately 350 students. The Wasatch Campus was established in October 2003 and serves the higher education needs in the Wasatch mountain communities. In addition to a bachelor's of science in elementary education, the UVSC Wasatch Campus offers several academic programs of study and additional programs are being developed. The programs offered include: general academics, business management, nursing, accounting and behavioral sciences. month to sign the bill making UVSC a university. We are all very grateful for President Sederburg and his leadership throughout this process. University status would not have been possible were it not for the President and his administration. Attaining University status will impact us when we apply for jobs or See STUDENTS- A2 J j l Ji J National Library Week Apr. 15-21 is National Library Week. Join us in celebration on Apr. 18 from 1 1 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Centre Stage. There will be free food, games and prizes to be given away including an iPod, flash drives, theatre tickets and much more. Find out more about the library materials and services available to faculty and students attend National Library Week events. College: Graduating List See the entire ' list of 2006-2007 graduating UVSC students on the College Times website, www.netxnews.net Chinese fever across campus LinglingZou News Writer Last semester marked the greatest enrollment increase ever in Chinese language classes, with an exceptional retention rate. This term, more classes have been developed, one beginning Chinese Mandarin (the standard Chinese) class and two intermediate classes, the Comprehensive Intermediate Mandarin and Writing Chinese class. Why study Chinese? Past LDS missions to Taiwan and Chinese-related regions play a major part in interest. The economic development in China and the language status proposed by the United States Department of State (DOS) can also be seen as a driving force. The admiration and appreciation of the Chinese culture and 5,000 years of recorded history is another aspect of interest. Or, perhaps one's motivation is to spy for the military in the People's Republic of China. In the beginning Chinese Mandarin class, only about 60 percent of students have previous China-related experience: an LDS mission serving Chinese people, time as a short-term tourist, or back from a teaching trip to China. The other half are those who are attracted to the Chinese culture, or linguistics majors who want to explore the language. Shayla Sasser, a freshman who had a 4-month English teaching experience in Kunming (a Southwest city in China) said, "I became fascinated with Chinese culture. I am learning Chinese so if I actually go back to China, I'll be able to talk with the people in their mother tongue." In the Intermediate Chinese classes, returning LDS missionaries account for approximately 95 percent of those enrolled. More than 60 percent of them have a major or minor on business and have said they intend to do business with China in the future. Jake Lunt, a junior engineering major who served an LDS mission in New York City serving Chinese Americans in Cantonese (a major southern coastal Chinese dialect) said, "I like their (the Chinese's) history and traditions so much that I want to minor in Chinese. I plan to go into the car industry, which is going very well in China, and my Chinese will help a lot in my career." Several other Chinese students have said they plan to work for the CIA or FBI in intelligence on People's Republic of China. The US Military has allegedly already launched a recruitment campaign in the class for this purpose.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2007-04-16|
|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, 2007-04-16|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|