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UTAH VALLEY STATE mm nm n n iiiiiiii 4 ( EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA VENDE VOLUME 33'ISSUE 3p r r r-t 9 W v I t t t rye Ml WD ir Jl mm wm Graphics by Vegor PedersenNetXnews Errin julkunen Editor-at-Large Enforcement of Utah's gambling statute is now on the minds of Utah Law Enforcement officers. After the cancellation of the Big SLC Poker game on the University of Utah campus, officials are concerned with the rising popularity of games like Texas Hold'em. Attorney General Mark Shurtleff 's office has warned colleges and universities to halt all tournaments, according to a recent Salt Lake Tribune-article.Legal issues are partly at play in the halting of the Texas Hold'em aspect of UVSC intramurals, which will host their final tournament on April 13. Utah's gambling statute considers gambling to mean "risking anything of value for a return or risking anything of value upon the outcome of a contest, game, gaming scheme, or gaming device when the return or outcome is based upon an element ualuG m i m m m M Vii m mm' of chance and is in accord with an agreement or understanding that someone will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome."Violation of the law is considered a class B misdemeanor, punishable by six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Cory Duckworth, Vice President of Student Affairs, was concerned with the legal issues that the school could face. "It's been an issue that we've been dealing with for the better part of a year. Initially the discussion had to do with some articles in the newspaper a year or so ago about violations of state gambling laws. It didn't reference us, but it made me start thinking, 'are we in violation of the law?'" Duckworth and administration acted to keep student activities in accordance with state law. "I started looking at what we were doing with Texas Hold'em and the over-nighter, where they were doing mock-gambling. It turns out that at the time it wasn't really 'mock' gambling, but was actually gambling." Duckworth referenced the entry fee into the all-nighter and that it could be considered risking something of value, directly in opposition to state law. To avoid being in violation of state law, UVSC has eliminated the entry fee into on campus Texas Hold'em tournaments. Duckworth said, "We made a decision that we would no longer require an entry fee, and take 1 n ..; : v ..'i-L.- V Gtaango in sMghS oouGMiGFill causes stir Shawn Mansell Your News Editor Mike Taylor, who was elected by the student body to serve as Vice President of Clubs, has been appointed instead to serve as Executive Vice President. The Executive Vice President slot was created with an amendment to the ASUVSC constitution that passed during last month's student elections.Marie Amos was picked to fill the Vice President for Clubs spot that Taylor vacated. Amos is excited about her student government assignment. "I've got some ideas," Amos said, "We need to get more students involved in "Perhaps in the future when people run for office they should be sure that's what they want to do the whole year. " Paul Tippets ASUVSC Chief Justice clubs." She said she has been involved with campus clubs through student government for the past three semesters. "I am really excited," Amos said. "I've known Jared for a while he will be good to work with." Student Body President-Elect Jared Sumsion said Amos was chosen in part because of "her good reputation with clubs." The fact that Taylor is serving in a position different from the one he was elected to drew some criticism. Paul Tippets, the outgoing ASUVSC Chief Justice, called the maneuver "technically unconstitutional." Tippets cautioned that it might reflect poorly on student government."Perhaps in the future when people run for office they should be sure that's what they want to do the whole year," Tippets said. Sumsion defended his decision. "The Executive Vice President position is new this year.. .it was unique this year because we couldn't have the person run this year we had to appoint them," he said. "We had 10 people apply for Executive Vice President," Sumsion said. "All of them were good applicants," Sumsion said. "After hours r-m m Mm wMmI mmj wMi Mule? UUSC honors tiio best of flic best ai annual cuds Laurie Shore News Writer Wednesday April 6, UVSC held its annual Wolverine Achievement Awards. The awards were handed out to those who have gone above and beyond what is expected of them. Categories recognize students, faculty, staff, departments and organizations that exemplify the best of UVSC. The awards ceremony was conducted by the Academic Senate of ASUVSC. Vice-President of Academics, Le-land Page said, "This is the tenth year of the Wolverine Achievement Awards. It is a great tradition that will continue to get bigger andbigger." Nominations were accepted through ASUVSC and anyone was invited to nominate those they felt were worthy of recognition. The committee narrows nominees to three finalists and the winners are announced at the ceremony. "This year all the nominees were worthy of winning. It was difficult singling out one winner," Page said. There is something special about a night filled with recognition. Especially when those awarded humbly share their recognition with others. Female Athlete of the Year winner Deise Borghetti said, "It isn't just me who deserves the recognition, I share the award with the coaches and my team." L -.aRZu. .:.rr.tu.TT...y 1 Andy HuntNeiXHews Emcee Mike Wisland shares a laugh with Athletic Director Mike Jacobsen at last Wednesday's Wolverine Achievement Awards ceremony. SLG mayor points to smnl changes having hig effects Autumn Nielson Assistant News Editor Mayor Rocky Anderson struck a big note with his speech on small environmental changes in communities as part of the UVSC Environmental Ethics Conference on Thursday. Anderson kicked off the conference as the keynote speaker at 10 a.m. Omar Ka-dar, president and CEO of Planning and Learning Technologies, who discussed President Bush's environmental policies. Then Steven Zunes, chair of the peace and justice studies at the University of San Francisco, addressed Middle East policy and social justice, followed him. Anderson used Salt Lake City and the environmental advances there to show the small and seemingly insignificant things that cities can do to drastically improve the environment. His key points covered large improvements like the "Trax light rail system, that currently is used by 122,700 residents every day," to the "$53,000 of tax money that is now saved every year by using numerous small light bulbs in traffic lights versus one large one." Anderson also pointed out the need to slow down the process of the greenhouse affect. He quoted President Bush in saying that "climate change has the potential to impact every corner of the world, and is a global problem that demands a truly global response..." and then Andy HuntNetXNews Businessman Omar Kadar spoke about President Bush's environmental policies at last week's Environmental Ethics Conference. rebuffed the President by pointing out that the U.S. and Australia are the only countries in the world that haven't joined a serious effort to change global warming. One of the answers to this problem is the improvement of pedestrian capabilities for the cities. Before Anderson was elected mayor, SLC was considered the 12th worst area for pedestrian safety in the country. Through diligent efforts, Salt Lake has received "the most improved city in the U.S. in pedestrian commodities." Pedestrian improvements, recycling programs, light water landscaping, and new methane power plants were ways to improve the local environment that the Mayor also suggested.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2005-04-11|
|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, 2005-04-11|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|