|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
_M_O_ND_A_Y,:....:.J_UL_Y_l_3;_,1_99_8_•_ T_H_E_U_NI_V_E_RS_IT_Y_..:J:,._O_UR_N _ AL_•_s..,..o_u_1'_HE_R_N_U..:., "T_AH ~ UNIVE~-,:;,-R,; ..::; SI_TY ..;,:..=,,- -:--~:::=~~,-:.:.....!.,..;:;~..:..-;:;,.·, r m (C~JFU~ O l Lilly provides new funding Students froin CETYS visit SUU A recent gift by the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation to Southern Utah University has brought to more than $53,000 the Foundation's total gifts to SUU-gifts matching those made by a former company employee and long· · •ti me university supporter. These gifts bave been placed in a scholarship endowment together with those made by the former employee, who wishes to remain anonymous. The endowment, which has reached a total of more than S86,000 with the addition of the recent Eli Lilly gift, will provide a number of full·tuition scholarships to students enrolled in the university's College of Science. "We are thrilled with thjs partnership between the university and Eli Lilly in providing excellent educational opportunities ro our students, " said SUU President Steven D. Bennion of the gift. "This company has been fo r many years a respected industry leader in its commitment to learning, and we are most gr:11cful to both Eli Lilly and our local donor for their continued dedication to the cause of learning at SUU ... Eli Lilly and Company is a global, high tcchnolog'y company founded by Colonel Eli Lilly in 1876 in Indianapolis, lndiatia. A 38-year-ol<:l pharmaceutical chemist and a veteran of the Civil War, Colonel Lilly was fru~tr:ll cd by the poorly prepared, often ineffective medicines of his day. In founding the company, he committed to manufacturing pharmaccucical products of the highest possible quality, developing medicines that would be dispensed at the suggestions of physicians and not the sideshow "hucksters" of the time, and producing pharmaceuticals that would cake advancage of the best science of the day. . As a result of these commitments, and a focus on quality eval uation that was well ahead of its time, Eli Lilly and Company has been instrumental in the realization of significant medical advances for more than a century. Among the company's m any successes have been the introduction of both the world's first insulin product and, more recently, human insulin· the world's first human hcalth·care product using recombinant DNA tq:hnology. The company also developed and mass·produccd the Salk polio vaccine and launched Prozac, now the world's most widely prescribed antidepressant. One of the world's most respected corpor.1tions, Eli Lily and Company employs nearly 30,000 workers globally, and markets its produces in some 156 countries. In addition to its commitment to qu:ility products, Eli Lilly is also a world leader in philanchropic giving. The company concributcd more than $66 million in cash and products w ch:iritablc organizations around the w orld in 1996, with nearly S9 million of that total coming through employee-directed c ontributions such as its recent matching gift to SUU. Twelve students from CETYS University in grades, or by their per formance in school, but by who can afford it. However. we do look :n Mexico arc visiting SUU this month to study cheir previous grades to sec if they had failed English as a second language. They arrived in any classes." Cedar City June 26, and will stay uncil August 7. Duriog their visit ro Cedar they are enrolled in After the six weeks arc over, the students arc the school, and are touring various sites around awarded a certificate and a grade that show Utah. . - - - - - - - - - - - - ----,,,-----.......------. completion of their These smdents studies. No college credit is earned by are required to spend five hours a these students. day in the because their visit is merely used as a classroom learning to lcarrung cool to improve their improve their English. English. "It's kind These students do of like a vacation, but a working not just attend vacation .'' says , . _ . _ • school , but on 111 Fridays one can Bryce find these 12 Christensen, gallivanting around director of the Utah and the English Language Study Center at region. "They have suu. visited the Grand The students come from three Canyon , and been From l eft to right are Claudia Alpizar, Sergio Alvarez, to the movies so different Ana Barbara Garcia, Juan Carlos Ayala, Diana far, " says branches 6f CETYS University: Postlethu 1a fte, Cesar Valdez, 1/cctor Amaya. Christensen. "They Tijuana, Mexicali, arc also planning to and Ensenada. "We have a special scholarship go horseback riding, and river rafting, at Big agreement with our sister university, CETYS," Rock Candy Mounc:iin. • says Christensen , " that enables these s.tuclents Over the 24th of July these studenis arc he:tding to Salt Lake City, where they plan 10 to come to SUU for .a very low price. 111c school docs this in the hopes that these attend the Days of '47 parade and fireworks. Then they will stay at Seven Peaks Resort in students will learn abouc the American c ulcure Provo fo r a day or so. and improve their English reading and writing Brad Duerson of the SUU business department skilJs. ··me students who attend this program come has arranged for these students to tour Cedar. because they can afford to come," says "They visit local factories in the area that arc Christensen. "They arc not chosen by their supportive ofSUU," says Duerson . ' \ YOU'RE INVITED TO PARTAKE IN I A SPECIAL WELCOME TO SECOND SUMMER SESSION AT SUU FROM THE SHARWAN SMITH CENTER. MERELY PRESENT YOUR VALIDATED I.D. CARD OR YOUR RECEIPT THAT YOU'VE PAID YOUR FEES, TODA~ MONDA~ JULY13, 1998, AT THE COUNTRY STORE BETWEEN 10 A.M. AND 2 P.M. FOR A FREE ICE CREAM CONE.