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!MONDAY, FEB.RUARV 11, 1001 UNIVERSITY JOURNAL CAMPUS NEWS PA~E 3 I SUU and DS~: fighti.ng it out for building -funds? BY THOMAS BURR SENIOR STAFF WRITER · The SUU versus Dixie State College sentiment was revived this past week as both institutions continued their fight for millions of dollars in funding for buildings. The two southern Utah schools have had a long history of battling in the public court of opinion and with both now vying for money from Ute state legislature over buildings, the fight was seemingly rekindled . This past week a letter from a DSC student officer charged that Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt is favoring SUU because he is an alumnus of the Cedar City school, and is therefore more willing to fund SUU 's programs. "II is no secret that you favor SUU ," Chet Glover, vice president of academics for DSC 's student government, wrote the governor. The letter, written on school letterhead, had been sent to Leavitt in response to the governor's backing of the SUU teacher education facility over a new DSC building for the arts. "Governor, all these items portray a man who . .when he took office, one of the first needs .. .Everybody-is lobbying for the disputed two days later when a group of utterances from his mouth was .. .'I fee as same thing . But [the legislature] has to good as the night we beat Dixie,'" ·Glover SUU supporters took out a full page prioritize. · advertisement in the St. George-based continued . O'Driscoll said if the governor said DSC Spokesman Mark Peterson told the Spectrum to showcase SUU 's need for a something about "feel ing as good as the new teacher education building. The ad, University Journal Glover does not speak for the college, which has never wanted to paid for by several boosters, said SUU had night we beat Dixie," it would probably battle with SUU over the importance of the have stemmed from his high school days 2,000 more full-time equivalent at Cedar High which often played Dixie build ings. DSC only wants to • students than DSC. express its need for a new High. Leavitt was not involved in athletic ' It ls imperative that public policy building , he said. programs at SUU [and SUU did not play .makers understand the genuine against the junior college when Leavitt "There was never any needs giving rise to the request attended here), O'Driscoll said. attempt on our part to put of a new teacher education Bruce Barker, dean of the College of the worthiness of our building at (SUUJ," the ad said. building against the ' "We do not deny that important Education, said the issue should not be one pitting SUU against DSC. worthiness of SUU's needs,· needs exist elsewhere; we "Both schools should be above that," he Peterson said. "That's never only ask that the vital needs been our plan .• said. "We hope to make (our argument] on of teacher education and the basis of individual cases to the policy general classroom space at The building currently used by and decision makers of the state. Both SUU be looked at in their students is one-third schools have a vital impact on their actual context. condemned and arts programs respective communities and both have , "Those needs are are spread throughout campus. needs." Peterson said, creating a critical . Leavitt compelling!" continued t-,A11<e the ad, which was then signed by Wendi Prince, DSC student body need for more space. president, told the Journal she does not 43 SUU supporters. Despite lacking the governor's . want 10· fight. SUU over the funding , but the Dean O'Driscoll, SUU director of backing, he said the college will continue governor' s move was prejudiced. to advance its project on its own. marketing and public relations, said the "All we can do is all we can do,"· "We're not trying to be rebels down issue is not one of SUU against DSC. Peterson said . "I don't· believe there is any comparison here," she said Friday, "but we're being left Facts in Glover's ·1etter, printed in two . to the needs,· he said. ·we both have state newspapers last Tuesday, were (continued on page 5) needs, we both have legitimate Phiesta this week Torch to pass through Cedar BY PAIGE HENDRICKSON SENIOR STAFF WRITER Alpha Phiesta Week begins today , and the sorority sponsoring the week hopes to bring in some big bucks for women's sake. Melanie Featherstone, an Alpha · Phi member, said all money rai sed during the week's·activities will be donated to v,arious organizations that fight against women's cardiac disease. Featherstone, a senior communication major from ·Bountiful, citing a national statistic, said 479,000 women die each year from cardiac disease. She said that number included heart attacks, strokes and any other heart-related problem . Research has found that women experience different symptoms of heart disease than men do because their hearts are slightly different, Featherstone said. "That's why it's so important to support the research ," she said, ·and students can support it by coming out to the activities." Today through Wednesday the sorority is selling "Heart Grams" for students to send their loved ones for Valentine's Day. The cost is $5 each for pickup or the sorority will deliver them for $7 each . Students and faculty interested in sending the valentines can purchase them in the alcove of the Sharwan Smith Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Tonight the sorority is sponsoring the Mr. Alpha Phiesta contest in the Ballroom at 6 p.m. There is a $3 adm ittance charge . Tuesday at 6 p.m . there will be a lip sync contest in the Starlight Room . The charges are $3' for an individual to enter and $10 for a group . Cash prizes will be awarded the winners. Thursday will feature the • Jail-nBail" in the alcove of the Sharwan Smith Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can pay to have someone arrested and that individual must raise enough money to post "bail.· "It's going to be a lot of fun." Featherstone said of the week . "We have great activities planned." ·Faculty,· staff 'thanked' BY KIMBERLY SWENSON JOURNAL STAFF WRITER The family and consumer science department is sending out a Valentine to all Southern Utah University faculty and staff, inviting members to an annual open house, ~s a thank you for their hard work . The department-is keeping with the 15-year tradition : hosting the open house and making valentine treats for the entire staff. Beverly Anderson , family and consumer science academic adviser, said this is an opportunity to send out a thank you for the hard work and services given to the department. She also said this open house helps to recognize and give thanks to the staff for all the unseen things they do. Faculty and staff are invited to the family and consumer science living room, Feb. 14 from 2-4 p.m. to "mingle; eat, and visit," • .. Anderson said. When the Olympic flame brightens Salt Lake City during the 2002 Winter Olympics, Cedar City will not be left in the dark. That was the m~ssage delivered by the Salt Lake Olympic Committee Thursday as it unveiled the route the Olympic torch will take through Utah on its way to Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah for the beginning of the games. The torch will be lit by magnifying the sun into flames in Olympia, Greece, site of fhe ancient Olympic games, and then conveyed to the United States where ii will run a maze through 46 states before entering Utah's eastern border. The torch will shine on Cedar City on Feb. 5, 2002 , on its way from southern to northern Utah, which SLOC officials s,a y ~ill be a means to involve more state residents in the world event. ' The Olympic torch relay will unite Utahns in a celebration of Olympic ideals; inspiration, sportsmanship, teamwork and dedication to unparalleled personal achievement," said SLOC President Mitt Romney in a news release Thursday, exactly one year before the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Olympics. Although Cedar will be one of five cities visited that day, with the last being Provo in Utah County, SUU administrators and Cedar City officials want to capitalize on the event as much as possible. Dean O'Driscoll . SUU director of marketing and public relations, said having the torch come through the city of 25 ,000 is a "very lucky" event and the school will make the most of the relay "This will be a chance for us to be a part of a world event," O'Driscoll said. "It's a once-in-alifetime opportunity." The community will benefit by the torch relay , no matter how brief. O'Driscoll said. "Even if it' s 30 seconds of international coverage of how beautiful southern Utah is, it could be a lasting break.· Bryan Dangerfield, executive director of the Utah Summer Games, said Cedar City will have large events tied to the torch run "This will never happen again," said Dangerfield , who is organizing a committee to oversee the activities surrounding the city's portion of the relay. "We want to have 10,00020,000 people lining the streets giving it a festive atmosphere ." The ideal celebration'for Cedar City, he said, would be held in the Eccles Coliseum , SUU's stadium that is mbdeled after ancient Greece. If SLOC permits, Dangerfield said, the stadium's cauldron could be lit in a short ceremony. Olympic banners would also proliferate the city, he said. showing the community's support for the games. "When will anybody have this opportunity again?" Dangerfield asked. "Never, and nobody would want to miss this." - Thomas Burr '' . Betn Peterson, a junior elementary education major from Lyman, Utah, helps assemble a gothic style archway which was used in the LDDSA Sweethearts ball Friday night at the SUU LOS Institute of Religion.