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Vol. 37, No. 13 Weber State College November 12, 1976 Day Care Center Proposals held up by Brent Aguirre "A Family Services regulation pertaining to age limits on day care facilities is holding up a day care committee proposal," said Carroll Finley, a member of the committee. The Family Services regulation states that, "any licensed child center may not take children younger than two years of age," she said, "and we have a strong need at WSC for infant daycare." The preliminary proposal has been drafted, but we need to try and get Family Services to waiver this regulation before we can act, said Finley . At the present time, state law provides an exception to licensing for institution connected day care, she said, but this would not solve the problem. According to Finley, Family Services assistance payments will not be paid to unlicensed facilities, and this would eliminate many students from utilizing the WSC Child Care Center. "We have to be licensed," she said. The center will provide child care services for WSC students at a minimal cost but many students would still be unable to meet the cost of child care without assistance," she said. Mike Hunsaker, the student government member of the committee, has researched possible areas for placement of the facility on campus and said, "if all goes well, we will probably be able to handle 111 children over the age of two and 30 infants." "Proposed initial financing for the center would come from the ASWSC fund , the emergency fund , and we are looking into the possibility of general funds," said Hunsaker . "However, following the initial funding of the center, approximately $8,000, it would be self-sustaining and no additional funding would be necessary," he said. "Control and responsibility of the center would be maintained by the students," said Hunsaker. Once the center is in operation, he said, they would be able to hire, one director, and two full time teachers, at approximately $800 to $1,000 a month, and still have enough money for improvements and necessary equipment. Psychologist receives award A former Weber State College research psychologist became the first person in the history of WSC to be elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Elizabeth Schwenn Ghatala, for the past four years a research psychologist at Weber State, is now affiliated with the University of Houston, Texas. She is the wife of Dr. M. Habeeb Ghatala, acting director of Institutional Studies, professor of 1 ,v f I i i 1 A t - V sociology and foreign student advisor at Weber State. Ghatala applied to be a professor here at Weber State College, but according to her husband, she was not qualified in enough areas in her field. She also was refused an assistant professor's job here at Weber. . Ghatala did her research under a grant from the University of Wisconsin and the National Institute of Education in Washington, D.C. Her research was conducted in Ogden City Schools on processes facilitating children's learning, motivation, and memory. She published 25 research articles and chapters in books based on her research during her affiliation with Weber State College. Her research received national and international recognition. It resulted in her selection in 1974 as "one of the five outstanding young researchers in the country" by the National Academy of Education. Ghatala is one of the six educational psychologists nationally to be admitted as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Ghatala began her research and publishing activities while an undergraduate at Northwestern University. A recipient of B.A. and M.S. degrees in Experimental Psychology from Northwestern University and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Ghatala's other academic honors include graduating Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, National Science Foundation Graduate fellow, and the University of Wisconsin Research Fellow. . --n -!F'i' - , -" If 'y' KEEP ON TRIKING. Proponents for a new WSC day care center are having difficulties due to a Family Services age limit restriction. The news apparently doesn't seem to phase this youngster as he peddles merrily along his way. Photo by Clyde Mudlef Bishop says Trip was success President Joseph L. Bishop has received a draft of an agreement between the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China and American Association of State Colleges and Universities ( AASCU) . The agreement stated that "the following five areas offered areas of fruitful collaboration and should be pursued specifically by signature of both parties of the Memorandum of Agreement." The areas covered the exchange of personnel resources, materials and information, the conduct of joint research, the establishment of an AASCU Intercultural Study Program in China and the adoption by AASCU in Washington, D.C. of an administrative-coordinative role in implementing programs of educational cooperation with the Republic of China. An agreement of this sort, according to Bishop, offers many opportunities for broadening our educational resources. Bishop was one of about 30 delegates representing AASCU in meetings with the Ministry in Taiwan last month where the agreement was reached. "The need for more comprehensive education in international af fairs is evident," said Bishop. "A recent UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) survey ranked the United States lowest among 100 countries surveyed in the amount of television time devoted to international programming. I think this is an indicator of the interest and knowledge of our citizens about the world in relationship to local and national affairs." Weber could benefit greatly from this agreement along with all colleges and universities in the country, Bishop added. The educator's visit was the result of an invitation received from the Minister of Education of the Republic of China.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-11-12, 1, Vol. 37, No. 13|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|