Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1977-02-041
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Volume 37, Number 28 Weber State College February 4, 1977 Weber State Grad work possible Representative Roger Rawson and Chairman of the Board of Regents, George Hatch have both encouraged the Utah State Legislature to adopt a bill to give WSC a graduate program in three fields. The bill, which has been on the table of the House Education Committee, would have the legislature "study and act on the need for graduate work at Weber State." Rawson, D-Hooper, said he would try to get the bill out of the committee yesterday with a favorable recommendation. "Iam convinced," said Rawson, "any study will conclusively demonstrate the need for this program at Weber State." Hatch said that the program needed to be determined through a development program that would assure that any new programs are adequately financed. "The board has recognized for some time that some graduate work was inevitable at Weber State," he said. "We are not opposed to graduate work at Weber." Hatch added that the board has been trying to strengthen the four-year programs before giving it additional roles. The library and the faculty salaries are also priorities before the program could be enacted Hatch said. These problems are currently being recommended to the state legislature. Rawson, however, is in favor of authorizing Weber to begin graduate courses in teacher education this fall. Hatch said that there isn't a question that some graduate work should be considered and he said that one field should be technology. He said that Weber has the primary role in four-year technology, and added that there is a need for a five-year course in vocational-technology.Noting that the University of Utah had turned away applicants in the business field, he said, "We need to study the field of business for graduate work." House Majority Leader, Ronald Haverson, R-Ogden, said there appears to be enough votes to bring the bill out of the committee. Hatch and Rawson made their comments after a meeting with the Commissioner of Higher Education, T.H.Bell. Bell, along with Hatch, agreed that the Legislature has the power to give roles for colleges but questioned why both agencies do the same thing. However, Hatch said the board could make a more constructive program if the board has the opportunity . "I am going to continue pushing my bill," Rawson said, "as a legislator,! have a responsibility to see the public gets the service it needs." Southern Utah State College has also expressed interest in graduate programs for their school. Inside today Class rooms are not the only places in which learning can take place. Field trips break down the walls of traditional classroom to broaden the scope of learning. A children school's field trip. Photo Feature on page 10. Won't try WAC WSC stays in Big Sky by Rick Libby Gary Crompton, Athletic Director at WSC, said yesterday that he doubts that the Wildcats will apply for admission into the Western Athetic Conference (WAC) . "I don't think that it is probable or realistic," he said. The newly instated director said it would cost a lot of money for Weber to join the WAC, and he didn't know where the college could get the money. "I would rather become a powerhouse in the Big Sky and then join the WAC. We still need to do a lot of work before we can do that," he said. Crompton also stated that Weber would Have to add new sports programs to qualify into the conference. "That's more money for staff than we can get to spend," he said. "By 1980 Weber will have a very tough football schedule. We'll play Utah State, University of Utah and Brigham Young. That's a pretty tough schedule alone." ' 'My goal right now is to win a division II championship in football and we get a shot at the NCAA playoffs in basketball if we win the Big Sky. What more can you ask for from the WAC?" "I'm really looking forward to next year for our football team," Crompton said, "I really think that we will start on our way back up." "For now we'll stay in the Big Sky and start bringinghome the All Sports Trophy again." Creative contest opens Both faculty and students are being invited to enter the annual John J. Cortez family honors program which will recognize creative achievements during winter quarter at Weber State College. Dr. Levi S. Peterson, WSC honors program director, said awards of $200 each will be presented to three faculty members and three students during the Cortez convocation April 28. "Entries must consist of creative, scholarly, scientific, or technological projects completed during the winter quarter on the topic 'The Quality of Life in Contemporary Civilization'," Dr. Peterson said. He said contributions could include essays and articles which make an expository comment; poetry, music, painting, and sculpture which give an artistic reaction; and scientific experimentation or technological projects that imply or demonstrate some addition to or knowledge about the quality of life, he added. "Non-expository works such as paintings, music, technological projects, and so forth, should be accompanied by a brief explanatory comment," Dr. Peterson said. Deadline for submission of a project is March 18. The entries will be judged by the honors committee. The honors chairman said that teams of students or teams of faculty may collaborate, in which event the prize money will be divided. Projects either undertaken in connection with classwork or undertaken independently are acceptable. "The only limitations set are that the project, whatever its nature, must in some obvious way, relate to the topic," Dr. Peterson said. The honors program was begun in 1968 through a $43,000 trust fund from the late Mrs. Inez Cortez Truscott, a daughter of John J. Cortez whose family lived in a home which once stood in the WSC general vicinity of the Administration Building. The WSC honors program is designed as a means of stimulating academic excellence at the college, Dr. Peterson said. ' ' '--'7 i i ' It A MODERN ART. Th is rendition of the WSC founding father was nolo bj Qjtt Murfl created by local vandals. It will not win any awards.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1977-02-04, Vol. 37, No. 28|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|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.|