Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1977-02-071
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"""-- dJ rl Weber State College February 7, 1977 Cont. Ed. holds hearing by Donna Willis A public hearing held at WSC on Continuing Education was concerned with, among other topics, the waiving of tuition for auditing classes for people over 65 (perhaps 63) on a space-available basis. On Feb. 2, a public hearing was held here for presentation of the State Master plan, with 48 specific recommendations, by Dr. Leon McCarrey, Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education. Representatives from HAFB, IRS, the faculty of WSC attended the meeting. Open discussion and a question-answer period followed. In reference to the tuition waivers it was noted that continued learning could give those without a defined role in life, because of retiring, the involvement, broadening and fulfillment they lack. "Continuing Education programs have a predominating attitude which puts the student first his needs, his desires, his reasons for taking the class and the institution second," Dr. McCarrey stated. Slides were shown explaining how once education opens many doors, continuing education keeps them open. The idea of non-traditional study is is more prevelant today than ever before. "Constant and rapid change is the rule rather than the exception now days. We are a flexible and ever learning society," said Dr. McCarrey. Continuing Education programs in the 50's and 60's, were considered add-ons to the institutions of higher education, "the first to be cut back if funds grew low," he said. They were considered a luxury, not a necessity. However, it is apparent now that these programs can no longer be considered a luxury for the demands of our everchanging society. 53 percent of all post -secondary students in the nation are part-time students. WSC is the only school in the region which, when using subject matter from any department for its non-credit courses, has a policy of securing approval from the department head of that department before the course is offered. Dr. McCarrey also said that "more emphasis should be placed on the educational outreach of Utah institutions if student and public needs are to be adequately met in the future." This recommendation set forth to the State Board of Regents, recognizes that Con. Ed. works to make possible life-long learning for those who cannot or do not want to attend conventional day-time classes by offering courses in neighborhoods, on weekends and in large businesses. HAFB alone has 850 workers enrolled this quarter in WSC Cont. Ed. classes. A follow-up conversation with Dr. Richard Ulibarri, Dean of Cont. Ed. here at WSC, revealed additional information. The National Center for Education Statistics shows that the number of full-time adult students in high school or college increased by only 4.7 percent between 1969 and 1975, while in the same six year period the number of participants in adult education increased 30.8 percent. A number of factors have significantly contributed to this unprecedented growth in post-secondary education, such as political, economic, and cultural factors, along with the increased demand for vocationally trained personnel in the work force. The new participants in part-time learning programs include housewives, blue-collar workers, senior citizens, employed persons wanting to maintain or upgrade their job skills, and persons simply wanting to know more about themselves and the world. The latter group is growing because of increased leisure time. Black Emphasis Week slated Black Scholars United Black Emphasis Week Schedule Feb. 7-11, 1977 Feb. 8, Tuesday - Black Awareness Day Noon - Children Fashoin show - U..B. Little Eheater - refreshments. 7 p.m. - Black Awareness Session - U.B. Little Theatre-Refreshments. Feb. 9, Wednesday - Current Events, Today's Era. Noon - Bid Whist Tournament and Heritage Music - Music-Listening Rm. 354U.B. - refreshments. 7 p.m. - Religious discussion - U.B. Little Theatre, Guest speakers - Sis. Shahida Z. Karim, Rev. Willie Davis, etc. Feb. 10, Thursday - International Affairs - African Emphasis. 11:45 a.m. - Recital (Cello and Piano) - Sylvia Satterwhite and Rick McMasters - F.A. Auditorium. Noon - African Art Report-Alex Poinsett (Editor of Ebony Magazine), Convocation, F.A. Auditorium. 1 p.m. - No-host luncheon - Skyroom (U.B. ). All Day - African Exhibit and Music - Music-Listening Rm. 354 U.B. Feb. 11, Friday - Black Business Day - Revenue Generator. Noon - Black Poetry Corner - Upstairs Cafeteria (U.B.) noon-1:30 p.m. - Sickle Cell Anemia Trait Test - U.B. Little Theatre. 12:30 p.m. - Sickle Cell Anemia Lecture, U.B. Little Theatre. All day - Sickle Cell Anemia Fund Drive - BSU Office Rm. 353 U.B., U.B. Main Desk, U.B. Information Desk, "Friends of BSU" Fund Drive - Same location of above drive. Black Art Sale - U.B. Main Lobby. 1 p.m. - Bake Sale - in front of Bowling Alley (U.B.) Feb. 12, Saturday - Soul Food Disco, Marshall White Center, Admission $2. Feb. 7-11 - Membership Drive, Sickle Cell Anemia Fund Drive, a T-shirts sale. Feb. 10-11 - Jay Bachman's National Conference. Last Chance! Today is the last day that applications for editor of the Signpost are available. Applications will be due in one week. Applications for Business Manager are available today in the student government offices. ..-." ' " s 1 " V, , , i V r A ill w s Photo b Clyde Mueller NUMBER ONE: StanMayhew (left) and Richard Smith walk off the court with the grin of victory. Stan totaled 31 points against ISUand leads the Big Sky Conference scoring. See story on WSC victory over ISUon P. 8.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1977-02-07, Vol. 37, No. 29|
|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.|