Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1977-12-021
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Volume 38, Number 18 Weber State College December 2, 1977 Carter signs Vet bill by John Eldard WSC Veterans will receive a 6.6 percent increase in Veterans Education Assistance checks as of Dec. 1, 1977. This raise is the result of President Carter's signing into law the "GI Bill Improvement Act of 1977" on Nov. 23. According to the Veterans Administration, the raise is retroactive to Oct. 1. Retroactive increase Most checks will include the October retroactive increase as well as the November new rate. For single veterans this is a one month increase of $38. The one exception is in the case of students in Vocational Rehabilitation. These students will receive their checks for November plus an additional check for the October increase. Full time single veterans will receive an increase from $292 a month to $311. Monthly payments to veterans with one dependent were increased from $347 to $370; for two dependents from $396 to $422. For each additional dependent, the rate rose from $24 to $26. Hourly rate Among the other increases in the "GI Bill Improvement Act of 1977" were a higher tutorial assistance payment rate, an increase in the hourly rate for VA work-study payments and the maximum amount of a VA Education Loan. Provisions were made to help veterans attending "high tuition" schools. "Also in the Act were changes which will affect VA's Administration of the veterans' education program through state approving agencies and participating schools," says the Veteran's Administration. r . f K J ! , . I r ICTOIO ! Not only ilid Welicr jfrali the liall I'loin I.on-; IJcaili. the) I'hoto hy )lxl a u in loo. John Slmpe ob Cbrp enrolls students at WSC by Nancy Bailey On December 1, the first 20 of approximately 100 Job Corpsmen afforded the opportunity to attend college will be arriving at WSC. According to Toni Weight assistant dean and coordinator for the program here, a federally funded regional program has been set up through the Department of Labor office in Denver, Colorado. It will allow Job Corp students from six states to enroll in degree and associate degree programs in four colleges throughout the region. The top level students from the states of Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah will be participating. "I think it's great that we are able to help in this program. It's a big break for most of these kids," Weight said. The first students to arrive will be from the Weber Basin and Clearfield Job Corps Centers. A two week credit orientation program is scheduled beginning Dec. 1 to include study skills and career planning seminars. The bulk of the corpsmen will Mancini to perform KORMKR l lav "W. 2". RKSIDKNT to prak al GKRAI.I) R. KOKI) was in Salt a dinner hi lil in honor of illar .akr (lit Marriott. Composer and pianist Henry Mancini will appear with the Utah Symphony Feb. 4 in the Dee Events Center. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. The performance will be the first activity promoted by students at Weber State. It is sponsored by AS WSC. Mancini has written and performed many award-winning songs including the theme songs to "The Pink Panther," "Love Story" and "Romeo and Juliet." Tickets for the concert will be sold at the Dee Events Center ticket office beginning Dec. 5. Prices will be $5.50, $6.50 and $7.50 with a $1 discount for students. arrive Jan. 1, and all will begin full time studies winter quarter. Housing will be provided in Promontory Tower. Two students from the Clearfield center, Carlton Parker, age 20, and Teresa Walker, 18, both indicated they would not have been able to go to college if not for this program. Parker, from Pasedena, California, has been with Job Corps for seven months. He will be applying for a BA in English. "I am lookin forward to this," he said. Miss Walker, from White Sulphur Springs has been in Job Corp for 3 and a half months; she will apply for an Associate in Business Education. She said. "I'm looking forward to living in the dorms. Here we have six people sharing a room with no doors." Each student has been interviewed by members of the staff and faculty of the various centers for college entrance qualifications, said Weight. Only those who qualify will be eligible to participate.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1977-12-02, Vol. 38, No. 18|
|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.|