Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-02-101
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Grad Statistics Aid In Career Need some help choosing a major that will help you get a job when you graduate? Perhaps these figures released recently by the Career Guidance and Planning Office for the class of 1979 will assist you in your search. The School of Allied Health had the highest number of placements in degree-related positions, 81.55 per cent. Next was the School of Business at 64.7 per cent, followed closely by the School of Education at 62.5 per cent of graduates placed in degree-related positions. The School of was fourth Technology most successful in placing their graduates, as 60 per cent of those completing degree requirements were put into degree-related jobs. From there on, the schools were less than 50 per cent successful in placing their grads. The School of Social Science had 38 per cent, the School of Humanities had 32.9 per cent, and the School of Natural Science finished at 28.6 per cent. Remember, these figures are just for the people that went directly into jobs after graduating. Most of the schools that had low numbers of people on the job had higher percentages of people that continued their education or were placed innon-degree-related jobs. Don't choose a career field simply on the basis of these figures, but attempt to incorporate them into your overall method of selecting a course of study that will lead to your choice of a career. Good luck! WEBER STATE COLLEGE r 3 i i OGDEN UTAH J! February 10,1981 Volume 41 Issue 31 llect VA to Co Debts of Vets Veterans, beware! The Veteran's Administration has begun legal action to collect an estimated $4 million in debts owed to it by some 7,000 veterans in Utah, including vets at Weber State. The tough action to collect individual debts of up to $1,200 or less is the result of Congressional legislation a year ago and an agreement between the VA and the Justice Department, said Glade Bigler, VA district counsel based at the Salt Lake City VA Regional Office. Debts over the $1,200 ceiling will continue to be referred to the Justice Department. These debts are usually for education, compensation-pension and hospital overpayments, as well as home-loan guarantee and student loan defaults. "We're very serious," says Bigler. "We're warning veteran debtors through all 54 VA regional and district counsels in the United States not to ignore the letters they'll receive from us." He said debtors in Utah now are beginning to receive only two letters to contact the Va district counsel within a maximum 40-day period to work out repayment or face court action with or without the veteran's presence. That could result in a penalty of the total debt plus court costs and interest at the legal rate, plus a record of the judgement being placed on the veteran's credit record. Today's Signpost News Briefs 2 Editorials 3,4 Features 7-9 Sports 10,11 Unclassifieds 12 Quotables : "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of it's creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Martin Luther King, Aug. 23, 1963. The problem - at Weber State is not as bad as at other Utah colleges, according to Marv Petersen, veteran's coordinator at WSC. He maintains that that is so because the office on campus scrutinizes veieran's records much closer and so the problems are usually avoided before they occur. Weber State has a higher proportion of veterans in the student population than do the University of Utah or BYU, says Petersen. There are 1,568 veterans currently registered out of a total student population of about 10,000. If you do have a problem through some past overpayment or error, it is to your advantage to get it taken care of immediately. To ignore it may result in a court issuing a writ of execution against you, and your property could be seized and sold to satisfy the judgement. There is a procedure by which your debt can be waived or compromised, but this must be done in conjunction with the Veteran'sAdministration. Drug Class Held A three-day class on 'Preventing Drug Abuse' will be held at WSC on Feb 19-21 in room 336 of the Union Building, with classes running from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Course instructor Darnel Haney stressed that, although the class is named 'Preventing Drug Abuse', the aim of the class is prevention of many different problems that come about when people can't handle college life. Such problems as alcohol abuse, racial prejudice and family troubles are also handled in the class. "The class attempts to allow students find the source of their problems in order to let them handle them from there," says Haney. Past classes have discussed the problems students have when first entering college through such methods as role playing and reality therapy. The student is assisted in dealing with his problems by Haney acting as a non-judgemental teacher. The student is taught how to take control of his own life and how to act in, rather than react to, situations. Credit is offered for the class through the sociology department. It is open to the public for a $51 tuition fee, while full-time Weber State students may take the class free of charge. For more information or to register for the class, call the WSC Division of Continuing Education at 626-6600. Former Hostage to Address WSC Convocation Thurs. Richard Morefield, who was Consul-General at the United States Embassy in Tehran, Iran at the time it was seized by militant students, will speak at convocation Thursday in the auditorium of the Browning Fine Arts Center. Morefield is expected to discuss his experiences as a hostage of the Iranian terrorists during the convoca-. tion, which will begin at noon. The convocation is open to the public free of charge. l V,lW 2 , VV l I - v x-f 2 fir 1 ; M i ft- V u I te . Coach Neil McCarthy flashes the 'V-for-victory' sign after the basketball team upset conference leader University of Idaho Vandals.Saturday night in the Dee Events Center. Story on page 10. Photo by Ron Bevan.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-02-10, Vol. 41, No. 31|
|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.|