Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-04-121
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J U U . 44 Vol. 43, No UEblER STATE ColUqE Tuesday, April 12, 1983 i r A look inside the new business building story and photos on page 7 fc- Jim Edwards (left), a WSC has at least one member of student, delivers an interp that the audience in stitches (right). Rodney Wright Signpost Edwards was one of the three WSC students that participated in the Nat'l Individual Events Tournament. " Do you eat quiche? 1 Author speaks Thurs. I by Barry Kaiva 5 News Editor Real Men have always lived by one simple rule, writes author Bruce Feirstein, Thursday's convocation speaker, in his best-selling book, "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche." "Never settle with words what you can accomplish with a flame-thrower." Feirstein's talk Thursday will deal with a more light-hearted subject than the usual convocation. His popular 93-page book is a satire classic in the same vein as "101 Uses For A Dead Cat" and "The Official Preppy Handbook.""Real Men Don't Eat Quiche" reached the number one spot on the best-selling paper-back book list in 1982 and started a career for Feirstein on the lecture circuit. The book itself is a collection of Real Men cartoons and Feirstein's tongue-in-cheek observations on what Real Men do and don't do. A few of the jokes reveal the author's handling of the subject. Question: How many Real Men does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: None. Real Men aren't afraid of the dark. And Q: How many Real Men does it take to cross a river? A: 5,000. 4,999 to build the suspension bridge and one to drive across in the tractor trailor. An autograph signing session will be conducted on the morning of the convocation from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Bookstore. Ferstein's book will be on sale at the cost of $3.95. WSC professor selected 'Educator of the Year' by Cherilyn Kawa Staff Reporter Dr. W. Blair Low, Weber State professor of secondary education, was selected "Educator of the Year" by the Utah Association of Teacher Educators. He was presented with the award in a banquet held last Friday in the Union Building Ballroom with about 200 other educators from around the state in attendance.Lowe was selected for the award for his abilities not only as an outstanding teacher but a teacher educator who over the years has made a signigicant contribution to all areas of education and especially in the area of teacher education.Other criterian include a person's identification with the service to the UATE. Dr. Low served for several years as president of the organization. Also, involvement with UATE is considered both as to teacher education as a whole and the involvement with teacher education in the state of Utah. Dr. Low's involvement with teacher education is in the area of professional field experiences where students are assigned to work within the public schools in preparation to becoming a teacher. He is also involved with the assigning of student teachers within the public school system. Other professional activities include acting as general chairman of the teacher exchange program, being involved with the Utah Skills Project and being instrumental in getting the Utah teacher program nationally recognized. He has also written numerous publications on education. When commenting on the quality of education today, Low said that teachers are better prepared than they have ever been before. However, he feels that education faces major kinds of problems. "We need to support the system to maintain the quality we now have," he said. Students in the education area are decreasing because of the other opportunities available. He said there needs to be strong efforts made to counteract this and protect the type of education we have today. Low also said presently there is a strong drive towards increased academics and "returning to the basics." Dr. Low received his doctor of education in educational administration at Utah State University. He is in his nineteenth year at Weber. Allied health to host 'Career Days' High school students from throughout northern Utah will be on the Weber State campus April 15 for "Allied Health Sciences Career Days." The activities will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Allied Health Sciences Building No. 3. Dr. Robert Soderberg, associate professor of health sciences, said, "The event is geared to help students get information on what health careers are offered." He said, "We will have students looking at practical nursing, associate degree nursing, emergency medical technology, medical technology and medical laboratory technology." "We will also provide information on radiological technology, ultrasound, respiratory therapy and dental hygiene," he added. Participants will also receive counseling in the areas of pre-med.. pre-dental, pre-veterinarian. pre-pharmacy and pre-optometry. Some of the weeks activities include a "College Bowl competition on April 13 which will be held in the Union Building. There will be a convocation for the 'Career Days' participants at noon on April 14. The convo will feature Dr. Chase N. Peterson, vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah Medical Center. Dr. Peterson acted as spokesman for the University Medical Center during the time that Dr. Barney Clark was there. Dr. Peterson will speak in the Wildcat Theater in the Union Building. Dr. Soderberg noted that WSC has the sole collegiate-based radiology x-ray, ultrasound, respiratory therapy and paramedic programs in the state. "We are also the only state institution of higher education with two-year nursing proorams and we take these programs to other areas in Utah," he said. For more information on the activities scheduled call Dr. Soderberg at 626-6128.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-04-12, Vol. 43, No. 44|
|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.|