Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-05-061
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r 'fZ in i Nritr i-Mntiiit,mii-rtrfav.-nwif-i'f i m 1 hut n . m. i miir n ilirt -'" "fM"""'"' nTiitimrifirti i 1 U ; H I l I j j i I - I J t I Wafders?See j Vol. 43, No. 51 VVeL)ER STATE COllEqE nlj Friday, May 6, 1983 j 3 . i '' i ( ( j f j r 1 V i' - h:1 4 . i Debate squad finishes year with national ranking Forensic team members (left to right) Kathy Kendell, Vince DeGarlais and Chad Marcusen and their coach. Dr. David Berube, have worked hard this year to earn a sixth place national ranking. Dave Allen and Shauna Wood (inset picture) are also members of the Weber State squad. The Weber State debate squad has finished the 1982-83 season ranked sixth in the nation. According to the Cross Examination Debate Association tallies, WebeHinished just behind the University of Alabama. The team significantly improved last year's 11th place rank. The debators' performance at the lasv. several tournaments of the year helped boost their national standing. In March, the team attended the Utah State Invitational, capturing the first place sweepstakes award. The debate team of Dave Allen and Shauna Wood placed second at Utah State, losing to BYU on a 2-1 decision in the final round. The teams of Vince DeGarlais Scottie Forsberg, and Chad Marcusen Greg Roberts tied for third. Taking awards in individual events were Kathy Kendell, placing first in ex-temp, third in impromptu and third in persuasive speaking. Jim Edwards placed first in impromptu and persuasive speaking with Dave Allen capturing a second and third in impromptu and extemp respettively. Also, in March the team attended the Towson State University tournament in Baltimore, Maryland: Allen and Wood placed third while Marcusen Roberts and DeGarlais Forsberg tied for fifth. The team then traveled to San Luis Obispo, California for the Cal-Poly tournament. Wood and Allen finished second losing to UCLA in finals on a 2-1 decision. Jim Edwards captured second in after-dinner speaking and third in persuasive while the versatile Allen finished third in impromptu. The entire squad effort gave them second place in sweepstakes. The final tournament of the year was held at the. University of Nevada at Reno. Weber kept up their fine performance to the end. The team of' Marcusen Roberts advanced to the octo-finals before dropping to Wheaton College.Forsberg DeGarlais made it to the quarter-final round before losing to the top Wheaton team. Weber's top team of Allen and Wood placed third, losing to Southern Utah State in semi finals. The sixth place finish demonstrates the excellence of Weber's debate program. Weber State is the only college, in a field of universities, to finish above, an eighth place national ranking. WSC ed majors fare above nat'l average by Amy Minnoch Staff Reporter Over the past year many changes in Utah education have taken place. Reports, both negative' and positive about the quality of education in Utah and nationwide have raised crucial questions. Dr. Blair Low, director of Professional Lab Experiences, has conducted several studies that indicate a promising future for tomorrow's teachers. He pointed out that "Education students at Weber State College have higher composite scores on the A.C.T. test then the average student at the national level. Dr. Low doesn't feel that longer school days and solid areas of study are answers to Utah's education problem. "Right now we have a better trained, higher caliber of students entering the professional field of teaching than before. Our program is competency based and our kids here at WSC must measure up," he said. One concentrated study shows that the average composite score on A.C.T.'s for entering freshmen students in fall quarter 1982 at WSC was 16.7. Admitted education majors for the same quarter at WSC had a composite score of 20.4. Dr. Low feels that these figures speak for themselves on the quality of students entering the teaching profession at WSC. "Our . program demands top quality students and our figures show that we have this type of students." According to Low, demand for teachers in Utah is high and the.supply is low. "Unless the state of Utah does everything in its power to reinforce the salaries of teachers," Dr. Low said, "candidates for the teaching profession will certainly not remain there." If Utah's educational program needs improvement in any area, Dr. Low feels there needs to be more opportunity for students in high schools. -Training the gifted," Dr. Low said, "offering them solid areas of study, therefore providing them with better alternatives of opportunity in which they can fulfill their own educational needs." Dr. Low points out that America's educational system is different from others such as Germany's and Japan's in the respect that. .."We educate everybody. Seventy percent of all high school students go on to post education and certainly not all of them are competent. In Germany, a few elite students receive college education and the others are sent off to vocational schools to learn a trade." Dr. Low also cites "a report taken from David E. Nelson, director of statewide assessment and outcome assessment. In this report, Utah high school students evaluated their high school experience more positively than the national sample. Seventy-two percent of Utah high school students evaluated high school as either "good" or "excellent" in contrast to the national sample of 68 percent. The admission standards for teacher education students were revised this year and students are required to have a 2.5 overall grade point average. In addition, a minimum A.C.T. score of 17 in each of the four areas of English, Math, Social Science and Natural Science was incorporated as a new requirement for all education majors."We have a strong commitment." Dr. Low said, "in letting people know our students who leave here as teachers are doing a good job throughout the state. We are professionals." Carillon concert set for Mother's Day A special Mother's Day carillon concert will be performed on the Weber State College campus, beginning at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 8. Seating for the open-air concert will be set up on the plaza surrounding the Stewart Bell Tower in the center of the campus. Mrs. Carol Hurst is scheduled as carilloneur, and will play selections especially for mothers that the whole family might enjoy. Everyone is invited to attend free of charge.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-05-06, Vol. 43, No. 51|
|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.|