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v z n O ) Friday, January 25, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45 No.26 I For more on "Festivention," see the Signature section, 1 starting on page 6. GPA Requirements Differ For Activities Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-part series dealing with WSC's tuition freeze and its effects on the various departments. In this installment, the difference in the minimum GPA for athletes and others on activity scholarships will be discusses. by Rae Dawn Olbert Managing Editor Weber State athletes, who are on activity scholarships, must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Other WSC students on activity scholarships must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. Winslow Hurst, director of admissions at WSC and chair of the scholarship committee, said the committee decided to require students on an activity scholarship to maintain a 2.5 minimum GPA -or meet their departmental requirements. Hurst said this "loophole" was made with the Athletic Department in mind. According to Joyce Rich, who computes eligibility and GPA at WSC, the president of the college signs a letter of compliance every year, stating that WSC will meet every NCAA and Big Sky Conference rule. One of those rules is athletes maintain a 2.0 minimum GPA. Russell Gorringe, coordinator of school services and member of the scholarship committee, said, "I don't really agree with that. Athletes should maintain a 2.5 GPA also." , see "Differ" on page 3. f Basics Taught By CLEE Department by Chris Larsen Staff Reporter WSC students who want to enter the law enforce- ment field can meet all the requirements at Weber , State. In order to become a police officer, an individual must attend a police academy or equivalent pro-: gram. According to Kent Paskins, director of the basic training program for the Department of Corrections and Law Enforcement, individuals can now attain their basic police training on campus at WSC. The Department of Correction and Law Enforce-; ment has implemented a police basic training course with a "curriculum of content indentical to the one ' they would get at the POST (Police Officer Stan- dards and Training) Academy in Salt Lake," said . Paskins. "This program is supported by the POST Council" ,2"ne academy is completely separate from the academic bachelor or associate degree program in law enforcement. There are actually two courses in the police basic ' training program at WSC. The course certifies training for category one and category two officers. Individuals certified as category one are full-fledged police officers. Those certified as category two are correctional and reserve police officers. The category one program lasts six months, while the category two program lasts 14 weeks. e "Taught" on page 3 i Shauna Wood makes a point for the negative side as she and her partner, Kevin Boyer, take on the opposing team. WSC is hosting a round robin tournament, which Signpost photoMatthew Brown should finish up today. Anyone interested in listening in on an argument can find the debators on the second floor of the Union Building. Allied Health Building Underway-Again by Betty Edmondson Staff Reporter Work on the new Allied Health Building has been delayed for many months. But last Tuesday, the state Building Board approved resuming construction on the building, according to Robert Folsom, campus architect. The building will be located behind the Stewart Library, just below Wildcat Stadium. Unforeseen fissures and water in the soil showed up when excavation began last spring, forcing a halt in construction. The excavation is finished, said Folsom, as well as the basic tunnel and sidewalks, and the contractor has begun work on the footings. The building was scheduled for completion by July, 1985, but the delay has pushed that date back a few months. Last spring's rains caused soil slippage and workers were kept busy digging mud deposits off the walkways behind the library. The hillside has now been stabilized, said Folsom, by cutting back the hill to decrease the steepness of the slope and by placing concrete pilings at the top of the hill to hold the soil. Some feared the building site might be on an earthquake fault, but additional tests, conducted in December, determined the earthquake risk to be minimal. "The tests gave up a clean bill of health," Folsom said. see "Underway" on page 3. 4T"" Construction has started again on the new Allied Health Building. In the foreground is a trench, dug to test the sturdinpss of the soil before continuing wilh the building.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-01-25, Vol. 45, No. 26|
|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.|