Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-01-221
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: 1 r"1 WSC's nationally ranked debators are hosting a round robin tournament. The public is invited. See the story on page 2. Tuesday, January 22, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45 No.251 Drop In Enrollment Cuts Tuition Waivers . Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part series concerning WSC's freeze on tuition waivers. In the next installment, the difference in the minimum GPA requirement for athletes (on an activity scholarship) und others on activity scholarships minimum GPA will be discussed. by Rae Dawn Olbert Managing Editor WSC enrollment is down this year. According to Winslow Hurst, director of admissions, the number of undergraduate students has declined by 207 from last year's figures. Because of the drop in enrollment, the WSC scholarship committee had to enact a freeze on all tuition waivers. According to Russell Gorringe, coordinator of school services, the freeze on tuition waivers means that any tuition waiver cut because the student didn't meet the minimum GPA requirement cannot be re-awarded to another student. However, any student meeting the GPA will have that waiver re-awarded the following quarter. The state of Utah allows Weber State to grant tuition waivers (academic or activity) to 10 percent of the total number of resident students, according to Hurst. Hurst said the committee budgeted this year's waivers on last year's enrollment. He said the legislature sent him a letter pointing out Weber had overspent their 10 percent limit on tuition waivers. Gorringe said, "Out of 853 waivers alloted by the state, WSC used 909." The committee has dropped 168 scholarships, as of winter quarter, because the recipient did not meet the minimum GPA requirement (3.5 for academic, 2.5 for activity). Hurst said this is the first time the committee has enforced the GPA requirement on a quarterly basis. He said they used to check them only on a yearly basis. He said in the future, the requirement will be enforced on a quarterly basis. Gorringe said the school has always overspent tuition waivers in the past, the average yearly deficit being around $40,000. He said the state has always let WSC "get away with it." But, according to Gorringe, WSC has already reached that $40,000 grace limit. He said if waivers were continued as before, WSC's potential deficit would be $97,000 by the end of the year. Gorringe said one reason the school has had deficits in the past is because of the Athletic Department, see "Tuition" on page 3. Signpost photoMatthew Brown What a lonely wait. ..Dorothy Carty of So. Ogden waits for her husband Bill, to finish his work at the Dee Event Center after Saturday's basketball game. Mr. Carty is a member of the Weber County Sheriff's Jeep Patrol. He works to control the crowds at the WSC athletic events. According to Mrs. Carty, her husband has been doing this assignment for the past three years and has been on the Sheriffs Jeep Patrol for approximately 12 years. Mrs. Carty is a graduate from Weber College with a major in business. When asked how she likes the changes in Weber State, she responded, "It (Weber) is a lot bigger and better." Weber Economics Ranked 186 Nationally by JaNae Barlow Staff Reporter A study published in the September issue of The American Economic Review" ranked Weber State's Department of Economics 186th in the nation. The study, based on the period of time from 1978 to 1983, ranked colleges and universities nationwide in terms of faculty publications in top level journals. Research is essential to institutions with Master's programs, and many require publication of such research. Dr. Elden Liechty, chair of the Department of Economics, said the ranking isn't as important as Regents OK More Funding For Higher Ed. by Rae Dawn Olbert Managing Editor The Utah state Board of Regents passed a resolution calling for increased funding for repair, replacement and expansion of Utah's higher education institutions.Meeting last Friday at Utah Technical College in Salt Lake, the Regents decided to present this resolution to the legislature for consideration. According to Garth Welch, executive director for business affairs at Weber, the resolution states higher education would receive 10 percent of the state's building budget. It also states this figure must increase soon to allow schools such as Weber to grow and expand. WSC President Rodney H. Brady said approximately $ 12,400,000 was the average amount received by higher education for these projects in the last 10 years. According to Brady, this was approximately half of what was needed. The Regents also approved the proposal to change the degree "Bachelor of General Studies," to read "Bachelor of Integrated Studies." Brady said this name change will "place emphasis on the fact that students in the program select disciplines to concentrate on." He said the name was too general, not as descriptive as "Bachelor of General Studies." Another item on the Regent's agenda was the Center for Policy Studies. This was also approved. Brady said he feels this is a very worthwhile project.. Participants in this program would receive a topic to research and submit to the college. what the ranking represents. He said, "The faculty are doing a good job and it's their own initiative." Liechty noted the faculty aren't researching and writing at the expense of the classroom. He said, "We've got two members of the faculty that have been selected outstanding professors by the students and they were also distinguished by the president's award. Two others have been runners up in these awards, so the teaching side of things hasn't been neglected." Dr. James Smith and Dr. Richard Alston have each received both the Presidential Distinguished Professor award and the Outstanding Professor award. Liechty said each of the nine professors in the department has made contributions, but the leading contributor is Smith. Smith said the ranking significantly enhances Weber's national reputation. He said it also represents a contribution to teaching, as the professor can pass results of the research to his students immediately. Smith said the fields of business and economics are completely open to discoveries at this time. He said the rules are only now being laid and in 10-15 years he will barely recognize the things he is teaching now. He said it is because of this constant change in ideas that he finds it necessary to demonstrate to students the demand for new knowledge. "If they (the students) use their intelligence they can ask questions that will lead to new discoveries," he said. Smith said it is his goal to make students realize there is something in the world they can contribute to. He said he was inspired by a professor he had in college who taught him to think. He said he wants his students to pay him the compliment of thinking.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-01-22, Vol. 45, No. 25|
|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.|