Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-01-271
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O Weber State College u u Vol. 44 No. 27 Friday, January 27, 1984 The Wildcats were on the road in Montana last night. See page 8 for the latest on WSC basketball. V . 1 I 1 : i - k Scott Eisenhower, top, placed first with a 178 average in the CAB-sponsored bowling tournament held yesterday in the UB. Eisenhower, along with the other top four scorers, will travel to Arizona to represent Weber State in competi tion. Bryon Saxton, left, and Todd Raitt, right, also com- p peted in the tournament. 1 ft TTt ; ; If 1 u - .OA I . ' i I - h "7 4 S J - " ' ' I ft .1 - ' ' -i J . , ' - . . . , f , .l - 4 4 M. Signpost photoBob George Gerontology Granted $81,000 English offers B.S. degrees New Degrees Are Adopted by Steve Fifield Staff Reporter The English department recently adopted two new degree options, both .bachelor of science degrees. In the past, students who" have pursued bachelor of arts degrees had the opportunity to have the foreign language requirement waived if they could justify their alternative plan of study. Because of the increasing student demand for a B.S. degree in English, two new options are being offered to English majors. The newest of the B.S. degrees is the English Option I. It differs from the B.A. Englisn degree by requiring the B.S. general education requirements and replaces the 24 hours of foreign language with a minimum of 15 hours of non-English classes. This option's course requirements are different for each student and are based on their needs. The B.S. English Option II degree (approved last spring) has a structured program with definite course requirements.English department chairman Dr. Gerald R. Grove said that "there is a very strong demand in business, industry and government for the English B.S. degree. When asked if he felt that English and science were contradictions, Dr. Grove said, "Twenty-five years ago it may have been; today English is so appropriate in every field of endeavor, and the B.A. is no advantage to the student. The student is our major concern." Paul Butterfield, director of WSC vocational technical education, said of the English B.S. degree options, "I think it's been needed for a long time." He said that there are a lot of jobs in a variety of industry and business where the English background must be rather specific. Dr. Grove feels that the B.S. English degree can be useful in editing, technical writing, personnel management, supervisory and advisory positions, math, statistics, and computer applications. Forty percent of the English degrees awarded in the past five years have been B.S. degrees. Grove said that students trained with the B.S. English degrees "will be in demand all over the country." . Dr. La Von B. Carroll, WSC English professor, said of the B.S. English options: "They're important in the context of the college: the tendency to prepare (students) for the vocational and technical world we live in." She said that "most of us in the English department would like them (students) to take a foreign language." Now that the B.S. option is available to students, Carroll said that these B.S. English degrees are "by no means watered-down but are an alternative to the B.A." Dr. Sherwin W. Howard, dean of Arts and Humanities, said that "option I is more rigorous than the B.A. or any other B.S. degree." He thinks that students should have "some kind of quantitative language training in business, math, economics, computers, even logic." He said this is good training and should be requisite training. The Weber State College gerontology program has received grants totaling $81,000 to improve gerontology education in Utah. The Weber State gerontology program was one of two four-year programs in the United States to be funded with the $75,063 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of devising education modules. In addition to the money from the Department of Health and Human Services, Weber State received funding from Danville Corporation, the State Division on Aging and the Utah Public Safety Council. All such contributions brought the total amount to $81,563. Dr. Jerry Borup, chairman of the WSC department of sociology, gerontology, anthropology and social work, said that the money will be used to prepare materials targeted at law enforcement officials, the allied health field and native American Indians. He said, "Indians for example, have a much dif ferent culture and as a result have different problems that many who provide services to elderly Indians don't know about." Roy Van Orman, associate director of the program, said that the college is putting together task forces comprised of experts in the fields of law enforcement, allied health and Native American Indians as well as gerontology professionals. They will prepare video presentations along with printed instructional materials for people in outlying areas who work with the elderly. Van Orman said, "A lot of people in the communities of Utah need an update or formal education to work with the elderly, but they don't have the opportunity to come to college and study." He added, "There are groups of people where travel makes it difficult for them to meet with us. By sending out these modules it gives them the capacity to do the same fine work as those who come toco!-lege."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-01-27, Vol. 44, No. 27|
|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.|