Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-07-191
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Weber Granted Master's In Accounting Program by David C. News Editor Wright CEDAR CITY -A masters in accounting program has been granted to Weber State College by the Utah State Board . of Regents during meetings held at Southern Utah State College (SUSC). Dr. Robert Smith, vice president of academic affairs said, "I am very glad that the decision has been made. It's going to be a big job to get that program going in a year, but I have real confidence in the faculty in the accounting department. Dean (Dr. Allen) Simkins has done a real fine job." Smith said that the program is expected to be implemented fall quarter 1985. Another motion that passed will require the college presidents and commissioners to seek the repeal of the 30-hour post graduate requirement for accounting students. The 30-hour requirement was included in the Professional Accountants Licensing Act of 1981. The motion to grant-the master's programs passed after much debate. Regents W. Hughes Brockbank and Ernest D. Mariani, both of Salt Lake, voted against. WSC and SUSC requested the master's program on the basis that without the program, the accounting students would elect to study at the universities and receive their master's degrees rather than take the extra 30-hours at the four-year institutions and receive no formal master's degree. As debate on the issue opened, Regent Steve Snow, of St. George, said that the Roles and Curriculum Committee of the Board of Regents, had unanimously approved the proposed degrees. "The additional requirement (30 post-graduate hours) basically forces us to approve the master's programs at Weber State College," he said. Snow added that the master's programs at the University of Utah and Utah State would be expanded. Chase N. Peterson, president of the University of Utah, spoke next concerning the funding of the proposed degrees. "I think that everyone understands that fairness demands that these programs be put into place. The only question is what will the interpretation of the state and the legislature be to the expenditure of funds in this area which is a lower priority. ... I still think that we would be better off if we spent the money elsewhere," said Peterson. The amount of money needed for the programs was then discussed. The cost of initiating the pro gram at Weber was reported at $150,000, with $20,000 of that being funded from student tuition. Regent Ernest D. Mariani spoke in opposition to the proposal by saying that he didn't believe that the Regents were being forced into a decision. "I don't want to be forced into saying that we must have master programs in accounting just because a professional group went to the legislature and now we're locked into it," Mariani said. Regent Robert Newey, of Ogden, then said that the proposed program for Weber should be looked at on its merit . . . and approved, rather than make the decision according to what the state legislature has done. Regent W. Hughes Brockbank spoke against the legislation that called for the extra hours. "I think this piece of legislation was ill-conceived, not properly handled by the legislature .... I have always been opposed to the legislature mandating what should be taught in our schools," he said. Regent Don Holbrook, of Salt Lake City, said that he believed that the Regents are an independent body and should not be forced to vote a certain way. "I believe that it was totally inappropriate for the accounting professionals to go to the legislature and see "Master's" on page 3. Oweber State College Summer DWPOS u u Vol. 44 No. 63 Thursday, July 19, 1984 Which day is more celebrated in the state of Utah-July 4 or July 24? Find out what people had to say in On-the-Spot interviews on page 5. NUSAT is Refined: Soon To Orbit Earth by David B. Oswald Staff Reporter In two weeks, instructors and designers from two Utah educational institutions will be out of the frying pan and into the fire in order to get NUSAT (Northern Utah Satellite) ready for shipment. This was the feeling reflected at the latest meeting of board members heading the NUSAT project. The board is comprised of professors and professionals. The board met in the Technical Education building conference room last Thursday to discuss current problems in getting the NUSAT project into space.. The mission, according to Bob Twiggs of Weber's Electronic Technology department, is two-fold. NUSAT will be able to evaluate radar energy patterns for commercial airports. NUSAT will also evaluate the temperature and density of the earth's atmosphere at the 200-mile altitude over a period of eight months. Each time the satellite makes an on-sight pass over Weber State College's horizon, it will be able to make data drops or receive new instructions or coordinates by way of the transmitter and six receivers. NUSAT will be catapulted into space via the space-shuttle, Challenger, early next year. It will be the first satellite ejected from the shuttle as part of NASA's 'Get-Away-Special' program. But before the 19-inch diameter aluminum polyhedron can be shipped to Cape Canaveral, it must have the stuffings put into it. The stuffings' come in the form of a microcomputer, six on-board receivers, two TV-type antennae, a Langmuir probe, a Xenon flashlamp, a solar battery and the circuitry boards that will enable the satellite to function. see "NUSAT" on page 5. t- T T i i i i : 1 1 i j i Congressman Dan Marriot, (right) along with Mayor Robert Madsen of Ogden, (left) cut the ribbon to open the Utah Marriot-Snow campaign headquarters, located Signpost photoMatthew Brown at 2431 Washington Boulevard. Much time will be spent at the headquarters in preparation for the up-coming gubernatorial campaign.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-07-19, Vol. 44, No. 63|
|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.|