Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-02-051
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f If1 1 1 p See page 7 for the "personality of the week." Tuesday, February 5, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45 No.29 T Opposing Viewpoint Liberal Arts Majors Obtain Wide Range Of Skills ' Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-part series concerning liberal arts majors and their job placement rate after graduation. This installment will focus on the rate of employment and qualifications of liberal arts majors. by Charlotte Starks Staff Reporter Rae Dawn Olbert Managing Editor "Liberal arts majors are the most employable people in the world," said Dr. Sherwin Howard, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. Howard said liberal arts majors have a broad education, therefore they are qualified for a broader range of jobs than someone, who has received specialized training in only one field. Howard said the only trouble liberal arts majors have in landing a job is they don't see themselves as employable for certain types of jobs; they don't understand their own resources, and are unable to "sell" themselves. He explained that, as a theater ma jor, he has had experience in writing, managing, producing, budgeting, directing, and making a profit. He said students in the liberal arts don't realize all the different skills they possess. "It doesn't make sense to prepare for only one job," said Howard. He said, in his experiences, most college graduates don't stay with their first job. Between 65 and 75 percent change jobs, he said. "It's not hard for a liberal arts major to get a job," because they have so many marketable skills, he said. Howard said liberal arts majors are taught to think, write, communicate and solve problems. Forrest Crawford, Career Services counselor at WSC, agrees with Howard. He said the problem is the employers -they are the ones who view liberal arts majors as having no marketable skills. Crawford said when companies come to interview students for potential jobs, they don't ask for English or history majors-they ask for the students with specialized training because they don't realize the broad educational background of liberal arts students. see "Obtain" on page 3. 1 . 1 1 5 Roman Marcias, a freshman at WSC, models the latest in ski fashions from Miller's Ski and Cycle. Marcias was one of the many Sigipusl photoMatthew Brown participants in the shffw, produced by the CAB Super Events Committee. Susie's Casuals also contributed clothes for the event. Baseball Superstar Dale Murphy Is A Genuine "Nice Guy" by Dan Dickson Sports Editor Dale Murphy, two-time National League Most Valuable Player, said baseball is not the most important thing in his life. His wife, family, God and religion all come before baseball. Murphy said, if necessary, he could walk away from the game right now without any regrets. Murphy is a devout Mormon. He said he has been taught the importance of life and living, giving and sharing, loving and caring. He has the reputation of being a genuine nice guy. Murphy spoke before an audience of 10,000 Friday night in the Dee Events Center. Also speaking at the presentation was LDS Church General Authority Paul H. Dunn, a former major league baseball player. Murphy was joined by his wife Nan- cy and their three boys. Earlier in the evening, they met with the press and autographed baseballs. Murphy said. He indicated things should be easier this year as he doesn't anticipate a big build-up in the media. t . i i - ? - ". I ; f -- "5 J f . i . f ;-, ; t ;. .J ' - i " - M ; , r; , i . i Atlanta Braves' outfielder Dale Murphy autographs baseballs before his speech at the Dee Events Center Friday night. On the right is Paul H. Dunn, LDS Church General Authority, who also spoke before the 10,000 member crowd. Si.enpmt pholoErnie Gardner Murphy's wife said the question she is asked the most is if Dale is as nice as he seems to be. Her answer was, "Yes, Dale is what he seems to be. He is a nice guy and is very easy to live with." Murphy, who plays for the Atlanta Braves, kept the audiences attention with a variety of stories and baseball humor. He said he liked the hospitality of Utahns, but the cold weather here makes him want to get to Florida for spring training. He told of a time when he was trying to impress his future wife Nancy. She was in Atlanta to watch him play. Murphy said he was trying so hard to impress her, he struck out three times during the game. Later that night, he got lost in downtown Atlanta and almost hit a taxi while pulling into an intersection. Nancy turned to him and said, "That would have been the only thing you hit tonight." Murphy said he has enjoyed the offseason, but is anxious for the season to start. He told the press there was a lot of pressure on him last year to win a third straight MVP Award and he slumped a little because of it. "Everywhere I went everyone wanted to talk to me about winning a third straight award. It really affected me and my concentration suffered," see "Nice Guy" on page 5.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-02-05, Vol. 45, No. 29|
|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.|