Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-08-051
|Previous||1 of 8||Next|
small (250x250 max)
medium (500x500 max)
large ( > 500x500)
Loading content ...
Tuesday, 5 August 1986 Vol. 46 No. 66 Recruiting efforts paying off JaNae Barlow Managing Editor More and more, Utah high school students are looking to WSC to fulfill their educational needs. According to Dr. Emil O. Hanson, assistant vice president for academic services, recent recruitment efforts by the Department of School Services are paying off. He said a recent poll of college-bound seniors indicates that more of them are planning on attending WSC than Utah State University. The poll lists WSC second, behind the U. of U. in students' preference. "We have never competed with Utah State or the University of Utah before. Now we are starting to compete (for enrollment)," said Hanson. Applications for enroll ment at WSC have increased by 560 over the number of applicants last year at this time, he said. Of those accepted to WSC, approximately 72 percent will enroll fall quarter. If this percentage holds true, Weber State will house 400 more students than last year. Hanson attributes the increased interest in WSC to the efforts of school services. With an enlarged recruitment staff, they are able to increase personal contacts, a key factor in recruiting. Improved recruitment brochures, additional mailing to potential students, and an improved slide presentation have also contributed to the increase in applications.While school services concentrates on recruiting the "traditional" student, the Department of Continuing Education is focusing recruitment efforts on the "non-traditional"student. WSC is in a unique situation due to its status as a commuter college. Students drop out from one quarter to the next for various reasons, but according to Hanson, most of them re-apply somewhere down the road. A series of workshops will be offered this year addressing the problems of retention. Reasons for and solutions to dropping out of school will be discussed. All of these numbers and polls and problems with retention are unique to Weber State. Hanson said, "It's just an interesting situation." Inside . . . yxh classifieds ... page 8 (f?ti 7 Apartheid... "leZnmentpage. Jage s I do I do' tsLLj Ignorance vs. Education s;oWrSu. :.Ppaa8ge27 Utah Musical Theatre's XJP 5ee Pa8e 4) 'w:be"ri:f.Spag;P3age8 third summer play (see page 5) Changing times Times they are a-changin'. . . college students were once stereotypical: 18, fresh out of high school, no job, no family. The classrooms at WSC are now filled with the "non-traditional" student, with characteristics exactly opposite the above. The average age of the WSC student is 28. Many of them have families and jobs as well. And many of them do not graduate in the once-traditional, four-year time period. Taking an average of 12 credit hours per quarter, students now graduate in 7.9 years. Prolonging the agony? It is, according to Dr. Hanson. SMOKE from burning tires at the city landfill can be seen over the statue of Louis F. Moench, located on the Weber State campus. The tires have been burning since last Saturday morning. The haze filled the Weber valley and could be seen from as far away as Salt Lake City, a distance of about 40 miles. (Signpost photo: Jeff Bybee) Weber hosts Nat'l For the first time in Utah's history, high school debaters wishing to attend a national debate institute will not have to travel any farther than Ogden. The National Debate Institute - West chose Weber State College as the site for the Aug. 3-30 debate, school designed to give high school debaters an educational approach to both Lincoln-Douglas and team debate. Sue Malone, who was an assistant debate coach at WSC until recently and is currently debate coach at Hillcrest High School in Salt Lake City, said, "I think this is great because we're bringing to Utah the top debate instructors. It's a unique experience." "I have coached for years and have had to send students to the East coast for this institute at a cost of $1,500," Malone added. The nation's top coaches will instruct in theory, preparation, presentation and in the various intricacies involved in debating. High school students from Mississippi, Illinois, Florida, California and five other states plan to attend, Malone said. The first week, Aug. 3-9, will focus on Lincoln-Douglas style debating. Workshops during the following two weeks will teach team debating in preparation for next year's debate topic of "Resolved: That the federal government should implement an agricultural policy in the United States." Those who want instruction in team debate do not need a partner. 4Z -1 , Debate Institute Due to the cost involved in getting the country's best instructors, fees for the institute run $125 for the Lincoln-Douglas workshops and $330 for the two weeks of team debate, Malone said. There is also a $10 application fee. Coaches can obtain three hours of Master's of Education college credit by participating in the program."We did not want to cut corners in hiring the best we could find to teach," Malone said. The cost is very competitive for national institutes and because of the Utah location, it is very reasonable for local students, but Malone said that the price tag seems to be scaring away Utah debaters. "We don't have a lot of kids from the schools in the valley and I think that's a tragedy. People are coming from all over the United States for this institute. I think it's peculiar; local people don't see the benefits," she said. Kids put in a lot of time and expense to go to tournaments, and it's so much better when they can get the most out of it," she said. Both sections of the National Debate Institute will end with a tournament, but Malone said that the emphasis of the three week experience is not competition, but education. "Research has shown that high school students who attend a summer institute do much better in competition," Malone noted. if 1 55 M i it -i I.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-08-05, Vol. 46, No. 66|
|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.|