Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-07-011
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Tuesday, 1 July 1986 Vol. 46 No. 61 Committee asks faculty to spend $400,000 Heather Forsgren Staff Reporter A call for proposals has been issued by the Faculty Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Academic Computing. A letter from Dr. Robert Smith's office, the vice president for academic affairs, asked for individual faculty members to submit proposals describing projects that would integrate computer curriculum into course work and spend no more than $400,000. Project funding will come from the student computer fee attached to registration and matching legislative funding. According to the letter, the proposals "will need to address how the project will impact instruction and increase student competence as it relates to computer skills." The proposals will also need to explain how the project will aid in integrating computers into the curriculum.Each faculty member wishing to develop a project needs to first submit the proposal to his or her respective school's computer committee. According to Dr. James A. Bird, committee chair, each school's committee is to rank and rate each proposal. They will also "hopefully synthesize" the proposals, said Bird. The deadline for the submission of proposals is Oct. 15. Bird hopes that by the end of October, the committee will be able to judge all of the proposals and make a decision as to which ones will receive funding. Judgements will be based on feasibility and implementation, said Bird. "It is highly unlikely, but if we could find one proposal that affected every student's curriculum on campus and it cost $400,000, you bet we'd fund that proposal," said Bird. Bird also said that students who are interested in developing a proposal should "attach themselves" to a faculty member that could implement the student's ideas into the curriculum and submit a combined proposal to the faculty member's school. Retirees honored for time, service Each year, there are several professors that retire from the Weber State College education process. Collectively, they have spent hundreds of years, opening unlimited horizons to the students of WSC. Most likely, these vistas would not have been noticed if students depended upon their own motivation to educate themselves. During the 1986 summer quarter, the Signpost would like to pay a written tribute to these dedicated professors. Each week, we will take an in-depth look at several of the retirees, hopefully portraying a more well-rounded human individual than is normally observed by students during a 10-week course period. Last June 4, a reception was held in the U.B. Skyroom to honor the following professors: Kenneth R. Adams, Robert W. Anderson, Frank S. Austin, Lewis O. Bambrough, LaVon B. Carroll, Edward D. Cisowski, David R. Cox, Dorothy S. Draney, J. David Hep-worth, Lucy H. Isakson, Jean S. Russell, Dale Silverthorn, Stephen S. Stanford, Genevieve M. Wise. The Signpost salutes these worthy individuals and wishes them much success as each searches for that new horizon in life. Wf 3ER "COtL6Gt k" MUSfcUM f . or 1 NATURAL I . Y- i SCfENCE . -W 1 ' ;" 'v. ; jl f WSC's Dr. Herbert Brunkhorst accepts a $5,000 donation from TRW's William H. Schilling. The m FIREWORKS light up the evening sky in honor of Independence Day. (Signpost photo: Jeff Bybee) Science Workshop Teachers return to basics Cheryl Gessler Staff Reporter money will be used to send 12 teachers to a science and technology workshop. Science education is undergoing a transformation in Utah secondary schools. As part of this transformation, 12 teachers will attend a. science and technology workshop July 5-12 at the University of Iowa with the help of Weber State College, a local business, the state of Utah and the University of Iowa. The workshop will instruct teachers from Ogden City, Davis and Weber Counties on the practical application of science for students. The University of Iowa received a grant to help other states in the country get involved in a science honors exemplary program. Utah was one of the five states selected to participate through the efforts of the Weber State College Center for Science Education. "Ninety-eight percent of the population never goes into science, although every person eventually encounters it," said Dr. Herbert Brunkhorst, director ef the WSC Center for Science Education. "The purpose of the workshop is to make science useful to all citizens . . . not just future scientists." TRW is investing in the program so that science will have an influence on students in public schools. William H. Schilling, manager of the Ogden engineering operations of TRW, presented Brunkhorst with a donation of $5,000 to make it possible for the 12 teachers to attend the workshop. The workshop will prepare the junior and senior high school teachers to instruct similar workshops in August for 80 teachers representing every district in Utah, said Brunkhorst. State money and funds from the National Science Foundation grant received by the University of Iowa will fund the future workshops in Utah this year. The WSC Center for Science Education will monitor the program. Six of the original seven teachers will attend this year's workshop. Brunkhorst said that these core teachers already feel the program is successful. Participants for this year's workshop include Davis County: Bill Barnes, North Layton Junior High; Dwight Brown, Bountiful High; Robert Hillier, Sunset Junior High; Virginia Ord, Millcreek Junior High; and Harvey Price, Bountiful Junior High. Ogden City: Greg Lewis, Central Middle School and Orwin Draney, Mound Fort Middle School. Weber County: Brent Thurgood, Wahlquist Junior' High; Alan Stokes, South Ogden Junior High; Kenneth Prince, South Ogden Junior High; Kate Grandison, Roy Junior High; and Dale Christopherson, North Ogden Junior High.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-07-01, Vol. 46, No. 61|
|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.|