Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-07-091
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Mother Nature got into the holiday spirit with her own fireworks show. See page 3 for pictures. Tuesday, July 9, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45, No. 60 1 It if V - 4 '. I Ah, the dog days of summer. Jim Lykin, stage manager of the Utah Musical Theatre, hoses down one of his ac- .Sa'D'uW pli.Hi.'UII BvIh- tresses. Ginger, the one in the fur coat, is appearing in Annie as Sandy. Department changes follow school policy by David Oswald Staff Reporter New department chairmen took their places July 1 in five of the seven schools at Weber State. These changes are due to college policy which is all chairmen will serve a three year tenure. This policy has been followed with few exceptions. The schools affected are Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. There have been no changes in departmental chairs in the schools of Allied Health and Technology. All departmental changes (additions or deletions) are approved through the board of Regents. All departmental chairs are approved by the Institutional Council through Weber State College Vice-President Robert Smith. In the Arts and Humanities, Dr. Ronald Wooden replaced Dr. Earl Erickson in music; Dr. Richard Miller replaced Dr. Dick Rogers in Math; and Rogers replaced Dr. Nikki Hansen as the schools associate dean, according to the school of Humanities' dean's office. Hansen will return to the classroom as a full-time instructor, while Erickson will be on sabbatical for a year. In Education, Dr. Judy Mitchell replaced Dr. Luan Ferin in Elementary Education; Dr. Earl McCain replaced Dr. Blair Lowe in Student Teaching; and Dr. Gary Willden replaced Dr. Myron Davis in HPER. The dean's office said that Lowe is on exchange with Weber County School district for a year as Weber High's assistant principal. Ferin and Davis will return to full-time teaching within their departments. In Business, Dr. Claude Winn became chairman to the newly create Business Administration department. The department includes Management, Marketing, Finance, and Real Estate courses. The department of Management was phased out and Dr. Livingston will return to full-time teaching, according to the Business dean's office. Dr. Don Hansen replaced Dr. Devon Deppe in Accounting, and Dr. Gordan L. Jaycox was appointed as a new assistant dean, a position newly created. In Social Sciences, Dr. Paul H. Johnson replaced Dr. Glen Howard as chairman for Corrections and Law Enforcement; Dr. Richard Grow replaced Dr. Bruce Haslam in Psychology; Lt. Col. Sheridan Miszklevitz replaced Lt. Col. Dennis DeFrain in Military Science; and Dr. Michael Toth replaced Dr.Jerry Borup in Sociology. DeFrain wil retire from the Army and work at Weber State in Continuing Education department, according to Military Science. In the School of Natural Science, the Board of Regents has approved division of the Geology-Geography department. Dr. Richard W. Moyle became the new Geology chairman, while Dr. Wayne L. Wahlquist remains Geography chairman. Also, Dr. Richard Reif, a physics professor from New Mexico, was appointed as a new assistant director at the Center of Science Education. see CHANGES on page 5 Regents to consider semester schedule State-run colleges and universities in Utah use a quarter system, but officials at Weber State have asked the State Board of Regents to consider switching to a semester schedule. Dr. Emil O. Hanson, assistant vice president for academic support at Weber, recently compiled a report for the Regents that lists the pros and cons of changing the state system of higher education to a semester approach. He said that benefits far ouweigh the disadvantages. "The advantages are so many they're almost unbelievable," Hanson said. Quarters are offered four times a year and run from 10 to 11 weeks each. Semesters, on the other hand, are offered three times a year and last from 15 to 16 weeks. Brigham Young University currently uses the semester schedule. Hanson said, "Students on the quarter program are expected to cover as much matter as semester students in one-third less time with very little time to study." He said that besides giving students more time in each class, semesters also provide more study time and give students and professors more opportunities to explore subjects in depth. He added that since there is a third less clerical-type work required for instructors to do such things as filing grades, reviewing registration, etc., it would leave them more time for professional development. Hanson also noted that most college textbooks are written for semester programs and faculty who teach by quarters are forced to squeeze, cut or abbreviate the material. He said semesters would also cost students between $75 to $150 less per year in textbooks and supplies. The college would be saved money by the reduction of class catalogs published, the number of times grades were mailed, the number of registration periods and the number of quarterly reports. "All these things are time-consuming and if we do away with having to do them one additional time we save the institution money," he said. see REGENTS on page 2 WSC professor honored Dr. W. James Smith, a professor of economics at Weber State College, has been appointed a "Dee Smith Fellow". The appointment was announced by Dr. Allen F. Simkins, dean of the WSC School of Business and Economics. Simkins said that the appointment "provides recognition to a faculty member with high achievement in all areas of faculty performance, including teaching, research and service." Smith has been a member of the WSC faculty since 1980. Before that he served on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He earned his bachelor of science degree from Colorado State University, his master's degree from the University of Michigan and his doctorate from the University of Colorado. Last year Smith received the "Presidential Distinguished Professor" award at WSC and in 1981 he received the student-sponsored "Professor of the Year" award. He also was awarded the University Teaching Excellence Award at UNC-G in 1979. He is the author of numerous articles and papers dealing with economic issues and sevcs as reviewer for several journals.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-07-09, Vol. 45, No. 60|
|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.|