Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-07-311
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WmM VOLUME 51. ISSUE 7 TUESDAY. JULY 3 1.1990 bIGNPOSI WEBER STATE COLLEGE: 1 JhlJdi Mew tuition policy approved by Board of Regents By Christine Rasmussen News edit or of The Signpost The Board of Regents recently approved a new policy for establishing tuition and fees for Utah higher education institutions that will begin the 1991 school year. Each of the state run institutions' tuition and fees will be independently determined upon a percentage of the colleges' operational costs and the average cost of tuition and fees from comparison institutions. A Funding Mechanism Task Force committee was established in 1988 to research possible options to construct a more stable way of determining the cost of tuition and fees for the state's colleges and universities. The committee made their recommendation to the Board of Regents in a written proposal dated July 20. The Utah System of Higher Education approved WSC and Southern Utah State College of having their percentage of institutional costs rate to be 30 percent. The University of Utah and Utah State University students will pay for 33 percent of their institutional costs, while the five remaining two year colleges in the state will be responsible for 27 percent. The average cost of comparison institutions would be measured by Weber State's classification with 11 other colleges and universities in the nation based on enrollment size and mission statement objectives. The consumer price index will also be a variable in the tuition calculation. The annual tuition is not allowed to increase more than one percentage point above the changes in this index level. The task force also recommended that undergraduate tuition for non-resident and foreign students be either the full cost of instruction or 3.2 times the resident's tuition cost. Hill named new dean Appointed dean of Engineering Technology By Joyce Zabriskie Staff writer of The Signpost Dr. William R. Hill saw his chance to increase his expertise in administrative skills when he recently accepted his new position as dean of WSC Engineering Technology. Hill comes to Weber State after spending nine years at the University of Southern Colorado as a professor of electronic engineering and as department chair of engineering technology. "As a department chair, you have to make the decision whether to go back into the faculty or move forward into administration," Hill said. "I wanted this opportunity at Weber State because it has the reputation of having an excellent technology program." Hill was nominated for the position of dean at Weber State by the vice-president of academic and school affairs at USC. "I had more than one chance to go to a research university but I was more interested in the teaching aspect of WSC," he said. Hill, a Nebraska native, earned his master's degree from Wayne State University and his doctor of engineering degree at the University of Detroit. His first teaching job was as an adjunct professor at a technical college in Detroit. "My first impression of WSC is that it is a well-run school with a good sense of its mission," Hill said. "Weber is very good at doing what they do in the undergraduate programs. I hope in some small way to make it even better." Thompson approved Dr. Paul H. Thompson's appointment to serve as WSC President was formally approved Friday by the Board of Regents during their meeting in Cedar City. The selection of Thompson was announced on July 20 in a press conference held in the Stewart Library. Thompson will begin his term as president on Sept. 1. V J I 4 v 4 s-5 ; n Needling his customers J.R. RUPPEL understands th point of getting a tattoo at the hands of Don B rouse, a Salt Lake tattoo artist. Brouse can operate on several clients dally In his studio. See story and photos on page 3. Subliminal messages helped lead WSC to 1987 football championship, Las Vegas minister says By Paul B. Johnson Managing editor of The Signpost Testimony in the trial of rock group Judas Priest asserts that a subliminal tape used by former WSC head football coach Mike Price helped lead the Wildcats to a 1987 Big Sky Conference championship. In an article reported by the Associated Press Friday, Eldon Taylor, a self-proclaimed minister and a maker of subliminal self-help tapes in Las Vegas, said a tape he made at the request of Price was a major force in Weber's championship season. Price, now the head coach at Washington State University, said in a telephone interview from his Pullman, Wash., home Saturday that he approached Taylor about making a tape after reading one of the ministers books on the subject of subliminal messages. He regularly played the tape in Weber State's locker room. "It helped our team," Price said. "It had a positive effect." Weber's 1937 10-3 record was a major improvement over their 1986 3-8 record, and marked the first time the team ever made the NCAA post-season bowls. "It helped our team. It had a positive effect." - Mike Price, 1987 Weber State football head coach Price said the tape consisted of music underlaid with subliminal "positive affirmations" that he had recorded, encouraging the players to be honest and play fairly. "It had a subtle difference," he said, adding that he feels subliminal messages can be beneficial but cannot "completely change" someone. Aside from the use of the tapes, Price partly attributes the team's performance to improved coaching techniques. He also said that he still uses subliminal tapes at WSU. Taylor's testimony was asserted as evidence against Judas Priest and CBS records, who are under suit in Reno, Nev., by the families of two 1985 suicide victims. The families claim subliminal messages on Priest's "Stained Class" album encouraged their sons to shoot themselves.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-07-31, Vol. 51, No. 7|
|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.|