Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-03-101
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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 60 Wednesday , March 10, 1993 SCIENTIFIC BREAK-THROUGH WSU professor discovers way to help environment, oil companies. See page 3. JZ3A F'"ll""1 B ( m i lit WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH r- ' .i-'"7 - ri - - s ' - " - it f , - - f 7 t & .4 f ' ' j. . ) I Y " v .V' '. - ' V-'..- ' -" r " r , ...... ' .. -S ' " .: . ' A . ' PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY DANIELLE MABEY THE SIGNPOSf ChilHn' out for spring fever As the end of the quarter rapidly approaches, Weber State University students are beginning to prepare for the week-long vacation from classes, books, tests and homework during the break between spring and winter quarters. WSU lacks mulficulfural environment By LAURIE M. WIRTH & MICHELLE NICOLSON Signpost staff writers Although Weber State University surpasses other Utah institutions of higher education in hiring ethnicminoritiesand promoting females, administrators agree the university still has a long way to go. A look at WSU's figures shows: There are no ethnic minority faculty members in the College of Applied Engineering and Technology, and only one minority faculty member in the College of Health Professions. Fewer than 17 percent of tenured faculty are female. In the College of Health Professions, women make up 83 percent of the faculty, but only 27 percent of the tenured positions. Males comprise 17 percent of the faculty, but 57 percent are tenured.In the College of Applied Engineering and Technology, women comprise 13 percent of the fac- WSU's ' 1 hu Engineering & Technology Social Sciences Education Business & Economy Arts & Humanities 0 1 234 567 8 9 B Asian EHJ African American E9 Caucasian Native American Hispanic source: wsu insiiiuiionai studies ulty, but 43 percent of them are not on tenure track. However, 91 percent of males are on the coveted tenure track. . President Paul H. Thompson is a major promoter of diversity since taking over in 1990. He acknowledges WSU lacks a multicultural environment. "We have a long way to go," Thompson said. "We may have gone an inch in a 1,000-mile journey."Utah's reputation is a barrier in bringing qualified minority and women faculty from out of the state, said Barry Gomberg, director of affirmative action and equal opportunity employement. "Utah is about the whitest place around," he said. "We're not viewed as being enlightened with women's issues. People know we don' t ha ve a large minority popu-. lation." Nationally, women hold 29 percent of faculty positions in colleges and universities. WSU's faculty is35 percent female, although the average of the Utah public institutions is 26 percent. About 7 percent of WSU's faculty members represent ethnic mi-norities, compared to Utah's minority population of 8 percent. Nationally, minorities represent more than 20 percent of the population.WSU's women and ethnic minorities tend to fall into traditional gender fields. For example, the greatest percentage of women are in the College of Health Professions, which includes women-dominated fields like nursing and dental hygiene. The lowest percentage of women and minorities is in the College of Applied Engineering and Technology, which includes traditionally male-dominated fce Diversity page 2 H ODAY'S EWS ARTS WSU presents "Diversity in Dance," an American Dance Festival presentation. See page 10. PORTS Women's golf deemed varsity sport status, soccer team denied. See page 13.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-03-10, Vol. 53, No. 60|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; 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 University|
|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.|