Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-06-221
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VOLUME 54, ISSUE 1 Tuesday , June 22, 1993 (HThe WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH IH lectric p.Car A see page 2 ' -t -: v. .civ i v . ; - v - -r l y, l v- I .:tx;- -.-vjl..' -. k;, .', , . . - . . v', ti A bite to eat STEVE CONLIN!H SIGNPOST Weber State University's Lindquist Plaza provides a unique setting for dinner Saturday night. Clear weather and mild temperatures offered a pleasant opportunity for many seeking outdoor activities. The grads are back.. .finishing their degrees By ANDREW OESTER SIGNPOST senior reporter Of 2,500 Weber State University students who walked down the graduation aisle this spring, almost a hundred will return to finish credits this summer. Although the students were allowed to graduate, they must make up several credits to get their diplomas, graduation office employee Heather Peterson said. Students participating in thecommence-ment exercises are only "candidates" for graduation because final grades are not yet available, Lynn Schow, graduation office employee, said. About 90 students went to the graduation office to plead their cases so they could graduate with their class. Peterson said as long as students have under 15 cred i t hours to complete they can sign a card stating they will finish the credits. Then they will be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies. Those who have more than 15 hours to complete "must go before a graduation committee made up of faculty and staff," she said. If a required class is not available until fall or later, graduation candidates must change thedateorgrauuauoi.uirrii cation for graduation. The board will review the application and the student will receive a diploma following the completion of the necessary classes. If they don't finish they don't graduate. One or two who never return to earn the credits will be dishonest and put down on (See Grads page 3) Health, PE credit requirements eliminated r By MARKFORSBERG SIGNPOST managing editor Healthand physical education requirements are a thing of the past for students at Weber State University, althoughstudents are still encouraged to take theclasses, said Myron Davis, physical education director. The WSU faculty senate voted to drop the required two credit hours of health and three credit hours of physical education, responding to a request made by the PE department Davis said more than one factor went into the request to drop the requirements. "There's a philosophical issue and a financial issue," he said. A student can fill the physical education requirement but lack the exit competencies of other students, he said. He used the English department as an example. All students fill a common core of English requirements as part of their degree. The physical education department lacks cOre requirements and cannot guarantee a common level of competence among its students."Some students might be physically educated and some might not," he said. He said it would probably take five credit hours of physical education and four credit hours of health to create an effective pro- Davis said. "I used to give individual train-ing in my strength training classes," he said. But once the class size is above 20 students, individual attention is too difficult. He said removing the requirement would permit smaller classes and quality education for students. It would also eliminate 'There's a philosophical issue and a financial issue. " -Myron Davis, PE Department Director gram. Eleven new faculty members would be needed to run the classes. "There's no way we could get enough money for that," he said. Financial problems have led to larger class loads, resul ting in less timegiven to individual students. Student credit hours in physical education have increased from 15,000 to 24,000 with about the same number of faculty members, students who might not want to take the class but simply are filling the requirement. Although Davis said many teachers in the physical education department questioned the change, Joan Thompson, a health and nutrition teacher, said it was for the better. "We are all grieving," she said. But she felt more quality classes could be offered to students who really wanted to take them. "Teaching resistant students ruins the learning community," she said, referring to students who don't want to take the class but are filling the requirement. Thompson said physical education and health classes should be elective because students should learn the basic principles in public school. Davis said the PE department will advertise some of its lesser known classes and encourage students to participate in physical activities through announcements in The Signpost, the campus radio station and special activities like Wellness Week. The PE department is considering a course to offer students interested in pursuing healthand fitness. Although the class has not been created yet, Davis said it may cover health and fitness in greater depth. Lifetime sports and fitness education may be a part of the new class. Thompson said classes can now be taught in greater depth. T ODAY'S The Corps Encore version of national "Summer Music Games" at WSU. See page 5. g PORTS The Geriatric Jazz: Alan Hinckley writes on another year of mediocrity. See Page 7.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-06-22, Vol. 54, No. 1|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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.|