Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-10-151
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Friday, October 15, 1993 Hopeful onlookers The Wildcat's recent losing streak coupled with cold weather has made crowds like this a rare site at Wildcat stadium. The WSU implements new admissions standards By Rodessa L. Goodum Signpost staff writer Fall quarter admissions for first-time freshmen fell 2 percent from 3,246 last year to 3,187 this fall as a result of new entrance requirements and an end to open enrollment, officials said. The new admissions standards are here to stay, said Winslow Hurst, Weber State University director of admissions. Hurst said the admissions index is a number taken from scores and grades used to determine academic readiness and to give WSU some assessment for admission. The new index is based on the one the University of Utah has used for the last couple of years. It became effective this quarter. All new freshman under the age of 25 must submit ACT or SAT scores equivalent to at least 95 on the index chart, Hurst said. Transfer students must have at least 45 credit hours with a grade point average of at least 2.25. In previous years they needed a 2.0. Students with fewer than 45 hours will have to meet the index requirement. Preliminary figures show tha t ad mi ssions applica tions for transfer students also d ropped ' IT V: V - 1 - - .1 .JL - ! ' 1 2 percent, from 2,335, to 2,292. The number of returning stud en ts applying for fall quarterrose from 1,787 to 1,983. . Excluded from the index are nontraditional students 25 years or older and international students with no prior college or university grades. Hurst said the ACT was not designed to measure international student's educational backgrounds. The admissions index was mandated by the Board of Regents and the State Legislature in response to enrollmentgrowth, and was based on research and space, Hurst said. "If the state is going to spend major dollars on this institution, then they're interested in quality faculty and having those students in seats who are ready to go and best prepared to benefit," he said. Hurst said the philosophy behind the index is, "the seats are being made available to those who are best prepared and best ready to take advantage of the opportunity."Transfer students with a GPA of 2.0-2.4 and freshmen with an index of 80-94 will be admitted See Standards page 2 V1' 0 Wildcats will face Boise State Saturday In a Homecoming contest. A stomp will follow the game. First black fraternity inducted into council National black fraternity Kappa Alpha Fsi was voted into th& Creek Council last Thursday, becoming the first black Greek fraternity at Weber State University. Fraternity president Frederick X said the acceptance is a "step toward diversity" at WSU and is "a long time coming," Kappa Alpha P$lhab;natW$U$incel985. Fredrick X said he wants people to know that the 11 member group is serious about its go j Is. "We have a long history and tradition. We are a new fratcrnityoncampusand the message I would try to get across is that we're serious about what we're doing," he said. Goals of Kappa Alpha Psi are to "encourage honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor; promote spiritual, sociaL intellectual and moral welfare; assist in the alms and purpose of colleges and universities and in-: spire service in the public interest in community service," .ft' STEVE CONUWTHE SIGNPOST "We have a tong history and tradition. We are a now fraternity on campus, and the message I WQtdd try to get across Is that we're serious abom what we're doing." -Frederick. X he said. "We hope we can make WSU a better school" The fraternity applied for Creek Council membership a couple of weeks ago and wa voted n unanimousiy u'd Pam Brooks,, coordinator for student organizations. When Kappa Alpha Psi ap-plied,the students onthecoun cil "were very exdted about t," BitK.ks said. been a goal of Creek Council for the last two years to get a black fraterni ty," she said. Frederick X said the frater nlty was founded nationally in 1911. "... so the original founder would have a voice and make an impact" he$aid, $eeFt8tettHtypage2 Volume 56 Number 15 Quick iTakesi A&E Seventh annual faculty showcase will be "Celebration of the Arts" See Page 7 News - Former WSU track star gets kids running from gangs and drugs through school program. See Page 3 Opinion Professor opposes name change Seepage 4 Sports The mud volleyball tourney provides messy, dirty fun. See Page 10 Weather Highs in the 60s. Chance of rain.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-10-15, Vol. 56, No. 15|
|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.|