Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1995-11-131
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r Monday, November 13, 1995 ? fa By Lisa M. Jensen Signpost staff writer ;; Most Davis County -high; i; school graduates are choosing Weber State Universi ty to con- ti nue their educa Hon; ;f Accordi ng to a survey ad-:5 ministered to 632 recent grad u-f a tes in Davis County, 537 said they planned to continue their education this fall and were a w a r e o f h i g h er ed u ca t i o n a I o t-;; ferings in the area ;filp Of the 537 who planned iq a trend school (his fali ,. 1 78 (33 i; : percent) suggested ;&p pre: C ferred Weber State University, i ;; Another 15 percent said they vv CMLtlil j itend the University of U tah, while 15 percent chose ;i Utah State Uni versi iyMmkMM lisi:?: Ca rol Berry, assi sta nt to the I ' president, said the aim of the survey was to better understand high school graduates :: higher ed ucational pi arts.: 111 ; We ;wa nf eel to see the' a t t!- tudes a nd percep ti ons of Day isI;; County high school graduates," 'BerifsmdMS if; ;s The su rrey was done, with : W$Ul;;by-:;Marix who generously provided their I free services for the sfit:dy11;; WSU said they selected Weber State because of the quality of ; instruction (3Spt!rcent),i!.scoin- nuiting distance (18 percent), ; cost of instruction (1 2 percent), availability of financial aid (12 percent) and social climate (10 i percent). Other factors :sid ; ered in the students choices in- i d ud ed Weber Sta te's academi c reputation, career opportuni-; I ties, mora le clima te, and ;s1;U dent activi tielEISIISIIil The top five areas of study indicated by thestudy included ; so cial behavioral s cienc esM ; businesseconomics, health pro fessio 11s, educa tlo 11 tench- - News: New student organization adviser is named. Sec page 3 Features: Weber State offers a variety of opportunities for students to get involved. See pages 6-7 Sports: Wildcats win last game of season in final minute showdown. Sec page 10 i 5 i i i ..'1 te ing and ;applied technology. .Nearly 70 percent of the; stu- dents plan ;;:to earn four-year ; degrees, 20 percent two-year degrees and 1 2 percen t graduate degrees. lAhlftpcd I Co unfy sfuden ts for choosing .: in I.ayton. Bachelor's degree I programs i n technical sales, t elecomm ti ni ca lios is, cri m i na 1 lpfice;::h tra tion, along with an associate degree progra rn in computer cieric!iai; campus. :i:5:)ewel';fee: Klyi;;-arDaVjs: County resident who serveson lyVStl Davis County Advisory Comnii f tee) sai d, " The conve-1 nience of the Da vis Cetiter on Antelope Drive is a great plus f for Davis Coun ty studen f si; ;'j Ol a very nice f;tciiity wi th pie hf yj;;i lihjF parking and almost ail WSU rf ic- W I a v ailalelhHh ling eyehltteket Berry said K!nefi!s of the of-the-art contputer lab, an in-teractiveleamingdistaice,andiljpjen ty :p .tapg5 ;Hah:cy?Farfl; dent a t WSU, sa id that one of tlte factors she chose WSU was fG:ifhe!M ward non-traditional students, along with caring attitudes of i;rhpuj5 WM also a major Mco lirt; her choosing Weber State;;!; Ifjnj versify to further her education.Berry said many students like the close attention the fali itijfyllnlh State, and many students feel as though the professors care ;;;a bout their wei fa r!llllllllll;l ;;;IA'!tdfal;blM:p ; ;ber!l;;S t a te Wi Uni versi ty' s i stttdentlxxly is made up of sf u dents from Davis County. Intramural sports offer physical outlet for students The program offers avariety of team sports from flag football to wallyball By Alisa C. Rasmussen Signpost news editor A wide array of racquets, balls, and sports enthusiasts are usually seen in a sporting good store. Many of these people a re involved in the Weber Slate University's I n t ra m u ra 1 s p rogra m . "If you can think of a sport, there's probably an intramural activity available to participate," said Lee Peters, dean of student life. "We've got basketball, rac-quetball, billiards. ..every thing." Several sporting events have been planned for this vear, in Hit the road, Jack! rr WSU fans chant "goodbye" to the NAU Lumberjacks Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Stadium. The 'Cats keep their postseason hopes alive with the 20-14 victory. Most Weber State students from Utah More female students than male students enrolled fall quarter By Juliann Bland Signpost staff writer The recently released Weber State University student profile revealed Autumn quarter statistics concerning age, gender and ethnicity. The student profile is a type of "summary data used to answer questions about agegender and ethnic background," Chris Clark, WSU institutionaIresearcher,said. The enrollment figure for fall 1995 is 13,996, a figure that has remained steady in comparison with last year's figure. "Historically four county areas comprise the majority of WSU hopes of bringing many interested candidates to help compete and win just for the fun of it. "Flag football is now in progress," said Leesa Moore, Intramurals director at the HPEC. "So is volleyball. Other sports will takeplacelateron. They'reall on the calendar at the gym." There are currently eight flag football teams, made up of fraternity members, as well as other groups, said Moore. Moore said the number of participants in the Intramurals program is about the same as in the past. 1 1 j 1 students," Clark said. The data shows the majority, 77.3 percent, of Weber State's studentbody is drawn out of Davis, Weber, Box Elderand Morgan counties. Davis and Weber county students comprise nearly 71 percent of the studentbody fall quarter. Earlier this fall, WSU surveyed 682 recent Davis County graduates, 537 of whom were planning to continue their education this fall. Of the 537 students surveyed, 178 (33 percent) indicated that they preferred WSU. Students come to WSU from 43 different states outside of Utah. California, Idaho and Wyoming "We always encourage people toget involved," Mooresaid. 'The numbers are pretty typical, but we hope to attract more with the many different things we have planned." The Intramurals program starts early in the year, getting eager participants involved with various sporting events. "We've already had many events take place," Moore said. "Our 5K race had 186 people- attend. That was a record number of people. We're hoping it will be as popular, if not more popular, next vear." Volume 58 Number 30 ? I If! : ; - .. ..................-.. ..v.v.v... . . -.Trtfr.i.-ifh i iUM 1 foil -m, BRIAN NICHOLSONTHE SIGNPOST have the highest out-of-state population.This quarter, 291 international students from 34 countries, are enrolled at WSU. Japan has the highest number of students with 123, followed by Taiwan with 45. WSU studentbody remained with 53 percent female students in the popu 1 a tion a nd 47 percent male students. Thirty-nine percent of WSU students are age 25 or older and 23 percent of the students are 30 or older. Thirty-seven percent are part-time students. Of the overall studentbody, only 6.5 percent is Hispanic, Asian, Black or Native American. Coming in December, Intramurals will feature the Jinglebell Fun Run for all interested participants. "We're hoping that the Jingle-Bell Fun Run will be just as successful as the 5K race earlier in the year," Moore said. "We've got a whole calendar of events prepared for this year," Pelers said. "It's a great way to become involved." For more information about upcoming events, call the I leallh and Phvsical l.diKalion Center (1 IPF.C) Intramural Office at626-7967.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1995-11-13, Vol. 58, No. 30|
|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.|