Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1996-01-261
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mm ce cs) hu? iiZZJ 1L Friday, January 26, 1996 Volume 58 Number 45 Survey says many students satisfied with Weber State Students answer why they chose WSU By Christine Bush Signpost senior reporter A survey conducted by a company called Noel & Levitz revealed good news for Weber State University. The survey was given a few weeks ago to 980 random WSU students to satisfy school officials concerned about lower enrollment this year. "We want to face the problems WSU might have with student retention and make the University a place where students want to stay and finish their degrees' said Melinda Rock, director of media relations.According to Lee Noel, who evaluated survey results, most students are happy attending WSU. Noel also said the survey results revealed WSU as one of the best schools in the country. He said in a meeting Jan. 24 WSU officials need to advertise the University better. "We need to show WSU is a good institution, rather than tell people, beca use WSU is one of the best kept secrets," Noel said. He suggested media relations staff members focus on the positive aspects for attending WSU, such as the excellent teaching staff, the one-on-one relationship with the students and professors and lower tuition costs. "Weber State has a lot to offer the traditional and non-traditional students, and as far as I can see, it is a great institution," Noel said. Noel was impressed with News: Students participating in automotive program are ensured a good job after graduation. Arts& S"""se3 Entertainment: Lenny Kravitz is coming to concert Monday. See page 6 Sports: Track team goes to BYU. See page 1 1 the media relations staff members that attended the meeting and said he sees great potential in WSU's future. Steve Kerr, a n ins ti tu tional researcher for WSU, said the No. 1 complaint he heard from students was parking is a problem. Kerr also said the majority of students that drop out of school are the non-traditional part-time students. "I don't believe it is anything the University is doing, it's just that the economy in Utah is so good and there are so many jobs available that it is an advantage for thenon-traditional student to work instead of go to school," Kerr said. The educationalbenefitsat WSU, according to the survey, outweigh the problems. WSU's benefits are incentives students have when choosing WSU over other universities.According to Michelle Putnam, a former University of Utah student who came to WSU to get a second degree in teaching, parking is just as bad at the U of U, if not worse. Putnam said the parking problem did not stop her from choosing WSU. She said she enjoys theone-on-one relationship with the professors at WSU, which is very different from the U of U. The survey results are in, and as a whole, WSU is the best school to choose. Enrollment is expected to be on the rise in the future with results like these. ASWSU Senate approves 3 percent By Marc Fuller Signpost asst. news editor The Associated Students of Weber State University Senate approved a 3 percent ceiling on student fees for the 1996-97 year. The vote passed without much discussion from members. "I'm not surprised it passed," said Michael Hatch, ASWSU academic vice-president. "There were some good questions asked by the senate during the first presentation of the proposal, but I think they understood that 3 percent is the highest fees will be raised, which is the lowest ceiling ever proposed by the Student Fee Recommendation Com This should RYAN SHUPETHE SIGNPOST While the University of Utah slept through the storm Thursday morning, WSU students were found trudging up hill and down to get to class on time. The administration opted not to close the University, despite the tremendous amount of snow that made the commute to campus next to impossible. Minerals make mass murderers At Convocations Dr. Alexander Schauss revealed how some minerals kill By Alisa C. Rasmussen Signpost news editor Students often feel their stomach's growling long before lunch time comes around. Their mothers have often told them breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet some students continue to leave home without it. Nutrition plays a big part in how students at Weber State University perform, according to Dr. Alexander Schauss, speaker at Convocations Thursday. Many things our body is forced to intake or live withou t can ha rm the body's mittee," Hatch said. "I also think some of the veteran senators, who went through the process last year, understand it better, which helped," Hatch said. Marie Kotter, vice-president for student services, explained what, . the proposed ceiling meant to the total budget process based upon estimated full-time student enrollment for next year. It's been estimatedfull-timestu-dent enrollment will be around 10,200 students each quarter next year, Kotter said. If enrollment continues to drop, which affects how much money we have, then budgets will be cut accordingly, she said. be a vacation! .NT-'-" well-being. Schauss said nutrition continues to be the most neglected field, especially when referring to nutrition dealing with brain functions.He said other countries have less of an occurrence with obesity than Americans do. He said 40 percent of all Americans are over 20 percent of their ideal body weight. He said his studies with obesity have led him to believe Americans could learn a lot about their nutritional habits from other countries. "The absence of something like "If God and jobs and the creeks don't rise, we hopefully will come in next year at 10.2 (10,200)," Kotter said. The Senate also passed several bills addressing the changing of emphasis weeks, and attending the student fee committee deliberation meeting. Several resolutions were also passed requesting open rooms in theUnion Buildingbe temporarily assigned to the senators. It was also asked a new LatinoChicanoHispanic history class be taught on a yearly basis. The Senate ratified the election rules for the upcoming elections in the spring. obesity can teach us a lot," Schauss said. Schauss went on to talk about SAT scores, and his findings about nutrition in children. HesaidSAT scores were significantly lower in California, Nevada, Colorado and Utah, due to nuclear fission byproducts exposure. He said children who were never exposed to nuclear products have much higher SAT scores. He said he believes the nuclear waste dumps in Utah could be exposing children to harmful See Brain Food page 8 fee ceiling Cand ida te packets will be a va il-able beginning Feb. 1, and those interested in running will be required to pay a $40 fee. The senators also listened while ASWSU President Lane Jacobs asked them to support the Campus Outreach program, which assists in the recruiting of high school students to Weber State University.Abill wasintroduced last quarter requiring scna tors to support a similarprogram,but fuilud lopass. "I would hope those who supported the bill last quarter would sign up now and not just give lip-service to student recruitment," ASWSU senator Chris Paulsen said.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1996-01-26, Vol. 58, No. 45|
|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.|