Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2003-11-071
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: Era ca v Weber State University IK J DOS n SKI S THE LIMIT. Utah's resorts gear up for early openings. See page 6 Volume 66 Issue 39 wsusignpost.com Friday, November 7, 2003 By Tracy L. Chartier sr. news reporter The Signpost Students enter universities representing different backgrounds and levels of education. Whether right out of high school or junior college, or coming back after 1 5 years in the work force, every student entering college is assigned to a tier. A tier is a specific level that places students in one of two categories. It separates those who can take upper-division courses from those who cannot. Students need upper-division hours to complete Weber State University bachelor's degree requirements. At WSU, each student is placed in either the College or University Tier. According to the Academic Advisement Center, student tier placement is determined by an ACT score, or an equivalent score from the SAT or WSU placement exams. For transfer students, a combination of ACT score, cumulative grade point average, and the number of semester hours transferred plays a part in determining student status. "A student's status is determined by their SAT or ACT score or lack thereof, so if you have an ACT score of 16 or below or a math score of 22 or below, then you are on a College ".Id 7 13 Weber State University students listen to professor Dixie Blackington during ; lecture Wednesday afternoon. These students are in the WSU Math 950 couse. Tier," said Nickie Sawyer, Academic Advisement Center office specialist. New freshman and transfer students with fewer than 30 hours of college credit who meet these criteria, or have ACT test scores that are more than two years old, are automatically placed on College Tier. . Students have the opportunity to test out of some of the lower-division courses by taking the WSU Compass test. The test scores will determine the student's placement. Lower-division courses are offered at many levels to accommodate all levels of education and provide a smooth progression from course to course. These lower-division courses and proficiency requirements are set up in a way that prepares students for upper-level courses They are the building blocks that make success for students possible, according to the Academic Advisement Center. "Students differ in their mathematical back grounds, study habits, attack skills, reading lev els, and their commitment to education," said Dixie Blackinton, institute specialist in the WSU mathematics department. The course variation allows students to be placed in the appropriate classes, whether lower- or upper-division. The College Tier restricts students to the lower-division classes only, courses numbered 0 through 2999, which require a one- or two- year program completion. In addition to the College Tier course restric tion, those students who are not proficient in ei ther math or English, or both, are chanted an additional Developmental Fee. The fee applie. to early college students, concurrent- enrollment students, incoming freshmen, transfer students adult re-entry students, off-campus students, faculty and staff. The only exception is students wh( are enrolled only in Independent Study classes See Tier page ; Bucks for books John Robertson and Hans Frey sell books for Books Are Fun, Ltd. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom to Karsten Longhurst. Books Are Fun is sponsored by Reader's Digest, which has three sales representatives in Utah who travel to schools and other organizations selling books. Books will be on sale in the Ballroom today from 1 0 a.m. to 4 p.m. A- 'Share the Warmth' Students serve community through curriculum By Natalie Cutler news editor The Signpost Whether cooking Thanksgiving dinner for an elderly woman or coordi nating events for the Utah Special Olympics, Weber State University stu dents donate several hundred hours of service to the Ogden community eacl semester. WSU students donate service through various voluntary involvement pro grams on campus, and some are required to participate in service hours a' part of course curriculums. Communication 1050, Interpersonal and Small Group Communication, i: one WSU course that requires students to participate in service-learning hours Most instructors for this course require each student to participate in five t( 10 hours of service. See Warmth page By Heather Hunt-Wood sr. news reporter The Signpost Krispy Kreme Doughnuts can be found in two locations on the Weber State University campus. These tasty doughnuts cost less than a dollar, a low price for students. But these doughnuts are high in calories, which can create a high cos! to pay for students who often partake in them. "We are in an obesity epidemic." said JenniterTurley, WSU associate professor of nutrition. This epidemic is associated with people's lifestyles, what they eat and how active they are, said Turiey. In response to this epidemic, former Surgeon General David Satcher has made a ''Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity," in December of 2001. This report identifies 15 activities as national priorities for immediate action. On the list is the need for schools to provide healthful foods and reduce the access to foods high in fat, calories and added sugars, and excessive portion sizes. "Portion distortion"' is the phrase Turiey used to describe how Americans think they are getting more for their money when they super-size their meals. But in reality, in five to 10 years, it's going to cost them more money due to increased costs in health care, she said. "If you super-size your meal, you're super-sizing your body." said Turiey. According to Satcher, the primary concern for overweight and obese individuals should not be of appearance but of health. The incidence of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers is greater among overweight and obese individuals. For students managing their weight, professor Turiey offers suggestions Unhealthy food choices on campus. -'" - ' s -TP 1 f .1 t ! See Nutrition page 3 Students utilize good food choices at the Skyroom buffet.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2003-11-07, Vol. 66, No. 39|
|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.|