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olume 63 Issue 4 Wednesday, July 5, 2000 GN I J w B R T A T U N V R T Y bl POST DMS0OE1 POST mi F" ii i i i i i V'AV Read of a review of Neil Simon's award-winning play, page 5. Features , 1 Michael Christiansen, a WSU student, enjoys creating landscapes, page 6. Sports Corey Maggette is being investigated for allegedly accepting loans from his summer coach, page 7. Heather Today vi' High: 86' Low: 60 Mostly Sunny Thursday vl'cHigh: 88 "rT0 Low: 60 Mostly Sunny Triday viytHigh: 88 Ayv Low: 62 Sunny Weather information provided by Weather.com. , 5 ' . ' Lwww.weber.edusignpostJ TTecltoiraoflQigjjj coooBdl ootid By Mark Cray news editor The Signpost 'This is e-commerce make believe," said a laughing Marino Toulatoes, the former president of the Ogden Association of Realtors and real estate agent at the Franklin Group Real Estate Inc. upon hearing that, according to Time Magazine, his profession is one of many that will be lost in the future. In a recent issue of Time it was written that, with the world becoming more technologically advanced, professions such as real estate agents, CEOs, orthodontists, printers and even teachers will be lost only to be replaced with tissue engineers, pharmers and gene programmers. "I guess there's an assumption that everybody will do everything online," said Carl ' If Kurt Cravens takes time Monday afternoon in the Wattis Business building to check for potential investments online. Will online investing end the need for stockbrokers? By Scott Boyson news reporter The Signpost Almost half of today's active investors, 45 percent, look to the Internet as their main source for investing information, according to a recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. The question is this: why are so many people looking to the Internet for investing information?"It's accessibility," said Kyle Mattson. associate professor of finance at Weber State University. "Before, I had to drive downtown to visit my broker or I had to call him up. But. if I want to see the information - not hear it. I have that access right at my computer."With the information -4 iJ2 age at full throttle, investors are now reaping the rewards of so much information. Investors can now see immediate figures on how a company's stock is doing. They can read about a company's financial status, how it compares with other companies, what Wall Street analysts think about the company, and what the president of the company is doing with his stock with only a few clicks of the mouse. The need for stockbrokers and financial managers is becoming minimal for many investors. "I'm very inclined to go to a full-service broker if they're giving me information that helps me with my investments," Mattson said. "But if I'm making just as good a decision without them, then why pay them?" Does this mean stockbrokers, financial managers, and the traditional investing resources will becomeobsolete? "X 1 ' 5 ).t J , s "As we become a more technologically-driven society, the greater the need for more personal interaction' Michael Cena, chairman of teacher education Grunander, chairman of the department of sales and service technology at Weber State University. Grunander doesn't believe that enrollment for the sales program will decrease because of this study. (Students in the sales program can be 1 tj Mattson says no. "I don't think the traditional resources will be obsolete," he said. "I think there will always be a place for those resources. But, I think they will change to address the competitiveness of the market." Mattson said stockbrokers will not likely become extinct because many people need their advice and expertise. "There are many people who need that information," Mattson said. 'They want somebody to hold their hand. They want somebody to provide that type of information to help them in the decisions they are making." Mattson also said many people don't want the burden of monitoring their own stock. When investing See Investing page 3 sdDDime come real estate agents, insurance agents and auto dealers, all of which will disappear in the future according to Time.) "I would have to see a big change in the way people look at things for those jobs to be completely extinguished," he said. "It's going to take a radical change." A "radical change" is also what Michael Cena needs to see in order for graduates in his program to become unemployed. The rationale behind Time's study is professors will be eventually be replaced by distance learning, online courses and electronic grading. "The authors of Time are deluding themselves," Cena said. Cena, who admits that technology is a great promise, doesn't think that the Internet and web-based activities will run the world. He states that many school districts in the na- See Careers page 3 New sheriffs complex offers students chance to 'do time' By Scott Boyson news reporter The Signpost Students of Weber State University and members of the community will have many job opportunities along with an opportunity to experience what it feels like to be in the "slammer" with the opening of the new Weber County Sheriffs Complex, located at 721 W. 12th Street. Scheduled to open in July, the 170,000 square-foot facility sits on 26.25 acres and is capable of housing up to 888 inmates, almost three times that of the current facility located at 2549 S. Kiesel Ave. However, because it is such a large facility, Weber County officials are struggling to find enough correctional officers to fill all positions. 'There are more jobs than there are qualified personnel," said Klint Anderson, bureau lieutenant of Administrative Services. The new facility has provided job opportunities for up to 40 applicants interested in working for corrections. Applicants are required to pass a written test, a physical competency test, an extensive background check, and are required to be21-years-old before being hired. Applicants who are bilingual andor who are part of a minority are also needed to help in corrections. Students are paid an hourly rate of $10 while going through a 1 0-week training course until state certified. The rate is then raised to $12 after certification. For those who are seeking a four-year degree in any field and who would like to aireec's work in law enforcement as a community patrol officer, the Utah Police Corps offers a $30,000 scholarship along with a $250 stipend while enrolled in the academy. Students must graduate with a four -year degree, complete a training program that lasts up to 24 weeks, and a four -year service commitment as a community patrol officer. If all those college frat parties or attempts to gamble under 2 1 never got you put in jail for the night, the sheriffs department is hosting a "Bed and Breakfast" July 7 and 8 at the new Sheriffs Complex to give the public that chance. The event is being held to give the public a chance to experience what it is like to be booked into jail and to exhibit the new facility by giving the public a first-hand look without having to commit a crime to see it. The event will also be used as an operations tool for the staff stationed in the new complex. The cost for the event is $25 for a dorm bed or $60 for a private cell "suite." The price includes a T-shirt, dinner, breakfast, commissary pack (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, two snacks), live music, games, movies, and jail demonstrations including mug shots and finger printing. For more information concerning job opportunities, contact Les Townsend. assistant public information officer, at (801) 399-8154. For more information concerning the Bed and Breakfast, contact Kathy Montgomery at (801) 399-8183, or visit the Weber County Sheriffs web page at www.co.weber.ut.us.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2000-07-05, Vol. 63, No. 4|
|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.|