Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-10-081
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s- the I v n rr czr ztn r i ?PW Rain??? Variable cloudiness through Friday with a chance of showers at times. Highs will be 65 to 75 and lows in the 40s. Vol. 34 No. 4 Enrollment rises above expectation Fall quarter enrollment at Weber State College now totals 8,527, an increase of 447 students over the number attending during the similar day of a year ago. In making the announcement, WSC President Joseph L. Bishop noted that this 5.5 percent increase was heartening in view of the fact the Utah System of Higher Education had estimated Weber State would have the same or slightly higher enrollment than a year ago. "College enrollments have declined throughout the nation following an unprecedented growth rate experienced during the 60's," he said, adding that the post-war baby boom has peaked with the result there are fewer prospective students. "There are other factors, however, that I feel have contributed to the decline in enrollment and Weber State has developed positive programs to offset them," President Bishop said. "The contention among many that 'college is not for everyone' prompted some students not to attend who actually did belong in college. This plus the decision of many young people to stay out of college to 'do their own thing' ", was cited by Dr. Bishop as other reasons for the enrollment decline. Dr. Bishop said a third factor was the emphasis placed on technical-vocational training in the state and nation, rather than on traditional college courses. "And this is where we felt we needed to strengthen the unique role of Weber State which has the combined mission of both Activities begin today; continue through week "Back to School Week ," begins today and will continue through Saturday with activities being sponsored by the various campus organizations. Activities of the week follow: Tonight the four residence halls will host the screening of "The Harrad Experiment" at 8 p.m., free to all students. It will be held in the cafeteria of Promontory Tower. . On Wednesday a combined pillow concert and stomp will be held in the Union Building ballroom at 8 p.m. Music will be by Blackwolfe. Admission is $1.50 October 8, 1974 educational philosophies, said. he , Bishop lauded the faculty and staff of the college for "their dedication and concern" in becoming involved in selling the positive aspects of the institution. "Weber State is the largest baccalaureate degree awarding college in the country," he stated. "That makes us number one. Our role assignment is clearly defined as teaching excellence and our faculty is specifically adapted for this mission with our classes taught by full-time professors rather than by graduate or student assistants." Dean Milton C. Mecham, WSC registrar, said final enrollment figures for the fall quarter will not be tabulated until the end of next week. "Studies indicate that the enrollment trend should stabilize during the next few years with a slight increase expected in 1980," he said. He added that Weber State's location in a projected high growth area suggests that the WSC enrollment will increase in spite of diminishing national birth rate. per student. Friday will be Movie Night. Two movies will be shown at 8 p.m. sponsored by the campus religious organizations. The two movies are "Funny Girl and "Maure". These movies will be shown in the Union Building ballroom. Candy will be sold there. Admission will be $1 donation per person. According to Mark Stewart, chairman of the week, "We feel that the enthusiasm engendered by these activities will bolster school spirit and enable us to get better acquainted with each other." mmmm .. i in . ...... . - ' 'jjj f - V - ; WITH ENROLLMENT up by 5'2 percent, scenes like this one in the student union are common. This picture, taken at noon in the Union Building lobby shows the crowds using this facility this year. (Photo by Ken Oka) Job interviews start Thursday Seniors may meet with representatives of various companies for job interviews this month. Students must be within their last two quarters of graduation to be eligible to sign up for these interviews. A career folder must be established prior to signing up for interviews (sign up sheets are Sign-up Interview Company Major Sheet Date Posted 10 a.m. Thursday Thursday Federal College All majors Oct. 10 Oct. 10 Relations Monday Wednesday Oct. 7 Oct. 16 IBM Corp , Maunfacturing Tuesday Tuesday Continental Oil Business, Marketing Oct. 8 Oct. 22 Fidelity Union Life sales oriented Interac English-language Wednesday Wednesday Electronic Data Business, Economics Oct. 9 Oct. 23 Systems D.P. Aetna Insurance All majors, sales oriented Thursday Thursday Boeing (Seattle) Electrs., Manufcg. Oct. 10 Oct. 24 Kentucky Central Insurance Monday Monday Western Gear Corp. Indstr., Manufcg., Oct. 14 Oct. 28 Electrs Tuesday Tuesday Del Monte Corp. .Finance and. Accounting Oct. 15 Oct. 29 K-Mart Business and Marketing Kennecott Automotive and Industrial Ogden, Utah 844 03 posted two weeks before the recruiting date). Seniors of all majors will be interviewed for the positions 'offered. Most of the jobs however will go to students with skills in certain specified fields. The chart which folows shows not only the dates of the interviews but the companies and the majors which would be most valuable to them. This schedule is subject to revision. Students should check with the Career Planning and Placement Center for additions and deletions. Hourly news now in U.B. New from the Signpost's United Press International teletype machine will be displayed for student use. It will be on the Travel Board by the bowling alley. Dave Midget, editor of the Signpost said, "Students who have no access to a newspaper will now be able to check on the happenings of the world while on campus." UPI news will be replaced hourly to keep the information up to date. Students should make any suggestions or critisisms regarding the wire service to the Signpost.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-10-08, Vol. 34, No. 4|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; 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 College|
|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.|