Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-04-091
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t CPTrTTTTTTOTl Uu If? if? '; t . & s , J ; i PRIMARY ELECTIONS for studentbody officers were held last Friday. Brent Johns, academic vice president is shown helping at the election booth. Final elections will be held this Friday, (photo by Fred 1)3113 ) B.A. requirements discussed; credit drop possible solution Kristine Garmire Staff reporter The General Education committee of Weber State College is in the process of reviewing the general education requirements. The problem of the Bachelor of Science versus the Bachelor of Arts . degree was the topic of discussion four years ago and is now to the point of warranting voting procedures. "There is a general dissatisfaction with the general education requirements across the campus," commented Dr. Kenneth Adams, chairman of the Foreign Language Department at Weber State College. "The distinction between the Stone' works due April 19, at 4 p.m. all material for the spring quarter edition of First Stone is due. Those desiring to submit material for consideration should bring it into the Signpost office on. or before that date First Stone, the creative arts suppliment to the Signpost includes artwork, photography. two degrees is a 24 credit hours block of foreign language for the B.A. wheres the B.S. degree requires no language," said Adams. "Since 1952 there has been a trend toward restoring the foreign language requirement for the B.A. At least 15 colleges or universities in 11 states have taken this step, and at least four have restored the forgeign language enterance requirement." "Most experts in the liberal arts have signified their conviction that a single language just doesn't provide a sufficient range of verbal perceptiveness for a liberally educated person," the short stories and poetry by members of the studentbody, faculty and staff of Weber State College. Any member of these groups may submit materials for consideration.Publication date for this edition is May 17. All material used will be returned on that date. A article continued. Another study by Glen Willbern revealed, "From a survey of 1158 institutions granting the .B.A. degree, nine out of ten have a forgeign language entrance requirement." Willbern's article stated, "During the past ten years the number of colleges granting the B.A. degree has grown from 836 to 1158, or just under 40 percent, while the percentage of institutions requiring foreign language for the degree has increased from 84.8 to 88.9 or just over four percent." "As it stands now, the General Eduction committee wants the B.A. to be lowered and equal to the B.S. degree (which) would take from the prestige of the college, " remarked Adams. Presently, in order to obtain a B.S., a student must have nine hours in humanities. 12 hours in social sciences, nine hours in life sciences and nine hours in physical sciences. To obtain a B.A. a student complete 15 hours in humanities. 12 hours in social sciences, nine hours in life science and nine hours physical sciences. In addition to these subjects, the student wanting a B.A. must also complete 24 hours of foreign language. Finals on Friday Students win in primaries Final elections for studentbody representatives to serve during the 74-75 school year will be held on Friday. Candidates vying for the positions were announced last Friday after the returns from the primary were tabulated. Primaries were held for all the Executive Council positions, except that of financial vice president and student services which will require only a final vote. Those winnng the primaries include: Chris Bell and Rex Frasier for the post of president. The vote was 430 to 359 with Frasier, pulling out the win. Wayne Moses recieved 57 votes in the primary. In the race for academic vice president, Jon Bingham, with 332 votes, will be running against Mark Stuart who received 323 votes. Von Moody received 199 votes in that contest. Kyle Mattson, with 458 votes will be vying for the position of activities vice president against Lauri Savage who netted a total of 248 votes. Karma Grimm received 131 votes for activities vice president. Largest primary Robin Jeppson and Reid Ger-mer will run in the finals for the position of communications vice president. Jeppson received 278 votes while Germer recieved 204 votes. Other candidates in this, the largest of the primaries, included Gunn B. Mckay, with 199 votes,, and Kalleen Buttars with 175 votes. The position of public relations vice president will show Neil West, with 527 votes running againest Brad Carver with 216 votes. Jerry L. Vaculin received 124 votes in that contest. In the finals, Craig Thorsted and Jeff Flamm are vying for financial vice president. There was no primary as these two were the only two running. Running in the student services race ar Jeff Hoskins and Chad Russell. There were two schools that held primary elections for academic assembly. The two schools were the school ol business and the school of social science. Olsen vs. Hill In the race for assemblvman from the school of business. Howard Olsen will run against Craig Hill. In that race. Olsen received 39 votes, while Hill received 33 votes, and Denise Warnes received 23 votes. Doug Young walked away with the votes for assemblyman from the social science area with a total of 92 votes. He will be running againest Kent L. Porter who received 36 votes in this race. Others running included Leslie Carrel with 28 votes and Willard Eastman who had 16 votes. The finals on Friday, will include those running for assemblyman from the other five scnoois, that did not have primaries. They include; Mel Hampton, Humanities; Edward Walker, Natural science; Mary Lynn Anderson, education; Cathy Corey, health occupations; Rick Gallegos, technology. Write in candidates Anyone desiring to be a candidate may be a write-in candidate in the final election. Write-in candidates made a good showing in all the races, although none had enough votes to net them a place on the final ballot. Many students received one or two votes for various offices. Someone apparently thought that Micheal Stever was doing a good enough job as activities vice president to be returned to that position. The elections commitee, working with Read Hellewell spent the greater part of Friday tabulating the results and it wasn't until evening that the committe finally disbanded. According to Garrison Carter, ombudsman, the committee rechecked their results several times to avoid a repeat of last year. He was referring to the race for financial vice president, in which a recount revealed that the winner was actually the person who had first been declared the loser due to some of the ballots being misplaced in the final election. Weather Forecast Outlook for northern L'tah-Becoming cloudy today, with a chance of rain showers later on as a pacific cold front moves through the area Rain is expected on Wednesday, as tempertures begin to fall. A cooling trend in expected later in the week. Highs will he in the mid fio's today, lowering to the mid 4()'s later ui the week.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-04-09, Vol. 33, No. 42|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|