Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1977-10-111
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Volume 38 Number 4 Weber State College October 11. 19TT Union required prior to class by Marshall Henrie The trade-related apprentice program offered at Weber State College through Skill Center North is open to employed apprentices and journeymen only, according to Grant Tuckett, director of apprenticeship for the State of Utah. Apprentice classes offered in the trade fields are designed to produce "fully trained workers" rather than do-it-yourself repairmen who want to learn how to build additions onto their homes, explained Tuckett. Therefore, classes are geared to employed apprentices using the on-the-job insluuction. Because of the large demand inside the trades and a lack of funds, which; would allow students from tjie general public to enroll, classe are only open to apprentices and journeymen, said Tuckett. p " According to the Training Coordinator for the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Union, Ed Evans, a person must first be employed by a trade prior to entering the apprentice program. A period of apprenticeship training is required before one can get a state license in electrical wiring and plumbing. Apprenticeship is also required by many unions where no state license is needed, Evans said. However, apprentices do not necessarily have to belong to unions, he said. Although union membership is not a prerequisite to taking these apprentice-related courses, a need by Nancy Bailey The Weber State College Ombudsman office will be open this week for the 1977-78 school year. The office is located on the main floor of the Union Building. Heading the Ombudsman office this year is Brent Levetan. Levetan is a senior and a business administration major. He resides in Promontory Tower. "We want to let students know we are here," said Levetan. "We'd like to make them aware of what we can do for them.' Levetan emphasized that the Omb person must be an employed apprentice or journeyman. However, in the fields of masonry and sheetmetal, it is extremely rare to find a non-union apprentice because nearly every company which hires in these fields is union, Tuckett said. Funding for the apprenticeship program comes from the State Vocational Education Department and from grants from the National Apprenticeship Program. Apprentice-related classes are held in the evenings at the Skill Center with next term's class work beginning the first part of January, For more information call extension 601 on campus. 1 Inside today's Signpost Exec. Council Pg. 2 SAT scores Pg. 2 Outing center . . Pg. 3 Editorials Pg. 4 Theatre Pg. 4 Solar eclipse . . . Pg. 5 Cheerleaders . . . Pg. 7 Sports. Pg. 7, 8 man Ombudsman office doesn't only take complaints, but is a mediator which will attempt better understanding between two complaining parties. There will be a staff of 18 Ombudsman covering four major areas of the campus: Legal Affairs, Student Affairs, Consumer Affairs, and Student Government Affairs. Levetan is looking for other interested staff members. Anyone interested can stop by his office or call extension 186. s help Liberal arts, voco ed eitheror In a continuing effort to provide a more meaningful education for college students, 18 members of the faculty and Career Development Services Staff of WSC attended the Western Regional Institute on Cooperative Education, October 6 in Salt Lake City. Key speaker for the all-day conference was Dr. T.H. Bell, Commissioner of Higher Education for Utah. Bell stressed the ongoing problem of bridging the gap between liberal arts education and practical or "real world-life" education. Debate not worthy "In Utah, we enjoy getting into either-or arguments about education. Either it's Liberal Arts education or Vocational education. The debate is not worthy of us," said Dr; Bell. "I believe students are enrolled in colleges for different purposes than deans and administrators and employers have for the students," he said. Opportunity to earn One answer to motivating students and keeping them interested is the Cooperative Education Programs. This gives practical "on the job" experience to students, affording them the opportunity to earn a salary while earning credit hours at the same time. Cooperative Educatioin is valuable to the Liberal Arts majors, not only the traditional Technical Ed. Students. Work related education For some reason many scholars look with derision on work-related education, even claiming it isn't education at all, mentioned Bell. to 'j' V 1 . MIKHAIL STKRN, FOHMKR Russian political prisiomr to sprak convocation topic oviet by Deb Carter During an exclusive but short American lecture tour, Dr. , Mikhail Stern will speak at this week's Convocation. The former Russian political prisoner will lecture on "Soviet Justice: Guilty Until Proven Guilty." Stern, a noted endocrinologist in the Ukranian town of Vin-nytsia, was arrested in April, 1974, because he would not forbid his adult sons to emigrate to Israel. Soviet police interrogated more than 2,000 of Stern's patients and reported that the Jewish doctor was ritually murdering Gentile children and poisoning clients. Although the peasants protested against the falsified information, all evidence in the doctor's favor was suppressed. When hundreds of Western physicians protested the trumped-up charges to Moscow, new "crimes" were concocted against Stern. He was charged with accepting r i Justice bribes for medical favors, selling drugs, and engaging in various indecent sexual acts with children in the course of medical examinations. A petition demanding Stern's release was drafted by Jean-Paul Satre and published in the French magazine Le Monde. The petition was signed by more than 50 Nobel Prize winners. But this alone didn't bring about Stern's release. A tape recording of his trial was transcribed and smuggled out of Russia. The recording further influenced the Soviet government to release Stern. The transcript is in book form entitled. "The USSR vs. Dr. Mikhail Stern." It is a report of an "ordinary" trial in the Soviet Union. Stern reports that the oppression and persecution behind the Iron Curtain is not inflated propaganda, but frightening fact. It is a daily occurrence, happening in a supposedly civilized world.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1977-10-11, Vol. 38, 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.|