Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-01-071
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fj luir Him t i m.t iir, .rmr im to.jvfcc.Mfcwi 1 i.ui wnummilt itanahii tmi iiMM"MJiiWMMMM"rtdMaa)Ma . nmMmamm i iiiMmmmh. l D (G 11 O OSTf7 4fen ' p Vol. 43, No. 20 U UEbER STATE COiiEqE f Friday. January 7, 1983 Regents approve new By T.J. Bird News Editor policy The Weber State College admissions policy has been revised in an effort to maintain quality in-the classroom without wasting or losing our limited resources during the present economic situation, said Regent Richard South wick. The board of regents gave final approval to the following changes in their December meeting. Students unable to perform at a basic college skill level will be required to take remedial courses designed to build their skill levels in a particular area. All General Education and upper division courses will have a Mathematics and English collegiate skill prerequisite by the 1984 catalog deadlines, unless an exception is approved by the General Education or Curriculum committees. Appropriate departments will offer and be responsible for constructing and selecting tests and skill-building courses to be used in placing students. Departments will also be responsible for determining when students are prepared to take regular college courses. While the remedial courses will count toward residency, full-time student status, etc., they will not count toward the total number of hours needed for graduation. All remedial courses will be renumbered with numbers less than 100. AT i The crowd at the Dee Events Center for last night's Weber StateBYU game was the seventh largest in the Events Center's history. It was not only large but imaginative. Brent De Young, Jay Scalise and Brent Isaacson (left to right) decked out in purple and white paint just for the occasion. Students who score below a specified percentile on the Mathematics -or English portion of the ACT will be referred to the Mathematics or English departments for placement.Students enrolled in remedial courses may not take more than 12 credit hours per quarter. Exeptions will be granted by petition only. " Responsibility for monitoring the remedial students will be assumed by existing offices within the collge, thereby avoiding the need for a special administrator or newoffice. The new policy will not take effect until fall quarter 1985, and is designed to insure a minimum skill level among entering freshmen. This is necessary because many high school students are not prepared for college level classwork. The policy may affect as much as 50 percent of the freshman class, Dr. Emil O. Hanson said. "This is an extremely positive move for the state, the students, and the quality of education at Weber State College," Southwick concluded. Library falls short by Bobbie Todd Staff Reporter Within the next six months WSC will undergo an accreditation process. Accreditation affects the rating of the school and the acceptability of Weber State credits at other colleges. One matter of concern with the accreditation is the library. The Stewart Library falls short of many of the standards established for accreditation. Some figures place the library at 30,000 volumes short of the standard. One specific area that falls well below standards is the periodicals. Because of the continuing nature of the costs in this area, the library has only been able to maintain past levels and not increase the numbers of journals and magazines on hand. Concerning losing the accreditation of the school, library director Craig Hall states, "It won't happen. The library is only one aspect they (the examining team) look at." He added that the library has improved significantly since the last accreditation. The Weber State library receives close to the state average in the percentage of the budget allocated, yet Weber is noticeably behind the other major schools in resources available. Craig Hall says that the deficit of the library system results from the change in the mid-60s of the college's status. At that time Weber changed from a two- to a four-year institution, however, there was no significant improvement in the library. It has been a process of making up for that change that left us behind, Hall said. KWCR expands music format and begins stereo transmission by Cherilyn Kawa Staff Reporter KWCR-FM, the Weber State College radio station, will begin the new year with a new sound and a changed format. The student-run station will soon be broadcasting in stereo with equipment donated by Paul Droubay, owner of Ogden's KDAB radio. Droubay's donations, worth more than $5000, include a CetecSparta stereo generator, a CBS Laboratories Audimax Audio processor and a CBS Laboratories FM Volumax Peak Limiter. The equipment will enable KWCR to improve the signal clarity of the station. The sound will be crisper and clearer than ever before, said Station Adviser John Peterson. The station is all wired for stereo and is just waiting for a monitor, which should be in next week, Peterson said. "I am committed to the future of the broadcasting industry and realize that the need for trained broadcasters will increase in the future," said Droubay. "We are glad that we can be of service to this fine training at Weber State." "Stereo broadcasting has been a dream for many years at KWCR," said Scott Zellmer, KWCR station manager. He feels that the stereo will give them more credibility and provide a better training facility for students." Besides improved sound, the station will also change its format with more music and expanded news and sports coverage. Though KWCR will maintain its rock and roll music, it will be adding more music to give it a broader appeal in the community and will work towards a more standardized, identifiable and consistent sound, said Chris Owens, music director. He said the station will be playing more rock and roll classics, as well as Reggae and Urban Contemporary music. News director Marshall Konzen said more emphasis will be placed on campus and community events, concentrating on local events that affect the community both on and off campus. Live coverage of all home basketball games, both men's and women's, is planned by sports director Burton Parks. He said that, although expenses are a consideration, he anticipates going on the road with the women's team on several occasions. There will be more people on the air than ever before, said Peterson. He said anyone interested in working for KWCR should contact Kathy Hampton, public relations director, or Scott Zellmer at 626-6450.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-01-07, Vol. 43, No. 20|
|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.|