Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-01-151
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Omega Psi Phi "marched" their way into second place in national competition. See the story on page 3. j: Tuesday, January 15, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45 No.21 Night School Woes Blamed On Lack Of Available Information I ' -II: -..'1 :t' , Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Editor's Note: The following information was compiled by Dr. Ronald G. Coleman, assistant professor of history at the University of Utah in his pamphlet, Martin Luther King Jr., Apostle of Social Justice, Peace and Love. On Nov. 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed into law House bill 3706, making Jan. 15, the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., a legal public holiday. Recalling the national crisis in the area of racial discrimination during the '50's and '60's, the president said, "The man whose words and deeds in that crisis stirred our nation to the very depths of its soul was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." Although Jan. 15 is the birthdate of King, the national holiday will be observed on the third Monday of each January, beginning in 1986. King was born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He entered college at the age of 15, earning a bachelor's degree in sociology. He was ordained into the Baptist ministry in the spring of that year. He then attended Crozier Theolgical Seminary and received a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1951. In June, 1955, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. received his Ph.D. in systematic theology from Boston University. While attending Boston University, King met and married Coretta Scott, a graduate of Antioch College and a voice student of the New England Conservatory of Music. In September, 1954, he accepted the pastorship of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. A close friendship was established with Reverend Ralph Abernathy, pastor of the First Baptist Church who, like King, was an activist. During that first year it is doubtful that King could have foreseen the impending series of events that, beginning in December, 1955, would change the course of his life and American race relations forever. Black Scholars United will host a memorial for King today at 12:30 p.m. in the Wildcat Theatre. The featured speaker will be Dr. Candadai Seshachari, professor of English at WSC Editor's Note: This is the final story in a three-part series concerning the difficulties students have graduating from Weber State's night school program. by Kim Cooley Contributing Writer In the preceding installments, the fact was brought out that students attending night classes at Weber State are finding it hard to fill their graduation requirements. Because of the sparse offering of night courses, particularly upper division courses, students have found that it takes them longer to graduate with the night program.According to Dr. Robert Smith, WSC vice president of academic affairs, one reason for the limited number of night course offerings is a lack of information available on the students attending night school. Smith said, "The data on night school students is available, but we've never been able to addresss data collection because of an antiquated computer system." He said he had to manually compute the number of students presently enrolled in night school from a computer listing. Smith feels information on night school students is vital in order to plan for future night courses at Weber State. He said, "We need good information on our night clientele. We need to get a better focus on who we're going to serve." He is aware that students are having M'A'S'H 4077 difficulties fulfilling their graduation requirements. He said, "We have seriously compromised the ability to graduate at night. I know for a fact we're offering fewer night classes this quarter." However, Smith said he has received few complaints about the lack of night class offeringss. He said he received more complaints about the lack of afternoon classes offered. Fall quarter, afternoon course offerings were increased, but the overall enrollment in afternoon classes remains pointedly lower than the day and evening courses. There is a new program on the horizon that will, according to Smith, "probably be offered at night." Dean of the School of Business Allen Simkins echoes Smith's belief that the five year accounting program, to be implemented in fall of 1985, will most likely be offered at night. The college is currently undergoing a two-year period of assessment concerning, among other things, what night courses should be offered at the school. After the period of assessment is complete, there will be a one- to two-year period during which the course of action to be taken by the school will be determined. According to Smith, a task force will be developed to help determine the college's future plans. He noted that students will be asked to serve on the task force. He said, "It's clear that offering a complete program at night will require a major overhaul." Linville To Present Maj. Burns Larry Linville will be the guest speaker at Thursday's convocation, sponsored by the Theater Arts Department and ASWSC. Linville, who portrayed Major Frank Burns in the popular television series MASH, will present "MASH -The Inside View" at 12:30 p.m. in the Browning Center's Austad Theatre. Linville's interest in the theatrical arts began in high school where he describes himself as the "only male that was draftable into the Christmas Pageant." This was his first starring role. Linville .'rained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and upon his return to the United States, joined a classical repertory company for five years. His tirst taste ot Broadway came as an understudy in Inadmissible Evidence, closely followed by his New York debut in Eugene O'Neill's More Stately Mansions, starring Ingrid Bergman. He then worked on various television productions, including Mannix, Mission Impossible, Bonanza, and many others, including the motion picture Kotch, starring Walter Matthau and directed by Jack Lemmon. Producer Gene Reynolds then offered him the role of Major Frank Burns in the television production of MASH. There was network resistance to the casting since, in their view, Linville was a heavy, dramatic actor. Nevertheless, Reynolds had his way and Linville's portrayal of Frank Burns has become a modern comedic classic. Linville has a degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Colorado and enjoys designing, building and flying one-of-a-kind aircraft. He also creates stuffed teddy bears for children. - Linville is appearing at WSC as part of "Festivention," in which he will conduct workshops' for the Theater Arts Department. For more information on his involvement with "Festivention", see page 7.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-01-15, Vol. 45, No. 21|
|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.|