Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-11-181
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O Weber State College inside... Going to the basketball game tonight? Take along the Signpost Sports Slant, section 'B' r i K..V lrH Vol. 44 No. 18 Friday, November 18, 1983 If 11 t Ell U U Brady Fights For Accounting Program by Kathy Kendell Gov't Affairs Reporter IP' 4 . ... ' k j - ' - . ' I " J- J V -HUM-. 4 1 . : v . j f ir r 1 j r :-,V ., h; ! ! f y ' ' s 1 j WSC President Rodney Brady won round one in his effort to get a fifth year accounting program developed on campus. When the Utah State Board of Regents met on campus this past Tuesday the fifth year accounting issue inspired heavy debate. Most of the controversy did not center around the merits of the fifth year program itself but rather around the legislation which brought about the request for the propsal. The Public Accountants Licensing Act would require an additional 30 post-baccalaurcate semester hours in order for a person to be qualified to sit for the CPA exam. Left, Pres counting ident Rodney H. Brady calls for a fifth-year ac- meeting on Tuesday as right, U of U president Dr. Chase program at WSC during the Board of Regents Peterson, and CEU president James L. Randolph listen. If Weber were not granted the approval to begin a fifth year accounting program the program would lose all effectiveness and be severely maimed. "What rational accounting student would choose to enroll in this program if it did not lead to CPA qualification" argued Dr. Brady. In his eloquent and persuasive presentation before the Regents, Dr. Brady stressed the importance of Weber's accounting program. "This is one of the heart and core programs on this campus" he stated. The regents, while echoing Pres. Brady's concern for the program expressed grave reservations about the value and timing of the legislation. The Regents concerns were shared by other college and university presidents. SUSC President Gerald Sherratt, whose college is also applying for the fifth year program, was most concerned about cost. According to Sherratt, SUSC was applying for a fifth-year approval only because they were forced to by the legislation. 'This legislation should have been studied and debated by this body before it was passed," argued Pres. Sherratt. "As it is, we are now forced to respond. We at SUSC cannot afford the huge costs of implementing this program."(Only two other states in the nation -Florida and Hawii-have a fifth-year requirment). Sherratt said, "We (Utah) might aspire to be a leader (in this area), but with an educational system that is already wheezing and unhealthy, we must consider what this would do to us financially." President's Chase Peterson of U of U and Stan Cazier of USU echoed the same concerns. According to Dr. Peterson, "Survival funding is the core of the issue." See 'Accounting' page 2. Rape Prevention Subject of Final Fall Convo by Rae Dawn Olbert Managing Editor Frederic Storaska explained to a WSC audience yesterday "How to Say No to a Rapist and Survive" during his noon convocation in the Browning Center. Storaska, who has been presenting his rape prevention program to audiences across the country for 17 years, first became interested in rape prevention after intervening in the gang-rape of a12-year-old girl. Storaska has a unique way of combining humor with an extremely serious subject and effectively getting his point across. He pointed out that too often the rape victim is thought of as the perpetrator of the rape. Storaska, in reference to society, said "We make rapists, and we make rape victims." Men are taught to be aggressive and women to be passive. He cited an example of a guy who returns from a date only to have all his friends crowd around, asking if he "got any." The guy is made to feel inferior if the answer is no. Male agressiveness is the reason behind the whistles, catcalls and pinches that women receive from the opposite sex. If a woman were to whistle at or pinch a male, he would be offended and embarrassed, as women are when put in the same situation, Storaska said. "Rape is never the fault of the victim . . . nothing can justify rape," said Storaska. He said society feels that women bring rape on themselves by teasing and flaunting in public places or walking around late at night. He negates this with the argument that the number-one place that rape occurs is in the home in the middle of the day. The average age of the victim is 57. The second most popular place for rapes is the supermarket parking lot, also in the daytime. The average age of the victim is 38. Storaska also pointed out two extremes: the rapes of a two-week-old baby and a 103-year-old bedridden woman. The question he asks is "How are these women flaunting themselves?' Their only crime is one of availability. "Rape is a crime of hate and violence," Storaska said, "and the key to surviving a crime of violence is to defuse that violence." Stressing the fact that rape victims need to use their brains, Storaska recommends that women try to "emotionally overpower" their attacker, since they cannot usually outrun or physically overpower him. To prevent being raped, Storaska stresses the importance of making the rapist see you as a human being. "The rapist de-humanizes his victim," making it possible to committ his act of crime. Talking to him and making him see you as a person can defuse his violence and give the victim a chance to escape. Surprise is the key to defense in a rape situation. The rapist is not expecting his victim to talk to him, just to fight. If that tactic doesn't work, Storaska suggests the victim should place both hands on either side of the attacker's face and gouge out his eyes. Another defense is to reach downward in an un-threatening manner and squeeze one of the attackers testicles -hard. But before trying either one of these defenses, the victim should try to talk her way out of it. "Leave yourself an out," stresses Storaska. That way if talking doesn't work, the victim has another option, but if she immediately tries to hurt the attacker, the victim has used her only option. "Rapists aren't stupid," says Storaska. He said they won't give their victim a second chance to hurt them. Storaska has written a book and made a movie dealing with rape prevention, both are entitled "How to Say No to a Rapist and Survive." Ticket Policy Altered The newly established ASWSC student basketball ticket policy has been amended. The policy now allows students to pick up their tickets at the Dee Events Center at 10 a.m. on game days. Many students voiced their concerns to Brad Howell, ASWSC president, over the restriction that student tickets wouldn't be available to students until 5 p.m. on game days. Several reasons (including night classes, work and travel distances) were listed as to why the new policy would be inconvenient for many students. Howell said that the policy was amended because of the students' response. Students also need to be aware that parking is free at the Dee Events Center with a valid WSC parking sticker. Students should enter the DEC from the south entrance in order to avoid long lines. Parking is $1 without a current parking decal.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-11-18, Vol. 44, No. 18|
|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.|