Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-07-261
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O Weber State College Summer For a taste of the Renaissance, and a suggestion for an enriching activity after summer quarter, see the Signature on page 6. Vol. 44 No. 64 Thursday, July 26, 1984 u u Weber's Master's In Accounting To Be Implemented Fall of 85 by David C. Wright News Editor Beginning fall quarter 1985, Weber State will have an entirely new dimension added to its curriculum. The first free standing master's degree program will be instituted. The Accounting Department, under the School of Business, will be offering the Master's in Accounting degree. The program is a result of a law passed in 1981 by the Utah State legislature. The law requires that all students wishing to take the CPA exam have thirty-hours beyond the normal requirements for a bachelor's degree. According to Dr. E. Devon Deppe, chairman of the Accounting Department, the accounting profession sought passage of the law to better qualify new CPA's to handle the more complex accounting problems being faced today. "There are more complex laws governing accounting; we need to better train CPA's to handle them," he said. Deppe said that getting the program ready will be a challenge, but that the Accounting Department is prepared. "We had to present a proposed curriculum to the regents, so we've been thinking about this (the master's program) for a long time," he said. Two new faculty members will be required for the new program according to Deppe and he said that one name is already being considered. Deppe said that those additional faculty will come from existing faculty at established institutions, and new Ph.D.'s. The cost to implement the new program is estimated at $150,000 according to Deppe and he added that $20,000 of that will be collected in the form of tuition and fees from the graduate students. Deppe said that he expects about thirty students to register for the program in its first year. He also said that once the enrollment stabilizes, the number of students involved will probably remain in the thirty to forty range. Concerning the issue of research on the part of the new professors, Deppe said that the emphasis will remain on teaching, but that the new faculty will be expected to participate in research. "The rules we if : f I ? 4 4 . Signpost photoMatthew Brown A Shriner from the El Kallah Temple dons a engine, squirting spectators along the way, clown outfit and hops aboard a miniature fire during the 24th of July parade held on Tuesday. operate under in accounting are not natural laws as you might see in other fields. There is always research being done on how to present financial statements so they are understandable to the reader," said Deppe. Deppe added that the accountant must be able to adapt to the changes in tax laws, and the changes in economics. "We are training CPA's and we want to give them a broad professional background that will allow them to operate in whatever field they want to," he said. The Accounting Department will have the freedom to construct the program to best benefit the student, according to Deppe. "The impetus for change does come from the department, particulary where we are starting a new program. We will be able to design it the way we want," he said. "We intend to have a high quality program here at Weber State that will rival any program that I am aware of. We have a strong teaching faculty and intend to continue that tradition. Our graduates will be able to compete with anyone," said Deppe. Southern California Enjoys Home Games by Steve Spafford Asst. Sports Editor LOS ANGELES -Not everyone will take the same road to get to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. American athletes will take the path that goes through the Olympic trials where they must qualify in their respective events. After years of dedicating their lives to their sport, they will be able to represent the United States. Other countries have their own way of choosing their athletes that will represent their country in Los Angeles, that is similiar to the United States. But have you ever stopped to consider where the various spectators come from or how they get there? . For the people of southern California, this is like having the Olympic Games in their own backyard (no place is too far for them to drive). They don't have to worry about the high cost xf getting to the games, because most of the events are close enough for them to drive to. They won't have to worry about paying the outrageous prices that are being charged by the local hotels, motels and restaurants. Some Los Angelians have even offered to rent their homes or apartments to Olympic visitors (for as much as $1500 per week). After eliminating the high cost of getting to the Olympics, the Games are a real bargain for the residents of Calif. Maybe that is why most (approximately 65 percent) of the tickets have been sold to people here in southern Calif. Twenty percent of the tickets go to the various foreign countries to give to their Olympic delegations, the press, the athletes and their families and whoever else they want to give them to. That leaves only about 15 percent of the total available tickets that the real American sports fan has a chance to buy. The cost of getting off work, the difference in the length of travel and the hassle of traffic in Los Angeles, eliminated millions from trying to go see "Games" on page 3.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-07-26, Vol. 44, No. 64|
|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.|