Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-08-021
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O Weber State College Summer The Signpost's Assistant Sports Editor is in Los Angeles attending the Games of the XXIII Olympiad. For a review of the Games, check out the sports section on page 8. Vol. 44 No. 65 Thursday, August 2, 1984 U u Owens, Carpenter Intend New Industry For Utah by David C. Wright News Editor At a second Ogden press luncheon, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Wayne Owens discussed what he and his opponent, fellow Democrat Kem Gardner, consider to be the major issues: education and economics. A current member of the Utah State Board of Regents, Owens was asked about his position on the new Master's in Accounting degree to be offered at Weber next year. "I didn't reallyget involved in the debate, I wasn't there (at the Regents' meeting in Cedar City that voted on the Master's program). I don't agree that schools other than universities should be giving graduate degrees." Owens said that he is against the law requiring thirty post-graduate hours in accounting to sit for the CPA exam. "I'm not favorable to that kind of credentials creep; I don't think that is justified," he said. Owens said that he feels state colleges such as Weber "serve a different function," and therefore should not be granted master's programs. "Universities, which are much, much more expensive to maintain, have that graduate function. Weber State is an excellent college for its mission," said Owens. He said that he was not able to attend the Regents' meeting in Cedar City because of other commitments. "There are three or four really effective things that can be done to improve the quality of education. Getting teachers and parents to work together to improve discipline in the classroom. Another thing is to reduce class size. Increasing the requirements for graduation and the standards for getting into the col leges and universities." Owens mentioned a new program at Westridge Elementary School in Provo. It is the first year-round school in the state. "I think it will work . . . ," Owens said. "Those students are delighted to be there. They go for nine weeks, then they get three weeks off, so before they are out of the learning state, they are back again." Switching to economics, Owens discussed tax exemptions for larger corporations moving to Utah. Owens said that currently Kennecott Copper and U.S. Steel have these exemptions from sales and use taxes on equipment. He added that Kimberly-Clark, a corporation currently located in Ogden is receiving the same exemptions, "we would like to extend that to all businesses who expand their production capability as an enticement for them to expand and grow," he said. Owens said that the tax exemptions are "apparently significant factors in the growth of a number of different businesses, and it doesn't cost the state that much." Owens said that for Utah to attract clean hi-tech industry it needs to have a better trained workforce. "It all comes back to education, that's why I speak of education as a capital investment. If we don't have the workforce, it's really hard to attract those industries," said Owens. Owens said that a governor needs to travel and entice companies to come to Utah by showing them "the real advantages of coming to Utah: the quality of life, better workmanship, the quality of workforce which is well-known nationally and all of the attributes of the state," he said. Owens added that a "custom fit job training program" would help draw new industry to Utah. He T. i I j n 1 - .. . f Some of us might call it vanity walk. But others might look at it and call it Weber's own fun house. Actually, it is the south end of the sparkling E. O. Wattis Business Building. The Signpost's summer Slxnposl pholoMatllicw Brown photographer, Matthew Brown, just happened to have a camera handy and paused long enougn to capture the reflections of campus and sky off the modern-styled building. said that people could be trained for the specific needs of various companies. "If we can determine what a company needs, we'll undertake to provide that technical training," he said. The addition of running mate Dale Carpenter, the current Director for Community and Economic Development under Gov. Matheson, better qualifies his administration to bring jobs to Utah. Owens said that the current program under Carpenter "is the most successful the state has ever had." He added that in the past year the department brought thirty-four thousand jobs to Utah. "Owens said "we have a commitment to the economy. You can't solve education problems, you can't solve road problems, you can't solve social service problems . . . without a healthy economy." Owens said that it must be a governor's first priority to provide jobs. WSC Obtains Money by Stephanie DeGraw Staff Reporter Five Weber State staff members have recently received government grants to aid their special projects. Recipients include: John Boyer, Manufacturing Engineering Technology; Dr. Don Jensen, Education; Dr. Sherwin Howard, Arts and Humanities; Dr. Ricky Roberts and Mark Stewart, Anthropology and Marvin Peterson, Veterans Affairs.To qualify to receive the grants, the staff coordinated with the Weber State College office of Sponsored Projects. "We helped give help in two directions," said Gwenn Moore, grant researcher. One way she explained was to send out the Sponsored Projects Newsletter to Weber State's staff members. It lists the projects that are available and their deadlines for submission. It also lists who has received awards and the amounts that have been awarded. Often the newsletter has the Utah Educational Resources Bulletin attached. for further information.Another direction a staff member may take is to request that a certain type of project that they have created be funded by the government. "A person may have an idea of something that will be of value to Weber State," said Moore, "and say help me find a place to fund it." Moore says she searches through many publications put out by the government and big companies to find out what is available or who might be interested in sponsoring a certain kind of project. When it comes to writing up the proposal for a grant, the office of Sponsored Projects supplies guidance in organizing, writing, budget proposals and typing. "We help get grant applications out in the very best way possible," said Moore. The recent awards have a specific purpose for each individual grant. Sherwin Howard, Dean of Arts and Humanities says his grant is the "Community Arts Development Grant" which was awarded through the Utah Arts Council for $1,000. This grant is used for an experiemental program that takes musical and dramatical groups out to the public to perform in parks. They have traveled to Brigham City, on down the Wasatch Front to Bountiful, stopping at towns in between. The concerts and plays usually run five nights a week during the summers. This program was begun three years ago see "Money" on page 3.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-08-02, Vol. 44, No. 65|
|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.|