Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-11-111
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O Weber State College Meet the F ; f Teams! For the ' I story, see page - . a- 1 1 Vol. 44 No. 14 J LJ Friday, November 11, 1983 Regents to Decide Fate of Accounting Program , . j i : ' ' -1 K ' " J ) it: in ' ' ' v V ' , V ' : by Kathy Kendell Gov't Affairs Reporter Signpost photoLaurie Call Corey Burton takes part in one of the Han- along with a band, showed up yesterday at dicap Awareness Day activities. Shriners, Weber to help make the day a success. Crawford Highlights Handicap Day by Scot Parry Staff Reporter "Most all of us have some kind of a handicap. I just happen to have a physical one," said Roger Crawford yesterday during his convocation speech at the Browning Arts Center. Crawford, 23 years old, is a single, fully independant male who is no different from anyone else except for the fact that he is missing a few fingers and toes. One in 90,000 people have this particular handicap, which is known as 'split hand.' Crawford was born with this disability plus a left leg that was termed useless. When he was seven his left leg began wasting away making it necessary to amputate it. Crawford said that there was really nothing that he wanted to do that he couldn't do. From the very beginning, he was aware of what he could and could not do, and he has learned to live with limitations. Crawford enjoys playing raquetball as well as water skiing and snow skiing. In school he played basketball and was a defensive end on the football team. But he enjoyed his greatest success playing tennis. He led his high school team through two undefeated years of tennis and was offered an ABO scholarship. All of this has not come easy to Crawford. He had to learn patience in dealing with himself and with others. It took him 15 years to learn how to tie his shoes, but in the end he succeeded. During his speech, Crawford talked of a book that he has written. It is his autobiography, and in it he brings out the same point that he tries to make during his speeches across the country: that in many ways his handicap has been a blessing, and he does not want sympathy from people but wants them to share his happiness. When the Utah State Board of Regents convenes on the WSC campus next Tuesday, they will, according to WSC President Rodney Brady, decide the fate of Weber's accounting program.Weber State is in the process of requesting a fifth-year program in accounting. This would be the first step toward obtaining a full master's program in this area. The Regents must approve that initial request or, in Dr. Brady's words, the accounting program will be destroyed. Weber is making this request in light of legislation passed in 1982 by the state legislature. Under the terms of the legislation, a student must have a fifth year accounting education, or 45 credit hours, to qualify to take the CPA examination, explained Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Robert Smith. According to Dr. Brady, the Regents have three options in regard to this issue. They can choose to retain the legislation and approve Weber's request. They may back repeal of the legislation. If the repeal is successful the accounting program will be competitive only for the near term. The last option is one the regent's have chosen before: a delay in their decision. This issue has been before the Board for one and a half years and no decision has been made. Such delays, explains President Brady, have been costly. In a written report to be presented to the Regents, Dr. Brady cites the resignations of two distinguished faculty members this past year within the accounting department. This is "a program that could well lose many other key faculty members," if this issue remains undecided, Dr. Brady writes. A major objective of Weber's accounting program is to prepare students to take the CPA exam. If an accounting education at WSC does not lead to that important goal, Weber will lose students and faculty, said Vice President Smith in assessing the situation.The proposal is far from being a shoo-in for passage. Dr. Brady cites regional and institutional biases as the major hurdle to approval. Dr. Smith added that "Utah State will fight this thing tooth and nail." If Weber State gains the master's program, Utah State stands to lose potential students. see"Accounting" on page 3. Who Are the Regents? by Lisa Wright-Largent Editor in Chief This Tuesday, the State Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting on the Weber State campus. The standing committee meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the general meeting will go from 9:30 until 1 p.m. These meetings will be held in the Special Collections room of the Stewart Library and they are open to the public. The first of a two-part series One item on the agenda is a WSC request for approval to offer a master's degree in accounting. (See story above) The decisions and policies the Regents make have a great impact the state's system of higher education, and quite often the Regents' decisions are news because of this state-wide impact An example of this can be taken from the October meeting held at the Regents' headquarters in Salt Lake. The decision to combine the forces of Higher Education with Public Education in a quest for an additional $150 million from the Legislature for education was heavily covered by the media. The October decision is also on the agenda for the Tuesday meeting. In 1969, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill 10, bringing into existence the Board of Regents, a 17-member body organized to govern higher education. Although there is currently no provision in the state constitution allowing for the existence of the Regents, the State Supreme Court approved the Legislature's actions. At present, the state constitution is under revision to include, among other things, the Board of Regents. The role of the Regents is two-fold, according to Dr. Rodney Brady, WSC president. "I view their major role as that of budgetary review and . . . determination of the roles of the various institutions," Dr. Brady said. "The Board of Regents is the governing board for all higher education in the state of Utah," said Dr. Brady. "As see "Regents" on page 3.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-11-11, Vol. 44, No. 14|
|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.|