Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-04-041
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2 Friday, April 4, 1986 Vol. 46 No.41 u Vocational programs earmarked for phase-out by Loretta Park News Editor Welding, cosmetology and some groups of courses in child development and family relations could see some changes in the future. The welding degree will not be offered at Weber State after the end of this academic year, according to Dr. Robert B. Smith, WSC academic vice president. "We want to offer more sophisticated, technical programs and that's why we are dropping the welding program as a degree," he said. The cosmetology department will continue with its program at "full-board" for next year, but the administration is considering moving the program off the campus, according to Dr. Smith. They are looking at the possibility of placing it at the Ogden-Weber Area Vocational Center. The administration is also "carefully examining some of the home economic-type courses and see how central they are to the mission of the college," Dr. Smith said. The cosmetology program has been at WSC for about 25 years, according to Maureen J. Gallegos, Flasher escapes law by JaNae Barlow Ass't News Editor One student was presented with more than she expected in her English composition class Wednesday evening. During her class in room 335 of the social science building, a female student was flashed. A man, described as dirty, with long brown hair, brown eyes and in his 20's, peeked around a corner at a female student in a classroom and exposed himself to her. The student then raised her hand and informed the instructor of the occurrence. Members of the class chased the man but were unable to catch him. Campus security was then called. They searched the building and also the union building for the man who was also wearing a flannel shirt, Levis trousers and a Levis jacket. Lt. Dave H. Hestand of campus security said that this type of oc curence happens nearly every quarter at Weber State. He said some quarters it happens more often, while others it does not happen ai all. Chief Lee Cassity said that students have been a great help in curbing problems such as this because of their willingness to call campus security when there is a problem. "We've been ery successful in keeping that kind of behavior off campus," he i aid. This type of occurrence also took place on campus last fall when the Chatonelles were flashed at 6 a.m. while practicing their drills. Two weeks later, when the man repeated this action, the drill team chased him away. He did not return again. Lt. Hestand said one of the most notable cases of flashing occurred last winter and spring quarters when a man participated in the activity about 20 times. The cases occurred around the Swenson Gym and the stadium. The man would drive naked in his car and corner women next to snowbanks, forcing them to look in. Many women described him and his car, but campus security was unable to locate him until one woman wrote down and turned in his license plate number. The man, who had recently been released from jail for standing naked on 25th and Grant in Ogden, was also found guilty of the crime in various locations in the surrounding community. Lt. Hestand said that those found guilty of flashing are usually charged with lewdness which is a class B misdemeanor. Psychiatric care is generally part of the sentence. After someone is found guilty of the crime several times, he is often sent to the Utah State Mental Hospital. Dr. Richard Southwick, psychologist and director of the Weber State counseling center said that these types of indi iduals receive a great deal of sexual excitement from flashing. He said this tends to be hightened if the person to whom they expose themselves responds in some way such as screeming. Southwick said these men are believed to be characterized by feelings of sexual inadequacy and a fear of rejection. He said people who engage in this type of activity generally do not date or have typical relationships with members of the opposite sex. These activities are compulsive, he said, and occur many times in a fairly short period of time. director of the department. "We have consistently had a long waiting list of students who want to be in the program. So, it was quite a shock when we heard that they were considering moving us off campus," she said. Currently, there are 69 people on the waiting list for fall quarter, according to Gallegos. "My biggest concern right now is that the continuity of the program is maintained, no matter where we are," she said. "We have at least one more year on campus and we plan on continuing to offer a quality program." Weber is the only state agency that offers cosmotelogy between the Idaho border and Salt Lake City, according to Gallegos. Students from Nevada and Idaho, as well as the surrounding area, come to Weber State for this program, she said. "When I was first told that we are going to leave WSC, it was very emotional. After all, we are part of WSC," she said. "But if the program doesn't fit here, then I hope they will allow the program to continue somewhere else." The national trend is not to offer anything less than an associate (two-year) degree from institutions of higher education, she said. Cosmetology offers an institutional certificate. "We have never discouraged students from taking other courses on campus. Our students are required by the state to have 2,000 hours before they can practice professionally. But, if a student wants to take another course, such as English or business, that's fine. It just means that that student will take a little longer to be certified," she said. (See PROGRAM on page 6) WSC studies strategic plans by Loretta Park News Editor In an attempt to meet the needs of the public, the college is undergoing strategic planning. The college first underwent a self-study 18 months ago, he said. The administration then set up a special task force to see what Utah will be like in the next five years. The task force did an external environment scan and submitted its findings to the administration. The administration then put together four different scenarios and sent them to all of the departments on campus. The departments were asked to respond on how each situation would affect them and how they would have to change their programs. They were also asked to state their weaknesses and their strengths. "We received 75 different submissions. Now we will go back to each of the deans and implement a plan," Dr. Nadauld said. "We will talk with each of them and make sure we understand what they mean and what they want to change." The planning will require some changes in the structure of each department. Some courses will be (See TASK on page 6) Inside . . . Campus update . . . page S Editorial . . . page 4 Entertainment . . . nape 10 r, News . . . page 2 News briefs . . . page 8 Sports . . . page 12 Sports briefs . . . page 16 Spotlight . . . page 11 I I Y ...... --y: Vs". jg. ... I 1 Covey equates formula for success See page 7 r. " L- - .- f v - ,J Running wild in California See page 13 A u r , ..... ... WMyr"t"t " "'!EMwJ Ah, to be in Utah in the spring One of the sure signs of spring is the annual appearance of potholes at every corner. Road crews wage a daily battle to keep the roads flat, and the motorists happy. This particular SinnpuM pholoScoii Miller arrangement of chuck holes can be found every morning in the 'A' lot in front of the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-04-04, Vol. 46, No. 41|
|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.|