Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1989-05-221
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xd jjv 4j Monday, May 22, 1989 Weber State College Volume 49 Number 79 Money, work available to students through Co-op Ed By Scott Summerill Editor in Chief Staying in school is no easy task, and it's even tougher for students who have to hold down a job at the same time. Weber State's Career Services offers two programs to help students earn the money to complete their education and gain valuable work experience in the process. One of the programs, Cooperative Education, allows students to work in a job related to their major field of study. Coordinator of Cooperative Education Barbara Merrill said the coop program gets students into the areas they're studying and helps them gain the hands-on experience employers look for. "The two things employers look for the most," said Merrill, "is a high GPA and work related experience." The coop program gives students that experience while allowing them to earn money that helps thern continue at Wcbcr. In return, the employer gets to chose from a vast pool of prospective employees at WSC. "It gives employers a chance to try on a worker without making a long-term commitment," said Merrill. The coop program is broken into two categories, according to Merrill. "There is the alternating program and the parallel program." In the alternating program, students work for one or two quarters in a full-time, major related job, sometimes out of state. Then, after the work requirements are finished, they return to school. Students can, in effect, alternate between work and school until they graduate. The parallel program lets students work in a part or full-time job that relates to their major while still attending school. The jobs in this program are located close enough to WSC to allow students to accomplish both. Bill Vicars is a WSC student working under the coop program at The Jub, the Defence Depot Ogden's (DDO) bimonthly newspaper. "If it wasn't for the coop program, I wouldn't be able to go to school," he said. "I really enjoy it, and I'm gelling a lot of valuable experience." Another WSC student reaping the benefits of the coop program is Timari Guy , a computer programing trainee in the Inside The Signpost News Museum adds old aircraft Opinion A bit of nostalgia iillllllillilillllll Sports Raivstorne, Ferreira invited to NCAA men 's tennis championship Telecommunications and Information Systems section at DDO. "I plan to be working with computers when I graduate," she said. "This is just what I need to get the experience employers are looking for." Employers working with the programs understand the rigors of being a student. "The employers have been very cooperative in working with the student's class schedule," said Merrill. For students that are having financial difficulty or are physically impaired, there is a Stay in School program offered through Career Services that helps them get work. According to Merrill, the program requires a student to show cither a financial need or a physical impairment and stipulates that the student must carry a full-time class . schedule (a minimum of 12 credit hour per quarter). The employers are required to maintain records showing that the student meets the criteria, and stiff penalties could be incurred if they fail to do so. "If the employers were audited and found that they have been negligent in insuring a student's full-time status or the financial areas, the program could be pulled," said Merrill. "So, the criteria is held to very strictly." Unfortunately, as in any program that is set up to benefit people, there are always a few that will try to take advantage and abuse the program. For that reason, Merrill said the student's records are constantly scrutinized to insure that the guidelines are being followed. The wages for both programs vary widely, according to Merrill. "Some of the jobs pay very well," she said, "while others are on a totally voluntary basis." The programs offered through Career Services utilize a large pool of private companies and government facilities to place students at WSC in jobs. Campus paper suspended over April Fool's issue (CPS) Andrews University President W. Richard Lesher suspended the campus' student paper April 19, saying its April Fool's edition inappropriately "mixes humor and religion." The suspension came on the heels of administrative threats of censorship at the U.S. Naval Academy and Brown and Appalachian State universities. The student government at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point also considered freezing the funds of The Pointer, the campus paper, recently. Lesher was particularly upset by an article about the late Ellen G. White, the school's co-founder, that was headlined "Ellen Lives! Prophetess Spotted At Taco Bell With Elvis." Margaret Kroncke, chairwoman of the Michigan school's publications board, said the paper, called The Student Movement, will be kept from publishing through April while the board decides what to do with it. "They're adults acting like children," said photo editor Paul LlewcIIcn of the publications board. The university, owned and operated by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, fired advisor Ray Leadbetlcr, although he will be allowed to continue on as an English instructor. "I think this is an ovcrrcaction," complained editor Ted Robertson, who has appealed Lcsher's decision. "There was no reason to shut it down." A BLOOD DRIVE was held at Weber State College Friday afternoon. As part of Greek Week activities, campus Greeks were especially encouraged to donate. (The Signpost photo: Clark Hurd) Greeks conclude week of events Greek Week finally came to a close this past weekend with an awards banquet held Friday evening. In addition to awards being distributed, Mary Peterson of the University of Iowa gave a keynote address and next year's officers for Greek Council were announced. Next year's president will be Robert Porter, who will be assisted by Brent Anderson, vice president of finance and Randi Lauenstein, secretary. Peterson is the coordinator of campus programs and activities at the University of Iowa. She is also the advisor of Iowa's Greek Council. Peterson talked to the Greeks and their guests about leadership and brotherhood. According to Peter Avion, Greek Week Committechair, Peterson demonstrated these bits of advice throughout her 4-day stay at Weber State College. "In addition to speaking, she spent a lot of time over the week working with chapters here at Weber State, helping them straighten problems out, giving them guidance and support, and helping them establish a rush system that would be more unified," Avion said. After the keynote address, it was time for awards. First, the awards for Greek Week were announced. First place went to Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE), second place was taken by Otyokwa (OT) and La Dianaeda (LD) took third place. Other awards were evaluated by looking at individual and group performance over the past year. They were awarded as follows: chapter of the year SAE; Greek Woman of the Year Mishi May (OT); Greek Man of the Year Gary Pierce (SAE); Sisterhood Award Katri la Chrislcnsen (OT); Brotherhood Award Bryan Bernard (Sigma Gamma Chi); Most improved chapter Pi Kappa Alpha; Community Service Sigma Gamma Chi; highest GPAsorority Lambda Delta Sigma; highest GPA fraternity Sigma Gamma Chi and Advisor of the Year OT Advisor Pat Wheeler.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1989-05-22, Vol. 49, No. 79|
|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.|