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' rjV (() I j j 'S there v'olence In sports? J see page 11. Friday, April 5, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45 No.41 New associate dean named in School of Arts and Humanities I TT? T ". i ";' Jl -"'-l j I vlff vL , "tnffA ' i.iof ? , :. ;'. - ; f .-.' : ; . -' vV;' "s ' ' f ; . i - s fe , . ' - ' ! r . ' , : ' - . : " I ! - , . . Sr. - f . , - - r..w . v.ir:-" ' r;. - . ' i , ' , : , ... . 'r 1 : . - .- 4 " . " v. .. ' ,. . f K ' , - - ' . . ..I,',, Li I plmlii'hnt.' CIlnlciiM-ii Members of the Weber State band find a tunes. The warm spring temperatures are a couple of listeners as they practice their welcome relief from the cold winter. Athletes agree with testing 4 It Dick Rogers by Kim Cooley Staff Reporter Dr. Dick Rogers, Math Department Chairman, has been named the new Associate Dean for the School of Arts and Humanities at WSC. His three year term will begin on July 1 of this year. Dr. Rogers replaces Dr. Nikki Hansen, whose three year term will expire this July. She has been a professor in the English Department, teaching 18 hours per year, while she has been acting as associate dean. Hansen was the first associate dean in the School of Arts and Humanites. According to Dr. Sherwin Howard, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, "Dr. Hansen has been a good, fine, associate dean. She's done a lot of interesting and exciting things." Howard says the reason the School of ARts and . Humanities has an associate dean is "Because there is too muchf or one person to keep track of. We are the largest school at Weber State. We teach 25 percent of all courses offered and have 25 percent of the faculty. I think the college has changed quite radically during the last five years, the work responsibilties associated with the Dean's office have increased. By finding a competent, responsible, faculty member to take over some aresa, particularly curriculum review, the Dean's office is free to pursue other aresa. According to Howard, the associate dean position is typically a three year appointment, "But there is not a lot of definition across campus as to what associate deans do, they do different things across campus." In the School of Arts and Humanities, the associate dean will work with areas of curriculum review and curriculum development. The associate dean will also be in charge of the Basic Skills Program. The Basic Skills Program is courses offered at WSC in reading, English and math that are designed to help students unable to perform college-level work in these subjects. Dr. Rogers has been at WSC for 25 years, and has been the Math Department Chairman for six years. He is the Chairman of the WSC Faculty Senate, the President of the Utah Council of Teachers in Mathematics, and the Program Chairman for the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics. The position of associate dean was advertized through a notice sent from Dean Howard to the faculty in the School of Arts and Humanities. Dr. Rogers did not apply directly for the position, someone nominated him. He (see ROGERS on page 3) by Loretta Park Staff Reporter In an attempt to find out what WSC athletes thought about the alcohol and drug awareness program, this reporter interviewed, at random, different athletes at WSC. Norm Haney, football player, said, "I have no problem with the drug testing, I think the program will be good. It will make people think twice before using drugs." Freddie Cook, running back for the football team, said, "The drug testing doesn't bother me because I don't use drugs." He said he felt the testing was not really necessary, though. The educational part of the program, he said, is necessary because of the dangers associated with experimenting with drugs. Craig Slama, tight-end, said, "I think it is a good idea for all athletes. Even professional athletes don't know the risks they take when they use drugs." Slama said he felt every athletic program should have some similiar type of alcohol and drug awarenessprogram. As to the testing, Slama said, "If you love the game, you'll do what's right." Rob Thomas, a basketball player, said, "Personally, I feel that overall, it is good for the program, but I see it from two views. We are not in high school anymore and we are capable of making our own decisions." Thomas said an athlete who uses drugs will eventually leave the sport because it will catch up with him. He said he personally has no problems with drugs and is not aware of any major problems with drug abuse among WSC athletes. "I have mixed emotions concerning the drug awareness program," Thomas said. Alan J. Campbell, a guard on the basketball team, said, "I don't like the educational part of the program because I feel we all know the effects of drugs and alcohol by now. We should be responsible adults by now. I don't like the idea that the program " will be mandatory, because we have our free agency and should be able to choose. "I do think they should do the testing; I think players who are using (sec TEST on page 3) Committees need your input ; The Genera! EducationAdmissions and Standard Committee will hold an open hearing Monday, April 8, prior to its regular meeting, in order to discuss proposed changes regarding basic skills proficiency. :. :;r . The Admissions and Standards Cora-: mittee has been meeting s with :; the General . Education 5 Committee to ": review the basic skills policy- The joint committees' goal was to formulate a compromise basic skills policy that would be fair, positive,, and af the same time would encourage an improved level of basic skills in our incoming classes. Some of the proposals being discussed would have an effect on freshman H tig li sh and math cou rses. Also being discussed will be a policy to do away with surcharges for taking basic skills, p CA 12-c:redit hour maximum for those in the basic skills program and upper division course requirements will also be discussed. The Admissions and Standards Committee urge all those concerned to attend this meeting and bring questions and suggestions, Immediately following, the hearing, the committee will meet, to consider final revisions before presenting the proposal for faculty senate approval. The meeting will be held at 2:15 p.m. in the Wattis Business Building, room 122.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-04-05, Vol. 45, No. 41|
|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.|