Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-07-301
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r X '1 A. ' I. Tuesday, July 30, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45, No. 63 . c LI I' v - Radiology prepares advanced program by David Oswald Staff Reporter Weber State's Radiological Sciences Department is seeking to implement an advanced program to help supply needed technicians to operate specialized magnetic analysis equipment. The equipment, called Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a new development which enables docters to look into the human body in a different way. However, according to Weber Radiology program director, Jane Ward, there are not enough technicians trained to run the new equipment. As a result, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment or MRI are being run by Computerized Tomographers or CT technicians after only one week's training by the manufacturing company. Ward hopes to meet the demand with some proposed courses that will better prepare radiology students. She said, "We want people (students) already registered in one area (of radiology). Otherwise it would take three years to train them. It is an advanced skills area with a major emphasis for students seeking a Baccalaureate degree." The Radiological Technology department currently has 2 and 3 year programs. The MRI is capable of peering into the soft tissues of the body and detect diseased tissue with a greater degree of clarity in imagery. Ward said that the MRI uses magnetic fields to polarize or separate the electrons of the body's hydrogen atoms. When the magnetic field is turned off, the electrons fall back into their orbits, emitting a detectable energy that the machine records and images. Since the body is mostly composed of water it has a large number of hydrogen atoms. see RADIOLOGY on page 5 Donated car teaches skills The car of the future arrived a year early at Weber State College thanks to a donation by Whetton Buick of Ogden. The automobile dealership recently gave a 1986 experimental Rivera, valued at somewhere between $20,000 and $21,000, to the WSC automotive engineering technology department to be used in classroom instruction. The vehicle has ten on-board microcomputers with a television-like screen built into the dash that uses touch to control everything from ignition and ride stability to air temperature. Jim Whetton, owner of Whetton Buick, said "The computers talk to each other and can give you an onboard check of operating procedures." He said that currently there are only 30 such cars in the nation delivered to dealerships that have a good record of service. Whetton said, "We were selected because of our high quality service rating and probably because I'm the president of the National Buick Dealer Council." He has been president of that organization, which represents 3,000 Buick dealers, for the past three years. The car has a 3.8 liter multiport, fuel injected, V-6 engine, which is the latest state-of-the-art, he said. Whetton said he donated the car to the college to help bring studerfs up-to-date in automotiveelectronics. The duck pond became an offensive eye-sore when the Green Slime took over. The grounds crew drained the pond, cleaning the basin and rims, so that the Utah Symphony Pops concert and fireworks could be enjoyed in a beautiful setting. Unfortunately, Mother Nature was neither in harmony with WSC, the concert, ili.'"'.-'"' p!iuloctl livfx-i or for that matter, the ducks, as she filled the sky with lightening bolts and drenched those spectators who had arrived early. An estimate of 30,000 people were expected to attend the finale of the Pioneer Days celebration at Weber State. At least the ducks environment is healthier, cleaner and free of slime. Upward Bound progresses in summer by Julie A. Rich Assistant News Editor Weber State College is hosting one of three Utah Upward Bound Programs this summer. Upward Bound is a federally funded program for high school age students who are economically disadvantaged. Upward Bound is a national program which has been in existance for 23 years. It is run year around and includes summer camps held at WSC, University of Utah and Utah State University, depending on students location. Students reside in campus housing. Students who are eligible to participate in the program must be in grades 9 to 12, come from low income families where neither parent has a college degree and have the interest and potential to succeed in higher education. 'The goal of Upward Bound is to help students get a post high school education; therefore, get better jobs," stated Mr. Ray Wong, director. The six week summer program provides academic and skill development classes, social and recreational programs and various projects and outings. Students attend four classes which run 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays. Classes include: writing skills, mathematics skills, reading and study habits and career development and motivation. Classes are taught on campus by Upward Bound advisors. 'The classes have really helped me," commented David Tanner, Upward Bound senior at Clearfield High School. 'The c! .'-ses are interesting and going to school in the suiiaer keeps the brain active." Upward Bound students are also involved in a vari-ty of activities and projects which include intermural sports, going to a waterslide, rollerskating and going to Lagoon. Students also held a car wash where half the proceeds went to help finance activities and the other half, to the starving African Nation. "All the Upward Bound programs across the U.S. are raising money for Africa," commented David, "and we didn't want to be left out." An Upward Bound Olympics was held last week which included everything from academic skills and checkers to running and basketball. Students from the U of U and USU joined the WSC program for their Olympic games. During the regular academic year, Upward Bound students meet weekly with counselors and occasionally attend workshops on the WSC campus. Tutors are provided for students who are having a problem in a particular subject. Counseling and advisement are also provided to students who want basic skill instruction in academics, career exploration and post-graduate prepatory. Juniors and seniors specialize in building skills for the American College Test. "Counselors work continually until students graduate from high school," concluded Mr. Wong. "Students must strive to improve their academic skills and preformance throughout the program." The summer after high school graduation Upward Bound students are given the opportunity to attend the summer program, but they are reffered to as being in the Bridge Program. This includes an introductory college circulum which prepares the student to enroll in a post-secondary institution.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-07-30, Vol. 45, No. 63|
|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.|