Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-02-241
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v. VOLUME 53, ISSUE 54 Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1993 4 " See Page 10 for a look at WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH r mm (C The Signpost- n TATTTTA A A IN Tim 1 J 1 J t T V .1 j 4 I I 1 rrrz DANIELLE MAYBE THE SIGNPOST The tricks of the trade Above: Justin Lether takes glass blowing lessons from Keith Nielsen Tuesday morning at the midday entertainment in the Sheperd Union Building. Left: Nile Adams perches his daughter, Maryn, on his knee while both simultaneously observe the flame from the glassblower's blowtorch melt the glass into small, amusing figures. WSU to open off-campus center in Davis County By JULIE HALSALL Signpost staff writer Continuing Education will open an off-campus center in Layton to meet the high student demand in March, said Elaine Sandoval, program administrator for off-campus programs. The new building, located at 1992 W. 2000 North, will of fer 15 of f-campus courses and a student computer lab. The center will meet the needs of students who can't take classes on campus. Some have families and find it easier to attend classes in the community. Others have conflicting work schedules with classes offered on campus, Sandoval said. Students who attended classes at the Hill Air Force Base center will use the new Layton center facilities because the center on base has closed. Students felt intimidated when they were "interrogated" to get past the security guard at the gate to attend class, Sandoval said. The new Layton center will offer all of the services offered at the on-campus office. Students will be able to apply at the Layton center for admission to Weber State Uni versi ty, register for classes a nd pay thei r tuition, Sandoval said. They will also be able to pick up financial aid informationand counselors will beavail-able on request. Most students taking advantage of off-campus classes are non-traditional, although it is not unusual for traditional students to take off-campus classes, Sandoval said. The previous summer season , fall (See Education page 3) Lithuanian students suffer financial woes Predicament compounded by ineligibility for financial aid, jobs By ROGER DICKSON Signpost staff writer Lithuanian exchange students who came to Weber State University last spring want to extend their stay, but they must return home if they can't find financial support. Four Lithuanian students originally came to WSU in the exchange program. They expected to stay two quarters. Three students now remain and are interested in pursuing degrees. "This is a rare opportunity," said exchange student Loretta Nomeikaite. "The education system here is much better than in Lithuania." The financial predicament the students face is compounded because thev are from a foreign cfHir1'"1'- Tc st'id?pt dre not eligible for most state and federal grants, and they cannot legally get part-time jobs. Nomeikaite and fellow exchange student Marius Vismantas will return to Lithuania this summer to renew their visas. Neithersaid they want to become U.S. citizens, but Vismantas said he would like to become a legal alien so he can get a part-time job and resident tuition."If I become a state resident, I don't think staying would be a big problem. The tuition would be about three times cheaper," Vismantas said. WSU helped with the cost of tuition for the two quarters of the exchange program. Now students aren't .--ure where the monev wil! corv:- from. "I'm hopir,; WSU will heir," N'omeikaite sn:.:. However, the students do not feel WSU is obligated to them. "No promises were made to us about tuition," Vismantas said. A prominent businessman, who is also Lithuanian, is helping with tuition for two of the three students. The National Association of Foreign Student Affairs gave a grant to the third. WSU's monstrous tuition is the program's biggest problem, said Dr. Deon Greer, geography professor. Greer spent four months in Lithuania and was instrumental in arranging the exchange program. WSU and Vytautas Magnus University, WSU's sister university in Lithuania, havea contract to help each other. Five WSU students were given free housing, tuition and even a salary while they were atYMU. "We should provides recipro cal agreement," he said. The unsettled Soviet economy has been a barrier against sending more WSU students to VMU. Despite the problems, Greer believes the exchange program can be an ongoing success. "Seven more VMU students would really like to come," Greer said. Another problem for the students is in transferring college credits from VMU to WSU. Even though Vismantas and Nomeikaite both take upper division classes, they areonly freshmen at WSU. "If I can find money to graduate then I will try and transfer my credits," Vismantas said. Both Nomeikaite and Vismantas are business administration majors. Nomeikaite is studying market-inland Vismantas is interested in finance. rm ODAY'S NEWS WSU professor Larry Stahle ends term as Utah Press Association president. See page 3 ARTS Model Dawn Jones featured as Artist of the Week. See page 8.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-02-24, Vol. 53, No. 54|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; 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 University|
|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.|