Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-10-041
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ri , Monday, Oct. 4, 1993 Faster than a speeding bullet After a shaky start the Lady against Montana State. The , Saturday classes offer By Laurie Albrechten Signpost staff writer In what was called a "trailblazing" move, the University of Utah announced it was going to test Saturday classes, a service already offered for seven years at Weber State University. Fall quarter 1986, WSU offered its first Saturday classes. Among the 17 classes offered to 383 students was Communications 102. Colleen Garside, communications, was the instructor. When told of the move by the U of U, she laughed, 'They can't blaze a trail when we have already paved the i.... .. . w r -- 0 -.- road." increases in enrollment, we'realso Saturday, including off campus New identity? A look at pros and cons of By Jeff Haney p.m. in the Smith Auditorium of name, James said. Siormncf pditnr in rhiof tVio Watic RiiQinpc; RnilHincr and Rut snmp rn thp task fnrre Hi;- Signpost editor in chief A proposal suggesting Weber State University drop the word 'state' in its name will be the topic of an open hearing next week. Helen James, chairwoman of the Strategic Planning Task Force, said that in the search of avenues by the task force to enhance the public image of WSU, a name change was proposed. But student input is vital in the decision, James said. "We want to have a campus discussion," she said. "We want the students definitely involved." The first open hearing will be Oct. 12 at 12:30 II 'Cats are 2-2 in conference play. Here Kelly Field attempts a kill during a home match next home game for the Lady 'Cats will be Oct. 16 against Northern Arizona. The U of U announced Thursday that Professor Richard Scharine is teaching 'The American Experience as Viewed ThroughBlack Theater." Theclass was left off the fall schedule and he agreed to be a maverick and teach the class on Saturday, said an article in the Salt Lake Tribune. "I may be a trailblazer because I was pushed off the path," Scharine said. Other state supported schools in Utah will be doing the same thing, said Higher Education Commissioner Cecelia Foxley in the Tribune. 'This is a trend for the future," she said. "As we're looking at the Wattis Business Building, and another will be Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. in ballroom A of the Shepherd Union Building, she said. James said that the task force is soliciting feedback from the students, faculty and staff of the university before taking it to the public. "We want to see if there is interest inside theuniversity community before wegooutside," she said. The name Weber University denotes "the fact we have gone from a college to a university," shesaid. There will be a pamphlet published sometime this week that states some advantages and disadvantages of changing the students alternative looking at how we can use our existing facilities moreefficiently." Among northern Utah colleges and universities, Salt Lake Community College has offered Saturday classes for three years and Utah State University has offered off-campus classes on Saturday for four years. USU's Saturday classes are offered through the Communication Network. An instructor broadcasts a class live on Saturday and monitors are set up on the satellite campuses where stud en ts are i n the classrooms with no instructor, an extension service worker in Ogden said. WSU now offers 23 classes on But some on the task force dis agree with the name change idea. Keeping the name Weber State University "avoids the image of instability," said Jami Lyn Micheals, traditional student senator and member of the task force. "The word 'state' ties the institution to tradition," she said. Some think the word 'state' in the name holds negative connotations, but others believe it to be a positive addition to the name, Micheals said. Although she said the name Weber State holds fond memories for her, James remains neutral about the name change. 'It is in a STEVE CONLIN7HE SIGNPOST extension classes. The idea for Saturday classes at WSU was discussed in a meeting Feb. 14, 1986. The idea came from Candadai Soshachari, professor of English. Soshachari called Emil Hanson a couple months before to discuss starting a pilot program and to test the acceptance before expanding it to a larger scale. The meeting gathered many id eas for those presen t tha t served to enhance the original concept. It was first suggested that three or four classes be offered. As the discussion continued it was de-See Saturday page 8 WSU vs. WU study process," she said. "The task force itself is not taking a stand thatthename be changed. . . we are just trying to inform the campus community about the pluses and minuses of both of them," James said. The e valua tion of WSU last yea r prompted the task force to talk about dropping the word 'state' from the official name of the institution.'They raised the issue. . . but it7 s not the first time the issue has been raised," James said. The task force looks at the strengthsand weaknesses of WSU, and how to sharpen the university's image. ' 1 A. Volume 56 Number 10 Quick Takes News What to do? Campus calendar has some suggestions for those long Autumn days. See Page 6 Opinion The F-word: As Eye See It takes an in-depth look at what friendship can really mean. See page 4 A & E When is a drink not a drink? Hypnotist Bruce McDonald has the answer. See Page 9 Sports Wildcats lose their third in a row Saturday as Eastern Washington marched over WSU in Wildcat Stadium. See Page 13 Weather Highs in the 80s. Lows in the 50s.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-10-04, Vol. 56, No. 10|
|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.|