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Monday, January 11 , 1992 i ne bignpost 5 WSU has an By RACHAEL MATTHIES Staff writer of The Signpost To handle evening or off-campus registration needs, WSU has an administrative office in the Davis County area. The Davis County Office of Weber State University opened in Clearfield at the beginning of Autumn Quarter of this school year, said Pat Singleton, employee of the office. - . This office is a branch of Continuing Education headed by ; Christopher Rivera, team manager of the Academic Credit team. The Davis County office offers a variety of services for traditional ; and non-traditional students, said Emily Russel, student employee. The office can admit any student for day or evening classes, but can only register students who are attending : evening classes. They also offer academic counseling, workshops, computer classes, : HEARINGS (continued from page 1) many classes required for graduation were offered so infrequently. Lukken said the problem could be solved by offering the same class once in the morning and again in the afternoon. Lukken said some students "resented the fact that different groups of students had priority in registering, such as military status, or employees of this institution, and felt it should be a free-for-all." "That is a real problem, and I don't know if we have a good solution to that," she said. Psycholgy professor Thomas Musgrave suggested indexing students by their grade point average during registration, allowing HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT AVE BRING IN ANY REFILLABLE TRAVEL MUG AND RECEIVE A 15 DISCOUNT ON THE BEVERAGE OF YOUR CHOICE. OFFER GOOD AT ANY UNIVERSITY DINING FACILITY ON CAMPUS office in Davis County sell class schedules and catalogs. They will soon get a Veterans Affairs representative to come in one or two days a week, Russel said. Students who are entering college or those who are returning can go to the office to talk to Carole Price or Maryjo Latuilipe, academic counselors. Students can also get registration and federal financial aid information in the office. Workshops offered at the office are Divorce Group, Success in College, Stress Management, and EnteringRe-Entefing School. i These classes are held in the evenings, Russel said. , For those who want to brush up on computers, Personal Computing in the Nineties, a computer training program, is held in the Davis office, Russel said. It offers a variety of courses at times that can be convenient for the student. : : Customer service is also priority for the Davis office. Russel said they are "always looking for new higher achievers to register first. "We have maybe a student on academic probation who gets to register first, and a 4.0 student who couldn't get into it because it's closed," he said Eighty percent of students in Utah pursue a higher education, one of the highest percentages in the nation, yet Utah has one of the BUDGET (continued from page 1) and don't get the money to cover them, quality will lack. It is very important to get the funding," Thompson said. Thompson hasbeen spending a lot of time at the State Capitol trying to persuade lawmakers to send more money to WSU. : The education is formulated Harriott, FOOD & SfRVOS MANACNENT MONEY, TOO!!! ideas" to make the office more convenient for the students. She said they try to keep up a friendly, casual atmosphere to put the students at ease. 'The more people we can help, the better we feel," she said. The office is planning to expand its resources in order to better serve the students. They plan to get a cash register for tuition payments and more computers to handle the registration load. These plans are, however, still in the developmental stage, Russel said. The Davis County office recently moved from its Hill Air Force Base location in order to : make it more accessible to civilians. The Hill office is still open one or two days a week for counseling, Russel said. The Davis County office is located at 373 South State in Clearfield in the Lakeside Square. For more information, call 774-6579 or 774-6907. : lowest graduation rates in the United States, Thompson said. "Should we make it easier for students in the state of Utah to go to college, or harder? We have made it so we have no admissions deadline at all in the institutions in the state. You have to have a longer reservation to see a dentist than you do to go to college," he said. by the Utah State Board of Regents, which sends its recommendations to the governor's office. The governor's office usually proposes less than the regents request. The whole process is then taken up while the Utah Legislature is in session. Trie final budget is approved on the last day of the legislative session. Thompson said that whatever happens, WSU will get an increase over last year's budget. Executive Lecture Series Speaker recommends 'honest' negotiations By JOANNE SCHULTHIES Staff writer of The Signpost Students attending the Executive Lecture Thursday learned how to negotiate from Duane Ashmead, Weber State graduate and President of the World-Wide Albion Laboratories. The first step, he said, is to be prepared to understand the organization, and have most of the questions answered before beginning the negotiation process. "Work on the other side's case," he said. Both sides of the negotiation have value, so treat them as such. Learn to think and talk at the same time. "He that wants the most gets the least," Ashmead said. Too often, people give up everything to get it all, and in the end they lose it all. "Keep your word no matter what," he said. "A contract is not worth any more than you are worth." He said a title of trust is earned. You can always break a contract, but not your word. ENGINEER (continued from page 2) will be the main provider for this project. The SME grant provides $25,000 for equipment purchases, $2,995 for computer soft Advancement opportunities, open management style, generous compensation... How's that for a great environment? Providing an ideal work environment has been SAFECO's policy since its inception in 1923. As part of this philosophy, we offer ongoing professional training which can lead to great promotion possibilities. We also take an open management stance, giving you the chance to talk to all kinds of top people. In addition, we offer the competitive salaries and excellent benefits that you'd expect from an industry leader. 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'The deal has to be good for both sides. One student asked him his thought of President Bush's recent trip to Japan for trade negotiations. Ashmead said that he is not impressed with trade missions because so often nothing really gets accomplished. "President Bush went unprepared, not really understanding the Japanese people," he said. Ashmead added that we need to understand international philosophies because each area deals with negotiation differently. The next Executive Lecture will be Thursday, Jan. 30. Larry Miller, president of LandCar Management and owner of the Utah Jazz, will speak at 10:30 a.m. in 206 of the Wattis Business Building. ware, $2,300 to fund development of a computer-integrated manufacturing curriculum, and $1,250 for related library materials. This WSU grant is part of some $1.6 million in educational assistance funds provided by the Society of Manufacturing engineers to 68 universities and technical schools during 1991.