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Alumni

Weber State University

Nominations for the WSU 1995 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service awards will be accepted through Sept. 1.

The distinguished alumni award recognizes former WSU students who have brought honor to the school through service to the university, state, nation or profession. The distinguished service award recognizes non-alumni who have served WSU.

Nomination forms are available from the Alumni Center, Weber State University, Ogden, UT 84408-3701. For more information call 626-7535.

The awards will be presented Oct. 13 during the the alumni homecoming award dinner.

Registration

Weber State University

Open registration has begun for autumn classes at WSU.

Continuing students may register by calling 626-6100 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays Aug. 14-25 and Sept. 18-22. New students may call 626-6743 for assistance.

Class schedules are on sale for $1 at the Bookstore at 4335 South Harrison Blvd., at the cashier's office in the Miller Administration Building and at the Information Booth located west of the administration building.

The registration office encourages students to register by telephone, but students also may register in person at windows No. 3 through No. 6 on the second floor of the administration building.

Tuition must be paid in full by Aug. 10 for pre-term classes and Sept. 14 for autumn classes. Pre-term classes begin Aug. 21. Autumn-quarter classes begin Sept. 26.

Camp

Utah State University

A group of Navajo middle school students and five of their teachers from Window Rock, Ariz., are spending a week at a USU science camp this summer.

The camp is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to increase Native Americans' ex-po-sure to science. During the week in Logan, the students will participate in lab work in a variety of scientific areas while their teachers hone their teaching skills.

Camp director and USU biologist Greg Podgorski says the activities will encourage students to explore scientific disciplines and acquaint them with a university setting.

Teachers

Southern Utah University

SUU will begin offering master of education degrees in both elementary and secondary education this fall.

The degree offerings were recently approved by the State Board of Regents, replacing a cooperative program under the auspices of Utah State University. The new SUU degrees require 54 quarter hours of credit.

Quenton T. Bowler, acting dean of the college of education and director of the masters degree program said teachers will be able to complete courses during summer quarters, when most elementary and secondary schools are closed.

Weber State University

Twenty-five professors from private universities in Mexico are visiting the Weber State University campus this month to study foreign language teaching techniques.

The visiting professors will participate in a two-week workshop on increasing language proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Anthony Spanos, associate profes-sor of languages, said universities in Mexico are interested in a adopting a proficiency assessment model similar to WSU's. Spanos helped the Mexican Universidad Autonoma de la Laguna in Torreon establish a proficiency-based language curriculum during a sabbatical leave in 1993.

Japan

Weber State University

Four Weber State University students traveled to Japan in June to study that nation's economic, social and political systems.

Brook L. Adams, Aaron Brough, Chaney J. Hardman and Darren L. Stuart participated in the travel study, which was sponsored by the Utah U.S./Japan Center.

Shane J. Schvaneveldt, WSU professor and program director, said the "Japan Summer Program" is an opportunity for students to mix academic study with first-hand experience and observation of Japanese society and industry.