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University of Utah

The U. planned a silver anniversary party for the Graduate School of Social Work building Wednesday.

The building was opened in 1971 after students, faculty and alumni helped raise the money needed to build the new facility.

The celebration will include a tribute to Rex A. Skidmore, who was dean of the school from 1956 to 1975, and recognition of emeriti faculty.

Social work professor Bill Farley is serving as chairman of the 25th anniversary planning committee.

Black Americans

Weber State University

Black Emphasis Week will be observed Feb. 12-16 on the WSU campus as part of the Black History Month.

Erin Smith, black-American peer counselor, said, "We hope to help all people be more aware of black history and the contributions of African Americans to our country."

Activities include guest lectures, an awards luncheon honoring black women, musical performances, exhibits and a "soul food day."

Starletta Dupois, one of the stars of "Waiting to Exhale," will speak on "Arming Ourselves for the Future" at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Austad Auditorium.


Weber State University

A teaching fair has been scheduled at WSU to showcase techniques and research relating to the teaching of writing, speaking and technology.

The fair is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in the Shepherd Union Ballroom A. It is free and open to the public.

"The teaching fair provides a great opportunity to share some of the exciting things Weber State faculty have been doing in their classrooms to enhance student learning," said Kathryn L. Mac-Kay, coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Forum and an associate professor of history.

Snow day


Jordan School District schools will make up a snow day on Saturday, Feb. 10. Schools will begin at their regular time, and busing and school lunches will be provided as usual. All schools and offices will close early.

Elementary schools will follow the planning day schedule.

Oquirrh tour


The new Oquirrh Elementary School, rebuilt after being destroyed by fire last March, will be open for a public tour this week.

When: 4-8 p.m.

Where: Oquirrh Elementary, 7162 Paddington Road, West Jordan

Jordan alumni


The Jordan High Alumni Association will host an open house at the old Jordan High School, 9400 S. and State Street. Eight decades of Beetdiggers are encouraged to attend. It is the last time the old school will be open to the public.

Clips from the video "Jordan Legacy" will be shown.

When: 5 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 12.

Where: Jordan High.


Salt Lake Community College

The 15th annual job expo will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at SLCC's College Center Oak Room, 4600 S. Redwood Road.

The expo offers students an opportunity to meet with prospec-tive employers from 65 firms ranging from health organizations to hotels.


Salt Lake Community College

Nine films will be featured at the fourth annual international film festival at Salt Lake Community College April 22-27.

The presentations include "Straight Through the Heart," "Once We Were Warriors," "Les Miserables," "The Blue Kite," "The Advocate," "The Postman," "Gonza the Spearman," "Window to Paris" and "Strawberry and Chocolate." Sponsors said some of the films have adult content, so viewer discretion is advised.

All of the films will be shown in the Little Theatre at SLCC's Redwood Campus, 4600 S. Redwood Road. Admission is $1 per show for students, $2 for others. Additional information and advance tickets are available at the Center for International Studies, Room 315B in the Technology Building.


University of Utah

Patent licenses generated $1.9 million for the University of Utah in 1994, a 10 percent increase over 1993.

According to the Association of University Technology Managers, the U. is receiving royalties from 51 licenses and was issued 25 new patents last year.

The U. was ranked 23rd among 114 institutions nationwide in terms of royalty income. The University of California system topped the list with $50 million, followed by Stanford University with $37 million.

Jordan Foundation


Entertainment Publications will donate $100,721.70 to the Jordan Education Foundation, profit Jordan District schools made this year by participating in fund-raising programs. Fourteen Jordan schools sold coupon books or gift wrap. The district said it will use the money to enhance educational programs.

Earth Club award


Southwire Co. has awarded Indian Hill Middle School's Earth Club students the Community Environmental Award for involvement in the school's recycling program, tree planting project, cleanups and overall dedication to conservation education at the West Jordan school.

Students will be honored at a luncheon.

When: 11:30 a.m., Feb. 8

Where: West Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce, 8000 S. Redwood Road.


Weber State University

The Board of Regents has approved a request by WSU to change the name of its health and physical education department to the department of health promotion and human performance.

"We felt the need to have a name that would better represent the mission of our department," said Myron Davis, department chairman. "Our primary mission is to promote health and enhance human performance."

The department includes lifestyle management, and physical education and teaching majors, as well as minors in athletic coaching, physical education, physical education teaching, health promotion and nutrition. The department also offers a bachelor of integrated studies program, and has a collaborative effort with the College of Health Professions in offering a health promotion major.


Davis School District

Last year principals here gave up part of their cost-of-living salary increase to fund an incentive program, but officials are thinking of putting the necessary $1,000 to $2,000 in as a budget item this year.

According to the program, principals can choose from a menu of items considered important to school development, earning a maximum of eight points yearly if they carry out their proposed projects in areas such as curriculum improvement and parent involvement. Each point is worth $52.

Granite and Jordan school districts have similar programs, but "ours has gotten off to a slow start," said Davis area director Verlan Terry.

"If this could be done as a budget item in the new year . . . I think you would see a better outcome," Superintendent Richard Kendell said.


Weber State University

Morton International and WSU's manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology department have formed a partnership designed to help each other.

WSU is providing advanced employee training to Morton through the Val A. Browning Technology Learning Center and computer laboratories. Morton in turn offers WSU technical assistance and contributes new and used equipment.


Utah State University

The USU Psychology Community Clinic is offering professional counseling services to the residents of Cache Valley.

Clinic director Kevin S. Masters said the clinic is accepting clients who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, situational stress and occupational problems or difficulties with interpersonal relationships.

The clinic is also accepting child clients between the ages of 2 and 16 who are exhibiting behavioral or learning problems, depression, anxiety or other difficulties.

Services are provided by graduate students supervised by professional clinical, counseling and school psychologists. Modest fees are based on a sliding scale, Masters said. For more information, contact the clinic at 797-3401.


Applied Technology Center

Two members of the Davis Applied Technology Center board have resigned, and the search is on for replacements.

Ralph Firth and Brent Figgins recently announced their resignations, while three other board members, Lee Bowman, Paul Liston and Fran Brown, expressed their intention to stay on.

The top candidates for the vacant board positions are being approached to assess their interest in serving. The Utah State Board of Education has final say over who serves on the DATC board.


Utah schools

The Utah Jazz and PayLess Drug Stores are sponsoring a program honoring exceptional students with free Jazz tickets.

To be eligible for the "Student Stars" award, students must fill out an entry form available at all PayLess stores along the Wasatch Front. Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing from among the eligible entries received at each store, with drawings held prior to each Jazz home game.