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page four Associates of Science Degree Approved The University system regents have given approval for the authorization of an Assoc iate of Science degree in Information Pro cessing at WMC. The two-year degree was one of several recommendations by Deput) Commission er Carroll Krause during the school's role d scope review of 1984. “The information Processing degree.\ Krause said, “will prepare students in such areas as data conversion and entry, data processing operations, basic programing in business-related languages and data pro cessing management.\ Krause also noted that the program would provide the necessary skills for trans ferring to an institution with a four-year computer science program. According to WMC Business Director Jerry Furnace, the Information Processing degree received approval from the WMC curriculum committee and the entire facul ty. Regents noted that some additional software must be acquired, but the current faculty will be capable of filling the newly made positions from the program. \This is a valued addition which sub stantially complements our recently insti tuted four-year program in Business by providing emphasis on computer applica tion in the business areas,\ Furnace re ported The Associates of Science degree is to be scheduled in Western's Fall of 1985 curriculum. National Guard Searching For Students If you are one of those people who hates starting on the bottom, then the National Guard has a deal for you. According to Sargeant Gary Monahan, the Guard has a new enlistment program in which college students with the required credits can enlist with an E-2 or possibly an E-3 ranking. An E-2, which is one position higher than the normal enlistment rank, can be achieved by any college student who enlists with 20-29 semester credits. The E-3 rank can be acquired with 30-59 credits. Quarterly credits can also be applied to this program. Other programs offered include the G.I. Bill which offers $140 per month to full time college students, and the Student Re payment Loan Program which will repay up to $10,000 in debts. Monahan also men tioned that the National Guard is also interested in prior service people from any branch of the armed forces. SSG. Monahan also reminded students of the Mini-Met-Site being held at the Dillon Armory which is designed to talk with interested young people. This program runs until the end of May from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. CARPENTER WANTED Someone needed to do carpentry work for the Associated Students of Western Montana College for the summer. Pays well! Contact Bob Crumley in the Student Senate Office or gameroom located in the WMC Student Union Building. Phone 683-7612 'X \ i T O c k m o r ? 0 * Hallmark Help for the Bride W e d d ing Invitations Flatware-Stainless Paper g o o d s 68M238 Crystal Dishes '6 s. Montana Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, It might be advisable to print a disclaimer on all WMC curriculum materials, to wit: “Warning-what we tell you about this course is not necessarily the way we will feel about it by the end of the semester. Plan your grades accordingly.\ It is an unpleasant surprise to find a C for Math 002 stuck into your GPA-especially after the instructor, the Education Office, the Business Office and VA Advisor warned you at the beginning of the semester that the course would only count for graduation and not for the GPA. Needless to say, that wasn’t the case at the end of this semester. That grade inclusion dropped my semester GPA from a 3.4 to a 3.05-good enough for some people, but not enough for me. I didn’t put anything into the Math 002 class, which I considered a pass/fail subject; instead, I concentrated on my discipline. This unannounced change, coupled with so many discrepancies over the past year have finally forced me to throw up my hands in disgust and announce that I will not attend WMC next year. I only wish someone could have told me this was going to happen before I sunk all that money into education here. Oh, well...that’s $3,400 I won’t waste- and WMC won’t share in--nextyear. I guess I learned something here after all. I learned that Jack Ramiriz should be supported in his legislative campaign to review the University System in Montan, at least from WMC’s example I can say the system certainly needs reconstructing. John Degel