Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-10-22, 11
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as CM CM O 0 4) o u DM 3 z (o) 0 oil V n " ? Council discusses college Bishop's trip, the Media Board, the Dee Events Board, and construction were several of the subjects discussed at the Institutional Council meeting Monday. Bishop reported that his trip to Taiwan was a success. He also said that he had not taken a vacation this past summer so he could go to Taiwan. Folger went as an alternate. He did receive $1,200 college money for the trip. County Commissioner Bruce Jenkins, a member of the Institutional Council, questioned why the amount of money was, as he called it, "Privileged information." He asked Institutional Council chairman Dale Browning why he did not know how much money Folger was given. After all, he is the chairman and should know what is going on. Browning said, "I didn't think there was any money involved." The retension pond was also a sore spot to Jenkins. He said, "There was nothing that said Ogden city could make you get a holding pond." He clarified that he was against the thing from the beginning and did not vote for it. It had been said that the decision was unanimous. The budget proposal was presented in an impressive manner by Storey. Bishop was happy to explain that this is the first year Weber State has been grouped with comparable institutions. The budget was presented on Tuesday and Wednesday to the State Board of -Regents. Bishop was questioned about the Grand Jury Investigation. He said, "We hope it's just a rehash to reclose the case and get it out of circulation." The council was asked if any of them had been subpoenaed; no one responded. Members of the Media Board were appointed and approved. There are six students, three faculty members, one alumni and one person whom President Bishop recommended. The Media . Board w ill act as publisher of the Signpost and will set its editorial policy. Bishop said the Media Board will have "complete control." The Dee Events Board will have three students at large, three executive council members, two faculty members, one staff, one alumni, one chamber of commerce member, and one administrator. The people have not been selected yet. A committee was appointed to look into the question of open work meetings. Jenkins, questioned why meetings were closed to the press because he (Jenkins) thought the public "ought to know what's going on." Harold Steed was appointed chairman of the committee. No female BJ's? 'Public pressure' by Brent Aguirre The absence of women disc jockeys in the Ogden area is because of . "public pressure rather than station pressure" says Steve Peterson, program manager at KANN radio in Ogden. Peterson said, "A woman wants to hear a man's voice on the radio and a man feels that he is being talked down to by a woman." Another problem that a woman might have on the air is her depth of voice, Peterson said. "Even a man with a high voice has a hard time being a disc jockey." "The woman listener has more of a tendency to identify with a man's voice rather than a woman's," said Peterson, "but if a woman disc jockey could bring high ratings in this area, the market would be flooded with women disc jockeys." Trina White, a graduate in broadcasting from Weber State College, said, "If somebody really wanted a female disc jockey in this area I could do the job, but usually what they want is a performer.""Program managers want a woman to be a certain personality on the air; such as, sensual or sexy," she said, "and I won't perform. I'd rather be my own personality." Although Ms. White agrees with the lack of public demand, she said that stations have a preconceived notion that a woman would not work. She said, "If a woman were to get a job as a disc jockey, she would have to be a super success or she would have failed." To obtain higher than a third class broadcasting license a person needs an electronics background and most women lack this background; "and this makes brodcasting a very competitive field for women," said Ms. White. She also stated that "there is a negative attitude all the way around about women disc jockeys and it gets pretty old being put down." ' Raj Kumar, assistant professor of communications at Weber State College said most disc jockeys have a tendency to talk down to the audience and the public tends to lean away from a woman disc jockey because of this situation. However, he said, women are gradually working into the field of broadcasting as broadcasters, newswomen and advertising; but as for a woman disc jockey, the demand is not presently there. Reagan coming to Weber Ronald Reagan will speak on campus Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Although the session is free, tickets are required. Students may pick up tickets on Tuesday at the information desk located next to the ice cream parlor in the U.B. Tickets will be available for the general public on Wednesday at the same place. Ethnic funds by Nancy Phippen Staff Reporter Further digging ' has established either a fallacy or a misunderstanding regarding other sources of funding for ethnic students. In an Oct. 8 article, this newspaper quoted Murray Olsen, Financial Vice President lor ASWSC, as saying "there are other sources for their funding and expenses which include the activities board, con vocations, public relations and unalloted funds." Olsen was referring to the three ethnic student groups on campus. An ethnic student who works on the convocations com mittee complained that convocations was not funding these minority groups. Chris Davis, ASWSC Vice President in charge of convocations, said "There is not necessarily any funding available. In the past we have not provided any direct funding, although we have co-sponsored activities." Davis explained the: ethnic groups can request a speaker from their culture and submit it to the research and opinion sub-committee. The request will then go to the convocations committee to be voted on." Davis also stated the ethnic groups can get money from unalloted funds through a selective process. The executive council determines where the money is most needed and how many students will be benefited by it. John Tanner, in charge of activities' for ASWSC, said, "We'll help to a small extent, but we just don't hand out money." He said they take into consideration the number of students to be affected by their help. ' Rob Alexander, in charge of Public Relations for ASWSC stated, "Ethnic students don't receive funding directly through us. They may get it through other public relations areas, but not through ASWSC public relations."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-10-22, 1, Vol. 37, No. 7|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; 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 College|
|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.|