Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1977-04-261
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f Sadler elected Faculty Senate chairman by Mary Woodhead In an 18 to 16 vote the faculty senate chose Dr. Richard Sadler of the History Department over Dr. Pat Fernandez of Mathematics to be chairman of the senate. Several faculty members described the vote as important in terms of Fernandez' vocal criticism of the Bishop Administration compared to Sadler's support of administrative policies. During the meeting, the faculty also expressed dissatisfaction with a recent administrative change in the structure of the College Planning Council. Dr. Gerald Storey, Vice President in charge of Planning, announced to the senate that the administration had recently removed all members of the executive committee of the faculty senate from the planning committee "to expedite matters." Storey said that the move was made to improve the efficiency of the committee and that since the change the members "have generally come to a unanimous consensus."Dr. Candadai Seshachari of the English Department said, "I suspect that changes (in committee structures) E(olnoKoG Volume 37, Number 47 Weber State College April 26, 1977 will keep happening until the right faces show up." He expressed dismay that the Faculty Senate had not been informed of the changes until after they had been made. Dr. Levi Peterson, Chairman of the Honors Program, said he feels further changes need to be made in the planning structure of the college to put the faculty in an approving as well as an advising position. He noted that the present structure "puts an immense amount of power gathered in the hands of a small group of people." Storey defended the changes saying that it is difficult at times to "find a balance between dissemination of information and costs." He also noted that he had received complaints from Sadler and other individuals about the cumbersome size of the committee. "It would have been inappropriate for the administrators to have been removed, so we had to remove executive committee members," he said. Dr. Blair Low of Education proposed a motion, which was subsequently approved, that a committee made up of faculty, deans, Storey and Dr. Dello Dayton, Academic Vice President, be assigned to work on a new planning structure. The motion specified that the results be brought before the faculty senate. Low also moved that the constitutional committee of the senate consider the possibility of allowing administrators full voting privileges in the senate. Presently, administrators are only allowed speaking privileges. Low said that such a change would help increase communications between the faculty and administration and would improve the viability of the senate in the decision-making process. His motion passed by a vote of 13 to 6. " , ft " v v '11 Photo by fliomu Burnt Shown with Indian art are, left to right, top: Robert Chapoose, Katie Stowell, and Tony Mike, the artist; bottom: Lorenzo Mike, Earla Conklin. Mikado Review Page 2 Feature story Page 3 Editorials Page 6 Sports Pages 7, 8 Indian Awareness Week explains culture, needs by Brad Hart "Through unity comes strength," is the theme for WSC's Indian Awareness Week. The week is scheduled to begin April 26 and run through April 29. According to Katie Stowell, Inter-tribal Indian Students Organization President, this week will serve to expose the Indian students and their culture to the public. Stowell said that Indian students have a difficult time on the WSC campus. She gave "paternalistic, condescending and sometimes ignorant and abusive attitudes," as one of the major obstacles these students must face. She hopes that this week will, "make staff, faculty and those who must deal with Indian students aware of their needs." Making these needs known is important for the future of the Indian population on campus, she said, because: "Part of my job is to recruit Indian students to come to WSC but I can't, in my heart, recommend this college for these students." The scheduled speakers for the week all have special talents and influences in the Indian culture. Marcia Galli, former director of Ethnic Studies at WSC, will give a presentation on Indian culture in U.B. 238 at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. On Wednesday Rubin Snake a leader in the American Indian Movement, and Samuel Lonetree, a traditional medicine man from the Winnebago tribe, will speak in the U.B. Little Theatre at 1 p.m. Convocation on Thursday will feature Dr. Rick St. Germaine, Lionel Bordeaux and Minerva Allen. The convocation will be at 12 noon. St. Germaine, an Ojibway from Wisconsin, is President of the National Indian Education Association and Principal of La Coudarae, a high school for Indians. Bordeaux is one of the most respected Indian leaders in the U.S. He is President of Sinte Cleska College in South Dakota on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Allen is an Assinaboine Sioux from Montana. She is an education specialist and consultant and has written several books on Indian culture and educational curriculum for Indian children. A pow-wow is scheduled for Friday April 29 at 7 p.m. in the WSC Gym. Different kinds of traditional dances will be performed and the participants will be judged and awarded cash prizes . Stowell said, "The movie industry and eager sensationalists, among others, have distorted the image of the real American Indian and after they watch this, they will have a different idea of what Indian culture is." Many more events are scheduled and calendars of events will be posted. All of the activities are free and the Indian students would like to extend a personal invitation for the public to attend them. For more information contact the Indian Students office, ext. 641.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1977-04-26, Vol. 37, No. 47|
|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.|