Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-04-281
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L c J Volume 38, Number 49 Weber State College - Ogden, Utah April 28, 1978 -7 BELLA ABZUG is interviewed backstage before her Convocation appearance. WSC Commencement Flans announced ..... . J Photo by Clyde Mueller Approximately 1,400 students at Weber State College will hear their retiring president deliver the commencement address as they receive degrees, certificates and diplomas June 3 in the 90th annual commencement. The commencement exercises will be held for the first time in the Dee Events Center. In addition to making the address to the graduates, Dr. Joseph L. Bishop, WSC president will also receive an honorary degree and conduct activities. Bishop is leaving Weber State to become president of an LDS mission in Argentina after approximately six years as head of the school. During that time the school's physical plant has continued rapid growth, academic offerings have expanded, and approval has been received for the first graduate-level offerings. Another honorary degree will go to Frank Francis Jr., vice chairman of the WSC In stitutional Council and retired Ogden banker. The academic procession in the traditional caps and gowns will form in the parking lost west of the Dee Events Center at 7:30 a.m. Special guests and honorary degree recipients will take part in the processional, which is scheduled to move at 8:15 a.m. It will enter through the main underground entrance onto floor level at the center, and the graduates will be seated in sections C, D, E, F, G, and H. Faculty members will be seated at the playing floor level. It will be the first use by the college of its new sports and entertainment center for graduation ceremonies and will make them largely immune to weather problems. After the awarding of the honorary degrees and the address to the graduates by Bishop, Dale T. Browning, WSC Institutional Council chairman, will present the official presidential portrait of Bishop. Bishop then will present the graduates and confer the baccalaureate degrees, titles and certificates. Invocation for the proceedings will be by Michael D. Hunsaker, president, Associated Students of Weber College, and the benediction by Dwayne Carrington, administrative vice president, WSC Associated Students. Music during the exercises will be by the WSC band, with Donald Threlkeld, conductor; the combined WSC choirs and band, with Lyneer C. Smith and Ronald Wooden, conducting. A post-commencement carillon concert will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon on the main campus with Mary Ray Johnson as carillon-neur.Tickets will admit families of graduates to a special seating area in the Dee Events Center. The public will be allowed to occupy the remaining space without presenting tickets. Bella Abzug refutes local attitudes on ERA by Eunice Schlenker points out, she noted, that sex Signpost Writer discrimination is wrong; it Bella Abzug, former recommends the examination Congresswoman from the state of and revision of laws New York and proponent of the discrimination on the basis of Equal Rights Ammendment, sex; and its purpose is to insure spoke to a capacity audience at that future laws don't yesterday's Convocation in discriminate. In short, it's an conjunction with the Women's equal rights ammendment for Conference. women and men. "Two-hundred-two years after Things It Won' Do the Declaration of Independence, . , ,. we are still out of it," she said. uShe also P'nted out the thlngs "In America, 'the land of op- that,lt W" d; Saymg U WOn 1 portunity,' the Equal Rights e " y ,structurue' Ammendment (ERA) merely fuorce the women to. leave th; seeks to bring up to date what is hon?e- or "I"1" . ced already happening in our bathrooms. She said it has country " nothing to do with homosexual "Common Tongue of marriages, "And it's totally Womanhood" un,true hat ) mandates the Historically, she noted, relationship of people of the same "People will be amazed looking sex; back .to read that women were J Lear" i0- reJect lies-" she denied equality. Women come in advocated Opponents have used different sizes, shapes, color, lh,s breakdown of the family economic, religious, and structure and home in addition to educational backgrounds, but all endorsement of homosexual speak the common tongue of marriages as a platform, she womanhood and share certain sa,d- Many have teen experiences. We needn't try to misconstrueed by the opposition ape the TV-caricature that operating from a premise of fear society has labelled the average of change, she said, home-maker-a squeezer of toilet From opponents, she asked a er note of reason. "We mean well As a Congresswoman serving and seek the right things. And if in the House of Representatives yu dlfffr lh us- 'sten wel1' when the ERA was passed, she she saidu "Certain changes are has some knowledge as to its going to have to take place; it's a powersand limitations. The ERA P'1? '"f women shouId be excluded.t - Ratified by 35 States JLiGScU- Presently, the status of the & ERA is that it has been ratified O by 35 states, and needs three 0DJ. V1v"o more by March 1979. "I hope all B of you will join in the fight when J1T"IT"1 ll fJlf"l OT1 1 the ''me comes," she said. Utah dJJJJ J-HCl UVllO hasrf , ratified iu although Utah 11 had the largest caucus (14,000 3,Vn.ll0.i3lC women) at the Houston convention.Students interested in serving in the states where it hasn't with the Ogden Legal Services passed, it has only lost by 2-3 during the summer as interns votes, not because people oppose may arrange for an interview ERA, but because legislators through the Political Science used it as a political bargaining Office ( Social Science 280) . These uni t. interviews will be held on May 9. "Stag Senate" Appointments should be made as "Thousands of discriminatory soon as possible. Legal in- laws are still on the books. An all-ternships are valuable ex- male senate is a stag senate, and perience, especially for those a stag senate means a-stag-interested in attending law nation" She added that a woman school. has never never served on the T 1 Supreme Court because XIXSXClC President Nixon never could find one good enough. "He never f-f-v n-T could find one bad enough," she HJLlciy contradicted. . Women are home-makers and Editorials Page 4-5 k0vv how to run the house; they Letters Page 5 could also run this big house, she Sports Pages 9-11 finished.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-04-28, Vol. 38, No. 49|
|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.|