Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-12-011
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3 Volume 39 Number 18 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah December 1, 1978 1 1 President Brady holds open house 4 ' U U 8 J III ! ill " it by Michelle Barry Letting students know they are welcome in the Administration Building and that their input on college decisions is welcomed, are the two main goals of today's Student Open House, President Brady said. The open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 302 of the Miller Administration Building. "Many students feel that they can't or shouldn't come to the 3rd floor of the Miller Administration Building," President Brady said. ANTI-SHAH PROTESTORS GATHER in front of the Federal Building in Salt Lake City to prepare for their march to Temple Square. The protestors were voicing their opposition to the Carter administration's support of the Shah of Iran. Related story on page five. Photo by John Redding. Election results are final For the second year in a row, Student Association. He won by a Osuala. Jim Hajimomen was elected slim margin of three votes, 39 to Vice President for this year President of International 36. against his opponent Oscar will be Ali Shujat Rizvi with a vote of 35. Running against him was Fahad Nafie with 21 votes and Leo Uttah with 22 votes. Ted Ekong won the position for Secretary with 34 votes. Also running was Sheik Faruk, 27 votes, and Mary Lou Abinales, 20 votes. Treasurer for the year will be Bilal Rizvi winning 41 votes. His opponent was A.B. Basey with a vote of 28. The election was held last Wednesday. All students from Weber State College were eligible to vote. Approximately 75 voted. Donations needed The Social Work club in cooperation with the Salvation Army is sponsoring a food drive on campus. Collection boxes will be placed in the Union Building and the Social Work office. Students are being asked to donate whatever canned or non-perishable food items they can spare. The food will be distributed to needy families in the local area. If you have any questions regarding the food drive you may contact Rex Ashdown, Social Work Club faculty advisor at 626-6345 or 626-6154. PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER was in Salt Lake on Monday to accept an award from the I.DS church for his support of National Family eck. A spokeswoman for the President accepted an award for his continued support of the EH presented by local groups which support the ERA. Photo hv Sub tle Ahrt-ndl. "We want to encourage them to visit and get aquainted." President Brady also expressed his desire to hear students ideas as to the direction of the college and how they visualize WSC in the future. "The holiday season and the general attitude of friendship and love for our fellow human beings seemed to be a good time to inintiate what we hope will become an ongoing openness between the administration and the students at the college," he said. w eber has fall enrollment increase by WSC New Bureau In the face of an enrollment drop overall in the Utah System of Higher Education, Weber State College managed a small fall quarter increase, President Rodney H. Brady noted today. The figures are part of a comparison tabulation of 1977 and 1978 enrollments prepared for the use of the State Board of Regents. Weber State was the only one of the larger state institutions to show an increase. While the total headcount increase at WSC was 1.1 per cent, the University of Utah showed a 2.1 per cent" decrease and Utah State University a 2.2 per cent drop. Southern Utah State College in Cedar City was down by 4.6 per cent and Snow College had a 2.5 per cent decrease. On the basis of full time equivalent enrollments, WSC was up only .1 per cent, but the University of Utah was down 3.6 per cent and Utah State off 5.1 per cent. SUSC dropped 2.6 per cent in this category and Snow College 4.4 per cent. Combined figures for all the state institutions showed a total .4 per cent overall drop based on headcount, and 3.3 per cent drop in full time equivalent enrollments. Weber State made its gain largely in out of state enrollment, where a 36.7 per cent gain was noted based on fall quarter headcounts, and 39.8 per cent on the full time equivalent basis. Utah State was the major loser in nonresident enrollments, showing a 6.7 per cent drop in headcount figures and a 9.3 per cent loss on the basis of full time equivalents. Milton C. Mecham, dean of admissions and records, said the Weber State gain has been particularly gratifying in that the school had not been expecting to do more than hold even. He said that pessimism was based on national trends, which show general decreases in enrollments. Also, high school graduates in the area from which Weber State draws primarily were fewer last year. The WSC student body is made up principally of commuter-type students who come from nearby areas and are highly mobile. An increase in new freshmen was particularly pleasing in that it provides a base for the next four years, Mecham said. Another interesting aspect is that the school has an increase in the number of female students over last year. That may indicate, Mecham said, that more young women are making serious preparations for a work career in a nation which is seeing more and more women going into the job market. The increase in foreign students surprisingly was nol concentrated heavily in those from neighboring states.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-12-01, Vol. 39, No. 18|
|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.|