Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-03-311
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f sammnmr - r- Volume 38, Number 41 Weber State College Ogden, Utah March 31, 1978 " , V V " - - . ' - v - ' - ' j I I I I j I I I Ml' t , ' , " ' ill 'J.. r-"'" j - ' -. Vsr C-' . BEAUTIFUL SPRING weather draws students outside to study or talk about the nice weather. Cadet Reserve Program offers training to police science majors by Mike Reberg Staff Reporter Police science majors here now have the opportunity to get first hand experience in police work. Initiated at the beginning of spring quarter, the new program will provide up to ten juniors and seniors the chance to learn through practical experience the workings of a police office, and the daily routine of the police officer. Called the Cadet Reserve Program, it was developed through the combined efforts of Student Government, the President's Council and the Police Science Department. Each cadet will be required to put in 20 hours a month minimum to receive scholastic credit. They will be in the uniform of the campus police, with the exception of carrying a gun, and will be entitled to a $15 monthly uniform clothing allowance. The allowance will come from the budget of the campus police. Four Majors Selected As of now, four police science majors have been selected for the new program, two men and two women. They are Scott and Paul Gardner, twin brothers, Hilda Zisumbo, and Tracy Roberts. Lee Cassity, Chief of Campus Police, said the four were picked by him and Morris Sterret, instructor of police science and coordinator of the cadet reserve program. He said they were chosen on the basis of classes they have taken in police science, grades received, and by interviews done by Sterret and himself. "They've Performed Well" Each cadet sets their own schedule on when they will work with the police. Although the four have been assigned to the program since the beginning of the quarter, only two have been out on patrol with the campus officers. According to Cassity, the two cadets have performed well in assisting the officers in ticket write-ups and calls from the dorm. Cassity said he hasen't heard of a program like this one anywhere else. Most of the time students come out of college with a police science degree, but with no experience. With this program students will have a better chance at getting a job in law enforcement, after they graduate, added Cassity. Inside today: rilitorials Rige 4 Mr. Friendly article Page 6 !-ports Pages 10-12 WSC Senator proposes change by John Eldard Staff Reporter "If you are going to have an effective student representation in student government you have got to have a representative body with power." This according to the School of Social Sciences Senator, Doug Wade, is the basis of the type of student government that the Weber State College student-body should elect to represent it. Wade feels that it is time to begin making changes in the student government that will support the educational aspects of the institution. He says the present form of student government relies on the Executive Council appropriating and spending student funds with their own interests in mind, mainly student activites aimed at the young single student. Wade adds that half the campus is married and their funds are being used for activities that they do not even attend. Senators Have No Power The present student government has seven senators from the different schools on campus. However Wade notes the senators have no power to act on issues because all issues voted on in the Student Academic Senate must be passed by the Executive Council. With this process, Wade feels that the - students are not being represented fairly, and that the departments are the grass roots of the student government. Each of the seven senators have under them Area Councils which are required to represent the departments. These councils, according to Wade, are "dead." His concept is to replace these Area Councils with department student councils. The proposed councils would sponsor academically oriented events-workshops, lectures, and tours. Wade claims that the University of Utah's "Coffee and Politics" is a good example. He supports his proposal with the statement that convocations are entertainment oriented and not academically oriented. These activities would be funded by the students tuition and fees and will be something that the student can participate within their own department which will aid in the understanding of the students major field. Activities and Goals Wade stressed that in an institution of higher learning, activities should take students toward academic goals. The events will "definitely not be big time" said Wade, and he added that with an $8.00 minimum the departments could set up some pretty good local speakers. Wade's proposed government would have a President, Vice President, Cabinet, and a legislature elected from the schools with the power to act for its constituents. The new proposal, according to Wade would take the emphasis off the student government runing activities based on self-interests to one based on the need of the student. New council to vote on budget As a result of a motion passed in the Executive Council's Thursday-meeting, the incoming Executive Council will vote on next year's ASWSC budget. In the past, the new council and the old council voted on the budget. "This will get the new council involved immediately." noted ASWSC President Mike Hunsaker. "It will be good experience for them." He also explained that the officers who must work with the budget should be the ones who approve it. All ASWSC budgets are due April 10. with budget hearings scheduled for April 26-28.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-03-31, Vol. 38, No. 41|
|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.|