Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-03-311
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Volume 42 Issue 38 March 31, 1981 GfT T"--"8-" WEBER STATE COLLEGE ! , w - rzm n nDUl2UU 2JLJbEU ii I QGDEN UTAH . J) Bookstore Takes Steps To Curb Shoplifting INSIDE TODAY QUOTABLES Just Ducky 2 if we couid read the Word Search 3 secret history of our Editorials 4 enemies, we should find in Letters '. 5 each man's life sorrow and Features 6 suffering enough to disarm Sports 7 all hostility. Unclassifieds 8 -Henry W. Longfellow Extensive steps are being taken by the Weber State Bookstore to curb the increase of shoplifting. A undercover policeman nabbed one shoplifter last week and hopefully discouraged several others, including one man who was chased from the bookstore to 41st street by the policeman. The books were recovered but the man escaped. The bookstore will be using other methods besides the undercover agent in the near fture. There will be a video camera over the check out stands, three rotating cameras near the stands, the surveillance window that is already in existence will be put to use and the bookstore will employ three more floor walkers. Bookstore director Dee Schenck said that clerks have been instructed to watch for rip-offs. WSC police chief Lee Cassity will be presenting a seminar for the employees to train them in shoplifting prevention techniques. Schenck also said that he is considering purchasing a $16,000 electronic detection device, similar to the one in the Stewart Libraray. The system has activated metal strips in each book. The strips would be deactivated at the checkstand upon purchase. Schenck said that shoplifting has increased along with the price of books and because of the price increase, each thief is a greater loss to the Bookstore. "We've got to do a better job of catching shoplifters," he explained, " We've really been concerned with it. It's getting worse and worse." ASWSC Announces Candidates Candidates for ASWSC offices were announced Monday by ASWSC Executive Vice-President Cory Larsen and elections chairman Bart Jensen. Five people are running for the position of ASWSC President. They are John Dawson, Steve Largent, Lori Memmott, Jeff Stuart, and Clint Woolley. Dawson, Memmott and Stuart currently serve as student body officers. Due to the number of students running for the president's job, a primary election will be held April 8 and 9 to determine the candidates for the final election on April 15 and 16. None of the other positions have enough candidates to warrant a primary. The following students have declared for vice-presidents jobs: Institutional Council Changes Grade Values by Mike Tupa After several members expressed a desire for the Institutional Council to be more than a "rubber-stamp" group, the council voted overwhelmingly at their March 1 1 meeting to restructure the grading system at WSC. The controversy over the grading system began while Dr. Robert B. Smith, Vice-President of Academic Services, was reporting on the value currently given to each letter grade. During Smith's presentation, objections were raised by ASWSC President Mike Arave and council member Jerry Baker. Both argued that.B , C , and D grades should be worth anoiher .1 to become 3.4, 2.4, and 1.4. These are the grade point values currently assessed at Brigham Young University, Baker said. A discussion followed in which Smith and Harold C. Steed, Personnel and Curriculum Committee chairman, argued for the system as it now stands, while Arave, Baker and others argued for the higher values. A motion was made to change the plus grades to .4 immediately and make this retroactive to fall quarter. This motion was rejected on the strength of Smith's argument that it would be too complicated to implement.Another motion was made to change the plus grades to .4 effective spring quarter. This motion was also rejected because of arguments by Smith and Steed that the current system had been approved by the student senate and that if changes were made the students should be consulted. WSC President Brady then offered a compromise plan in which plus grades would be worth .67 and minus grades worth .34, but this was also rejected. A motion made by Smith and Steed that the current system be used for spring quarter so the entire year be consistent was also rejected.After Steed reminded the council that the current grading system had been approved by students, council member Dallas Buckway argued the council should not be just a "rubber-stamp" group. The council might just as well not meet under those cicumstances, he said. A motion was finally proposed and accepted in which fall and winter quarter grades will stand as they are, but spring quarter may be changed depending on input from students. Following the controversy over grades, President Brady reported on tuition increases voted by the state legislature. Brady said that in spite of recommendations by Governor Matheson, the Board of Regents and the students for a ten percent increase, the legislature proposed a fifteen per cent increase. A compromise was reached and the final tuition increase was twelve and one-half per cent. This increase puts students under severe financial constraints, said Brady. He added that many financial assistance programs will be curtailed. Academic VP: Dave Cook, Richard Southwick; Cultural VP: Richard Hackwell, John Johnson; Student Services VP: Stephanie DeGraw, Robert Hall; Executive VP: Bret England, Bruce Richeson; Activities VP: Tamara Hamer; Public Relations VP: no qualified candidates. Since there were no qualified candidates for the Public Relations VP job, entries are being re-opened. Petitions may be picked up by interested people in the ASWSC offices beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday and must be returned by 5 p.m. Thursday. Qualifications for the job remain the same, full-time students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. 11 Candidates for the Student Senate were also announced by Larsen and Jensen. Running for the senate from the School of Humanities is Shauna Wood. She is unopposed, as is School of Social Sciences candidate Jill Niederhauser. In the School of Technology, Aquel Chisty is running against Drew Empie. The other four schools on campus had nobody declare for the student senate office. Those positions will be filled by the Academic vice-president when he takes office in the fall. Larsen also announced there are several paid positions open for election workers to handle the primary and final elections. Interested applicants should see him in the ASWSC offices in the west wing of the Union Building. y. $ Weber State's Ron Davis and Brian Appell pass a fallen runner in the 3,000-meter steeplechase during the Weber State Invitational held Saturday. Davis won the event with a time of 9:30.9, while Appell finished third at 9:34.1 (sec story, page 7). Photo by Jeff Stronk.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-03-31, Vol. 42, No. 38|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|