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ASWSC By Michael J. Tupa Candidates have been announced and primary elections for four of the eight student government offices will be held April 8 and 9 under direction of Clay Richardson. Richardson, current Administrative Vice-President of ASWSC, explained in an interview last week some of the goals and changes of this years elections as compared to previous years. The purpose of the primary is to limit, the number of candidates to two per office. Of the Selection jL-TTi Urk WEBER STATE COLLEGE : 1 LnnrTnnrirTnrTnr! ? CZJULT !U U UTJfcJU r " l7T7L..J ogden utah ' Volume 40 Issue 42 April 1,1980 : h r n administrative choice By Matt Cole The method used by the administration to appoint Dr. Kimbal Wheatley, former psychology professor, to the newly-created Director of Planning and Systems Development, position has come under scrutiny by the psychology Department. At the March 4 School of Social Sciences faculty meeting, the psychology department went on record as disagreeing with the method in which the decision was made for reducing the number of faculty in the department of psychology. According to Dr. Richard Grow, chairman of the department, "We have never received any written letter explaining the justification for reducing our department by one member." Grow believes the administration created a smoke screen when Dr. It makes a faculty member wonder whether it is better to be a dedicated teacher or get more involved with the administrative aspects of the college. Jerald Storey, Vice President for Planning and Administrative Affairs, qualified the decision by saying the curriculum in psychology is over-expanded and could afford to lose one member. The department is not overly upset about the loss of Wheatley, but believes the manner of the decision itself was arbitrary. Dr. Tom Musgrave, psychology professor, said, "We lost a faculty member without justification from the administrators."Dr. Bancroft, another psychology department member, stated that there are several channels for a person to advance through the system and one of them is political. Wheatley was previously chairman of the faculty senate primaries offices which will be involved in the primaries include student-body president for which students Ken Stiltner, Mike Arave, and John Donahue have thrown their hats into the ring. Cultural Vice-President also has three candidates who are Jim Alvey, Eric Schuft, and Kevin Beard. The office of Public-Relations Vice-President is being sought for by Mark Whimpey, Jonathon Morrell, and Faye Hardy. Student Service Vice-President has the most candidates vying for the office with questioned and there he worked closely with the administrator's, impressing them with his capabilities.. Bancroft said, "I admire Wheatley and think it is great that he could go through the system the way he did." He continued to say that WSC President Rodney Brady consistently speaks of the importance of a dedicated faculty. But when positions of promotion are created and not advertised by the administration, then the appointment is made in a political way and it makes a faculty member wonder whether it is better to be a dedicated teacher or to get more involved with the administrative aspects of the college. Vice President Storey, the man essentially responsible for Wheatley's appointment said, "Indicators showed that Wheatley could be taken out of the psychology department without seriously affecting the department." He also stated that prior to the final decision to move Wheatley, meetings were held with the academic vice president, the social sciences dean, and the president's council. Storey said, "Wheatley has a combination of skills that fit the position. He is capable of working with and utilizing a computer, has a statistical analysis background and can express himself to an audience." Storey pointed out that because of the four percent governor's cut on state appropriation, WSC has to operate on $634,000 less per year. To deal with the budget cut, the college under revised system four, James L. Peterson, Rebecca Rochelle, Mary Lesher, and John E. Dawson. Of the remaining four student positions which won't be involved in the primaries, two of the offices only have one candidate. For Activities Vice-President the candidates are Jim Parker and Lori Memmott. AdministrativeVice-President is being sought for by Cory Larsen and Brian Jorgensen. The only candidate for Academic Vice-President is Jeff Stuart, and the Academic Senate, which seats three people only has has developed a redeployment plan to achieve the maximum use of employees' capabilities, thereby improving the college output but on the same monetary level. This program led to the appointment of Wheatley. The Director of Planning and Systems post developed as a result of the retirement of Dr. Continued on page 4 MX denounced by Berman "The shell game simply will not work," said Dan Berman about the proposed MX missile system planned for western Utah and eastern Nevada. Berman, Salt Lake lawyer and candidate for the Democratic senatorial nomination, spoke to a small turnout in the Wildcat theatre, Thursday. The system is designed to deploy 200 missiles along race tracks and prevent the Soviets from knowing the location of each MX. Berman said the MX are detectable and the $60-$100 billion price should not be spent on it. The Russians, would have the capability to wipe out the total system by 1990, he said. Berman accused Senator Jake Garn of not taking a firm stand on the issue. No real consideration is being given to less costly and more sound alternatives. During the question period Berman disagreed with Garn on the windfall profit tax on the oil industry. Berman favors the tax because it works for the people and allows tax cuts in other areas. He said we no longer have a free enterprise system in the industry, but rather an international oil cartel and he called the oil cartel and declining productivity the major economic problems facing the U.S. three candidates who are Michael DeCarlo, Brad Davis, and Bruce Allen. In the interview, Richardson said, "I'm disappointed with the low amount," of students running, but, "Yes, I'm pleased with" the people who are running.Among the changes, Richardson noted, that the ASWSC has made in the elections include increasing the number of polling places, initiating a "speak-out" for candidates, and taking off restrictions on candidate publicity. The reasons the changes were made are to hopefully meet the goal of 15 percent student voting this year as opposed to eight percent last year, according to Richardson. y REGISTRATION OFFICIALS handled a steady stream of computer enthusiasts Friday morning in preparation for a data processing conference hosted by the WSC chapter of the Data Processing Management Association. Unity needed, says conference speaker Garth B. Shelly, textbook write associated with the Anaheim Publishing Corp. in California was keynote speaker for a tri-chapter data processing conference hosted by the WSC chapter of the Data Processing Management Assn., Friday. Mr. Shelly said users and the public have a right to expect computers to be right the first time around, and not be satisfied with saying errors are just part of the process. Computers are seeing a tremendous increase in the amount of processing capacity per penny of expenditure, he said, and computers are now The polling places will be the Social Science, Natural Science, Union, and Library Buildings with the two new locations of Promontory Towers and the Education Building. A "speak-out" program will be held April 14 in the Union Building, the day before general student elections. It will include all those who will answer student questions. In previous elections candidates were restricted to the amount of money and posters they could use, but this year they have more flexibility so they will create more student awareness, according to Richardson. Also, write-in campaigns can still be conducted, Richardson said. i . -1 .v. ".isfsjr J k f within the price range of small business. But colleges and universities on the vhole are not turning out the kind of people industry wants; instead, they seem to be preparing their students to go on into further graduate work. The burden of training therefore is falling on the corporations.Industry and education obviously need to work more closely together in deciding what can be handled in the schools and what each company should expect to add in the way of specialized training, he said.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-04-01, Vol. 40, No. 42|
|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.|