Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-04-211
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Memmott Elected First Woman President iti!l: ' i lliilff f-igfi r;t I fllllf , . l! ' !!Q llillllltl - s lllllllllf I WV $ ' 'ifl '-liilllPi Lori Memmott was elected ASWSC President in elections held last Wednesday and Thursday. This makes Memmott the first woman ever to serve as president in the school's history. Memmott defeated Steve Largent by the vote of 531 to 475, with write-in candidate Clint Wooley gaining 189 votes. Woolley had finished third in the primary elections held the previous week. Memmott, who has served this year as ASWSC Activities Vice-President, is majoring in elementary education and minoring in child development. In the other races settled by the general election, the results are as follows: Executive VP, Bruce Richeson 575, Bret England 570; Cultural VP, Richard Hackwell 605 John Johnson 491; Academic VP, Rick Southwick 696 Dave Cook 447; and, Public Relations VP, Faye Hardy 604 Jeff Hoerr 527; Elected with no opposition were Activities VP Tammy Hamer and Student Services VP Stephanie DeGraw. In the lone race for Student Senate, Drew Empie defeated Aqeel Chisty by the tally of 525 to 377 for the position in the Technology Department. Unopposed were Shauna Wood of the School of Humanities and Jill Niederhauser of the School of Social Sciences. Amendments on the ballot were overwhelmingly approved by the voters. The amendments will abolish the office of president of the Association of Chartered Organizations and replace the spot with the ASWSC executive Vice-President. Lori Memmott If T j ti rtOy WEBER 1 " t t o n o April 21, 1981 STATE COLLEGE r OGDEN UTAH J VA Changes Break Pay Rule Volume 42 Issue 43 Veterans at Weber State will now receive educational benefits during the 44 day break period between summer and fall quarter due to the recent liberalization of a highly debated VA policy concerning payment during break intervals. The action by the VA amends a regulation which stated benefits could not be payed during break intervals that exceed 30 days in length. Payment of educational benefits will now be made during a break as long as it lasts no longer than one full calender month. The summer term, however, must be at least eight weeks long to provide payments for breaks that exceed the original 30 day limit. "A great deal of credit should be given to Senator Hatch and Sen. Garn for there aggressive efforts in getting apotentially serious situation resolved in short order," said Weber State Veterans Coordinator Marvin Peterson. "Both men recognized that the bureaucratic regulation was totally unnecessary and as a result insisted that it be changed." Peterson indicated he had made efforts.three months prior to meeting with Garn and Hatch on the matter, to work for a change through Dorothy Starbuck, Chief Benefits Director at the VA central office. At that time Peterson was told the change he advocated was just but did not affect enough people to cause the VA to make a change. The transition of administrations further complicated Peterson's efforts in that no one in Washington seemed willing to make a decision. "The Reagan administration had not yet appointed someone as VA administrator and Rufus Wilson, appointed as ' acting administrator when contacted by Hatch's office , indicated that he did not have the authority to change the regulation, "he said. Senator Garn, who chairs the HUD-Independent Agencies Appropriations Sub-commitee which has jurisdiction over the total VA budget confronted Wilson with the pay problem when Wilson came to him to discuss budget appropriations. During the discussion Wilson told Gam that a complete review of the so-called "30 day interval rule" would be undertaken. Wilson said the VA would not purposely promote an "unfair regulation. Peterson said that Garn was in perfect position to apply political pressure needed to make the change a reality. Signpost Garners RMPCA Awards The Signpost won a total of eleven awards in competition with colleges newspapers from 12 states around the Rocky Mountain area. The competition, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Press Association, presented awards in 25 categories judging writing, illustrations, design and overall excellence. The Signpost competed in Division C of the RMPCA, newspapers at senior institutions published 2 times per week or less. The Signpost individual winners were: Kevin Okleberry, 2nd place, Investigative-Interpretative Reporting; Lennox S. Birckhead, 1st place, General Column; Doug Harris, 3rd place, General Column; Mike Drake, 1st and 3rd place, Editoial Cartoon; Jacob Smalley, 2nd place, Humorous Cartoon; Rick Jones, 2nd place, Illustration;Dave Barrett, 3rd place, News Photo; Charles Pomerleau, 1st place, Feature Photo; The Signpost also won 3rd place finishes in the categories of General Excellence and Typography, Design and Layout. Thomas Neff , WSC Professor, Dies in Crash Dr. Thomas R. Neff, professor of geology-geography at Weber State, was killed in a one-car rollover near Delta, Utah Sat. April 18. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, Dr. Neff was a passenger in a car driven by Forest Smouse, a WSC student, when it rolled out of control 35 miles west of Delta. The UHP spokesman said the car rolled over and Neff was thrown out of the car. Inside quotables Graduation 2 Debaters Win 3 Life is just one damned Editorials .4 thing after another. Letters 5 Elbert Hubbard More Letters 6 (1859-1915) Special Olympics 7 Hot Wax 8 Years as they pass Postscripts 9 plunder us of one thing Chalk Talk 10 after another. Student Skier 11 Horace (65-8 B.C.) Unclassifieds 12 Smouse was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released later. The two had been returning from a field trip where they had been examining a mine. Dr. Neff had been a member of the WSC faculty since he was hired in 1968 an an assistant professor of geology-geography. He received his doctorate from Stanford University in 1969. Surviving Neff are his widow, Karen, and his three children, Elizabeth age 7, Karie 5, and Eric 2. Funeral services will be held April 22 at 11 a.m. at the 41st L.D.S. Ward, 3254 Polk Ave. A viewing will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lindquist and Sons Mortuary. WSC Creative Writers Honored Winners have been selected in the annual Weber State College creative writing contest, announced contest chairman Dr. Gordon T. Allred. The winners will be honored during a ceremony to be held May 13. Winners in the three categories are: Fiction-First, Marilyn Flowers, "The Day in Question"; second, Suzi Miya, "T.J.'s Revenge'" third, Alan Gift, "The Black Wall"; Honorable Mention, Craig Shurtleff. Non-fiction-First, Jimmie P. Rees, "Fools Fly Too"; second, Clare L. Goldsberry, "Okie Boswell and the Free Enterprise System"; third, Shauna Lee Hansen, "Curing the Incurable Headache-With Splints"; Honorable Mention, Suzi Miya. Poetry- First, Clare L. Goldsberry, "Seasons of Kentucky"; second, R. Christopher Hunter, "Mindquake"; third, Frank M. Decaria, "Something in Obsidian"; Honorable Mention, Michael J. Denze. First-place winners in the fiction and non-fiction categories win $100 cash prize, second-place winners get $50 and third-place $25. In the poetry category, first is worth $50, second $25 and third $15. The winning selections will be printed in "The Aardvark Review", the WSC literary magazine.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-04-21, Vol. 42, No. 43|
|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.|