Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-05-301
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WEBER STATE COLLEGE Inside Today Finals schedule Page 2 Let the Russians play with themselves Page 4 Purple Armpit-Salt Fleece awards Page 5 Muscle building feature Page 8 Track championships Page 10 Volume 40 Issue 56 May 30, 1980 n r. j 1 fl -ZIL l. 1 U p j OGDEN UTAH i. ASWSC officers list accomplishments By Michael Tupa You win some and you lose some but according to these departing ASWSC officers, they've won far more than they've lost this past year in managing student government." These feelings were expressed by the studentbody officers in a series of interviews this week. Among those outgoing officers interviewed were president Bryan Steele, and vice-presidents Scott Adamson, Sally Johnson, Rex Leetham, Chris Malan and Clay Richardson. The other current vice-president, Mike Arave, will be returning next year as student-body president. "For the first time in my life I can actually say I tried my hardest, from beginning to end," Steele commented. He cited the Presidential Task Force, which he organized last year to get reports on student concerns, as his greatest success. Steele expressed regret that he was unable to meet more often with WSC students at speeches and hearings. This was the "best year we've ever had at WSC," Steele enthused. Steele sees the development of leadership for officers and the representation of student opinion as the first and second most important purposes in student government. . Adamson, the 1979-80 Academic Vice President, said that his greatest success this year was the initiation of the Master Student Awards. This is a Parking permit cfoubi By Maggi Holmes The price of all parking permits will at least double next year. Parking changes have been approved by the Presidents Council, some may have to have approval from the Institutional council before taking effect. The changes include personal parking stalls at $200 a piece. These will be the "A" lots which will include all of the present "A" lots and some of the "B" lots. The lots west and south of the Val Browning building and others GPA's going up? Study says 'no' Are grades climbing ever higher, destined to make the four-point scale obsolete? The answer is apparently no, at least not at WSC. Results of a recent study conducted by WSC Institutional Studies indicates that average grade awarded may have actually gone down in four of the college's seven academic schools. The study, which charted the program in which an outstanding student from each school is chosen to receive recognition each quarter. He said that the officers have worked diligently this year and accomplished a lot. Even though most students aren't affected directly by student government, he said that most students are affected indirectly. Several areas of success were noted by Activities Vice President Johnson in her interview. Among these areas were the Union Building movies, Sunfest, the Photography contest, the cultural exhibits, Miss Weber State Pageant and the dances. She said she was grateful for her chairmen and their efforts.On the whole, Johnson said more people participated in student government this year and there was cooperation most of the time between ASWSC, the organizations and the Signpost. Some people at WSC aren't largely affected by student government, she said, because of apathy, or because they're evening school students or just here to go to school. Rex Leetham, who is Cultural Vice President has been in charge of the convocations and concerts, said that his greatest convocation successes were the Ralph Nader and David Frost presentations. He said he was pleased with the concerts, including Stonebolt; Fleetwood Mac, Earth, Wind and Fire, and will become "A" lots. Permits "A", "B", and "C" will double in cost to $30, $15 and $5. A vendor permit will cost 400 percent more and the 50 cent housing permits will be eliminated. They will be replaced with "R" permits which include "B" lots and housing lots. The price of the "R"'s is $15. Motorcycles will park free. The free auto parking will also remain free. Lance Peterson, student representative on the parking grades students received in each quarter over the last four years, showed the schools of Natural Science, Social Science, and Business of Economics to be the toughest in grades with 2.75, 2.74 and 2.60 average grades respectively given in the 1979-80 school year. The school of Allied Health had the highest grades in every quarter, including a 3.40 average lorn scott. About this year's executive council he related that someone in the Administration told him, "This is the best executive council at WSC in fifteen years." Leetham said he echoed these sentiments. Student government participation has been decreased in the past six years, according to Leetha, but he feels it is now building up again. If the colleges will unite into student associations they will be more effective in lobbying for student concerns. As Public Relations Vice President, Malan said that, "I've been able to give the ASWSC the kind of publicity that we really needed to let people know." Among the specific areas of success, Malan noted the freshman orientation, a Good Children's Christmas Party, and the awards and honors banquet. "Each of the council members have dedicated a lot of time," Malan said and that next year, stvidents will have onnortunity in the decision-making process because of changes made this year. Richardson said that as Administrative Vice President, he accomplished everything he wanted to and listed the specific areas of initiating a Utah Intercollegiate Assemble class, which sent representatives down to Salt Lake last fall, the improved voting percentage, and more benefits for part-time committee disapproved of the parking plans. He expresses concern that students may not be able to pay the fee. "I'm really mad, I'm mad as hell." Kim Wheatley, from WSC planning said the parking here would still be cheaper than other state supported schools. The money will be used to support WSC police. The increases are part of an overall plan to get students to campus by other means than private cars. this year, but Scott Anderson, director of Institutional Studies, said the allied health classes are performance-based and grades serve a different purpose there. No school showed Substantial inflation over the four-year period, although business raised from 2.48 to 2.G0 during that time. The School of Technology had the largest decrease in average grade, from 3.01 to 2.85. students. The area which he said could use some effort would be the I I mi - A ,Jk . mt.. 5 ! V - i . S - . . . ': ' ' ' ' ' ' '" "' ; "' V , " T 1 ' ' "'-'-r,. I i.'i 'fit I , k 4 - ' ' ' t - WSC'S ATHLETE-OF-THE-YEAR Doug Friedii begins his break from the field in the Big Sky 1500-meter run championship as defending champ Javier Chavez, also from WSC, looks on. The Wildcats took second in the meet, which was held at Wildcat Stadium last Friday and Saturday. (For complete report, see page 10). Awards, honors recipients chosen a More than a dozen students were honored last night in between acts of the annual Associated Students Songfest as ASWSC awards recipients were announced. Linda Ferguson was chosen Wildcat Achievement of the Year. She is currently Signpost editor, and a journalism major. Scholar of the Year is Robert Whetten. He is a chemistry major, and plans to attend graduate school at Cornell. WSC Organization of the Year is debate team. This group set three new school records in forensics. leader of the group is Kin Hornak. Penny Wan berg, a junior, is female Athlete of the Year. She correlation with the ad- ministration. "I'll miss it, but I'm glad it's over," he said. Jr hi was all-conference in basketball, and played Softball and volleyball also. Doug Friedii was selected Male Athlete of the Year. Friedii is a junior and all-american in indoor track. He will attend the NCAA outdoor track and field championships next week in Austin, Tx. Professor of the Year is Randolph J. Scott. He is a debate coach. Creative Talent of the Year is J. Lynne Peterson, an art major. Teri Cowan is Performing Talent of the Year. She has appeared in many WSC theatre productions. Silver Chalice winner is Mu h.-llc Stagge.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-05-30, Vol. 40, No. 56|
|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.|