Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-05-031
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7T i - ' '" . . ... . iff "V Colleen Keis navigates Chi Omega's bathtub through a pelting rainstorm, aided by Kim Legan (left) and Michelle Felloto (right). Chi Omega is one of the sororities that entered the bathtub race held yesterday on the sidewalk in front of the Browning Center. The bathrub race is one of the activities of Greek Week. For more information see page 6. 5 u Vol, 43. No. 50 U( 1)1 R S1AII ( ()ll( (,( JL Weber State tennis team wins Big Sky Championship! See details on page 9 Tuesday. May 3. 1983 Presidential awards given to 4 professors Four Weber State college professors have been chosen to receive the Presidential Distinguished Professor award for outstanding teaching performance, officials announced Monday. Dr. Rodney H. Brady, president of Weber State, announced that Dr. Ruth Gardner, Ann H. Hackleman, Dr. La Von B. Carroll and Dr. C. Thomas Musgrave have received the honor as "superb professors who have provided many years of extraordinary service at Weber State College." Dr. Carroll has taught in the WSC department of English since 1962. She has twice won the "Cortez Honors Lecture" award at Weber State and was selected "Outstanding Educator in America" in 1975. She was recently honored by the Utah Academy of Science. Arts and Letters as the "Utah Poet of the Year" for 1982-83. and has published numerous articles and books in the field of literature and poetry. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah and has attended the University of California at Berkeley. Oxford University, University College in Dublin and the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Gardner, a professor in the WSC School of Education, has been at the college since 1972. Prior to that, she was a consultant for the Bureau of Educational Research and Service at the University of Arizona and a consultant for the Office of Education. At Weber State, Dr. Gardner teaches reading to future teachers who will be working with students that have1 learning disabilities. She is also the director of bilingual education at the college. She has been listed in "Leaders in Education" and featured as guest speaker at numerous Reading Association conferences and conventions. She has published numerous articles and papers dealing with childhood education and the education of American Indian children. Mrs. Hackleman is currently serving as an associate professor of health science. She has been recognized as "Teacher of the Year" in the School of Allied Health Sciences and has served as president of the WSC chapter of the Utah Association of Academic Professionals. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the American Society for Medical Technology. She received her baccalaureate degree from Ohio State University and a Master's degree from the University of Dayton. Dr. Musgrave has been at Weber State since 1969 and has served as a professor of psychology, student counselor and as an instructor in the Utah Police Officers Standards and Training Academy. Before coming to the college. Dr. Musgrave was a counselor in the Weber County school system. He has served as the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the WSC Faculty Senate and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Utah Association of Academic Professionals. He has published articles and presented papers concerning educational development and student counseling. While at Weber State he has also developed a program designed to teach study skills and attitudes to students with minimal college entrance skills. The four were chosen from among 34 professors nominated by students, faculty and staff at the college. In making the selection, Dr. Brady said he examined the qualifications of 10 finalists, "personally attended at least one class taught by each and discussed with many students the performance of these professors."He continued, "(The four winners) possess many attributes which qualify them as "Master Teachers" they are masters of their subjects, they keep up to date by engaging in related research, they are especially effective communicators and they motivate their students to obtain learning beyond the classroom environment." The four will receive the cash awards after spring quarter and will be formally recognized during graduation exercises on June 10. Signpost photo Rodn?y Wright Officers express need for structural changes by Kathy Kendcll Gov't Affairs Reporter They don't all agree on how it should be done but the consensus of most ASWSC officers is that changes in student government structure are necessary. At last Thursday's legislative council meeting, Executive Vice President Bret England introduced a resolution. The resolution would essentially give the academic senate equal power with the legislative council. All decisions would pass through both student organizations. ASWSC President Bruce Richeson disagrees with England's resolution on the basis that it would "bog down" the process. "The academic senate should not have equal power with the legislative council, if they did they would accomplish nothing because of fighting and bickering," Richeson said. Public Relations Vice President Cindee Leavitt also sees problems with equal power. "There are many bills that are so trivial they wouldn't need the approval of both the senate and council," Leavitt said. "The bills involving monev should go through both however." According to Leavitt, there is not much financial accountability for officers under the current system. "I had $7,000 this year to spend on programs, all I needed was an advisor's signature," Leavitt said. All officers agree that the academic senate should have more power and be more in touch with the students. Todd Boothe, cultural vice-nresidep' said he would eliminate many present offices and establish what he calls a "programming board" to make policy decisions. Leavitt agreed. "I would eliminate all vice presidents except executive, and have a board with legislative powers. Academic Vice President Dave Allen agrees with the need to consolidate offices and duties. "Many responsibilities could be combined and some offices eliminated," Allen said. Founders' Day activities set Weber State College will celebrate Founders' Day, May 6, in ceremonies that will honor both past and present employees. Founders' Day commemorates the founding of Weber State College which was actually founded in in January of 1889 but is celebrated the first Friday in May. Each year an outstanding faculty member receives the prestigious "H. Aldous Dixon Award." Dr. Jean T. Kunz, current chairman of the WSC department of child and family studies is the recipient of this year's award. This is the 14th year this award has been given and Dr. Kunz is the first woman to receive the award. The student lounge in the Shepard Union Building will be named in honor of Clarisse H. Hall, former registrar. This dedication will begin a 11:15 a.m. in the SUB and the Founders' Day Luncheon and award presentation will begin at noon in the SUB Ballroom. Other activities will include a buffet dinner for all WSC Faculty Women's Association members and guests and will be held at 6:45 p.m. in the SUB Skyroom. "Wildcat Legacy," a review of the heritage of Weber State in music, dance and drama, will be presented by the WSC Faculty Women at 8 p.m. in the Allred Theater of the Browning Center for the Performing Arts. This performance is free to the public. For more information on Founders' Day activities contact the Weber State Alumni Association at 626-6564.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-05-03, Vol. 43, No. 50|
|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.|