Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-04-191
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Student candidates express views... see page 6 Vol. 43, No. 46 WEbER STATE CoIIeQE Mil Tuesday, April 19, 1983 B f:7 r - rr . i - Candidates speak out on election issues by Kathy Kendell Gov't Affairs Reporter Prospective ASWSC officers stated their goals and ideas yesterday at an afternoon speak-out. Before a miserably sparse crowd, the candidates for each of the seven ASWSC offices and three senatorial hopefuls, fielded questions and spoke of changes they would make. Presidential candidate Bob Bateman said he would upgrade the library through changes in budget policy and public book-drives. "I would implement a zero-based budgeting system where each program would be carefully examined before money would be spent," Bateman said. Bateman also said he would work to involve more students in the process. "By taking a student survey we can determine what their priorities are and where we should spend money," Bateman said. Presidential contender Brad Howell said he would like to see Weber State more academically oriented. Howell would also like to increase the duties of the Academic Senate and give them more legislative responsibility. "I would want senators from all special interest groups," Howell said. Student Services candidate Les Boothe said he would be interested in expanding student involvement by setting up an advisory committee who would w OTE , OOTHF 1 LJL IE TAM JONES V Election paraphernalia has become more apparent at WSC as the elections draw near. decide what to spend the student services budget on. Tami Jones, also a candidate for Student Services vice president, said one of her main concerns was Weber's disabled and handicapped students. "I would like Voting is being held today and Wed. at various campus locations. to establish a volunteer student program to provide readers and other services to disabled students," Jones said. Academic vice president is the only other office being sought by more than one student, however only candidate John Morris was present at the speak-out.Morris said he would strengthen the Academic Senate and make it more accessible to the students. He would also have the Academic Senate coordinate teacher evaluations through the various schools. Running unopposed is Brad Glines for Public Relations vice president. Glines stated he was assistant to the office this year and has the support of the Public Relations Board. Bryon Saxton, running unopposed for Activities vice president, said he doesn't "eat quiche" and would work to coordinate activities between the college activities board and ASWSC officers. Sheldon Allred, the sole candidate for Executive vice president, urged students to not be apathetic but examine the candidates 'and make their choice. Cultural vice presidential candidate Lori Bonnell would work to provide a broader selection committee for choosing convocation speakers, based on the philosophy that students will be more involved in those things they have a voice in. "I would also like to schedule one concert per quarter," Bonnell said. Jeff Oakelberry from the school of technology, Stan Prescott from the school of natural sciences and Terri Fisher from the school of education, all expressed the hope of getting the senate more involved and giving them more responsibility. ASWSC officers to decide on 'Crystal Crest funding by Steve Largent Editor-in-Chief ASWSC officers will decide Thursday whether or not to appropriate $16,000 for their awards and honors program, known as the Crystal Crest Awards. Of the $16,000 budget, $10,000 is earmarked to bring in a top name celebrity to be the master of ceremonies for the event. The budget request resolution was introduced in the ASWSC legislative council meeting last Thursday. Since that time there has been a great deal of discussion concerning the awards program. Toni Weight, assistant dean of students is acting as co-chair of the event along with Cindee Leavitt, ASWSC public relations vice president. Weight stated that the awards and honors program at Weber State had deteriorated over the last several years, most often just being a banquet for the nominees and their parents. "The feeling was that something a little nicer ought to be done," said Weight. Leavitt stated that she feels that Weber State is experiencing a cultural lagother schools have similar programs. She feels that the new awards program will create a better academic climate at the college. "The students need an area where they can win awards and be honored for something other than a high GPA," Leavitt said. Leavitt added that she has realized that a lot of students really don't care about activities. "I think these awards can be compared with ASWSC establishing the library trust fund in terms of doing something for the students," she stated. One of the goals of the new awards proposal is to make the awards meaningful. Monte Shupe, an adviser to student activities, said, "Previous awards and honors were a farce; many of the nominees would not even attend. We want to make the awards meaningful and prestigious for those who receive them." Weight stated, "Crystal Crest is basically a student program that does have administration and faculty support." Dean Hurst, vice president for college relations at Weber State, agreed. He said, "I believe it should be totally student organized and sponsored." Leavitt, Weight, Hurst and Shupe all agreed that the Crystal Crest Awards would be a tremendous public relations tool for the college. Todd Boothe, ASWSC cultural vice president, expressed some reservations about the proposed budget for the awards program. "They want to make it a success the first time by spending a lot of money, but the event could be done for less money than what they are budgeting," Boothe said. He continued, "Ticket sales won't cover one-fourth of the cost, even if the event were to be a sell out. There are better ways to spend the money." Boothe feels that this event is geared for the older community rather than the students and feels that the program will not accomplish anything for the students. Academic Vice President Dave Allen said that he understands the arguments and need for a successful program but it's too much money. "I favor the concept but there are better ways to go about it," Allen stated. Self defense to be convo topic by Natalie Schubert Staff Reporter "A lot of students have expressed an interest about this week's convocation on fire arms and self defense," John Engle, convocations chairman said. So Engle made arrangements to have Robert Price, a local figure, appear in the Austad Auditorium of the Browning Center this Thursday at noon. ' Robert Price, who wrote the book "Self Defense and Firearms," will be presenting a lecture to educate people on the importance of gun control and self defense relating to the individual. Price is a public speaker as well as a writer and has shared his ideas about gun control with his family by teaching his wife and children at an early age, how to operate a gun. "They might not share the love i have for collecting guns, but all of them, including my wife, could rjefend themselves if the need arose," Price said. One of Price's primary interests is that women learn how to use firearms and learn how to protect themselves. Price's book has been used across the nation in firearm a;id defense schools for instructional purposes.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-04-19, Vol. 43, No. 46|
|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.|