Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-04-221
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H n jlI Catch Sidelines Vol.43, No. 45 'WEbER STATE COllEqE lJ FridaV' APril 22 1983 jj . t Students vote Howell ASWSC president Dy rva Liiy ixenucn Gov't Affairs Reporter ft' Brad Howell, newly walked to the stage Signpost priofoRodney Wright elected ASWSC president, excitedly to receive congratulations. Weber State's new student officers were announced yesterday and Brad Howell elected surprisingly the easy winner in what was projected to be a close presidential race. Howell garnered 921 votes, 62 percent of the total while his opponent Bob Bateman received 38 percent, or 567 votes. According to Bateman, he didn't get the votes from the broad spectrum of students he was hoping for. "Our platform was designed to appeal to a broad base of students; however, we couldn't translate that appeal into votes," Bateman said. "I congratulate Brad and wish him success next year," Bateman added. New academic vice president is John Morris, who received an overwhelming 1,134 votes, or 83 percent, to Derrick Williams 203 votes, a 17 per cent total. In the student services vice presidential race, Tami Jones came out on top with 862 votes, a 60 percent of -the total; her opponent, Les Boothe received 572 votes, or 40 percent. Other ASWSC officers running unopposed were Brad Glines, new public relations V.P., Lori Bonnell, cultural V.P., and Bryon Saxton, the 1983-84 activities V.P. In the Senate races, Stan Prescott beat out Richard Briscoe 814 votes to 471, for the school of natural sciences seat. The new school of education senator is Terri Fisher, who received 897 votes to a 323 vote total for Tony Waddell. In the school of technology race, Jeff Okleberry was the winner over Bonnigene Bell, 769 to 522. In unopposed senate races, Kristy Heyrend is the new senator from allied health, Nathan Bell from business and Greg Richens from social sciences. Signpost photo 'Rodney Wright Bob Bateman, candidate for ASWSC president, applauds the winning candidate Brad Howell at the noon announcement. Council names dean at monthly meeting by Steve Largent Editor-in-Chief Weber State College's Institutional Council named a new dean for the school of business at its regular meeting Wednesday. Dr. Allen Simkins was named by the Institutional Council to replace Dr. Sterling Sessions who is stepping down after several years in the position. Dr. Simkins is currently an assistant dean in the school of business at Weber State. It was reported to the council that an architect has been selected for the new Allied Health building. The Salt Lake firm of Astle & Ericksen was selected to design the new building. Robert Folsom, director of architectural services at Weber State, toid the council that the Allied Health building should be ready to be bid by December of this year. Bids for the air conditioning and plumbing work at Promontory Towers were reviewed. The council decided to recommend that the bid from Thorpe Mechanical, of Ogden be awarded the contract even though they were not the low bidder. The council felt that they would like to see the contract go to a local firm rather than one from Salt Lake. Allied Plumbing from Salt Lake City submitted the low bid on the project. Allied's bid was $446,114, compared to Thorpe's bid of $447,931. The final decision will be made by the State. In other action, the council granted emeritusstatus to Dr. Wendell Esplin who retired earlier this year from the Automotive Engineering Department. The contract of head basketball coach Neil McCarthy was extended one year. McCarthy's contract now runs through 1986. In one of the more enjoyable parts of the meeting, the council heard Weber State Jim Edwards present his after dinner speech which recently earned him second place in the nation. The wrestling team and the women's basketball team were also congratulated by the council on their successful seasons. Regents limit increase by Steve Largent Editor-in-chief In their monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Regents set the tuition increase for the coming year at 6.5 percent. It had been suggested that the Regents would increase tuition above the recommended figure in light of the lack of legislative funding. State Board of Regents member Richard Southwick, a Weber State student, said that there were strong arguments against further increases in tuition. "The Regents were also satisfied that the presidents were keeping the maintenance of quality the top priority," Southwick said. Weber State College will feel some of the effects of the budget shortfall, but college administrators are hopeful that cutbacks can be made without damaging the quality of education. Dr. Rodney Brady, president of Weber State, said, "The message I received was that the Regents concur with my view that preservation and enhancement of quality education is of prime importance and that the colleges and universities in the state that demonstrate a commitment to quality, even if that means managing enrollment levels, will not be penalized when budgets are allocated." Dr. Robert Smith, vice president for academic affairs at Weber State, indicated that course offerings really won't be cut back. "We are trying mightily to handle problems in these areas english, math and computing courses," Dr. Smith said. The college has proposed that a surcharge of $16 per credit hour be charged on all remedial courses beginning next school year. This new charge was originally scheduled to become effective in 1985 but college officials hope to implement it now, thus freeing other funds for regular courses such as English 101.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-04-22, Vol. 43, No. 45|
|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.|