Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-01-311
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O Weber State College Children provide learning experience for Weber State students. For details, see the Signature section starting on page 7. Tuesday, January 31, 1984 i J7 "- . fete u Vol. 44 No. 28 L i .... I I A ' I f Jr.-. i - ' -r- ; r ' - . j t I .i- I- -fc.--.rv. .i i.i i t -- t ";" s ..,,..31 u :)nM0m. I . J Appropriations Are Inadequate by Kathy Kendell Gov't. Affairs Reporter I r u. Members of CAB perform to the song Flashdance at the Songfest competition held last Friday night in the Val A. Browning Center Austad Auditorium. Winners and their Signpost photoBob George rankings are LDSSA, sweepstakes; Sigma Gamma, first place; Lambda Delta Sigma, second place, and CAB, third place. The final financial appropriation given to Weber by the legislature is, in Vice President Robert Smith's words, "inadequate." He said, however, that WSC will make due. Dr. Smith acknowleges the funding figure is better than last year but may not be enough to take care of Weber's major needs. "We made it clear that salaries were our top priority, and we were funded an eight to nine percent salary increase," said Smith. "However, we are still two years behind in terms of inflation and salary increases." According to Smith virtually all "new money" will go towards salaries. WSC was appropriated over 35 million dollars. Of that amount, $3,161,300 is "new" money that will cover enrollment increases and salaries. The figure is significantly lower than WSC's original $5,98,100 request. Approximately one million was appropriated to cover increased enrollments. "One-third of the million will come from tuition," said Smith. "The other two-thirds appropriation will allow .us to expand enrollment by about 500 students," he said. Dr. Smith explained that at this time the college is looking at other possibilities for finding additional money for salaries and other funding needs not covered by the legislature's appropriation. "At this point we don't know how much of a problem the lack of funding is going to be," he said. ASWSC Defines New Basketball Ticket Policies by Sieve Fifield Staff Reporter The current policy for obtaining Weber State basketball tickets has been revamped. Brad Howell, ASWSC president, said, "The idea is to have a ticket policy that will be consistent from year to year. It's taken us a while to get the bugs out. I think we've got some great concessions for the students." Howell feels that "the demographics of the college call for the new policies. (Especially) since half of our students are married." New policies that have been added to the existing policy are as follows: 1: Student tickets will be available three working days prior to the night of the game at the Dee Events Center. 2. When more than one home game occurs in one week, tickets will be distributed for those games three days prior to the first game in that week. 3. A student presenting up to four valid student I.D.'s (as long as their's is one of them) will be allowed to pick up four reserved student seats. 4. A student with a child can purchase an additional guest ticket andor one half price ticket. Students with more than two children can purchase additional tickets at half price and will sit outside the student section. They will still get a free ticket with their activity card. Two sections of the policy will remain the same. They are: 1. Students must present a valid I.D. card with a reserve ticket in order to obtain admittance into the Dee Events Center. Students presenting activity cards other than their own will have them confiscated and the legitmate owner of the card will have to pick the card up from Dr. Kay Evans, dean of students. 2. Full-time, part-time (special), or spouse card-carrying students will be allowed to purchase one guest ticket for the student section at the lowest price tickets are sold for at that game. Howell feels that with the new ticket policy "any student can find time in the three days (before the game) to get tickets." Committee Appointed To Restructure ASWSC by Steve Fifield Staff Reporter ASWSC President Brad Howell is chairman of a newly appointed ad hoc committee that will work to restructure student government. The committee consists of traditional, non-traditional, and minority students as well as past ASWSC officers, according to Howell. To insure that the interests of the students are met, Howell said, "All the individuals on the committee have committed not to participate in next year's election. Howell feels that part of his responsibility as an elected representative of the studentbody is to "increase the broad base of student government to in volve more people." To that end he believes student government should be streamlined in order to "Increase efficiency, and increase quality (student) representation." Howell said, "I think emphasis needs to shift from activities to the studentbody: to student services and academics. I think this is a general feeling among officers." Howell expressed concern over a "lack of continuity" in student government and said that their "biggest problem is consistency from year to year." To deal with the situation he wants to establish,, through the committee, a policies and procedures manual that would be available to next year's officers. According to Howell, the committee is working toward "possible consolidation of the vice presidents and giving (more) legislative respon sibilities to the (student) senate." He believes this will "increase the viability, importance, and visabili-ty of the (student) senate." Howell expressed concern about the concerts program and student fees. He pointed out that "student fees should not be gambled on concerts but should be used to beef-up convocations with quality speakers who appeal to a wide range of people." The committee is also working on a resolution that would call for student officer candidates to run on a ticket. It is hoped that this will diffuse the "lack of a united purpose" among student officers, according to Howell. Howell also wants to make student government internships available in an effort to increase the strength of student government. He also see "Committee" on page 6.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-01-31, Vol. 44, No. 28|
|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.|