Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-04-271
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O Weber State College ) V t Sick of the weather? Read what Mark .-V' Eubank had to say ' I on page 2. ' 1 r , - ' 1 SKM3XQM u u Vol. 44 No. 46 Friday, April 27, 1984 Besf f'nsh ever Debate Team Finishes Season In Fourth Place The Weber State Debate Program has wrapped up the 1983-84 competitive season ranked fourth in the USA by the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA). The CEDA organization ranks the more than 280 member colleges and universities without regard for size or division. The fourth-place finish is the highest ever for the Weber debaters. The national rankings were finalized and announced at the CEDA National Championships held the University of Nevada-Reno campus. At the National Championships, Weber placed well. The team of Shauna Wood and Kevin Boyer ? j j J ' x r ; x v r' , i . I - Debate Coach David Berube speaks wilh members of the nationally ranked WSC Debate Team. Left to right they are Signpost photoDennis Miller Kevin Boyer, Dave Allen, assistant coach, Shauna Wood, Chip Cox and Lorina Tester. Candidates Ready For Primary by Chris Larsen tali Reporter Studentbody elections are now upon us. Signs and posters are up all over campus announcing the candidates and the office they're running for. Primaries for the general elections will be held only for those offices that have more than two candidates running. Those offices are executive vice president and the senate seat for the School of Business. Those students running for office must be a full-time student with a GPA of 2.5. Students running for a senate seat must be involved with the school or organization they wish to represent in student government. Primary elections will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 and 9, and general elections will be held the following Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15 and 16. Voting booths will be set up in the Stewart Library, Education, Business, Social Sciences, Swenson Gymnasium, Promontory Towers and the Union buildings. Students will be able to vote from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a current student ID card. Students will be able to vote for only two senators -a senator representing a special interest group and one representing a certain school, such as business or technology. Gordon Chatlend, the elections committee chairman, plans to sponsor debates between the candidates. Chatlend said the reason for the debates is so that students will know "what they (the candidates) want to do in office and why." The debates will be held at noon on Wednesday, May 2. Students will have the chance to ask candidates questions concerning any issue they feel is important. Chatlend also plans to gather statistics such as the year in school and the sex of the individual voter. Chatlend listed three goals for this year's elections: "Run an honest and true election, give students the opportunity to vote for the candidate of their choice, and to maintain election procedure that's not biased, judgemental or selective." Following is a list of the offices and the candidates for each: President Jon Southwick, Sheldon Allred Executive Vice President Tina Walker, Jim Harvey, Randy Noorlander Academic Vice President Craig Jocobsen, Chris Judd Humanities Dave Felt Natural Sciences Steve Johnson Social Sciences Jeff Noland Business Darren Katich, Curtis Breitweiser, Steve Adams Education Tami Jones Allied Health Brian Mills see "Elections" on page 3. battled their way to third place. This year's championship, with 138 teams competing, was the largest ever. On their way to third, Boyer and Wood defeated teams from across the country. To qualify for elimination round competition, Boyer and Wood pummeled Los Rios University of Tennessee, Northern Illinois University and Dickenson College. In octo-finals they met and easily defeated the University of San Francisco. Quater-finals saw Boyer and Wood paired against a strong Arizona State University team. Semi-finals found the Weber State team matched against national champions -UCLA; Boyer and Wood didn't make it easy for the Bruins to win this round. On the road to the national ranking, Weber State's competition for the number one spot came from UCLA. Even though the Wildcats can boast a winning record against the Bruins, UCLA managed to accumulate more points than Weber State. Others in the top four included: Southern Illinois University (2nd), and Central Oklahoma University (3rd). Responsible for the team's success has been David M. Berube. It has been Berube's coaching that has brought Weber State to the forefront of the debate world. Most coaches are travel agents and chaperones-not so with Berube. He researches along with the debaters so that he has a full grasp on the topic, watches his teams in competition, and actively coaches his teams at tournaments. At tournaments Berube carries a book some of the debaters think to be magical, for when things get difficult, out comes the book and a new way to win more debate rounds. Expert coaching is not the only reason Weber debaters do well. Berube takes a personal interest in the success of his teams -both competitively as well as academically. In addition to the national ranking, Weber debaters have been successful in other endeavors as well. Berube and the debaters have been involved with publishing through the Starmakers Debate Handbook. The book has been purchased and used by over half the debate schools in the country. The byword for the year has been innovation. When opponents themselves paired against Weber see "Debate" on page 3. Winners Announced Six lucky students are the winners of either "A" or "B" one-quarter parking stickers. The drawing, held April 23, was part of a plan of incentives devised by WSC Pres. Rodney Brady to attract students to park at the Dee Events Center. Those students who parked at the DEC had their license plate numbers entered into the drawing. This will be a quarterly event. The winners of "A" stickers are Dee Stephenson, John Lambert, and Martin or Susan Dixson. The winners of "B" stickers are Stanford Preston and Karen Lynn Hedden. One of the winners has not yet been identified. This person's license plate number is NV8537. Winners may select which lot they would like to park in (according to sticker designation) and during which quarter they would like to use the sticker. As part of this parking incentive plan, a drawing has been scheduled for May in which the winners will be awarded full or partial tuition waivers, book store coupons, and other valuable prizes.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-04-27, Vol. 44, No. 46|
|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.|