Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-12-061
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O Weber State College u u Vol. 44 No. 20 Tuesday, December 6, 1983 For a preview of f TfZ' J theWeberUof - "u U game, read I ' " 1 the Sports Slant ; ( j in the center SeCtiOn. mrnnnt ' v5Wta No money left for concerts or convos Concerts Budget Sinks Further Into Debt by Rae Dawn Olbert Managing Editor Due to the low returns from the Kansas and Beach Boys concerts, the ASWSC concerts budget is $6,800 in the red. All monies in the Cultural Vice President Laurie Bonnell's budgets have been transferred and applied to the concerts short-fall. Bonnell is in charge of the concerts budget, the convocations budget and the cultural vice president's budget. No ASWSC sponsored concerts, convocations or other cultural activities will take place for the remainder of the academic year under the current format to keep Bonnell's budget going further into the red. Grant Protzman, ASWSC advisor, would not divulge any information as to how much money was lost on the Beach Boys concert, saying that it was still too early to be specific on, the amount lost. ASWSC has also had to dip into the reserve fund for an extra $6,800 to cover the concert losses. Protzman stated that the $20,000 reserve fund was established several years ago by ASWSC as a buffer for this sort of short-fall. Protzman, while stating that it is "a great learning experience" for students to do the publicity work and the marketing research, feels that students shouldn't have any control over the negogiations or bookings of concerts or convocations, leaving that aspect of the project to a professional. Stating poor market research as a cause for the low concert returns, he said, "All concerts since I've been here have been inadequately researched. Laurie just wasn't as lucky as some." Bonnell agrees that more time should be spent on the market research involved with the selection of a concert group or convo speaker. She said the additional work her committee will do in researching future projects will not give her as good a selection because it would take longer to bid for a group or speaker, thus giving the group or speaker time to contract with someone else first. Bonnell will take all her future decisions to Protzman; Monte Shupe, cultural affairs advisor; and Richard Sline, director of the Union Building, for approval before any action is taken. Protzman cited three alternatives that could be used for funding other concerts and convocations throughout the remainder of the school year. One alternative would be for ASWSC to sponsor another concert -one that is a sure money-maker; a second is to use more money from the reserve fund; and the third alternative would be to have ASWSC reallocate funds from the budgets of the other vice presidents. The November convocation with journalist Carl Bernstein was cancelled due to his obligations to ABC News in covering the situation in Grenada. Bernstein has been rescheduled for January, but ASWSC is trying to get out of that contract. If they succeed, the money needed from the reserve fund would not be quite as much. Bonnell said that the money losses are not due in any way to "lack of committment on my part or on the part of any of my committee members." ft t- 1 t , - . , r v , i h ) 1 I f- 1 V. V 1 I vj X 1 v. 1 r t The Moench statue, located outside of the Administration Building in the Moench Stg'iposl pholoGrovc Pashley Mall, wears a blanket of snow attesting to the weather conditions in Ogden. Cheerleaders Attacked After Wildcat Victory by Dan Dickson Asst. Sports Editor LOGAN -Violence erupted after the WeberUtah State basketball game Saturday night when Utah State fans attacked Weber State cheerleaders. Four of the twelve cheerleaders were struck by Utah State fans. Weber cheerleader Jill Applonie was struck by a woman who, according to observers, was a least sixty years old. Weber's Jon Vodden received at least four hard blows to his head and may have suffered a broken hand in the scuffle. The doctor's report was not available at press time. Cheerleader advisor Carol Larsen, who was at the game, said, "It is the worst we have ever been treated anywhere." Weber's cheerleaders were instructed to set up in front of the USU student section. That is where the abuse began according to Larsen. "The students were harassing and abusing us the whole game. We tried to move away, but they (Utah State officials and athletic personnel) put us back in the same spot," she said. Larsen added, "Our girls were spit on; they were throwing food, apple cores and other things at us. One of our girls even had gum stuck in her hair. They were yelling vulgarities at us, and Waldo, the (Weber) team mascot, was struck on the head by (Utah State) fans on numerous occasions." During the game, the Utah State fans were continually throwing debris onto the court. Numerous calls went out over the PA system asking the fans to stop, but few did. The Weber basketball team and Coach McCarthy were also hit by flying objects. According to Nog Hansen, assistant athletic director at Utah State, it was a very unfortunate situation. "It only happens when Weber comes in," he said. He further explained that "the game was basically lousy and the fans were frustrated. Coach McCarthy instigates the crowd. If he wouldn't keep getting up and down all the time, this wouldn't happen." When Hansen was asked about a possible security problem, he replied, "There is no problem. As soon as the fight broke out, our officials were there to break it up. Our athletic department meets each week, and we are not the least concerned with the situation." WSC Athletic Director Gary Cromp-ton said of the incident, "It's too bad what happens up there. We have had problems in the past. They just don't have any control up there. We try to talk to them, but it doesn't do any good. In their minds, it is all our fault." In the Utah State Spectrum, where the game was held, there is a tunnel that goes from the playing court to the team locker rooms. This tunnel is also used by fans leaving the arena. This is where the Weber State cheerleaders see "Attacked" on page 3.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-12-06, Vol. 44, No. 20|
|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.|