Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-11-291
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O Weber State College Read 'Homemade Christmas Tales', starting on page 7. Vol. 44 No. 23 Tuesday, November 29,1983 u u Meeting to Spotlight Higher Education by Kathy Kendell Gov't. Affairs Reporter J 1 4 - The Native American Council joined the competition for the best decorated tree with this eye-catcher. The Signpost photoLaurie Call competition, sponsored by CAB, was held on Wednesday, Nov. 23 in the UB. Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. the movers and shakers of Utah's educational system will meet at Weber State for an old fashioned town meeting. Despite the down-home images which a town meeting may conjure up, this particular meeting's subject matter is of vital importance to students, educators and the public. The meeting is planned as a response to a recent educational report published by the Utah Educational Reform Steering Committee. The report, titled "Education in Utah: A Call to Action," describes the crisis which now exists in Utah's educational system and offers a number of recommendations. The meeting's purpose is to make the public more aware of Utah's educational system and its current problems. WSC President Rodney H. Brady stressed the importance of the meeting to students. "I would be delighted if as many students as possible could work the meeting into their schedules," said Dr. Brady. - " The committee's report makes several recommendations to higher education. These recommendations include suggestions regarding competitive salaries, tuition, student loan programs and exclusion of unprepared and unfunded students. According to Dr. Brady, state legislators Ronald Stevens, John Arrington and Lowell Peteron will be on hand, in addition to Board of Regents members LaMar Buckner and Robert Newey. The above individuals will be part of a panel which will also include Dr. Brady; Dr. Robert Smith, vice president for Academic Affairs; WSC Legislative Council Chairman Roy Nielson, and several school board members from various school districts. The report and it's implications will be explained briefly; then audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions of panel members. The meeting is expected to draw a large attendance and will be held in the Austad Auditorium, rather than the Wattis Business Building as originally planned. WSC is One Step Closer to TV Station by Joan Wilcox Copy Editor Weber State College's cable TV station, proposed over a year ago, is one step closer to becoming a reality. The station proposal has been on hold while WSC ironed out difficulties with Telecommunications Incorporated (TI), the parent cable company of Ogden's Community TV. A compromise worked out in a recent Odgen city council meeting has cleared the way for Weber's station. According to Linda Wolcott, instructional developer and cable coordinator, the dispute centered around TI's original acceptance of WSC's proposal that it be allocated cable channel 10. As WSC moved forward with its plans, however, TI denied Weber the use of channel 10 because it was already being used by the USA network. Wolcott said that TI "promised us channel 10, but they 'had USA network on channel 10 . . . they weren't willing to get rid of it (USA) because they had no place to put it." TI suggested that WSC accept placement on a 'tier' channel when one became available. A tier channel is one of many additional cable channels for which cable subscribers must pay extra. The basic cable package includes channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. Tier channels include 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 21. WSC Assistant Academic Vice President Dr. Marie Kotter said that WSC ". . . had no objection in principle" to being assigned a tier channel even though it had ". . . ramifications for implementation and audience size." She explained that because cable subscribers have to pay extra to receive tier channels, there was apt to be a smaller audience. In addition, the entire tier of channels must be allocated before they can go on the air, and WSC would have to wait an indefinate amount of time before it could begin broadcasting. An Ogden city council meeting held Nov. 17, 1983, and attended by Linda Wolcott, solved most of Weber's problems by allowing TI a rate increase. The monthly rate increase (from $7.50 to $9.50) for cable subscriber charges will allow TI to combine the basic channels with the tier channels into one expanded basic channel package. In effect, the tier channels will be available to all basic cable subscribers. see "Cable" on page 2.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-11-29, Vol. 44, No. 23|
|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.|