Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-03-021
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Wednesday, March 2, 1988 Weber State College Vol. 48 No. Daycare still priority for WSC community Tony Butler Staff Reporter k h I'rovichne adeauate daycare lor WiC faculty, staff and students has been an " issue for the last 12 years for Dr.Toni Weight, dean of student development " "We need it and we have high - commitment to the project," said Weight. "But, daycare is a complex issue. There's funding, insurance costs, finding a site, getting the building erected, and allowing for input from the college and the department of child and family studies in the operation of it." " Dr. Marie Koticr, vice president for tiul"m r'rvirQ cnit a citp hoc htpn . ,v .... . approved by the college through the Board college will do the legwork and has a. tentatively proposed a site near the college Wwkuii uiiiuii, Jin. jgiu. i timing lii niuncy il uuuu uio uiggcM. .'luuiciu wc face at present." Dr. Jim Bird, of the department of 'child and family studies, said the college can currently handle only 50 children, ages three to five, at the Melba Lchncr Children's School in the Education Building. "This doesn't help die returning student who has an infant," he said. "And there is a year-lone waiting list to r,et daycare lur preschoolers at the center." Weight is presently working or a proposal that will allow for an ouuv.de . contractor to build a facility on campus hat can accommodate approximately 1 10 children. After construction, the college .-and perhaps a daycare group could cooperate in the running of the center. Bird proposed that the college add another floor to the Education Building and make the entire first level a combination daycare and learning center. "This would make use of existing kitchen and playground facilities," he stated. If IX Bird cautions that what is known as drop-in daycare would not solve any problems. "Drop-in daycare doesn't lend any consistency to the child's care," he said. "Historically, on college campuses with child development labs, the care was if 1 Pi'rpk'icd looks abound as these two little bovs tackle a ivpewnier, reflctlmg ihe frustration we all constructing a new uoor icr the Education Building isn't acceptable, he proposes that the college make use of unoccupied portions of Promontory Towers. This proposal would require that separate play facilities be built. feel 'hen it s time to hand in typewritten class assignments. (Signpost photo-. Laurl CalO not daycare; it was separate from child development. Weber State was one of the first to provide actual daycare. What happens when daycare and lab care are separate is that the lab kids get the best care and die daycare kids get less care." To avoid this, Bird proposed that the center's administration be controlled by the child and family studies department Dr. Craig Campbell, dean of education, echoes Bird's sentiments, maintaining that labs are a part of the state requirement for education majors. "There is a legitimate function here," he said. "Students must have a supervised lab experience and a teaching credential in order to graduate. The School of Education provides superb training in child and family studies, and daycare could be an extension of that training." Campbell emphasized that a daycare lab would not exist just to make money. "There is plenty of good daycare in the Ogden area," he said. "We just need it to be closer to the college so the students can be served, not so we can compete with existing business." . Weight said that an earlier proposal was to contract an outside agency to build a daycare center and then operate it in conjunction with the educadon department. This led to the idea of involving McKay Dec Hospital in intergenerational care-care of infants and children, up to age five, and the elderly. The intergenerational approach would provide training for the education, child and family studies and gerontology departments. "If McKay Dee can buy into the project when the building is complete, intergenerational care could become a pilot program for the nation," said Weight. The bottom line though, as with everything else, is still funding. (See DAYCARE on page 3) Allocation budget passed by senate Chris J. Miller Editor-in-Chief The third time was the charm as the ASWSC Student Senate passed the student fee allocation proposed budget at a senate meeting Monday. After two meetings, including one special senate meeting in which the proposal was sent back to the allocation committee, the senate passed unanimously the proposals that afterward went to the President's Staff and institutional Council. The proposed budget passed both groups. A mam area of concern was Model United Nations " funding. In the original proposal, MUN had been cut approximately 29 percent. After discussion in an allivation committee meeting with MUN student leaders, the committee voted 4-1 to allocate $400 of additional funds. In other action at Student Senate, a bill to put more emphasis on academic advisement to freshmen and sophomores was passed by a split vote. Although several senators worried about the workability of the system, which would have each student be assigned an adviser or faculty member as an academic counselor, the bill passed. Nine senators cosponsored the bill. A bill presented last week by Residence Halls Association Senator Randy Bateman passed, removing the S8 fee charged to residence halls students for parking passes. According to Bateman, the extra fee did not gain the students additional service, such as snow removal. According to Bateman, Campus Police Chief Lee Cassily, who estimated only $800 would be lost, had no problem with the bill. The bill will now be sent to the WSC Parking Committee. Also, Melvin Feller was ratified as the Physically Challenged Student Senator. Feller replaces Don Guthrie who was not able to fulfill his duties. In new business, a bill presented by Dori Stauffer, traditional student senator, would make it punishable to place notices and ads outside of the kiosks. According to vice president Dave Terry, the Open Hour Committee has had problems with abuse of the kiosks. For work on the details, the bill was referred to Stauffer. Rich Hoggan, arts and humanities senator, presented legislation that would point out to administration what features students would like on the new touch-tone registration. According to Hoggan, the administradon is defining lite database, and it was time for student input. Qffi)y(o liasj' 3 1 Spirit t S-fyterJslBE-jDS pans f plnS-an iP22'3 3 Grondahl's humor coming to Weber Controversial cartoonist Calvin Grondahl will be the guest speaker at tomorrow's Convocation. He will speak on the role of editorial cartooning in government and in life. Grondahl has been an editorial cartoonist at the Standard Examiner for a year and a half. He lives in Layton. Before coming to work in Ogden, Grondahl worked at the Deserct News for ten years. He began his career at BYU cartooning for the Daily Universe. Grondahl has published several books of cartoons, with the most recent causing quite a stir.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-03-02, Vol. 48, No. 41|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|