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I r (j y see page 9. Friday, March 29, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45 No.39 ; ., , .'. '' ,. . Signpost photoJeff Bybee Top: Larry Farmer answers questions concerning his appointment as Weber State basketball coach. Bottom: Farmer and Gary Crompton are all smiles after Thursday's press conference. Regent committee will screen applicants for new president by Rae Dawn Olbert Editor-in-Chief The Utah Board of Regents have set up a search committee to screen applicants for the position of Weber State College president. Dr. Rodney H. Brady, current VVSC president, resigned his position in a letter to the Regents dated March 11. 'I have another mountain to climb," said Brady. He explained that his lifetime goals include promoting worldwide peace and helping the youth of the nation, as well as serving as the president of a well-respected college or university. He said he has really enjoyed the time he's spent at Weber and is tempted to stay, but would be personally disappointed if he didn't try to obtain his other goals. Brady's resignation becomes effective July 1, 1985. The selection, or screening committee has made a nationwide announcement concerning the position, and expects over 200 applications before the deadline on April 26. (sec REGENTS on page 3.) Ex-UCLA coach named to replace McCarthy Farmer will bring new look to Weber by Dan Dickson Managing Editor Larry Farmer, to the amazement of many Wildcat basketball fans, was named head basketball coach at Weber State College. Athletic Director Gary Crompton announced Thursday at a press conference that the former UCLA player and coach would replace the departed Neil McCarthy, who is now the head coach at New Mexico State University. Farmer becomes the fifth head coach at Weber since the school reached its four year status in 1962. Weber broke from its tradition of hiring assistant coaches with the hiring of Farmer. Dick Motta coached from 1962-68, before moving into the NBA coaching ranks. He was replaced by his assistant Phil Johnsson. After three years Johnson also left for the NBA and the coaching reigns were turned over to his assistant Gene Visscher in 1971. Visscher resigned during the 1974-75 season and was replaced by his top assistant McCarthy. Crompton said the decision to hire Farmer was very difficult, as the selection committee interviewed five top candidates from the forty that applied. Crompton said all five (Neil Roberts, Dick Hunsaker, Dennis Huston, an unnamed coach, and Farmer) were excellent prospects capable of furthering the Wildcat program. Crompton said the committee decided on Farmer because of his national prominence and his proven track record at UCLA (61-23). Crompton said of Farmer, "He is an outstanding individual and his character is impeccable. He has been head coach for the best basketball program in the country for the past two decades, and he is a proven winner." "One of our goals in selecting a coach was to find someone who could not only maintain our current standards, but one who could also improve on them. We feel Farmer can do this. We feel he will be able to recruit players a notch above what we have been recruiting," Crompton added. Farmer signed a three year contract but would not reveal the dollar amount. He served as an assistant at UCLA for six years before being named head coach there. He resigned as head coach after three seasons. During this span his teams won two PAC 10 titles. After a year away from coaching, Farmer said he was ready to come back. "This is a dream come true for me. If I could have sat down and picked a school it would have been Weber (see FARMER on page 3.) Free hour proposal squeaks by faculty senate with 16-15 vote by Rae Dawn Olbert Editor-in-Chief The faculty senate approved the free hour proposal by a narrow 16-15 margin in their meeting yesterday. The proposal, presented by the student affairs committe, will go into effect fall quarter of. 1985. Summer quarters are exempted from this policy. There was heated debate over the proposal, which will provide for a free hour between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during which no courses will be offered. Courses that have to be offered during that time will require the approval of the vice president of academic affairs, Dr. Robert Smith. Dr. Joseph Horvat, chair of the committee, and Craig Jacobsen, ASWSC vice president of student affairs, presented the proposal to the faculty and entertained questions and comments concerning the free hourproposal. The proposal states that the open hour on Tuesdays will be devoted to "academic activities including, but not limited to, advisement, tutorials, forums, committee meetings, departmental meetings, school meetings, and college meetings. The Thursday open hour would be utilized for student centered activities such as convocations, colloquiumn, and student service workshops." Arguments for the proposal were that the free hour would increase student participation, aid in the retention of students and provide a broader education to students and faculty. Opponents of the proposal discussed the further restriction of classroom space, four- and five-hour classes not being able to be scheduled during those times, students with jobs having to take a lighter class load because they can't get classes during those times. In other action, Rosemary Connover-Phillips and Sally Arway were elected faculty senate chair and vice chair, respectively, for 1985-86.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-03-29, Vol. 45, No. 39|
|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.|