Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-04-011
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. TT i w ri r rt s " Tf n f H H 5 1 1 ; aiU u Weber State College Friday, April 1, 1988 Vol. 48 No. 48 Candidates debate issues - Dori Stauffer Contributing Writer The lobby of the Union Building was ihc selling for ASWSC's annual eleciions debate held yesterday. Candidates for executive positions were given time to answer questions and reply to contender's statements. Presidential candidates were asked about the fairness of the allocations of student fees and what should be done to improve them. Rick Mickclsen, presently serving as planning and evaluation assistant to the current ASWSC president, responded by explaining the criteria that is used in the allocation of student funds and claimed that the criteria is fair and should be continued. Stephanie Jessen, currently an officer of LDSSA, said the current criteria is vague and easily disputed. Jessen suggested "starling wilh a zero budget and working from there." In answer to what the presidential candidates view as the most important issues, Jessen replied working with the administration, and working as a liaison between the administration and the students. Mickclsen also said that working wilh the administration was an important duty as president. He proposed working with the legislature and the Board of Regents --which directly influences the policy and tuition of Ihc colleges in Utah. The candidates for vice president for activities, services, and organizations were asked to stale their qualifications. Shawn Maynard, current chairman for special events, replied initiative and motivation. He emphasized the fact that his projects have all had record-breaking attendance and have cost much less than the allowed budget. Malinda Briscoe, the present College Activities Board chair, explained that as a business management major she has learned to deal with people and to officiate over them in order to have them function efficiently. Briscoe has been involved in ASWSC for two years; first as a commitlee member, then as a committee chair and now as a chairperson over the committee chair. Kristen Olsen reasoned that as a public relations major, she possesses the skills of communication, organization, and publicizing, which are vital to the role of vice president. Candidates for the office of vice president for academics and administration were asked their opinions on the role and purpose of the office. Social Science Senator Jim Puffer expressed the importance of being a liaison between faculty and students, working with the Open Hour program with some revisions to Ihc current criteria, and working as a lobbyist for student issues. (see DEBATE on page 6) Vandals create havoc for early-bird candidates An "effort by a pair of candidates to jump the gun on the rest of the field ended up costing them, literally. Early in the week ASWSC executive office candidates Darren Berry and Shawn Maynard put up several billboards ahead of ihe official Thursday start. The provisions in the election rules stated that no printed material could be put up prior to Thursday. Elections Chairman Steve Brooks interpreted the pair as being wilhin the rules, but warned them that they would be fined if the billboards did not stay covered up. But sometime Tuesday night after 11 p.m., vandals, probably wilh a truck, tore off the coverings on several signs. ASWSC advisor Colleen Garside said all indications pointed to vandalism and not nature. "They had very carefully stapled the coverings on." Both candidates were penalized part of their filing fee. "They knew the risk, they knew they would be penalized," said Garside. New n W arrte in eber State !F4 Reva Smith Managing Editor Weber State is getting a new name! Yesterday, the name, "Utah Polytechnic Institute," was approved during an emergency meeting called by President Stephen Nadauld to amend the mission statement passed last month. "We think this will be a watershed year for the college." said Nadauld, in a press conference held after the meeting. "I think it reflects the direction of the college, and sends a message to the community about the caliber of the student we are seeking." Wm. Rolfc. Kerr, a representative from the Stale Board of Regents, concurred wilh Nadauld. "We are really excited about this. You can't imasine the revenue this is going to bring in for the stale, with all the new student enrollments." To reflect the spirit of the new name,! WSC will eliminate all arts & humanities, social sciences, and education. Other changes include cutbacks in the natural! sciences and elimination of all athletic: programs, although Weber State will field a rocket-launching team. In addition, since the "Wildcat" has no relation to the new name, Nadauld introduced the Utah Polytechnic Institute's! "Fighting Slide Ruler," as the school's new mascot. Gene Sessions, president of faculty senate and a professor in the history department, said "Even though I am now out of job, I think this is great! The new name v.-:!i be in effect f one day only, Apri!, 1. Iv?3. J . r ' S fry . 7 t- - 4 ". t .', ', "Jff ' .' II t'l iky:: ;; t it. 4 Ht-4i (St S,,ti' ! ; 4 f' -,' '; 1IU ' ,"-l:l-"'l r of- I THOUGHT THE STORK brought the babies! The w hile waiting to have his picture taken at the Easter Bunny enjoys cuddling this tiny baby Ogdcn City Mall. (Signpost photo: Larry Jensen) Prof fired in disciplinary action Chris J. Miller Editor-in-Chief A communication department professor has been fired, effective June 30, 1988, for charges of misconduct. Jay Clcgg, a tenured faculty member of 27 years, has been terminated in connection wilh three charges, said WSC Vice-President Robert Smith. The charges include sexual harassment, soliciting funds for private counselling for a fee, and publicly demeaning students who objected to his teaching methods. Clcgg, when reached by phone, said, "I have no comment at this time." He indicated he would like the opportunity to tell his side of the story at a later date. Clcgg, who indicated plans to take advantage of the slate's early retirement option at the end of this quarter, was dismissed following a long process conducted by Ihc WSC Facully Board of Review. In the summer of 1987, several complaints were made and investigated concerning Clcgg, at which point Dr. Smith initiated disciplinary procedures. Following an evaluative hearing, a formal hearing was conducted by the faculty review board. The board recommended to Prcsidcnl Stephen D. Nadauld that Clcgg be terminated, which he did yesterday. Arts & Entertainment . . . page 7 Classifieds page 12 News page 2 Opinion page 4 Sports page 9 It's time to reset the time! Be sure and set your clocks ahead one hour this Sunday at 2 a.m. See pg. 2.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-04-01, Vol. 48, No. 48|
|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.|