Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-01-291
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""""-IT" N- U Weber State College Thursday, January 29, 1987 Vol. 47 No. 26 N- i -1 S H j- 3 E Leader named by ARO Christopher Gamble Assistant News Editor The Association of Registered Oraganizations president's position has been filled by senior Jeffrey B. Fowler. Fowler was appointed by Joni Berger, ASWSC vice president for activities, services and organizations, on January 16. "She said she received a lot of recommendations from people in student government on my behalf. She was hunting for someone with organizational skills, and when she approached me she was able to persuade me that I was perfect for the job," Fowler said. Last quarter, Fowler was the public relations officer for the school of natural sciences. "This position gave me a lot of my organizational skills," he said. As of right now, Fowler is getting use to his new position. "1 still don't know all of my respon-sibilites, but my advisor, Colleen Garside (student services and organizations advisor), is helping me. She is basically showing me the ropes for the paperwork and improving my organizational skills," he said. Currently, Fowler is updating the ARO files. He said that he was getting in touch with all the ASWSC organizations and finding out their status so he could better manage and allocate funds. "Since the budget is tight, I will try to manage funds as efficiently as I can. I will also try to (see ARO on page 3) Inside The many lives of Dr. Gordon Allred (see page 8) Students agree to write legislators (see page 2) Eighth ranked DePaul downs Weber 'Cats (see page 9) Attending WSC: some advantages (see page 4) TRAGKDY STRUCK one year ago yesterday when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded in mid air, killing seven. The Signpost salutes those who gave their lives to further the existing knowledge of space travel. (Signpost file photo) Space Shuttle Challenger Looking ahead Heather Forsgren Assistant News Editor safe in cold A year ago yesterday the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into flight, killing the seven on board. In the days and months ensuing, news of what had happened, why it happened and how it could have been prevented were asked by committees set up by Congress, the President, and the National Space and Aeronotics Adminstra-tion (NASA). Engineers came forward to testify that they told officials that the shuttle rocket booster O-Rings were not temperatures. In June the Rogers Commission, the examining board formed by President Ronald Reagan, said the O-Rings of the shuttle rocket booster and poor mangement at NASA were responsible. NASA was also told to better test designs and to not cut corners. Also blamed was Morton-Thiokol because it produced the shuttle rocket booster. The boosters are produced in Brigham City, Utah, just north of Ogden. Since the commission's report, Morton-Thiokol has redesigned its booster and Monday announced that the booster would be ready "to fly" in February of 1988. Nadauld vies new budget Emilie Bean Heather Forsgren Signpost News Staff President Stephen D. Nadauld, with the help of a purple rabbit's foot, gave his 1987-88 fiscal budget speech to a legislative subcommittee Tuesday. Nadauld began the annual presentation to the Utah State legislature joint subcommittee on higher appropriations by discussing Weber State's Strategic Plan for 1990. Weber State had already prepared for the contingency of budget cuts in the development of the strategic plan, stressed both President Nadauld and Heber Hunt, legislative budget analyst. Nadauld said that six months before, Gov. Norman Bangerter asked for each of the state's institutions to cut 6 percent. The administration had surveyed various entities on campus to see how they would respond to 4 percent in cuts. "When the 96 percent cut came, we were pleased that we had done our homework," said Nadauld. Nadauld said one of the encouraging things about strategic planning was the faculty and staff support. "Strategic planning was not done by outside sources," he said. Despite the state of preparedness of Weber State, Nadauld said, "The laws of ecomonics will not be suspended for education." According to Nadauld, one of the dilemmas facing education is the drain of well qualified faculty, staff and professional staff into the private sector. The issue is that higher education cannot provide high enough salaries to attract and keep some of the best people to teach. "This is a people intensive business," he said. Dr. Robert B. Smith, vice president for academic affairs, said salaries were the highest priority of any monies restored by the legislature this year. Smith said the college has lost faculty in many areas, including four positions in allied health, for increases in the private sector of $l,500-$5,000 equally so in education where faculty have left for as much as a 40 percent increase. The same situation holds for staff positions where the private sector has offered as much as a 64 percent increase. Naduald said the order of priorties would be: people, equipment and then programs. However, the programs and positions cut in the strategic plan would, for the most part, remain cut from the school's curriculum, he added. (see NADAULD on page 3) Clairification In the Tuesday, Jan. 27, issue of the Signpost, an article appeared concerning a sexual assault on campus.The purpose of this article was two-fold. One was to inform the readers of the incident, the other was to give suggestions on possible ways to avoid such situations and where information on the subject could be obtained. In the article, Campus Chief of Police, Lee D. Cassidy, was quoted as saying that the particular incidence could have been avoided if the victim would have locked her door. Cassidy did not mean this statement as a value judgement on the victim. The statement was meant as advise to others as help to avoid this type of situation.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-01-29, Vol. 47, No. 26|
|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.|