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f 3(l FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 1990 Signpost VOLUME 50. ISSUE 54 WEBER STATE COLLEGE Governor signs bill making WSU a reality 4 J 'We are not going to stray from the legislation; we will stick by the bill said WSC President Nadauld By Quinn Jacobson Asst. photo editor of The Signpost Despite a solitary protester, Gov. Norman Bangerter signed into law a bill that gave Weber State College university states Wednesday morning at the State Capitol. When asked why he signed the bill into law, Bangerter replied, "Weber State is a quality institution and is due the recognition." According to President Stephen Nadauld the legislation will be beneficial to the students, faculty and the school. "There are a lot of very positive points to 'the name change," said Nadauld. "One of them is the change from college to university on the students' diplomas." Nadauld said that for a large number of people, it could be the decisive factor in choosing to attend Weber State. Southern Utah State College also received university status at the same time. Several of the school's administrators and students were on hand to watch and take part in the history making event. "This bill isn't official until Jan. 1, 1991," said Gov. Bangerter, "so until then well just call the school Weber State." Some people have voiced a concern that WSC will wander from the outlined bill. "We are not going to stray from the legislation, we will stick by the bill," said Nadauld. AN ELATED president watches as Weber officially becomes a university i NOT EVERYONE was happy about the decision; Mary A. Carter of Ogden feels that taxpayers will pay the price for two additional universities ducation department states strike policy Students are counseled not to get involved if teachers opt to strike By Brett Hart Editor in chief of The Signpost WSC's Teacher Education Department has issued a statement that the school of education will not endorse student participation in a teacher labor dispute. The statement was given response to offers made by Ogden, Davis and Weber county schools of $100 per day for substitute teachers in the event of a teacher strike. The Dean of Education, Dr. Richard Jones, presented the education department's policy which was under consideration for student teachers at a faculty meeting Tuesday. The policy delineates their position on the possible strike. It states, "Individual determinations will be made regarding the assignment of each student teacher. The student may continue in the present assignment, be reassigned to another classroom, or be called back to the college fcr alternative assignments." According to Dr. Harley Adamson, a professor in the education department, a student could construe the statement to mean that heshe could continue to teach if the other teachers in the school decide not to strike. For this reason, Adamson wrote a letter which he feels more clearly represents the feelings of the teacher education faculty. In it he states, "Acting in support of the local board's attempt to keep the schools open 'Acting in support of the local boards' attempt to keep the schools open actually undermines the efforts of teachers to move the boards and the Legislature to respond to what they consider legitimate needs. ' Open letter to all Weber State College Students actually undermines the efforts of teachers to move the boards and the Legislature to respond to what they consider legitimate needs . . . The intensity of the feelings on the issue which separtate the two camps . . . suggests that students who participate in any overt activities in support of the teachers' actions risk prejudicing future employment options, even outside the field of education." Adamson said education students should refrain from participating in a teacher's strike due to the long-term repercussions such activities might have. "Events of this kind have such long standing repercussions; they'll eventually regret it," said Adamson. According to Adamson, several students have been offered substitute teaching positions. A member of the Utah Education Association's professional staff, Dave Cadillac said he did not necessarily see how participation could actually (See STRIKE page 2) Inside News page 2 e Career Fair brings mixed reviews Editorial . . page 4 o Effects of strike Arts page 5 Artist enjoys his freedom Sports page 10 o Travel show'90 v.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-02-16, Vol. 50, No. 54|
|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.|