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niMM -v W K1 ? 1 ti : ? rr r i 1 T t-f - - - t 7 T If : v, Wednesday, January 27, 1988 Weber State College Vol. 48 No. 27 Touch tone registration passes z ,100 YEARS ; ' ? t Now that's cooking Jack Jones, a chef at the Ogdcn Radisson Hotel, cooks down 25th Street during the Hof Winter Carnival last weekend. See the carnival story on page 8. (Signpost photo: Hal Davis) Debaters take first in tourney Ethan Yorgason News Editor Weber State College's top debate team of Jim Summers and Tony Justman took first place Monday at the 79-team Great Salt Lake tournament. Summers and Justman recorded their first tournament victory of the year at the G.S.L. tournament which was held at the University of Utah. They defeated a team from West Georgia College in the finals by a 2-1 decision. Individually, Justman won honors as the 2nd place individual speaker and Summers finished 4th. Weber State's other debate teams also fared well according to Coach Pierre Hcidrich. The team of Howard Allan and freshman Lisa Johnson lost in the octafinals to a team from Wayne State University by a 2-1 decision. Both the Summers-Justman team and the Allan-Johnson team competed in the OmS r 1 passports pa9e9 (omogan Opinion page4 Classifieds page 12 see page 2 Entertainment page 7 Comics page 12 National Debate Tournament (N.D.T.) category. The team of Treg Julander and Neil Hollands took 4th place in the Cross Examination Debate Association (C.E.D.A.) category. They lost a 2rl decision in the quarterfinals. Weber State was ranked lOih in the nation in the latest rankings, with the team of Justman and Summers ranked as one of the top teams in the country. "Tony and Jim are probably the fourth best team in the country," said Hcidrich. Justman and Summers have finished high in other recent debates. In what Hcidrich called one of their top performances of the year, they finished in 2nd place in the Emory University tournament. They also finished 3rd in the West Georgia College meet two weeks ago. They defeated a team from Emory University in the quarterfinals and lost to Northwestern in the semifinals. In the (see DEBATE on page 3) Donna Brown Managing Editor A resolution in support of a $6 increase in student fees, to be collected for the next three years, was passed in Monday's student senate meeting. The increase is for the purchase and implementation of a touch-tone telephone registration system and related systems. In the resolution, sponsored by 15 of the 17 student senators, it was stated that many colleges and universities are adopting touch-tone registration because it eliminates the need for students to drive to campus and stand in long registration lines. Touch-tone registration makes it possible for students to register for classes or make changes in their schedules for up to 24 hours a day. The registration procedure can be done from any touch-tone telephone. "We'll get a great system at a heck of a price," Social Science Senator Jim Puffer said. "The time to implement this system is now, not ten years from now when it will cost 10 times as much." As a result of touch-tone registration, students will not be required to pay the current $5 fee for changes in class schedules. Currently, a $7 fee is assessed to students for the purchase, installation, and upgrading of computers across campus. That fee will no longer be applied after April 1989, according to Dr. Marie Kotter, WSC vice president. The senators voted in support of the touch-tone fee of $6 for three years, "conditionally in good faith for eliminating the computer acquisition fee in April 1989." The touch-tone registration is expected to go into effect spring quarter 1988. The resolution originally resolved that if at the end of three years, "there is extra monies, that have not been used, for the installation of the touch-tone registration system, WSC will issue a refund to students." Kotter recommended that, because of the technical logistics involved in refunding money to students, the unused portion of fees collected (providing there are any) be put into an account for the expressed use of touch tone system maintenance. (see SENATE on page 2) Trouble brews in student senate Donna Brown Managing Editor Several student senate members face possible impeachment, according to Technology Senator Mike Syme. ' Trouble brewing in the student senate caused Syme to call for a closed session immediately following Monday's student senate meeting. Although Syme did not originally state his reason for calling a closed session, the motion was voted on and passed. At 2:35 p.m., guests, faculty and the press were "excused" from the student senate meeting. "We're trying to get rid of the dead wood," Syme said. "The senators who arc doing their work and trying hard to represent our constituencies accurately are tired of taking the brunt of criticism for those senators who don't." Student senators are evaluated on their performance each quarter and paid a stipend based on each quarter's evaluation. Syme said the senators get paid for representing the students in their areas and he does not feel many of the senators, which he did not name, are offering proper representation. (see TROUBLE on page 2) Price considered by Illinois Dave Allison Weekend Editor After guiding the Weber State football team to its greatest season in school history, Wildcat head coach Mike Price's name is on the list of coaches the University of Illinois is considering to replace former head coach Mike White. Illinois head football coach Mike White resigned recently after the NCAA announced it would investigate White's program for recruiting violations. Dick Barnes, Illinois assistant sports information director said the school would neither confirm nor deny the school is interested in Price's services. Price admits his name is on the list, but says he is not pursing the head coaching position. "I don't want this to be blown out of proportion," said Price. "We've (the WSC coaching staff) been here for seven years; we're coming off a winning season, and I'm not about to go running off now. "Ogdcn is my hone, and although I didn't graduate from Weber State, this is my school." Illinois will interview for the position at the end of this week, but Price's first inclination is to stay here in Ogdcn. Price has prior commitments this weekend and is fully committed to his current responsibilities at Weber State. "I'm not sure I'll even go; the interview is kind of up in the air. I have 14 recruits visiung this Saturday and a sportsman of the year award to accept next Wednesday, and I definitely want to be here for both, "said Price. Price guided the WSC football program to an 11-3 record and a first-ever NCAA Division I-AA playoff berth. For his effort Price was named Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year and Kodak District Five I-AA Coach of the Year.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-01-27, Vol. 48, No. 27|
|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.|