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f v&m kJiy K WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10. 1990 VOLUME 50. ISSUE 39 WEBER STATE COLLEGE THE y Vice president may mce impeacnmem ASWSC executive officer accused of malfeasance By Kurt Burr Staff writer of The Sgnpost Preparations for the impeachment of ASWSC Academic Vice President Dionne Hamilton began during winter quarter's first student senate meeting. The closed senate proceedings lasted nearly an hour. Hamilton was accused of malfeasance of duty, which translates into doing one's job improperly or not at all, explained a member of the senate during the proceedings. "Dionne has missed a number of meetings, The Dean's Council, certain Young Alumni Executive meetings, as well as various committee meetings," explained student senator Rahn Rampton. Impeachment proceedings will continue January 22, when the student senate convenes in a closed session to discuss personnel matters. After the closed session segment the matter will be discussed on the senate floor. The course of action for impeachment requires a two-thirds vote by the senate and may be appealed to Weber State's Supreme Court by either party. Asked about her reaction Hamilton said, "I'm really awestruck and I'm going to prepare a case for my defense. My thoughts are that we should drop all of the negative things that are going on and just get on to some positive things, things we need to do." Hamilton explained that health problems are among the reasons for her absenteeism. Studentbody President Lane Alvey was reluctant to discuss the issue but said, "There are certain duties that are described in an officer's charter. If these duties are not being done then we need to ask ourselves what is to be done about it." In other business, Allied Health Senator Shane Christensen submitted a verbal resignuSio.i which was acoepte'db the senate. Also, an ultimatum resolution sponsored by Social Science Senator Treg Julander and Education Senator Dan Cooper was introduced calling for total control of student fees and programs by February 12, 1990 or the formal disbanding of student government. The resolution was sent to committee and is on the agenda for the January 22 senate meeting. I S2 o 3 2 Grants promote faculty development Seventeen Weber State College faculty will receive major cash awards to develop new programs or curriculum at the college. The $30,000 in "Hemingway Faculty Development Awards" will fund five programs designed to increase faculty vitality and improve student education, according to Robert B. Smith, vice president for academic affairs. The awards will be presented during a special luncheon Friday, Jan. 12 at noon in the Radisson Hotel Ballroom. "This is a major step forward for Weber State in supporting the vitality of the faculty," Smith said. He noted that over the past years of decreasing budgets many innovative academic programs were left undeveloped, but during the college's centennial fund raising drive the Richard K. Hemingway Family donated $1 million to the college, $200,000 per year for the next five years. Income from that endowment is now funding the development of some of those programs. "What these awards do is allow the faculty time to pursue new ideas. It gives them the opportunity to learn," Smith said. The result is that faculty are forced to rethink what and how they teach, a process that brings vitality to professors and enthusiasm for learning to the students. "It's very difficult to (See MONEY page 2) ASWSC VICE Pre. Dionne Hamilton In Monday senate meeting at which her Impeachment was discussed Student Services building to be discussed in open hearing By Jeffrey Paul Staff writer of The Signpost Is it a blatant misuse of authority or is it finally time for a Student Services building? This question and others will be discussed in three hearings scheduled by the ASWSC Senate on the issue. The first hearing will be Thursday, Jan 11, at 10:30 a.m. in room 206 of the Wattis Building. Further discussions on the proposed building will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday , Jan 18, at 10:30 a.m., also in room 206 of the Wattis Building. The format of the discussion will be the same at all three meetings. Jim Summers will moderate the debate between proponent Melvin Feller, senator for the physically handicapped, and opponent Treg Julander, senator for the Social Sciences. After the debate the floor will be opened up to questions from the audience. Education Senator Dan Cooper said, The administration browbeat the students into accepting the proposition, it is horrendous that students have no right to vote." "What we hope to accomplish with these hearings is an educated, informed studentbody," Cooper said. "They need the right to vote on this issue. If student fees are being used to fund the building, then they deserve the right to vote." ASWSC President Lane Alvey said the purpose of the hearings are to educate the students. The hearings came out of the senate in the form of a resolution. "What you need is to ask yourself, is this a good thing?" (See BUILDING page 3) Inside News page 2 Editorial page 4 Arts page 6 After Hours page 10 Sports page 2 j Classifieds page 15 !
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-01-10, Vol. 50, No. 39|
|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.|