Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-02-011
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Inside ... Entertainment Calendar on page 3 See Signature on page 5 Scores Women Mont. St 75 WSC61 Men EWU 66 WSC 64 Idaho 70 WSC 57 News page 2 Sports page 6 Classifieds page 8 Slam-Dunk page 8 Z 1 100 YEARS ii m -7 P" p"3"- - Monday, February 1, 1988 Weber State College Vol. 48 No. 28 Formal grievance extends child's stay Donna Brown Managing Editor It looks like two year old Lauren Carpenter w'll not be evicted from Weber State College's campus today after all. Lauren has been coming to work with her mother, Joy Carpenter since April, 1986. Carpenter was notified in late December, 1987 that "other arrangements" for the child's care would have to be made by January. 31. January 21, Carpenter filed a formal grievance with Robert DeBoer, acting vice president of college relations, WSC. The formal grievance will allow Carpenter to keep her daughter with her until WSC President Stephen Nadauld is able to make a decision on the issue. Once a formal grievance committee receives a grievance they have 20 days to hear both sides of the issue at hand and present a recommendation to Nadauld, according to DeBoer. After that, Nadauld is given 10 days to pass down his binding decision. "I would suspect thi the president would listen to the recommendations of the committee very intently," DeBoer said. "I believe that this action is in violation of the Protection of Public Employees Act," Carpenter's grievance reads, "and was taken as a means to harass me andor force me to leave my position at the college because I tried to set up an accountability system for parking revenue to prevent the waste of public funds and to avoid a possible violation of the law." DeBoer said the action was "definitely not" taken to harass Carpenter. "I had told her many times that we were satisfied with the job she was doing, but that this was a safety issue that we had to look at." DeBoer added that "setting up an accountability system for parking revenue was not one of Carpenter's functions." In her letter Carpenter referred to an incident which occurred fall quarter when $10 in parking pass funds was missing from the information booth cash box after being turned over to a security work study student to be taken to the security office. Carpenter designed a system of accountability that would require the person receiving the cash box to sign a form vouching that the correct amount of money is in the box before leaving the information booth. Carpenter said Security Chief Lee Cassity refused to consider the system. She said it was at that time supervision of the information booth was taken from Edie Hester and put into the hands of Cassity. Carpenter said she noticed police officers circling the booth several times the following day. A confrontation with Lt. David Hestand in which he went into the information booth and told told Carpenter he was her "new" boss and she would have to find a sitter for Lauren within a very limited amount of time, is partially what lead Carpenter to believe she was being harassed. (see GRIEVANCE on page 2) D T E M S -'V A . ... y x "iiini,-. V STUDENTS are starting to feel the pressure of study periods and one too man; parties as Midterms begin this week. (Signpost photo: Judd Bundy) Democrats sponsor debates Ethan Yorgason News Editor The Weber State College Democrats, like a candidate in this election season, have high hopes as they aim to bring a presidential candidate to the Weber State campus. The newly formed organization also hopes to sponsor debates at Weber State for local and state-wide candidates. According to Tim Hill, chairman of the WSC Democrats' registration committee, the purpose of these and other goals is "to raise the political awareness of people and to get a bloc of votes (for the upcoming election)." Hill said the organization would also like to "introduce them (students) a little to the process of democratic thought." "We want to get some candidates here so they can explain their views," said Hill. "We're working to get a presidential candidate on campus." The organization also hopes to influence state and local elections. Byron Anderson, president of WSC Democrats, said, "Wc are looking at putting on at least one major debate between either gubernatorial or congressional candidates." Besides looking to sponsor candidates' appearances, the college democrats will hold a voter-registration drive next week. Hilt hopes a large group of student voters will make candidates take notice, "so that Weber State College students have some clout in government." Anderson said, "Wc hope to establish a strong base here on campus." The campus democrats' most immediate goal is establishing a strong base of support. "Our biggest problem right now is membership," said Anderson. The organization currently has about 10 members. (see DEMOCRATS on page 3) First college mission draft completed Donna Brown Managing Editor The first single draft of Weber State College's revised mission statement was prepared during a meeting Thursday when administrators gathered to discuss the college's future. The mission statement draft was distilled from five mission statements, including the status quo, critiqued during a day-long faculty meeting Jan. 15, according to Academic Vice President Robert Smith. "We are portraying ourselves as a selectively comprehensive institution," Smith said. He described some of the main points outlined in the draft which will be distributed to faculty, staff and student leaders some time this week for examination. "We'll run a wide variety of programs, but not as many as wc have in the past," he said. "Weber Stale will no longer do everything for everybody." Admissions standards are also more clearly outlined in the draft th?n in the current statement. Smith said the college will begin putting minimum admission standards in place. The third change in the mission statement, according to Smith, is an emphasis on the development of intellectual skills. "There will be a variety of skills we will expect people to demonstrate before being admitted to college like math, writing and English skills," he said. The fourth change written into the mission draft is an increased emphasis on "getting across department lines," to combine the department forces for such programs as honors courses. Smith said the college should be involved in stimulating economic development of the community. He said also that the college should be involved in the public education system from kindergarten. "We have outlined some really substantial changes in this mission statement draft," he said. An open faculty senate meeting to which "anyone" is invited to share views on the draft will be held Feb. 1 1 . "I'm encouraging schools to discuss the draft and to provide feedback to the administration," Smith said. WSC President Stephen Nadauld will also hold a public meeting to discuss the college's future with members of the community, according to Smith. The date of the meeting has not been scheduled. "There will be plenty of opportunity for written comments to.be submitted to the administration as well," he said. After a process of evaluating gathered information from community and college members the mission draft will be again drafted by the executive committee and the budget liaison team, along with the dean's council and other administrators. It is hoped that a final draft will be submitted to the full faculty by the middle of March, "or however long it takes," Smith said. Smith said once the mission slair, ?r! is in j-'acc the administration can begin some specific strategic planning. "We've sort of interrupted the stratci; planning to get to the mission of the college," he said.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-02-01, Vol. 48, No. 28|
|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.|