Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-01-291
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VOLUME 52, ISSUE 37 WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 29. 1992 ( WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UT l U 1' SI I hp ssr Photo exhibit coming p. 10 J ASWSU SENATORS listen to Cheryl Emergency By LAURIE M. WIRTH News editor of The Signpost The emergency phone bill, approved by a Student Senate majority votejan. 13, was vetoed by ASWSU President Shane Stewart last week. However, the Weber State debaters By CORY SOVEREEN Asst. News editor of The Signpost Weber State debaters, V Andra Millsap, and Glen Shu, Weber's top policy team, won first-place team honors in policy debate during thelOth Annual Val M. Browning National Round Robin forensics tournament. Millsap and Shu, both from Hobbs, r Weather Partly cloudy with continued haze Wednesday through Thursday. Highs will be in the 30s and 40s with lows ranging from 5 to the lower 20s. Expect areas of morning and evening fog. il V. V DANIELLE MABEYTHf SIGNPOST Arnett describe the amended emergency phone bill Monday. phone bill gets vetoed senate re-wrote and passed an improved emergency phone bill Monday which met with Stewart's approval. "I didn't like it. It wasn't that I didn't like the idea, but the resolution had been ammended and re-ammended to where it didn't say anything," he said. N.M., were also recognized by judges as the top individual speakers in the tournament. Second and third-place honors in the policy debate went to Stanford University and the University of Utah teams. This two day tournament held on Jan.l 5-16 at WSU, was Weber's 16th intercollegiate forensics competition since September. Twenty colleges and universities including The bill was intended to se-; cure a new emergency phone system on campus. The current system is considered by campus police to be too difficult for students to locate, and few students know how to operate it. After talking to senators, (See PHONE page 6) continue bringing home trophies Weber State attended this event. "Seven of the best teams from the Western U.S. were invited," said Michael Bryant, director of forensics and a communication professor. "We are hoping to be ranked in the top 10 in the nation." Bryant also added that Weber is the only school that has won this event three times. Weber's most recent competition was 1992-93 FINANCIAL AID APPLICANTS: Attendance Is required af one seminar this year In order to receive financial aid. All will be held In the U.B. Ballroom and attendance will be taken. Costs for math and English competency deserve explanation ASWSU SENATE: Students who don't meet requirements will pay higher costs. Senators vote to help students learn early. By LAURIE M. WIRTH News editor of The Signpost Because 34 percent of Weber State's student body does not meet math and English proficiency levels, ASWSU recommended Monday that a note be put on grade cards reminding students to meet these requirements. The message will also include a phone number students can call for help in knowing how to meet proficiency requirements. Requirements are based on math and English ACT scores. Students without full proficiency are required to pay $25 over and above tuition each quarter until they meet proficiency standards. More than 4,000 incoming freshmen are required to pay the developmental fee, said Tracy Tol-man, non-traditional senator and sponsor of the bill. Many of them do not know that they are paying it, she said. 'There are 700 students now who have 40-plus credits who have a 25 or better and are paying when they don't need to. This bill will help others know about tutoring," she said. According to the bill, it takes three quarters, following notification to students and assistance, to meet proficiency requirements. 'The purpose of the bill is to get students to take proficiency classes their first or second quarter and get it over with," Tolman said. Tolman is now responsible for presenting the resolution and working with Learning Support Services and the Dean of Student Administration Services to create a message. Tuition increase for quality Senators unanimously voted to support the Regents decision to let institutions usetuition-increase monies for "quality" improvements."We're growing out of our britches and there are nohand-me-downs," said Technology Senator Chad Fowers, sponsor of the resolution. The Board of Regents have proposed to use tuition increase for specific university needs, such as library improvements, faculty compensation and equipment, instead of primarily inflationary costs and enrollment gro wth. Copies of the resolution will be distributed to the Speaker of theHouseof the Utah Legislature, members of the Higher Ed ucation Appropriation Committee, President of the Utah State Legislature Senate and Governor Bangerter, according to the resolution. Longer library hours A resolution mandating that the library be open at least eight hours during weekend days was proposed by Melanie Peguese, Black students senator. According to a library survey conducted spring quarter 1991, 53 percent of juniors surveyed said library hours were adequate, but 36 percent said more hours were needed on the weekends. According to seniors surveyed, 46 percent said the hours were adequate, and 46 percent said more hours were needed on the weekends.Initiation of the resolution stemmed from students who approached Peguese complaining of insufficient library hours on weekends. "The resolution is to enhance standards and credibility at WSU," she said. Additional library hours will enable the library to ask for more funding, she said. There was a question of how the resolution would be enacted and who would be responsible for (See ASWSU page 2) held at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The forensics team returned home yesterday with a fifth placeoverall victory in the policy debate. Fifty or more colleges and universities attended this event. Bryant, seemed pleased with Weber's overall performance. Other honors that have been awarded to Weber forensics students in previous compe-(See DEBATE page 6) Remaining seminars: Feb. 6 12:30 p.m. Feb. 11 11:30 a.m. & 5:33 p.m. Feb. 26 12:30 p.m.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-01-29, Vol. 52, No. 37|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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 University|
|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.|