Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-03-051
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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 58 Friday, March 5, 1993 m 1 PIRITUAL OURNEY If If Apanel of women discuss their WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH reugious oeueis. Dee page o. Signpost 1 T -s, '. vV'v, - I " ' r CHAD MOSHERWE SIGNPOST Making music CINDY FISHER, a senior at Woods Cross High School, tickled the ivories at Thursday s "That's Entertainment" in the Shepherd Union Building. Fisher will be majoring in music at WSU in the fall. "I enjoy Weber State," she said. "It's a great school." Faculty part of university identity issue, Thompson says By MARK FORSBERG SIGNPOST government affairs editor Faculty at Weber State University may be partly to blame for misinformation and negative feelings regarding the university, President Paul Thompson said in a special meeting of WSU's trustees regarding a recent identity study and recommendations.Many faculty interviewed in an identity study conducted last year expressed negative feelings about the university and things that could be contributing to a bad image in the community, Thompson said. "It's a problem I intend to focus on aggressively," he said. Thompson expressed intentions to discuss the issue with faculty and staff. He said a negative image can hurt the university financially and in the quality of students it attracts. He quoted a Penn State administrator who believed concentration on a good image led to increased donations by more than$l million dollars. Suggestions in the identity study on changing WSU's image included omitting the word "state" in the university's name. Melinda Roylance, ASWSU president, said the name is not the problem. "The fact that no one can pronounce 'Weber' will not change by dropping the word 'state'," she said. Facul ty sena te members expressed concerns over using the word "metropolitan" in the mission statement. Although they approved of WSU'scom-munity involvement, they felt the word carried negative connotations. (See Identity page 2) Bill introduced late Age limit for legislators proposed -Reyes stresses minority female discrimination By JOYCE ZABRISKIE SIGNPOST senior reporter A joint resolution to lower the age limit of legislators was introduced too late in the session to be considered. It might be a good idea to bring it up in 1994, said Rep. John Arrington, D-Ogden. Weber State University student Todd Weber brought the idea to Democratic representatives. He said he also contacted Rep. Jim Hansen's office who appeared to favor the idea. Weber said if a person was old enough to vote, or go to war, he or she should be allowed to run for office. Steve Barth, D-Salt Lake, a first-term representative, sponsored the resolution. He thinks it could get young people involved in the legislative process. The purpose of the bill would be to change the language of the Utah Constitution, Article VI, Section 5, that spells out the age requirements for serving. Legis lators must be at least 25. Utah is one of four states with an age requirement of 25. Twenty states have an age requirement of 18 and 23 states have an age requirement of 21. The resolution would have reduced the age requirement in U tah to 21 years of age. The resolution said a person running for office must be a citizen of the United States, 21 years of age, a qualified voter in the district he or she represents, a Utah resident for three years and a resident for six months in thedistrict the per-, son. Barth said he was interested in people's reactions to the idea. Arrington said he thought what bogged the bill down in committee was the opinion that 21 year-olds do not have enough life experience to serve in the legislature. Arrington said the bill should be introduced next session. "It is the same Legislature as this year. The same people. He may have better success than two years from now," Arrington (See Bill page 2) By WENDI RIES Signpost staff writer Deila Reyes, the first woman to sit on the United States Chamber of Commerce, last discussed realities and barriers against women and minorities in the corporate world. Reyes was keynote speaker for Women's Emphasis Week. She si ts on both the U.S. Chamber and the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce. She is working on a project with the U.S. Chamber called "The Glass Ceiling." The project is a study that will find ways for corporate America to begin to break barriers for women and minorities in the work force. Dr. Forrest Crawford, assistant to the president for diversity, who was responsible for arranging the speaking engagement by Reyes said, "Trustand partnership a re the : , Delia Reyes key elements for success for women in the working class. "I think the challenge is to be able to negoliale and be willing to compromise without selling yourself down the river," he continued. Reyes brought a visual picture to the students of the corporate relationship.The reality for women entering the work force is that women in general are not taught how to compete in the corporate world. From an (See Reyes page 2) ODAY'S ARTS Ballet West to perform Billy the Kid, Vespri and Equinox ballets at WSU. See page 5. g FOR IS Five to be inducted into the WSU Hall of Fame. See page 7.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-03-05, Vol. 53, No. 58|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; 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 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.|