Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-11-121
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n Friday, November 12, 1993 a y Volume 56 Number 27 ( r .. I ,- "" I s. I taw.. . r , J TROY ROPER HITHE SIGNPOST Birds of a feather. : . Ron Meyers describes how the attack angle of a bird's wing The biology of bird flight" during Thursday's Open Hour, slows it down for landing. Meyers presented "Winging It: Open Hour takes place every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. SFAC open meeting policy discussed WSU students juggle work, studies, play By Laurie Albrechtsen Signpost staff writer A Student Fee Allocation Committee meeting, held Thursday, was devoted to the issue of whether to override a decision made last year to close the fee recommendation meeting in the spring. A final decision will be made Nov. 17. Marie Kotter, vice president of student services, said she stands "firmly in favor of keeping the work meeting closed to students." She said she hoped to educate the committee to the legal and philosophical reasons for closing the meeting. Legal aspects of the open meeting laws were presented before the committee by Richard G. Hill, legal counsel for Weber State Uni versity. The Utah Open Meetings Law is the state's interpretation of the federal Sunshine Laws, and is a public policy with the intent that public meetings should be open to the public. The Utah Attorney General's office has determined that the Sunshine Law applies to WSU as long as there is a public body with two or more persons spending public funds and vested with authority over those funds. The law says a meeting must be opened to the public unless there is discussion of the character of an individual; collective bargaining of real estate purchases; discussion of security for an organization or discussion of allegations of crime. The only exception is the nar- See Meeting page 2 By Lisa Day Signpost staff writer Eighty-five percent of college students at Weber State University balance a work and school schedule, according to an informal survey. Sixty percent of the working students surveyed are working pa rt-time, between 20 and 30 hours a week. The remaining 40 percent are working a full 40-hour week. Seventy-five percent of those surveyed are also full-time students, while 25 percent of the working students attend school part time. The survey found that, in most cases, the full-time students are working part time and the part-time students are more likely to work full-time. But many students also work full-time while taking a full load at school. Most students said they work to earn money and pay for school and transportation. "I need money to go to school so someday I can get a real job to work for the rest of my life," said Amy Nelson, a senior majoring in elementary education.Some students said they work because they enjoy it. Sloan Chris tensen, a sophomore majoring in technical sales and working at Nordstrom said, "I enjoy helping people and watching them get new clothes that help im- See Work page 2 Quick Takes A&E KWCR broadcasters return from Chicago conference. See Page 6 News WSU Professor Robert Twiggs takes a sabbatical to Stanford Univer--sity. See Page 3 Opinion Student fee would break law and student trust if final meeting is closed again. See Page 4 - " 1 Sports Men's basketball team unveiled in tonight's purple and white game. See Page 7 Weather Cold, cloudy with chances of snow.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-11-12, Vol. 56, No. 27|
|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.|