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1 r?7T?7 Parking has Excedrin written all over it. . . ror)s I i L-J MMMM.JI Save your sanity, try WSU's ride-sharing program See page 5. Monday, October 6, 1997 www.weber.edusignpost Volume 60 Number 12 Hiking isn't By Brian Frasier news writer-The Signpost If you think gas prices are skyrocketing, try keeping up with the cost of college tuition. This past month the Utah State Board of Regents approved a 2.7 percent tuition increase for higher education for the 1998-99 school year. This increase means Weber State University students would pay ad additional $41 a year. This year students endured a hefty 3.8 percent increase in tuition. "The Regents strongly advocate that we cannot price Utah's students out of the opportunity to attend college," said board of Regents Chairman Kenneth Anderton. Even WSU president Paul Thompson said there is already a challenge for many students to afford the . 'V -41 : - .-"- ,,VV. tr-j.--. n : j v Putting the 'camp' into campus Students check out the mountaineering club table during Welcome Week. Welcome Week had numerous displays representing a variety of clubs and programs at WSU. Army ROTC recruiters attended to recruit some of WSU's good, hardy men and women. Telecounseling comes to WSU By Colleen K. Hales news writer-The Signpost The student recruitment services office is moving forward with a new telecounseling system to help inform new students of deadlines and important dates as they begin their college careers at Weber State University. Kristen Olsen, recruitment coordinator for WSU, has hired 12 students to work 15 to 20 hours a week calling new students to inform them of upcoming deadlines. "This job is to help us with thestudent-to-student connection," Olsen said. "It's just kind of the personal touch to ask if they have any question or concerns." Although the recruitment office just for fun current costs of getting a college education.According to many WSU students, though, the 2.7 percent in crease doesn't sound too serious; at least not when they're already shelling out of $600 a quarter for tuition. "Although education is expensive and it's hard to come up with the money, it's an investment that's going to pay off down the road," WSU student Lori Muir said. Even though students see increases in tuition almost yearly, the tuition increase in '98 would generate about $4 million in revenue for higher education. WSU fund analysis reports show that student tuition and fees account for just 24 percent of the total monies needed to finance a student's higher education. WSU's Budget Crunch Signpost series'Part 4 of 6 has been protected as much as possible from the budget cuts, it is still severly underfunded, Olsen said. This meant she had to be selective in what she chose to help increase enrollment."We've had a lot that hasn't come to fruition, so we've had to select the most effective tools, those that give us the highest return," Olsen said. anymore; State appropriations, federal grants and auxiliaries make up the bulk of the remaining costs. When the tuition hike goes into legislature in January, Regents will also request an additional $26.5 mil- . 4 "One of the strong points of WSU is the personal attention, and telecounseling has proven to be effective."The new telecounseling system will first be used to contact newly enrolled students in an effort to inform and remind them of scholarship deadlines, orientation dates and registration.Telecounselor Cynthia Parker, a junior in the dental hygiene program, said her job consists of calling admitted students to see if they are still planning to come to WSU and if they have any questions about anything. She said she and her co-workers just recently started calling people who See Counseling page 10 its for college tuition H Tuition and Fees H Stale Appropriations fj Federal Grantt and Contracts PI Private Gifts, Grants, and Contracts 111 Sales and Services of Ed . Activities O Auxiliaries 13 Other at irvm A lBttxrixl JSi WSU Funds Sources Where the Money Comes From... lion in taxpayer funds for ongoing programs in the state's higher education system. Although yearly increases continue to raise the cost of tuition, WSU is still among the most inexpensive National political mogul to chair WSU's board of trustees By Patrick Parkinson campus affairs editor-The Signpost New Board of Trustee chairman Richard Richards said his political roots may be useful to Weber State University in the future. Though many board of trustee issues to most people seem pretty mundane, they do have big effects on students, Richards, the board's new chairman said. "Policy decisions that are made for the university, for the most part, have to be approved by the board of trustees." The board meets monthly to convene on a variety of issues. Proposals for tuition hikes, guidelines for semester conversion and a number of employment changes will often come up. "In the last year, we replaced both a provost and the head of the science department," Richards said. He said the board of trustees also has the authority to recommend the removal of the university president. This is not Richards' first time as chairman of an organization. In fact, his duties in the past may make the board of trustee's position wither in comparison. He attended law school at the University of Utah after graduating from Weber Junior College. While at Weber, he served as the school's college republican chairman. "While I was in law school, I was elected state young republican chairman," Richards said. "We organized campuses around the country. We organized young people, got them involved in political campaigns." In 1968, Richards moved to Washington to work for the Republican National Committee as head of their political division. "In 1970, I was made deputy chairman of the Republican National Committee to then-chairman Sen. schools in Utah. The tuition hike will end up costing students an additional $58 a year, for a total of $2, 210.50, making the University of Utah the state's most expensive school. Cost of education at Utah State University would be raised $48, and Southern Utah University would see a $39 increase. Utah Valley State College and Salt Lake Community College would both receive a $33 increase. By comparison, Brigham Young University, the state's largest private university, currently charges students who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints $2,630 a year. Students at BYU who are not members of the LDS church pay an additional 50 percent in tuition costs. Bob Dole," he said. Richards also served as Richard Nixon's regional campaign coordinator, organizing his campaign for the rocky mountain and northwest states in 1968 and 1972. In 1976, Richards completed his third two-year term as Utah's state republican party chairman the same year he was asked to join Ronald Reagan's political action committee called Citizens for the Republic. "During the time I was there, I became quite well-acquainted with Ronald Reagan," he said. Richards boasts being the only republican party chairman in the United States to support Reagan in Richard Richards, Richard Nixon shake hands in 1970. his fight for the presidency against President Gerald Ford in 1976. "I was the only renegade in the country," he said. After Reagan failed to receive the nomination in 1976, Richards became instrumental in deciding what changes needed to be made in order to get Reagan elected in 1980. He went on to coordinate Reagan's 1 980 organizational campaign in 19 states west of the Mississippi river. See Richards page 5 IdS ft" v J FT 8 o 1 inside post editorial see page 4 . see page 2&3 a&e see page 8 SpOftS see page 12 Classifieds . . . .see page 15. news.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1997-10-06, Vol. 60, No. 12|
|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.|