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'4 r "1 ' .. . .. . J J i f 5 Monday, February 22, 1999 catsis.weber.edusignpost Volume 61 Number 49 Art at WSU Anthony Zerbe is WSU's first "Artist in Residence." See a&e page 6 f SFRC faces tough deadline meetings By Leo Dirr campus affairs editor - The Signpost After five weeks of reviewing, de-baling, scrutinizing and at times criticizing Weber State University organizations and their budgets, the Student Fee Recommendation Committee is almost reaily to recommend allocations to the President's Council. The only organization's budget thai hasn't been discussed athletics is one of the largest, and in recent years one of the most controversial. Patricia Stipanovich voiced her disappointment with the Associated Students of WSU's efforts to reach out to students while its budget was being presented. Stipanovich asked Anand Dyal- Chand, vice president of Student Affairs, to clarify what the committee does and does not have the authority to do. Dyal-Chand responded by telling committee members their decisions are important and reminding them of a decision made by a past SFRC to not fund the football program with student fees. "There was a time when this body said. 'We're not going to give any money to football." And that created a nightmare for this institution," Dyal-Chand said. Committee members must be cognizant of how their decisions impact WSU's relationship with the community, Dyal-Chand said. "I would be really worried if this body all of the sudden said, "We're not going to give money to football," he said. SFRC was scheduled to convene Friday, but because of an unforeseen deadline, it will meet today at 3 p.m.-The committee is meeting twice this week so it can submit its recommendation to the President's Council before its March 3 meeting. "We're just going to get into the battle starling Monday," said Brian Brown, ASWSU president. During that battle, SFRC will have to make "hard choices" as Dyal-Chand has repeatedly told the committee. One of these involves dental hygiene, a group that has never before requested base funding from the SFRC. The dental hygiene program is askiim SFRC lor $19,599 so it can provide free dental care to 700 WSU students next year. The adviser for dental hygiene, Frances McConaughy, said, "We would agree to see 700 students from Weber State at $28student." WSU's dental hygiene clinic, which many students don't even know exists according to McConaughy, charges S28 for a dental check-up that includes: four bitew-ing X-rays, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, periodontal assessment and oral health education. Staff and students in the program want to be able to offer students free dental care to make people "more aware of the program, to attract more patients and to ease health care costs for students, McConaughy said. "We look at it as a win-win kind of situation," she said. Regardless how much money, if any, SFRC gives dental hygiene, members of the program would like to sec more students lake advantage of their services, McConaughy said. While making allocations decisions for the denial hygiene request, along with other budgets, committee members must consider whether the organization has other sources for raising the money they need and examine closely the detail with which the organization proves, with its figures, that it spends student-fee money appropriately, Dyal-Chand said. Allocation discussion begins in ihc meeting Monday at 3 p.m. in the Miller Administration boardroom. course available k m "jiSDufes By Leo Dirr campus affairs editor-''it Signpost Weber Stale University student Benjamin Anger is .ingrv about the wav tine l ins pro-Tessiirs lundied grading last xiiicslci". "I am pivt! pissed off about tins entire situation." Anger said. lie's angry because the professor didn't speeifx the grading settle with pluses and minuses in the syllabus. The professor also didn't give any A's. despite students who scored 94 and nearly 93 percent. I le's angry because he gut an A- after performing so well in such a difficult class: angry enough that he asked his professor to change his grade. His professor explained the grading scale wouldn't be changed retroactively. Now he's so angry, he'd like to do something about it. But. he's not sure what. "There are occasions v. hen a student's rights are iolaied." said I -"rank Guliuzza. WSU's due process officer. " The due process svstcni at Weber Suite gi es them the opportunilv to seek an appropriate remeiK ." The difference bet w ecu a C- and a C means the student has to retake the course, if it is to count for eencial education or maior icquiie- " Th ere are occasions when a student's fights are violated." Frank Guliuzza WSU's due process officer ments. Guliuzza said. The difference between an A- and an A. as in Anger's situation, could mean the difference between being accepted or not to graduate or law school, Guliuza said. It could also mean missed scholarship opportunities. "For some people, the difference between an A and an A- is pretty pivotal." said Guliuzza. who has wen students very disappointed after gelling B grades from classes. See Grades page 3 Rap artist to share experiences By Leo Dirr campus affairs editor-The Signpost Gangster rapper Ice T is coming to Weber Stale University to share his experiences and his world view. The Grammy-award winning rap artist is coming for Thursday's Convocation, 10 a.m. in the Shepherd Union ballroom. Jason Allen. WSU junior, plans to attend the speech and listen to a man he feels he can conned with. "I'm from L.A., and lceT's from L.A. So, I probably can relate to what he says." Allen said. Ice T. who drew notoriety for his controversial rap song "Cop Killer," hasn't limited himself to the music industry. I le has taken his turn on the big screen in "New Jack City," "Ricochet," "Johnny Mnemonic" nil "Tank Girl." He has also tried his hand at writing by authoring a book, "The Ice Opinion" (St. Martin's Press, 1994). He plans to speak about racial tensions and what motivates people to live certain ways. One student, Travis Lund, wants to he there to see what Ice T is like in person. "I want to go just because I want to see w hat he's l ike off camera when he speaks to the public." Lund said. Convocation director Jozel Pavvloski said he was interested in a speaker who had national name recognition. "I wanted to bring in someone the students knew, and would be interested in what he had to sav." Paw loski said. Takinq flioltt r it" - Who says the Mailman has the monopoly on air mail deliveries? Bryon Russell gets air during a game against the Denver Nuggets. The Jazz busted up the Nuggets, 97-86, to go 7-1 . The Jazz returned to the Delta Center hardwood to beat the Seattle Supersonics 1 10-80 Saturday. inside post news seepage 2&3 editorial . . . . . . see pace 4 d i e 5ee page 6 ,-J SpOftS see page 8 cldSSiflt'flS .
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1999-02-22, Vol. 61, No. 49|
|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.|