Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1966-04-011
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The primary election for student body president of Weber State will be held today in the main lobby of the Union Building from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Candidates include Art Jones, Dave Parkinson, and Jack Suttlemyre. Because of the scarcity of candidates for other student offices, no primary elections will be held. Final elections for president and nfhor nnsitinns will take Dlace next Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8. Following are the platforms of all three candidates for the school's top job. Art Jones The Weber State Constitution was established to insure effective self-government, to promote harmony and co-operation between students and faculty and to provide facilities and programs capable of fulfilling the needs and interests of the students. Constitutional justice stipulated that the primary duty of all officers is that of ascertaining majority student opinion and then representing it. These premises would claim my devotion if so elected as stu-dentbody president. Having been .active in student organizations for the past two years, I feel aware of the problem areas with regard to student organization and function. With help and proper direction from both students and faculty, corrections Volume 25 No. 24 Pence Corps Launches IUSC Volunteer Drive The Peace Corps will launch a two-week drive on the Weber State campus Monday, April 4 to recruit more volunteers from this area. Included in today's edition of the Signpost is a special supplement by the Peace Corps to inform Wildcat students of the many opportunities open to them in the corps. The biggest problem of the Peace Corps is how to select the best possible volunteers in the shortest possible time. Of the more than 160,000 Americans who have applied for service since the Peace Corps was founded five years ago, some 17,000 volunteers have qualitied to do a particular piece of work and to personally represent the United States abroad. The selection process is the "heart" of the Peace Corps. Since 1964, Dr. Abraham Carp, a former Air Force psychologist who helped to pick the nation's first astronauts, has been in charge. His staff is constantly re-examining and refining procedures in order to meet changing needs. They must fill hundreds of projects requiring 300 different job skills in 46 developing nations. According to Dr. Carp, "It is now harder and easier to get into the Peace Corps. It is also faster. An applicant knows within six weeks of applying whether or not he will be invited to serve." Harder to get into the Peace Corps? Yes. As the Peace Corps becomes familiar, through experience, with the requirements of overseas assignments, greater recognition is given to competence in doing a specific job. To the applicant, this means Jul Jack Suttlemyre can be made and we can gain a real "Weberistic" spirit. Ever since being elected high school studentbody president, I have had a sincere interest in student government. I enjoy working and participating and, being single, have plenty of time to devote to this important effort. If elected I pledge enthusiastic support in laboring to provide the best student government possible for the students of Weber State College. As a student of Weber State I LA. more effort to harmonize carefully his individual attributes with the demands of a specific project and country. To the Peace Corps, this means more emphasis on finding exactly the right person for a specific assignment than has been possible in the past. How then is it easier? More "high risk high gain" applicants are being invited to train. Dr. Francis D. Harding, Chief of the Assessment and Classification Branch, cites an example: A postal employee who has won many awards for suggesting ways to improve postal operations and is a leader among her co-workers receives some unfavorable references. Her supervisors point out that as an innovator she sometimes grates on people's nerves. "This applicant may not get through training if she antagonizes too many people," Dr. Harding pointed out, "but if she does pass, she probably will make a terrific contribution as a volunteer overseas. This is what we mean by 'high rish-high gain'. We are now more willing to take a chance than we used to be. Previously in making our decisions, you might say we favored the Peace Corps. Now we are favoring the applicant."Selection officials also are paying more attention to seeing that the disadvantaged are given fair consideration. For example, references unable to communicate well by mail are telephoned in an effirt to retrieve information. In addition, more weight is being given to an applicant's potential, to his relative performance among his peers and to his outside activities. " A ' ! f "" " J UUnU Dave Parkinson Dave Parkinson feel the biggest need of our student government is a sense of our position. The student has certain needs beyond the academic and I believe it is the student body president's job to see that these needs are met. I believe that this can most effectively be done by closer coordination of all activities of the organizations who sponsor student activities. As student body president this would be my mainobjective. WEBER STATE COLLEGE. OGDEN, UTAH Gordon Owen, Radio and Television Personality, Will Emcee Wonders' Student talent in music, dancing, and pantomine will be seen in the annual Weber State talent show tonight at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. "Mr. Weber's Wonders" is the name of the presentation, with performances being divided into popular and classical divisions. Master of ceremonies for the event will be Gordon Owen, popular radio and television personality. He is currently seen on r r Gordon Art Jones Also, the correlation of the residence hall students' activities with those of the student organizations needs some greater degree of effectiveness. I would encourage more students to voice their opinions as to what Weber State College needs to bring our student organization to the status demanded by our membership in the Big Sky. Creativity and not plagarism nor complacency would be my attitude toward leadership of the student body. I would do my best KSL-TV on the "Midday" program, and is heard on KSL radio on "An Evening with Gordon Owen" and "Gordon Owen Note Owen f 1-! I vv .; f y j jM L to see that what should be done is done. Jack Suttlemyre The largest problem confronting student government is lack of communication. Because of my experience on the student newspaper for the past three years, I know the inside working of the newspaper and its possibilities. I will establish a press officer whose permanent function it would be to write news stories for the Signpost and local papers so we could keep students and the community up on proposals so they might evaluate our programs and be informed of the things that student government is or isn't doing. This information will be gathered through various medias such as student public opinion polls, which would be conducted by the elections committee at least once per quarter. I also feel that because s.u-dent officers are the representatives and the governing body of the students that all student officers and class officers should establish weekly meetings so that their constituents can come to them and air their views on proposed programs. I do not look at the office of president as a prestige position or a status symbol, but rather as an opportunity "to serve" the students and to better myself and the college through eifective organization and proper planning. Friday, April 1, 1966 book." He has spent 15 years working in radio and television in all the major cities of the United States. He has published five volumes of his TV and radio talks, and has achieved national circulation of his three books of humor; The Salt Lake performer holds a Doctor's Degree inBio-Psycho-Dynamics Education. Judges for the talent show are Mr. William F. Christensen, Mr. Albert Fallows, Dr. H. E. D. Redford, and Mrs. Larry Baird Smith. Winners of each division will represent Weber State at the Intercollegiate Talent Show at Utah State University this Saturday. Nose for News? Sniff Signpost Staff positions on the Signpost for the coming year are now available to any interested students at Weber State who would like to join the newspaper. Every spot on the paper Is up for grabs, Including those of editor, associate editor, managing editor, sports editor, society editor, and theater editor. Other jobs on the school weekly, such as reporters, columnists, or other editorial duties, will also be open. The deadline for application is Friday, April 8. Application blanks for these positions must be picked up in the Signpost office of the Union Building, room 20G, and returned immediately.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1966-04-01, Vol. 25, No. 24|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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 College|
|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.|