Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1967-03-031
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- Sfudehtbody, Class Elec Hons Slated Elections for major studentbody offices for the 196? school year are just a month away and campus political activity has begun. Seven students have already Indicated they Intend to run for studentbody offices, with a possible five positions open. The constitutional convention has passed a portion of the new constitution, establishing a new vice presidential position. The office must now be approved by associated students. The new officer-executive vice president - would handle public relations and culture involvement for the associated students. He would serve as executive officer in the president's absence. Other studentbody offices to be filled include president, legislative vice president, activities vice president and financial vicepresident. : Vol. 26 Five Additions Approved For Constitution Five proposed amendments to the associated students constitution were approved by the Senate this week. Senators Tom Welch and Perry Perea introduced the amendments to make possible the establishment of new student offices before the spring elections. "We felt this move was necessary in the event the constitutional convention does not complete its work before election time," said Welch. In previous action, the convention recommended the amendments be passed by the senate. "All five amendments are generally in line with decisions of the convention," said convention chairman Peggy Heffernan. The convention's action was strongly opposed by three of the 15 members - - Curtis Smout, and Clifford and Clarence Vellinga. They claimed it would hinder convention progress. Urging students to pass the amendments were student officers Jack Suttlemyre and Jerry Nebeker, who agreed "the amendments must be passed for continued progress for students and student government." The proposed amendments were assigned to the student-faculty amendment study committee and were returned with minor changes to the Senate for final approval. Following legislative action, the amendments will be voted upon by students in a special election to be called by the associated students president. The first amendment would establish an executive council consisting of the president, executive vice president, legislative vice president, activities vice president, financial vice president, dean of students, faculty advisor, and legal advisor (non voting). The second proposed amendment calls for a change in hour requirements for student officer candidates.The bill limits candidates for sophomore, junior and senior class offices to 24 through 69 credit hours, 70 through 109 credit hours and more than 109, respectively. Senate representation is provided in the third proposed amendment. The bill calls for one senator from each academic school, (Continued on Page 2) -1- igL-l The legislative vice president would fulfill duties much t'. i same as the present first vice president.Functions of the other three offices would remain essentially the same. Elections chairman Dick Bowman has announced the nominating com-vention for studentbody elections will be held Tuesday, April 4, at noon in the Union Building. He said petitions will be due and poster space will be made available the next day at noon. The primary election has been scheduled for Friday, April 7 and the final for Friday, April 14. A week later, campaigning for 24 additional student offices will begin. Bowman said he intends to set up several polling places in order to give more students the opportunity to vote. No. 16 I- . . ' Janet Stephenson, the reigning "Miss Weber State College" explains to Rebecca Seammons, a prospective candidate, how to enter the 1967 Pageant. IMss Weber State' Contest Applications Nov Available How would you like to reign as "Miss Weber State College?" Applications are now being received by the Union Building Special Events Committee for WSC's fourth annual pageant scheduled for April 22. To compete for the title, you must have a 2.2 cumulative grade point average, single and never been married, divorced or had marriage annulled. You must be between the ages of 18 and 25, and must be of good character and possess poise, personality, intelligence, charm and beauty of face and figure. Contestants will also be judged on a three-minute Talent presentation which may range from singing, dancing or playing a musical instrument to dress designing, creative poetry or writing. Winner of the "Miss WeberState College Pageant" will win a full tuition scholarship and anall-expense paid trip to the "Miss Utah Pageant" in July. The "Miss Utah Pageant" will select one girl from Utah to enter "I will need help from various student organizations," he said, "because I just don't have a committee of 50 people to run the election." The second election will involve candidates for class offices, Associated Women Stidents, Associated Men students, school senators and at-large senators. The latter two will be newly formed offices if the students approve constitutional convention recommendations. The entire studenbody will be eligible to vote for the at-large.; candidates. Individual school senators will be chosen only by students majoring in subjects under the four schools-education; arts, letters and sciences; technolcogy and applied science, and business. Convehtion chairman Peggy Hef-fernan s the purpose of school sfetk OGDEN, UTAH the national "Miss America Pageant," held annually at Miami Beach, Florida. "Miss Weber State" of 1967 will also receive gifts from the various local merchants and will appear in many state parades and other celebrations. Janet Stephenson, the reining "Miss Weber State", won a trip to New York City, N.Y. and a trip to Sacramento, California during the past year. During her trip to Sacramento, Janet won the title of "Miss Camellia Bowl Princess" and spent a week in Cal ifornia attending guest luncheons and appearing on television. A display of the queen's robe, sceptar and crown will be exhibited in the main foyer of the Union Building next week. Application forms for the pageant are available at the U.B. main desk, and must be returned no later than March 10. Monty Shupe, Union Building Director, said a preliminary contest will be held if more than 12 girls file applications for thecontest. - and at-large senators is to give broader representation to students. Bowman said the nomination convention for the second election will be held April 18 at noon in the Union Building. Petitions will be due at the Union Building main desk by noon, April 19. The primary election will be held Friday April 21 and the final has been scheduled for Friday, April 28. AMS President Art Jones and Junior Class President Perry Perea have announced they intend to run for president of the Associated students. Bob Hunter, Acorn (yearbook) editor and senior senator; is the only person who has indicated he would run for executive vice president if the office were established. The only announced candidate for legislative vice president is Den armen' Tomorrow Evening George Bizet's "Carmen," Weber State's first grand opera, will conclude a successful Five night run tomorrow night at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Good seats are still available for the two final performances, which are scheduled to be sell outs. Students may obtain their free tickets between 12 and 6 p.m. today at the Fine Arts Center box office. The four act production began with i. "gala opening" last Tuesday.Invited guests from the campus, state and Ogden area enjoued a buffet at a pre-performance social at 6 p.m. in the Union Building. Daniel L. Martino, director of the Fine Arts Center was in charge of the Union Building event. He welcomed guests and introduced President William P. Miller and Studentbody President Jack Suttlemyre.Weber State band members opened doors and ushered "first nighters" to their seats. A floral display and art exhibit by the art department will continue to be on display for the final performances.Student talent from Weber's music and theatre arts departments are combining to present the presentation. Colorful costumes, the college's "Vnost elaborate" scenery, exciting music and ballet numbers ai'e highlighted. The extensive sets were designed by Therald F. Todd. A double cast has been chosen for the leading roles. "The decision to present "Carmen", Martino indicated, "was that Weber is now a four-year institution and is capable of doing bigger and more demanding productions."Martino said that the students and the Ogden area are more aware of fine musical entertainment. "They have indicated their increased interest in fine cultural entertainment. Recent concerts have been complete sellouts," he said. "Carmen" is considered to be a "musician's opera" by many experts. Its music reveals Bizet's qualities as a musician. The opera has "Vitality, color, abundant and varied melody and a rare insight into the dramatic manipulation and creation of character." nis Heiner. He is a member of the Senate and was recently appointed business manager for the Signpost. Mac Stevenson, Delta Phi Kappa secretary and recently chosen "most preferred man on campus" has declared candidacy for activities vice president. Brent Wilson, a sophomore and Snow Carnival king, said he would seek the position of financial vice president. A junior senator and chairman of the music and talent committee, Ron Parker, has announced he also will be a candidate for the financial position. Associated Students President Jack Suttlemyre has urged students who feel they are qualified, to run for the studentbody positions. "We would like to see a primary election with several candidates for each office," he said. Friday, March 3, 1967 Ends Run Senate Committee Stud ibul les ben us A special Senate committee has been appointed to study the controversial "Scribulus Bill" and make recommendations for senate action. Scribulus Editor Cheryl Lorenc has proposed: -That Scribulus, the literary magazine, be abolished. -That a feature magazine above and beyond the scope of a literary magazine be established. -That a contest will be held through the Signpost to determine the magazine's new name. -That the new magazine will be appropriated $550 from the unal-loted fund for a Spring issue. Purpose of the study committee, headed by Freshman Senator Ralph Klomp, is to determine student opinion on the proposal, investigate the financial status of Scribulus, and make suggestions for adoption or rejection of the proposal. Publications business manager Dennis Heiner said the magazine will be partially supported with an estimated $200 income through advertising. Speaker Jerry Nebeker, who appointed the committee, said he would like to see a new magazine on campus which would include not only literary and journalistic works, but also art and photography efforts by WSC students. "This kind of a magazine would have broad appeal and would encourage students in the fine arts," he said. Miss Lorenc said the new magazine, if adopted, should be free for students. Last year's Senate abolished the magazine for economic reasons, and it was reinstated during budget hearings only after an intensive campaign launched by the Signpost and students of the Humanities Division.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1967-03-03, Vol. 26, No. 16|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; 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 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.|