Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1968-03-221
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Wtbtx State V r Volume 27, No. 18 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 March 22, 1968 T i k ' I MRfV?TrN I Y i I i , V-'- IF - h ! H I , it's' ! I n i" I , . ior6A li J 1 i 1 i FORCES if. fff . II if M ' . - J 'I ' ' i. I '.--'- I Yl! . r 1 1 1 1 Lzl ' ) IF-' .-. ;-.) The coming general election brings reminiscence of past campaigns. Older students will remember the 1966 election, when picket signs were an innovation . . . and they covered the campus. Student Officers Assume Role In Chamber Two Weber State studentbody officers have been named to positions on the Greater Ogden Chamber of Commerce. Perry Perea, ASWSC president, was appointed to the Chamber's Board of Directors as anex-of-ficio member. Another officer of the Associated Students, Robert Hunter, executive vice president, has been Gardner Named as New Students and administrators this week praised the appointment of Dale L. Gardner as new athletic director at Weber State College. Gardner, assistant athletic director of Utah State University was appointed last week to replace Dr. Reed K. Swenson, who has served as athletic director since 1933. "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dale Gardner as director of athletics," said Pres. William P. Miller. "He was selected from a group of 14 applicants representing six states." Gardner was the unanimous choice of the screening committee and has the approval of the athletic committee and board of trustees.Although students were not involved in making the choice, they were obviously pleased with the appointment of Gardner. "We understand Mr. Gardner is highly qualified for this position, and we heartily endorse the appointment," said studentbody president Perry Perea. "Having been trained at two of assigned to the Small Business Coordinating Committee. Both students will attend monthly meetings, take part in activities and make recommendations to their respective groups. The action was recommended by the student officers and theCham-ber's executive vice president, Mark Darney, earlier this year. Utah's great sister institutions, (Weber State and Utah State), the new director should be amply qualified to lead our athletic program," added Robert Hunter, executive vice president. In his new assignment, Gardner will be responsible to the college president for budgets, scheduling, fund raising, maintaining Big Sky and NCAA standards and providing for administration of all intercollegiate competition in which Weber State participates. "I am very pleased with this opportunity," said Gardner. "I would like to see Weber State get more national exposure and will work toward the continued growth of the school and its athletic program.Gardner, 40, is a former Weber athlete and has also participated in sports at USU. For the past few years, he has been assistant athletic director at Utah State. He was hired at the northern school in 1955 au assistant football coach and was soon named assistant athletic director. "We have taken the action to develop a smoother relationship between the Ogden area business community and the WSC student-body," said chamber president James Whetton. He indicated the relationship would help keep young people in the community and curb the "brain drain." Director An all around athlete at Weber Junior College from 1949 to 1951, he later captained the 1952 football team at USU. While welcoming the new director, students also praised the outgoing Dr. Swenson. "He has brought national attention to the campus through an outstanding athletic program," a-greed Perea and Hunter. Swenson, who has coached football and basketball at Weber, will continue teaching for three more years. He served as president of the National Junior College Assn. of America for t3 years, and has been influential in most national athletic affairs. He brought the 1967 NCAA college division track and field championships to Weber. Under his administration Weber College won a national junior college basketball championship, and since becoming a member of Big Sky, has been a major power in western competition. ammpaEmniii iLPonniinia WSC Activity by Bob Hunter Election dates for studentbody offices and senator-at-large positions have been scheduled by the elections council and the campus will soon be covered with propaganda. The primary election will be held Friday, March 29, followed by the final on Friday, April 5. All full-time students will be eligible to vote. The major office to be filled is president of the Associated Students. Other positions scheduled for the general election include executive vice president, legislative vice president, activity vice president, financial vice president and two senators-at-large. The " nominations convention, during which election procedures will be explained, will be held Monday, March 25, at noon in room 104 of the union, according to elections council chairman Mike Lyon. "It is not necessary for all candidates to be in attendance," addi i the chairman, "but even those who do not attend will be expected to know the election rules." Nominating petitions and e-lection by-laws are now available at the main desk of the union. All petitions will be due at the union main desk not later than noon on Tuesday, March 26. All candidates who desire campaign space must pay a refundable deposit of $5 at the cashier's office and go to the buildings and grounds office to check out poster space. Lyon said campaigning may begin immediately following the nominations convention. All candidates are required to have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Candidates for presidential and vice presidential positions must have completed 110 credit hours or more. Senator - at- large candidates have no hour requirements. So far, no primary elections are anticipated. But student leaders expect more candidates to file petitions before next Tuesday's deadline. Only two persons have announced candidacy for president; one for executive vice president; two for legislative vice president; two for activity vice president, and one for financial vice president. Two additional candidates are running for senator-at-large Yarbrough Tickets Available Tickets are now on sale for the Glenn Yarbrough concert. The famed musician will appear in person with the Fred Ramirez trio Thursday, April 18 at 8 p.m. in the WSC Fine Arts Auditorium. All seats are reserved at $2.00. or $2.50 per person; tickets may be purchased in the union room 209 weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The concert will be sponsored jointly by the Associated Students and WSC Fine Arts Series. A Library Collects $1,000 in Drive Donations in the past few weeks have added nearly $1,000.00 to the Library Book Fund for a total of $21,206. 90 since the drive began. The most recent donation was a$500.00 check presented by the Pioneer Luncheon Club, an organization of the Sons o f the Utah Pioneers. Mr. William Johnson, president of the club, indicated a strong interest in the progress of the W.S.C. Library and said the club voted to participate in the drive with a $5.00 per member donation. "Our organization is greatly concerned with history and with maintaining an accurage record of the past; especially of the great pioneer migration westward. It is hoped that the books purchased with these funds will help build a great western history collection to the Library," Mr. Johnson stated. The Alumni Library BookDrive is a continuing effort on the part of the alumni to acquaint all constituents of the College with the needs and goals of the Library.Present volumes number just over 100,000 volumes, while the desired goal is 300,000 volumes. "There are many areas in which a person, group, or company can aid the school financially," Mr. Donnell Stewart, Alumni Library Fund Co-chairman, stated. "In the present program as well as the building of a graduate program , nothing is more vital than the adequacy of the library. It is for this reason the Alumni have accepted the challenge to assist in this endeavor." Co-chairman Ivan Heslop stated that in addition to the larger gifts there are many smaller gifts from individuals that help make up the impressive total and pointed out. that for each $5.00 donated, a bookplate will memorialize the donor or a person the donor Indicates. In addition, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity has established a permanent fund for the library's western section. President of the Weber State Chapter, Art Jones, said a committee has been organized and student leaders are now seeking funds for the project.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1968-03-22, Vol. 27, No. 18|
|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.|