Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1967-01-131
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Jgk life to V f f V Vol.26 NoTlO OGDEN, UTAH January 13, 1967 Studentbody President Jack B. SuHlemyre is recipient of the Supreme '66 Levant Award. Decision of the Levant Honorary committee was unanimous in this selection. Arguments Bog .Convention Down Studentbody President Jack Sut-tlemyre has called a constitutional convention upon recommendation of the Senate. An amendment explaining procedure for calling a convention was passed in a student election by a vote of 174 to 10. Student leaders proceeded to organize the convention "in a manner to be agreed upon by the Senate and Executive Council." Two proposals by the ASWSC legislators were rejected by the Executive Council and a third vmpromise structure for the convention was agreed upon by both bodies after bitter exchanges of opinion. Final organization of the convention called for four representatives of the Senate, Studentbody Officers, two members of the Supreme Court, two students-at-large (one chosen by the Senate and one chosen by the Student-body President) and three advisors - - Dean of Students, Advisor, to the Senate and Coordinator of Student Government. Perry Perea, Bob Hunter, Dennis Heiner and Tom Welch were elected to represent the lawmakers. Jack Suttlemyre, Jerry Nebeker, Clarence and Clifford Vellinga sit on the convention as Student Officers. The Supreme J riurt delegated Winslow Hurst and F. L. Chase to represent the judicial branch. Ron Parker was chosen as student-at-large by the Senate and Peggy Heffernan was named student-at-large by the Studentbody President. The three advisors include Dr. Alan J. Day-ley, Dean Rolfe Kerr and Curtis Smout. The 15 member delegation chose Miss Heffernan as its Chairman, X Perea as Vice Chairman and named SharonBlair Executive Secretary to the convention. Further action taken during the holiday meetings included appointment of Cherly Lorenc, Scribulus Editor, as Historian for the convention. The fourth session was scheduled for early this week and Chairman Heffernan said meetings will be held regularly now that delegates have returned from Christmas vacation. Members of the convention voted unanimously to adopt a three-part government at a session held Jan. 3. The three branches approved --legislative, executive and judicial are the same three bodies established in the present constitution written when Weber became a four-year college. Suttlemyre said adoption of the three branches came as no surprise to convention members. "Major changes in the government structure will take place within these three branches," he noted. Controversial issues already brought before delegates include establishment of a Public Relations Vice President; duties of the supreme court; budget hearing responsibilities; Speaker of the Senate elected from among Senators, and Studentbody President as President of the Senate. Chairman Heffernan said any student or faculty member with ideas for the new constitution should contact one of the delegates. Sessions are open to the student-body, but the convention must officially recognize anyone wishing to voice an opinion. She noted, "Several student leaders will be invited to give suggestions specific areas of the constitution." Signpost Announces 1966 Levant Winners The Weber State Signpost, in connection with the Levant Honorary Society announces their Levant Awards for the year 1966. Winner of the Supreme Levant, the highest honor attainable, is former Signpost editor and now studentbody president Jack B. Suttlemyre. JBS qualified for this award after many hours of thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking about all his contributions to Weber State. We thought some more and finally decided to award the Supreme Levant to JBS just because. There were only three awards made to national figures. President Lyndon B. Johnson was awarded a Levant for his honesty and truthfulness. The other national award went to a brother-sister act. Bobby r r 1 11 4 Curtis E. Smout Lettermen Concert Scheduled Here The student' Senate of Weber State College was warned by Activities Vice President Clifford Vellinga last Monday that "unless every ticket to the Lettermen's concert is sold, the studentbody will have little chance to break even." The Lettermen, nationally recognized folk singers, are coming to Weber State for a one-night performance on Feb. 8. Cost of the 2 hour presentation is $2200 plus expenses. This concert is the first "big name" performance plannedbythe studentbody during the past two years. A poll of students during the summer months indicated their preference of performers for the concert. Senator Dennis Heiner said ticket sales are "going well," with ' one-fourth of the seats already reserved. "We will have a lot of good seats left," he said, "but students will have to purchase their tickets soon if they want prime seating. He said that most of the fraternities and sororities were buying block seating for their members.Tickets are $1.50 and $2.00 each and are sold at the Union Building main desk each week day. and Jackie Kennedy received a Levant for perpetuating historical accuracy. Gov. Calvin L. Rampton of Utah received a Levant for his political insight, especially in predicting the fate of Mr. Johnson in the next presidential election especially in the state of Utah. Attorney general Phil Hansen recived an award for his fine effort to save the state money, by taking it from traffic fines collected by state schools. Faculty members and staff members who received Levants are: Dr. Donald R. Moorman for his unbiased approach to teaching Utah history; Curtis E. Smout for his selfless dedication in spreading the fame of Weber State from coast to coast; and Fred A. Johnson for his insight into modern campus planning. Groups or organizations' who received Levants included: the four studentbody officers, the cafeteria, the cheerleaders and Beta Phi Beta fraternity. The studenbody officers, JBS, Jerry Nebeker, Clifford and Clarence Vellinga received a Levant for their cooperation and friendliness in working together. The cafeteria and staff were awarded a Levant for their fine cuisine, reasonable prices and excellent hospitality. A Levant was awarded to the cheerleaders for reviving tribal chants and dances and performing them for the students during athletic contests, another tribal art. The Bookstore received a Levant for surviving, despite the fact they are losing money from reselling used books. The final group to receive a Levant goes to Beta Phi Beta fraternity. This group promoted racial equality on campus better thn any others. Three outstanding students were also chosen by the committee for Levant. Bob Hunter, the king maker of campus politics (or if you prefer the poster maker). Virginia Wise, the darling of the Communications Department, got a Levant for her unending timeliness.The final Levant was possible the easiest to make. Devon Dahl was chosen for his outstanding attendance at Senate meetings and for his fine excuses. Committee Sets Meeting Times The recently organized constitutional convention met Wednesday and set weekly meeting times in an effort to expedite work of the delegates.Peggy Heffernan, convention chairman, said the meetings have been scheduled for Mondays at 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 a.m. "Students are invited to attend the meetings and observe proceedings," she said, "But anyone desiring to voice an opinion must be recognized by the convention." , - Sessions are held in the Executive Council room upstairs in the Union bldg. President Johnson Crystal Mist Theme of Orchid Bali "Weber State College's traditional "Orchid Ball", sponsored by the sophomore class, will begin at 9 p.m. Sat. in the Union Building cafeteria. Sophomore class officers Nancy Clark, Howard Collett, Cheryl Lorenc, Mike Lowe and Tom McMullen have announced the theme of this year's dance as "Crystal Mist." Admission is $2 per couple, with tickets available at the Union Bid. main desk and at the door Sat. evening. A sophomore queen will be selected from candidates Nancy Clark, Linda Hill, Linda Howard, Cindy Moss, Carol Nelson, Carolyn Strong and Leslie Taylor. Announcement of the winner will be during intermission.Music will be provided by the Bill Link Combo. (see related story and picture on page 3) Enrollment Figure Hits 7,000 Again Despite the "traditional" drop in enrollment during the winter months, more than 7,000 students have registered for day and evening classes at Weber State College. Registrar Milton C. Mecham said that although Weber State, like most institutions of higher learning, has fewer students during the winter than spring or fall, tentative enrollment figures are "higher than expected." Official enrollment figures will be ready in late Feb. he said. A total of 8,159 students registered for classes last fall, which included 6, 137 evening school students.Winter quarter is the shortest period of classwork at the college, with the term running for a 10 week period instead of the usual 12 week quarter.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1967-01-13, Vol. 26, No. 10|
|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.|