Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-02-201
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Volume 29, Number 31 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Friday, February 20, 1970 -I I i Sr-' 4 1, i -rg"" rmim .i,iu-jJKI Z-Z-ZZ!! """ ' - S,.ZZ """' ija"""j" - - - ,u . , - di r DEDICATION AND an open house were staged yesterday for the science complex. At 3 p.m. guests received comments from President William Miller, Governor Calvin Rampton, Bob Barclay, executive vice-president, of the studentbody, Robert Clarke, administrativevice-president, and Glen Swanson, director of the Utah State Building Board. The dedicatory service was held in the lecture hall - the circular, three story structure adjoining the six story building. p liafer Academic C The Academic Council will consider a proposal today to ini. tiate a limited Pass-fail grad. ing system. This proposal has already passed the executive council of the academic council and Dean's council. If approved by the academic council the system will go into effect spring quarter. This pro-posal is an outgrowth of the As. sociated Student Government Conference held last fall in Georgia. Our student body officers attended the conference and returned to implement this program along many others. According to Norm Frost, one of the spokesmen for the program, the basic objective of the system is to encourage stu-dents to enroll in course outside their major and minor fields without the pressure that often develops for the competition of letter grades, and thus improve the students' liberal education. The idea is to let students take classes in areas of interest in any school on the campus without having to compete with the major in that area. For ex. ample, if an English major with a psychology minor wants to learn about investments or life insurance, he can take a class in these areas without having to worry about competing with business majors who have had more experience and train, ing than he has. Eligbility for the program is based on the . number of hours a student has accumulated. For the time being it is only open to students with 89 credit hours or more. Students who areonac ademic probation or academic warning do not qualify. Under the proposal a maxi-mum of 18 credit hours of pass, fail credit can be used for grad-uation, exclusive of student teaching credit, special exami-nation credit and convocation credit. A maximum of two classes per quarter can be taken for a pass. fail grade. No course taken on a pass, fail basis will count toward the major, minor, general area re-quirements or the specific course requirements. This means Health, Physical Education, English 1, 2, 3, group fillers and state senate bill class. ; j i ff!! rtTr -Juj M ifiii;.. es cannot be taken on the pass, fail system. A grade of "P" would be "D" and above. A failing grade would be shown on the record as an "E" and counted towards the over-all GPA. The student declares his pass, fail courses at registration and the declaration cannot be changed. If the student decides to withdraw from his pass.fail course he forfiets the opportun. ity to have pass.fail that quarter College presidents t Biieet bere floday A poll to test student interest in a lowered voting age will be one of the high points in the Utah studentbody presidents' con. ference to be held here today. Student body presidents of all the colleges and universities in the state will meet at Weber during the regular series of con. ferences. Two are usually held each month to discuss "common interests" which pertain to all such Utah institutions. Apathy is cause of death The Jewish Student Union, five weeks old, died Monday night for lack of interest. The Jewish Student Union died at 7:45, Monday, Febrary; 16, 1970. Death is due to lack of interest. Earnest efforts from the organizations officers were to no avail. Survivors were Gary Zeller, president; Fred Hava, Vice-President, Religious Ad. visor and Chaplin, and Fred Trimm, Secretary, organiza. tional co-ordinator,Inter-Religious Council representative, and founder. Spokesman for the deceased said that the constitution will be honored and up held in the memory of the organization. There will be no viewing. There will also be no funeral. Survivors wish to thank Dr. Jerome Berstein for being club advisor. and withdraws under the current procedure for withdrawal (WP, WF). The instructor would be unaware of who is taking the class for regular grades or for pass-fail. The teacher would fill out grade cards as usual. The administration at registration will make available an IBM card on which the student would stipulate which class is to be taken as pass.fail. Discussion of the groups' ef. fectiveness andfuture goals is also on the agenda. Three resolutions have been passed by the presidents, one dealing with monies for higher education, the second, a survey of student interest in a lowered voting age, and the third con-demned usage of college ath. letics to promote special interest groups. The resolution, which received-unanimous approval bythepresi-dents, "wholeheartedly endorses an effective and efficient intercollegiate athletic program" and "Regretfully condemns those bigots of higher education who continuously use athletics as a scapegoat for their own inade. quacies in reforming their own attitudes as well as the attitudes of others towards minority groups or other interest groups, realizing that only the innocent student or athlete suffers as a consequence of any such action ..." The conference also sent a telegram to President Nixon, " commending his "efforts toward peace in Vietnam," which was read into the congressional record by Senator Wallace Ben-nett, of Utah. Senate doles out one quarter of remaining funds Over one fourth of the remaining unalloted budget was granted two groups in the Senate Monday night. Some $830 of a remaining $3400 was given, $500 to the debate squad and $330 to the foreign students. The debate squad will use the extra money to attend meets in Connecticut and Alabama, the foreign students to sponsor an international week. A one-minute adjournment was called by the legislative vice-president, Bill Washburn, to allow action the same evening on the debate request. This action, similar to the procedure of the previous meeting which granted $500 to the Chantonelles, was followed by discussion and 9-3 approval. Norm Frost, chairman of the finance committee, while reporting to the Senate the committee's rejection of the request, mentioned a "30 per cent increase from last year" and added that "The money could have been used more wisely." Debate coach jonnHebestreet, in making the request, said," This is the first time we have asked for additional funds. We got a 30 percent increase, and we appreciate it." According to Hebestreet, the Weber State debate team is top in the area, "It has the best win-loss record in the Big Sky." He also noted it had the small, est budget in the area and that of twenty members on the team, "14 are trophy winnners." "The-students also pay for their own food," he said. Bill Washburn turned the gavel to the president pro tempore, Ray Bingham, and spoke in be. half of the request. "Two weeks ago," he said "Bonnie Benson and company re. quested some money. I sat back and watched the Senate function, and give them $500." "I have never seen a group on campus get a worse shake than the debate. I think the de. bate deserves ten times the chatonelles allotment." "If you are willing to support one segment for the goodness they have brought to Weber, then you should be consistant," he said. Senator of arts, letters and science, Dick Speechly comment-ed," If we have the funds.... they ought to be used. I would be the first to vote for them if we have the money. If we have the money we ought to give it to them." "Other groups are doing as well," said Jerry Allen, AMS president, "The chorale paid $50 $60 of their own money and slept in a bus. We just don't have it to go around." Dave Evans, senator of technical education, said "It's a matter of values. I'd rather have the school represented intellectually than sending out our sex symbols. It would satisfy my values better," he said. Wayne Hill, opposing the al-location, said, in reference to last year's increase of 30 percent, "We have amply shown our appreciation." Originally requesting $900, the debate team will use the funds for trips to Alabama and Con. necticutt. The international students were given $330 dollars, with little Senate debate. Fontenilles to speak at convocation Alfred Fontenilles, Professor of American Studies in the De-partment of Modern Languages at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, will be on the WSC campus as a Danforth visit-, ing lecturer. He will present his convocation topic, "Camus and Youth," Feb. 20, at 11 a.m., in the Fine Arts auditorium. Mr. Fontenilles comes here under the visiting lecturers program which was initiated in 1957 by the Arts Program of the Association of American Colleges, and is supported by a grant from the Danforth Founda. tion. Its purpose is to assist colleges in their efforts to strengthen liberal education. A. frequent visitor to the Unit, ed States, Mr. Fontenilles came first In 1958 as aFulbrlght-Smlth-Mundt Fellow. In 1950, he . received hisLi-cense-es-Lettres and his Di-plome des Etudes Superieures. In 1949-50, he was an instruc-tor at the University of Durham in England and received his B. A., and M.A. degrees from Cambridge university, and his Agre-gation from the University of Paris. The publications of Mr. Fon-tenilles include essays and lee-tures which have been contrlbu-tions to the Colorado Quarter, ly, Les Langues Moderned, and Etudes Anglaises. His latest book, "American Society Today," was published by Hachette in December 1968. New Protection The bookstore has installed free check in on return lockers for protection of your books while shopping in the bookstore. Please use these lockers each time you want to enter the sales area, urges bookstore officials. The bookstore will not be responsible from now on for books left unattended in the open shelves.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-02-20, Vol. 29, No. 31|
|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.|