Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-01-221
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Irenes tr :j,!T Volume 30, Nurnfrer 24 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Friday, January 22, 1971 fin A Have you been Had? or Will Your WSC Diploma Be Worth Anything in '72? or Give Me a Bigger Library were the headings on a flyer distributed through Weber State College this past week. The flyer, sent out by a Student Action Committee was designed to make students aware of the library deficiencies on campus and of the accreditation dangers Weber could face, if library conditions are not improved. The flyer calls for a united effort by students and faculty to be aware of this problem and to make others aware. Students or faculty wishing to do something about the current status of the library should contact members of student government and find out what can be done individually to improve existing situations. For those students who missed the flyer, it follows : Read it and learn. At this moment we have a deficiency on campus that is rivaled only by the National Adademic pace-setter, the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople. The WSC Library is a focal point of our woes. Be thankful no campus bombers have ravaged the edifice, or our accreditation would be in an even worse position. u 1 V i LwJk A ' u. ' 'L . ,., .. 1 4. T.i.-nm in, J The Union Building smoking lounge located in the snack bar area suffers from too little space, too few chairs, too few tables, too little air, and too many people, according to proponents of a movement to gain more smoking privileges for smokers at Weber State. Photo by Jeonni Young Smoke in demonstrators request privilege extension By Jareta Coyle There was a time, way back in 1966, that cigarettes weren't even sold at Weber. Then a group of students, tired of having to go off campus to buy cigarettes, and of having to stand outside to smoke them, organized a Smoke-In demonstration in the UB. In addition to getting a lot of smoke in their eyes, they extracted a promise of a smoking room in the planned UB Annex, and brought the sale of cigarettes to Weber. Shades of 1966! If you were in the U.B. snack area on Monday between 10:30 and 11 you would have witnessed another such demonstration, although one of an apparent spontaneous nature. The overflow from the packed smoking room spread into the cafeteria until there were 40-50 students dispersed throughout the room. (It seems that overcrowded smokers diffuse in much the same way as gases transferring from regions of high concentration to those of lesser concentration until a uniform mixture results.) It wasn't long before the "No Smoking" signs came down and a "Please Smoke Here" sign went up, via Allen Betz. Needless to say, the powers that be, soon reacted and sent everyone back into what the smokers call their "cage." But this isn't the end of it. A meeting of the Union Policy Board has been called for Monday at 1 in the UB Theater to discuss a change in smoking policy to extend the area to the cafeteria. It is an open meeting and all students are encouraged to attend and present their views, according to Fran Wikstrom, Studentbody President. In preparation for the Policy Board Meeting, a rap session has been scheduled in the UB, room 325, at 12 today for all of those who are concerned with the status of the smoking faculities. A petition has been circulated on campus requesting the extension of smoking privileges. It will be presented to the Policy Board on Monday. "If you haven't had a chance to sign it, you can do so at this meeting," according to Tony Carrera, a spokesman for the protesting group. Outstanding educator H. Keith Harrison Recognition as being an outstanding educator has been given to an associate professor of botany. The Student Government's Education Committee recently announced that Dr. H. Keith Harrison was picked for the award because of his concerted efforts to show concern for his students. SEED chairman Mark Dunn, who placed Dr. Harrison's nomination before the committee, stated that "Dr. Harrison is never too busy for a student." When interviewed, Dr. Harrison said that he always tries to make time for students. "They of course are our major concern." The committee felt that Dr. Harrison's concern for students goes beyond the call of duty. "If a student misses a class for a good reason," remarked Dr. Harrison, "I will try to make an appointment with him so that I can go over the lecture material he missed." "Too, in the past before major tests I have scheduled review sessions during the evenings." Another determinant in the committee's decision to choose Dr. Harrison was his effort a year ago to combine the expertise of various departments to teach an ecology class. That class will begin in the near future. The North west Accreditation Association calls for library seating space for 30 percent of the studentbody. We now have a mere 500 seats, leaving us 2,000 library seats short! Hum that to the tune of a shortage of 350,00 volumes, and you may understand why the Northwest Accreditation Association says we are in trouble. Students and faculty, if you want a WSC diploma issued after this year to be worth anything, you must become aware of this issue. Maybe three Jews can have four views, but WSC must be united on the need for more library facilities NOW. Better Dead than Red, but Better Read than Unread! Student Action Committee Higher Board coifed on to justify tlioir enisfcoco DATELINE Salt Lake City Greater scrutiny of Higher Board actions was the first concern of members of the 'Joint Appropriations Sub-Committee on Higher Education of the Utah Legislature, here on Tuesday. The higher Board of Education was created by Senate Bill no. 10 two years ago in the last regular session. The Board consists of 15 people and was originally organized as a go-between body to avoid unnecessary negotiations and control between individual institutions and the legislature. Institutional Councils from Utah's several schools of higher learning now submit their budget to the Higher Board which then makes the cuts they feel necessary and pass on the amended proposal to the State Legisature. Budget requests are then sent to sub committees of the Joint Appropriations Committee of the combined House and Senate. The Sub-Committee on Higher Education reviews budgets from the Higher Board. In its initial meeting, the Committee discussed the development and functions of the new board. The concensus of feeling was reviewed by Chairman Reed Bullen (R. Logan) which sum- I. D. cards Today (Friday, Jan. 22) is the last day to get an I.D. card for $1.00. Beginning next week the cost will be $2.50. I.D. Card validation can be done in Room 105 of the Union (south of the bookstore) during posted hours of 10:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Thurs. and 11:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. med up feelings saying that the Higher Board had been given a free hand for two years, but warned the committee to get "tougher." He suggested that the Board be called on to "justify" their existence and show what they had accomplished. Senator Ernest Dean (D. American Fork) felt that the Board related too much to the demands of the institutions. Senator, Merrill Jenkins (D. Ogden) was concerned that they had questioned whether the first loyalty was to the legislature or to higher education. Senator Hughes Brockbank (R. Salt Lake City) suggested that the Committee should "scrutinize each item and depend upon our own staff." He suggested that an effort be made to contact schools directly rather than forbidding any communication. Chairman Bullen said that any school administrator should have the right to come and discuss individual problems. However, since the Higher Board hired the president, it was felt that a strong effort would be necessary in order to communicate. Fear of the institutions communicating directly with the Legislature stems from Dr. G. Homer Durham's warning against lobbying. Dr. Durham had earlier said that he didn't want any "end-runs." All legislatures with a desire to better understand the forthcoming budgets were encouraged to visit individual schools and talk with administrators and faculty. The committee planned to study initial college building appropriations, review salaries and salary determinations, and examine progress reports or tenure investigations besides acting on budgets. Representing the Ogden area on sub committees are: Senator Merrill Jenkins (D. Plain City); Representative Ron Halverson (R. Ogden); and Representative Glen Cottle (D. North Ogden).
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-01-22, Vol. 30, 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.|