Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-10-271
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Piste Volume 30, Number 7 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Tuesday, October 27, 1970 4 h Mi mm KM m m m r n baa 1 ypi EIB UUi I IIIl Conflicting opinions over the Course Evaluation program were expressed by the academic vice president, and the project's chairman.In separate interviews Dr. Helmut Hoffmann, academic vice president, and Weber State student Dale Evans, the Course Evaluation chairman, expressed differing opinions over the program's procedures and goals. The Student Government sponsored Course Evaluation program was initiated last spring quarter. The results were published and distributed during this quarter's registration. Last spring, course evaluation cards were given to students who were taking classes which filled general education requirements. An estimated 40 percent of these students responded. Dr. Hoffmann said that the course evaluation team did a good job in. such short time, but that he doubted the validity of the results. He stated that the project needed more objective criteria, and more student participation before the results could be considered valid. "Course evaluation is a good thing," related Dr. Hoffmann. "I would like to see the program expended to evaluate administrators." "However, the evaluation team should not consist solely of students. Faculty members should be included." Dr. Hoffmann sees the project's main contribution as making instructors and administrators conscious of their weaknesses. "Such an evaluation program would be a long range development with a lasting impression," he summated. The Course Evaluation chairman declared that the evaluation's results were valid. According to Mr. Evans the program's aim was to help students who are planning to take lower division courses, "to choose teachers which other students have found rewarding." Mr. Evans stated that he would oppose arty proposal which would let faculty help evaluate teachers. "This program is a student oriented project," he concluded. I ft Tonight the Weber State theatre department will open its production of "A Thousand Clowns." The play, written by Herb Gardnerand directed by Ivan Crosland will begin at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts little theatre. It will run through October31, including a matinee at 2 p.m. on Oct. 31. Casting for the play includes Bill Allred as Murray Burns; V f : u & f A i rx I No Convocation There will be no convocation on October 29at 11 a.m. due to the Civic Ballett presentation of "Cinderella," later that evening. Convocations will resume at their normal time the following Thursday. SFrosh nominate nine canai Wednesday Oct. 21 the freshmen nominating assembly was held. Nominees for president are Brent Johanson, Ralph Ferrara, Steve Wideman and Howard Olsen. Nominated for Vice President were Dave Danielson, Barbara Brown and Steve Boyington. Nominated for Secretary were Sara Lee Ranson and Mitzi Monderans. These nominees were nominated from the floor and others may be added as petitions come in. During the assembly the new rules for campaigning were laid out. If an infraction is made by a campaigner he may be liable for a 10 percent loss of votes and a possible disqualification. Infractions can be appealed to Fran Wikstrom or the Executive Committee. The campaign will begin on Oct. 26. The primary will be held on Oct. 30, and final voting is on Nov. 6. Joey Ligori is standing in for John Ferrara as elections chairman. John Ferrara dropped out to avoid a conflict of interest. f . Michael Waterfall, as his nephew; and Claudia Thomason as a welfare case "orker. The play is based on the situations encounterec when people hide themselves behind masks from the realities of life. Tickets may be obtained from the Fine Arts ticket office. W B B W Does the Studentbody President have item veto over Senate actions? The Student Supreme Court met for the first time in two years last Thursday to decide the question. Chief Justice Ron Weathers and his four associate justices discussed the veto question at length during their hour and a half session. They also listened to voluntary testimony from Senator Mike Sanders who opposes the item veto. The court also requested testimony from Senate President Craig Tolton and studentbody president Fran Wikstrom. Wikstrom spoke in favor of item veto on appropriations measures but did not call for complete item veto on all senate actions. "I wouldn't want item veto on all actions," he said. He continued to explain that total item veto could be used indiscriminately by a future studentbody president to alter wording and content of a senate action. The court adjourned without a decision Thursday and will meet again at 6 p.m. next Thursday. The justices must submit their decision in writing within two weeks after reaching a decision. Any justice who does not agree with the decision may, of his own initiative, write an opinion in dissent. The present controversy was ignited when former studentbody President Paul Neuenschwander vetoed the stage band appropriation approved by the senate. His action was controversial on two accounts: First, because he vetoed only a single item on the entire budget action; and secondly, because his veto came after the last senate meeting of the year so that the body had little chance to override his veto had it cared to do so. Weber State has only seen four previous Supreme Court decisions. The current question is the second one concerning constitutional interpretation to come before any school court. fraternity on Last week, Sigma Delta Pi fraternity was placed on a probationary status for one quarter. The action nine rushees of that fraternity, stealing lumber to build a float for the Homecoming parade. Mr. Marvin Peterson, Assistant Dean of Students issued a statement clarifying certain comments made about the incident in the Ogden Standard Examiner. The statement listed some points of clarification and explains disciplinary action that has been taken by both the fraternity involved and the Interfraternity Council of Weber State. aces probation came ?c a reru Oi the arrests of while they were in the process of The Standard Examiner newspaper article indicated that those arrested were members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Dean Peterson's statement clarified this in the following way: "Sigma Alpha Epsilon is a national fraternity of which Sigma Delta Pi, a local fraternity at Weber State College, desires to be come affiliated. Sigma Alpha Epsilon's name should have never been used in the newspaper article as they do not have colony status on campus." The statement further noted, "Nine of the students involved were rushees, that is, students who were trying to get accepted into a fraternity. They are not officially accepted members of the fraternity until they have been sworn in at pledge acceptance ceremonies. These men acted on their own and not on instructions from any of the officers of Sigma Delta Pi." It was further clarified in the statement that "Sigma Delta Pi has dropped all those rushees involved and have suspended the one active member indefinitely from the fraternity. The fraternity has also notified Sigma Alpha Epsilon officials and apologized for their name being involved." Interfraternity Council officers and the Judicial Committee discussed the incident and emphasized that fraternities and sororities do not condone any action that brings discredit on their members or to the college as a whole. The I.F.C. also voted to not allow the nine rushees to rush any other fraternity for at least one quarter.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-10-27, Vol. 30, No. 7|
|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.|