Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-03-051
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ft mi Sua Volume 30,'' Number 36 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Friday, March 5, 1971 decision made m The following statement was released to the SIGNPOST by President William P. Miller. Weber State College security officers are legally designated as peace officers and as such they have not only the authority but also the responsibility to maintain peace. In the discharge of their duties they may at times need to use physical force to protect themselves or to apprehend those who violate law. However, the use of physical force should be resorted to only under unusual circumstances. The incident on Feb. 23, 1971 concerning James Nickerson, a student! and Officer William E. Carver, has been investigated under the direction of Dr. Robert. A. Clarke, Administrative Vice President. A hearing was conducted on Feb. 25, 1971 and was attended by the parties to the incident, the Dean of Students the Assistant Dean of Students, the Chairman of the Student Ombudsman Committee and witnesses. The committee met on March 1 and reviewed the testimony given at the hearing. The President of the Associated Students attended this meeting. The committee findings were that Officer Carver "acted in an unwarranted and unjustified manner" in ejecting Mr. Nickerson from his office but that Officer Carver "had considerable provocation from the student" and that "Mr. Nickerson used extremely poor judgment in not leavingihe Security Office when directed to do so. The committee recomended that "Officer Carver be given a reprimand-warning" and that this be placed in his file. I concur in the findings of the committee and its recommendations have been carried out. I am sorry that this incident occurred and feel that it should have been prevented. Our security officers have a most difficult problem of controlling traffic and protecting the property and lives of our campus community. They have gone out of their way to assist students in. countless ways. They need the support of all of us. I would like to urge all persons on campus, students, security of ficers, and all members of the faculty and staff, to use good judgment and restraint to avoid creating situations that might lead to confrontations or violence. I wish to congratulate the students and faculty and staff members for the cooperative relationship that has existed and does exist on our campus. Only through continued cooperation and good-will can we have an effective college. William O. Miller President ROTC applications due Applications for enrolling in the Army ROTC program recently authorized for Weber State College will be received in the WSC-Union through March 15. The ROTC officers will be stationed in room 419 of the Union, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through March 15. The Weber State ROTC program which will begin next September will offer a basic course during the first two years, followed by an advanced course of two years. Dr. Dayton stressed that it is essential that students who are now sophomores who plan to enroll in the program beginning next September must apply for enrollment in the program during the first two weeks in March. "This is because these students would be required also to attend a summer basic training camp between their junior and senior year," Dr. Dayton said. Instructor personnel, textbooks, uniforms, and equipment necessary for the program are provided by the Army. Students enrolled in the advanced course receive $50 per month for a period not to exceed 20 months. Weber State will offer 28 credit hours of military science under the program. Walk-a-t Hon next Sot. Saturday, Marchl3,theMarchof Dimes walk-a-thon, an annual fund raising event, will be held with Weber Staters participating. The pledge walk is sponsored by the National Foundation for the March of Dimes of Weber and North Davis. The walk-a-thon consists of a twenty mile walk that is broken down into two mile intervals with a rest station at each interval. Each walker will make a list of sponsors who will pledge a certain amount of money for each mile completed in the walk. At WSC, trophies will be given for the greatest contributions raised by any organized group or individual. Registration forms may be obtained from Janet Crystal or from your department head. The forms should then be turned into the March of Dimes headquarters as soon as possible. You are not officially registered until the form is sent in. taHgeE" code!! messes Seraafte Foulger Gives Senate The Word On Special Events Center. "No one has made any decision to build a special events center," at Weber State according to Dr. James Foulger, Weber State's Business Vice President. "I do not anticipate the building of a special events center unless the students of Weber State College want one," he claimed before the Student Senate this week. Dr. Foulger's testimony was the highlight of a senate investigation into rumors concerning possible construction of an assembly center at Weber State. Controversy concerning the rumors peaked last week when former ASWSC Senator Dave Evans asked the senate to investigate a rumor which predicted an increase in student fees to pay for an events center. Subsequent probing by Mike Sander's Senate Investigations Committee led to extending an invitation to Dr. Foulger to clear the air in this week's senate meeting. No Fee Increase Foulger immediately contradicted the rumored fee increase. He claimed that no fee increase would be needed to build such a facility, if one is to be built. In supporting his contention Dr. Foulger cited the fact that the football stadium will soon be paid off and that money which has been going toward paying for the stadium could then be diverted into other channels. Students represented by former Senator Evans previously voiced opposition to using newly freed funds for new construction when the library is in desperate need of funds. Foulger, howeveY, explained that because these funds are part of a bonding system, they may not be legally used for construction of buildings which do not generate earnings. Under this legal prohibition a facility such as an assembly center would qualify for funding, but buildings used solely for academic purposes would not. Alternatives Open Dr. Foulger stated that there are several alternatives open for the use of student building fee funds. He testified that present facilities such as the'Union Building and Dorms could be paid for more rapidly if no new building were constructed.He also said that buildings other than an assembly center could be constructed. He did, however, admit that an assembly center was listed as top priority in justifying the college's acquistion of the recently won Avondet property. Whatever decision is made, Dr. Foulger assured the senators that students would have a significant part in making it. Any decision would, of course, have to be approved by the state board of higher education, he added. Dayley Clarifies Fee Structure Senate Advisor from the Administration, Dean Alan J. Dayley, took the question of funding new facilities as an opportunity to point out that the money students pay each quarter is of two basic types. "Tuition" may only be raised by the state legislature, whereas "fees" are assessed by the individual institution. Any increase in fees must be approved by the Student Senate according to Dr. Dayley. Currently students pay $100 per quarter in tuition. Fees amount to $35. The fees paid by a student each quarter go to the following areas in the amounts stated per student: activity fee $5; athletic fee $6; building fee $15; stadium fee $3.33; lecture and artist fee $1; union activity fee $2; alumni fee $1; health services $1. Jeannie Young - new editor Jeannie Young is the new editor in chief of the SIGNPOST. Jeannie, who served as assistant editor winter quarter was chosen by a twelve member publications board by a majority of votes. There were five other applicants in contention for the position which called for the applicants to be individually interviewed. Jeannie is the daughter of Mrs. William M. Young of Salt Lake. She is a senior majoring in jour nalism and is presently residing V i Jeannie Young will assume duties as new Editor-in-chief of the SIGNPOST after having been selected by the WSC publications board. in Ogden. Serving on the SIGNPOST for two years, Jeannie has been a reporter, critic, photographer, photo editor and assistant editor. As editor in chief, Jeannie hopes to use the Signpost as a constructive tool to effectively project Weber State College. "I would like to help raise our image, the Weber State College image, to the level it deserves and on which it should be recognized," stated Jeannie. Jeannie said that she would be working on a policy statement soon and hoped to be somewhat organized by the beginning of spring quarter. "I realize that isn't much time," said Jeannie. As assistant editor, Jeannie has chosen Rachael Crary. "I think Rachael has a lot to offer the SIGNPOST," said Jeannie, "That's why I chose her." Rachael is a junior majoring in journalism. Presently, Jeannie is in the process of reorganizing her staff to begin publication the first week of spring quarter. Jeannie's term as editor in chief will run from spring quarter 1971 to the end of winter quarter 1972. Jeannie succeeds Peggy Jo Parker.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-03-05, Vol. 30, No. 36|
|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.|