Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1972-05-261
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I r i volume 31, number 59 may 26, 1972 ogden, utah 84403 new weber president chosen by wait schaffer "Our purpose as an institution of higher learning is to lead the student by allowing full use of the student's individual potentials," commented Dr. Joseph L. Bishop Jr. newly selected president of Weber State College. Announcement was made Tuesday that Dr. Bishop, 39, a native of Delta, Utah and former graduate of Brigham Young University, will assume the office of retiring President William P. Miller on July 1. Adding to his personal philosophy the new president said, "I hold in high esteem the worth of every individual as being necessary for the growth of this nation." "It is my intent to see to it that we develop an ability to identifv student potentials and bring forth the realization of goals." Dr. Bishop stated that most of his first year in office would be devoted to gaining an understanding of the college programs and priorities. This would involve working with administrative assistants and as many faculty personnel as possible. The new president plans no immediate changes but expressed concern over the allocation of funds and the needs of the students. "The college is here for the student," said Dr. Bishop, "And without the students there would be no faculty, no buildings and no college." We must have a comprehensive college program that will allow curriculum changes the new president added. He further went on to comment that today's world is rapidly changing and a college program should be adapted to change when the need arises. Referring to the area of college spending Dr. Bishop said, "Weber State can not continue down the same path by simply asking for more money with the assurance of doing a better job." He asserted that an evaluation must be made so as to make efficient use of the funds available. WSC has recognition on the east coast according to Dr. Bishop. Most of the recognition being attributed to basketball. Dr. Bishop stated that this is a good image but the college must plan to build such images in other departments too. The new president expressed satisfaction over the general attitudes he has observed between the faculty and administrative staff at WSC. "There seems to be a real concern for the student," he stated. Dr. Bishop brings with him an impressive background. After completing his B.A. and M.A. at BYU, where he majored in Spanish and French, he went on to earn a Ph.D. in college administration from Claremont Graduate School and University Center. In the course of his career in education, Dr. Bishop has served as Department Chairman at Imperial Valley College, El Centro, California; Academic Dean at Mt.San Jacinto College, . Gilrhan-Hot Springs, California; President of the Haitian-American Institute in Haiti, and Vice President of Prairie State College in Chicago, Illinois. (continued on page 7) H ' Hi W 1 . ' s ; . ,' .-. -. , '," i . 7 ' . . : , If CONGRATULATIONS - Outgoing president William P. Miller talks with the new president of Weber State College, Joseph L. Bishop. degrees go to 1 245 weber state students About 1,245 students from Weber State College will receive degrees at a commencement ceremony at the college stadium on June 3. The annual Baccalaureate will be held Friday June 2 in the Union Building Ballroom. There will be 917 Bachelor degrees, 212 Associate degrees, 26 Certificates of Completion, 45 wsc demos plan party The Weber State College Young Democrats will hold a "year end bash" up Ogden canyon at The Meadows Saturday, June 3. The party will be held from 3 p.m. on. All Weber State College students are invited. They are asked to bring food and a potluck type dinner will be held. A limited amount of refreshments will be provided but students are advised to bring some of their own. There is no charge for the party.. More information and directions to the party can be obtained by calling: Mike Mendoza (392-1187), Kelly Powers (393-C211) and or Rosanne Kump (621-6C48). Certificates of Proficiency, and 45 Associate of Applied Science at the program. The graduation commencement follows a tradition started at Harvard University in 1642. At that time the Harvard president asked the university overseers for permission to confer degree. He would place a "book of arts" in each student's hand and pronounce a Latin formula. That practice has, of course, been modified and changed considerably by 1972. Tickets to the graduation ceremony have been mailed to prospective graudates. If the commencement takes place in the college stadium as planned there will be no restriction on attendance. If foul weather causes the program to be moved into the gymnasium "only those holding reserved seat tickets will be admitted." Students who have a GPA of 3.4 will graduate with Cum Lude and students with a GPA of 3.8 will graduate Magna Cum Laude. Final preparations for the event will start at 7:30 a.m. in the stadium parking lot where the procession will form. The commencement will start at 8:30 and is expected to last several hours. The figure of 1,245 graduating students is "about the same as last year," said Milton Mecham, dean of administrative records. harold b. lee to give baccalaureate 5 ' if- : i Harold B. Lee Elder Harold B. Lee, first counselor in the first presidency, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been selected to deliver the Weber State College baccalaureate sermon June 2 at 7:30 p.m. The traditional program of the commencement period will be held in the 1,800-seat Fine Arts auditorium, with WSC President William P. Miller presiding. The 84th commencement will , be held June 3 at 8:30 a.m., Wildcat Stadium. Approximately 1,240 students will "receive diplomas, including more than 900 who will receive, baccalaureate degrees. A native of Clifton, Idaho, President Lee has been prominent as an educator, businessman, public official and religious leader. He became principal of an Idaho school at age 17, and after further study at the University of Utah he became principal in the Granite School District, Salt Lake City, during 1923-28. President Lee ! began his prominent church career as a missionary in the Western States mission, and has been a member of the Council, of the Twelve Apostles since 1941. As ranking senior, member of the council he is also president of the Twelve. He was appointed to the Salt Lake City Commission in 1932 and won re-election to the post in 1933. At request of the Church's first presidency he resigned from the commission to become managing director of the newly organized church-wide welfare program, a position he held for 22 years. The prominent church official has been recognized with honorary degrees at all three universities in Utah. He is an officer and director of several national and Utah business corporations. He is chairman of the Board of Zion's First National Bank, first vice chairman of the board of Beneficial Life Insurance Co.; vice chairmaft of the board of directors, Utah-Idaho Sugar Co.; vice chairman and director of ZCMI, a director of the Union Pacific Railroad, among other executive positions he holds with other corporations and companies.He is author of the book, "Youth and the Church," which was a series of radio talks over KSL.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1972-05-26, Vol. 31, No. 59|
|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.|