Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-05-231
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p Female get hearing Bishop discusses equal pay, Signpost Editor's Note: This is the concluding part of an interview with President Joseph Bishop. by Wil Grey Managing Editor Much controversy concerning the funding of Women's collegiate athletics at Weber State College has arisen lately. Commenting on the subject, Dr. Bishop expressed a desire to see this aspect of the athletic system at WSC properly funded. In efforts to resolve the problem, Bishop has met with Dr. Nalder of the Physical Education Department, Joy Wood, coach of the women's teams as well as a P.E. teacher and with various members of Student Government.It has been the responsibility of Student Government to fund this aspect of collegiate athletics in past years. The women have been operating on a yearly budget of $350 which barely gets them through one sport. After that the women have been footing the bill out of their own pockets. Bishop said that under present circumstances, where no credit is given to the women for participating in these athletic events, it was decided that Student Government should continue to handle the budget for the women. He also added that should the women start offering credit for participation, as is done with the men's athletics, then the administration would have to consider taking over the funding of the program. Bishop said he saw little reason for the women not granting credit and stated that they would probably find little resistence from the credit committee on campus. The President agreed that the administration would eventually need to assume the responsibility for the program under specified guidelines. He said that he would like to see the program administered by a woman with the department separate from the sports men's program Discussing other aspects of female employment on campus, Bishop explained what was happening concerning female faculty and staff members. "Right now we are working on a three year program to bring women's pay into line with their male counterparts . " Bishop noted that much valuable assistance in this area had been received from the Women's Commission on campus. "This group has done much of the research to bring things into perspective and to establish a rational to show a competency level equal to campus males. The three year program is currently aimed at bringing salaries into proper alignment. Bishop was also questioned concerning the role he thought the Signpost should play on campus."Like many of the other programs on campus, the Signpost should be a learning experience to prepare staff members for employment in the outside world." Commenting further Bishop gave three basic purposes of the newspaper. First, he felt it should provide real life activity for the staff. Second, he saw a need for it to be as factual as possible. He compared the Signpost's need to sort out rumors and truth with his own position where he said many times problems arise just because someone is out spreading rumors. Thirdly, he noted the need for a free press, but added that the Signpost needed to be aware of the responsibility entailed by press freedoms. During the meeting with Bishop, arrangements were made to make the President more accessable to the paper so that the Signpost will be able to keep the students better informed as to what is happening with their institution. 1 ' r 1 1 t j ? 5 i 3 j' - SJ "V ' It I J f - ' j L . - j I I; I T 4 I 1 X'V " . t : r I ' I i t i I I . :! T1 I 1 v . - - A , LV-! I I ' - ' V;-.: i ' c..-- 4 t .! "... ; , . " ' t mn mini A JU , r t MHtUi4i js FRISBEE BALLET! In a leaping pirouette Lou Volpi reaches to catch a frisbee. Frisbee competition finished off last week's Spring Fever activities. Photo by Fred Barta. Plant Science Association wins environmental award The Plant Science Association has received the Ronald V. Jensen Environmental Award for 1973. The award is presented Amendment By a unanimous vote, student Senate passed an amendment to the studentbody constitution Thursday. The amendment states that if the Executive Council wishes to change a budget the Council must have a two-thirds majority to necessitate such a change. The amendment will be voted on by the general studentbody in tomorrow's referendum. The full amendment reads : Section 1 (a) At the each spring ouarter hoth tho retiring and newlv elerted executive councils shall sit in open budget hearings. The pur-Ipose of these hearines shall hp tn 'rule on student budget requests, iinus attixing specific promisory mounts to De received in the roming year. (b) The Financial Vice President shall chair the hearings. (c) Each councilor shall have one vote with the exception of the Dean of Students who shall sit with voice but not vote. (d) Budgetary appropriations shall he dprtded nn hv a mainritv ( . j -j i vote of the combined body with one exception. The Operating Budget of the Executive Council each year to a group which completes a long lasting project designed to improve theenvironment. eooooeooeooooeoooeeee& vote Thursday must pass by a vote of two-thirds of the body. (e) All appropriations and their set limits shall be binding for the following year. (f) If, however, it is felt that as the year progresses a budget is not appropriately funded, the Executive Council may call an open hearing to make need changes, bucn nearings must be made public and must carry a two-thirds majority opinion of the voting council to necessitate any change of the original approved budget. This does not apply to the unalloted funds which are to be decided upon by a simple majority opinion. Section 2 (a) At no time may any Executive Council raise their own stipends or scholarships, or increase in any way their own personal monetary gain via student monies. Forfiture of elected office and possible further charges would result from such an offence. (b) Stipends and scholarships may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the retiring executive council. Such an increase would affect only future executive councils and not the present voting council. The Plant Science Association received this year'a award for two projects. The first project was planting Sumac root cuttings on the "W" on the mountain. This was done early in the spring, and the Association will assume continuing responsibility for the "W" The second project was placing signs around the perimeters of the undeveloped college property above Skyline Drive. The signs closed the area to recreational vehicles and designated the property a "natural area." The Plant Science Association closed the area so that damage from motorized vehicles which has occurred in the past may be stopped. With the closing of the land, the Association plans to take steps to correct the damage. The Ronald V. Jensen Environmental Award is presented each year by the Center of Environmental Studies and the Signpost.The 1971 award was presented to the Blue Key fraternity for a rock biasing project. In 1972 Gamma Pheta Epsilon. a geographic fraternity won the award for its mapping along Ogden River for a proposed park. Projects are judged by the number of people involved, the lasting affect of their project and the intrinsic value to the campus and community.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-05-23, Vol. 32, No. 54|
|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.|