Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-05-081
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III jCiU SLC pastor chosen t baccalaureate The Rev. Arthur C. Johnson, pastor of the Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, Salt Lake City, has been selected to deliver the Weber State College baccalaureate sermon June 1, Weber State College Pres. Joseph L. Bishop announced today. The service, to be held in the Fine Arts Center auditorium at 7:30 p.m., is the first of several gatherings for the graduating class of approximately 1,400 students. President Bishop will be presiding at his first WSC bac- V The Rev. Arthur C. Johnson ft ' I 1 w 1 Creative arts edition seeks student works The Signpost is planning to publish a special edition of the newspaper featuring a collection of works from different students and faculty members from the Weber State campus. "The purpose of the special edition," notes Bonnie Cantwell, editor of the paper, "is to bridge the gap on the campus created by the absence of the yearbook (Acorn) and the college literary magazine (Probe)." Apart from the literary material such as poetry and short stories to be offered by the special edition, it will also contain art and photography. Continues Cantwell, "It is designed to expose the campus community to the creative works presently done by college students." The Signpost is asking students who are interested in submitting their work for the special edition to bring them to the Signpost office no later than May 15. The edition will be published May 22. This publication will be published in color as well as in black and white. calaureate service since assuming the presidency last July. He and Mrs. Bishop will hold a reception for graduates, their parents, and spouses and friends in the WSC Union immediately following the service. Commencement exercises will be held June 2 at 8:30 a.m., Wildcat Stadium. . Rev. Johnson's baccalaureate sermon is entitled "Personal Integrity," dealing with the significance and importance of integrity as a quality of life. Objectives of the sermon are to describe personal integrity as a power in life, and to persuade men to try for the achievement of integrity as both genuineness and completeness in living. The Rev. Johnson holds a bachelor degree in physical education and sociology from Utah State University, and earned a bachelor of divinity and master of divinity degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. He has held pastorates at churches in Chicago, North Riverside, orator 111., Tulelake, Calif., and Crockett, Calif. He also served as a chaplain for the U.S. Air Force, and was director of public relations at the University of Dubuque, Iowa, and was a teacher and counselor at San Quentin Prison. While at San Quentin, Rev. Johnson developed a Bible course for men in solitary confinement, and also wrote a thesis which included a survey on religious motivation and religious experience prior to committing a crime. He has served on a YMCA board of directors, as a Police Youth consultant, public school council, Red Cross and Boy Scout councils, and is at present serving the Westminster College staff in a volunteer adjunct capacity. Chicano speaker urges militancy An explanation as to the impact of the first statewide conference for Chicanos in 1971 and a call for militancy were the topics of discussion held by Jorge Arce-Larreta. These represented some of the highlights of Chicano Week. In his speech, Arce-Larreta noted "My concern was after the conference" regarding the problems facing the Chicanos and other minorities. When asked how the Chicano youth were playing in the movement, Arce-Larreta noted the youth "Were playing a key role in the movement" and added the youth were "preparing themselves at a different level of education." He also noted that there was a "need for more militancy in Utah." States Arce-Larreta, "We can have riots or we can sit across a table and negotiate-I'm not sure which is better." He pointed out that many times the negotiation was delayed for so long that with a little bit of pressure, the negotiations would have progressed through much better. He also called for the students to become aware of their race and noted "The motivation has to be in the home." WW- A f .T Li I; I i ' 1 JORGE ARCE-LARRETA tells WSC students about the first statewide conference for Chicanos and of a need for militancy in Utah. Arce-Larreta is one of this week's speakers for Chicano Week. Faculty evaluation subjected to probe April 9 the college newspaper Signpost sent out a questionnaire to all faculty members regarding their individual views of student evaluation. The questionnaire, designed by the Signpost staff, was structured along the general lines of a conglomerate of individual preferences and was not designed to give anything other than personal opinion regarding the issues of student evaluation. States Wil Grey, managing editor of the paper, stated the purpose of the questionnaire as "finding out if teachers are truly against being evaluated by their students." Continued Grey, "The reason we sent out the questionnaire was to measure faculty disposition regarding student evaluation," and added, "we wanted to see if such an evaluation would be feasible at this time." The questionnaire dealt with such questions as : "If a student evaluation was conducted on a voluntary basis under the auspices of qualified researchers, using a valid, relible Til- -vtf i i i i. ''HI o research tool, would the teacher submit to such an evaluation? " Questions also dealt with whether the teachers were presently being evaluated by their students and whether they were using such evaluations to alter their course structure, if they considered the evaluation an entire waste of time, and whether they would like to see someone else apart from their departments or themselves issue such an evaluation. Other questions dealt with whether the evaluation, should it be conducted, be used as a criterion for the purpose of maintaining employment of the teacher, using it for promotion purposes, using it for salary considerations and for awarding of tenure. It is the intent of theSignpost to issue similiar questionnaire to the student body in an attempt to get studentbody opinion of the evaluation. Teachers were asked to return their questionnaires by April 15. Next week will be the results of the questionnaire sent to faculty and staff. i! . .
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-05-08, Vol. 32, No. 50|
|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.|