Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-11-091
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IN JLA Bishop relaxes freshman dorm rule; will waive residency requirement by Melinda Sowerby Staff reporter President Bishop announced, in Executive Council on Monday, that any freshman who felt that they couldn't live in the dorms under the present regulations, "could write me a letter, and I would waive the ruling for them." He went on to explain that last weekend, he had received many calls supporting the administration's decision not to allow 24-hour open house which he said points out the fact that the campus is divided on the issue. - Bishop stated that he was saddened to find this the case, which lead to his statement concerning the waivers for freshmen. In other business, executive council discussed the possibility of expanding the volunteer services, now in the sociology department to be included in student government. If thisidea is found to be feasible, it may be that it would have a central location with outlets throughout the campus. It was debated as to whether it would be considered a community service or a campus service. No decision was made as to which it would be considered, but ideas for services were presented. Some of the ideas discussed were, boy and girl scout troops, little league sports, junior Weber Ski Team, shoveling snow for the elderly and a Sub-for-Santa program. One problem with having the volunteer program under student government is finding a director for the program. Dave Allen, presently in charge of the sociology program was mentioned as one possibility, since he already had the experience needed. Brent Johns, academic vice president, discussed a change in baccalaureate procedure. He stated that there would be no formal blocks of seats this year, so that faculty and their families could sit together. He also said that there would be a dance afterwards for faculty members, graduates and their families to give everyone a chance to meet. Johns said that they would try it with the changes this year, but if it proved no more successful than in past years, baccalaureate would be dropped from graduation. Also, they discussed dropping the $5 cap and gown fee from the graduation fee, and making it separate. Mary Trovers Nov. 1 0, 8 Gov. Rampton speaks at dedication; praises 1965 legislative forethought ! -.J j ' i y - ' V " f f 1 . i - -i- I 1 f ' " j '; ' ' .mm. jF " " -" . L , . , , -u at- " -Z " Z ' - I'j&uk if. . - f , . I r ' v " ' J' -mf --. er " "- ----- A , Pimm ft w'w GOVERNOR CALVIN L. RAMPTON spoke at services dedicating the WSC Social Science Building Monday. The building was completed in May of 1972, while dediction services were planned as paat of homecoming activities this week, (photo by Ray Wiggins) 'Let Your Voice Be Heard' ballots favor 24-hour policy The majority of students responding to last week's "Let Your Voice Be Heard" said they did not support President Joseph L. Bishop's statements and actions concerning 24-hour open house policies in the dorms. Of the students who responded, two-thirds said they did not support Bishop's statements and actions prohibiting the dormitory residents from scheduling 24-hour open house. One-third of the responses favored Bishop's actions.There was a high correlation between those who had lived in the dorms and those who had not. Of those who had lived in the dorms 76 percent said they did not support Bishop's actions. Seventy-three percent of students who had never lived in the dorms said they did not support Bishop's actions." Breaking down the responses by classes, juniors were least critical arid seniors most critical of Bishop's actions. Of the juniors responding, 42 percent support Bishop's actions and 58 percent do not. Seniors had 75 percent saying they did not support Bishop's actions and 25 percent saying they did. Response statistics The following is a breakdown of "Let Your Voice Be Heard" responses : "I support Dr. Bishop's statements and actions concerning 24-hour open house policies on campus." Total - 33, Freshmen - 33, Sophomores - 31, Juniors - 42, Seniors - 25, Students who have lived in the dorms - 24, students who have never lived in the dorms -27. "I do not support Dr. Bishop's statements and actions concerning 24-hour open house policies on campus." Total - 67, Freshmen - 67, Sophomores - 69, Juniors - 58, Seniors - 75, students who have lived in the dorms - 76, students who have never lived in the dorms -73. p.m by Ira D. Hatch News Editor Utah Governor Calvin L. Rampton apologized Monday for the dust from campus construction and for the possibility of a 'mudhole' this Winter, during a speech delivered at the Social Science Building dedication. The Social Science building was completed May of 1972 at a cost of $3,998,954 and dedication was held Monday as part of homecoming activities this week. President Joseph L. Bishop acknowledged the overflow crowd at the dedication by saying there were more people than had been expected. Rampton said this was one of the last construction projects approved' by the 1965 Utah legislation, and at that time there was "a need for educational space for the war babies." He went on to say that "we have largely met that demand," and now there is a need for improving landscaping and other "outward" appearances on Utah college campuses. Rampton considered the 1965 legislation for educational improvements "fortuitous," since interest rates started to increase and also because of the federal government's Higher Education Facility Act, "in which we gained more funding than what we had intended." Rampton then apologized for the dust on the campus and added that in the coming year one would see an improvement in landscaping.The building provides 71 faculty offices, 20 secretarial offices, 40 classrooms, 11 laboratories, two student study lounges, and a faculty lounge. The four story building houses the departments of history, police science, political science and philosophy, psychology, and social-anthropology -social work. Dedicatory prayer was offered by Dr. Floyd Woodfield. assistant dean, School of Arts. Letters and Sciences. Building tours were provided after the buffet luncheon. Blue Key Honor Fraternity ushered the event.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-11-09, Vol. 33, No. 13|
|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.|