Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-01-281
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the F 7 Vol. 34 No. 27 Tuesday, January 28, 1975 Ogden.Utah 84403 A decreasing chance of snow today and tomorrow. High temperatures in the 30s with a gradual clearing through Thursday. Candidates face election tomorrow By Melinda Sowerby Managing Editor An election to decide the Academic Assemblyman from the School of Humanities will be held tomorrow. The candidates for assemblyman are Mark Masur and Elaine Spendlove. Polling booths will be set up in the Union Building west foyer for this special election. Spendlove said she was running for assemblyman from Humanities because, "I saw the need ... saw it had to be done and I feel I can do it." She elaborated by saying, "I can organize an area assembly. I know a lot of people in the school and can choose people for the area assemblies." She added, "I can't make up what has already been lost but I can get things going to finish the year." Masur said he ran because, "I wanted to further the education and scholastic opportunities in the school. There is stagnation in some areas of the school and I'd like to stimulate educational opportunities within the school." Make effort He also said, "Because I'm involved in humanities ... in communications, I have the ability to get a point across. I know many of the department heads and can contribute to the school through that. I'll make an effort to make needed changes, but I won't be a fire engine chaser." Spendlove said the duties of an assemblyman included setting up the area assemblies within the school to receive input and relay the message. "To communicate the wants and needs of students," Spendlove added. Masur said he saw the assemblyman as being a liason between students and faculty. "If there is something within the curriculum a student doesn't approve of, he can come to an assemblyman who can then present it to the faculty." Neither felt the Assembly needed more power than it presently has. On this, Masur said, "Since the Executive Council is voted on by the studentbody as a whole, we should be answerable to the Council." He pointed out the main area of emphasis for the assembly is the academic area. Primarily to govern Spendlove said, "The Assembly shouldn't take any power from Executive Council but they should make decisions in areas that pertain to them. Executive Council is there primarily to govern." Speaking on the possibility of students determining their own academic programming, Masur said, "I'm a conservative in this area." He pointed out this was because students do not have the experience to direct their academic program. He added however, "I feel students should initiate and stimulate new academic programs but not direct them." Spendlove voiced much the same sentiments. She said, "Students should have input into what they want but they should recognize they don't always have the knowledge or experience to choose their entire program." ft t. i t- ' i ' . iL THRILLS AND CHILLS and other forms of backstabbing all came together Thursday evening at the annual Songfest. Groups throughout the campus took turns first impressing and then making fun of each other. Winners included Lasall Hall, Tau Theta Nu, Otyokwa, Sigma Gamma Chi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Phi Kappa and LDSSA. (Photo by Fred Barta ) Visscher quits Weber post Gene Visscher resigned Friday as head coach of the Weber State basketball team. Neil McCarthy, his assistant, was immediately named as the new head coach. Visscher made his decision after the Wildcats had lost their fourth straight game. It was the longest losing streak in Weber's 12-year history. "Players lost confidence in my coaching philosophy, and I don't think this situation could be turned around in time to have a good season." Visscher had been associated with six Wildcat basketball championships; two as a player under Dick Motta, two as an assistant coach under Phil Johnson and two as head coach of the Wildcats. He was named to the all-conference team twice and still holds the school career record for rebounding with an average of 14.3 boards per game. McCarthy was in his fourth year of collegiate coaching this season. As a high school coach for six years in California, McCarthy compiled a 124-50 overall record. His team's best season was 32-5. In each year as coach, his team was one of the top five defensive teams in the state. Weber's team will not have any trouble getting used to McCarthy as head coach. As chief recruiter, it was McCarthy who brought most of the present Wildcat squad to Weber. He has also been in charge of designing and coordinating the varsity defense. . McCarthy had been the junior varsity coach until Visscher promoted four freshman to the varsity lineup. The loss of these players made it impossible for the the J.V. team to compete. McCarthy has already gained . some national recognition as a cage strategist by publishing articles in a number of coaching magazines. Dale Gardner, WSC athletic director, said of McCarthy, "He is very talented, dedicated and enthusiastic about the game of basketball and we are convinced he will do great things for Weber. Neil has our complete confidence and support." She added if there was a valid request for a particular class, then the class should be initiated. On the subject of the resolution the assembly presented to the Faculty Senate concerning students serving on Tenure Committee, Spendlove said she felt students should serve on Tenure Committees because, "teaching is the professors most important responsibility and students can tell whether or not they can teach." She added students are mature enough to serve on an adult level. "They won't decide on tenure out of vengence." Tenure decision Masur said students should have a certain percentage of vote on tenure but not a majority decision. On the question of activities during Academic Study Week, Spendlove said students were adult enough to make the decision between going to an activity and studying. She added they should have a choice. She said there should be no mandatory activities but if an activity is available a student should be able to go. She said, "I am the only one who knows if I can handle both activities and finals. On the other hand, Masur said, "I agree activities should be stopped. There are many fraternities and sororities planning activities during that week which interfere with studies. He added, "I also think that the testing some professors do during that week should be curtailed." Necessary time As far as the time each would have to devote to the assembly, Spendlove said, "I'll give enough time to get the job done." Masur said, "I have all the time necessary to devote to the assembly." The election was called by the Elections Committee after Melvin Hampton resigned the office last quarter because his schedule denied him the time needed to participate in the assembly. Students desiring to vote must have positive identification, be identified as a full time student and have his name appropriately marked on the official student list as a Humanity major. General Education students may vote by identifying themselves as a full time student. The ballots will be counted by the Elections Committee three times.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-01-28, Vol. 34, No. 27|
|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.|