Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-03-041
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JO- r- Vol. 34 No. 37 For student protection WSC provides record access by Bill Taylor Staff reporter Did you ever wonder if anyone was checking up on you? WSC students can be sure that nobody will see their records without a student's written permission. Section 438 of the General Education Provisions Act, as amended, which was effective as of Nov. 19, 1974 sets requirements designed to protect students and parents. The statute states that institutions must provide students over 18, access to official records directly related to the student and an opportunity for a challenge of such records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise inappropriate.WSC student with complaints of challenges should contact Chad Russell in the Ombudsman office ext. 252. The college must obtain the written consent of the student before releasing personally in-dentifiable data about students from records to other than a specified list of exceptions. This list is provided by the student. Only information relating to the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student may be available. This information may only be released with the student's prior consent. These requirements apply to all educational institutions which receive federal funds. Records kept on students are current classes, application for admittance, high school transcript, transfer slips, incomplete and grade changes and memoes from instructors on that student concerning grade changes or class matters. Stella Zisumbo of student records said that no one can see a student's records without written permission from that student. Tuesday, March 4, 1975 This also includes police or any government agencies. The FBI office in Salt Lake City said that with the new law they cannot look at student records. C. Roy Mckinnon, agent in charge, said, "We can see the records with a release from the student only." Mckinnon said that the FBI only checks on student records for a background and suitability basis. This was mostly for students applying for law enforcement areas or government positions. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Salt Lake City said that there have been abuses of student records, but the new law now prohibits anyone looking at student records without that student's consent. The (ACLU) has had no complaints from the WSC campus. The WSC library keeps no records on what books students check out. A spokesman said that the only record that is kept is if a book is overdue. Once a fine is paid, the record is destroyed. James F. Kelly, director of Career Planning and Placement at WSC, handles references files for interested employers and graduate schools that students have applied for. "I would say, at least 80 percent of the graduating class will start a file," Kelly said. A student can start a confidential or a non-confidential . file. The files contain only recommendations of that student from instructors and former employers. Kelly said the reason for a . confidential file is so that the person who is writing the letter on a student will be more candid because he knows that the student will not see what is written about him. These recommendation files are only open to interested employers or graduate schools that the student has contacted. Kelly said that a request list is kept of all of the people who see the record. No one sees the record without the student's permission. v y ' ' - Vikki Carr Final schedule set Classwork for winter quarter ends on Monday, Mar. 10. The schedule for final examinations follows : 8a.m. 9a.m. 10 a.m. 11a.m. noon lp.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. and classes starting 8 a.m. 7 to 9 a.m. 7 to 9 a.m. 1 to 3 p.m. 1 to 3 p.m. 1 to 3 p.m. 10 a.m. to noon 10 a.m. to noon 10 a.m. to noon All exams will be held in the designated. All TBA and two or exams during the last class period. 1 T ti I if Ui A?."' v i V . rrw . 1 !r i J' '-vx?-' ' .VV'! L -Hi - . I A PACKED HOUSE listens intently to Vikki Carr as she explains the reasons for her success and speaks on her Chicano heritage. She sang one song during the convocation. The song was called "Hoy." (Photo by John Shupe) d) WW Ogden, Utah 84403 Carr tells audience of pride, success "I think it is because you know that I am not trying to bullshit you," Vikki Carr said explaining her popularity and success. She told the large Convocation audience, "The true story of my success has been honesty and sincerity with people." The popular singer said, "I don't want to put up a front. I am a human being, I have problems too." Poor family Carr said she came from a very . poor family. It was a very close family. "I was an all-around kid." She told of how she had to learn to cook, lay brick and be the fourth man in sports with her three brothers. "It's not just the youth, it is the mothers and fathers getting Wednesday, March 12 Thursday, March 13 Tuesday, March 11 Wednesday, March 12 Thursday, March 13 Tuesday, March 11 Wednesday, March 12 Thursday, March 13 regular room except if otherwise less credit hour classes will have There will be a slight chance of showers in the north towards the end of the week. Temperatures will be cooler. Highs 55 to 65 on Wednesday, lowering to 45 by Friday. involved," Carr explained the feeling of the Mexican-Americans. Education is the answer to finding leaders to recognize the Mexican-American people. "Why is it you get like a bucket of crabs, that when one tries to climb out, instead of trying to help him, instead, you pull him down." Silver platter , Speaking oh jobs given to minorities because they are minorities, Carr asked, "Do you want to have a job because your name is Gonzales? I want a job because I know I can do it, not because a job was handed to me on a silver platter." In the past four years, Vikki Carr has been the sponsor of a large Mexican-American scholarship". There have been 57 recipients throughout the United States, she said. WSC President Joseph L. Bishop introduced Vikki Carr. Bishop takes credit for Carr's success, starting in the Chi Chi Club outside of Palm Springs California and leading to Las Vegas. Bishop spread Carr's name by word of mouth, he said. He claimed" to be one of her biggest fans. As for the Mexican-American who wants to make it, Carr and her scholarship committee look for people who will go out and make it, not the ones who ask how? Singing a song from her second Spanish album, she sang one unaccompanied song.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-03-04, Vol. 34, No. 37|
|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.|