Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-02-181
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rvl1 Vol. 34 No. 33 Board reviews By Sharon Harrington News and Features Editor Tuesday, Feb. 11, four applications were turned in to Media Board Members for review reference in the appointment and position of Signpost editorship. Today three of these applicants remain in the running with one yet to be named asEditor-in-Chief. Bradford Carver, past editor of the Latter-day Saint Student Association publication, The Focus; Thomas Eckhardt, current sports editor of the Signpost and Mary Woodhead, current News and Wire Editor of the Signpost are the running-mates.Excerpts from editor applications forms tell why each are running for the position, their qualifications and experience for the job and their tentative objectives for the Signpost should they be appointed aseditor-in-chief. All agree Carver, Eckhardt and Woodhead, in their application forms agreed in the fact that they would like to use their knowledge and experience to improve or upgrade the quality of the present newspaper. They also seemingly agreed as to the objective of the Signpost and its purpose. Each felt that the primary purpose of the Signpost is to inform students, to provide a forum for the students, reporting fairly and accurately news, with some interpretive reporting. A difference of opinion came under the title of Editorial policy. Although they agreed that the editorial policy was to analyze or provide students with an opinion on the news, they disagreed as to the subjects of the editorials and who would write them. Carver stated that "all subjects affecting, both directly and indirectly. ..the students, faculty, campus and community would be editorialized upon with political science students writing as well as journalism students. Campus mainly Eckhardt stated that editorial subjects would be taken mainly from campus news, stating also there would be editorials on relevant off-campus subjects with these being written by himself or the managing editor. Woodhead stated however, that her editorial subjects would cover "Whatever is determined to be of interest by the editorial staff within the bounds of good -1 r 889 Tuesday, journalism." She also stated that those who would write would be "primarily of the editorial staff, however, the editorial page will be open to anyone on or off campus. The printing of editorials by people will be contingent upon space." In the application forms, there were questions as to how each would cover elections, campus sponsored activities, academic activities, off-campus events and if they would print a calendar of events. Coverage depends Woodhead stated that campus elections would be covered dependent on the percentage of students they would effect. Other elections such as national or local elections she pointed out, would be covered dependent on space or some special interest they might have for students. Woodhead said that campus sponsored activities would .be given priority, relative only to the number of students they affect and the graphics involved. She also pointed out in her application form that "along with campus activities, academic activities would be given special priority because they are the two functions that the Signpost can and should fulfill better than any off-campus medium. As to the calendar of events, Woodhead in her application form said she would print a calendar of events in the paper at least once a week and in every issue if possible, with off-campus events dependent on space and projected student interest. Heavy coverage Eckhardt, according to his application form stated, "Campus elections, of course, would be given heavy coverage. Local and national elections would be given coverage according to their affect on WSC." Eckhardt, in response to a question on covering student sponsored events said that there would be no justification for a student newspaper without coverage of such events. The current sports editor then said academic activities would be covered according to their news value. Eckhardt said that a "Calendar of events is one of the best ways to cover a lot of happenings in a short amount of room." He then said that off-campus February 18, 1975 editor events wou'd be covered according to student interest in the event. Campus emphasized In response to these questions, Carver's application was more brief and generalized than those of Eckhardt and Woodhead, but according to the form, stated that any elections affecting students, faculty, campus and community would be covered, with campus sponsored activities having an emphasis over community activities.Carver also said that he would place "extreme emphasis" on academics publicizing a calendar of events "if in the importance of student-campus interest." The previous Focus Editor stated minor coverage would be given to off -campus events unless there was justification showing substantial student influence. Libel out Again, near the last, Carver, Eckhardt, and Woodhead agreed as to what they would not print under any circumstances revealing, "anything that is libelous, slanderous, or in poor taste," was the standard answer. Informal hearings of two applicants, Woodhead, and Eckhardt, were taken Friday, during Media Board. Carver is scheduled to appear before Media Board tomorrow, Wed BSU honors students, staff at annual banquet, dance The first Annual Honors banquet, was held by the Black Scholars United, Friday, in the cafeteria. The honors program was designed to honor Black students who made outstanding accomplishments during 1974-75. The featured guest speaker was James Gillespie, president of the Ogden branch of the NAACP. Gillespie expressed the hope that the black students would continue to progress and reach out, into new realms of Black Awareness. Receiving trophies were: Dave Benson, for Outstanding Accomplishments in football. Benson was drafted by the Washington Redskins. Also Steve Kelley received a trophy for being nominated to the All-Conference Football Team, Luther Parker was given an ward for being nominated All- Ogden.Utah 84403 applications nesday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. in the council room. 4 , ; if t -i xt . ' 1 PERCY DRIVE RECEIVES an award for being the only black student to maintain a 4.0 grade point average. He received the award at the annual honors banquet sponsored by BSU. (Photo by Dianne Sheldon) Conference. Jimmy Watts was honored for basketball and Sam Bucks for wrestling. Receiving plaques for their accomplishments were: Louis Willingham, track; Dwayne Carrington, drama; Tsegaye Fanta, past president of the BSU. Edwina Harlin was presented with the first honorary BSU membership. Gillespie was presented with an appreciation plaque from the BSU. For being black employees for WSC, Ann Brown, Alsie Stagers and Milicent Roberts, were presented with certificates. The Black nurses on campus, Sandy McDonald, Shirley Cameron and Beverly Wise, were presented certificates of accomplishments.The most prestigious award was given to Percy Devine, for maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Also Increasing clouds today with a chance of snow developing during the day. There will be northerly winds of 10 to 20 miles per hour at times today decreasing tonight. Public records of the meetings will be printed at a later date. A receiving awards for Academic Achievements were Verdell Veasey, Paul Poole and Calvin Wilford. The night was concluded with a dance. Council reviews constitution Members of the Executive Council will discuss possible revisions to the ASWSC constitution in their meeting on Thursday.The purpose of the possible revision would be to "Clarify the constitution," according to Kyle Mattson, activities vice president. The meeting time is 3 p.m. and the meeting is open to all interested students.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-02-18, Vol. 34, No. 33|
|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.|