Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-01-171
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s i the x"Tr Dry Spell I " . --4 BEGINNING MONDAY MORNING the Library parking lot will be closed to traffic both visitor and faculty. The faculty cars may be parked in the Cosmetology lot and the Technology shop lot. Also, cars found parking along the peripheral road will be ticketed for illegal parking beginning next week. (Photo by Fred Barta) Students lobby for place on Council Weber State's Lobby Committee in conjunction with the Lobby Committees from the other Utah colleges are trying to get an amendment passed in the Utah Legislature seating the studentbody president of each institution on their Institutional Councils. The Institutional Council consists of eight persons appointed by the governor with the consent of the Utah Senate. The president of the colleges' alumni association serves as the Bulletin Weber State College President Joseph L. Bishop has announced that the school has been given a deferred gift of $2.5 million. Bishop announced this at a faculty meeting Wednesday afternoon called to discuss the 10-year accreditation! given the school by Northwest Accreditation. The money Bishop emphasized will not be available until the anonymous donor dies. Friday, January 17, 1975 I ninth member of the Council. If the amendment passes the legislature "The president of the associated students of the in-stution shall serve as the tenth member of the council," according to section 53-48-19(3) of the Utah Code. President Bishop, in the Oct. 29 issue of the Signpost was quoted as saying, "Some believe there is a conflict of interest by virtue of having a student there. I have not felt that. I think student input would be healthy as a matter of fact." He also pointed out that Rex Frasier, studentbody president has an open invitation to attend Institutional Council. The Council is responsible for making major decisions regarding the college. The hiring, firing and replacement of personnel are their responsibility. Another bill the Lobby Committee is working with is one concerning voter registration changes. It would make additional registration days available for voting and all "reasonable registration methods including the use of volunteers and mobile facilities to be used for registration. Committee protests Legislators study increases in tuition Lobby Committee students are preparing to face Utah legislators to lobby against a tuition increase the legislators will be considering in the current session of Congress. According to Dave Haun, chairman of the Lobby Committee, the legislators are talking about a $20 to $30 increase per quarter in tuition for all Utah Colleges. If passed, the raise would take effect with the new fiscal year in June. Haun said the governor recommended a 27 per cent increase over the current tuition charged to out-of-state students also. The amount of monies recommended by the Higher Board of Education was $5 million above the amount recommended to the legislature by the governor. Some legislators said the tuition increase would make up the $5 million difference. Those favoring the hike say the students should pay more of the cost of education, said Haun. In 1974 the legislature put a freeze on tuition increases in the Subcommittee on Higher Education of the Joint Appropriations Committee. This was done by an 11-6 vote. Haun stated the college lobby committee is trying to do the same thing this year. Better college The WSC Lobby Committee is made up of students who lobby in the state legislature for the betterment of the college. Haun said each college in the state has a Lobby Committee. He added that they coordinate their efforts in many issues but each school works with certain matters relevant to their school. Some of the issues the committees are jointly involved in are the tuition hikes, placing the studentbody president of each school on the Institutional Council of the respective schools and a landlord-tenant act. The Police Science Academy and the Technical Education Building are matters the WSC delegation is concerned with. Haun pointed out the facj that higher education is a need of Utahns. He said Utah has one of the highest ratios, of high school graduates furthering their education in the West. He also Ogden, Utah 84403 pointed out the earnings of college graduates far outweigh those of high school graduates. College graduates earn about $550,000 ' average during a lifetime to $350,000 for a high school graduate. For these reasons, a higher tuition would make it harder for many Utahns to maintain these educational standards. Hurt enrollment He said the per capita income of Utah is low and the middle income people are finding that money is harder to come by which will hurt the enrollment of the colleges in the state. He also pointed out that financial aids are tight with a decrease in the number of loans given students and a decrease in the amount of federal grants. He said last year 2000 students at the University of Utah were refused loans. He said raising the U of U tuition would make it one of the most expensive colleges in the west. Tuition increases bring decreases in enrollment, according to Haun. A $100 increase in tuition brings a 2.5 decrease in enrollment according to a study Haun quoted. With an increase in tuition, the number of students who would be required to work at least part time would be increased. This causes trouble with study time, Haun said. He said that with the Financial aids make applications available Final deadline for scholarship applications for the 1975-76 school year is Feb. 1. Students wishing to apply for scholarships may do so in the Financial Aids office on campus and return it before the deadline. Students may apply for activity scholarships, academic scholarships or for sponsor scholarships. The activity and academic scholarships are $90 tuition wavers. Sponsor scholarships must be applied for differently: students may pick up a brochure in the Financial Aids office which gives more information about scholarships and how to apply. Any student applying for a A continued dry spell with stagnation in the valleys is expected. Highs will remain in the 30s and 40s throughout the weekend. 15 hours class time the average student takes, the 25 hours work a part time job would require and the 30 hours of recommended study time, it would total up to a 70 hour work week which "no business would do," said Haun. Financially impossible He also pointed out a study which shows how high school students would be affected. Of 550 high schoolers interviewed, 9.4 percent said it would be impossible to attend college, while 51 percent said they would be forced to work and 26 percent said college would be a financial burden to their parents. The Lobby Committee is now trying to set up a letter writing system for the Weber County Legislators concerned with the campus. The Legislators include: Merrill Jenkins, Keith Warner, DeMont Judd and Ronald Halverson who represents the district in which the school is located. Haun pointed out that writing the legislators is important but that a certain letter format has received more response than others. He stated that by writing to the legislators "students can do something now instead of waiting until it's too late and saying they were ripped off." Haun said that anyone concerned with the tuition increases should contact him through the studentbody office. student loan through financial aids should fill out a College Scholarship Service (CSS) form as soon as possible. These forms are sent to Berkley. Calif., for processing, a procedure requiring eight weeks. Berkley sends back a reply, telling Weber how much money the student is eligible to receive in federal loans or as a work study student. There is no deadline for turning in the CSS forms, however, students are urged to turn them in as soon as possible to insure processing is done early on their loans. For further information contact the Financial Aids office ext. 151.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-01-17, Vol. 34, No. 24|
|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.|