Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-01-301
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s r ( cr f y p-i p,'-'f f i r i Vol. 35 No. 26 Weber State College Jan. 30, 1976 Ogden Next time you park your car illegally on campus, you may be appealing your ticket in Ogden City Court. Because of what they feel is bias in the present system of monitoring the parking lot John Lyon of the Ombudsman office has formulated a new system of controlling violations. The new system will involve turning the entire responsibility for parking violations over to Ogden City. The parking lot will be policed by meter maids who will work for Ogden City. Billy Bommer, Ombudsman chairman said that the money collected by the meter maids would be divided by a percentage between the college and the city. Bommer said that his office is suggesting the change so that the students will have the opportunity for a fairer system and also to improve the effectiveness of campus security in other areas. Security on this campus has a bad image, Bommer said, and if they are completely separated from parking they will be able to devote more time to other campus problems and possibly improve their image. Another complaint Bommer's office has received from students is that the faculty and students who run the appeals court are biased and don't have enough knowledge to run the court. All legal action on parking violations will go through Ogden City according to the plan which will give students and faculty more legal avenues to work with. Another aspect of the change ..will be that all parking fines will be lowered to one dollar if paid in the first five days and $3 after that. The plan will go before the Weber State Institutional Council on the third week of February. The ombudsman office has worked with the school lawyer and student government in formulating the proposal and Bommer said that he feels confident that the proposal will improve conditions for students. If any students have any input they would like to have some input into this proposal call Weber State College, ext. 525.. City may take -II Wj , ... . . 1 rJ -V, Foto by Saphft Matnw FLARE UP: It was bound to happen. With parking places getting scarcer and tempers running higher, two cars attempting to fit into one space can create chaos. Threlkeld removal from band denied by Chris Hicks Staff Reporter Donald Threlkeld is alive and well and directing WSC's band, and in the words of Music department chairman Dr. Herbert Cecil, "As far as I'm concerned he will be the band director forever." Dr. Dello Dayton, Interim Academic Affairs Vice-President agreed, "Mr. Threlkeld is the director of the band and he will remain the director of the band." These statements brought to a conclusion the latest flap in the Fine Arts Center, the alleged "firing" of Threlkeld as band director and his reassignment to another area in the music department. Reassigned? According to music students, Threlkeld was called into a meeting Friday afternoon with Dayton, Cecil, and Dr. Robert Mikkelsen, Dean of the School of Humanities, and came away with the distinct impression that he , . . j.. yvy v; - f " i.- .... &&xt,.Vi. r v I Donald Threlkeld was being reassigned. Threlkeld has been with Weber State College for 13 years and director of the band for 11 years. He said he was interested in finding out why he would be replaced as he's never received anything but praise for the band. "I'm confused" "Naturally I'm hurt and ... mostly I'm confused," said over parking Threlkeld. "I would love some clarification." That clarification came swiftly, when through a thicket of rumors, Threlkeld's students protested his leaving the band and made their views known to Cecil. They also drafted three petitions, though none were used, and representatives of the Music Council met with Dayton and ASWSC president Kyle Mattson to exchange views on the matter and express dissatisfaction with the way the situation was handled. Normally a change would be inter-departmental and not include an administrative vice-president.Out of proportion Dayton said that though the possibility of reassignment was explored, the meeting Friday was not a decision-making one. Dayton feels that Threlkeld blew the situation out of proportion. Cecil agrees, indicating that the purpose of the meeting "was ,1 to sound out Threlkeld" and discover his desires as well as to discuss the possibility of a change. Threlkeld was reportedly somewhat frustrated as director of the band. The frustration Threlkeld has felt has been budgetary, with uniforms that are over 10 years old and limited scholarships. Dayton is quick to point out, however, that every department feels the tight economic situation of Weber. Mikkelsen said, "We really haven't supported the band very well." Administrative elective Dayton also said, "Students need to know that the administration is responsible for making assignments. It's a mistake to assume that a change cannot be made." In "thise case, a change is not being made. After . another meeting Wednesday, Mikkelsen informed Threlkeld that he would remain in his present position indefinitely.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-01-30, Vol. 35, No. 26|
|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.|