Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-05-161
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1CZ 71 j t u v - y Volume 38 Number 54 Weber State College - Ogden, Utah May 16, 1978 I 7r it J i'r I i r 1 T'-T "WHAT IS SO rare as a clay in June?" Abbeit May? "When if ever come perfect days . . . '" INature has slipped a little since Tenneyson's days as this snow sceene in May proves. Photo by Clyde Mueller. Students not able to be at commencement exercises must be excused. Forms can be picked up at graduation window, and must be signed by dean of their school. Christian athletes sponsor free convocation The Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Weber State will sponsor a free noon convocation, Thursday May 25, in the Union Building Little Theatre featuring Phil Olson, a former pro football player. Olson, who played his college ball at Utah State University, is a former center for the Denver Broncos and previously played as a linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams. Phil is the brother of Merlin Olson. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a new group at Weber State composed of current and former Wildcat Athletes. The sponsor of the group, Ed Lee, a former football player at Weber, said the purpose of the group is to "Confront coaches and athletes and through them the youth of the nation with the challenge and excitement of knowing Christ and serving him through our vocations." The fellowship's officers are: President, Dennis Duncanson; Vice president, Matt Cole; Secretary, Jeff Gwinn; and Treasurer, Rub Wurm. The public is invited. Salaries produce a tug of war Assistant Attorney General Brinton Burbidge said Weber State College does not have to comply with Utah laws concerning "public" information. Last March, the Signpost submitted a written request to the Director of Personnel, Stan Greenhalgh, for a list of names and salaries faculty members employed at Weber State College. Greenhalgh referred the matter for the College's counselor, Brinton Burbidge. According to the Lieutenant Governor's Office, salaries at Weber State have been classified as "public" information since September, 1977. Burbidge first told the Signpost the information was classified "private." When Burbidge discovered he was incorrect, he then said the material could not be extracted from the computer and Weber does not have the funds to reprogram it. However, information supplied to the Signpost by a reliable source on May 8, said a 'meeting was held on campus and department chairmen received a list of salaries from the Vice President for Administrative Services, Dr. Parry Wilson. According to the same source, Wilson told the group not to let anyone see the list because it was "highly confidential." When questioned again, Burbidge said it was true that name and salaries can be extracted from the computer. However, the list also included "private" information, he said. "Weber does not have the time nor the money to hire a secretary to type up a list of only names and salaries," noted Burbidge. "If we are to run an efficient college, we can't go around yanking secretaries off their regular jobs to grant you your request. Also, the State Legislature won't allocate money to the college so we can supply public information," he said. The Signpost then offered to pay for a secretary and was once again refused. "I feel your request is unreasonable," he said. "If we had to supply public information to everybody who wanted it, then we wouldn't have time to run the college." However, the same requested information was printed on the Weber State College Institutional Counsel Agenda, to be presented tomorrow at its meeting. Parking violators will be towed away Students who persist on parking in the handicapped student parking spaces without a handicapped sticker will have their cars towed away. "We were reluctant to go to that extent," says Dr. Glen Howard, campus parking committee chairman. However, handicapped students attended the recent parking regulation approval meeting and made their problem known to the committee. They suggested that the committee tow away all vehicles in violation. "There are a number of people on campus that need these spaces . . . ," said Leo Bendinelli, president of the disabled students organization on campus. "The handicapped parking spaces are wider and strategically placed for students with wheelchairs or other handicaps that make it necessary to park close to a builiding," added Bendinelli. He said that putting a ticket on the violators car is ineffective. One student, he said, has been using the same ticket day after day, placing it on his windshield to avoid getting other tickets. It takes "stronger measures," says Bendinelli. It is not just students, but faculty also use these spaces, according to Bendinelli. The handicapped students wanted first time violators towed away. The committee was reluctant to go that far and will replace the present policy of ticketing the vehicles with a policy of towing away violators, says Dr. Howard.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-05-16, Vol. 38, No. 54|
|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.|