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Summer Break Pay by Bryan Sniffer Veterans receiving G.I. bill educational benefits at Weber State could lose 44 days pay between summer and fall quarters according to a recent circular originating from the V.A. Central Office in Washington, D.C. The circular, DVB 22-80-31, states that veterans may not receive continous payment if the interval between terms exceeds 30 days. The break between summer and fall quarters is now 44 days. At the existing pay scale, student veterans attending school full-time through summer quarter could lose from $500 to $800 if scheduling remains as it now is. In addition to the loss of pay, the student veteran cannot qualify for an advanced payment for fall quarter, under existing regulations. Qualifications for advanced payment require a calendar month break between quarters and this does not exist in the current quarter schedule. Marv Petersen, Weber State veteran's coordinator, has been working to rectify the problem on a national level. "I did get the V.A. to look at the problem concerning advanced pay and they were receptive," said Petersen. "However, the freeze on federal regulations put an end Council to Spring Surcharge Saying they needed more time to study the matter, members of the Weber State College Institutional Council last Wednesday deferred action on a proposed tuition surcharge for spring quarter. The action will be discussed at a special meeting of the council set for 8 a.m. on February 25th. Council members have been considering whether the charge should be made as a flat $2 per credit hour on top of the regular registration charge, or whether the whole tuition charge should be geared directly to the number of quarter hours registered for. ASWSC president Mike Arave has proposed an alternative to the plans currently Today's Signpost News Briefs Song Seminar.. Editorials ROTC Revival. Features Sports Unclassifieds... to that." He added that the V.A. Central Office did not change the regulation concerning continous pay because Utah is the only state affected. A proposal submitted by Petersen to move the summer quarter schedule back two weeks to reduce the interval between the quarters has met with opposition by the college administration due to it's impact on the general student population. "Shifting the summer quarter schedule to an earlier date would result in the loss of a week and a half of valuable work time for most students," said college president Rodney Brady. "We want to do all we can to help the veterans, but then we must also consider the 9,000 non-veteran students who need the time to work." According to Brady, two alternative solutions are now being considered. "One solution would be to offer five or ten sections of basic courses starting in early July and continuing until late August," said Brady. "We are also considering some accelerated courses starting after the completion of the regularly scheduled summer session." The regulations will also affect several other institutions in Utah operating on the quarter schedule system. Consider being considered by the council. Arave's plan would have students charged $2 per credit hour for every hour they register for up to ten credit hours. After that, the charge would be a flat rate of $20 up to 20 credit hours. The plan proposed by Arave would cost the school's discretionary fund a great amount of money, according to Dean Hurst, vice-president of college relations. As an administrator, Hurst says he favors the flat-out rate of $2 per credit hour, "because the school needs the money." He estimated that Arave's plan could cost the school roughly $40,000 dollars, and this money would have to be made up from the school's discretionary fund. Quotables: I heartily accept the motto 'That government is best which governs least' and I would like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, whicn l also believe,- That government is Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience (lit - , n tat IS l t Mv 74 WSC rock band Good Company is shown practicing for an upcoming audition for the USO tour. Pictured from left to right are singers David Waller, Beth Halpin and 'Bur-rhead' Nelson. Photo by Mike Smith. f '-vrT-UGBGI? rn , 1 WEBER STATE COLLEGE ri r w r- 0 n n i r" j QGDEN UTAH ; , School to Toughen Policy by Shonda St. James Weber State College administration is taking active steps to improve communication with on-campus students, with special emphasis being placed on disciplinary problems.In a Presidents Council meeting at the begiining of the month, President Brady stressed the need to reaffirm the administration's position regarding misconduct and unacceptable behavior by students. On February 5th, D. Parry Wilson, vice-president in charge of administrative affairs, conducted a meeting to discuss three major issues before the administration. The first issue dealt with was to open up lines of communication between security, housing and the administration. It was suggested that the departments exchange their records on disciplinary problems and actions. A central file is also being maintained for reference regarding these problems. The second area being discussed is dorm behavior relating to the excessive number of false fire alarms and impoundment of cars as long as parking remains a February 17,1981 Volume 42 potential source of trouble. The final major area under discussion is increased cheating on exams. The administration has vowed to support all measures to curb this illegal action. These measures are directed at ending stealing of tests and cheating on them. Those convicted will be referred to the Grievance Committee for possible suspension or expulsion. "I feel the meeting was very profitable for opening up communication and Ogden Man Convicted of Rape at Parcourse Friday the 13th turned out to be a bad day for Donald Leon Malrose. He was convicted on that day of attacking a32-year-old Ogden woman on the WSC parcourse last April 16. He is scheduled to be sentenced on the charge February 25 in Second District Court. The 51-year-old Malrose, a junior high school physical education teacher, went on trial a week ago Monday. He was accused of springing from the bushes on the parcourse, then knocking the victim to the ground and sexually assaulting her. In defense, Malrose claimed to be nowhere near the par-course on the day. He claimed that he was coaching track participants at his school. The Ogden School District has recommended that Malrose be terminated from his job as a physical education teacher. Issue 32 establishing the administration's interest in these serious disciplinary problems," said Dr. Wilson. SUSPENSIONS Since these meetings have occured, four students have been suspended by assistant dean of student affairs Darnel Haney, for various acts of misconduct. These suspensions have not happened as a direct result of the meetings, although disciplinary actions have been more prevalent than before.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-02-17, Vol. 42, No. 32|
|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.|