Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-11-201
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k(o : nTo icifei I WEBER STATE-2110 OGDEN 84408 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1981 Vol. 42 No. 18 Sunny Jim assumes the position most students will be looking forward to during the Thanksgiving Pioro by Lee Hicken V - . ; -r -erf' - ' " "XT i s 9 ;. ; r v-)'- v."A.' v' Weber State College to host British National Debate Team by Jill Niederhauser News Editor Weber State College has been selected as one of 25 colleges and universities in the U.S. to host the British National Debate Team. A public debate between the British and representatives of the Weber State Debate Team will be held in the Student Union Building Ballroom at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, November 24. The debate is free of charge and the public is invited to attend. The topic of the debate will be, "This house stands resolved that the press are abusing their freedom." The British team will take the affirmative while Weber State will debate the negative. The moderator of the debate will be Dr. Rodney H. Brady, president of Weber State College. Both teams will have time for idea development and rebuttal and then members of the audience will have a chance to question either side. After the speech, the audience will be polled to see if there was a change in opinion by any member of the audience. The British are coming to Utah as part of a U.S. tour sponsored by the Speech Communication Organization, the National organization for speech communicators. The stop at Weber State is their only stop in Utah and the farthest west the team will travel. Following their appearance at WSC, they will proceed to the University of Colorado in Boulder. This program is in its 55 year but this is the first time since the 1960's the team will visit Weber State. Professor Randolph J. Scott, Director of Forensics at Weber State College and national president of the Cross Examination Debate Association, who is the official host of the team, indicated the purpose of the ex change is two-fold: first, to provide an opportunity for the debaters to gain extensive knowledge about the country they are touring, and second to enhance cross-cultural understanding for both the debaters and the people with whom they come into contact. The two, members of the British team are Mark Bishop and Clark McGinn. Bishop has completed his law studies at Cambridge University and has had extensive debate experience. He served in 1980 as President of the Cambridge Union Society and was the winner of the SCROPE Cup for public speaking this year. McGinn is a junior at the University of Glasgow. He has held the post of Convener of Debates at the University for two years, and this year received the Thomas Davis Memorial Debating Competition Award. Bishop and McGinn will arrive on the WSC campus around noon on November 24 and stay until November 26. While in Utah they will be treated to an honorary luncheon hosted by the WSC debate team and attended by administrators and ASWSC leaders. They will speak in selected classes on campus and tour the area with stops at the Ogden Union Station, HAFB, Temple Square in Salt Lake City and Park City. Representing WSC in the public debate will be David Allen and Tony Wynn. Alien is currently president of Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, a forensics fraternity. Allen was a national finalist for the U.S. debate team which will tour Great Britain next spring. Wynn is assistant director of forensics at WSC and has debated in the college setting for the past four years. While debating at WSC, he received top speaker awards at two tournaments. Students to pay for class schedules by Bill Conlon Signpost Staff Weber State students pre-registering for winter quarter discovered, for the first time, that class schedules normally distributed to . students free of charge, would now carry a price tag of 50 cents beginning spring quarter. The policy of charging for schedules, already a common procedure at other colleges and universities throughout the state, was announced on the inside cover of the winter schedule. Dr. Emil Hansen, assistant vice president for academic services, said the change was initiated in an effort to cut down on waste and defray the cost of publishing. "Most large and medium sized colleges and universities now charge for . schedules, some of them for the last 12 years," he said, "I think it's a fair proposal." Although paid advertising will also be included in the spring quarter schedule, Hansen said the sale of schedules will not create any revenue for the college. "Oh, no, we won't make any money on it," said Hansen, who indicated the cost of producing the schedules is about 42 centsconsidering employee hours spent in preparing the materials for the printer and the actual printing cost itself. The purchasing office at Weber State said that winter quarter printing costs were $2,303.54, or about 15 cents per schedule for the 15,000 printed. Hansen said the advertising would help defray the cost of publishing the schedule, while a reason for charging 50 cents was that "students will hang onto the schedules, because they would have to pay for them." Presently, students are not accountable for schedules. Although students have, in the past, been issued only one schedule each, this is not currently being enforced. Dr. Kay Evans, dean of student affairs, said the proposal to charge for schedules was brought before the ASWSC officers in a Student Administration Forum in September. She said the student officers all agreed with the proposal at the time. "It seemed like a logical move, and the 50 cent price is a nominal fee," Dr. Evans said. Lori Memmott, ASWSC president, said the issue was only raised in the last five minutes of the Forum and the ASWSC officers never agreed to the proposal. Since no policy decisions are made at Student Administration . Forum meetings, no minutes are kept. Dr. Hansen said that the issue was "brought before student government in August and approved." Memmott refuted this also, saying the ASWSC officers were never contacted about the proposal to charge for schedules. The Academic Senate and ASWSC Legislative Council minutes to date show no reference to the subject. Memmott; upon seeing the notice in the winter schedule, said that charging for schedules was unauthorized, since the issue had never been brought up with either the Registration Committee or through the ASWSC officers. She went on to say the sudden change in registration policy, using alphabetical order rather than registering by classes, was' also unauthorized, having never been brought before the Registration Committee. Linear tuition discussion Monday The new linear tuition issue will be discussed by the Academic Senate when they meet Monday, Nov. 23 at 7 a.m. A recommendation on linear tuition will be made before the senate by board member David Allen, who was given the task of researching the issue three weeks ago. Under the proposal, tuition would be increased according to the amount of credit hours taken by the students, as opposed to the current tuition that charges a set amount for 10-20 credit hours. The meeting will be held in room 238 of the student activities center in the UB. The meeting is open to all WSC students.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-11-20, Vol. 42, No. 18|
|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.|