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OGDEN 84408 Vt I WEBER STATE-2110 TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1982 Vol. 42 No. 44 i T ? t f vTK " tfv V t?r I i ? 1 II H , r ? -i 4 u 1 Photo by Dana Johnson Academic V.P. candidate John Johnson Out.' Another candidate Speak Out is states his views as the other ASWSC can- scheduled for 8 p.m. tonight in Promontory didates await their turn at yesterday's 'Speak Tower. Watt praises Hansen, raps Demos U.S. Secretary of the Interior James Watt, a top Republican moneymaker, spoke at a fundraiser for Representative Jim Hansen Thursday night at Weber State College. Representative Hansen announced formally his bid for reelection at the $100 a plate fundraising dinner. About 600-700 people attended the event. Hansen's re-election committee estimated that the dinner raised nearly $65,000 for the Congressman's campaign. Secretary Watt, calling himself a conservative Republican that is "proud of it," said, "It's fun to be conservative. Because we are conservatives, we want change." Conservatives believe in people, . whereas liberals believe in institutions, he said. Democrats preach only fear and failure and they hope America will fail so they can control Congress, he said. The Interior Secretary blamed a hurting nation upon the liberals, charging they had bankrupted the nation and are bankrupt . now, with ideas to make the government bigger and spend more money. Watt said he is attempting to rehabilitate the national parks. He charged that his Democratic predecessors and liberal interests have allowed cesspools to drain into streams and rivers, a problem he claims to be correcting. The Secretary asserted that liberal Democrats, like Senators Hart, Kennedy and Cranston, don't know how to take care of America. As Watt works to repair the damage of Democratic neglect in our national parks and wilderness areas, he says wants to re-evaluate the amount of land "locked up." He stressed the need to have access to the national resources beneath parks and public lands. Watt believes these resources to be essential to relieve the dependency the U.S. has on foreign sources of strategic minerals. . Watt spent much of his time praising the President's handling of the economy. The Secretary is so confident of the success of the president's economic package that he forsees new economic opportunities exploding for Americans. If they fail, he added, the country is destined to return to the "captive socialistic patterns" of the liberals. The Secretary's glowing praise for Representative Hansen's first term echoed the sentiments of earlier speakers. "In Hansen," he said, "I see a man of compassion who has a love and concern, and if you care about America's people, you'll re-elect him." Hansen said he' was happy to be back in Utah among friends. "It is always good to leave Washington," he said. Institutional Council approves tuition change The Weber State College Institutional Council approved a new tuition schedule at their meeting last Thursday. The Council's action means that the basic tuition for a full-time student will be raised by $16. The Council also approved a request from ASWSC to increase student fees by $3 a quarter across the board. The most important action of the Council came when they approved a new tuition schedule. The new schedule changes the tuition plateau from 10-20 credit hours to 12-18 credit hours. Tuition will be linear from 1-11 credit hours and from 19 credit hours and up. The tuition increase equals the eight percent increase mandated by the legislature earlier this year. Full-time tuition and fees will now be $254, as opposed to the current $235. A full-time load will now be 12 hours instead of 10. Students taking 20 hours will find themselves paying $8 a credit hour more for those last two credit hours. The proposal resulted from a compromise presented by the Academic Senate had opposed the switch to a total linear tuition schedule. The Senate's proposal was accepted by President Brady and submitted to the Institutional Council for approval. The $3 increase in student fees will be broken down as follows: $1.25 for a proposed Student Services Building, 25C for athletics, 85C for the Union Building, 50C for instructional academic related programs and 15C for intramurals and sports clubs. Total fee charges will go from $55 to $58. Candidates 'speak out' by Jill Niederhauser News Editor ASWSC final elections are scheduled for tomorrow and Thursday, April 14 and 15. Seven student body officer and seven senate positions are up for election. Voting booths will be located in the Social Science and Education buildings, the Lind Lecture Hall, the Stewart Library, Union Building and Promontory Tower. Voting hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on each of the voting days. In conjunction with the elections, ASWSC is sponsoring a series of "Speakouts" to better acquaint the voters with the candidates for office. The first of these speakouts was held yesterday at noon in the Union Building. Each candidate was given three minutes to present himself and his qualifications to those in attendance. After all candidates had spoken, the format was opened up to questions from the audience. Candidates for student body president, Conrad Hafen and Bruce Richeson both addressed the parking situation at WSC as one of the major campaign issues. Hafen favored doing away with the graded parking system in favor of one set price for all decals, while Richeson called for visitor parking fees to hold down the rising cost of parking. The major issue addressed by the candidates for Executive Vice President concerned student surveys, which would give ASWSC some insight into student opinion. Tiny Scriven advocated that all issues should be brought to the students through surveys and also advocated the formation of a "Greek Row" of fraternity and sorority houses. Bret England cited his experience this past year as chairman of the student survey committee and vowed to conduct more surveys in the event he is elected. The two candidates emerging from the primary race for Academic Vice President were Dave Allen and John Johnson. Johnson said he would strive to "create a greater student awareness of the student senate and the area councils." He also said that one of the toughest problems facing Weber State is "apathy." Dave Allen spoke of the importance of the Academic VP position and cited his goals of maintaining diploma value, initiating a comprehensive system of student sponsored faculty evaluation and enforcement of the school's "Dead Week" policy. Candidates for the Public Relations Vice President position were Steve Garner and Cindee Leavitt. Garner indicated his main goal as P.R. VP would be to get Weber State involved with the community, and vice versa. He cited his experience with ASWSC and P.R. jobs in private industry as qualifications for the job. Leavitt said she had "experience in every facet of P.R. at WSC and would get the job done." Greg Richens and Bryon Saxton are the two candidates for Activities VP. Saxton said he believes his "College Activities Board experience counts," and advocated getting more groups involved with campus activities. Richens cited the goal of integrating the activities of major campus organizations with those of the C.A.B. in order to increase involvement. Todd Boothe is running unopposed for the office of Cultural VP. Boothe said he would try to obtain money-making concerts and would increase the publicity of upcoming events. Boothe also said he would attempt to schedule convocations that appeal to more students than "just political science majors." Michelle Blake is also running officially unopposed for he office of Student Services VP, although Heather Carmichael is running a write-in campaign. Blake cited her experience in working with the current Student Services VP as qualifications for the job.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-04-13, Vol. 42, No. 44|
|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.|