Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-02-191
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f' s WEBER STATE-21 10 OGDEN 84408 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1982 Vol. 42 No. 34 J s JL j An admiring onlooker places a bid on a pair of legs in a fund-raising auction sponsored by the new sorority, Alpha Chi. This particular Photo by Robert Fields pair of beauteous gams brought $20. The "buyers" of the legs will be required to take their owner out on a "date." Windsurfing, blooper films excite Miller convo crowd by Clint Wardlow Signpost Staff Utah filmmaker Warren Miller, who has spent the last 40 years travelling around the world filming sports, premiered two movies in the Browning Center during a convocation Thursday. During the screening of both films, the audience would yell enthusiastically-with the action on the screen. The first of the movies premiered was called "Have Windsurfer, Will Travel." The film concerned the relatively new sport of windsurfing, which uses a surf board with a sail attached, allowing the wind to propel the board through the water. Miller said he had only "gotten into windsurfing recently," but his film contained footage of expert windsurfers. The most exciting sequence involved windsurfers maneuvering their boards through the large waves of Hawaii. During the film, surfers would aim the windsurfers into the wave and shoot high into the air. Others would surf the waves the same way a conventional surfer does. The film also demonstrated the accessabili-ty of windsurfing to the average person. Miller's movie said that learning to use a windsurfer was fairly easy, and that the- average person could operate a windsurfer after about five hours of practice and instruction. The second film premiered was a sequel to Miller's popular "Sports Bloopers." The latest film portrayed sports that Miller said "were pursued by most people on their weekends." The film contained a startling sequence in which a man parachutes off a 1500 foot cliff at Yosemite National Park. Thet audience howled their approval as three cameras recorded the skydiver's descent. One camera showed him leap from the cliff, another camera placed at the foot of the cliff followed his fall, while the last camera was attached to the skydivers helmet, giving his point-of-view. The film also contained many sequences in-volving skiing, bare-foot waterskiing, rodeos and motocross racing. Miller told the audience of Weber college students that he has devoted his life to pursuing the sports he depicts and to leaving a record of the sports. Business building construction begins Construction will begin on Weber State College's new $4.4 million business building on Feb. 24, said President Rodney Brady in an Institutional Council meeting Wednesday. The building will be located in the four-building quad in the center of campus. The building will be named after Hoover Dam builder Edmund Orson Wattis, former president of the Utah Construction Company.Wattis' surviving family members donated $500,000 towards the construction of the building. Another $1.5 million was obtained in a fund-raising drive headed by Business School Dean Sterling Sessions, and the final $1.1 million was voted by the State Legislature earlier this year. Faculty Senate rejects equity salary proposal by Jill Niederhauser News Editor The WSC Faculty Senate voted 22-19 in a meeting Thursday to reject a recommendation to decrease the differentials in instructor's mean salaries across campus. The equity recommendation suggested that the college should allocate funds so that the adjusted mean salary for faculty in each of the Schools of Allied Health, Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, Library and Social Sciences be raised to a level with the adjusted mean faculty salary in the School of Education. This allocation or adjustment would have been made prior to awarding other increases for merit, cost of living, or other equity adjustments. Robert Mikkelsen, chairman of the salary committee, justified the proposal by presenting figures showing that differentials exist currently among salaries in the several schools. The mean salary for a professor in the School of Business at WSC is now $2,397 more than the grand mean for the college after adjusting for rank and degree. In response to the proposal, Al Simkins, associate dean of the School of Business, presented statistics justifying the wage differentials to prove that a wage differential is not necessarily a wage inequity. Simkins said that "wage differentials are not unique to WSC," and gave statistics from the Chronicle of Higher Education which showed that nationally, humanities professors receive a 12 percent lower salary than those teaching in the business areas. Simkins gave two reasons for the existence of the differences: 1) poor allocation of salaries within the schools between professors of differing ranks and 2) a condition of high demand and low supply of business professors in the marketplace. The shortage of qualified professors in the business area is primarily the result of the higher salaries available in the corporate world. The magnitude of the shortage is so great that it would take, for example, 22.2 years of production at current levels to fill teaching vacancies in the business area. Simkins said that these conditions have pushed up salaries for business professors in other institutions and that if the proposal passed "the WSC School of Business could not afford to hire strong, quality faculty members or retain the faculty members we have now." Simkins also presented data which showed that the School of Business is currently functioning at a very efficient level as the cost per student credit hour in the school of business is the lowest at the college: $28.19 compared to a high of $61.42 in the School of Allied Health or a figure of $42.34 in the School of Education. There was much discussion on the part of faculty members at the meeting after Simkins made his presentation.Dr. Ronald Wooden of the music department said that the data presented by Sjmkins may not have been applicable to the Weber State situation because it "may have come from schools with graduate programs who have different educational missions than WSC." Wooden said that the problem of obtaining good professors is also apparent in other schools besides Business. "The salaries of Humanity instructors have not kept face with those offered by the two local school districts," he said. Sherwin Howard, Dean of the School of Humanities, said that the committee recommendation did not mean there would be no salary differentials but only changed "the value of the increment we are addressing." When the matter was put up to a vote by secret ballot, the proposal failed by a three vote margain meaning that the issue will be sent back to the committee for furtherrecommendation.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-02-19, Vol. 42, No. 34|
|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.|