Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-03-041
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. 36 " UEDER 43, No STATE CollEqE State Legislature spends too much time on less important issues and fails to deal with critical issues affecting Utah and its future see page 4 Friday, March 4, 1983 "'WW' 1 Vjf V .1 1 ,s, Alta found out the hard way that you don't mess with porcupines. His owner discovered the problem when she came out of her class at the graphics' annex. Alta was Photo by Rodney Wright quickly taken to the vet, along with Blossum, another curious dog that ran into the same problem. ISU game draws 1,000 plus Wildcat fans The Bengal's home court advantage might be somewhat diminished by the 1,000 plus Wildcat fans that will be making the trek to Pocatello. A spokesperson for the Dee Events Center ticket office said that, as of Thursday afternoon, 1012 tickets had been sold from the Ogden outlet and they anticipated that more would be gone before Saturday. Idaho State has been having the smallest basketball crowds in the Big Sky with a meager 2,883 average. However, by Thursday afternoon all of the reserve seats in the Minidome had been sold. Three campus groups are sponsoring trips to the shoot-out: the Signpost, the Wildcat Club and the dorms. The Signpost bus has only three seats left. The $12.50 price includes the cost of the ticket and the bus ride to and from Pocatello. There will be about 320 members of the Wildcat Club venturing into Bengal country. The Club members will be staying overnight in Pocatello. Although they will not be riding up together, the $65 package includes the price of two tickets, a motel room, a party after the game and a brunch Sunday morning. The WSC dorms are also taking students up in vans for the game. WSC students go to nat'l competition v Nine Weber State College students will be advancing to national competition in Houston after winning marketing awards recently in local competition. The nine students were part of Weber State's Delta Epsilon Chi student organization and competed in such areas as merchandising, human relations, sales representatives, fashion apparel and accessories, finance and credit, and general merchandising and marketing. Taking first place in the area ot management decision-making and merchandising was Michelle Grissom, while first place in sales representative went to Vance Bitton. They were joined by Weber State students Bob Jensen, who took second in sales representative and Kari Cooper, who also finished second in finance and credit. Other second-place winners were Bonnie Bell in sales promo on and Debbie Dawson in fashion apparel and accessories. Grissom also took third in fashion apparel and accessories. Debbie George, Kim Dyches, Roxane Grissom, Mike Ashment and Jeff Frazier were named as finalists. The students will compete in Houston at the National Career Development Conference, April 26 through May 1. Proposed budget creating problems The Dtah Legislature's Executive Appropriations Committee is proposing a no-increase budget for higher education this year. Because of inflation and prior commitments this would actually amount to a decrease in funds. Dr. Robert Smith, academic vice president for Weber State College, said that the Legislature is sending a mixed message. "On the one hand the Legislature is commending us for the way we have handled growth while striving to maintain quality, but they are recognizing the two tech schools for their growth when the tech schools have made no attempt to limit the growth at their schools. Actually, Weber State has a larger tech program than either of the tech schools." The Legislature is giving us an incentive to mismanage, Dr. Smith said. He felt that there must be some form of appeal in the title "Technical College" and that results - in -those- schools- receiving-more funds. Departmental budget hearings were conducted Monday and Tuesday in which Dr. Smith asked the deans of each school to present budgets that 'would reflect the decrease in funds. Currently, 85 percent of WSC's budget is tied up in salaries. This leaves few areas , which can be cut. The net result is a decrease in class offerings ind student services. Dr. Smith stated that it will be difficult to maintain the authorized level of programs and that it will probably be necessary to cancel positions. He added that a decision will have to be made about whether to cut faculty and staff positions. Dean Mike Orenduff of the school of social sciences said he would have to cut some summer courses. Dean Kent Randall of the school of technology said that extended day offerinqs would have to be )); cut, affecting students who have to work during the day. Library hours will have to be shortened, according to Dr. Marie Kotter, assistant vice president for academic support. Dr. Emil Hansen, assistant vice president for academic services, said he would have to close the registration and admissions office one day a week. The budgets of the other deans and department heads reflected similar actions. These are proposed actions which reflect the anticipated no-increase funding. According to Dr. Smith, if the Legislature were to cut monies allocated for power and gas, then funds would have to be taken from academic areas to cover those costs. He added, "The outcome looks very bleak. There are some tough decisions and an unhappy road ahead as more cuts may have to be made." --The Appropriations Subcommittee for Higher Education recommended an increase in growth funding for higher education, but that increase is now in doubt as a result of the recommendation from the executive appropriations committee. If the higher education subcommittee's recommendations are adopted it would provide an additional $1.3 million increase. That would equal a half-cent increase for every dollar now spent on higher education; however, the committee is still having a difficult time accepting it. The executive committee contends that the state does not have the extra money to spend on the higher education system. The committee is deadlocked as to what to do about the increase. Presidents of the nine Utah colleges and universities testified on Monday as to the desperate need the schools have for additional funds. The additional funds are needed to merely maintain the present standards of the schools. V' 1 ' Tonnie Bradley, a medical technology major, is signing a petition in an effort to per suade the Legislature to fund the Allied Health building.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-03-04, Vol. 43, No. 36|
|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.|