Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-02-041
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XJ Vol. 43, No. 28 U U UEbER STATE CollEqE u 1 IL Weber State debate coach is also an actor, playwright, dancer, composer...story on page 7 Friday, February 4, 1983 f 8 - ' i - 11 fc V Jun Kaneka is displaying the art of pottery making. Kaneka is the first guest artist in the Visiting Artist Series Photo by Richard Sawyer sponsored by the Art Department. Originally from Japan, Kaneka now makes his home in California. Regents' budget defended by commissioner by Kathy Kendell Government Affairs SALT LAKE CITY-Dr.. Arlo Van Alstyne, Utah Commissioner of Higher Education, testified Wednesday before the Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education in defense of the budget presented to the Legislature by the Utah State Board of Regents. Commissioner Van Alstyne presented figures which showed that, of the $2.09 million budget increase to cover enrollment pressures, the tech schools (UTCSalt Lake and UTCProvo) will receive over $1.6 million of the total if the legislative fiscal analyst's recommendations are adopted by the committee. The remaining $400,000 will be divided between the other seven schools in the Utah higher education system. The commissioner voiced his concern over the apparent inequity of the fiscal analyst's recommendations. "The Board of Regents made its recommendations based on the need of each institution," said Van Alstyne. "We feel our figures reflect a greater understanding of the schools' needs than do the analyst's." The Board of Regents recommended a $3 million enrollment pressure increase over last year which, in their proposal, is shared much more equally between the institutions. Van Alstyne said he recognized the serious need for vocational training, but argued that the tech schools are not the only institutions teaching vocational skills. "Last year, Weber State granted over 400 vocational degrees, while the two technical colleges gave just over 300 each," Van Alstyne said. The commissioner also suggested that while four year degrees in vocational areas were in demand, these degrees are not available at the two-year tech schools. Dr. Van Alstyne urged the committee to adopt the Regents' proposal, or if the total funding requested to handle enrollment pressures were not available, then the amount should be pro-rated for each institution. The committee, having heard the budgets presented from all of the schools and the Board of Regents, will make its final recommendations on Feb. 9. see Budgets Comparison pg. 3 'Ski Flicks' thrill audience by Barry Kawa Staff Reporter Thursday's "Ski Flicks" convocation showed that while Kurt Miller will never replace 'dear old dad' on the podium, no one will notice as long as he shows his father's award-winning ski films. In a change from most convocations, Miller introduced the two ski films, showed them, and answered the only two questions that came from the audience. Convocation chairman John Engel, introducing Miller beforehand, spent almost as much time at the podium. However, the enthusiastic audience of approximatly 500 ski buffs didn't seem to mind. Miller's first film, "Skiing Movement and Motion," featured the Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance team in action. The graceful and ballet-like precision of this squad captured in Warren Miller's award- winning cinematography brought cheers and gasps from the audience. His second film, "A Ballet of Competition," showed various tyes of pro skiing competition set to classical music. Downhill, cross-country, ski jumping and ski dancing were some of the events presented. The comedy segments, featuring a Chaplinesque character and inept beginners, brought roars of laughter from the audience. Miller said that the Allience team's film will be shown to the Canadian government soon in a bid to get the rights to do a documentary of the 1988 Winter Olympics. He also plans to combine some of his father's best films and some of his own water-sports films on a videotape, to be marketed nation-wide. The "Ski Flicks" convocation was the second in the winter quarter series. Next week's convocation speaker, Watergate conspirator John Dean, will talk on the subject "Areas of Power." Petition drive begins for Health bldg. by Donna Layton Staff Reporter A petition to endorse the construction of the proposed Allied Health building on campus is being circulated among students and the Ogden community. The ASWSC Legislative Council is sponsoring the petition in order to put pressure on the Utah State Legislature to allocate the needed funds. Student fees will not be raised to finance the new building. Allied Health students would greatly benefit from having a central building for their classrooms, labs and lecture halls. As it is now, Allied Health students meet in 12 different buildings on campus, causing confusion and a lack of cohesion among students in the program. Without the new building, conditions will remain cramped for these students. The most serious consequence could be loss of accreditation for the school of Allied Health. Other . students enrolled at WSC would also be affected. According to Bruce Richeson, ASWSC president, a restructuring of class schedules would occur. More classes would be changed from morning hours to afternoon hours, because most classrooms are empty after 2p.m. According to the state fiscal analyst, a new building cannot be justified when so many classrooms are empty in the afternoon. The council has enlisted the help of the Academic Senate, area councils, fraternities, sororities, dormitory floor presidents, and employees of area hospitals to reach their goal of 10,000 signatures by Feb. 11. If you were planning on having a holiday on Monday, Feb. 14, (Valentine's Day), forget it. Due to an error, Feb. 14 is listed as the official school holiday in the 1981-83 catalog and in a bulletin circulated by the administration.The correct date for the school holiday is Monday, Feb. 21, President's Day. No school will be held on this day, so that you may join everyone else on the slopes.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-02-04, Vol. 43, No. 28|
|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.|