Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-01-181
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f r BSU holds memorial w . . :- by Donna Layton Staff Reporter Members of Black Scholars United joined together and sang "We Shall Overcome" Photo by Richard Sawwr at the closing of the Martin Luther King Memorial held last Friday. The memorial for a truly great person is a time to remind us of things to strive towards, rather than a time of bereavement, according to Forrest Crawford, the faculty advisor for Black Scholars United. Many people felt a rejuvenation for the task at hand after the memorial service for Dr. Martin Luther King, held on Friday afternoon in the Shepherd Union Building. "It is important to remember what King stands for, not how he died," said Crawford. This and other memorials across the country were held to honor the life of King and his fight for human rights. Dr. Lawrence Liggins delivered a speech entitled "We Have Not Yet Overcome" before an audience of students, faculty, community members and a group of local elementary school children. The service began with a film about King's life and struggle for civil rights in the South. The audience sang "We Shall Overcome" at the close of the memorial. The Black Scholars United have sponsored such a tribute for the past ten years on the Weber State campus. The event served as a prelude to National Black History month activities coming up in February. Crawford said that the event gets bigger and better every year. "We are quite pleased with the student response," he added. r , , iff cr n z58 r fl rrx cc3 tt3 li if a first iXV ( I F"' S J J 11 J J 1 lg I Signpost Player of the ZzLs LJ vs U J : jzzS-- Xe LJ Ujl See page 12 H Vol. 43, No. 23 WEDER STATE COUEGE f t i .. 1 i Tuesday, January 18, 1983 Computer blamed for missing grades by Bill Conlon Copy Editor A change in the way teachers report grades has resulted in incorrect and incomplete report cards for a number of students attending fall quarter. A total of 288 grades (one student in one class generates one grade) were not included in fall grades sent out to students. Rather than have teachers report grades directly to the Registrar's office, as was done in the past, the grades for fall quarter were picked up at the departmental level by Administration employees. When teachers handed in grades in the past, the class rolls were verified on the spot, reducing any chance for error. This was not done for fall quarter, and approximately 4,000 grades were found to be missing or misplaced. However, the error was discovered during the holiday break, and action was taken to correct the problem before report cards were prepared. "We burned the midnight oil to get things straightened out," WSC Registrar Harold Wiese said, but 288 grades were still missing when report cards were sent out. Wiese admitted that the windows which were previously used by teachers to submit grades are now used for registration. Another reason for the confusion, Wiese said, was the change-over from the DEC 10 computer to the 1020. "However, this should not happen again. We've corrected the computer program and should have no further problems," he added. But another problem has arisen from computer error, this time concerning GPAs. Beth Albert, WSC director of grades and records, said that there was a computer error in GPAs for fall quarter. "There have been a few complaints about GPAs from Transcripts, so we asked the Computer Center to recheck them." Wiese said that correct grades are being loaded into the students' permanent records, even if the fall quarter report cards were incorrect. He asked students to wait until at least January 19 before requesting transcripts. By then, he said, the students' records will be updated and correct. Photo by Elizabeth Aikenhead Although airborne dust and pollutants make the air seem the debris almost make up for smog, murky during the day, the spectacular sunsets created by Officers cancel Student Services Bldg. by Rae Dawn Olbert Staff Reporter Plans to build a Student Services Building at Weber State have been cancelled, according to Bruce Richeson, ASWSC president. The proposed building, which was to house such services as the health center, student counseling and registration, was designed to save time and reduce hassles for students. At least three different proposals for the location and design of the building were discussed. One proposal was to build it on top of buildings 1 and 2 with a connecting skywalk. Another proposal was to construct a separate building between the Administration and Union Buildings. Placed there, the student services building would have taken up very little land area; however, it would have been five stories tall. The planned interior was to have been spacious with a restful, garden-like atmosphere. Construction would not have begun for five years in order to complete the design, receive approval from the state building board and collect funds. At a cost of approximately three-and-one-half to four million dollars to build, the college was hoping to get some help from the state. With Utah's budget being tight for the next few years , it meant that if the building were to be constructed, it would have to be through student funds, meaning an increase in student fees of $15 per quarter. Support for construction of the building was dropped after consideration of the additional fees. Richeson said, "It will be at least 10 more years before Weber gets this type of building unless some private organization donates it or Weber gets a student council that is willing to tack on that extra $15 a quarter to student fees."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-01-18, Vol. 43, No. 23|
|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.|