Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-05-291
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O Weber State College u u Vol. 44 No. 57 Tuesday, May 29, 1984 Almost 2,000 WSC students will graduate next Friday. For names of the graduates, turn to page 3. k - ' Henry Marsh spoke to the participants in the 5-kilometer Medicinal Run, held last Wednesday on the WSC campus. Marsh, who also participated in the Medicinal Run, is a Salt Lake attorney. He is a top contender for a medal in the steeplechase event at the 1984 Olympics. Marsh Signpost photoGrove Pashley competed in the 1976 Olympics, where he finished 10th in his event. He told the runners in the Medicinal Run that he was surprised when he heard the Soviets had boycotted the summer Olympics. "I thought they (Soviets) had a lot to lose by not going to the games," said Marsh. 1,961 to graduate Busy Day Planned For WSC Grads Weber State College's 96th commencement exercises will be held this year on Friday, June 8, 1984. Starting that day at 11 a.m., the "Putting Hubby ThroughPutting Wife Through" program will be held in the Browning Center, Allred Theater. At noon a Carillon Concert will be presented by Carol W. Hurst in the Stewart Bell Tower. At 4:40 p.m., a pre-commencement reception will be held in the Dee Events Center, Rich Memorial Lounge. A light buffet will be served to the honorary degree recipients, college administration, Regents, Institutional Council, special guests and the program participants. The platform guests will join the processional line up at 5:30 p.m., at which time Dr. B. Rulon Christiansen will give a prelude speech. The processional will begin at 5:40 p.m., with the WSC Symphonic Band, Dr. Ronald R. Elliston, conductor, accompanying. President Rodney H. Brady will welcome everyone after the processional, and Kristy Heyrend will give the invocation. After a musical number from the Karl King Symphonic Band, Dr. Ronald R. Elliston conducting, honorary degrees will be presented to Robert T. Heiner, Lucybeth C. Ramp-ton and John A. Dixon. Student Graduate Speakers Stuart C. Thatcher and Robert L. Bateman will then speak, followed by Lucybeth C. Ramptom, who will give the commencement address. Diplomas will then be awarded, and the Alma Mater "Purple and White" will be sung. The benediction, given by Nathan W. Bell will follow. The recessional will then begin, and Dr. B. Rulon Christiansen will give the postlude. For a list of the graduates, see the story beginning on page 3. Studentbody Officers Cite "Unity" As Their Main Goal Next Year by Kathy Kendell Gov't. Affairs and by Rae Dawn Olbert Managing Editor The main goal of next year's ASWSC studentbody officers is unity. Jon Southwick, newly-elected ASWSC president, said his main goal is "Unity. Involving students in what is going on." Southwick said that students don't really know what is going on in student government, so they don't care about it. He said that when he was with the College Activities Board (CAB) last year, he wasn't aware of what the studentbody officers were voting on. To remedy this, Southwick plans on working with the Signpost in order to publish a weekly agenda of the upcoming student government meetings. Southwick feels that his postion is mainly as a liason between the studentbody and the administration. He will be working with the Institutional Council, coordinating projects, and maintaining good public relations. With the structural changes in ASWSC, Southwick believes that the president, executive vice president and academic vice president positions are "more administrative." He said that the real ideas for bills and changes will come out of the student senate, which has been enlarged to 16 members, and the senators' area councils. Southwick said that numerous standing committees will be set up next year to aid student government in it's endeavors. Academic Vice President Craig Jacobson said, "Most students don't feel that student government has a direct impact on them." He said that students feel that the officers and the students involved with student government are in a clique and don't represent the studentbody as a whole. Jacobson wants to realize his goal of involving more students. 'There are going to be dozens of positions with student government available that students are going to need to fill," he said. Jacobson feels that the ASWSC officers and senators need to be more visible to the studentbody. He said that if there was better access to student government, more students would become involved because they would know someone in student government and would feel more comfortable with it. Jacobson's main duty will be to chair the senate next year. He will not have an active vote though'. The senate will be able to mandate and vote on issues. Jacobson will also work with the area councils, (the senators' committees), standing committees, Dean's Council, and help to provide student services.Jacobson said he wants to motivate students to come up with ideas of how to change the things they want to see changed. He said that if a student comes to him with a concern, he has the power to appoint that student to head a committee that will study the problem. Jacobson said that he could possibly allocate some funds to the committee for their study. His idea is to make the student who comes forward with a concern directly involved with the solution, so that they can see that something is actually getting done. Tina Walker, executive vice president, was not available for comment. Under the current ASWSC structure, she will absorb most of the duties of the former activities, public relations, cultural and student services vice presidents, as well as executing the duties of the executive vice president. She will be in charge of such things as concerts, convocations, Crystal Crest, and various other programs and events.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-05-29, Vol. 44, No. 57|
|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.|