Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-01-081
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Congratulations to Shawn "Soup" Campbell on being named the Big Sky Player of the Week. For the scoop on "Soup," see the story on page 9. Tuesday, January 8, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45 No.21 Night owls 1- I 1 Jm f S i V st r T 3 v- I WSC President Rodney H. Brady helped lobby local legislators for additional library funding at a special meeting held here at Weber State during the Christmas break. ASWSC, in conjunction with the Utah Student Association, sponsored the meeting to try and convince legislators not to raise tuition more Signpost photoBob George than seven percent each year, and to add a one-time surcharge of two percent to raise the money needed to upgrade the college libraries throughout the state. ASWSC President Jon Southwick feels the meeting was very successful and said they (the student lobbyists) will continue their efforts. 'Bare Bones' Budget Limits Library by Betty Edmondson Contributing Writer Is the journal you're looking for not carried by the library? Are the books you need for your term paper absent from the collection? Do you long for a better way of finding information than going through drawer after drawer of the card catalog? The library staff wants to help, but a "bare bones" budget limits the educational materials and computers that can be purchased. According to Craig Hall, director of libraries, the Stewart Library cannot make progress in improving it's collection at the present rate of funding. "We're just treading water," he said. A large percentage of the library's budget goes for salaries, and another big chunk is taken for the rapidly escalating cost of periodical subscriptions. Although books and journals cost more each year, the library's budget has remained unchanged for the last three years, according to Hall. "I guess my biggest frustration is that our library personnel, though excellent, is not adequate in certain subject areas," said Scott Birkinshaw, head of the library's public services department. He feels that certain technical areas are inadequately represented on the library staff, and a librarian with expertise in business is particularly needed. Birkinshaw believes additional fun-see "Limits on page 3. Revamping Student Affairs A New VP? by Steve Fifield Contributing Writer When Dr. Kay Evans, WSC dean of student affairs, announced her retirement last month, Dr. Robert Smith, academic vice president, called for proposals aimed at the reorganization of the student affairs office. Smith said, "I have decided this is a good time to restructure student affairs and the accreditation (report) bears this out." He said he has received more than a dozen formal, written proposals from areas such as the Department of Campus Life ASWSC, student affairs, career services and faculty senate. Smith said one of the basic problems with the current structure of student affairsservices is that the organization is scattered over the entire campus and needs to be brought together. Craig Jacobsen, ASWSC academic vice president, said, "We did some research and came up with what we felt would be the ideal student affairs organization."The proposal from ASWSC calls for a vice presi- see "Revamping on page 3. Is Graduating A Problem? by Kim Cooley Contributing Writer Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part series dealing with the problems night school students face in their endeavors to graduate from Weber State College. This installment will explore the views of faculty and administration members. Night school at Weber State College -finding a parking spot is usually no problem, but graduating can be another story. There are approximately 3,000 students enrolled in night classes at WSC. Many of them work during the day and many have families. Many students attending college during the day also have jobs and families. Is the college affording the night school students the same opportunities as those the day students receive? Dr. Allen Simkins, dean of the School of Business, said, 'The School of Business has implicitly made the decision to cater to day school students because that's where the demand is. We would like to meet the demand for night and weekend classes, but we don't have the resources. It boils down to a tradeoff -without additional resources, if we offer more classes during the day, we must offer less at night." Simkins and other college officials are now in the process of deciding if WSC's five-year accounting program will be offered at night. The college recently received approval for this program from the state legislature, and is expecting to implement it in fall of 1985. Simkins said, "Right now, I would dare say the program will be offered at night." WSC Academic Vice President Robert Smith agrees that "the program will probably be offered at night." "I'm certain students are having gross difficulties completing a night school program (in the School of Business)," said Simkins. "I think that somehow there is an expectation that one can get a degree at night. We don't advertise that." According to Simkins, the School of Business is trying to meet the demand for night classes. Department chairmen in the school are reviewing their day and night school enrollments and making recommendations for additions or deletions. Apart from making available a counselor during night school hours, Simkins has visited classes and sent questionnaires to business majors in order to encourage student input on the subject of night classes. He said, "There needs to be a coordinated effort on campus to meet the needs of the night school student. The quality of night school students is very good, there is a lot of untapped potential there." Dr. Clyde Cooley teaches finance in the School of Business. There are two professors teaching finance this year and 28 finance majors. The shortage of finance professors has caused some scheduling problems for students. The Department of Finance is offering one night class this quarter. This same class, finance 320, was also offered at night during fall quarter. It is a graduation requirement of all business majors. see "Graduating" on page 2.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-01-08, Vol. 45, No. 21|
|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.|