Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-01-291
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, i t. Check out the 'personality of the week" on page 7. Tuesday, January 29, 1985 Weber State College ""I Tuition waivers cut Vol. 45 No.27 ,V Groups Tighten Belts -. ' Editor's Note: This is the final in a three-part series dealing with WSC's tuition freeze and the subsequent tightening of requirements. In this installment, some of t,ie departments directly affected are discussed. by Rae Dawn Olbert Managing Editor Due to the drop in enrollment at WSC this year, the scholarship committee has tightened the requirements needed to maintain tuition waivers. The state of Utah allows Weber to award tuition waivers to 10 percent of the resident population. The scholarship committee awarded waivers based on last year's enrollment, and has subsequently overspent this year's allottment. The Athletic Department, under the direction of Gary Crompton, has used their allottment of waivers for the year. According to Winslow Hurst, director of admissions at WSC and chair of the scholarship committee, he has informed Crompton he has no waivers available for spring quarter. Crompton said athletes are on contract. A term of that contract is they will receive tuition waivers. He said in the past Hurst has been able to work with him and come up with some extra, or un-used, waivers. But if none are available, Crompton said he will find other means to meet his players contracts. Crompton said he has decided to cut the spring quarter tuition waivers of the cheerleaders and the Chatonelles in an to help ease the waiver crunch. Dale Murphy Marilyn Schiffman, advisor to the Chatonelles, said that only the officers of the group (seven in all) receive tuition waivers. She said one of the' reasons they run for office is because of the waivers and without them, there will be no incentive to run. She said because of the tuition cut, some of the officers might have to drop out of school, but the others might be able to make it. Carol Larsen, cheerleader advisor, said she wasn't aware the decision had been made to cut the spring quarter waivers for the cheerleaders. "They will be very upset about it," she said. She said the squad receives 11 waivers and the cut will definitely affect them. She said some members have been receiving waivers for three years and some couldn't afford to go to school without the waiver. "People don't realize this is a three-season sport. They work 10 months out of the year and attend summer camp besides. They definitely earn their money," she said. She said the squad is nationally ranked, and Weber is one of two schools in the nation to receive a ranking. She is concerned that the squad will lose some members due to the tuition cut. According to Larsen, Weber's cheerleaders are extremely talented and one reason they choose to attend Weber is the offer of a tuition waiver. Larsen said this is how she competes in the recruiting game against other schools who can offer travel, recognition, exposure and even some see "Tighten" on page 3. Baseball Pro Plays Weber Professional baseball player Dale Murphy will be on campus Friday, Feb. 1 for a special program to be held in the Dee Events Center (DEC). A former member of the St. Louis Cardinal baseball organization, Dunn was named one of the top seven former athletes in the United States by the American Association of Baseball Coaches in 1976. All-star baseball player Dale Murphy has been a member of the Atlanta Braves for the past six years. He moved into the national limelight by being named the National League's Most Valuable Player two years in a row, making him the fourth player in professional basebal history to receive such an honor. He has won the Gold Glove award for fielding excellence and the Louisville Slugger's Silver Stick award as the top hitter at his outfield positon. A native of Portland, Oregon, Murphy played college baseball at BYU and was picked during the first round of the professional baseball draft in 1974. He will be speaking with LDS General Authority Paul H. Dunn at 7 p.m. in the DEC. Dunn is a popular speaker and author. Among his works are Win if You Will and The Human Touch. The event is sponsored by the Ogden LDS Institute of Religion. Reserved seating is available for lower concourse seats at a cost of $1 per person. Tickets can be obtained through local LDS seminaries or at the institute. The remaining upper concourse seats will be available at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis the night of the program. Tuition waivers for the cheerleading squad, as well as various other groups, are being cut this spring. Pictured above are Signpost photoIeff Bvbee squad members performing one of their cheers during a recent home basketball game in the Dee Events Center. Debaters Coming On Strong by Jimmie Rees Staff Reporter The goal of Weber State's forensiscs team is to capture and maintain that coveted and hard-earned status called prestige, according to debate- coach David Berube. The team members and coaching staff are dedicated to a long-hours, every-day, will-to-win training program that will help them capture first place in national forensics competition.Berube said being first or second in the nation is a realistic possiblity. At present, UCLA is the number one team. Weber State finished last year's competition in third place. "Since September, we have beaten UCLA 15 times out of 18." WSC had hoped to bring that total to 16 out of 19 when they traveled to San Diego, but UCLA went to a Colorado meet instead. Berube thinks a good debate team must start with the institution. "Weber State is solidly behind us. All of the schools that are nationally ranked have strong programs. We have the budget, we have the coaching staff, and our debaters are the best informed."The coach makes it clear that hard work is a prerequisite and reading from one to two thousand pages a week is 'par' for the debate course. "They can't help but be informed. Debaters are the best informed people in the country. Over 75 percent of our country's leaders are former college debaters. President Reagan is a former college debater," said Berube. In the annual round-robin tournament hosted by Weber last week, the home team came out on top in the CEDA division. Florida State University was second, and Lewis and Clark was third. The first speaker honors went to WSC's Kevin Boyer. Second was Shauna Wood, also from Weber. In the NDT division, the University of New Mexico took first, the University of Arizona, second and the University of Utah, third.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-01-29, Vol. 45, No. 27|
|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.|