Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-10-281
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O Weber State College 4 INSIDE... Vol. 44 No. 10 Friday, October 28, 1983 u u St 1-4 Signpost pholoLaurie Call Flags were flown at half-mast on campus in honor of the Marines killed in Lebanon. Signs Flash Information by Cindy Griffiths Staff Reporter Electronic signs around campus are catching the attention of many students. The electronic signs flash information about campus activities 24 hours a day. The name of these electronic calendars is the Campus Source. They list campus activities and national information. Kay Holmes, secretary to the Department of Campus Life director Richard Sline, is in charge of listing the campus activities and other information for the Campus Source. Last summer, Richard Sline and Dee Skanks, director of the WSC book store, attended conferences where they were introduced to the New Jersey company, Guaranteed Sales Inc., creators of the Campus Source. Companies such as General Foods, the U.S. Navy and Texas Instruments sponsor the Campus Source. In return for sponsoring the information signs, the companies receive free advertising space in between the messages run. The Campus Source is located in the Junction City snack bar in the Union Building, above the entrance to the book store, and will be installed in the new recreation area to be completed next quarter. There is also a Campus Source sign in Promontory Towers. The Campus Source is a public service and is free of charge to any organization on campus. One message per week is allowed for each organization. The messages can not be of a personal nature and the space allowed is 65 letters per message, including spaces, periods and commas. Messages must be turned in to Kay Holmes in the Union Building information booth one week in advance of the date the message is to run. Sline Reorganizes Dept. by Cherilyn Kawa Staff Reporter Learning and growing outside of the classroom is a focus of the department of Campus Life, formerly the departments of College Unions and Residence Halls. "Students are our primary concern," "said Richard Sline, Campus Life director. The new department has set 22 goals and developed a mission statement defined as its major driving force. This mission statement is: "The department of Campus Life fulfills an integral part in the Weber State College educational environment by providing opportunities for learning, formal instruction in life skills, and services that support members of the college community in their educational pursuits." To be responsive to students' physical enviromental needs, to promote awareness and appreciation for cultural, artistic and creative endeavors and to facilitate out-of-class interaction among students, faculty and staff are just three of the twenty-two goals. Reorganization of the department began with the arrival of Sline last November replacing Farrell Shepard, who retired. Sline's first task was combining the departments of College Unions and Residence Halls into one. "I took the first six months assessing the situation on how to make it more effective," said Sline. Last spring some management changes were made. "In late spring, we had a new vision of what the department would be like," he said. A professional management consultant was brought in for three days. She involved every staff member in coming up with an agreed-upon mission statement and goals. An outcome from the experience was a task group formed during that time that consisted of custodians and undergraduate resident assistants. The group said a major problem was lack of unity. The biggest obstacle was the department name that had the resident halls "and" the union building separated. The recommendation for the name change and the mission statement were brought before the presidential council and approved. "The reorganization has no direct costs, although it will cost money to achieve some of the goals," said Sline. A submittal was given to WSC Academic Vice-President Robert Smith for capital improvements. 'The request, hopefully, will be taken to the Board of Regents," said Sline. Improvements would be made to the residence halls and Union building, totaling about $600,000. "Some of the plans of the department include redecorating some conference rooms and purchasing round banquet tables. This will bring more outside business to the Union building so students will not have to be taxed," said Sline. Other plans include improvements to the resident halls, the Union Building theater and the south-east lounge that is located near the Women's Resource Center. One action of the new department was the closing of the main desk upstairs in the Union building. The closing will save $10,000 in wages. Renovation of the games center is also in the works. Upgraded compensation to resident assistants has been given this year. "To my knowledge, they are the highest paid resident assistants in the country. In return, their expectations are upgraded," Sline said. He added that it has already paid dividends because of the improved atmosphere at the halls. Sline said, "We feel that we are, first and foremost, educators in human development and personaldevelopment." Convo to Be Rescheduled Yesterday's convocation, with scheduled speaker Carl Bernstein, was cancelled. Bernstein called Wednesday afternoon to say he couldn't attend the convocation because he is covering the situation in Grenada and Lebanon for ABC news. Bernstein is half of the Woodward and Bernstein reporting team that unmasked the Watergate cover-up for the Washington Post. He is also co-author of two books: All the President's Men and The Final Days. As a reporting team, Woodward and Bernstein earned almost every major journalism award, including the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for public service. Since it was impossible for anyone to fill in for Bernstein on such short notice, the convo was cancelled. Berstein is being rescheduled to appear at Weber State in January. '
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-10-28, Vol. 44, No. 10|
|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.|