Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-02-071
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O Weber State College Trying to define your career? Career Services can help. For information, see the Signature section starting on page 7. Vol. 44 No. 30 Tuesday, February 7, 1984 11.. w- Li U Task Force Appointed By Dean ' ' cf ! ; w., - JUtaM 1 "'J ' I r. I - - !; - o- - , v - . f ""... V " , 1 Vf' ' , - " r - -w r-t ' - - . .. i L . V - -",. j ,- . ' v . . : 1 , - . . r ... -!; 4 - l r . ' , t - . " Signpost photoGrove Pashley A campus maintenance worker fills in one of the many potholes, caused by the harsh weather, can be found in deepening potholes that plague campus drivers. These just about every campus road. Organizations left in the dark ARO Funding Policy Causes Confusion by Steve Fifield Staff Reporter As the executive vice president of ASWSC, Sheldon Allred's duties are to direct the affairs of the Association of Registered Organizations (ARO) on campus. One of his responsibilities is to dispense ARO funds. Allred said that there was $5500 available to registered organizations at the beginning of the year. The $5500, according to Allred, is available quarterly as follows: fall quarter $1265, winter quarter-$1100, and spring quarter-$3080. Allred said, "No where near that much ($1265) was used fall quarter." He said excess funds from one quarter will be forwarded to the next quarter. In order for an organization to receive ARO funds they must be chartered with ARO. Allred said interested organizations must first make a verbal request to his office. Then a constitution, a list of officers, the name of their advisor and at least 10 members must be presented. After Allred receives this information, he introduces the organization to the legislative council. The council then votes to approve or disapprove the' organization for admission into the Association of Registered Organizations. Allred said the entire process normally takes one week if the organization submits all the necessary paperwork. Allred said that any of the chartered organizations on campus can apply for funds. He added that simply because an organization applies for money does not guarantee they will get it. Allred said that attendance at 75 percent of all ARO meetings is a prerequisite for receiving funds. He also said that meetings are held "the first calendar Monday of every month." The Associated Actors and Technicians of WSC, as a chartered ARO group, applied for $100 in ARO funds to attend the Irene Ryan regional competition in Greeley, Colorado. According to Scott Jensen, the faculty advisor of the WSC Associated Actors and Technicians (AAT), the Irene Ryan competition is a national competition of original and revived plays. Scholarships at the regional and national level are awarded at this event. Weber State customarily attends this event and, in fact, will host the competition next year. But the $100 request to attend the competition this year was turned down by ASWSC. Jensen explained that in the past AAT received student funds in spite of the fact that they were not a chartered member of ARO. This year as a registered organization they were denied funds. According to Allred, AAT's request for funds was turned down because "they didn't attend their (the ARO) meetings." In response to the meeting attendance stipulation, Jensen replied, "We didn't have any idea that there was any meeting." Jensen also said, "We had students that still went (to the Ryan competition), but they're still suffering (financially)." Allred explained that in the past any organization could apply for funds regardless of their ARO status and the legislative council would grant the funds on a case-by-case basis. Speaking of the new policy Allred said, "All I've tried to do here is develop a policy and follow it and have some consistency." In the legislative council meeting of Jan. 19, 1984, the International Students Organization of WSC was loaned $1300. The revised ARO funding policy states: "Each organization may receive a loan or see "Funding" on page 5. by Scot Parry Staff Reporter Last May, ASWSC Advisor Grant Protzman selected several students and faculty members to serve on a task force with the intention of evaluating the procedure used in setting up convocations. "The purpose of this task force is to make recommendations on different aspects of the convocation issue," said Protzman. These aspects include whether or not to have a selection committee, whether or not to have fewer convocations, and whether or not there is a better system of booking convocations. Task force members include: Dan Martino, cultural affairs; Howard Noel, public relations; Dr. Harold Hunker, communications professor; Lou Johnson, director of the Browning Center; Todd Boothe, former ASWSC cultural vice president; John Hunter, former convocations chairman; Laurie Bon-nell, current ASWSC cultural vice president; Monte Shupe, convocations advisor; and Grant Protzman. 'The responsibility of selecting convocation speakers has been left up to one person for too long," said Dr. Kay Evans, dean of students. For this reason she appointed Protzman as chairman of this task force. "In my opinion, there should be a selection committee comprised of all campus group leaders, such as sorority and fraternity presidents. That way we could get a better idea of who the students want to hear speak." According to Lou Johnson's records, last year's average convocation attendance was 200. Nine years ago the average was 750. "This is one of the major reasons for setting up such a task force," said Dr. Evans. Laurie Bonnell, who is in charge of booking convocation speakers, feels that she has increased convocation attendance five times over last year's figures. Even so, the convocation with the highest attendance this year had only half the audience size of convocations nine years ago. Protzman said that although Lou Johnson, who counts the audience members at each convocaton, is consistent in his counting, his counts are short. The task force has met only once since its inception last May. That meeting took place in fall quarter of this school year. Johnson said that he didn't know if he was still on the committee. He said, "I haven't heard a word about it this year." Protzman believes that the task force must meet sometime this quarter in order to improve the quality of convocations for next year.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-02-07, Vol. 44, No. 30|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|