Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-01-061
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OWeber State College Artist Roger . J Shimomura is ' ys I displaying his h O paintings at WSC. I ' j For a preview, urn to page 5. i , Vol. 44 No. 21 U U Friday, January 6, 1984 Signpost undergoes changes Joan Wilcox Named Editor There are some new faces at the Signpost this quarter, and a reshuffling of many of the regular staff has resulted in major changes at the Signpost. The new editor-in-chief is Joan Wilcox. Kevin Car-rillo has stepped in as the advertising manager. At the helm of the arts and entertainment section is Dona Skaff. Signature will resume regular publication as Valerie Bingham takes over the editor's duties. Colleen Mewing has been reassigned as editorial assistant to Joan Wilcox. Taking over the editor's position of the sports section is Dan Dickson. Joan Wilcox has been with the Signpost for over two years, first as a reporter, then as Signature editor, and most recently as copy editor. She will now step in to fill the shoes of former editor-in-chief Lisa Wright-Largent who left the Signpost to take an internship. Joan is a senior majoring in English. She is involved in creative writing and has won many campus writing awards and served as the campus literary magazine editor. Joan said that her major objective as editor-in-chief is to streamline operations at the Signpost and get reporters to meet deadlines. She said she will also strive to upgrade the quality of reporting and plans to concentrate on hard news and investigative reporting. Kevin Carrillo, the new advertising manager, was formerly the arts and entertainment editor. Kevin will take up where former advertising manager Richard Curtis left off. Richard Curtis left the Signpost to take a job in industry. Kevin is a sophomore majoring in public relations. As advertising manager he said his objective is to ' maintain high standards and to continue the quality advertising that has been the backbone of the financial side of the Signpost. Kevin is on an academic scholarship. He recently completed a marketing internship at the Ogden City Mall. Taking over as arts and entertainment editor is Dona Skaff. A sophomore communications major, Dona was formerly a reporter for Signature. Dona hopes to expand the Arts and Entertainment section of the Signpost by including more feature stories. She said she will continue to keep students abreast of all the cultural activities that take place on campus and in the community. Valerie Bingham will be stepping in to fill the editor's position of Signature, the feature supplement to the Signpost. This editor position was left open when editor Mike Bouy left to take an internship at Mountain Bell. Valerie is new to the Signpost but not to journalism. She is a sophomore journalism major. She said her main priority will be to feature stories in Signature that have an in-depth pertinence to students' lives. Valerie also works for Honeywell and has been a technical writer in the past. The sports section will be changing hands as Colleen Mewing relinquishes the editorship to Dan Dickson. Colleen will be moving up as editorial assistant to Editor-in-Chief Joan Wilcox. Colleen is a junior communications major. She has been with the Signpost for over" a year and a half. As editorial assistant Colleen will write the Friday editorial and assist Joan in the day to day running of the Signpost. Dan Dickson will be phasing in as sports editor. Dan has been a sports reporter and assistant sports editor. Dan is a junior and is also a journalism major. Dan said his intention is to cover all sports at Weber State, not only basketball or football. Signpost photoGrove Pashlcy Because of the heavy snowfall during the past month, deer have been forced to come down the mountain earlier than usual in search of food. Several community groups have joined together to provide emergency feeding for the starving deer. The deer in this picture were discovered in the back yard of WSC professor Dr. Harold M. Elliott, 511 Douglas. Dr. Elliott, who lives quite near the campus, said that he first spotted the deer a few weeks before Christmas. Deer have also been seen in the woods behind the residence halls. Despite budget deficits Three Convos Scheduled by Rae Dawn Olbert Managing Editor There has been some confusion as to the status of future convocations at Weber State because of budget problems. The fact is that not all the convocations for the remainder of the school year have been cancelled. Three convocations (Carl Bernstein, Henry Marsh and Warren Miller) are still scheduled at this time. Due to heavy losses incurred from the ASWSC-sponsored Kansas and Beach Boys concerts, Weber State was forced to cancel future ASWSC convocations for the rest of the academic year. Cultural Vice President Laurie Bonnell's concert budget is $6,800 in the red. To cover this loss, all monies in Bonnell's concerts, convocations and the cultural vice president's budgets have been transferred and applied to the concerts shortfall. ASWSC is also taking $6,800 from the $20,000 reserve fund set up by ASWSC several years ago to cover this type of set-back. ASWSC advisor Grant Protzman feels that one of the reasons for the low return from the concerts is poor market research. "All concerts since I've been here have been inadequately researched," he said, "Laurie just wasn't as lucky as some." Protzman feels that students should not have any control over the negotiations or bookings of concerts or convocations; those duties, he said, should be left to a professional.While Bonnell agreed that more market research should have been done, she said the monetary losses were not due to "lack of committment on my part or on the part of any of my committee members." In the future Bonnell plans to spend more time researching her projects, but she feels that because of the extra time involved, the performers she has to choose from will not be as varied. Bonnell will take future booking decisions to Protzman, cultural affairs adviser Monte Shupe, and Union Building director Richard Sline for approval before any action is taken. The cost of the upcoming convocations has already been figured into the budget deficit. The January 12, 1984 convocation will feature reporter Carl Bernstein. Bernstein was scheduled to appear last November, but cancelled suddenly in order to cover the invasion of Grenada for CBS news. Bernstein was half of the famous Washington Post reporting team that was largely responsible for the unmasking of the Watergate cover-up.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-01-06, Vol. 44, No. 21|
|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.|