Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-02-101
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O Weber State College Weber plays NA U in conference basketball. For a run-down of the game, turn to page 8. Vol. 44 No. 31 Friday, February 10, 1984 r u u ; ASWSC Approves Funding For Cheerleaders' Road Trip by Kathy Kendell Gov't. Affairs Reporter In a legislative council meeting held Feb. 2, ASWSC approved a $250 funding request from the Wildcat cheerleaders. Kathy Phillips, speaking on behalf of the cheerleaders, said they had counted on the athletic department to fund part of their expenses to go to the basketball game in Reno this weekend. However, Phillips said the athletic department didn't come through. The cheerleaders' original request was for $150. "We don't really know how much we need," said Phillips. "We just came to see what we could get." Activities Vice President Bryon Saxton said he didn't feel the $150 request would be enough. His view was echoed by several other members of the council. Saxton then proposed the $250 figure. Executive Vice President Sheldon Allred asked whether the cheerleaders had been attending their Association of Registered OrgauiZalions meetings. Attendance at ARO meetings is generally required in order to get funding from ASWSC. Phillips replied that the cheerleading advisor told them not to attend the ARO meetings and consequently they had attended none all year. "Well that puts us in an awkward position.. If you were attending your ARO meetings, the funding would be no problem," said Allred. He then suggested the council should give the $250 to the cheerleaders as a gift. Cultural Vice President Laurie Bon- nell said she felt it was important for the cheerleaders to be at the game for the team. The council agreed with Bonnell and unanimously agreed to allocate the money to the cheerleaders. Council members Brad Howell and Brad Glines were absent from the meeting. John Morris made the motion that the council allocate the request with the stipulation that the cheerleaders begin attending their ARO meetings. Phillips said the cheerleaders would attend the meetings in the future. In separate action, the council approved a funding request from Activities Vice President Sheldon Allred for $228. The money would be used to pay for dinner at the Benihana Restaurant for Allred and his personal staff. The request sparked controversy between ASWSC advisor Grant Protz-man and Allred. "Personally I feel this is a questionable expenditure," said Protzman. "However if the council funds it, I will sign the requisition." Dr. Kay Evans, dean of students, was asked by Allred how they (administration members) pay for this type of activity. "If I take my staff to lunch, or some similar instance, it's always paid out of pocket," said Evans. Evans pointed out that ASWSC funding works differently, so the same stipulations may not apply. "Nevertheless, these are your constituents' funds," she added. Allred justified the request on the basis that his staff is not coordinated. "I'm desperate to get my staff together, they get nothing for all the work they see "Funding" on page 2. , ' i ' , " " ' !.. " S f 1 ' I I m- - '-. . y - , i f '- - t - ' 1 '' ' i r J. f I 11. : y " ' ' I " . ' i )-. 1 1 """-.. i , . la , . 4 I f - 4 I ' ---5 f I I f I v 1 I ' ' ' ' M!'k.rws i . "-.-A I . 1 . ! . 3 I 1 I ' 1 I i i 1 1 ' 1 ! j . ' i ' i i j I t v. ? i - 1 An amused crowd catcalled as a WSC student strutted his stuff at yesterday's Black Scholars United "slave auction." Sam Roberson, president of BSU, said that almost $100 was raised during the Signpost photoGrove PashJey auction which was held to celebrate Black History Month. The highest bid for a male was $22.35 for Chris Imhoff, and the highest bid for a female was $18 for Beverly Wood. by Steve Fifield Staff Reporter Grant Protzman, associate director :pi:l the Department of Campus Life, said that there are two aspects of funding ; hemiltl WSC. The first is an instructional related fund which includes choirs, bands and the Signpost, The other area is activity related funds which includes members of the Association of Registered Organizations, ? Chantonelles and the cheerleaders. Protzman said that in 1976 the funding ; and advising for the cheerleaders was ; deemed inadequate ; and the decision was Cheerleader Funding Causes . Controversy made to fund the cheerleaders with Associated Student funds, which are under the direction of the student legislative council. In 1980, however, ment received an in crease ia student fees, thus according to a previous agreement they again assumed cheerleader funding. As a result, the cheerleaders s ho uld : not have to seek ASWSC funding as Allred Rescinds Funding The controversy over the funding of the cheerleaders by ASWSC came to a head late Thursday afternoon when ASWSC Executive Vice President Sheldon Allred reported to the Signpost that he has rescinded the funding that was granted the cheerleaders in the Feb. 2 legislative council meeting. The money was to help the cheerleaders attend the basketball games in Reno and Arizona. One of the stipulations the cheerleaders had to meet in order to receive the funding was to attend future ARO meetings. They were not present at the Feb. 6 meeting of the ARO, so Allred rescinded their funding. Allred said that he is rewriting the current ARO policy so that instructional related groups such as the cheerleader won't be able to receive money from ARO. "I will check into the funding to see where the cheerleaders' funding should come from: the athletic department, the ARO or the instructional related funds." Carol Larsen, cheerleader advisor, said that there was a lack of communication between Allred and cheerleader Kathy Phillips who made the request at the Feb. 2 meeting of the legislative council. Larsen said that Phillips didn't understand that the cheerleaders needed to attend future ARO meetings in order to receive the requested funding. Larsen said that Athletic Director Gary Cromp-ton has given the cheerleaders enough money to go to Reno, but not enough to be able to attend the Arizona game. Larsen said that the Chatonelles will represent WSC in Arizona. When asked about the ASWSC funding of the cheerleaders, Pro tzrnan said, "The (legislative) council can do anything they f want (with student ! funds). What I'd like to from year to year." Protzman was out of the council session, on ';: I office business, when 5 the decision was made to give the cheerleaders ASWSC : funds. He said :1: he wanted to "express : concern'-' to the council ; that by giving C the cheerleaders ASWSC funds they would be "opening the door for other kinds of these requests ' to come up -people fgroups getting funded from . the areas.".,..
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-02-10, Vol. 44, No. 31|
|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.|