Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-05-141
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n 1 1 il I 1 i i v 'rtsh Sunfest MvNP Cancelled: V t 1 u If Tuesday, May 14, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45, No. 52 Hobby Cellar makes change for the better by Rae Dawn Olbei t Editor-in-Chief In an attempt to become self-sufficient, the Hobby Cellar at Weber State will begin charging a $.50 user, or lab, fee for each project, effective July 1, 1985. According to Grant Protzman, associate director of the Department of Campus Life, the Hobby Cellar has been losing $23,000 a year. Protzman said this is due to costs required to maintain equipment, costs for labor and the shops' professional jobs being ruined accidentally by students. Scott Steele, manager of the Hobby Cellar, said they are planning on remodeling the shop to create a separate, self-service area for students who want to work on individual projects. He said this will keep people from inadvertantly spray-painting and otherwise damaging projects contracted out to the Hobby Cellar. It will also releive congestion in the small area. " Protzman estimated the cost of remodeling the hobby cellar to be under $500. If the remodeling proposal passes, the funds will ' come from the budget of the Department of Campus Life. . Protzman said that formerly students paid only for the cost of the materials they used. The new organization of the Hobby Cellar is designed to increase business and revenue, as well as helping to maintain and purchase new equipment, according to Protzman. Steele said the Hobby Cellar provides many types of services; from silk-screening to lettering for signs, and many others. They provide various machines and tools for individual use, and according to Steele, the cost of using the Hobby Cellar personnel is 40 percent lower than using an off-campus center to do the work. Steele said students will still have the option of doing the job themselves or having the hobby cellar staff do it. Protzman said this is the best way for the shop to survive recent budget cuts and still serve the campus and its students at a fair price. The Hobby Cellar is located in the basement of the Union Building, around the corner from the bookstore. V -Sii.'il'o'.' phnLn. Knc On IsU nsi'n Pictured is Scott Steele, manager of the Hobby Cellar, hard at work on the silk screen machine. Changes at the shop should benefit students and the entire campus. WSC, U of U studentbody officers: earning their pay by Mark Espenschied Managing Editor With several universities and colleges across the nation opting to drop studentbody officers from their programs, it is interesting to speak to those administrators and officers of schools who choose to keep them. Weber State College and the University of Utah are two schools in this state that find student-elected officials to be advantageous. "The office is only as good as the person who holds it," said Grant Protzman, one of the advisors for the student officers at Weber State. He used the example of recent presidents of the United States. "Those who have surrounded themselves with the best people have been most successful." "This year we had, across the board, one of the best group of officers we have had. They have been able to substantially impact the quality of life and education for students," said Protzman. Virginia Peterson, one of the advisors of student officers at the University of Utah echoed the same feelings about the U's officers this past year. "Spencer Hill (ASUU president) has done a superb job. He has spearheaded a number of programs on campus as well as in his position as president of the Utah Student Organization," said Peterson. Hill started the movement among Utah college students to lobby the state legislature for more funds. Through his work and the work of his college counterparts, the plan for a $2 mandate to be added to student fees, with matching funds corning from the state, was passed by the legislature. ASWSC President Jon Southwick feels the funding from the state, which Weber has earmarked for the library, is among the greatest accomplishments of his term in office. "I don't know of another situation where the college has had this sort of money ($300,000) donated, not awarded or loaned," Southwick said. He feels if the students had not organized and lobbied for the money, the funding would not have been received. "That's 100 percent correct," said Dr. Robert Smith, Weber State College vice president of academic affairs, "That money would not have been received without the students organizing and letting the legislature know their feelings." Southwick feels there are many things he and his fellow officers accomplished besides the funding for the library. "80 percent of the students who voted supported us in keeping the basketball ticket policy. What I hope we've done is been able to maintain some programs that will not take the time of next year's officers." Southwick said next year students will also benefit from the short-term loan system his ad ministration has been instrumental in setting up. These loans can be used by students who have a hard time meeting tuition costs at the time required. They will be able to use the short-term loans to meet the registration deadlines. Protzman also feels this will be a great benefit to students. "The short-term loan fund and the open hour propsal are two examples of how the officers are aware of the students' needs." In the recent ASWSC elections, candidates were faced with the question of the importance of social activities, as opposed to academics on campus. "Both are essential," Protzman said, "Many students overlook the need for social and academic growth." At Weber, the ASWSC executive vice president's major responsibility is for activities while the academic vice president centers on problems concerning education. This organizational structure, it is hoped, will help students gain the proper balance in their education. To pay for all elected and appointed officers at Weber State, in waivers and wages, it costs the college nearly $34,000 a year. Is their service worth the cost& According to Protzman, "It depends on the year and the officers. This year, they have most definitely been worth it." . Smith agrees. "The officers I have worked with (see OFFICERS on page 3) id j oil1 "5 -MM 3 f Best Body contest winner, Kim Rcttbcrg, is congratulated by Arts and Humanities Senator Dave Felt as an appreciative crowd looks on at this Greek Week activity.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-05-14, Vol. 45, No. 52|
|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.|