Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-05-191
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- t -V yj, 1 i - -w ' I - . S 9 fc 1 Tuesday, May 19, 1987 Weber State College Vol. 47 No. 52 - - I V 'A SINGIN' IN THK SUN! As part of the annual Sunfest ac- I slairs and played to a small crowd. (Signpost livites last Saturday, the Kap Brothers graced the Duck Pond I Bybee) photo: Jeff Funds committee denies athletics Christopher Gamble iews Editor In a meeting yesterday, Weber State College's Fee Allocations Committee had mixed emotions about deciding not to allocate more funding to the football team and the athletic department in the 1987-88 school year. The decision not to fund the department came after hearing WSC athletic director Gary Crompton's se cond budget presentation. In this presentation, Crompion asked for an additional $28,000 instead of the $44,000 asked for in his previous presentation. "If we do give the football team $28,000, it would not be fair to other departments," said Joe Farr, business and economic student senator. Early this year, the committee allotted the department the same amount of money received over the past year. However, this amount is based on an increased enrollment; more students are paying less but it totals the same dollar figure, (see ALLOCATE page 5) K Miss Rodeo Ogden Signpost editor takes rodeo title 'i IT'S BUSINESS AS USUAL for Signpost managing editor JaNae Barlow (left) as she edits Tanja Schaffer's news material for Tuesday's paper. Barlow captured the title of Miss Rodeo Ogden last Saturday after competing several days for the event. (Signpost photo: Judd Bundy) Linda R. Nimori Editor-in-Chief JaNae Barlow, a WSC communication major with a journalism emphasis, has planned and worked for the title of Miss Rodeo Ogden since she was 10 years old. That was 11 years ago, and the slender miss from Wilson, Utah finally achieved her goal last Saturday evening. Many years of hard work preceded this event, years of competing and winning Junior Posse Princess, or Buckaroo Rodeo Queen, or Utah Miss Teen. One of her first riding costumes for competition included a straw hat which her mother spray-painted black. A light blue ribbon was tied around its crown in a bow, and it sported a jaunty matching tassel which Barlow has kept all these years for the special memories associated with it. "The one thing that has kept me going is all the good memories I have," she said. "When I was Miss Rodeo Defense Depot Ogden, I did a lot of volunteer service for needy children. One afternoon, I attended a "Sub for Santa" project, and as I walked into the room where it was.held, a little boy from the back called to his friend, 'Look, there's Miss America!' It's situations like this that make it all worthwhile," she said. In the recent pageant, Barlow was judged in major categories which included personality, appearance and horsemanship. Public speaking and photogenic qualities were minor areas that contributed to the overall competition, too. She took all three major categories, which was no easy feat. As managing editor of the Signpost for the past school year, Barlow has had a great deal of responsibility for the production of the paper. Future plans for Barlow include completing her own schooling at WSC, working as senior reporter for the Signpost next year to hone her journalistic skills, and competing this July 24 at the Ogden Pioneer Days for Miss Rodeo Utah. Scholarships offered by new standards Tanja Schaffer Arts Entertainment Editor Many students maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or higher are complaining that they're not receiving the academic scholarships they had planned for next year. One student, who said she is keeping a 3.97 GPA, said she still isn't getting the scholarship she had expected.Students aren't only complaining about not being awarded scholarships; they're also curious in finding out why they are not. In the past, Weber students with the highest grade point average who applied, were given academic scholarships. Last year, however, things changed. Now, according to Russ Gorringe, coordinator for school services, the deans of each school are giving them out in any manner they see fit. Last year, due to pressure from various deans at the schools on campus, WSC administrators changed the academic scholarship policy. With the change, each school was given a percentage of the available scholarships based on the number of graduates the school had the previous year. From there, the deans hand them out to the department chairs who decide how they will be distributed. Each department uses their own criteria to decide who who the scholarships will go to. According to Gorringe, "the administration office's hands are tied." "We distribute the scholarships to the deans of the different schools and from there they decide how they want to grant them and to whom," said Gorringe. "The whole thing is very political." "The (new policy) is generally a good one," said Sherwin W. Howard, dean of the school of Arts and Humanities. "However, there is clear potential for manipulation since students may change their majors once they receive their scholarships. Another problem stems from the fact that different criteria are being chosen by each department and likely to be changed on short notice because they have not yet been fully established. There may be some rough spots that need polishing, but this is only the first year that the program has been in practice. It will become sound." Some schools have awarded students scholarships who have not even applied for them, Gorringe said. Aside from th'e activity scholarships given to students who are involved in doing special projects within their school, Gorringe said sometimes these students are given academic scholarships even though their grades don't match the requirement. Other criteria are based on how many credit hours a student has had within the school andor whether the dean wishes to promote a certain department in that school. "If a senior has a lower GPA than a sophomore, the senior will get the scholarship because he has studied longer in the school," said Gorringe. On the other hand, if a dean is partial to a certain department, then he will give the scholarships to those students in that particular area all somewhat regardless of academic qualifications, he said. "Pandora's scholarship box is open now," he said. "Too many hands are in it, too, and it's creating a lot of problems." Gorringe advises students who are fretting over "getting burned" to find out the reasons why they did, instead. He believes the best way to avoid "burning" students overall is to allow the school service department in the administration office to take charge of awarding scholarships once again; and "not let the individual schools to do it."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-05-19, Vol. 47, No. 52|
|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.|