Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-04-121
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' -" -" 1 ' lual '"" 1 ' 1 Friday, April 12, 1985 Weber State college Vol. 45 No.43 - - - . - J ,-T: i ft i ' Signpost photoMatthew Brown "It's mine." "No, I've got it." With eyes practice field yesterday. Softball games will closed two women go after a fly ball in a be a common sight as leagues are forming Softball game played on the football all over the city as well as on campus. Weber wins national debate UCLA bows to Wildcats in CEDA event ' The Weber State debate team closed its most successful season ever with a 2-1 victory over UCLA to win the CEDA National Debate Tournament. The tournament, hosted by the University of Nevada-Reno April 3-5, had over 150 teams from 100 separate colleges and universities competing. After six rounds, the team of Shauna CoxTony Justman was seeded first with a 6-0 record and a sixth round win over nemesis UCLA. Kevin BoyerRick Whicker cleared 4-2 with losses to Lewis and Clark and Louisiana State. The teams entered a sudden-death single elimination bracket, involving the top 64-ranked teams after preliminary rounds competition. Cox-Justman suffered a major upset, dropping a 2-1 decision to BYU's fourth team. The upset echoed throughout the tournament. Could Weber still win the championship? Weber beat Wyoming 2-1 in bi-octos to face UCLA's top team in octofinals. A brilliant performance by BoyerWhicker resulted in a 3-0 decision for Weber. Next came the top team from the southeast, University of Tennessee. Again, a 2-1 decison for Weber. Weber then beat Berkeley 2-1 to move into finals with UCLA's second team. Weber won the 1985 Debate Championship, breaking UCLA's four-year winning streak and has become the national debate capital for innovative arguments and stylistic and rhetorical excellence. In the sweepstakes, Weber took second to UCLA. However, UCLA, having to debate Weber head to head, has a 1-6 record against the "purple machine"-a recently acquired nickname for the squad. According to debate coach David Berube, "Weber has paid its dues, and deserves top honors. '85 was only a beginning." Berube attributed the season's success to superb coaching from his assistant, Susan Malone, and to excellent, selfless debating performances from seniors Kevin Boyer and Shauna Cox, with Kerri Christensen, Tom DeGarlais, Steve Estes, Treg Julander, Tony Justman and Rick Whicker contributing no less. Faculty voices opposition to free hour proposal by Dan Dickson Managing Editor Members of the faculty met yesterday afternoon to discuss the pro's and con's of the open hour policy, which will go into effect fall quarter, 1985. The faculty senate voted 16-15 to pass the proposal in its April 4 meeting. However, Dr. Dick Rogers, chair of the faculty senate, felt the vote was not a true representation of the faculty's attitudes toward the open hour. Yesterday's meeting gave faculty and students an opportunity to voice opinions on the open hour policy. Speaking against the open hour policy were Dr. Harold Elliot and Dr. Charles Crittenden. Elliot echoed Roger's concern that the original vote didn't reflect the faculty views. Elliot felt that not only were many faculty members opposed, but stated most students he polled in his classes were against the policy. He said four more things students could do during the open hour were: spend time participating in student government; watch TV in the Union Building; discuss the day's events over a cup of coffee; attend more classes at the LDS Institute. Crittenden expressed concern over the scheduling problems, stating that this quarter there were 55five-credit-hour classes taught during the 10:30 hour, and 34 four-hour classes taught during this time. His main question was where these classes would go. He also said WSC students are not typical college students and the prime-time class hours were important for students who work and travel a long distance to get to school. (seeJACOBSEN on page 3) Candidates answer questions by Betty Edmondson Assistant News Editor Candidates for three executive offices in ASWSC debated the issues of the campaign before an interested crowd of nearly 100 in the UB lobby Wednesday. A panel composed of Marcia Galli, advisor to ASWSC; .Brad Howell, former ASWSC president; and Rae Dawn Olbert, Signpost editor-in-chief, put questions to the candidates for the offices of president, academic vice president and executive vice president.Todd Anderson and Steve Johnson, candidates for student body president, were asked whether students who never attend athletic events were cheated by having to pay activity fees. Both thought all students benefited from a wide variety of services paid for by student fees. Johnson said, "I think we should put out a small publication to explain to students what services their, fees cover." "We need to re-evaluate whether certain instructionally-related items now paid out of student fees should be covered by state funds," said Anderson.Turning to the current basketball ticket policy, both candidates liked the present policy which allows a student to be admitted upon presentation of his student activity card and take any seat in the student section on a first-come, first-served basis. Both candidates saw a need for more consisten-(see ELECTIONS on page 6) 'V. ITVTK WILD: f Moderator Jeff Simpson gives instructions Navidomskis (left) and Jim Harvey during to executive vice president candidales Mike yesterday's debates.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-04-12, Vol. 45, No. 43|
|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.|