Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-11-301
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News College Bowl recruiting see page 2 Signature Special Olympics seepage 10 Arts Concert Choir performance see page 12 Sports Volleyballers go to NCAA tournament see page 16 11 1JI II L I I 1 -N. miiuw Y 1 V 1 I 1 I I Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1988 Celebrating the Weber State College Centennial Vol. 49, No 27 H-J cry Vs-Jl I t lit L, ,. - HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM WALDO. Perched on top of a snow-covered replica of the Weber State clocktower, Waldo waves at holiday sightseers walking through the Christmas Village at Ogden's Municipal Park. (The Signpost photo: Jill Titcnsor) Students help students By Mark Hadley Contributing Writer Graduation day is one of the most satisfying parts of Jeff Morris's job. It's on this day that Morris, the coordinator of support services for the physically challenged at WSC, can feel the satisfaction of being a part of someone else's success. "Every year, it seems like we have about six or seven graduates, and that's a neat time because you've worked with those kids day by day for four, five or six years," he said. Helping physically challenged students overcome the special challenges faced as they work toward a college degree is the full-time job of Morris and LaMar Kapp, director of support services for the physically challenged at WSC. Assisting them are eight or nine Weber State students who serve on a part-time basis, Morris said. "A couple of them help with registration, a couple are tutors, and the others are here to help students, like those in wheelchairs, get around campus on a bad day." "We also have two elderly people who come in and do some recording of textbooks onto tape for us," he said. The tapes are used by blind students. Morris explained that Weber State is a "mainstream" school, without any classes specifically set aside for the instruction of handicapped students. "The students we work with are filtered into the classes offered here, and we try to help them, however we can, to overcome their barriers," he said. The assistance provided depends upon the student's disability. Blind students, for instance, need assistance in registering for their classes and obtaining books on audio tape. After helping the students register, a support services worker will call the college bookstore and order the textbook for the class on audio tape, Morris said. If the book is not available, support services will obtain a copy of the textbook and have it read onto tape. The needs of deaf students are different "If you're deaf, you will require an interpreter in class, someone to sign for you and interpret the lecture the professor is presenting to you," he said. "You may also require notes. . . . We coordinate these services." "Every year, it seems like we have about six or seven graduates, and that's a neat lime." Jeff Morris The amount of contact the support services people have with physically challenged students at WSC also varies, depending upon the disability they have. "There are students who are learning disabled who might come in once or twice a quarter and we'll help them with tutoring or something to that effect," Morris said. "Then there are students who are severely disab'ed, and we might have to do something ike assign a person to come to the office and ;ad an exam to them so they can take their est. These people we see all the time." The location where students can c jtain assistance is the Physically ChaTenged Students Center, located in rooms 7C and 80 of the Stewart Library. The support services offices are located there, as are rooms with special equipment for students to use and a lounge area for socializing. On two walls of the lounge area hang graduation pictures of physically challenged students who have used the Center's services. (see STUDENTS on page 8) Student senate requirements are laid on the table By Scott Summerill Managing Editor A proposal outlining the requirements for ASWSC senators to secure their tuition wavers was introduced at the final senate meeting Monday. Academic Vice President Jim Puffer introduced a bill that would, if passed, set definite guidelines and give more accurate job descriptions for student senators to follow. "This sets up a type of criterion that is flexible," he said. "It will help us as senators to be more responsible." Puffer said the bill would alleviate some of the problems and confusion senators have experienced in the past from a lack of specific rules. Traditional Students Senator Scott Forsberg argued against the proposal saying, "It takes away from what the ASWSC senate is set up to be." "We do need a document," said Forsberg, "but, we should police ourselves. Oiherwise, we are not an elected body and might just as well be appointed." Forsberg said that any problems a senator may face in satisfying the current requirements of the position should be brought before the senate, and the entire body would then determine how to handle it. "I'm concerned about putting so much control in the hands of the advisor and the vice president," he said. Dean of Campus Life Rick Sline responded to Forsberg saying, "Although I agree with what you are saying, there are a lot of personal problems that affect things like this, and the fewer people that are involved, the better." Discussion of the proposal continued well past the normal one-hour time frame oi the senate meetings, and the number of senators dwindled. 'This will give us a motivational force to meet the criteria," said Puffer to the remaining senators. "I just don't think that what we're doing right now is acceptable. This will send a message to the administration and students that we take our position seriously." The proposal was held over for consideration until the next senate meeting next quarter. Before adjoining, Non-traditional Students Senator Dan Alsup was voted as Senator of the Quarter by his peers. "I only did the things I was supposed to do," Alsup said.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-11-30, Vol. 49, No. 27|
|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.|