Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-10-311
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l ! News Amphitheater at Weber see page 2 Sports Disappointing homecoming loss see page 8 1889 r7r7oll989 I S Monday, Oct 31, 1988 Celebrating the Weber State College Centennial Vol. 49, No 16 . ' ' ' ! ' , , ; , v i f - , w 4 ' S '-'. :; . " IV ,. '. 14 - " "... . V , r;;:. j . : ' ' '-Si . ' . . ' y v (....'iwi' GET ON THE BANDWAGON! ASWSC studenbody officers and the 1988 homecoming royalty take the annual trip around the football field in celebration of Homecoming. Unfortunately, the football game wasn't as successful. (The Signpost photo: Brock Porter) Initiatives could cost Weber $4 million Editor' sNote: This is the last article in an ongoing series presenting information on the proposed tax initiatives. By Scott Summerill Managing Editor The tax initiative proposals on the November ballet could have long reaching effects on Utah and its economy. The impact of the initiatives on education and Weber State College is a question that has spawned some interesting proposals. WSC President Stephen Nadauld said Weber could see a cut of $4 million. The figure is based on an overall amount of $326 million that opponents claim the tax cuts will cost the state, and the probability that the Board of Regents would spread higher education's cut of the loss $34 million proportionally throughout the state's nine institutions. To show the magnitude of the amount of money that would be cut, Nadauld said, "it would take the complete closure of the five smallest institutions in the state." Nadauld said the cuts to Weber would most likely be handled the same as the 1986 cuts were. According to Nadauld, 15 percent of the 1 986 amount came from administration cuts, eight percent from support activities and five percent was cut from faculty funds. Student services would be the first areas cut if the initiatives pass. According to Nadauld, services, grounds and maintenance and others, would lose about $800,000. The rest of the $4 million would be spread out much the same as the last cut was. "We would obviously be most concerned with maintaining education," he said. "Let's get rid of mandatory education." Gary Jaggi Initiative proponent Gary Jaggi, an independent businessman and spokesman for the tax initiatives said, the cuts would merely force administration costs down and postpone spending on expansion projects at WSC. Jaggi pointed out that the new gymnasium being built at WSC could be put off for a few years if the general education requirements for three credit hours of physical education be dropped. According to Jaggi, the high number of non-traditional students at Weber is justification that the P.E. program is unnecessary. "Wouldn't it make sense to change so that P.E. is not required," he said. "Hold off on the gym and see what our priorities are." Nadauld said the new gym has been in the planning stages for about 15 years, and approval for the building was given two years ago. "The bids are already out and construction has begun," he said. "The timing just gives them something to take shots at." The growth of the student body at WSC makes the new gym essential, according to Nadauld. "When you go from 3,000 to 12,000 students," he said. "You have to provide physical facilities." "P.E.'s not just kicking a ball around," Nadauld said. "It's aimed at developing healthy lifestyles." Jaggi addressed the problems of public education as one of discipline. "Teachers spend most of their time in discipline and working in the slowest denominauons," he said. If administration were put back in the classrooms where they were trained, it would cut education costs. "Parents could lake turns patrolling the (see TAXES on page 2) For the final stretch HERO shifts into high gear By Scott Summerill Managing Editor Higher Education Rescue Operation (HERO) has achieved the first of its two goals, and program officials hope the second will meet with as much success as the first. Stephanie Jessen, ASWSC president and coordinator of the HERO campaign at Weber said the first goal of the campaign, getting students registered to vote, was able to register about 4,000 students. With the registration phase out of the way, the campaign has focused on the second goal, educating students about the tax initiatives. The campaign was originally planning to put out a survey to see how students felt about the initiatives, but the plan was dropped. "We felt like students didn't know enough yet about the initiatives," said Jessen. "So we went right into classroom speaking to inform them." Volunteers have covered about 25 classes in the last two weeks with short speeches aimed at educating students on what the initiatives are and answering questions about them. "It's hard to get the message through on a commuter campus," Jessen said. "We plan to keep up the pace until the election." A telephone campaign that will contact people on a one to one basis will begin sometime this week. Jessen said the phone drive was going to be done at Weber by the campus campaign, but a community action group opposing the initiatives already had the equipment in place and offered the use of it to the HERO campaign. "They've setup the facilities, and we're supplying the members," she said. "We've had a lot of support from the faculty and staff," Jessen said. "We've also had help from the League of Women Voters." The campaign will wind up with a push to remind students to get out and vote, according to Jessen. "On Nov. 7 and 8 we will have a booth set up in the Union Building lo get .orc information to students and remind them to vote," she said.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-10-31, Vol. 49, No. 16|
|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.|