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Congratulations, it's a win! Weber beats SUSC 42-7 INSIDE News 2 After Hours 6 Editorial 4 Classifieds 1 1 Sports 7 Volume 50, Issue 18 President says WSC ready to be university By Paul C. Parkinson Assistant News Editor of The Signpost If it sounds like a duck, walks like a duck, looks like a duck, and flieslike a duck, then let's call it a university. That was the messege expressed when .arguments were presented in a faculty meeting on why Weber State College should become Weber State University. Campus Last Thursday, President Stephen Nadauld called the general faculty meeting for the purpose of discussing the. possible name change. VIP looking for volunteer huggers By Kathleen Montoya Staff writer of 7ihe Signpost A new campus service, the Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP), has been set up to put students who want to do community service in touch with organizations who need their help. One way students can help, according to the president of VIP, Carla Wiese, is to be a "hugger." That is someone who gives hugs to Special Olympic competitors as they pass the finish line. There are three major areas of the volunteer program: Special The In a vote of agreement, WSC faculty members applauded the idea, despite what Nadauld said was "an opening salvo" from local media two weeks ago. In his opening comments Nadauld said when Institutional Council Chairman Dick Myers approached him about the possible name change six months ago, he felt some reluctance. Positive feedback from some of the Regents, a strategic planning committee on campus, the faculty senate executive committee and some of the deans, Nadauld decided to pursue the name change. The proposed change lias nothing to do with wanting to become something that functionally, WSC isn't already, Nadauld said. ' "Weber State's character as a predominantly undergraduate institution, closely parallels an emerging model in American higher education: the Metropolitan University. Every essential element of this model is expressed in the 1988 Mission Statement." The Metropolitan University is described as one that "places strong emphasis on undergraduate and graduate Olympics, Special Projects and the Volunteer Center. "Right now we especially need volunteers for the Special Olympics," Wiese said. Weber College will host a regional Special Olympics meet on Nov. 18, according to K'Cee Breidt, coordinator for student programs. The meet will include participants between the ages of 8 and 75, from all over Utah. "We need to find people who would want to have a participant come and stay in their home," Breidt said. For Special Projects, volunteers will be needed to deck out a tree for the 1989 Festival of Trees. (See VIP page 5) IGNPOST Weber State College teaching and seeks particularly to serve students who live in its metropolitan area, both traditional and nontraditional; it will adapt format, time, and place of instruction to serve their varied needs." 'This isn't about research, it's about ennobling teaching, a mission statement that corresponds with a metropolitan university model, and 31 out of 31." -Pres. Nadauld Nadauld said the model is "being touted around the nation . . . we just didn't fabricate it for our purposes." Research presented by the president indicated there are 31 schools in the nation that are public, nondoctoral, comprehensive, and have enrollment over 9,000. Thirty of the 31 have changed their names to include "university." FRESHMEN INDULGE in a mystical, timeless college ritual: Acquiring the "Guess who the 31st is? Weber State College," he said. Advocates say there is more to changing WSC's name than a desire to be like everyone else. Higher morale among faculty and students, easier access to federal grants, greater recognition and improved ability to attract professional faculty, are justafew of the benefits being cited. Most opposition to the name change is of an "emotional nature," and can be handled by logical explanations from WSC's mission statement, Nadauld said. The administration's attitudes about the role of the college will remain the same whether the name change takes affect or not. The school will still pursue new Master's Degree programs, TA's (teaching assistants) won't take the place of professors in the classroom, salaries won't increase other than the proposed changes before the legislature now, and most of all, WSC will not turn its attention from the undergraduate to research, Nadauld said. 'This isn't about research," he said, "it's about ennobling teaching, a mission statement that corresponds with a i 'I Monday, October 16, 1989 "The best case scenario is that well have a new name by the end of the next legislative session." -Pres. Nadauld metropolitan university model, and 31 out of 31." The Institutional Council has requested that the proposed name change be a non-action item on the Board of Regents November meeting. Nadauld said if the board responds favorably, the council will ask for a vote immediately. Once the Board of Regents accepts the proposition, it will go before the legislature. "The best case scenario is that we'll have a new name by the end of the next legislative session," he said, "worst case is that the legislature will consider the idea for two or three years and then tell us they don't want to hear about it again." 4 . - i f coveted WSC studentbody card.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1989-10-16, Vol. 50, No. 18|
|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.|