Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-06-231
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0 Y ,nB., "' iJ Weber State College vol. 47 No. 57 Tuesday, June 23, 1987 . 111 . fu f - I " t i v vv. v IV v ' i N" v 1 1 ; , 41' ..- - f i . I . ! A f v . ' ? hidj I . r ; ' ! u - , 1 1 4 fc Simkins named new VP Former dean, DeBoer, accepl positions ONWARD AND UPWARD, this graduate has his hard hat in iireparauiin ...r a ton. seems to be ready for the big world. He already (Signpost photo: Jeff Bybee.) WSC grants honorary degrees to three alumni Tunja Schaffer Managing Editor Weber State's 99th Commencement Exercises honored one of the largest graduating classes in the college's history, Friday, June 12. Precisely 1,982 students were granted with diplomas. Graduates at the ceremonies fell into diverse categories ranging from the young adult, eager to begin life in the "real world," to the senior citizen, desiring to finish school or to further current knowledge. The traditional commencement speaker was replaced this year with brief talks from three honorary degree recipients and an address from former WSC student body president J. Todd Anderson. All comments were related in how graduates can better handle the future. The three honorary doctor of humanities degrees were received by Herbert B. Maw, former governor of Utah; Myrene Rich Brewer, Ogden businesswoman; and H. Gracy Hall, scientist at Brigham Young University and inventor of the first man-made diamond.All three are native Ogdenites and alumni of Weber State College. Maw, who is 94, is still a practicing attorney in Salt Lake City. He told the graduates that when he graduated from the University of Utah he was told to challenge his mind and body every day. Only forcing your mind to study, he said, will keep it strong. Brewer mentioned three of what she called, "encouraging words" that have been meaningful to her: liberty, loyalty and love. "Whatever you choose to do," she advised, "be happy in your work." Honesty was the focus of Hall's remarks. He associated the complicated schemes of the era we live in to the com- (see DEGREES on page 2) Chris J. Miller Editor-in-Chief The Weber State College Institutional Council named former dean of business and economics Dr. Allen F. Simkins as the new vice president for business affairs at a special Institutional Council meeting on June 17. Simkins will replace Dr. Jerald T. Storey who is stepping down to return to the classroom. Simkins has been dean of the School of Business and Economics at Weber State since 1983. Prior to that he served as associate dean for two years. Simkins came to Weber State in 1976 as a chairman of the WSC department of accounting.In other action at the Insitutional Council meeting, Robert H. DeBoer, assistant to the president for governmental relations was named acting vice president for college relations. DeBoer will replace Dean Hurst, who recently announced his retirement. Both will assume responsibilities on July 1. "I certainly have some big shoes to fill," said Simkins of his appointment to replace Storey. "I appreciate the confidence that President Nadauld has shown in me, and it will be fun to be part of this management team." Simkins believes his strong experience in financial control as well as budget control will help him with his duties. "My management experience as well as my experience in the academic side of the institution will help me in this postilion," he added. "Weber State faces lots of challenges, but there is lots of exciting potential there," he said. Born and raised in Circleville, Utah, Simkins graduated from Piute High School before serving an LDS mission. He received a bachelor's degree from Utah State University before earning a master's degree from Brigham Young University. He received his D.B.A. from Arizona State University in 1976. He taught at ASU, BYU, and USU prior to coming to Weber State. (see Vice Presidents on page 5) I 1 "T t ', '" ' '. ''4 , : ' r '' ; -WW' : '' S? , '. "' I ' f i Allen Simkins f . -.A .v . Inside . . . Jazz select Ortiz See page 7 Summer solstice art See page 6 Constitutional alliance See page 3 Lakey will retain student senate post Chris J. Miller Editor-in-Chief The ASWSC Supreme Court yesterday reversed its decision in the case of Feller vs. Lakey, declaring that Tom Lakey may serve as Non-Traditional Student Senator this year. In light of new evidence, the Supreme Court "unanimously voted in favor of Tom Lakey, overruling the previous Supreme Court decision," announced Chief Justice Steve Adams. Adams will issue an official statement concerning the case in the next 48 hours. "I'm just glad it's over, that's all I can say," said Lakey Monday. "It didn't seem like it was justified in the first place." Lakey ran unnopposed and was elected non-traditional student senator in this year's elections. However, four weeks after the elections, Melvin Feller petitioned the Supreme Court saying that Lakey was not a "non-traditional student." The Court originally sided with Feller on May 20. According to Lakey, there was evidence introduced at the first hearing, which Lakey had no chance to respond to. "Basically what we did was respond to that evidence this time," said Lakey. "I feel like I have, and always did have the support of my constituency," said Lakey. "This was just a very small vocal minority."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-06-23, Vol. 47, No. 57|
|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.|