Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-05-031
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Founder's Day: Happy 96th, Weber State! Weber State College lotlay. iIl. ..W plHlinM.UlllL'VV Bn by Lorctta Park Senior Reporter At one time, the ratio of women to men at VVSC was 501. The LDS Church once owned Weber State. In the 1950's, WSC students raised $100,000 in less than 10 days to show the Utah State Legislature that they didn't want WSC to become a "church" school again. These and many other facts surround Founder's Day, today, May 3. The original Founder's Day was Jan. 7, 1889. According to Edie G. Hester, executive director of alumni relations and special services, Founder's Day celebrations are held on May 3 because the weather is generally better than in January. Hester said Founder's Day is traditionally celebrated in a low-key manner. At 11 a.m. today, the Children's School in the School of Education will be dedicated in the name of Melva s. Lehner. Lehner founded the Children's School in the late 1940's, according to Hester. Ruth S. Swenson,' founder of the nursing program, will receive the H. Aldous Dixon Award at a luncheon today at noon. y' c$ 1 Friday, May 3, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45 No. 49 Catch the Wildcat tennis and golf previews on pages 12 and 14. Record turn out, great finale for '85-86 elections by Mark Espenschiccl Managing Editor With the controversy of the executive vice president primary well behind us, the ASWSC general elections were completed Wednesday night and the results released yesterday afternoon. Each of the candidates should be congratulated for running solid and clean campaigns this year. In the race for president, Todd Anderson came in first with 58.7 percent of the vote to Steve Johnson's 35 percent. The write-in campaign for David Letter-man rounded out the race with six percent. "I think the race was well-run on both parts, both Steve and myself ... a very positive campaign," said Anderson. The new officers will lake office on June 1, but they have begun organizing today. i - W i.IimI.i I.ik flu 11. nv n .Sic'J"' i-.olo.'M.ililH-v Ktv.wn Todd Anderson and Jill Minnoch, a campaign helper, wail lor the announcement of I lie new ASWSC president. Kelly Miles won the race for academic vice president with 61.4 percent of the vote to Sean Carver's 38.6 percent. "1 was most impressed with the turnout." said Miles. "The election was one of choice, I think it is a good representation of next year." New executive vice president, Mike Waldmn, is a proponent of balanced student activities. Miles added that now is the time for groups and organizations to get with the new elected officers and "start the ball rolling" for thei. programs next year. The heated race for executive vice president ended with Mike Waldron receiving 52.6 percent of the voles, Mike Navidomslis receiving 47.4 percent. In a close race, Dave Felt was re-elected arts and humanities senator with 639 votes, just 10 more than Gary Westbroek with 629 voles. Ralph Maher ran unopposed for Residence Halls senator. Laura Williams won over Dave Benard for social science senator. Oscar Haupt was the only candidate for international senator. A lotal of eight senate races were run with only one candidate. The remaining six unopposed candidates were: Eulogio Alejandre - hispanic senator, Tricia Breitvveiser - general studies senator, Scott Baxter-business senator, John Allred - natural science senator, Carl Lehnhardt -physically challenged students senator and Jenniter Hunter -education senator. Richard Stuart is the technology senator, winning over Don Spencer. Greg Adams took traditional students senator over Mike Butler. The new allied health senator is Tammy Coombs, taking a victory over Randy Noorlander. Kevin Bell won non-traditional student senator over Caril Jennings.'Their were no candidates for Native American student senator or black student senator. Those offices will be appointed in time for the next school year. Special recognition should go to Alan Franke and his committee for a well run election. His committee included: Linda Wood, Wendy Malan, Cory Baggs. Todd Willey and Jared Prisles. Proposition S, the proposal concerning keeping last year's student basketball ticket policy, passed with 82.5 percent in favor, 17.5 against. The students of Weber State should be con-gatulated for their support this year. 1,517 total votes were received in the general election, representing over 15 percent of the studenlbody. A complete tally of the voting is posted in the offices of ASWSC in the UB. l pon receiving news of his victory, academic vke president elect, Kelly Miles, expressed Ihe need to start preparing now for next year.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-05-03, Vol. 45, No. 49|
|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.|