Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-09-231
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J r Signpost Tuesday. September 23. 1986 3 A S - - o p. t .jx , tz F i g A. Ml ; g fct - "2fc--,tjfc' - rta L-tS" : v,AKkv -a"" 'nac.-.v Viki, WEBER SjTATE OLLECifc Vol. 47 No. 1 Tuesday, September 23, 1986 Inside. . . i Candidates seek students' awareness page 2A WSC president welcomes student; Hrl " see page 4A Norwegian art drawings shown on campus page 1B update see page 8A Sil vert horn named 'Outstanding Public Employee' see page 15A Lumberjacks 'cut down' Wildcats see page 11 B ents Susan Fishburn News Editor Students will pay 10-14 percent more for tuition beginning winter quarter this year. Fewer classes will be offered, more positions will be left unfilled and across the board; everyone will be asked to squeeze down on an already flat operations budget, said Dr. Robert B. Smith, vice president for academic affairs for Weber State College. The future of higher education will be seriously affected by diminished financial support on all levels. Higher education will cost more for students, and fewer programs will be offered. According to the National University Continuing Education Association, "federal tax policies in support of employee edutatioR benefits are tenuous. Budget cutbacks threaten to undermine the provisions of educational opportunities for mill; oris of students." Tuition has increased 125 percent ?ce 1966, not including the winter quarter jjrke. At the same time, students' ability to payjnas suffered a continual decline. In 1966, it took students 132 working hours to pay tuition costs at minimum wage. Last year, students worked 315 hours to pay for their schooling. Inflation, cuts in federal and state financial aid, and decreased employment opportunity are factors in the financiaLcruncrw face tuition liiSce: Utah's current $48 million deficit will be absorbed on a six percent basis across the board. But, education will take a 12 percent cul Linda R. Nimori Editor-in-Chief Last May, WSC president Stephen D. Nadauld announced his decision to fill the position of vice president for student services. It is a position that was originally initiated in 1985 by former Weber State president Rodney H. Brady to include duties covering the Marie Kotter following areas: school services, admissions, financial aids, scholarships, registration, records, graduation, counseling, housing, health center, food services and student activities. Overwhelming? Not for Dr. Marie Kotter. By July 1, 1986, she had stepped into her "new shoes" as newly-appointed vice president for student services and started to work. She simultaneously functioned as department chairperson for health occupations in 1979-80 and went on to serve as assistant vice president for academic support from 1981-86. Along the way, Kotter nas served in various :ee KOTTER on page 3) "We've been asked to take an ice water douche," said Dr. Dick Alston, economics professor. The six percent cut lowered on colleges and universities in Utah this year will be a seven percent reality because last year's one percent cut came too late to be absorbed in the '85-'86 budget. Administrators must decide how they will cut the budget. "We have no fat children," said Dr. Stephen Nadauld, WSC president. "It's a question of who's going to starve." Other institutions have handled the crisis in a variety of ways. Montana State axed it's entire psychology department. At Utah State University, Provost Peter -Wagner tried to avoid cutting classes by "using the coal stockpile, deferring maintenance on roofs and buildings, deferring purchase of equipment for classrooms and labs, and using what financial reserves the university possessed. Finally, 47 classes were cut spring quarter, according to Outlook, the alumni newspaper. "The cuts are painful, but not crippling," Wagner said. The long term strategic plan at WSC will involve serious examination of every department and program. "There's no way we can do it without cutting positions," Alston said. (see BUDGET CUTS on page 3) WSC woos seniors with free tickets JaNae Barlow Managing Editor Weber State College President Stephen D. Nadauld is giving away tickets to football games. For the opening game of the season, Sept. 13, he gave away tickets for 900 seats. These free football tickets are a public relations tool the president is using to reach out to surrounding communities. "We do have a number of unpurchased tickets at our games," Nadauld said. "Why not use a resource that we do have." High school seniors are sent letters inviting them to the games as a guest of the college. They receive a guest ticket and a parking pass. Nadauld said the letters get the job done even if they don't come. "They get a letter In some cases, the parents receive tickets. Also being sent tickets are community leaders, teachers and principles. Nadauld said the tickets will help to establish a good working relationship between these communities and the school, telling them we think they're pretty neat." He said it tells them we are thinking about them. The first set of tickets given away went to seniors from Tooele High School. The list of high schools to receive tickets to future games include Box Elder, Bear River, Granite and Kearns. Not ail games will have students with free tickets attending. The president said only tickets to games that have traditionally been less popular will be mailed. In part, he attributes the larger than usual crowd of 10,000 at the opening game to the free ticket invitauons.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-09-23, Vol. 47, No. 1|
|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.|