Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-02-031
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MONDAY. FEBRUARY 3. 1992 VOLUME 52, ISSUE 39 Wildcats outclaw Bengals Saturday enroute to a winning record p. 9 The OST WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UT 1 i L. U GNP Students say Lithuania trip leaders left them in debt PROJECT LITHUANIA: Some claim they were abandoned and ignored after receiving assurances. By NOELLE SOJKA Staff writer of The Signpost Six Weber State students, who returned from schooling in Lithuania late December, feel that WSU broke its assurance of support, leaving them with with a load of debt they hadn't expected. "This was a complete miscarriage of justice," said Deon Greer, professor in Geography and one of the three WSU faculty and staff who taught at Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania last fall. VMU is Weber State's sister school; other faculty and student exchanges are planned. . . Robert Hamilton, a student participant in the trip, said the students went out of their way to promote Weber State while in Lithuania. "We plastered their name all over, and feel we didn't get anything in return. "We weren't asking them to finance our trip, we were just hoping for some help," he said. Greer stated that students used their own money for travel only after they were assured that university funding would follow. He said that the students had a positive experience setting up programs and teaching classes, but because of the funding issue, many "left with a bad taste in their mouth." The students' goals were to help VMU with their new-found freedom, to teach them what we could, and to tutor them in English and Geography, and to set up an English club for them, said Ryan Short, who also went to VMU last fall. "I feel we accomplished quite a bit, more than had been done in the past," he added. Two previous delegations to VMU have helped set up a sister-school relationship, set up a student government and newspaper, and brought books, computers and supplies. Crraaazzy for those Wildcats f V DANIELLE MABEYWf S1GNPOSI ONE SPIRITED FAN from Phi Kappa Alpha shows his best form In the spirit competition, which helped pump up the crowd and the team and gave the cheerleaders good material for a videotape to be shown at a national competition. Despite the Pike's good showing, first place went to Sigma Gamma Chi fraternity, which won ski passes and a pizza party. Lithuanians asked for 'Meet the Mormons' night By NOELLE SOJKA Staff writer of The Signpost Weber State students and faculty who attended a "Meet the Mormons" night conducted by WSU faculty and students teaching in Lithuania say the evening was appropriate, despite recent criticicism of the event. The group hopes future exchanges with the sister school are not affected by negative publicity. "I don't feel bad that it happened," said Robert Hamilton, a non-LDS Weber State student who studied at Vytautas Magnus Universityin Lithuania last fall. "The (VMU) students were curious and had a right to know. I was there and 1 didn't have a problem with the situation." It's amazing how many questions can be asked about a slide .show about Utah, and how many of them don't deal with themountains. As a result of a slide show given by Deon Greer, professor of geography at WSU, many Lithuanian students became curious about the people and the culture of Utah and of the Mormon religion, Greer said. "The meeting was set up as a result of my lecture on Utah," he said. The Lithuanian students have not been given the opportunities to study and practice religion, (See MORMONS page 3) The facultystudent delegations were gone for 10 days each and were funded by WSU. Before leaving for Lithuania the students who went this fall submitted a funding proposal to the ASWSU Senate. Greer said they were told by Marie Kotter, vice president of Student Services and chairperson for Project Lithuania, that because the Senate was out of session it couldn't vote on the resolution until after the group had left. Greer added that students were told a committee to vote on the funding would be formed one or two weeks after they left. He said Kotter told the students and faculty that the funding shouldn't be a problem, they just needed a vote. Kotter and Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert Smith, members of Project Lithuania, were unavailable for comment. The committee wasn't formed until the (See LITHUANIA page 2) KWCR, The Signpost, ask for $50,000 or more In fee money By LAURIE M.WIRTH News editor of The Signpost Weber's campus radio station, KWCR, has asked for $56,498 of student fee monies for next year, $25,000 of which is a one-time request to relocate their studio into the Union Building. The station is just one of many campus organizations competing this year for nearly S4 million in student fee money to be collected next year. The $5,398 operating budget increase from this year's allocation is largely a wage increase for an engineer who was not included in the station's previous budget, said Brad Wilson, station manager. Additional increases in their budget request include $1,100 more for office supplies, production supplies, equipment repair, licensessubscriptions, publicity promotion, travel, equipment and postage and copying. Wilson said the increase in postage and copying is because the station is busier than ever before. He said the need for funds for Student Fee Hearings equipment repair is because," we have 576,000 invested in equipment and need to have sufficient money to repair it," he said. Included in the Union Building's budget request is S50,000 for remodeling for KWCR. If the Student Fees Allocation Committee grants their one-time request of S25,000, Wilson said the station has applied for a grant that will match the fees allocation. He said the additional money will be used to upgrade KWCR and in crease their equipment. Dr. Marie Kotter, Student Fees Allocation Committee co-chair, said she was concerned about what the station would do if the grant was not given to them, and if they would request more money in September when they receive confirmation about the grant request. Wilson replied the station would haul old materials and equipment from Annex 3, which will be demolished, and make do with what they have. The station's increased power to 2,000 watts last fall enables 90 percent of the student body to be reached, from Tremonton to Wen-dover, said Jill Fifield, assistant manager. A ratings graphic which Wilson said was done by a survey company showed KWCR has 23,400 listeners. The station generates 30 percent of its revenue, Wilson said. The Signpost The Signpost, WSU's triweekly campus newspaper, requested 550,000 in student fee monies, an increase of 56,000 from (Sec FEES page 2) Weather High pressure will be rebuilding over Utah through the period. Forecast fair to partly cloudy with areas of night and morning fog and urban haze slowly increasing. Highs mostly 35-45 north and 40s and 50s south. Lows in the teens i ?o; except near zero in the normally coldest valleys. 1992-93 FINANCIAL AID APPLICANTS: Attendance is required at one seminar this year in order to receive financial aid. All will be held In the U.B. Ballroom and attendance will be taken. Remaining seminars: Feb. 6 10:30 p.m. Feb. 11 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Feb. 26 12:30 p.m.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-02-03, Vol. 52, No. 39|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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 University|
|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.|