Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-02-071
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VOLUME 52, ISSUE 41 FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 7, 1992 Total quality management is becoming a buzzword in industry these days p. 2 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UT (TThe W ' k3 ignpost I - !l Photographers on y PATRICK NAGATANI CRITIQUES the work of student photographers at the photo lab Thursday. Naaatani's travelina DhotoaraDhv exhibit Is on disDlav in the Collett Art Gallerv. More on paae 5 n inn "'"n il i '" I " V Athletics asks for almost one fifth of student fee revenues budget By LAURIE M.WIRTH News editor of The Signpost Athletics has requested the largest amount of student fee monies of any organization; if their request of $776,697 for next year is granted, as well as 25 other organization's requests, students could be paying an extra $6.50 in fees each quarter. Their request is an increase of $82,547 over this year's allocation. Budget requests are a quarter-long process in which campus organizations plead for student fee monies. A Student Fees Allocation Committee will weigh each request Saturday and approach ASVVSU Monday, Feb. 10, with their tentative decision. Student senators then have the Weather Northwest high cloudiness tonight. Mostly cloudy Friday through Friday night with a slight chance of afternoon and evening showers. Fair Saturday. Hazy urban areas. display V im.., f i i. i in ,1 ! H'VI.'- iff Mr'Zitnii.. authority to either approve or reject the committee's recommendations for allocations and student fee increases.Budget increases for athletics include $43,000 more inGrant-In-Aid for athletic scholarships, based on a six percent increase in tuition; $2,000 additional for Checrlead-ersChatonelles and a $4,424 increase for textbooks, which is a S40 increase a year per student. About 23 percent of their budget is dependent on student fee monies, while other funds come from tickets (10 percent), the general fund (34 percent), discretionary, guaranteesNCAA, Wildcat Athletic Association Booster Club and gifts. Athletics total budgeted revenue for 1991-92 is $3,128,792. In 1989-90, Athletics external ) DANIELLE MABEYWE SIGNPOST in" vn,Ti.mu..jm.ii..mtllnlmn, revenue dipped about $400,000. "When the team is winning, it brings out the excitement in people. During the dip, our team didn't do well," said Dr. Richard Ordyna, interim athletic director. He said there is a direct correlation between the excitement of students and community excitement."It's critical to have strong student support at athletic events," he said. Performing Arts Performing Arts has requested a total of $82,908 for their performing organizations. The organization generates at least 50 percent of their income, said Sharon Jensen, budget manager. The theater department is the largest of the total requested (See FEES page 2) 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. Project Lithuania leaders say they kept all promises LITHUANIA: The six disgruntled students went on their own initiative, knew the risks By NOELLE SOJKA Staff writer of The Signpost Leaders of Project Lithuania say they have kept all their promises to students who studied in Lithuania last fall, despite accusations that they misled them into thinking there would be partial compensation from the school. The fact is, the students who went to Lithuania last fall knew they weregoingon theirown initiative, said Dr. Marie Kotter, WSU vice president of Student Services and chairperson for Project Lithuania. 'The students chose to gp Qo. their own, without funding," Kotter said. Earlier this week, students who spent fall quarter at VMU ' complained that Project Lithuania leaders backed out on promises to provide some funding, leaving them in debt. Project Lithuania is an official school organization composed of faculty and students which oversees WSU's sister-school relationship with Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. "We supported them as an official delegation and backed them, but they were almost a separate group from Project Lithuania," said Jill Fifield, a student member of Project Lithuania. She was not sure if the students understood the purpose of Project Lithuania. Kotter explained that the fall quarter trip was not even arranged by Project Lithuania. Instead it was organized on the initiative of geography professor Deon Greer, who organized the trip last summer. The six students who went were all former students of Greer. The student delegation came for assistance from Project Lithuania when they were already set up and prepared to go, Fifield said. Project leaders had not intended on meeting or organizing exchanges until the following February. The project had no money at the time of the request, so it was never in a position to support the group, only to petition the ASWSU Senate for fees. Because the proposal came during the summer, none of the administrative or student organizations were in session, so getting a "Mormon night" was appropriate A "Meet the Mormons" night conducted by some Weber State faculty and students studying in Lithuania last fall was appropriate, but future groups must be careful not to overstep their bounds, said vice president for Academic Affairs Robert Smith. Delegates must realize that they are identified as representatives of WSU, and should share their convictions only when it is clearly on their own time. Though he had no objections to the the actions of last fall's delegation, Smith said a previous group did go too far. For example, a WSU delegation which visited Lithuania for 10 days last May brought copies of the Book of Mormon and invited Lithuanians to Sunday church services. At the time, Lithuania was still occupied by Soviet troops, so the actions were "risky and insensitive in the political context," he said. vote was difficult to accomplish. When the proposal came to the committee, Project Lithuania was out of funds, said Fifield. During September, the student fee committee voted to allot the group, which was already in Lithuania, S1200 for shipping of books for the students and other necessities relating to the project, she said. 'This was contingent upon receipts from the students involved," she said, adding that the students have not yet provided the receipts. 'The students were aware of the lack of funds and knew we would allot them the money when we had it, but as of yet we haven't had a response from (the students who went to Lithuania)," she said. "Our doors are open." The students found out about the funding in December when the results were faxed to them from administration, Kotter said. "Communication between the countries is sometimes very difficult," she added. Communication with the students during their stay was very difficult and there was really no contact while they were there, Fifield said. "It was really a lack of follow-through on both parts," she stated. The professors from the Geog-(See LITHUANIA page 3) Remaining seminars: Feb. 11 11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Feb. 26 12:30 p.m.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-02-07, Vol. 52, No. 41|
|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.|