Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-05-031
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Monday, May 3, 1993 WSU slowly providing access for physically challenged. J See page 3. VOLUME 53, ISSUE 77 IGNPQST -45 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH " . ;w . - f , t , f k . , - y ' v If Sv . iff t - 'Ot.' Is It ,i V f. it n V" ir N if, t " " f STEVE CONUNfHE SIGNPOST Powwow time NATIVE AMERICAN dancers perform the grass dance in traditional, authentic garb during the 22nd annua! Powwow Friday and Saturday in the WSU stadium. Two others also lunge toward onw another during a tribal hunting dance. For more on the powwow, see page 7. Stewart Library renovation plans to cost $1.6 million By JEFF HANEY SIGNPOST managing editor Proposed changes, described as "sweeping" by one Stewart Library faculty member, will cost $1.6 million in funds recently allocated by the Utah State Legislature. The library also received $50,000 from the WSU base budget to maintain a core collection of journals, and $57,000 in one-time funding from the the Legislature for library materials, said Joan Hubbard, director the library. Hubbard said the bulk of the $1.6 million will be used to upgrade electrical and mechanical systems and to remodel the library. "The changes will enhance the quality of library service for students and faculty," she said. "But that is not a lot of money. It isn't as much as it sounds. We use most of that money for electrical problems. We want to enhance the lighting, and we have to deal with the heating and ventilation." Hubbard, who has worked at libraries at Wichita Sta te Uni versi ty, Uni versi ty of Oregon, University of North Dakota and University of Utah , said she has a "futuristic vision" for the library. She said renovations will help the library gain an image of a "university-quality" library. "This is not only a renovation of the building, but a reorganization of the library," she said. Changes include transporting the curriculum, the young people's collection and audio visual aids to the bottom floor. Journals and periodicals will be integrated directly into the collection, and the library will acquire more centralized, enlarged circulation and reference desks, she said. "We are also attempting to utilize the human resources we have," she said. Several departments will be consolidated into one under one faculty member, she said. Hubbard said library staffers will act as liaisons with the faculty senate to increase communication between academic departments and the library. John Lamborn, library staff member, said the architecture and interior planning firm of (See Library page 5) USU faculty senate votes down semester change The Utah State University faculty senate cast its vote Friday against change after University President George Emert proposed switching to a semester calendar from the quarter system. Of the 97 percent of the faculty members polled in a survey last fall, 56.9 percent were against the switch. Faculty members packed an audi torium for a discussion of the proposal prior to the vote cast by 43 members of the faculty senate. The final tally was 25-18 in favor of asking Emert to reconsider his recommendation. Emert has said he would wait until fall to take his proposal to the USU board of directors for official action. rH8 i Roylance: WSU to wait for now president of the Utah State University faculty senate, said a meeting to discuss a controversial plan to change to a semester system would go as planned for the next day, and couldn't predict if faculty mem bers will still want to consider a no-confidence vote for Emert at the meeting. "This issue may be diffused By MARK FORSBERQ Signpost news editor Weber State University will most likely proceed cautiously in the quarter- semester debate, said Melinda Roylance, ASWSU president. ; Friday, Utah State University faculty voted against changing from quarters to semesters, but it is up to the president of the university to give the recommendation to the Trustees and Regents for final approval. "If USU switched, Weber would ha vea basis for aha lysis to see what the change really lakes," Roylance" said. She added that USU's change would depend on University of Utah's will-, ingness to switch. v "If both USU and theU of U switched, WSU would most likely follow suit',; she said. .'T think we would follow, rather than lead out, which is really too bad," she said. Roylance said she expected students (See WSU page 5) 1 for now, but for some members it has become an issue of governance rather than just the semester issue," Robson said. Many faculty members oppose switching systems in part because it requires they rework their lesson plans. ODAY'S EWS Powwow ends Native American Emphasis Week. See page 7. g POKES Men's volleyball sweeps regionals. See page 10.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-05-03, Vol. 53, No. 77|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; 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 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.|