Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1966-09-301
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mgnpBBt : tm H VOL. 26. NO. 1 OGDEN, UTAH SEPTEMBER 30, 1966 5v;i;v & ,t5 ) , , JvY i - -:. y i r ) n y w-A t , I y . n ' i tS ) f' ' ; j lA ft n . IN " ' I ! ' ' if y ; i ixT Vi ? f it ' L yy Part of th record 1,767 freshmen who regijtered for Fait quarter at Weber State line up outside the technical education building. The incoming class brought the total daytime enrollment to 5,050. The lines were long and the procedures were complicated, but most people who are planning to attend Weber State College this fall have finally registered.Registration numbers have exceeded the predicted enrollment of 6,000 students, with totals reaching well over 6400. Daytime registration numbers 5,050 students as compared with a previous high of 4,600 for 1965. Included in this number are 1,767 freshmen, up by 165 over the 1600 registered at this time last year. Evening school students number 1,320, with a predicted total enrollment of 1500. Sixty-one new faculty members' have joined the college staff, in addition to many service personnel, oersonel. Several adjustments have been made in order to accomodate this increased number of students. Many faculty offices have been moved to off campus nousing, and an increased number of 7 a.m. classes hiave been added to the day class schedule to better utilize classroom space. More construction of new buildings will continue, as schematic drawings for the projected $770,000 administration building and the new high rise dormitory have already been presented and approved by the WSC Board of Trustees. New Head Offices Planned The main floor of the new administration buildings will house the school president, vice president, and similar officials, with r.hs top floor devoted to 3 4 y administrative offices and the basement set aside for record storage and files. The brick and concrete building will be of "expandable" design, permitting more additions to be constructed on any part of the structure. The new 12-story dormitory, when completed, will be the tallest structure on campus. The building will be located directly west of the existing dormitories and will ha.ve sufficient food handling services to take care of itself and other living areas. Other plans presented before the board were possible sche-dulirgs of the Western Athletic Conference schools to play against Weber State in both football and basketball. y odd veFsntfy I GD IKrDri) By Rick Hassott Signpost Managing Editor Weber State College has taken the first major step toward becoming a university. Dropping the set-up that marked its development as a junior college, WSC has decided to pattern its organizational structure after that of established universities in the nation. The college's Boa'rd of Trustees recently 'approved the changeover from an eight-division system comprised of several departments to a four-school organization headed by an academic vice-president.Weber State, according to President William P. Miller, has operated under the: framework of a junior college although it was authorized to expand into a four-year institution in 1959 by the state legislature. College officials decided at that time to wait a few years to determine what trends would occur in enrollment and curriculum, and have now decided that re-structuring the college's academic organization would be feasible. The Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools evaluation committee, which visited the Ogden campus last October, recommended such changes in their report on the status of the institution. It will take several months to complete the specific details of the new organization plan and to fill the new positions it will create. Under the present system, Weber State is divided into eight academic divisions, each of which is headed by a chairman. These divisions, in turn, are broken down into individual departments. These divisions, according to the new plan, will be regrouped into four schools, each headed by a dean. Within the schools several academic departments would be set up under the direction of a chairman. Schools created will be Arts, Letters arid Sciences, Business, Education and Applied Studies of Technology. Eliminated in Weber State's proposed new structure will be ' the positions of dean of faculty and treasurer. However, the plan would create three new ones business vice president, academic vice president and administrative vice president. Dr. Robert Clarke and James Foulger, who now hold the jobs , scheduled to be dropped, will remain in major positions, said President Miller. Elwin J. Cammack, chairman of the committee which studied the present structure, said one of the major outgrowths of the structural change will be the development of professional and graduate programs as the needs for these arise. WSC Student Officers Arrested in Park City Weber State's student government coordinator Curtis Smout came through the police station doors with a look that could kill cops. Several of the WSC student leaders, found wandering through a "haunted house" in Park City had been arrested for disturbing the peace. The girls had been released to return to the lodge, but many of the boys had been jailed. "You can't do this!" Curtis roared at the Park City Sheriff, "We're delegates to Weber State's Leadership Conference and we're holding a three day convention here." But the sheriff just smiled, then directed him down a long winding staircase to a concrete cell. Perry Perea, Weber's junior class president, was pounding on the cell yelling jailer, where's my water! A thin hand feebly pushed a dirty paper cup through the bars towards Curtis. Then a voice from the back of the cell yelled, "jailer where's my steak" A collection for bail bond was taken from the Weber State civilians gathered at the station to serenade the inmates with 80 cr 90 choruses of "Where Have all the Young Men Gone?" The donated sum totaled 21 cents (ten cents a piece fcr the Vellinga twins and one penny for the release of Perry Perea). After a half hourfs confe-mer.'t, the boys were finally sprung by Studentbody President Jack Suttlemyre and released into the custody of Leadership Chairman Vern Peterson.Weber College still owes the Park City jail $24.79. Draft Director Speaks Tuesday The International Relat ions Club at Weber State is sponsoring the appearance of Colonel Evan Clay, director of selective service for the state of Utah. In an open forum meeting, Col. Clay will discuss the current status of tho draft situation and its implications for currently enrolled college males. Col. Clay will entertain a question and answer period following his address. The meeting wiil be held in the Fine Arts Center Little Theater Tuesday, Oct. 4, at noon. All interested students and fa-, culry are invited to attend.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1966-09-30, Vol. 26, 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.|