Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1967-01-201
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vkskv w "XT. k V- Vol.26 No. OGDEN, UTAH January 20, 1967 Federal Grant Establishes Police Schoo Weber .Itate College has been awarded a $15,000 planning grant from the federal government to establish pilot courses in police science, it was announced Thursday by Senator Frank E. Moss. The course will be given by Weber's evening school, through "he Social Science Division, as soon as a coordinator and instructor can be employed, said Dr. Paul G. Butterfield, evening school director.Dr. Butterfield said it will be the first such course in the nation to be funded by the Law Enfore-ment Assistance Act of 1965, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Law Enforcement Assistance. Dr. Butterfield said the original request that Weber State establish a course in police science was received from Larry Lunner, Orem police chief, and president of the-Utah Peace Officers Assn. "Since then we have discussed the merits of establishing the course with many peace officers in Ogden and other communities, and they said they would be very interested in having Weber offer the course," Dr. Butterfield said. It will be a two-year associate degree course, he added. The college will consider the possibility of extending it to a four-year baccalaureate program in the future, he said. The course is of interest to law enforcement officers now on the job, but young men who plan to make police work a career are also invited to enroll. In addition to the evening courses the college will organize off-campus classes, Dr. Butterfield said. He added Utah police and sher- 'j iff officers have expressed a desire to require a greater degree of professionalism in law enforcement work, and to offer a wage schedule that would attract more young men into the work. The Utah Peace Officers Assn. plans to present a bill to the present Utah Legislature that would, if passed, require a higher degree of training among applicants to qualify for employment on police and other law enforement organizations, Dr. Butterfield said. Science Building Bids Opened Bids for Weber State College's $3,500,000 science building will be opened February 2 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the state building in Salt Lake City. Announcement of the opening was made by Trustee William G. Fowler, chairman of the board's building and grounds committee, last Tuesday. The six-story structure will be constructed northeast of the present physical science building as part of the college's master plan for revision of campus grounds and buildings. The building will house a planetarium, two large greenhouses, six standard classrooms, offices and j laboratory facilities. A large auditorium and six smaller auditoriums are also included in the construction plans. The science building is one of three major building projects to begin construction this year. Plans are also being made for a 12 story residence hall and. a $2 million addition to the Union Building. l 3 r WJ7.Z Jk I ft A ta t Art Jones, AMS president and Marilyn Suttlemyre, AWS president, admire trophy to be awarded to winner of Songfest next Wednesday. Weber State Budget Slashed by Rampton Forwarned by President William P. Miller that the college's proposed budget might be cut by Gov. Calvin L. Rampton, the $1.9 million slash Tuesday "came as no surprise" to the Weber State College Board of Trustees. "When we submitted our proposed $9,316,660 budget to the Utah Coordinating Council for approval, we knew that our recommendation would be cut," said President Miller. The Utah Coordinating Council reduced Weber State's budget proposal to $7,720, 126, 17.1 per cent lower than the figure recommended by the board of trustees. Further action was taken by Gov. Rampton Tuesday when he asked the Utah Legislature to approve $7,406,963 for the college. President Miller said he hoped the legislature would "at least" approve the Council's recommendation, although any reduction from the original request would mean cuts in the college's spending for the next biennium. The budget currently being considered by the Utah Legislature is for the 1967 -69 biennium which begins in July. Trustees also discussed, and approved, an amendment to the Uniform School Fund Statute to earmark funds to be allocated to Weber State for research purposes.President Miller said the proposal to be submitted to the legislature asks that one-half of Weber State' school fund apportionment be allocated for research. He said that if the school fund statute is amended, the college would be able to initiate a modest research program that would allow both students and faculty to conduct varied projects not available at the present time. In other business, board members approved an Increase in ranking for 31 of the college's Instructors, asst. instructors and t " - si assoc. professors. Tenure for eight members of the faculty was also approved. Emeritus status for faculty members Victor C. Hancock, foreign language department, and Del-mar G. Dixon, English department, was granted by the board. Dixon and Hancock will be retiring from teaching next spring. Announcement that Dean Hurst - past WSC alumni president, has been appointed director of the Development Fund Board and the Alumni Association was made by jUumni President Ferrell E. Carter.Hurst was selected by the 11 member development fund board for the newly created position. He will assume his duties Jan. 23. (see related story and picture on this page). Dinner-Dance Tonight In 'Red Room' If you're not going to the student body dinner-dance in the "Red Room" tonight it's probably because you don't have a tuxedo or you work too late. You don't need to wear a tuxedo or formal. A suit or best cocktail dress will do. Dinner will be served from 8 until 9:30 p.m. Dancing to the Four Sounds will begin at 9:30 p.m. The buffet style dinner will Include roast beef, turkey, mixed vegetable, au gratin potatoes, assorted salads, drink and peach cobbler.The U.B. cafeteria will be decorated in red. A night-club motif will be. used to highlight the theme. The studentbody activity is sponsored by the U.B. DanceCommittee. Annual Songfest Wednesday in FAC Final singing rehearsals for eight of Weber State College's sororities and fraternities will begin Monday as date for the fourteenth annual AMS-AWS "Songfest" approaches. The traditional two hour singing contest is scheduled for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts auditorium. Students and general public will be charged a 50 cent admission price. A dance in the Union Building will follow the program, with students admitted at a cost of 25 cents. Participants in "Song Fest" may attend the dance free of charge. ' Competing in this year's event are Otoyokwa, LaDianaeda, Kyath-inia and Lambda Delta Sigma sororities, and Delta Phi Kappa, Gamma Sigma Chi, Phoenix and Alpha Rho Omega fraternities. Singing groups from LaSalle and Stansbury Halls will also be participating. Excelsior and Sigma Delta Phi fraternities are not entering this year's contest, although the men of Excels have, in the past, retired the revolving trophy for win-ning'Songfest for three consecutive years. Delta Phi Kappa won both the revolving and the men's first place division trophies last year, with Otyokwa winning the women's first place division trophy with their song, "Double OT." Sponsors of "Songfest" are AWS officers Marilyn Suttlemyre, president; Marilyn Hards, vice . president; Julie Knudsen, secretary; and AMS officers Art Jones, president; Steve Young, vice president; and Gordon Poul-sen, secretary. Trophies will be awarded first and second place winners in the men's and women's divisions, with the traditional "revolving trophy" awarded to the organization with the best song. Rolfe Kerr, dean of men, and Marva Gregory, dean of women, have acted as advisors to the 1967 "Songfest," with assistance also from AWS members Kathy Burke-' and Ellen Fischer. Lettermen Seats One-Third Gone Sale of tickets for the Letter-men's concert continued at Weber State College this week with sales representatives reporting "about one-third of the seating" sold. Sen. Dennis Heiner said Thursday that most of the center seating has been reserved by the college's sororities and fraternities who are buying blocks of tickets." "Good front row and back center seats are still available," he said, "although there are fewer tickets available each day." The Lettermen will appear in the Fine Arts auditorium Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. for a two-hour performance. Price of tickets for students and faculty members is $1.50 and $2.00, with reservations available at the Union Building main desk each week day. Sen. Heiner warned students to be prompt in purchasing their tickets "as seating will be available to the high schools within a few weeks." Studentbody finance vice president Clarence Vellinga has warned , that every ticket must be sold to cover cost of the Feb. program. The Lettermen are appearing at a cost of $2,200, plus expenses. Sponsor of their performance is the associated students of Weber State College. nf i - -- Dean Hurst Trustees Name Alumni Director A past alumni president and current member of the alumni association has been appointed to the dual role of executive director of the Weber State College Development Fund and Alumni Association. Dean Hurst, a 1948 graduate of Weber, was selected for the position by the 11 member Development Fund Board last week. Announcement of his selection was made by Alumni President Ferrel E. Carter at Tuesday's meeting of the college's board of trustees. The Development Fund is a committee designed to acquire funds, property and other resources for the benefit of the school. Established three months ago, members include college administration and faculty, trustees, alumni and the general public. Mr. Hurst's duties will also include directing the affairs of Weber's growing alumni association which, prior to this time, has never had a full-time director. Alumni activities include participation in Homecoming Week activities and publication and distribution of a quarterly alumni magazine. Mr. Hurst has served on the alumni board for eight years with a term as president and member of the WSC trustees in 1962. In 1964 he was chairman of Weber's "75 Diamond Jubilee Celebration" and was the male lead in the college's presentation of "Music Man." For the past seal years he has been a partner in an Ogden advertising agency. Duties for the new director will begin next Monday.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1967-01-20, Vol. 26, No. 11|
|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.|