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Weber Jiate MM Volume 27, No. 26 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Mav 17, 1968 Racial Unrest is CON Topic Today ( r .'..V.N William Stringfellow Campus Slates 80th Graduation Program WSC will honor 834 students during the 80th Baccalaureate and Commencement activities scheduled for Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, respectively, at the final events of the year conclude. Graduation students will be honored at Baccalaureate ceremonies May 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the FAC auditorium. The graduates will be addressed by Thomas S. Monson, a member of the Council of Twelve Apostles, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mr. Monson is a native of Salt Lake City, and is a graduate of the University of Utah, and served in the Navy during World War n. He is also on the board of directors of KSL, the Bonneville International Corp., the International Education Broadcasting Corp., the Radio New York World-wide and Deseret Management Corporation. Monson is former general manager of the Deseret News Press. He is also a member of the Brig-ham Young University board of trustees and is an officer in the University of Utah AlumniAssoci-ation. Music for the evening will be furnished by the Weber State Orchestra Singers, the A'cappella choir, and by J. Clair Anderson, organist. Saturday, June 1st at 9:00 a.m. in the WSC gymnasium, or the field house, depending on weather conditions, the graduates will be paid a final tribute and will receive their certificates of B.A. or B.S. as graduates of WSC. Dr. James C. Fletcher, President of the University of Utah and noted scientist will present the primary address in the impressive ceremonies. Dr. Fletcher has been a prominent leader in industry and science and is founder of the Space Electronics Corporation. He has also served as an active member of many government committees, including the Science AdvisoryCom-mittee for which he was consultant of it's Military Aircraft Panel. He was also appointed chairman of the Naval Warfare Panel of the committee. Dr. Fletcher was responsible .also for directing and assessing various aspects of the space Military Technology Program of the United States. Senior Dance Open to All, Hon Grads $1 The important fact about this year's graduation dance is that it is free to all graduates and their partners. The dance will be held following Baccalaureate Service and will start at about 9: 30 following the President's reception in the Union Cafeteria. The Russ Germer Quintet will provide the music. This years theme will be "Last Reminders". Hopefully more than just graduates will be there as everyone is invited. The cost for non grads is 1.00 per couple. The Alumni Association will have its own special corner and will be serving refreshments throughout the dance. Graduates and their partners will be admitted at no charge thanks to a special grant from the Student Senate providing specifically for that purpose. It is suggested small contributions (about 25?) toward the senior gift be made. The gift is the second in a series of four years In which money will be given to the school to provide a Master Campus Directory for the school to be placed at the main entrance when the master plan is carried out Thanx for your help. The nitty-gritty of potential racial war in America will be aired by Willam Stringfellow today at 11 a.m. In Convocation FAB auditorium. Controversial editor of Ramparts Magazine, Stringfellow's lecture-White Supremacy and Black Power - is backed by his seven years in Harlem working among the ghetto folks. Author of "My People is the Enemy", "Dissenter is the Great Society", "A Private and Public Faith," "Free in Obedience," and "Instead of Death", Stringfellow also edits Ramparts and the Witness, and is a syndicated columnist to periodicals with readership of 5 million. Stringfellow is "one of Christianity's most persuasive critics from within," according to Time Magazine. He is also an attorney and lay theologican. Travels have taken him to 49 nations and five continents on his lecture circuit. "William Stringfellow is not only a prophet for our times, but to read him is to imagine how Amos and Hosea would address themselves to the contemporary situation," the Rev. John B. Morris, Executive Director of The Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity, wrote recently, "To read him is to walk the streets through the heartbreak, misery, and complexities of our day. "And to walk haltingly behind Stringfellow in the streets is to glimpse the Christ who has impelled him to leave the security of middle-class existence and join Him in the teeming throng." Paul Pickrel, commenting on Stringfellow's autobiographical "My People Is The Enemy" said: "In My People is the Enemy," the streets are Harlem's and the people the Negroes who live there. Stringfellow is a young white lawyer and committed Episcopal layman who spent seven, years living and working among the poor people of Harlem, and his account of their poverty and other deprivation is one of the best I have seen; vivid, concerned, unsentimental, direct. "He is also an acute critic of where attempts to relieve racial poverty go wrong, and offers an impassioned and intelligent appraisal of the churches' role in the racial crisis." As a speaker he has addressed the Episcopal House of Bishops, the Roman Catholic Liturgical Conference of the USA, the American Association of LawSchools, The National Conference on Social Work, the General Assemblyof the National Council of Churches, and most of the law schools and seminaries in the United States. Stringfellow represents the American Episcopal Church on the World Council of Churches' Faith and Order Commission, and is a member of the boards of The Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity, The Northern Stu--dent movement, Laymen's A-cademy for Ecumenical Studies, The Episcopal Society for College, The Foundation for the. Arts, Religion and Culture, and the Protestant Council of the City of New York. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Bates College, where he was President of the studentbody, a Rotary Fellow at the London School of Economics. His military service in the Second Armored Division won him three commendations. He has been a special deputy attorney general in New York for election frauds, consultant to the State Commission on Human Rights and counsel to the New York State Council of Churches LegislativeCommission. New Band Officers Picked, Plotting Now Without the roll of drums and blare of trumpets, the Weber State College Band, with the selection of new officers for 1968-69, are plotting a course to hit the midwest in an effort to make Weber known. DRAWS ATTENTION "Our efforts have," according to new Pres. -elect Barry Coleman, "taken us further East than Colorado, and covered three of the Western states. The sounds of a band you must admit, draw attention. And drawing attention to Weber State College is one of our foremost goals." Other officers elected include Dan Broschunsky, V.P.; Robin Miller, Sec; Faye Patterson, Historian. In addition, a three-member band council will serve the coming year, composed of Nancy Jorgenson, Eddie Kozite and Ted Daugherty. NEW PLAYERS WELCOMED Besides the "take Weber East" plottings, Coleman wants to open the door to more participants. "We hope there are joiners," he said. "Any interested student may register for the Autumn quarter class, or contact Director Don Threlkeld." The, new band officers are working on next year's football shows, and have scheduled a marching band camp from September 19-22 at the Brighton ski area. "Although we make more noise than any other group on campus," Coleman said, "we are usually disinclined to blow our horn." "But during the 68-69 school year, as the band makes its tours, be assured that WSC will gain attention." Scholars Meet, Old Officers Install Hew! The Weber State College Scholastic Society had its first annual Spring Banquet at Rothey's Fort Pitt Room last Monday evening to welcome new members and recognize and congratulate seniors. The guest speaker was Dr. Jel-mut Hoffmann. "The Mark of an Educated Man" was the subject treated by the Academics Vice President, in which he enumerated qualities - such as wisdom and commitment - that mark an educated man, and stressed the importance of developing an excitement for ideas. Dr. Alan J. Dayley, Dean of Students, awarded Certificates of Membership to Society members. After comments by FacultyAdvis- or, Dr. Levi Peterson and a resume of the year's activities; Louis Best, President; Lorraine Latulippe, Vice President; and Leanne Ragland, Secretary,-Treasurer; turned their offices over to the new officers - Steven Davis, Jeanne Alger, and Kayleen Brown. set uunrvvw y" AHAPPEMNQ s T o M P L I T T E R 1 fctV-- .VKI V HA?P)NSS ISA CLEAN D0UBLEYOU! MEET 0V THE MOUNTAIN !.'
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1968-05-17, Vol. 27, No. 26|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|