Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-02-261
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3fert Volume 30, Number 34 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Friday, February 26, 1971 r1... L Senate vote favors ROTC for Weber The proposed ROTC Program for Weber State received a shot in the arm from the Student Senate this week. That body voted unanimously to approve the administration's efforts to procure a ROTC unit for the Weber campus. Action on the proposal was previously postponed for two weeks pending investigation by Tim Ahern's Student Polling Committee. Ahern presented his results to the Senate Monday night and was lauded by the senators for his efforts. The poll showed 65.7 percent of Weber State students favoring establishment of a campus ROTC unit. 15.7 percent of students polled did not favor the establishment while 18.6 percent declined to express an opinion. When questioned .whether they would "actively oppose" such a program 10.5 percent answered "yes" while 73.6 percent responded negatively. Ahern's committee selected by computer numbers some 38 students who were the poll's samples. Ahern credited "Hurst and Blackston" as the source from which survey methods were chosen. He claimed that the poll is accurate within three percent 95 out of 100 times it is employed. Concerning other questions the poll asserted that half of the studentbody favors continuation of the student concerts despite "The loss of money to the studentbody." 85.1 percent of the students reportedly feel that "better groups" would find more response from the studentbody. The poll also questioned participants on the decision which extended smoking privileges to the snack bar. Some 64.7 percent were in favor of the expansion while 34.8 percent were in opposition to it. Ahern pointed out that the Student Polling Committee may be used by any officially sanctioned campus group. "We can now produce a poll in a week or two," he continued. Ahern asked the senators to encourage their constituents who could use a poll of students for any legitimate prupose to contact the polling committee. WSC is finalist for distinguished award Weber ate College is in line for a nat- .ial award for its new teacher education program being conducted by the WSC School of Education through a Carnegie grant. Dr. Caseel D. Burke, dean of the School of Education was notified that Weber State is among finalists of the Distinguished Achievement Award program of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). With the $195,400 Carnegie Corporation grant the WSC Campus planning selects new head Selection of J. Robert Folsom as director of campus planning and construction at Weber State College was approved Friday by the WSC Institutional Council. He succeeds Fred M. Johnson, who had held the position since 1965. Mr. Johnson has accepted a position on the central planning staff of the University of Maryland. Mr. Folsom is assistant director of planning and construction at the University of Utah. He begins his assignment at Weber State March 1. Mr. Folsom earned a bachelor degree in architecture and fine arts at University of Utah. He is a licensed Utah architect. Mr. Johnson had worked to prepare a master plan for the development of the Weber State campus, and was the first to hold the position of planner at Weber State. School of Education instituted an individualized teacher education program which allows a student to set his own pace in his studies. It is known as the Individualized Performance-Based Teacher Education Program (IPT). "It's whole purpose of course is to turn out better teachers," Dr. Burke said. Study in the IPT is divided into small units called WILKITS (Weber Individualized Learning Kits) which deal with single instructional concepts. Each WILKIT begins by specifying the performance goals expected for a student in his particular concept area. It was started at Weber State last September and will run for about 18 months under the Carnegie grant financing. The grant money is used largely to allow Weber State faculty release, time to work in the IPT programs. Purpose of the Distinguished Achievement Award program is to stimulate institutions to continually improve their pre-and in-service school personnel programs, noted Edward C. Pomeroy, executive secretary of AACTE, in his notice to Dr. Burke. Dr. Burke said Weber State was given the grant by the Carnegie Corp. to develop improved methods of teaching because of "the attitude of our faculty to make improved instructional systems and also for the support of the college administration."He added another factor in getting the grant was the "Excellent cooperation from the public school teachers and administrators in this area." Editor to be chosen Today is the final date that SIGNPOST editor applications can be turned in. The applications should be turned in to William C. Porter in FA 41". The Publications Board will meet on Wednesday, Mar. 3 to choose the now editor. Editors of yearbook and literary magazine will be chosen on March 5 at a separate meeting of the Publications Board. Applications for all positions are now available from William C. Porter, at the main desk and in the publications offices located in the union building. All students are eligible to apply for the positions. SIGNPOST editor will assume editor responsibilities as of the beginning of spring quarter. The other editors will not vacate their positions until June. U LUU ; UoU LJ3' 1 M II! nr-v r ft - - , 4 ' 1 1 i .-.- - " ' -"" ; -..;.,;, ; lr f ij'l , -4 't& i Window washerman silhouetted against Weber State College background makes window washing a little more attractive than could normally be expected, (photo by John Shupo) Ifludetafl vjill sis on Eistifutional OOE1ci By Glen Curtis An act requiring the appointment of one student to the Institutional Council of each institution of higher learning in Utah passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 54 to 12 Monday. The bill now goes to the Senate where it must come through the powerful sifting committee which has life-death power over bills in the remaining days of the session. The Senate committee is headed by Ogden Senator LaMar Buckner. Senator Merrill Jenkins of Weber County is also on the committee. The bill amends the Higher Education Act of 1969 which now requires the governor to appoint eight persons to each council. The new act, Substitute House Bill no. 176, requires that "at least one of the members shall be a fully matriculated student at the time of his appointment." The bill was reported out of committee favorably with the addition that the student "shall serve for a term of one year." The action was sponsored by Democrats Mike Demitrich, Millie Oberhansley, and Gerald Woodmansee; and Republicans Richard Carling, Loren Pace, and Georgia Peterson. Amendments were offered from the floor to make the student the ninth member and to extend the term to two years. However, the noon recess split debate when sponsors and students convinced the amendment sponsor that such action hampered positive action because they were "confusing" as stated. The amendments from the floor were dropped. Debate against the two year term was based on the need of a student who is close to the school. The original bill had required that the appointment should be a recent graduate and excluded junior colleges. Both the original idea and the two year proposal were objectionable because many top students leave the area after graduation for jobs, graduate school, or the military. Those remaining lost both contact and personal interest in the school according to representatives. Either action would have hindered the communications objective.Mrs. Oberhansley said that she recently attended an educational conference where she heard about students in other states who have held positions on an institutional council. She commented that she was "very impressed by their involvement." She added that it is "one position where an active student is very effective." When asked why he supported this statute, Loren Pace replied that "It (the institutional council) is a structure that deals largely with student needs ... it would be helpful to see the students' outlook." Frog legs tlioy aren't Men. Want to buy some legs? Yeah? Well a couple of pledges from Pi Kappa Alpha are selling-- dates that is. For 50 cents a chance, a guy gets two tickets in favor of the number of legs he likes, keeping one stub and turning the other one in. Chances on Sale Chances will be on sale all this week in the UB lobby. The drawing will be held Friday with the winning twosome going on an all expenses paid date. "If a guy likes legs no. 31, he can buy all the tickets he wants for that -number increasing his chances to go out with that girl," stated one of the nameless pledges. 38 Pairs There are 38 pairs of legs of sorority pledges posted and 38 dates will be arranged with them. The legs with the most tickets stubs wins the expenses paid date and the guy who bought the most tickets wins her company. Men are reminded to keep their stubs and bid for the legs of their choice. Proceeds from the leg sale go to the pledges project. .
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-02-26, Vol. 30, No. 34|
|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.|