Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-10-061
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61 n f C3 t 1 V V' Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Tuesday, October 6, 1970 Volume 30, Number 3 I- - Dr. Wendell A. Mordy Dr. Wendell A. Mordy to speak and teach at WSC this week Visiting the Weber State College Campus October 4 through October 9 in a speaking and teaching capacity is Dan-forth Foundation Scientist Dr. Wendell A. Mordy. Dr. Mordy will be conducting classes and seminars in the sciences and the sociology areas, along with his visiting lecture program, "The Overdeveloped Nations" October 7 and Convocation, "Heretics, Hucksters, Hubris, Hippies, Holism and Happiness" October 8. In addition to his teaching and speaking roles Dr. Mordy will act as special consultant to the faculty and student body. At the present time, excluding Convocation and the Lecture series, only one of Dr. Mordy's activities has been definitly set. This will be a luncheon given by Dr. Havertz and the Zoology Department October 6. Dr. Mordy began his career as an Air Force weather officer after graduating from Pomona College. He served successively as research meterorologist for the United States Weather Bureau in Honolulu and as head of the Department of Meterorology for the Pineapple Research Institute. From 1965-60 he was Research Meterorologist for the International Institute of Meterorology at the University of Stockholm, Sweden, and while there earned a Fil.. Lie. (Ph. D.) degree. He has also been awarded a D. Sc. degree by William Jewell College in Missouri. On his return from Sweden Dr. Mordy became director of the Desert Research Institute at the University of Nevada for nine years, and from 1966-69 was Vice Chancellor of the University of The why behind the tuition increase Nevada system. Dr. Mordy is an author of over 25 technical articles in numerous publications and holds membership in several U. S., International and State scientific associations. Mordy also writes the syndicated column, "Science Today", which is carried in fourteen newspapers across the United States. By no means is Dr. Mordy's scope of influence limited to the sciences and social sciences. He has been director of the Nevada Art Gallery, Nevada Opera Guild, and Young Audiences of Northern Nevada. He was also a cellist with the Honolulu Symphony and is a member of the faculty trio at the University of Nevada. Dr. Mordy comes to Weber State College under the Visiting Lecturers Program which was initiated in 1957 by the Arts Program of American Colleges, and is supported by a grant from the Danforth Foundation. A two percent budget cut by Governor C;iKin Rampton prompted the $10 per quarter tuition hike. The cut which slashed appropriations for all Utah campuses chopped $107,000 off Weber's 1970-71 budget. The tuition increase will compensate for the loss, plus leave $120,000 in a reserve fund. This reserve fund is used only in the event of unforeseen cuts in anticipated government grants and studentbody fees. Even with the compensation Weber was only able to hire five additional faculty members. The student-teacher ratio which is expected to reach 29-1 for this academic year is the highest of any of Utah's institutions. Executive cabinet mokes 23 student appointments Weber State's student government's Executive Cabinet met in a two hour informal session Tuesday afternoon. The gathering was the cabinet's first of the school year, although it met for three different sessions during the summer. The cabinet consists of student officers Fran Wikstrom, Larry Belliston, Craig Tolton, Brent Miller, and Dick Brown. Former Supreme' Court Chief Justice, Bruce Simkins, is this year's council legal officer. Advisors Curtis Smout and Dean Alan Dayley are also council members. At the Tuesday meeting the council made 23 new appointments to 11 executive and administrative student government committees. The Tuesday appointments brings to 89 the number of appointments Fran Wikstrom and company have made to the two dozen committees, councils, and boards since taking office last June 1. Recent executive appointments include students from all classes, colors, fraternities, clubs, dorms, persuasions, and departments. "We have a responsibility to make student government representative," says Legislative President Craig Tolton. He continues: "Since these committees make decisions that effect all students, it's only fair that all students be represented on them. We've improved over last year in this respect. An example is that we've confidently nominated Black Student Union member Charles Harlan to the Supreme Court." Also of interest among the numerous appointments are two of Weber State's athletes Polo Afuvai and Bob Wilson who will be serving on the Student Affairs Committee. Bill Chyne, senator at large and well Known advocate for liberal student rights, has been selected as one of the four students to serve as ex-officio members of Dr. Helmut Hof-mann's Academic Council. Senator Chyne, as well as the other appointments will receive news of their appointment by mail sometime this week. Symphony to begin season with gala opening at WSC With an unprecedented flair and style, the Utah Symphony Orchestra will open its season in the Fine Arts Center Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. amidst a setting of celebration and festivity. A brass choir with bannered trumpets will provide festive music from the north mezzanine prior to the concert from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Students wishing to browse through an art exhibit before the concert will find an interesting Instructors get warning-crack down on grades High grades are a problem, according to Dr. Helmut Hofmann, Academic Vice President. "We recognize that Weber gives too many A's, and this office is working on the problem," stated the Veep. "However," he aded, "I don't feel that this problem has hurt the job opportunities of Weber graduates." Instructors and department heads have been warned to crack down on grading procedures. This does not mean that no A's will be given, but that the grades should be justified. Teachers have been instructed to be able to defend the grades given. Dr. Hofmann put the blame not only on the teachers, but also on the students. "Students pressure the instructor. They can come up with all kinds of excuses as to why they should get a higher grade," concluded the Veep. collection on display. A large, floral arrangement in the lobby will further heighten the festive air. The premiere symphony will be an all-orchestra rendering of the work of Beethoven celebrating the bi-centennial year of his birth. After intermission, Rimsky-Karsakov's "Scherherazade" will entertain with its oriental flavor and tales of sultans. Dr. Martino invites all students to the reception following the concert which will be held in the Union Building. There students will have a chance to socialize with members of the symphony, Maestro Abravanel, Governor Rampton and many other visiting dignitaries. Light refreshment will be served. A limited number of Students may obtain complimentary tickets for the Thursday concert. The college has purchased these tickets and one-third will be distributed each day the three days prior to the concert. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday complimentary tickets may be obtained at the ticket office in the FAC upon presentation of I.D. cards on a first come, first serve basis. The latest statistics from the office of Dr. James R. Foulger, Business Vice President, shows that for 1967-68 the University of Utah, Utah State University, and College of Southern Utah had student-teacher ratios of 21.7. When asked if this higher ratio was detrimental to students' education, Dr. Foulger replied, "No, in fact because of limited funds the Utah State Board would like to see the other institutions raise their ratios." Weber's budget of $8,395,200 forces Weber to spend less money per student than any other Utah campus. Dr. Foulger said that most of this low cost per student ratio is reflected in lower teacher salaries. "In the past the lower salaries gave us trouble in attracting Ph. D.s. However, now there seems to be more Doctorates available, and this is no longer a problem." With the hike in tuition, Weber ranks third in tuition costs. The increase from $270 per year to $300 per year compares with the tuition at the University of Utah of $391, at Utah State University of $345, and Southern Utah State College of $276. The Utah State Board of Higher Education had already asked WSC to raise its tuition for the 1971-72 academic year. The budget cut moved the increase up one year. Frosh elections near Freshman elections are coming up soon, and all freshmen should be aware of the date and offices to be offered. The offices that are up for election are freshman president, vice president and secretary. The nominating assembly is to be held Oct. 21st at twelve noon in the Union Building Theatre. All freshmen and interested persons are requested to attend. Petitions will have to be in on Oct. 22 at twelve noon. The drawing for poster space will be on Friday the 23. This drawing is held because of limited space and in order to give all candidates equal chance on choice poster locations. In case of a runoff this will be held on Oct. 30. The final elections will be held on November the 6. All freshmen should take this chance to participate in student government. They are the largest class and should have the most able people representing them. All those interested in these offices and elections should contact John Farrara the elections chairman.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-10-06, Vol. 30, No. 3|
|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.|