Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-11-031
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Mi 0Me Tuesday, November 3, 1970 Volume 30, Number 11 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 1 f. . ; 1 I M k i f x i i - v OA i k V ... - v .X.-'. ' Qefermed poss-Goii mi flop fl peiss m Mil By Dean Thompson Physical education credit for general ed requirements could come under the Pass-Fail grading system if pass-fail reforms win Senate approval. Tom Wikstrom, chairman of the Pass-Fail committee, was scheduled to submit to the Senate last night a proposal which would extend the pass-fail options to more students, give more pass-fail credit, and allow physical education credit for general ed requirements to be taken as pass or fail grades. Last Tuesday the Student government's Executive Cabinet unanimously passed the pass-fail revisions. The reforms were initiated October 23 by a unanimous vote in the Education Committee. Under the present pass-fail system only students with 89 or more credit hours may participate, not more than 18 hours of pass-fail credit may be used for graduation, and no general education requirements, or major or minor requirements may be filled with pass-fail credit. If accepted by the Senate, the reforms would allow students with a minimum of 45 accumulated credit hours to use the pass-fail system. Also, the revisions would let students use 30 hours of pass-fail credit towards graduation. Plus, students would be able to take their minimum of three hours physical education general ed requirements on the pass-fail system. When the measure came before the Education Committee, debate centered upon the provision which would lower the credit hour restrictions. SEED chairman, Mark Dunn, stated that, unless there was a stipulation of a minimum G.P.A. carried with the 45 credits, he feared a sophomore student with a low G.P.A. might use the pass-fail classes as an easy way out. Countering Mr. Dunn's arguments, Tom Wikstrom argued that this proposal would possibly help this student to stay in school by temporarily relieving the pressure of worrying about grades in all of his classes. Dr. Helmut Hofmann, chairman of the Academic Council, said that the pass-fail measure should be looked into. "If the sponsors have good arguments to support them, then I can see no reason why the proposal could not be used," concluded the administrator. Weber State has a school flag again. A symbol of the school, the flag was presented to President Miller at the homecoming game by the Latter Day Saint Student Association. The tradition of the school flag was interrupted for a period of years but has been renewed. The flag will be flown with the American flag over the school each day. (photo by James Baggs) Stewart Udail to guest of Thursday convocatio Stewart Udall, who for eight years served as Secretary of the Interior in both the Kennedy and Johnson Administration, will be the guest speaker at this week's convocation. A 1948 graduate of the University of Arizona, Mr. Udall is a lawyer by profession and is the son af a Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. After his re-election to a fourth term as a United States Representative from Arizona's Second District, he was sworn in as Secretary of the Interior, January 20, 1961. After he took office, one of the highlights of his first term as Secretary of the Interior came in 1962, when he represented the United States on a tour of Russian hydro-power installations. During his term in office, he fought for a "new conservation" that would insure our country's economic, social and moral health. Now, as the head of The Overview Group, which he formed in 1969, Mr. Udall is dedicated to "creating a better total environment for man". He works directly with federal, state and local politicians, industry and regional planning groups to solve both urban and rural problems. Mr. Udall has not only continued to campaign for the conservation and development of our natural resources, but has also extended the fight to include the total environment. In addition to his work with the Overview Group, Mr. Udall is the Visiting Professor of Environmental Humanism at Yale University and is the author of two important books: "1967 Agenda For Tomorrow" and "The Quiet Crisis". The lecture subject for Thursday's convocation will be "The Value Revolution". Mr. Udall feels that the value of revolution is upon us and that it may transform our lives. His presentation will include the young generation, whom he feels is not only the best educated, but also the most aware and idealistic in our history. Those who are concerned with wealth, advantage and ease, should recognize, "the waste of life, talent and bounty that has caused American youth to protest". Convocation time, Thursday, Nov. 5, 11:00 a.m., in . ine Arts Auditorium. Admission: free. Mr Udall will also present a lecture during the evening of November 5, at 8 :00 p.m. Faculty, Staff and Students admitted free with ID.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-11-03, Vol. 30, No. 11|
|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.|