Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-02-051
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no o o m DSSQD a, CDS LSOErciOEr cU it-:-' V : V V The library issue at Weber State is still unsettled. Weber Staters still do not know if money will be appropriated by the state legislature for library improvements.The past few weeks students, faculty, and staff at Weber have been confronted with fact sheets, flyers, signs, petitions, and stories indicating that the college library was deficient and that due to the deficiencies WSC could lose accreditation. Many groups on campus have become involved in the library funding issue and have launched campaigns supporting the need for funds. The campaigns are aimed at making students aware of Weber's needs, and making legislators equally aware of the i ! y i v&AStetjig&Xs1. .... Al Belt, Blue Key Honor Society President and Brent Hol-brook, Phi Kappa Psi President present the Weber State College library a check for $50.00 to kick off the "Bucks for BOOkS" Campaign. (Photo by Clark Taylor) existing situation in the hope that the legislators will act on behalf of WSC when budget hearings are reviewed. Student Government at Weber has organized a Student Action Committee. This committee has collected data concerning the library and have issued a series of flyers in an effort to acquaint students with the problems now facing the library. The Student Action Committee is also sponsoring petitions which will be sent to each of the legislators. The petitions will be distributed soon. Blue Key is sponsoring a "Bucks for Books campaign. The "Bucks for Books" drive goes into its second and final week Monday. Senate President Craig Tolton asked school senators in this week's session to support the drive. "We're asking each Weber State student to dig down deep in order to provide a better library," says Phi Kappa Phi Vice President Brent Holbrook. "The standard donation is five dollars," says Blue Key President Al Belt. "That donation will not completely pay for a book," he explains, "but the student donation will be supplemented by library and departmental funds." Each student who gives five dollars will be able to determine which department will get the money. He may also dedicate the book to a person of his choice, according to Belt. The student will also be informed of which book he has helped to purchase. Blue Key National Honor Fraternity initiated the drive with advice from the Student Action Committee which is coordinating efforts to improve Weber State's library. The Fraternity presented the library with $50 for the rare book collection on trains to kick-off the campaign. "This drive must involve every student," says Belt. "It isn't a Blue Key drive or a Student Action Committee drive," says Belt, "its a drive for each Weber State student and for those to come." Students may contribute their "Bucks for Books" in the Student Union. The Weber State Studentbody Officers have unanimously declared their support of the drive. "If the legislature gives us money to expand the library they will only expand the space not the number of books," points out Activities Vice President Dick Brown. "That's why this project is so important," he continues. "We're behind it all the way. Besides," says Brown, "it's tax deductible." Students only have until Feb. 12 (next Friday) to contribute," says chairman Belt. "We urge each student to contribute and to do it now!" The SIGNPOST has also initiated a campaign and students can show their concern over Weber's library inadequacies by joining the SIGNPOST'S Letters to Legislators campaign, according to Dean Thompson, academic editor. Letters may be left at either union building information desk until midnight Tuesday. The letters should not be antagonistic, but should express your concern over the inadequate library facilities. Address the letters to your county representatives, in care of the Utah State Legislature, State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah. Davis County students should write to: Sen. Haven J. Barlow, Sen. Ezra T. Clark, Rep. John P. Redd, Rep. J. Dean Hill, Rep. Robert M. Arbuckle, Rep. Rebecca Nalder, and Rep. Kenneth W. Gardner. Students from Weber County can write to Sen. Merrill Jenkins, Sen. Monte Bailey, Sen. E. Lamar Buckner, Rep. C. DeMont Judd, Rep. Ronald T. Halverson, Rep. Dallas H. Buckway, and Rep. Brian Florence. I Volume 30, Number 29 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Friday, February 5, 1971 Army approves ROTC at WSC but Senate withholds acceptance The Army has approved Weber State for a Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Unit, but the student Senate wants to investigate studentbody desires before it approves of the school's acceptance.Early last December Dean of Students Alan J. Dayley asked the Senate to reaffirm the findings of last year's Senate which approved the acceptance of ROTC. At that time the Senate decided to launch a new poll to determine if Weber State students do indeed want the unit on campus as was shown by last year's poll. The Senate commissioned Tim Ahern and his polling committee to conduct the investigation but Ahern has produced no poll in the intervening seven weeks. Monday's Senate meeting saw Dean Dayley again asking for some action on the matter, but the Senate was still unwilling to act without consulting their constituents through Ahern's committee. Dean Dayley explained that action must be taken soon because sophomores who are interested in becoming candidates for the two year program must be selected by March 15, just six weeks away. "If there are no objections," said Dayley, "we shall move forward on the program as outlined unless a change of direction is forthcoming from the students. Senator Bill Chyne (At Large) responded: "I strongly object, all systems should hold. I'm afraid the administration will present us with a 'fait accompli' as it did with the library hours decision ... they're going to have to trust the students enough to wait while we investigate." Acting Senator Kathy Butler (sitting in for Jolene Randall) pointed out that the administration has already waited two months on a polling committee which appears to be dragging its feet. She said that the Senate can not wait much longer to make its approval or disapproval decision. Her remarks were applauded by Senate President Craig Tolton, Senator Glen Curtis (At Large) and Dean Dayley. Most Senators spoke out on the issue. Senator Greg Kemp (Business): "The trouble seems to be in the polling committee." Senator Kim Slater (Sophomore Class) : "We need a deadline date for the completion of the poll." Craig Tolton: "The administration has already received Senate approval last year." Senator Mike Sanders (Arts, Letters and Science) directed a question to Dr. Dayley, "Once this animal is on campus, if we decide it isn't working, can we get it off?" Dayley answered; "Yes, it has no tenure status. Like any other department it can be taken off campus." Curtis Smout yielded the floor to Financial Vice President Brent Miller who told the senators that college President William P. Miller has asked that the poll not be taken until students have a chance to be informed of the pros and cons of the ROTC program. After extended discussion the Senate set Feb. 19 as the deadline date for the poll to be conducted. It also established Feb. 22 as the deadline date for the report of the polling committee's findings to the Senate. In case the poll is not completed, the Senate voted 6 to 5 to accept last year's poll which showed high student interest in the ROTC program. Tickets on scb Tickets for the Weber State versus Utah State University basketball game go on sale tomogrow at 6 a.m. in the WSC gymnasium. The east doors- of the gymnasium will be opened at 5 a.m. and only one ticket per student with student ID will be sold. Only about 500 tickets will be sold. The cost is $2.50. . V V ' A "Peace Among Men: Its Nature and Structure" will be the topic of discusskm at the February 1 1 convocation. Lawyer, Paul Thatcher will be guest lecturer for the convocation.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-02-05, Vol. 30, No. 29|
|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.|