Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1972-11-101
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oaf' -3'CH' new president assumes off'ce fesfiVify bishop inaugural ceremony by dave midget The formal induction of Dr. Joseph L. Bishop into the office of president of Weber State College will take place at 2 p.m. today. The ceremonies will be held in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The Inauguration festivities are the first of their kind at Weber and have been pat bishop reign typifies 'open-door' sfrofegy by jay oberg One of the major criticisms of college presidents is their inaccessibility. Weber State College President Joseph L. Bishop appears to be structuring his administration to avoid that criticism. Signpost reporters have been covering Bishop's activities in order to obtain special photographs and background information in preparation for this Inaugural Edition. This is a summary of some of those activities as well as an evaluation of the significance. President Bishop established an "Open-Door" policy at the beginning of his presidency to foster communication between himself and students, faculty and staff. It seems fair to say he is holding to that policy and had made efforts to establish effective lines of communication. He is often found in places where students gather, engages them in conversation and listens to their ideas, goals and complaints. " He visits the various offices in the Administration Building for short talks with members of the administrative staff. He meets frequently with the Deans, Department Chairmen, Academic Council and faculty to better understand their problems and to seek opportunities for academic improvement. He recently conducted a meeting with the non-academic staff. One member in attendance noted that it was his first opportunity to attend a meeting of this type in over two years. As a result of this meeting, Bishop appointed a "Task Force" terned after the other colleges. According to Dean W. Hurst, chairman of the Inaugural Committee, the festivities are "rich both in tradition and protocol." The Inauguration ceremony will be the highlight three days of events which began yesterday. The John J. Cortez Family Honors Lecture with guest lecturer Max Learner, noted jour of non-academic personnel to organize a committee for the purpose of resolving complaints and to process suggestions originating with non-academic staff personnel. He addressed the group directly for only about 10 minutes but answered questions and listened to complaints for more than one hour. editor praises staff, extra effort justified by mike dabling editor-in-chief Today's issue of the Signpost is somewhat special, marking the first Inauguration in the history of Weber State College. Because of this, its size was increased and members of the Signpost staff were asked to put forth a little extra effort in writing stories for this issue. My editorial staff and myself realized that we were asking , a lot of our reporters to devote even more time than they already do to covering campus news for the wages of harsh criticism from the editorial staff, Journalism Department and the stu-dentbody, but we had faith in their abilities and felt they would come through for us. However, when it came time to work on this issue, we found out that we had underrated their talents and enthusiasm as we found ourselves with stacks of stories and photographs too numerous to print in these pages. What you read here is only a sampling of the work and time spent by the reporting staff, but the editorial staff and myself would like to express our sincere thanks to each and every reporter and photographer involved with this project. We would also like to publically thank the people who work on each issue of the Signpost for their help and support. , pagen fry hi nalist, lecturer and author, was held yesterday. Also planned for today is an 8 p.m. concert featuring the Utah Symphony. The event has been entitled "A Special Inaugural Concert" honoring the new president of Weber State College. Music will be dedicated to Dr. Bishop by Maestro Abravanel. This morning, registration of Bishop is active in community affairs such as his recent address before the Ogden Rotar-ians. During these activities, he exchanged views on education and the role of WSC in community affairs. President Bishop has made himself accessible. It seems unlikely that he will be accused of hiding in an "Ivory Tower." approximately 160 guests and delegates from all over the state and country will take place. At this time packets and programs will be presented to the visitors explaining the events to come. At 10 a.m., classes will be dismissed with a request that students try to attend the ceremonies.Also at 10 a.m., a symposium consisting of a panel of Weber State educators will discuss the subject "Weber State College: Utah's Total College Looks to the Future." The symposium will take place in the Fine Arts Building.A pre-inaugural luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. in the Union Ballroom. A saladbar will be featured with a prime rib dinner. Utah Governor Calvin L. Rampton will also address the group. At the conlusion of the luncheon, the Academic Procession will begin to form consisting of over 160 delegates and will begin at 1:45 p.m. The parade will move from the east entrance of the Union Building to the Fine Arts Center, through the stage and into the auditorium. The order of the procession is such that delegates from visiting institutions lead the way, starting with the representatives of the older colleges and proceeding to the youngest. After these the faculty members of Weber State will come. Next comes approximately 50 students from Weber, selected to march as official student representatives.Then comes the presidential party and finally Dr. Bishop will arrive concluding the procession. The Inaugural Convocation will begin at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium with the Processional being played by the Weber State' Orchestra. Following will be "Greetings and Acknowledgements" presented by Frank Francis, Jr., who is chairman of the Weber State College InstitutionalCoun--cil. Next will be the National Anthem and the presentation of Colors by the Weber Orchestra and an ROTC Honor Guard. The Invocation will then be given by Elder Thomas S. Mon-son of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Following the Invocation will be a total of seven salutations beginning with Fran Wheeler, ghlighf president of the Associated Students at Weber State. Next, Thomas Burton, executive chairman of the Academic Council will speak. Then Robert Neilson, president of the Staff Association to be succeeded by Paul Bott, president of the Associated Alumni. Following will be G. Homer Durham, commissioner of Utah's System for Higher Education. Concluding the salutations will be G. Homer Durham, commissioner of Utah's System for Higher Education. Concluding the salutations will be Gov. Rampton. A choral number by the Orchestra will preceed the main address by Terry Sanford, president of Duke University. San-ford's speech is expected to be the longest of the afternoon and will last approximately 30-35 minutes. After Sanford's address, another musical selection will be played by the orchestra. Following this is the actual Investiture of the Presidents to be performed by the chairman of Utah's State Board of Higher Education, Peter Billings. When Chairman Billings says the words "I place this Inaugural Medallion about your neck and hereby invest you with the honors, duties, and responsibilities of this office" Weber College will have its new president. After the ceremony, President Bishop will make a brief Inaugural address which will be followed by the Alma Mater Hymn "Purple and White." The Hymn will be sung by the Weber State Chorus and the audience. The benediction will then be said by The Most Rev. Joseph L. Federal, bishop from the Salt Lake Diocese. Concluding the program will be the Recessional played by the orchestra. A reception honoring the new president will be held in the Union Ballroom following the convocation.Later in the evening at 8p.m. a special performance of the opera "The Consul" will be held in the Fine Arts Center Cellar Theatre. Saturday afternoon, the new president and guests will attend the Weber State football game. A special Inaugural half-time show is planned. Concluding the Inauguration festivities will be the presentation of "Ballet West" at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts CenterAuditorium.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1972-11-10, Vol. 34, No. 14|
|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.|