Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-02-081
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t---M 1 xTf'H WSG seeks spec students Employes attempt to join union Despite opposition by campus administration, employes of Weber State College are attempting to establish an organization or "union" that would help them receive the same pay and benefits as their counterparts in state and private industry. The organization, Utah Public Employees' Association, was actually organized in 1959 by a group of public employees, concerned with improving their working conditions. Presently at Weber State College, there are approximately 60 Higher Education employees that are members of UPEA. According to Steven G. Salmond, employe representative of UPEA, "We are not necessarily trying to fight Bishop but the state legislature has allocated pay increases to us which we have never received." "We are trying to improve employe conditions, although the administration thinks we might be detrimental to the campus," Salmond also a WSC student, continued.State employes through a merit system and - grievance procedures, have a better chance at job security than do Higher Education employes. State employes also have "more holidays, unlimited accumulation of sick leave, higher percentage of health and life insurance paid by the State, and free parking, which most Higher Education employes do not have," according to a UPEA pamphlet. State employes also have a standardized starting salary with merit increases and an annual cost of living adjustment, campus employes do not. UPEA, with a full-time staff are attempting to persuade Utah legislators, the Governor, the Board of Higher Education, and the President of the College of the need for equal benefits for all public employes. As Salmond said, "The administration has had absolute power over us, the UPEA will be able to assist us now." Goals for the UPEA include "Equal pay for equal work" and security and benefits when faithful and efficient service would merit it. According to another UPEA pamphlet. "Using the progressive concept of labor relations UPEA feels that these goals can be obtained from education, persuasion, petition, resolution or recommendation, and the bargaining process." ' I J - : ' : - -m,-mwmritesi1''-'; r I 1 THE SUN REFLECTS off the face of the Stewart Belltower which watches over the WSC campus providing students and visitors with an instant time reference from almost any place on campus. (photo by Fred Barta Seminar offered for women A special educational enlightenment for women with altared circumstances, the divorced woman in particular, is being planned for spring'quarter in the area of Organizational Development. The Human Potential Seminar will offer these women an opportunity to increase their self-affirmation, self-motivation, and empathetic regard for others, according to Sue Stevenson, group facilitator for the seminar. "The seminar will allow for divorced or widowed women, an added ingredient of positive support in dealing with societal and psychological barriers pertinent to this life-style, and help them create an ability to identify successes and strengths." said Kay Evans, administrative head of organizational development. Women who are interested in taking the 2 credit hour course. Psychology 281. Human Potential Seminar, may contact Sue Stevenson or Kay Evans in the office of Organizational Development. Days and times of sessions will Ix? coordinated for the convenience of all those interested. by Sue Stevenson Staff writer A commitment to provide needed specialized services which will bring greater diversity to the studentbody and community is the goal of the Weber State College Student Assistance Program (Special Services) which has recently been developed, with the physical facility being located in the area of Academic Development, according to Dave Trujillo, coordinator."The program will identify and recruit disadvantaged students from the OgdenSalt Lake City metropolitan areas and Utah Indian Reservations; providing for them pre-college assistance, college orientation, special college supportive services, career orientation, and placement," Trujillo stated. Key personnel Key personnel include Project Director, Coordinator and Counselor. According to Trujillo, "Peer relationships will be em: phasized with the implementation of 'big brother counselors' available to incoming freshmen, sophomores, etc.Sixty-five student aides will be employed as tutors and counselors, and will aid in the function and administration of the Student-Assistance Board, for identification of individuals who could benefit from the program," he said. The program includes various processes to : -Increase the number of disadvantaged students entering and graduating from institutions of higher learning. -Help each student become more fully-functioning. -Help each student gain a more positive view of self. -Help each student to become excited about and develop a belief in the learning process, including an interest in higher education, through tutorial, counseling, and field experience outside the college atmosphere. -Help each student learn how to learn, which includes the 'processes of learning through problem-solving, creativity, thinking, observing, classifying, etc. To help schools become more sensitive to the needs of low-income students by conducting various workshops throughout the public school systems. -To help administration and faculty at Weber State College understand in the education of the young that their expertise and knowledge can be helpful in the evolution of a society which is human and just. Special service Specialized services include Upward Bound. Women's Programs and the newly approved Cultural Exchange Center.According to recent statistics. Welier State College is the most accessable institution of higher learning in the state for disadvantaged students.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-02-08, Vol. 33, No. 30|
|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.|