Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-05-011
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rarr " ii'i ! i mini i ii m enofe overrides nurse By a vote of nine to four, the Weber State Student Senate overrode Studentbody President Fran Wheeler's veto of Senate Bill 32-73 Monday morning. The bill deals with funding six Webe State nurses on a trip to the National Nursing convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota this May 6-10. The bill was passed on April 9 by Senate by a majority vote. Sen. Gary Carter moved to override the veto and Sen. Randy Scott spoke in favor of the motion saying, "I really don't know how to approach this subject. All year the Senate has been concerned with health services and now is our opportunity to do something." Sen. Becky Sparkman said that while looking over Wheeler's reasons for vetoing the bill, she noted that his first reason was that the nurses were not a recognized campus organization. According to Sparkman "if we went by that kind of reasoning" at least half of the groups that student government funded last year should not have received any money. THE GOING IS a little too tough for some of the bikers as they encounter one of the hills along the path of the new bike route. (Photo by Fred Barta) i i fund veto Continuing Sparkman said that "we have to look at all 160 nurses. Everyone of them would benefit by these six nurses going to the convention. Besides we're not just giving six students $500 to spend any way they want." Curtis Smout, coordinator of student government, then asked the Senate "how would you feel if you had been told that you had your money and then were told that you didn't." Smout continued saying that he "felt action have been taken sooner." The Senate then voted on the issue and overrode the veto by nine to four. This action was actually unnecessary because Wheeler had allowed more than ten days to pass since the bill was passed by Senate. According to the student government constitution, the president has only ten days to veto any legislation. Also discussed and voted on was Senate Bill 35-73. This statute requested $300 to help finance the WSC Chorale interstate tour on May 17-20. "VI LAJ mm mm m t m n h mvt "v m w r LAJ SiW The bill was given a favorable recommendation by the Finance Committee after being revised. According to Sen. Jon Sandberg, the bill submitted to the Finance Committee was "written up for $650." Yet Sandberg said the group approached Dennis Fowler, financial vice president and only asked for $300. This was felt to be "somewhat questionable" and the committee lowered the figure to $300. The Senate voted to give the Chorale $300 with the money to be taken from the remainder of the Brass Ensemble and Band's budgets. The Senate also passes a recommedation requiring the WSC Library and Campus Security to notify a student when a hold is placed on any of his materials because of an overdue fine. Student fees raised; face higher board ok As Weber State College studen ts return this fall to register, they may encounter a $9 fee raise due to next year's budget increase. Approval of a $16 million budget was given Wednesday, for next year's expenditures by WSC's Institutional Council. If the porposed expenditures are passed by the Utah Board of Higher Education next month, students returning to WSC can expect a $9 fee increase in student tuition. Seven dollars in the proposed fee are being contributed to the Special Events Center. 50 cents is going to the Fine Arts Center for payment of convocations, and the remaining $1.50 is to go to student activity funds. Don Hughes, legislative vice president, stated that if anticipated funds came through from the community to support the Events Center, fees might be cut from $9 to $7. From resources such as student tuition, Weber State College expects approximately $2V2 million in cash receipts for its budget. In addition, approximately $8 million of next year's expenditures are to be approprited by the 1973 session of the Utah Legislature. Other funds will be reinforced if BIKE ENTHUSIASTS make use of the newly opened bike route in Ogden. A special ribbon cutting ceremony attended by many state and local officials preceded the enthusiastic use of the route. ( Photo by Fred Barta ) by the bookstore and the dor mitories through revenues. Don Hughes stated that although the $9 fee increase was a disadvantage, he continued to explain, the management of the center would be an advantage to the studentbody. Hughes explained further that the WSC Special Events Center Signpost offers new creative supplement The Signpost is planning to publish a special edition of the newspaper which will be a collection of creative work from Weber State College students and faculty. This edition will contain art and photography as well as literary material such as poetry and short stories. It is designed to display and recognize as well as expose the campus community to some of the better creative work that is being done by students. The Signpost is asking students with such creative work to please submit any material they would like considered for this publication to the Signpost office. Deadline for submitted material is May 15. This publication will contain color as well as black and white material. would not be run by a professional incorporated group but by student interest groups through the student government. Hughes concluded saying that he could see both the advantages and the disadvantages but that the advantages outweighed the disadvantages.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-05-01, Vol. 32, No. 48|
|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.|