Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-10-041
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the D Cooler Weather Vol. 43 No. 3 T p WEBER STATE COLLEGE President Joseph L. Bishop hopes to make WSC "the best" four year institution in the United States. Included in his other goals is a multi-million dollar fund raising project. (Photo by Fred Barta) "Fall Week' offers concert and games "Fall Week" begins Tuesday with activities designed to let students get acquainted with campus organizations. This week is being sponsored by the Associated Students of Weber State College. Mark Stuart, Fall week chairman said that this week will also get the various campus organizations united.; The activities planned for the week follows : Tuesday's activities are being planned by the dormatories under the direction of their council. Either the movie "The Harrad Experiment" will be shown at 8 p.m. in the Promontory Tower cafeteria. Refreshments will be served free of charge. There are no activities scheduled on Wednesday. On Thursday, a pillow concert October i r v t a and. stomp are being sponsored -by the ASWSC. These activities will be in the Union Building ballroom beginning at 8 p.m. The group Black Wolf will be featured. Cost for the evening is $1 with student I.D. and $1.50 without. Friday is Opening Social Day. Activities are being sponsered by the campus religious organizations. There will be games and activities all day and a movie that evening. The movie will either be Funny Girl or Madge. Saturday is activity day. There will be free admission offered to the WSC Montana State football game with student I.D. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. Later there is an after game stomp being sponsored by the Activities Board. 4, 1974 Staff shows concern according to Bishop "I think it was of concern to the faculty when such a major revision took, place as changing deans throughout the institution," said Weber State President Joseph L. Bishop in reference to the reorganization of the administration which occurred last spring. Bishop, answering questions in an interview conducted last month continued, "My judgment was that we needed some new ideas. These other people were good people who had served the institution ell but we had embarked upon a new era." Bishop also said, "my particular goal is that Weber State College become nationally known as the best four year institution, not just a good institution but the best. I think it is entirely possible because of the uniqueness of Weber State." To point out the uniqueness of Weber, Bishop cited the lack of teaching assistants on this campus. He said, "universities struggle with that problem all the time." "The comprehensiveness," was also pointed out as a unique feature of WSC. Bishop said, "The comprehensiveness of this institution is incredible for a four year institution. We have united the liberal arts with the vocational, technical world and that is a very tough job to have take place anywhere in a four year institution." Student Oriented Bishop stated that Weber was "student oriented." He explained this by saying that student government "has direct access to the deans level. In addition to that we have the Skills Center so that we can take students , regardless of where they are. Even if they haven't graduated from high school we can provide avenues of assistance for them," he added. "The problem in the past was trying to unite the efforts of the administration and faculty. My hope is that the deans whom they (the faculty) had a great input into selecting relate very well to them (the faculty," Bishop added. "Making Weber the best institution is now a question of finance, not only through state but other agencies also, to give the college a base of flexibility," Bishop said. He continued, "I'll be spending a great deal of time in fund-raising this year. Not from federal sources alone, but also from private sources." "T've set a goal of raising $5 Ogden.Utah 84403 million in five years. We need $5 million that is unrestricted so that if the state system can't help us, then the money properly invested in good sound securities could be used for a quality education," he emphasized. Dee Events Center Bishop also discussed the Dee Events Center during the course of the interview. He said, "There's a chance that we may have to redesign the Dee Events Center." He cited inflation as the major reason for this possibility. Bishop said that there was no way anyone could have predicted the inflationary boom. He said that the current rising costs were not predicted by the two professional architectural firms the college hired or the college's own architect. According to Bishop, the cost of steel has doubled within the past few months. Roofing and mechanical equipment also added to the cost. He said, "My concern is that to offset the cost the building must be redesigned, scaled down. Warehousing materials is another possibility to fight inflation Bishop said. Warehousing materials means that the state buys the materials right now so that people know what the cost of the Events Center will be. "Therefore we'll be secure in the materials." "Our hope is that we won't have to redesign it. There is a cost factor attached to that. It means we'd have to redesign the whole building, start from scratch." Increased Cost Bishop said that when the original cost came in, "it was well within our means. We even had a cushion, I became a little nervous, because during the second meeting with the architect it was disclosed that the price had gone up by $400,000." Bishop said that a company was hired to do a cost analysis and they found that the college was lacking $2 million. "So last year, Bishop continued, "the Dee family and Stewart families together came to our rescue and we were able to raise $2 million in just plain gifts." "I don't want to be dramatic about it but the Special Events Center now is nearing the same cost as the Salt Palace complex just a few years ago. ..I am concerned," Bishop said. In reference to the cutback suffered by the athletic departments Cooler, with a chance of showers today. Saturday will remain cool but dry. A warming trend should follow. of all Big Sky Conference schools, Bishop said that each institution retained the right to include whatever sports they wanted within the funding restrictions. He said that Weber decided to maintain their skiing and golf programs. That leaves Weber with seven sports, which is comparable to other institutions, Bishop said. "The thing we are working with," he continued "is cost." The inflation hit us in many areas. One happened to be sports; scholarships, food costs, and out-of-state tuition all have increased by virture of need," Bishop added. Alarming Deficit "We were running a deficit at an alarming rate. Weber had the most sports in the Big Sky Conference with 10 at that time. My thought was that the Big Sky Conference would look at this and . have a little more time in deciding which sports would be cut. , "We have a concern also for the women's intercolligiate athletic program and that's not provoked only by "Title Nine" as many may believe but by a sincere feeling that we shouldn't discriminate against the women's program. "We're interested in conserving energy and conserving our fuel costs," Bishop said when asked about the energy crisis. He continued, "we don't want to make anyone uncomfortable, we'll do the best we can at a level we can afford and the nation can afford." Bishop said that we can expect 68 degree temperatures again this winter. He said that last year there was a problem created when temperature was turned down. "Space heaters eemed to be coming out of the woodwork and it offset, in a real sense, the calculated energy saving that we had tried to put forth." Saving Energy "Dr. Clark is getting a letter out letting people know in advance that the space heated option isn't the one that is really appropriate," he said. A rumor that the dormotory policies have been changed and that each floor would be allowed to vote on a 24-hour open house was squelched by Bishop. However, he said that "each floor will have great input into what takes place on their floor within the constraints of policy guidelines outlined last spring. That policy is that will be no open house."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-10-04, Vol. 34, No. 3|
|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.|