Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-03-221
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Studentbody petitions unnecessary will continue as public relations Mary Woodhead News & Wire Editor Candidates for studentbody offices are no longer required to turn in petitions, due to the approval of a new set of election bylaws and rules by Executive Council in their meeting on Wednesday, March 20. The petition requirement was dropped on a three to one vote, (Jack Helgesen, student services vice president dissented). The requirement was dropped because of the problems involved with validating the signatures. One suggestion was made that the petitions carry 60 instead of 50 signatures so that a petition would have to carry nine invalid -j ... 4 THESE TWO SEEM to be prepared to participate in the activities planned for 'Nostalgia Week', (photo by Fred Barta) WSC student council petitions now available Petitions for student government positions are available today. They may be picked up from Mary Jelinek in the student activities center. These petitions are for all student government officers. Both Executive Council and Academic Assembly will hold their elections this spring. The Executive Council positions include president, academic vice president, finan signatures before it would be invalid.This idea was cast out because, according to Read Hellewell, studentbody president, it would still be practically impossible to determine the validity of signatures. Brent Johns, academic vice president, pointed out that there is no way the elections committee chairman can tell if people are signing their own names. Objections to the change were voiced on the grounds that petitions serve a valuable purpose as both a yardstick to determine a candidates chances of winning and to provide a public relations service for the candidates. For this reason, petitions ,, ' "" , " cial vice president, communications vice president, public relations vice president, student services vice president and activities vice president. The Academic Assembly positions open include one each from the schools of business, humanities, technology, allied health, social science, natural science and education. For further information see petitions article on page 6. will be made available to those candidates who want them. The other major change is that the Union Building west foyer will be the only polling place used for this election. This change was made in the hopes that only one polling place will eliminate double voting. Becky Sparkman, communications vice president, pointed out that this move would probably trade the total number of votes for a more accurate vote. Mike Stevers, activities vice president also questioned what having only one voting place would do to the number of students voting. He said that not everyone goes through the Union Building, Lettermen, contests featured as part of 'Nostalgia Week' Weber State College will turn back the hands of time during the week of March 25-29 as Nostalgia Week brings back remnants of the fifties. Activities planned for the week include Tower Hour scheduled for Monday at noon in the Union Building. This will be a telephone booth stuffing. Any student or group of students may par- ticipate and according to Michael Stever, activities vice president, "we would like to have everyone involved in this." At that time also, a Volkswagen will be stuffed (if there is one made available to the activities board for that date.) On Monday evening at 8 p.m. a trivia contest will also be held in the Union Building. This contest is open to all those students interested in showing that they remember all the little bits and pieces of the fifties. Gold fish swallowing contest On Tuesday a goldfish swallowing contest will be held at noon. Prizes will be given to those students who can work up enough courage to swallow a live goldfish.Wednesday, The Letterman will perform in concert in the Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sell for $3, $3.50 and $4. Students therefore not having polling places in other buldings would cut way down on the number of voters. Hellewell, and Johns, pointed out that the University of Utah and Utah State both have only one place for each student to vote and that both schools have a larger percentage of the students voting than WSC does. Hellewell added that with advertising the changes a cut in the number of voters might be avoided. In other matters, the fate of the WSC yearbook, the Retrospect was discussed. The yearbook, which is 86 pages behind deadlines will either be terminated, delivered in will receive a 50 cent discount. The House of Unamerican Activities hearing will be held on Thursday at noon. These hearings, reminiscent of the McCarthy trials in which communists were purged, will feature WSC students being put on trial for current "Unamerican activities." These trials will all be in fun, however. Sock hop Also on Thursday, a sock hop will be held in Promontory Towers. Everyone is encouraged to attend this hop, Stever said. Those attending should dress in appropriate fifties attire. That is baggie pants for guys, and long full skirts for girls. All should wear bobby sox. Guys should also have the hair style famous during that era, the slicked back look. This activity will begin at 8 p.m. "Friday is our big day," stated Stever. Thunderbolt Ram a roaring fifties group that has performed on tour with Creedence Clearwater Revival, and other groups will be featured at a dance in the Union Ballroom from 9-12 p.m. This dance will only be the beginning of entertainment, however. An "Atomic Movie Orgy," set also for Friday, midnight-6 a.m., the middle of June or student government will have to pay the overtime necessary to get the yearbook out on time. Even with the last alternative, there would be no guarantee that the yearbook would be still out on time. The possibility was also suggested that the pages in the yearbook be cut down to speed up the production. Hellewell suggested that the council think about it for a few days before voting on it at the next council meeting. The council also appropriated money to send a student and faculty representative to the National Intermurral Association convention. will be presented to appease those who find it difficult to sleep. Both movies and cartoons will be shown. Such stars as the Roadrunner and Donald Duck will visit along with Alfred Hitchcock. Those in attendance are en-' couraged to bring their sleeping bags and pillows to really be comfortable. At 6 a.m. breakfast will be served to those who remained throughout the night. Also reminincent of the fifties era will be the prices charged to students. Nothing will be charged for anything except the Let-terman's concert. Deadline nears April 19 is the deadline to submit material for consideration in the spring quarter edition of the First Stone, the creative arts supplement to the Signpost. Any student, faculty or staff member may submit original works. Art work, photography, short stories and poems will be included in the publication. Stories and poems must be typewritten on a 60 space line. Publication date will be Mav 17.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-03-22, Vol. 33, No. 37|
|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.|