Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-01-241
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5 2i Vol. 34 No. 26 ANTOINETTE WEIGHT MAKES the point her philosophy is to help students. Weight's office is located in the Ombudsman Office and she is available from 8 a.m. to noon daily for consultation. (Photo by Dian-ne Sheldon ) $1,635 Board recommends 'First Stone' funding Media Board representatives listened as pro-con arguments diseminated from a discussion about First Stone salaries, newsletters and proposals in Tuesday's Media Board meeting. The original proposal made by Cognito Editor-in-Chief, Rick Baker, to the Media Board suggested that he, rather than Dave Midget, Editor-in-Chief of the Signpost, should edit First Stone and presented board members with a set of figures that indicated he could have it done at a lower cost for a higher quality. In the Jan. 16 meeting of the Media Board, Baker stated that he had again talked to Gale's printing and they told him that they were afraid to do a four color separation on their presses because they were so old. Baker, at this time was referred to Webb Lithography with Gale Stahle as printer and received a lower printing cost than they received from Gale's printing. Baker stated that for the cost of $1350 the Cognito staff could do the composition and typesetting of First Stone themselves and that for an extra cost of $320 that would bring the total to $1,670 the Friday, January 24, 1975 printers could do the composition and typesetting. Baker then appealed to the board requesting that feelings be open to discussion on the two possibilities. Quality material Midget, and Dave Rich, Coordinator of Student Government suggested that they would rather see an additional $320 spent on the creative arts sup-pliment to make the First Stone publication a quality one. Midget also added that the suggested printer for the First Stone, Gale Stahle, had worked on one First Stone previously and said that Stahle's work had been "pretty good ... quality work." Wendy West then entertained the motion: "We recommend to Executive Council that Cognito be funded for the First Stone in the amount of $1,635, with the printer doing the composition. This is to be done winter quarter." The motion passed unamimously. Baker then expressed a desire to incorporate a newsletter into the First Stone format including a special section of activities so as to make First Stone a 48 page College hires advisor as dean replacement Antoinette (Toni) Weight has been formally deemed the Women Student Counselor by the Institutional Council of Weber State College in their meeting of Jan. 22. Her position, formerly called the Dean of Women includes advising the women's organizations such as the AWS and the sororities, as well as serving as a liason between individual students and faculty members and "to provide input to those responsible for all student affairs including recruitment, instruction, personal and social adjustments and extra curricular activities," as taken from the job description. She will also work with Counseling part of the day. Weight said her philosphy includes listening to students to determine their needs, not her own program. She said she was acquainted with students and feels she knows "where they are." She said she was there to do things the students can't, to lend support, skills and do the routine magazine with special features on campus activities, past and present. Baker mentioned that this format would present a more composite view that the Signpost is doing, hinting at more interpretive and in-depth stories citing examples of features on Executive Council members. Midget, argued against the proposal saying that to "dilute First Stone with P.R. crap would ruin it." Print newsletter "If you want to print a newsletter, print a newsletter," he continued, "But you have to realize that most people on this campus don't really give a damn ... who I am ... or who Executive Council members are." "I feel that we should stick with First Stone just for this quarter. Then if we want a Cognito newsletter at a later date a separate recommendation can be made to Council but right now I'm cautious," said Jeppson afterwards. Board members and gallery participants discussed the feasibility of recommending payment to the Cognito Staff by Ogden.Utah 84403 jobs which takes time away from students who work within organizations. Express ideas She said she felt it was important to be available on campus. She said she wanted to see students and have them express their ideas. Openness, honesty and trust were the ingredients Weight said she expected from the students because they would be working towards the same ideals. Weight was chosen initially by a student committee who interviewed several candidates and chose Weight over the others. She said she felt "very good about being chosen by students, because the student is where the job starts." She pointed out the college is for students, and added that the students are not there to provide her with a job. She said students having a voice in college hirings is "a stride in the right direction." The college she served at before coming to Weber, Austin College in Sherman Texas, had students serving on their equivalent of the Executive Council. Arguments were brought to the floor saying that Cognito staff members had been paid and thus far yielded no results of their intended purpose as a magazine. Cognito staff members were being paid; with the Editor: $120, Copy Editor, $65, Layout Editor, tuition waiver, and Photo Editor, Tuition waiver. Counter attacks Counter attacks were made when Rich asked how many issues the Signpost printed in December and yet the Signpost Editor received a full monthly salary. (The Signpost was published twice in December.) Before the meeting was declared out of order, Midget mentioned that editors did not get paid in March. Jeppson then suggested that money be appropriated for work hours only, stating that as she saw it, "The staff not doing the composition, all they have left to do was collecting and deciding what to print." Baker contested saying that the salary would also cover the organization of his staff, screening board procedures. Variable cloudiness expected through tomorrow. Highs in the 40s. Probability of precipitation 10 percent. Periods of snow and turning colder this weekend. Institutional Council which makes all final decisions in hiring. She said because of this, she was used to student selection. First impressions Weight stated her first impressions of WSC include an impression that the studentbody officers seem to have a lot of say, that they are listened to. Weight said she was raised in Ogden and has kept a high interest in Weber since obtaining an associate degree here. She stated the college contributed to the community. She said "it seems to carry the burden of cultural activities." Her education also includes a BA from Utah State and a Masters from Austin College. She worked for seven years at Weber High and five years at Austin College where she was the chief advisor to students. She also served a two year German mission. Weight's office is part of the Ombudsman office. Her hours are from 8-12. She says she is there for anyone who wants to wander in either with a problem or even to just chat. different meetings with the printer, and lay-out and design. Jeppson moved that a recommendation be made to Executive Council that they fund a staff of three at $280, with Baker receiving $100 and his layout and copy editor each receiving a stipend of $90 in the form of a tuition waiver. Just starting She stated that while Midget's proposed staff of two may serve him, he worked "with First Stone longer and gotten better and better each time" and these people are "just starting out." Midget argued however, that it was wrong to give out waivers "just because you have them." He said, "that if the Scholarship Committee picked them up it would be better to give them to someone who really worked hard to earn it." Jeppson then presented the final motion: I move that the Media Board recommend to Executive Council to fund First Stone for $1635 with approval of Feb. 17 deadline, composition to be done by the printer, salaries being $100 for the Editor in Chief and $90 reimbursements for the Lay-out and Copy Editor, (paraphrased). The motion passed with Wendy West dissenting.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-01-24, Vol. 34, No. 26|
|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.|