|Paper||Westminster College Student Newspapers|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Westminster College Student Newspapers|
November 26, 1982 Forum letteRs to the editoR To the Editor: in the November 12 issue of the Forum seems to have created a question in many readers minds as to what exactly was my thesis; indeed, with all respect to Sue Snow, who I personally like, what was printed was not what I said, so I would like to clarify my The Election Wrap-U- p position: Nationwide, the elections were decided on either local issues or President Reagans personal popularity; which of these motivated the voters at the polls was decided by the competencies of the campaign staffs (not the candidates) and the staffs' ability to communicate to the electorate California, neither President Reagan or the economy was the issue in the Senatorial election. It was a med-flquestion of Jerry Brown and the In Utah, Senator Hatchs campaign staff was able to make President Reagans personal popularity the issue and nothing Wilsons staff tried worked to make local issues of greater concern. Had Wilsons (Utah) staff been able to convince the voters that local issues were more important that Reagans personal popularity, then the election would have been closer than it was. Conversely, had Browns staff been able to convince a majority of voters that there were issues of of the greater concern than the handling (or med-flthen perhaps Jerry Brown would be on his way to Washington. As to the question of a Reagan referendum every of the have or removing two years we sustaining privilege the National Government. The election of a veto-proCongress would have effectively removed the Reagan administration from power. The fact that Republicans lost no Senate seats and lost only 26 seats in the House (31 administration in an seats lost in the House for a first-teroff-yeDemocrats in 78 lost 1 1) is election is average evidence that the Nation endorsed, though not prima-faci- a strongly, President Reagans "course. In y. mis-handlin- g) y, Whos In For Office Hours? Five out ol 25 faculty surveyed by the Forum in the past week were not in their offices in Foster and Converse during their posted office hours. That is a relatively small percent. Why is it then, that you continually hear students complain that they can never find their professors when they need them? There are several factors. Many students expect to find their professors when it is convenient for them, the students. Another reason is many professors have one day during the week when they are not on campus at all. And, as the Forum survey showed, every now and then a professor will not be in his or her office during his or her posted office hours. There are two sides to this story, however. Many faculty complain that sometimes students fail to show up for scheduled appointments. Several faculty said that they are very available to assist students, but most students fail to take advantage of this fact. Compared to the University of Utah, which does not require a set number of office hours, Westminsters faculty are required a minimum of five hours per week. Faculty should be required to be on campus at least hour one per day Monday through Friday, and vary those hours from morning, afternoon, and night, said several students. The Forum u'ill continue the survey in an attempt to make student'f acuity relationships more effective. Page 3 Soccer Commentary Westminster Blanks Idaho State University Westminster, playing in its last game of the 1982-8- 3 soccer season, saw an offensive bombardment of the opponents net. the end of the first half, three Westminster shots had seen the back of the net and dozens had threatened. The second half was held down by a tough defensive stand that prevailed to shut out the opposition. And one more offensive shot saw the far reaches of the Westminster - 4, oppositions net to complete the score ISU 0. The 1982-8- 3 season saw the quick emergence of a surprisingly competitive team. Many teams traveling to Westminster were caught completely off guard by the winning attitude and competitive spirit of this new team. With a record of 4 wins, 6 losses, and 5 tics, Westminster sent a message to the league that, in the years to come, Westminster will emerge as a team to be dealt with. A vote of appreciation is also in order for head coach, Ben Rodriguez. In his first year as an intercollegiate coach, g he was the catalyst behind many television and radio coverage, recruiting, scheduling of teams, and quality equipment for his players. Thanks also to the tremendous fan support, as well as ASWC support of the team. By -- fund-raiser- never-endin- s, ed top-rank- P.S. Thanks for the coverage, Paulette. Stcee Linilun Paulette Rodriguez Talented Staff Perform of A "barbershop quartet, melodramatic discourse, a silvertoned tenor, and much more. This was the setting in the SAGA dining hall Friday evening, November 19, 1982, as the Westminster administration, faculty, and staff offered a talent ni ght to the Westminster community. And talent it was. A sample of the acts provided: the Parsons Barbershop Quartet, featuring Steeples, Green, Wunder, and Nordick; m ar Don Holiday the Florence Nightingale Choir, featuring the Westminster Nursing faculty, Joy Khader Used books will go on sale in the Library for 25t each. Contact the Library staff for more information. accompanying; the Extravaganza Players presented "Imiocfna Triumphs; or How Wrstmmi was Saved," featuring the Development Office staff; Westminster College Star-Spangl- ed the Pride of Bingham and Lark Magnificent; and . . . Pete the Metcalfs Marvels, featuring Dr. Tom Metcalf, et al, The Westminster College Forum is published and distributed weekly, except during test week, during the school year by the Associated Students of Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105. Where Are The Officers? Associated Students of Westminster College ASWC WHO IS RUNNING THE SHOW? In a recent survey conducted by the Forum, it was discovered that only two of the four Executive Cabinet members were keeping his or her set office hours. It was noted that two members were also frequently 10 to 20 minutes late for weekly scheduled meetings. The ASWC secretary has a mandatory 10 hours in the office and the other members have five mandatory hours. All four members are evaluated on a one to one basis with Debbie Jenkins, Dean of Students. Jenkins said, "Howard Carter is always the first to turn in his evaluation, Julie Bell is next and Mike Black gets his in before the end of the month deadline. The next survey will include other universities and colleges in the area and their policies compared to Westminsters Executive Cabinet. Paulette RoJriguez to mention only a few. The hard work and diligent preparation that went into this production was obvious as each act unfolded under the direction of the evertalented and humorous "World Renown Talent Purveyor, Rev. Dr. James Toomey. The "near standing room only crowd participated of the acts, and continuously displayed their appreciation for the talents and efforts of the performers with boisterous applause. A good time was had by all. in many Mike Black Craig Green and Vicki Curry do Charlie Brown Song.