|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
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|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
WEOliSDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 DIXIESUNNEINS.COM - 3 Dsu publ h BY NAOMI All classes taught by Webb have been without an instructor since Webb was put on leave in January, and Peterson's classes have been without instruction since his termination earlier this month. The updated statement said, "The University is working on securing faculty to take over the workload of these professors for the remainder of the semester." VAZQUEZ naomivazquez Dixie State University released an inaccurate publ- ic statement on personnel 6 after the policy March termination of two tenured professors, Glenn Webb and Ken Peterson, that caused confusion within the music department. further research, Upon the on statement was corrected March 12 over spring Hall, director of public relations, said although the classes were without instruction the week of the release of the statement, replacement faculty members were contacted and original state- said, "The University has secured faculty to take over the workload of these professors for the remainder of the semester." ment ri:L''' 111- ' ' .- have already agreed to take over Webb and Peterson's r. r, r-- , '':..: f .. , ,04, ,"'',,, ' ,,14 ,, , , 1'1 t'', , , t , , , t 1 ) - 1'1 V 1.' a- :.4 , -, i- ' .,, t'''' ; i id.' ' -I '' ; ' - .1' ' 1.' g' I . , ' v., t a: ', , , , ' vocal lessons will continue with some students shifting to Dr. Roger Hale, director of choral activity. Emily Workman will take over classes for Vocal Pedagogy. Workman has degrees in vocal performance from BYU and Yale. Jarvis wrote in an email "Work- man comes to us highly recommended, both locally and nationally." Gable, a senior vocal performance major Ahwahnee, Califor- said it was not known nia, officials that her Vocal by Pedagogy and Voice Lab classes were being held this semester when she asked about replacement faculty. classes were taught by Peterson. Gable said she wasn't notified of Peter- son's dismissal. came here specifically to study with Dr. Peterson," Gable said. "The person I paid money for is no longer available to me...I don't know what's going to hap- - ' ' ..''.. , - - ! , ,,,,., , It t ' ' t, r 1M .0- ' f I ',-,- classes until the end of the semester. Jeffery Jarvis, dean of the College of The Arts, said Amanda Pearson will assume Webb's teaching duties in percussion. Pearson is a long-tim- e music adjunct and former student of Webb. Director of Bands Dr. Bryant Smith will assume Webb's duties with Jazz Ensemble, and Dr. Timothy Francis was selected as interim department chair for the music department. Jarvis said he's been meeting with students for senior recitals, and Director of Orchestras Dr. Paul Abegg will take over rehearsals for Opera Scenes Workshop. Jarvis said private .1)1 break. part of the retracts statement about hiring faculty , it 1 ,,..,,. ' i ' pen." lit 2 ',' .' , .., ;,- 4, , , ... , i . i ,, 1 , , , , 4, A i .,..,,,, - ,....,.. , , t ,,, , and friends wait to hear from Glenn Webb and Ken Peterson outside the Burns on March 2. Webb and Peterson were tenured music professors. Students, family Arena Kari Young, a junior mu- sic education major from St. George, said replace- ment faculty won't change the fact that the dismissal of Webb and Peterson is unfair to students. Young said she initially heard of the terminations through word of mouth and hasn't felt properly notified since. Young would have liked to see the terminations happen at the end of the semester. "I don't feel that slander is a terminable offense for a tenured professor and having it happen at the end of the semester would have been ideal so it doesn't interrupt our education," Gable said. Lyndee Walker, a fresh man music education major from Lyman, Wyoming, agreed the terminations happened at an unfavorable time. "To do this in the middle of the semester was shock-Gwy- n ing and very frustrating," Walker said. "We're ready seeing the repercussions of that...it's taking away from my education, and I pay a lot of money for my education." Walker said she feels the original DSU person-Bot- h nel policy statement was untrue because she, along with her peers, hasn't received notice of replace-"- I ment efforts. All three students said the terminations had a negative effect on themselves, the music department and DSU as a whole. They said Peterson had instilled in them a level of confidence they never had in vocal performance. "Confidence is huge as a vocalist because you need to go out and perform, and Dr. Peterson was really good at bringing confidence in his students," Young said. Young said she was planning on taking vocal lessons in the summer with Dr. Peterson but now is being told that it isn't an offered class. Young said she now worries about her education and its stability. Gable said until recently, the students in Webb and Peterson's classes were afraid to speak their minds in fear of retaliation from, administration, but have received support from the community and others at DSU that makes them feel more confident amid the turmoil. "I don't feel comfortable on campus knowing this administration is running this institution," Gable said. The three agreed the timing, circumstances and lack of communication during the terminations caused them to worry about their future at DSU. Walker said she plans on transferring schools next semester because Peterson was such a critical part of her experience at DSU, and she disagrees with how the administration are handling the terminations. Walker worries about the values of the institution and wishes to pursue her degree elsewhere. "I would like the administration take responsibility for their actions and actually be held responsible for those actions because what they are doing is wrong," Gable said. Jarvis said the music faculty have been active in m recommending replacement faculty, and DSU officials believe the selected individuals are qualified to cover the areas of work assigned. Brock Turner seeks appeal, arguments 'all lack merit' BY WILL GARBE INS California's attorney general responded to Brock Turner's appeal effort in a filing made public Monday, arguing the Ohio sex offender was not deprived of due process during his 2016 trial. In the court brief reviewed by the Dayton Daily News, the state's attorney said Turner's "claims of error all lack merit" and "could not separately or together infringe" on his legal rights. Turner's new attorney, Eric Multhaup, filed a e appeal in December seeking to clear his client of a conviction stemming from the January 2015 assault of a woman while Turner was a student and swimmer at Stanford Uni95-pa- ge 172-pag- versity. The appeal argued Turner was deprived of due process and alleged prosecutorial misconduct in part by the use of the word "dumpster" in describing the location of the assault as reasons he should receive a new trial. Multhaup did not respond to a request for comment Monday. A jury found Turner guilty on three felony counts: assault with intent to commit rape of an in- toxicated or unconscious person, penetration of an intoxicated person, and penetration of an unconscious person. Turner was sentenced by Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky to six months in jail, but served three months of the sentence. and TurnThe case er's sentence sparked a nationwide controversy discusg and assexual about sions camsaults on college puses. The state argues there was "substantial evidence from which a rational jury could find appellant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of all three charges." "That evidence included testimony by two indewho pendent eyewitnesses saw appellant 'thrusting' d on top of the victim and as she lay unresponsive on the ground," the state's brief said. Turner's attorney argued his client "was deprived of due process, a fair trial, and his right to present a defense" when the judge restricted testimony from four individuals with ties: Turner's Dayton-are- a wide-rangin- half-nake- friend, an and two swim coaches. Multhaup argued the court erroneously restricted the testimony of the sexual four "to the trait of relevant to his conduct at the time of the offense...and excluded it as to appellant's honesty and veracity." California's response disputes Multhaup's claim, arguing Turner's "reputation for veracity among those who knew and liked him in high school was not the primary, or even a relevant, issue in the case." Multhaup also claimed prosecutors "malevolently" used the phrase "behind-the-dumpste- r" to describe the location of the incident because it implied Turner wanted to shield the incident from view and because "it implied moral depravity, callousness, and culpability on the appellant's part..." The state again disputed Multhaup's claim, arguing Turner himself said the encounter occurred behind a dumpster. California Deputy Attorney General Alisha Carlile filed the state's brief Friday in California's 6th Appellate District Court. An Oakwood native, Turner is serving a three-yea- r probation. He now lives in Greene County and is a Tier HI sex offender, according to Ohio's sex offender registry. The designation means he is required to register with the county every 90 days. (c)2018 Dayton Daily News. GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH WELCOMES YOU 9 GEOV,CE, UTAH ST 2018 Holy Week Service Schedule Palm Sunday Eve Saturday March 24 Sunday March 25 Friday March 30 Sunday April Good Friday Service Easter Vigil 1 10:15am Liturgy of Palms Maundy Thursday Service Thursday March 29 Saturday March 31 5:30pm 6:30pm (No 7:30pm 5:30pm service) Easter Sunday Service The Reverend Thomas W. 7:30pm 10:30am Fiske, Vicar Regular Services with Holy Eucharist: Sunday at 10:30am Wednesday at Noon in the Chapel Saturday at 5:30pm Grace Episcopal Church, 1072 East 900 South, St George, www.gracestgeorge.org Host of the Switchpoint (435) 628-11- 81 Soup Kitchen UT 84790 officegracesteorge.org, Serving Monday Friday 11.45 ACCEPTING. 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