Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-10-151
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Volume 37 Number 5 Weber State College Oct. 15, 1976 I ... , ;"- .... J D ee board formed A board of 12 members, representing students, faculty, staff, alumni, administration, and Ogden Chamber of Commerce, will be established to develop policies for programs and activities of the Weber State College Dee Events Center. In announcing the composition of the Dee Events Center Board, Dr. D. Parry Wilson, Weber State College vice president for administrative services, said the board is to administer the facility "consistent with the instructional and public service missions of the college." "The Dee Events Center is to be a multi-purpose facility that should be enjoyed by the students, staff, and faculty of the college as well as by the citizens of Ogden City and the surrounding area to the fullest extent possible," Dr. Wilson said. The $11 million center is scheduled for completion next March, but will not be fully ready for use until October 1977 said J. Robert Folsom , Weber State College planning and construction director. "It shall be the responsibility of the board to provide for (1) the establishment and responsibilities of the Board and the Dee Events Center administration; and (2) policies and guidelines necessary to insure the optimum, effective and fair utilization of the Dee Events Center," the vice president said. The 12 members of the board will be selected by the several organizations involved in its use, as follows: Students Six to be appointed ; three of them to be Associated Students of Weber State College (ASWSC), who are elected members of the ASWSC Executive Council, for one year; three students selected at large by the ASWSC pursuant to applicable ASWSC procedures, for two years. Faculty Two representatives selected by the Executive Council of the Faculty Senate, two-year staggered terms. Staff One representative selected by the office of the Weber State College Staff Association, for one year. Alumni One representative selected by the office of the Weber State College Alumni Association, for one year. Ogden Chamber of Commerce One representative, selected by virtue of the office (chamber president), one year. Weber State College administration One representative, selected by the president of the college, indefinite term. The chairman of the board shall be appointed by the college president from the membership of the board. The college president shall not be a member of the board. Oops In last Tuesday's paper, Robert Folsom was quoted as saying, "We have gained an additional 376 stalls." The printer made a mistake. The figure should have been 37. '' ' Sprayed Instant Grass? by Joe Cha Instant Lawn, or maybe Artificial Astroturf, or could it possibly be Hydro-seeding? All throughout the week students, faculty, and for the most part, people driving along Harrison Boulevard have been guessing as to what kind of new artificial landscaping techniques work-crews were applying to the west end of the campus. Actually the green, mucky substance which is sprayed from a fire-engine-like nozzle is not an artificial technique at all, but a process called Hydro-seeding. Hydro-seeding, according to Robert Folsom, director of campus planning, is "a special seeding process that speeds up the growth of the lawn." The mixture contains seed, fertilizer and a chemical, plus a green dye that enables the workmen to see where it has been laid. When it dries, a hard coat is formed protecting the grass seed from rain and winds the process aids the germination of the seed. If the weather stays warm, we should have some grass in a few days. The special method is covering the area between Harrison Boulevard and the peripheral road. The project should , be finished before winter has a chance to set in. Plans for Preliminary planning is still underway to establish a day care center on campus for students who need day care services. The new center, unlike the present nursery school, would also provide day care services for children below two years of age. Results from a questionnaire mailed out to all married students last spring show the definite need of a day care center on campus, said Carroll Finley, a member of the Day Care Steering Committee. According to Finley, many parent-students are either forced to quit school or attend part-time at Weber State due to the unavailability of a day care facility A proposal is being worked out by the Steering Committee to submit to the Executive Council for approval of the day care center. " . The number of children to be accepted into the proposed facility is still in question because a space for the center has not been established. The new hydro-seeding looks like L f i "sf j- ; J ' . fll v - 'jtr&ZBt 4?&zr&ts JKJ kcc J"'? day care "The law requires a minimum of 35 square feet of floor space per child excluding hallways, bathrooms, stairways and kitchens, and 'we don't know how much room we'll have to work with," said Finley. She said. "We'll shoot for the moon and hope for the best." Although questionnaire results do show a peed for the center, Finley said the results were conservative because Weber has a number of unmarried parents that could use the center but did not receive a questionnaire. Finley estimates 50 percent of the initial cost in setting up the center would be donated and she 'has had many offers for volunteers to work in the center. By establishing a day care center for children, says Finley, a large number of students and potential students could further their education at Weber State College. The proposal will be ready to submit to the Executive Council by the 19th of this month, she said. the surface of some unknown planet.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-10-15, Vol. 37, No. 5|
|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.|