Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-01-301
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Volume 41 Issue 28 January 30,1981 1 WSC honors Returnee: mm ? Students crowded the lounge to celebrate the return of the American hostages from Iran, yesterday. That day, Janurary 29, was set aside by Weber County Commissioners as a Thanksgiving for the hostage release. lira hi ran I Dciijor WEBER STATE COLLEGE r r n EN UTAH U J! P Career Center Finds Jobs Jim Kelly, director of Weber State's Career Planning and Counseling Center, says that his department provides valuable services to students, but that few on campus make use of them. "The purpose of the center is to help students in all aspects of their career development, including graduate school," says Kel- !y- , . He said the center uses a comprehensive approach to career development to help students determine "why they're at WSC, what kinds of majors are here, how the majors relate to careers, and other information necessary to make important decisions." "Students need to get a life plan going," says Kelly. "To help them do this, the center offers them a place to begin career planning classes, cooperative wrk experience, part-time jobs and major-related jobs with credit towards their degree as well as pay." The center has employed a computer with direct tie-in to the Utah Job Service computer in the expansion of their services. This gives them rapid response capabilities in locating graduate schools and jobs that are study area related. The center also assists in career preparation. They help the student in employer selection and also help prepare students for interviews with the objective of getting them into the job of their choice. Kelly said that there are 29 federal agencies that contract with the center and it has an exclusive agreement with the Ogden Mall for student job placement. WSC is also one of the top three sources for placement with the IBM Corporation. With all of these advantages, only a few students use the center effectively. Many are never aware of this great source of help, and thus the Career Planning and Counseling Center remains one of the best-kept secrets on the WSC campus. With Rally The Associated Students of WSC, in cooperation with county, city, and community leaders, sponsored a welcome home rally Thursday for the returned hostages as part of a 'Rally 'Round the USA' celebration. The rally, representing the Ogden area commemoration of the return of the prisoners after 444 days in captivity, was a gala celebration that featured Ogden Mayor A. Stephen Dirks, WSC President Rodney H. Brady, Weber County Commissioner Frank Maughan and ASWSC President Mike Arave. Yellow ribbons and yellow carnations were passed out, symbolizing the song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Tree," theme for the return of the hostages. Light refreshments were offered, and small American flags were given to the audience attending. In keeping with celebrations throughout the country, the WSC band Good Company performed, the group Choralition gave a musical tribute to the restored Americans, and patriotic music was played on the carillon in the Stewart Bell Tower. President Brady addressed the gathered audience, recalling such infamous events as Gettysburg and Pearl Harbor that brought the country together during times of crisis, and included among those the eight men who gave their lives attempting to set the hostages free. "Now we should put our full energy behind effective efforts to bind the wounds after these events," said Brady, "and rebuild that which has been destroyed.. and return mutual love in the world." Mike Arave expressed how proud he was of the Associated Students getting together with the civic leaders and the community to put together the event. Commissioner Maughan read a resolution approved only hours earlier by the Weber County Board of Commissioners, declaring Thursday, January 29, 1981 a day of Thanksgiving for the return of the hostages, thanking God and the leaders of the country for their safe reunion with their families. Mayor Dirks expressed his gratitude to the studentbody of the college for sponsoring the observance for the city and county, and said it was very appropriate for the students to take the lead in the celebration, for it was their counterpart students in Iran which took the hostages. Dirks said that instead of anger we should feel badly, for as one former hostage expressed, we have witnessed a country commit suicide. "We are strong enough to be charitable, we are strong enough to be kind." A benediction was pronounced by the Reverend Don Hebert. The rally cost only $60 for refreshments. The flowers were donated by KLO radio, McDonalds provided drinking cups, and the flags were left from the optimistic 'Hostages Home for Christmas' celebration. I m : mm Today's Signpost: News Briefs. Auto Service. Editorials. Features. Players Honored. 2 3 4 5,6 7 Quotables: Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. -H.P. Brougham Attention! Ski classes originally scheduled for Snow Basin will be moved back to Snow Basin beginning today, January 30. -:.v .tay;a'S : Jack White, a champion billiard player, entertained several hundred WSC students at a noon CAB event, yesterday. White has preformed at WSC several times and has become a yearly CAB feature.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-01-30, Vol. 41, No. 28|
|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.|