Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-11-061
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I,,- jN.; I Lin.. J LJ i i V.. LmnmmJ WEBER STATE-2110 OGDEN 84408 NOVEMBER 6, 1981 Vol. 42 No. 14 III! 1 I . , -fe :! I 1 it f I 1 ... "fl; & t . ' , . . ! : .. 4t f Photo by Robert Fields ASWSC officers Tammy Hamer, Faye Hardy and Lori Memmott, (1. to r.), take part in the handicapped tour of the campus on Handicapped Awareness Day Tuesday, Nov. 3. Theft stirs by Bill Conlon Signpost Staff Derek John Hunwick, arrested allegedly stealing a football during last Saturday's Weber State-NAU game, has become a campus celebrity of late. Hunwick caught the game-tying ball kicked by Weber's Roger Ruzak, then ran for the gate with his prize. He said he was chased and then tackled by Kent Kiernan, a Weber State athletic department employee, who placed him under citizen's arrest. Hunwick was then turned over to the campus police who, he said, handcuffed him, placed him in the squad car, and then waited until they were through listening to the game before transporting him to the Weber County jail. There he was booked for theft of state property, a Class A misdemeanor, and released on his own recognizance. if opposing In a telephone conversation, Kiernan's wife indicated that he (Kiernan) had no comment on the situation. According to Chief Cassity of campus security, the school's assistant athletic director requested tighter security at football games following the loss of three footballs early in the season. The whereabouts of these footballs is still unknown. Hunwick is not presently a student at Weber, but did attend some classes here last spring quarter. He described himself as a loyal Wildcat fan who has not missed a home game this season. "For intrinsic value, for nostalgic value, I wanted that ball," said Hunwick. "That was the best football game of the season. As far as I'm concerned, as soon as that ball hit my hands, it was mine." Kip Ingersoll of the campus police disagreed. "It's just conv mon sense that the bail belongs Handicapped Awareness Day features tours, blind baseball Handicap campus tours, blind baseball, wheelchair basketball and a question and answer panel all were part of the Nov. 3 Handicapped Awareness Day at Weber State College. The events, sponsored by the Associated Students of Weber State College,' the Social Work Club and the sorority of Lamba Delta Sigma, got underway with college and student government officials taking a "handicap tour" of the campus. Some were blindfolded and others sat in wheelchairs. The tour took the participants to some of the most used buildings on campus, including the library and the student union building. Students and administrators learned of the frustruations of the physically handicapped as they tried to maneuver around trees, buildings and people in order to gain access to the ramps. Wheelchair riders often jammed or cut their thumbs and fingers as they struggled with the chairs. At one point Lori Memmott, ASWSC president, lost control of her wheelchair. She rolled off the sidewalk and stopped suddenly on the grassy hillside, causing her books and personal views to the athletic department," he said. Part of the confusion in this issue comes in determining the price of the ball. A still-unknown individual told police the ball was worth $120, when the actual price is under $35, as stated by the Weber athletic department. The $120 price is listed on the campus police report. Hunwick's trial is set for Nov. 19 in Third Circuit Court. Meanwhile, the crew of KWCR FM 88, the college radio station, held a fund-raiser in the UB Lobby Wednesday to buy Hunwick his own football. The group collected $50 toward the purchase according station manager, Jerri Byers. The KWCR volunteers said they hope to get the football team to sign the ball and would like to have it presented to-Hunwick at this Saturday's football game. effects to fall from her lap. She later explained her frustruation, "When I dropped by books there was no solution to it. I couldn't pick them up myself because I was on a hill teetering on the edge of falling off." Tammy Hamer, ASWSC activities vice president, was blindfolded most of the way. She said the experience made her feel totally isolated from the world. Ms. Hamer said, "I don't even know where I went. It felt like I was in my own little world. I could hear people talking, but couldn't tell who it was, and I noticed that people never really talked to me. I really felt all alone." Barbara Smith, relief society president of the LDS church, spoke at a panel that further explored the world of the handicapped student. The panel was composed of blind, deaf and wheelchair students. Ms. Smith said, "It's important that we all develop an awareness within ourselves and within society for the tremendous potential that is in those who are living with handicaps." She said people need to remove the feelings that turn Board grants Union Station space By Steve Largent Signpost Staff The Union Policy Board has decided that the Placement Center may be granted conditional use of the Union Station area of the Union Building. The Board, in a meeting Wednesday, passed a motion allowing the Placement Center to move into the Union Station temporarily. The Board said .however, they must receive a guarantee from the administration that the Placement Center will receive priority for location in the planned Business Building or in space vacated when that building is completed.If the Placement Center moves to the Union Station, the Foreign Students Advisor, Tony Spanos, will vacate his present location and relocate in the former Placement Center office. The Signpost would then be allowed to expand into the space currently occupied by them away from the handicapped."Those with handicaps feel it when we turn away or when we walk around them so that we do not pass by them. They feel it when we pity them but do not reach out to comfort them or to love them." Ms. Smith said society needs to learn to understand the problems of the handicapped. She explained that "just because a body is handicapped does not mean that the human life is of any less value." "The attitude of the one bearing the handicap is another important factor," Ms. Smith said. "Those with handicaps have a particular barrier to overcome and can best do so when they have a positive attitude reinforced by those closest to the individual." "We need to sacrifice our time and talents to help other people climb over the hard spots," she said. Other' events included speeches by Dr. Rodney Brady, WSC president, Kristie Mortenson, Miss Deaf Utah, District Judge Kenneth Rigtrup and Stephanie DeGraw, ASWSC student services vice president. the Foreign Student Advisor. Several people in attendance at the meeting expressed the idea that Union Building space should be reserved for the students and related activities. Also discussed was the advisability of remodeling the Union Station to meet the needs of the Placement Office at a cost of $24,000 when the move would only be temporary.Part of the motion passed called for air conditioning to be installed as soon as possible. Once it is installed, the Board would then make a final recommendation as to how the Union Station area should be utilized. It was estimated that it will require approximately a year to accumulate funds and install the cooling system. The Placement Office has agreed to move into the area without air conditioning even though winter temperatures in the room have exceeded 95 degrees.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-11-06, Vol. 42, No. 14|
|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.|