Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-04-151
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I r - Vol. 43, No. 45 t. J UEbER STATE COllEqE Iv IVarci Tuesday's newspaper for a special feature on the ASWSC candidates Friday, April 15. 1983 rfi r. Weber hears about 'real men' ,ts , ' I 1 Signposf piofoRodney Wright The author of the best-selling book Real Men Don't Eat Quiche, Bruce Feristein. V by Joan Calvert Staff Reporter Bruce Feirstein before and after Signpost photoRodney Wright autographed copies of his best selling book Thursday's convocation. If you want to go to a "real man's" college, you've come to the right place, according to Bruce Feirstein, author of Real Men Pont Eat Quiche. Feirstein stated that Weber State is a "real man's school" as opposed to BYU. Feirstein spoke at yesterdays convocation on what he considers a "real man" to be in today's society. Feirstein said he chose quiche as something "real men" don't eat because quiche happened to be the trend of the time. If he had written the book ten years ago he would have titled the book "Real Men Don't Eat Fondue." If he had written it today, the title may have been "Real Men Don't Eat Croissants." Feirstein said "real men" live in Utah, the big quiche eaters of the state, however, are the Osmonds. TV was not invented for Little House on the Prane but was invented so "real men" could get out of talking to their families after dinner, according to Feirstein. On what music a "real man" listens to, Feirstein said, "a 'real man' realizes that Barry Manilow did not write the songs that make the whole world sing." A "real" man's favorite place to live would be three mile island and a "real man" does not drink lite beer. Feirstein helped write the preppy handbook and said "real men" aren't preppies, they don't wear lime green pants with ducks on them. A "real man" would never be caught entering a backgammon tournament. "Real men" play football because it involves the concept of sudden death overtime, according to Feirstein. Feirstein began his career at an advertising agency in "New York after graduating from Boston University. See 'Quiche...' page 3. Medical advances discussed Children's TV Star comes to campus by Natalie Schubert Staff Reporter "Separating deformed Siamese twins may be possible but not always feasible," said Dr. Chase N. Peterson, who spoke at the Union Building's Wildcat theater, Thursday, April 14, during Allied Health week. Dr. Peterson, vice president for Health Sciences at the University of Utah, was involved with Dr. Barry Clark and the artificial heart experiment He gave many examples of how society is out of control, mentioning that we do some things because we can do them . not because we should. The nuclear bomb can be built now but should it? A pair of grossly deformed Siamese twins with barely any mental capacity probably could be separated but should they.? Dr. Peterson referred to the three stages of medicine, stating that the first stage took place in the late 1800's, when doctors could do very little but offer a lot of comfort and support. The second stage appeared in the early 1920's when Dr. Erlich had an original idea about shooting the disease out of a person . This idea came to bring about vaccinations and penicillin. The third stage, our present day medicine stage, brought genetics and self-care into medicine. Today our external and internal environments contribute greatly to the effects of our health and well being. Dr. Peterson cited an example of a man who carried a gene that caused an early coronary disease which caused heart attacks in all his children and great grandchildren as early as 30 or 40 years of age. The irony is that the man lived to be 81 years of age. The main difference was the environment. "The man was always working 18 hours a day just to survive, while his grandchildren were eating twinkies 18 hours a day," Dr. Peterson said. Another example is Utah's existing environment. Utah has a 50 per cent less cancer rate than its neighboring state, Nevada, which is probably due to the influence of the Mormon religion and their non-smoking beliefs. Today, more than ever, changing environments are greatly affecting health. Dr. Peterson wonders if we can afford it. "Ten cents of every dollar spent goes toward health care. If this increases, the nation will have an economic crisis." says Dr. Peterson. He also noted that funds from our dollars are needed to build freeways, libraries and universities. In the case of the artificial heart, Dr. Peterson stressed that "the people in Washington feared it would succeed. See 'Peterson...' page 3. by Amy Minnoch Staff Reporter Can you spell Weber State College? Well, Mister Rogers can, and he'll be here in the Browning Center April 19th to do an hour show open to the community.Mister Rogers, his neighborhood friends and the Weber State College orchestra conducted by Mike Polumbo, will perform a concert consisting of music, singing and entertainment for children of all ages. The childhood hero, Mr. Rogers, is here through efforts of many including the Child Development Student Organization. Ginny Wright, president of the organization, said. "1 think it's great in itself for Weber State College to have someone like Mistei Rogers come here, for it shows the community as a whole our interest in child development." Wright has been working in conjunction with Ginny Olsen, President of the Weber Davis Association for Education of Young Children. Through fund raising events such as bake sales and selling educational toys, they have made part ot the money to pay for Mister Rogers' show. "We've been trying for two years to get Mister Rogers up here," Olsen explains. "One of the main problems was finding a time which was beneficial for the Salt Lake organization, ours, and Mr. Rogers himself. This is his first time at Weber State and he doesn't usually do concerts of this kind at all. ..I think we should feel especially honored." Ginny Wright of the C.D.S.O. agrees with the anticipation that W.D.A.E.Y.C. feels. "I'm glad to see him come. The children we work with are so excited and that makes it all worthwhile." The C.D.S.O. plans on having a good reception for Mister Rogers from children and parents alike. Faculty Representative Evelyn Jackson says. "It's exciting to see something you've planned for, finally happen. It is a big step for the C.D.S.C. and W.D.A.Y.E.C." The show begins at 4:30 on April 19 and tickets are available at Z.C.M.I., St. Benedicts Hospital. Harman's at Five Points and at the door, one hour before performance time. Cost is $2.00 per ticket.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-04-15, Vol. 43, No. 45|
|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.|