Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-05-181
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c )E r SE(olnroISG WEBER STATE-2110 OGDEN 84408 TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1982 Vol. 42 No. 55 Sf- 4 a i I ' : ; ! The lead guitar with the group Steel cuts loose before an early, but gathering, crowd at Saturday's outdoor concert, Solar Rock '82. PKP fellowship awarded Jill Niederhauser Weber State College" senior Jill Niederhauser has been awarded a Fellowship for graduate study by the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Miss Niederhauser in one of only 40 students nationwide to receive the $4,500 fellowship, and will use it to begin her study of law next year at Yale University. She is graduating from WSC with a double major in Communications and Political Science and has a cumulative grade point average of 4.0. She has attended Weber State for three years on an academic scholarship. Her scholastic achievements include admission to six law schools; a score of 742 out of a possible 800 on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), placing her in the 99 percentile of all those taking the test between 1974 and 1979; membership in several honor societies; and listing in "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1982," "America's Outstanding Names and Faces, 1981" and numerous other publications. Miss Niederhauser has also been a member of the Associated Students of Weber State College, representing the School of Social Sciences in the Academic Senate, news editor of the Signpost, news director of KWCR-FM88, and vice president of the Weber State Scholastic Society. She has been selected to serve an internship for Representative Jim Hansen in Washington D.C. this summer, and was named Weber County Dairy Princess for 1981-82. Inside Campus Update P3- 2 Signature P9- 5 White beats Purple pg. 11 Rock concert draws crowd by Bob Parrinello It was a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon at Weber State as thousands of people turned out for the grand finale of Sunfest, the outdoor concert portion-Solar Rock '82. Shortly after 12, the first of seven bands started setting up while crowds began arriving for what was to be one of the biggest outdoor musical events in Ogden this year. An estimated 12,000 people were on hand throughout the day, taking part in the sunshine, free rock music, and a variety of other activities. Although beer and alcohol were readily visible, the atmosphere remained festive. The crowd seemed to prefer the sounds of Stryder and Mannequin, two of the bands involved in the event. Frisbees were flying throughout the day and into the night. Some people even took a dip in the duck pond to cool off. KWCR supplied the filler music, while the bands were setting up for the next act. KSL featured the fireworks display on the 10 o'clock news. The fireworks lasted about 5 minutes arid were accompanied with music performed by Mannequin. Tood Boothe, newly elected Cult iral Vice President and co-coordinator of Sunfest, said, "This has been the best Sunfest in 4 years." Boothe contributes the success to the College Activities Board (CAB) members and their dedication towards the event, along with good publicity. "This is proof that CAB is working with and for the students," said Boothe. Although the crowd was a mix between college students and non-college participants, Sunfest was an overwhelming success, according to Boothe. Considering the large turnout, there was only one incident to reach the campus police blotter. One student was picked up for DUI when he apparently lost control of his car while driving along Dixon Drive. He swerved into some parked cars and missed the large pillar near Harrison and Dixon by mere inches. Damages were estimated at $4,000. Lt. David Hestand of the campus police said, "We were lucky that this was the only serious thing that happened, considering all the alcohol that was being consumed." Hestand thought the Sunfest was quite successful otherwise. VV - VJ ' rh I H 5 ! VH Ml !! ! ' ' 7 U I S3, III! p' MMmMF III. Ill J I. '...I;.-, fcfc, --irtlA: ' Qa ,i!i!l!lliilllisiy i..ti.fetMTi- 2. )wmwWw;nw Part of the crowds on the shore of the more music during Solar Rock '82, WSC's Weber State duck pond gets ready for spring outdoor rock concert. Weber State student dies in skydiving accident by Jim Konkel On Saturday afternoon, as the music and excitement of Sunfest blared on, a bizarre mishap claimed the life of a Weber State student.At approximately 6:45 p.m., Denise "Dee',' Brimhall, a freshman majoring in Fashion Merchandising, fell 3000 feet to her death in a skydiving accident in Logan, Utah. Brimhall, 21, had spent the day at the LoganCache airport with friends, receiving lessons in skydiving. She was reportedly making her first-ever solo jump when the automatic main parachute failed to open. She was said to have unsuccessfully tried to open the 'chute by hand, and apparently passed out and was unable to pull her reserve 'chute in time. She was pronounced dead at the hospital in Logan an hour later. Dee was an active member of the Residence Halls Association, having lived in both Promontory Tower and Stansbury Hall. She was active in planning and publicizing event put on by the halls. Vinnie Salemme, the same WSC student who parachuted onto the campus during Thursday's Sunfest activities, was the pilot of the light plane which was dropping the jumpers. Two others skydivers had gone before Dee, and a third was scheduled to jump after her, but did not. The cause of the accident is presently under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-05-18, Vol. 42, No. 55|
|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.|