Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-10-011
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It I 'Cats invade III Moscow yr I j Tvitil See page IB Friday, October 1, 1982 J J Vol. 43 Iss. 2 tff (J - - xt-- fcfGf M J msmmsB&mssA 1:5 f r ? v 4 - ' I If t:--i Iff I ' i: fill V'.'.; vviftr Students name Prof, of the Year Dr. W. James Smith, 1981-82 ASWSC "Professor of the Year" at Weber State College, is not just another economics teacher according to his students. "He is by far the best," said Linda Leatham, a WSC senior majoring in finance. "He makes the most complex things seem simple. They should clone him and spread him all over campus." Other students don't seem to have such extreme suggestions, but their praise of Dr. Smith's teaching ability is high nonetheless. Steve Largent, another of his students, was a member of the academic senate that selected Dr. Smith for the award. Largent said, "It was a difficult decision because there were so many good professors nominated, but we felt very comfortable with the decision. He said that the criteria for the award was based on a mixture of academic and professional accomplishments and on student appeal. He said, "When you ask around campus who you should take economics from, the answer always comes back (Dr.) Smith." Largent added, "He's one of the best teachers I've had. I didn't get the best grade I've ever had, but I learned a lot." Largent explained that on a five point scale Dr. Smith consistently ranked 4.89 in student evaluations. In the more complex courses his average was five. He said, "Weber State is really fortunate to have him because of his education and teaching ability." , Warren Hunsaker, a sophomore enrolled in Dr. Smith's economics class agreed, "He's one of the few truly enthusiastic teachers and even though the stuff he teaches is hard, he gives the idea that we can handle it and he'll help." Dr. Smith, who received his Ph.D from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1976, has been at Weber State since 1980. Before that he was assistant professor of economics at the University of North Carolina. The professor said of his award. "At another university I was selected by the faculty (to receive a similar award) , but this means more because it comes from the students. It's the most exciting thing that's happened to me in a long, long time." 'Wildcat Week' set by Gov. Matheson Weber State College's Homecoming Week has been declared "Weber Wildcat Week in Utah" by Governor Scott Matheson, shown (left) with WSC president Rodney H. Brady, ASWSC president Bruce Richeson and Waldo the Wildcat. The declaration was made in honor of Weber State's Homecoming Week activities, this year to be held Oct. 24-30. This marks the first time the governor has made such a declaration honoring any college in the state. Rob Alexander, a member of the Weber State Alumni Association and a former WSC student body president, wrote to the governor requesting the Wildcat Week designation. Current ASWSC president Bruce Richeson said he would like to see "Wildcat Week" become an annual tradition, both to, highlight Homecoming Week activities and to bring the festivities to the attention of the local community. A quiet, rainy-day cruise down a lazy river? Nah. Four of the girls from LaSal (1 to r: Brenda Jensen, Heidi Hegewald, Gloria Richards and Dana Larisch) just decided to borrow a partially refinished canoe and play in a puddle left over from this week's torrents. The lines in the pavement are barely visible. Choose life or death-students warned Last chance for free class change Today is the last day to make a free change in your class schedule. Beginning Monday a $5 fee will be assessed for class change forms. Also beginning Monday, instructor permission will be required to enter into any class. Until today, students are allowed one free class change. Any number of classes may be added or dropped, up to an entire overhaul of the students' class schedule. Students may enter classes today without instructor permission only if the desired class is not at full capacity. by Stephanie DeGraw Staff reporter "Our only hope is an informed public that will choose life, not death," warned Thursday's noon convocation speaker Dr. Paul Walker. Walker is a nationally known speaker on nuclear war and national security. Dr. Walker urgedpeople to stop the 'tortise' of disarmament from racing with the 'hare' of nuclear weapons by becoming active in alliances against nuclear war. Dr. Walker said "Washington won't move without your support." Many examples of the destruction of a nuclear war were given. A short film was shown of bomb testing and the devastation of nearby homes. Nuclear fallout was also presented as a potentially serious health hazard. The MX missile was one of Dr. Walker's main concerns. "The MX missile could be called an orphan missile. The mobile basing plan failed, so how do you hide it?" Dr. Walker explained how the MX was not cost effective. Some of the options of storing it were unsound, he said, such as carrying it around in an airplane. "The last thing we want is for it to crash onto 1-80," he said. The second proposed place to store the weapon would be in deep underground basins. "These examples show that we're cutting great things like student aid. but spending on crazy things like MX." Dr. Walker said.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-10-01, Vol. 43, No. 2|
|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.|