Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-09-301
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Oweber State College inside... . The women's volleyball N team was rained out Tuesday night at WSC's ', Swenson gym. Story is on page 12. V It- " u Vol. 44 nvo. 1 Friday, September 30, 1983 S:zr.pou pholo I auric (.all ... . r i nw 1 -'.-4 Signpost photoGrove Fashley So Your Time's Run Out? Frustration has been running high in the parking lots since Monday morning. Students who bought a parking decal are unhappy because they can't find a space. Students who have a space but no decal are frustrated because of the citations they find on their windshields. According to Security Police Chief Cassi-ty, 1500 citations were issued in the first three days. This number is a decline from tickets issued during the same time period last year. "It usually takes two to three weeks to educate the students about parking lots," said Cassity. "The bad weather certainly contributes to the traffic jam because students don't want to walk very far." There is free parking at the Dee Event Center. Students can appeal the parking tickets they receive by appearing before the hearing officer at the campus security office between 12 and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. 'ALPS' Make English Easier by Mike Bouy Staff Reporter In examining the registration manual in preparation for Fall Quarter, perhaps you were awed by the number of English 101 classes that require a lab fee, in addition to the already high college tuition and fees. Never fear! ALPS is now here! Automated Language Processing Systems (ALPS), a Provo-based company, has worked with Weber State College to develop an innovative new computer-assisted writing laboratory that is the most advanced of its kind in the country and the first such system in the state of Utah. "This is the most progressive computer and the most progressive system in the market of writing-aids," said Barbara West, director of the English departments's computer lab. The writing lab is designed and used principally for students in English composition classess to aid them in writing and editing compositions, reviewing the style and structure of their writing, pointing out grammatical and spelling errors, sexist language, trite expressions, and analyzing the readability of the document. One might now ask "What doesn't it do?" According to West, it doesn't yet delineate subject-verb agreement or do footnotes, but those uses and other enhancements will soon be on the way. See "Computers" page 9 Alarm Ignored by Rae Dawn Olbert News Editor Tuesday morning at 1 1 : 17, a fire alarm sounded in the Social Science Building. Instead of following normal procedure and evacuating the building, most occupants simply ignored the ringing bells. Professors tried to get everyone outside, but they were met with apathy from most, although some occupants of the building went as far as the door. The Ogden City Fire Department, Station No. 5, responded within minutes and found the cause of the alarm to be a short circuit in the electrical system. The system shorted out because of a leak in the roof that allowed water to get inside a smoke detector and initiated the alarm. Chief Cassidy and Officer Johnson responded to the alarm along with Ralph Wertz, fire marshall at WSC. Mr. Wertz is concerned about the lack of response to the alarm. "You have to treat every alarm as a real one until it is declared a false alarm," he said. He pointed out that everyone the professors, the fire department, and the police-did their part. Everyone, that is, except those that had the most to lose the occupants. "Some people were even entering the building while the alarm was still ringing," said Mr. Wertz. The alarm system was repaired immediately after the malfunction ended and is in working order to date. Again Mr. Wertz urges people to respond to alarms and evacuate the premises. "It's your life you're messing with."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-09-30, Vol. 44, No. 1|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|