Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-04-201
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t WEBER STATE-2110 TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1982 Vol. 42 No. 46 OGDEN 84408 t- J Mss Weber Melanie Dunkley, a 21-year-old junior, was named Miss Weber State at the annual scholarship pageant held Friday night. Ms. Dunkley, a Dental Hygiene major, also won the Evening Gown Competition and was named Miss Photogenic. Kay Fletcher won the Talent Award and Miss Congeniality was Becky Saas. First attendant to Miss Weber State is Michelle Johnson, a 19-year-old junior majoring in Business Education. Charlotte Larson was named second attendant. Ms. Larson is an 18-year-old freshman with a music and theater major. The categories of competition included personal interview, swimsuit, talent and evening gown. Judging was done by experienced pageant judges. The remaining two finalists selected were Becky Sass and Kay Fletcher. Each of the finalists were asked to respond to a question posed by the judges. Ms. Dunkley will receive a full one-year tuition scholarship. In addition, she received a bouquet of roses and a plaque. Miss Weber State 1981-82, Nella Det Allen, sang and assisted the emcees, in addition to crowning the new winner. Emcees for the evening were KWMS radio personality Jim Dabakis and Karen Hurst, a former Miss Weber State. Entertainment was provided by the Pee-Wee Pickers, a young blue grass group, and two young clog- . ger groups. Special Olympics track meet Saturday A Special Olympics Track Meet and Festival will be held April 24 at the Hill Air Force Base Athletic Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the opening ceremonies will be conducted from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Participants are mentally handicapped athletes from Weber and Davis counties. They will engage in such activities as the 50, 100, 200 and State: Melanie Dunkley I I J? ft" sr .-JSF .... J ; u 400 meter runs, the mile run, softball throw, high jump and long jump. A separate event will involve wheelchair participants in a 25 and 30 meter race, an obstacle course and relay race. The event is jointly sponsored by the ASWSC student services office, Davis County Ambulance Unit, Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Pi Kappa X J0 A Photo by Rodney wnght Alpha and Beta fraternities of WSC, and Circle K Club and the WSC Players. The track meet will also include entertainment and activities such as a pantomime by the WSC Players, face painting, fencing, puppet shows, story-tellers, a soccer clinic and a tumbling clinic. The meet is free to the public. Actress featu at Indian Em Serene Hedin, leading lady in the movie "Windwalker," will be the featured speaker at the WSC convocation Thursday, April 22, as part of Indian Emphasis Week. "Windwalker," the story of a Cheyenne family's struggle for survival, recently won four awards at the American Indian Film Festival including Best Director and Most Promising Actress. "The last one was a surprise to me," Ms. Hedin writes. "I never expected to get an award for my first role in a movie." Ms. Hedin said that before she was able to get the role of Tashina, wife of the Windwalker, she kept telling herself not to get her expectations up too high. "But I kept faith. It's a strange feeling when one of your dreams becomes reality," she said. Alumni Relations Director 'Woman of the Year' Edie Hester, director of alumni relations and special services at Weber State College, was named "Woman of the Year" by the Golden Spike Chapter of the American Business Women's Association during the April meeting last week. Ms. Hester was selected because of "achievement in her field of business and education, participation in the association and community activities." She has served as WSC director of alumni relations since October, 1980. Prior to that she served as acting dirctor for a year and a half. She joined the Weber State staff in 1965 and has held several positions in the Public Relations department of the school since that time. Ms. Hester is a graduate of Weber State College and has taken additional courses here since graduation, as well as attending numerous public relations and communication short courses at colleges and universities around the United States. She is currently doing graduate work in Educational Administration at the University of Utah. Prior to joining the Weber red speaker ph. Week Television and radio shows as well as newspapers have been honoring Ms. Hedin since her performance as Tashina. In Omaha, Neb., she received the "Key to the City," the first American Indian to get one. "That's unbelievable, considering the city is named after the Omaha Indians," she said. Ms. Hedin is l((i years old and describes herself as a "casual person." Besides acting, she enjoys drawing, dancing, writing short stories and singing. She is a graduate of Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colorado. She is Navajo and Swedish. The convocation is sponsored by the Associated Students of Weber State and is free. It begins at noon in the WSC Browning Center. The public is invited. State College staff, she worked in the public relations and printing departments at Boise Cascade Corporation in Boise, Idaho. She has also worked in radio, advertising agencies and has done free-lance art for a numer of businesses throughout the west. She is a member of the Inter-national Association of Business Communicators and has held official positions in the Intermountain Chapter of that organization. She has served as chairman of the WSC Commission on the Status of Women and on the Educational Committee of the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women In 1974, Ms. Hester was selected as a finalist in "Outstanding Young Women in Utah" and was listed in "Outstanding Young Women in America." While in Boise, whe was a charter member of the Boise Chapter of American Business Women's Association. Ms. Hester has also been a member of the Weber County League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women. She has also been active in several other civic organizations.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-04-20, Vol. 42, No. 46|
|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.|