Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-02-151
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fi MMMOMMMriUlK' : ; ' ' ' " J - ' - - - - - - ' ' --- - himmim- l m b1 MM , 'y4'' " . "11 M i -V I HY y : f j I 1 .' WSC musical 'Camelot' i Y H n NNm 1 )) ( ))V h 7 ope"ed'"t",3h 1 U J'S ij j Lgg cJ U ' Hwieu. on page 7 ;j LM i : v. UEbER STATE COllEqE ; Tuesday, February 15, 1983 r ; Vol. 43, No. 31 . t . S, I K V by Kevin Wiser I I A' Staff Reporter English dept. prepares new computer program Doug Hansen is shown fingerprinting Kristie Soter from WSC's children's schooi. The fingerprinting is a precaution against a potential kidnapping. Currently the WSC English Dept. is making preparations to bring to the college a promising new computer programming system. The function of the new system, which will be used in English courses 100 and 101, is to edit students papers-pointing out such errors as spelling, punctuation and sentence structure and also determine reading and vocabulary level and level of abstract-ness.The system will be available to students on a pilot basis this summer and should be in full operation for fall quarter. According to Dr. Sherwin Howard, dean of humanities, the new computer programming system is vital and necessary and will have a very positive effect on the English Dept. The system was first introduced at Colorado State University where student response has been very impressive. Approximately 85 of CSU students given the option to use the computer system in English courses have chosen to do so. According to Merlin Cheney of the English Dept., a survey was taken at WSC last fall concerning the programming system in which 95 of the students surveyed expressed an interest in the program even though a fee is required. According to Cheney the amount students will have to pay to participate in the computer program will be from 10 to 25 dollars, depending upon which computer is used in the program. In the future the computer program will be available to students in all courses of study and to the rib!ir , ve!l. WSC professor forecasts '83 level of Great Salt Lake The Great Salt Lake is approaching its recent high of 4202.25 feet above mean sea level, which occurred last in 1976. In April, 1977, Dr. Dale R. Hawkins, professor of finance at Weber State College, presented a chart analysis of the lake to the Great Salt Lake Board. His analysis showed that 1976 was at the top of a 12-year cycle and therefore the lake level would most probably continue to fall for the next six or twelve years. However, the water level of the lake had broken a downward sloping trend line in 1971, which could mean that the lake was in a turning phase of a 90-year cycle. This idea would be tested as the water level returned to the trend line. If the lake dropped substantially below the 90-year downtrend line, it would indicate a continued downward trend; but if the lower levels held above the trend line, strength of the 90-year turn around would be indicated. The years 1981-82 would be especially important because of the six year pulse in the twelve year cycle as indicated in the analysis. The historical data since 1976 supports the idea that the lake is indeed in a 90-year turning cycle, meaning that the water level in the lake will continue to rise in a wave pattern mirroring the downtrend patterns with the time pulse International students elect officers to head association by Bobbie Todd Staff Reporter On Feb. 7 the International Students Association held an election for its new officers. Oussama Jamal was elected president and Adnan Ghanim was selected as vice president. The secretarial position was filled by Imtiaz Chaudhry and the new treasurer will be Hirukazu Makishi. The officers serve as the administration of the association. Their duties include acqainting the international student to the WSC campus and facilities. They also help the student adjust to the off -campus life as well. In the past they have instigated a newsletter. They conduct the annual International Student banquet and fund-raisers. Of the approximately 350 international students on campus, only 130 utilize the services of the association, which include assistance in dealing with immigration and financial problems, transfers and other school procedures. On Thursday the association will hold a meeting to discuss' the planning of the banquet. The public is invited and any international students are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held in UB room 417 beginning at 6 p.m. of six and twelve years with the width of the channels being quite similar to the past. Lines of force indicate a high water level for 1983 of 4202. 7-and apother possible level of 4204.0. "I would give a 70 percent chance of a more likely figure of 4203.6 being reached and then working up to the 1924 high of 4205 by 1986-87," said Hawkins. The important line of force to -watch is the extension of the bottom of 1981 to the bottom of 1982. If this upward sloping trend line continues to give support and break through the trend line from the bottom of 1940 to the top of 1976, then an oscillation about this line would project water level highs toward the parallel trend line , extended from the 1976 high parallel to the 1963 low to 1979 low, to 1981 low. This projection would indicate water levels exceeding the 1924 high of 4205 and working up toward the 4207 level. This chart reading of water level projections is based on the concept of historical patterns in the water level of the lake represented in residual energy movements. It is evident from the historical analysis that time pulses of six year and twelve year cycles have occurred. Downward sloping trend lines with a high degree of similarity are represented, channel widths are also quite regular in width. The upward channels exhibit similar characteristics. Repeating patterns are also evident with lines of force acting as boundaries of support and resistance. In 1873, the highest water level reached was 4211.5. The water level continued to fall for the next 90 years to a low of 4191.5 in 1963 with a drop of 20 feet in the level of the lake. The lake level has been rising for the past 20 years from the 1963 bottom. The maximum rise of the water level from low to high during a one year period has occurred twice at 3 12 feet in 1906 and 1971. It is highly probable that the low in 1982 to the high in 1983 will exceed this old record of 3 12. It could possibly exceed 4 feet. It really isn't very consoling to know that the 1982 Utah legislature passed a law that the Great Salt Lake could not rise above 4202 feet. Speaker to look at presidential race A preview of the 1984 presidential race and a look at the system which will produce our next head of state characterizes the next noon convocation, set for Feb. 17 in the Browning Center. Fred Harris, nationally prominent politician, author, and lecturer is the guest speaker at the free convo. Harris served under President Lyndon B. Johnson as a member of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. He was chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and in 1976 he was an unsuccessful contender for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. He is founder and senior partner in the largest law firm in Southwestern Oklahoma, where he has practiced law for ten years.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-02-15, Vol. 43, No. 31|
|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.|