Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-04-241
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O Weber State College u u Vol. 44 No. 47 Tuesday, April 24, 1984 Gradua ting f o what? For a special look at WSC ff3& alumni, turn to the IqL Signature section, M starting on page 7. ""7 tsswajt-s. ,- 111 4 7. . iv' ' J I , """" - . . J I V I'mk v& . fftB&asss&P , v 4 m'- aa&StfMa&faafljaaia .7irttftSfea?fefeKi vv,AwSafcigiaa The Apple Computer Company donated two Apple computers to the NUSAT (Northern Utah Sattelite) project being completed here at Weber State. Shown here are (left to right) Jack Walker from Rockwell International; another contributor to the NUSAT project, President Rodney H. Brady, Mike McLaughlin; student coordinator from the FAA, Mr. Robert J. Twiggs; Signpost photoGrove Pashley advisor, Jeff Jenson; student, and Kurt Krabbe; a representative from TRW, who has also contributed to the sattelite project. The purpose of NUSAT is to "assist the FAA in evaluating the pattern of radar systems," said McLaughlin. The sattelite, which will cost a million-plus dollars in money, equipment and man hours, is tenatively set to be launched this August. Surgeon Details Hansen Twins' Operation by Blane van Pletzen Staff Reporter Dr. Clifford C. Schneider, chief plastic surgeon at the University of Utah and separator of the famous con-joined Hansen twins, appeared at the ASWSC convocation at the invitation of the Allied Health Services on Thursday, April 19. According to Dr. Schneider, the incidence of conjoined twinning is approximately one in every 45,000 births. "Those who are. born suffering from one birth defect or another are often the victims of our poor vocabulary," said Schneider; "I much prefer the term 'cleft-pallet' to 'hare-lip', and 'con-joined twins' as opposed to 'Siamese twins'." The ancients believed that con-joined twins were a result of sexual indulgance with more than one lover. Others believed that it was a reflection of the virility of the father or an overabundance of the life-giving sperm. Current opinion is diverse, although heredity has been ruled out completely. - In his experimentation with trout, Dr. Schneider has discovered some possible causes of em-bryological problems. Sudden temparature changes, radiation, virus infections and cortisone have resulted in many instances of con-joinment. Most attempts at separation in the past have resulted in the death of the twins, largely due to the enormous trauma involved in such an operation. Dr. Schneider's approach to the separation of the Hansen twins was a carefully orchestrated, yet flexible operation that is an ongoing process. In lay-man's terms, Dr. Schneider explained the detailed procedure that resulted in the successful separation of the Hansen Twins. Schneider fascinated the audience as he related how he used split ribs to simulate skull bones over the exposed brain tissues of the twins. Speaking of modern medecine and new surgical techniques, Schneider said, "We are not a poor nation, and when we deal with human life no expense should be spared. Technological advances are bringing us to the stage where we can perform more and more separations with greater optimism." Dr. Schneider is responsible for over 129 research publications and articles dealing with this and related subjects. He is currently involved in nerve research, particularly the nerve growth factor believed to be present in the placenta. Dr. Schneider is presently studying con-joined twins from Calafor-nia in preparation for what he forsees as a "successful separation." Despite limitations Student Exchange Gives Good Deal by Scot Parry Staff Reporter Weber State students have a choice between two different ways to sell their used school books. They may be sold through the Weber State Bookstore or through a relatively new method, known as the Student Book Exchange. The Exchange is run by the Business Student Association (BSA), an organization comprised entirely of students. Their office is located in room 282 of the new Wattis Business Building. However, for the first week in every quarter they occupy room 336 in the Union Building. The procedure the Exchange uses is fairly simple: a contract is written up with the student. The student then sets his own selling price based on what the used book was originally paid for. The Exchange gets twenty-five cents per book for handling charges and ten percent of each book's selling price. The books are then kept in their office so other students may come in and purchase them. While the books are in their possession, the Exchange promises to reimburse any student if his books are lost provided he still has his copy of the contract. Once a student's book has been sold, a check is made out to the student, minus the Exchange's ten percent. "Spring is our biggest quarter with fall being the smallest and winter figuring somewhere in-between," said Brent Ahlstrom, vice president of BSA. "During an average quarter we sell about eighty to ninety percent of the books brought in, that is about three to seven hundred dollars take for the Exchange." The money goes toward such things as payment for the checks, the copying of contracts, advertising, renting a room in the Union Building, and for BSA activities. While the Student Book Exchange is run similar to a trading post, the Weber State Bookstore is a business. It is self-supporting, with paid employees and overhead like any other business, except for one aspect. When selling text books, the bookstore's main goal is to break even. According to Scott Mickelsen," assistant manager of the bookstore, their only profit comes from selling things like paperbacks that can be found in every other book store in town. Sam Weller's Bountiful Bookstore had tried selling text books several years ago but, according to the manager, it was too much of a hassle not knowing how many books students would buy. Books that are sold back to the Bookstore from students are classified into three categories and the price you recieve for a book is determined by the categories. Books that will be used next quarter can be returned for 50 percent of the new selling price, provided these books are needed in stock and that they are in good condition. In other words, if a new book cost $10, a used copy would sell for $7.50 and the Bookstore would buy them back for $5. If a book is used every quarter, it is possible for a student to buy it at $7.50 and sell it at the end of the quarter for $5. For books that are not being used on this campus, a student will receive approximately 15-25 percent of list price. These books must be current editions see "Exchange" on page 2.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-04-24, Vol. 44, No. 47|
|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.|