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Closing in on No. 7 Debaters Ranked Second In CEDA Poll The WSC Debate Team is second in the nation, according to the latest CEDA (Cross Examination Debate Association) rankings, released Oct. 12, 1984. The rankings show Weber second only to UCLA, with Oklahoma Christian University ranked third, Southwestern University fourth, and Wheaton fifth. Over 350 colleges and universities across the nation belong to CEDA, which updates the rankings every six weeks. David Berube, debate coach, said that this ranking is the highest Weber State has ever achieved. He feels that after the meet this weekend against first-ranked UCLA, Weber will be number one. The debate team's performances over the past few weeks have proved that Weber's ranking is no mistake. On Oct. 5 and 6, the award-winning WSC debate team traveled to the campus of Oklahoma Christian College in Oklahoma City. The team of Kevin Boyer and Tom DeGarlais . went 5-1 in preliminary rounds, defeating Southwest Missouri, Southwest Baptist, Wichita State, UCLA, and Eastern New Mexico. In octofinals they humiliated Abilene Christian 3-0 and went on to beat UCLA 2-1 before dropping a 2-1 decision to the second UCLA team. Steve Ester and Tony Justman also posted a 5-1 record with wins over Arkansas, Central Oklahoma, Texas-Arlington and SF Austin. In octos they were 3-0 over Missouri Southern, but dropped a highly controversial 2-1 decision to Southwest Missouri in quarters. Weber placed third and fourth at the tournament and Boyer was acclaimed top speaker over 110 participants. This is Boyer's second consecutive top speaker award. Noteworthy is the team of Ester-Justman who have yet to drop a round on the negative this season. Though Weber dropped to UCLA in semis, they took four ballots from UCLA while UCLA was only able to wrest three from Weber. The balloting competition is extremely important to decide national rankings. A good indication of a program's strength is the number of tournament invitations it receives. "We are invited to two, three or more tournaments every weekend. Not only are the invitations coming in the mail, but tournament directors phone us and offer special amenities should we decide to attend," said Berube. On Oct. 12 and 13, the junior teams traveled to Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. The junior team of Grant Burningham and Richard Wicker advanced to the quarter final round in junior division. Weber's only novice team, Sherrie Yates and Robb Webb made it to the final round in their division before losing to a team from Linfield College.On the October 19-21 weekend, the teams will be traveling to two different tournaments. The senior program will be hosted at San Diego State (last year Weber closed out the final round, placing first and second). The junior squad will travel to Fort Collins for the Colorado State University Invitational. It will be at CSU that the individual events squad will open its competitive season. Terry Long, Karen Nielsen, Lorina Tester and Carol Earl will be entered in a full slate of events and are expected to perform very well. Individual Events Coach Kathy Kendall expects "a good opener and especially superior performances by Tester and Long." Anyone interested in competing in the program should contact Assistant Director Susan Malone at extension 7981 or may drop by her office in Room 452 of the Val Browning Center, Every little girl dreams of being a ballerina. Check the Signature section beginning on page 9. Tuesday, October 16, 1984 Weber State College Vol. 45 No. 5 Student Computer Lob Runs Short Of Funds by Charlotte Starks Staff Reporter The student computer lab, located in room . 203 -of the Wattis Business Building, is operating on a limited capacity, and expansion is needed in order for the lab to fully serve student's needs. "During the summer of '83, every computer terminal was used on an hourly schedule," said Brent Jacox, lab assistant. To help ease the problem, the lab is open six days a week and has doubled its hours. Despite the longer hours, the demand for the facilities far outweighs the present capacities. As of now, "We are limited to a maximum of 60 hours per week due to our budget," said Dr. Dan Fuller, lab supervisor. According to Fuller, the lab is funded by the School of Business. If funding for the lab is depleted, alternative funds will have to be found. "There are 24 courses this fall that rely on the use of the lab, and the number will rise this winter," said Dr. Jacox, assistant dean of the School of Business. The lab currently employs 20 IBM personal computers, three Harrison terminals and one Apple computer. The Harrison terminals are connected to the computer system in the School of Technology. Student reactions to usefulness of the lab are encouraging. Pattie Hansen, a senior majoring in business administration management, said, "Using the computer has really helped me. Most businesses are using the same types of computers that we have in the lab. I think that's good. I am able to solve my work problems without using the long form methods." Mike Ewing, a senior majoring in computer information systems, said, "I can get good experience which puts me in a position to make more money." The lack of funding for the computer lab has limited the number of programs they can purchase. According to Fuller, business applications software cost two to three hundred dollars a pack. Applications are limitless, said Fuller, but the lab has only nine programs, and for the lab to provide the type of service students require, one hundred programs are needed. Fuller said he would like to see the lab use more business and economics models. This would allow students to act as the manager or president of a firm by letting them make decisions as if they were operating their own companies."We anticipate growth in classwork demand," said Fuller. "It's inevitable that computers are a part of modern business. We are here to upgrade our student's requirements -make them marketable by exposing them to the tools of the future." 1 m s Si S Jss. -si& ST-' p- .mi I V,..-- I .-J Li 1 I I 4. Signpost photoJeff Bybct- Doug Hodson takes a bumpy ride as he manner than most, taking advantage of travels across campus. Hodson gets the remaining sunshine while there is still around campus in a slightly different time.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-10-16, Vol. 45, No. 5|
|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.|