Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-02-011
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'. rl All kinds of people belong to ARO. See the Signature section starting on page 9. Friday, February 1, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45 No.28 It 'I " Jobs Scarce For Students In Liberal Arts Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part series concerning the problems liberal arts majors face when entering the work field. This installment will focus on possible reasons for their job placement difficulties. by Charlotte Starks Staff Reporter Forrest Crawford, career service counselor at Weber State College, thinks that liberal arts students are facing some unique challenges when it comes to finding employment. Crawford said that liberal arts majors possess the needed skills, but falter because of opinions that social science or humanities majors have no marketable skills. The term liberal arts encompasses many fields such as music, theater, art, communications and foreign language. He said because of the rapid movement toward technological orientation, students interested in pursuing the liberal arts discipline are running into problems in the workfield. The term "liberal arts" is of Latin origin. It describes the higher arts, which in Roman time only free men were permitted to study. The purpose of the four-year program is to give the student a liberal, or general, education. It is a broad foundation for adult life, as contrasted with a vocational, or specialized, education. see "Scarce" on page 7. l-.-. . - - -v...yy..-.W - .. ........ ' A.-.,..,.,,.... ' Larene Lund (right) and the "Dorm-Rats" participated in the Residence Hails Associations (RHA) Gong Show, held Tuesday night in Promontory Towers. Lund, in her little old lady get-up, gave a hilarious rendition of the Rindercella story (Cinderella backwards). The "Dorm Rats" came out of hiding to perform "Life Signpost photoJeff Bybee in the Dorms" to the tune of "Love on the Rocks." Both Lund and the 'Rats lost to Barry Stone, a trumpeteer with no trumpet, only his lips, who enthralled the audience with his jazz performance. His lips weren't the only talented part of his body, though - he kept beat with his pecs. Stone won the $50 prize Ski Photographer Shows His Stuff During Convo by Colleen Mewing Editor-in-Chief Gary Nate is an adventurous person and so are the people that he photographs. Nate, a professional photographer for Warren Miller Productions, addressed the crowd at yesterday's convocation in the Austad Auditoritum. : ' :i- ' : ' . ' IS i : - : , I . - . i . v,. : ' - - .V-.t V - -- .. .v.;.: a. . , , ,w , r. ,.. , Gary Nate stands before his camera which includes a $10,000 lens. He explained that the lens on this expensive piece of if'.'sl photuJanny vanl Kood equipment can take in a skier at close range and at the same time pan away to provide a wide-range view of the mountains. Content doing exactly what he wants to do, Nate considers himself a lucky man. He has traveled across the world filming incredible ski stunts for Warren Miller and has had film footage appear on The Tonight Show, That's Incredible and Good Morning America. Photography wasn't Nate's first ambition, however. Nate attended the University of Utah, where he received his MBA degree, and has taught motivational theory to business managers. Nate said he taught people that if they like what they're doing, they'll do it well. He realized from what he told others his "thoughts were elsewhere" and then decided to take up photography. Nate said he taught himself photography, beginning as a fashion photographer, then moving to other subjects before he decided he wanted to film a motion picture. He chose skiing as the film topic and went to work. Nate said people in the business told him he was better than Warren Miller, whose production company specializes in filming ski adventures. Instead of trying to make a name for himself, which he thought would have taken around seven years, Nate decided to join the very best -Warren Miller himself. Nate said he made Miller an offer he couldn't refuse and now, 10 years later, Nate is a key photographer for Warren Miller Productions.It's hard to describe a Warren Miller ski movie. Nate captures all types of events on film ski racing, jumps and falls, to name a few. During the convocation, Nate showed two film clips to the audience, both dealing with various skiing events. Although his profession is dangerous for Nate, it's also dangerous for the skiiers he films. He said two of his friends in the industry were in bad helicopter crashe-one was killed and the other is a paraplegic. Nate said that during one filming episode in New Zealand, he was in a helicopter in winds over 130 miles an hour. To lighten the seriousness of the moment, he said, "I really worry about avalanches." "I'm really lucky that I've never had anyone hurt," said Nate. He said this is because the skiers he films are the very best in the world. "It's dangerous, but at the same time, the rewards are there, too," he said. Nate has developed his own filming techniques using cameras strapped to helmets, other skiers and a device he carries around his waist. He has a camera that will shoot 400 frames a second, which is equivalent to 200 feet of film in 16 seconds. When this film is played, the playback time is six minutes -thus he captures fast skiers in slow motion creates the lasting effects Warren Miller films possess. Marilyn Glatefelter, a psychologist from U of U will be the guest speaker at next week's convocation. She will present a speech on sex roles and socialization. The convocation will be held in the Austad Auditorium of the Browning Center at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-02-01, Vol. 45, No. 28|
|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.|