Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-10-021
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i li Welcome back to school! tfemember.'-Classes START on the half hour and END twenty minutes after the hour! Tuesday, October 2, 1984 Weber State College Vol. 45 No. 1 Landslide Causes Delay On Allied Health Building by David B. Oswald Staff Reporter i Work on the Marriot Allied Health Building was halted for 29 days because of a land movement that occurred on the excavation site. According to Jim Cox, of Weber State College's Architectural Services, the slide was due to a condition he described as a "slip plane." The "slip plane" in this case was caused because of the steepness of the excavated hillside. The portion of the hill that gave way was composed mostly of sand, which was unstable, causing the heavier topsoil to crumble. The slide occurred the second week in August, said Cox. Work on the site was stopped because the hillside posed a potential threat to workmen. The work halt also afforded some time in which to study the problem and offer solutions. A site worker, who wished to remain anonymous, said, "We were not in any danger when the sliding occurred, but we thought that any vibrations (from heavy equipment) would bring more of the hill down." Cox said that the contractor, Cannon-Papanikolas Construction, did not expect to have the land cave in. "There is always a certain element of surprise involved when digging a hole," said Cox. He said that the new cut taken out of the hillside to correct the slippage problem has a hole of one and one-half feet of angled slope per foot going back - V 'V ..y t m.i-- i:; - 4 - ,t sc -SiiOv 4 a-' Signpost photoBob George The results of the slide (center of photo) are apparent in this photo taken shortly after the accident. horizontally into the hill. There will be no cost to the college or the taxpayer for the 29-day delay. Both Cox and a spokesman for Cannon -Papanikolas said that the cost is "presently undetermined." In conjunction with the construction of the Allied Health Building, A trench is being dug that will eventually become part of Weber's vast network of tunnels. The tunnel will connect the Marriot Building with the Engineering Technology Building and the rest of the campus. The tunnels provide Buildings and Grounds crews access to utility and power lines that run between buildings. Completion date for the new Allied Health Building was originally set for August of 1985, but a new date for completion 'has not been set by Cannon-Papanikolas. Cox estimated that the building will be ready for use by January, 1986. Major Events Highlight Summer Month's At" Weber by David C. Wright News Editor This story is written for those of you who avoided attending summer quarter in favor of more exciting pursuits, like suntans and water skiing. Some very exciting and important events occurred during the quarter and here is a re-cap of those events. The Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges gave Weber State the go-ahead for another ten years of accredited status. A letter from Mr. James F. Bemis, the executive director of the Association, stated: "On behalf of the Commission on Colleges, I am pleased to report that the accreditation of Weber State College has been reaffirmed at the baccalaureate level and at the master's level for the joint or combined master of education degree program with Utah State University." The accreditation also includes programs offered by Weber State at other locations such as Hill Air Foce Base. According to the letter, the college must conduct a self-study "interim report" and submit that to the association. Concerning the five-year interim report, President Rodney H. Brady said that he will appoint officials from the college to "carefully examine the status of our programs." Weber entered a new era in its development, after the Utah State Board of Regents granted the college it's first autonomous master's program. Until this time, Weber's master's programs were operated jointly with other institutions. The School of Business was granted the master's in accounting program after the state legislature passed a bill requiring thirty post-graduate hours for accountants to sit for the CPA exam. According to Dr. Robert Smith, WSC vice president of academic affairs, the new program will be implemented in the autumn of 1985. "I am very glad that the decision has been made. It's going to be a big job to get that program going in a year, but I have real confidence in the faculty of the accounting department. Dean (Dr. Allen) Simkins has done a real fine job," said Smith. The motion to grant the master's program passed after much debate. Regents W. Hughes Brockbank and Ernest D. Mariani, both of Salt Lake, voted against. Another motion that passed will require the college presidents and the commissioners to seek for the repeal of the 30-hour post-graduate requirement.The student senate held formal hearings on a proposed $170,000 student budget. The budget's primary authors were the newly-elected executive branch of student government -President Jon Southwick, Academic Vice President Craig Jacobsen and Executive Vice President Tina Walker. According to Jacobsen, the major change in the budget was the senate increase in its own operating funds. The senate also voted that funds for a new computer system to be used by ASWSC not come from the budget, but from capital expenditures funds. A budget deficit of $10,000 from last year had to be covered before proper allocations could be made for next year. Jacobsen said that the deficit was incurred from ASWSC-sponsored concerts. Because of last year's losses, no money has been allocated for concerts. Brad Howell was chosen by Govenor Scott Matheson as the student representative to the Utah State Board of Regents. This is the second WSC student to get the appointment in the last three years. Howell, who was the student body president of WSC during the 1983-84 school year, was one of three finalists for the highly regarded position. Howell and the other two finalists, both from the University of Utah, were chosen by the Council of Student Body Presidents. Those three finalists were then interviewed by Governor Matheson, who made the final choice. There is no specific criteria used in choosing the student representative to the Board of Regents, according to Howell, but the person selected must have had some experience and knowledge of higher education issues. Howell is a political science major, with one year left to complete his degree. "It's a once in a lifetime experience, and I'm glad I've been given the opportunity," said Howell. Jill Thurgood, a junior in distributive education at WSC, won the National Intercollegiate "Miss College Rodeo" title. Thurgood brought the title to Utah for the first time after winning at the college nationals held in Bozeman, Montana. "It was the hardest contest I have ever been in in my whole life," said Thurgood. "I didn't imagine winning it. You just don't think you're going to." The Kanesville resident started rodeoing when she was nine years old, and joined the junior posse. She continued with high school rodeo, but stayed away from college competition because she thought she had little chance of winning. In her first year on the Weber State team, she competed in the barrel racing and was selected "Miss WSC Rodeo." That title qualified her to compete on the national level. To second the accomplishment of Thurgood, another WSC student, Kyle Kosoff, captured the National Intercollegiate Calf Roping Championship. The competition was held in Bozeman, Montana, and Kosoff took the title with a rope of 10.3 seconds. "It's a game of seconds, tenths of seconds," said Kosoff. Kosoff has been roping cattle since he was nine years old and helped his dad in various team roping competitions. Kosoff is a senior majoring in business management, and he says that he hopes to combine his management skills with his love for horses after graduation.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-10-02, Vol. 45, No. 1|
|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.|