Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-10-231
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Have you ever wanted to fly in an F-16? Turn to the Signature section, starting on page 7, and share the experience of one who did. Tuesday, October 23, 1984 Weber State College Vol. 45 Issue 7 Project nears completion NUSAT Satellite t Readv To Launch by David Oswald Staff Reporter Don Lind, an astronaut of Utah origin, will be the one to push the final button that will launch a satellite constructed by Weber and Utah State students. Faculty and various business corporations also had a hand in the project. Gil Moore of Morton-Thiokol made that an-nouncemnet. last Thursday during a news conference for the Northern Utah Satellite Project (NUSAT). Morton-Thiokol and Gil Moore are among the chief sponsors for the NUSAT project. Moore said that a total of 20 corporations had made contributions towards the project. The space shuttle "Discovery" will eject the 150 pound, multi-sided satellite into orbit on the seventh day of that mission. The launch date is set for January 17, 1985. Moore and other speakers from the various corporations emphasized the NUSAT project as being, by and large, a Utah-based effort with Weber State playing the principle role. The satellite will be projected into a 190-mile orbit for a period of four months before its fiery re-entry. "Lind has been a back-up astronaut for the Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs," said Moore. He said that Astronaut Lind is a graduate of the University of Utah and the University of Southern California. Lind is currently a physicist assigned to work primarily in connection with the International Space Lab during this flight. The space lab is an orbiting laboratory situated in the cargo bay of the shuttle. The lab is sponsored by a multi-national organization.The NUSAT program began at Weber State as the senior electronic project of Jeff Jensen, but was originally the brainchild of Charles Bonsol, an official with the FAA in Salt Lake City. It (the satellite) was designed to collect data on radar patterns of various antennai located across the globe in order to help FAA and other agencies of similar nature to calibrate the antennae and raise the efficiency of monitoring aircraft flight. The project began two years ago under the direction of Moore, Bob Twiggs and John Boyer of Weber State, Rex Magill of Utah State and about 60 Weber State students. Other Utah organizations involved were Hill Air Force Base, Sperry, Apple, and TRW, with solid contributions coming from corporations like Normon-Rockewell, NASA and NCR. Weber State College President Rodney H. Brady was also in attendance at the news conference. He said, "It would not have been possible (to complete the project) without Gil Moore and his ability to gather resources." Brady said that Moore literally started from scratch in getting manpower and resources together in order to get the project off the ground. Ty Ellis, who graduated recently from Weber State, and Magill will accompany the satellite down to Florida to make sure that the inward components pass Goddard Space Flight Center's tests and to "make certain that NASA officials are happy," said Moore. see "NUSAT" on page 3. I V I : ; 4 ' ! Students participate in the ASWSC-sponsored painting of the "W" at 24th St. and Washington Blvd. The painting took place from midnight to 2 a.m. Monday morning. The painting of the "W" is a Homecoming tradition and kicks off the week of activities before the game. Signpost photoMatthew Brown - i - - ' 'X - I 'y r .' r n . J ' . President Brady Calls On Signpost Staff by Steve Fifield Senior Reporter "If we decide where we want to be in the year 2,000, there is plenty of time to reach our goal," WSC President Rodney H. Brady said, during his visit to the Signpost last Wednesday. Brady told the Signpost that he had announced a task force to examine "the next step for the forward move of WSC." He said there will be at least 18 task forces and maybe more, depending on recommendations he receives from others. According to Brady, the task forces will be asked to, "Visualize what this campus should and ought to be in the year 2,000 and the year 2020 . . . and set some very long-term goals. Those years may be just as important or maybe more important than 1984, although to a different group of people." The task forces will look at the future size of the college, the mix of students: in-state compared to out-of-state, foreign vs. non-foreign. They will also look at the role WSC, as an institution, should take and the options available, said Brady. "If we're to be a major university, we'll need a president other than me . . . my next step, believe me, will not be to a major university. I came to Weber because this is primarily a teaching institution," he said. Brady said he enjoys his job because of his association with young people who are making significant life-time decisions, and because of his associaiton with the faculty. He said that he would like to spend a few years being unemployed, which would allow him to do some of the things he has always wanted to do such as writing a significant piece of music, painting or writing books, six of which he has already selected topics for. Brady spends each of his days differently. Usually on campus by 7 a.m., he spends most of his day here, then is home for a few hours before leaving for another engagement. He serves on several boards of directors, including: the Ogden Chamber of Commerce, the Utah Oritorical Society, the Utah Symphony and a number of organizations that provide funds to the college. He is also a national leader of the Boy Scouts of America.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-10-23, Vol. 45, No. 7|
|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.|