Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-10-031
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-fc-J 1-H Weber State College Vol. 47 No. 4 Friday, October 3, 1986 Lf I Construction continues Bryan Growcock Staff Reporter "It's not so much a growth as a catch up needed to serve the maximum number of students," said Robert Folsom, director of Architectural services, concerning recent building projects at the college. The WSC campus has seen agressive construction in the past few years and the most current of the building projects is the 52,000 square foot J. Willard Marriott Health Sciences building. The new home to the Allied Health Sciences is expected to be completed by Winter Quarter 1987. The Allied Health Sciences building was originally scheduled for completion in July of this year, but has been delayed six months because of various problem. Cannon Papanikolas, the contracter responsible for the building's construction, blamed the delay on "lots of complications" with the project. One of these complications was the collapse of an entire hillside caused by moisture before the foundation was laid. The contractors were under contract to be finished with the project in July, and they could be fined $500 for. every day over the dead line. "The- state building board - must decide whether the fine will be assed or not," said Folsom. Recent budget cuts will not affect the rw Allied Health fWitiiy because it was aireauy paid for, according to Folsom. The school of Allied Health Sciences has experienced a 40 percent increase in students over the past five years, and a 63 percent increase in student hours. Officials say the school places 95 percent of its graduates in the health careprofession. Allied Health is not the only program experiencing growth, and there are some other buildings and renovations planned for the future. Another building currently in the planning stages is a $9.2 million physical education building scheduled for completion sometime in 1988. The new P.E. complex would include a 200 meter track, new gym facilities for various sports and a specialized lab. Because of the proposed cost of the P.E. building, the state has sugged that the project be financed in two parts. "If its only a partial gym, then that's what we'll get, said Folsom. The new P.E. building has not been approved and the building's fate must be decided by the state legislature in January. The state will approve the proposal only if there is a genuine need, and college officials are emphasizing this need. "The original gym was built for 3500 students, and now we have 10,000," Folsome said. With the addition of a new P.E. building, administration officials are hoping this could increase the campus capacity to about 13,000 students. "We feel that with the new P.E. building, we would be able to handle about 3000 more students without any other major building," said Garth Welch, executive director of.business affairs.' ' - - - ' Weber is not the only school to experience growing pains, and it has been estimated that there is a $60 billion accumulated need for construction and renovation on the nation's campuses. The administration anticipates substantial growth in the next few years, and as a result, several other buildings have been on the planning table. "Right now we have less square feet per student than any other state institution," Folsom said. ft ' 1 I j I l s SHAKE A HAND-HELP A NEIGHBOR: Col- advertising Butt's venture to shake 15.001 hands, leen Garside and Mike Butts admire a poster (Signpost photo: Jeff Bybee) mm " ; r- r v pu w " ' f' f I . ! ' ; '. I . ' . i " i '' . ' " j 1 ly 1 .v. s. : I - ''("! ." s ' , fc - r uH H - r' 1 ' " - i SOON TO BE COMPLETE: Workers rush to finish the Allied Health Building. The building was planned to be finished last spring but will be winter quarter. (Signpost photo: Scott Miller) Mike Butts shakes 15,001 hands event and will donate $1.01 for each hand Butts shakes. If the 15,001 hands' goal is accomplished, that will make a total of $15,150 ... not too bad for a day's worth of handshaking. Robert Potts Assistant Sports Editor Mike Butts, morning disc jockey and program director for KDAB 101 FM radio, wants to shake 15,001 hands today to set an official record in the Guinness Book of World Records. The recorded statistic for handshaking stands at 12,387 officially and 15,000 unofficially. Charlene Meyers, news director for the radio station, will accompany him to personally to witness the event and officially record each shake. Butts is not doing this just to get into a record book. No, in fact, Butts is shaking hands to raise money for The United Way. He came up with the fund raising, record-setting slogan "Shake a hand, help a neighbor" in his effort to contribute over $15,000 for the worthy charitable organization. Continental Bank is sponsoring the Money is not the only achievement Butts will reach. Think of all the acquaintances he will make by day's end. The handshaking action will start here at Weber State at approximately 9:20 this morning as Butts visits selected classrooms and mingles with students and faculty between classes. He and Meyers will then be flown by helicopter to the Internal Revenue Service, Defense Depot, and McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden. This will be a first experience with helicopter travel for both Botts and Meyers. The flying service is being donated by Rocky Mountain Helicopters for the event. Colleen Garside is coordinating the event on the Weber State campus through the ASWSC offices. For further information, call her at 626-6349.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-10-03, Vol. 47, No. 4|
|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.|