Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-10-221
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Catch the Wildcats Volleyball action as the Wildcats (18-6) take on the 3rd-ranked BYU Lady Cougars (20-2) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Dee Event Center Thursday, October 22, 1987 Vol. 48 No. 8 Weber State College r je v t The Great Pumpkin A contest to guess the weight of this huge pumpkin is the pumkin for Halloween. The pumpkin is on display in being held by the Botany Club. The winner will receive the Lind Lecture Hall. Signpost photo: Hal Moore.) Four receive WSC alumni awards Reva Smith Ass't News Editor Three Weber State College alumni and an Ogden man will be honored by the Weber State College Alumni Association in recognition of their distinguished service according to Ms. Edie Hester, director of Alumni Relations at WSC. The awards will be presented by members of the Alumni Association's Board of Directors at the annual Alumni Homecoming Banquet, October 30 at the college. Dr. Spencer Seager, a chemistry professor at WSC, Mr. Phil Tuckett, vice president of operations for NFL Films, and Dr. Bart Wolthuis, a dentist and former mayor of Ogden, will each r?ceive the "Distinguished Alumni Award." The alumni awards are given to former students who "by their distinguished service to the college, the state, nation or profession, have brought honor to Weber State and to themselves," according to Craig Nelson of the Weber State Public Relations office. Mr. Ben Day, president of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Ogden will receive the Alumni Distinguished Service Award. The Alumni Distinguished Service Award recognizes non-alumni who have "served the college, community, state or nation, and who have distinguished themselves in their career, community service or in some other positive way," according to Nelson. "The Distinguished Service and the Distinguished Alumni awards are the two highest awards that are given by the Weber State Alumni Association tonon-alumni--in other words, they have not attended Weber Stateor to those who have attended Weber State," said Hester. Dr. Seager is currently a professor of chemistry and chairman of the department of chemistry at WSC. He joined the department in 1961 and was instrumental in the development of a four-year chemistry program, according to Craig Nelson. Ph.D. degrees from the University of Utah. He is the author of a number of widely-used text books in chemistry. Phil Tuckett accepted a football scholarship to Weber State from head coach Sarkis Arslanian in 1966, according to Nelson. Tuckett became a two-year All Conference selection as flanker in the Big Sky Conference. In 1966-67 he was a leader in receiving, yardage and touchdowns for the Wildcats and is still ranked in the top five, lifetime category in all three areas. (see ALUMNI on page 2) Inside . . . Classifieds page 12 News page 2 Sports page 9 Entertainment page 8 Signature .page 6-7 Opinion, page 4 See Flaming W story on page 6 Students turn labs over to College Dignitaries from the state, community, and business met last Friday with student and WSC leaders for the Computer Open House in the Technical Education Building. The event was the formal dedication of the many computer labs across campus funded through student fees.The funds generated in the past years were matched with funds from the Utah State Legislature. WSC President Stephen D. Nadauld officially cut the ribbon, and later stated, "our goal is not to have lots of equipment, unused by the students. Getting the students to use the equipment is what the system is all about." Other state leaders, including Representatives Karras and Black also participated in the event. ASWSC President Ron Robinson felt the entire project shows students a way to get things done in trying financial times. "We show that students are interested in their education. .."by committing student fees to such causes, said Robinson. Technology Senator Mike Syme, who organized the open house, applauded the students and campus leaders for their efforts in acquiring the equipment and labs, noting that Weber has probably the best computer labs in the state. WSC debate team sees early success Tanja Schaffer Senior Reporter The Weber State College debate team started its new season this year with a 16-school scrimmage at the University of Utah during the last weekend of September. The division of debate participated in was NDT (National Debate Tournament). Targeted was a resolve that the U.S. should reduce substantially its military commitment to NATO neighbor states. In the varsity division, Darwin McCollough and Lisa Johnson took third place with 4-2 in the preliminaries. They lost to California La Verne College in the semi-finals. In the junior varsity category, Matt Stanward placed first as individual speaker. John Peebles took third. As a team, Stanward and Peebles placed first, but were defeated in the finals by ASU. On Oct. 2-5, the debate team split for the first time to cover eastern and western tournaments in an effort to give Weber more exposure. One team participated at Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tenn. and the other competed at the University of Wyoming in Larnie. NDT was the division at Vanderbilt and is one of two of the hardest tournaments in the country. Tony Justman placed second as individual speaker out of 160 participants, and Jim Summers received a 5-3 win in preliminaries. They defeated Kansas 3-0 in the Octa final, and eventually lost to Dartmouth 2-1. Tournament judge Dirk Gibson, assistant professor at Augusta College in Georgia, said, "I believe that the Weber State team of Tony Justman and Jimmy Summers is certainly among the top five teams in the country." In Wyoming, the division of debate was CEDA (Cross Examination Debate Association). The current topic resolves that continued U.S. involvement in Central America would be undesirable. In this tournament, Jac Cordelia and Brent Mair received 3-3 in preliminaries. They didn't advance. Lorie Foster and Neil Hollands got a 4-2 in preliminaries, but lost in quarters (2-1) to Pacific Lutheran. "I used to like the topic," said Hollands, "but, the issue is dying out now, so it's making it hard to debate." "How dare they make a peace plan and mess up our debating," laughed one debater. Heidrich is excited about the success the team has achieved. "The team is a lot better this year. No one graduated last year, and everyone is back," he said. "We've also added some very good freshmen. Overall I think there is much larger enthusiasm on the team." Weber State's next debate will be the next challenge prior to Thanksgiving. This tournament will be he'd at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, which is the other hardest tournament in the country, according to Heidrich.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-10-22, Vol. 48, No. 8|
|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.|