Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-07-161
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"Anne of Green Gables" starts today. See story on page 6. Tuesday, July 16, 1985 Weber State College 45, No. 5 ) 1 i r J' i V N , ! ,. o ih h H . v v "1 , !? VI 11 i - f; . . ! Swnposl phnofff Byhec The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat seem to be reflected on the faces of two contestants of the Promontory Point cat show, held recently at Weber State. f Future home designs emphasize economy There are not enough qualified home builders to keep up with the large amount of technological changes coming in that industry, a national expert said. Phil Hancock, a member of the manpower committee and the board of directors of the National Association of Home Builders and director of the construction technology porgram at Weber State College, said that advances are coming so quickly that the biggest problem with the construction industry is the lack of builders who are keeping up with the changes. "There are simply not enough qualified people," He said that in the past few years there have been advances in materials and in such areas as codes, solar heating, photo voltaics, passive heating, super insulation, computer use and in a myraid of other building-related areas that are light years ahead of the way our great grandfathers built homes. "Some homes now are heated by light bulbs, by heat from washing machines and from baths and b y waste heat from bodies," he said. "We can make a home so tight that there's only a .5 percent air exchange per hour. That creates a whole new set of problems." He noted 'hat a "Smart House" is being developed that will control burglar and fire alarms, open and close garages automatically, contgrol springklers, lights and alarm clocks and remind the owner when the house needs repainting. Hancock said, "The building codes are progressing faster than those who build." He added, "Society does not realize how much they rely on the building industry. I think history will prove that a stable society intrinsically depends on the satisfaction of people as a whole, and one of the major contributors to a satisfied society is living in your own home." He noted tht homes are the biggest single purchase most Americans make and are the basis of their financial growth through home equity, Hancock said, is the result of quality homes and that takes builders who know what they're doing. He said, "Owning a home fills a person's basic need for shelter and it's the only basic need that can provide a profit." Hancock said colleges and universities must become involved with contractors in apprentice-type programs to teach future construction workers the safest and most cost effective ways to build. He said he came to Weber State to start such a program. "We've had a low priority in high schools in building programs. They have become the dumping ground of education. A student with poor academics is dumped into building. That won't work," he said. Hancock added, "There's a real education process involved and I think higher education is thesolution." Mail-in registration begins by Kevin Carrillo Summer Editor-in-Chief Although the majority of Weber State students would rather not think about fall quarter and planning class schedules, now is the time to get a head start on the upcoming school year. The college mail-in registration option is available once again, starting today and running through August 9. The mail-in program is only offered for early fall quarter resistration. To take advantage of the program, a student must have completed the application for admission process. Continuing students can obtain their registration forms during regular working hours from the registration office located in the administration building. According to the fall class schedule, students should be aware of some of the policies surrounding the mail-in option. Any registration received by mail which is postmarked later than August 9 will be returned to the sender. Also, registration forms must be completely filled out and must contain department stamped approval where required. When mailing in registration, tuition and fees must be paid. A complete table of charges is included in the class schedule. Payment must be made by check or money order bearing the student's name and student number as shown on the registration form. Payment should include any costs for labs or other fees, and any amounts owed for traffic tickets, overdue library books, etc. A copy of the completed registration and a receipt for tuition and fees will be mailed to the address shown on the form. Students unable to use the mail-in system can register on campus at the times listed in the class schedule. According to the college registration department, student response to the early registration has been very good. Weber student wins award by Loretta Park Senior Reporter Melinda Galloway, sophomore, was named Ms. Wheelchair Inspiration at the Ms. Wheelchair Utah Pagent. The pageant was held June 15 at the Ogden Hilton Hotel. Galloway has had cerebral palsy since birth and has used a wheelchair since she was four years old. She graduated from Roy High School in 1983 and earned a Parent Teacher Association scholarship to attend Weber State College. Galloway is working toward a B.S. degree in social work. She serves as secretary to the Physically Challenged Student Organization and is a volunteer at Camp Kostopulas in Salt Lake. Galloway uses a motorized wheelchair to get around. She lives on her own and does most of her housework herself. Once a wek a housekeeper comes in and does her flors for her. "I feel good when I do my own housework. I feel like I have accomplished something," Galloway said.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-07-16, Vol. 45, No. 61|
|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.|