Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-11-261
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Tuesday, November 26, 1985 Vol. 46 No.19 ASWSC releases 12 student seats to athletic department by Rae Dawn Olbert Editor-in-Chief The executive officers of ASWSC have conditionally released 12 seats in student section B to the athletic department. The 12 seats are located in row six of section B, numbers 12-23, in the Dee Events Center. The athletic department asked the stu- v dent officers to give them the 12 padded seats in an effort to appease some disgruntled donor seat owners. Gary Crompton, director of the athletic department at WSC, said a notice was sent to all donor seat owners, telling them to pick up their tickets by a certain date. When some didn't respond by the deadline, the seats were resold. Twenty, whose seats were later resold, were "violently mad," Crompton said, and according to J. Todd Anderson, ASWSC president, they were talking of suing the college. Crompton said the money from the resale of these seats had already been taken and deposited, so eight seats were taken from members of the football staff. The athletic department approached the student officers for 12 more seats because "there was nowhere else to go." Another reason for the problem was use of a new computer in the Dee Events Center, which duplicated tickets, according to Crompton. "Twelve seats are not going to keep anybody from coming to the game. There will be no noticeable difference at The student seating at the Dee Events Center includes seats in sections U, V, A, B and C. Student seats number approximately 2,500, including 70 pit seats, which are also used for the pep band and cheerleaders. The upper seats all," said Anderson. He feels the contract agreed upon will compensate students for the loss of 12 seats, as well as resolving the WSC public relations problem created by the resale of those seats. The contract stipulates that the seats will be used by the athletic department only for the 1985-86 basketball season. At the end of the season, the 12 seats will be automatically returned to ASWSC. (unpadded) in sections U and C are student seats, and most of sections V, A and B are for students. The seats released to the athletic department are darkened in on the right side in the lower part of section C. The athletic department has agreed to give a portion of the revenue from the sale of these seats to the Campus Liaison fund of ASWSC. The seats were sold for $222. The portion of revenue to be given to ASWSC is equal to $1,333. ASWSC plans to use this money to provide opportunities for students to participate in athletic events. Ideas for the use of the money include buying tickets for the NCAA playoffs which will be given to students, and renting buses to transport students to away games. In addition, the Wildcat Club has agreed to admit students to the 1986-87 Intrasquad basketball game. Many students who attended this year's game were upset because they were given no advance notice they would be charged admission. Another stipulation in the contract is that by May 1, 1986, the current ASWSC president, the ASWSC president-elect, WSC athletic director and the Wildcat Club director will meet to discuss the status of student seating. Items to be discussed at the meeting will include the student attendance during the 1985-86 season, the confirmation that the 12 seats in question have been returned, and the future of the 84 seats that were previously given to the athletic department by ASWSC. Anderson said by drawing up a contract, it will hopefully set a precedent for future ASWSC officers. He said none of the past officers had any kind of agreement written down. They had given the seats to the athletic department without any written stipulations for their return, how they would be used, or otherwise. According to Anderson, student seating in the Dee Events Center was originally set at around 3,000 seats. It is currently 2,500. Crompton said "students got a hell of a deal" with the 12-ticket contract. "The officers did something really good for the students ... it was a logicalsolution." Ogden police tow students' cars off Harrison by Loretta Park Ass't News EditorGov't Affairs Approximately 13 cars parked on Harrison Boulevard were towed away by Ogden City Police last Thursday. Owners of the cars were breaking the law, according to Captain A. K. Greenwood of the Ogden City Police Department. Seven of the cars were parked by the right-hand turning lane at the corner of Harrison and 3850 Street, Greenwood said. The others were either double- parked or parked in the second lane of traffic of the three-lane highway. "I do not recall a problem this serious with parking on Harrison by the college as there was this time," Greenwood said, "and I have been here quite a few years." Harrison Boulevard is a state highway, so the state is responsible for plowing the street, Greenwood said. Due to the amount and timing of the snow, the plow crew was unable to plow close to the curb. According to Greenwood, the state crew said cars were parked along Harrison before the crews were (see TOWED on page 5) Foreign students 'gobble it up' with families by JaNae Barlow Ass't News EditorFeatures The International Student Association on campus is placing 35 foreign WSC students with local families for Thanksgiving dinner. This is part of a year-round program where students are able to spend time with local families. Some students visit their families weekly and others have chosen to take part in the activity less frequently. The program is a team effort with Kathryn A. Price, advisor to the association working with the students, and Gary Coleman, instructor at the Ogden LDS Institute working with the families. Coleman said the community has shown quite an in terest, with 60 families wishing to participate. Of these families, those who were selected to host a student were trained and informed through a community effort. "We're just trying to meet the needs of the college," he said. The effort to place the students began in June. Participation in the program is on a volunteer basis. Both the families and the students have expressed a desire to participate in the program. Designed to benefit both the students and the families involved, the effort has centered around placing the students with families that have visited their countries. Some of them speak the student's native language. Of the 600 students who belong to the association, 35 are participating in the program. v t 7 '-A) fr'l I -s ... ' r An. 7.. I f ' T- rViV r , V y 4 Tmm r - "Ml. .. il Swish Signpost photoDoug Jenkins Walt Tyler, forward for the 'Cats, shoots for two of his 13 points in last night's game against SUSC. Tyler, a junior at WSC, helped the Wildcats to their 80-50 win over the Thunderbirds.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-11-26, Vol. 46, No. 19|
|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.|