Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-02-241
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7"-' 7 V L Tuesday. February 24. 1987 LJ Weber State College Vol. 47 No. 33 ! . ft ' ' "K 1'- ' v.. 1 . ' Y-"- NKW WSC CH KKR I.KA DKKS .' At Salurd;i nihl I Cod sit with Tabalha. Durin Mornan. Morsa Kuw . and final Wildcat home basketball kuitic. Tessa I oveland and brolher I'hillip. Signpost photo: Jell' Bbee NUSAT II prepares for launch Monica L. Ray Staff Reporter Work continues on NUS AT II .Northern Utah Satellite) as fourth-year students in Electronic Engineering Technology and Mechanical Design prepare for a 1988 summer launch. Fifty EET students are currently working on design projects for NUS4T II. Kevin Ricks, Chris Pellegrin and Tom Hasenoehrl are three students working on the computer hardware, which is the "heart of the satellite and controls all other systems on board," Ricks said. NU The computer systems group is through with the design phase of the satellite and are SO percent through with the actual device that will be placed in the satellite, said William C'lapp, associate professor of EET and Projects distributor of CAST, Center for Aero Space Technology. The computer systems group works as a team, said Ricks. "All three of us are responsible for knowing everything about the entire project." The project consists of designing the microprocess .CPU), or drawing board layouts, circuit design boards, troubleshooting and documentation, said Ricks. They are taking the technology from NUSAT I and improving it so NUSAT II will function at a greater capacity, Clapp said. The computer for NUSAT I was donated by Na tional Semi-conductor. The computer for NUSAT II has been designed by the students and advisors. Because of this, they have been able to design the com puter for their specific needs. "We have designed the microprocessor around the satellite instead instead of having to modify it for our needs," Ricks said. Pellegrini added that each C PU has different needs that should be satisfied by different hardware con figurations. This is what the computer systems group is working on, he said. With increased software and with the basic research already being done by NUSAT I, the designing of NUSAT II has been easier, Pellegrini said. NUSAT II is twice the size of NUSAT I, which allows for more room for electronic equipment. It has a larger address box. "The address box is memory. It has 640K which increases the memory factor by ten times that of NUSAT I," said Pellegrini. Because of the increased memory, NUSAT II will have an enhanced instruction set, Pellegrini said. This will allow the computer to interpret one signal at a time, Ricks added. NUSAT I was not always able to distinguish one signal from another because there were too many messages being sent at once, so NUSAT II will be more sensitive, thus, allowing it to perform bet ter, he said. Another advantage is that they will be able to slow down the clock frequently to 0 5 megacycles, allow ing (see NUSAT page 5i Inside ... Bangerter faces Wesf side Story Referees... education issues jn review The forever negative image (see page 2i tsee page 8i (see page ) Seat surprize Budget proposal suggests relocation Kmilie Bean !'ens luli tor Sunday, students and college administrators were surprised to find that student seating in the Dee Event Center might have been relocated. On the front page of the Sunday sports section of the Ogclen Standard Examiner, the following state ment appeared: "Part of his Gary Crompton's, director of athletics plan will require the student seating section to be moved. They would alot some 2,500 seats in the west end behind one of the baskets." Moving the student section is a part of the Athletic Department's plan to alleviate a $94,000 dollar deficit incurred over the past year. The plan will be presented to the student fee alloca tions committee tomorrow as a way to avoid an in crease in student supplemented funding. According to Dr. Marie L. Kotter, vice president for student services, the proposal would substitute a fee increase with the expanded revenue from higher ticket prices in the "old" student area. According to C'rompton, the proposal has not even passed the Athletic Board. However, in the Student Senate meeting Kotter said, "He C'romptonl has designed a plan that has been passed by the Athletic Board." Thus far, no student input has been put into the proposal. Two students sit on the Athletic Board, but neither were able to attend the meeting held last Thursday. (see SKATS page 3 1 Reach for the top Tanja Schaffer A rts Entertainment Editor Getting ready for a national pageant can be fun even though all of your nerves are twitching anxiously. After all, how many little girls grow up and fulfill their dream of being seen on national television in a beauty pageant? For Patty Thorpe, a WSC student, this fantasy came to life when she was announced as Miss Utah U.S.A. last October. From that moment, her days were tilled witn reading national magazines such as Time and Newsweek, for knowledge on current information, visiting state dignitaries suc.h as Gov. Norman Bangerter for ad vice on what in dustries Utah is promoting, and in dulging in areas of self-improvement, such as tanning, hair, nails, wardrobe, public- speaking, etc. In swift motion, Ian. 24,' 1987 whirled about her and in no time, she was off to a 25 -day stay in Albu iueiiue, New Mexico. (see THORI'K page Xi Si . ! x" t. . . -,. Pally Thorpe Miss Utah U.S.A.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-02-24, Vol. 47, No. 33|
|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.|