Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-11-031
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Inside ... I See HoTPal recap I Wildca'Td7aTwce lead ' : r r i i. J : Tuesday, November 3, 1987 EE- LJ WEBER STATE COLLEGE Vol. 48 No. 11 Ul Adeemed 'successful' Tanja Schaffer Senior Reporter A delegation of students from Weber State attended the UIA (Utah Intercollegiate Assembly) for a mock legislative congress session at the state capitol building Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 28 - 30. For three days, representatives from 1 1 Utah colleges and universities presented different resolutions on current state issues. These bills were voted upon through what WSC social science senator Jim Puffer called "amazingly hot debating." A total of 145 bills were presented, debated, and voted on. The top five bills were turned over to the Utah Student Association (USA) . The USA, presided over by ASWSC New P.E. building president Ron Robinson, has hired a full-time lobbyist who will lobby the Utah state legislature to get these bills passed and to promote other student issues. ASWSC academic vice president Dave Terry served as President of the Senate this year. According to Puffer Terry, "did an outstanding job. ..really making Weber look good." According to Terry, this was the most successful year Weber has ever had at UIA. Puffer was elected as Speaker of the House, Scott Forsberg was elected President of the Senate and Randy Bateman was voted "most valuable representative (debater) of the House. Bateman is responsible for two of the five top bills: The Privacy bill (2) allows resident hall students privacy in their dorms and (see UIA on page 2) Misunderstanding fuels fire Chris J. Miller Editor-in-Chief Because of misunderstandings caused by plan changes down through the years, many people have been misled about tennis courts being excluded from Weber State's new P.E. building, says the WSC HPERD department chairman. A recent Signpost article stated that plans for competitive tennis courts in the new Physical EducationFitness facility.were excluded in the last plan changes. But according to Dr. Gary Willdcn, chairman of the department of health, P.E., recreation and dance, the building was never designed to house competitive tennis courts. "This is an academic facility for classes," said Willden. "It was never designed to house competitive athletics." A memo recently circulated throughout the campus and community encouraged students, faculty and staff to contact Willden and campus authorities about the change. Although many people have called, "they understand where we stand now," said Willden. According to Willden, the plans for the building have been changed several times in the past 10 years. The facility was funded by the legislature with the understanding that it would not include permanent indoor courts. According to Willden, all other colleges and universities in Utah who have indoor facilities received them through private funding or student funds. Willdcn says the final plans should soon be approved by the state building board. Groundbreaking plans could begin as early as spring of 1988. v r i J -ML-- ,--"- o" i . - . .? v v- t i Vy '. " - .7 t - - Across the finish line President Stephen D. Nadauld chased most of the 136 runners across the finish line in the 5K Presidential Challenge Race Saturday as part of Homecoming. Runners from age 11 to 73 challenged Nadauld, and most came away victorious. Homecoming activities concluded Saturday. For a complete recap of activities, see page 9 and page 10. (Signpost photo: Larry Jensen) Groups plan protest of Aryan Nations Chris J. Miller Editor-in-Chief A group of Brigham Young University students will be on campus today to promote interest in a demonstration against a while supremacist group that plans to organize in Ogdcn. The demonstration, set for Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. in Ogdcn's Municipal Park, will protest Aryan Nations' announced plans to open a branch office in Ogdcn. Student leaders from four BYU groups, including the College Democrats, College Republicans, and the Student Review, an off-campus newspaper, will meet interested students today at 10:30 a.m. in the Union Building lounge area. The goal is to encourage WSC students and groups to become involved in the demonstration. Students from die University of Utah also have expressed interest in participating. "If people know what Aryan Nations stands for, they'll know why we are concerned," said Mike Otto, president of BYU's College Democrats. According to Otto, there is much interest in the Provo area because the group has also mentioned plans to organize in Provo. Aryan Nations is a white supremacist group based in northern Idaho. Although most of the leaders are currently under indictment for conspiracy against the government, the group recently announced plans to open headquarters in Ogdcn. According to Otto, the protestors will invite leaders of organized groups to present prepared speeches and then will turn the open mike over to demonstrators. The demonstration, which has been approved by the Ogden City Council, is peaceful in nature. "We know this is a sensitive thing," Otto said. "But it is our goal to get as many people as possible to know what is going on." Otto encouraged all students to meet with his group and get involved. Equipment recovered A Weber State College student and a 17-year-old Ogden High School student were charged Monday with breaking into school buildings to steal what police estimated was $15,000 in computer equipment. All of the equipment, stolen from WSC's art building and library, was recovered, according to Campus police Lt. David Hestand. Brian David Branson, 21, was arraigned before 3rd Circuit Judge Phillip H. Browning on two third-degree felony charges of burglary and two second-degree felony counts of theft. A crowbar was used to break into th? prt building according to Hestand. The library thieves waited in a restroom until after closing, stole the equipment and walked out the doors.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-11-03, Vol. 48, No. 11|
|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.|