Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-09-241
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VOLUME 51. ISSUE 9 MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 24. 1990 i Liri IT WEBER STATE COLLEGE : TPflCT 1 1 JL VJI V- 1 ? MARRIOTT CORPORATION'S Kalifa Aboudra, night supervisor, and Joann Bernick, retail supervisor, stand (BRIAN SCHIELE7HE SIGNPOST) before the new campus Pizza Hut, which opened for ouslness today In the Union Building, Campus Pizza Hut opens for starving students By Paul B. Johnson Managing editor of The Signpost They say college students virtually live off pizza, so Weber State students will be happy to know they will no longer have to leave campus to obtain their pepperoni-with -extra -cheese sustenance. As of today, if construction over the ;: weekend was accomplished as planned, a new mini-Pizza Hut in the Union Building will allow students to imbibe as they so desire on tomato sauce and mushrooms as long as their appetites and bank accounts hold out. The latest dining addition comes as a result of WSC contracting with Marriott : Corporation to manage the on-campus dining services operation. The college announced the decision July 16. Tony Nawrocki, catering and retail manager for Marriott, said construction began on the new Pizza Hut two weeks ago. As The Signpost reported m August, Weber State will be the first of the state's larger schools to have the contracted dining service. Dr. Marie Kotter, vice-president of Student Affairs, said that the decision to contract was made because "the dining business is getting more difficult to manage, and we cannot continue to provide the support food services need." : : : Nawrocki said most employees of the Marriott Corporation on campus were employees of WSC Food Services before the change. He said there will be further renovations next summer, possibly including the addition of other restaurants, but said plans were not finalized. Marriott, based in Washington, D.C., is the second largest food contractor in the nation and manages more than 400 dining services on college campuses nationally. Nawrocki said Marriott plans to install more than 900 similar Pizza Hut: restaurants in the near future in colleges, : universities and health care facilities nationwide. KWCR helps bring books to Czech schools By Necla Palmer Editor-in-chief of The Signpost For the second year in a row, Weber State College's radio station, KWCR, has used the summer vacation to initiate a program that has had national and international effects. Last summer they organized a minute of silence in recognition of the loss of student lives at Tiannemen Square in China. The idea was picked up by broadcasters across the nation and also some world-wide transmitters. In August 1990, Gary Toyn, station manager for KWCR, and Roger Gunn, advisor, traveled to Czechoslovakia to organize the collection and distribution of textbooks written in English to Czechoslovakian schools. They visited with the ministers of education in Czechoslovakia and Romania. Tuesday, Aug. 25, Toyn will be in Baltimore, Maryland for a meeting with the National Book Donation Task Force to explain how the National Association of College Broadcasters has organized the book drive effort. Toyn said he hopes the task force will support the cause. "If they put their effort behind us it's a done deal because they have the money and resources," Toyn said. Toyn said the United States Information Agency will give the International Book Bank money to send the books to the eastern countries. Two weeks ago, after Toyn had just returned from the trip, he said the situation discouraged him. "I'm overwhelmed. I'm humbled. I feel helpless," he said. "When I started this thing I felt 'Yes, I can make a difference.' I don't feel that now. There's so much to do." With different organizations backing the project, Toyn now feels that the efforts of the people involved will actually help the (See CZECH page 7) President Thompson says Weber State has a promising future By Christine Rasmussen News editor of The Signpost "It has been 19 days and I am still having fun. Hopefully it will continue to be good," said Dr. Paul H. Thompson, who began his term as president of Weber State College Sept. 1. In an interview Thursday morning, Thompson said he has spent his time learning about WSC. "I have been getting acquainted with the faculty, staff and students through meeting with departments and organizations," he said. "I will finish this week by meeting with more of the students. During the year, I hope to meet with more people on a one-to-one basis, but now I am trying to learn as much about the college as possible." Thompson admitted that during these meetings he has been asking a lot of questions, and receiving a lot of truthful answers. "1 have been very pleased to see the excellent faculty tnat offers V DR. PAUL THOMPSON a quality education," he said. "Full-time professors and faculty are in the classrooms and students are obtaining a quality experience." "The main hindrance I have been hearing about is the limited amount of resources," Thompson said. "Because of financial cutbacks in the last seven to eight years, the college doesn't have what it needs, like new equipment and funding for new and existing projects." Thompson said he has committed himself to increase the amount of money given to Weber State to solve some of the funding problems. "I have met with the Board of Regents and state legislators to discuss what Weber State's needs are," he said. "Utahns need to realize the importance and the cost of higher education in the state. Taxpayers need to see and know that current needs must be fulfilled for a prosperous state in the future." If Utah is unable to provide adequate funding for the college, Thompson said he has considered raising the money through private donations to ease the problem during years of low funding. Aside from replenishing equipment and programs, the faculty and staff will also receive a portion of the additional funding. "The faculty is very committed to the school," he said. "I feel like they sincerely love the school, students and their colleagues. An example of this is schools working together to develop programs, such as English and Education doing one on literacy. 'The School of Business is also reaching out into the community with its Partnership in Business program," Thompson said. An outstanding professiortal staff is part of the reason why Thompson is proud of Weber State, the other part being its student body. "I am very impressed with the students I have had the opportunity to meet with," said Thompson. "They are enthusiastic, eager and bright. While I have only met with those involved in student leadership positions, I look forward to meeting others. "Weber State has such a diversified student body, with the non-traditional students counting as a large portion," said Thompson. Thompson encourages all students to get involved with an extra-curricular activity while attending college. "A study done at Harvard showed that students who involved themselves in activities other than academics alone became more rounded educationally," he said. "Even those who just studied with other classmates learned more as a group as opposed to individually. "I love Weber State. I think it is an exceptional school that has a promising future," said Thompson. "As we work on becoming a metropolitan university, there will be many challenges to take. We can develop these into advantages. We may miss opportunities, but not the advantages of being a growing university." "One of the challenges I am and will continue to do is to help people to know how good this institution is," he said. "Some of the community and people in the state know, but there are a lot of people who don't know about the quality of Weber State's schools and programs. To me that is very frustrating. Weber State truly deserves the title of 'University.'"
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-09-24, Vol. 51, No. 9|
|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.|