Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-07-101
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ingraft i mxi kJ hi M iS$lf&j TUESDAY. JULY 10.1990 Signpost VOLUME 51. ISSUE 4 Special Freshmen Issue lid. WEBER STATE COLLEGE M .A X (H 3 K If I QUINN JACOBSONTHE SIGNPOST A bang-up time Skyrockets in flight were an after-night's delight to spectators, such as this couple perched at the Weber County Fairgrounds' July 4 fireworks extravaganza. Freshman orientation sessions start this week By Christine Rasmussen News editor of The Sgnpost Freshman Orientation Sessions began July 9 in the Union Building. All incoming new students are required to attend one of the informative programs which will be presented each Monday through Thursday during the weeks prior to fall quarter. "An estimated 2-3,000 students will participate in the sessions this year," said Sharon Aiken-Wisniewski, coordinator of the Academic Advisement Center. 'This is the second year where the orientations have been required by the incoming freshman before they register, this way they have some guidance to the requirements needed," said Aiken-Wisniewski.Each of the schools in the college two days during the seminars schedule in which to focus exclusively on its own departments. Other days are reserved for undeclared majors, transfer, honor, nontraditional and athletic students. "Between 50 to 80 students will be attending each day," Aiken-Wisniewski said. "We feel that it is important for the new students to become familiar with various campus facilities." The seminars begin at 7:45 a.m. when the students are invited to visit with campus organizations which have information tables located in the ballroom. Following a welcome, a representative from the designated school will speak. Students then break into groups to be informed about academic programs and policies. Workshops are available to discuss such issues as specific departmental requirements, time management, test-taking skills and campus tours. Advisors are also available with scheduling and registration information for fall quarter. Presidential applicants recommended Field for new Weber State president narrows to seven By Christine Rasmussen News editor of The Sgnpost The selection committee interviewing applicants for the position of the new Weber State College president submitted their recommendations to the Utah State Board of Regents July 5. According to Simone Fritz, a faculty representative for the selection committee, the Board of Regents received the names of seven candidates. The name of five candidates were to be turned into the Regents on July 1 , but due to the withdrawal of a candidate another set of interviews were scheduled. "I feel very comfortable with all of the candidates that were submitted," said Fritz. "I believe any one of them will do a great job of leading Weber State into the 1990s." Four of the seven candidates are from Utah, while the others are from out of state. "There are benefits for having a local person, but the out-of-staters offer a lot, too," Fritz said. The people who know about the Utah State higher education system already know about some of the inside workings of the institution. But the outsiders have had the opportunity to see other institutions of what other colleges and universities are doing." 'The college hopes to have the person who will be president in office before school starts," said Vice President of College Advancement William Loos. Fall quarter begins September 24. According to Fritz, who has been in contact wifh the Commission of Higher Education, the Board of Regents js (See PRESIDENT page ) WSC Alumni Center construction to beain By Christine Rasmussen News editor of The Sgnpost Weber State College administration has granted the WSC Alumni Association permission to begin construction on the new Alumni Center. The building, which will be located directly west of Promontory Tower, will house the offices of Alumni Relations. The projected cost of the new center is $700,000, which includes the building expenses and furnishings. All funding has been provided by private donations, said WSC Alumni Relations Executive Director Edie George. Ground breaking ceremonies will be held at noon on July 13 at the building site on 1301 41st Street. Former WSC President Dr. Stephen Nadauld will be the keynote speaker at the ceremony. John A. Lindquist will speak on behalf of the donors and Bryan Hurst will represent the Alumni Association's boards and councils. Bids for construction contracts are now being prepared and construction is (See ALUMNI page 5) art -4s' ' 8 " 1 V Z'30 . f!i J; s&,M 2," -. i " 4 -. p -v.- -r-T -tan-m- .... ; "jl " "Wf . ,. " ; r " Tt" j 3k -.i AN ARTtSfS CONCEPTION of th WSC Alumni Cntf, which bglrw construction with a July 13 ground-br poking.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-07-10, Vol. 51, No. 4|
|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.|