Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-01-041
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VOLUME 51. ISSUE 39 FRIDAY. JANUARY 4. 1991 JLHE IGNPO WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY1 President Thompson discusses student oppurtunities in a "Metropolitan University" By lorin May News editor of The Signpost Although important in their own right, the information and skills students gain in their major courses of study are only a portion of what they should gain upon obtaining a degree. President Thompson and his wife addressed a Convocations audience on what they considered to be the most important personal keys to success for students at a metropolitan university. President Thompson delivered a speech titled "Partners in Learning - Student Opportunities in a Metropolitan University" in the Austad Auditorium Thursday. He spoke of the opportunities available to people gaining an education, what Weber State is doing to help people take ad vantageof those opportunities, and most specifically, what Weber State students can do to take advantage of those opportunities. Thompson gave several key points to expand one's definition of true education. He said that this means an education that is both broad and deep. Avoid overspecialization. "In the 4 JIM SAWDEYTHf SIGNPOST WSU PRESIDENT Paul H. Thompson and his wife, Carolyn, spoke at Convocations. hurry to gain an education, there is a desire to these times." get in to a narrow specialty, to get a degree, A manager from a large company told and to go get a job," Thompson said. "I Thompson, "Graduates with a narrow focus would argue that that is a risky strategy in (See PRESIDENT page 2) Students are "worth it," Mrs. Thompson says By Joyce Zabriskie Senior reporter of The Signpost Those who missed convocations, Thursday, missed the upbeat and positive speeches given by new university president Paul Thompson and his wife, Carolyn. Carolyn Thompson gave a short history of her own education before plunging into a "You are worth it" speech on self-esteem. She began her education in a one-room school in rural Nebraska, she said, adding that she remembers when she went to school with only thirteen other people, including the teacher. At Weber State, when she was working toward her associate's degree, there were about 2,200 students on campus, she said. She remembers when the legislature gave Weber State permission to move from a two-year to a four-year college. 'Today, there are about 13 and (See THOMPSON page 2) News s Union Building renovations complete giving the building a whole new look Arts 5 New art show opens In Collie tt Art Gallery "The Beat" will soon be rocking from Salt Lake to Tremonton By Cheryl Jensen Asst. News editor of 7he Signpost By summer, KWCR 'The Beat," Weber State University's radio station, will broadcast from North Salt Lake to Tremonton, reaching nearly all of its large number of commuting students. That is a much farther reach than the present, from 36th Street north to the middle of Harrisville, said Bill Clapp, station engineer. The school this week ordered a $12,000 transmitter that will give the station capability of broadcasting at 3,000 watts, said Kelly Hammer, KWCR program manager. 'That will expand our listening audience and expand our revenue from new ads, " he said. KWCR now reaches only about 48 percent of the student body, he said. Last May Weber State purchased an excitor for 55,800 as a first steD toward eainins a new, more modern transmitting system. The school had planned for a couple years to replace the old transmitter, which it purchased used about 10 years ago, Hammer said. The old transmitter finally gave out in December and stopped running altogether. "We kept the old transmitter, but it died prematurely," he said. Until the new transmitter arrives, the station is running on standby at 55 watts, Hammer said. The transmitter will be here and working by the end of the quarter at the Browning Fine Arts Center, where the old transmitter was located. It will operate at about 300 watts, its lowest wattage capable, to avoid interfering with theater productions at the center, Clapp said. In the summer, the transmitter will be relocated at Promontory Tower and will be "cranked up" to 3.000 watts. it . 41.. ? - 1 ! ,3 The ice cometh DANfLLE MABEYTHE SIGNPOST THIS RATHER LARGE crystalline stalactite, a frigid sign of the season, adoms the face of the Dental Hygiene Clinic.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-01-04, Vol. 51, No. 39|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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 University|
|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.|