Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-07-301
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VOLUME 52. ISSUE 7 ViHlvJiL'is v rUESDAY.JULY30. 1991 THE GNPOSI Weber State University Ogden, Utah Harris steps down from businessecon college helm By Lorin J. May Managing editor of The Signpost Alma F. Harris, dean of the College of Business and Economics, has resigned from his post WSU effective Oct. 1 . He will return to full-time teaching in the department of business administration and plans to work on research and publishing. "I have a young family and I would like to spend a little more time with the kids," Harris said. He said his resignation stems from a desire to balance family, professional and church responsibilities. A replacement for Harris has not yet been selected. Harris has served as dean of business and economics since July 1, 1988 and has been on the Weber State faculty since 1973. Harris and associate dean Michael Vaughan are widely credited with making great strides to help the School of Business and Economics move towards receiving a highly coveted professional accreditation. (See HARRIS page 2) 4 v T i . .,.v J 4 . - . rv DANIELLE MABEYTHf SIGNPOST Street Greek meet OUR VERY OWN fraternities and sororities banded together and made their presence known to area residents last Wednesday at the Ogden Pioneer Days parade. ' i ... . J ' .r . ' f I ' " I . f t - ' ., - '-.... . - , . ' X I . . . ... - " . ; -v-;. . ., .. . " V . v........ fi : :. " ' t ... : ' V " 'l - - ..a..y.... -i .- ... True 'wild cats' keep multiplying DANIELLE MABEY THE SIGNPOST THE HOME OF the Wildcats" has become home to many uncared-for, smaller versions or our mascot. By B. A. Bridenbecker News editor of The Signpost Have you ever wondered where all those wild cats on campus come from? Legend has it that the start of all these Weber Wildcats came when one little female cat was dropped off about five years ago. Nicknamed CC (for Campus Cat), this cat has averaged about two litters a year for the past five years. To be sure, CC isn't the only cat that has been dropped off on campus. Kristi Chase, secretary at dental hygeine, said that people drop their unwanted pets here all the time. This has created a problem. The cats have kittens and then the kittens have kittens, Chase said . One WSU employee, who asked not to be identified said, "One time I counted eight cats in a "Feeding them causes them to stay. If you don t feed them they will move on." Dave Maxim, director of physical plant for buildings and grounds grove of trees between the library and Union Building." An overpopulation of the felines led to extreme measures about two years ago. Dave Maxim, director of the physical plant for buildings and grounds had to deal with the problem. "We tolerate a certain amount of them, but when it gets to be a problem, we call the humane society. The pound trapped the animals and transported them to the city pound. The facts around this are somewhat hazy, however. Linda Skeen, treasurerdirector of the Ogden City Humane Society said that although the pound will pick up animals from the campus, they do not trap them because they lack the manpower. Maxim said when the cats reproduce, overpopulation is bound to be a problem. Skeen confirms this. "If one female cat lives for nine years and averages two litters a year, and only two kittens from each litter survive, after nine years, you will have over 13 million cats." CC is well on her way to fulfilling this statistical prediction, and this is only part of the problem. (See CATS page 4) Prior planning prevents registration frustration By Jim Sawdey Editor -In-chief of The Signpost It's a familiar sound to several thousand conscientious students trying to register early using the touch tone system: bzzz, bzzz, bzzz, bzzz. For the ten thousand or so students who are trying to register for autumn quarter using the STAAR telephone registration system, this month and next, the busy signal can be frustrating. 'The registration system is working fine," said Emil Hanson, dean of student administrative services. In fact, six telephone lines have been added to the original 12 lines to handle the thousands of students who are trying to register each day. The problem is that everyone is trying to get the jump on everyone else so they can get the classes they need before they close. So everyone is trying to register in the morning. "As soon as the 'gate' opens, they are all trying to get down the track," Hanson said. About 14,000 students will register for autumn quarter. If registration continues to follow the previous few year's trend, the WSU student population will grow by three to four percent. By spring, nearly 2,000 students will drop out of school. Many drop outs will be freshmen. "A lot of freshmen don't know why they are here or (they) are just trying it out. And many freshmen go on (LDS) missions after the first quarter or two," he said. While the majority of students register between July 26 and Aug. 16, about 3,000 students wait until just before school starts, and another thousand register during the first week of school. Hanson has some recommendations students can follow to save time and lessen registration headaches: Avoid registering in the early morning when everyone else is trying to register. (See REGISTER page 2) Entertainment 5 UMTs "Into the Woods" puts a new twist on "happily ever after." Sports 7 High school All Star football game shows an explosion of area talent.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-07-30, Vol. 52, No. 7|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; 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 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.|