Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-04-021
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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 64 Friday, April 2, 1993 winging into the eason WSU tennis and golf teams start play. See page 11. WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH Signpost HAFB cutbacks significant to local economy By SANDY SOWERBY SIGNPOST senior reporter Although layoffs at Hill Air Force Base will be fewer than initially thought, there will still be significant effects on the local economy, said Dan A. Fuller, economics professor. Layoffs and early retirements will cost Weber and Davis counties 2 to 2.5 percent of their income, said the Weber State University faculty member. Fuller has conducted in-dpth studies of Weber County's economy for the Chamber Ogden Weber and Webcor Development, the county's industrial development organization.Initially, layoffs of 2,357 employees were anticipated. However, HAFB received additional funding, reducing the draw-down to 1,894 positions, said Len Barry, chief ofmedia in the base public affairs office. '"Over 1000 employees have accepted an early retirement offer," Barry said, leaving roughly 800 employees to be laid (See HAFB page 5) WSU not likely to be affected by HAFB layoffs Although many of Utah's recently jobless may be looking to Weber State University for re-; training and education, existing students should not be affected, ! said Richard Ulibarri of continuing education. Many of the unemployed will .be looking for training that can be : accomplished off-campus, Ulibarri said. "My assumption is people seeking new employment would need short-term training but not a lot of educatior.," he said. There are off-campus extensions in Davis and Weber counties, hesaid. Training used to take ; place on Hill Air Force base, which will be cutting about 800 jobs. Bu t he ad vi sed the d evelop-ment of strategies for short-term training. Winslow Hurst, admissions: and registration, said the competition would increase, but fall quarter's enrollment cap would (See WSU page 5) """'rf-r' !' "! 1 7 i i I i i t vrA I it ; I i V. . ' y , ' . A ;.UJJJ -T ' g. M f Ik- DANIELLE MABcYTHF SIGNPOST It s all Greek to me. Above: Weber State University fraternities and sororities line the walkway to recruit now students to their respective groups this week. Right: The Pikes make a new frat brother by placing a t-sh'rt on the Moench statue Wednesday morning. Yes ' w I Htej DANIELLE MABEY THE SIGNPOST Non-student use of UB source of frustration By TYSON HIATT r. Signpost wire editor The degree of high school and non-student use of the Shepherd Union Building may be discouraging some Weber State University students from using the fa cilities. But t-red Meaders, coordinator of Wildcat Lanes, said WSU officials are doing all they can to curb the situation. Some WSU students feel like non-students, particularly those from local high schools, are taking over the Union Building, which is paid for by $680,000 in student fees. "On Friday nights, some students complain because there is a line for bowling and pool tables, and they are being used by high school kids," said Shandra Broughton, who frequently works behind the counter at Wildcat Lanes. 20,000 ::: 15,000 10,000 F 5,000 A kj 1,000-- rl y Bowledover Non-student vs. student use of the WSU bowling alley. 6 iiiQtJ d3d. fl student day use fH student evening use 1985 1992 O non-student day use E3 non-student evening use ASWSU president Melinda Roylancesaidshehasnoticed the problem but has heard no formal complaints from students. "No one has complained to me about a problem," Roylancesaid. "But I have noticed the rollerbladers underneath the breezeway." Meaders said he has been aware of the problem and addressed it in a study last spring, but some of the things are out of his control. He said the problem was particularly bad a nd some of thechanges he has since made have reduced the problems dramatically. "One of the things we can do nothing about is that we are an open campus-people can come and go as they please-whether or not they want to play a video game or use the library," he said. Meaders said he has a tightrope to walk because he wants to attract more WSU students in the evening, but he doesn't want to have to turn away the high school students. The study done last spring, which was conducted by members of the UB advisory board, campus police and other people on campus, showed that the facility was mostly used bynon-students on weekends. Meaders then changed thepriceforbowlingand billiards for non-students to economically discourage them from using the facility. "Students can play billiards for$2.10an hour Monday through Saturday, but we are charging non-students $3 Monday through (See Union page 5) TP ODAY'S EWS H TV ARTS First vocal jazz ensemble featured at Weber State University. See page 7. PORTS Jazz take the San Antonio Spurs in the Delta Center. See page 11.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-04-02, Vol. 53, No. 64|
|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.|