Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-04-071
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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 66 Wednesday, April 7, 1 993 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH Do they prosper? For story see page 6. if 4 1 ?' lit . -, .U -1-.' V t ',? wJr r- - v i. ...I.,.., , f . .;. DANIELLE MABEYTHE SIGNPOST Storting construction Groundbreaking construction was started on the Olympic ice rink to be built east of Promontory Towers. The spring weather has presented a good opportunity for the construction crew to continue work on the project. The ice rink will be completed and open for student and public use in mid-December this winter. WSU students fight for early registration Topic sparks controversy By TYSON HIATT Signpost wire editor The topic of early registration has prompted many students on campus to fight for the privilege and others to adopt an all or none policy. Currently at WSU many students are allowed to register early. These students are veterans, a thietes, honors, physically challenged students, and campus employees. Because so many students have this privilege, many seniors are not able to get the classes they need to graduate. But some feel like the early registration is a good thing. Many feel it serves a purpose. Tom Stewart, athletic director at Weber State University, said he supports the privilege for students involved in athletics. "We feel there is a need for it because athletes are required by the NCAA to stay on track and graduate in four years," he said. Stewart said it is tough to decide who should get to register early because there are many different needs, but he didn't want to see the privilege revoked from WSUathletes. WSU's Veteran Affairs Office had no comment on the early registration issue. "Athletes have had early registration privileges at other schools I've been at," he said. Stewart said currently all athletes in major sports at WSU are able to register early, in or out of season. He said a compromise to the situation may be to only allow early registration during the seasonal quarter. However, some students feel differently. Connie Fife, president of WSU's student honor association, said there isn't a general consensus on the issue within the honors (See Registration page 3) Room space in residence halls to improve By SANDY SOWERBY SlGNPOST.senior reporter Students have differing perceptions of whether or not residence hall rooms have adequate space. Surveys show "80 percent of residence hall occupants came from homes where they had a room to themselves," said Dennis R. Colestock, assistant director of residence life. Other factors influencing perceptions include whether the student shares living space with a roommate, lives in a room alone or has seen larger or smaller dormitory rooms on other campuses. Debbie Reeve, who has visited relatives living in the dorms at Brigham Young University, said "the rooms are a lot bigger (at Weber State) thanatBYU." Reeve, a Promontory. Tower residence hall adviser, said she does not hear students complain about room size. The rooms are adequate, she said. As an adviser, j she has a room to herself. "It's too small a space for two people to live," said Jeryl Lamb, a WSU senior in business ma nageL ment. "There is nowhere to store anything except under your bed," she said. " Lamb, who once lived in the dorms at Morehead State University, said the rooms there were "quite a bit larger and it was possible to store belongings in the space above the closet." In her Promontory Tower room, access to the closet is awkward because of the placement of the built-in desk and drawers. "You can't easily store stuff at the top of the closet because the closets go all the way to the ceiling," Lamb said. in the ,4 orms Inadequate drawer space is a problem for Dory Krupa, a sophomore in technical sales. "There is not enough space for clothes," Krupa said, "and if you buy anything of your own, like a fridge, there's no place to put it." Krupa and Lamb both said it was difficult to arrange the room to make more space, because the beds were the only furniture that was moveable and they were not "bunkable." Colestock agreed. He said the university currently has three or four different sizes of bed frames and mattresses. He said the bed frames in Promontory Tower originally used bolsters which wore out or were vandalized. After the bed frames were re configured to remove the bolsters, the mattresses did not fit well. To alleviate the problem and as part of general maintenance, all dormitory rooms will eventually be refurnished. "There is so much construction and planning," Colestock said, "it is a slow process." This summer, Wasatch Hall will be the first to receive new furniture, paint and carpeting, as well as a new boiler system. The housing office in Promontory Tower is now displaying one of the new beds that will be used. The beds will be "captain's height," Colestock sa id, " wi th the dresser under the bed to save space." Matching desks will be one-third larger than the ones currently in use, allowing students to easily accommodate a computer, Colestock said. Students will be able to stack the furniture and the flexibility will give residents "a lot more room to add their own stuff," he said. Hp ODAY'S e i ARTS Myra Powell exhibit features portraits, three-dimensionalworks. See page 8. LS PORTS Weber State University golf team takes 9th in latest tournament. See page 10.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-04-07, Vol. 53, No. 66|
|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.|