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i Monday, November 29, 1993 Volume 56 Number 33 3 Weber State football putting By Mark Forsberg Signpost managing editor Football Coach Dave Arslanian has begun a quest for $500,000 to sa ve Weber State University's football team, drawing on resources from students, athletic clubs and the community, he said. The football team, with its $1.3 million budget, was recently targeted by administration for cutbacks. The team may be eliminated unless it can earn another $500,000 for next season.Arslanian said he is trying to develop a plan to raise the money. An informal deadline for the plan has been set on Dec. 15, when it will be presented to President Paul Thompson.Friday, football players set up booths in Newgate Mall, Layton Hills Mall and Ogden City Mall, he said. The players passed out pamphlets and asked for support. "There's a lot of things going on now to express our problem," he said. Arslanian said the team will be drawing support and suggestions from the Wildcat Club, the Gridiron Club and other interested students and community members. "There has been a lot of community involvement," he said. Professor keeps life more than just simple By Brenda Nicholas Signpost staff writer He doesn't have a car or a television.His apartment is furnished with only a small table, so he sleeps on the floor in a sleeping bag. He keeps his heat no higher than 55 degrees in the winter, to keep his pipes from freezing. In his kitchen you will find only a pair of chopsticks, a paring knife, a cooking pot, a mug and a wooden spoon. IT" Lyall Crawford Lyall Crawford, professor of communications, is not poor, and he is not in trouble with a collection agency. He is a minimalist who chooses to eliminate clutter from his life. "Eccentric" and "strange" are terms he occasionally hears in reaction to his lifestyle; but to Crawford, living a simple life encompasses a whole spectrum of deep philosophy. "The less you have the more it t now r , i ' - - - ' fe.il - f "" . , - -rC- : ! ; L' iJ-:,4:vt C . ' . . .-V v ' . v. ' -f STEVE COHUWTHE SIGNPOST Weber State University football team has taken up residence in the Ogden City Mall to try to reach members of the community for supportin saving the team from being cut. Arslanian said the team will use more than money to convince Thompson to keep the team. "The president needs to be convinced emotionally and by our plan," he said. "Some people would just as soon see the team gone," Arslanian said. "But we're trying to get support from the students and com is," Crawford said. The idea of being a minimalist is to eliminate a lot of tangible items that occupy your concern. "If you don't have a lot of things, you have a certain clarity physically, but eventually you have a certain clarity mentally," he said. Crawford compared the effects of a simplistic life to meditation. "Your mind gets elevated when you are not concerned about your stuff. You have more time to use your mind in a different way." Being a minimalist, Crawford does not have to dedicate a large portion of his life totime-consuming tasks like housework and car maintenance. "I am able to read, think and write," he said. He also said he has more time to spend with his friends. Not having a television, which seems to be a mandatory item in most homes, Crawford said he See Crawford page 6 munity to show what an important program football is. "I don't think many programs on campus could undergo the scrutiny the football team has gotten," he said. "I think they (administration) would find problems no matter where they looked. They have just chosen to isolate football." Health, PE requisites dropped for everyone Beginning Jan. 1, 1994, physical education and health requirements will no longer be a graduation requirement of any student regardless of the catalog they follow. That means students graduating at the end of fall quarter will have to have PE and health requirements met. Those graduating after winter quarter 1994 will not have to take PE or health. The Curriculum and General Education Committee submitted a recommendation to the faculty senate that was designed to go to the administration regarding the implementation of the proposal last spring to do away with the requirements. The student senate supported the recommendation. At the Nov. 18 faculty senate meeting, the recommendation went to administrative representative Provost RobertSmith, who accepted it without further consideration. Student senator Jon Healy, who sponsored the bill, said in fairness to all students, the new requirement should apply to up fight The football players are trying to keep the team alive, but also have obligations to school, he said. "When our season ended the first instruction we gave our team was to get their noses in books," he said. A planning meeting will be held by Arslanian today to discuss various strategies. everyone regardless of which catalog they plan on using to satisfy graduation requirements.Healy said that passing the bill will make things less confusing for students, who may wonder if the new requirement applies to them or not. Making the requirement retroactive will also lessen the burden put on the registration office. The office is inundated by students who soon will be graduating, asking for waivers on their PE and health credits. "One lady that's sitting on our committee is from the registration office, and she says it's an administrative nightmare having people request waiver," he said. Healy said he received a lot of support for passing the recommendation. He surveyed 276 students and found that almost 90 percent were in favor of making the PE, health requirement retroactive. Physical and health faculty, along with faculty members in general, have been verysupportive. Quick Takes T ji J. A&E Ogden Rescue Mission once again pitches in to brighten the holidays of the needy. See Page 7 News WSU nurses propose a trip to Russia and the Ukraine for next year. See Page 6 Opinion WSU student encourages administration's suggestion to cancel the football program. See Page 5 '4, I) r Hi Sports Men's basketball off to a good start, takes third place in the Great Alaska Shootout. See Page 2 0 Weather More cold for the l-fiftvk future- Chance of week.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-11-29, Vol. 56, No. 33|
|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.|