Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1995-09-291
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T1 Friday, September 29, 1995 Volume 58 Number 11 Mountain bikes modernize police force on Weber State campus By Christine Bush Signpost senior reporter One way to stay in shape and get the job done is to become a police bicycle officer on Weber State University's campus. Campus police are following the trend of campus' across the nation by adding two bicycle-patrol units in an effort to upgrade security . Chris Rowley and Randy Hammack will be the two officers riding the new, white mountain bikes around campus.The bikes are equipped with headlights, a saddlebag on the back for their citation book, and will soon have red and blue flashing lights so the officers can be more effective doing their job. "I have had more people approach me since I've been doing the bicycle patrolling," Hammack said. "The students are really enjoying us being on the campus grounds." Hammack said it breaks down the barriers between police and students. According to Sgt. Kent T. Kiernan, the police bicycle patrolling is very effective because it Inside Post Opinion: Studentbody President encourages campus involvement. See page 4 Arts & Entertainment: One-act plays portray student talent and abilities. See page 5 Outdoors: Exclusive fishing holes with two pounders revealed. See page 6 Sports: Pokey Eckford provides inside perspective on football. See page 7 r""- " - , ; . . V f . ; r ft,., V:". t ? .: - ' S ' ' V j V.'" ) ti , ; ROB OVIATTme SIGNPOST Chris Rowley on his emergency equipped mountain bike quicker on scene access. gives exposure and quick response.He also said that the bicycle patrollers will ensure more safety and security on campus. "On the bikes you can do everything you can do with a car, but just with a different technique," Rowley said. Rowley also said there are several: advantages to bicycle patrol Student service building expected in near future By Jen Johnston Signpost senior reporter All students and faculty that have been concerned about the Student Services building delay, can now be rest assured. Marie Kotter, Vice President of Student Services, said it will be done sometime fall quarter. The reason for the delay is the carpet has not all been laid, the backorder on furniture, and the constant demand for construction in Utah. "Saying fall quarter doesn't tie me down to any specific date," Kotter said, "because we can't say a specific date at this point. Initially we projected the building to be done in time when school started to make life easier on the students, but we had strategic planning and some building redesign which included putting a cashier unit in," she said. With the building changes and department changes, WSU also faced problems with the contractor of the project. "We laid into the boom in Utah for building," Kotter said. "We could not even get cement because so much building was happening in Utah." ling. "They can ride silently and sneak up on people. The)' have more on-view arrests with mountain bikes, and they can get into parts of the campus such as the park horse trail above the campus much quicker," he said. Rowley said being on a bike is a much quicker way to get around. "I guarantee I'll be the first one on the scene, even before a police car," Rowley said. Campus police Chief Lee Cassity is very proud of his two new biker patrol units. "I feel the bike patrol enhances our community policing efforts on campus," Cassity said. Rowley and Hammack will also be involved in the upgrade of community policing on campus this year. This program is designed to have more officers on bicycles and foot. The demand for construction in Utah included getting skilled workers. Contractors working on the Student Service building put requests outside of Utah to receive workers.There were also problems with the bidding for the carpet and furniture. It took more time than projected. "All of these problems together added to the delay of the building," Kotter said. Since the contractors missed the planned date for the finishing of the building, Kotter felt like there was no need to push carpet layers to work morning, noon, The prom class has and night to finish. She said there would be nothing to gain by making the others have to work harder than the contractors."People in buildings and grounds have told me not to push carpet layers because installation is a key factor in maintaining upkeep," she said. "If we push in- west reveals Batcave secrets at Convocation By Alisa C. Rasmussen Signpost news editor Visiting from his bat cave in Idaho, Adam West, the original Batman, addressed his audience at Weber State Universi ty's Convocations Lecture Series, in the Val A. Browning Austad Auditorium. As the audience entered the auditorium, clips from old Batman movies played on the stage screen, showing Batman and Robin fighting the villains of Gotham City, making the world a better place to be. Batman hung from the Bat plane by a thin rope ladder, as Robin slowly lowered him into the water, on their mission to stop the bad guy. Just as he plunged into the water, a ferocious shark grabbed onto his leg. Yelling for help, Robin lifted the plane, but the shark hung on, clinging to Batman's leg. "Hurry, Robin! Get the Bat shark repellent spray," Batman said. West limped onto the stage acting as if he had actually gotten away from the shark. Then the lights came up, fading the movie clip out. With a smile, he thanked the audience for "Nvaii" w ww ise of a new student service been delayed until some time stallation, we'renot going to have as good quality of carpet in the future as we could if we don't rush installation." Kotter, not giving a specific date, says that as soon as the furniture is delivered, services will begin moving. An advantage of the new Stu I '11 FRANK DANKWA THE SIGNPOST being there. He said he felt comfortable at our school because of our purple school color. His Bat cape was purple. He stepped away from the pulpit to allow us a look at his "Superhero physique," he said. "Who is that fool?" West said, referring to Batman. "I watch myself in those movies and I used to be really awful. Thirty years later, I'm getting pretty good. Sometimes I wish I could do it all again." In USA Today, the Batman series was rated the most popular show for the past two decades, West said. "We tied with (I Love) Lucy. The show has been in syndication for 25 years, and it still plays on the FX cha nnel twi ce a week. It's good that I'm still here to see it happen," he said. West continues to be an entertainer, but the Barman typecast lingers. See Batman page 2 XJi ANDY WATERS THE SIGNPOST building on the first day of in fall quarter. dent Service building is that all services needed by students will be located in one building instead of being spread throughout the campus. Kotter's editorial, background history, and the budget of the building were published in the S.-pt. 17 edition of The Signpost.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1995-09-29, Vol. 58, No. 11|
|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.|