Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1967-07-071
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III Vol. 1, No. 4 Summer I Theatre Begins Three production by the Weber State College summer theatre will highlight community and campus cultural events during the next two months. The Weber State "Summer Theatre Festival" will include a melodrama, "Billy the Kid;" a comedy, "The Subject was Roses;" and a . musical, "Finian's Rainbow." Parts for the plays have been cast for college and community players under the supervision and direction of Dr. T. Leonard Rowley, WSC drama department head. The first production, "Billy the Kid," is now being presented at recreation centers in Ogden and Weber County. Cast and crew members boarded the "show wagon" July 4 for the first show at South Ogden Park. Other performances are scheduled at Riverdale Park, July 7; West Weber School, July 8; North Ogden Park, July 10; Monroe Park July 11; Liberty Park, July 12; J. C. Park, July 13; Bonneville Park, July 14; West Ogden Park, July 15; and 23 Street Park, July 16. "Billy the Kid is anhonest-to-goodness melodrama of the Old West," Dr. Rowley said, "complete with solo acts, a hissable villian and a kissable heroine." The second production scheduled for the summer season is 'The Subject was Roses," a. comedy written by Frank Gil-roy.Weber State College will be one of the first school to present the play outside of New York, Rowley said, as the play has just recently been released for local groups. The play is a recent winner of the New York drama critics award, he said. Performances will begin July 11 in the WSC Cellar Theatre for a 5 day run. Cost ot admission will be $1.50 per person, with no reserved seats. "Loaded with laughter and charm," Rowley said, "everyone should enjoy this play about the adjustment to civilian and family life of a newly discharged soldier." Final presentation of the WSC summer theatre will be "Finian's Rainbow," Aug. 1-5. The play was originally a Broadway musical, Rowley said. Clever dialogue, catching music and delightful dances are all component parts of the presentation, he said. "Finian's Rainbow" will be presented in the Little Theatre of the Fine Arts Center. Tickets for "The Subject was Roses" are now on sale at the Fine Arts Center Ticket Office, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 393-1773. Admission is $1.50 per person No reserved seats will be sold. The New Yorkaward-winning comedy will begin July 11 in the Little Cellar Theatre of the Fine Arts Center. Performances will be held nightly beginning at 8 p.m. until July 15. tmmt yj Dim DTTD H i I I j 5' XXr i tJ. , j r I I i. f, S I .ft r I m i Many activities are keeping Weber State College students busy this summer including plays, studying, float-building and ground-breaking ceremonies. The summer quarter will end August thirteenth. Ground - Breaking Ceremonies Dedicate Student UD Expansion College and community officials dedicated $2.2 million expansion to the Weber State College Union Building Thursday in groundbreaking ceremonies. Dr. William P. Miller, WSC president, Keith W. Wilcox, architect, and Perry Perea, studentbody president, helped turn the first shovelfuls of dirt. Others participating in the ceremonies were Ira A.Huggins.board of trustees chairman; Robert A. Clarke, WSC administrative vice president; Bart Wolthius, Ogden mayor; and Ferrel E. Carter, alumni president. The ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the 90,000 square foot addition, due for completion in 1969. Included in the addition will be a ballroom, additional food services and lounging areas; bookstore, skyline restaurant, student OGDEN, UTAH O Lf OS3 If"? I urn di rah A x j ' XjW-;i offices, alumni offices, meeting and staff rooms and an additional cafeteria and snack bar. A small auditorium will also be built for showing movies, slides, meetings of student organizations and small college functionsr President Miller said the new addition will more than double the present Union Building, constructed five years ago. At the time of construction, the Union Building was designed for 2,700 students, President Miller said, but now serves more than 6,000 students. The cafeteria has served as an eating place, ballroom and social center, the President said, and many of the student organizations have had to "double up" in the same rooms. Weber State's "Acorn" yearbook shared the same office this year with the "Kalidescope" liter i 4 P Pi my i j x ; " m t I 'in I- If Iwrfdg bF v r ary magazine, with theold"K-lit" office now used by the WSC placement bureau. Trustees approved a $2. 2 million bond revenue sale for construction of the addition last week. One lot of $17.5 million was sold to a group of five Utah businessmen and a $500,000 lot was sold to the U.S. Department of Urban Housing and Development. The addition will be paid from the Weber State housing system, revenues from the Union Building, student fees and other non-public income, President Miller said. He said the bonds were sold at a forty-year period at varying amounts of interest. Parking at the college will be temporarily obstructed while construction is being completed, with closest student parking spaces available in front of the Fine Arts Center. iU Ml July 7, 1967 SftS Students Construct Entries Weber State College's entry for the "Pioneer Parade" is nearly completed, with studentbody officers and activity board members working overtime to meet the July 24 deadline. Roger Wise, WSC activity vice president, refused to divulge the design of the float, but said it would be an "award-winning" entry. Students have been working on the float since early June, he said. Designer of the float is Robert A. Hunter, WSC executive vice president and past "Acorn" yearbook editor. Hunter designed Weber State's "Cinderella" float last year which won sweepstakes in the Pioneer Parade in Ogden and first place in the Peach Days Parade in Brig-ham City. Also helping with the design of the float are: Perry Perea, WSC studentbody president; Dennis Heiner, legislative vice president; Brent Wilson, financial vice president.The five studentbody officers will ride in a special car, leading the float entry. Summer Enrollment Tabulated Summer quarter classwork will end July 13 for Weber State College students enrolled in accelerated 4-week courses, while students enrolled in the eight-week quarter hit the half-way mark in classwork. Dr. Paul G. Butterfield, WSC registrar, said 3,204 students are enrolled in day, evening and off-campus classes, compared to 3,012 students enrolled for summer quarter last year. Registration figures should rise during the next three weeks to nearly 4,000 students, he said, when workshops and other accelerated classes begin sessions. "Year-round college attendance is becoming a nation-wide trend," Butterfield said, "spurred by prospects of military service, marriage and church missions." Changing " economic conditions and costs of operating large campus universities are prompting administrations to develop good summer school programs that will be attractive to students, he said. Some 200 faculty members are teaching summer classes this year including professors of chemistry, English, physics, art, speech and technical education. Day school enrollment includes 601 freshmen, 307 sophomores, 37 juniors, 314 seniors and 53 graduates. Evening school classes have an enrollment of 480 freshmen, 167 sophomores, 156 juniors, 138 seniors and 50 graduates. Classes are also being conducted at the college's instrument repair center off-campus for 299 students.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1967-07-07, Vol. 1, No. 4|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; 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 College|
|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.|