Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1969-01-171
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Volume 28, No. 12 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 January 17. 1969 Modern A SCENE from the "Fatal Bird", part of the choreographic dance Joan Butler, Ruth Post, Kathleen McClintock.) Paperbacks On Display In Library Paperback books for college faculty and students, on subjects ranging from the arts to the sciencesnearly 1400 selected paperbacks from 97 publishers--are In the Combined Paperback Exhibit now on display in the Library. The Exhibit is open primarily to the ?acuhy--the teaching staff, librarians and administrators but students may also visit the book display. This new collection of paperbacks includes selected titles in the fields of art and music, literature and languages, social sci-iences, science, mathematics, reference and education. In the Literature and Language section are both classical and contemporary works in American, English and world literature, including mythology, drama, poetry, biography, literary criticism, essays, composition and foreign language.The Social Sciences collection includes books on history and political science, area studies, sociology, economics, philosophy, religion, psychology and education. Highlights are sections of books on Russia and Communism, civil liberties and civil rights, and social and political commentary. There are also many titles on display in the section for mathematics, history and philosophy of science, a.:;! the physical and biological sciences. Dance Exhibit Opened With background music of a novel brass band, Mrs. Calvin F. Rampton, wife of the Utah governor, cut the ribbon opening the Golden Spike Exhibit in the Weber arts building last Wednesday. The exhibitshows old photographs of the coming of the railroad to Utah territory, and the driving of the Golden Spike which united east and west by rail. A brief address was given by Mrs. Rampton after Weber State President William Miller welcomed her and other dignitaries. Deadline Today For Chicks Pick Today is the deadline for chicks to place their choice on record for the annual preference ball, sponsored by the Associated Women's Students. The dance, featuring Herb Hillier and Orchestra, will be held Jan. 24, at 9:00 p.m. The cost of the dance will be three dollars per couple, and it will be formal semi-formal. Theme for the dance will be "Love is Blue." Dance chairman Kim Kowall said that preferences can be registered today near the main desk in the union building. I Performance Jan. 22 scheduled Jan. 22 as a special fine More Funds Asked By WSC Chorale by Denny Osborn Seating at basketball games and a request for over $1200 by the WSC Chorale highlighted the Jan. 14 Senate meeting. "Contrary to popular opinion," noted Howard Collett, "the faculty and staff can still sit in the student section at games. However they must arrive early because seats are on a first come, first serve basis." David Gladwell, representing the WSC Chorale, asked the Senate for $1270 to supplement their budget. Gladwell listed five reasons for using student funds for a proposed tour by the group: (1) a Chorale tour would advertise Weber, (2) they would visit seven hgih schools and two junior colleges, (3) the Chorale is new and should be recognized, (4) Ninety per cent of WSC students come from Utah, (5) the Chorale is the largest group of its kind on the campus. WSC Chorale, asked the Senate for $1270 to supplement their budget. Gladwell listed five reasons for using student funds for a proposed tour by the group: (la Chorale tour would advertise Weber, (2 they would visit seven high schools and two junior colleges, (3 the Chorale is new and should be recognized, (4 Ninety per cent of WSC students come from Utah (5 the Chorale is the largest group of its kind on the campus. Under questioning, it was revealed the Chorale request would take one-fourth of the remaining studentbody funds. This request was turned over to the Finance Committtee, under the directionof Jack Durrant, for more investigation.Due to the fact that Norm Frost and Brent Wilson will be unable to attend Senate meetings this quarter Val Southwick and Alan I J- 4 arts feature of the month. (L-R Hall respectively will take Senate spots as replacements. A letter from Benjamin Noid, head of the Communications Department, was read asking in the future that the Debate team be required to have only one advisor per trip, instead of per car. This matter was referred to the Policy Committee, under the direction of Bill Washburn. Howard Collett, Legislative Vice-President, announced that $4844 remains in the school studentbody budget. Pat Smith also announced Songfest will be held Fel ruary 12, 1969. Technical changes in the budgets of the Signpost, the Sophomore Class, and identification cards were all discussed and sent to the Finance Committee. The Constitution of the Black Student Union was received and sent to the Policy committee. Weber State students and faculty will have the opportunity January 22 to see a new experiment in the world of dance. This new experiment is the Repertory Dance Theatre which was hailed as " a genius idea" in the Chicago Daily News, last spring. The Repertory Dance Theatre is based in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah. It consists of 12 dancers, some having been recruited from places throughout the country. Several are from the West and including Utah. This experiment in dance began in 1966 when Rockefeller Foundation, wanting to experiment with a Repertory modern dance company sawpromisein Salt Lake City and made afour year grant amounting to a total of $370,000. This was by far the largest sum of money the Rockefeller Foundation had ever given to the dance and it is also the first attempt to form a new repertory dance theater. But exactly what is the Repertory Dance Theatre, and why is it so Unique? It is the only professional dance company in the world working and creating fifty-two weeks a year which is closely connected to a university. It is the only modern-dance company in the world whose intent, represented in its title, is to perform the works of all outstanding modern dance choreographers in the style of the choreographer. (Most modern-dance companies reflect the work of one person, usually the head of the company). It is the only dance company in the world which contractually insists that each of its twelve dancers must choreograph from one to three works a year. The dance world was astonished when it heard of the establishment of this dance company in Salt Lake City, which was a city of only 200,000 inhabitants and many thought it an eccentric gesture. However according to Clive Barnes' comments in the New York Times, October 28, 1968 there were three basic reasons for the choice of Salt Lake City as the base for the dance company. "In the first place the Univ-versity of Utah had for long had a vigorous dance department, and in every area there is unusual interest in the arts in Utah. Second, the move was in accordance with the now strongly felt need to decentralize dance in America. Thirdly, and importantly, Utah thought of it. The idea was formulated by the University, which already has a professional ballet company under William Christen-sen, and a very enterprising Salt Lake City teacher, Virginia Tanner."This Repertory Dance Theatre which has won recognition and praise from the dance world throughout the country will make a special appearance at Weber State January 22, at 11:00 in the Fine Arts Center auditorium.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1969-01-17, Vol. 28, No. 12|
|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.|