Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-03-211
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s-, the X , V n Vol. 34 No. 38 March 21, 1975 Ogden, Utah 84403 Decreasing rain with variable cloudiness and mild through Monday. Highs 50 to 55. Probability of measurable precipitation . 30 percent, decreasing to 5 percent over the weekend. Groundbreakinct starts Dee Center V' u -ir . A J h f i I 1 4 s 1 X I . j - V-ii . I - J 1 A , .1 DON SPAINHOWER, Bud Madsen, and Rex Frasier simulate today's groundbreaking ceremony. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. While the actual ceremony will be held at the Weber Heights Stake House, 1401 Country Mills Drive, the groundbreaking ceremony will take place on the lot adjacent to the stake house. Class deadline set Late registration for day and evening students will continue today in the Administration Building from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. , A late fee will be assessed beginning Thursday, March 27 for both night and day school students. Night school students will be assessed a $5 late fee and the day school student will be assessed $10. Students should declare a course CreditNo Credit at the registration time. However, students may change from a letter grade credit to CreditNo Credit or from CreditNo Credit to a letter grade credit during the first four weeks of the quarter. Students registering for a variable credit class may change the hours of credit by the change in registration procedure only during the first two weeks. Veterans who register at Weber State College and wish to take advantage of the educational benefits under the G.I. bill should check with the Office of Veterans affairs in room 113 in the continuing Education Center. Veterans may also phone the office by dialing 399-5941, ext. 377. Changes in Registration begin Mar. 24 $1 fee assessed for each course added '. Mar. 27 No course added without special permission of Dean of Admissions and Records after Apr. 2 "W" for withdrawals begin Apr. 3 No withdrawals from individual classes after Apr. 2 For further information regarding fees and policies governing the assessment and refunding of fees is contained in the 1974-75catalog. Public welcome at ceremony Student support encouraged "The Dee Events Center has been a cherished goal of Weber State students for many long years, and we hope to feel strong community support of the project at the groundbreaking activity," said Don "Spainhower, ceremony chairman. Spainhower stated that today's 10 a.m. ceremony will be held in the Weber Heights Stake Center gymnasium, at 1401 Country Hills Dr., adjacent to the north boundary of the Dee Events Center property. The actual groundbreaking will be a controlled explosion, made in the open on the site of the huge 12,000 seat domed center. Decision to hold the groundbreaking program inside the church gymnasium was made to prevent disruption of the ceremony in the event of wet or windy weather. ' 'The general public is invited to join students , state , city and college officials at the groundbreaking," said Spainhower. He further said that Gov. Index Two Weber Students die while on choir tour. . . P. 5 Issues '75 P. 4 Declaration open for student government elections P. 5 Calvin L. Rampton will head a group off officials representing state, county, and city government scheduled to particiate. Dean W. Hurst, assistant to the president, will serve as master of ceremonies for the short program, expected to last about an hour. Others having parts on the program besides Gov. Rampton include Frank Francis Jr., chairman of the WSC Institutional Council; WSC President Joseph L. Bishop ; Rex Frasier, student body president; Dale L. Gardner, director of athletics; A. Stephen Dirks, Ogden mayor; Boyd K. Storey, Weber County Commission chairman , and Robert T. Heiner, Greater Ogden Chamber of Commerce president. Officiating at the ceremony will be Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence T. Dee, Mr. and Mrs. Donnell B. Stewart, and Mr. Thomas D. Dee II, "donors of more than $2 million to the Dee Events Center, along with representatives of WSC students, administration, faculty, Institutional Council, city and couhty governments. The explosive charge will be controlled by an expert of Acord-Harris Construction Company, contractor for the Dee Events Center, who is licensed to handle explosives. "The explosion will be confined to a small area and will not be dangerous or even very loud," said Spainhower. "We decided to have a small charge set off instead of following the more typical groundbreaking by having officials use shovels," he added. The contractor has 700 working days lo finish the structure, which will be heavily used by college and community for basketball, cultural events, circuses, conventions, pageants and other activities attended by large crowds. Financial aids says jobs available in work study There will be a few openings in the College Work Study program as of Apr. 1, said a spokesman from the Financial Aids office, for typists and clerical workers. Anyone interested may pick up the applications from the secretary in the Financial Aids office, Room 11, of the Continuing Education building. Library roof damage ruins over 200 books by Dave Haun Staff reporter $5,000 in damages and the ruination of 200-300 library books was attributed to a lack of expansion drawings and poor drainage systems,-when a portion of the library roof fell during Winter Quarter. Craige S. Hall, director of the Weber State College library stated that "We've had troubles with seepage before but the damage this time was the greatest." Samuel Packer, director of building and grounds, stated that difficulties' with the roof had nothing to do with construction of the new edition, but was mainly a maintenance problem. - Dr. Robert Folsom, director of campus planning and construction, said that "the weather along with the pool draining and lack of expansion joints" caused the material in the old roof to deteriorate. Two alternatives Folsom stated that the college has two alternatives. "We can put on a temporary patch, and then ask the state legislator for the necessary funds for a new roof," said Folsom but added that he thought the idea "very impractical." The other alternative, put forward by Folsom would be to re-roof the entire section of the old portion of the library. Both Folsom and Packer felt that the latter would be most probable. Folsom stated that to re-roof the entire section would cost $25,000 and further stated this would not solve the problem. Reconstruction Folsom commented that what needed to be done "is to reconstruct the entire roof, with slopes and expansion joints that would take care of the problems that caused recent damage." Folsom estimated the cost for the alternate plan as SoO.ikio. These funds woufd come out of next year's fiscal budget to building and grounds and this would require the readjustment of this .year's budget. Folsom said. Library construction is slated to Ix-gin as snon as weather permits.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-03-21, Vol. 34, No. 38|
|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.|