Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-10-211
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L, Vol. 35 No. 6 Weber State College Oct. 21, 1975 , --f WSC library Construction or destruction? Remodeling of the Weber State College library has prompted many students to ask, "Why tear down the old entrance?" "Why are the bricks falling?" The $12,472 cost for removal of the old entry has been considered the most beneficial alternative after careful examination of the facts, according to Robert Folsom, director of campus planning. Other alternatives that were considered, such as leaving the projection on the building, remodeling the lower area into a pass-thru walkway, and remodeling the upper room into a study area could have been done at an estimated $14,826. Enclosing the old entry and remodeling the upper room into a general study area would have run an estimated $29,860. Folsom pointed out that, "the new entrance as it now stands has several advantages." It provides entry from both the east and the west and works with the under-building pedestrian way to the gymnasium in one main pedestrian flow. The new entry also accommodates an architectural weak link connection. At the same time, it provides one control point rather than the two that would have existed had the old entrance been left standing.Another question that many students have been asking is "Why is the Howell extension being torn down?" According to Dr. Robert Clark, administrative vice president of the college, the space that the library was in was "nonfunctional space." He said that the Howell library had expanded beyond the capacity of that room and that there was nothing else to put in it. He added that "It would have looked funny when we put more stories on," referring to future stages of development in the library. Folsom said, "The Howell room has now been relocated in the new part of the library building." Construction and remodeling of the library is scheduled to be completed in 1976. photo by Ben Gerlach -Hollow Howell: Worker continutes to cut through the roof of the Howell Library extension. Campus landmark is being removed to cut costs of remodeling. Index Handicapped students page 2 Kammen convocation page 3 Editorial: Married students page 6 Women's volleyball page 11 v:-i -.'.was !T , I . . I , . Ik . I - - 1V r y i Vs. -V. 'At. photo bv Km (irrlarh New Facade: With (he destruction of the Howell extension, the old library's front will conform to the new addition.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-10-21, Vol. 35, No. 6|
|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.|