Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-01-271
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V olume 38, Number 27 Weber State College Ogden, Utah Y- IT t-T- , -; ': ni Space programs foster new gains, astronaut says by Donna Schultz Wednesday's convocation, in conjunction with Natural Science Week, featured astronaut Don Lind, a native of Midvale, Utah. Lind was introduced by Brian Gilbert, the ASWSC senator for the natural sciences, and welcomed by students from Polk Elementary School. The Polk youngsters have written a song about Don Lind and were on hand to perform for him. Lind's slide presentation dealt with the manned space programs of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), where he is a physicist. Lind was also a back-up pilot for Sky lab 3 and 4 and has been part of a rescue squad. Lind reviewed the Gemini, Mercry and Apollo programs, which provided the basis for studies of man's ability to exist in space. He aJso noted the success of the Apollo landing on the moon and its valueTor the study of the earth's geographic formation. The Skylab program was initiated to study the possibility of a manned space station. It performed experiments, in some cases more than doubling existing information. Medical investigations on Skylab proved that the human body is well-engineered and is capabl of adjusting to prolonged periods of weightlessness with proper exercise, Lind noted. Other experiments on Skylab dealt with updating information on the corona of the sun, solar flares and sunspots. Through an earth resources detector, scientists hope to identify new cources of energy for the earth. According to Lind, information about the sun provides clues to overall weather patterns for the earth's surface. Lind said the U.S. Government is not considering financing a manned space station, but if they ever change their minds, NASA will be ready. The Space Shuttle currently being tested will provide a reusable transport, cutting down on costs. Photo by Clyde Mueller ASTRONAUT DON LIND speaks to the press about NASA and the contributions it has made to the advance of modern technology. Whose marquee is this anyway? by Mike Reberg Staff Reporter A bill listing proposed priorities on the new marquee's use was introduced during yesterday's Executive Council meeting. However, after a lengthy debate, nothing was definitely decided upon. The bill was broken down into two priorities. The first priority covering the two sides of the marquee which face Harrison Blvd., and the other priority covering the side facing toward the campus. The first priority gives all ASWSC Executive Council projects first choice on the board. This includes major concerts, major events (homecoming), convocations, and College Activities Board events. Major Union events would get next consideration, with the Athletic Department following. Campus events, ASWSC chartered organizations, and community or private students run forth, fifth and sixth on the list. These organizations would have to pay for the marquee's use. Advertising Costs The cost of advertising on the sign would be a $10 set-up charge, payable to the Union Building, and a charge of $10 per large letter line or $5 per small letter (both figured per day), payable to ASWSC. The second set of priorities, covering the east side of the marquee, are the same as the first, with the exception being ASWSC chartered organizations would not have to pay for its use. One problem concerning the bill was expressed by Chris Davis, cultural vice president. The problem centered around the Athletics Department's position on the proposed list of those able to use the marquee. The athletics Department was placed third on the list behind the Union Building, however, that department furnished more money. "Maybe we ought to give Gary Crompton (Athletic Director) his $1,000 back. I feel he's getting ripped off," said Davis., According to Dave Rich, student government coordinator, students in organizations who would pay for the marquee would be getting charged for something they have already purchased through their fees. Further action is expected in Monday's council meeting. AflP UTAH SYKPKOZJY . FED 4 PEC ! rr ?' j' I J j, Photo by John Shupe PRIORITIES FOR THE MARQUEE have not been decided yet. The base (which will be made of flagstone) of the marquee will not be finished until spring quarter.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-01-27, Vol. 38, No. 27|
|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.|