Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-01-251
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Old hospital Weber to attain St. Benedict's? SW K&-r; Sy. ' ...... ' -"-Wv-vi ST. BENEDICT'S HOSPITAL building may be obtained by Weber State College for use as a dormitory and continuing education. Sections may be razed to sell property also. The facilities haven't been used for approximately 1 0 years. Signpost photos by Dave Barrett. r jQy2 13 WEBER STATE COLLEGE fl o n o o ; f II...J JMj3DEN UTAH J Volume 40 Issue 28 Ara ve 'confident ' of Car pooling expected to soothe costs, parking pains By Mike Tupa To help solve the problems of rising gas prices and lack of parking spaces and to encourage student friendships, an extensive car pool system for Weber State College will be initiated Monday under the direction of Student Services Vice-President Mike Arave. Starting Monday, application sheets will be available at the information desk of the Union Building and in the student government offices. The actual car pool will begin in about two weeks. Arave said that after students have filled out and turned in the applications they will be run through a computer which has been programmed to put the students into a area grid. The grid system is already set up and divided in squares which are equivalent to areas of four or five square miles. The system extends for approximately 50 miles around WSC, and includes Davis and Salt Lake Counties. After the students are put in a certain area, the computer will then match students who live within the surrounding four squares, who have similar time schedules. If not enough students can be found in that area, the computer will then scan the next closest group of four squares. , tZLL - - - - - "- fJ WEBER STATE COLLEGE r program After a car pool is set up, each student will receive a printout with the names, addresses and phone numbers of the other people in their respective car pools. A get together night will also be planned, according to Arave, where students will be able to "find out who's in your car pool." The students will work out their own situations, but the suggestion will be that every member drive their own car every fourth week. Parking stickers will be transferable so that every member will have to pay $3.75 each for an "A" sticker instead of the usual $15 for an individual car. The administration is funding the initial $841.75 cost of the car pool. The program was initiated as part of a "mutual decision" between the administration and student council said Dr. Kay Evans, the Dean of Student Affairs. She said that the matter was brought up in a student executive council meeting and after some discussion, Arave was assigned to look into a program. His research included writing to the State of California on their car pool system, the University of Utah and the State of Utah Energy ., Conservation Com 1 4 January 25, 1980 mission. Mark Young of the Utah Energy Commission also provided energy saving pamphlets which will be distributed. Arave says that these groups helped "quite a bit on it." Dr. Evans and Arave both feel that the three most important aspects of the car pool will be one, personal savings of gas for WSC students; two, opportunities for students. to get together as companions and three, having more available parking spaces. About possible conflicts of schedule Arave said that the members of the car pool should be able to work them out. He plans to advertise through posters around campus and flyers to be distributed as well as receive publicity through the Signpost and the Ogden Standard Examiner. Among some of the other incentives that will be offered to students include a one-cent discount on each gallon of gas at Woody 's Amoco gas station on 32nd and Harrison with the special car pool sticker. Arave also said that there will be extra time to study on the way to school and also that there will be more parking at school events if the car pools go together. Arave said he's confident that there will be good participation by students on this car pool program. In- Will Weber State College be blessed by receiving the donation of the old St. Benedict's Hospital? This building, along with almost $2 million to start a new WSC project will be received by the college if Senate Bill 72, sponsored by Senator Ron Halverson, passes the legislature. Halverson, R-Ogden, introduced the bill Wednesday in the Senate along with co-sponsores Darrel Renstrom, D, Sherm Wayment, R, and Kenneth Pace, D, all from Weber and Layton counties. The college will use some of the St. Benedicts facilities for married student housing and for public service purposes according to a document the college prepared. The costs of converting St. Benedicts into useful form for WSC will be $530 thousand approximately $45 thousand to married student apartments and $485 thousand for a continuing education and public service building. . The $2 million will be used to start a new Business and Economics Building. - - " r ' " . ; VACANT FACILITIES could receive extensive use if Weber State is successful in landhg the old hospital. The multi-maiion dollar complex is located near 29th street. Ticket announcement WSC STUDENTS who would like to attend the Montana and Montana State basketball games in the Dee Events Center may pick up tickets at the information desk in the union building starting January 31 . Tickets will be required to gain entrance to the games. Four activity cards per student one ticket per card will be alowed. All seats are reserved. The college has been previously offered the $2 million, but the stipulation was that first the St. Benedict facility would have to be sold. Under Halverson's bill, the college would receive both the money and the hospital with "no strings attached." The bill has a good chance of passage according to Renstrom who reported in the Ogden Standard Examiner that all the democratic senators were in favor of the legislation, from the caucus he had attended. Halverson is also confident that the bill will pass. Besides the apartments and public service facilities the college will also receive the main hospital building, which it will . probably demolish and dispose of the land to cover part of the costs of renovation. Governor Scott Matheson, who is in favor of the bill, said that he's been leary in the past of giving the hospital away for fear that the group would come the next year and ask the legislature for $5 million to restore the hospital part. Further information will be available in next weeks Signpost.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-01-25, Vol. 40, No. 28|
|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.|