Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-02-051
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f ToHj1a(! ' I I v I 1 t f N ' i o n o J I V I I I I . Volume 40 Issue 31 Buildings undergo remodeling to accomodate growth By Melinda Rust Remodeling of two Weber State College buildings is a "plan for growth" said Kent Randall, Dean of Technology. This plan to remodel the old tech building and Building 4 will expand the Electronics, Automotives, and Distributive departments. The expansion will be made to meet increasing enrollment needs. The enrollment, said Randall, "has increased I8V2 per cent for the regular incoming students," since fall quarter. "He also said there has also been an increase of about 22 per cent in the vocational program enrolled by high school students. The remodeling will "double the present facility and relieve over crowdedness," stated Newel Cutler, Electronics Dept. chairman. He explained that since the school year began, enrollment has "sky-rocketed an increase of 102 per cent." The areas that will provide for the increase will be Communications, Digital, and Maintenance. Communications will be an area studying transmitting devices as telephones, citizen's band radio, and other transmitters. The digital area will provide a terminal room for students to experiment with various sizes of computers. Cutler explained that the maintenance area will contain "all types of electronics such as televisions, stereos, hi-fis, etc." Other features will be a press circuit board, office space, classrooms, and laboratories. He said that his department will start moving in as soon as work is completed, which is scheduled for the end of May. The work that started at the beginning of Winter quarter had at first caused a protest among students. They protested about the disrupting noise of workers' equipment. "The noise became so intolerable," said Dr. Robert Inside today Tuition and Iranians page 3 Student finds diamond page4 'Oliver' starts soon page 5 Sports page 6-7 Cafeteria redecoration page 8 s i i Belka, Foreign Language chairman from Bldg. 4, "that several students walked out of class and protested to the administration."A meeting was held to find a solution to the problem. The workers agreed to revise their work schedule and the noise and the protest ceased. The remodeling in the "old tech." building, will produce two shops in the diesel program. This, explained Ross Eskelson, Automotives Dept. chairman, .will double the space and include many additions, in the areas of auto body and service-diesel. He said the additions will include "several moderate equipments, for testing engines and also space for body repairs." Lloyd Ott, representative of Distributive Tech. explained the modifcations in moving from the Distributive Technology Building to the Technical Education Building. Such modifcations, he stated, were "the retail and sales program we will soon have an up-to-date merchandising lab. This will be used for practical merchandising experience in a model store, which will have all the operations of a retail store." Modifications will also be made in Cosmotology. Ott said that it would expand to 60 stations, including a student lounge. Present conditions consist of only 40 stations. There is no lounge or restroom. He said the remodeling "will allow expansion in expansion in student enrollment for a year and a half we have had to turn students away." Director of Campus Planning and Construction, J. Robert .Folscom, said that these modifications must fill the requirements of all building codes. Randall concluded that the project is "designed to be a warm, friendly, inviting place" for the students. WEBER 'II. ,' . if l it 1 ? 1 1 1 1 . i H : i ; t i i . ' I f u ' ' s : r it ' " I ; '"' 1 l I' if - . I - .U. 'i is ! I '". ' . . . ' ! I 1 x i . i LI ! 1 t- : 1 Hr i 1 ... lt -t.."r. . . I t if ii j f . i I I . ... - - - j -sw-.'. 1 ?f. I ;.Ji.a4 ! . - " " CONSTRUCTION has been underway for some time to remodel the old technology building and building 4 on the Weber State campus. The facelifts will allow departments to accomodate more students Photo by Dave Barrett. Discuss world issues Young pupils invade campus, participate in Model U.N. By Michael Tupa What in the world is this younger generation coming to? Or perhaps it should be asked, What in the United Nations is this younger generation coming to? Last Thursday, about 50 students from Pioneer Elementary school in Slaterville put on a mock U.N. session in the Union Building Little Theater, on the Weber State Campus. And they weren't just fooling around. An observer sitting in back of v the proceedings could notice Sweedish scarfs of different colors, dark Moslem head coverings, bright sombreros, and a white, fur Russian hat, dotting the audience. Less colorful, but traditional blue suits and two-piece dress outfits also appeared. The participants en-thusiatically jumped up and made speeches about nuclear nonproliferation and industrial boycotts with bills written by themselves, according to Frances Bush, the six-grade sponsor of the activity. They used Robert's Rules of Order terms such as previous STATE COLLEGE o EN UTAH question yieli, tabling, second, and negative and affirmative sperhei;. And they voted ac-conling to the stance that the country would take most of the time. According to Bush the idea grew out of a heated discussion and study of the Iranian situation among the sixth-graders of the school. Writes Delegates Work for the project began last November with the students writing the actual delegates of countries in New York, for information on their countries and stances that these nations took on different issues. The students received good cooperation from the U.N. members. They also worked on Robert's Rules of Order and the mechanical procedures of a legislative session. As well as designing their own bills, they also designed their own costumes. Bush worked in cooperation with Dr. T. R. Reddy, a political science professor at WSC, u to obtain the little theater, where t February 5, 1980 students movies are shown, and to help with any other details. The chairperson of the two-hour session was an adult Marsha Gielman, first grade teacher at Pioneer. 15 Countries ct were basically 15 countries represented, including the united States, United Kingdom, Czechosolovakia, India, France, Boliva, Gabon, Nigeria, China, Canada, the U.S.S.R. and Iran. These are countries which sit on the Security Council in the actual U.N. According to two delegates from Nigeria, Sheri Slater and Michelle Currie, they "like doing this," and they wrote their own bills. They said they enjoyed the debate. Discuss Boycott On a bill sponsored by the United Kingdom about an industrial boycott against Iran, those who spoke where Canda, Czechosolovakia, Iran, Gabon and West Germany. The bill was tabled. What in the world is going on?
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-02-05, Vol. 40, No. 31|
|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.|