Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-11-121
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l! u u Vol. 43, No. 14 WEbER STATE CollEqE Last home game: Wildcats in spoiler role see story on page 13 Friday, November 12, 1982 J Handicap Day draws crowd J " I -' - . , . " fc .... - ? yv ' iJ . J . . ..- i Wheelchair basketball players streak across the Union Building Ballroom in a fast break. The games were held in Photo by Richard Sawyer conjunction with various other Handicap Awareness Day activities across campus. Handicap Awareness Day 1982 was an even bigger success than it was last year, according to one of the event's organizers. First organized in 1981, Handicap Awareness Day is intended to highlight the contributions made to the college and the community by the handicapped. Under the aegis of Michelle Blake, student services V.P. of the Associated Students of Weber State College (ASWSC) the organizing committee for this year's Handicap Awareness Day was composed almost entirely of handicapped students. Chaired by the team of Kerry Holmes and Corey Burton, the committee was composed of Brian Smith, Sharon Roderick, David Rowe, Sid Williams, Helen Jensen, Connie Neal and Kay Williams. The committee expressed special thanks to Richard Lewis of the intramurals office, who assisted in organizing the wheelchair basketball and "beeper" baseball games during the day. Participating in the event were a number of state, local and national organizations, which put on displays and information booths. Ogden's El Kalah branch of the Shriners came dressed in costume and provided music with the group's band "The Klunkers." The Shriners support a number of charities nationwide, notably a system of children's hospitals. Two musical groups composed primarily of handicapped artists also performed for the crowds gathered in the Union Building Lobby. Another new feature of this year's Handicap Awareness Day was a series of signs placed on Water fountains, restrooms and wall clocks, as a reminder of the difficulties faced by the handicapped in everyday life. Winter registration forms ready Monday Registration forms for continuing students will be available in the Union Building Lobby on Monday, November 15. Weber State registrar, Harold Wiese, in announcing the winter quarter registration policy, advised students to check their registration forms to determine what day they should register. Wiese said that the "total hours" line of the form would determine when a student should register, regardless of how many actual hours a student has attended. This, he said, was due to the fact that a student's total number of hours on the form is the number of hours completed. Since most students are presently attending school, the hours being presently taken will not count toward the total as these hours have not been completed. Only completed hours are listed on the forms and will determine the registration day. As an example, Wiese said, a student who is technically a senior may have to register as a junior if the hours on the form so indicate. The number of hours on the student's registration form should be compared with the registration dates listed on page six of the winter class schedule. Veterans may register on any of the normal registration days. Registration ends Wednesday, December 29. Late registration, and its accompanying $15 late fee begins Monday, January 3, the first day of regular classwork. All registration closes Friday, January 7 at 4:30 p.m. . I y J 'I f 1 1 1 1 iiiiii h minr i -in urn ri Trlilmiinil " "" w - f' Convo includes music by Kevin Wiser Staff Reporter Phot'j hy James Powell Tom Sullivan and his dog Dinah were in the Browning Center to deliver yesterday's convocation. Sullivan, blind since birth, gave a performance of his movie music and some of his philosophies on life. Have a hot fp? 626-6358 Tom Sullivan awarded those who attended yesterday's convocation with an uplifting, inspiring and even humorous account of a subject of the most serious nature. Sullivan, blind since birth, was introduced as a successful actor, author, musician and athlete; qualities that society would not expect from a handicapped person. Such optimism formed the basis of Sullivan's message, which concerned the manner in which society perceives and reacts to the handicapped. He said that life is a celebration for everyone, and that every human being has a chance to be special and touch love. Whether a person is handicapped or not, needn't effect his or her happiness and success in life. According to Sullivan every human being is handicapped, although some handicaps are more obvious than others. Sullivan believes that the problem with the more obviously handicapped person in society is that too often they are catagorized or pigeonholed with the distinction of being different and therefore incapable of living a norma! life. Sullivan said that we as a society must develop a common ground with the handicapped and not catagorize them apart from the norm because of their disadvantages or differences. Sullivan took advantage of his musical talents to entertain and communicate his message through piano and song. He started with the theme song from the movie, "If You Could See What I Hear," which tells the story of his life. Sullivan gave "If You Could See What I Hear" great meaning and impact when he told that-when jogging 10 miles every morning on the California beaches with his dog Dinah--he could distinguish through his senses 15 kinds of waves on the ocean, 11 different types of sand on the beach, and 50 species of birds flying in the sky.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-11-12, Vol. 43, No. 14|
|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.|