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I WEBER STATE-21 10 OGDEN 84408 TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1982 Vol. 42 No. 41 'V M'i ?& k:li V, Alex Haley to give convocation Photo bv Dana Johnson This sea gull, photographed at the WSC Ada Lindquist pond last Thursday, faces possible starvation due to the plastic six-pack holder around its neck. Litter, while unsightly, can also be deadly for waterfowl. Wildlife officials deplore the six-pack holder as a known killer of waterfowl Debate team wins again The Weber State College debate team returned to cam- . pus with sweepstakes awards from two national tournaments this past week. While most students were enjoying spring break, the debate team was in Lubbock, Texas competing in the Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha National Tournament. Weber State finished fourth overall in the 52 school field representing 28 states and the Distrcit of Columbia. WSC was the smallest school to finisn in the top five. In the area of team debate, the team of Jill Niederhauser and Dave Allen continued their year- long winning streak with a second place finish. They defeated teams from Vanderbuilt and the Univeristy of Florida, losing a close 2-1 decision in the final round to Wyoming. The team of Bill McGaha and Steve Wimmer broke to the octa-final elimination round in team debate where they were defeated by BYU. In the area of individual events, Kathy Kendall, Stuart Thatcher and Dave Allen were all finalists while Jill Niederhauser placed third in extemporaneous speaking. Niederhauser also placed sixth in total number of speaker points. Last weekend, the team traveled to San Louis Obispo, Calf, where they placed third overall in the Mustang Invitational Tournament. Dave Allen placed first in impromptu speaking out of a field of over 50 competitors. Allen, along with his partner, Jill Niederhauser also placed third in the CEDA division of team debate. Allen and Niederhauser defeated UCLA in the quarter-finals losing to U. of Calf, at Berkeley in the semi-finals. Both Allen and Niederhauser also placed in the top ten speakers in total speaker points. Alex Haley, author of "Roots," the biggest best-seller in the history of U.S. publishing, will be the speaker at a Weber State College convocation April 1. Haley will speak in the WSC Browning Center Austad Auditorium at noon on Thursday. The topic of his speech is "The Future of the Family." He is speaking in connection with Humanities Week at the college and is sponsored by the Associated Students of Weber State College. Haley was born in Ithaca, New York and reared in Hemming, Tennessee. The eldest of three sons of a college professor father and a mother who taught grammar school, Haley finished high school at age 15 and took two years of college before enlisting as a messboy in the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1959, Haley retired after 20 years of military service and began a career of full-time freelance magazine writing. His subjects were mostly headline-making personalities, which led to his first book, "The Autobiography of Malcolm X." After the completion of that book, Haley began researching the maternal side of his own family, which he eventually traced back some 200 years and six generations. The resulting second book, "Roots," became the biggest best-seller in U.S. history. Published worldwide and in 37 different languages, the book has sold over six million harcover copies. "Roots" was made into a 12 part mini-series for television, and during its seven night run drew over 130 million viewers, the greatest program audience in television history. Haley's writing has won him America's two topmost writing awards: the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Colleges and universities have awarded him 17 honorary academic doctorate degrees. He has also won over 300 other special recognitions. Haley now lives in Los Angeles. The convocation at Weber State is free and open to the public. Continuing Ed. to take dorm floors A decision has been made by college president Rodney H, Brady to move the Continuing Education department from the basement of the Social Science building to the third and fourth floors of Promontory Tower. According to Academic Affairs Vice-President Dr. Robert Smith, the move, scheduled for next fall, will provide a permanent home for the Continuing Education department, while filling unused space at Promontory Tower. "The Tower is presently about two-thirds full. By moving Continuing Ed to the third and fourth floors, we will be able to take advantage of existing facilities," Smith said. Dr. Smith does not expect demand for dorm rooms to increase in the future. "If the demand for rooms is even greater than what we have available, it will allow us to be more selective on who we let into Promontory Tower, therefore improving the qualify of life," Dr. Smith added. Since there is presently no air conditioning in the Tower, the move has been postponed until after the summer. Dr. Smith indicatd that an air conditioning system is being installed and should be completed within the year. Contrary to some rumors, Smith said the air conditioning is for the entire building and not just the lower floors. Smith said the move will also provide faculty space. "We have more faculty coming in and no place to put them. By moving the Continuing Education departments to Pro-motory Tower, it will enable us to free space for faculty offices," he said. ASWSC candidates announced Candidates for ASWSC offices were announced Monday by Bruce Richeson, ASWSC Executive Vice President and elections chairman George Ulrich. Two individuals are seeking the position of ASWSC President. They are Conrad Hafen and Bruce Richeson. The following students have declared for vice-president positions: Executive VP: Bret England and Tiny Scriven. Academic VP: David Allen, John Johnson and John Morris. Activities VP: ' Greg Richens and Bryon Saxton. Public Relations VP: Steve Garner and Cindee Leavitt. Todd Boothe is running unopposed for the Cultural VP position, while Michelle Blake is also unopposed in the race for Student Services VP. Candidates for the Academic Student Senate were also announced. The ASWSC Constitution provides for one senator from each of the seven schools on campus. All of the candidates in the senate race are running unopposed. Candidates include: Brian Heaton in the School of Humanities, Yoon Mi Hamrick in the School of Natural Sciences, Mark Storey in the School of Business, Faisal Al-Darweesh in the School of Technology, Brad Howell in the School of Social Science and Youssef Khodor in the School of Allied Helath. No candidates filed to run for the senate slot in the School of Education. Someone will be appointed to this position by the new Academic Vice President provided there are no write-in candidates. Write-in candidates are eligible in all offices if they meet the regular candidate requirements. Senate candidates must be enrolled in a major in the school for which they run. Qualifications for offices consist of being a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Due to the number of students running for the Academic VP job, a primary election will be held April 7 and 8 to determine the candidates for the final election on April 14 and 15. None of the other positions have enough candidates to warrant a primary.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-03-30, Vol. 42, No. 41|
|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.|