Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-04-261
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tt7 U 7 See special 'Travel t - - Vr U U Vol. 43, No. 46 UEbER STATE COllEqE Supplement' in today's paper. Tuesday, April 26, 1983 J Sesame Street lives at DEC - 4,- Sesame Street characters Grover (above) and Big Bird (right) entertained children of all ages at performances of "Sesame Street Live" held last weekend in the Dee Events Center. it" -A ' 1 -I '4 I Funds approved for Crystal Crest by Kathy Kendell Gov't Affairs Reporter Signpost photo Rodney Wright Reagan presidency is topic of humanities forum The ASWSC officers voted Thursday to approve funding for the Crystal Crest Awards program. At the Legislative Council meeting the Crystal Crest awards bill was re-introduced for final passage. Debate on the bill centered around the longevity and worth of the program. Executive Vice President Bret England was concerned about the large investment of funds for a program which would not continue. "1 agree this program has the potential to be really great, but I have questions as to the longevity." England said. "Unless this program has great support, it's going to wind up as another Miss Weber State." The awards program carries a price tag of $11,300. Depending on the cost of a guest master-of -ceremonies, the cost could go as high as $16,000. According to Public Relations Vice President and coordinator of the program, Cindee Leavitt. the support is there. "The administration and alumni really want this program and will continue their support," Leavitt said. ASWSC advisor. Grant Protzman echoed Leavitt's views. "The administration and public have been very supportive. The administration would not support this program in terms of money. However, in terms of facilities they've been excellent." "The money is there, if we can make Weber look good why not spend it,'-' said Greg Richens, Activities Vice President. According to Richard Sline. Union Building Director, Weber would be establishing a tradition of a very positive nature. "When you first begin a tradition the investment may be disproportionate, yet in the long run it's worth it," Sline said. There are nine main awards to be given at the program: woman of the year, man of the year, master teacher, scholar of the year, student organization personality, wildcat achievement award, talent of the year, and the William P. Miller friend of the students award. According to Leavitt the investment is well worth the cost in terms of making the public aware of the "best" Weber has. "The Crystal Crest program will be something the community and especially Weber State can be proud of." Leavitt asserted. A foreign policy expert who has worked with six presidents and 10 secretaries of state will speak on foreign policy April 27 at Weber State College. Harold E. Hall will discuss "The Crucial Year for the Reagan Presidency" at noon in the Weber State Social Science Building room 318. Hall will discuss the major achievements and the major disappointments of the Reagan administration and look at the immediate problems for the president including the upcoming election. Hall recently retired from the Department of State after 30 years of service as a career diplomat. His assignments took him to Australia, India, England and Canada. A native of Utah, his educational background includes graduate study at Stanford University, George Washington University and Oxford University in England. He has lectured widely in Europe, Canada and the United States and is a member of a committee appointed by the Ofice of the Special Trade Representative at the White House to advise the federal government on foreign trade issues. The lecture is part of the college's Humanities Forum and is free to the public. Saudi Arabia gives WSC grant for computers by Amy Minnoch Staff Reporter How do you make love to a woman? Romance expert speaks Thurs Author of the best selling novel "How to Make Love to a Woman." Michael Morgenstern, will speak at Thursday's noon convocation on the topic "Return to Romance." Morgenstern's book has been on every major best seller's list in the country including the New York Times, Publisher's Weekly and the Los Angeles Times and has sold over 100.000 copies in hardback. The author is an honors graduate of Ohio State University and the law school of American University. He did graduate work in forensic sciences and criminology at George Washington University. Morgenstern clerked with the United States Department of Justice and with the chief judge of the U.S. District Court (or the Northern District of Il linois, rie practiced law in Ohio and New York and then opened a private real estate practice. Morgenstern taught at the Chicago-Kent School of Law and Brooklyn Law School. He has frequently contributed articles to leading journals of law and medicine on legislative topics ranging from communicable diseases to child abuse. He has had articles appear in Gentlemen's Quarterly. Penthouse. Reader's Digest, and US magazines. Morgenstern, who played varsity tennis at the University of Michigan, has coached tennis and has the highest professional ranking of the United States Professional Tennis Association. The convocation is free and it is open to the public. This is the age of computers and Weber State College will not be left behind. In July 1982. WSC signed a contract with the Saudi Arabian government and received $200,000 worth of computer equipment which includes, two complete Harris systems. Newel Cutler, electronic technology department chairman, said, "This (computer system) is really needed in our community." About two years ago Weber State bid for a program sponsor by the Saudi Arabian government that would require WSC to train 25 to 26 Saudi Arabian students upon receiving the computer equipment . This program is designed to teach computer maintenance to Saudi Arabian students. "We plan to have an actual program in computer maintenance offered fall quarter of 1983." Cutler said. "Right now the proposal is with the Board of Regents waiting approval." The computer-maintenance program will be a two year associates degree and it will be available to all students. Cutler explained that the need for a computer maintenance program is great because. "There are very few schools that arc set up to teach computer maintenance. Computer manufacturers teach computer maintenance, but they are very expensive programs." Kent Randell. dean of technology, also shares a deep interest in the break through of a computer maintenance program . "I wrote the grant for the express purpose of finding a way to provide tins type of resource. Computers are expensive but we've now got the basic equipment." WSC hired two experts in computer maintenance. Bud Wall and Carlton Watkins. Both have been working with the Saudi Arabian students, assisting them with any problems they might encounter. Aodulaziz Alhauifi is a 23 year-old Saudi Arabian who has spent two years at Weber. He is one o( the 25 students who agreed to train in computer maintenance. He feels that the new computer equipment is a great asset to all students at Weber. "Instead of just reading how to work on computers, we now have a chance to actually be in contact with them. It is a much more efficient way of learning." he said. There are three other schools in the United States that are operating programs similar to Weber's. However, the computer maintenance program at WSC is the first of its kind.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-04-26, Vol. 43, No. 46|
|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.|