Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-01-121
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WEBER STATE-2110 OGDEN 84408 TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1982 Vol. 42 No. 23 t jtf i 'f f" 'iP"ww"ll--u 3 Snow and ice obstacles for handicapped students ( 7 - X Jt v ) Photo by Lee Hicken WSC student Steve Burgoyne gets a sidewalks lingering from last week's helpful push from Jerry Bemis in an ef- storm provided a formidable obstacle fort to attend class. The snow covered for the handicapped. Marriott gives $1 million to WSC Allied Health WSC President Dr. Rodney H. Brady, has announced the receipt of an endowment which will eventually total $1 million. WSC received an initial check for $300,000 from the J. Willard Marriott Family Foundation to initiate an endowment fund for the School of Allied Health Sciences at the college. Brady said "correspondence from Mr. Marriott indicates the $300,000 is a first installment with an additional $200,000 to be received after the first quarter of the year and another $500,000 to be added to the endowment at a later date." J. Willard Marriott, a native of Marriott, Utah, was student body president at Weber State College in 1923. As a major donor to WSC over many years, Marriott has funded numerous campus programs. He has long been recognized a strong advocate of the free enterprise system and established a related scholarship and lecture fund in the WSC School of Business and Economics. Other donations have been applied to campus development and faculty enrichment. The establishment of the new endowment, by Mr. Marriott, followed a proposal from Dr. Brady and Dean Hurst, vice president for college relations. "The J. Willard Marriott Allied Health Science Endowment will be of tremendous value to the college," said Hurst. He noted "The monies generated from the endowment will be used for the enrichment and continued development of programs in the School of Allied Health Sciences." Dr. Reed Stringham, dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences, said "We are delighted and honored to have our school endowed by someone with the dignity and stature of Mr. Marriott." Brady said "Bill Marriott is an admirable example of the free enterprise system. Through hard work, industry, integrity, and ingenuity, he rose from humble beginnings to world prominence and has shared the fruit of his labors generously with his fellow beings." Dr. Brady noted that the WSC School of Allied Health Sciences has been recognized as one of the leading such schools in the country, and praised the faculty who has helped to pioneer many of the programs now available. He said "This endowment will greatly assist this nationally-recognized program in building upon its current standard of excellence." by Bryan Sniffer The snow and icy conditions which persisted on campus sidewalks last week made getting to class difficult for most and nearly impossible for those confined to wheelchairs. Heather Carmichael, 26, and Steve Burgoyne, 52, both disabled students at Weber, said the conditions on the wheelchair access ramps and sidewalks prevented them from attending class for most of the week. "Anywhere there was an incline it was impossible to get up," said Mrs. Carmicheal, "My wheelchair is motorized and weighs almost 400 lbs. with me in it. It takes several people to even attempt to push it and me up one of those ramps." Mrs. Carmicheal said she lost control several times on the ice, with one incident sending her down a slick ramp backwards and into a snow drift. Damaged wheelchair She also said snow built up in the drive pulleys of her wheelchair-resulting in a snapped drive belt-and the rough icy sidewalks have broken one front wheel. Mrs. Carmicheal said she and Burgoyne were the among the few handicapped students who attempted to attend classes for most of the week. Snow removal inadequate Burgoyne said the snow removal was inadequate, not only for the handicapped, but for everyone. "You'll notice the parking lots-where they can use a tractor-are clear, but anywhere they have to use a shovel isn't," said Burgoyne. "Grounds and Maintenance says they can't get the snow off the sidewalks because it's frozen solid. Well, I did it with a bag of salt and a snow shovel. I cleaned my driveway and shoveled my van out of the snow from my wheelchair. My driveway is perfectly clear of snow." Burgoyne said the last snowstorm is history, but is still making it difficult to get around. "The problems are being taken care of now, but what about the rest of the winter?" Burgoyne's wheelchair was also damaged while attempting to navigate the icy sidewalks. He said the tire on one of the main wheels has stretched out of shape and needs replacing. Mrs. Carmichael said she contacted student government, Grounds and Maintenance and President Brady concerning the problem. "I called Grounds and Maintenance on Tuesday and everyday thereafter to try to get something done. The woman I talked to at Grounds was very brash and rude and said that everything was frozen solid and there was nothing more they could do." Mrs. Carmicheal said she finally went to see Brady on Friday to see if anything could be done. She said Brady indicated he would do all he could to help the handicapped get to class. Ramps cleared over weekend A spokesman for Grounds and Maintenance, who refused to be identified, said a call came from Brady's office Friday afternoon to have crews work to clear the wheelchair ramps and other problem areas over the weekend. The spokesman also denied having any contact with Mrs. Carmichael last week. On Monday the ramps and the sidewalks were noticeably cleaner. Grounds and Maintenance indicated that only so much could be done while people were walking on the sidewalks, and that the number of people working on snow removal was adequate. Grounds also said excessive use of salt to clear away ice damages the sidewalks and surrounding grass. Lamar Kap, from the center for handicapped students, said administrative and maintenance personnel are doing everything possible to remedy the problem."Communication between handicapped services and grounds on the needs of handicapped students is necessary to remedy the problem in the future. That communication is already underway and grounds has indicated they will work to avoid future problems," Kap said. UB Theatre gets sound system A new $700 speaker system was installed in the Union Building over the Christmas break, said J. Farrel Shep-pard, Union Building director. The new sound system consists of a four-way Klipsch speaker that is located behind a new perforated screen, said Todd Booth, CAB Film Chairman. "It is the same system that is used at the Mann Theatres," said Booth. The previous speaker system raised many complaints from students, said' Booth. It was ten years old and was not able to catch the highs and lows like the new system, Sheppard said. "There is even some bass in the theater now," said Sheppard. To celebrate the new system, the UB Theatre is giving free drinks to the first fifty people at this week's movie. The Jazz Singer, said Booth. Prices are $1.50 for students with I.D.. $2 for non-students, and $1 for children.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-01-12, Vol. 42, No. 23|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|