Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-03-291
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- u u Vol. 43, No. 39 UEbER STATE CoIIeGE JL Weber State's basketball season comes to an end in tournament play story on page 10 Tuesday, March 29, 1983 JpST B a i' : .-"V. .... .2 : ' 1 4 j p ?" n - y, z, i -4 - T I An" A scene from the crowded bookstore yesterday (above) is quite a contrast from the solitude of this student who is . "V I " 4 1 I Photo by Jeftery Bybee patiently anticipating what the judges have to say about his 'solar heaf science project at the Science Fair. Few students seek office The start of Spring Quarter signals the start of new classes, new activities and new ASWSC officers, or at least the election of new officers. There are currently seven offices up for grabs in the forthcomming election and in four of those races the candidates are unopposed. Following are the candidates running for office: Laurie Bonnell is running unopposed for Cultural vice president; Bryan Saxton is the sole candidate for Activities vice president; Sheldon Allred is the only one seeking the office of Executive vice president; the sole contender for Public Relations vice president is Brad Glines; John Morris and Derrick Williams are running for Academic vice president and Bob Bateman and Brad Howell and the contenders for ASWSC president. The only race that will have a primary is the one for Student Services vice president. The candidates are Les Booth, Tami Jones and Kerry Holmes. fi- -J Photo by Rodney Wright Science fair brings students to campus Regionals give Weber national press coverage by Lisa Wright & Steve Largent You are more than likely aware that last week Weber State played host to four of the 'Sweet Sixteen' of the NCAA Tournament. The coverage of the event was not only local but the name of Weber State "University" (as the national press called the college) was spread nationwide as the place that Ralph Sampson ended his collegiate career and the 'Cardiac Kids' from North Carolina State moved into the final four. Four great teams were in Ogden for about one week. Virginia, Boston College, North Carolina State and the Run-nin' Utes from the University of Utah were the four teams that progressed from the sub-regionals in' Corvallis, Oregon and Boise, Idaho to the Dee Events Center. Last Thursday night, North Carolina State, a team of destiny, defeated the University of Utah, ending the Ute's Cinderella trip through the NCAA tournament, while Virginia defeated Boston College. While in Ogden, all of the teams stayed at the Ogden Hilton Hotel, as did many of the national press in attendance. The Ogden Hilton served as tournament headquarters. How did Weber State fare out of all of the publicity that the college received by hosting the Western Regionals? According to Gary Crompton, WSC athletic director and tournament director, the success of the tournament was more than he had hoped for. "The national exposure was more than I had ever anticipated," he said. "We got five hours of live TV exposure that was getting $70,000 for a 30 second spot." With members of the media numbering near 100, as well as all of the teams and those traveling with them to be handled, the Weber State athletic department had a big job on its hands. Crompton said that the whole tournament ran very smoothly thanks to a great crew. Rich Ordyna, the assistant athletic director, was the tournament manager, Brad Larsen, WSC's sports information director was in charge of the press. Nan Holyoak and Peggy Escuriex helped Larsen with the preperations and statistics for the games. Gary Evans and Carol Nelson of the Wildcat Club were in charge of hospitality. Crompton said because of Weber State's excellent facilities (many members of the press commented that the Dee Events Center was one of the most beautiful basketball arenas that they had been in) and crew working the tournament everything ran very smoothly and "it was a fun tournament." Everything from musical plants to energy conservation utilizing optic fibers is on display until Friday for the Science Fair Week. Over 700 budding scientists are participating in the science fair that is being hosted by Weber State and being held in the Union Building. Bert W. Winterton, WSC professor of zoology and Dr. Don R. Murphy, geology geography professor, are in charge of the senior and junior science fairs respectively. Winterton said that interest in the fair has been growing and this year's event has over 100 additional entries. He said, "This is the biggest science fair in the state and in the past we have had participants from other states." According to Winterton the junior division is for junior high and middle school students while the senior division is for high schools. The junior exhibits are open to the public March 29 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Mar. 31 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Competition is divided into "research reporting" and "exhibit." In "reporting" the students research a subject and give an oral report to judges who rate them on preparation, knowledge of the subject, depth of experimentation and on actual presentation. The exhibits are judged on much the same criteria but must be more extensive in display. Winterton said that winners from this fair will travel to the international science fair scheduled for May in Albequerque, N.M. "For the kids that go to international it's a big thing. They are in competition with kids from all over the world," he said. Locally the students can earn awards from the science fair committee as well as from numerous other groups including the Department of Defense, Gulf Oil Company, Eastman Kodak Company, the American Society of Microbiologists, the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, the Wildlife Society, and many others. Many awards include cash prizes. Winterton said, "There's a lot involved in this fair. Not only are months of work in preparation involved but also it's a great opportunity for the students to get involved in scientific research and in competition." Over 200 tables are covered with a menagerie of interesting exhibits divided into the areas of botany, chemistry, earth and space and other scientific specialities. The fair is in its 15th year at the college and, said Winterton, the heaviest participation will come from the Davis, Weber, Morgan and Ogden school districts. He said. "We also get a lot of townspeople involved in helping us judge." Winterton said that the college has awarded $3,200 in mini-grants to the participating students to give them an opportunity to delve a little further into research and preparation. He said, "A lot of good comes out of it and after it's all done the students look back on it with a sense of accomplishment. They have a sense of pride."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-03-29, Vol. 43, No. 39|
|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.|