Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-02-081
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Off '!S5:W R - ET3 If JILL. I 3 . 29 LJ UEDER 43, No STATE CollEqE Legislative subcommittee approves a $30.76 million budget for Weber State College. story on page 6 Tuesday, February 8, 1983 ir f 1 1 if !'L.'. tCi rj I f 'I t r 1 .1 I ' ! . : ' . 3-" Pholo by Rodney Wright Students carefully tread their way to early classes on the slidewalks that were left slick by the morning's snowstorm. I Cleanup crews were busy at work yesterday mopping up the snow dropped by the early morning storm, plenty of the white stuff fell on in the Ogden area r Photo by Rodney Wriqht necessitating the heavy snow removal equipment to be utalized. FAA awards contract to Weber by Lisa Wright Managing Editor Weber State College, in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Thiokol, is launching a new project-literally. Through . the School of Technology, 20 WSC students and five faculty members are in the process of designing and constructing a satellite that the FAA will use to help calibrate their radar equip-' ment. The FAA is currently using the sun to adjust the radar systems. However, it is a very slow process. With the use of this satellite, the process will be considerably faster. Wayne Barlow, the regional director of the FAA, formally presented the contract to President Rodney Brady in a ceremony Monday afternoon. He stated that the satellite will be a very valuable tool and will benefit all who are involved in the project. Nixon aide to visit campus by Barry Kawa Staff Reporter John Dean's topic for Thursday's convocation lecture, "The Arrogance of Power," will describe how immense power tends to distort a person's values, judgement and morals. From his experience as an aide to President Nixon, Dean will talk on his being at the center of such a power storm, and its similarities between government and business. In his best-selling book, "Blind Ambition: The White House Years," Dean, talking to a fellow prison inmate, describes how he ascended to power in the White House. "I just kissed a lot of ass, Vinny. A lot of it." Dean served as counsel to the President from 1970-73. On October 19, 1973, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the Watergate cover-up. Dean served four months in prison of a one- to-four-year term, and was released on Jan. 8, 1975. He has since been on the lecture circuit advising audiences of lessons to be learned from his experiences. "It can happen to anyone," he says. "Perhaps not on as grand a scale, but it can happen. I know what ambition can do." Convocation chairman John Engle has been publicizing Thursday's convocation to the public as well as on campus. "He's one of the most controversial speakers we've ever had," said Engle. "We've been distributing flyers. to city hall, city government offices and even down to the state government building, saying that John Dean is coming here. We hope to draw a lot of people from the community, and also a lot of students because of the controversial nature of the convocation." The convocation begins at noon in the Austad Auditorium of the Browning Center. A question and answer session will follow the lecture. Admission is free and the public is invited. The satellite will be launched from the Space Shuttle in the fall of 1984. According to Jeff Jensen, student director of the project, 1983 will be mainly devoted to the design and construction of the satellite. Jensen stated that the project will be a "real shot in the arm" for Weber State. "It will be the first ejected payload from the shuttle," he said. Funded initially through the FAA and WSC, Jensen commented that they are now going elsewhere for additional funds. Jensen said that they are more interested in receiving donated materials instead of money. The solar panels used on the satellite were donated by TRW (a major aerospace company) and Rockwell International is helping with the transmitters. Other schools on campus besides technology are involved with the satellite project. Jensen mentioned that secretaries from the business school will help. The graphic design department will also be coming up with a logo that will go on T-shirts and bumper stickers. These will be sold to help defray some of the cost of the project. As President Brady gratefully received that contract award, he stated that his priciple interest for the students at the college was to give them the finest education possible. He also said that "it isn't very often that an opportunity like this one comes along." This is a very practical project for the students to be working on. I hope it gives them special incentive to a first class job, Brady said. President Brady estimated that he has traveled over four-and-a-half million miles in the air. "I have a personal vested interest that the pilot and navagator know where they are every moment of a flight," he jokingly said. Get well Bruce! Bruce Richeson, ASWSC president, is presently in McKay-Dee Hospital recovering from shoulder surgery yesterday. The Signpost and the WSC student-body wish Bruce a swift and full recovery.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-02-08, Vol. 43, No. 29|
|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.|