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A WSC Student shares South Africa with Signpost readers. See the Signature section, starting on page 8. Tuesday, November 27, 1984 Weber State College Vol. 45 No.17 Li 2 i A 'A ; VA Y: 1 The Surf and Sail Club's air band contest, held last Wednesday night, brought many different kinds of people to the campus. Over 40 bands competed for the $200 first prize, while others came to watch them imitate their favorite musicians. Signpost photoBob George Pictured above is the first place band with lead singer Lome Rutherford portraying Billy Idol. Left to right are lead guitarist Garth Fjelstrom, bass; Dave Felt, drums; Jim Bobinski, and, not pictured, Rene Baird on keyboards. Student Input Changes Policy by David C. Wright News Editor The controversial issue of the new student ticket policy has come to a conclusion. A public hearing, sponsored by ASWSC, was held last Wednesday in the Wildcat Theatre. ASWSC President Jon Southwick opened the meeting by telling the 40 listeners that the purpose for the meeting was to elicit suggestions and comments from the students concerning the policy. One of the major issues raised at the meeting was the current stipulation in the policy that students may pick up tickets only after 5 p.m. on game days. The audience's reaction was that tickets should be available prior to game days. Another concern was the fact that groups were allowed reserved seating. "The negative point that I have is that student organizations can reserve seats. I'm in favor of a general admission, but I don't think that saving seats will work," said Jim Dowdy, a P.E. major. Kathy Leahy, president of the Resident Halls Association (RHA), countered that the groups deserved the seating. "We are a community, we support this campus. It's not fair that we should be put in bad seats; we need a reserved section," she said. Leahy said that RHA can seat up to 400 students. see "Policy" on page 2. Computer Age Reaches The Arts; Music and Graphics Aided by Cherilyn Kawa Staff Reporter At the touch of a button, a graphic design in vivid color appears on the screen, while another key activates a musical melody. This is not the type of feedback one would usually expect "from a computer, but Weber State music and art students are learning that computers have many different twists. Computer graphics and the teaching of music fundamentals on computers have both been introduced in the School of Arts and Humanities this year. Art 481, Computer Graphics, introduces students to the computer as an art and design tool. "The program is being used as a sketch tool; to develop ideas before executing them in a traditional medium, as well as to produce fininshed art," said Mark Biddle, WSC graphic design and illustration instructor.Although the idea of computer graphics is not new, the class is the first of it's type at Weber. "WSC is the first university art department in Utah to provide a computer graphics lab for student use," said Biddle. "It's a tremendous opportunity for students in the Art Department." The design on the screen may look complicated, but extensive computer knowledge is not needed in order to use the computer. Students use the keyboard very little, doing most of their work with a pen and pad-type apparatus.Various image-generating and manipulative functions of the computer program include an airbrush function; a funtion for an image to be formed in four-part symmetry and a rubber stamp function that enables an image to be placed all over or on any part of the screen. Biddle said one advantage to using the program is the erase function. "It is a lot easier to edit a computer-generated image than an oil painting," he said. "If a student is dissatisfied with the color scheme, the palette can be shifted or new colors mixed instantaneously," he said. Once the artwork has been completed, the student must depend on a photograph for the hard copy. Biddle said he hopes to get an ink jet printer or other output device to create an environment for instant images without having to wait to develop the film and enlarge pictures." With all the various functions, the process makes it seem easy to be able to create a masterpiece. "The bottom line, however, is that no technology is going to save anyone, bad art is just as easy to produce on a computer and great art is just as difficult," saidBiddle. While computer graphics is used by upper division students, students in beginning music classes are able to use the music program. The program was developed by Wayne Bangerter, a WSC music graduate, who is currently majoring in computer science. Beginning last week, students were using the program in order to identify musical intervals. The' student receives a list of easy-to-follow directions on how to utilize the program. This reporter, unfamilar with computers, was easily able to follow the program within a matter of minutes. "An advantage of using the program is that it gives students immediate feedback on their response," said Dr. Paul Joines, WSC music professor. He see "Computer" on page 2. ; I .a Instructor Mark Biddle critiques a student's computer image as others look on. Left to right are Don Karmondy, Kristi Jensen, Robert Winward. Mark Biddle and Pfluft) courtesyBob Johnson David Stein. The computer allows the picture to be cropped and the color can be changed without destroying the image while the instructor examines the project.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-11-27, Vol. 45, No. 17|
|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.|