Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-02-151
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FnByTFebruary 15, 1985 Weber State College seepages. r -- ' " v - 1 ' - -vn. - . 7 . .vu....v . j I ' x ' ; ------ - - - s O- . .v T I ' I" " . - ' ( . , , I h,. ; - ' " 1'..: " ? Signpost photoMatlhew Brown A WSC student operates the controls of Channel 20, The Learning Channel. WSC Channel 20 Officially Switched On by Pam Stoker News Editor Cable Channel 20, the official Weber State College cable channel, was officially opened Wednesday. Ceremonies to welcome the channel were conducted in the Special Collections section of the Stewart Library. Linda Wolcott, cable project coordinator and general manager, welcomed dignitaries from the surrounding area, as well as many on campus. Present was Dr. Rodney H. Brady, president of Weber State College. He reminded the audience that a study was being conducted to determine what the college should be like in the years 2000-2010. He said that WSC had "taken a giant step toward the 21st century" by the installation of the cable channel. "Higher education must take such steps to serve the needs of the community," he said, "higher education must look into the future for the needs-not only at this installation, but throughout the country." Thomas Bork, Telecommuncations, Inc. representative, said that WSC "has the ability to provide specialized programming to .the entire community ... for every age group." Telecommunications is largely responsible for WSC's Cable 20 spot. Thanks were given to those who contributed to the project through time andor money, those who were still continuing the effort and those students who are currently employed by the channel. School Of Business Sponsors Sen. Hotch , Utah Senator Orrin Hatch will be on campus to-, day to give a presentation as part of the School of ' Business Week. Hatch will speak at 10:30 a.m. in the Smith Lecture Hall in the Wattis Business Building. His topic will be "The Importance of Management in ; American Business." 5 The lecture is the first in a series of the School of j Business Distinguished Lecture Series. Curtis j Breitweiser, senator from the School of Business, j said the lecture series is to "provide a full, well-, balanced education" to business students. "The j School of Business is selling an education, not degrees. If students want to buy a degree, they can take mail order classes," he said. He said the series, in conjuction with other campus groups and organizations, will bring in knowledgeable speakers on a monthly basis to give presentations. "Sometimes what a speaker has to say is more im portant than what you can learn in the classroom," said Breitweiser. He feels students benefit greatly from speakers, learning from their experiences. Hatch is the chairman of the Labor and Human Resources Committee, chairman of the Constitution Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee and serves on the governing board of the Office of Technology Assessment. In addition, he serves on the Budget, Agriculture and Small Business Committees.Columnist Jack Anderson has rated Hatch as "one of the 10 most effective senators in Congress." Other nicknames include "Mr. Free Enterprise," and "Guardian of Small Businesses." Breitweiser said Hatch's, speech "should be motivational . . . dealing with interaction in the business field. He might touch on politics and business. see "Sponsors" on page 5. Debaters Move Up In Nat'l. Rankings by David C. Wright Staff Reporter Weber's number two-ranked debate team placed third overall at a tournament held last weekend at Wingate College in Charlotte, North Carolina. Teams from the University of South Carolina, Clemson, Duke and Vanderbilt Universities, among others, competed in the two-day tournament. Kevin Boyer was selected as best speaker for the tenth tournament this year, including the national round robin tournament, held at Weber in January. "Boyer, at this point, is the best debater in the nation," said Coach David Berube. According to Berube, there are 3,500 active debaters in the nation. "And it's pretty impressive to have the best here. He (Boyer) works very hard," he said. Weber's top two teams of Boyer Henderson and Shauna WoodTony Justman finished the first eight rounds undefeated, according to Berube. "Both teams won octofinals; they won quarterfinals then dropped in the final round," he said. Berube said Weber was the only team from the West, "and we just dropped in on them and were really abusing the teams. The critics I think were just tired; they had judged Weber over and over again," he said. Weber picked up 30 points in the national ranking, which moves them to within 12 points of number one-ranked UCLA. "We are so far ahead of third place that no one can catch us. The race is now Weber StateUCLA, no one else can come close," Berube said. The original team of Boyer and Wood has been split to further strengthen the entire squad. Boyer now teams with Henderson and Wood argues with Justman. "We took Shauna and Kevin, who were our best team after winning the round robin, and we have them debate with the other two. As a consequence, we have two excellent teams instead of one superior team," said Berube. Because of Weber's debate success, the team has been invited to the Southern Speech Communication Association Convention in July. According to Berube, "They want the Weber State debate team there to give instruction in debate. They want us to teach the forensic educators what debate is all about." Weber has also received an invitation to compete in the national moot court competitions in Chicago. The team would be competing against law students from all over the nation. Weber will be heading to the Western Speech Championships this weekend in Fresno, California. "I'm convinced we will place first in that one," said Berube. "We have a clearly defined topic which will see "Moves" on page 5. Apply For Editor-in-Chief This is the last day to apply for the Signpost Editor-in-Chief position. Any full-time WSC student is eligible. Applications may be picked up in the Signpost offices, UB 267. They must be turned in by 5 p.m. today in order for the applicant to be considered for the position. For more information, call 626-7120.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-02-15, Vol. 45, No. 32|
|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.|