Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-11-061
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Vote Today! Tuesday, November 6, 1984 Weber State College vol. 45 No. 11 Pyfr i rfit , ' 1 it "" -Urn UJU- 5r VP 3Hp ' ' ' i V i 3 Signpost photoBob George Construction workers sand sheetrock in the main lobby along with its new image, has received a new name. It is of the newly-renovated Ben Lomond Hotel. The hotel, now known as the Ogden Radisson Tower. Old Hotel Gets Facelift; WSC Gets Funds by Loretta Park Staff Reporter The old Ben Lomond Hotel has received new life and WSC is part of it. Dan Cook and Associates (DCA), the company that is renovating the old Ben Lomond Hotel, has donated five units (shares) to Weber of limited partnership in the project, which will be known as the Ogden Radisson Tower. According to William J. Critchlow, III, a member of WSC's Foundation Fund Board of Presidents, the limited partnership is worth approximately $10,000-30,000 a year in interest to WSC. The total gift is worth approximately $150,000. WSC will collect interest earned from the public areas, such as the restaurants, gift shop, lounge and parking terrace, Critchlow said. This interest will be added to the Foundation Fund every year. "This gift is unique in the nature that it is the first gift of that type to come to WSC," said Dean Hurst, Vice President of College Relations. "It is an interest in a business that promises to be a profitable venture for WSC. The income will generate the means to meet the financial challenges of the future. We are grateful for this opporutnity," said Hurst. When asked why he chose to give WSC this gift, Cook said, "Bill Critchlow has been one of the poe-ple most responsible for us really succeeding and getting completed. I said I would like to do something for him. He said he would like for me to give a gift to the college." Cook then met with WSC President Rodney H. Brady. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for Pres. Brady. He was already involved in saving the building before I became interrested in it. He was very supportive, but always remained in the background. I wanted to give something to those who really helped us," said Cook. In 1980, DCA took first place in the National Remodeling Designer of the Year Contest. A building they renovated in Montana won the award in the interior commercial category. Cook is a native of Montana. A selection committee from Ogden toured renovation projects of Cook's in Montana. They decided that the Ben Lomond Hotel should be restored instead of being replaced with a new building. Cook's interior designer, Vivian Miller, brought him to Ogden to see the Ben Lomond Hotel. She has lived in Ogden for eight years, but has worked with Cook on previous projects. Cook said he fell in love with the hotel when he first saw it. "Not every building should be remodeled, just the good, old buildings," Cook said. Total cost of the renovation project is just under $7 million and cost per square foot is $50, according to Cook. He said he could not rebuild the hotel for that cost. Although the hotel was orginally built in 1927, it took only 13 months to construct, which is remarkable, according to Cook. The renovation project has taken two years. With new heating, plumbing and electrical systems, Cook claims the hotel will probably be one of the most energy efficient buildings in Ogden. All floors received a new look, Cook said. Bulldozers were brought in and everything was torn out. New partitions and doorways were put in the building to give it a new feel and a new look, he Said. see "Facelift" on page 2. Credit Union Helps Ease Money Crunch by JaNae Barlow Staff Reporter Need money for school? One way for students to obtain money is by taking out a student loan. If students qualify they can borrow up to $2500 a year if they are attending an undergraduate school and up to $5000 if they are attending graduate school. Many students take out their loans at Weber State College Employees Federal Credit Union. Rose Ann Huillet, loan officer at the credit union, said that the credit union offers a more personable service and can generally process the student loans faster than larger institutions. She said that larger institutions are taking from 48 weeks to process the loans and the credit union can process the loans in 3-4 weeks. Applications for a student loan can be picked up at the credit union or at the Financial Aides Office. If a student qualifies for a student loan he doesn't need to justify his reasons for wanting the loan. The borrowed money would be dispersed to the school. Any fees owed are taken out and the remainder of the money is paid to the student. If applications for loans are made before the end of October, an undergraduate student would be eligible for a loan of up to $2500 for the upcoming school year. After October students are eligible for 23 of this amount, which is about $1650. From this money the student must pay a one percent loan guarantee insurance fee to the government and a five percent loan origination fee to the credit union. The loans have an eight percent annual interest rate, which is paid by the government while the student is attending school. Payment on a student loan won't be required until the student graduates or otherwise leaves the school. When this occurs, the student will be required to pay at least $30 a month toward the loan. The student has between five and ten years after leaving school in which to pay off the loan. Political ads, old and new Political TV Spots Influence Voters by Stephanie DeGraw Senior Reporter Did you run to the 'fridge when a political cam-' paign commercial flashed on your TV set? Or have you been watching those spots? They may influence your vote today. The impact of political television was the topic at the recent convocation held Monday in the Browning Center. National expert James Hall combined his lecture with film clips of some famous and some unknown political commercials of the last 50 years. "Looking at the 'Poli-Spot' is different than the commercial spots. The 'Poli-Spot' tries to influence people to hook-up with a stranger who will represent their vote," said Hall. "It's a very disciplined art form." In an long but thorough presentation, Hall treated the sparse crowd to an in-depth view of the reasons why some spots were presented in certain styles. He explained how some styles would backfire on see "Spots" on page 6.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-11-06, Vol. 45, No. 11|
|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.|