Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-06-211
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Oweber State College Summer SQQrTOS u What movies are the best ones to see this summer? SeeOn-the-Spot interviews on page 6. Vol. 44 No. 59 Thursday, June 21, 1984 u u Crystal Crest Awards Presented At Gala Event It was an evening of music and dance as 11 winners from Weber State College received student awards during the Second Annual Crystal Crest Awards Program. The ceremony featured Al Hirt, known as "King of Trumpet," in a two-hour combination of award presentations and entertainment from Hirt and Weber's performing groups -The Orchesis Dance Ensemble, Weber State Singers, The Chantonelles and The Tangent Factor Band. The ten people and one organization honored were selected from 50 finalists in ten different : -a W It ' -;;' J,V t ,i ''"Hs , , S - i - I " i ! A -' v. J .5 .r f ; t.X-"- I ' - - - - 5 ; ,;s I .." ?: i .... ; . categories and represented the most outstanding on campus, said Toni Weight, Associate Dean of Students and co-chair of the event. Ginny Wright, a senior majoring in early childhood education, was selected "Woman of the Year," while John Wilcox, a senior applied physics major, was chosen "Man of the Year." Wright is a specialist for the WSC Services for the Disabled Students. She has served as "Week of the Young Child" chairwoman and as a special program designer for the deaf. She is currently president of the Ogden Chapter of the Utah Registry of Inter- hi . - - r "-'f I uit .1 v4 1 1 8. N Signpost photoDennis Miller 4 (Top) Al Hirt blows his horn as the Weber State Singers join him during the Crystal Crest Awards Program. Hirt was the main entertainer for the program and was aided by Weber State performers. (Left) President Rodney H. Brady, an awards presenter, gives Mary Jo LaTuIippe her Crystal Crest Award for being selected the "Friend of Students." LaTuIippe is the director of the Women's Educational Resource Center. Li prefers for the Deaf. A foster parent, she has also served as secretary of the Weber Davis Association for the Education of Young Children. Wilcox is president of the National Association of Home Builders and vice president of the WSC society of physics students. He is secretarytreasurer of the WSC Veterans organization and is a member of the Natural Sciences Area Council on campus. Farley Gerber, a junior applied math major and an Olympic track hopeful, won both the "Wildcat Achievement Award" and the "Talent of the Year" recognition. Gerber turned in the fastest steeplechase time in the world this year the day prior to the Crystal Crest ceremonies. As a freshman he was selected for the United States team that competed against the Soviet Nation. He took second place in the steeplechase at the World University Games, losing the gold by 27100ths of a second. He is an NCAA Ail-American and a three-time Big Sky Conference champion. He holds the school record in the 1500-meter, the mile, the 3000-meter and the two-mile races. The "Friend of Student Award" went to Mary Jo LaTuIippe, director of the Women's Educational Resource Center. She is also a counselor. She is an advisor to several student organizations. The Latter-Day Saint Association captured "Student Organization of the Year." The LDSSA is the largest student organization on campus and is involved in many service projects, dances, conferences, sports programs and singing groups for all students on campus. 'The Master Teacher" award went to Dr. C. Daniel Litchford. Litchford is an associate professor of distributive technology and former chairman of the WSC Faculty Senate. He has submitted and funded ten proposals for projects related to marketing and distributive education and has given hundreds of workshops and presentations. Machelle Ross, a health education major, was sleeted as "Personality of the Year." Twice president of La Dianaeda, a campus sorority, she is also an LDSSA sub-comittee chair and secretary of the ASWSC College Relations Board. "Scholar of the Year" went to Joan Wilcox, a senior majoring in English. Wilcox has served aseditor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, the Signpost, and is on the National Dean's List. She was a nominee for the Mellon Fellowship in Humanities. She has also won numerous creative writing awards. "Alumnus of the Year" was awarded to Thomas WElch, a senior vice president and legal counsel with Smith Management Corporation. Welch completed his Juris Doctorate degree at George Washington University aftger graduating from Weber State. He has served as chairman of the Salt Lake City United Way Campaign and was on the Board of Directors of the Red Cross. Two special awards went to LaRee Whitney, a student, and to Dr. Helen Farr, a nursing professor. Whitney is a quadraplegic who completed her bachelor's degree requirements in five years. She was named "Handicapped Mother of the Year," and is graduating an honor student. In addition to being quadraplegic, Whitney must use a respirator, but still is involved in Phi Kappa Phi, Lambda Iota Tauw, the PTA and is a tutor for children. ,Farr has been president of the Association of Women Students and has been in the U.S. Cadet Nurses Corp. She had held every office, including president, in the Utah Nurses Association and was the utah Chair of the First International Women's Conference.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-06-21, Vol. 44, No. 59|
|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.|