Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-01-201
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3 ft M t7 -A. Weber State College Tuesday, January 20, 1987 Vol. 47 No. 23 s fungus among us? :- h m f n V: 1" -i - n Cheryl d'essler Staff Reporter Something dark and lurry is curdling the bathroom walls and horrifying the students at the Stansbury Hall Residence Hall. No, this mysterious thing, seeping out of the walls, is not from a Stephen King novel. It is an invading fungus that is alarming to some students. C oncerned residents of the infected L. apartment in the hall said they had notified the maintenance people at WSC, and the resident hall director, dreg . Rumpz, about the problem. Kristine Karpisek, a resident of the apartment, said she contacted campus .maintenance and that they think the 'problem was caused by the roof leaking. n Ogden company roofed the building, and according to Dave Max . son, director-of the physical plant at WSC, the roofing company is under bond -which obligates them to fix the problem. Charlene M. dartner and Christina Beer, both residents of the infected apartment, said the wall had the same problem before they moved in. They said two men from a contracting com party came to look at the fungus-and said they had repaired the same problem last summer. "The two guys said it was a yeast and bacteria infection in the wall," said Beer. The students were shocked to think such a tiling could grow on their bathroom wall. "I hope nobody gels sick from it because we wouldn't hesitate to file a lawsuit it they did," said Beer. According to both women, the men who fixed the wall before said they ap parently did not get all of the bacteria out when it was repaired. They said the wall had been torn apart and the boards had been sterilized before it was plastered over again. "It would be a big inconvenience to fix it now because the last time it was repaired the shower nozzle was removed and the students had to go elsewhere to shower," said dartner. "There are six women sharing this bathroom before classes," said Beer. Resident Hall director dreg . Rumpz said the problem was brought to his attention the first few weeks of fall quarter. He feels the problem originates from the roof. "This kind of thing happens once every couple of years, and there are a lot of circumstances involved," said Rumpz. The company that put the roof on has been notified, and because they are under bond the maintenance people-have no jurist ict ion to repair the roof, said Rumptz. We were told they couldn't fix it until the roof is dry, said Beer and dartner. (see FUNGUS on page Ji 1 ...J.. .... .. ..--..-. ifc.v..- sCKM'IN(i UP SAMPl.KS: Cristina Beer her bathroom for examination. Signpost pholo: prepares a mold specimen of the green fungus in Kristine Karpiseki Mergers eat jobs College Pre Service Thanks to the merger mania that swept through corporate America in 1986, student job prospects for this spring seem dimmer than last spring's, two re cent national surveys of company hiring plans in dicate. Michigan State's annual survey, released in late December, found that big companies in particualr have cut back their plans for hiring new college graduates. Northwestern University study released at the same time predicts demand for 1987 graduates will mirror 1986 hiring, but employers say they will screen applicants more closely than before, and starting salaries while increasing an average of 2.1 percent -will lag behind inflation. Both Michigan State and Northwestern observers blame the unprecedented wave of corporate mergers and acquisitions that reached levels last year. "Downsizing, consolidations, mergers and acquisitions have cost the country jobs in some of our biggest and best paying corporatons," said Victor l.indquist, Northwestern's placement director an author of the annual Endicott I.indouist Report. About 56 percent of companies l.indquist surveyed said they'd intentionally reduced their managerial staffs during the last year through reorganization, hiring freezes, termination without severance or early retirement incentives. But the Hat demand and the large number of graduates mean higher salaries will go to the students with the best grades and internship experience, said l.indquist. deographically, the southwestern states will offer the most opportunities, followed by the Northeast, the Southeast, north central, south central and nor thwest regions. Group questions ASWSC actions Christopher Gamble Assistant News Editor What are the purposes and goals of student govern ment? This question, among others, was posed at the weekly Honors Center Think Break held at the Stewart Library Friday afternoon. Other questions, such as where does ASWSC money go to'?, and why and is ASWSC really the student voice?, were also subjects for discussion at Think Break. According to Dr. Marie L. Kotter, vice president for student services, student government is "trying to build a campus culture ... You have to have activities to have a college." ASWSC, whose budget is derived of 9.5 percent of student fees, bases its outline of a S2?6,S00 budget on an average enrollment figure of 7,590.09 students per quarter. Figuring that registration for the last fall, winter and spring was approximately 11,250 and summer with 6,000, actual average enrollment figures could then be estimated at 9,973.5 students. This would br ing the total ASWSC budget to approximately $288,900. The money is spent on programs such as operating salaries, ARO, convocations, Open Hour, Crystal Crest, super-events, leadership and training seminars. During the discussion, Doug Haymore, campus liaison, said the difficulty comes in finding out what the students want. "Students have a lot more say than they think; when they don't do it, it's left up to us," he said. Activities are funded "basically on the referendum of student participation," said Scott Foresberg, enter tainment board chair. Another problem Kotter pointed out, is the I.DSSA organization. "It's like a separate student union," she said. However, I.DSSA has agreed to cut down on their Friday night activities by 25 percent. Recently resigned ARO president, Aaron Thatcher, suggested that ASWSC is not progressive enough. He said, "Nobody there wants to change. They will be do ing the same dances and same stomps we were doi"g 60 years ago, 60 years from now." The advantage to student government is a chance to "learn leadership and interpersonal skills not learned in the classrooms. Skills for life," said ludy Hurst, student activity adviser. "We learn in the classrooms a lot of great stuff, but here you get experience," said Haymore. iilSEde 'Cats aet first Big Stcy win (see page 10 1 Guide to good study habits tsee page fit Child abuse... the other side see page 4 A longer summer, quarter? (survey or page 3'
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-01-20, Vol. 47, No. 23|
|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.|