Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-05-101
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V Friday, May 10, 1985" Weber State College Vol. 45 No.51 ...Saturday at noon. - - - r ' - 1 ' - ; '7" ."" ' ' - ::: : - ' : - : i ' ''V f : : , jM " " ; ' 'i , ,. ' -'-. J.,.... fr'vWr.tf- - niS: ... i ; in 1 1, if i.iiiW.iA1yiiv.i-i;---r v-rrti i:. .. aMtjww.,,vw.pi.ti..wift iimiiiliiiinifcawiif . -' . --111 I I ill'""-' Iltitltit )fM The Associated Black Scholars United held its annual Awards and Honors Banquet Wednesday night. Former Utah Governor Scott Matheson, accompanied by his wife, and Jeanette Ray-Goins, vice president of the Aurora Colorado Board of Education and guest speaker for the banquet, were among the dignitaries in attendance. Tuition on the rise The Weber State College Institutional Council approved a plan to increase tuition twice over the next two years as part of their agenda Thursday morning. Meeting in the Council Room of the Miller Administration Building, the council also approved an increase in the price of parking stickers as well as pay raises for some members of the WSCfaculty- The tuition for the school year 1985-86 will be increased seven percent over this years tuition. Students during the 1986-87 school year will see an increse of nine percent over the present tuition.Part of the increase comes because of a mandate from the State Legislature that required a two percent surcharge to WSC students in order for the college to receive matching state funds for the library. Parking A decals will go up $2 next year, B decals and Residence Halls decals will go up one dollar. Guest dignitaries honor students The Associated Students of Weber State College, Black Scholars United (ABSU) held its annual Awards and Honors" Banquet Wednesday, May 8 in the UB Ballroom. . Guest speaker was Jeanette Ray-Goins, vice-president of the Aurora Board of Education, project supervisor for the Title VI Sex Equity Program for the Colorado Department of Education. Selected as the year's Outstanding Black Man was Lawrence Livingston,' Outstanding Black Woman was Teryl Grant. The Alumni Award went to Mose Watkins and Dr. Afesa Adams. Selected to be included in Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities in America were Shardell B.-Spurrell, Lane Cedric Rollings and Keith Haney. Senior graduates included Charlotte Starks, Owen Wilson, Sonya Upton, Patricia Tillman, Bobby Rinehart, Virginia Rinehart, Mike Jones, Michael Houston, Charles Freeman, Steve Batey, Dan Allen and Gustavus Lawlar. Awards for Academic Achievement went to Dhana Crawford and Mike Coe. Campus Participation winners were Dr. Robert Smith, Dee Elementary School, Ogden Community Action Head Start, Marshall White Center, Dr. Can-dadai Seshachari and the New Zion Baptist Church. Athletic awards and certificates were given to: Football- Freddie Cook, Track Man- Mike Coe, Track Woman- Connie Washington, Volleyball Woman- Simone Fritz, Basketball Man- Charles Car-radine, Basketball Woman- Chenita Bradley. A special award was given to Larry Farmer, newly named head basketball coach at Weber, wishing him luck on the up-coming season. Black Scholars Distinguished Community Service Awards were given to C.M.S. Charles E. Nelson, Ruby Price, James H. Gillespie, Marylnn Howard, Nathanel Johnson and AnnaBell Matson. Black Scholars Outstanding American Image Maker Awards were given to : Former Governor Scott Matheson and Willie Brown Jr., California Assemblyman. A Special Award of Thanks was given to Forrest C. Crawford for his "devotion and dedication as AB-SU's campus advisor. The crowd numbered two hundred, the largest attendance at the Awards Banquet since 1972. NUSAT brings Weber world-wide attention Editor's Note: Howard Noel, director of public relations at WSC, traveled to Cape Canaveral as a Signpost representative to report on the NUSAT project. by Howard Noel WSC Director of Public Relations SPECIAL TO THE SIGNPOST- CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.- "Tell Weber State it worked just as advertised." Those were the words that came from space April 29, when Utah astronaut Don Lind pushed the buttons that successfully ejected NUSAT I from the Challenger Space Shuttle. The small satellite, which will be used to calibrate air traffic radar equipment virtually the world over, was a student-built project fraught with frustration, yet, crowned with success. It was deployed from the Challenger and is now orbiting the earth. It all came about after much anxiety and temporary disappointment. With just three days to lift-off of the Challenger, word came to WSC that concerns over the operation of a small, nine-volt battery used in the ejecion process forced NASA officials to "scrub" the NUSAT deployment. The satellite would go along for the ride only. No attempt would be made to eject it from the shuttle. Plans to travel to Cape Canaveral were cancelled and bags were being packed for the trip home by those who had arrived early to set the stage for this once-in-a-lifetime mission. NUSAT I was built by WSC students, with help from Utah State University and New Mexico State University, as well as 26 private businesses and corporations'. It was to be used by the Federal Aviation Administrationn to calibrate their radar equipment-a milestone in the history of air traffic safety. Disappointment was re-kindled into excitement however, when just hours before launch, NASA officials decided, if the satellite were deployed early enough in the mission, it might have a chance for success. John Boyer and Rick DeMoss, from the WSC School of Technology, arrived at Cape Canaveral within the hour of launch, along with students Jeff Jensen and Linda Dalton. Ty Ellis, a student who had worked extensively on the computer aboard NUSAT I, was already in Florida, along with representatives of corporations who had helped with the project. The WSC contingent was excited to witness what was described as a "picture perfect" launch, but they were there to see their "baby" sent into space. At 4:17 p.m. Eastern Daylight time, the voice of Utah astronaut Don Lind came into a darkened control room at the space center. "The canister is open . . . the satellite is out." Many of the WSC folks in the room cheered, others waited for 18 seconds to see if the antennae on the satellite would spring into position.'The antennae are out," came the word from space. It was then the hand-shaking, back-slapping, and tears of joy began. It was a celebration wherein two years of frustration and hard work were released in one sustained cheer. "Fantastic," said Time magazine reporter Jerry Hannifan. "This is significant . . . it's just great." But there is no way one looking on from the outside could feel the excitement and inner explosion of those who had nursed this 19-inch satellite from the design paper into space. All around the cape, visitors could see people wearing NUSAT badges and WSC hats. But what they really noticed were smiles and eyes wide-open in excitement. It was a second lift-off in a space mission beset with delays and disappointments, but ending in exciting victory.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-05-10, Vol. 45, No. 51|
|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.|