Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-04-231
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NUSAT ready for April 29 launch by Mark Espenschied Managing Editor Weber State College's Northern Utah Satellite (NUSAT) is finally scheduled to blast off with the space shuttle Challenger on April 29. The small satellite, more inexpensive than the large satellites the shuttles have deployed, was conceived, designed and built by students and staff of Weber State College with the help of many members of private industry and government. NUSAT is to be an asset to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the alignment of their radar tracking systems. Presently, the FAA uses the angle of the setting or rising sun to determine the accuracy of their tracking antennas. This can only be done once a day during a certain time period. Once NUSAT is orbiting and functioning, it will make a radar scan several times a day, thereby enabling safer regulation of air traffic. The three year satellite project has brought tremendous recognition to Weber State. Electronics Faculty Advisor Robert Twiggs has played an in-tregal part in the program and in fielding the interest from the press. "We were the subject of an article in Aviation Week ' Space Technology April 15 of this year. To our field, that is like a recording artist making the cover of Rolling Stone," Twiggs said. Cable News Network (CNN was at Weber in January to film the project. Their report should be aired sometime this week. Part of the NUSAT project was the invention of a Getaway Special canister for the deployment of the NUSAT and like satellites. The canister has an opening lid and spring powered ejection system that should make for near effortless satellite deployment. (see NUSAT on page 3) ASWSC postpones general election by Rae Dawn Olbert Editor-in-Chief Early Saturday morning, ASWSC officers and candidates for executive offices met to discuss alternatives to postponing the final elections until April 30 and May 1. Results from the primary elections, held last Wednesday and Thursday, are in dispute. According to Craig Jacobsen, ASWSC academic vice president, and the elections committee, there were some "minor accounting problems," and in fairness to the candidates, the elections will be rescheduled. One reason for the accounting discrepancy was inconsistency at the voting polls. Some poll workers left their post early; some voters marked two candidates for executive vice president instead of one -and one poll worker unlocked the ballot box to retrieve a ballot so marked. ASWSC President Jon Southwick said that the past year, poll workers were paid, and ASWSC decided to use volunteers this year. As a result of the primary elections, Southwick said ASWSC has allocated some funds for poll workers, and an off-campus group will work the polls in order to ensure that they stay at their booths during voting times. He said instructions for poll workers were placed at (sec ELECTION on page 3) ; t - i - ! - " ' - 1 : .' . , . --. - Pictured (left to right) arc Terry Schwcniman, Federal Aeronautics Administration engineer, Weber State Electronics Faculty Advisor Robert Twiggs and Gilbert Moore, vice president of public relations for Morton Thiokol, make the final inspection of the NUSAT satellite before placing it in its canister. The spacecraft will be deployed from the space shuttle Challenger, scheduled to blast off on its mission April 29. Finalists are announced for Crystal Crest The finalist for this year's Crystal Crest Awards were announced Monday. Contestants have been narrowed down to five nominees in each of the 10 categories. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on June 1 in the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Finalists for Scholar of the Year are: Kathleen Hovey, Brian Nelson, Janette Reimschussel, Curtis Roberts and Julie Yamada. " ' i rrn :.Vl - ! & ' " L. . " kl"llii-''. I 4 ilL'fl'nsf pliolo'hnt LhnsU'Tlscn The rescheduling of the primary and general elections seem to have encouraged a redoubling of campaigning efforts. The five remaining nominees for Master Teacher of the Year include: Randy Chatelain, Joseph Hor-vat, Candadai Seshachari, Roy Van Orman and Jean White. Personality of the Year will be selected from Tricia Breitweiser, Mike Hanley, Brad Howell, An-neliese Konkol and Mike Price. Competition for Talent of the Year Award will be close between Linda Bird, Kevin Boyer, Mike Hanley, Volker Moulding and Janette Reimschussel . Selection ot the Wildcat Acheivement Award winner will be difficult given the varied contributions of each of the nominees. They are: Shawn Campbell, Craig Jacobsen, Jacqueline Kendall, Lane Cedric Rolling and Brian Smith. The outstanding students nominated tor Woman of the Year are Joan Colvin, Jennifer Hunter, Cindy Martin, Colleen Mewing and Laura Williams. Students in the finals for Man of the Year include Brad Bushman, Kevin Carrillo, Brad Howell, Craig Jacobsen amd Steve Johnson. The William P. Miller-Friend of the Student Award will go to one of the following: Forrest Crawford, Doris Mattson, Jean Russel, Ron Smout or Mona Wilde. Finalists for Young Alumnus of the Year are Jim Alvey, Brad Drake, Dick Hunsaker, Steve Largent and Francis Wheeler. The nominees" still remaining for Student Organization of the Year are: Weber State Singers, Weber State College Residence Halls, Weber State Debate Team, LDSSA and Lambda Delta Sigma. Each of these individuals and groups now go under final scrutinization by the Crystal Crest Awards selection committee.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-04-23, Vol. 45, No. 46|
|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.|