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News Banners may wave see page 2 Opinion Weber birthday wishes see page 4 Arts Public meets artist see page 8 Sports Unga an All American see page 10 TO Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1989 Celebrating the Weber State College Centennial Vol. 49, No. 31 Weber considers sliding the calendar ahead By Scott Summerill Managing Editor A proposal to shift Weber State's calendar forward is being considered by college administrators. The current schedule creates problems with both teachers and students because of the three holidays during the winter quarter that fall on Monday according to Vice President of Academic Affairs Bob Smith. "If you have a Monday only class," Smith said, "that's a third of the quarter that's lost." Smith said the problem could be temporarily dealt with by tacking on a day at the end of winter quarter, but that would eventually become ineffective as the holidays progressed through the week, and more days would need to be added. "It would extend commencement until June 14," he said. "What happens when New Years falls on a Thursday?" said Marie Kotter, Vice President of Student Services. "That would push it back a week." According to Smith, the change would move the starting dates ahead two weeks to Sept.. 5 for autumn quarter and end the quarter just before Thanksgiving. Winter quarter would start on Nov. 27, about a month early, and end Feb. 15. There would be a one week Christmas vacation from Dec. 25 to Jan 1 . Spring quarter would also slide up about a month, starting Feb. 26 and ending May 10. That would allow commencement to move up to May 11. Director of Career Services Steven Eichmeier said the change would benefit WSC students by getting them into the job market ahead of other schools. "The big companies, as well as the (see CALENDAR on page 3) Jack is back Pool shark entertains crowd with the color of money By Ray Eldard Jr. Senior Reporter - Ever since Jack White turned down an offer by a U.S. Senator to put him through college, it seems -- uidi wucgc cdinyusos cue wucic White has spent most of his life. White is at Weber State this week hosting a a billiards clinic and tournament The rotund pocket billiard and trick shot artist first picked up a pool cue at eight years old and has been playing ever since. "My father and uncle played professional pool, so I guess it was only natural that I started to play." White received his first pay check at eleven. when he beat the Pittsburgh city champ nine games at 15 cents a piece. "He was pretty cool about it the first 6 or 7 games," White said, "but when I won over a dollar he really started to get upset. I guess he was pretty embarrassed to be beaten by a kid who had to stand on a box to play." White said that when he showed his mom his winnings she asked him where he got it. "When I told her I won it shooting pool, she beat the hell out of me!" His mother wasn't near as upset when at 19 he beat the Pennsylvania state champ three times for $8,000 a game. He then White grew up in an area of Pittsburgh he calls "ripe for abandoning." "We were really poor. Two thirds of the JACK GETS A FEW POINTERS from an admiring fan from the Weber State crowd. (The Signpost photo: Jeffrey Bernard) I want to spend all day in school." If you ask White how much he has made shooting pool he'll tell you "a lot!" "Put it this way," he adds, "I make more than most of the movie stars you see. I mean, I'm no Jonny Carson, but I'm worth more than Cher or Tom Cruise." And how would the young star of "The Color of Money" hold up against White in a game of pool? "That punk?" asks White. "Hell, I could beat him with a brc om stick and a bowling ball!" Though the silver haired master of the pool cue spent 20 yiars husding pool, he only plays nc vv at clinics and personal appearances. "I beat Willy Mosconi ibr the world championship Oct. 6, 1962 at three o'clock in the afternoon," White said. "I won a trophy and $2,000. Big deal, I could have made more than that hustling." White's performances are now limited to clinics and personal played the second place champion three games at $1,000 a piece. "Someone ran all the way to my house and told my mother 'Jackie just one $27,000!' She had to sit down. She couldn't believe it." It remains his highest pay check. kids where I grew up went to prison, but the other third all turned out really well. I went from super poor to super rich," White said. "Sen. Elmer Holland once offered to put me through Notre Dame. I told him I was making $250 a day hustling pool, why would appearances. "I don't have to work anymore, but I love getting out and talking to the people," says White. "I'dperform in a jungle if I could get the apes attention!" (see POOL on page 12) Jesse Jackson booked for February Convocation By Ken Middleton Contributing Writer Jesse Jackson, who has visited several countries since his 1988 campaign for the Democratic Presidential Nomination took him all over the United States, will visit Weber State College next month. Jackson is scheduled to speak at Convocation Feb. 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the Browning Center, Austad Auditorium. President of the National Rainbow Coalition, Jackson is presently on an 18-day African trip. He is meeting with heads of state in several countries on his campaign to identify black Americans as African Americans. He is known for his power to challenge the country on the important issues of the day. Jackson attended the University of Illinois on a football scholarship. He is a graduate of North Carolina A&T University and the Chicago Theological Seminary, where he received an honorary doctorate degree. He is an ordained Bapust minister and the author of two books. Convocation chair, Tanji Thurgood, said she had no problems arranging to have Jackson come to Weber Slate. "The hardest part about booking Jackson," Thurgood said, "was finding a date that we both had open." She said both Jackson and his agent were very easy to work with. The contract was finalized on Dec. 19. Thurgood hoped that Jackson would be a good draw for the college. "Having notable people visit our campus brings good attention to Weber State," she said, "and that, in turn, lends more credibility to each of our degrees." Weber State's Convocation program was given the Golden Saga Award for the "Outstanding Program of the Year" by the National Association of Collegiate Activities last November.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1989-01-11, Vol. 49, No. 31|
|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.|