Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1989-01-041
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1 News "WSCprof. iigin inMiddWLast seepage 2 Opinion Mk key's sofur side ' see page 4 : Sports Amazing turnaround for koopstres see page 6 at 1e6er see page 5 , I I Arts Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1989 Celebrating the Weber State College Centennial Vol. 49, No. 28 IA E's give gift to Ronald McDonald House HAPPY NEW YEAR. . . Rich Mickelsen (left) presents a check to Robert G. Christopher. (The Signpost photo: Peter Avion) Pell Grants (CPS) Students may find their Pell Grants will shrink after next June, the U.S. Department of Education warned last week. The government, department spokeswomen Victoria Tripp said, is running short of the funds it uses to make Pell Grants. Tripp said that campuses which are supposed to return unused Pell Grant money to the department, which then would give it to other students at other schools have not refunded as much money as the department had y expected. as a result, tnc government couia try to oatance its books by cutting the amounts it grants all but the very poorest students, borrowing money or by asking Congress for a "Supplemental appropriation." Tripp said she didn't know how big the "shortfall" in Pell Grant funds would be she guessed it would be S30 million-to S50 million but Charles Saunders of the American Council on Education (ACE) in Washington, D.C., predicted it would amount to S250 million. Saunders feared the department would choose to compensate for the missing money by cutting everyone's may shrink grants a little, which the Reagan administration has threatened to do to both Pell Grants and Guaranteed Student Loans when shortfalls arose in 1987 and 1986. Saunders wants the department to ask Congress for a supplemental appropriation instead of cutting grants. He termed the department's choice "the first test of the Bush administration's support for education." "It's not fair to automatically reduce student's awards. The department's estimates are always wrong, then if the estimate (of needed funds) is over the appropriation, they want to reduce the grants by that much." Tripp said the department would make its decision about how to handle the shortfall in January. Director of Student Financial Aids at Weber State College Richard Mills said, the cutback message is common and seldom justifies concern. "They do this every year," Mills said. "It doesn't usually affect many students here (at WSC). Mills said students shouldn't worry about the cuts yet "I'm not going to get worked up about it this early," he said. "We'll see what happens when the appropriations have been handed down." By Peter Avion Asst. News Editor The Montana State-to-Weber State bikerun came to an official end Saturday, December 3, 1988, at the Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City. ' SAE Vice President, Rich Mickelsen, and SAE Byron Anderson made the presentation of aproximately S 1 ,300, and a purple and white football adorned with the SAE letters and the Weber State logo to Robert G. Christopher, president of the Ronald McDonald house, at a quiet meeting. Shortly thereafter, SAE's from the University of Utah added another S500 to the donation, bringing the total to aproximately $1,800. The event began on October 19, when SAE's began soliciting pledges from the community. Pledges were taken on a per mile basis by each individual member of the fraternity. The actual bikerun began on October 28, 1988, when the ball left Missoula, Montana, on the first leg of it's journey, and was coordinated to end shortly before the Montana-Weber State football game on October 29, where the SAE's would present the game ball to President Nadauld. Weber State SAE's carried the ball from Missoula to Logan, Ut, accompanied by a motor home borrowed for the trip. Bikers were rotated in, and were each responsible for different distances, depending on the fitness level of the individual "When they came over the continental divide, Rich Mickelsen tucked behind the motor home and was going faster than the speed limit, and it was damn cold," said Rich Hogan, SAE assistant pledge educator. Mickelsen biked i ver 260 miles of the 459 mile journey. From Logan, the ball was run on foot to Brigham City by SAE's from Utah State University. At Brigham Ci y, a combined University of UtahWeber State effort brought the ball to Wildcat Stadium shortly before game time. Indi idual runners were responsible for one mile each of the journey. v'wi' " -wa ... 1 ' - i ; ' : t; I :- jT"j' "" : . . - . -,.... ' ' -Af; (The Signpost photo: Peter Avion) While the size of the contribution was important, a more significant part of the effort was the coordination and cooperation between Wasatch front SAE chapters. According to Hogan, this was the first time a fundraising event had been attempted on such a large scale, with more than one chapter of the fraternity participating. "Weber S tate coordi natcd the effort and in vi ted the other chapters in pledging and running," he said, indicating how the successful event might lead to similar efforts in the future. The Ronald McDonald House opened on October 22, 1988 in Salt Lake City, and provides low-cost temporary housing for parents of critically-ill children receiving treatment in Salt Lake hospitals.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1989-01-04, Vol. 49, No. 28|
|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.|