Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1989-05-241
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Wednesday, May 24, 1989 Weber State College Volume 49 Number SO Senate's final action keeps fashion shows free By Scott Summerill Editor in Chief A proposal to coordinate fashion shows held on campus through WSC's Fashion Merchandising was defeated in the last scheduled meeting of the ASWSC Senate. Technology Senator Guy Watkins introduced the resolution Monday because "There has been some damaged merchandise returned to the sponsors." He said, "some of the fashion shows have been done very amateuristic." Traditional Students Senator Scott Forsberg voiced concern that the Senate has no authority outside of ASWSC. "We don't have the power, or the right, to tell other organizations what to do," he said. New gym rs time is due James Powner Contributing Writer . ,-. Dr. G. Wilden, chair of the Physical Education Department, is very enthusiastic when he speaks of the development of the new building now under construction just west of the Swenson Gymnasium. Wilden's wait for the facility, as well as Weber's, has been an extensive one. The project was first proposed in 1969 because the number of students attending Weber was more than the Swenson gym could comfortably accommodate. The Gym was constructed to hold a maximum of 500 students. Since 1972, there has been a new proposal on the new structure every year, although each year due to finances, the size has been repeatedly cut down because of a lack of funding. (see GYM on page 3) Inside The Signpost NeWS page 2 Subject of documentary speaks at Convo Opinion page 4 Mickey goes to China ArtS Page 7 Illiteracy: America's biggest problem SpOrtS page 10 Men's track takes 2nd ! OQQQOj Sign Off Take 2 Sports is the name of the game at Weber State (see Section B) Dean of Campus Life Rick Sline said the action may keep some shows from being put on. "I'm concerned that some organizations won't be able to put on a fashion show if Fashion Merchandising gets too busy," he said. According to Coordinator of Student Government Colleen Garside, most retailers furnishing clothes for the shows require the organizations to sign a contract making them responsible to pay for any damaged goods. The proposal also has the possibility of giving power to Fashion Merchandising that Garside said they shouldn't have. "I would hate to have Fashion Merchandising controlling the program arm of campus," she said. Non-traditional Students Senator Dan Alsup said the proposal is aimed at urging organizations to use what's available on campus. "It isn't going to give them control or power," he said. "It's only going to utilize a resource." Physically Challenged S tudents Senator Melvin Feller thought the resolution was a waste of time, and bordered on infringing on constitutional rights of free speech and assembly. "This bill is meaningless and obtrusive," he said. "Not to mention that it's getting into censorship." The proposal was defeated by a 6-9 margin. -r , n UiJ J 1 X r x J' V "i ' .' t A 'i y, - J v i I f 1 - LOTS OF FASHION SHOWS have taken place at WSC this year.- Monday in Student Senate, Technology Senator Guy Watkins introduced legislation concerning the modeling of apparel. The above show was sponsored by Distributive Technology. (The Signpost photo: Darwin Shaw) Health fair informative for Weberites By Joyce Zabriskie Staff Reporter The Stewart Union Building ballroom was "the scene for the 1989 Weber State College Health Fair which took place yesterday morning. Health services such as cholesterol screening, information on drug counseling, health fitness, AIDS awareness and diabetes were offered to students during the health fair. St. Benedict's hospital was on hand to let students know what services are available through their health facility childbirth services, community health, nutritional weight counseling and alcohol and drug dependency programs. Mi. . i it t J " f (The Signpost photo: Darwin Shaw) Peer counselors from D.A.H.N. (Drug Addiction Help Net) program were on hand to offer services like educational survival classes to help student cope with the stress of college life and to put them in touch of rehabilitation services that they can afford. Peer counselor Mark Bumside is a senior at WSC and is majoring in social work. "We teach students to be resistant to persuasion. There is a strategy to saying 'no,'" he said. "Just saying 'no' without people to help you is stupid." Burnside admits that most people experience stress and use some sort of drug to get through it. Coffee and tobacco are two examples. 'The reason why people use these drugs is that they work for a while," Burnside said. "There is a lot people can do without using drugs. We're here to help." Burnside suggested there is a subculture of "druggies" here on campus a network of addicts that buy and sell and separate themselves from everyone else. "It has taken Weber State a long time to realize that we do indeed have a drug problem on campus." American Red Cross was also at the Health Fair with a video and brochures on AIDS, plus a brochure for courses offered through their services. McKay Dee Hospital drew a crowd with their free cholesterol screening. Those interested in the health of their blood vessels could have their blood drawn and sent to labs for analysis. They will be receiving test results in the mail.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1989-05-24, Vol. 49, No. 80|
|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.|