Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1989-05-151
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Monday, May 15, 1989 Weber State College Volume 49 Number 76 Library to use grant for new materials liy Paul Johnson Contributing Writer "I'd have lo use the old adage 'something's belter than nothing,'" said Craigc Hall, Director of Library Services, of the recent state legislature's appropriation of 594,700 to the Stewart Library. "It's an advantage. ... I'd much rather have it than not have it all." The funds arc a one-time grant to be used only for learning materials, such as periodicals and books, and will be available during the next fiscal year starting in July. Hall said the school has received three other "one-lime" grams during the last fifteen years, and prefers that funds be allocated on a set, regular basis. "What the students get are real spikes or peaks in the collection," Hall said. The college is able to buy needed materials during the years the funds arc appropriated, but arc unable to purchase equivalent amounts in the off-years. A student might find several references on a subject in a given year, he said, but could not find a similar number of sources in another year. A. Dec Vest, WSC's Budget Director, said the funds were allocated as pari of ihe slate's Mineral Lease program, whereby taxes are paid by drilling and mining companies . for minerals and resources extracted from state-owned lands. A request submitted during the last legislative session by state schools resulted in the funds being given. Other schools were also appropriated library funds. The size of the grants were "more closely lied to student body size than anything else," said Hall, adding that the University of Utah received overS200,000, Utah State was given roughly $120,000, and SUSC received about 540,000. However, the grants were given for supplies other than the increased funds needed for library renovation. It is currently estimated, Hall said, that a combination of the stale colleges would require $70 million to build expanded library facilities. Inside News Greeks adopt a highway Opinion Authority doesn't equal leadership Sports Alumni team still has what it takes page 5 1889 100 YEARS 1 1989 f. OOPS! BRAIN FART. This Pike realizes the mistake he just made during the Greek Week Academic Bowl Friday afternoon. Notice the SAEs in the background planning their strategy. Academic Bowl finals are Thursday during Open Hour. (The Signpost photo: Clark Hurd) Greeks serve underprivileged By Jill Titensor Managing Editor Weber State Greeks helped bring smiles to the faces of 44 underprivileged children from the Ogden area, as they completed a service project for Greek Week. According to Greek Week chairman Peter Avion, the Greeks arranged for this group of elementary age kids to go to the49lh Street Gallcria in Salt Lake City Saturday. About 20 to 25 Greeks participated. "It went pretty well," Avion said. "We had a good time and the kids enjoyed themselves." "The Gallcria provided us with 100 activity coupons," Avion said. Some of the activities included miniature golfing and bowling. Those who were tall enough were able to play Photon. Domino's donated 16 large pizzas and four cases of soda pop for lunch, he said. After lunch, the Greeks took the kids to the Children's Museum of Utah located on Beck Street, where they spent the rest of the afternoon. "The event was a real success," Avion said. "It might even turn into something we can do every year." Some of the Greeks who didn't go to the 49th Street Gallcria could be found assisting with the Special Olympics held at the Wildcat Stadium Saturday. When the Olympics were over, two SAEs (Sigma Alpha Epsilon), Rich Hoggan and Rob Porter, took one of the handicapped kids to SaltLakc to join the group at the Gallcria for lunch and the museum tour. A few years ago this teenager was cutting wood with his family when he fell out of a tree. Doctors said he would never walk again. According to Avion, the boy was walking with help Saturday. "The kid's got a lot of determination to make it back," he said. "I was really glad to have him with us." Other events for Greek Week include volleyball and academic bowl tournaments which began last week. The Betas (Beta Theta Pi) and the SAEs are still undefeated in the Academic Bowl. They will be facing off Tuesday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. in theUnion Building west lobby. The final match will be held Thursday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. In the volleyball tournament, the TKEOT (Tau Kappa Epsilon and Otyokwa) team and the BctaXi Delta Pi team are undefeated. They will compete today at 2:30 p.m. on the PT Volleyball Court south of Promontory Towers and La Salle Residence Hall. The championship game is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17. Other Greek Week activities include a car push (11:30 a.m.) and ice blocking (1:30 p.m.) Monday at the Dee Events Center; bathtub race and root beer chug Tuesday at the Mocnch Mall (1:30 p.m.); chicken fight and tug-of-war Wednesday at the Quad (1:30 p.m.). Also on Wednesday is the Medicinal 5KRace sponsored by Ogden Surgical Society and Campus Recreation. The race starts at 5 p.m. at the Wildcat Stadium. Greek runners can get participation points. Thursday, a hamburger eating contest at 6 p.m. is being sponsored by Hardee's and will be followed by a scavenger hunt from 7 until 1 1 p.m. Scavengers will be required to find 50 to 90 items, Avion said. Also, Greeks attending the Convocation Thursday will be awarded participation points based on the number of active members present from each fraternity or sorority. Mary Peterson will be speaking for Convocation and she will also be presenting Rush seminars Friday. Friday there will be a blood drive. Avion said those who arc "physically tapped for a pint" can also cam participation points. Greek Week will culminate with an awards banquet Friday evening and a bcni.fi I dance Saturday. Proceeds from the dance will go to St. Benedict's Hospital. General admission is S5, students with I.D. get in for S3 and Greeks will be admitted for S2. For more information concerning Greek Week contact Peter Avion or David Cox, coordinator of student organizations.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1989-05-15, Vol. 49, No. 76|
|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.|