Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-12-031
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1 -7i signP 5 r" I - Thursday, December 3, 1987 Weber State College Vol. 48 No. 19 J - 1100 YEARS " 1 g Jf tt rf ' -fs ' k line r II - ii v, a i . Sol -rJ rw ,..-5 .1 X. r INTER-LIBRARY LOAN Coordinator, Peggy Pierce, is making an individual effort In supporting the Stewart Library by giving the entire profits from the sale of Guatemalan Pulseras (Friendship bracelets) to the library for the purchase of new books. The bracelets, made by decedents of the Mayan Indians, can be purchased for $1.50 in the main lobby of the Stewart Library through December 10. The colorful yarn bracelets that are so popular with the young people will also be on sale at Price Savers, December 5-6. Anfi-Claus com i n g to WS G Reva Smith Asst. News Editor "I have no problem with the concept of Santa Claus, as long as it is taught to our children as a myth," said Dr. L. Kay Gillespie in anticipation of his 20th annual "Anti-Claus" lecture to be held today at 10:30 am in the Wattis Building, room 121. "My premise is from a religious standpoint in that Christmas is supposed to be a religious holiday. It's purpose is to celebrate the birth of Christ. What we have done is replaced it with a symbol that has nothing to do with Christianity or religion, but was created basically by business interests to serve the interests of capitalism," said Gillespie. ; Gillespie has become renowned for his views regarding the American practice of "lying" to our children about the reality of Santa Claus. He also believes that the concept of Santa Claus embodies many anti-Christian values. " Dr. Gillespie will be giving his annual "Anti-Claus" speech today at 10:30 am in WB 121 "I think it's very harmful to children. One of the harms that it does is that it ruins trusting relationships between parent and child at a very early age. The parents teach their children that there is a Santa Claus, then he learns from his friends and teachers that there isn't a Santa Claus, " said Gillespie. Ultimately the parents must sit down with the children and basically admit they've been lying to them all along. "I have conducted surveys where I have asked high school students where they learned about sex and drugs, and it's not from their parents. While I don't know if there is an absolute correlation I think there is a connection. The inference for a child is if you want the truth, you don't get it from your parents," he said. "The alternative is putting it (Christmas) in its proper perspective, and I think we've learned a lot about that from the Europeans," said Gillespie. see ANTI-CLAUS on page 6 BYU negotiates deal for return of art (CPS) -- In return for a suspended sentence and a fine of $1000, a New York art dealer agreed to help BYU recover art stolen from its collection during a 10-year period. BYU accepted the cooperation of Dion Oyatt because recovery of the art work, particularly two sketches by Winslow Homer and one by Claude Monet, "is more important than punishment," BYU lawyer Bill Fillmore explained. About 40 of the stolen pieces have been recovered, but 200-300 pieces of significant value are still missing. BYU discovered the thefts after tips reported some of the school's collection was showing up in various places around the country. Since the early 70s, artwork has been either stolen outright or sold at far less than its actual value, said Fillmore. A year-and-a-half audit revealed BYU's art collection manager "had been manipulated by a variety of outside parties securing pieces of art for far less than their worth," said Fillmore. . News page 2 Entertainment page 10 See Basketball 0 Opinion page 4 Sports page 14 special section yN Letters page 5 Classifieds page 20 on page 16-17 WSC game on KSL Playoff will be televised KSL-TV announced today that the Division I-AA football playoff between Marshall and Weber State will be televised live on Saturday. According to KSL sportscaster Steve Cyphers, the Army-Navy football game will be delayed to allow for local coverage of the second round Division I-AA playoff game played at Huntington, West Virginia. Coverage will begin at 1 1 a.m. Reports indicate that the game between Marshall (8-4) of the Southern Conference and Weber (10-2) jias already been sold out. For a complete preview of?the ' game, see page 14 of today's Signpost. Funds raised for Alumni House Mark Hadley Senior Reporter After a 15-year wait, the Weber State College Alumni Association has received the go-ahead, to begin fund raising for the Alumni House. For Edie Hester and members of the Alumni Board, who at this time are conducting all of their business out or v. offices in the Miller Administration Building, dial's good news. . Hester is the Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Special Services at WSC. The Alumni House, Hester said, will be built on the site just west of Promontory Tower where a white house, used by Allied Health department faculty, now sits. She believes the Alumni House will be a benefit not only to the Alumni department and former WSC students, but also to the college. The greatest benefits of WSC alumni having a house will come from the additional space that will be made available to the Alumni Association to conduct their business, and the "identity" the house will provide for WSC alumni, Hester said. "Right now, when people from out-of-town come in and say "We'd like to see the Alumni office and see if they have our records,' it's hard for them to even find us," she said, "and when they do find us, even trying to find a place for them to sit down and visit is difficult." The limited office space has also made it difficult for volunteers to find room to work, she said. Not only will the house contain a number of offices, but it will also have an area where small meetings (under 100 people) can be held, she said. Currently, such meetings are held in a large room, such as the ballroom in the Union Building, or in one of the smaller rooms in the Union Building, which are not as nice and do not provide the same atmosphere the Alumni House can provide, she said. Hester said she is anxious to get started raising money for the house, which has been delayed for about 15 years because of the difficulty of finding a suitable place to build it. Suitable sites targeted in the past have fallen victim to the construction of buildings,to help meet more of the academic needs of the school, she said. "I would hope we could start (construction on the house) early next summer and have it finished by Founder's Day, (the first Friday in May) 1989," she said, explaining that before the state will allow construction on the house to begin, at least half of the $500,000 needed to build it must be "in hand." The money to build the house will come from private donations, she said, which will be a part of the college's Centennial Celebration fund-raising efforts.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-12-03, Vol. 48, No. 19|
|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.|