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VOLUME 51. ISSUE 5 TUESDAY. JULY 17. 1990 IGNPO WEBER STATE COLLEGE THE ST 1 Ogden will try for ice sheet at WSC Weber council hopes for one of three sheets By Christine Rasmussen News editor of The Sgnpost With the July 10 announcement by the Utah Winter Sports Authority that the Olympic oval will be located near the University of Utah, Ogden Olympic supporters are focusing their attention on receiving one of the three practice ice sheets. The ice sheets will be used by Olympic competitors for training and preliminary competition in figure skating, speed skating and hockey events. At last week's WSC Institutional Council meeting, Chairman Richard Myers released a letter to express his dismay on the decision to locate the oval in Salt Lake City as opposed to Ogden. "I wrote the letter so I could say my peace on the issue, but now I am going to focus my support as Ogden site for one of the three ice sheets," Myers said. "I would like to see the ice sheet located near the Weber State campus, but I would also support a downtown site. We want to appear as team members." Myers said that many past Olympic host cities placed the practice arenas on college campuses. For example, the Saddle Dome is located on the campus of the University of Calgary. "The sheet would also be a nice addition to the Weber State campus," Myers said. " I believe the Sports Authority would endorse the site of campus locations." Utah Olympic Bid Committee Chairman Tom Welch announced during the July 15 KUTV Take-Two broadcast that Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City would be the location of the ice sheets. Welch said one of the sheets is partially funded, and could begin construction within the year, while the other two will be delayed until Olympic-based revenues are received. Utah Sports Authority member and (See RiNK page 2) r f. t r 'hv If v -, i T V A - :M - re t-- . '. i i 7 . v.. X V - Hangin' two BRIAN SCHIELETHE SIGNPOST MIKE GENT, captain of th Frestyl Performanc bicycle team, catches tome hang time Saturday during the Ogden Sreet Festival. For more photos of the festival, see pages 5 and 6. New president may be announced this week Regent's decision to be made by August By Christine Rasmussen News ecfitor of The Sgnpost The selection of the new Weber State president could be made as early as Thursday, said Richard Myers, WSC Institutional Council chair. On Wednesday, the six remaining candidates for the presidential position will be on campus to be interviewed by the Board of Regents. Seven candidates were recommended by the WSC selection committee and submitted to the Board of Regents on July 5. Since then, one of the candidates has withdrawn from the competition, Myers said. Commissioner of Higher Education W. Rolfe Kerr said that the announcement by the Board of Regents will be made at a press conference on campus, which may be scheduled this week. Otherwise, according to the Office of Higher Education, the Board hopes to have a decision no later than the first week of August. The Board will be in Cedar City July 27-28 for their monthly meeting. Co-op program graduates first class By Howard Allan Staff writer of The Signpost A cooperative education program between Weber State College and the Toyota car company recently graduated its first class of 10 students. In the program, namedT-Ten, Toyota provides the equipment, including cars, and WSC provides the training for their technicians. "In return for training the students for Toyota, the college gets to use the equipment to train students who are involved with the conventional automotive and evening programs," said Rich Demoss, the program leader for the automotive services department. In addition to providing the equipment and cars, Toyota also grants scholarships to students in the program with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, Demoss said. The entire program will cost Toyota $3.4 million a year, said Bill Proento, Toyota's national technical services manager, but he feels it is well worth the money. "We needed new technicians and we needed better training for existing technicians," he said. "The result was the T-Ten program at Weber State and others like it." Toyota has 59 other programs similar to - Weber State's throughout the nation, but not all are as high of quality, Proento said. The T-Ten program alternates between training the students on campus every fall and spring quarter with actual work experience at the student's sponsoring dealership during the winter and summer quarters. The two-year program begins in September of even-numbered years. Students can join in the middle of the program, but students should ideally start at the beginning, Demoss said. He encouraged students who want to get involved with the program to apply and they will be sent for interviews with dealerships that are looking for new students. Weber also has a similar program sponsored by General Motors, ASEP, that begins every September of odd-numbered years. The 10 students who graduated in the T-Ten program are: Brant Baird, Trent Boman, Robert Griffiths, David A. Hancock, Kurtis Haslam, Clay Hintze, Robert Jenkins, Robert L. Maxwell, Michael Nash and Corey Spencer.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-07-17, Vol. 51, No. 5|
|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.|