Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1947-09-061
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Sec. 562, P. L. & R. Proposed New Campus Volume 11, Number 1 Saturday, September 6, 1947 I I ! c i f. -rLO Avf wu E ' . I J '"V. : s i 1 V P JL oL W. C. Supporters Untie Purse Strings, Give $62,000 for New Campus Aware of the college's bulging- walls and the crammed classrooms, residents of the Ogden metropolitan area untied purse strings and shelled out $62,000 to give Ogden the start It needed to secure the college it needs during three summer months of hectic organization and work by the Weber College Development Fund. Total contributions and pledged contributions have reached $61,-966.67 and have given much more to the Weber expansion drive than a mere sum of money, according to President Henry Aldous Dixon. "Weber takes its hat off to Lou Griffin and the effective organization of men and women which collected more than $50,000 in the record time of eight working days. They did not stop when the pledge to match the legislature's appropriation was met, for they have now gone $11,000 beyond the goal with collections still coming in at a lively rate," said President Dixon in a statement to the Signpost "Behind the development fund drive, I see values that mean even Y more to Weber than the money. some ot tnese values include: legislative support by the state through its appropriation of $50,000 by an utmost unanimous vote indicating its support of the expansion pro gram;, an alerted community ready-to go all out for a college worthy of the size and ideals characterized by Utah's second largest city; a 175 acre site which for beauty, location and serviceability outranks anything in the West and land upon which we can build all new structures designed to serve the modern needs of a progressive institution of higher learning. Without the development fund drive none of these blessings could have been realized," remarked Dr. Dixon. Purchase of the land has been negotiated by a committee headed by J. Rex Bachman, president of the Ogden Chamber o! Commerce and staffed by President Dixon; Dr. E. Allen Bateman, supt. of public instruction; Percy Hadley, labor representative; David Kay Hol-ther, veteran's organizations; L. H. Griffin, chairman of the fund campaign; R. C. Duvall, financial institutions; -Fred M. Nye, retail merchants; and Chester J. Olsen, representing public employees. The next step in the master plan for a Weber comparable to the community spirit and support is the allocation of funds by the state for the employment of architects and a firm of landscape artists to assemble a master plan for the campus and plans for the key i Hepe is the proposed 175 acre site of the greater Weber college campus, for which a drive for funds is now being conducted. Cost of the property will be $112,500 with the Utah legislature setting aside $50,000 and the college pledged to raise the $62,-500. The proposed campus is east of Harrison boulevard to the foothills and is mainly between Thirty-seventh and Fortieth. Cost of 167 acres averages $450 per acre, although three homes on the property valued at $12,000, $4200 and $4000, bring the average cost to $630 per acre. Elevation at Harrison Boulevard is 4600 feet and runs back to an elevation of 9000 feet the same level as that of the Utah State Agricultural College, Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. Sites of proposed buildings and stadium are Indicated. -building of the campus. After completion of full planning and drafting of the required arrangement and facilities necessary it will be the job of the state legislature to appropriate funds for the construction of a $700,000 classroom and administrative building and a $25,-000 heating plant. Others members of the development fund committees are Ralph C. Duvall and R. M. Hoggan, special gifts; Fred M. Nye and John Seaman, commercial; A. N. Vendell and C. R. Burgner, public service; W. R. Kobel and Robert D. Pollock, industry; Ed Vendell and Charlotte Jacobs, public employees; Lejoy B. Young, Dr. Geo. M. Fister, and Dr. Bart Wolthius, Professional; D. Ray Wilkinson, alumni; Charles A. Osmond, faculty; Laurence Burton, students; Percy Hadley, Alfred Adams, and W. I. Lowe, labor; L. E. Peterson and E. C. Larsen, military; S. Bertell Bunker and Dean L. McGregor, men's division; Mrs. Milton White and Mrs. F. M. Browning, women's division; William J. Critchlow and Earl S. Paul, communities; Leonard Diehl, Dar-rell Greenwell, George Morgan, Dr. Robert Clarke, and Dr. John E. Carver, publicity; C. C. Gaskill, audit committee; Gordon Baxter, tax adviser; and W. H. Handley, treasurer. New Record Eyed For Fall Quarter Officials Expect Largest Enrollment in 50-Year History "Weber college can well expect the largest enrollment in the 50 year history of the school; with new courses and facilities to aid methods of instruction available we think that more than 1600 students will take advantage of the opportunities here at Weber," stated Mrs. Clarisse H. ures on enrollment and information on registration procedure. "American youth are rapidly becoming aware of the fact that a college education is a necessity for a full and well rounded life, and for Ithem Weber college is offering one of the most substantial courses available in the junior colleges of the nation." New Courses Among the new courses announced by Mrs. Hall are cosmetology, d 1 e s e 1 engineering, carpentry, watchmaking, and additional two year programs for engineering technicians. These courses round out the colleges program to include all of the arts and sciences lower division work and thepre-profes-sional program for law, medicine, and dentistry students as well as expanded courses for the vocational and business students. Registration for all courses is by appointment only, appointments being issued to 46-47 freshmen and any one else who has filed a transcript of previous school record with the registrar's office. Registration for sophomore students is from September 8-10 and for freshmen students from September 11-18 in the Central building gymnasium. Information Students undecided about entrance to Weber or students who lack information on any of Weber's programs may secure advice from the registrar's office or from the dean of faculty. Both of these offices are located in the gym building on 25th street and are also distribution points for catalogues and other literature. Consultation periods for freshmen have been arranged each Wednesday evening until September 10 in the gym building lobby at 7:30 p. m. Veterans wishing to secure advice and information may call at the college Veterans Guidance Center, Room 100 West Central building, or at the registrar's office. Veterans who did not graduate from high school can attend the college if they pass certain tests prescribed by the United States Armed Forces Institute, while this is not available to non-veterans they may take advantage of the college testing service each Wednesday until September 10 from 1-10 p. m., or by special appointment until the opening of instruction. "G. I. Bill of Rights" Students planning to enter the college under the provisions of the "B. I. Bill of Rights" which provides full tuition, supplies, and living allowance should file certified transcripts of previous school records with the registrar's office and fill out the necessary forms of the Veterans administration. These forms may be secured at the College Veterans Guidance Center or at the Veterans Contact Office in downtown Ogden's Kiesel building. Mrs. Hall, in summing up the registration procedure and the program of the college, commented that "Nowhere in the nation can the value of a Weber college program be outclassed by the lower division (first two years) program of a university. Weber's credits are acceptable at all accredited schools in the nation. Through our membership in the Northwest Association of Higher Institutions, American Council on Education and the American Association of Junior Colleges and through our complete program of transfer and terminal courses we offer the best for students desiring a college education." Hall, registrar, in releasing fig 1 1 x v 4 f . I ) J. L-d J- - 1 Leading the men of the college in the coming year will be ' Dr. William D. Stratford, new Dean of Men. Dr. Stratford comes to Weber with degrees from U of U and Columbia Univ. Columbia Graduate Accepts Weber Dean of Men Post Additions to the faculty of Weber college bringing the total number of instructional and administrative staff members to approximately 120 were announced recently by Dr. Henry Aldous Dixon, president of the college. Heading the list is Dr. William D. Stratford, who will act as Dean of Men, a position unoccupied during the war. Dr. Strafford comes to Weber with high recommendations, having secured his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and his master's and doctorate from Columbia university in New York City. In addition to his duties as Dean of Men he will teach several classes in freshmen orientation. Others include Shirley Cunning-ton, registrar's office, Brigham Young university; Dean A. Gardner, English, Brigham Young university; Basil Hansen, replacing Dr. Clarke as veterans coordinator, B.A. and M.A., Brigham Young university, Ed.D., Stanford university; Alva J. Johannsen, chemistry, B.A. and M.A., from Brigham Young university, Ph.D. from University of Illinois; Ralph W. Monk, life sciences, B.S., Brigham Young university, M.A., Colorado A. and M.; Robert C. Pendleton, life sciences, B.S. and M.E., University of Utah; Dor-thy Ridges, treasurer's office; Edward M. Victti, business, B.A., Uni-Southern California, graduate work University of California and University of Washington; Elsie Yo-shida, treasurer's office; Eugene Meskey, diesel engineering, former chief diesel engineer at the Ogden Arsenal; Mae Watson, cosmetology. Ex eel sis Beauty School; Del mar Dickson, music, University of Utah; Thomas Maycock, air conditioning; and Elliot Rich, engineering.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1947-09-06, Vol. 11, No. 1|
|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 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.|