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WSC singers tour through Japan - After Hours, page 10 Bring the family for fitness and fun night -Sports, page 13 3" VOLUME 51. ISSUE 19 WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 17. 1990 Environmental awareness week activities announced - News, page 2 mm inn IGNPOST WEBER STATE COLLEGE WSC is on the brink of receiving Olympic ice rink Construction could begin by next summer By Paul B. Johnson Managing editor of The Signpost Construction on a new ice rink planned for Weber State could begin as early as next summer, said Dr. Allen Simkins, vice president of Administrative Services. The rink is planned as part of Utah's hopes for hosting the 1998 Winter Olympics. It would be used as a practice facility, though it may possibly find additional use by both the college and community. Unlike two additional ice rinks planned for Salt Lake City and Provo, which are conditional on Salt Lake being named as the site for the Olympics, the WSC ice rink will definitely be built, Simkins said. Simkins served as the college's interim president during the summer and is involved in the planning of the project. The rink will be built northwest of the Dee Events Center on college-owned land, and will take advantage of current parking facilities. It will be owned by the state and operated by the Utah Sports Authority, an agency appointed by the state legislature to manage the construction of facilities relating to Salt Lake's Olympic bid. Simkins said he is hopeful a lease agreement can be signed that would allow the college to make use of the rink in exchange for leasing the property at a minimal charge. "It will become more than simply a recreational facility," he said. "We don't have any current plans, but I think the potential is there." Possible uses for the facility by the college may include the establishment of a WSC hockey team or for use of figure-skating classes, speculated Max Thompson, chairman of a Weber County Olympic support group. Simkins said such plans are only tentative, and Richard Ordyna, WSC assistant athletics director, said the Athletics Department has no definite plans at this time for use of the ice rink. The cost of maintaining the rink may be obtained through admission charges. "I think there's a definite belief that through user fees the facility could beself-supporting," Simkins said. (See RINK page 7) I'1.';' pwwwn$"ya R - I I , -: . .-. j-y 4 : fls4p(Ssf (Sc.;-- SJt iys . V Midnight maniac SSfHAN SCHlEmf SIGNPOST) JT WAS "MIDNIGHT MADNESS" Sunday night as crowds gathered for the first basketball practice of the season. The festivities began at 12:01 ajm. For more photos of the event, see page 12. ASWSC senate votes to oppose removal of state food tax By Sue Richey Staff writer of The Signpost The ASWSC senate voted Tuesday to oppose Initiative A, which concerns the removal of state sales tax on food items. Catherine Sadler, a member of the student commission opposing Initiative A, appeared before the senate to urge their speedy ratification of the resolution. Sadler said "that with the state-wide election only three weeks away the senate needed to show its support now. The resolution states "Therefore be it resolved, that the ASWSC senate here assembled stands in conjunction with Governor Bangerter, the State Board of Regents, the State School Board, the Utah Student Association, and the Institutional Council in opposition to Initiative A." Opposition to the resolution was expressed by Non-traditional Senator Scott Robinson and Social Science Senator Robert Nelson because they would like a week to talk with members of their constituency and discover how they feel about the issue of removing the food tax. Their objections were overruled and the resolution passed. To allow voters more information on the initiative, a debate will be held between proponent Merle Cook and opponent Dale Zabriski. The d ebate will be held on Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the Smith Lecture Hall of the Wattis Business Building. Other notes of the meeting include: Hispanic Senator Miguel Rodriguez and Natural Science Senator Matt Weeks introduced a resolution called "Hike or Bike" which, due to the increasing popularity of bikes on campus asks for senate approval to purchase more bike racks. The resolution was passed. Social Science Senator Robert Nelson brought up the problem of Open Hour publicity. His suggestions included modifying the current poster format to include more information about speakers and topics of discussion. Director of Career Services Steve Eichmeier informed the senate what Career Services provides for students and alumni - career counseling, testing and career development, employment opportunities, job placement for seniors and alumni, work study opportunities and cooperative education. He also told them of Jobline, a telephone service which gives students job information over the phone. Final dates and times for Homecoming activities were arranged. Those announcements include the painting of the "W" on 24th and Washington Blvd. and the naming of Homecoming royalty at midnight, Oct. 21.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-10-17, Vol. 51, 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.|