Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-10-151
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Captain Kirk saves "Gadwall & Woody" from certain doom - Arts, page 8 It was a Grizzly battle on the grid-iron Saturday - Sports, page 9 VOLUME 51. ISSUE 18 MONDAY. OCTOBER 15. 1990 Thompson moves into Weber State's new presidential home - News, page 2 1- IGNPO ST WEBER STATE COLLEGE Efforts to aid Czechoslovakia schools continue By Necia Palmer Editor-in-chief of The Signpost . Students and teachers of Eastern Bloc countries may receive upwards of a million textbooks for Christmas if all goes well. Gary Toyn, station manager of KWCR, Weber' State's radio station, returned recently from a trip to Baltimore, where he met with used-book companies, textbook publishers, the International Book Bank and the United States Information Agency on the possibilities of sending books to Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and Hungary. Toyn, a member of the board of the National Association of College Broadcastors, said a book exchange was overwhelmingly accepted by directors of the different agencies involved. Rosa Maria Durrand, director of the IBB, is presently in the Eastern Bloc countries to secure book distribution programs in the different countries. She is meeting with education leaders that Toyn met with during August and will return in November with the results. Current plans are for IBB to send the books to the eastern bloc countries with funds from the United States Information Agency. The Peace Corps or educational networks of the governments in the country receiving the books will then distribute the books to the people who need them. It is "a much better system than I set up because we're dealing with an American organzation . . . because corruption prevails in the eastern governments," Toyn said. His initial goal of getting the books to Czechoslovakia and Romania is going to be met because of the support IBB, USIA, the text publishers and the National Association (See CZECH page 2) 'v 4 ).i.:,f(lwi1 VA , Aiim rHi Drv humor JACOBSONiW SIGNPOST WATER-ENTHUSIASTS WILL temporarily find it especially difficult to break the rules as the Undquist Retention Pond, otherwise known as the duck pond, has been drained to undergo its yearly cleaning to remove sediments. If you see a "plorph" or "vrebst," ask them not to "orungulate" and to "thog" to avoid "smackism" Communication class creates new vocabulary for experiment in language By Colleen J. Olsen Staff writer of The Sgnpost Have you "crungulated" in the library lately,, or seen a "plorph"? If not, you may have wondered about the many signs with these and other new words posted around campus. As a result of a class assignment for Dr. Richard Halley's Communication 110 class, several new words are trying to break into the Weber State vocabulary. Halley divided the class into groups and assigned them with the task of creating new words. "I want kids to explore how new words come into being," Hal-ley said. "I want them to explore why one new word stays around and another disappears." Marie Jensen, a member of the group that created the word "stramax," said they wanted to find a word that expressed their anxieties about taking tests. As Jensen explained, the process of creating new words is sometimes somewhat less than a highly-scientific ordeal. "We were just talking and throwing out words, and someone said, 'Why not use 'stramax'?" she said. The other words students of the class are trying to introduce into everyday conversation are "Plorph," meaning a virgin to reality, someone oblivious to the world around them; "Vrebst," an alcoholic connoisseur; "Smackism," the act of using incomplete sentences; "Crungulate," to chomp food noisily; and "Thog," the act of clarifying a task after it is completed.Even though it may seem like fun putting up posters and designing T-shirts with the new words, the students are graded on their success. Jensen said she has put in more than five hours and spent approximately $15 on her part of the assignment alone. However, the project has its benefits. "I like doing this better than taking a test," Jensen said. Since Halley's previous classes have also had the same exercise, many faculty, staff, and students enjoy trying to figure out the meanings of the new words. Although most of the newly created words don't remain too long, Halley said he has some he continues to use. "I would like them to learn that words don't come into being unless there is a need," Halley said. "Words don't stick around because they're fun." ASWSC asks all to save the environment By Christine Rasmussen " News editor of The Signpost The Associated Students of Weber State College is beginning a week-long campaign to make the school more aware of the ability to recycle products and save the environment. "We want to create an awareness that there is a need to recycle because (the lack of) it is hurting the land," said Quinn Richens, ASWSC Yery Important Programs chair. "Students need to take pride in the school. Our campaign is in extension with (television and radio station) KSL's 'Take Pride in Utah" program," Richens said. "On Tuesday and Wednesday, people will be making presentations in classes about how everyone can help save the environment by recycling." Week-long activities include the awarding of a free mug for turning in six empty aluminium cans of Coca-Cola products. During the summer, collection cannisters were set up in buildings to collect aluminium cans. Richens said that this has been a very successful program and more collection cannisters are being placed throughout campus. "All of the money raised by the recycling of cans and paper will be donated to the current fund-raiser for the Stewart Library," Richens said. Correction Registration for winter quarter begins Nov. 16, In the Oct. 10 edition of The Signpost the incorrect date was listed. We apologize for any inconvenince the mistake has caused. Class schedules will be available for 6ale Nov. 14.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-10-15, Vol. 51, No. 18|
|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.|