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mam VOLUME 51. ISSUE 52 WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 6. 1991 IJH WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY ASWSU debates support of Desert Storm temm& By Sue Richey Staff writer of The Signpost ASWSU senators engaged in heated debate Monday over Resolution 91-10, "Operation Student Support," sponsored by Scott Robinson, non-traditional students senator. The resolution expresses support for President Bush and Congress in the use of military action to drive Iraqi forces from Kuwait. "I believe in the ideals of the United States government, the Constitution and the ideals the people of the United States believe in," Robinson said. "I see so many of these support groups that are out here that are protesting against the war, based on the merits that we are fighting for something as silly as oil. I disagree. We are not fighting over rights to oil. We are fighting over the rights of a state to be sovereign, for those people to do what is necessary for the sovereignty of that nation to continue." Henry Rudolph, black students senator and a veteran of the Vietnam War, said, 'The U. S. is my government "and I am patriotic about what they do. But often times they are speaking with a forked tongue ... They put Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines to rob his country, they put in the Shah of Iran who robbed his country and they put in Saddam Hussein, who was our ally until this dispute.""I agree whole-heartedly with what you (Robinson) are saying, but often times we're putting out all this propaganda in this paper, pledging allegiance when we don't know all the facts," he said. Another resolution was introduced by Steve Goniotakis, allied health senator, that expresses the support of the senate for the troops involved in Operation Desert Storm. (See ASWSU page 6) ( News Taking off with a new WSU flight simulator h n v f f " I 'I J ' - Window display THESE STUDENTS In the Union Building breezeway offer each other a helping hand JIM SAWDEYWE SIGNPOST WSU requests funding for additional faculty Nursing, business, financial aid personnel part of 1991-92 budget request to state By Blake Watkins Staff writer of The Sgnpost WSU President Paul Thompson requested additional funds of $910,000 during a meeting of the state legislature higher education appropriations committe Monday to help fund the nursing program, the school of business and the financial aid office, among other programs. There have been previous requests to the legislature for other operating expenditure areas, including faculty salaries and enrollment growth, Thompson said, as part of the 1991-92 school budget. Thompson asked for $95,500 to hire two more faculty members for the nursing staff. Dr. Karen Beaver, acting coordinator of nursing at WSU, said only one of three applicants are accepted into nursing programs because there are not enough faculty members to teach. "We have three applicants for every spot," Beaver said. "I need people to teach these folks." WSU also requested funding for a computer integrated manufacturing faculty position in the school of business. This position would provide for 15 additional students and would allow for new programs to be offered jointly between the schools of business and technology. The total request was for $84,100. Another request of $98,700 was for the financial aid office to hire three more staff members. Other monies, $125,000, were requested to update safety systems and repair crumbling stairs and to make campus-wide repairs. According to Thompson, the legislature will not decide until the end of the month on the exact amounts allocated to WSU, but he said he is "really optimistic." Rabbi Korff encourages students to 'think the unthinkable' By Donna O'Steen and Lorin May Staff writers of The Signpost Rabbi Baruch Korff said Thursday the only way a person can reach his potential is to "think the unthinkable." "At 23 they laughed at Einstein. He was one day standing in a train station when someone asked him if he was waiting for the train to come," Korff said. "He said, 'No, I'm waiting for the station to come to the train.' ... That became the theory of relativity!" A 72nd-generation rabbi (in a line going back nearly 3,000 years) and a visible personality in the Eastern United States, the always animated Korff shared his philosophies on life and answered questions about the Gulf War during an open hour presentation at Weber State. Korff believes that God endowed each man and woman with a "particle of eternity," and that He "Man is not born. An infant is born. The rest is left to you." - Rabbi Baruch Korff left the completion of the universe to each of us. "Man is not born. An infant is born. The rest is left to you," he said. In his 30 years of experience as a psychiatric chaplain, Korff said he saw many people "entirely detached from reality, in self-dehabilitation because it is easier to be sick than to care for others." "The mind is so fertile, and if you don't exercise it, it becomes dormant, and in times of emergency you will have nothing to fall back on," Korff said. "People need to exercise their minds constantly. Poverty of the mind and destitu tion of the body will result if you don't open yourself to the mirror of achievement." Korff urged the audience to take part in the outcome of our worlds events. "History cannot be determined by historians alone," he said. "It must be caused by men and women and children of today. We owe the making of history to our ancestors, ourselves, peers, and generations to come." When students are given assignments, Korff said, whether in academic or personal life, it should be done thoroughly and to the best of one's capability. This will save additional time and effort in learning what we should already have known, he said. Korff said for every day you don't study with the ears and eyes, you lose two: one for the day not gained, and one for the day lost. He told a the audience there is a lesson in human anatomy. "The mind is precious - it doesn't have a single bone, nor does the tongue," (See RABBI page 2) . "" .. ywil-'MWI'i' wrfwyw .i-V 1: i I i . . -"""Trfc - - DANIELLE i! TH SIGNPOST RABBI BARUCH KORFF offered some unique philosophies Thursday.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-02-06, Vol. 51, No. 52|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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 University|
|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.|