Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-05-011
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VOLUME 52, ISSUE 69 FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1992 Martha Quinn, The MTV VJ finds it OK at WSU Signpost I WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH ; , .k. s ' ... . . " .-"' . w . , - - . ' .'fV" . - ..- ... . ; ' " . I - : . - J , -.v . . -: ' ; .... : ' ' ' ' - - ; :.v -riniiir . -i, i,tti.(.,;.-i i , . , -ivil-i i ; CHUCK BOWHAY THE SIGNPOST TROY HARDMAN INSPECTS the statue in front of the Alumni Center. It's designer, Dave Jackson, looks on. New Alumni Center to be dedicated today By GREG FITZGERALD and CHRISTINE RASMUSSEN Staff writers of The Signpost As part of the Founders' Day Celebration, the Weber State University Alumni Center will officially be dedicated at a ceremony 2 p.m. today. An open house will be held from 3-7 p.m. The center, located at 1305 41st Street, in addition to housing the offices of Alumni Relations since March, has been fully furnished and able to accommodate special functions and receptions. The addition of an Alumni Center to the university assists and fulfills impor tant needs the campus has, said WSU President Paul H.Thompson. "Before the ccn tor was buil t, there wasn't : a place where people, whether state dignk tariesorcampusorganizations,could meet in a warm reception like atmosphere that didn't have to be scheduled around classes," Thompson said. Since itsopening in April, the center has : hosted two Continuing Education seminars, a series of the athletic director candidate interviews and a state-wide Human Resource conference. The $800,000 building is all funded through private donations said Vice President for University Advancement, Wil liam C. Loos. "It is a policy that no federal or state awarded money be used for the construction of Alumni Centers, even though university personnel work in the structure," Loos said. 'The university did donate the plot of land to the WSU Alumni Association, but all other costs, for the most part, are paid for by fund-raising efforts." To date, 80 percentof the building is paid for, Loos said. "It was a conscience decision to begin building the center before all of the projected cost money was collected. We needed a building to (See ALUMNI page 2) LA rioting continues to rage out of control Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley went on television to declare a citywide curfew. He also announcedrestrictions on the sale of ammunition and gasoline. Associated Press LOS ANGELES National Guard troops moved in Thursday to seize control of neighborhoods torn by riots in the enraged aftermath of the verd ict in the Rod ney King case. Looters plundered businessesand torched buildings in brazen daytime assaults. At least 10 people died, nearly 200 were injured and 300 were arrested during an outburst of destruction that terrorized vast parts of the city, from downtown to the suburban San Fernando Valley. Most of the rioters were black, but whites, Asians and Hispanics took part in some of the violence. The dead included eight blacks and one white, all male, the coroner's office said. Arsonists torched hundreds of buildings. In 13 hours ending at 1 p.m., firefighters responded to 916 structure fires. Officials said they were too busy to compile damage estima tes. The National Guard moved into the streets Thursday afternoon to reinforce police and hundreds of California Highway Patrol officers who were flown in from Northern California.Demonstrations were held in cities across the nation to protest theacquit-tal of the four police officers whose beatingof King,a Los Angelcsmotor-ist, was captured on videotape by an amateur photographer. The protests turned violent in Atlanta, where black youths smashed windows and attacked a few whites. Windows were also broken overnight in San Jose, Calif. President Bush denounced thevio-lenceand called it "tragic for our country."Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley went on television to declare adusk-to-dawn citywide curfew. He also announced restrictions on the sale of ammunition and gasoline. "We cannot and we will not tolerate any violence as a means to express anger," Bradley said. "We are going to enforce the law, we are going to have adequate law enforcement to deal with that matter." At the same time, 10 miles away, helmeted police converged todisperse hundreds of people outside a blazing South Central Los Angeles shopping center pillaged by looters. Thievespacked cars with food from (See RIOTS page 2) p. 2 Registration hearings show division on policies EARLY REGISTRATION: Some want privilaged groups to register by class like everyone else. By TINA TRITSCH Gov Affairs editor of The Signpost Students, faculty and staff at a hearing Thursday were divided over a proposal to abolish early registration forspecial groups of WSU students. Thursday's hearing was the last of two hearings held to get opinions concerning an administrative proposal to abolish early registration for exclusive groups, including student employees and athletes. One of the options for the policy is to allow only veterans to register early, and allow them only to register the first open day of registration with seniors instead of a day earlier, as they do now. The Admission Standards Student Affairs Committee assigned a subcommittee to study the proposal. Those wanting to abolish early registration say the existing policy is uniqueamong regional universities and colleges, and does not follow current national trends according to the National Association of Colleges and Universities. Others feel abolishing early registration would be more fair to students seeking the same classes which fill up fast. "Fairness that's the issue. Asking people, the committee to decide what is most fair. That's a way of looking at it. There are all sorts of ways to deal with it and there are other issues to look at," said Dean of Student Life Lee Peters. Peters stressed the committee should not worry about what other universities are doing and do what's best for WSU. "I encourage you to look at alternatives instead of being locked into one policy," he said. "The University of Utah and Brigham Young University both have early registration. I know universities do not have early registration nationwide but, so what," said sophomore Honors student Peter Bugnet. Sub-committee chair Chloe Merrill talked to presidentsof several Universities in Utah and out-of-state Thursday morning concerning early registration policies. "What I found out is they do no legally have early registration. Secretaries log in students' schedule requests using the computer. It is not policy they override the system," she said. Merrill said the only group on campus that can legally come forward with a formal contract are veterans. Veterans are under a written contract designating WSU as a Service Members Opportunities College institution. (Sec REGISTER page 3) WEATHER Partly cloudy Saturday through Monday. Isolated mountain showers north Saturday night and Sunday. Cooler Sunday and Monday. Highs in the 60s and 70s. Lows in the 40s and 50s. NOTEBOOK The registration schedule ci3tes listed in the summer catalog are incorrect. Instead of May 26, summer quarter registration begins May 1 8-1 9 for seniors, May 20-21 for juniors, May 22-23 for sophomores. May 26-27 for freshmen, and opnn registration will be May 28-29.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-05-01, Vol. 52, No. 69|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; 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 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.|