Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-08-031
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VOLUME 54, ISSUE 6 Tuesday, August 3, 1993 flLEARED: INVESTIGATION n ru V CONCLUDES OFFICER KENAN'S ACTIONS See WERE JUSTIFIED page 3. WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH OThe o)IGN 5 Summer goes fast for some WSU students By JEFF HANEY SIGNPOST editor in chief Even though in her native country of Vietnam the study habits of college students are more strict, WSU student Vanessa Ly said summer quarter classes are hurried. "I think it is really rushed. It is shorter and the teachers make you work faster in a shorter time," she said. Even though she has three classes to study for, Ly said she would prefer a different schedule for the summer quarter to allow for more time to learn the material. Freshman Erin Taylor agrees. "Everything is so rushed. It is a lot quicker," she said. "It's like the professors are just trying to get it done." After heading to college directly after graduating from high school and carrying an 8-credit load, Taylor said that going to school full time would be an incredible burden. For instance, an intensive, accelerated 12-credit Spanish class offered at WSU requires students to do 12 chapters in eight weeks. A normal quarter asks students to focus on four chapters in 10 weeks. "1 don't know how much you really retain," said Steve Conlin, a student enrolled in the Spanish class. "I mean, you can't retain it all. But then again, how much do you retain in a regular quarter?" Lee Badger, WSU math instructor, said that although the classes are held in a shorter length of time, summer quarter does have its advantages. The longer classes make it so the professors "can cover some things more efficiently," Badger said. But, he said, "it's a little harder to do during the summer because the material is crammed into eight weeks." The summer quarter "is a little tougher for each one" because of the time limit, he said. However, he said that "a definite (See Summer page 2) ,wmiiil"y -4. M - STEVE CONLlNfHf SIGNPOST A night out This week's hottest ticket could be found at the campus security office. Some students camped out 18 hours to get parking permits for next year. The lines for parking permits are traditionally long, and some students feel it's worth the wait for prized A parking spots. The demand for parking will be greater than ever this year, as construction on the student services building will eliminate 50-75 spots from the A-10 lot. v3 ANNETTE SHAW THE SIGNPOST WSU campus a hotspot for construction Five buildings are up for construction or alterations and other may follow, says planner By MARK FORSBERG SlGNFOST managing editor Construction is heavy at Weber State University, with about $15.6 million of work in progress on four separate projects, said WSU project coordinator Jerry Jones. Oneof the projects, the ice rink near the Dee Events Center, is affiliated with the WSU architectural department, although not directly involved, Jones said. Much of the construction has been expected for years, like the student services building and the allied health building. State funds have been allocated for toth of these projects. The projects are given to the lowest bidder. Other projects, i ncl ud ing a n ex-tension to the storage and receiving building, will be funded from WSU's discretionary funds. Thefollowingisa listof details on the four major projects and the ice arena. Student Services Building: This $8.4 million structure has been planned since the 1989-'90 school year, said Lane Alvey, '89-'90 student body president. An additional $3.3 million for furnishings and equipment Will raise the price to about $11.7 million, Jones said. The Utah State Legislature appropriated funds to pay for half of the building. The rest is paid for by student fees, according to the Student Fee Allocation Com mittee manual. Bob Folsom, in previous interviews, said the student services building will provide space for many student services, including the multicultural center, women's educational resource center and health center. The building is expected to be completed some time in the '94-'95 school year. It will be connected to the Union Building by an elevated walkway. Project coordinator Jim Cox said the groundbreaking ceremony is tentatively scheduled for August 16. Students should be seeing activity inside the fenced area today. He added the 50-75 A-10 parking spaces presently fenced off from the rest of the campus will be returned tostudentuseinabout 630 days, the time limit imposed on the contractor, Herme Hughes Inc. Fees will be imposed if construction extends beyond the limit. "It's been talked about for a numberof years," Cox said. "Now we are off and running." He said there won't be any more area on the campus blocked off due to construction. Cox said the building will require several secondary projects, including improvements to be-made to the north loading dock and tearing down annex 3. He said several remodeling projects will probably come as a (See Construction page 2) ODAY'S EWS Utah Musical Theater finishes with "West Side Story." See page 5. PORI$ Rocky Mountain Revue picks team. See page 7.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-08-03, Vol. 54, No. 6|
|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.|