Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1961-05-121
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L . - T; ;. Dr. William Z. Terry, prulKiibly America's oldest active college teacher, points to his name on an 1896 diploma issued to David R. Wheelwright. He was secretary then of the Weber Stake Academy. Jiust above his signature is that of Louis F. Moench, principal. Dr. Terry retires at the end of this quarter after a 66-year career in education. WEBER COLLEGE SIGNPOST VOL. 2 NO. 24 MAY 12, 1961 OGDEN, UTAH Summer School Set For June-Auqusf Girl's Have Big Chase Today By Eloise McQuown I: is time out for fun and frolic today and tonight when Otyokwa presents its annual "Sadie Hawkins Day". The .activities get under way at Lower Quad following the assembly. There will be a greaised-pole climb, a cow milking contest for girls, and of course the traditional scramble for the boys. Choose "Daisy" and "Abner" Beginning at 9 p.m. there will be a "Sadie Hawkins Dance" at the Monroe Park Patio. Concessions will be set up. There will be a booth where voting will take place for the choosing of "Daisy Mae" and "Little Abner". Candidates are: Christine Nelson, Joan McFarland, Mary Malan, for Daisy Mae and Phil Johnson, Excelsior; Mike Storey, Phoenix; Jim Thomas, Sigma; for Little Abner. The dress for the dance is Daisy Mae and Little Abner attire. The entire student body is invited to attend the activities. Phi Theta Kappa Initiates Students The Weber College chapter of the national honorary scholastic society Phi Theta Kappa completed initiation of forty students at the annual initi iciou last Frni&y evening. Speakers for thj evening v ere Larry Peer, past president ot the organization; Dr. Robert Clarke, dean of the Weber College faculty; and Dr. Dello Dayton, chairman of the Social Sciences Division and sponsor for the local chapter. The importance of scholastic attainment and intellectual competance were brought forth. New Officers Newly elected officers to serve next year are Fred Weistergard, president; Ann Moesinger, vice-president; Eileen Grix, secretary; Corrie Oborn, treasurer; and Nona Valdez, historian. Students gaining entry into the local chapter had a grade-point average of 3.5 or better for two consecutive quarters with a min-imun of fifteen hours of transferable credit exclusive of physical education general courses. They Were then screened by a faculty board. Only the top five per-cent of the student body gain entry into the organization. Duties Outlined At First Meeting Of U B Board President William P. Miller outlined the duties and responsibilities of the new Union Building Governing Board in their first meeting last Wednesday. The group Was oriented in the function of the building. TheyTecommended names of students to serve on the "program board". This board will control the various activities of the building: arts and crafts, music, art, games. Anyone who is interested in serving on the board should submit their names to Mr. Shepherd and indicate their field ofinterest. By Sondra Stocks Weber College's Summer School will begin Tuesday, June 13, and end Friday, August 25. Day School registration will be Monday, June 12, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. It is mot necessary for day students to receive appointments from the registrar. Registration will be conducted in the Technical Education Building, which is located in the northeast corner of the upper campus. Evening Student Get Appointments Evening School registration will be Monday, June 12, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is necessary for Evening Students to receive an appointment to register. Appointments for evening classes will be issued at the Registrar's Office in Building 1, Upper Campus, Monday and Tuesday, May 22 and 23, from 8 p.m., and each Monday through Thursday thereafter. Veterans Contact Office All Veterans under the G. I. Bill of Rights must contact the Weber College Veterans Office in Building 1, Room 145, and receive an authorization to register before they begin their registration. Appointments may be obtained beforehand. All fees must be paid at the time of registration. Tuition and fees for Summer Quarter are $41 for a student carrying 10 - 18 credit hours. Tuition and fees for part-time students are based on a rate of $3.50 per credit hour plus laboratory fees and plus $2 per student building fee. Late Fee There will be a late registration fee of $1 for any student who registers after the scheduled registration date. Courses will be offered in the following fields: Business, Economics, and Secretarial Training; Family Life; Humanities; Industrial Arts; Life Science; Nursing; Mathematics and Physical Science; Physical Education; Social Science; Technical Education; and Vocational Agriculture. wear "Oldest" Active Teacher In Today's Colleges By Larry IVcr Signpost Staff Writor Dr. William Z. Terry, instructor of mathematics, is believed to be the oldest active teacher in colleges today. He is 89. He will close his career at the end of this term. He has been on Weber's staff off and on since 1895, and will be honored by the Weber College Association at a banquet May 15th at 7 p.m. The main speaker will be Dr. Henry Aldous Dixon, former college president and United States congressman. Dr. Reed K. Swenson, professor of physical education will serve as master of ceremonies. The Utah Education Association was asked to find out whether Dr. Terry is the oldest working teacher in the country. They renlied that to their knowledge, Dr.Terry has no competitors. When Dr. Terry began teaching, there were only fo.ur teachers on the staff and Weber was a preparatory school. He held a bachelor's degree which w,as more scarce than a doctorate is today, and taught mathematics and history. He fulfilled an L.D.S. mission after which he returned and resumed his teaching assignment. In 1907 he left Weber to become principle of Summit Academy, and then returned to Weber in 1913. His services here were interrupted several times thereafter, once to compute firing ranges for guns in World War I, another time to open his own accounting firm downtown. For a time he was the only certified public accountant in this city. In 1940 he returned to Weber to teach triginometry and analytics and had done so until this year. He says he regrets not being able to be with Weber as it moves into the four-year program. He enjoys working with youth, and attributes his long life to being around young people. He spends as much time as possible outdoors where he climbs mountains, plays golf and takes walks. College Choir Plans Concert Saturday night at 8:15 in the Moench Auditorium, the Modern Choir and Voce Ooeds will present a concert under the direction of Glenn L. Hanson. Some of the numbers presented by the choir will be Ave Maria, Begin The Beguine, and Bugle Song featuring Dave Bohn on the trumpet. The Voce Coeds songs will include I Hear A Rhapsody, The Italian Street Song, When Day Is Dene, and a group of three South American Nocturns. Linda Dee, Carmen Talburg, and Paulette Lichenstein' will be special soloists.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1961-05-12, Vol. 2, No. 24|
|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 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.|