Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-10-161
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Volume 30, Number 6 2 ji "Kaleidescope 70", homecoming Weber State college style, comes to campus Oct. 18 through 24. Giving campaign gets kickoff by Alumni at Weber State "Project 70," Weber State College Alumni Association's mass giving program was moved to the front lines of action last Monday Evening at the kickoff banquet. Mark Evans Austad, an alumnus of the college was the featured speaker. Mr. Austad is a broadcast executive of Metro Media in Washington D.C. and is quarterbacking the giving campaign. The campaign was instituted at a time when Weber State is reaching the necessity of appealing to private individuals, foundations, and others for the support necessary to maintain a constant quality education program, it was noted by Alumni officials. Mark Evans Austad attended Weber State college from 1939 to 1941 during which time he was studentbody president. He was in charge of planning and executing President Nixon's inaugural ball and was named to the President's Advisory Committee of the Peace Corps. He was also recently selected to chair the Bicentennial Celebration of the United States in 1976. In his remarks, at the opening banquet, Mr. Austad commented on the growth, expansion, and evolution of Weber State College in the past years. "We are all engaged in the business of living," Mr. Austad noted as he pointed out that "happiness is a by-product which usually results from helping someone." "About Weber, Mr. Austad said this. "This great school is only as good as the products that roll out of it," and he explained that the recipients of Weber State college benefits should reciprocate and put something back into the college. That is what the giving campaign is all about. During the next two months, national appeal mailings will be sent out to 25,000 alumni and friends of Weber State. These appeals explain the position of the college in particular and educational institutions in general. In a plea for support of the giving campaign, Mr. Austad told the audience that "we cannot afford the luxury of lethargy.... rather than curse the darkness, don't you think it is time we lighted the candle." Mark Evans Austad, former Weber State studentbody presi dent, was featured speaker at the Project 70, annual giving campaign kickoff banquet last Monday Night. Mr. Austad is chairman of the giving program which will run through November. r Activities during the week include crowning of a queen, fireworks, stomp, variety show, speakers, banquet, theatre Weber State College, Ogden, Utah I 1 .-.r .... parties, parade, dance and football. Royalty for the festivities will be selected from ten finalists in a 84403 4 1 ,f.;'lfv r-i I k,-i .vrr-.- vi rui studentbody vote Oct. 16 and will be announced at the Oct. 17 football game during halftime. Kicking off the festivities with a bang Oct. 18 are a fireworks display beginning at 8 P.M. followed at 9 P.M. in the Union Ballroom with the "Flaming W" stomp. Sixteen musical acts take the stage Oct. 21 for the annual student production "Feline Follies". Curtain time is 8 P.M. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts box office, Municipal Park ticket booth and ZCMI for fifty cents. Oct. 22 is packed with events beginning with an 11 A.M. convocation featuring well-known radio TV personality Rolfe Peterson. That evening the annual alumi reunion-banquet takes place in the Union Ballroom, with dinner served at 7:30 P.M. During intermission at the banquet the presentation of a Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service award, along with the introduction of new officers and Educating minority races discussed by Council A universal higher education for all, and the problems in educating minority races were topics of discussion in the Dean's Council held last Tuesday. Dr. Helmutt Hofmann, Academic Vice President, predicted that institutions of higher learning will eventually be expected to provide the opportunities of higher learning to everyone regardless of their financial condition. "Our job will be much like the Dear hunters stomp After the hunt, bring your dear to the stomp. Tomorrow night's after-the-game stomp will begin at 8 p.m. in the union ballroom. Sponsored by Sigma Nu, the dance will feature "The Last Chapter." Admission will be 75 cents. Friday, October 16, 1970 jp mm -T ' m ' 7 )! 1 - , newly elected board members will be made. Students can attend a theatre party rally in the Union Theatre Thursday and Friday at 7 and 9:30 P.M. Climaxing the weeks activities are the annual parade, football game and dance. 15 floats, 10 high school marching units, two college bands and numerous other entries will make up the "Kaleidescope 70" parade. Starting time is 10 A.M. in down town Ogden. Mr. and Mrs. Donnell B. Stewart will act as parade grand marshals. Other dignitaries riding in the parade are U.S. Senator Frank E. Moss, U.S. Congressman Laurance J. Burton, Governor Calvin L. Rampton, Mayor Bart Wolthias, college administration, institutional council, royalty and student representatives. Also groups from Idaho State University will participate. "Trophy floats" will be exhibited at half-time of the Weber St. Idaho State University football game in Wildcat stadium. job of today's public school system," remarked the Veep who presided over the meeting. Through the use of tuition waivers and Federal aid grants Weber is working to achieve this aim which has been set by President Nixon. Dr. Hofmann criticized Utah for its small allotment of student aid for minorities. "The allotment of aid to minorities is a scandal in this state," stated the Veep. "This country can not have the turmoil of the 1960's again," he commented. According to Dr. Hofmann the long range program for the solution of the minority problem is to educate those who are unemployed. One member of the council pointed out that when Weber is compared to other Utah institutions, minority groups on Weber fair extremely well.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1970-10-16, Vol. 30, No. 6|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|