Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-03-261
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State Volume 30, Number 37 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Friday, March 26, 1971 Ws Mend! dies Mrs. Inez Cortez Truscott, donor to the Honors Lectures, and other programs of the college died Tuesday, March 23, 1971 in the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. She was the daughter of John J. and Elizabeth Clarke Cortez whose farm comprized much of the area the Weber State Campus is presently built upon. The old Cortez home in which Mrs. Truscott was born and reared was located where the new Administration Building now stands. Active in civic and educational pursuits, Mrs. Truscott became interested in the Honors Program of the college and through the Development Fund of the college set up a trust fund of nearly $50,000 to perpetuate a program of visiting lecturers to Weber State known as the John J. Cortez Family Honors Lectures. The trust also provides for recognition of achievement in the pursuits of excellence by Weber State faculty. In yearly competition, the faculty member selected presents his paper at the annual lecture and is also presented with a cash award. The latest receipient for this honor was Miss Niki Hansen, and past winners are Dr. Merril May and Dr. Richard Ulibarri. Among the noted lectureres - having presented papers - are Dr. Sidney Washburn, noted Anthropologist; Congressman Laurence Burton, political scientist; and Dr. H. Tracy Hall, producer of the first manmade diamond. Mrs. Truscott was employed for H A. - "V InezC. Truscott many years by Ogden City Post Office Department, and was the wife of Charles J. Truscott (deceased). Another sister, the late Mrs. Helen Cortez Stafford, was a noted writer who has also provided a generous scholorship trust fund for the college. Mrs. Truscott's surviving sister, Mrs. Noble (Mildred) Cortez Bower of Ventura, California was a school teacher in the Ogden City Schools, and has visited the campus on several occasions and shared in Mrs. Truscott's interests and support of the College. Following the development of the Honors Program Trust, Mrs. Truscott was a frequent visitor to many campus activities and was present at all of the Honors Lectures with the exception of the most recent one when her illness prevented her attendance. i " ' ' i in .mm iiii. IU..O i- ) " I ' i, Yass Hakoshima will entertain Weber Staters on Monday, March 29 with a blending of Western and Far Eastern art elements. Hakoshima known as the Japanese mime is the only Japanese performing pantomime in the Western world. His repertoire includes humor, pathos, frustration, grandeur, and a symbolic struggle for freedom. The performance will be held in the Fine Arts Auditorium and will begin at 8 p.m. K' V w t -s Hi- Altruist Club President, Mrs. Marguerite Keller presents check to President William P. Miller as Mrs. Gene (Hazel Bingham) Robinson looks on. , Yass Hakoshima to perform here In an art form which has produced relatively few great practitioners, comparisons of one artist with others seems to be inevitable. Yass Hakoshima, the Japanese mime who will perform at WSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium on Mon., March 29, 1971 8:00 p.m., has created a subtle blending of Western and Far Eastern art elements, but he does not imitate or derive from anyone. (8; 00 Only) Yass Hakoshima , is the only Japanese performing pantomime in the Western world. He has presented his original programs in many European countries, and since 1967 has performed throughout the United States during tours planned by the Arts Program of the Association of American Colleges. Dance Magazine, reviewing one of his performances, said: "Hakoshima encourages an almost imperceptible energy to burgeon and gain momentum until he seems to throb with life-action. It is an exciting display of concentration and control". The artist was born in Osaka, Japan. He studied Japanese literature at Kyushu University. In 1956 he became a member of the first Western Pantomime Group in Tokyo. Beginning in 1959 he worked with Etienne Decroux and other famous mimes in Europe, and also studied modern dance with Erick Hawkins. In 1963 he was invited by the Cultural Program of German Universities, and toured more than forty cities in Germany and Western Europe. He also appeared several times on German television in Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich. There he was commissioned to choreograph three modern mime plays by Jean Cocteau, Paul Poertner and Gunther Weisenborn for the International Theatre Festival. In the spring of 1966 Mr. Hakoshima toured in Eastern Canada, and made a 30-minute film for CBC-TV. In May of that year he made his New York debut to wide critical acclaim. During the summer of 1966 he gave solo performances at the International Classic Theatre Festival in Denver, the Japan Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, and the ALA Festival at Michigan State University. After a second successful New York performance in October 1966, he made a 30-minute film for the CBS-TV nationwide "Camera 3" show. In the winter of 1966 and the spring of 1967 he had a second tour in Germany and Western Europe, and made a 30-minute film for SFB-TV in Berlin. On his return to the United States he appeared at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. And, in the spring of 1969 he had his third European season. Mr. HakOFhima wasArtist-in-Residence caring the 1968-69 season at Memphis State University in Tennessee, Humboldt State College in California, and Juniata College in Pennsylvania. He teaches at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Theatre Arts, the New York Theatre Work Shop, and the Phoenix Theatre, a!! in New York City. In addition to ' :s performance here Mr. Hakoshima will, if requested, give a lecture-demonstration of his art form. This is a typical educational "bonus" provided by the campus visit plan pioneered by the Arts Program. Altruist's set up fund A student loan fund has been instituted at Weber State college by the Ogden Altruist club with a $500 contribution. A check in that sum was presented to WSC President William P. Miller by club delegates Marguerite H. Keller, president and Mrs. Gene (Hazel) Robinson, fund raising chairman. The Altruist club of 44 members provides financial help' to several organizations including the cerebral palsy clinic at the Gramercy School, Mrs. Keller said. She said it is the plan of Altruist members to make further donations to their WSC loan fund, which has been set up as the Altruist Club Student Loan Fund at Weber State. It will be administered by the WSC Development Fund whose director Dean W. Hurst is working with community groups to enlist donors of student loans. President Miller thanked the Altruist members for their support of Weber's various education programs, and recalled that several years ago the club gave the college $500 to buy books for the library. Money for their projects is raised through the sale of puddings during the Christmas period, officers said. The club's support of the Gramercy School cerebral palsy clinic has been expanded to in-clude'a Christmas party for the children there, including gifts. New editors for Weber Two WSC students have been appointed to the yearbook and literary magazine editorships for the 1971-72 year. E. Brent Jepperson was chosen by the publications board to serve as Acorn editor. Pam Wilson was selected to be the editor of Probe, the literary magazine. Brent, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald B. Jepperson, is a sophomore majoring in journalism. As editor of the Acorn, Brent hopes "to bring printing cost down to make it realistic to print the yearbook." "The yearbook," said Brent "should serve as a tombstone for the year in which it was created." Pam is a junior majoring in English. As the head of Probe, Pam said "it should serve as an avenue of artistic expression for the students of WSC." "Probe," Pam said, "hopes to have a professional appeal to a wider cross section of the student body." Both editors will begin their editorships in the fall of 1971.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-03-26, Vol. 30, No. 37|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|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 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.|