Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1972-04-041
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7, Volume 31, Number 44 Ogden, Utah 84403 April 4, 1972 I 1 .1 students study land slippage by Walt Schaffer Studying geology in the in-termountain area can be rewarding not only in the area of academic learning but also in the area of practical experience learning. Ralph Pugmire and Ray Wiggins, students in the Weber State Geology department, recently gained some practical experience as they were called upon by Ogden City to study land slippage near the mouth of Ogden Canyon. The study is being conducted along a stretch of land bordering Valley Drive at the entrance of the canyon. The project arose when crevices ranging from 15 to 20 feet in depth were observed in the area. The city to date has filled many of the openings with earth to avoid any danger to people in the area. Study of the earth slides has been going on now for two weeks ' according to Mr. Pugmire and will continue until the slippage stops. "Slippage of this type is not uncommon to this geographical area," said Mr. Pugmire. "Unconsolidated settlement from the Bonneville Era causes this type of movement," Mr. Pugmire further commented. Material piles up over long periods of time and then the Ogden River cuts away at the loose material resulting in slippage. "It's similar to a bowl of sugar seeking to level out after being tilted or disturbed," noted Mr. Pugmire. The two students have absented the earth movement slow down in recent days. The weather may or may not have a definite effect on the process. The slowing of the slippage was noted to occur at about the same time the cold weather moved into the area. Concern over land slippage of this type also relates to the closing of adjacent roads or damage to nearby structures. Ogden City engineers quite often consult with Weber State College personnel on matters such as this which require charting and study. A move which benefits the college and the community. OPPS! SLIPPED AGAIN - Ray Wiggins, a Weber State College student, examines the land slippage at the mouth of Ogden Canyon. He is making a study with I Ralph Pugmire, also from WSC, for Ogden city. (Photo by John Shupe) weber state to acquire 13 acres of land The Utah Board of Higher Education has given its approval for Weber State College to acquire 13 acres of land south of the campus for $155,000. Approval of the acquisition is now being sought from the Utah Building Board. Owner of the land, The Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake, negotiated with college officials over the price of the acreage. Located in the vicinity of 4600 Street, the new undeveloped land adjoins 23 acres purchased last year for $269,000. The Institutional Council has recommended the acquisition of the two parcels of land for the future establishment of a $4.5 million special events center. Once the State Land Board approves the purchase of the property, College President William P, Miller will inform studentbody officials and groups on the location of the proposed Special Events Center. , I,.. ,), i .mpi , r-' I FT T T m rt : . ' INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DISPLAY - Tako Nagata of Japan (left) shows a costumed doll from his native land. Chanh Quach (center) of the Republic of Chaina and Ana Maria Mauo of Uruguay look on. (Photo by John Shupe) Payment for the estimated $4.5 million center would come from the issuance of a revenue bond over a 40-year period. Sports events, activity fees and door receipts would also go toward payment of the bond. displays highlight international week Displays, programs, a dinner and other attractions will highlight Weber State College's International Week April 3 through 8. The event is sponsored by the International Students Club at Weber State and is designed to promote international brotherhood, said Takao Nagata, club president. Mr. Nagata said exhibits from seven or eight foreign countries, representing geographical areas of the world, will be on display in the Union ballroom. The public is invited. The exhibits will be open to the public daily April 3 - 8, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. A principal attraction will be the banquet April 8 at 6:30 p.m., Union ballroom. Patrons will be treated to eight foreign dishes, prepared by students from those countries. Banquet tickets cost $2 and may be bought from any International Student Club member. "As we can accomodate only 450 at the banquet we request that our friends buy a ticket as soon as possible," said Mr. Nagata. Entertainment with an international flavor will follow the banquet. Included will be a fashion show, the playing of a koto, a classic stringed Japanese instrument, and other presentations."In addition to putting on this display and program, we are mindful that we have the responsibility of representing our respective countries, and we are working to make this an impressive experience for our patrons." said Mr. Nagata.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1972-04-04, Vol. 31, No. 44|
|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.|