Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-04-171
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- Committee reveals center plans - .x i u n& X x . , ; ffagf-yi- mmfttmitfi iiS&aM ;; n ;'' j ' ' ?s:. -Hs,. l--. jp. -ir - - p w --Jp -5-r 04 ARTIST'S conception shows Structure to 1 2,000 seat Weber State's hopes of building a new special events center on the campus became a reality Wednesday as plans for the new center were revealed for public approval. Proposals for the new center indicate that the cost of the structure will reach in the neighborhood of $7.1 million and is expected to seat approximately 12,000 individual seats. Studentbody officers have made the requests to the committee that the center hold individual, rather than bleacher seating. Purpose for Wednesday's meeting was to allow student community input into the preliminary plans regarding the size and the facilities to be included in the new center. Officials of the college are preparing a fund raising campaign to expnd the events center and its facilities with the help of matching funds from two Weber State alumni members. The offer was made by Mr. and Mrs. Donell B. Stewart, donators of the Stewart Bell Tower, agreed to have matching funds, dollar per dollar, for every private donation given to the center by community donators. The new oval-shaped structure, the proposed $7.1 million structure to be provide capacity measuring 313 feet in diamter, is designed to be a multi-purpose facilty including the possibility of being able to use the center for classrooms, concerts, etc. It is hoped that the fund raising will draw approximately $1.2 million from the community supporting the development of the new center. The remaining $5 million plus needed to fund the new center will be drawn from the increase in student funds going into effect this year. The plans for the events center resulted from the work done by the "traveling council" whose major purpose was to check out other centers, incorporating the ideas from the other centers, and trying, as Ken Burrows pointed out, "to find out what is happening in the world of special events centers." "The council behind the committee" was composed of committee members Ken Burrows, architect Bob Fowler and his associates. Dale Gardner, committee Chairman Robert Clarke, and Dan Martino. The site for the new center is located on a 46-acre site south of the present Weber State campus, and work is scheduled to begin late in 1973. built at Weber were released Candidates meet in debate format The college newspaper Signpost, working in conjunction with the Lectures Committee, is sponsoring a "Meet the Candidates" discussion at noon today and Wednesday in the Union Building foyer. "The purpose for the discussion," states Wil Grey, managing editor of the Signpost," is to help the studentbody become more aware of the upcoming elections." Grey went on to add, "The discussion will give the studentbody a direct input into the election process" and added "it is hoped that the studentbody will make full use of the opportunity."The format for the discussion will allow each of the candidates five minutes to state what they consider to be the major issues of the upcoming election. After that time, each candidate will have five minutes to answer questions from the press and the students. The candidates appearing today at noon include the President, Activities Vice President and Financial Vice President. Student Service Vice President, Academic Vice President, Communications Vice President and Public Services Vice President will appearWednesday. State College. Final plans Wednesday. Post, Hellewell in presidential finals Over 1300 Weber State students turned out to vote in Friday's primary election. This is the largest total of persons voting in any election this year. Of the three candidates running in the Presidential Primary, Read Hellewell took the top spot with 638 votes. Running second to Hellewell was Brad Post with 462 votes. Finishing in the third spot was Jeff Roberts who gathered 260 votes. Hellewell and Post will be voted on in Friday's final election. Roberts because of his third place showing is out of the race. Becky Sparkman won the Communications Vice Presidential primary with 562 votes. Finishing second to Ms. Spark-man was Rex Frazier with 441 votes. Harlan Felt finished last with 292 votes. The two top vote getters, Ms. Sparkman and Frazier will be placed on the final ballot this Friday. The Student Services Vice Presidential primary was won by Ken Lowe. Lowe captured 598 votes while his closest rival. Gary Carter finished with 394 votes. Gunn B. McKay finished third with 279 votes. Both Carter and Lowe will appear on the final ballot in for the Special Event Center Friday's final election. David Wilcox took the Financial Vice Presidential primary with a total of 522 votes. His closest rival was Ron Ray who collected 224 votes. Following Wilcox and Ray were Craig Ogan and Walter Bryan with 170 and 110 votes respectiverly. Wilcox and Ray will be the candidates for Financial Vice President on the final ballot. In the closest race of the seven, Mike Stever won the Activities Vice Presidential primary. Winning with 494 votes Stever just edged out Koy Smith who had 441 votes. Doug Young finished a strong third with 308 votes. Stever and Ms. Smith will appear on the ballots this Friday in the final election. In the Public Relations Vice Presidential primary. Jack Helgeson took 532 votes. Helgeson's nearest rival. Gary Bird, collected 250 votes narrowly edging out Jon Bingham for the second spot. Bingham finished with 209 votes. Finishing farther back were Kay Orgill Taylor and Mark Leach. Ms. Taylor took 163 votes and Mark Leach finished with 109 votes. Helgeson and Bird will appear on the final ballots in Friday's final election.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-04-17, Vol. 32, No. 45|
|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.|