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3- J IT"! C i Monday, April 18, 1994 ' r.s ; M i: Results By Bryan Stephens Signpost campus affairs editor Final elections have ended and students have chosen the officers who will represent the ASWSU student body for the 1994-95 school year. In a fairly close presidential race, Chris Hatch received 865 votes to defeat opponent Chris Thomas, who received 725 votes. "One thing I can say is that it was an honor running against Chris Thomas. I know him and have worked with him before and knew we didn't have to worry about bitter politicking that sometimes can arise in these kind of races," Hatch said. While Hatch is happy with outcome and for the most part enjoyed campaigning, he said that he is glad that the elections are over. "What I didn't like was opening a door or shaking hands with someone and wondering if they think I'm doing this because Students work to supply transplant organs Students are working with a national organization to promote emphasis week By Rob Westervelt Signpost staff writer Students at Weber State University will team up with Inter-mountain Organ Recovery System throughout the week to promote National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week. National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week was designed to call attention to the 35,000 men, women and children across the nation who are in need of life-saving organs. The focus at WSU, however, is to meet the needs of the 200 people in Utah who need those vital or ft k . are in for '94-'95 I want their vote or because I'm really sincere," he said. Hatch wants students to know that he is approachable and interested in hearing their ideas and complaints. "I don't want them to feel like they can't talk to me or approach me. I'm really interested in hearing what students have to say," he said. Hatch said he has already been put to work by attending a conference in Provo. Next month he will spend two weeks in Washington D.C. attending a leadership conference with other college and university students. In the race for academic vice president, Chris Paulsen garnered 1,079 votes to defeat Johnn Tan, who received 446 votes. "I felt it was a great election. It was good to see students get out and support the candidates," Paulsen said. His involvement in the campaign, and the fact that he advertised, is what Paulsen felt led to his gans immediately. Utah loses about 12 percent of its donors between high school graduation and college, said Alex McDonald, director of marketing for IORS. McDonald feels this is due to the lack of education and awareness on college campuses. "We feel it is vital to raise awareness on campus," McDonald said. "Our goal is to gain donors, not lose them." In a recent study done by Uni ted Network for Organ Sharing, statistics show that most organ transplants are acquired by people between the ages of 18 and49-years-old. This statistic verifies the need ! O V f CHRIS WIRICKTHE SIGNPOST victory over Tan. "I think advertising to get your message out is really important, especially in today's type of elections." Elections marked by record participation By Bryan Stephens Signpost campus affairs editor This year a record number of Weber State University voters turned out at the polls and elected the 19 students to fill the ASWSU offices for 1994-95. During the three-day elec-tion,l,658 students nearly 14 percent the WSU student body came to the polls to cast their ballot. The number represents an improvement in comparison to last year's for college students to become donors, McDonald said. "Students need to realize that one donor can help over 30 people," McDonald said. The WSU Human Corps Committee decided to join the IORS in raising donor awareness because they felt it was something that was very important and vital to society. Troy Christopulos, a human corp committee member and student at WSU, said the awareness week initially sparked the interest of the group because of its service to the community. "The human corps committee was designed to do service To save a life... Paramedics from the Ogden City Fire Department demonstrate lifesav-ing CPR techniques to students. The event was part of Health Professions Week. officers Paulsen said students should know that student government is See Elections page 2 1,500 voters. "It was an active year and very exciting to see notonly the number of voters mat turned out, but to see the involvement on the part of those running for office," said Brett Chugg, ASWSU president. Chugg felt one reason voter turn out increased is because there were more candidates running in this year's election. Last year two of the executive offices went unopposed. See Turnout page 2 projects in a very diverse way," Christopulos said. "We feel that organ donation is a very special thing to do for someone." Christopulos and the committee met with representatives from the IORS so they could educate themselves more on the subject of organ donation. The committee plans to set up a table in the Shepherd Union Building Monday-Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to hand out donor cards and other related information about organ donation. One particular item the corn-See Donor page 2 Volume 57 Number 72 Quick Takes si A&E The Mystics celebrate the 80s at Weber State University. See Page 7 News AIDS: the epidemic of the '90's is discussed at Honors Issues Forum. See Page 6 Opinion The Signpost congratulates the latest crop of student officers. ..but warns them to keep their promises. See page 4 Sports Wildcats find home courts friendly as they plow through visiting competition. 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|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1994-04-18, Vol. 57, No. 72|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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 University|
|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.|