Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-03-031
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ATKINS and SOUTH BEACH The beef The o npo 1 See page 6 Volume 66 Issue 70 wsusignpost.com Wednesday, March 3, 2004 Weber State University n S j behind " ""'X fad J J dietH Water conservation becomes faculty, student concern By Maria Villasenor asst.: news editor j The Signpost ,: A lot of snow has fallen down this winter season, and maybe more water will sink down this spring season. The possibility of moving Utah's water storage from predominantly above ground to below ground is being tested, and Weber St ate University is taking an active role. "The problem that we have with surface water reservoirs is in summer it's pretty hot in Utah and pretty dry, and we're losing substantial amounts of this water from evaporation,1' said Marek Matyjasik, associate professor of geosciences. Matyjasik is leading a project that started early last summer at WSU with students to collaborate with federal and state governments to find a better way to manage water. The project is testing whether underground aquifers could i."! -., ., ' j . . , K Km - v: v. - - The observation well, finished Feb. 27 at the mouth of the canyon, will be used by the team of students to measure the flow of water. Students visited the site during construction. store water better , than' the of the stuff we're learning current system of above-ground right now," said Tyler Guff, reservoirs. "It's a real-world application See Water page 3 Senate discusses aDDegaGDCDic off crape By Shane Farver correspondent The Signpost Ben Au, a member of the Weber State University Polynesian Club, addressed the student senate Monday during issues forum as an advocate for women's safety. Au addressed the senate regarding two alleged acts of rapes that are said to have occurred on Weber State University's campus within the past three weeks. He said a well-lit campus is not necessarily a safe one. "There are plenty of lights," Au said. "Obviously that isn't enough of a deterrent." Au said the two victims of the alleged sexual assault are currently receiving counseling. However, reports that the rapes actually occurred have not been substantiated. WSU Police Capt. Dane LeBlanc, who did not receive any reports of rape within the last three weeks, dismissed the alleged sexual assaults as "absolutely false." "I don't know where that comes from," LeBlanc said. "No sexual assaults of any kind have taken place at WSU for over a year." Liz Brown, WSU junior, first heard rumor of the rapes from a classmate two weeks ago during a night class. Brown used caution that night as she walked the short distance from WSU campus to her house. "I was extra careful to make sure I did get on the phone and have someone walk me home," she said. Brown suggested the possibility of the rapes occurring but not being reported. "They victims are way too scared for their own safety," Brown said. The possibility that the rape claims may be unsubstantiated does not change Brown's decision to use caution. "I am not a naive person who thinks that these sorts of things don't happen on any college campuses," Brown said. "Whether they did or did not happen ... we don't need to sit idly by. If anything it should be a big heads up." Brown said she would like to see a larger police presence on campus. She suggested police officers patrol more often and See Rumors page 10 Professor to receive H. Aldous Dixon Award for excellence, contributions By Natalie Cutler news editor The Signpost For more than three decades, Rosemary Conover has taught as an anthropology professor at Weber State University. She has served as faculty senate chairwoman, helped with the planning of the WSU centennial celebration, served as chairwoman of the WSU accreditation process 10 years ago, and much more. Conover is currently serving as the chairwoman of the WSU Department of Anthropology and Sociology. In 2000 she helped establish the anthropology major option for WSU students and has watched the program grow to more than 100 students majoring in anthropology today. Conover joined die WSU anthropology faculty in 1970. "To teach anthropology and to be as good at that as I possible could ir 1970 that was my major goal, and .if course to further my career as an anthropologist," Conover said. Because of 1 er dedication and commitment to V.'SU and students on campus, Z ,n.s been selected to receive die H. Aldou. Dixon Award. "I have w.-rke d with Dr. Conover for more than 30 years," said Kathleen Lukken, WSU interim provost. "She has been a role model, a mentor and a friend for me." Lukken nominated Conover for the award and will introduce her at the luncheon Monday, March 8, in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. The last day to purchase tickets for the luncheon is today. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by visiting alumni.weber.org or by calling the alumni center at 626-7535. Lukken said Conover had been teaching at WSU for five years when she arrived, and she often sought advice and help from Conover. "I'm very excited," Lukken said. "This See Award page 10 ' - - ( 3 i i . ' - H Rosemary Conover teaches an anthropology class Tuesday morning. jwaWIIIOJWlJI.,WWW.JWaWBt'.ilJMT....ll - 1 . ... .. i j.i mi iii I v ' ' ,sf I '""',' ; ' . . ; V i .. n i " . , , 1 f ' 3 MM'li WliiliMil lETwITirT "TlMiflltiillfc II Iii" -- - H WSU student Ashliegh Clarke writes a statement to her mother, Jude, Clarke on a banner commemorating Women's History Month outside the Diversity Center. The presentation, called "Circle of Influence," was set up by Services for Women Students. The banner is a way for the WSU community to express their appreciation for women who are important in their lives. Also in conjunction with Women's History Month, WSU President Ann Millner will be speaking in the Shepherd Union Ballroom at noon today. Her discussion will be called "Women Inspiring Hope and Possibility." Coming Up: Weber State kicks off National Women's History Month President R Ann Millner speaks on "Women inspiring hope and possibility" Robert and Rebecca Bluestone present "Woven Harmony"
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-03-03, Vol. 66, No. 70|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; 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 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.|