Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2003-04-181
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i 3 ft , . INSIDE oThe n Volume 65 Issue 87 wsusignpost.com Friday, April 18,2003 Ballet West and the Val A. Browning Center present Peter Pan, See page 8 f v r 1 Federal Aviation Administration flies into department By Brandy A. Lee managing editor The Signpost A new partnership between the FAA and WSU was announced to students and faculty in the Miller Administration Building. "These kinds of partnerships are all about the students," said WSU President F. Ann Millner. WSU was accredited by the FAA to offer the Airway Facilities Collegiate Training Initiative program. It will be the only program of its kind at a four-year institution in the Northwest Mountain Region. The region includes Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Utah. Bill Clapp, computer and electronics' engineering technology program chairman, attributed getting the AF-CTI program to Al Tolson. If I 5 ; I ; 1 I J ? "Being an approved CTI institution means the FAA can hire and train students." Laurie Ledeman branch manager, Northwest Mountain Region "Al worked at FAA for about 30 years," said Linda Thornock, secretary in CEET. "He volunteers about two to four hours a week and with something like this he works even more." Tolson, WSU alumnus, wanted to give back to the school that gave to him. Clapp received a resume that had many qualifications and did not know what to do. He was told that Tolson was retired and "wanted something to do. "I didn't know what we could do so I gave him an office," Clapp said. "He came up with the CTI program and what you have today is a product of Al." In the next 1 8 months the FAA will have 30 percent of its workforce nationwide eligible for retirement. This percentage could mean the FAA would need to fill as many as 1,800 jobs. The FAA is looking to their partnership with WSU to fill those jobs. "Being an approved CTI institution means the FAA can hire and train students," said Laurie Ledeman, Northwest Mountain Region resource management branch FAA manager. This program will give students a chance for internships and jobs at the FAA when they graduate from WSU. Winn Stanger, career services director, is looking forward to a partnership between WSU and the FAA. See Aviation page 3 , wn. i .in ; 1 , ! r X J f .-4 c - J I v In 2002, 63 Utahns were killed in alcohol and drug-related automobile accidents. Earlier this week SCORE and HEDA put up white crosses to represent those 63 Utahns. Closer to home, As many college students will die of alcohol related causes as will get their masters or doctoral degrees, said the Utah Highway Safety office. Disabled forced to prove disability By Cris Fowers sr. news editor The Signpost For some students UTA bus services is a critical part of their every day life. Almost every day for 6 12 years Santiago Sandival, Weber State University Student, has relied on UTA, and the services it provides for disabled people. These services give more independence to people who, because of a disability, wouldn't enjoy the freedom of transportation others enjoy. For Sandival this freedom of transportation is an important part of his life. His father said Sandival is as independent as he possibly can be . And it shows. Sandival lives by himself in a neatly kept apartment in part of his parents' house. He goes to school and has a job at Fanzz Sports Apparel in the Layton Hills Mall. After being around Sandival, for even a short time, his independence becomes very evident. He doesn't like to rely on other people for things he feels he can do for himself, which is pretty much everything, he said. "It's even harder for me to have to rely on my parents or my older sister or my younger brother and sister," Sandival said. "It's hard for me to have to rely on them to take me places. That's why I'm Sandival has to make his way through this parking lot to get to work. so glad that there is Handitrans." Handitrans is the name of the local paratransit service. It provides doorstep services to people who are unable to travel from their home to a bus stop on their own. Users of Handitrans and other paratransit services must go through a mobility evaluation procedure to determine eligibility. The evaluation is provided by the Paratransit Mobility Center. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine whether the applicant can ever use the fixed route bus and TRAX light rail service, even after training and, if not, what specific circumstances would create a barrier to the applicant's use of the fixed route bus service. The physical function evaluation includes a mock trip to and from the bus, including boarding an accessible bus, accessing the TRAX light rail ramp, negotiating a curb, a curb-cut and crossing the street. Skills evaluated include balance, strength, coordination See Forced page 1 5 Due to budget cuts, coordinator loses job, center gone By Jennifer Compton Lee asst. news editor The Signpost An official letter addressed to Rebecca Reese informed her that due to budget cuts, her position was going to be cut. Reese is the coordinator for the 1 Icalth EducationDrug and Alcohol center. She said her position will end June 30 after two years at Weber State University. She said she's not as worried .about finding another job as she i about "From my perspective, this program is an important part of what we can offer our students." Rebecca Reese HEDA coordinator the fate of the program. cutting her position will affect the "I'm a nurse so it's (finding work) program and the students w ho arc not a hard thing to do." Reese said."But served by it. I am concerned about the progr.iin." "From rr.y perspective, this . . , A graduate pf WSU.Ree-e f;.-.r that pr.Tara is an important part ot 'a hat we can offer our students," Reese said. ' HEDA received more referrals to help students with drug and alcohol this year than last. The most important thing is the same student hasn't had to come back a second time, Reese said. But Anand Dyal-Chand, student affairs vice president, said the program will remain in place and the duties will be distributed between health services and psychological counseling. "What is normally promoted by HTDA ; e.vae'.h' v. hat should he pr'vnotcJ v heuhh serv ices." D;, al Chand said. "No program is being jeopardized." Dyal-Chand said that an accumulation of budget cuts has led to the decision. It requires finding a place where the cuts can be made and the services absorbed. When it comes to budget cuts, it's a long thought out process, Dyal-Chand said. "fuich of the vice-presidents have to carefully assess what ate the programs that arc absolutely imperative for students," Dyal-Chand said. Sf.'C Job nj'-'c ?
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2003-04-18, Vol. 65, No. 87|
|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.|