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n til u MioiltC abi id Give a quick look at The mens basketball team won Saturday's game, for WSU's Hockey team lost to Utah during Friday's game, page 11. Dlher colleges across ! , ihe country, page 2. i ! details see page 10. 3 Volume 63 Issue 47 Monday, February 12, 2001 MUMPS - - -- J r Soar-" v (PI H SlGNPOS W B R T A T E U N V R T Y Following record breaking enrollment fall semester of 2000, spring enrollment also on the rise By Mark Gray news editor The Signpost The numbers are in. And 14,603 students are enrolled in classes at Weber State University during spring semester 2001. This is a 6 percent increase from spring semester of 2000 when 13,756 students roamed around campus. "We're pleased," said Kathleen Lukken, WSU associate provost. "We think this reflects well on the university." Enrollment increases were seen in many off-campus classes. Daytime classes taken off campus and classes taught at the WSU Davis Campus both saw a 32 percent increase. There was also a 26 percent increase in evening classes taken off campus. First-time freshman also helped raise enrollment with a 14 percent increase. Returning sophomores and juniors had an 8 percent increase. "We're doing more aggressive and more effective recruiting," Lukken said. However, not all areas saw increases. A 10 percent decrease was seen in African American students. A small decrease was also felt among foreign students. While 8.492 students are enrolled full time, the average credit load is 10.9, still shy of the 12 credit full-time schedule. Although the spring numbers are not the 16,050 that was seen during fall semester 2000, the administration is happy. Lukken said numbers typically drop from fall semester to spring. She said many factors contribute to this decrease. Many students decide they're not ready for college, others get married and several hundred students leave on Latter-day Saint church missions, Lukken said. Lukken said the growing numbers could help WSU in the long run. "I think when people have the perspective that a place is growing and the interest is growing it's appealing to them," she said. Other factors influence enrollment though, Lukken said. Location, price, fam- see Enrollment page 6 Student Activities plays matchmaker in 'Singled Out' By Leo Tyson Dirr assignments editor The Signpost A Y v The appeal was obvious. Dozens of women, all clueless to my scrubbiness, would compete for a date with me. And the best part was I could whittle away the chaff among them by singling out those features I chase in my dreams. The Wildcat Scholars sponsored "Singled Out," modeled after the MTV dating game show, in anticipation of Valentine's Day. And I jumped at the chance to participate purely for the enlightenment of Tie Signpost's readers, of course. Five contestants myself included played the game like this: A contestant assumed the hot seat on the stage in the Wildcat Theater. A wall separated the contestant from members of the opposite sex who were hoping for a date with the contestant. The wall kept people on both sides of the stage in the dark about what they were getting into. I considered this a huge plus. If the honeys actually saw me, I reasoned, they would .all voluntarily single themselves out of the running. The master of ceremonies, Doug Rose, asked questions to the group of ladies or gentlemen on stage and then compared their responses to the contestant's answers. For example, when one con- i 0 w V' V V Wt I 1 ( n r! - 1 Leo Tyson Dirr meets Tiffani Fife for the first time after he singled her out. testant, Weber State University Student Association President Dee Hansen said he's been known to kiss on the first date, all the women with no-smooching policies for first encounters were sent packing. This elimination process continued until one person remained on stage, and the contestant walked around the wall for the first time to gaze on, or cower from, whomever good, bad or ugly happened to be waiting. Obviously, the "winner" had the same anxiety to deal with, since the contestant waltzing around the partition could just as easily have left much to be desired. Student Activities paid for the dates of four couples: Brandon Pierce and Heather Fergason: Natalie Bailey and Jacob Holmes; Brecklynn Shaw and Robert Hansen: and Dee "Hot Lips" Hansen and Emily Blackhurst. I tagged along as a filth wheel and fooled my own bill. I'm still bitter about that last matchup. Blackhurst is as close to my Dream Weaver as is humanly possible. After all contestants had singled out see Matchmaker page 7 SFRC makes final allocation Record student enrollment allows wishes to come true By Wes Hanna campus affairs editor The Signpost In a surprise move, the Student Fee Recommendation Committee decided to move up its process of allocation a week and make final appropriations after the final organizations had presented at the SFRC meeting Friday. Usually the process requires each SFRC member to go over the budget requests a week and then meet to hammer out a completed recommen- Sludentj Fee I. i - e Recommendation Committee dation list. This year, however, with record student fee revenues, this week-long process only took a few hours. Those few hours, however, spawned a heated debate about which budgets could be reasonably cut and even the question of reducing next year's student fees. The recommendation to lower student fees came from SFRC member York Duckwork but was discouraged because too little could be returned to the students as a whole. The student organizations that were considered for budget increase cuts included Campus Recreation and sport clubs, the Counseling Center, the Student Health Center, the radio station and The Signpost. "I took the organizations that were asking for the largest percentage increases." said Vice President of Student Affairs Anand Dyal-Chand. who co-chairs the committee. The student radio station budget increase was immediately cut by $4,000 because they had asked for additional money to extend the contract of the professor ad- see SFRC page 6 Rally at the Capitol Tuesday: Legislative Dinner talk to legislators about higher education issues and tuition. Leave WSU at 1:30 p.m. return around 7 p.m.. Wednesday: State Tuition Rally rally with students from all over Utah against unreasonable tuition increases. Leave WSU at 1 0:30 a.m. return around 3 p.m.. See story on Page 5. For more info contact Mandi Rogers at arogers3weber.edu.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2001-02-12, Vol. 63, No. 47|
|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.|