Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2000-03-291
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Volume 62 Issue 56 m Wednesday, March 29, 2000 A IGNPOST WEBER STATE UNIVERSI TY natures IN POST ileus Mb Find out where crime is happening on campus wilh the Police Beat. Page 4 VVSU oilers students hands-on experience, and many other advantages. Page 8 ,..1 .....T..,.,.. I ! i l "i ii jsaBBKMMMa High jumper Charles dinger might be headed lo the Olympics. Page 1 2 Ml Literary geniuses are en route lo Weber State University for the National Undergraduate Literature Conference. Read Friday's Beyond the Grind for more information. I'Jestiier Today Hiah: 52' V r ''Low: 31 Breezy later Thursday viVHigh: 57 at Low: 35 Bright sunshine Friday vltHigh:63 Low: 41 Sunny, pleasant h: -"-. X.mon.ii Wc.nhvi erw( Inicli,c.f.t. ,Wii L: '.iW Ofw.'v.trcrv. Lwww.weber.edusignDosiJ By Preston McConkie asst. news editor-The Signpost Tenured professors who do not meet certain minimal criteria will eventually have to shape up or ship out. if new policies being proposed in the faculty senate are approved next fall. Frank Guliuzza, head of the faculty senate's appointment, promotions, academic freedom and tenure committee, was assigned to put together a "packet" of recommendations and alternate proposals, which he presented to the faculty senate Thursday. After much discussion the measure was tabled, and will not be voted on again this semester. Senate members wanted more time to discuss details with their constituencies, Guliuzza said. "We spelled out how a professor could be removed," Guliuzza said, "but we hadn't spelled out how the evaluation system would work." But whether to have ten ure review is not in debate, he said. "At the state level we've been mandated, or soon will be, to have post-tenure review," Guliuzza said. Therefore, the faculty's motion to table the issue until fall is not an attempt to bury tenure review, he said. Review is coming, no matter what. Still at issue, though, are how often a professor might be reviewed, for what reason, and how to actually evaluate acceptable performance. Guliuzza's committee considered having profes- New editor in chief looking forward to next school year By Tanna Barry news editor-The Signpost To family friends The Signpost's newly named editor in chief, Lisa Roskelley, is known as "Lois Lane." "She has always immersed herself in news and has always wanted to be involved in journalism," said Debra Carter, The Signpost copy editor. "My family teases her and calls her Lois Lane because she's always been so passionate about news writing." Carter and Roskelley lived next door to each other as children and have been friends their entire lives. Throughout that time. Carter said "journalism has always been her thing." "I can remember Lisa always picking up the paper at my house and critiquing it," Carter said. "She's always loved to read the newspaper, any newspaper." Angie Welling, the current , v - , See Chief page 4 .sa Roskelley is The Signpost's nexf leader. "At the state level we've been mandated, or soon will be, to have post-tenure review." Frank Guliuzza, head of tenure committee sors automatically reviewed every few years, or just holding "triggered" reviews for professors who received student complaints. But pressure from accrediting orga nizations might have the biggest say in what happens. "Some accrediting organizations want regular re-See Horizon page 3 Student supreme court rules on rights of write-in candidates By Preston McConkie asst. news editor-Tie Signpost A Monday decision by the - student supreme court could smooth the way for students to be written into office during this week's elections. In its first action of the sort this year, the court declared a portion of the Weber State University Student Association's constitutional bylaws "fundamentally unfair," and struck out several lines. The lines said that students who were written into office, but had not campaigned, had only one day to meet a heavy list of requirements which the court deemed unreasonable. "The consequences of this bylaw are serious." Chief Justice Branden Miles wrote in the court's opinion, which he presented to the WSUSA senate Monday. In addition to the normal academic requirements for eligibility, the opinion said, "the bylaws state that a can didate must submit three things: a student government eligibility form, a declaration of candidacy form (signed by the WSUSA adviser and department representative), and elections petition (signed by 50 students), and pay the required filing fee to the business office and present the receipt to the WSUSA Elections Committee. ... 'To require a candidate to meet all of the criteria stated above within 24 hours seems almost impossible."The bylaws are regulations passed by the senate that define areas of student government such as who is eligible to hold office, the pay for officers, the responsibilities of officers and how elections are run. There are 23 pages and 958 lines of copy in the bylaws, compared to four pages in the WSUSA constitution. Bylaws governing write-in candidates were scrutinized after a student pcli- See Candidates page 3 WSU offers competitive edge in international business By Pamela Camp news writer-The Signpost Five Weber State University students are preparing to take the internationally recognized Prufung Wirtschaftsdeutsch International, which is a German international business exam, with the assistance of foreign language associate professor Erika Dairies. WSU, Georgetown University and Purdue University are among the 38 testing centers recognized by the Goethe-Institute as qualified to administer the exam. The Goethe-Institute requires students to exhibit a solid command of the German language in several business fields, including advertising, banking, international trade, management and union organizations. Students must also be knowledgeable of German business culture. On April 15 Daines administers the test at WSU. A German professor from another university, a business executive fluent in German and Daines comprise the evaluation panel. After completing thethree-and-a-half-hour written portion of the exam, testers "grill" each student individually in a 30-minute recorded oral exam. Daines said. "It's pretty ironic that little Weber State is included on the list." said WSU graduate Darren Bingham. Bingham attributes the success and quality of WSU's German business program to the "above and beyond" efforts of Daines. She brings real-life business issues into the classroom and teaches both the language and culture elements necessary for success in the world of international business. "She Daines is qualified in so many areas." Bingham said. "She's a walking encyclopedia." Bingham is now at Georgia State University completing his master of international business degree and preparing for his internship position in Germany this summer with Siemens Company, lie said that many students in the master's See Edge page 3 : "I ' - ' I - i -V . ' 'J V 5 if ; J- (X- Erika Daines, associate professor of foreign language teaches the certification class.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2000-03-29, Vol. 62, No. 56|
|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.|