Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2000-11-131
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f raw if - W snostsl i -a snortsl n'se H Volume 63 Issue 30 The men's basketball team beat Korabel Club 95-81 Friday, page 6 Storyteller Bill Harley I joins the ensemble L: , of talented tale ? weavers, page 5 .1 y r II I " H fl ; it S? The cross country team J advances to nationals .'v . after placing fourth in the NCAA regional meet, page 6 Monday, November 13, 2000 i i 5IGNPOST w B R T. A T U N V R T Y "fl DtrDDDDDODEm gnffQ cQaDniiaQosO Q iraem pirrogirainmi By Kristine Guest assistant news editor The signpost Leslie Wood, a full-time student at Weber State University and a construction worker for a Cache Valley-based company, learned that because of the rapid changes in the construction industry she would need a college education to hammer out .a spot in top management. In May of 2001, Wood will become one of the first female WSU students to complete a Bachelor's degree in the new Construction Management Technology (CMT) Program. Her journey toward a college education has been made possible in part through the support of a Utah family-run company, the Jack B. Parson Company. Jack Parson, Jr., chairman of Jack B. Parson Companies, and his sons John (company president) and Scott (company executive vice president) offered a combined gift of $1 million to help lay the foundation for WSU's CMT program. "Though our program is still in its infancy, we have more than 100 students enrolled. The Parson's generous gift will help it become one of the best in the nation," said Jeff Plant, coordinator of the program. The Parson gift will fund new resources, program development and student scholarships. It will also establish The Parson Mil i V - . "- - ---' il- " ' - z . 4 J i s' 1 No. 5 Keenan Gordon makes a tackle in WSU's final regular season game against the Montana Grizzles Saturday. The 'Cats lost 30-28. 'Brother Barrow' still religious after college football career By Leo Tyson Dirr assignments editor The Signpost Senior defensive tackle Joel Barrow remembers the football team's trip to Montana last year not only for the Wildcats' pathetic performance on the field but for the tension on the bus. Players were watching a movie Barrow considered offensive. It was too much for him when a man who had killed several people in the movie started to abuse a woman. "I just got up and turned it off." BaiTow said. "It was met with some contention and quite a few statements." One teammate told Barrow he could bring a videotape of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' General Conference on the bus, and nobody would turn it off. "There was tension on that bus," Barrow said. "I find it quite ironic that that was the Montana game when we were pummeled beyond recognition." University of Montana beat Weber State University 81-22 last year. Montana also beat Weber State 30-28 Saturday afternoon in the last college football game of 24-year-old Barrow's career. The movie episode on the bus although Barrow said such contentious moments were rare was a vivid example of his internal struggles that came from being both a faithful Mormon and a starter on the defensive line. During his five seasons with the Wildcats, including one as a redshirt, Barrow played with teammates from all over the map, whose values often differed from the 6-foot,-2-inch, 285-pound Ogden native. Even though his religious beliefs occasionally conflicted with other players' value systems, Barrow gained the respect of many of his teammates. Defensive end Lucien Hardy said he will remember Barrow as a "happy-go-lucky person" who offered a team prayer before each game. "We call him 'Brother Barrow.'" free safety Keenan Gordon said. "If you have any problem or anything, just go let Brother Barrow know and he'll try to take care of you. He's as close as you can get to being a playercoach without actually being a playercoach. See Barrow page 3 'Cats come up short By Scott Boyson asst. sports editor The Signpost The Weber State Wildcats ended their football season Saturday night, losing a barnburner to the No. 1 Montana Grizzlies, 30-28. Looking at the game statistically, the score never should have been as close as it was and Montana head coach Joe Glenn agrees. "Give the Wildcats credit; they didn't give up." he said. "There were times when I thought. 'One more punch and we got them.' And we just couldn't finish them off." Much of that credit goes to senior special team's punt kickoff returner, Herb Craft. With WSU's offense See Short page 6 Construction Management Technology Program as the first named program in the history of WSU. "From our company's earliest beginnings, we've recognized our team of talented people has been key to our success," said Jack Parson Jr. See Gift page 7 KWCR wins big in regional competition By Mark Gray news editor The Signpost Weber State University's radio station, KWCR, won 1 5 awards in a regional competition held at Washington State University last month. "It shows your hard work actually means something," said Andrew Jackson, program director and winner of two first place awards. "The DJs are making this thing run." Andrew Tyler, KWCR's General Manager, said the skills of the disc jockeys and the equipment were the determining factors. KWCR was awarded first place or honorable mentions in DJ aircheck, commercials and sports programming in the audio category, and in the video category they were awarded the best news package, sportsfeatures package, sports program, commercials and music video. "We swept them," Tyler said. "It's been evident in past years that we've had the best equipment but we've always been killed when it comes to the video stuff. We left our mark." Other schools in the competition included Washington State, University of Idaho and Central Washington. There were 26 awards given out. "The awards are a big ego booster for us." said Tyler, who won two awards. 'To have this great ol an impact is phenomenal. We'n pretty impressed with ourselves." All of the first place program will automatically be entered ii the national competition held ii Los Angeles in March. The na tional competition rewards winning programs with scholarship? and money. Tyler said he expect:-KWCR to come home richer. In essence, Tyler wants these awards to help students land a jot after graduation. "We want these to be a springboard," he said. "It's cliche, but we're here and we mean business."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2000-11-13, Vol. 63, No. 30|
|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.|