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i ( 4 eclifeiMi kwl. .... fesfcjrfoin AVu "(. S A X 'mm Lady 'Cats return home after two losses on the road , page 1 0. VI I AZ Warren disscusses J, f j' if KW4 lax after the TJy' ' ' '. ; ' l I , : I . -' the problems with : ' L Jj& ! ft i p-Aft semsler with one of i , S I j I ''" Affirmative Action, i1 win,er,Wetend f ? f ' " -'t I 1 I,f M'U : t , pace 4. . -sisa getaways found in , ',, it' ! f.-Hv:V.-.iijh iPfHtANNlVfRSAOr Ikm ? the features section, V " $ J Volume 63 Issue 35 - Wednesday, November 29, 2000 The Signpost w B By Tanna Barry managing editor The Signpost Weber State University senators aren't in it for the money or the benefits, and it isn't always an easy job to handle. Four senators have officially resigned this semester for a variety of reasons. (jnaries Kano resigned in Monday's senate meeting, say ing he was preparing I for graduate school. He added that there were just "personal reasons." 'The people who resign usually have legitimate reasons," said Mandy Medina, coordinator for student government. "And it's not an easy thing to do because they're in the public eye." "It's pretty challenging," Medina said. 'They have a lot of requirements to meet." These requirements range from semester goals, area council duties, office hours, legislation, emphasis weeks, committees Gillespie appears on History Channel By Mark Cray news editor The Signpost Weber State University criminal justice professor Kay Gillespie is a more recognizable face throughout the nation thanks to his appearance on the History Channel last week. Gillespie appeared on "Modern Marbles: Death Devices," a program on forms of capital punishment, for his expertise on executions - firing squad executions in particular. The program aired twice during the week. Gillespie said he is considered an expert on firing squads due to his studies on the topic and because Utah is one of only three states where a firing squad execution is still available. Idaho and Oklahoma are the other two. "It doesn't take much," Gillespie said. Gillespie has witnessed the last five executions in Utah, four of which have been by lethal injection, and the other by firing squad. That last execution via firing squad was of John Albert Taylor in 1996. Taylor was convicted of raping and murdering a girl in Washington Terrace one day before her 12th birthday. Taylor had told the media that he chose death via firing R T A and activities to evaluations and advising. "Senate requires a lot of time," Medina said. For this reason, many senators feel like people need to know what they're getting into before they run for senate. "People aren't always absolutely prepared," said Quinn Campbell, HonorsBIS Senator. "Even I feel overwhelmed at times, but people need to know up front what's re quired and that it'll take some give and take." David Moses, African American student senator, feels like the senate position is only worth it if you run to help the students. He said some people run for office for the wrong reasons. "When students run for student government positions, they should do it because they want to do it or they like to do it," Moses said. He was surprised at the resignations this year, but he understands there are many reasons for them. He thinks that joining for the right reasons and not just See Senate page 3 J squad to "embarrass" Utah. Gillespie doesn't think that happened.'That same day there was a hanging in Delaware, there was a woman scheduled to be executed in Illinois, but all the media was here," Gillespie said. Executions are a "complex is- sue and most don't think it's that complex," Gillespie said. Gillespie said firing squad execution, although not common throughout the nation, has been the main mode of execution in Utah. Four-fifths of all Utah executions have been by firing squad. "It's a quick, efficient method," he said. When a firing squad execution takes place, the victim sits in front U "It helps my credibility and academic interest. And I it helps Weber I State to let others t know that we do i I credible research." -Kay Gillespie, criminal justice professor of five gunmen, four of which have bullets in their rifle. The gunmen shoot at a target placed on the victim's heart. Aside from seeing himself on the television program, Gillespie was also intrigued by it because it highlighted . his great grandfather, John Gillespie, who was the sheriff of Tooele County and conducted an execution of Robert Sutton in the 1800s. Gillespie's appearance on the program gives him a lot more credibility, he said. "It helps my credibility and academic interest," he said. "And it helps Weber State to let others know that we do credible research." T . V - I..0 N V aN," , " - i .-.v V - - i Senators Donni Bird and David Moses discuss senate reconstruction after the senate meeting Monday. SHRM receives award By Danielle Blaisdell senior news reporter The Signpost Weber State University's student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management was one of the 76 chapters in the nation to receive the Superior Merit Award given by the International Society for Human Resource Management. The award accounts for the chapter's actions during the 1999-2000 school year, and will be officially presented at a luncheon Thursday. "It's really just a nice pat on the back," said Rhonda Boren, vice president of communications for SHRM. Receiving the award demonstrates that WSU's chapter has provided opportunities for development and growth among its members. "We're a really very active club," Boren said. "We have a couple things a month that we do." Some of the activities the 14-member club are involved in include sponsoring a mock interview day for students, hosting members of the Northern Utah Human Resource Association for an annual luncheon, participating in the SHRM collegiate games, working at the annual WSU Career Fair, and inviting guest speakers to the campus. Pat Wheeler, adviser in career services, has been the adviser of SHRM since 1985 and oversees the activities of the group. "We're doing things that other R T Y - i "x. schools are just thinking about," Wheeler said. "We've been doing them for years." She talked about the mock interviews SHRM has every February. They bring in professionals in the human resource field to conduct interviews with students. Students go in and have about a 20 minute interview that the employer will critique. SHRM also serves an important role at the career fair every March. "They serve as hosts and hostesses to the employers and they'll take their place if the employers need to go meet with somebody," Wheeler said. Wheeler commented on a number of other activities they are involved in and how being in SHRM will benefit students. "It's certainly well-respected by the professionals," she said, and commented that being in SHRM can "seal the deal" with an employer. "They regard them very highly." Boren also believes being a member of SHRM can greatly benefit her future. "The networking is really great because we work with the hiring managers all around the state," she said. "The information we get from the activities that go on and the personal development is top notch." Boren also commented that the chapter took second place at the national competition last year. Any students interested in joining SHRM or learning more about the organization should contact Jason Abercrombie, club president, atjabercrombieweber.edu.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2000-11-29, Vol. 63, No. 35|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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.|