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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY The f "Secret Garden" Lady Wildcats host final season home game see page 6 nprtnrmnnrp , J secret success see page 5 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2005 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 67 ISSUE 66 Clinical lab professor honored with Hinckley award By KRISTEN HEBESTREET special assignments editor The Signpost When Yasmen Simonian was a little girl, she wanted the universe that she saw revealed in a drop of blood. "There is so much you can see in blood," she said. "The sky is the limit." Simonian, department chairwoman and professor of the WSU College of Health Professions Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences was recently named the 2005 John S. Hinckley Fellow for excelling in "service, scholarship and teaching." "I love everything in medicine," Simonian said. "When I was little, my dad was a dentist. He used to give me syringes, and I used to give injections to Yasmen Simonian oranges. But I didn't just want the mouth. I wanted the whole body." Each year, one faculty member is awarded the John S. Hinckley award following peer nominations. The Hinckley award is also given based on student success and satisfaction, department and university peer respect, professional recognition beyond WSU, and influence on the university's learning environment, atmosphere and image. Anne Hinckley established the John S. Hinckley Fellow Fund in memory of her husband in November of 1990. Simonian has been at WSU for 24 years and served as department chairwoman of the clinical laboratory sciences department since 1997. She can receive partial credit for making the department one of the top three nationally ranked departments of its kind. "We might be the first one (in the See Hinckley page 3 Learning on wheels '-W t s i. Weber State University students Richard Krulinsky (left) and Dave Caulford (right) compete against each other for the Students With Disabilies Emphasis Week wheelchair race on Wednesday. All students are invited to attend the bowling and karaoke event on Friday from 12 to 2 p.m. at Wildcat Lanes. Honors societies application deadline is here By TREVOR WARNER sr. news reporter The Signpost Weber State University has chapters of two of the nation's largest honor societies: the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the Golden Key Internationa Honor Society. Being invited to become a member of an honor society is a prestigious achievement reserved for juniors and seniors. The deadline for students to accept their invitations is today. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Students elected to membership for Phi Kappa Phi are in the upper 7.5 percent of the last-term juniors, having completed at least 72 semester hours, and the upper 10 percent of seniors, along with outstanding graduate students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. Carl Porter, president of the WSU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, said he would like to encourage all students who have been invited to join Phi Kappa Phi to do so. "Phi Kappa Phi is the second oldest of the honor societies r.nH carries with it's membership a tradition of honoring academic excellence since 1897," Porter said. Phi Kappa Phi's mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service. Its motto is "Let the love of learning rule humanity." The Golden Key is the largest and most active honor society in the world with 350 chapters at leading colleges and universities. It has a proud tradition of recognizing and promoting academic excellence and continued achievement. The society honors the top 15 percent of See Honors page 3 Habitat for Humanity to start new project in Layton By SCOTT SHURTLEFF correspondent The Signpost In seven months, a single mom and her six children will no longer have to live in a small trailer. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity and many local volunteers, the Allen family of Layton will have their own house. Locally run affiliates, service groups such as the Unitarian, Lutheran, the and LDS churches, and volunteers from Hill Air Force Base are working on the Layton project. They will be working in conjunction with Weber State University and the WeberDavis area chapters of Habitat for Humanity. They hope to provide all the manual labor necessary for the .Aliens' new home. Angie Cunning, a WSU student majoring in interior design, is volunteering for the first time. "Hopefully, just being on the other side of the building process can help me appreciate the drafting side of things," Cunning said. "Hopefully just being on the other side of the building process can help me appreciate the drafting side of things." Angie Cunning, WSU student Cunning is involved with Habitat through her sociology class and said she hopes to learn and grow from the experience of volunteering. The Layton project, which is still in the planning stages, is targeted to begin within the next few weeks. Christian George, a member of the LDS church, is heading the project. "We're hoping to build a little bit bigger home than usual," George said. Due to greater than usual fund-raising opportunities through the WSU chapter and the amount of community involvement, the Layton project planners, hope to get permission from the Habitat board to build a larger home for the Aliens. Homes built by Habitat usually do not exceed 1,050 square feet. George said he feels that the family needs a larger home, with two-and-a-half baths and a garage. The WSU chapter hopes to raise $40,000 to $60,000 through working with Citadel, a local radio broadcasting company who will donate a certain amount of money to Habitat through a special ad-space deal. "Communities have to seek after projects and help in order to get things done," WSU chapter president Marci Howard said. See Project page 3 L I Ft ... .... ......J A mtiih "'"'..--j Kari Petersen, WSU director of the Volunteer Involvement Program, and WSU alumni Cris Fowers work on a Habitat for Humanity house.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2005-02-25, Vol. 67, No. 66|
|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.|