Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-03-091
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10. Dueling pianos fT" ; rT f O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY fc. UNIVERSITY DOSt Wildcats win Big Sky Championship See page 2 t r. s i i i i v i OlHlJL ri j f y ! ," up .... ... ' , ww .i ii '- ' I I r r mm, i ! ...... i , . T tJ3 Iff - , V'.' Ill ' i I ' i I ' n Is i! 1 ' 7, A Wildcat victory The Weber State University Men's Basketball Team heads to the first round of the NCAA Tournament.The Wildcats won the Big Sky Conference Championship after defeating the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks, 88-80. The Dee Events Center will host a broadcast of Selection on big screen TVs this Sunday at 4 p.m. PHOIO BY MATT CLASS IHt SIGNPOST Shantee Relford suspended for tournament WSU fans were outraged with team's decision to lose Big Sky blocks leader before a big game Fans leaving the Dee Events Center Wednesday night after the Men's Basketball Big Sky Conference Championship were greeted by a sea of fliers st uck under the windshield wipers of the thousands of cars parked in the lot. The fliers criticized Weber State University's Women's Basketball Head Coach Carla Taylor and the rest of the team for the recent decision to suspend senior forward Shantee Rel-eford for the final would-be games of her collegiate career. "Weber State's student body has a right to know what kind of coach is representing us," the flier stated in all caps. "As of March 5 Shantee Releford was kicked off of the women's basketball team. Why would the staff want to lose such a valuable player? Releford leads the Big Sky Conference in blocks (57) and was a strong rebounder (avg. 6.5 per game). She was a player who never broke any NCAA rules. Why was she let go?" The announcement to suspend Releford was released TueS' Iny as part of a news release previewing the Wildcats' quarterfinal game last night at the Big Sky Tournament. The release stated Releford was suspended for unspecified violations of team rules. Messages left by The Signpost sports editor were not immediately returned yesterday by Releford or WSU Athletic Director Jerry Gray-beal. Taylor could not be reached in Montana. Jon McBride, sports editor M ft h Releford Ogden's transportation on the horizon City Council explores various avenues of transit and its upkeep By Andrea Bean and Jeremy Tyler news reporters The Signpost Commuter rail could be a transit option for Weber State University students in years to come. This and other transportation issues were discussed at the "Transportation Horizons" City Council work session Thursday night in the Ogden City Council Chambers. Representatives from the OgdenWeber Chamber, the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC), Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and the Utah Department ofTransportation presented briefings to council members and 25 members of the public. The UTA estimated that college students make up 20 percent of the organization's riders, according to Mick Crandall, a representative from the UTA. "We would pretty naturally look to a project that connected that campus to downtown and that commuter rail system as a first priority," Crandall said. Council Member Susan Van Flooser asked if there would be a funding system for students to use the commuter rail. Crandall said students receive a free pass from the university, which pays a discounted rate, however the discounted rate may be increasing with the implementation of the commuter rail system. Dave Hardman, President and CEO of OgdenWeber Chamber, discussed the possible benefits of a gondola transportation system. "If we had someone provide, at no additional tax payer costs, a transit system from downtown Ogden to Weber State University, that would help and be able to spend transit money elsewhere," Hardman said, "and that is literally a See Transportation page 7 Stories entertain more than 14 thousand people By Gina Barton correspondent The Signpost The 11th Annual Storytelling Festival captivated audiences this past week at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center, Peery's Egyptian Theater and the Davis Conference Center. Organizers of the festival predicted that more than 14 thousand people would attend to hear storytellers from all around tell their tales. Weber State University welcomed nationally recognized storytellers Patrick Ball, Diane Ferlatte, Syd Lieberman, and Olga Loya. All four storytellers have performed before at the WSU Storytelling Festival and they returned, bringing a rich cultural perspective on the human See Story Festival page 7 . J , - .... ; . - PHUIO B MAI GLAiS IHt yO.'Ojf Erik Pearson plays the guitar while Diane Ferlatte sings as she tells a story during Weber State University's 11 th Annual Storytelling Festival. Senate on environment, athletes Parking pass discount given to fuel-effcient cars By Jenalee Berger sr. news reporter The Signpost The Weber State University student senate passed a resolution in Monday's 5 student senate meeting that some senators said they think will make the campus more environmentally friendly. The resolution will give a 10-percent discount on parking passes to students who drive hybrid or other fuel-efficient cars that get at least 38 miles per gallon. See Senate page 7 4 fy T i - j U tl BKILfc KfcLbLH i Hit JOM U Amy Williams, representing MHTM Architecture, presents an update on the Union Building during monday's senate meeting. Qualities of an educated person explored Professors share educational insights with students By Jordan Yospe correspondent The Signpost Influential Weber. State University professors sat on a panel discussion on "What is an Educated Person," Wednesday for the Honors Department. Among the topics discussed was what should be taught as part of the general education requirements, as well as what qualities make up an educated person. Among the panelists were WSU Physics Department Chair Brad Carroll, Political Science and Philosophy Head Frank Guliuzza, History Professor and Women's Studies Chair Kathryn MacKay, and English Professor Brad Roghaar. See Educated page 7 lens in Brief Professor, staff to receive Dixon Award Weber State University English Professor Gary Dohrer and Associate Vice President for 1 luman Resources K. Stan Greenhalgh will be awarded WSU's 2007 1 1. Aldous Dixon Awards on March 1 9 at noon in die Shepherd Union Building. Dohrer was awarded the Exemplary Collaboration Award in 1995 for pioneering a site-based teacher program, and he also created the National Writing Project, which is used today to help improve writing instruction in local schools. He has been chair of WSU Faculty Senate and the chair of the WSU English department, and continues to promote writing in the community by creadng workshops for war veterans and the elderly. Greenhalgh became WeberStateCollege'sdirector of personnel in 1977. Today, Greenhalgh is the WSU associate vice president of Human Resources. He has continued to fulfill his HR responsibilities in the growing and changing university. Greenhalgh has a master's degree in human resources management and three bachelor's degrees. He helped develop a compensation software program used by colleges and industries throughout the country. The public is invited to attend the awards ceremony luncheon. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at aJumni.weber.edu, or by calling the Lindquist Alumni Center at 626-7535 by Holocaust research competition In an effort to promote awareness of the Holocaust, Weber State University's Holocaust Commemoration Committee will sponsor a student contest in connection with WSU's annual Flolocaust Commemoration Week in April. Students can submit entries in either the scholarly research or creative research category. The research must include events of the Holocaust (1933-1945) and comparative events of recent years (1970-2007). All entries need to be properly cited. First-place winners in each category will receive $500. All entries need to be submitted by March 26. Creative research entries are to be submitted to the College of Arts and Humanities located in Room 312 of the Browning Center. Scholarly research entries are to be submitted to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Social Science Building in Room 272. For further information about the competition, visit weber.edu holocaustcommemortion. Search for a Real Man' Weber State University's Services for Women Students and As Safe As Possible would like to honor the outstanding men in the community who are positive examples in everyday life. Nominations are being accepted for male WSU faculty, staff or students who have demonstrated their respect for women and humanity. Nominations forms can be obtained at the Student Service Center in Room 150. All nominations are due March 19. For more information, contact the Services for Women Students at 626-6090.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-03-09, Vol. 69, No. 71|
|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.|