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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY The Clones rnrougn t.. dance ? .v.1'' see page 6 u. 'Cats wrap it up Saturday FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2005 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 68 ISSUE 41 bac ft" rv ill I I J ivSa 1 M J I l r '. b t.l I F I J I II 9 1 (Oj f i inancial aid hopes to dcclge another de By Andrea Bean sr. news reporter The Signpost Three part-time jobs later, Eben Smith received his Stafford student loans. He began the financial aid process in April, but didn't obtain his assistance money for tuition and books until October. To earn the $4,000 he needed for college expenses, rent and other bills, Smith, a WSU computer science sophomore, attended class from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and then went to his job as a phone representative at Software Plus as soon as his classes ended. Smith worked at the software company until 5 p.m., when he went to his job as a server at Chili's restaurant or his "geek squad agent" position at Best Buy. He usually arrived home around 11:30 p.m. and worked on homework until 3 a.m. "I had to drop my programming class because 1 had to work so much," Smith said. Aaron Smith, who is'Eben's brother, had trouble receiving his student loan and was unable to purchase textbooks. "There is really no point in going to school if you don't have textbooks," said Smith, WSU history freshman. Because he hadn't obtained his student loan before the tuition payment deadline, he was unable to make a payment and his classes were dropped. Smith was able to register for all the dropped classes except for the weight training class, which filled up very quickly. James Elmer, WSU journalism student, applied for financial aid in June and received his student loans in October. Elmer needed to purchase new clothing, but all of the money he earned was used to purchase books and pay on his existing loans. He was also a month and a half behind on rent. Several other students had to wait weeks to receive their student loans. The WSU financial aid office is brainstorming solutions to ensure student loans are processed earlier. "We are discussing ideas right now of what we might do to continue to get the word out to students to apply early, said Bruce Bowen, WSU associate provost for enrollment services. The best way to make certain financial aid is obtained before the appropriate semester is to apply before the priority See Debacle page 3 mi fey Ate 2)3 mm ft I i sv 1 ,4- 1 yC ''lit Dennis Haskins tells students to go for their dreams (Above) Dennis Haskins (right) answers a question posed by Stefanie Schulz, WSU vice president of arts and lectures. Shulz interviewed Haskins Wednesday for convocations in the Shepherd Union Building ballrooms. Haskins is better known as "Mr. Beld-ing,' from the TV series "Saved By the Bell," which ran 1989 to 1993. Haskins detailed his acting career, saying it began in college when a basketball coach signed him up for an acting course, telling students to "give your dreams a try." (Right) Blaine Hickman raises his hand to answer a question during Haskins' trivia game. Blaine won the game, receiving an autographed photo from Haskins. s , PHOIOSM BRANDY A. LfcE I II It 5CNfU7 if ? '' V.. "v : , , -tirr.' ,ti, .-.- , , I'MOIOS BY 1RICIA LifcRRAKD : sl.M'lsf Aaron Chavez plays a tamborine during' "Resonance" Tuesday.' " Resounding resonance Concert features music by students, for students By Tamala Gheller correspondent The Signpost Music resonated throughout the Val A. Browning Center Tuesday evening as various Weber State University affiliate musicians performed music by the students. WSU Department of Performing Arts presented "Resonance"; WSU's all-new annual talent show featuring campus composers and their musical creations. "We're tired of playing music by people we don't know," said Nicolas Germer, WSU music education senior. "This is our way of rebelling." Germer came up with the idea for "Resonance" last year after hearing several pieces his peers came up with for a music theory assignment. He thought it was a shame that only a small number of people would hear these. "'Resonance' is like one big, huge talent show for composers and songwriters," Germer said. "It is open to Weber State students, alumni, and faculty. Its purpose is to promote and inspire creativity within the music field, while teaching music majors how to organize events like concerts and recitals. I will be here next year and plan to organize it then, but I'm planning a way that other students will have the opportunity to take part in the organizing in future years after I'm gone." There were various pieces played on percussion, hand See Resonance page 3 WSU class schedule includes Nov. 23 By Trevor Warner sr. news reporter The Signpost -1 I'HOIO ILLUblKAIlUN m MO WILLIAMS I II II. K t I Most people take the day before Thanksgiving off work so they can travel to family and bring in the holiday season. Elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and a few colleges in Utah all get this day off. Weber State University does not; instead, school is in full session. Melissa Doty, WSU dietetics sophomore, is a little irritated none of her teachers canceled class the day before Thanksgiving. "None of my teachers canceled class, which kind of bites," Doty said. "I'm from Orem, so it's not that far to travel, but my friend from out-of-state is coming home with me so I have to wait for her to get done with her night class, which isn't done until about 6 p.m." Doty said her younger brother and sister get the day off, along with her mother, who is currently seeking her doctorate in social work at the University of I Jtah. "Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for your family, but it's hard when I can't even spend lime with them," Doty said. "I've always had the day off before Thanksgiving. I can remember I would always spend time with my mom baking pies and getting the shopping lists together for the day after! I can't do that anymore, because 1 am too busy taking tests and turning in my homework since I have school." While Utah colleges like Brigham Young University and University of Utah take the day before Thanksgiving off, WSU still goes to school. The reason for that is because schools like BYU and University of Utah start school a few days earlier than here. WSU President F. Ann Millner said that in order for this policy to change, it would have to be brought up during an Academic Calendar Advisement session. See Schedule page 3 Slmonian is Utah's 'Professor of the Year" Yasmen Simonian, Weber State University's Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences chairwoman, was named as the 2005 Utah Professor of the Year. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education gives the award each year. Simonian has been at WSU since 1981. She received the John S. Hinckley award for excellence in teaching, service and scholarship earlier this year. Students, faculty and staff at WSU often hail Simonian as a professor who ignites imagination and involvement in the classroom. She is the second WSU professor in three years to be chosen as professor of the year. In 2003, Frank Guliuzza was named the Utah Professor of the Year. Guliuzza is chairman of WSU Department of Political Science and Philosophy. Vice president for student events resigns Zach Warner resigned as Weber State University Student Association vice president for events, leaving the position open for the final four weeks of fall semester. Warner has been busy in this position and also served as WSU Operation Smile chapter president. Warner served as vice president since last May, and has helped plan dozens of WSU activities and events. He said preparing for medical school was the determining factor in his stepping down. 'Being vice president is a good distraction; I really enjoy it, but it is a distraction from my academics," Warner said. Student events vice president is an elected position, but it will be filled through an application process until elections next April. The vice president plans major activities such as WSU's Crystal Cresi Awards with the help of an appointed cabinet. Students interested in applying must submit an application no later than Nov. 28 at noon in the Shepherd Student Union Building Room 250. Applicants must maintain a 2.5 cumulative CPA and be enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours. The vice president position offers $1,100 toward tuition in addition to a monthly stipend. For more information, call 626-6349.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2005-11-18, Vol. 68, No. 41|
|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.|