Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-03-19, Spring Sports Edition1
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r I j: -X il : k. Sports Ed M$4iU ,. m i ..!,... i l --. tv fc 1 V Sports fanatic? Take the geek test See page 4 s O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY IS E UNIVERSITY DOSl , ' Si 4 CO Wildcats supporting Wildcats See page 5 wsu,usu engineering program is good to go Utah governor approves of partnership at its future home the Davis campus By Maria Villasenor editor in chief The Signpost Engineers are needed in the state, so Weber State University and Utah State University are doing something about it. "It's a good partnership," saidWSUCollegeof Applied Sciences and Technology Dean Warren Hill about the joint bachelor's degree in electrical engineering the two universities will start offering this fall. Utah Governor Jon Huntsman's signature Friday at the WSU-Davis Campus in Layton was the last step needed to authorize the WSU-USU engineering partnership. Ready for 2007, the curriculum will combine WSU's pre- engineering program and USU's electrical engineering bachelor's degree and be taught at the Davis campus a key location, Hill said. He said the program will help working professionals in the area who would have a hard time driving up north to Logan or down south to Salt Lake City, beating traffic, and making it to engineering night classes at USU or die University of Utah. He also added engineers at Hill Air Force Sen. Gregory S. Bell Base would be better able to get their degrees at the Davis campus, which is less than a mile away from the base. The State Legislature gave WSU $375,000 and USU $497,400 for the 2007-2008 year, in future years those numbers would depend on each year's budget. Both universities were also given one-time funds: $100,000 for WSU and $765,000 for Utah State University. These costs are far m o r e affordable than if WSU and USU were try to develop two separate programs on their own, according to Utah Senator Gregory S. Bell, who sponsored t h e legislation. "It's so expensive for every university to have a school in every discipline," Bell said. The Republican Senator, who represents Davis County's District 22, also said programs See Engineering page 8 "They did the smart thing and formed the partnership and in turn we have the opportunity to serve people a lot of people." Gregory S. Bell, Utah senator j r i! V - 5 r-1 mm. HIUIUB'T MAKIA VILLAStNOR Ht SK.WUS I Utah Governor Jon Huntsman signs Senate Bill 53 into law at the Weber State University-Davis Campus. The bill establishes a partnership between WSU's and Utah State University's engineering programs. '1 j: ; .... it K . ..J- .j ? .. , .-: , Clock strikes early for Wildcats at the 'Big Dance' 7 s - - ... - ' - ' !J " S j M. . i , .... 1 V 1 A 1 ; t i 1 .'.Vm1 -V PHOTOS BY MATT CLASS THE SIGNPOST 'Cats end season at NCAA first round The Weber State University Men's Basketball Team ended their season with a loss to the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins 70-42 in the March 15 first-round NCAA game. From top: Dave fatten dunks the ball for the WSU's final two points. That was last game of their careers for seniors Patten and Dan Henry. First-year Head Coach Randy Rahe speaks to fans in a pre-game pep rally. Philosophy professor goes east to teach, learn Peace Corps sends Verenezze to a university in China By Shirrel Cooper sr. news reporter The Signpost The group known as China 12s includes a Weber State University professor who hasn't been seen on campus since last summer. WSU Philosophy Professor Peter Vernezze has taken a leave of absence from his teaching at WSU and is instead teaching university students in China. Vernezze is a member of the Peace Corps, whose mission is to help interested countries train their men and women in the workforce where the demand for English is greater than the supply. This is the twelfth year the Peace Corps are in China; hence Vernezze is part of the China 12s. Vernezze said he had wanted to become a volunteer for the Peace Corps since he was an undergraduate. When he graduated from the University of Wisconsin in the late seventies, he applied but was turned down. "It seems there was not a pressing need for philosophy majors at that time," Vernerzze said, "so I shelved it away under the title of 'things I would like to do some day.' At some point in your life, however, you realize you have to do the things you wanted to do, or you won't do them. So I sent in an application, underwent an interview, and filled out about See Philosophy page 8 Hughes' controversial will examined Attorney discusses a Utah man's claim to $1 56 million of Hughes' estate By Darren C. Boekweg correspondent The Signpost "Scramble for the Billions," read the cover of Time Magazine on April 19, 1976. Thirty-one years have passed since the death of billionaire Howard Hughes, yet many are still talking about the trial that decided where all of the money was to be awarded. According to the "Mormon Will," one-sixteenth of the money was to be awarded to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, another sixteenth to establish a scholarship fund for the entire country and another sixteenth to Melvin Dummar of Willard, Utah. These were only a few of all the promises in the will which never came to pass because of controversy which included See Hughes page 8 Hons in Brief Mandatory meet and greet for student elections candidates Weber State University students running in this year's student elections are required to attend a meeting on March 19 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. or March 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Candidates and, their respective constituencies need to spend 30 minutes of their time at a formal meet and greet at the Gallery in the Shepherd Union Building andor the Bell Tower. Candidates can choose when they would like to attend the meeting, and will be given the opportunity to speak on podium for five minutes. For more information, visit WSU's student association offices in the Shepherd Union Building in Room 419. U.S. Army rolls onto campus The U.S. Army'sstate-of-the-art mobile interactive tour will visit Weber State University's campus on March 20 and 21. Students are encouraged to attend the event and learn about the diverse career opportunities offered in the U.S. Army. The tour will include interactive advanced technology activities, while also providing information about tuition assistance and the ROTC program. A 60-foot interactive tractor trailer and a Mobile Exhibit Vehicle will be on display, and prizes will also be given away during the event. For further information, contact Ben Bolliger of WSU's ROTC at 626-8609. Dinosaur Park comic nook challenge The Ogden's George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park invites college students to compete in the Zane's Adventure Quest Comic Book Challenge. Students are asked to produce a storyline and illustrations about the adventures of the park's representative Zane "the Dino Brain." The first place winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship and have his or her book produced and sold at the park. Second place will be presented with a $1,500 scholarship, and third place will be awarded 'with a scholarship worth $1,000. The comic book must contain 47 illustrations, and be a minimum of 15 pages. Color illustrations are preferred, and entries are required to have a front cover design. Entries need to be submitted by April 12. A complete list of contest guidelines can be obtained by visiting w wvv. d i n o s a u rp a r k . o r g . For further information, e-mail comicquesK"'1 zanethedinobrain.com or call:S9:i-I)lNO.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-03-19, Spring Sports Edition, Vol. 69, No. 72|
|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.|
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