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r WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Find out who's graduating see pages 9,10,11,12 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2005 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 67 ISSUE 87 The o f r Program receives $1 million check IHC donates to nursing department By CORY DUCLOS sr. news reporter The Signpost Intermountain Health Care presented a check for $1,125,000 to Weber State University's nursing program and Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences yesterday. "We are pleased to be able to strengthen our partnership with IHC and continue our mission of meeting the health care education needs in our region, as well as through our outreach programs to rural areas in Utah," said Shelley Conroy, dean of WSU's Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions. WSU's nursing program is among the most prestigious in the state. On average the program graduates 325 nurses a year, with some 630 nurses in the program at any given time statewide. "With this IHC gift we will be able to increase that by 30 each year," said DebraT. Huber, WSU Department of Nursing chair. "It's the largest gift that we've "1 1MI YAI Undocumented residents eligible for in-state tuition v .v -. JV AP ' .r , 'J" J Y Left to Right: F. Ann Millner, Nancy Nowack, Tim Pehrson and Shelley Conroy hold a larger-than-life-size check Wednesday afternoon in the Stewart Stadium Skybox Suites. The check for $1,125,000 was donated to the WSU nursing program from IHC medical center. ever received." WSU has been partnered with IHC since 1913. In 1953, IHC provided WSU with the opportunity to be one of six pilot programs that would give registered nurses the chance-to graduate with a bachelor's degree. "We've had over 7,000 graduates from the nursing program who have gone on to work in Utah," Conroy said. With this contribution, the department will expand by creating nursing classes on the WSU-Davis Campus. The number of registered nurses is declining nationally. IHC hopes that this additional funding will allow WSU to produce more registered nurses as well as nurses who have graduated with bachelor's See Check page 16 By HEATHER HUNT-WOOD news editor The Signpost A law passed by the Utah Legislature in 2002 provides undocumented residents the eligibility to apply for in-state tuition if they attended a Utah high school for three years and graduated. According to Weber State University director of admissions Chris Rivera, 17 WSU students were awarded the nonresident tuition waiver for the 2004-2005 school year. "The certain student account is not based on race," Rivera said. "You could have a wide spectrum of ethnicities, gender and race." Rivera said the exemption is available for non-U. S. citizens who are in the country without documentation. To be eligible for the waiver, students must fulfill the Utah high school criteria and they have to sign an affidavit stating that they will begin the process of becoming a legal resident. "If they meet the criteria, they pay in-state tuition but are still classified as nonresident," Rivera said. This saves the students about $6,000 on a year's worth of tuition. WSU 04-05 Tuition In-state Out-of-state $2,344 $8,204 SOURCE: WFBfR.EDUCOSTSAML Utah Rep. Glenn Donnelson, R-North Ogden, said this law is unfair for legal nonresident students, who have to payout-of-state tuition. Donnelson sponsored HB 239 during the 2005 legislative session to repeal the law, but it failed to emerge from the House Rules Committee. "It's against federal law; that's why I filed it," Donnelson said. "The federal law says if you're giving in-state tuition to illegals, you must give it to everybody else." A few students at the University of Utah think the law is unfair and may be filing a lawsuit depending on the outcome of a similar lawsuit filed in Kansas. "All I'm trying to do is save -money," Donnelson said. "It's going to cost universities big bucks." Donnelson said he has nothing against immigrants. See Resident page 3 Parking problems prevail By NATALIE CLEMENS editor in chief The Signpost Weber State University Business and Economics Senator Josh Borges announced to the Student Senate Monday that the President's Council approved a parking pass increase to begin fall semester. The increase, $3 for A passes and $2 for W passes, would bring the total to $78 and $50 respectively. The President's Council also approved a $20 "D" parking pass for the Dee Events Center. "On that issue," Borges said about the D pass, "They've worked with the Dee Events Center and all of their outlining groups, and they've worked out all the issues in order to implement that, so that will take effect in the fall." Borges also announced that during the renovation of the Swensan Gymnasium, die A7 and W6 parking lots located south of die gym will be closed beginning this summer. They will remain closed during the entire renovation. Also, half of the W9 lot, a dirt lot across the street from the gym, will be closed in order to house construction equipment. To alleviate some of the strain from the closures of these lots, the Rl lot will turn into an A7 lot. When the gym reopens, the 1 and the R 1 lot will turn into a W lot. Borges said that the Weber County commissioner has decided to allow WSU to let students park without emissions testing. Because of the commissioner's decision, all types of parking passes will be available for purchase online in July for the 2005-2006 school year on a first-come, first-served basis. The purchase of passes online could be available July 12 pending the implementation of a new computer system. "They're (the parking committee) saying, 'No more waiting in line,'" Borges said. "They had problems with people passing out in line, waiting all night, all kinds of things. So now it's an online service." Students will only be able to purchase one parking pass per WSU identification number. After much debate over how to deal with the appeals process for packing tickets, the parking committee announced that students will still have the ability to appeal fines. "Based on federal and state law and also the constitution, we cannot have an unappealable fine; everything has to be appealable," Borges said. "It doesn't matter what it is; it's the right of due process for all students." Fines are appealed to an appeals officer who has the right to declare the fine valid or invalid. If the officer feels Open mic night raises funds i i .if O r ' i Colton Barton plays his guitar and Julie Canevari her violin in (he Lair on Monday at the Open Mic Nite. The $2 entry fee raised close to $70 for the Red Cross Measles Initiative for children in Africa. Stephanie Walker and Jon Copier organized the event as part of their class service-learning project. Other performers included a poetry reader and a pianist. Barton will also perform with the 1st Avenue Band on Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Allred Theater of the Browning Center.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2005-04-27, Vol. 67, No. 87|
|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.|