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i? 4s '. Hole-in-one golf student see page 4 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Geek test, Health tips 7 1 J) sec page 6 TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2006 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 69 ISSUE 7! bignpos 1 nPnTffrW rrnlfolWlflfninTl pping, a cause to econstruction r By Shirrel Cooper sr. news reporter The Signpost After the Stewart Library's west entrance and center stairwell debuted last fall after months of reconstruction, there's more construction. The new center stairwell is being renovated to bring the staircase up to code. The concrete stairs have already begun chipping after opening to the public last year. The center stairwell was created to accommodate the new design of the renovated west entrance. Stairs leading to the old entrance of the library were badly in need of repair. "The finished product was not up to our quality of r- standards," said Jim Palmer, project manager for WSU Facilities Management. The treads of the stairs are wearing away. The chipped stairway was not only an eyesore, it was also potentially dangerous to students. The design of the stairs caused some students to trip while walking up and down them. "There was always a question as to whether or not the stairs would pass code," said assistant librarian Jamie Weeks. The latest renovation will fix the stairs that are now considered a safety hazard and bring them up to code as well. When the stairs began to chip, the "There was always a question as to whether or not the stairs would pass code." Jamie Weeks, WSU Stewart Library assistant librarian contractor who was originally in charge of the project was contacted to help fix the stairs. "We made a compromise with the contractor, the state of Utah, and Weber State University," Palmer said. The project is estimated to be completed around November of this year and will look almost exactly the same. The concrete will be replaced with terrazzo, a type of floor tile, which has been carefully chosen to look similar to the concrete. "The flaking and chipping will no longer be happening," Weeks said. Though the construction is much needed, the library is filled with noise, which could annoy some students trying to study and do homework. The library staff offer earplugs to students to help block out the constant hammering and banging. "I don't think that the construction is too much in the way," said Ryan Hidalgo, WSU freshman. He said the noise hasn't prevented him from studying there. Other people don't mind the noise but don't like the blocked off entrances. Laura Porter, a WSU student, said she doesn't feel greatly affected by the construction except when it comes to a longer walk. "I used to come in the west side of the Library," said Porter, "But now I have to walk around. I guess that only bothers lazy students." You can leave a message for reporter Shirrel Cooper by calling 626-7655. w 1 r ' I I w ... t . !j i r : - L - ' - - - 'v- J - - ' I :, V ' . - - - "ilia - PHOTO BY DAVID FAIRCHILD I THE SIGNPOST The central staircase in the Stewart Library is closed to the public for further renovation. The renovation will bring the staircase up to building code after the concrete steps started chipping. Food Hi fun University hosts annual picnic for faculty, staff y i J- ! ' f It k k ' t I ti.. -:i ' ill r . 4 V PHOTOS BY TRICIA GERRARD THE SICS'POST Top: Weber State University landscapists Aaron Fowler and Chaz Kraus try to defeat the other team in a game of water-balloon volleyball during the annual faculty and staff Pioneer Days picnic. Left: Don Davies, associate professor of chemistry, plays a game of horsehoes. Parking passes for sale online By Rachel Robison asst. news editor The Signpost July 31 marks the end of the need to camp outside the parking services building to purchase an A-l parking passes. All permits except A-l passes will go on sale online that day at 8:00 a.m. To purchase a pass, students may visit the parking services website at http:departments. weber.eduparking and click on the link to parking passes. Students will need to know their Wildcat ID number to purchase a pass. Only one permit will be sold per W-ID number. The new method does not necessarily save time when it comes to picking up the pass. Students will still need to go to the parking services building to pick up their passes. A valid photo identification card is necessary to pick up their passes. Students should also bring the receipt they printed out when they purchased their passes online. All parking tickets must be paid before a pass can be purchased. Weber State University junior Mandy Seeley is excited about the change. She has purchased W-ID passes in the past, but this semester she hopes to buy an A-2 permit. "Maybe I'll get lucky. I've heard they are really hard to get." Seeley said. The online sale of passes encourages students like Seeley to try for permits that are more difficult to get. "I think it will be easier to buv b--H - i-i s-. -C ' ; ; I'liniOS BY TOM HAMILTON Till SK.NI'OSI Student and faculty cars will will soon pack Weber State University parking lots to the brim, once fall semester begins. To help students beat waiting in line for many coveted parking passes, parking services will sell passes online starting July 31 at 8 a.m. one like that than have to camp out all night to get one", Seeley said. Some other students feel the sale of passes online will have no impact on their ability to find parking. WSU student David Hamaker purchases a parking pass every year. "It doesn't impact me because I always get a W pass." Hamaker said. Still some students feel parking Dasses are an unnecessary expense altogether. WSU senior Anthony Saunders is one such student. "Why should I buy a parking pass when I can park for free on the road?" said Saunders. Parking services is located in Annex 5. For more information about online parking passes or for other information regarding parking, visit http:departments.weber. eduparking or call 626-6533. You can reach reporter Rachel Robison by calling 626-7655. Ions in brief "Earhquake Lady" to shake up coursework on campus. Maralin Hoff, also known as the "Earthquake Lady," will teach in a Weber State University Alumni Association "Class Without a Quiz" course. Hoffs works for the Division of Emergency Services and Homeland Security for the Utah Department of Public Safety. She has predominantly traveled throughout Utah educating people about earthquake potential in the state. She has offered instruction to people and community about how to become more prepared in the event of an earthquake.She has used visual aids to demonstrate the effects of earthquakes on items in homes that haven't been properly secured. Hoff will conduct her class Tuesday, August 22, at 6:30 p.m. WSUAA invites anyone interested in taking the course to RSVP by visiting www. alumni, weber. educwq5.htm. Dee Events Center to receive a new face and artwork This fall, Weber State University sports fans will find a new appearance for the basketball court in the Dee Events Center. Each year, the floor is resurfaced. The finish is sanded down a fraction and some new coats of finish are applied to the floor. This year, the court has been completely sanded down and artists will come in and paint new lines and a new logo before laying fresh coats of finish. The sanded floor awaits artists and painters to begin work on the lines and mural, around the begiin-ning of August. Campus opens doors to international leaders. Weber State University played host to students from around the world who held positions of leadership in their schools. Operation Smile sponsored the "Operation Smile International Student Leadership Conference." Students and their teachers from many countries filled classrooms both inside buildings and outside on the lawns as they received inspiration, gratitude for their roles in society, instruction on how to inspire others, how to take part in life's activities and how to build their character. Speakers such as Dan Clark instructed and conducted workshops to help strengthen the students. Achievers North America and Achievers Europe named Dan Clark as one of the top ten speakers in the world. In addition to being an internationally recognized speaker, Clark is also a songwriter, best-selling author, entertainer, and more. Clark, a Utah resident, carried the 2002 Winter Olympics Torch, appeared in hundreds of TV and radio shows, fought his way through a paralyzing injury that ended his football career, and was once coached by Weber State University's own head football coach Ron McBride. Clark was one of many experienced leaders who took pleasure in teaching the visiting students last week.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-07-25, Vol. 69, No. 7|
|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.|