Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-09-131
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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY The n H 0 A, Court case H - ,1 New may cause lT s conference financial kiuv center woes k,f I opens in for Bryant Layton see page 5 f JX VT" see page 5 L JjLLjpJ I I MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2004 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 67 ISSUE 13 reakioo mew leamin round V r v--rr Abi . : i J f H . T f 4 Library historical exhibit reflects 50 years on Harrison campus .'rs .Ji L f It MIF4 Tl l iv 1 1. If "71 .... Campus computer hiccups bring students, faculty to their knees By BECKY PALMER sr. news reporter The Signpost Glitches in the Weber State University computer network have caused problems ranging from inability to access e-mail and online classes to holdups in the registration process. Students and faculty alike have been unable to access the Internet from campus and unable to access the WSU Web site from outside campus when glitches have occurred. The registration department was hit harder than usual this semester with problems relating to technology. But contrary to rumors, Candy Stevens from the WSU registration department stated that no classes were dropped because of server problems. "It was a really stressful week," Stevens said. "It's the worst it's ever been. It is always the case that some people don't watch deadlines. But this year was worse than usual." Stevens said they did everything they could think of to help students. "We stayed open when computers were down," Stevens said, "and we're working individually with students who've had problems with online classes." Among students, levels of frustration are high. "It's been a total hassle," said WSU student Matt Hale. "The first two or three weeks of school are always a mess. They need to update their system to accommodate the changes." Hale made a last-minute change to his schedule before the semester began, but didn't print a hard copy of his class schedule. When he arrived at See Hiccups page 3 These photos of President Dixon breaking ground for the Harrison campus in 1952, above, and of a Weber State College co-ed on top of the Weber bricks, left, are on display in the Stewart Library for students, faculty and staff to look at. They are part of a display titled "50 Years: Weber State University on the Ogden Campus." The display will be up through fall semester. Items in the display include photographs, oral histories and facts about the past 50 years of Weber State University's history. By NATALIE CLEMENS editor in chief The Signpost During the year of 1954, students, faculty and staff of Weber State University flocked to the newly opened doors of the Harrison campus to embrace the new learning facilities. Today, in conjunction with the 50th year on the Harrison campus, a photo and historical collection is on display in the library through the fall semester where students can look into the past and see where WSU began. Kenneth Nielson looked at the collection, titled "50 Years: Weber State University on the Ogden Campus," with excitement and a reminiscent air. He attended Weber State Junior College in 1950 and 1951. "In '51 one day we broke ground with shovels," Nielson said. "A bunch of kids came, us young adults came up, on 38th and Harrison and we broke ground in 1951 for the new campus." "That was an era of sweetness, ofniceness, of camaraderie, of spirit, of concern." - Kenneth Nielson, WSJC student in 1950 and 1951 Nielson said the president of the college at that time was President Henry Aldous Dixon and he lived in a little house next to Gold's Gym. Nielson also remembers some of his professors. "Swenson, I took a health class from him," Nielson said. "1 don't know what year he died, but they called the gym after him." Nielson said that during his tenure at then Weber State Junior College the atmosphere was quite different from that of WSU today. "That was an era of sweetness, of niceness, of camaraderie, of spirit, of concern," Nielson said. "What you have now is See Breaking page 1 1 I. AT I 1 ri MaMMiiim umni: -J If 1 " V Halftime break Weber State University student Jonnie Gale takes a halftime break from class to throw his arms on the back of the couch and watch ESPN Sports Center on the big screen TV in the Shepherd Union Building. Gale and several other students take a break and watch Sports Center every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. Oftentimes students relax in front of the TV in the SUB in order to escape the doldrums of school work. The SUB also houses a fireplace lounge, around the corner from the big screen, with Love Sac bean bags and couches where students can study or simply take an afternoon nap.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-09-13, Vol. 67, No. 13|
|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.|