Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-11-131
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I y. - Soldiers celebrate . ""v. Uv YVkrans Day A'-A ulV Tl -jp f"" WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY v ...- --v -rl -Cv "" Wildcats win big in first home game of regular season See page 6 ( - 11 See page 4 A- J 1 ; ! - - drays n r. r r o. A7 CRIME STATISTICS 2004 & 2005 ,. ; J : i . , , . ..,,.. ,......,-. I Most numbers stay steady a no-tolerance policy regarding underage drinking," said Sgt. Mike Davies of the WSUPD, GRAPHIC BY BRADY LEAVER I THC SICNI'OSl By Maria Villasenor editor in chief The Signpost Crime at Weber Stale University has stayed pretty much thesamein past years, but there has been one significant change: A 40-percent drop in liquor violations. "I was kind of impressed, because we've gone from 30 alcohol incidents, or 30 liquor violations, to 18. That's almost cutting that in half," said WSU Chief of Police Dane LeBlanc. In WSU's crime statistics, which are required to be reported by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, T . . , , , To view the showed there was a drop in alcohol completestatist.es, offenses from 30 in vls,t www.weber. 2004, to 18 in 2005. edupohce. The Campus Police Department attributed that decrease to proactive measures it has taken in residence halls, like Promontory Tower and University Village. "We've really geared toward "particularly in die residence halls that's where we see the most of it." That no-tolerance approach means minors are no longer warned for drinking alcohol for their first offense. "If we get called to a party and there's underage drinkers, we cite them for unlawful consumption," Davies said. "We found that that gets the word out and decreases the numbers for the rest of the semester." See Crime page 5 w eoer State Unhi SL hosts High school and junior high students attend math and science fair By Ryan Sherman asst. news editor The Signpost Hundreds of pre-college students came to Weber State University from all over the state to attend the annual Utah Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) career fair Nov. 10. MESA is a national program that helps junior high and high school students succeed in math and science and get into college in madi-based fields. Utah's MESA careeffair rotates among the University of Utah, WSU and Salt Lake Community College yearly. "The idea is to give students a lot of hands-on learning, have them see campuses and be exposed to positive role models," said Kent Peterson, Utah's MESA program director. The fair focuses on informing students about scholarships, future job prospects and the college programs available to them after they graduate from high school. Several local technology-based businesses, such as Thiokol, Micron, IOMEGA and L-3 Communications, set up various stations to inform students about potential jobs. "The Thiokol and L-3 rocket stuff was really interesting," said 15-year-old MESA attendee Matthew Harrell. "But I really have no idea what I'll end up doing." Other Utah universities also set up booths displaying the programs they offer in engineering, technology, science and math. The fair was followed by a parachute launch demonstration. WSU Science, Technology, Engineering Programs (STEP) students largely ran the fair. STEP is the university continuation of the MESA program. Last year, the Utah MESASTEP Consortium gave See MESA page 5 " " ' - - .- ) I . ' : ' A. A '-:- A. ' .. . ... v PHOTO BY TOM HAMILTON THE SIGNPOST High school students demonstrate the "shocking" nature of a Van de Graaff generator. Utah high school and junior high students attended the annual MESA career fair at Weber State University Nov. 10. Library construction complete Students can now use the main staircase to access upper levels of the Stewart Library .j.u. PTT mT i- J, -A'"1""" f M y! x r'-""r " V-i" A v - j, " v- 4 A 7-; v::'-'::: ' ' i A" ...j ttf j',. r m. . - I'l H )U ) B BKILL KELSLH I HI i Is I Conslruction on the Stewart Library staircase is now complete. The new stairs are made of terrazzo, which should prevent them from experiencing too much wear. They now comply with safety codes. By Deborah Ramsay sr. news reporter The Signpost Throw out those earplugs, because you won't be needing them anymore at the Weber State University Stewart Library. The newly renovated stairway is done and open for use starting today. "We're so pleased," said Jamie Weeks, WSU assistant to the university librarian for projects and events. "This time they're up to code." The new stairway looks very similar to the stairs they replaced, but with a few important differences. These stairs arc made of terrazzo instead of concrete, which eliminates the chipping and wearing problem the other stairs had. The staff got an early opportunity to try the new stairs out, and they said they can feel the difference. The stair size is uniform, making them easier to walk up and less likely to cause patrons to trip. Most importantly, the stairs now meet the safety code. After one and a half years, the library can function the way it was designed to. The stairway was part of the west entrance design, making a central access to the floors easy and conv enient for patrons. "I come here every day," said Shaina Rommel, a WSU freshman majoring in nursing. "I use the first and second floors for Internet research, borrow movies, check out laptops and to write papers." The every-day construction noise didn't prevent many students from using the library, but last Thursday, as the stainless steel handrails were being sanded and readied for use, the noise was impossible to ignore. Patrons and library staff complained about the sound. "I'll never forget that day," said Debbie Stephens, WSU interlibrary loan specialist. "I'll think of it the next time I go to the dentist." The noises all stopped Friday. The orange barricades were all that kept patrons from using the new stairs. The contractor and WSU will complete a final inspection Monday morning. Weeks said the contractor, Kenny Dimick, had made a personal goal to complete the job before the deadline. Dimick met his goal. "It's a showpiece," Weeks said. "We're so pleased." Students said they are happy to be able to use the east entrance again. Will McKinney, a WSU sophomore majoring in nursing, said he comes to the library five days a week. McKinney said he wasn't bothered by the remodeling much, but he said he is pleased the commotion will end and his route from his classes to the library will be more direct. "It will be a lot nicer for cross-traffic," McKinney said. "It also adds to the aesthetics of the campus and the building." The north entrance of the library, which served as a temporary entrance during the construction, will become an emergency exit again, and it will no longer be available for access to the library. See Library page 5 Portion of Harrison Blvd. renamed Wildcat Way WSU Student Association and Ogden hold unveiling ceremony for street name By Natalie Rawlings correspondent The Signpost The section of Harrison Boulevard between 36th Street and 42nd Street is now called Wildcat Way. Weber Sate University student body officers and some special guests joined the community Nov. 10 on the corner of 3850 South in unveiling the newly named road. The process of getting the street renamed has been a long process to everyone involved. The WSU Student Association with the help of the Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce and the Ogden City Council completed most of the work. Craig Beilick from die OgdenWeber Chamber of Commerce presented the student body with a plaque and also unveiled Wildcat Way. "Events like this is a very positive thing for the community," Beilick said. "Anything to support Weber State is a great thing. The OgdenWeber Chamber loves to go around the community and shake hands. This is a really exciting event, and we as the chamber were honored to come and participate in the day." Ryan Starks, the 2005-2006 WSU Student Association president, was the mastermind to getting the ball rolling on the street name change. Starks and other student body officers did all of the research and talked to all of the community to get it started. "What could we do to bring the community and Weber State together?" Starks asked. "Renaming the street in front of Weber State would be one of those things. We all wanted it for a long time." Starks said he realized it was actually easier to do than he thought. Dennis Miller, the WSU Student Association government relations director, was also a part of making the new Wildcat Way possible. He said he was very excited about being able to get the community and WSU together. "When the City Council approved the new road," Miller said, "we were excited to say that we are doing things the Wildcat Way." Dorrene Jeske of the Ogden City Council spoke at the ceremony. She was involved with the planning and follow-up of the renaming. On Sept. 6, the City Council approved the renaming, and a public hearing took place. Support from the community was unanimous. "What took so long to get the street named?" Jeske asked. "Many schools in the area already have streets named after their own school, so we are excited that Weber State finally came to us with this great idea. This will be a great asset to the community. The Ogden City Council is very happy to support Weber State University." You can leave a message for reporter Natalie Rawlings by calling 626-7655. ( SQilA'; P' )Vi 1 " "A''A "At AV " A - . ;aai a A"i PHOTO BY BRICE KELSCH I TUT SIGNPOST A ceremony for the new Wildcat Way was held Nov. 1 0 at the corner of 3850 South. Craig Beilick of the OgdenWeber Chamber of Commerce unveiled the new name for the portion of Harrison Boulevard.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-11-13, Vol. 69, No. 38|
|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.|