Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-11-151
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... ThefP Wildcats lose at Northern Arizona WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY sinpos' Cross country headed to NCAA See page J See page J r- t'J. , V : 1 I il .W-. ' ! 5 ! rrr-erm ! 5. r7" T ! it J . p. y- ,p J- ' '-. - ' . . I ,f '--. -L PHOfOS BY BRICE KELSCH THE SIGNPOST I ,3 r? n 00 campus Skiers and snowboarders bring their own powder (Above) Mike White turns on the quarter pipe set up south of Building 4 and below the stairs that lead to the Marriott Allied Health Building Nov. 14. Two trucks filled with snow packed the stairway for a display of tricks. (Right) Snowboarders and skiers pack the snow near the stairs. Josh Scheuerman, THREE Magazine editor in chief, organized the Kick Ass Bang College Campus Tour 06. The tour began yesterday at the Weber State University stop. It will be at the University of Utah Nov. 1 6, Utah Valley State College Nov. 17, Southern Utah University Dec. 1 and Utah State University Dec. 7. For more information, visit www. threemag.compagesevents.htm. 3 Student senators pass bill to honor peers Also discuss executives' accountability By Jenalee Berger correspondent The Signpost A bill to highlight outstanding Weber State University students was unanimously passed during Monday's student senate meeting. "I think that it's going to be something beneficial to the community and it's going to be something that shows the students that the student association cares about them," said WSU Education Senator Brett Jones at the Student Senate meeting. With the new program, each department has a committee that receives nominations from professors and students for a student of the semester. The nominated students receive a grade, and winners are chosen based on the grade. The winners receive an award of about $100. Senator Jones explained that the program will cost $600, and it will not raise student fees. The student senators also spent more than an hour discussing a bill sponsored by Senator Jones that would amend a WSU Student Association bylaw. "I think that if we can pass this- through it's going to be something that will have a great effect," Jones said. Under the current bylaw, the vice presidents at WSU, like the Vice President of Events, have to draft a Policy and Procedure Manual about their position and submit it to the WSUSA. Jones said none of the presidents have been submitting the manuals. "It turned out that nobody really knows what this is," Jones said during the meeting. Jones said he would like to see the bylaw modified so that instead of a Policy and Procedures Manual, the vice presidents submit a written report and give an oral report to the Senate during the ninth or 10th week of each semester about what events they have been doing. The vice presidents would explain why they are doing their events and justify how the events that they do benefit the students in their constituency. "We're not just putting on events because we diink they're a lot of fun," Jones said, "we are putting diem on because we diink that they meet die needs of this group of students, or diat group of students." The bill would help make sure vice presidents are thinking about the needs of the students; Jones said he thinks this will help improve the quality of the events. "The report is not what is important," Jones said. "It's die thought going into die report, and it's the thought going into die event." Hispanic Students Senator Irma Hernandez opposed the bill. "I would like to double check and make sure diat it really is 100 percent not necessary to have in the bylaws," she said, including that she thinks more research needs to be done on the bill. "Even if this bill passes, it could still be modified in the future to help the process run smoodily in die future." Hernandez said that since no vice presidents have been writing a Policy and Procedure Manual, they don't know how not having it will change the future. "Nobody knows for sure how this will affect in the future because it hasn't been reinforced in the past," she said. Social and Behavior Science Senator Jason Stout said some form of a policy and procedure manual is necessary. "I don't agree with taking it out if we are not going to replace it with something of the same measure," he said. Davis Campus Senator Jim West suggested enforcing that the vice presidents complete the policy and procedure manual, instead of eliminating it. "If this was such an integral and vital part of our jobs, then it wouldn't have been forgotten," Jones said during the meeting. "If it were so integral to the function of the association, then someone in this room would know what it is, but they don't. And that's a testament to how useless this is." The senate will vote on the bill during next week's meeting on Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Room 352 in the Shepherd Union Building. You can leave a message for reporter Jenalee Berger by calling 626-7655. Recognizing professors More than 100 guests gathered at the Stewart Library to witness the first recipients of Presidential Distinguished Professor awards unveil the Honor Wall. Provost Michael Vaughn related howundervaluedandunappreciated teachers often arc in our society and said "The I IonorWall forPresidendal Distinguished Professors provides a visible and lasting u ibute." President Ann Millner credited Weber State University's past President Rob Brady for instilling the tradition of making teaching the core value at WSU. "This wall makes it a reality that we arc all proud that we are a teaching university," Millner said. Brady said master teachers possess three common characteristics: knowledge of their subject, an attitude that the student is the most important individual on campus and they have to know how to stimulate students to want to learn. "In my judgment we should honor professors who are really the lifeblood of the university," Brady said. This year's master teachers are microbiology professor Craig Oberg, history professor Gene Sessions, and zoology professor Sam Zeveloff were honored to be recognized and each committed to continue their dedication to teaching die students at WSU. "I challenge anyone, anywhere to find another university to get a better undergraduate program," Sessions said. "This is a great institution." Deborah Ramsay ( '. ,f - - : ' '- ii , . - t ' ' ' I , ' - " ' ' , r " ' J Hate? Students discuss first, lasting impressions of their alma mater By Hayley Cox correspondent The Signpost Weber State University is in the middle of Utah State University and the University of Utah, and many students said they find themselves asked why they chose "just Weber." Skyler Flemming, U of U film studies junior, attended WSU when he was a sophomore. "Weber is more of a married-person school," he said, "even more than BYU. There's not a lot going on in Ogden." Flemming said he wasn't embarrased to say he went to WSU, but he felt like he was attending a community college. "No one outside of Utah has ever heard ofWSU," he said. David King, WSU automotive technology junior, is from California. King said he has never heard of the U of U or USU, but came to WSU specifically for its automotive program. "It's one out of five in the country," King said. Ryan Wilson, WSU communication junior, admitted he responds with "just Weber" when asked where he attends schools. "This is the poor man's college," Wilson said. "We don't have anything big here; it's just Weber. You come here if you're a returned missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints; it's close to home and cheap. Girls come here to get their Mrs. Degree.".. Luke fenkins, WSU CET sophomore, said that when was in high school, his teacher told him WSU is not "just Weber State University." Jenkins said he is proud to be a Wildcat. " W e b e r should have less sports and stand out academically," he said. Joe Thornley, WSU communication junior, said he was accepted into the U of U and WSU, and chose to attend WSU. "The University of Utah seeks to be their own identity," Thornley said. "They think they are exclusive. They think they're the exception to the rule." Kristen Kropushek, WSU healthcare administration sophomore, said that when she tells people she attends WSU, the response she gets is, "Why?" "Why do they have such a bad feeling for WSU?" Kropushek asked. -i , , -r n ,. r r, , . . ,n.. .n r.. , , ni, . , m i. Diamond said he has no issues with WSU in general. He said he has loved his professors, but had problems with the administration in the five years he has attended WSU. "I don't want to get wrenched by all these bleed-purple people," he said. Melissa Workman, WSU elementary education junior said she wouldn't attend any other university. "I love it," she said. "It's a great school." WSU dental hygiene senior Kristen Ritchie said she thought about going out of state, but by attending WSU, could home study the she live at and in dental Paul Diamond is in his second year of nursing at WSU, and said he isn't excited to wear a WSU T-' shirt or have a WSU license plate. "I'm not the proudest guy in the world to say I go to Weber State," he said. "People think it's a peon school." hygiene program, which is top in the nation. "I'm excited to say I go to Weber," Ritchie said. "Dental hygiene people love us because Weber is a good school." You can leave a message for reporter Hayley Cox by calling 626-7655.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-11-15, Vol. 69, No. 39|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|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.|