Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-10-051
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Wheelin' Wildcats Weber State University A: :U See page 6 IGNPOST m H J mm urn ml , ) vvr e4P Photographer exhibits photos of Darfur genocide Lynzee Evans correspondent 1 The Signpost ., '"V ?3 J PHOTO SOURCE: RYAN SPENCER REED A young woman mourns the death of her 1 3-year-old sister in a photograph from Ryan Spencer Reed's exhibit, "The Cost of Silence," which will be at the Ogden Arts Gallery today. There is will be a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit has been featured in shows around the world and United States. This Friday, Ogden has the opportunity to help make a difference for the people of Darfur. The Art Stroll for Darfur will be raising money for humanitarian aid in Darfur. A portion of all art sales from local galleries and businesses Friday evening will be donated to the Salt Lake Saves Darfur Organization. The Ogden Arts Gallery will be providing a full African cultural experience, with traditional African food for all guests, administrated by Dori Mosher, director of the Ogden Arts Gallery, with no cost for admission. "The Cost of Silence" created by photographer Ryan Spencer Reed, will be on display at the Ogden Arts Gallery. Reed will also be present to answer questions about his first hand experience in Darfur at the exhibits opening reception from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. "We are looking forward to the participation not only of the University," Mosher said, "but the general community as well. This exhibition deals with a topic that none of us can afford to ignore." See Darfur page 5 Combatting nasty presidential campaigns Institute for Politics, Decency and Ethics will establish WSU as place to study politics Molly Bennett editor in chief I The Signpost Richard Richards had seen the nasty side of politics, but he said presidential campaigns have changed since he worked with the Nixon, Reagan and Bush Sr. presidential campaigns. "We are experiencing the most expensive, drawn-out, negative and most uncivil presidential campaign to date," Richards said. In a lecture at the alumni center on Thursday, Richards, an Ogden native and Weber State University alumnus, is the former chairman of the Republican National Commitee. He explained in an hour how a presidential campaign works. He elaborated on a few instances where unethical decisions were made. Sev eral people he worked with went to prison. "They had poor judgment," Richards said. "They should know better."Richards, and the WSU Department of Political Science and Philosophy are now in the business of helping future delegates know better. The Institute for politics, decency and ethics is an organization at WSU that is being de- J,.?.,-J.'!.; Frank Guliuzza, chair of political science and philosophy department veloped to help establish WSU as the place for people who are interested in politics. "Kids are turned off by the lack of ethics," Richards said. Frank Guliuzza, the chair of the political science and philosophy department said a scholarship program, lecture series, faculty research are all being developed for the training of students in the world of politics. There will be training for people interested in being delegates. "People who will be intelligent, thoughtful and ethical," Guliuzza said. Richards said there a 1 1 A' Si PHOTOS BY SETH DURFEE "We are experiencing the most expensive, drawn-out, negative and most uncivil presidential campaign to date' Richard Richards, former chairman, Republican National Commitee Richard Richards gives the 411 on presidential campaigns. He spoke Thursday in the alumni center. Richards is the former chairman of the Republican National Commitee. is new trend campaigns are getting nastier and nastier. He mentioned the school voucher issue in Utah. The ads, Richards said, are all negative. He said the amount of money raised for presidential campaigns is obscene. "You can buy elections with money," Richards said. He said he is worried about current campaign strategies. "People need to rebel against the nasti-ness," Richards said. "Political parties will have to say 'We are willing to reform.'" The institute for politics, decency and ethics is bi-partisan and offers scholarships to students studying any discipline. Democracy camps for 5th, 8th and 11th graders will be held at the university to help raise awareness of politics and ethical issues. Richards said many have the mentality that something is ok if it's not against the law. "But it's so wrong," he said. Guliuzza said the institute for politics, decency and ethics will help students realize that they can be the leaders the public is Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. Nontrad senator recognized for the month Senator of the month program initiated to award hard workers By Jestina Clayton senior news reporter I The Signpost OnMonday.Oct. l,WeberStateUniverity's student senate nominated Ricardo Curletto as the senator of the month. Curletto is the first senator to hold that position in the university. "I truly believe that when people do good tilings they should be dianked and recognized," said die Chairman of WSU Student Senate Christopher B e n t 1 e y , "especially when they are willing to go over and beyond the normal call of duty." Debbie Cragun, coordinator for nontraditional students, said Curletto was appointed senator of the month from a Ricardo Curletto pool of five candidates who had shown an interest in the senatorial position. "It wasn't enough for candidates to have held a student government position," Cragun said. "We wanted someone who understands the lifestyle of nontraditional students and how to get them involved on campus even in their busy lives." Curletto said his main goal is to bring equality between nontraditional and traditional students here at WSU. "Forty-eight percent of the school's population consists of nontraditional students," Curletto said, "yet many times we are ignored when it comes to school activities." Ariana Escalante, honors and business integrated studies senator, who voted for Curletto, said she was impressed at how organized and informed Curletto was when he put together his emphasis week. Several other senators who were amazed at the work Curletto has done since taking office echoed Escalante's comments. Bentley is the mastermind behind the idea to recognize one senator each month who works hard at his job. "I'm hoping that this program, a program designed to motivate individual senators to excel by recognizing exceptional work ethic and dedication, will instill an even greater commitment to the work the senators have been elected to do," Bentley said. Curletto, who is the senator for nontraditional students, said traditional and non-traditional students attended his emphasis week. For his emphasis week, Curletto said that he put together a bowling night and a "How to improve your credit and a portfolio" workshop. ' "I believe that overall, the week was a success and a lot of students had a chance to relax and learn," Curletto said. Misty Hearnesberger, a WSU sophomore studying social work, attended Curletto's emphasis week and said she particularly enjoyed the bowling night. "It was fun," she said. "It gave students the chance to participate with their families and forget about school for a bit." Hearnesberger also said she learned a lot from the credit workshop. Apart from actively representing the needs of his constituents Curletto said he also wants to regain the trust of the student body in the power of the student senate and their ability to make beneficial changes. Cragun said she believes that Curletto has set a nice precedence for the rest of the student senate to follow. She said Curletto has high integrity, is honest in his dealings and is very committed to his work. Cragun also said Curletto has expressed a desire to run for the student senate again next year. Curletto said he became interested in student politics when he worked for the WSU registration office. "I saw first hand that a lot of students were not happy with the school's policies," Curletto said, "and the only thing they would do is complain to me at the registration window as they were withdrawing from school." Curletto is majoring in health administration with a minor in Spanish. He has lived in South America and Europe. He returned to the United States 12 years ago to continue his education. He is married and is the father of a 20-month-old girl with another child on the way. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. lens in Brief Ogden mayoral debate to be held on campus On Oct. 12, Mayor Matthew Godfrey and candidate Susan Van Hooser will participate in a debate co-sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the policial science honors society, and the Student Economics Association. The debate will be student-moderated and questions have been selected by students from both organizations. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at noon, Oct. 12, in the Wattis Business Building Smith Lecture Hall. Adopt a family through YCC Your Community Connection (YCC) is looking for community members to get involved in the "Spirit of Giving" program and sponsor a family in need. This program needs generous people to provide Christmas to families who would otherwise not be visited by Santa Claus this holiday season. TJo sponsor a family, please call Raquel Lee at 689-1706 Book scholarship Six Weber State University students have received an $800 textbook and required academic supply scholarship ($400 per semester) for the 2007-08 year. The Second Annual Campus Stores - Bookstore Scholarship awarded: David J. Fowler, Ogden, Utah; Scott Kagie, Centerville, Utah; Monica Linford, Ogden, Utah; Kathlyn Pace, Taylorsville, Utah; Nalleli Semeno, El Paso, Texas; Kimberly Vincent, Columbus, Ohio; Student bookstore scholarships will be awarded each academic year for Fall and Spring semesters. Bookstore "Reinvestment on Campus" initiatives include support to student leaders and their projects to enhance the student experience through the Student Government Endowment and providing additional resources to faculty through the Faculty Development Endowment. The Staff Development Endowment supports training and professional development of WSU staff and the Bookstore Entrepreneurial Fund promotes innovations and service enhancements for Bookstore customers. Interviews for internship coming Senator Orrin is coming to I latch Weber State University to interview candidates for a paid internship with his Washington D.C. office staff. Interviews will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9 in the Career Services Center. Applicants must contact Career Services to schedule and appointment by Oct. 5.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-10-05, Vol. 78, No. 25|
|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.|