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" .7 s- V.. V Football players O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY move up to "S., Utah League - 'vV' 1 Watch out for that Medea See page 4 npo i - See pjf,c e6 rifj l:r i np n 1 Sir w r. i yw Sngous mniaasti ram torn fiw n n a Elections committee rules candidates posted their signs too early By Heather Carter news editor The Signpost Three vice president hopefuls were penalized on Wednesday for having their campaign signs on campus three hours before the appointed time. I'.rin Beuchert, candidate for the service vice president, Jacqui Anderson, candidate for arts and lectures vice president, and Jessica Sims, the diversity vice president candidate, were asked by Weber State University's '.lections Committee to remove their signs from campus until 9 a.m. on March 26. , WSU Student Government Election Chair Justin Hooker said that because Beuchert, Anderson and Sims had their signson campus before other candidates, they had the advantage of placing their sign's in the best locations. "The only way that we felt that we could rectify that disadvantage .for the other candidates was if they were to take down their signs for a period of time," Hooker said, "and if other candidates wanted to, they could physically go out there and spend the effort to move their signs so that the advantage would be rectified for all candidates." The official 2007 election rules stated that all election signs and posters were not allowed to be posted before March 16 at 9 a.m. According to Beuchert, the large plywood campaign signs in - . 4 i v i QJ 8 CO CD 7.0 n 6H 4.0 85 3.0 o b0 "o, Tuition and fees are going up but not as much as they could have Regents raise tution costs by $98, fees go up by about $1 7 By Maria Villasefior editor in chief The Signpost Any which way, tuition was going to cost more for Alex Lindstrom he only took one class this semester and said he will take a full load this fall. "It wouldn't affect me too much, I don't think," said the Weber State University accounting major and music minor of the tuition increase. But other WSU students will see a sharper increase for the 2007-2008 year. 5 ' ; - - " - w ... "'.in ' ' 1 k . '' ' X " - vn X . ;.- f . were placed on campus before the allotted time because the campaigners were unable to find a truck to transport the signs later that day. Beuchert f 7 said they did not t realize that they were violating any rules when they laid their signs on the grass. The three vice presidential candidates waited Until 9 a.m. to stand the signs in an upward position. "All it says is that you cannot post your signs," Anderson said. "In our minds posting is to have them staked in, so we didn't even think twice about it that that would be the problem. Honestly, if we would have known we wouldn't have done that." Beuchert and Anderson said that even though the three of them felt they have been dealt a "harsh punishment" for their violation, they are not going to let the setback hinder their progress. See Signs page 7 1 0.0 9.5 9.8 9.0 S ? "Oz -Oj ov Year j5l Data gathered from State Board of Regents GRAPHIC BY JOSHUA BARNEY THE SIGNPOST Undergraduate resident tuition is climbing nearly a hundred dollars per semester. After the Utah Legislature's General Session ended Feb. 28, the state's Board of Regents announced the tuition increases for all public universities and colleges in Utah WSU students will pay 7 percent, or S98, more in tuition. The average tuition increase for a Utah System of Higher Education institution this year, 6.6 percent, decreased from last year's 8.8 percent and the previous 10 percent. See Tuition page 7 n mmm r ' ' '" " " 1 " ' 1 m ... . - - , . . - - ' ,-' k L : :. ' - v -" - 5v - i . i . , m, .... .. mmmmmmmmmtmmmtlmm0)t Top: Jacqui Anderson (forefront) talks about the Elections Committee ruling that orders her, Erin Beuchert (background) and Jessica Sims to take down the signs they had put up. The signs collectively advertised for all three candidates, with the last names of all three posted. Bottom: Anderson piles on the second-to-last sign on the Weber State University campus. I I JL.5 m By Amber Hall sr. news reporter The Signpost Ogden City Mayor Matthew Godfrey sat on a panel along with three Weber State University professors to discuss ethics in a round table debate. The debate, which was hosted by Students In Free Enterprise, included WSU professors Ryan Pace in accounting, James MacDonald in business administration and Mat Mouritsen in accounting. Jen Wells, WSU SIFE chapter president, said the purpose of the ethics round table debate was "to make people think about business and their personal ethics and what they're doing to better the community and their company." Matthew Peterson, a WSU business management senior, attended the 7.0 z. . Oj. o& McKay Weber Fundraiser By Jacqueline Jensen correspondent The Signpost The McKay-Dee Hospital Foundation will be holding a "Snowball and Scrubs Snow Day" event on Saturday, March 24, held at Snowbasin Resort, to help fund and bring education to the sports medicine program at Mckay-Dee Hospital. "We wanted to make an event that reached a whole new audience that we Pi KJI OS B MAKIA VILLASENOK lit K.NfObT Ogden mayor joins in on ethics talks Economics, business professors join debate - Dee Hospital and State sports medicine team up for sports medicine Faculty Senate considers removing student votes Professors say they can't vote in Student Senate By Cassie Adams sr. news reporter The Signpost The Weber State University Constitutional Review, Apportionment and Organization Committee (CRAOC) introduced the proposal to reduce the student vote in faculty senate due, in part, to vote comparison with other in-state universities. WSU CRAOC chair and Professor of Business Administration Tony Allred brought up the issue. The University of Utah and Utah State University allow three student votes, while Utah Valley State College and Salt Lake Community College allow one student opinion and in some cases no vote. Legislative Vice President Jim West proposed art objection consideration on the issue, which was rejected by over "two-thirds vote in Faculty Senate. After which, the topic was opened to discussion. "The reason for the proposal was that the issue should not even have been proposed because it was offensive," West said. But others disagreed. "I'm not actually sure why students are allowed a vote in Faculty Senate," said WSU Performing Arts Professor Larry Dooley. "They can present motions and they have a voice, but the vote should be left to the faculty. It's the same See Faculty page 7 debate. "We kind of know what's right and wrong," Peterson said, "that's the easy part but it's the grey areas that sometimes we don't realize what we should do." Among the issues discussed were discrimination, outsourcing, cheating and political views. When asked about discrimination in the workplace, the panel discussed the issue of where to draw the line between discrimination and management issues in hiring to maximize profits. "A person is hired to do a job," Mouritsen said, "and if participation in a political, religious or any other activity impacts the way they perform their job then that's not discrimination anymore, that's a management issue." Ogden city mayor was asked about the See Ethics page 7 have never reached out to before," said Cathleen Sparrow, executive director of Mckay-Dee Hospital Foundation, who has been an avid part of the making of the "Snowballs and Scrubs" event. "This is why we decided to hold the event at a ski resort," Sparrow said. "We can bring a new awareness to this audience and to the community of the sports medicine program and all that it entails ... A lot of people may not be aware that Mckay-Dee has a foundation that exists, and now we See Medicine page 7 News in Brief America I Believe In...' events will focus on traditional values The Weber State University Chapter of Amnesty International will encourage the restoration of the traditional American values of justice, rule of law and human dignity during the first ever "America I Believe In ..." week from March 26 to 28. The week's activities will include a panel discussion on the creation of a United States Department of Peace that will be held in the Student Services Center in Room Ml on March 26 at noon, and a documentary entitled "I Know I'm Not Alone" will be shown later that day at 7 p.m. The week will come to an end with a night of poetry and music during the "JAMnesty" event on March 28 at 6 p.m. at Mojo's Caffe at 2210 Washington Blvd. Those who would like to attend and participate in the "JAMnesty" event are invited to bring their own poetry to read to the audience. The "American I Believe In ..." campaign was created by Amnesty USA after President Bush signed the "Military Commissions Act" in 2006. The law permits the administration to detain those who they believe to be a threat to national security indefinitely without a proper charge or trail. For more information, contact Dani Stout at 458-3043, or e-mail her at danistoutyahoo.com. WSU to celebrate undergraduates and their research Weber State University's Fourth Annual Undergraduate Research and Symposium will be held on March 26 in the Shepherd Union Building. The symposium will give undergraduate students the opportunity to present their scholarly, creative and research accomplishments. Oral presentations will be given between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and posters will be on display from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For further information, contact Emily Stanger at 626-8541, or e-mail her at emilystangerweber.edu. Relay for Life concert to benefit American Cancer Society Weber State University's Relay for Life invites the public to attend a performing arts benefit concert on March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Browning Center. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society, and will also go toward funding cancer research. The concert will include live percussionists, modern and African dances and other forms of entertainment. Tickets cost S7 without a student ID, or $5 with a student ID, and will be sold at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis. For further information, contact the chair of the Relay for Life organization, Ryan McGary, at 529-8474, or e-mail him at ryanmcgary mail.vveber.edu.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-03-23, Vol. 69, No. 74|
|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.|