Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-11-061
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4 K ,u WSU-Amncsty JpTL Th P (C WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY. Wildcats leave International gears up r 1 -"1 "v T "Vi 'i " " ' Big Sky early for human rights week j ft U f (Sw 1 1 ' Mew Weta Coyraj Litan touch to be BsolOft in area Facility to offer patrons state-of-the-art resources By Mindi Mueller Silva correspondent The Signpost Starting next year, students looking for an extra place to study will have a new option. The Weber County Library is building a new branch in Washington Terrace. Weber County Library Assistant Director Karen Burton said the library would offer a variety of services for Weber State University students, includingstate-of-the-art computer technology, places to study and reflect inside and outside the facility and "a cool place to hang out." The new library will have a cafe area where patrons can read and have a cup of coffee. In a time when some people have wondered if libraries will be used less because of the Internet and home computers, numbers at the Weber County Library have only increased. In 2005, the library system recorded about 1,253,000 J L ' i ' 1 I--! ' JLiis v. .- -- - - ''MMMtt-. See Library page 5 An artist's rendering of what the South Branch Library in Washington Terrace will look like. SOURCE: WtBbRCOUN I LIBRARY y """"" f V V " -- V V " t li I ; - L - , PHUI Music for a good cause (Left) The Debi Graham Band plays in the Weber State University Shepherd Union Building Gallery Friday, Nov. 3 for the Hope Alliance's benefit concert. The concert featured two other bands: Ayin and Rifle Street Music (pictured below). Funds from the concert were raised for the Hope Alliance, a non-profit humanitarian organization. The Hope Alliance sponsors missions to developing countries to bring medical attention, long-term health care, stable shelter, adequate food and clean water, according to its Web site, www.thehopealliance.org. The WSU student chapter of the Hope Alliance helps raise funds to send supplies on those medical, surgical, construction and water project missions. The Hope Alliance was created in December 1999 by two Utahns, John Hanrahan and Joe Mitchell. OS BY BRICE KELSCH IHt iCN'Oif 1 t - r V 1 r i T v ACADEMIC OPTIONS Major Fest helps students discover their options Event features many advisers from various departments By Jennifer Landers sr. news reporter The Signpost The Gallery in the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University was packed last week with students looking to choose a major with one of the many different departments that were there. The departments came equipped with various reading materials, exhibits and advisers to help students make an informed choice about their future at WSU. Students were greeted at the door by the WSU staff assisting with the event. Each student was handed three slips of paper to fill out with their contact information. This method enabled each department to set up a meeting with these students to answer any further questions they might have. Amanda Rampton, a WSU nontraditional student who was encouraged by her sister to go to WSU, said Major Fest was like picking out candy in a candy shop. "I looked at criminal justice, sociology, anthropology, the honors, and I'm not done," Rampton said. "I also want to look at business." Many of the professors on campus have encouraged undecided students to attend Major Fest. "I have been trying to advertise in my own classes to students who are not yet declared," said Rosemary Conover, Department of Sociology and Anthropology chair. "This is a very handy way to walk around and talk to the people of the department because the tables are manned by or womanned by the faculty and the administrators themselves." Major Fest can often be a way for students to learn about fields of study they might not know exist. "For our field, anthropology," Conover said, "usually a high school student hasn't even heard of anthropology before because it's not taught on anything but a college level in Utah." Because most students are not aware of the job opportunities associated with each major, it's also a useful way for departments to get' the word out about the programs they offer and how the student could use their degree in the real world. "You can combine art with so many different areas, like business," said Joanne Gialelis, visual arts adviser. "You can combine art with, like, premed if you want to be like a medical illustrator. I wonder how many students know the interdisciplinary nature of studying art." Even international student advisers were present at Major Fest, and were helpful to students like Maria Hernandez, who moved to Utah from Mexico. "College is hard," Hernandez said, "but with all of the help provided from the students services and writing labs, it makes it much easier and less stressful." According to WSU freshman Jarred Whitaker, the advisers at Major Fest were very helpful; so helpful, in fact, that they left him with no questions unanswered. While some students had finally found their major, at least those who hadn't walked away with a free lunch that was provided during the event, and some walked away with both. You can leave a message for reporter Jennifer Landers by calling 626-7655. Candidates for Ogden and South Weber's seat for Utah Mouse of Representatives discuss university By Shirrel Cooper sr. news reporter The Signpost For the Nov. 7 elections, Utah Senate District 18, representing Ogden and South Weber, has two candidates vying to win a seat in the Utah Legislature. Stuart Reid, Democrat Stuart Reid owns and operates two businesses, a development company and a government consulting company. He has also served as the community and economic development director for Ogden City and Salt Lake City. I Ie was a city councilman and chairman of the council and was an officer in the U.S. Army. Reidsaidhismostimportantissues include education, transportation, economic development, helping the elderly, disabled and poor and protecting vulnerable children from sexual predators and abusers. With education being so important to him, he said he wants the students who attend Weber State University to have pride in their school. "Students at Weber State should be proud to attend there," Reid said. "If they are not, I will help fight to get what the university needs to make it a place of pride." To do this, he said he plans to have meetings witii students before and after the legislative session so they can talk to him about their personal issues and their issues relating to WSU. Reid said he supports funding a new building for WSU, and said that more than just the building is in need of funding. Because of his strong standpoint for education, Reid said children of illegal immigrants who have lived in Utah for three years should be able to pay resident tuition. I le said die state of Utah would be better off educating everyone, including illegal immigrants. "The most important thing in the life of a human being is to be enlightened through education," Reid said. "I could never be one who would handicap Jon Greiner, Republican Jon Greiner has served as Ogden City's police chief for the past nine years. Before that, he served 22 years in the"'U.S. Army Reserves and now serves as lieutenant colonel in the Retired Reserve. He was also the past WSU Alumni someone because their parents did something illegal. I want to make education less expensive for students that go to high school in Utah, not more expensive regardless of their edinicity, color and religion or immigrant status." Reid said he has three reasons why people should vote for him. "My experience in business and in government," Reid said, "my positions on the issues, and my passion to represent Senate District 18." Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7. For information on voting locations, visit http:elections.utah.gov Board president, as well as a past member. The issues Greiner said are the most important to him are education, transportation, economic development, crime and immigration. Although education and immigration are two important items on his list, he said he believes children of illegal immigrants who have lived in Utah for three years or more should not be allowed to pay residency tuition. "I am a police officer, and illegal means illegal," Greiner said. "I am not a fan of this solution." Greiner said because education is an important issue to him, he has goals for higher education. "WSU President Ann Millner is a persona friend," Greiner said, "and I am sure her goals and mine are very similar to tine advancement of higher education and Weber State." Greiner said that being a graduate ofWSU, he cares about the university and believes his desires to promote higher education goals are right for WSU now. According to Greiner, a new building should be built for WSU. "I am disappointed that they were moved from their number-one position to number four on the funding list recendy," Greiner said. Greiner also said he wants to increase the scholarship and financial aid for students who are or will be attending a university. I le said people have the responsibility or obligation to help everyone who wants a higher education to get one. "I think that ArisiOtle said it best many years ago:" Greiner said. "' The fate of nations depends on the education of our youth.' I know the needs of this district. I am a Weber State graduate, past president of the Alumni Association, and past board member of the Weber State Board of Trustees. I do bleed purple." You can leave a message for reporter Shirrel Cooper by calling 626-7655. Correction: In the Friday, Nov. 3 issue, the article "Math 1010's poor passing rate discussed at student senate" was mistakenly credited to James Elmer; it was written by Brice Kelsch.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-11-06, Vol. 69, No. 36|
|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.|