Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-04-25, 2007 Spring Graduation Edition1
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7 ... if 2006-2007 Wildcat sports See page 6 If j!-4."(u;;.vi.i(i.fiV: ; :Y 1 ft. ' i "KSS; co.i '"Mate."-1 1 1 r 1 ' -;) n s'mii -'in i'M !6yi?). Ku(!jiX -tiS '5. tsSffiS' '.euss- -3fgs3. 0C33jft. iifeiMEC'C aASTfpi ,-anjSir 1 x , The Signpost finds Signpost editor in chief Arts and Entertainment By Heather Carter news editor 1 The Signpost As many Weber State University students graduate this spring and start new beginnings, WSU's student newspaper, The Signpost, will also begin a new era of reporting as the old editor in chief steps down and a new editor is appointed. WSU journalism junior Molly Bennett will take over the role of editor in chief of The Signpost for the 2007-08 school year. Bennett has been the arts and entertainment editor for the last hi (i'iiji '.OSS' v-jWu-'O s"ij5 dsfdssos .. i-fe .ear ,,0r ?cft-'tlLli.' ''it ll-SLf ' M passes torch to Editor Molly Bennett year, and she said she is excited to play a more significant role in the student newspaper. "I am slightly nervous," Bennett said, "but it is kind of a good nervous, an excited nervous." Bennett said she feels being in charge of the newspaper will be a difficult position to fill, but she is ready and willing to rise to the occasion. "I think the editor in chief will just be kind of another step," Bennett said. "I feel under-qualified right now, but at the same time, I go through these phases of just being really energized and O WEBER 5lg3 .v-t VII 0V0.'!1llV 1 ;:Xl ,i,'5' i- ViiVRi ' !exfti( 'Jxiqj m x$- tm X' 'Sxssra -.m-.psxeos-i$mmm new leadership for 2007-08 excited to do it." Bennett said she would not be able to run the paper if it wasn't for a good staff on hand, and she feels the students she has been hiring will help her make The Signpost a successful newspaper. "You are only as powerful as your staff," Bennett said. After working for The Signpost for four years in four different positions, Maria Villasenor will conclude her two-year term as editor in chief. "I can honestly say that I think The Signpost will do very well having someone like Molly coming in," Villasenor said. Villasenor said she probably See Editor in Chief page 10 STATE UNIVERSITY rip o st : ; Molly Bennett, the new editor in chief of The Signpost, right, discusses layout designs with managing editor Cynthia Loveland as they plan the summer semester's issues of The Signpost IPodlosiEiDi: ta(DEl)Dil l' Several WSU professors introduce students to new technology By Jennifer Landers sr. news reporter I The Signpost The future of learning is upon the education world, which anticipates the changes in teaching and how it will impact their students. The latest in learning technology has slowly made its way into the Weber State University campus and its results have produced excitement as well as numerous questions. It's called podcasting and it's been around for a few years and caught the attention of WSU professors, including one of its pioneers, WSU Foreign Language Professor To h y Sp an o s . "I'm really into technology," Spanos said, "and I've always wanted to infuse my classes with technology because I think we live in a technological world and anything that would enhance the students ability to See Podcasting page 1 0 Five candidates compete for dean Each presents vision for arts and humanities college By Mana Villasenor editor in chief I The Signpost Weber State University saw its last of five candidates vying for the new College of Arts and Humanities Dean position Monday. Michael Holmes, Madonne Miner, John Kijinski, Catherine Zublin and Dennis Rich each gave their pitch for why they would be good at the helm of a college that encompasses communication, English, foreign languages, performing arts and visual arts. The five candidates gave hour-long presentations to faculty and staff involved with the arts and humanities college. The first half was spent discussing their visions for the school and the latter 30 minutes they See Dean page 9 t- y , i i i V " ' - . : r j 7 I'MOK) BY MATT CIASS llll sH.N'OM Season in review See page 6 Hens in Dricf Weber online down Weber State University's Vista Online Course System has been down since Monday at 9 a.m., but according to WSU Director of Online Education Gail Niklason, it should be up and running by Tuesday or Wednesday. Niklason said the primary reason why the system shut down was due to a malfunction with the Sun SAN storage device. Niklason also said the university's registration system, the Banner System, has been down since Tuesday morning. The system did not reboot after the Sun SAN storage device malfunctioned. The university had to stop all systems and bring them up one-by-one. Niklason estimated that about 8,000 online students have been affected by the Vista Online Course System outage. Some professors are giving their online students extensions to finish their course work. For further information, contact Gail Niklason at 626-6091. Undergrad invited to nation's capitol Weber State University psychology senior Kristena Kons wiU represent WSU and the state of Utah as she presents her undergraduate work at the nation's capitol in Washington, D.C., today. Kons is the third undergraduate researcher from WSU to be invited to the Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill event. Kons will present her research on light therapy and its effectiveness in aiding military shift workers reduce their fatigue, and therefore help reduce job-related errors. Kons' research project was conducted with the help of eight other undergraduate students last summer. Her research consisted of determining if light therapy affects a person's secretion of the hormone melatonin that helps people sleep. According to Kons, the body typically produces melatonin around 9 p.m. every night, and stops secreting the hormone in the morning hours. She concluded that shift work, which includes work schedules that fluctuate between day and swing shifts, could disrupt the body's natural circadian rhythms. For more information, contact Kristena Kons at 791-8496, or Lauren Fowler at 26-7620. Grads get caps, gowns This year's Weber State University graduates can pick up their cap and gown at the Lindquist Alumni Center from May 1-3 at 7:30a.m. to5:30p.m.Graduates can save time when picking up their caps and gowns by registering beforehand online at weberalumni. o n 1 i n e c o m m u n i t y. c o m authenticate.htm. For further information about graduation, visit alumni. webcr.edugradFAQ.htm.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-04-25, 2007 Spring Graduation Edition, Vol. 69, No. 88|
|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.|
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