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4 . J - . Avner to display his voiceless eccentricities WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Wildcats have best Big Sky start in school history See pasje 6 ppsi V See page 4 el.Mlf;; n n n 9 r ir-i n I f 1 a v mm IJ.Jk. yigi a (TO U , f .' " . , - - - . ""J" Michael Eddy (left) and Michael Jordan (right) get ready to watch their commercial on a computer at The Signpost office in the Stewart Library. Eddy and Jordan submitted their movie to the Chevy Super Bowl competition. Although their ad did not make it into the Super Bowl finals, it was chosen as one of three finalists for The Early Show's competition on CBS. People can vote online at www.cbsnews.comsectionsearlyshowmain500202.shtml. SOUKC L: MILI IALL LUUY "Football Daydreams" begins on the Stewart Stadium football field during a practice. Small turnout for cancer seminar Few students hear of effects of breast and cervical cancer By Heather Carter news editor I The Signpost While half of the student population at Weber State University is comprised of women, only a handful of students attended the seminar last Wednesday on exposing the myths of breast and cervical cancer. The Utah Breast and Cervical Cancer Task Force held the "Fact vs. Myth" discussion to clear up many of the misunderstandings that college-aged women often have concerning breast and cervical cancer. One of the biggest myths concerning breast cancer is that breast cancer is just a genetic disease, when in reality only 10 percent of all breast cancers are genetic. Another common misconception is diat only women can get breast cancer, while in fact men are also "Ive are seeing a lot more susceptible. "It is the people that least suspect it that will get it," said Dianne Kane from the Intermountain Healthcare cancer services. "We are seeing a lot more breast cancer in younger women. If you get breast cancer when you are younger, it isn't the typical garden variety; it is usually a more aggressive kind." Since many young women breast cancer in younger women. If you get breast cancer when you are younger, it isn't the typical garden variety; it is usually a more aggressive kind." Dianne Kane Intermountain Healthcare do not feel that they are at risk for breast and cervical cancer, it is often too late when they finally realize something is wrong. Kane pointed out that young women don't often have a very good cancer survival rate because the aggressive cancer is often not caught early enough. See Cancer page 5 PHUIU B MAIl CLASS I I 0 SUUKLL: MIU lAhL tUUV A football player (Michael Eddy) is knocked out cold after a play. Auto Tech hopes to spark interest in program By Deborah Ramsay sr. news reporter 1 The Signpost This year, the Utah Auto Expo surprised attendees with dozens of impressive vehicles including a 2000 metallic charcoal silver Viper displayed by Weber State University's Department of Automotive Technology. The Utah Auto Dealers Association donated space for WSU to display their Viper and the Auto Tech program the university offers. "I was there Friday night and right away there was a huge interest," said Lisa Burr, Auto Tech Program director. "We are one of the few schools that offer a bachelor of science in Auto Tech. We have the most options. Community colleges have a few partnerships with manufacturers, we have five." WSU has about 200 students enrolled in the Auto Tech program. Students have a choice of earning an associate degree or a bachelor of science degree. WSU's Auto Tech program impressed many curious attendees. "What can you tell me?" asked a young man named Mike. "I don't know anything about your program." Van Mortensen, a new member of WSU's Auto Tech recruiting team, took the opportunity to tell Mike about the benefits ofWSU's program. "We have five major partnerships with DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Honda and Ford," Mortensen said. "Students come out ASE certified and manufactured certified, have paid internships with auto dealers and a lot of students get hired right out of the program." A small crowd had gathered to listen to Mortensen when Chris Conk, a student in the Toyota program, shared his experience at WSU. "I live in Provo and I commute every day," Conk said. Conk had been a participant and winner in WSU's annual high school competition in 2005. His Provo High School two-man team had come in second, winning a Toyota Corolla for his school's auto tech program. WSU Viper showcased at aoto expo WSU Super Bowl commercial in running to win 'best use of humor' By Molly Bennett a & e editor I The Signpost Commercials during the Super Bowl are known to be the best an advertiser runs considering the millions of Americans Vote for that watch the the most event on TV. humorous This Super Bowl year, two commercial at Weber State cbsnews.com University students submitted a commercial, along with students all over the nation, for "Chevy's College Ad Challenge" and a chance to be aired during Super Bowl 2007 in HI MUS 'CJ.l StJt)KCt: MIU IALL fcUDY The unconscious player dreams of driving a Chevy with the rest of his teammates. "The competition is the biggest recruiting tool by far," Burr said. "It's a three-part contest." In December, all the high schools with an automotive program in six surrounding states are given a writing exam to test their auto tech knowledge. The top-scoring 24 schools are invited to send a two-person team for the hands-on competition at WSU. Students are judged on their actual automotive skills. The winners of the second phase of the competition win cars and tools for their schools, scholarships for themselves and the chance to go to California to the NHRA Winter Nationals in Pomona along with other stops at Toyota Racing Development, Vick Edelbrock's, Boyd Cottington's and more. This year the hands-on competition will be held on Feb. 1. WSU President F. Ann Milkier will y announce the winners at the yf halftime of : the men's " n. basketball game diat night. "The best of the best students in the automotive programs are judged by service managers volunteering from the surrounding area," Burr said. "It gives the service managers a sneak peek at the best students." Many of the participants of the competition decide to attend WSU for the advanced education. The lobby of the Auto Tech building on campus showcases two hybrid cars ands gives evidence to the newest technology being used in the program. Manufacturers donate cars, tools, parts and cash to support the program. Tuesday morning the Viper was back in V ' . . February. It was shown on CBS' "The Early Show" Wednesday, Jan. 17. Michael Eddy and Michael Jordan's commercial is not one of the five finalists that may be aired during the Super Bowl, but it is one of the three finalists in CBS' "Most Humorous" category. A few months ago Michael Jordan, a senior at Weber State University from Colorado, heard in his communication class that Chevrolet was having a college ad challenge. Jordan told his friend Michael Eddy, a senior at WSU from Layton. They See Ad page 5 MMIIJIU,IU 1"WIUJ,I; - I. '' ' J 4: '! S , i l '-SSSWtfUIMim!' "! : I . """ SLJUKC.L: MKJ IALL LLJUV During his daydream, the football players frolic on the beach. its bay and students were busy working on the other autos balancing tires, working on transmissions and doing body work. Even students who aren't planning a career as an auto technician enjoy the program. "I find it interesting and I wanted to know more," said Jennie Sheridan, a WSU senior working on a BIS degree in art, English and automotive. "I'm taking Nonstructural Repairs for the Body and Intro to Automotive." "We have fun down here," said Justin Tate, WSU collision repair instructor. "We might get a car donated that fell off a car carrier to work on." WSU is able to use vehicles that are usually three years old or newer for all its programs. "We'll be getting a 2007 two-seat Saturn Sky soon," Burr said. Keeping current is vital in the automotive industry. Local dealers even send their technicians WSU to get training by the manufacturers on the latest technology. Local dealers are important Dartners in the success of the program. One example was Rick Lehnhardt from Tony Divino Toyota transporting the Viper down to the Auto Show this year. Many dealers support the program by offering internships, judges for the competition, and donations of many kinds. "All dealers along the Wasatch Front benefit from WSU's program," said Matt Mcintosh, a service manager from Hinckley Dodge. "Not just anybody can work on cars these days. They're not mechanics anymore, they're technicians. Some cars have four to seven on-board computers." Mcintosh explained that dealers benefited from training the students themselves and See Viper page 5 i l ; - J ', 'i . y to News in Brief WSU passwords to be updated by Jan. 25th According to an IT Division announcement, all Weber State University faculty, staff and students need to update their Wildcat passwords using the new Password Self Service process. In order to perform the update, visit one of the Web sites listed below. According to the announcement, after Jan. 25th, "all WSU accounts must meet required security levels for access to WSU network systems and portals or your account access will be locked out." The process features personalized challenge questions which will aid in resetting a forgotten or expiring password, making it no longer necessary for students or faculty to contact the IT service desk for a password change. The new password will work for all of the following authentication areas: Novell, Vista WebCT, ChiTester, Crystal Reports, eWeber, GroupWise, and Wildcat Mail. The announcement also revealed that a new faculty staff portal at eWeber will be implemented soon, as well as a single password for both Wildcat and GroupWise accounts. Student instructions: http:help.weber.edu passwordsstudent, instructions, asp Employee instructions: http:help.weber.edu passwords Winter Special Olympics looking for volunteers On Feb. 2nd and 3rd Weber State University and the surrounding areas of Ogden will host the 2007 Special Olympics Utah Winter Games. More than 300 Special Olympics Utah athletes and coaches will be participating in the event. Athletes will compete in Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, speed skating and figure skating. There will also be an Opening Ceremony and Victory Dance. All events are free, and the public is encouraged to attend and lend their support to the athletes. Volunteers will be needed to help athletes check in, serve meals and help . athletes during the events. For more information on the 2007 Special Olympics Utah Winter Games, visit www.sout.org. For more information on how to become a volunteer, contact Dani Stiles at 363-1111 extention 215. Author-professor to discuss war in Vietnam and its laws Bill Allison, Weber State University military history professor, will speak about his book "Military Justice in Vietnam: The Rule of Law in American War" on Monday, Jan. 22. The speech will examine the challenges facing American democratic ideals in the time of war. The book talk is part of the Weber Historical Society's lectures. There will also be a book signing during the event, which will be held in the Lindquist Alumni Center at 7 p.m.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-01-19, Vol. 69, No. 51|
|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.|