Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-11-221
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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY The P ZZ A RUNNER THE REPUBLICAN VICTORY PIE uses marquis for publicity see page 5 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2004 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 67 ISSUE 42 OTDT5)0f" r- I SI S mraSDlDdBim Shortfall may affect class availability spring semester By SHANE FARVER news editor The Signpost Weber State University is in the midst of a projected $1.4 million budget shortfall in tuition due to a decline in student enrollment. "We built our budget assuming about $39 million in tuition would come in from students," said Norm Tarbox, vice president of administrative services. "To hit that number, we need about 13,800 full-time-equivalent students. We're about 450 short of that number." While the estimated number is only a projection, Tarbox is convinced the actual shortfall is "going to be pretty close to that unless something dramatically changes during spring semester." Half of the budget cuts will take place during the remainder of this semester, while the other half will be taken out next semester. The shortfall will now beset entities across all areas of campus. Each vice president administrative services, academic affairsprovost, student affairs and university relations was given an amount of funds to cut during the fiscal school year. Tarbox is cutting out $120,000 in campus improvements to lighting, landscaping, sidewalks and sprinklers. The budget cut then traveled to the college deans, who allocated the deficit to different department chairs who must decide what to cut out of their programs. "We're hoping we have to cut) just labs, but it may come down to a course," said microbiology chairman Craig Oberg. Oberg said the science department should be able to handle the immediate cut, but the spring cut may result in less lab time offered to students. . See Budget page 3 Faculty evals may make online debut By NATALIE CLEMENS editor in chief The Signpost Last February, the Weber State University Faculty Senate gave permission to allow faculty evaluations to appear online. Now, more than eight months later, discussion still abounds on how the evaluations will be implemented. "1 think the most important thing about these teacher evaluations is the fact that it's a student service," said Ryan Wolsey, WSU Student Association vice president of academic affairs. "And it's something that kind of gives the students a guideline by which they can choose their teachers." Some of the implementation concerns revolve around the funding, distributing, gathering and presenting of the evaluations. Wolsey gave a presentation to the dean's council Nov. 17 about how to implement the evaluations. Toni Weight, WSU interim vice See Online page 3 Online registration debacle causes system overload Apology for mistake issued by Administrative Computing By JEFF CHRISTENSEN campus affairs editor The Signpost Jean Fruth from Weber State University's Department of Administrative Computing issued an apology and an explanation to frustrated and angry students who had troubles registering and selecting classes last week. "I apologize to the students," Fruth said. "It was truly an honest mistake." Fruth said the problem stemmed from a miscommunication between someone in her department and the registration department. The miscommunication, she said, made it so registration appointments for the spring 2005 semester, which are normally spread over six days, were arranged in the same manner as a four-day summer registration schedule. Trying to fit more than 18,000 students into four days overloaded the computer system the same way it did earlier this semester, she said. The person in her department, according to Fruth, just made an honest mistake. "It is someone who works really hard 4 s 1 ' I J o WSU freshman Hamed Sadeghi registers for a Math 1050 class Friday morning at the Student Service Center. Registration appointments were accidentally condensed into a four-day period last week, which caused the system to overload. for the benefit ot students," Fruth said. While the scheduling error was the catalyst to the problem, it was not what, actually created the errors that students r iU I JK'? " :; ' ' ' " ' -.5 ! 1 v ! Hang-ups New bulletin boards, like this one placed south of the Shepherd Union Building breezeway, can be found on various sites around campus. The Weber State University Student Senate purchased six kiosks to be planted around campus. Three kiosks have been installed, one at the Social Science Building 5 and one on each end of the Shepherd Union Building i. breezeway. The WSUSA J will control what is hung . in the cases. According to - Jim Palmer, campus planner for Facilities Management, anyone can hang things on I the kiosk end caps. are beginning to hate. All the error did was increase the volume of visitors to the student portals. As many students See Debacle page 10 Workshops to alleviate printing policy headaches By KATIE VAN AUSDAL sr. news- reporter The Signpost It's been said that to err is human, but to really mess up takes a computer. The open computer labs are instituting a new system known as UniPrint to help eliminate errors and difficulties in printing. "It's so we have a system that manages printing," said Emily Olsen, head team leader at Lampros Hall and the Union Lab. The network manages traffic and Internet use, but there was no way of managing printing.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-11-22, Vol. 67, No. 42|
|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.|