Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-10-261
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Weber State University K: .U I jV'l:iy; -; Fiji's- GNPOST .M 1 O-JlLi kJl n Suspect will By Deborah Ramsay sr. news reporter I The Signpost Mark Bruckman, the 22-year-old suspect arrested for the alleged attempted kidnapping at Weber State University Sept. 14, was found competent to stand trial for the charges of First degree kidnapping in Second District Court Tuesday, Oct. 23. The preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 20, at which time Bruckman will enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. "The whole thing was over in about five minutes or less," said Michael Thorne, Bruckman's roommate and friend for over two years who attended the hearing. "His parents and two friends, myself and another roommate went to support him." Emotions run high when the words New teitp t WSU Web page refreshed, By Shirrel Cooper asst. news editor 1 The Signpost The current Weber State University home page has recently undergone a makeover. For the last year, Jean Fruth, Peter Waite, Ben. Barraza, Sarah Petty, Allen Livingston, Hillary Wallace, Jon Anderson, Georgia Petty and Katliy Edwards have been working on creating a new Web site found at www.weber.edu. Kathy Edwards, executive director of university communication, has been heavily involved in the project. "It needs a refreshed look," Edwards said. The new Web site not only offers a refreshed look, it also gives students updated features. The student login will now be on the home page. The search functions are updated with the A-Z index moving to the home page. Edwards said people use the index more than the search function. Another important addition is "Today's most popular links," where the top ten links that students have been using appear on die home P?ge. "At different times of the year there are different tilings people are looking for," Edwards said. uture Wildcat stand trial for "attempted kidnapping" are charged against a person. Fear is a natural reaction. "I don't know about his case, but in general people want to feel safe," said Angelita Almodovar, a WSU junior majoring in criminal justice. "They want to find someone to blame, so they can feel safe again." The attempted kidnapping made many people question their sense of security on and off campus. Bruckman lived at an apartment directly across the street from WSU 's main campus in Ogden, along with many WSU students. According to Larry Campion, owner of the Harrison Heights Apartments where Bruckman lived, Campion received several calls from young female residents after the l)(ini"r irftfii; mmiti mm m mw W w W -w V .nn. w -."jn' -'- ' V Students Current Students Returning Students Weber State University r eWeber Student faculty & staff portal Username Password (submit) help Every day the top-ten links are reset based on popularity. This is a good thing, Edwards choose from. "It wasn't a difficult process," Wallace said. "It was said, because now someone won't have to remember to add the links to the home page. The new home page began at the desk of Hillary Wallace, the art director of To view the new Web site, go tohttp:we-ber-dev.weber.edu. To give feedback, click on the "got feedback?" button. WSU. She created the initial design concepts, which the team of web designers was able to said. Jean Fruth is the project manager for the new Web site and attempted kidnapping charges were filed, expressing concerns about Bruckman living in the apartment complex. An eviction notice, addressed to Bruckman is now taped to his apartment door. The reason is not the current charge of attempted kidnapping, but stems from an l - ! 1 earner conviction imicicman & had. "He was convicted of exposing himself, and I wasn't Mark aware of it until I read it in the Standard Examiner," Campion said. "I've had other problems in the past too including some threatening phone calls he made to me this summer." .7 vi imp em awaits approval by group Faculty & Staff Visitors Alumni search") WMsl'S n v has been working on the project since last spring. Fruth said she is excited for the eWeber portal because it has been a project of hers. "I think it is a fresher, more-modern look," Fruth said. Fruth said that redoing this home page took longer than previous home pages. "Not only have we updated the Web page, but also the underlying technology, so the second level pages will have a fresher look as well," Fruth said. a lengthy process. With each stage, a group of students, faculty, and staff members reviewed the Web page. "There weren't really any big road blocks," Wallace J Campion felt the past history gave him grounds to evict Bruckman and restore the sense of security his residents needed. "I don't believe he's coming back," Campion said. "I wanted to give his parents the option to come get his things and collect as much of the security deposit as they can, but I guess they've decided not to." V. Bruckman Others who interacted with Bruckman didn't feel threatened by him. "He was a tenant here," said Breehan See Bruckman page 5 Parking services funded by tickets, permits By Becky Rigby correspondent I The Signpost Revenue from parking citations at Weber, during the busier, peak times, averages about $10,000 per month, according to Lisa Allen-Martinez from parking services. On average parking services issues around 500 citations per week. "The day-to-day count varies greatly depending upon the demand on the lots," - Allen-Martinez said. "Permit revenue is a-direct result of the number of permits sold each year." "With all the money they are making off my tickets alone," said Political science junior Andrew Mayfield, "they should have been able to build a new parking structure." Consequences for outstanding parking tickets can range from placing holds on student transcripts to immobilizing vehicles with outstanding citations. As a last resort, Allen-Martinez explained they refer the account to loan servicing for collections. Parking services sells about 7,000 annual permits per year. About 1,000 of those are "A" permits, which sell for $91 each. They also sell about 5,000 "W" permits at $58 each. The Dee Events Center permits account for the remaining 1,000. They cost $20 a permit, and the revenue from Dee Events Center permit sales is transferred See Parking page 5 imtedl CALENDARS INDEX CON - - y h-jett ixiyhl-)t-9 ...J SOURCE: WWW.WEBER.EDU The Web page is set to go live on Nov. 19, but Fruth said they won't know for sure if this date will hold until Nov. 1. Members of the group will be holding a "gono go" meeting where it will be decided if there are any other changes that need to be made which would affect the Nov. 19 release date. "I fully expect it will go on Nov. 19, " Fruth said. "The feedback has been so positive." Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. Hens in Brief Weber State University Major Fest The 2007 Major Fest will bring representatives from all of Weber State's colleges to discuss hundreds of careers and majors and answer any questions students may have. There will be a panel of alumni who will share how their degrees from WSU contributed to their success. A raffle will give attendants the chance to win a $75 gift certificate to the WSU Bookstore, among other prizes. Current and prospective students are all urged to attend. For more information, contact academic adviser Margarita Vara in the Academic Advisement Center by calling 626-6752 or go online to weber.edu aacmajorfest2007.htm. Best-selling author to speak on nook New York Times best-selling author Alan Weisman will speak about the consequences of humans vanishing from the face of the Earth. Weisman will give a presentation about his book, "The World Without Us" Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Stewart Library special collections. Weisman teaches international journalism at the University of Arizona. The event is free and will be followed by a reception and book signing. NY Times reporter to give presentation Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times David Sanger will speak about his experiences covering the White House in the Wattis Business building Oct. 26. Sanger's presentation is free to the public and will focus on covering the White House in the midst of a controversial war. Sanger has worked with the New York Times for 25 years. Fie has covered foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation, Asian affairs and most recently the George W. Bush presidency. On two different occasions, he has worked with teams that won the Pulitzer Prize. Big Sky Conference Championships The Weber State University Men's and Women's Cross Country teams both qualified for the Big Sky Championships. There will be nine teams competing for the conference title this Saturday in Missoula, Mont. The Wildcats are hoping to have a repeat of the 2006 season where both Men and Women won the Big Sky Championships. The championships will be held at the University of Montana Golf course where the women's teams will race a 5k beginning at 11 a.m., and the men's teams will compete in an 8k race around 1 1:45 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow the men's race at 12:30 p.m.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-10-26, Vol. 78, No. 33|
|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.|