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o I M I t UNIVtKbl! Y The Campus golf teams tee off new season Wildcat football loses to UC Davis see page 8 o 1 O vJ MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2004 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 67 ISSUE 16 VV C D C tX (ZZ J km J sJJ sJs KJJ Vb see page 9 iudents showcase satire skills 'As If Live' to air on cable channel 9 By SHANE FARVER news editor The Signpost When Weber State University seniors Matt Barber and Blake Johnson became bored with participating in Weber State News, they sought out adviser Terri Reddout. They pitched their idea to her of a student-run satire program known as "As If Live." The idea would be along the lines of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." "I think when the concept came about, Blake and I were in the news class," Barber said, "and for a while we thought that's what we wanted to do. But as we got into the news class we realized that for the most part the news there's a lot of cliche things about it and you can't be as creative as you wanted to be. As we wanteqVto be, anyway." Reddout was difficult to convince at first, but she recognized the pair's potential and gave her approval. "If it had been any other group, I wouldn't even have considered it," Reddout said. "1 had seen them at ' work, seen them at play, and I knew that they had creativity and thestick-to-it-iveness to make it happen. And I needed that for the program to succeed." Both students are glad they were persistent. "I think we had to be perhaps a little See Showcase page 3 :-. Ao q'- : if ft - . j " A v ! l N I' : ,- -. '' I r 5 : TO-,; ! Camera Operator Nate Higgs checks camera settings and prepares to film, "As If Live," Friday morning in WSU Studio 76. The show, written and directed by WSU students, will have eight episodes this school year on Tuesday on cable channel 9. Greek festival events kick off on campus By BECKY PALMER news editor The Signpost Lectures on Greek language and archeology today will kick off the seventh annual Greek festival of Weber State University. The festival, which only celebrated Greek theater eight years ago, now reaches across campus and is scheduled to coincide with the Community Greek Food Festival this weekend. The festival is open to the public and, except for a slight charge for the culminating theatrical production, is free to the public. "We have an effort to get different groups participating," said Caril Jennings, initiator of the festival. "Over the years we've had all kinds of lectures." The first lecture will be presented by department chair Rosemary Conovcr and sociologyanthropology instructor Linda Eaton. "I will be discussing the Greek language both extinct and extant," Conover said. "Dr. Eaton will be talking about the archeology of Greece." The lecture, which Conover promises will be fascinating, will take place at noon in the Social Science Building, Room 103. Forty to 50 are expected, but all are welcome. This portion of the festival is sponsored by the Anthropology Club by way of club dues and fundraisers. "We're not just about Greek philosophy See Greek page 1 1 Second candidate makes case for provost position By SHANE FARVER news editor The Signpost Professor Ernest Rose spoke before members of the Weber State University faculty Friday as the second candidate to vie for the position of provost. The candidate explained what he has done as the Dean of Education and Human Development at Binghamton University to alleviate problems such as rising tuition costs coupled with lower state funding. "I'm somebody that loves to see things grow and prosper," Rose said. Fie maintained that in order for WSU to continue growing it would have to meet the needs of a changing world and changing student body. "Universities will have to be more nimble, more flexible," Rose said. According to Rose, one area universities need to be more flexible in is contributing Provost candidate Ernest Rose to student graduation needs. "One of the things we at Binghamton like to do is think like students do," Rose said. Fie gave the example that at Binghamton, they implemented a graduation guarantee. Students could come in and request a semester to graduate. Binghamton faculty would See Candidate page 3 15 T'l L '...v. : 04 -:-:,.,l Civic cause gains ground Matt Harvey registers to vote as Linda Dunn, executive director of the Utah Campus Compact and members of Students Serving Utah Network storm the Stewart Bell Tower Friday night on (heir bus tour. The tour attempted to increase voter registration on college campuses, starling Friday morning at Southern Utah University, traveling to every college in Utah, and finished at Utah State University.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-09-20, Vol. 67, No. 16|
|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.|