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.O Weber State University Auto woes stacking up See page 4 7" -J S F ftftl: fc:cteu: -ss 3 . " I - - Students with disabilities senator Tyler latham explains why he voted for former senator Ben taylor as senator of the year. Senators keep former legislator's memory alive By Lynn Wilde news editor I The Signpost In the last student senate meeting of the year, where a galley full of history students observed for an assignment, senate positions of honor were awarded and six bills were passed. The first bill, sponsored by WSU Davis Campus Senator Jared Diehl, seeks to avoid satellite campus' splitting into separate governments by adding a vice president to keep all campuses cohesive. Next, WSU Traditional Senator John Hill sponsored a bill to change the bylaws to regulate political parties. He also put forward a bill that compels the events vice president to have two environmental activities per year. Newly appointed WSU BIS Honors Senator Sean Wood wanted to change his constituents' emphasis week with another senator. - i3 Volunteers demonstrate withdrawing blood for the Health Profession emphasis week. The college kicked off jhe week with a blood drive at the Shepherd Union Building in the Ballroom. New denrcc By Molly Bennett editor in h i'-f I Ilic Sifjipo;) A new engineering degree; for Weber Stale University's College of Applied Sciences and Technology COASi would help start filling the gap ol 1 ,000 to l,.r)00 available positions in companies across the slate by providing, licensed engineers, r? r ' PHOIO BY LYNN VVILUt Ht SK.NPUSI WSU Social Science Senator Jared Olsen proposed to amend the bylaws to create an appointment process for executives. "It outlines an open application process," Olsen said. He also said his bill allows for basic regulations to create governmental transparency. WSU Senator Tyler Latham's bill allows candidates to campaign off campus if they apply for a written invitation from an entity. In new business, the WSU senate voted for two senators of the month: WSU Health Professions Senator Drew Durtschi and WSU Davis Campus Senator Diehl. Kofoed gave his reasoning for voting for Diehl as senator of the month. "He was willing to listen to other people's ideas," Kofoed said, "which I really appreciate." LathamsaidhevotedforDurtschi because of the Health Professions Emphasis Week, which was well ' in t!: If i . Engineering according to Brad Mortensen, vice president for university relations. There's just one catch. The program has not been approved, yet. "I could swear about this," said Warren I lill, dean of COAST. "It's taking so long." I lill said ihe new degree piogram was started in Ihe fall ,stimn LJ B planned and well advertised and looked like a big success. Also, the senators voted Latiiam, the WSU Students With Disabilities Senator, as senator of the semester. "Senator Latham has showed the character and tenacity to keep going on," said Veronica Ramirez, WSU Hispanic senator. "He reaches out beyond his own constituency," Kofoed added. Finally, WSU Senator Ben Taylor received the honor of senator of die year. Latham justified why he voted for Taylor. "Senator Taylor dealt with a lot this year," Latham said. He said that because of a sign-burning incident in which Taylor was involved, Taylor had sanctions imposed on him to make amends for his actions. But drat didn't stop Taylor. "Along with the special requirements, he still fulfilled his duties as a senator; he still put on his emphasis week," Latham said, "and he still involved students, which is our primary objective. And after all that, unfortunately we are no longer allowed to have him with us." "This is my way of saying thank you, Senator Taylor, for everything you did for us," Latham said. In the issues forum, Latham asked the visiting students what their biggest issues were. One student asked why parking was so difficult and expensive. WSU Athletics Senator Todd Gilbert said die senate is aware of the problem and is constandy seeking solutions with the resources available. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. . v. .. . -1 II ii iii i It, KM I SMI II 1 1 III! ;ii,ni'i y,i degree stalled at of 2()()(), il.was submitted to the , Hoard of 'Trustees, approved, and then submitted to Ihe Hoard of Regents for approval in Ihe fall of 2007, and that is where it is stuck. Brail Morlensen said Ihe proposal has not been neglected, "bill other things have been on Ihe Iron I burner." I le said now consultants will be hrnugh! In campus to review Ihe degree - . . , '-,. .. ii - I ;a . : ') ' '( ( t ' .. ' . ) I y : " 1 i . - j 1,1. . . .,, I .,, 1,111, . , I II : : : President Bush escorts Pope Benedict XVI, left, upon his arrival on Tuesday, April 15, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Benedict, Bush meet President, pope to discuss issues By Jestina Clayton sr. news reporter I The Signpost Pope Benedict made his first visit to America yesterday to "reach out spiritually to all Catholics." However, many expect him to address his alleged comments about the superiority of Catholicism to all other faiths, his reinstatement of the prayer that calls for the conversion of the Jews and the sexual abuse scandal that surrounded the church in 2000 in Boston. On Monday, April 14, the victims of the sexual abuse scandal in Boston threatened to hold protests against the Pope's visit because he allegedly denied their request for a meeting. On Tuesday, think probably we're in abyss' news media released several comments made by the Pope. I le said, "I am deeply ashamed about the sexual abuse scandal." "We will do what is possible so this cannot happen again in the future." Father Charles Cummins, who administers the Newman Center at Weber State University, said the church has been faced with many challenges. He said the Pope is in America at a lime when the church is dealing with questions about progressive change and retention of traditional values. "I think the Pope probably thinks .that we're in a moral abyss," Cummins said. "America may be a superpower program in light of what oilier schools are offering. " They are doing some homework right now," Morlensen said. "They see Ibis is a significant step, lo have another school in Ihe slale offering another engineering program." Morlensen said il is not surprising, Ihe regents would he more deliberate with an bOUKCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS militarily but not morally." He said divorce and drug abuse are now common, and there has been a shift from family values to a more secular lifestyle. Cummins also said that Pope Benedict is known as a conservative thinker who wants to promote the church's teachings. "You hear people say that silence is golden," Cummins said, "but silence can also be yellow. The right virtue is prudence, knowing what to do at the right time. We need to hold on to the past in many things, but in others we need to move on and make progress." Pope Benedict arrived in Washington, D.C. yesterday. He's expected to hold mass at the National Park, meet with President Bush at the White House and speak with leaders about the importance of Catholic education. According to National Public Radio, Pope Benedict the pope thinks a moral Father Charles Cummins, director Newman Center is also being questioned for his criticisms against the Iraq War, but the Vatican has recently said that it now sees America's role in Iraq as that of peacekeepers who are helping the country resurrect from destruction. Cummins said that the Vatican still doesn't support the original intent of the Iraq War. 1 le said that while the pope will meet with President Bush, it doesn't mean he supports the president's actions in Iraq. "Just 'cause you meet with someone doesn't mean that you support them," he said. "Hopefully their talks would See Bush nat'O 5 regents engineering degree. "We prefer il lo be easier," Morlensen said, "but we're willing to go through Ihe process." I lill said in the normal process, the program committee looks over the degree pioposal and then puis il out for comment, i heie is a .10 day comment pel iod when See Degree page ' Mens in Grict Bataan Death March survivor to speak OGDEN, Utah One of the few living survivors of the notorious Bataan Death March of World War II, Utalin Hairy Poole, will visit Weber State University on April 17. It will be in conjunction with a lecture by author James W.Parkinson. . Poole's story is featured in the book, "Soldier Slaves" co-authored by Parkinson and Lee Benson. "Soldier Slaves" chronicles the ongoing legal battles of former POWs. It talks about how they have engaged in seeking restitution from Japanese companies that used them as slaves during the war. Parkinson and Poole's . presentation will be held April 17 at 6 p.m. in WSU's Shepherd Union Room 316. The event is free to the public. Shakesssarean festival ccrcssta WSU OGDEN, Utah Weber State University will be visited by The Ninth Annual Celebrate Shakespeare! Festival on April 17. The Utah Shakespearean Touring Group will also be visiting Ogden, and will perform "Romeo and Juliet", one of William Shakespeare's most popular plays, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ogden High School auditorium. Michael Don Bahr, education director for the Utah Shakespearean Festival, will present an interactive lecture, "Love, Hate, Friendship, Violence and Life: The Timeless Truths in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet," on April 17 at 10 a.m. in WSU's Hetzel-Hoellein Room, located in the Stewart Library Special Collections area. Missing woman found alive in ravine SALT LAKE CITY An 84-year-old Willow Creek woman was found alive Tuesday at the bottom of a steep ravine after being missing for at least 24 hours. Authorities say the woman fell 150 feet from her backyard and is possibly suffering from dementia. Rescuers had to bring her out of the ravine with a harness. She was taken by ambulance to a hospital in critical condition. The woman's name has not been released. Trial date for doctor likely set for Jn::s 4 SALT LAKE CITY A Utah doctor's attorney will get more time to look at evidence in a case involving painkillers and the deaths of five patients. U.S. Magistrate Judge Samuel Alba granted the request Tuesday. The Deseret News says he plans to set a trial date at the next hearing in federal court, June -I. Dr. Warren Stack is accused of contributing to the overdose deaths of five people by prescribing painkillers without thorough exams at his office in a Salt l ake City suburb. In December, he plead ed not guilty to charges of conspiracy, illegal disti ibu lion of a controlled substance, health cat e Ii and and money laundering. lvo office assist, nils aic also dial red.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-04-16, Vol. 78, No. 86|
|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.|