Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-01-231
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McCoy n.imcd to s( hol.ir All-Arncrif .in team .Sec p.iff 6 TLp f" O WEBER STATE UNIVERSIT A; W 10 1 c ' 1- n n mm CS'JU kj ki V.,. DM(S& g'S 171) Board of regents approves third-party use, answer still no to students and faculty By Frances Kelsey managing editor I The Signpost TheWeberStateUniversity Faculty Senate had their monthly meeting this Thursday where discussions on curriculum and primarily budget cuts were the main points on the agenda. Along with die discussion on budget cuts and decisions that would aid in the university receiving more of an income, was the chance in the on-campus alcohol policy, which will now allow third party patrons to serve. alcohol on certain campus property. VVSU Provost Michael Vaughn updated the faculty members who were present on possibilities the university is looking into in order to accommodate for the $1.9 million budget cut Academic Affairs was asked to adhere to in fall of 2008. The term academic affairs applies to all of the academic colleges within WSU, enrollment, the library, admissions, graduation, continuing education, the Davis campus and oilier departments. "We're all speculating about what would happen next year, under different budget scenarios," Vaughn said. "So the Deans have been told 'what would you do if you had to take a cut of this magnitude' and they've come back with different plans. The other thing that 1 need to reinforce, the numbers I gave are based on six of the seven academic colleges at the library but I've still got a college to talk to, I still have to talk tounmllinent services." Vaughn said the university has not been given an exact number of how much budget will be cut but they are looking at a few options to help compensate for the loss. "At Ibis point it's speculative and we won't know until the end of the legislative session, which is March," Vaughn said. "So really the only thing we know is the one time cut we were asked to take last fall." A few possible changes to how the university handles its budget will be a slight increase in tuition and the .layoff of different faculty and staff members. Vaughn said he believes the manner in which the decisions for layoffs among faculty members will occur based on retirement, voluntary departure and faculty members who are under one-year contracts. Cuts to staff members will be based on seniority and documented performance. Vaughn assured the faculty that those with tenure would not be in the consideration for layoffs. Another manner in which the university will be controlling its budget flow will be in summer and online courses, Each department will maintain the same amount of summer and online courses from the previous semester, however that number will not increase. It is possible for departments to petition for more credit hours to be allowed, though only in small margins. See Alcohol page 5 mpus criminals WSU police bring closure to theft cases from fall semester By Heidi Le Baron news editor I The Signpost Clarence Lancaster knew exactly how to rob a vending machine. Utah State University security' footage caught him on tape, revealing him prying open a machine in a matter of seconds. it was amazing i that he could get in 3J that fast," said Dane 0 LeBlanc.WeberState University Chief of Police. Those videos led to an arrest. The 1 Utah State University s :"Police Department 3 picked Lancaster up for thefts on the TTt-.il-, Ctitn f ' i m m c arence Lancaster "We think he worked for a vending machine company at some point in time because of the way he got in to the machines," LeBlanc said. "He knew exactly what he was doing." Lancaster, a native of Nevada, was booked in the Cache County Jail. 1 Sgt. James Wagner said the WSU Police Department sent officers to see if they could make a connection between the crimes at Utah State to the similar offenses at Weber State University. "We began working with some of the other local universities when they were reporting similar events," Wagner said. "We went up to the Cache County Jail and interviewed him See Criminals page 5 - v fa i i -i lMin i i , u... , . .,..., .. . -. wr "" ' k I ., - - ., . ; , V ' T 1 - ... - ,- . - 1 ' " : -, -r- .... ) t ' - SOURCE: CLIFF WALLGREN Peter Pan (Meikjen Pace) parries a blow from Captain Hook's hook (J. Michail Bailey) as Smee clings to Hook's coattails (Andrew Nadon) during the rehearsal of a battle sequence of Weber State University's production of the musical Peter Pan. The show opens Friday, Jan. 23 in the Allred Theater of the WSU Browning Center. The show, based on the play by James M. Bar-rie, will feature songs from the 1954 version of the show and include flying effects. The show will run through Feb. 7. See Full Story Page 4 Visiting artist creates as he teaches crowd By Connie Scott correspondent I The Signpost Nearly. 200 people packed the Weber State University Wildcat Theater onTuesday for the Chalkguy presentation of "Simply Special," sponsored by the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education. This was the kickoff event for the Education Emphasis Week at WSU. "I saw Ben Glenn (Chalkguy) in 2008, when I was presenting at the Future Educators National Conference," said Stephanie Heath, WSU College of Education Recruitment Coordinator. "Mis presentation was absolutely amazing, and 1 knew we needed to have him come to Weber State." Using a black sheet stretched over wood as his canvas, Glenn stood still as music began to fill the theater. Soon the blank canvas began taking shape as Glenn quickly added strokes of color in rhythm to the music. Circles and lines of chalk seemingly absent of form became a desert mountain scene filled with vibrant reds, yellows, purples and orange. Just when the audience thought the work was finished, dust flew as Glenn added more color, creating trees, a moon, rolling hills and lake with shimmer of sunset. Strokes of black covered the glistening bOL kl.L (J IKIMIA,l;,,)L.UkL, Ben Glenn known as 'Chalkguy' creates a masterpiece. Glenn battled A.D.D. and dyslexia to become an artist. water, but with the addition of a bit more color, Glenn made a waterfall, cascading down a rocky terrain saturated in sunlight, lie completed his work by adding two colorful bushes with budding flowers. In 12 minutes, Glenn created an array of color that he titled, "Draw as fast as you can and pray to God that it looks like something when it's done." 1 Iumor filled Glenn's presentation as he shared the struggles of being labeled "special" in the third grade. After four hours of testing, teachers explained to See Artist page 5 Who will get the money? Student Fee Recommendation Committee will meet Monday to begin budgeting assignments By Cimaron Neugebauer sr. reporter I The Signpost This Friday may arguably be the beginning of the most crucial year ever for the Student Fee Recommendation Committee (SFRC). There is $6.9 million in student fee money available for the upcoming school year. However, Weber State University is entering an unknown financial environment for the upcoming year and money will not just be simply handed out. WSU has Three weeks of presentations are planned from different groups to discuss why they feel their fee request is justified. This year, the SRFC has $140,000 of surplus discretionary funds to give to the different organizations. The rest of the $6.9 million is used for base funding provided to all organizations, which the university sets aside every year to adequately fund them. Those making a request will be asking for either more or the same amount that the university annually gives. Every January, the committee gets together and presentations are given to justify why a certain organization an increase of aeserves an increase $243,000 in student fee money over last of funding. However, this year will be year. However, because of budget cuts different. In September, WSU didn't mandated by the state, WSU will be know how greatly finances would change seeing a tighter budget than normal. See Money page 5 "We didn't have near the sense of the magnitude of what the budget environment was going to look like that we know now' Jan Winniford, Vice president of Student Affairs lens in Brief t3r::rji.iyocrcfC;3CX Weber State University Davis Campus' Student Programs and Services is hosting a Chinese New Year Celebration for the new "Year of the Ox" on Friday, Jan. 23 at 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the first floor. Many activities are planned to welcome in the New Year, including a Martial Arts demonstration, cultural food, Chinese calligraphy, origami and cultural games. For more information contact Jennifer Grandi at 395-3443 or 395-3514. SL Acting ccmpany to present Dark Play Salt Lake Acting Company presents "Dark Play or Stories for Boys" by Carlos Murillo, directed by Tobin Atkinson. Referred to as a modern day, coming of age love story, the play is about a teenage boy, who, inspired by a teacher's description of a game called "Dark Play," in which one person plays a game where the other characters don't even know that a game exists, creates a fictional girl and begins an online role-playing mystery game with other cyberspace users. Jesse Pepe, who plays Nick, the main character, who was also featured in SLAC's last play, "Six Years," is a student at Weber State University. The play is based on true events that took place in Manchester, England. It marked the first time in British history where someone was charged and convicted for inciting their own murder. The play premiered in the 2007 Human Festival. It runs Wednesdays through Sundays Jan. 28th through Feb. 22nd. On weekdays, the shows are at 7:30 p.m., and the weekends at 8:00. The Saturday matinees show at 2:00 p.m. Tickets range from $23-$32 depending on the performance. Grsr.t2pslic2ti8ns new being accented The Weber State University Staff Development Committee is encouraging any interested classified professional staff to submit grant applications. The grants can be used for team building, conferences, staff retreats, campus speakers, workshops and a variety of other developmental programs. The deadline for the current round of applications is Friday, Jan. 30. This is the third round of grant awards this school year. The fourth and final round deadline is April 1. Please note, Staff Development does not fund requests for computer hardware, wages, benefits, equipment purchases, production costs or higher education expenses. The grant is available for staff only; faculty are not eligible. Visit http: programs.weber.edu staffdevelopment default, htm for more details.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-01-23, Vol. 79, No. 57|
|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.|