Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-11-191
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O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY A 2K Sports Classic Wildcats start with split See page 5 A; V ....... .. . ww-r-.T 0)1 HI 1 ) II F J -- ' DIM gift MdLoDdtf n n m w Charity fund-raisers take off as the season of giving approaches ROTC Turkey shoot supports National guard By Frances Kelsey managing editor I The Signpost Weber State University students, faculty, staff and community were handed pellet guns and given an opportunity to shoot targets to win a free turkey, and support the troops and their families. The WSU Reserve OfficerTraining Corps (ROTC) held the 12th annual Turkey Shoot Tuesday in the Social Science Building. The Turkey Shoot raises money for the Utah National Guard Family Support Readiness groups. Jonathon Call, cadet major and WSU senior, took part in organizing the event, a process that started back in October. "I think it's an excellent program," Call said. "It benefits the deployed soldiers' families. So, if there's some sort of emergency where they don't have immediate access to money, like if their house floods, or something like that, there's something they can fall back on with the Family Readiness groups." Tickets were sold for the turkey shoot in advance for $2 and $3 at the door. Those with tickets would be given a briefing on the proper safety precautions and usage of the rifle-style pellet guns. After the briefing, the shooters would move into the room set up with camouflage and targets. The shooters would then take their seats at the table, where they were given a second round of instructions before trying out their rifles. After three practice shots, each shooter was given five shots at a target, and the closest shooter out of 12 people won a free turkey. Local businesses such as Smiths Market Place, Harmon's, Richard Manufacturing, and private parties, donated money and turkeys for the shoot. "I think the Turkey Shoot is great," said Lt. Jon Spiegel, WSU graduate. "It's a fun way to get involved, and I think it's a good cause for soldiers and soldier's families. It's a fun way to provide some services for them." - , ' . , - t , V "" " . . m ,' .. . RIOIC) HY DAVID MINER 1 1 It SICNI'OS I WSU senior Jasen Ramey aims for another shot in the basement of the Social Science Building. Ramey was one of many shooting for the turkey at the ROTC Turkey shoot Tuesday. Proceeds from the event went to support the families of National Guard members. . Spiegel said the money collected this year would be used to aid soldiers' families during the upcoming holiday season. "All of the proceeds from that go to families of deployed soldiers," Speigle said, "so they can do teleconferences for soldiers during the Holidays, and provide Thanksgiving meals and Christmas meals for the families that have soldiers deployed." Lines of students, faculty, and staff, waited for their turn to shoot throughout the day. A total of eight full-sized turkeys were awarded, all donated by grocery stores and private doners. There were also Roosters gift cards awarded to participants. Some participants, such as Lloyd Burton with the WSU L-epartmeiit of Health Administration, went through the line twice to get a second chance at the targets, and donate a few extra dollars. "Well, anything we can do something to help our soldiers is a good thing," Burton said. "They're out there making the sacrifice to stand between the bad guys and us. Anything we can do for their families or for them to make their lives a little easier, it's worth it. It's a small thing we do here for a very big thing they do out there." Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. Annual Turkey Triathlon offers unique challenge By Scott Gourley correspondent I The Signpost On Nov. 22 at 9 a.m., Weber State University is hosting the 4th annual Turkey Triathlon. The triathlon is open to anybody who would like to participate including WSU faculty, students and community members. Participants can compete solo or in teams by event; each team member competes in one leg of the event. The race will start at the Stromberg Gym. Participants will run 2.75 miles around campus grounds, including the Dee Events Center. Those taking part in the race will then head to the tennis court, where bikes will be waiting for a 12-mile ride. This is where members of a team can pass off the baton to the next member. The course will be well-marked and will lead back to the gym. Once participants arrive at the gym, a 250-yard (five-lap) swim will take place. This will conclude the race. Not only are WSU students, faculty and community members getting involved, WSU Alumni will also be there to take part. Lee Walser, after teaching Spanish at WSU for 35 years, is back for some more. At 70 years old, this will be the second Turkey Triathlon he has been a part of. "A triathlon is not as hard on the body as a marathon," Walser said. "You feel great after because you use all of the basic muscles in the body." Awards will be held 30 minutes after the race is concluded. These will be donated from the community members who were involved this year. "Come and try it," said Kelly Bright in the WSU Campus Recreation Department. "It is a fun event for everybody to take advantage of and is good exercise." The cost of the triathlon is $25, which inncludes a T-shirt and a chance at awards at the end of the race. See Triathlon page 6 I ... I :, ill i i s i - IT '" WW. WSU professors Hal Crimmel (left) and Eric Ewert (right) explian the situation of the Grand Canyon area in the Alumni Center Monday. "Water in the West" series questions water issues wtih the Grand Canyon By Michiya Honda correspondent I The Signpost A picture of beautiful scenery fascinates people, but it sometimes does not show something that needs to be looked at, even if it's taken with an HD digital camera. Hal Crimmel, Weber State University associate professor of English, and Eric C. Ewert, WSU associate professor of geography, presented "Water in the West" series Monday night at the WSU Alumni Center. The Weber Historical Society and the WSU alumni Association sponsored a series of lectures with the theme of "Water in West." Monday's lecture added to the lecture held on Nov. 10 in the Shepherd Union Building, "Water: the Public Works Crisis of the 21st Century." The lecture "The View from the River: A Writer and Geographer Raft the Grand Canyon" had two themes an extraordinary' canyon and threats of the river. It is based on what Crimmel and Ewert saw on years of their own trip experience. The lecture started with a five-minute video clip that showed tour routes and outdoor activities in the Grand Canyon National Park such as kayaking, rafting and camping. After showing the video clip, Crimmel and Ewert introduced the extraordinary environment of the Grand Canyon by a slideshow of their trip to the Grand Canyon with more than 50 pictures that they shot at the greatest spots in the canyon. "I have always wanted to go there, so I enjoyed learning more about it," said James Pevey, WSU general education sophomore. ' Pevey has never been to the Grand Canyon, but said he enjoyed the photographic materials in the slideshow and said he was impressed at their beauty. "You run out of adjectives when you describe about the Grand Canyon," Ewert said. "It's grand by every measure. It's powerful, beautiful and adventurous; it's a special place." Crimmel and Ewert also pointed out the contemporary issues that are related in many ways to the historical issues. "We hope that people take greater appreciation of the Grand Canyon," Crimmel said, "but also a great awareness of the threats; and realize how special a place it is. But, how really fragile it is See River page 6 Senate talks crime Code Purple and student safety discussed in student senate meeting By Chris Brown correspondent I The Signpost The Weber State University Student Senate sat down with the chief of Weber State University Police Dane LeBlanc and Mike Davies, the Deputy Chief of Police; to learn about the new CODEPURPLE system. The new system will be used to alert students, faculty and staff in case of an on-campus emergency, closure or natural disaster. CODEPURPLE is used in conjunction with "Send Word Now," a company that specializes in text, voice and e-mail message alert systems. This last summer, congress passed an amendment to The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. President Bush signed the amendment on Aug. 15, 2008. This act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to it. "We are working on the getting See Senate page 6 - - i y J i yl ! i OWN , u$iiiC:.i oj7 f', i6Tu lii CHRIS BR Weber State University Athletics Senator Todd Gilbert comments on .1 ' ........ i i ire upcoming student senate bill to discontinue empnasis weeks. (lens in Brief Ifnfvf -nn mfh!no ttf slhasnlfcccnfc-jnd The case of the thefts from WSU vending machines during the weekend of Oct. 25 is still under investigation. Seven vending machines were broken into in three different buildings. Three vending machines were broken into early Saturday evening on Oct. 25 in Building Three, a fourth machine was broken into late Sunday afternoon in the Engineering Tech building, andthe final three machines were reported broken into early Monday morning in the Wattis Building. The reports filed to CSI have not yet come back, but WSU Police Department Sergeant James Wagner said they now believe the suspect was wearing gloves, so the likelihood of getting fingerprints is slim. There have been no further thefts since that weekend, and the WSU Police Department is still looking into it. Campus-wide phone failure lust a glitch The phones all throughout the Weber State University campus went out for about 10 minutes Tuesday. Kyle Stoddard with WSU Telecommunication Services, said after talking with the manufacturer of WSU's telephone system, Avaya, that they suspect the glitch was caused by a momentary processor failure. Avaya is monitoring the system to prevent future problems for the next few weeks. Early next year, WSU will be installing new equipment known as an "enterprise survivable remote," which will serve as a backup system. Should the main processor fail, this system will process the load without loss of service until the main processor is fixed. WSU preps for Bell Tower Ribbon cutting : i i i '? i ' ' o i i ! ) to j f : ( s m ! i ; m i I : h i r. i f h s IV. ' " : y ' " i - . .... - 1 Maj. Keith J. McVeigh practices repelling down the Weber State University Stewart Bell Tower Tuesday, with the help of Sgt 1 st Class Tom Ziegelmann. The ROTC prepared the Bell Tower for the opening. The Bell Tower Plaza will be rededicated this Thursday, Nov. 20, during a full ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 1 am. After 18 months of construction, the redesign and landscaping of the Bell Tower Plaza is now complete, and WSU President F. Ann Millner, the WSU Marching Band and former WSU Vice President Dean Hurt will take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. I lurt was WSU vice president when the Bell Tower was first being constructed in 1971 and will give a brief remark. Light refreshments will be served and the event is free to the public.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-11-19, Vol. 79, No. 43|
|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.|