Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-03-161
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Sptlnf) Spotj fpeolol CtllWon lnlJ TTtlC WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY A V wiih ill "lir -h n n 7 lens in Grief r jl Smoking policies, tuition increases, updated Web sites among top concerns By Joshua Pedersen sr. reporter I 7ie Signpost 'lvo weeks ago in a routine student senate meeting, following a lengthy discussion on the politics governing Weber State University Legislative Vice President Tyler l.athem called an open forum and asked senators what issues facing students needed to be addressed. What seemed to be a renewed commitment in representing the student body, each senator then spoke of the most critical concerns facing their constituencies. Music defies horror of ihe Holocaust Commemoration events planned to show new aspect of surviving terror By Maegan Heiner correspondent I The Signpost Each year at WSU a commemoration is held in honor of those whose lives were lost it made me or attectea in the Holocaust. This year the commemoration will explore "Music that Defied the Holocaust." This year will be the 15th year that the commemoration has been held at WSU. This year's organization look at things like I never had before. It opened my eyes into the truth of the Holocaust." Sammy WSU committee has planned a combination of presentations and discussions that will examine the role music played during the Holocaust and wili also continue to raise awareness about genocide. The commemoration started on Maui in March Nontraditional Student Center sponsors Spring Break Luau By Spencer Garn sr. reporter I The Signpost Students and others got a taste of the Polynesian culture Friday night without leaving the ballrooms of the Shepherd Union Building. Young performers with roots in the Pacific Islands shared the festive and diverse traditions of Polynesia with more than 200 through dance and music as a part of the Nontraditional Student Center Luau. Emil Wolfgramm, a parent of two of the performers, said he loves showing the positive side of the Polynesian culture. "It teaches the general public who we are and where we came from," Wolfgramm said. Wolfgramm became involved with Mohekonokono Polynesian Productions, the performing group, to help his daughters stay connected with the culture of their ancestors. "It helps teach the younger Polynesian generation," he said, "the first generation growing up here in America, their heritage, and the values their parents bring to American culture." The performers took the audience on a cultural journey through several islands of the South Pacific including: Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti and New Zealand. After being welcomed by the' island's traditional greeting, the audience was introduced to a dance and chant unique to the island. Through the dancing and chanting important values of the Polynesian people were expressed. For example, the matriarchal role of Polynesian women was highlighted in a Maui dance in which young ladies walked onto the stage calling, "come together, come See Maui page 8 Steven Pearce, non-traditional student senator, spoke of limited access to scholarship information for upperclassmen and ' Hrody Wilkinson, resident halls senator, detailed issues with maintenance with on-campus living, lamey Price, health professions senator, indicated that the lighting in the health building was had and Victoria Thompson, Davis Campus senator, reported frustrations about the timing of the Davis shuttle bus. Nearly every senator echoed concerns about limited parking and tuition increases. March 7 and the events will continue to April 6. "I attended the commemoration last year with my senior class for our history class," said Sammy Larson, a freshman history major, "and it was so neat. 1 learned so much and it made me look at things like I never had before. It opened my eyes into the truth about the Holocaust." The commemoration kicked off on March 7 Larson, student with a dance performance by Spectrum Dance Theater. They will be performing a dance-theatre piece that has been choreographed to music which See Holocaust page 8 1 1 y SOURCE: SXC.liU An example of traditional Polynesian dancing in Hawaii. Setting aside issues (hat couldn't be resolved under the leadership or jurisdiction of the student senate, I.alhcin leail the senate in prioritizing the concerns. l.athem then challenged the committees of the senate to report on "how we'll fix up the problems." A policy on posting signs, smoking policies, tuition increases, student government awareness and department Wei) sites being updated regularly were all issues that made it to the forefront. lirogan Fullmer, a junior studying business, agreed that Bucking the system X X Z K v . t - y " ' v. Caleb Bennet gets bucked around by a bull called Pour Some Suger On Me at the WSU Home Rodeo in Ogden during the weekend before Spring Break. He was awared a score of 81 from the judges for the ride. Rodeo team off and running Bennet leads Rodeo Team to win at WSU Home Rodeo By Maegan Heiner correspondent I The Signpost Caleb Bennet of Morgan, Utah, led Weber State University's rodeo team at the WSU home rodeo. Bennet was successful in both the bareback riding and the bull riding events, winning the bareback riding and coming in third in the bull riding competition. Bennett also captured the "all around cowboy" points as well. "I usually am pretty lucky to do well in the bronc riding," said Bennet, a WSU sophomore, "but I have had trouble drawing good bulls this year. I finally got a real good one of Ben Germans (stock contractor) and I made the best ride I could. It's always fun to do well no matter how many rodeos you go to." The WSU Home Rodeo, March 6 and 7, has helped the WSU Rodeo Team to a strong start at the beginning of their spring season. The season started Feb. 27 with a rodeo in St. George. The two-day event, Feb. 27-28, was hosted by Southern Utah University and Dixie State College. At the rodeo, the WSU team had several successful students. WSU student Kaylee Freed was the winner of the barrel racing competition at the St. George Rodeo. At the latest rodeo, WSU student Kendra Hoffman was awarded for "all around cowgirl." Freed placed in the team roping event with her partner Seth Capel of Utah State University. Other winners at the WSU rodeo included former WSU competitor Hilary Bair. Blair now competes for UVU and was the winner of the goat tying and the breakaway calf roping events. Hoffman, Mckenzie Harrington and Mackenzie Pratt all placed well in this event. Nathan Dahl and Lad Howell both of WSU were the winners of the team roping. WSU was also able to capture the men and women's team titles at the rodeo. Both teams earned the most points over the senators should Ik; working to address tuition problems but added that overpriced textbooks should also be a primary concern. Fullmer said he feels that just like student fees or tuition, the bookstore is also a required part of his education. "I hale when officials talk about the bookstore as some part of the jurisdiction as if it was some omnipotent entity they ought to have more control over it than anything else," Fullmer said. Fullmer said he hopes to see progress with the senators' commitment to address the rising costs of books, fees and tuition for students in this lean ecnomony. College, department and faculty Web sites are critical mediums for communicating with students and ' were also discussed in the open forum. Senators agreed that out-of-date or sparsely populated sites limit the interaction with students. Zebulon Williams, a sophmore, said he is glad the senators are working on issues relevant to his studies. Williams relies heavily on weber.edu as he balances school with work and his social life. "I love it when the Web site is current and there is information about courses and prerequisites it's even better when there is information about current activities online," Williams said. "I don't always read the posters on campus to find out what's going on." In addition to tackling See Senate page 8 any other school. "We always like coming to the WSU rodeo," said Allison Schizowa, Idaho State University Women's Rodeo Coach. "They always have good stock, good facilities and they always give out buckles along with the usual prize money, which gives the contestants something more to shoot for." A few WSU seniors on the rodeo team were honored on Friday, March 6. This year's seniors included Kaylee Freed, Maegan Heiner, Sierra Thomas, Cody Wade and Brady Woodward. The seniors were presented to the crowd and given a watch to remember their rodeo careers with WSU. The rodeo was held at the Weber County Fairgrounds. Competitors came from Utah State University, Salt Lake Community College, Southern Utah University, Dixie State College, College of Southern Idaho, Idaho State University and Utah Valley University. All of these teams make up the Rocky Mountain Region. Region secretary Cindy cutler said she was pleased with how the rodeo was run. "Working with Dennis (Montgomery)," Cutler said, "and his team from Weber is always a pleasure, they always have plenty of help and their rodeo always runs smooth." The WSU Rodeo Team will finish out their season with two more stops. They will head to Heber City, Utah, on March 26-28 for the Utah Valley University Rodeo. They will then finish up the spring season in Twin Falls, Idaho, at the College of Southern Idaho rodeo. Then the top three contestants in each event will head to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, in June. Maegan Heiner is a member of the WSU Rodeo Team. Comment on this story at wsusignpos t.com. PrcJesscr stresses semte-lsarnirsg Alicia Girall, the 2008 John A. I.indquist award recipient will present a lecture-entitled "Service-learning: Developing as a Global Citizen" on Wednesday, March 18, from 1-2 p.m. in the Hetzel-Hoellein Room in the Stewart Library. The John A. Lindquist award is given annually to a current WSU faculty or staff person who has demonstrated that he or she has "provided an excellent education" to WSU students and has "addressed needs in surrounding communities." The recipient chosen each year gives a presentation regarding hisher work with the WSU students and the community. The event is free and all faculty, staff and students are invited. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion. Women's Center fcQStSlVC n'o r ktluil O IUi Ml" The Weber State University Women's Center is hosting the 2009 Women's Fair event March 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the WSU Shepherd Union Building Atrium and Mezzanine. The event will include vendors, fun and prizes. All proceeds from the event will go to the scholarships distributed by the Women's Center. Fcursite Film Festival visited Cs-cn crca The Foursite Film Festival came to Weber State University March 5, showcasing independent films, short films . and documentaries from filmmakers both local and abroad. The event took place in the WSU Wildcat Theater. The theater saw the screening of the controversial documentary "Fagbug," a story that follows the travels of the owner of a vandalized VW bug on her cross-country trek to bring awareness to hate crimes and homophobia in American society. Many other films showed during the afternoon and evening, including the Weber State Uniyersity student film "Her Sister's Keeper," a movie from a filmmaker in Australia called "Monarch," and the German short "Zwischen Licht und Schatten." LegisUsifrs session cricr.tcticn scminsr Weber State University faculty and staff are invited to attend a report on March 16. The seminar will address the results of the 2009 Legislative Session that have impacted Weber State University, addressing issues such as the recent budget cuts in the State Legislature. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building, Ballroom B. This is an open meeting for all community members.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-03-16, Vol. 79, No. 75|
|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.|