Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-01-301
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' J r-.x - - O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Marcus Mailei: NI L prospect? V: V A Sec )),'( 6 J i. Eadio From Hell tarns censorship Popular X-96 radio host hits campus for Arts and Humanites week Jons in Brief OsmsKisry seeks Dr. Sc::ss Day vc!:: steers The r By Eric C.ill sr. news reporter I The Signpost X-96 Radio Host and Weber State University graduate Bill Allied spoke on Wednesday in Elizabeth Hall. Allied, from the morning show "Radio from Hell," was asked to come and speak as a part of Arts and Humanities emphasis week. "One of the departments in the College of Arts and l lumanities is radio," said Justin Neville, member of the Arts and Humanities council. "I tried to pick activities throughout the week that highlighted the various departments in die college." Allred began by telling several minutes of jokes and stories, including one about the shirt he was wearing with the words: "Ogden is Awesome," before delving into his primary subject for his lecture censorship. "I think that it's always a problem, that it always has been a problem and will always be a problem," Allred said. "It is incumbent upon everybody to be vigilant and when they see it happening to not allow it." He spoke of his own personal experiences with censorship. From being a child and having his parents tell him to "shut up," being on the radio and having to watch what he says on the air, and as an actor on the stage in college. "Other than the seven words that George Carlin set out, they (the FCC) have never set a standard," Allred said. "Broadcasters continue to go to the FCC and say, 'Tell us what we may or may not do.'" The FCC refuses to set out a standard and insists upon judging each incident on a case-by-case basis. Allred said censorship should be done personally and not by a government agency. He said the "era of censorship" has made a shift to more subtle censorship that he finds uneasy. "It used to be that (censorship) was blatant," Allred said. "The threats were real and concrete. Now the threats are much more veiled and they're much subtler. They cause people in the arts and communication to censor themselves." Allred's 'son Dylan, a WSU communications major, said he felt his father was a very good person to talk about this subject. "It's something he knows a lot about because he deals with it every day," Dylan said. "It will be a continuous issue. It will be something that college students will deal with now and forever." Students in the audience said they felt Bill Allred did an excellent job making his point about censorship being a personal thing. "I'm a firm believer in self-censorship," See Radio page 5 r S ,c . " 'I ! i - n - - - ..- . mcMUBV BKVAN BUI ItKFIELD IHt JCNPOif Bill Allred, co-host of morning talk show "Radio From Hell" spoke Wednesday at WSU. The liill of t ie w in Hull Professors discuss the changes in last 20 years By Frances Kelsey managing editor I The Signpost Six Weber State University professors formed a discussion panel at this week's Honors Issue Forum where they discussed the changes and events that have happened throughout the world, now 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The professors came from various countries affected by World War II and had lived in these countries most of their lives before moving to the United States. "I think in some ways, we need to recognize that the collapse of the Berlin wall was the end of World War II," said Marek Matyjasik, who moved from Poland to the U.S. 18 years ago and now teaches geosciences at WSU. The panel was asked questions by the moderator and WSU Honors Issues chair Mike Kofoed regarding the roles the representative countries have played in the last 20 years and their reactions to certain concepts that have come to being such as NATO and the European Union. They were also asked for their reactions and memories from the days of the downfall of the Berlin wall. "When the wall came down," said WSU foreign language professor and native of Germany, Erika Daines, "that day my mother called me, and my mother doesn't drink and she said 'You need to go to the television, you need to go.' I said 'Mother you're drunk, what's the matter with you?' and I hung up See Berlin page 5 Reconstruction in .Elizabeth fell . '"-'"- '( ... . ..;.; - V : t V . -r. w - PHOIO BY BRYAN BUTTERFIELD JHt SVCN'OiT Two construction workers fix the tiling in Elizabeth Hall on Wednesday. The tiling and cement underneath cracked as a result of heat difference between the underground tunnel and the cement. By Jessica Schreifels editor-in-chief I The Signpost Not even a month into its first semester holding classes, Elizabeth Hall required some reconstruction. Several tiles on one of the east halls of Elizabeth Hall's second floor were replaced Wednesday after a hairline crack showed up in the tile, as a result of the cement underneath cracking. "The area is very difficult," said Bruce Daley, project manager for Elizabeth Hall. "The building is built over a tunnel. Inside the tunnel, you have steam lines, and all the hot temperature in there, and then the concrete is much cooler." The result of the temperature difference between the underground tunnel and the cement causes expansions and contractions of the cement, which caused the crack. Jacobson Construction had placed controlled joints along the edges of the tiled hallway, which is caulked between tiles, but that did not stop the 14 tiles from cracking. "We had hoped that it wouldn't (crack,) but concrete always cracks, no matter what you do," Daley said. "You do your best to control the crack, and to make it crack at a better place." The goal of the controlled joints is that the cement will crack at those joints, rather than where the tile is located.The building is still under warranty, so Weber State University was not re-sponsbile to pay for the new tiles. The tiles were replaced Wednesday, and construction crews will add a new control joint to that section of tile to prevent them from cracking again. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. cMr on CODD WSU representatives, presenters fight to keep university funding intact Legislature iiE By Molly Bennett correspondent I The Signpost On day three of the 2009 Utah General Legislative Session, Weber State University, liaison Brad Mortensen said it felt more like day 35. Mortensen said that in years past, university representatives and other presenters usually lay out a vision for what it can be. This year, presenters are playing defense and trying to protect what they have at educational institutions. Talk of the budget cuts between members of tire Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee meeting Wednesday brought more news. Before the meeting, Mortensen said there had been some agreement on a 7.5-percent budget cut in thisyear's fiscal, witha3. 5-percent add back, which means only 4 percent of a budget cut would be immediate this year. But Co-Chair Representative Kory M. Holdaway, (R-Taylorsville) broke the news that the backfill percentage could be anywhere between 2.5 percent and 3 percent. And the decision of whether the money would be given back pro rata, or equally to all the educational institutions, is still in the air. "I can't even fathom anything less than 3 percent," said Representative C. Brent Wallis (R-Ogden). Wallis added that he had thought long and hard this issue. "If we took the position of removing the money pro rata," Wallis said, "tire only way we could do mat is put it back the same way we take it out, pro rata." But some educational institutions have grown more than others. Representative Bradley M. Daw (R-Orem) commented that the university in his district has grown exponentially. But other committee members said tiiat pro rata would be tire acceptable way. Holdaway said the decision to vote on tiiis may or may not be the committee's responsibility. Amongthepresentersbcforetliecommittee Wednesday was tire Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (UHEAA). According to UHEAA representatives, the financial aid provider has given a total of $404 million in loans to 95,000 students in the fiscal 2008. Seven thousand WSU students got a total of $23 million in financial help from UHEAA services last year. Because of recent Congressional cuts to student loan programs and other issues of the credit crisis, UHEAA representatives said there has been a spike in interest rate costs for student loan providers and many See Defense page 5 Lomond View Elementary School is looking for community volunteers to read with students as a part of "Dr. Seuss: Read Across America Day," Monday, March 2. Those wishing to volunteer are invited to bring a favorite picture book or borrow from the selection available at the Lomond View Elementary Library. The school is located at 3644 North 900 West in Pleasant View. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Readers are invited to arrive any time during event hours and may stay as long as they are able. This year's theme is "Hats off to Dr. Seuss, Hats off to Reading." For more information, or to volunteer, contact Virginia Miller at 452-4789, or by e-mail at vmiller weber.kl2.ut.us. FccuscnCartcn Emissions A'.vcrcr.sss Focus the Nation 2009, which is a program dedicated to calling attention to carbon emissions and the need to cut them, will have several events beginning Groundhog Day, Feb. 2 and continuing until Feb. 6 at Weber State University. The events will include a presentation by Jeffrey Wood, a program associate at"Reconnecting America," an organization centered on promoting communities based around walking and public transit. Other events include dumpster diving demonstrations, showings of global warming documentaries, and climate change lectures. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 626-8881. Browning Centsr closed for classes Because of the conference, all scheduled classes will be canceled for the entire day of Friday. The Utah Theater Association '.UTA) is holding a holding its 2009 Conference at Weber State University's Browning Center for Performing Arts. This year's conference theme is "Theatre: It's a Verb." It will be held Jan. 29-31 and includes many different workshops throughout the days. The conference is for Jr. high and high school groups, individuals, and middle school, Jr. high, and high school theater instructors. Student's cost for the conference is $65 for the three days, and $55 for teachers not bringing students. The conference includes assemblies, workshops, matinees, meals and a choice to attend either Peter Pan at WSU, Blithe Spirit at the Terrace Plaza Playhouse, Camelot at Bonneville High School or Into the Woods at Weber High School.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-01-30, Vol. 79, No. 60|
|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.|