Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-04-101
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c 4 O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Ros Warby "Monumental" performance See page 4 V: 3k V A inposi r zzzr:JzS : 1 1 . . ' - ...... , i. .. , t , -m , ) '; - - - - . - - , ,m m, - - . , - - - j Students roast hot dogs over a barrel fire in the rain Wednesday evening. The students recieved a real taste of homeless life as they slept in sleeping bags and cardboard shelters during the stormy night. Cardboard campers follow through in spite of rain storm By Spencer Garn sr. reporter I The Signpost Rain spirits didn't dampen the of about 30 Weber State University who attended the Campout on students Cardboard campus Wednesday evening. Five of those students even managed to make it through a frigid and wet night in cardboard homes under the outcroppings of the WSU Student Union Building. WSU education major Brandon Flores was one of the students who took part in the night's activities. "Even though it was raining, it was a lot of fun," Flores said. "I had a really good experience." Flores said he came to make new friends, roast up a few hot dogs over a barrel fire, and to meet the local homeless people who shared their experiences. Although there are many Powwow Native American 38th annual event By Eric Call sr. reporter I The Signpost Weber State University will host its 38th Annual American Indian Powwow Saturday in the Shepherd Union Building Ballroom. The event will feature many dancers as well as American Indian vendors and Indian fry bread taco salad will be served at Grill 155. "We'll have all kinds of dances," said Jeff Simons, adviser to the WSU American Indian Senator and the American Indian Area Council, the group responsible for organizing this week's activities including die Powwow. "We will have many dances from Men's Traditional, Men's Grass, Women's Traditional, Women's shawl and Men's and Women's Jingle." Simons said there are usually between 800 and 1200 students and community members in attendance. The Grand Entrance will be at 1 p.m. and the festivities Life of the homeless factors that create homelessness in Utah, the experiences of the two guest speakers, Harriet and Lonnell, are akin to the majority of the state's homeless people. Harriet, a mother of two, had a job at Hill Air Force Base when a sputtering economy and a car wreck shook her from stable ground right into serious financial hardship. After losing her job at the base, bills from her car accident mounted and homelessness followed shortly after. "It can get a lot worst then breaking up with a boyfriend," Harriet said with a laugh. "You'll never imagine how bad it can get." Harriet is one of about 4,000 people in Utah who go homeless each night. Most of the homeless in the state are only homeless for short periods of time. Like Harriet, they may lose their job or experience other to brin to attract as many will last until around 8 p.m. "It's all about have fun and associating with new people," Simons said. "We frequently have many students who are not American Indian Attend and enjoy "This Powwow has its own reputation. That sort of carries from year to year, people in the community look forward to it." Jeff Simmons, event organizer Native American Area Council, said he hoped people attending the Powwow would be able to learn something new about a different culture. "There are many things about other See Powwow page 5 PHUIU U BK1AN BUTTEKHtLD lilt iGN'UW m 0 unforeseen financial burdens too great to carry on their own. That is when shelters like the St. Anne's Center in Ogden, become invaluable resources. The St. Anne's Center assists 15 women and roughly 60 men as they work to plant their feet on the more stable ground of 'the workplace and their own homes. The center also serves children and provides lunch for 200 mouths per day. To serve so many people, the center welcomes any help the community is willing to offer. In addition to accepting donations of food, cleaning supplies and hygiene products, the center depends on community members to keep everything running .smoothly. From serving food, to sorting clothing donations there are many ways for students to get See Cold page 5 as 1 200 spirit By Tricy Taylor features editor I The Signpost This week, Weber State University students began placing pledge cards in boxes around campus promising to never participate, condone or remain silent about sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and pledge cards are just one of the ways Women's Sendees is trying to spread awareness. Fliers and key chain whistles are another way. With tips and resources, Women's Services is hoping students will find the handouts to be useful and educational. Women's Services is also placing red human cutouts across campus to represent the men and women who are victims of sexual assault. Carol E. Merrill, the WSU coordinator for Services for Women's students, said the goal of awareness is to get the word out on how to stay safe, what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, and also what to do if you are a perpetrator of assault. Merrill said the priority is helping people understand what sexual assault is and what it is not. "Sexual assault is more than just rape," Merrill said. "Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual touching or coercion. There doesn't necessary have to be penetration." WSU sophomore Quinn Linford said he it. It's how we support each other." Of the more than 100 American Indian students attending WSU, according to Simons, there are between 20 and 30 different tribes represented. There are also several American Indian professors at WSU as well. Spencer Nephi, a WSU student and member of the 'Cats pmj Dim Cairimegie Hall Wind ensemble gives historic debut at concert in New York By Gentry Rienhart correspondent I The Signpost Certain members of the Weber State University Wind Ensemble had to pinch themselves last Wednesday night. They delivered the closing concert of the Seventh Annual New York Wind Band Festival on the stage of Manhattan's Carnegie Hall. "When I got off the plane in New York I thought, 'holy cow we're playing at Carnegie Hall,'" said WSU ensemble member and music major Jarrett Wheatley. "But I wasn't too nervous once we got on stage, we spent a lot of time preparing for this, so I felt pretty much ready." The wind ensemble under the direction of WSU Ensemble Director Thomas Root played to a crowd that included other bands that had performed at the concert, WSU alumni, faculty and administration. The' group arrived in New York early Sunday morning and had a rehearsal on Monday in preparation for Wednesday's performance. During their down time ensemble members took in the sights and sounds of Manhattan both as a group vvuii pi vi i; l J-iv: :'irvTv ' V ' Or Vr, ! Members of the WSU Wind Ensemble pose with University President F. Ann Millner in the Carnegie n n r and individually. "There is just so many amazing things here," Wheatley said. "It's been sensory overload the entire trip." Throughout the week the ensemble had the chance to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Julliard School, and several different musicals and Broadway productions. Putting together a trip like this is no easy task, and several alumni and organizations played a part with fundraising, coordinating and executing travel plans for the 55-member ensemble. "It was tough making sure everything was covered," said ensemble secretary and clarinet player Mark Bailey. "Things like communicating between the travel agent and the band members, making sure all the people that were going had the right spellings and things for their airline tickets so we didn't have to deal with security issues, things like that." While getting the musicians from Ogden, Utah to Manhattan was a feat unto itself, making sure their instruments got there was another story. "We did have one player forget their instrument at the airport," Bailey said. "But they had enough time to go and get it, so it's gone really smoothly." See Carnegie page 5 iUUKLt: UOUCjLAI, KLINI IAKI Hall lobby. thinks the world needs more awareness about sexual assault. He said he hadn't seen the pledge boxes, but they may help people remember the importance of the month. "I see it as a good way to get people's attention," Linford said. Merrill said she believes there are many myths surrounding sexual assault and awareness can help educate the public on the facts. "I think the biggest one is 'She asked for it,'" Merrill said. "That somebody was sexually assaulted because of the way that they were dressed or the way that they behaved. That is truly a myth. The fact is, sexual assault is about power and control." See Awareness page 5 r 1 rrr- -- " ' r i " " ! j . ' .- " (rr'i' " April 1 - - " I MOID I1 IKIO IAUOK 1 1 II Slt,;.l'll The Womens Center is raising awareness about sexual assault through the month. Hens in Brief Free pericrmance cf Twelfth KigM" Thursday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m., students from Southern Utah University will perform Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" for free at the Ogden High School Auditorium. The performance is a part of the tenth annual Celebrate Shakespeare! Festival. The event is free and is sponsored by the Jean Anne Waterstradt, the Stewart Education Foundation, the Ogden School Foundation and John E. Lindquist. In addition to the stage performance, Michael Don Bahr, education director for the Utah Shakespearean Festival, will present an interactive lecture "If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On: Playing with the Music of the Text in "Twelfth Night." The lecture will take place at 11:30 a.m. on April 16 in the Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room. For more information, contact Janis Vause at the Ogden School Foundation, (801) 737-7305, or Jamie Weeks at Weber State University, (801) 626-6405. Student wins Supply Cftsin Cempctitien Cody Muirbrook, a senior at Weber State University, took first place in a recent supply chain management competition for area college students. The competition, sponsored by the Utah-Idaho Region Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), featured nine students, including Muirbrook, from 'regional schools such as Brigham Young University and Idaho State University. As a part of the competition, each student made presentations explaining why supply chain management is important to business. The first place finish earned Muirbrook the right to attend the CSCMP annual conference in Chicago in September. Crc2i!cast students win national awards Scott Wiser, a 2008 Weber State University Graduate, won the grand prize in the animation category of this year's National Broadcasting Society's student electronic media national competition for his video "Creative Hat." Wiser, along with seniors Cathie Carries and Jessica Schreifels, also took the grand prize in the video public service announcement category for "Code Purple." WSU also had finalists in the video, audio public service announcement and music video categories. The competition, held in New York City, featured schools from across the country, and was held in conjunction with the NBS national convention.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-04-10, Vol. 79, No. 86|
|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.|